Friday, September 28, 2012

Where does the time go? '28' Blog Hop

Why, welcome! If you are here because you're following Jamie's birthday blog hop, then you should have come from the lovely Jules' blog. Are you enjoying it so far?

If you're here because you know me or you already follow my blog, then you'll already know that my name is Kate and my little corner of the internet comes from the Isle of Wight. I live in a little house filled with paper and pretty things, accompanied by a cat who watches every move I make. By day I work in an office where the furniture matches our corporate colours, and by night I scrapbook, crochet and sketch.

And if you know me really well, you'll know that this is my last month as a 28-year old, that I am dreading being an odd number because it makes me feel unbalanced, and that the end of October will not only mark me entering the last year of my twenties but also three years since the bowel cancer diagnosis that has completely changed my life. When Jamie suggested a blog hop to celebrate her birthday, it seemed like a most opportune time to reflect just a little bit on my life too.

I think this page hardly looks like I made it. But I did, I promise. Right now I am loving delicate colours, retro patterns like polka dots and chevrons, and instagram photos. I'm drawn to layouts with small photos and lots of detail on a neutral background. I am trying to incorporate more layering, freedom and asymmetric elements. And yet....if I continue using patterned paper at this measly rate, I might never get to the bottom of my stash pile.





Thank you so much for looking at my project. Are you ready to hop on now?

 Who's next? And also the order in case you get lost:
Kate www.funkytales.blogspot.com YOU ARE HERE! Visit Leigh next

Don't forget to comment on everyone's blog and then hop back to Jamie and let her know you've finished for your chance to win a $28 gift card to an online retailer of your choice. You have until 8.00pm EST on Sunday 30 September (and by my reckoning, the UK is 5 hours ahead so that gives you until 1.00am the following morning). Good luck everyone!

18 comments:

Christine said...

I like your layout with all the squares and little details.

j.leija said...

Kate what a beautiful page. But most importantly what a beautiful and inspiring story. Love your writing style as well. Thank you for hopping today!

Hollie said...

Um, LOVE this page!! Very inspiring.

Valerie K said...

AMEN to using patterned paper! My stash pile has grown incredibly and is BEGGING to be used! :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Great layout! Love the kind of grid design, and how you were able to document the end of 28. :)

Sparklin said...

Cute layout!

Jackie said...

love all the little details of your "28" page!

Anna Natalia said...

Love all the photos.

Nancy said...

Love your LO, I am a real fan of instagram photos on LO.

Love your blog too
x

Julie Hollis said...

Very lovely layout!I love all of the bits and pieces.

btsoi. said...

Lovely reflection. I'm also trying to use up my stash with layering! It's taking me so long but I'll get there eventually... I think :P

ayelet said...

Great layout

Audrey said...

love the photos! very instagram feel to it. and nice art work! keep it up =D lovin' this blog hop ! xoxo

Cheryl Leong said...

wow!!! thats so cool having a birthday hop! happy birthday to Jamie!

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marianne said...

Great layering and design!

Nina said...

I love how you used so many images.


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susana cabrera said...

Love the pictures, and the set up.

Jessica B - crafty_chic_girl said...

great idea!