Monday, 20 August 2012

Time Out….

It wasn’t planned….I didn’t just decide, as the school holidays arrived, to abandon Blog-land! It just worked out that way!!

I think we can all acknowledge that the internet can so easily eat up time & I do make a conscious effort not to log on if I have jobs pending…not always successfully…but this time it wasn’t a conscious effort at all…I just got caught up in the projects at hand & it all went from there!

So forgive me my absence of ONE WHOLE MONTH!!! A whole lot has been achieved & lots more ‘stuff’ has been done! Throw in a horrid eye infection, the Olympics & a couple of birthdays & you will see where the time went!! 

I feel a little guilty that I haven’t fulfilled my DT requirement for ‘From Screen 2 Scrap’ on time for August….but I guess it’ll have to be better late than never!

1 FS2S Birthday posterSo for today….August is birthday month over at ‘From Screen 2 Scrap’ & there is a choice of challenges to join in with this month. You can either create a LO/project inspired by this birthday themed movie poster, or you can choose one of the DT members sketches for inspiration! Either way there are some fabulous prizes up for grabs & excellent odds if you choose to play along! I do hope to see some familiar names in the entries this month…tell Shazza I sent you!

2 My Sketch for FS2S 


  My sketch looks like this…





…& my example LO looks like this…

3 Look Who's 15

It features Alex on his 15th birthday…so only a year out of date!! I loved that I managed to use so much out of my scraps box to put this LO together!

4 Jacky's LO to lift for August 1stI should also share my Chinese Whispers LO. We’re nearly at the end of our run with this most enjoyable project, organised by the lovely Dawn! I’ll miss it when it’s over! The LO I received from Jacky for August 1st was this one…

…& here’s my ‘lift’ from it…

5 LO from Jacky's July LO

This time it’s Nathan, earning some extra pocket money by taking over the role of chief lawn cutter for the summer! Yes, he lives in that ‘Dappy’ hat & hoodie even when it’s hot!! Boys!!

That’s me for now…I’ll be back soon to fill in the gaps of the last month & hopefully get to stopping by to visit with all of you to see what you’ve been up to, too!! Meanwhile, I hope everyone is enjoying some decent summer weather!

Thanks for stopping by & I do hope you’ll come back soon! Open-mouthed smile


Beverly said...

I smiled when you showed up in my Reader today! Your birthday layout is fabulous, really love it.

debs14 said...

Good to see you back. Lovely birthday layout. Do you rent that lawn mowing son out - I could do with him round here!

Sian said...

I'm laughing about the hat - I just had a request to knit one of those yesterday!

It is good to see you back. Bet you did enjoy a break, though

Sian said...

Last word verification was sfair. Weird!

scrappyjacky said...

Love both layouts....but I'm really drawn to the colours in the second one.

Fresh Delight said...

I wanne thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!!

I love the picture with the cats (the blog below). It seems as they keep their tails in a heart-shape :)