Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Mini crop

Once a month or so Helen, Vanessa, Sarah, Lianne and I head over to Lou's house for a mini crop. We take over the huge dining room table and banish Rob and the kids to elsewhere so we can make a mess, eat treats, gossip .... and do a little scrapping too. On Sunday there were just 4 of us so we had loooooaaaads of room to spread out on the table. I had planned 3 pages in advance so I managed to get 4 pages done.

This one is James being James - a goofball! The papers are actually Christmas ones - Fancy Pants "Hot Chocolate" - but I thought they were quite versatile that's why I bought them. I like papers with red in them and Lou and I are always blethering on about "real red". Lots of the embellishments are from Elle's Studio. I have loads of them thanks to Helen who FORCED me to order loads! The glasses stamps were perfect - they are WRMK that were a bargain in TK Maxx.
This one of Sam and I is using Pebbles Inc "Twitterpated" and a little bit of My Minds Eye "Bloom & Grow" and Elle's Studio bits and bobs again. Both layouts have American Crafts thickers for the titles - don't ask me how many packets of those I have! We were at Camelot Theme Park in this photo and The Husband very rarely takes photos of me with the kids so I had to scrap this one.

This one is WRMK again - another bargain from TK Maxx. I don't do hand cutting as a rule but I was sitting next to Sarah and I guess her "penchant" for it rubbed off a little! The circles are cut from a sheet that was overpowering as a whole sheet but the circles themselves were cool. The title is Thickers again - sorry if you are singing Jungle Book songs all day now!

This last one uses "Campy Trails" papers from American Crafts - and not a camping theme in sight! I borrowed the stamp from Lou - it's Jenni Bowlin from Sarahscards. Josh was being cool at Tatton Park and Sam wanted to take his photo. Thanks for looking. Let me know what you think.

Back soon hopefully!



Louise said...

Yay, you have a blog again :-) I love the LOs and am always in awe if how quickly you work!!! Didn't realise they were Christmas papers... They're really nice x

JOANNE said...

Love your layouts. I bought lots of the fancy pants papers at the retreat but haven't used them yet because I was stuck thinking of them as wintery x

Nat said...

Love em all! Love those Elles Studio things, may have to have a lil splurge! And I know what you mean about Thickers - I reckon I could label every single item in my house with them and still have plenty to spare!!!! xxx

Helsbells said...

You're always more productive when I'm not around! Good to see you back blogging missus! Lovely layouts :D

Sarah said...

All gorgeous - love the WRMK one but think the Campy Trails is my fave

Great to see your blog again

S xx

Trina said...

Found you! Those LO's are gorgeous Jen, Loving the hand cutting and the fab title 'ooo be doo!' xx