Thursday, 5 August 2010

Sketchy Thursdays ~ Now Looking For Etsy Sponsors

I saw this over at the Sketchy Thursday blog & thought i'd post in here too. I know some of my followers do have Etsy stores.

Beginning Sept. 9., Sketchy Thursdays wants to help you show off YOUR Etsy shop! Do you have a crafty store? Do you know someone who does?We're looking to help promote Etsy sellers with a month of Etsy prizes!! Each Etsy shop sponsor will get this badge for their blog. If you're interested in being a part of our Etsy sponsorship month, send an e-mail to dianadesigns [at] with a link to your Etsy shop, a short bio about you/your shop, and the prize you'd like to offer up for Sketchy Thursday players.

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Monday, 2 August 2010

Just For Sharing.

After finally delving back into my scrap goodies I have had a fairly productive weekend. Again using patterned papers & co-ordinating embellishments from my June kit, here are another couple of pages for sharing.

Just a couple of the many pictures I took on days out over the last easter holidays. I have more I want to scrap of the boys which time permitting might get my attention before the weeks out.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Sarah's Cards July Sketch Challenge.

After a 2 month break from all things scrap related I saw this sketch over on the Sarah's Cards blog. {} It inspired me to get back to my scrap table & unpack my things.

Inspired by the monthly progressive challenge over at I knew this sketch was perfect. I have talked about the progressive challenge before, it is one of my favourites. A group of friends & I get together at the end of each month to play. It is a fast paced way to finish a page a little like a game of Simon Says.

These photos of my youngest son were taken at the Portsmouth Big Picnic on bank holiday monday. We had so much fun with so much to do & learn all about getting outside & enjoying the benefits of exercise & healthy eating. In these pictures Noa is attempting to hula hoop. The hoops & demonstrations were provided by HappyHula hence the title of my page. Did you know you can burn 100 calories in 10mins with a hula hoop?! I didn't until I met these guys. I now have my very own HappyHulaMonkey Hoop to use at home which I love. It is so much fun & takes a little time to get the hang of but practise makes perfect.

I made this page using my June kit from Sarah' I just love this line of papers & all of the co-ordinating embellishments. I have lots of photos to scrap & these papers are perfect. They can be used for both masculine & feminine pages too.

Patterned Papers ~ Pebbles Treehouse Collection

Alphas ~ Bella Boulevard

Alpha Brads ~ The £ Shop

Cardstock ~ American Crafts

Die Cut Swirl ~ Bazzill

Stickers ~ Pebbles