Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Hidden journalling and a very messy kitchen

Yesterday evening saw the return of my monthly scrapbook club and we had a great time. Especially Lexie who sat staring at her kit in fear 'cos she's never created a layout before. I wish I'd thought to take a photo of everyone's layouts as they were just fab.

Everyone's kits contained products from the Berry Blossom Product Suite and here is the layout I created:

It's to match the layout I made previously which I cased from the cover of the Spring Mini Catalogue. You can see I spent some time cutting out the Cameo Coral leaves from the Berry Blossom Designer Papers, I found it very theraputic! I'm loving the Fruit and Flowers stamp set that coordinates with the papers and the matching Blossom Party Die too.

To match the page I'd made previously, I used the same Big Shot dies to make my flowers, along with various punches. What can you see here?

This is my attempt at hidden journalling. The title takes some explaining so I thought I'd write about it - just in case when I'm an oldie that I forget why I wrote it! Not that I would - it was at my Sister In Laws wedding. At the point in the wedding ceremony where the registrar askes if anyone has any reasons why blah, blah, blah.... silence fell upon the room until Zac shouted out 'uh-oh'. Everyone turned at him and laughed and in the end he got so noisy about it I missed my Sister in law getting married as I had to take the boys outside! Anyway - during the Best Mans speech later in the day, Zac was presented with the 'Uh-Oh Award' for the funniest moment of the day and the photo is the gorgeous bride Nicola giving Zac his award.

I hid my journalling inside an envelope made from the Scallop Envelope Die in the same papers.

Now I've been a bit missing in action recently - let me explain. For one, me and my boys have been a bit poorly. Actually I still am. On top of that, some lovely phone company took it upon themselves to take the sum of just over £2.5k from our bank for a phone we no longer have. We have the police on the case and are hoping for an outcome that doesn't leave us short of said amount - as we can't afford it! Just to lift my spirits, my American style fridge freezer died on me - ruining all the contents in the process. This followed the death of my dyson, my toaster oh and did I mention the kettle? Wanna bet what goes next? Anyway - lovely Samsung engineer called round this morning to spend just over an hour repairing my beloved freezer. Greatful for the free repair - but look at the state of my kitchen now:

The engineer left with a smile saying 'you're OK to dispose of all the faulty parts aren't you?' - thing is he didn't wait for an answer, so now I have to get rid of this plus lots more, oh and list all and things have certainly smelt better!

So - onwards and upwards, back soon with more.

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  1. Stunning page Victoria & what a cute funny story to go with it :) Eeeek sounds like you've been through a spell of very bad luck but I'm sure that's all in the past & nothing but good things will happen from now on *big hugs* xxx

  2. Sorry to read this Victoria. I had emailed you last night but not to worry as I see you have it all on.
    Lynn x

  3. You poor thing, you have had a time of it lately! Hope things start looking up and become as bright as that lovely DSP on your pretty layout :)

  4. Cheeky so n so!!! Still at least your beloved fridge is now doing it's job!!

    No wonder you have been missing!! Hopefully things are looking up now, a beautiful layout, and a terrific Wedding story!!
    Kim x

  5. Oh Vic, they say it never rains when it pours! Hope things start looking up for you and the police shut the phone company how dare they, these people make me sick, could have rang you (thats a bit logical though I suppose!)

    Take care

    Vicki x


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