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I retired on March 11th 2014 after 26 years as a doctors receptionist. I am now looking forward to the freedom to enjoy my days doing anything I wish to. Spending time with family, catching up with friends. Playing in my Scrappy Shack, scrapbooking, cardmaking, art journalling, quilting, gardening, baking. Spending wonderful times with my beloved other half. I am so looking forward to this time in my life.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012


More preparations for the retreat. I have got to get the bulk of it finished today ans my husband comes off shift tonight.  He is very patient and giving with me, but when I take over our living space as well as my shack it pushes him a little towards his limit. So getting page kits together is the plan this morning.  Thank you to Scrappymo for the great "tutorial" on packing for a retreat, it was just what I needed.

Just going to pop across to Julia at Stamping Ground to be inspired by creative ladies world wide. Why don't you join me?

Happy WOYWW.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Getting Ready to Retreat

The living room here at the "Shoebox" is looking a little like a craft shop in distress at the moment.  I am getting sorted early for  Rosemary Merry's Scrap Camp next week July 6th to 8th. I always seem to forget something and have to rely on Trish to bail me out.  So this year I am getting sorted early.  All my photo's have been ordered and final batch arrived today. So now I am busy trying to sort papers, cardstock, embellishments etc...

Has anyone any tips for taking "stuff" to retreat's or crops.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Getting Sorted!!

I have had a talk with myself and decided to make "She's Scrappy Shack" my main blog. Getting organised in my shed has made me consider re organising elsewhere, blogging is one of the items on my list. Instead of having several blogs I have not been able to do justice too, I have slimmed down to one.  So you might find me rabbiting on about stuff other than crafting here now. You will find me doing more crafting though so watch this space...

Wednesday, 13 June 2012


Not a lot going on at the moment on my desk, still in sorting mode with a little play about here and there. I am tickled pink with my new storage for punches though. Saw it on Pinterest on Sunday, ordered from Amazon on Sunday, arrived yesterday, up last night.  Has given me three empty drawers to organise and fill.

Found I can do double decker storage with inserts for my drawers from IKEA, so guess where I am off to later in the week. I reckon I need nine to go with the one I have..lol

Just popping over to Julia's Place for a nosey around other work desks, why don't you join me, come on, you know you want to;o)