Thursday, 19 July 2012


I am so sorry that I haven't been around for most of this week!  I have tried to comment a bit but haven't posted.  The first three days of this week it did nothing but pour down here in South Wales and I can tell you that didn't do anything for my self motivation!

I'm going to my first scrapbooking crop this Saturday.  It's being organised by Sharon who was one of my ACL Managers.  The crop is being held at The Rest which is convalescence home in the seaside town of Porthcawl which is about 10 miles from my house.  It starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm.  There are going to be 10 ladies at the crop most of whom I go to scrapbooking classes on a Thursday morning with.  Sharon has asked me to do a demonstration in an attempt to sell some of the stock that I'm holding so I have chosen to make a scrapbooking layout using only 1 set of Spellbinders dies the Classic Octagons.  I have started to prep my pieces for the layout - preparation picture below and I will post the finished layout and some photos from the crop  on Saturday. 

These are a few of the preparation pieces.  I intend on covering the whole background with the octagon pieces then putting the little octagons in the diamond shaped gaps between the octagons.
I haven't done many layouts with only myself in the photo.  Most are of the most scrapbooked boy in the world - Sam!   Not sure what I'm going to tile this!  Any suggestions would be really appreciated.

This photo was taken at a Hotel in Swindon where I was away for the weekend on a scrapbooking retreat! 

Hope you like my preparations so far!

Just to let you know I have a few Memory Box dies listed in my Ebay Store.  They are the following:





If you haven't tried Memory Box dies before they are extremely high quality and amazing designs.
They are made from 100% Craft Steel and can be used on the following:
Shrink Plastic

Use as you would a Spellbinders Die:

Thanks for all of your recent wonderful comments I love to read them!

Have a good evening

Sarah x


  1. Hope you enjoy your crop Im sure you will have lots of fun. Like your page you have done look forward to seeing the finished piece. Aud x

  2. Layout is looking good, hope you enjoy your crop! Karenxxx

  3. ...great LO so far Sarah, I don't find these easy and have only ever done 2 myself so always admire other peoples, nice colours & shapes...Mel :)

  4. Love the colours you've picked and the ideas... look forward to seeing the finished page!

  5. Gorgeous layout, fab colours and a lovely photo
    Lindsay xx

  6. Hope you had a really fun crop day, look forward to hearing/seeing all about it. Helen (Sydney)

  7. It's looking good so far Sarah & I'm sure the finished layout will be amazing. Have fun at your crop on Saturday.
    Sally x

  8. Looking good Sarah!
    I think you'll be in for lots of fun by the sound of it...enjoy and thanks for sharing.
    Don't forget to let all us nosey parkers have a sticky beak (aussie term for take a peak) once its done.
    Thanks for popping over to my place earlier :D

  9. How fabulous to crop what an experience and what a fab card great iris folding well done Hugs Elaine