Thursday, 13 August 2009

Catch Up Time

Hi all...the prodigal returns!! I bet you thought I was on the missing persons list, it's been a week and no postings. Life has kept me jumping the last 7 days with never a dull moment. So first I'll fill you in a little on my week..and then a gift!!,

The Theme Park trip on Friday went well but I am still struggling to get the photos off my old's holding on to them and won't let me download them!! I need to have an other wrestling match with it tomorrow and see if it will finally relinquish it's hold.

It was Lilly's first time at a park like this and she loved the kiddie rides..too much so...she didn't want to get off. I was of course overprotective and made a wonderful sight on the children's rides in the backseat...Lilly naturally was driving, lol. My children thought it was 19month old in the front and grandma in the back. I have to admit it was a tight squeeze and it raised a few eyebrows...but I did it!! Mind you I don't think I need have bothered as the little lady in question was squealing with glee. It was definitely her kind of thing.

Lilly and her parents stayed until Monday evening, so the weekend was full to overflowing with events, but it was all great fun. On Saturday we went to the street market in Lymington and browsed. There were eight of us and we kept loosing each other, but eventually we reunited in time to eat. I love markets they have such a wide variety of goodies on sale and the atmosphere is brilliant.





I told you that I was putting together some bookcases with doors...well here they are. This was taken last Thursday before the company arrived. Tuesday I finished filling them with books and they look so much better, but I thought I'd let you have a peek. I still need to get the mirrors and pictures up in the rest of the room and find the accent touches, like changing the lamp shades, cushions, new curtains...need I go on? But it gives you an idea of what I've been up to. I'll post some more photos as it progresses.





The sun shone on Sunday and the lovely Lilly threw her clothes away and so we spent the day covering her in sun cream. Good job it was water proof for every time we put it on...she headed for the paddling pool!! Typical! But we all enjoy the day and the sun was beautiful, I love it.

However, when Tuesday dawned, it was work as usual for me, time to pay the price and catchup on the backlog. But I can honestly say it was worth it. It's taken me three days of hard slog but I'm back to the point that by the weekend ....I'll be ready for the next round of chaos!!! Lol!

Now, my gift for you. I hope there is something for everyone, designers, scrappers, Photoshop lovers, whatever ....or that's my hope. It's just some simple folded or curled papers, but they can be used in so many different ways. Each piece is quite large, that way it expands the range of things you can use them for. They're large enough to use as mats in you work, or scaled down they can be used for embellishments...your choice.

If you design there's a grayscale pack to download...if not then there is a separate pack of coloured examples to add to your pages. Or grab them both!!! I hope you have fun playing with them and adding your own personal touches to make them your own.


You can download the grayscale pack here


You can download the sample papers here

Well, time for me to go. Take care and have a great evening/day!!



digivickie said...

Nice gift! I love reading your blog! TFS!!

Yvette said...

These papers are just wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

Ann said...

I do hope you'll have pictures of you on the rides with Lilly. Sounds like you had a great time. Your room looks fantastic.
Love the papers,thanks so much

daisydilly (vicki) said...

good to see you back on but I suspected more swine flu. we've dealt with scarlet fever here.

glad Lilly had fun

thanks for the papers

Keryn said...

Well I must say thankyou first up June for the wonderful folded papers as I usually waffle on and forget - lol.

So pleased to hear you had a wonderful time with the family but where are the photos of you on the ride with Lilly - I hope they aren't the ones which the camera won't let go of.

I love browsing markets too - although I always end up spending more than I intended. It looks like you have been having the most beautiful summer days too. How wonderful.

Your room looks wonderful and the bookcases are fabulous - it's great to have ones with doors too.

Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Keryn

Secondary Roads said...

Did you know that Panama hats come from Ecuador. The center of that industry is a town called Jipi Japa (pronouced: Hippy Hoppah). I've been there and watched them making these marvelous creations.
-- Chuck

Anonymous said...

Wonderful gift again. Thank you very much.
Your room looks great by the way !

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 13 Aug [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 14 Aug [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

PJ said...

wow, do you ever slow down...hehehe.

Swapna said...

Hi June.. nice to know you had a fun week.. I would have loved a picture of you and Lily on the ride though :)

LizzyT said...

The bookcases look really good in your room and glad you had such lovely weather for your trip to the market!

