Friday, 2 August 2013

Teal and Gold and Off I Go!

Hello friends
That's me stopping by with a quick hello because suddenly time seems to be on fast forward! 
I am venturing over the 'pond' very soon...
yes, it is my trip to Arizona to spend time with Spellbinders!  
It has come around so quickly and I'm dashing around making sure I've got everything organised. 
I am nervous at leaving Elliott but thankful to my parents who are going to be 
looking after him.  With gizmos and gadgets we can keep in touch and chat 
each day so all should be well.
Mitchell will be dealing with any orders while I'm away so hopefully everything
will run smoothly - in fact they might not need me back!

I think once I am at the airport it will sink in that I'm really going. 
I cannot wait to catch up with everyone at Spellbinders and meet the new team and staff.
I do have to pinch myself on a regular basis!

Talking of those boys - here they are again!
I've featured them on a scrapbook page that appears in this month's edition of 
Scrapook Magazine.
A useful page if you do not like straight lines!
I've used various die templates including Classic Scallop Edgeabilities,
You Are Here and That's The Ticket.
The papers are KaiserCraft - Elegance.  I love the teal mixed with the gold.

I have decided to draw the Mystery Prize upon my return because I intend to go 
craft shopping while I'm away and I want to add some special goodies!

I will be scheduling some posts and attempting to blog remotely so please stop by. 
Take care friends.


Sally said...

Hi Christine
I really like the scrapbook page with the picture of your boys. I have never done a scrapbook page but have thought of trying to make one. I just might have ago.
Have a safe trip, I'm sure Elliott will be fine with your parents, so try not to worry, just enjoy the break (even though it's a working break). As the saying goes "A change is as good as a rest".
Take Care Sally xx

Rosie said...

Have a great time, Christine.

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
You lucky girl, I hope you enjoy your trip and bring back lots of new crafting goodies.
Love Chris X

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A wonderful layout Christine, love the teal and gold combo! Have a wonderful time in Arizona, can't believe its a year since you last went! Elliott will be fine with your parents and I am sure they will pamper him silly! You certainly deserve a treat after what you have been through and I am sure this will do you the world of good! Susan x

Valerie said...

I am sure all will go smoothly while you are away, so enjoy the trip. Come back refreshed and with some great ideas from your colleagues. Safe and worry free journey. Valerie

Janice said...

Hi Christine

I really like your scrapbook page, lovely photo of your boys!
Wishing you a wonderful time in Arizona, enjoy your couple of days chilling time with your friends before the fun begins!
Looking forward to hearing all about it and seeing your photos.
I'm sure Elliot is looking forward to his 'holiday' with your parents too.
Safe travels, and enjoy!
Janice x

Carolyn Bell said...

Hi Christine, I love the colour scheme on your scrapbook page, it's reall striking! I hope you. Have a a great time at Spellbinders, you really need the break after all you've been through, enjoy it! Love Carolyn x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
A really lovely scrapbook page.
I hope you hve a great time going to Spellbinders again,I am sure everything will be fine at home,have a safe journey and take care. X.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, I can understand how apprehensive you might be at leaving Elliott, but he will be in safe hands.
Enjoy your time with Spellbinders, and come back to us with lots of tips and new ideas. Have a safe journey.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Ella's Design said...

Love the scrapbook page, Christine! You make it look so easy! Fabulous colour combo and great pic of the boys and Bella!
Enjoy your time in the US, it will fly as quickly as the weeks that have passed! Good luck to Mitchell taking the reins whilst your away and I'm sure Elliott will love spending time with his grandparents! Lisa x

hazel young said...

Gorgeous scrapbook page Christine. Love the colours and photo. Enjoy your time in Arizona you deserve a little me time and the boys will be fine with your parents xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, What a lovely scrapbook page, love the colours, nice to see a few butterflies too, lol. Do have a great time at Spellbinders and bring us back all the latest ideas. (I am sure Elliot will be spoilt rotten meanwhile)
Carole N xxx

nattyboots said...

I love the scrapbook page Christine ,the colours ,lay out and such a lovely photo too.

Enjoy your trip it will do you good , and as for Elliott ? i bet hes secretly pleased you wont be fussing over him for a few days , he will be well looked after with your parents ,and your shop is in capable hands .
So just go and enjoy it all , you deserve it .

