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 ;-)