Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Journal Your Christmas

ok - dont ask me where the rest of the year went I've no idea how it got to the end of November so quickly and its December on Monday!!

I have so much to do, working on christmas cards, my brothers wedding invites, trying to build up cards to sell, scrap your day, stories in hand and now its Journal your Christmas time again.

Basically Shimelle has a way for us to get Christmas back on our terms. Just by having a little time each day to ourselves and a bit of inspiration from her.

I loved doing this last year but let my self get caught up in getting behind and trying to catch up rather than just jumping in on the next day that came up.

This year I'm reminding my self this project can be as big or small as I want it to be. It doesnt have to look like anyones elses and it doesnt have to win a prize for modern art or literature :)

No-one cares if there's spelling mistakes as my family know how bad my spelling is already and they've seen my handwriting.

The important part of this is to record MY Christmas as it really is. Not some polished magazine article of the perfect christmas. So this time I'm going to set aside an appointment with myself every day even just to write quickly how busy a day i've had or how i got nothing done and somewhere in there I'll find the bits of Christmas that still manage to excite me every year.

If anyone wants to join in you'll get more info here and you can let me know how your getting on with your journal as well.

Here comes Christmas - are you ready?

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Scrap your day for May

Originally uploaded by Jantyannie

Bit late finishing this one this month and get to play with my new camera to take photos tomorrow need to take more photos or print them out bigger next time.

Friday, June 13, 2008

New Camera!!

I've splashed out on a new camera after reading some reviews and recommendations on UKScrappers . I wanted to move on from my HP120 digital point and click camera that is now about 5/6 years old and only 1megapixel and only digital zoom but I didnt feel I knew enough to go for a D-SLR and have to deal with swapping lenses so settled for what was refered to as a 'bridge' camera (think somewhere in the middle).

My new Panasonic FZ18 arrived on monday with 8mp and 18x zoom!!
I've been having great fun playing with it and seeing the difference it makes to photos.

This is a view looking towards Craigmore and then a zoom of the yachts moored off the point.

This is a view across to Toward Castle and then the close up of the fishing boat coming in that you can hardly see on the first shot.

Can you tell I'm loving this camera :) off to play with the macro setting today

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Oops there went a couple of months

Weight loss stalled at just lost another couple of pounds currently 12'4 but wedding now confirmed as 7th March 2009 so have to get back into it big time - on the plus side was away at Spring Harvest in Butlins for 2 weeks and didnt put any weight on despite big dinners :)

Getting ready for Cyber Crop this weekend on UKScrappers not had a chance to do much pre crop fun or organisation but looking forward to Shimelle's project to record the 25th of each month.

The idea is to photograph a whole day every month and shimelle will give photo prompts on her site and ukscrappers.

Friday, February 29, 2008

There goes February :)

Another month gone but no extra pages done must try harder :)
update on the big news the wedding is now NEXT year not 2010
BUT I have lost over a stone since november and am now 12stone 6lbs :)
still got a way to go but have a year to do it.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Where did January go?

This month seems to have whizzed by. I have got off to a good start this month with 9 layouts completed 4 for my christmas journal and 5 for my other albums.

Weight loss still going well didnt put any on over christmas and managed to lose a couple more in Jan so far. Also managing to do some exercises daily and back to swimming.

Taking another stab at fly lady and trying to do it properly this time babysteps!