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Sunday, 3 August 2014

Challenge #9 for the UKScrappers Summer Scrapbooking Challenge

                         
Hello Everyone, I am excited to have a post today for a LO I created as part of the UKScrappers Summer Scrapbooking Challenge. Niki Rowland who is hosting the challenge invited me to play along and make a LO which contained an interactive element. You can find more details over at Niki's BLOG or at UKScrappers.

We are of course working on the theme of Summer for these Challenges, and to me that means bright colourful papers, and maybe the odd ice cream! I took the leap to use two papers I have been hoarding as they are two beautiful to use, these are from the Basic Grey Highline Collection and the Webster Pages Alison Kreft Collection.

I made a flap on my page and in turn created two LO's on one page. Both these photos are from the same day, but due to them being different orientations would not work easily on a page together.


I used the reverse of the flap to write one of the poems that always makes me think about the start of summer, and the lazy days you spend sitting around. The poem is by William H Davies

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare

 I really love how it came out, and how I managed to get several photos on the page, but not lose the clustered elements I love so much.  I have made process video to show you how I made this LO from start to finish.


 Please go check out Niki's blog and UKScrappers for the other challenges that have been posted over the weekend (links above)

Thanks Nancy

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Exciting Announcement

Hi Everyone I am very excited to announce today that I have been chosen as one of the new Creative Team members over at Hey Little Magpie (formerly known as Sarah's Cards). I am very excited and am looking forward to working with a creative bunch of ladies. Check out their new blog and shop, they also have a competition running on Facebook at the moment. Thanks for Stopping By X

Sunday, 13 July 2014

New Home on the Web

Hi everyone hope you are all well. I just wanted to stop by and say that I have a new home on the web, my very own website www.kittyscrapper.com. I will still be blogging and making my YouTube Videos, and this will be the centeral place to get to them all, however the blog will stil be hosted her for now too. I also have created a gallery of my pages over on my blog too,so please feel free to check it out. I will be making a couple more change over the next few weeks and then I can hopefully settle down in to a pattern of blogging. Thanks everyone for stopping by. x

Monday, 30 June 2014

Reviewing my Blog and the Scrapbooking Community

Hi All, after my last blog where I explained I was having issues with my blog, I think I now have solved the problem, and this lead me to review the content of my blog. As I mentioned in the previous post, their was a lot of early content on my blog that covered, what seems now, and whole other life. I have made the decision to archive these post, I want them to be around so I can look back on my early style of scrapbooking, but maybe not have the content so public. I have the same issues with the physical scrapbooks from this year period too, I have kept these, as they are part of my story, but they are not kept in easy access. I have provided a link where my 2009-2011 blog post will be archived, this is on the last post of this blog. I have also been thinking of getting my butt in gear and dedicating some time each week for scheduling some blog post, I am find the medium of video easy to record and share my ideas, but it is much more difficult to refer back to. I am not sure how many of my reader used Two Peas In A Bucket to buy products or to take part in the classes and community over their, but with the news of it closing being announced last week, I have seen a lot of people reflecting on how they engage with the scrapbooking community. I did not participate greatly on the forums, but I used the galleries and the classes as a great source of inspiration. I suppose that Pintrest has taken over this slightly, but I will miss the classes I took part in. Luckily I was tech savvy enough to be able to save the content and the videos before they are deleted. I am looking forward to taking a couple of classes over at Big Picture Classes in the coming months, I really hope they pick up some of the teacher from Two Peas. I am lucky to have both a local community that I engage in, but also one online and one on YouTube, or course their will always be cross overs in these communities. But I have realised that it is important to become an active member whatever community it is that you engage in. Of course their is always going to be clashes and negativity, as with most things in life, but I feel very lucky to be in the position I am in. Saying all that I know I am not going to set myself un-realistic aims, but I hope to do a monthly review post each month of the LO's that I have created, and also then share some other parts of my life on here too. So I want to thank you all for sticking around with my sporadic blogging and I want to build on the community that I already have established and share more of this wonderful hobby with you lovely people. Thanks for Looking X

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Blogging Issues

Hi everyone, I want to apologies for the break in blogging, I have had issues uploading post to here, I think I am getting their with sorting it. It seems to be storage size issues, so I am looking at deleting some of my very first post, they are from a old life as well, so it will be good to have a clear out. I want to let you all know I am still over at my Youtube channel and I am post often over their, and I am loving the community and all the lovely friends I am making. https://www.youtube.com/user/kittyscrapper I am also posting photos of my recent LOs over on my Pintrest boards, I am really getting back in to pinning lots of bits and pieces, if this is new to you go check it out, its addictive. http://www.pinterest.com/kittyscrapper/ I hope I can resume to my semi regular posting back on here soon. Thanks for looking X

Saturday, 26 April 2014

I have been a bad blogger...

Hey everyone, I am afraid I have been a bad blogger, and not been over here to play much. I have had issues with my ipad and also been very much continuing my YouTube affair. I have found a really great community of crafters over their and finding so much inspiration.

As I am writing this I am at the grand total of 99 layout this year, I also am on a spending freeze and trying to use up my old stash and breathe new life in to it. I wanted to share some of my favourite LO's I have made recently with you.

Also here is one of my recent YouTube video, if you want to here me ramble on.

Thanks for stopping by and I promise not to leave it so long next time.

X

 

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

A Few Recent LOs

Well I have recovered from my 30 LO challenge and have cleared the decks of the scraps I had lying about and have started on my mission to use up my paper stash. I have brought a few bits of the new releases and some other bits of pieces. But I did good and brought no more 12x12 paper, none of that till another 20 LOs have been completed.

So here are some recent LOs, these are all to go in my 2012 album, which has now spread to 3 albums.

This is a Halloween LO so I managed to use up some of the themed bits I had in my stash. Next I scrapped some photos from Christmas 2012 again managing to use up some themed bits from my stash.

I am really enjoying digging through my stash and finding out and using bits from 2-3 years ago. I am also loving sharing these on YouTube. I have met a great community of crafters over their and it is encouraging me even more to scrap. My YouTube name is Kittyscrapper if you want to check them out.

Thanks for looking

X