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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

My latest offering....

On Bank Holiday Monday in between all the organising/cleaning out of my wardrobe, I managed to complete a LO using the rest of my July Scrapagogo Kit. Here is the LO, the picture is of my Sister & I taken circa 1973/74.

I really love the Blonde Moments Suet Pudding range, I think they have become my favourite of their range so far. I always loved the patterns of the papers that Jay designed, but the black & white version seems to look so simple and elegant, but also fun and loving at the same time. I look forward to see what new and delicious papers the talented team at Art from the Heart bring us next.

Wednesday's Blog Prompt...

On UKScrappers today the prompt was...

You're having a small intimate dinner party with lots of good food, perhaps a glass or two of wine, and LOTS of sparkling conversation. Each of your five guests must be a real person but can be historical or currently alive. Who will you invite and why? What do you really want to talk about?

I would invite five people as follows...

1. My Mum - she sadly died quite suddenly of Pancreatic Cancer in May 2003 only 3 weeks and 1 day after being diagnosed. Not a single day goes by when I don't think of her and miss her dearly. She was my best friend in the whole world. We didn't always agree, in fact we were very alike and often argued, but I always knew how much she loved me.

2. My Dad - Mum was his soul mate and the love of his life, so it goes without saying that he would have to be there.

3. My Little Sister - goes without saying...

4. Brother in Law - as above

5. My Husband - as above.

I know this is not the most exciting group of people, but there is nobody that I want to have more around my dinner table than my family. We are close, so to lose such an important part of our lives was and has been devastating. We would talk about everything and nothing in particular, just to talk about everyday life and to hear my Mum again would be more than enough. One of the things I miss is just hearing my Mum's voice and her laughter.

If I was allowed more people it would be my daughter Georgia who can't remember my Mum as she was not even a year old when she died. She can recognise her picture and knows how much her Nanny loved her, but that is the extent of her memories. My niece and nephews were a little older and can remember....but I am sure they would love to just sit around the kitchen table having one of our Sunday Roasts lovingly prepared my my Dad...the family Chef.

OK, I am sat here with tears streaming down my face just wishing that this was something that I could really arrange. Thanks for the prompt Jane.

A Bit Late...thanks to Blogger....

Tuesday's Blogging Prompt on UKScrappers... I would have posted last night....but bl**dy Blogger wouldn't let me here goes...

"There ought to be a law": What are your pet peeves? We’ll call this ‘Grumpy old scrapbookers’! List your five top pet peeves about anything (scrapbooking, kids, partners, pets, or just life). If you've seen 'Grumpy Old Men' or 'Grumpy Old Women', you'll know what this means, but you don't have to be old...just grumpy.

1. "Middle Laners" on the Motorway. Why do they insist on sitting there when the road is completely empty. Is it too much of an effort for them to move over. It means I have to get into the far lane to overtake, and it seems so stupid.

2. Another diving one...Lorries who want to overtake other lorries that are in the inside lane doing less than 60. They overtake when they are only going a couple of miles per hour faster, and it takes them ages to get by. Meanwhile the traffic is backing up behind them, and the roads ahead are deserted.

3. Recycling - In Milton Keynes we are lucky enough to have a weekly collection. We can recycle all plastic, paper, metal and glass.....but still most of my neighbours (including my mate Bex) refuse to bother. How hard can it be to put a few bits into the pink bags and keep the glass in the box they give you. I mean we all live on this planet, and it is our responsibility to do what we can to save it. My moto is Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

4. LOST!. I have never watched it, don't get it, don't see the point in trying to watch why does my Husband keep making me watch it...I HATE LOST!

5. People who smoke in their car, and then toss the butts out of the window. I have no objection to smokers, but their cars have ashtrays in them.....why will they not use them, and then empty them at home. It seems that they don't want to get their car ashtray dirty, but are quite willing to make our cities, towns & villages dirty.

OK, like many...when pushed I can become a "Grumpy Old Woman".

Monday, August 28, 2006

OK back to Scrapping, I have completed a few more pages this are a few of them. I promise to update again later this week with more, but don't want to put too much pressure on it has a nasty habit of losing my post...and then I lose the will to update. So here is a DLO that I did of the girls when we went to Lynseys for a BBQ... There is journaling under each flap detailing
which bottom belongs to which face. It was such fun taking the pictures, the girls were in giggles as was Lynsey...she even incorrectly identified her daughters bottom... I know my Georgia's anywhere as she tends to clench it and then it gets now you know which one is Georgia, we also noticed that Melissa has the pert bottom, and then Catherine was the cute one left over. I think this is the cheapest layout I have ever produced as all it took were 2 sheets of 12x12 pattered paper, 2 full sheets of 12x12 Bazzill, 2 part sheets of 12x12 Bazzill, and the rest was either stamped onto the patterened paper (arrows & question marks) or in the case of the title, hand written by me, and then cut out. I think the total cost of the DLO was £2.60...which is a miracle for me...
Here is another one I love. I did it earlier this month. It was a scraplift of a LO seen on 2 Peas by a talented lady called Adrienne...I added a few bits, but it is mainly a lift. I had this picture for a couple of weeks, trying to work out what papers to use, and then the lovely people at Basic Grey released the new "Gypsy" papers. You would think to look at them, that they were made especially for me to use with the picture...even the flowers match the ones on Georgia's outfit.

Bl**dy Blogger

Well Blogger is getting right on my nerves at the moment. It allows me to update, but won't let me add pictures. Maybe it is angry at me for not updating for a whole month, so now it is punishing me.

I am sorry Blogger, I will update more often....but please please let me post my pictures......

Ok so now it will let me load pictures...but not the two I wanted.....I wonder if it is because they containe the word "Bum"...LOL

Ok, the LO here was done for me by the lovely Lynsey (Lyns110craft on UKS) the picture is of David & Georgia and Lyns took it while we were at Woburn Safari Park. My contribution to the LO was the a joint effort...and I am really pleased with the whole thing.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Forgive me Bloggers...It has been one month since I last Blogged...

That sounds like a confessional...I always knew I would be crap at keeping my Blog updated....I told you, and now you all believe me...

Life has been busy here during August, my Hubby David was off work for 3 weeks, although I was too busy to take more than a few days off. We have done a few things this month, including a BBQ with Lynsey & family, atrip to Woburn Safari Park with Lynsey, Paul, Melissa & Catherine. The girls had such fun on both the days they spent together. The most exciting news is that David has an interview with Lockheed Martin. They so Aeroplanes & Missiles for the MOD. You should see the application form that has to be filled in. Obviously there are security issues, and the form seems ridiculous until you think about all the security threats facing the country in this day and age...and then the form seems sensible, I mean you wouldn't want just anyone to work for these companies. Hopefully David will also hear from BMW soon, as he was recommended for a position there. I think David would prefer the BMW job as it is doing more of what he is doing at the moment, but when there is a nice redundancy package on the table @ GM he will consider either. He has even toyed with the idea of doing contract work for a couple of companies where he as who knows quite what the future holds for him.