Hump Day Handout

How about that title – is that a little bit irreverent ?

I was bored with “Freebie”

Anyway the purpose of this post is the same, I made myself a sheet of coloured squares with numbers on to use in my pocket memorykeeping album (really, that’s what we are calling it now !)

Apart from the fact that I have used colours to suit myself, obviously, I think that these are quite versatile and could be used on any number of projects.

Hopefully the larger size will print out at 2 inch square so that they can be used in the 2×2 inch mini pockets that are available now too.

If you print them out on cream card stock all the white areas will be cream, which gives you another option, remember the colours will be slightly darker when printed on cream card stock.

They look effective in the WRMK 2×2 inch instagram pocket pages.

Let me know what you think, I am open to reproducing them in different colour ways too I was thinking of just a grey outline on a white background.

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Download in the usual place HERE

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Monday comes around . . .

. . . way too fast, even when you are on holiday, luckily I am on easter holidays from one job and my WFH Job is a Tues-THurs gig, so I kinda like Mondays.

How was your weekend ?

Ours was busy-ish, it was an extended weekend as the hub-ster had Friday off so we all went out for breakfast to celebrate my birthday. The day proceeded in a low key fashion, as it does at my age. Hubby and the boys bought me a Pandora silver charm necklace that I have had my eye on for a few years now, I got the obligatory smellies as well as some stamping up goodies and a new travel mug and a magazine subscription too.

SO that’s it now, the fat lady has sung, I am now on the official slippery slope to another milestone birthday and the one I am least looking forward to.

This is my birthday selfie taken in a rain marked mirror one of my neighbours left out for the bin men.

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Saturday was spent doing my second session of archery in order to complete the beginners course, less than enthusiastic about it, it is after all sport and exercise and I don’t do either.

I took part to help promote sport for women in Essex (active Essex, she has energy ) I still have one more session to do but contrary to my own expectations, I am enjoying it, although I am very self conscious about it.

I am however pleased that it will enable me to take part in an activity that the rest of my family enjoy.

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Hump day

Just a little freebie as the sun is out and the weather is feeling a little more spring-like today.

These 6×4 cards would look great used in your “documenting Life” albums or on a traditional layout too.

find them in the usual place. HERE

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anybody there ?

The gaps between post on this blog are getting ridiculous I think I need to do some scheduling !

So how are you all ?

I am feeling a lot more relaxed, my “breakneck busy” period of work has finally slowed down and several stressful events have passed off without too much fuss which all make for a calmer demeanour.

Luckily today is day one of a two week break from one of my jobs and I am relishing the break in routine. I am sat here in the peace and quiet of a house where my Husband has already gone to work and my boys are still in the land of nod, even the dog is asleep.

Just a reminder that the wonderful JOT magazine issue 5 was published a few days ago, if you haven’t been to look yet, can I recommend you do, as always it is filled with beautiful designs and inspiration.

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checking in

SO . . . nothing significant to report – just “first world problems” my favourite phrase at the moment it is usually so apt.

Routine
- still working two jobs

- still walking but SO infrequently

- still taking a photo a day (with a bunch of FB friends)

- still documenting life one week at a time

I have to say however I am not loving my PL style album right now, I can’t put my finger on it. At the moment it feels like a chore which means I am not enjoying it and I think that is reflected in the aesthetic content. It just looks a bit jumbled and not thought out.

I need to spend some quality time doing this each week and I think I want to go for a more cohesive look, not necessarily restrictive but definitely more thoughtful and probably a more simple stylised look – busy pages make my “brain hurt”

Hope you are all having fun documenting 2014

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Fresh Fonts . . .

. . . two new FREE fonts

Going to be experimenting with these today to create some PL cards.

These can be found HERE

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Inspiration . . .

. . . . another online readable scrapbook magazine YAY

I discovered this via Stephanie Bryan’s blog, its called Create and its put together by Scrapbook Generation and My Minds Eye.

Here is the blurb –

Scrapbook Generation’s CREATE, a free monthly digital magazine, focuses on sketches and how to use them to best advantage. But there’s so much more, including general articles and hundreds of papercrafting projects!

Each month, a leading manufacturer’s design team will be creating layouts and cards and tags using sketches by SG’s Allison Davis and Debbie Sanders. And that’s just the beginning. SG has put together a talented group of designers, scrapbookers, and cardmakers to bring you a 200 page papercrafting magazine filled with inspiration by some of the best in the business.

You can view it HERE

Have an inspiring Weekend.

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