Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Black and White and Teal All Over - and Beyond

It's no secret round here that one of my all-time favourite online classes is Blogging For Scrapbookers. So you won't be surprised to learn that I'm going Beyond Blogging For Scrapbookers ! I've got three weeks to learn even more about one of my favourite pastimes. Three weeks to make From High In The Sky bigger, brighter and better? I'm going to need your help!

I know you lovely readers are out there - I hear from quite a few of you, thank you - but I'm not always sure what it is you like to read about most. So, with help from my class notes, I'm trying something new today. I'm having a poll. It's very easy, so I hope you'll read to the end and then tick a box for me. Just the one! No names are required, that means if you do like to keep to yourself a bit, you can still join in. Every answer counts and I'd love to hear from you. If you have anything else you'd like to add, please feel free to leave a comment when you are finished. Or just say hello. Thank you!

But I won't leave you today without a layout (or two - I also have a new one over at Gotta Craft ) Remember my teal wedding page? Well, as I was shuffling stuff round my desk the other day, I found this photo. And I thought - what if I do the same thing backwards? A teal coloured photo on a black and white page? This is what I came up with:


Now, that poll. If you are fresh here today (and I'm kind of hoping some of you are) you can browse the tags or Take The Tour before you decide.If you are a long term follower, I guess you know what you like and all you have to do is tick. So please click here and let the voting begin..







41 comments:

WendyB said...

Sian, I'm no help on your vote whatsoever - I know I'm a new reader but I really like the mix you currently have. I enjoy reading all of your posts no matter the topic :-)

Mary B said...

Great layout made me smile too love the punched white on white looks really good and those butterflies really take your eye down the page.

btw I've voted more stories I love them.

Lynn said...

Hi Sian, I have been visiting your blog for a long time - way before I plucked up the courage to comment. Anyway I love the mix of your blog but especially the stories you tell. Long may you continue as I always enjoy a visit.

Sandie said...

I love all that you do Sian. It's the variety and different style of postings that keep me hooked, Keep up the great work, you are an inspiration.

Tinkertaylor said...

You're a natural storyteller so guess what I voted for.

Make My Day UK said...

gorgeous page Sian! Love the framed F on the post below too, you have inspired me to make one of my own for our home! lots of love Kate xx (Kate formerly known as Liberty Cottage!)

Jimjams said...

Have voted :D
Love that page - never realised it was TSO under than hat!

cate said...

I love your stories! When I grow up I want to tell stories like you do!

Gail said...

That was a tough choice for me but I decided stories edged out the rest. Personally I love the mix of things you write about and share.

Cheryl said...

from a scrapper/ex-writer point of view i love hearing the stories behind the photos you choose to scrap :-) but I could only pick one option! x

Clair said...

I've been counted and just wanted to say hello x

debs14 said...

It only let me tick one box and I wanted to tick them all! I absolutely love your blog, the variety, the stories and the humour. I know that change is good for the soul but please don't change it too much or (trying to think of a threat ...) I will come round, get Horsey and hold him hostage until you change it back!

Karen said...

Well, I was disappointed that I could only check one box, so I had quite the difficult task! Actually I enjoy all your posts, so no worry there. I'm bookmarking this layout as I love the way you embellished the top right and left bottom corners. Something I'd like to remember to try!

Beverly said...

Joining the chorus...I was disappointed I could only check one thing, aren't we helpful? :) The only thing I wouldn't check is the sewing and knitting because I do neither. But when you post those projects I still enjoy seeing your work so I guess that does't even make the no list.

Alana said...

Ooh Sian, that vote was a toughie! I voted Scrapbooking Lo's in the end as I figure you will tell the story behind it anyway....result!...one vote, 2 choices.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

:o) I voted for scrapbooking (your pages are always so lovely) and knitting, although I'm a big fan of your lovely stories too!

Photographing Mom said...

I want to see it all. :) Love your blog.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I ticked "your stories," because I adore your writing, BUT your scrapbook pages are a really, really close second. And I also really like your felt/knitting/etc. projects.
Rinda

Jennifer said...

Hi Sian! I voted but it was hard to check only one box. I had to go with the scrapping option since it is my main passion, but I really enjoy everything on your blog! :)

humel said...

I found it really difficult to choose, too!! Probably the best answer for me would be all of them, because I love the mix you have already and I'm always thrilled to see a new post appear here :)

Ginger said...

Sian!! That was not an easy vote! Seriously... your blog posts are a perfect balance of everything on your vote ballot(although, I did pick the stories, still I would be lying if I said that was what I wanted to see mostly, as with the others... I like it all).

Gem's Crafts said...

Hi Sian, I ticked for stories but like the other ladies I would have ticked for scrapbooking LO's too. Although I do love your blog it always makes me smile, so please don't change it too much :)

Miriam said...

Joining the chorus so I went with Other and put that I would like to see the first three items! I love all that you post on here, that's why I visit you.

Margie S said...

Variety is the spice of life!

Scribble Monster said...

Hey Sian, I love your stories behind your layouts! Jen x

Heather said...

Stories! But also scrapbooking! ....and everything xx

rockchickhelen said...

Thanks Sian for taking my poll and commenting on my post you're a star! Love the layout, I always try to make funky layouts like this but don't always succeed, but this one's great.

rockchickhelen said...

PS: I took your poll :)

Becky said...

I love everything about your blog - as you probably already know! I love your stories, your scrapbooking and hearing about your family life. Keep up the good work! Love today's layout :)

Melissa said...

I always enjoy your blog - no fair making us chose only one thing! :>)

Sandra said...

I have to say Sian, it is hard to pick just one thing. The reason I really enjoy your blog is because it's a little different to others - you bring a little bit of everything. You're super talented, so share gorgeous creative projects .. which I adore, but I love your everyday stories too. Plus, you always share the best links around ... so just keep doing what you're doing - and please don't change your lovely blog too much - for me, you've got it pretty much spot on :)

scrappyjacky said...

I love everything about your blog,Sian....you don't need to change it at all!!!
And that page has worked beautifully.

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Ah, the classic black and white layout, I love it! I enjoy all the posts on your blog, just more of the same is fine with me!

Louise said...

Only one choice Sian?? i went for scrapping but i love all your stories too.

Great layout x

Hey Birdie Designs said...

Picked 3 - thanks for the "other" box! Love your blog tho already. I failed to keep up with BFS so not going beyond just yet. Looking forward to seeing it through your blog.

Wanda said...

Choices, choices! That's why buffet-style restaurants are so popular: because people don't have to settle on just one thing! Anyway, everything you do is well worth the look and the read, but I'm especially hooked on the storytelling. Have a good day!

Winnie said...

I'm not sure what I'd like to see more of as I love your current mix of posts. Sorry, that's not very helpful is it?!? :)

Ade said...

I was sad that i could only choose one of your poll items. Your layout is fab!

Lynn said...

Loveing your blog. I could have chosen more options too.

NC Peach said...

All of the above! I love a blog that has a cool mix of everything!

I haven't blogged lately, so I wanted to come by and support you today! Thanks for stopping by recently! Will be by again soon!

Rachel B said...

I missed the poll! I think your blog is amazing anyway though Sian and I love the 'pass the book' layout :)

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