Tuesday, 28 February 2012

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Scrapbooking


I was bored the other day so I thought I’d go to Two Peas and look for some inspiration when on the front page the revolving add showed one for Shimelle Laine’s new class

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Scrapbooking. I love Shimelle’s style, it’s not my style exactly although I’m not sure what my style is, but I love the way Shimelle teaches so before I knew it I had signed up. The class is in five parts and each with a video and a pdf.  I’ve watched all the videos twice and inspired by the classes and the starting points and prompts I made these two layouts.

Echo Park Time and Seasons

Echo Park A Boy’s Life  (except the frames which are from Weeds and Wildflowers)


It’s a great class and I’ve learned a lot and have been really inspired.



Sunday, 26 February 2012

Week 8

Eight weeks down, 44 to go.


Friday, 24 February 2012


Here is another one off my list of things to scrap.


Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Be active

In my quest to be more active i joined the gym yesterday and have been twice.

This is me half an hour after I got home still a little red faced.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Week 7


Seven weeks down 45 to go.



Friday, 17 February 2012

Paignton Zoo

We went to Paignton Zoo today here are a few pictures I took on my phone. I took 300+ pictures on my camera but I don't get home to share them until tomorrow night.

It was a great loads of animals. But really tiring.


Roast Chicken

So last Sunday I made my first roast dinner ever and not to start small I made it for 10 people.  It was really good.








Monday, 13 February 2012

Week 6

six weeks down 46 to go

I’m still finding this really easy to accomplish especially with my iPhone as it saves me pulling my big camera out everyday.



Sunday, 12 February 2012


Remember that list of things I should have scrapped by now well I’ve made a little progress. 


Kieran’s 4th birthday party (thank god, since his fifth birthday party is on saturday)

Echo Park A Walk in the Park

Sketch Support sketch


Christmas 2011 – I did the two normal pages I do everything else can wait until I feel like scrapping an extra story if I feel so inclined.  (And yes I did use the same sketch as above they are going to be in different albums so who cares)




Friday, 10 February 2012

Ten on the Tenth

Last year for valentine’s day I chose my top ten TV men. This year for 10 on the tenth.  Five of them are still from last years list and the other five are from programs that are no longer on air but they were still great guys. To quote many popular British phone into vote shows  In no particular order.


1.  Marty Deeks

Played by : Eric Christian Olsen

On: NCIS: Los Angeles

Reasons I love him:  There is something annoyingly charming about him.  He has that surfer/bad boy look but is sweet and funny with a sarcastic sense of humour. He is very loyal. He got out of his hospital bed after he got shot to save Kensi and then he bought her beer and burgers after he punched a guy who hit her in the face.

Character on the show he should end up with:  Kensi Blye (they have the ‘thing’ right?)


2.  Peter Bishop

Played by : Joshua Jackson

On: Fringe

Reasons I love him:  There is something about they way he handles how his life gets being blown out the water. They way he is with Walter. His sense of humour and fact that he never gives up on getting it right with Olivia.

Character on the show he should end up with: Olivia Dunham (if it happens in two realities then that’s got to tell you something right?)


3.  Noah “Puck” Puckerman

Played by :  Mark Salling.

On: Glee

Reasons I love him:  I get chills every time he sings. He’s trying to be the quintessential bad boy but he’s actually incredibly sweet in a 17 year old caveman type way.

Character on the show he should end up with: Rachel Berry (I know they only lasted a week but I think Rachel is exactly what he needs).


4.  Special Agent Seeley Booth

Played by : David Boreanaz

On:  Bones

Reasons I love him:  He’s charming, has a great smile and a gun. He manages to be exactly the right mix of best friend and boyfriend.  I mean he bought a Christmas Tree when her father was in jail, so they didn’t go without.

Character on the show he should end up with: Temperance “Bones” Brennan. (They seems to have worked that out for now).


5. Shawn Spencer.

Played by : James Roday

On: Psych

Reasons I love him: He’s annoyingly charming, he managed to moon over Juliet for years and then when he manages to screw up the moment he doesn’t tell her he loves her, he tells her that he’s been thinking about giving up his beloved bike. He’s loyal to Gus, he has a great sense of humour and being a fake psychic that actually does help solve crimes is the coolest job ever.

Character on the show he should end up with: Juliet O’Hara


Now on the men from TV shows past.

