Escape2Create 2013

WOW, it's over....what happened last weekend?? Another great scrapping weekend was had by a shed full of women- that's what happened!! So many laughs that the shed sides were all but bursting at times, so much creativity....amazing creativity!!, 3 wonderful teachers with amazing talent and classes taught, yummy food to not have to prepare but to lucky were we??!! Oh so much fun!!

Amanda and Meredith did yet another amazing job at pulling this great weekend together, the theme was gorgeous -yellow, silver, grey, black, white and some chevrons.....the shed looked stunning... with pom poms, covered tables, easles with big blackboards.....and i failed to take many photos this year after promising myself to take more!! I was so engrossed in it all, soaking in the atmosphere and all the goings on.

I didn't get much personal scrapping done as i enrolled in all three classes, and i totally enjoyed layouts and making the memory file. The texture pasting was not something i normally tinker with, but i totally enjoyed it and have bought some supplies to do some more!!

Here are my projects from the weekend:

Kim Jeffress' memory file. I decided to fill my file with the little boys birthday photos from 2012. It was a great project to start the weekend, and i think everyone who did it totally loved it!! I am yet to finish mine off with putting more photos in and words.
Ebony van der Starre's layout:  this one used texture paste and misting/ masking on the can only just see a glimpse of mine. But i loved the add-lib cutting and pasting with this girls technique, using little scraps to pull the page together!! I loved this class!!
Sharmaine Kruijver's layout: this page involved more texture paste, paint, minimal paper usage and easy placement of products!! Loved the effect of the paste n paint technique here.....the reason i have gone forth and bought some supplies!! I loved doing this layout too.....all outside my normal scrapping thinking!
Then i started my Project Life - February pages.
And my 2 layouts for the weekend.

A fun n full weekend......when can we do it again???

Happy Easter to you all, have a great weekend,

Sue xx

PL- January wk3,4,5...

Oops, life has been so crazy about here i have forgotten to post the last of my January Project Life pages.....
Summer time = lot of time near/ on or in the water.
Week 3

Week 4

Week 5 
I am still deciding if i finish the month off with another it is even in numbers??? not sure. But in the meantime i have been busy getting photos ready for the next month, and already this month. 

Next weekend i have the E2C scrap retreat to go to, so i am hoping to get PL pages done and lots more scrapping!! Off to start packing now!!

Hope you have had a good weekend!

Sue xx 

Project Life- January

I bought a Echo Park Photo Freedom 1 pack with the various sleeves to begin my Project Life. Already i have worked out that because i don't have instagram sized photos, i use mainly 6x4 or 4x3 sized photos it is a challenge to juggle photos to fit the various sleeves. But i am getting there and have put in an order for some WeRMK sleeves that hopefully will suit my photos more.(but i am determined to use all in my pack in the meanwhile!).... I am also finding it so much fun to pull out all my various bits n pieces- oh gosh, i just forgot how much stash i have accumulated over the years, lol!!!.......honestly my scrap room looks like a bomb has hit it!!....and Rob thinks it's a massive fire risk!!lol!! But it's all good!

So, here is the beginning of January documented. As i have taken plenty of photos throughout January, i will have at least 4 pages. So here are my first two.

January -week 1-2

The vertical photo sleeves worked better with my smaller 4x3 photos and ability to double them up....and getting to use some of my abundant supply of washi tape!!

Summer!!!....isn't it great to have fun filled days in the sun with family and friends??!!

Thanks for popping on by,

Hope you are keeping cool this week,


my Project Life 2013

I have admired, stalked and followed Project Lifers for a couple years now and have finally decided that this 2013 i am going to try it. I thought that the weekly commitment would be overwhelming to me, so i have decided to do a monthly record of what happens here in our lives. Some months there will be more pages than others, like over these summer months....where i have many pictures and moments- that i will document. So not putting any pressure on myself, just tackle each month as it comes & just to enjoy putting it all together in an album....and a good opportunity to use up some stash!!lol!

So here is my title page.....and i have almost completed a couple of January pages, so hope to post them tomm.

Also this year i hope to make more see before i was a scrapbooker i was a card maker and rubber stamper(in a big way!!!), so i a bid to use up some of this delish stash of mine i am going to rekindle my card making! Here is one i made this month (oops, last month) for a dear friend.

I used the MME 'Follow your Heart' range here, which like all MME ranges was quite yummy and even some of the more recent ranges still works in with the older ranges....that makes life easy ey??!

That's about all for the moment- now it is time to start getting my photos ready for the up coming  Escpae2Create retreat in a few weeks time!.....thanks for popping on by,

Have a Good week...