Friday, 25 May 2012

Chop Chop!

On Sunday I watched a video from Shimelle's Cover to Cover class and got to work straight away which makes a huge change for me-the world's biggest procrastinator!

The idea is to pull together a kit and then just cut the paper up, don't go looking for photos or embellishments just chop, chop, chop so I did.  I have to say I really enjoyed the process because I already felt like I was doing something and not just thinking about doing something.

I've managed to do a double layout, my first since 2005! And last night at the crop I completed a single page and started another.

Here's the double page (excuse the poor quality but it's been a long time since I 'stitched' a double layout together:
Another gap filled in the albums which is great.  The photos show Maddie playing on animal statues when we visited Detroit zoo in 1999.  I know it's taken an age to start scrapping our American holiday but I wanted to get it right and I'm really pleased with the layouts I've done so far.

My weekend has started already, I've got the day off and I'm going to see Paul for the weekend.  The sun is shining here and to say it's hot would be an understatement!  Poor Alfie doesn't know what to do with himself and trying to get him to lie out of the sun is proving mighty difficult.

I hope you have a great weekend
Thanks for stopping by
Jo x

11 comments:

Dawn said...

Fabulous layout. I love the freedom you get from just going with it and not over thinking it. Hope you enjoyed your day out!

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Sian said...

I completely agree with Dawn - getting into the habit of not overthinking is definitely the way to be. Says another procrastinator lol. But we can dream, right?

Sandra said...

You're going great guns there Jo - that is a great double page lo. Enjoy your hot weekend by the sea!

Ali said...

Great layout - diving in really worked. I've watched that video but not actually been brave enough to hack away at random! Have a lovely weekend away.

Louise said...

I spend far too much thinking rather than doing. Well done on chop chop chopping - its a lovely layout. Have a super weekend Jo x

Karen said...

What a lovely layout and well done on getting down and doing it so quickly

Angelfish said...

I'm not sure I'd be brave enough, but it totally worked for you.
Fi xx

Jennifer Grace said...

Fabulous layout. I hardly ever do double pages these days either, it takes me long enough to fill one page, lol. Well done for just going for it! x

Alison said...

I remember using this method on Shimelle's Pretty Paper Party..and was surprised at how well it worked. Great double pager!
Alison xx

Lisa-Jane said...

This is a lovely layout Jo! I really enjoyed doing the stash diving too.