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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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Well I have been knitting dolls clothes :) Great fun and Charlotte loves watching me make them too!

Over at Mojoholder this week we scraplifted Emine Palaand it was a lovely layout to lift. I had a photo of Ben dressed up as a pirate and some gorgeous Rusty Pickle pirate papers to use so I created this:

It actually looks much better in real life. Emine left a lovely comment on the blog which we all appreciated, it is so nice when you do a scraplift and the orginal creator takes the trouble to leave a comment.

On Saturday morning my class for the UKS cyber crop went live and it seems to have been well received which I am relieved about! It wasn't really a layout class as such I just wanted to teach a few techniques for using paint which may or may not be new to people. One was how to make your own mask using card and spray adhesive and the other was paint flicking - very messy but so much fun lol. Here was my layout:

As soon as my class went live at 9am on Saturday I was rushing around the house like a loony getting ready for the first all day Plymouth crop which started at 10! I was still sat at the computer trying to print a photo when Terrie turned up to give me a lift! So, ultimately I didn't really get anything done at the crop as I wasn't organised. It didn't matter though. I had a brilliant day just chatting and moving bits of paper around in front of me :o) It was great to spend the day with Terrie as I haven't seen her for a while and to top it all off Tracie came down to join us - we had good fun which is what crops are all about anyway. Actually, Terrie was quite industrious on Saturday, which makes a change she usually just yaps :P I mean that in the nicest way because I love listening to her yap, she is so funny! I wish I had taken some photographs to share with you but I forgot to check that my camera battery was charged and (as usual) it wasn't.

I also want to say congratulations to Terrie because she has made it on to a design team - pop over to Papercraft Junkies to see her work.

On Sunday night I had a message from Jakey to contact her as she had a proposition for me - well I was intrigued and did so immediately. Guess what! She was only inviting me to join the All About Eve design team!!!! I was (and still am) in shock. I love the work they do over at All About Eve. This is an inspiration blog that I genuinely admire so I am very proud to say that I accepted the offer, in fact I had to complete my first challenge today as it went live this evening. The biggest thing for me was that I was invited, I didn't have to enter a contest to get the place, apparently they wanted ME to be on the design team - I am amazed but I feel oh so HAPPY. Here is the layout that I did for the challenge to scrap a secret about yourself - please don't judge me for my drunken behaviour - it was about 12 years ago now. Please go and check out the work of the rest of the DT because it is international fabulous-ness!

♥ Sarah blogged at 20:48


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