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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Junk Journaling too. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing, but am plagued by a bad back. I like walking which I couple with Geocaching and sometimes Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I guess I am officially retired now. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Wednesday 19 December 2012

WOYWW #185 - Scrapping

Hi there you lovely lot of WOYWWers and welcome to my desk this week on Julia's mega desk hop. I have actually done the scrappages I had laid out last week and 2 more besides. I have a 5th laid out ready for inspiration as well.

As I scrapbook ALL our family's day to day photos, I find I am usually a photos first kind of a scrapper and usually multiple photos at that. Not much room for embellishments but I find a space somewhere. Oh and the title of course, have to use my 14 strong alphabet dies as much as possible now don't I?

If you look on my shelves you'll see the jailor rings I got like Sue's @ Miniowners, just need some washi tapes now - LOL. The Olympic photos are from Helen @ The Craft Project as we didn't actually make it to the stadium ourselves but I loved her photos and now they are duly scrapped! Please, please leave your number so I can get back to you.

Happy Christmas to All WOYWWers, Love BJ


Nikki said...

Happy WOYWW and have a Happy Holidays and sweet space and wonderful layouts your creating
Nikki # 5

Neil said...

Hi there; just popping my head round the door to wish you and yours a blessed and joyful Christmas and all the very best for 2012! No 1 slot this week, huh?! Lovely layouts!

jill said...

Happy christmas to you & yours . Fab Layouts.

RosA said...

Love those tags (earlier post)!
You ask where I'll be next week. Well, I think this will be my last post for the year, because we only have limited internet access at home (still the Dark Ages there!) so it's a bit of an endeavour to do WOYWW from there :) and on Boxing Day we will be off to our boat and hopefully out of internet/phone contact, more or less :)
Happy Christmas and thanks for visiting!

sandra de said...

Gorgeous LO and those rings are amazing. I love multiple photos on a LO and you do it beautifully. Wishing you a lovely christmas.

Ann B said...

Well done on making the number1 slot and on still managing to squash in some crafting this week.
Happy Christmas
Ann B #23

Helen said...

Thanks for your speedy visit, you are quick off the mark! Great desk photos today.
Have a lovely Christmas. Helen, 3

Anonymous said...

Happy WOYWW and congrats on the No.1 spot. Fab LOs. I will be starting to scrapbook in 2013, and will join your group then. Need all the help I can get! Merry Xmas. Ali x #31

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Gorgeous LOs! Your desk is looking very busy indeed :)
Wishing you a really Happy Christmas!
Sending love and hugs, LLJ ~25 xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Ha, well done on the number one spot! Am so impressed that you're still scrapping, my time management is so poor, I haven't done any for a month. I'm a photo first gal too, and the more everyday stories they tell, the better for me. Like the big rings, my tapes (and not all a real washi,I must confess!) ares tored in a tin..I figured that would stop me over indulging because it only holds so many.....wrong.!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the Number 1 slot! I like your our desk/cosy Corner (that what it looks like to me!
Have a lovely Christmas and New Year
WOYWW Silvia #40

MrsC.x said...

love your space its lovely and full
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
TFS Happy WOYWW Mrs.C.xx #34

Redanne said...

Nice layout BJ. Merry Christmas to you and yours too, thanks for the early visit. Anne x #20

Sunshine Girl said...

Your scrapping style sounds like mine as I usually have a pile of photos for the one event - I usually end up making little books in the end! Thanks for visiting me - your layouts are lovely.

Annie said...

Fab scrapping.
May you have a wonderful Christmas filled with everything that makes you happy.
A x #38

Kyla said...

Congratulations on No 1 slot.
some lovely page layouts there and a very organised desk space

kyla #50

Carole said...

I'm new to WOYWW so I'm not sure why it's favorable to be #1. Is it cause you get more visitors? I don't start at the beginning all the time.
Have a very Merry Christmas Carole #58

April said...

Hi Thanks for stopping by my desk, I put all the drawers on the calendar mixed up, it's more fun that way :o) Love your crafty space, and those layouts are fab, I especially like the union flag themed one. Have a Great Christmas x April #53

MiniOwner said...

Yay number one! Well done. So pleased you got your jailer's rings. I buy my Washi tape from seller ec02xxx on Ebay. Good prices and excellent service. Thanks for popping by my desk earlier. Have a wonderful Christmas.
Sue x (MiniOwner @45)

Minxy said...

