Monday, 30 January 2012


So I used two Just One Sketch prompts, to flip the sketch and use a monochrome colour palette. I scooted my flipped imaged together and made this layout.



I also was going through some of my old Jessica Sprague classes and made these two layouts. The first is a great layout for my One Little World.





Sunday, 29 January 2012

Week 4

Week four of Project Life. Still going well.

4 weeks down – 48 to go.



Friday, 27 January 2012

Dream Job

I don’t know why but I was thinking earlier about what my dream job would be.  I like my job most of the time but I never really figured out what I wanted to do with my life. I know I had some random suggestions when I was a kid.


A math teacher


Work for NASA


Be Librarian



I’m none of those things.  I went to university and studied Accountancy and Computer Programming. (It’s been six years since I graduated and I couldn’t program a thing anymore). I work as a Management Information Analyst (amongst other things).  But if I could do anything else I think I would like to…


be a novelist.


a photographer


A TV show writer


But for now I’ll just stick to my day job.



Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Just One Sketch

A few weeks ago I  signed up for the Just One Sketch class from Miss Smith.  The idea is you take one sketch and just by  making a few changes you get a completely different layout.  To start with you could make your own sketch or use a sketch. Since I am lousy at making a page without a sketch anyway I decided to pick a sketch from Shimelle Laine. I always love her style but I her one page layouts even if it isn’t always my style and I need to try making one page layouts as most of my layouts tend to be two page recently.  So I choose this sketch

scrapbooking sketch


Here is the first layout I made using the sketch.


Echo Park Time and Seasons


The next prompt was to rotate the sketch. I rotated the sketch and combined the two pictures and used one picture.


The next prompt is to use a monochrome colour scheme. I guess that’s one I’ll have to try this weekend.



Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Sister Act

So last Saturday my mum and I went to Bristol to see Sister Act the musical.  We had decided to take the train as it was easiest only to find part of the journey was a replacement bus.  We got there in plenty of time and went to the Aquarium and had lunch.






The show was amazing, it was so funny and there was a really good energy from the audience.  My favourite character was Eddie the cop.  I loved how everyone ended up in sparkling costumes. It was a long day but we had a great time.



Sunday, 22 January 2012

Week 3

It seems to be the week of food pictures.

3 Weeks down 49 to go.



Monday, 16 January 2012


I know practically most scrappers who have an iPhone love Instagram, I used it once when I got my phone a month ago and never really bothered with it until this weekend when I started to play. I love it. So under the guise of my one little word to Be… Creative I played. Here are some of my favourite Instagrams from the weekend.








Sunday, 15 January 2012

Project Life - Week 2

2 down 50 to go.



Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Only someone attempting Project Life….

would take ten pictures of their grandparents new bed which they ordered a few weeks ago on their iPhone as they needed one for their photo for the day.  My grandparents think I’m crazy, but I have my picture.


And for putting up with that pointless story here is a layout I made using this weeks 2page sketch from Sketch Support and the Echo Park Winter Park kit.



Tuesday, 10 January 2012

10 on the 10th

I’ve had a iPhone for about a month now and here are a list of ten of my favourite apps.


1. Momento (Diary/Journal)

Momento (Diary_Journal)

It’s a great app for writing down little memories you want to keep, you can attach pictures, and the feed from your Facebook and Twitter accounts (you can delete the posts you don’t saved).  It’s making Project Life journaling really easy as it helps remind you what you did that day.


2. Facebook


I just have the basic Facebook app it’s great for checking updates adding messages and generally what you want to do on Facebook on the go.


3. Goodreads


Links to my Goodreads account, so when I’m out and about with my Kindle if I forget the reading order of a series of books I can go right there and get it and read lots of reviews.


4. Amazon Mobile

Amazon Mobile

I love being able to price check whether it is cheaper to buy things on Amazon or in the store I am in.  I also love that I managed to order my brother-in-laws birthday present while I was stood in the pizza queue at Asda.


5. thetrainline


It’s a great app to either buy train tickets, or just to check the time of the next train to your destination. You can set your home station and then just select what time is the next train home.


6. Free App Magic

Free App Magic 2012 - Get Paid Apps For Free Every Day 2

Everyday it gives you three apps that are usually paid for for free. You can choose whether you download them or not.


7. TV TV Guide

Since I only buy a tv guide at Christmas, it’s great to be able to check what time the program I want to watch is on and you can set reminders to tell you something is on.


8. Paint Sparkles Draw

Paint Sparkles Draw - my first colors HD !


My three year old niece loves this app, she always want draw on my phone and it’s great to keep her entertained while we’re shopping.


9. Magic Piano

Magic Piano

I’ve completed most of the levels – I’ve gotten to the one where you have to play at thousand different songs to 3stars level, it does give you a free song every couple of days so i don’t have to buy them.


10. Magic Guitar.

Magic Guitar 1

I’m loving this too, I’m still working through this and you get free songs on this one two.


There are my top ten favourite apps right now.


What are yours?


Shanna xx

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Project Life–Week 1

Here is my completed layout for week one of project life 2012.  I used the Becky Higgins Cobalt Version from  and a piece of wordart from one of the Life 365 kits from 






I’ve already set up the page for new week. I’ve placed all the journaling spots and date stickers, all I have to do is drop in the pictures and journaling and it only took 9 and 1/2 minutes (yes I timed it).  1 week down 51 to go.  


Friday, 6 January 2012


I’m home sick today, I managed to catch the cold/flu bug that’s been going around which in itself is enough it triggered an attack of my hiatal hernia so every time I sit up it feels like someone is squeezing my stomach and every time  I cough it gets worse.  So I’m lying here in my bed playing on my computer.  I’ve been working through my ancestors on, I’m back to the 11th Century.  As I’ve been Googling to do some further research I keep coming up with pages I want to book mark so I can refer back to them.  As you can imagine my bookmark list was getting rather long, Googling I to see if I could find something to help I came up with Evernote.


I first heard of Evernote as one of I think Izzy’s product picks on the Paperclipping Round Table or  The Digi Show  but didn’t really pay attention to it. But since it’s free application (for the basic package) I downloaded it onto my computer and my iPhone.


I’ve been playing and clipping snippets of webpages for a few hours now and it’s great to have the bit of information I want stored in a specific notebook and it has a link to the page I got it from so if I want to go back for more information I can.


So far it seems to be working well.



Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Fortune cookie wisdom

And my fortune cookie says

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Be Active

In the spirit of my One Little Word Be, I thought I would begin with BE ACTIVE.


I ordered and received Zumba 2 for the Wii from Amazon.  I received it December 31st.

I started using it January 1st. One medium intensity short class (30minutes) a day.  It’s exhausting but I think it will be good for my stamina so I can eventually get back to Biggest Loser Challenge Wii game.  I have the original Wii Zumba but I like this one a lot better.

Also yesterday my sister and I took my niece and their dog for a walk around our local lake.  We got caught in a hail storm but luckily we had brought umbrella’s and the ducks didn’t mind.








It’s only been three days but I think this one little word thing is going to work.