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Archive for July 2013

After school I always wanted to hang out with my friends from the number 49 bus. My Mum’s rule was that I had to be home before the street lights turned on. I got to have my cake and eat it too. In hindsight, this was a very smart rule because the street lights work on light sensors so it made sure I was home before dark – my Mum’s a very smart lady!

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This page in the orange Smash book just spoke to me and it didn’t take much to make it into a layout that captures the story from my high school years. I love that I can still capture this memory even though there’s no photo to scrapbook. All I used was a few words cobbled together from a selection of the soooo many alphabets I have and a Project Life journally card.

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K and I were wandering around the back streets of Paris (from somewhere to somewhere, it’s all lost in the mists of time) and a little green square on the map caught our eye. The guidebook described Place des Voges as the oldest square in Paris, so we thought it would be a nice change of scenery from all the roads we were walking on the way to wherever.

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Little did we know how amazingly French the square is. The park in the square is beautifully kept and the buildings surrounding it are ordered and beautiful. On our way out of the square we passed a few luxurious boutique hotels that looked caught my eye for next time.

The journalling reads:

K and I stumbled across the oldest square in Paris by accident. It’s such a beautiful spot, this is where I want to stay the next time I’m in Paris ❤

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A wedding card for a colleague was a perfect opportunity to play with my new Stampin Up products.

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I recently bought the Mosaic Madness punch, stamp set and embossing folder – my favourite things out of the new catalogue.

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Images courtesy of Stampin Up

I love using doilies on my cards, they’re so hot right now, and the grey and silver co-ordinated so beautifully.

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My niece Z is the first grandchild of the family, so every photo of her has its fair share of ooohs and aaaahs, but this one is my favourite one so far.

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The colours in this shot were just perfect for the fifth Jot Magazine mood board challenge. Using pinks and yellows is out of my comfort zone, so when I came across this shot it inspired me to give this colour scheme a go.

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Jot Magazine mood board 5

I took inspiration from the age and colouring abilities of my subject for my DIY background paper (horizontal scribbles with Stampin’ Write Markers), adding in a bit of aqua to break up the intense pinks and yellows. The ‘messiness’ of a toddler is also reflected in the strips of washi tape behind the photo and the title.

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She’s sooooo photogenic, so there’s about a thousand more layouts just begging to be done. Thanks Jot Magazine, keep up the fantastic mood boards!

Ever since I can remember I’ve loved books, even being a library monitor at primary school and working in a bookshop as a young adult. So it’s not really a surprise that my trip to Paris included a browse through The Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore, an English language bookshop . It’s just a small shop, but it’s packed to the rafters with all sorts of fantastic books.

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I bought a small copy of The Phantom of the Opera, it being Paris and all, but nothing else cause my luggage was already busting out of my suitcase.

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