Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Trying Something New

We are on a massive countdown in our house, my DD has three days left at school (hooray!) and as a family we have three days until we go on holiday. I can hear you saying "what does that have to do with trying something new?" Well we are going to a lovely place that has no access to internet, this is brilliant as it means that my DH will not be able to take his work with us (big hooray!) and it also means that I have to find something to occupy myself of an evening, hence trying something new. I can't easily scrapbook, so I need to find something to do, I am thinking of trying knitting or crochet again, but in the past that has not worked out so well. Any suggestions would be great.

Also on the theme of trying something new I have just paid for my first online class. I am hoping that I will be able to fit it in around our holiday and the school holidays, will let you know how I get on, am currently waiting for my first email!

I have been trying to branch out with my scrapping, I love the sketches at Let's Scrap but a girl needs to try something new (look at me sticking to the theme of this post). I have just done two pages that are totally all me. I have kept them quite simple (not trying something new there), but I have cut papers, inked & stamped.

This page uses My Minds Eye papers, I also managed to get the coordinating stamps in the sale. I kinda like having no title for once, but it does have journalling.

This is the LO that I tried to download last post. I have let the papers do all the work, I think that they make a great frame for this photo.

I have not gone completely cold turkey on Let's Scrap, let's be honest who can resist a challenge? Last weeks challenge was to replace a letter in the title of your page with something else. I replaced the O in together with a flower.

Here is the full LO, this is one of my favourite photos of my little family. I really liked this challenge, it enabled me to get those stamps out.

This weeks challenge was to use stitching on a LO. Love stitching, it is something that I can do of an evening sat on the sofa. I used Fancy Pants papers (another challenge on Let's Scrap is to use Fancy Pants), I have never used them before so I made a sneaky purchase.

And this is my entry for the Fancy Pants challenge, not sure if I am able to enter both LO's, will just have to wait & see.

I am trying to finish a couple of LO's before we go away, again on the trying something new theme, I have followed another scrappers blog to Once Upon A...Sketch, the ladies on here do some amazingly beautiful layouts. They have some fab sketches on there to use, I am not sure that I am brave enough to post anything on their site, but I am brave enough to have a go. Will post my LO's next time.

So yes I am branching out, still scrapping but trying to move out of my comfort zone. Definately need to find something other than scrapping to occupy me over the holidays, think I will do a search now, fancy something to make. Let's hope the weather improves for our holiday. See you in a week :)


  1. hiya..love the layouts. How about cross stitch ?
    Have a good holiday x

  2. Thanks Lauri, have tried cross stitch in the past, apparently I am not very good at following instructions :) Mum has given me the task of designing a patchwork quilt, so we shall see how that turns out x

  3. Lovely pages, Becca. You have been busy.
    What abour art journalling? I've just started to play around and am loving it. You only need some basic materials and can be as experimental as you like.
    Or a smash book (hand made of course!) that you can doodle in, add holiday bits (tickets, brochures, photos etc). Here's an example: http://beckysburblings-beckyg1.blogspot.com/
    Something E could do too. I'm going to make one each for my granddaughters. They go away next week too.
    And by the way, it doesn't seem 5 minutes that you were on your last holiday! Lucky you. Have a wonderful time & I hope the sun shines.
    Glad you joined up for Explore. Look forward to seeing your pages.