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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 Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, 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. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Wednesday 28 August 2013

WOYWW #221 - What is Geocaching?

For my desk this week, I have been playing around with a few techniques from the 12 Months challenge and have done a couple of journal pages.

I finished the little mini album of my friend's little girl's first year this week too.

Here's my monthly photo pages for the Summer season. My Summer pockets/tags are on my desk pending a page too.

We have still been keeping up with the one cache a day challenge, 31 in 31 for August. So thought you might like to see what this Geocaching malarkey is all about as I have mentioned it a few times recently. They have just released this YouTube video as an intro, check it out.

And this is the first time I have loaded a video onto my blog - wonders will never cease.

Come and join the WOYWW fun mega desk hop at Julia's.

And last but not least, it is Tim Holtz's Workshop TOMORROW!

I can hardly contain myself.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Well aren't you the lucky gal? I'm super impressed that you actually got a ticket.

One thing I noticed in the video (which I applaud you for getting it to load on your blog) was it showed the gal taking something away, but didn't mention that you are supposed to leave something, too. I wonder why that part wasn't mentioned.

Happy WOYWW from NO NUMBER. Have a great time tomorrow. Hope you get lots of photos, too.

Unknown said...

Love that little book. Happy crafting #3

Nikki said...

LUCKY LUCKY girl have a blast at the TH event :)
and I've seen one with buttons by our library but didn't have one to swap Happy WOYWW Nikki 5

Unknown said...

Have fun with Tim Holtz you lucky girl!! Your art journal seasonal book looks great!! Happy WOYWW.
Janene #20

Helen said...

I will catch the video later but well done for getting it onto the blog! Have a fabulous time tomorrow - try and take pics for those of us unlucky ones left behind... if there is time!

Unknown said...

Lucky lucky thing aren't you! That is awesome and hope you have a great time!. The movie.. the girl didn't tell them that they are to leave something too. At least that is how it works here. Thanks for the peek. Roberta #40

Julie Lee said...

Lovely busy desk. I love the mini book and journal. Geocaching is so interesting. I think I first heard about it on the radio a while back and I was fascinated, but the video is really helpful - well done for adding it to the post! Have a great WOYWW! Julie Ann xx #42

Ann B said...

Can't see the video on my iPad so will watch it later when I get up because I'm still in bed (well its only 6:50) drinking my early morning cuppa.
Think we have the same bottle of lime green paint on our desks this week, how about that for coincidence.

Quick visit this week as I'm trying to visit a few more desks this week.
Ann B

Claire said...

love your art journals!
it's a fun vid - i'm guessing they don't cache in the UK, but it's a cool idea :)
super-enjoy tomorrow - the rest of us, who didn't get tickets, want a full report :)
happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
no. 38

The Taming of the Glue said...

Have a great time at Tim's workshop, you'll have a blast I'm sure...lots of piccies please! Hugs. Pam#36 PS. I'm not jealous really!!!

kay said...

Hi BJ,
Like Ann will catch the video later as wont show on ipad but intrigued to find out more.
So looking forward to the workshop tomorrow and meeting up with you.x

Uuna said...

Wonderful Journal pages, especially the blue side is very beautiful.
Happy WOYWW :-)

Erika said...

Wonderful workspace and an amazing journal page! Love the colors of both.

Spyder said...

OMG! You got a place take loads of pictures, if they let you so us who can't go and drooool!! Have a crafty week!
Lyn (happy WOYWW)


Anne said...

Going to watch video later as I am supposed to be getting ready to go out. Lovely page and mini book. Have a great day tomorrow. Anne x #71

Heathers Inspiration said...

Have an Amazing time at the workshop and love each and every project of yours x Heather #85

Unknown said...

You've been so busy - enjoy the workshop, look forward to hearing about it.
Carolyn #92

sandra de said...

How wonderful for you to get to a TH workshop. Can't wait to see the pics you post of your creations.
Sandra @34

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely pages but totally overshadowed by the TH news... just know you will have an absolutely fabulous time and look forward to hearing all about it! Annette #9

Monica said...

Interesting albums. You will love Tim. never taken a class but spent 2 to 3 hours in front of him as he demoed his stuff. he really is a nice guy. AND Mario is a darling, so helpful. Tim really gets off to showing you how to use his products and his enthusiasm is infectious. You also need a bottomless account!
Monica 96
prepare for the "I want that and that" hour or two and day after "why that when I wanted......"

Jackie said...

I hope you have a great time at Tims workshop I know I did a few years back when I went to the one paperartsy organised
Jackie 39

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on successfully uploading that video to your blog post ... still haven't worked out how to do that yet. I'd love to get involved in geocaching, it looks a fun way to enjoy a walk and get to know the area you live in, but my mobile takes forever, and I do mean forever, to get online. I think it will have to wait until we upgrade again. Enjoy tomorrow, I'm sure you will come home with loads of ideas and techniques to try out :) Have a great week. Elizabeth x #59

Nikki said...

I swear I think quicker then I type I've seen a cache of buttons for somthing like that but it looked like you had to swap one to take one I just didn't have a button or anything to trade out and there was no book to be found there or it would have been fun to sign it :)

Art Joy of Sharing with Peg and Shel said...

Enjoy your Tim time. #108

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah well done, the book's completion is just in time - your head will be filled with other things for a while, huh! No doubt you will really enjoy tomorrow, look forward to hearing about it!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my gosh! Enjoy your Tim Holtz class. I took one with him once before I knew he was a big deal. The mini album looks neat, lots of photos of greenery!

ddazzled71 said...

Loving your pages, and the look at your summer garden. I had never heard of Geocaching before, so thank you for introducing me to this and I hope you have a fab time at your TH workshop. Danie #62

Belinda Basson said...

Sorry for the late visit, but we were without internet yesterday due to a huge storm! ENJOY Tims class and I hope you got some sleep. The pics on Facebook of yesterdays class look fabulous. #63

Laura said...

You've been super busy
Bet you are soaking up tips like a sponge right now - enjoying the workshop

Morti said...

A-HA! A fellow Geocacher! Go on then, what's your moniker on GC.com? Ours is TheBromilows. Know us by our jester hat.... LLJ caches occasionally too, as has JD, you know?

Congrats on getting a place on the TH thingy-doodad.

Mortis #88

shazsilverwolf said...

Well done on getting a place with Tim. The annoying thing is that its only a few miles from me, but I couldn't get the time off work. Have a great time, Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #56 xx

Christine said...

Guess it's all over now then?!?!
Looking forward to seeing your shares. Interesting info about Geocaching..... thanks for sharing that.
Bishopsmate #77

glitterandglue said...

So now it's Sunday evening - I guess the excitement is dying down - but I trust it was a good day!! Your desk is amazing. I love those little drawers. The pages are great, I particularly like the blue one. Yes, geo-caching is fun. Only been the once - but greatly enjoyed myself scrambling through fields to find the right tree with the tin of goodies.
Enjoy the rest of the week.
Margaret #37

glitterandglue said...

Well, on the basis that God is eternal, and that time is different for Him, then I reckon that retrospective prayer is good - so, am praying that all is well for you today and in the recovery time.!!
Thanks for visiting, and sorry I have only just turned on and picked up messages!!
Margaret #37