Wednesday, 13 June 2012

How Long?!!

I generally try to take life one day at a time, but sometimes whole gangs of them crowd me all at once & I have to admit defeat.  Such was the week leading up to my holiday (& this first week back’s going that way too!!) when I had planned to blog ahead so that there would be a timely post on June 1st to share the months early scrap offerings! But did I?…of course not!!!

So, here I am blogging retrospectively & apologies to those parties who expected to see this post on the 1st….!!

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5b  Scrap365 junesketchFirstly, this months sketch challenge over at Scrap365 just jumped out at me when I first saw it & I knew just how I wanted to use it!

Actually I think this particular sketch will prove particularly useful as a starting point for many a LO to come!!

Here is my LO…

6 Scrap365 LO from June sketch

The photo of the LO isn’t the best, but it’s the best I can get with the poor light at the moment!! It features my hubby & his fellow graduates after there graduation ceremony last July, just before they all tossed their caps into the air!

3 Hairspray Movie PosterThen of course there’s the June challenge over at ‘From Screen 2 Scrap’…this time it’s the poster for the movie ‘Hairspray’.

The added criteria for extra points are that there have to be ten squares, it has to have a hair theme & it has to be colourful!!

So, I delved back through the archives to find some different hairstyles I’ve sported through the years & came up with this LO…


4 Long And Short 
I’m enjoying using the vignette effect in Picasa at the moment…can you tell?!! Why not play along with us this month…there are some fab prizes up for grabs!!

1 6 JuneLastly, but by no means leastly (Is there such a  word?!) is the lovely Dawns Chinese Whispers! This month was a double LO for me to lift. I used to work on double page LO’s quite regularly, but haven’t done so for so long I can’t remember when! I decided to go with an 8”x8” format for a change & came up with this…

2 Scooter Dude

Dawn had pointed out a stamp at the recent ‘Merley Impressions’ crop, which I subsequently bought & was pleased to put to good use achieving a grungy effect for this LO!!

PegsTo finish, just a quickie…I had asked Lee & the boys to keep everything tidy while I was away & Lee even managed to do some laundry (albeit all colours together with biological ‘whites’ washing liquid…but maybe I’m just being picky?!!) & Alex ‘helped’ to peg it all out on the line…or that’s what he says…I’m not sure I’m convinced!…it must have taken all his time to construct this piece of ‘peg art’ that I haven't had the heart to take apart again as yet!

I do hope everyone enjoyed their Jubilee festivities & half term in general…I tried to bring a bit of sunshine home with me but it sort of fizzled out after a couple of days!

I will be back very soon with a round up & photo’s of our perfect week in Turkey, once I’ve had a chance to sort through everything & am back into some semblance of a routine!!  I will also drop by to catch up with you too! 

Thanks for stopping by & do come back soon! Open-mouthed smile


JulieJ said...

3 great LOs. I love that sketch at 365 too and your mortar board arch. I did mine last week and missed the posting deadline. Doh!
And if your boys (and I include hubby there too!) manage to do the washing without spoiling anything you are on to a definite win in my book.

Sian said...

I'm delighted that you enjoyed the sketch challenge! There'll be a new one along very soon..

and I just love all those pictures of you, there is quite a story there.

It's good to see you back

scrappyjacky said...

Love what you've done with the Scrap 365's a sketch to my taste as well.....must have a go with it.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Sandi,
You are the MOST amazing scrapper I've ever seen!!! Again, these are incredible. I loved all the adorable head shots of you. : )
Thanks for stopping by recently.
Take care,
Mary Lou

Lisa said...

Fantastic layouts, my friend! Hope life is easing up on you! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo -L

Ifa said...

I love your layout. That arch of mortar board is just perfect! Thank you for playing along.

Riikka said...

Great LO's! I especially liked the "long & short" LO :)

Morag Cutts said...

Great use of the sketch! Love the details.