Hi!! It's been a while.
We had a super busy Summer. With almost 4 weeks away on a fun US Roadtrip.
Then my Dad visited from the US a couple of weeks after we got back and we had all the family stay.
Then Louis started A Levels the day after Dad left and then Hollie moved to Uni just a couple of weeks after that. And on top of that I'm running a business and working super long crazy hours....and breath : )
So that's what's been happening around here.
If you don't subscribe to my YouTube channel, it's here.
I've been adding our Roadtrip vlogs. I loved editing these so much. It makes me so happy that I've captured all these adventures. I add a new video every Saturday morning.
And I've also just started adding the videos from my Dad's trip too.
These videos I will prewarn you are a little crazy. My brother and sister are so funny. It's like having a comedy double act around you all the time....if you find that kind of thing funny of course!!
I've also been doing a lot of organising and motivational type videos and obviously all the crafty creative ones too. I enjoy these so much.
My Kit Club, Lollipop Box Club is super busy.
My latest unboxing video for this month's kit has just gone up today, so you can see what that's all about here if you fancy.
So that's what we've been up to.
Please leave me a comment and let me know what you've been up to.
Have a great weekend.
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Hi, today I have a mini book for you.
I'm making this one ahead of time. The idea being when we get back from our trip I can just print off the photos and add the journaling.
You can read more details about this mini book over on the Papermaze blog today here.
And for even more details, I have a process video of this book being made here.
Mini Books are one of my favourite projects to make.
I hope you enjoy.
Saturday, 7 July 2018
Thursday, 21 June 2018
I have a new creative journaling challenge over on the Lollipop Box Club blog today.
You can see it here.
I've used the June Kit here to create with.
This month's kit is called 'Bee Happy'. So I thought it would be a fun challenge, seeing as we are all busy bees, to document our work place. This could be in an office or home...wherever you keep busy.
Although there are down sides to working from home...in that I'm always at work, I do love working from home and couldn't imagine it any other way now. It has been 15 years after all.
I hope you come and check out the challenge blog post.
I do have my own Lollipop Community Chat Group here if you wanted to join. Everyone is welcome. It's such a friendly place and so so many talented creative people that share their work daily. Come and join us here.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Tuesday, 19 June 2018
We are on serious countdown now.
Almost time for our trip.
I decided to try something different before this trip.
I'm documenting before the trip, journaling a little about our trip planning.
And I'm setting up some pages ready for when we return so that all I need to do is print photos and journal.
I have a video here if you would like to see the process.
It's fun creating the before and after stuff!!
Have a great day.
Sunday, 17 June 2018
Thursday, 14 June 2018
I've been busy creating in my Traveler's Notebook.
I've set a journaling challenge over in my chat group here (everyone is welcome to join)
The challenge is to journal about the best people you know.
I've journaled about my Mum and sister. They are both such caring and thoughtful people.
They do so much for others.
I've used the June Lollipop Box Club Kit here on this double page.
And you can watch the video of this page being created here.
I used the stencil from the kit along with Brusho for the first time and I chat more about my Mum and my sister.
I hope you enjoy.
Tuesday, 12 June 2018
I have a new 12x12 process video on my YouTube channel today.
I'm using the new June Cocoa Daisy kit which is very beachy themed.
We aren't really a beachy family, so I've used this kit to document a day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon which is a water park. So almost beachy : )
Here is the finished layout which includes some hidden journaling, stencils and inks.
You can watch the video of this page being made here.
Sunday, 10 June 2018
Tuesday, 5 June 2018
I'm blaming my latest pages in my Travelers Notebook on those super large letters.
This whole process was not planned and took a real twist.
I admit....I hate being in my 40's. It bothers me. I've always been the little cute one. I'm 4ft10, I'm silly, I love Disney, I play pranks on people, I braid my hair....how can I be in my 40's???
But then it got me thinking ….actually quite abit of my 30's were pretty pants to be honest.
If I really think about it, these past 3 years are probably the happiest I've ever been.
So why should I hate being in my 40's??
I talk about the troubles in my video here a little from my 30's.
So then I decided to do a page about the good stuff right now.
I used to always do a 12x12 page around the time of my birthday, but I haven't done that the past few years. So it's about time really.
But I decided to focus this page on all the good stuff that's in my life.
It's so easy to get caught up on the crap.
Here's what I journaled.
I also have a blog post for Cocoa Daisy today about my page which you can see here and the process and chatty video to go with this is here.
So I challenge you.... Why don't you journal or scrapbook about the good stuff in your life right now.
It makes you feel good.
I do have a little chat group on Facebook which you can find here. Please feel free to join. You don't have to purchase my kits to join in. It's a super friendly place full of daily inspiration. Come and share your Positive Journaling.
I hope this inspires you.
Have a wonderful day.