Elaine H X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Wonderful photo of your boys and Bella, love the colours you have used and of course your trademark butterflies.
Enjoy your time in Arizona you need a break after the stressful months you have had. I'm sure Elliot will be looked after very well by your parents, and Mitchell will do a great job in your absence.
Have a great time.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. Lucky you to be travelling overseas but so well deserved.
Looking forward to seeing what wonderful ideas you bring back with you.
Have a safe trip knowing that your two boys are in safe hands.
Love Val x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine I love this layout I didn't realise it was just one page thought it was several different things

Have a fabulous time in Arizona and I am sure that the boys will be well looked after by your parents. Have they given you a list of all the things they want and cant get in the UK lol


Maggie Phillips said...

Morning Christine, the gold and teal combo is beautiful and the photo of the boys and Bella looks perfect there! Enjoy your well deserved (working) break in Arizona,it will do you good and the boys will be fine with their loving grandparents taking care of them.Have a safe trip. Hugs to all, Maggie x

AnneRD said...

A lovely scrapbook page Christine, one you can pack in your case when you travel to the States. Have a great time and try to fully emerge yourself in all things Spellbinding. The business is in the capable hands of Mitchell, and Elliott wIth his grandparents.
Anne x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine. Gorgeous page and layout. You will enjoy yourself with spellbinders and im sure the boys will be well looked after by your parents. Emma

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, enjoy your trip you deserve it after all the problems you have had this year, the boys will be ok with your parents have a good time love Jean Z xxx

Wendy L said...

Have a fun time in hot, hot, hot arizona. Page is great, boys have wonderful smiles. Xxx

Lacelady said...

Great family pic Christine. Have a super time at Spellies HQ, and come back with lots of ideas and goodies.

SusanP, Kent said...

What a lovely page Christine! Teal is a fave of mine. Hope you have an amazing time with the Spellbinders team. Elliott will be fine. How can he not be with all of us thinking good thoughts for him? Mitchell will do an excellent job and you should 'have a blast' as they say over there, apparently.

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Christine, such a lovely scrapbook page, however I would have it framed on put up on my wall, its so lovely. I hope you have a great time with your other family over the water, and after all you have been through , its time for a little "me" time.
X Ros

Anonymous said...

A lovely scrapbook page Christine. Have a wonderful time in U S A.
Phil D

Janice said...

Christine, the sentiment on the page says it all. I think that with all our busy lives we sometimes overlook what is the most important part of our lives... OUR LOVED ONES. Have a good trip and try to relax and not worry about what is going on back home. Tell your mum that she has our support and that she will be fine with Elliott. All the best Janice xx

utilitygirl said...

Hi Christine
A really lovely scrapbook page, a great photo too. I don't have 'straight eyes' I'm afraid, so it would be a good lay out for me too. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a great time in Arizona, don't forget the sum cream!!

Maggie said...

Hello. Have an amazing time and the boys will be glad you're having time to yourself for a bit. Hope it's cooled down a bit in Arizona although we've been having their temperatures here. We'll look forward to having you back again. xxMargaretxx

Janice Wallace said...

Lovely page. Really like the colours.
Have fun in USA. Always enjoy watching your demo's so no doubt you will get lots more ideas for us.
Janice W

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Christine I know how you feel,everything will be O.K. ,at home ,you deserve a bit of R.+R.
Do not worry about the blog,take lots of photos.

Sue B said...

Hope you have a very enjoyable trip to will be HOT!!! I'm sure your parents will do an excellent job while you are away. Look forward to seeing some pics when you get back I was in Arizona about 5 years ago....a lot of tall cacti. Enjoy the break you deserve it.

Pat S Witney said...

hi Christine
I really like the scrapbook page that you have done today. Hope you have a lovely time in America. Try not to worry to much about the boys. Your parents will do a grand job of looking after them for you. Try to have some me time while you are away.

Carole Z said...

Fab layout Christine..;have a great time in Arizona, assured that your parents will be looking after your boys & Bella! Hugs Carole Z xx

Carol J said...

Have a lovely time, you've earned it, Love Carol xx

Rose in Chester said...

Great layout Christine,
have a great time in Arizona - it's just what you need. And whilst I'm sure you'll still worry, you'll find great reassurance in being able to chat to them and your parents who I am sure will look after your treasures as if they were their own (which they are, of course, just a generation away).
Bes wishes, Rose

jucrook said...

Have a fab time in Phoenix. Comeback with lots of goodies and ideas for new workshops. Love the scrapbook page and that through all that he's going through at the moment I don't think that I've seen a picture of Elliott without a big smile on his face. Can't wait to see the pictures of USA. Ju

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Love the colours you have used, a lovely page. Safe journey. Take care.

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, love the page :) Enjoy your trip. Look forward to seeing your goodies when you get back :) xxx

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