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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. I run UK based on-line papercraft and stitchers groups.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

WOYWW #401 - Got the Love

Morning deskers, left my desk in a mess yesterday just so I could take this shot today.

Been preparing a "few" hearts for a threading activity in preschool tomorrow.

32 heart diecuts, thank you Mr Cuttlebug with 12 holes each, that's a whole lot of holes 384 in all. Horrah for Mr Crop-O-Dile II.


Last Saturday I managed to get out to a craft sale and got a few bargains.

Great to get a new scrapbook album for a fiver as I'm going to need it.

I got some more refills for my 8x8 family album and when I came to add them found I was a bit behind with my scrapping in there!









Hence the page for the Christmas BEFORE last and last years only family photo.



I then had a eureka moment and placed one of the refills at the beginning of the album and did a wedding page (album had started with our son's birth) The backing page has some photos of my pregnancy (not a fun time).
  
Whilst we are on the reproductive system topic. I'm back in Norethisterone to stop the "Never Ending Period" which seems my lot for this preimenopausal stage at the moment. I've been dealing with that as well as the cold virus which is still lingering.... However I'm feeling a lot better in myself and can go out now (without the flooding) and actually played badminton last night as a result.

Happy WOYWW Everyone.

26 comments:

Helen said...

what a full and varied post... love the hearts! the layouts look fab, too. SO pleased you were able to go and play badminton - fingers crossed the Norethisterone keeps helping. Helen #1

glitterandglue said...

Hi BJ. Trusting the meds really help!! I know what all that means, as I was in the same position over 20years ago! Horrid!!! Enjoy feeling better. Good finds at the craft event - don't those papers all look lovely spread out like that? Great scrap book pages as well. A really creative time for you.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Anne said...

LOVE your pages! Beautiful! What a lovely idea to make all those hearts for the children, they will have fun! Hope your health improves....one who can sympathise! Happy WOYWW! Anne#10

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. I used to love doing threading on card - definitely something to plan for a crafty session with my granddaughter. Your LOs are fabulous. I am so behind with scrapping, that I hardly started! I did do some digital LOs last year, but my big plan to do 2 albums never materialised. Hope your meds continue to help. I am the opposite currently, with very long gaps between periods (7 weeks so far) - but super-emotional like a period is coming any day. Isn't it fun being a woman?! My cold is slowly going, but I am still feeling rough in the evening and first thing in the morning. Ali x #29

Lucy said...

I'm so made up for you that you are encouraging stitching at school. I made up a load of card shapes for my local primary school once. With regards to your flooding, have you tried yarrow, nettle, rosehip or raspberry leaf tea? I am not in the perimenopausal stage but have suffered heavy periods since the get go and every couple of years I experience flooding. I found the above teas to be helpful. Likewise, I found eating chilies, ginger and turmeric to be a bad idea because they all provide better blood flow to the pelvis, which is not needed. I hope the cold shifts soon. All the best, EmbroidRage #8 x

donna garner said...

ooh I hope you didn't get a cropodile induced blister.. that's a lot of hole punches... Dxxx #31

Sharon Koole said...

That's a lot of hearts to cut and punch! Great bargains at craft sale. Love going to them sometimes just to look.
Happy WOYWW
Sharon K #39

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Your crafting tech stuff really helped with what would have been a tedious hand cutting job huh?! Hope the kindly winks enjoy their threading session!
Hugs, LLJ 18 xxxx

sue jones said...

ooo I do not envy you that task! I am sure the children wil love it though. Gorgeous scrapbook pages . Soojay 44

Lindart said...

Having been a pre-school teacher for 32 years, I know all about prepping for Valentines Day! I never used a die cut though, but the Cropodile would have come in handy! Sorry about your "lady" problems, I went through something like that during my pre-m time, but yours seems to be even more disruptive. Your scrapbook pages are lovely, especially the wedding page! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #45

SumBunneh said...

Awww the hearts are so sweet.. I bet the kids will have so much fun making them.

Sorry you've been poorly.. I hope you feel better soon x

Have a great week
Erika #46

Christine said...

Thanks for your visit earlier ... the card is deep purple as she loves purple (only a camera photo so you're forgiven!)
Very pretty hearts there, you have been busy. Hope you stay feeling better now.
Take care and have a good week
Christine #24

Angela Radford said...

Hi BJ, great post. Those hearts are gorgeous. Pleased you're feeling a bit better, same here. I managed to get to the Gym today without forgetting anything but it's still not gone completely. Thanks for the visit to mine, have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 20

Tilly Tea Dance said...

What a great idea with the hearts. Will keep that one in mind for my little man :-). Thanks for sharing, Max #27

Dorlene Durham said...

Great layouts! I need to get some scrapbooking done soon. My photos are stacking up! Dorlene #42

Brenda Kay said...

I remember well the days of craft prepping for young ones, they will enjoy those hearts.

Robyn said...

Someday I will scrapbook...sigh...
Robyn 3

April Story said...

That's a lot of hearts! April #32

Annie said...

Thanks for calling by at mine yesterday. I'm playing catch up this morning on all the blogs I missed to visit yesterday.
Really pleased to hear your health problems are improving....oh to be a woman eh?
Hugs,
Annie x #16

sandra de said...

Beautiful LO and lovely to see you are getting the preschoolers to practice their fine motor skills.I do hope you health issues resolve.
sandra de

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Hi BJ! Lovely layouts and family photos! I hate this perimenopausal period too - as if we haven't suffered enough already during our childbearing years! Hope you'll find a solution. The mini pill (progesterone only) worked for me, but I know it may not be suitable for everyone. Thanks for visiting earlier! Enjoy the rest of the week! zsuzsa #30

craftyani said...

You call that an untidy desk to me that is extremely tidy compared to mine. Bet you had hand ache after preparing all those hearts. Hope your health keeps improving.

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi BJ! I enjoyed reading your post this morning! I love your "bargains" Beautiful layouts and hope you get some relief - I don't miss those days, I had a hysterectomy at 38 -Yay! Have a great week! Ginny M #28 Tahnks for stopping by my blog earlier!

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh that is a lot of holes. And then all the *%#^* confetti from the punching...I find it ends up absolutely everywhere...in particular there's always at least one piece in my bra! I'm sure it was worth it though, I bet the pre-schoolers loved doing their lace hearts, great idea.

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi BJ, the hearts project looks a lot of fun. So good to hear that things are moving forward for you, I can only imagine how miserable a time it's been. Have the rest of a lovely week, and thank you for so many good wishes. Hugs, Shaz Xxx #4

Annie Claxton said...

HI BJ, sorry for the late visit, I'm only just catching up now and it's Sunday already!! The hearts project sounds like a lovely fun idea for the little ones, hope you didn't get RSI making all those holes though!! :O) Annie C #19