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Saturday, June 30, 2007
So to be honest nothing particularly exciting has been going on here, but then I am sure that is pretty much the norm for the majority of us....there can't be excitement every day/week.
On a crafting front I am taking part in a CJ with some of the fellow members of the ScrapaGoGo Design Team. I was pretty nervous about taking part considering how talented this group of ladies are. I really wanted my CJ to pack some punch, after all I am sending it to the ultra talented Debbie Jewell, DT member for ScrapGenie, Collectively Yours & The Design Collective as well as ScrapaGoGo, so I wanted it to be good..no great. But what should I do, what album should I use... I wanted it to be different. Then I saw some sneaky peeks on Bex's Blog about clear albums being released at CHA in July. I really really wanted to try one, but knew I would never get hold on one before the end of June...so I went off to search 0n eBay and purchased a sheet of A4 4mm clear perspex and some A5 acetate sheets. David has kindly cut the acrylic sheet and rounded the edges for me, and also drilled the holes for the book rings. So my CJ is a clear album, with clear pages...how cool is that. Now I just needed a theme...so I was thinking for days when I had a conversation with a colleague about how we met our partners, and first date horror stories, when suddenly I decided it would be a great idea for a CJ....so First Date Stories was born. So far I have completed the album and decorated the cover with blossoms, HS Ghost heart, Hambly transparency, American Craft rootbeer float thickers and Love Elsie Roxie chipboard buttons, and soft charm and ribbons including some of the Love Elsie Roxie ones... I have started my page using the ScrapaGoGo June kit, and will finish it tomorrow ready for posting on Monday morning. I just need to cut some tags (also acetate) for signing and the do the intro page.
This evening Georgia and I are off to a wedding reception for a couple of hours while David is at work. Tomorrow is the monthly MKScrappers Crop now in our regular new location in Olney...never been to the Olney location before...so should be fun.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
So today the weather forecast was for heavy rain, and I am not sure what happened, but it definately decided to stay away, but I think it will be back tomorrow. David had to work again today, so Georgia and I spent the afternoon crafting and watching "Music and Lyrics". I cannot believe that she actually loves one of my films. She sings along to the words to the opening song, which is called "Pop goes my heart" and has Hugh Grant dressed up in 80's gear as part of an 80's pop group called Pop. She is such a funny thing, and we spent the nicest day together, she was adorable and fun to be with.
So while the film was on I was busy creating another layout with my July ScrapaGoGo Design Team Kit....I love the page I created, I now just need to find the picture that I wanted to put in it...I know it is somewhere, if only I knew where that was.
I had the best morning with Danny the postman delivering 8 parcels. There contents included makeup, the QVC TSV from last Saturday, DCWV cardstock pads, Herma, Fancy Pants Chipboard, AC Thickers, Autumn Leaves Bag-o-Buttons and my July Go2Pieces mini pizza box.
We have also decided to take a family holiday to Cyprus, hopefully in mid August. We are just waiting for our Passport renewals to arrive before we go ahead and book any tickets. Before I go ahead and book I just need to check with my Auntie Sheena that we are ok to stay.
Tomorrow is a lazy family day. David will cook a fabulous roast lamb dinner, and I will be doing some tidying in my craft room...I really need to move my stash all back up there...I have a largish pile of it downstairs in the lounge....naughty me!
Anyway, that's all for tonight folks!Caz x
Thursday, June 21, 2007
I have have also done one with the ScrapaGoGo Charity Kit. Kits will be leaving GoGo heaquarters tomorrow, so not long for subscribers to wait now... If you haven't bought the Charity Kit yet, get your butt over to http://www.scrapagogo.co.uk/ and see if they are still available, Lorraine and Janice are donating all the profits to the NFA...it is such a good cause..go on check it out. David has a half day off work and is coming home at lunchtime, we have decided to go to PizzaHut together for lunch, something we rarely get to do alone. Georgia is off on a School Trip to Bedford Butterfly Farm. She has been before about 3 years ago, but cannot remember, so I am sure she will have fun, it is such a shame the weather is so bad though. Anyway, I have to get ready and off to work via the school to drop off Georgia...so will be back later.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
So here is a family picture to share with my family in Cyprus. On Saturday afternoon Georgia decided that after we had washed our hair, she wanted to put it up in a towel like Mummy.
The next couple were taken on Wednesday last week, when Georgia was spending the day with her Grandad while David & I went to Nan's funeral. Dad took Georgia to the school with him to collect Hannah and James and then the three of them played...just look at those cheeky faces, and have you seen the state of Georgia's hair...don't think she let Grandad brush it...do you?
