A gift from the States!

This post is a complete hodge podge, sorry about that.  Or maybe it’s a something for everyone post LOL!

First, I was AWOL for the last couple of days, for a few reasons.  Another poor showing on WOYWW (which I plan to rectify as soon as I get done posting this and have a bit of lunch) as I was slightly surprised when my sister told me a friend of hers was going to be in the UK this week, had heard from my sis I lived here and wanted to stop by.  Eeek!  I’ve just seen the lovely Lynn and her Mom off (heading to Highclere Castle, as she is a huge Downton Abbey fan) but between DD being unwell for the week and even the little bit of tidying I had to do before accepting  guests, I have had no time at the Mac.

So first, the title – when Lynne asked if she could bring me anything from the States, my head was flooded with possibilities.  But in the end I opted for something simple, that has been on my mind for a bit, and that I knew she could get easily :<tee hee>  I went looking for this (and no, before you tell me baking parchment is the same, it is nothing like waxed paper) and was aghast to see it was about £8 (plus P&P) from Lakeland, for, I think, 50m.  That’s like $12!  She told me this box was under $2.  Result!  Not the most exciting item, but easy to come by and small-ish.

I’ll be having a play with my doily dies for sure.

Next, a couple of layouts from the last crop.  It was a bit funny in that it wasn’t till I finished them and looked at them both side-by-side that I saw I have placed the photos in exactly the same orientation.  Funnily enough I was working from two sketches I had made, and I never tweaked. DOH!

Lastly, it’s been a while since I did a printable.  I had in my head that I wanted to do something with Bodoblacksquares (a font) and I liked the last set, and how they worked as mats or journaling blocks, so I used that idea as my springboard.

Only two:

but I really like them with the photo trimmed and slipped under the word strip:

The PDF is here.

So that’s me done for the day.  Crop tomorrow (if a couple more people reply they can come – otherwise it might be just two or three of us and not sure if the hall is viable for that few) so if you are in the Basingstoke area, and fancy coming along, drop me a line, or comment and I’ll get back to you.

Now, a quick bite and some WOYWW visits! Have a great weekend…..