Tuesday, 28 June 2011

The wanderer returns

I am having an amazing June, hence the lack of posts.
My DD recovered enough for us to gatecrash her Dad's business trip to New York during half term. We love New York, I had the best three years there at the beginning of my marriage and my DD was born there. We had an amazing trip, we shopped, saw the sights and played in plenty of parks. I had planned to post about my crafty finds there, but I have so much to jam in that I will have to save that for another day. I have managed to get four LO's of our trip done and I have a couple more floating around in my head.

This first LO is of us girls at the top of the Empire States Building.

Next is Ella travelling in style (we used Daddy's airmiles).

This LO uses a photo taken at South Street Seaport, we managed to have a dinner together. These three LO's all use Let's Scrap sketches.

Last NY LO for now uses a sketch from an app on my phone called Sketches2scrapbook. I love this photo of all three of us, it was taken on Liberty Island. It is not very often that I get to have a photo of all three of us & especially one where we are all smiling & all looking at the camera.

A couple of days after we returned home from NY, my gorgeous Husband took me to Rome to celebrate our ten year wedding anniversary. I have a list of places that I would like to visit & Rome was one of them. We had an amazing time, Rome is a beautiful city, we were also spoilt because we got to stay in a very posh hotel on the outskirts of the city. Have a look if you feel tempted, I would gladly go back for a second visit. We took loads of photos, so I am sure that I will be posting some Rome LO's soon.

My fun filled June does not end there, my lovely Sister managed to get tickets to see the new Dermot O'Leary show being taped. She knows how much I adore him, so I couldn't believe my luck, the show is OK, but those four hours of oggling were amazing, he is even better in real life!! My being Starstruck does not end there, my DD is a huge Glee fan (I am too), for her birthday we managed to get her tickets to go & see them live at the O2. We had amazing time, the Glee cast were brilliant, it was a fantastic concert and we sung & cheered like you would not believe.

Some of the amazing cast.

Finally this weeks challenge on Let's Scrap is from Roulien Stahnke, Roulien has challenged us to make an exploding box. This has totally occupied me for the last two days (don't tell DH), I really loved the challenge, as it is something that I have never attempted to do before. I used We R Memory Keepers 72 & Sunny papers.

The box lid was actually the last piece that I made, I wanted to make sure that it would fit :)

This is my box from the side, I used a brad in each corner just to strengthen the lid. I also kept the outside quite simple, maybe my next box will be more blinged ;)

This is my box unfolded, looking at this now I think I should have taken photos before I stuck it all together & then you would get to see each layer at it's best.

I did put some photos on the other side.

My attempt to show you the various layers, will remember for next time to photo before assembly.

So there is some of my June, I have yet to show you the LO's that I did using some classes & challenges from ATDML and there is also the fab shops that I found in NY (yes I managed to do some craft shopping). There is always tomorrow, I promise to not leave it so long before my next post, then it might be a bit shorter & I won't have so much to cram in. Hope you have a good evening x