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LindaB

LindaB Report 5 Aug 2009 17:18

CherryBlossom

CherryBlossom Report 5 Aug 2009 18:02

Glad to hear your charity event went so well, Sarah.

I'll have a look at that site Havoc.

Had some lovely retail therapy today in my local craft shop with a friend. She's starting out with Pergamano and I haven't a clue about that so I took her to the experts!!!

So, while she was asking questions I just had to browse the scrapbook papers and I've found some lovely ones for a small book I want to do for my grandmother's photos. I've got some lovely hand-tinted ones of her back in the mid 1930's.

JustJean

JustJean Report 6 Aug 2009 19:24

Ninja Lady, just mailed new pages to you...


Jean x.

CherryBlossom

CherryBlossom Report 6 Aug 2009 19:47

Thank you Jean - I'll check my messages shortly and have a look!!!

What's everyone else up to then?

CherryBlossom

CherryBlossom Report 6 Aug 2009 21:13

Hi Jean

Nothing's come through yet - I'll check again in the morning.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 7 Aug 2009 17:11

Hello all, back home from Exmouth and catching up with this thread, sounds like you have all been busy, shopping if not scrapping. I found a lovely little craft shop in Exmouth, an independent one that has won craft shop of the year for 4 years running. Punches were 10% off this week so I bought two, then they had different peel offs, some nice 12x12 paper, and several other bits I needed (wanted??) so I was happy with my trip away. No doubt there are a couple of pages among the photos I took so will have to sort that out. Got daughter and OH this weekend so wont get much done. Although they are off out for the day tomorrow so....maybe!!!!

CherryBlossom

CherryBlossom Report 7 Aug 2009 19:55

Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself, Ann and managed to find a craft shop as well!!

Not going to get much scrapping done this weekend as I have my little grandson overnight tonight and most of the day tomorrow. Although we are taking him shopping in Newbury and there is a nice little craft shop there....... I have taken some lovely photos of him just learning to crawl so there will be some nice pages from those photos.

Plus I went with son number 3 today to take photos of his driving experience in a Dodge Viper supercar we bought him for his 21st birthday last month. Hopefully there will be some great pages from those photos too. And we're back to the race track on Tuesday for an Aston Martin V8 Vantage driving experience morning for him so even more photos!!

Mind you, today did prove there's still life left in this granny. Son paid for me to have a ride round the track in a Mazda supercar - that's the fastest 2.4 miles I've ever done in my life, mainly sideways round the race track, and I loved every minute of it!!

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 7 Aug 2009 22:14

ooh Ninja lady that sounds scary. I don't do 'fast'. Glad you enjoyed it though, any photos taken of you? You should always scrap yourself!!!!

AnotherAnneinGlos

AnotherAnneinGlos Report 8 Aug 2009 00:47

Hello Ann

In case you don't know the 99p shop in gloucester has enbelshaments(? spelling) They are on a turn around card stand in the middle of the shop.I have no idea if they are good value as I am not into scrapbooking. I like the idea but havent got round to it yet.

Has you photo suite arrived yet. Have you had chance to play with it?

Anne

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 8 Aug 2009 08:47

Hi Anne, I will have a look, do you mean the one in Southgate St?

My programme has arrived but I want to save it until Thursday, my birthday, I don't like to have presents before the day!! Anyway we were away and now have daughter and SiL for the weekend so no opportunity. Hope all is OK with you.

Ann x

JustJean

JustJean Report 8 Aug 2009 12:07

Hello everyone, I was doing scrap pages at 6.30 this morning, cant sleep....
got quite a few done ,so I will do more later on no doubt.....I will be getting to a point were I have finished all my photos, so need to get out and about to take some more .....Have you got them yet Ninja lady?......have a nice weekend folks...


Jean x

CherryBlossom

CherryBlossom Report 8 Aug 2009 12:30

Hi Jean

I don't know what's happened but the pages haven't appeared in my inbox yet!!

Baby grandson is desperately trying to grab nana's "tele" (my laptop) and is telling me he's almost ready for either a) his lunch or b) a sleep. Think it will be lunch followed by a sleep in the car while we drive up to Newbury to the craft shop!!!

AnotherAnneinGlos

AnotherAnneinGlos Report 8 Aug 2009 20:33

Hello Ann,
Yes the one in Southgate st by the cross. They must of been going as the rack had lots of empty space on it.
I'm ok thanks.
Anne

Sallie

Sallie Report 8 Aug 2009 21:52

Hi Everyone,
Ann, pleased that you had a good holiday. I hope you are having a good weekend with your daughter and son-in-law.

Managaged to get a couple of scrapbook pages done today. Then we had a trip to Hobbycraft to get a few things that I needed. So at least I've done some more pages--you never know, I might even finish it in time for November.

Speak to you soon.

Sallie.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 8 Aug 2009 22:29

I did manage to get my Lake District page finished today while daughter and SiL were out, I had it part finished before we went away.

CherryBlossom

CherryBlossom Report 11 Aug 2009 15:14

Yippee - have finally got some free scrapbooking time!! Went back to the race circuit this morning to take more photos of son no 3 driving a Porsche Cayman and Aston Martin V8 Vantage - so some nice masculine pages coming up there with lots of sports cars and blokey stuff.

Am about to start on small album of photos of my grandmother - I'm doing them on small 6x4 pages and popping them into a beautiful small box I found the other day rather than in a traditional album.

Also found a funky album for my grandson's pages - it has a rocket/space scene on the front and when you press a button lots of little lights start flashing. Very appealing to a small boy I should think.

What is everyone else up to?

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 11 Aug 2009 15:21

Hi, I have just started on the planning stage of photos from the golden wedding supper we went to last week. As you know I don't do arty minimilistic so have 7 photos, two larger than the others, Just at the moving them around to get the best look stage.

CherryBlossom

CherryBlossom Report 11 Aug 2009 17:30

Quick question about printing photos - who do you use, or do you print them at home?

I usually use Jessops and get the photos in lustre finish which looks pretty good and the quality is excellent. However, just been down today to get some wallet sized photos to do my grandmother's box album and they've stopped doing the small prints!!! AAArgh!

So, I've just ordered the small 3x2 prints from Truprint/Snapfish and was just wondering if anyone had experience of ordering photo prints online and who they usually use.


I also made the mistake of going into The Works while I was down town and managed to find the embellishments discussed on this thread earlier. They've got some lovely packs of buttons in different shapes and also some ribbon packs with 5 different 1m lengths of ribbon. And each pack is only £1 - bargain!

Ooh, and I also picked up a copy of Scrapbook Trends in W H Smith - never seen this magazine before but very impressed. There are some lovely page ideas but it is a little expensive at £5.99. However, I like it so much I may very well take out a subscription!!

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 11 Aug 2009 17:58

Not heard of that magazine Ninjalady, more money to spend.

I print my own photos, never use commercial printers these days. Have an Epson Stylus R200 which is excellent.

CherryBlossom

CherryBlossom Report 11 Aug 2009 18:12

This is just the fourth issue of Scrapbook Trends so I'm definitely going to order the back issues!! October's issue is due out on 27th August.

I bought a Kodak printer back at Christmas thinking that the Kodak name would give a good finish on the photos but to be honest I'm not impressed with the quality of the prints - hence going to a photo shop. I've tried using it with proper Kodak photo paper but it doesn't make any difference. OH will go mad if I buy another printer so will see what the quality of the Truprint photos is like.