Great layouts, and a super cute little space you have.
Happy WOYWW & A Very Happy Christmas too x
Hugz Minxy 57

Elizabeth said...

Hi BJ, love the shot of your desk and your scrap pages are fab. I'm struggling to find time to scrap at the moment ... to many other claims on my time right now. Happy WOYWW and Happy Holidays too. Elizabeth x #46

Karen McAlpine said...

Great photos and pages! Love your cozy corner and all that fun looking stuff! Happy Holidays!
Karen 71

Laura said...

BJ, you are on a scrapping roll! :) Lovely pages.
Merry Christmas to you and yours

Nan G said...

Fab LOs! Love your space. Happy Holidays! Nan 75

Anonymous said...

You've been busy BJ, can't believe you got all those LO's done this close to Christmas, you must be very organised. Have a wonderful Christmas and congrats on the No1 spot.

Brenda 69

Antonia said...

Great layouts and such a neat space. Happy Christmas

Krisha said...

Love a scrapped page where the pictures are the main focas, that is why we scrap, or why I do. Great LOs. I just finished one of my GD's albums, for my DIL and I must say my scrap desk, should look as neat as yours while I am working.....LOL
Merry Christmas
Krisha #78

Unknown said...

Your layouts are beautiful! Oh, I need rolls and rolls of washi tape--I love that stuff! And thank you so much for alerting me to my linking problem! Oh dear! I must have been so tired when I linked up at 6 am this morning! Merry Christmas and Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh--now at #82

505whimsygirl said...

Hi BJ,
Congrats on being number one!!! Your scrapbook pages are very colorful. Before I made the photo bigger I wondered what all of that was!

Kay #84

JoZart Designs said...

Your desk looks great and I hope you have a No 1 Christmas as well as being No 1 WOYWWer!
Jo x

House of Bears said...

We need those jailer rings, at the moment our washi tape and sticky tapes are on tiny book rings.

Happy Christmas from all at The House of Bears

Monica said...

Today I am # 90 a second week of a zero number on WOYWW. No doubt something to do with the Mayan calendar or the time my coffee woke we to it's Wednesday. you desk is great it wreaks of enjoyment in your creations. Super pages
Happy Everything

lisa said...

Your layouts are gorgeous. I love cramming lots of photos on too as I can never choose just one.
Thank you for stopping by earlier. I feel almost embarrassed to tell you about that oval mirror as it's actually plastic and very cheap, although I'm hoping it'll look really nice when I'm done with it. It was from a local mill shop and had two frames in the pack too which was what I initially wanted.
Hugs Lisax #44

Alexandra MacVean said...

Wow, look at all of those supplies. What a great work space! :)

Lucy said...

What a great scrapbooking idea! Thanks for popping by and also for sharing your space with me. Merry Christmas:) Lucy #20 x

Renee B. said...

Oh BJ, lovely pages! I'm like you & like to put lots of pictures & not so many embellies on my pages. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas & a happy, healthy & crafty 2013!
Hugs, Renee #92

Tertia said...

I am a photo first scrapper too, but lately time has been so scarce that I am so far behind in my scrapping, I will never catch up.
Happy WOYWW and a very blessed Christmas to you.
Tertia #15

Anonymous said...

I'm the same way -- I almost always start with photos first. How fun to have pics from the torch relay to scrap! I haven't done any 12x12 layouts lately during Christmas card and December Daily "season," but I'm hoping to do some over the holiday week. Hope you and yours have a very happy Christmas!! ~ Laura #77

peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy WOYWW! good job on getting your pages done! i wish i could get some of my pics done!

may you and your loved ones have a joyful Christmas season
and a blessed new year ahead!
peggy aplSEEDS

peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy WOYWW! good job on getting your pages done! i wish i could get some of my pics done!

may you and your loved ones have a joyful Christmas season
and a blessed new year ahead!
peggy aplSEEDS

okienurse said...

Nice layouts! A little late getting around but just stopping by to say I hope you have a wonderful holiday! Blessings to you and your family in the coming year. Vickie #100

Queen Lightwell said...

Oooh, you've oodles of organization I spy there! I don't think I've seen a shot of your space from this angle before so thanks for sharing it...I always wondered if there was just a wall to your right or what. :) Yes, I wondered! I'm a very curious sort like that. :) Your lo's look fab and sounds like you have lots of fun, in life and in scrapping! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment already...take care, Deeyll #33 :)