Saturday, 16 January 2010

Getting Messy

How's your weekend going so far, good I hope. It's been wet and gloomy here and all the snow has finally gone in the valley although there's plenty still on the hills. It just looks very soggy and wet. I know, we're never pleased are we.

One of the things I wanted to do this year is make more practical things rather than just cards all the time that sit in boxes because I can't part with them, yes I know it's very silly, but I do get attached, that's why I prefer scrapbooking, I don't have to give those away!!

One of my blogging buddies Lesley has a lovely blog where she posts photos of her garden throughout the year, and layouts she has done and she is going to keep a journal with photos in instead this year. I loved that idea and thought I'd do the same. I always keep a note of what has done well in the garden and what I need to do but the idea of making a book and including photos really appealed.

I then saw the article in this months Craft Stamper about making a journal and hey presto I thought, that's perfect. I'll make my own.

With this is mind I spent a lovely morning yesterday playing with my glimmer mists and screens to make the covers and pages for my book. Here they all are drying on the kitchen surfaces while I had my lunch!!

It's coming together today so hopefully tomorrow, I'll be able to show you the finished article. I can't wait to get filling it in.

Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your Sunday.


Sally H said...

Oooh, Lisa. That looks gorgeous! Can't wait to see the finished article, or at least ready to write in. I love making piles of backgrounds - unfortunately I struggle to use them, cos they are either too lovely to use or not quite perfect! I must start using a few more of the lovely ones I have made!

Jill said...

Really love those pages Lisa, you are always so inspirational with what you do. Its a great idea as well. As John tends our garden more than me and thinks that 'if its not veg then its not worth growing', I leave taking notes up to him!!

Hope Jacare said...

These look amazing Lisa - they really will make a perfect personal journal. x

Linda said...

Looks like you've been having great fun - good luck with the journal, a great way to keep a record of things that are important to you.

Debbie Dolphin said...

wow lisa they really look gorgeous.cant wait to see the finished book.

Lynne K said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Can't wait to see how your journal progresses. x

Beryl said...

I saw this article and thought it a bit daunting for me - I've never been able to keep a diary or journal. I look forward to seeing yours as it takes shape though.
Beryl xx

craftimamma said...

Just scrummy Lisa! My idea of a perfect time - spritzing and spraying over screens and these look lovely.

Can't wait to see how your journal progresses and I know it's going to be beautiful because you put such gorgeous photos of your garden on your blog.

Lesley Xx

Kay Carley said...

Looks like you've been a very busy bunny Lisa!! Some of these look absolutely beautiful!

Kay xx

Lesley said...

Hi Lisa, glad to hear I have inspired you to make a journal too! I love your pages! It is lovely to look back and see how the garden progresses as the year goes on. xx

The Stamp Man said...

You've made a great selection of papers there Lisa, I bet you will enjoy using them. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with them.

Jill x