Laurak Scrapapatte said...

Thanks a lot !

Sibylle said...

Thank you for these great templates. I enjoy reading your blog as well.

Susie2shoes said...

Hi June

I'm glad you are back with us, I did wonder where you had gone to. But then again you have every right to live your life without us blog groupies hassling you!

Your living room looks fantastic and I really like the bookcases. Well done with all your hard work.

Have a great weekend

makeyesup said...

Thanks for the folded papers, they're great. Love your bookcases, are you going into business making them. Sure you would get lot of buyers. Can't wait to see the pictures with Lilly at the park. Hope someone took photos of you on the ride with her.

Van said...

Thank you so much!

Kyra said...

Thanks June for the cu papers. They look wonderful.
I know what you mean that those markets are lovely to stroll. But soooo dangerous! You always see things that really catch your eyes! Well, that's the fun of it. Have a great weekend

melliel said...

Thanks for the great folder papers - got both of them.

Barbara said...

Thank you for the great papers, Cen!

Janarae said...

Thanks Cen. Glad your family had a great time. Missed ya.

xashee's corner said...

thank you so much for sharing!! :) the street fair looks FUN! LOVE the sun shining photos of your room too! Have a FABULOUS weekend!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Commercial Use post on Aug. 14, 2009. Thanks again.

Ashes said...

They are wonderful !!
Thank you so much.

Melissa said...

thank you for sharing!!

Dorothy said...

You were busy and it looks like you had fun where does the time go.

Dorothy from grammology

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing both these papers with us. They are great! Glad to hear your grandaughter enjoyed the theme park. I'm sure you enjoyed it even more watching her :) Hope you have a great weekend and thanks again!

Joni said...

Thank you for these beautiful folded papers.
Your room looks great!!

Anonymous said...

These are great, thank you :) RosieB

Duni said...

Lovely photos! That market looks interesting. I love browsing markets :)

ps - can't wait to see Lilly on one of the rides!

Chris Allport said...


It sounds as if you had a wonderful time. Looking forward to more pictures of you and Lilly.

Thank you so much for these lovely papers - I will try my hand at using them to make some papers, I'm learning all the time. It's so nice when I get wonderful things to play with.

Lots of luv


Anonymous said...


storybeader said...

great looking market! Have to decide what I can do with the paper...

Shinade aka Jackie said...

June the market looks like so much fun!!

Walter and I love to go to little meets like this.

Oh my goodness your room is beautiful!! you did an awesome job!!

I hope you have a great week and maybe one that will be a little mor restful!!

Buggys said...

I'm sure you had such fun on the kiddie rides! That's what Grandma's are supposed to do after all.

Manu said...

Thank you very much!!! :)

Anonymous said...

thank you, thank you... I have been looking for some folded overlays... THANKS!!!

-- dalis

VJ's Scrap Room said...

Good morning:)
LOVE your papers and thank you so much for sharing them with me.:)
I sure hope Lilly's foot will heal quickly.You are only takes a second to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.:( My Grandma spilled hot grease down her black boots when she was little and it scarred her feet terribly.:( She accidentally knocked a pan of hot grease off of the stove and when they tried to pull her socks off..the skin came too.OWWW!:(
I LOVE the layout of Lilly and the bird on her shoulder.Isn't it amazing what can be done these days?:)It's also amazing what people can think of doing.Sooo much talent!!:)
Have a wonderful day and thanks again for sharing YOUR wonderful talent with us.:)


VJ's Scrap Room said...

oops..forgot to tell you that I LOVE your bookcase too.I want one with glass doors too.. to put my DD's polymer clay creations in for display.It doesn't take long for them to collect dust.:)

Evelyn said...

Love your bookcases! I could use some of those myself lol! Thank you so much for these incredible papers. They are Awesome XXX

Jarila said...

Thank you!

suruha said...

Hi, June,

These busy times are so fun - taxing, but, so very fun! It sounds like you have enjoyed yourself.

Everybody is playing 'catch-up', it seems, myself included. Folks have been getting the kids ready for school and late vacations. I was without internet for a week because of lightning frying a part of my motherboard. LOL I didn't lose anything, thank goodness.

Take care, have fun and we'll see ya when we see ya. LOL



Marif said...

Thank you so much!

Missty said...

Thank you so very much.