Monday, 5 March 2012

Busy days

Saturday ended up being quite a busy day.   I'd been feeling really poorly in the last few weeks and a course of antibiotics had cured the sinus problems but caused stomach related ones!  I was pretty annoyed because it was the Eclectic Keepsakes crop on Saturday and I could already see my chances of getting there getting slimmer by the minute.  I hadn't wished to tempt fate by preparing my bags and photos and had already set contingency plans in place to get my hands on the kit which I had seen in a sneaky peek and knew I was going to love!
Friday night had ended in the knowledge that my niece had finally gone into labour - almost a week late - and I was so disappointed to check my phone on Saturday morning and see there was no text message from my sister with news.  However, I obviously woke up too early as by half past seven there was a message to say that a new addition to our family had arrived.  I rushed into town to buy a congratulations card and a gift for baby Jacob, along with a present for his big sister just so she didn't feel left out.  Came home and thought 'You know what? I'm going to go to the crop.  Even if I only stay for an hour or so, it'll be good to get out do something creative'.  So I flung a few bits and bobs into a bag, picked up my trusty tote and pointed the car in a Colchesterly direction.  45 minutes later and I'm sitting in a hall full of lovely ladies, gossiping with Denise and doing another one of my Just One Sketch layouts.
It probably ought to have a bit more layering going on but in my haste to leave the house, I left behind a lot of bits and pieces I ought to have packed!  
Then it was time for the layout in the kit that Karen C had designed.  Oh it's pretty.  Oh it's adaptable.  And oh how I love these papers ...
Look how clever those polaroid frames are.  See the contrasting types of bunting.  And the delicate doilies.  Not to mention a tiny bit of 'bling' on the heart.  This was exactly 'what the doctor ordered' to make me feel better again.  The papers are from the My Mind's Eye - Be Happy range.  Far be it from me to encourage you to go shopping or to suggest that a scrapbooker may need to part with some hard earned pennies on new papers, but let's just say that if you do - you won't be disappointed ;-)

9 comments:

Alison said...

Glad you felt well enough to go to the Crop Deb...and I DO like the look of that paper-but I am trying REALLY HARD to curb my scrappy spending...it's hard though! Lovely LOs and looking forward to seeing baby LOs soon!
Alison xx

Amy said...

Thank goodness you are feeling better now! Nothing like a crop and some stash shopping to make a girl feel better anyway!

scrappyjacky said...

Nothing like a crop,some like minded ladies and some lovely stash to make you immediately cheer up. Pleased to hear you are feeling better.And such lovely layouts.

Sian said...

Gosh, there has been so much feeling rotten behind the scenes going on lately! I'm very glad to hear that you were up to going to the crop and able to work on such lovely layouts. Hurray! and many congratulations all round :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Hope you feel better soon. Love to see your layouts and compare them to the other ones posted from the crop (Denise, isn't it?).
Love the wood grain.
Rinda

Karen said...

It was lovely to see you and hope that you are feeling even better.xxx

dogmatix said...

Glad you were feeling better...the LOs are fab. Congrats on the new arrival

Sandie said...

Congratulations on the new nephew and so glad that you are feeling slightly better. Hope you are really on the mend now! Lovely to see you on Saturday by the way.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Good for you for pulling it together and making it to the crop, Deb! Congrats on your new baby nephew. I hope your niece is enjoying him. ♥

Oh - and your layouts are lovely! :o)