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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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So the Top Designer competition went live over on the Bad Girls forum and I just had to take part. I haven't got a chance of winning but the first class was great so it will be lovely to take part and probably learn some great design techniques instead of shuffling paper around the page until it 'looks right' lol.

This is the layout that I have done for the first class which is 'Colour Theory'. I choose the bright orange to represent the heat of the beach and Charlotte's bubbly personality. I was particularly proud of the acetate hearts which I made myself from a clear sheet of acetate which I inked and then stamped on.

I was playing around with HDR techniques in photoshop the other day. Whilst photoshop isn't the best programme to achieve good results with this I was really pleased with the resulting image of a rainbow over Weymouth that I took whilst we were on holiday in August. Here are the before and after pictures.

Well, the kids have gone to school today and Charlotte gets to stay an extra hour for the next two weeks before she goes full time! It is her first day of staying at school for dinner so I expect most of her packed lunch will come back home with her. Every morning after the bell goes the children line up on the playground and they school play music and some children stand and demonstrate a dance that the other children participate in. It is called 'Wake Up, Shake Up' and it is great. Ben has never taken part he just stands like a statue in the line. Today was Charlotte's first experience of this and it was sooooo cute. She was dancing away in her line, copying the older childrens moves - she looked gorgeous - bless her little heart. She loves to dance. We are going to put her in ballet class soon, we have just found a Saturday morning class nearby so I am going to contact them about it :o)

Have a good day everyone.

♥ Sarah blogged at 09:52


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