Thursday, 10 May 2012

10 things in the 10th - May

Oops! a bit late with this one so let's crack on!  To quote my friend Karen  I am killing birds today.  The literal type though!  So here are two birds with one stone - Shimelle's Cover to Cover class and 10 things on the 10th.

I have been looking at prompts 2 and 3 of Shimelle's new class which talked through organising 2012 photos and looking for gaps in your album.  I don't have many pictures from 2012 yet (note to self - take more photos this year!) so have also gone back through 2011.  This has made me realise how much I've not scrapped and recorded about last year.  So I have now got lots of photos winging there way to me from Photobox including the ones below to rectify that.  So my 10 things are 10 photos, events or stories I want to scrap from 2011...

My trip to Belfast with "the girls" - not only shopping, drinking and wine but also a fascinating tour of the troubled areas.  This is just one of many photos I took of the murals.

Our trip to London - here are Tony and Josh enjoying 5 minutes on a bench in The Tower.

The visit from our good friends the Hisers, over from Australia for a couple of weeks.  It had been 5 years since the kids had seen each other (and up to that point they met up pretty much every week!) and they seemed to slot right back in to being together.

The weekend the kids met their uncle Dave for the first time (It's a long story but my brother and I are now happily reunited)

The Take That "experience" in June - I have scrapped about concerts before but this one was truly amazing!

Josh's birthday party in July - several hot and sweaty boys at Laser Quest (but someone please tell me how I get rid of that radiator in the background - who thought to paint it those colours lol!)

Some of the girls and I all dressed up for the Oscars party my friend had for her 50th birthday.

A day out at Monkey Forest in August (spot the monkey - he's the cheeky one in the foreground!)

A weekend in the south Lakes researching my family tree -this is the church where about 6 generations of my family were christened, married and buried.

A day out at Uppark with Mum and the kids last year whilst we were staying with my parents.  It was a great place with a servants tunnel and huge dolls' house.  I have also realised sorting through photos this evening that Alex has some better ones than me!  This is her work...

Now I just need to pull out my 2012 pages from all the various albums and get them into chronological order - that's my weekend sorted then!


Claire Crompton said...

I too are busy organising my albums thanks to Shimelle's class. Some lovely photo's.


Melissa said...

Looks like you will have some fun scrapping when these great photos arrive!

soapHOUSEmama said...

super fun picts!!!! what a lovely family you have :)

KraftyKaren said...

Hee hee your local birds will get to use it and they will start wearing hard hats and flak jackets for protection Jules!!!!

Looks like you have lots of scrapping to catch up with - you've reminded me that I still have some photographs from our Northern Ireland trip to scrap. We did a short tour round Bogside whilst passing through Derry to get to the Giants Causeway but it was a very uncomfortable experience - I found it incredibly ghoulish to be taken on a sightseeing tour of something that is in my living memory. I felt really sorry for the locals having to put up with all these coaches crawling round their streets.

Take That looked an incredible experience - look forward to your layouts from that.

Karen x

Connie Mercer said...

great list~love photo#6!!! wow!!!

Dee said...

You obviously have lots of great photos to scrap Jules. Good luck with the catching up and I'm looking forward to seeing the resulting LOs in the future. I need to start taking more photos too but I never seem to have the camera with me at the right moments.

Kirsty.a said...

Those will be 10 fab layouts

Nathalie said...

That is a cool idea for your Tens! It should inspire you to get scrapping :) Thank you for stopping by my blog and feel free to "pinch" that list of mine!

jsquaredscrapspot said...

Great list of 10 - you have me thinking now. I haven't scrapped our trip from Monkey World last year either.
W.r.t. that photo you can either turn the whole photo B&W or try putting it in Photoshop (download a free trial copy of PSE if you don't have it). Create two layers. Turn the top layer B&W and then use the eraser tool over your son (and anything else you want to standout) so that he is now in colour against a B&W background.

Sandra said...

Can't wait to see these scrapped

Lorna said...

A good list. Some lovely photos to scrap too. The concert looks amazing. Its a good ideas to do lists - one thing at a time!

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