My Little Pad

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Design Collective

I stayed up late last night to do a layout from one of the Design Collective classes and uploaded right after. This is unlike me as usually I need to go back to a layout a day later and look at it with a fresh pair of eyes.
However as expected I was fiddling with it today as I wasn't happy with the bright green of the trees as I felt they didn't match my papers so have digitally altered the layout and made the photo sepia. Not sure whether to go ahead and change the original LO. The colour version shows up the colour of my son's smile and also his shirt matches the papers, the only negative with the sepia version is that I feel the photo is "lost" in the page? I'd welcome any feedback!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Blonde Moments event coming to the North East!

OOOOH! I'm so excited because I have just found out that there is a 2 day scrapbooking event coming to a town near me. This is copied from UK Scrappers forum:
Aberdeen Craft Group is proud to announce the launch of Scrap Attack, an event for the North East of Scotland, to be held at the Waterfront Hotel, Macduff. The event will be spread over two days and will include classes and techniques to be taught by Dyan Reavely of Blonde Moments and Art from the Heart.
It costs £200 for the 2 days so I am looking forward to hearing what the classes are going to be. I would love to attend something like this! ....and my hubby says he doesn't mind watching the kids....woo hoo!!

BTW If you fancy a challenge I have a sudoku game at end of my blog page and if you fancy wasting some time I also have Pacman - go on relive the 80's!!!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Design Collective Challenge

Today is my son Andrew's 7th birthday, we took him to cinema last night to see Pirates of the Caribbean 3. One of his presents was a Captain Jack Sparrow dressing up costume so he's been running around in it most of the day. Carrying on with the same theme he picked a lovely Pirates of the Caribbean cake from Asda.

Finally got my 2 boys off to bed so I think I might just try out the Design Collective challenge to create something with clear stamps. Bought a small "boy" set today for £1.50 to use as only clear stamps I have are alphabet ones. I have loads of unmounted stamps but don't think I can use them as not clear. Haven't got a scooby what I am going to create though.......!!! I suppose that's why it's called a challenge!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Pirates of the Caribbean 3

Been to the cinema this evening to see Pirates of the Caribbean 3 with my husband and our son Andrew as a birthday treat (he turns 7 tomorrow). Film was ace! ....any excuse to look at the gorgeous Mr Depp!
Can't sleep as my mind is too active hence I find myself on PC and I'm certainly no night owl!
Off to get a hot choccy drink. Night all.

Thursday, May 24, 2007


Finally managed to get my blog spot pimped up! Maybe a break at the tv was what I needed!
Right NO more computers tonight!!

downloaded header background from this site:

Updated to say that the header I mentioned in the above post has now been replaced with one that I made myself using Adobe Photoshop and digital scrapbooking kits.

Going nowhere fast

Can't believe I have spent most of my day on PC with very very little to show for it! I have not been working today and have no kids till 4pm so thought I'd get a lot done in house and also get a chance to pimp up my blog page. What a disaster, nothing has worked the way I want - I'm my own enemy though as I want to learn how to walk before I can crawl! I really need to sit down and suss out this HTML stuff!!
Decided to give up for the day and I'm going to watch Desperate Housewives the middle of the day without feeling guilty.... before my peace is shattered at 4!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Back again!

The days not over and I'm back again, I just saw this on another blog and had to try it!
I was born in 1971 so I was surely born in the wrong era!!!

You Belong in 1964

You are a free spirit with a huge heart. Love, peace, and happiness rule - oh, and drugs too.

Decided to jump on the band wagon!

Just decided at spur of moment that it was time I created my own blog page so here goes!! Haven't really got much of a clue what I'm doing but I suppose I'll pick it up along the way!!
I'm already addicted to the design collective forum and the bebo site, oh and also e bay so I think my ironing pile is going to get pretty big if I get addicted to this next!
Anyway I'll try and remember to post something regularly but I am known within my family as being a bit of a chatterbox so I'm not saying that what I write will be of any interest!!!!!

Watch this space

Waiting to hear the ice cream van coming down my street, mmm.... chocolate slider or a cone??