I haven't blogged for three years. What have I been doing?
It just hasn't seemed like a priority for while. I've been busy being a mum, being a teacher, crocheting and a hundred and one other things that I had to or wanted to do first.
I have been scrapping during this time. But it has been a little slower. I've dabbled in project life, but I don't think its really for me. And I've continued doing 12x12 layouts - mostly at my monthly crop.
But over Christmas I had a bit of a blitz on my craft room. Don't get me wrong - its not now an organised, immaculate, magazine worthy room. It's still a mess! I still have too much stuff. But it did remind me what I had and inspired me to get stuck in to some of my stash.
This corresponded nicely with Shimelle launching Scrapbook like s Superhero on Facebook, relaunching her Glitter Girl videos, and setting weekly challenges on a Monday. The combination of all this plus my own Christmas stash review has really made me want to get stuck in and consequently I have done over 30 layouts this year.
One of the best aspects of an online scrapping community is sharing your layouts. I get so many ideas from other layouts I see online and of course its really nice if someone posts a comment about your layout.
Last weekend Shimelle hosted a scrapbooking weekend of challenges. They have inspired me this week and I wanted to be able to share them back to her website. And so here I am... blogging again,.
|Weekly Challenge - Using Maps. This is easy for me as a Geography teacher I have loads of globe and map themed stash.|
|Using a large photo ( I also used from very old Basic Grey)|
|Using frames. Again used some quite old Basic Grey.|
|Circle Challenge - really pleased with this one!|