6. Leo Wyatt

Played by : Bryan Krause

On: Charmed

Reasons I love him: He’s angel (quite literally), he’s a great dad. He’s protective. He makes the cutest fake pregnant man. He loves Piper enough to go through all the trials and tribulations and annoying guys called Dan that the elders put them through. (I’ve just watched the entire 8 series on Netflix I forgot how much I loved him). 

Character on the show he should end up with: Piper Halliwell (which he did very happily)


7. Jack O’Neill

Played by : Richard Dean Anderson

On: Stargate SG-1

Reasons I love him: Even though he was old enough to be my father when I started watching Stargate SG-1 I loved Jack from the beginning (I hated the movie but Stargate SG-1 is my favourite TV series – I missed him when he wasn’t in it regularly). I love his dry sarcastic sense of humour, the fact that he can be a big kid, but knows how to take control when necessary. I love how he hates paperwork and doesn’t understand technobabble. I love how he always wants to do the right thing.

Character on the show he should end up with: Colonel Samantha Carter (several dozen other realities should give you a hint and the fact that when time was stuck in a loop and he could do anything he resigned so he could kiss her).


8. Jess Mariano

Played by : Milo Ventimiglia

On: Gilmore Girls

Reasons I love him:  Jess came into the show as the wayward bad boy who drew a dead body outline just for a little entertainment. But it turns out he was well read, had a sarcastic sense of humour, thought Starshollow residents were as crazy as I did.  I love the fact that showed up when he was need and was willing to be brutally honest when needed.

Character on the show he should end up with: Rory Gilmore


9. Pacey Witter

Played by : Joshua Jackson (2nd appearance I know)

On: Dawson’s Creek

Reasons I love him: Even though when the show started he was just Dawson’s male screw up friend Pacey turned out to be different than that. He was sweet, thoughtful (he gave Joey a wall), adventurous, willing to take the first step, a great friend and incredibly cute.  Did I mention he can cook?

Character on the show he should end up with: Joey Potter (and he did).


10. Angel

Played by : David Boreanaz (2nd appearance I know)

On: Buffy The Vampire Slayer  and Angel

Reasons I love him: He was dark and brooding. (I had his picture up on my wall most of my teen years). In a world where Vampires were evil and needed slaying he was the one good one with a soul.

Character on the show he should end up with: Buffy.


There are my ten for this year.


Shanna xx

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Procrastination aka things I should have scrapbooked by now.

I’ve been thinking about things I should have gotten around to scrapbooking now but still haven’t. So I decided to make a list.


Kieran’s Birthday Party (February last year – Is next birthday is less than a week).

Trip to Bristol Zoo (last March)

My trip to Bristol (last April)

Trip to Folly Farm (last April)

Trip to Dinosaur Park (last June)

Trip to Manor House Park (last June)

The three week fire in the tyre plant near where I work (last June)

Holiday in Edinburgh (last July – still not a page scrapped)

Holiday to Disney (last July – I scrapped four pages – none of which I like I think I want a Kraft background theme)

Getting Bones the dog (last July)

Aidan’s Birthday party (Last August)

Trip to Bristol Zoo for Rachel’s birthday (last August)

Trip to Bristol with Mum (last September)

Ashley’s Birthday (Last October)

Ashley’s first day at school (Last October)

Halloween (and I have some really cute pictures of my niece and nephew too)

Going to Joseph and the Technicolor dream coat (last November)

Nanny's 80th Birthday (last December)

Going to see Aladdin with Jimmy Osmond (last December)

Christmas (I usually have a general Christmas page and Christmas dinner scrapped by new years eve)

New Years Eve Party

Going to see Sister Act (I know it was only last month but I should have scrapped it by now right?)


I should probably get started on that list before I have another years list worth of moments to scrap.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Week 5


5 down 47 to go.



Sunday, 5 February 2012

Family History.

For the past three or four years I have been researching my family history on Ancestry off and on. I now have nearly six thousand people in my tree.  I finally figured I should do something with the information.

I was listening to an old episode of the Paperclipping Round Table called I Scrap Dead People.  Jessica Sprague was talking about her Family History class and how it was self paced. I came straight home and bought. Well that was a couple of weeks ago. This weekend I decided to make my Mum a family history album.

I followed Jessica’s instructions, used her templates and the kit that she included with the class and made a twenty page digital family history album going back to my Mum’s great grandparents which I printed at 8x8 and put in an album in one weekend.


I took some picture of it with my iPhone before I gave it to my Mum. (who loves it by the way)