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Sarah Youde (aka monroegirl)
Plymouth, UK.

I love to scrap and I love to stitch. I also love reading, eating and the odd glass of red wine! I only wish I had more time to do all the things I love. Most of my time is taken up looking after a couple of other things I love and they are my two gorgeous children Ben and Charlotte. They ARE gorgeous, I am not biased, I have been blessed with beautiful children which is a good thing because I have such wonderful subjects for my scrapbooking addiction.

I am married to Mark and we will celebrate our fifteenth wedding anniversary in July - we are just as happy now as when we first met. He would rather I didn't spend any money on scrapbooking or cross stitch stash but if I didn't do that I would be perfect and surely that would be really boring! Anyway, this blog is a sort of diary / gallery and I enjoy updating my blog for myself and my family but any visitors are welcome :o)

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I had a great weekend messing around with my stash for the UKS cyber crop. Mum came over on Sunday and we decided to do the inchies challenge as neither of us had ever made any before. We really had a laugh. You should have seen the state of my kitchen there was embossing powder, two heat guns, glitter, paper and paint on every surface lol, and I have got quite a big kitchen. I would have taken a photo but we were working to a deadline don't you know!!

My favourite inchies are the ones I made using a little cupcake stamp that I got this week - I think I should call them 'The Shimelles' for her love of cupcakes lol.

I can show you a couple of other layouts now which had to be kept anonymous or secret for the cybercrop. The first one is the layout I created for the mystery challenge. I have to say when I opened the box and saw the supplies I thought....well I won't tell you what my exact thoughts were but I didn't think I would be able to do anything with it. An hour later this layout was complete and I keep looking at it because I just love how it turned out. There is a tag behind the main photo containing the journalling.

The next layout was my entry for the pre-crop challenge. We had to create a layout using the title 'Once Upon A Time'. I was lucky enough to receive 17 votes for my entry which put me third, there was a tie for first place. Anyway, how cute does Charlotte look? This was on her 4th birthday a couple of weeks ago and believe me she was NOT acting very cute for most of the day!

Finally, I did this layout today for Kirsty Wiseman's 'Scrap Your Hands' contest. The deadline is tonight and I really didn't think I was going to enter it but I made a last minute layout just so I could have a go - there is a great prize and a girl can never have enough stash, in fact I haven't got nearly enough. I have looked at the slide show on her website of the other entries tonight and there really are some great ones so I don't hold out much hope of winning but you have to be in it to win it don't you?

Had a lovely package through the door today! My lovely Mark had been into a newsagent in the good ole' USA and sent me three current scrapbooking mags.

Off to bed now as I want a relatively early night, and I have got those magazines to flick through until I drop off!

♥ Sarah blogged at 22:21


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