Let’s go to Alaska!

Where does the time go? I never seem to have a moment to catch my breath. Which is sort of good as you won’t catch me complaining that I’m bored but sometimes, just sometimes, I think I’d almost like to be… maybe, lol! 🙂

Then again, my Darling Boy went in for both a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy yesterday morning so I’ve been feverishly buzzing around the house all week ensuring all my chores, and THEN some, were completed so that I’d be available to him. Seems I was a tad OVER-concerned as he’s bounced back fabulously. Even has a friend over this afternoon!

This is now allowing me a head-start on our Alaskan Cruise Album. I know right, I’m creating a holiday album for a holiday we’ve had in this VERY year. Weird huh? The pages have been planned as such…

Alaskan Cruise time already!!!

I’ve even chosen the cardstock and patterns for all these pages which oddly, given the destination, are mostly in shades and patterns of green. Green not even being a color of mine. WHAT is going on?! 🙂

I ask you, is a week too long to nap? Last night I had myself in a TOTAL panic as I’d lost a glass of water. How could ANYONE lose a glass of water without even moving? Just as tears were beginning to surface I looked down, and yes, sadly the glass had been in my hand the entire time. Excuse me, bedtime!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Ta-dah, completed album – TICK!!!

Weeks of work have culminated in the completion of my 2013 Cruise Album. That hissing sound you can just hear is my sigh of relief at this, which became quite the epic album in the end!

2013 Cruise COMPLETED - yee hah!!!

When it came to that Final Page I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do but the photographs eluded me. Eventually I made the decision to keep this page VERY clean-cut and to the point. Maybe later I’ll add the corresponding photographs, maybe, maybe not!

2013 Cruise - Final page!

With only a few pages to go I was so worried that I’d essentially done the same design on every page but as I slowly go through each and every page now I haven’t. I’m still in awe at myself at just how many photographs I can add to a page!

Here’s wishing you a wonderful wet week-end – the perfect opportunity to do a little creating if you aren’t participating in the local Fishing Derby!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

So many photos, so few pages!

I’m still plodding along with my album for last year’s cruise. Oddly, when I began setting it all up week-end before last I HONESTLY thought I would be finished by now. Huh?

There were almost 3,000 photos I took on that cruise and I thought I’d been done in 12 days. The word “delusional” comes to mind, lol. 🙂 875 photos for the ten hours we were crossing the Panama Canal alone!

In the end I decided to do three double-page spreads on the crossing but I could have done an entire album. I may just do that but not until I’ve caught up on ALL my albums. Here’s my double-page on the locks.

Panama CanalThirty-four photographs in total are on this double-page spread. Some may say too many but there’s still 334 more on the locks I didn’t use!

Scrapbooking – always a love/hate relationship between it and I – the end results however are ALWAYS worth it! 🙂

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Following a plan!

With my latest scrapbook, I thought I’d approach it differently by actually preparing a sketch for each page BEFORE I began work. This is what I’ve just completed.

Puerto Vallarta

Nothing fancy as this was a lazy day for us at this port of call so there weren’t many photos or memorabilia.

Oh how clever I felt as I pulled out my chosen papers to commence my work with a sketch by my side. This is the sketch for the page I’ve just completed.

PV Sketch

See any similarities between the two? Nope, there aren’t any except the size of the photographs. That was the ONLY thing I didn’t change, lol! 😉

I was at a crop earlier this year where a group of the gals had these incredible books with page after page of scrapbook layouts. Not long until the next crop, hope they bring those books with them!



Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

And so it begins again…

The whiteboard has been cleaned off in preparation of the next album to be created and completed with its pages now mapped out upon it.

2013 Cruise Outline - here we go again!

Looks so easy set out neatly on the white-board doesn’t it? Shame about the 2,918 photos to trawl through in order to choose what I need, lol. Good thing I love what I do (most of the time…)! 🙂

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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