I retired on March 11th 2014 after 26 years as a doctors receptionist. I am now looking forward to the freedom to enjoy my days doing anything I wish to. Spending time with family, catching up with friends. Playing in my Scrappy Shack, scrapbooking, cardmaking, art journalling, quilting, gardening, baking. Spending wonderful times with my beloved other half. I am so looking forward to this time in my life.
This is my lovely grandaughter, painting the door of my shed. My husband was painting the outside and Jaz wanted to help, so she got to do the inside of the door.
I didn't get a photo of the finished door as yet, but she did a great job.
Here she is wearing:
Overall by Ralph White..lol
Shoes by Slippers&Co.
Gloves by Blue4Hue
She had great fun sorting out my coloured cardstock into colours/shades/textures.
I had even more fun watching her;)
This is my table this morning, a card making session with my gorgeous granddaughter's.
They were making thank you cards for the ladies at the local library. I joined Emily and Jessica a few weeks ago and they won some cinema tickets. We went to see "Cat's and Dog's" last night and we had a good time. So today was booked as a crafting day a week or so ago, and thank you cards were the order of the day. We are going to be doing ATC's as soon as I have finished here. I love that they enjoy papercrafting.
My Scrappy Shack is now ready for playing in so hopefully I will be sharing more often on WOYWW.
As part of the stocking of my new shed, my stamps are now back in their drawers and are settling nicely thank you:)
Four of the drawers are three levels of stamps deep, the Christmas drawer is a little empty as there at least one more box of stamps somewhere, I think the may still be in storage. I haven't been stamping for a couple of years, but when I get back, from holiday, I will be like "a pig in muck "as they say. I am really looking forward to getting going again.
My first Cosmic experience in coming.
Thanks to Jo at Jozart and her friendly demo's
on Saturday. Watch this space..
My Best friend Trish has been raving about Claritystamps for a while, Barbara Gray was demonstrating at Port Sunlight on Saturday and I am now hooked. She has made me look at stamping in a whole new way.
Mr Holtz was everywhere on
Saturday and I had to buy something...zzzz
Trish bought me the red suitcase along with a purple one, not yet photographed. They are gorgeous and hold a lot of goodies. The wooden box is one of two, bought on Saturday. we have on each and we now have a project. We are to decorate and fill the box and the project is called
This is a twice a year occassion and it is always a very enjoyable occassion. This was Trish's first time and she lovled it as much as me. We spent too much, laughed a lot, learnt much and basically had
A FaBuLouS Day!!
Here are some photo's of some of my goodies:
Fabulous Rubber Stamps from Hero Arts and Crafty Individuals.
I love these Clings by Hero Arts
Can't wait to start playing with them.
The cards I saw, made with these stamps were wonderful, I especailly loved the tree's. (I have a lot of tree stamps)
I have seen this brand of stamps in craft magazines but never owned any, more playing and experimenting needed.
Of course I had to have a bit of Mr Holtz, ended up with more than I planned though. All due to Jo who was demonstrating for StampAttack
We had a great time, our feet and our purses had a bit of a grumble at the end of the day, but it is great to come back home with some fresh ideas. There is more, but I will save that for another day. My main priorty today is finding space for my new goodies in my shack:o)
We have been busy decanting ALL MY STUFF from my old craft shed to my new Scrappy Shack.
It is taking longer than expected and I have to send quite a lot of MY STUFF to new homes.
It is well known that scrapbooker's/crafter's are Magpies...I have been a Very Greedy Magpie!!
So there are bag's and boxes of MY STUFF going to , granddaughter's (with daughter's consent hopefully)
and Rainbow's and Brownies.
Trouble is I went to COSTCO for the first time in years on Saturday and spent £79 on more scrapbooking STUFF!! I think I need treatment....
Now that I am working part time I hope to be in my element for at least an hour a day, it will probably run into three hours but I really need to be getting down to having paper pleasure daily.
There will be photo's soon, I would love to have a photo spread similar to those in Studio magazines, but this is real life so we shall see......
A Ten by Eight Shed is transformed into my Scrapbooking Haven.
It has been insulated, flooring put down, bookcases and desk installed.
Tomorrow the electric's will be completed, a new shelving unit from IKEA will be put in position and then I will have to be ruthless with my stash of crafting stuff. Everything MUST have a home in this room, I am not going to have a craft STOREROOM again.
I believe a ton of stuff will be given away to grandchildren and their schools and clubs. I have not been able to do any scrapbooking for such a long while because of the lack of space. I am determined there will be space to work and create in this new room.