Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Misting, Masking, Sewing on Faith

I do have a video of me making this page here if you would like to watch.

I really want to stress that although themed this is such a beautiful collection and can be enjoyed by everyone.

I've misted and painted over a sunshine mask to create my sunrays.

I've layered up my papers and sewn on them too.

I've added some of the bits and pieces from the collection. I do love adding these bits.

And I've printed my journaling on to scrap card and cut in to thin strips and stuck in place.

I hope you like this page and enjoy the video too.

Thanks so much.
Lisa x

Monday, 3 April 2017

Monday Madness...


Well, it's been the most busiest of weeks.
I'm one of these...I'm all or nothing. There's no in between. Once I get an idea in my head, that's it!

The week before I needed to clear under my desk.  I asked my lovely friend Cheryl for some YouTuber recommendations. cleaning, organising...that kind of thing...and fast forward less than 2 weeks.....My wardrobe has been cupboards, larder, utility area and I'm in the midst of totally redoing my studio.
I have given bags and bags away of paper and craft items, I've sold boxes and boxes of ribbon I had sitting under my desk (£60 in my Florida pot, thank you very much!)
I've given furniture that was in my studio to the local preschool my kids went to.
Yep!! I've been full on...all this and still working long hours. I've been getting up at 5.30am and closing off to work between 11pm-midnight daily.
Another thing with me....when I get an idea I get a huge surge of energy. I'm like a little duracel bunny!

Friday we headed to Ikea to buy my new furniture.
I have written up a blog post over on my Lollipop Box Club site here today.      
There's lots of behind the scenes photos including a mini tour of my studio.

I've been having so much fun!!
Still lots to do but I'm getting there.

You can see the start of all this on this video here when I received a Wilko delivery of lovely storage goodies.

Talking of videos.
I have a couple of new scrapbooking process videos up on YouTube.

This one from Simple Stories here, using the Faith collection.
I'm so happy with how this turned out.

Where I chat about using masks and inks.

I hope you enjoy these.
I have more fun projects planned for this even more organising.

Have a happy Monday.

Lisa x

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Creative Title Work

Today is all about getting creative with titles.
This is my scrapbooking page that I've created.

I love the large title that spreads across the page. I only stuck the centres of the letters down so that the photos could slot in at the top.  You can click on the first photo and watch me making this page.
 I had so much fun! 

We are holding a challenge for the next couple of weeks over at Cocoa Daisy. We'd love you to get creative with your titles too. You can also take a look and see how some of the others have played with their titles. There's some great inspiration.  For now, I shall leave you with a few more photos of this page I made. 

Have fun with your titles too!!!

See you soon....Lisa xx

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

DIY - Springtime Travelers Notebook

I have a little tutorial for you today. 

I've used my March Lollipop Box Club Kit to create this Spring time Travelers Notebook. 
You can click on the video link above to watch.

I used this month's downloads which you can view here. I used these to go inside the book. I'm using the book to help with along with a little Spring Cleaning Planning. A schedule for the next few weeks to get those extra jobs done like dusting and cleaning door frames, picture rails, washing down walls etc... I explain it in more detail in the video and you can watch how the book is easily made.

Do you Spring clean? How do you go about tackling those extra jobs??

I hope you enjoy the video! 

Monday, 20 March 2017

It's been a while.......

Wow!! I can't believe it's getting on for almost 2 years since I last blogged here.

Life has really changed for us in that time. For the good though I will quickly add!!

I've just been updating the 'About Me' page and added my newest business venture which I started in May 2015. Lollipop Box Club. Which I guess is why I've stopped blogging here. I have a blog on my business website here.   But I've decided I would really like my personal blog back again. So here I am today!

So changes.....I guess it's mostly Lollipop Box Club. I thought life was busy before. Working for myself, 2 kids etc... But this business has really taken over the wedding business now and work days are longer and I'm working 7 days and evenings most weeks. But I really love it!! I just wish I had more creative time. I miss that!!

I'm still working for and designing for Cocoa Daisy which I love. I love those monthly kits!! I often find myself when I am scrapbooking working on my monthly tasts for Cocoa Daisy really needing that creative time. Although I still class it as 'work', for me it also feels like an escape from work too. My Cocoa Daisy creative time has become very important to me. I've often felt during my really busy times this past couple if years, that if it hadn't been for me having these deadlines and commitments I might not have continued scrapbooking due to lack of time. So I'm very grateful for this.

Talking of design teams, I was so excited to be asked to join the Simple Stories 2017 Creative Team. What an honour!! A company I have loved for years and years. I am beyond excited!!
I started up a YouTube channel a few months ago and I have a new video up today with me celebrating my Simple Stories news with a Simple Stories project which you can see here.

On a less creative note, we are still loving our Disney trips. Our last one was October 2014. So long ago!! We'd hoped for a 2016, but all the family wanted to join us, so we planned a Summer 2017. We then did a US Roadtrip last Easter. Just the 4 of us. New York - DC - Through Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and spending a week with my Dad in Indiana. It was amazing. We loved it so much we are now planning another roadtrip for next year. 
The family now can't make this years Disney trip, so it's the 4 of us again and we are going in August. We are so excited!!!
I continue to document our trips. There is a link to my trip reports on the rightside of the blog if you fancy a read.

So that's us!!  

I'm happy to be back here again. I think it's time to be blogging once again.
Please leave a comment and say 'Hi' whether you know me from before or are new to my blog. I'd love to hear from you,

Thank you. See you soon. Lisa xxx