The Gogo Getaway had a specific theme for its 10 year anniversary. The special guest designer was Shimelle Laine and all the products used in each and every class were from her latest paper range for American Crafts, A Box of Crayons. Friday evening's class was called Berry Clever, and involved paper folding and some … Continue reading Scrapping in 2018 #7 | The Gogo Getaway Classes
Back in October last year, The Best Friend suggested we book for the 10th Anniversary weekend of Gogo Getaway. Having waited almost eight months for it to arrive, that weekend has been and gone.The venue was in a lovely hotel set in gorgeous grounds, around 30 miles from West London. There's been a lot of … Continue reading A Weekend at GoGo Getaway
As a little pre-weekend warm up, the Gogo Getaway ladies set two challenges which had to be completed before arriving at the venue. The first challenge was to include double-digits in honour of the company's 10 year anniversary. Having marked a significant birthday recently, I was onto a winner.The second challenge, set by guest designer … Continue reading Scrapping in 2018 #6 | The Pre-GoGo Getaway Challenges
What a fabulous weekend of creativity! Forty eight hours in the company of like-minded women is a real treat.
Two months into the 100 Day Project and I've realised one key element ... it's all about the creativity ... doh! Does it really matter that I skipped a day or two here and there? That I subsequently produced more than one embellished journaling card on another day? Nope … because it's all about the … Continue reading 100 Day Project | Two Months In
Did May turn out to be marvellous? Let's see how the numbers panned out: 9 scrapbook pages made … with more at the planning stage. 16 pieces of Happy Mail sent … lots of birthdays in May. Fifty: the age I appear to have reached. I don't have a problem reaching my half-century, but wasn't … Continue reading Month in Numbers | May 2018
I've recently added a double page spread to our 2018 album about visiting the utterly fabulous Greys Court.There was yet another page for the various albums containing spreads about Washington, DC. The design below was one that I upsized from a spread in my Traveler's Notebook.
We're experiencing a frustrating time just now over The Boy Child's high school placement. What should have been a simple process has morphed into hours spent calling and emailing the so-called educational professionals in the search of a concrete answer. And right in the middle of it, The Brainy One reminded me of something important … Continue reading Five Acts of Self Care
I thought producing an embellished journaling card every day for 100 days would be simple and achievable. But I forgot two things: 1) we would be traveling abroad and although I would be writing in our traveler's notebook, I would not have the stash available to produce a card each day. 2) Once I stopped … Continue reading 100 Day Project | One Month In
I'm still plugging away at our Washington, DC photos, but during April I made time to put my handful of RAF photos onto a double page spread. I also captured, photographically speaking, our newest neighbour ... the lovely Mr. Fox ... and into our 2018 album he has gone. I knew that if I kept that … Continue reading Scrapping in 2018 #4