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Tuesday - No Clients, spent the day scrapping and getting ready to travel to Surrey in the evening. Took Georgia to Gymnastics, had dinner and then drove down to Surrey.
Wednesday - Davids Nan's funeral in the morning, followed by lunch with the family in Runnymede. Spent Pam's (MIL) money on a Quickutz Revolution and some dies. Went to Dinner with my family in Weybridge, then travelled home in the evening.
Thursday - Had to squeeze in visits to two clients, but not much else.
Friday - One client visit, followed by picnic lunch @ Georgia's school. We were taking part in "Read for 15 minutes on the 15th", then back to clients only go back to school for 2.40pm to listen to story time...in a darkened school hall by candlelight, I could easily have fallen asleep.
Saturday - David has to go to work at 12, leaving Georgia and I watching Craft Day on QVC. Without supervision I ordered too much, including the TSV HOTP Card Kit with the Auto Delivery in 90 days, DCWV Mini Self Adhesive Stacks, DCWV Far East Kit, DCWV 110 Cards Kit, and the final item was the K&Co Maison 2 Mini Books Kit. While watching I made up the cards, gift cards and tags from the Lisa Bearnson Kit that was on QVC back in May. So David was supposed to be home at 6.45pm, and we were going to a party at one of my Clients, who are moving to Ireland as soon as the school holidays start. Well David had to stay longer than anticipated and finally rocked home at 11.30pm....just a little late.
Sunday - Woken up this morning at 5.40am by Georgia...and David was missing from the bed. So called downstairs and no answer, checked out of the window and his car was gone. So a quick call to his mobile found him back at work, where he stayed until 11am this morning. Once home we spent the day doing odd jobs around the house and garden.
So as you can see much of the weekend has been just Georgia and I trying to entertain ourselves, with me trying to keep Georgia's grubby little mitts off my lovely stash. Lets hope next week is a little calmer.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Anyway tomorrow I am home. I didn't book a client as we are going down to Surrey tomorrow evening for the funeral, so I wanted to get all our stuff ready. Hopefully I will be able to have a
little time for some scrapping....you never know!
We had confirmation back from the school today, they have confirmed that Georgia has authorised absence for school on Wednesday. While reading the note, I noticed that Georgia has a 99.4% attendance. If only all the children in the school had such a good record.
Anyway, better get off to bed, or I will end up oversleeping and making Georgia late for school.
So after waiting 16 days2 days....here is a picture.
The chipboard album are sooo much bigger than I though. Everything looks so cute, although the products are slightly more muted in colour than the pictures shown on all the websites. That being said they are still lovely. I know many people are disappointed with the thickness of the paper, as it is not as thick as other KI Memories Products, but I always use cardstock as a base so doesn't bother me. In fact the lighter weight makes pages and mini books less bulky. The packets of chipboard buttons are small, but the buttons are a lovely size...not too big. I now cannot wait to get home and have a play...
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
This week so far is continuing in what is becoming the norm.....chaotic. I am hopeful that the chaos will end soon. Georgia started Gymnastics with MKSpringers on Tuesday and is continuing to enjoy it. She can now do a forward roll, and pull herself up afterwards. She was even doing hand stands wth help from one of the Coaches. She is working on the vault, but needs to remember not so stop when she gets to the springboard. She is trying so hard, that I am sure that it will click very soon...and then there will be no stopping her.
With the flooring almost done in the lounge (just the trim and door strips to be done), I am looking around trying to decide on the next project...which will be the Bathroom. Our bathroom is incredibly small. It is only the length of the bath and the width is the bath, toilet and basin with small gaps between. With this in mind we have decided to ditch the bath and have a shower enclosure instead. Thankfully one of my Clients is a Bathroom Showroom, so I get extra special rates....and they can get one of their best plumbers to do the work. So now I just have to decide and price up what I want/what can fit....ohhhh decisions, decisions.
Well, I am knackered and have already dozed off on the sofa this evening..so bed for me I think.
Sunday, June 03, 2007
That's all for tonight folks....more work to do before tomorrow morning.
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Then there is Robert...the cheeky chappy. Boy was he hard to get a picture of....he was never still long enough...lol
An then there was the super cute Jamie....such a cutie. Ann cannot believe that I got pictures of Jamie looking directly into the lense. I think he could hear the autofocus and see the little light on the front...and so he looked in the direction of the noise.
I have some more cute pictures of Georgia and Harry...he really took a shine to Georgia and told her that he loved her....so cute.
Well today is another lovely day, so as soon as David is home we are off to Asda and also to B&Q where we will get new flooring for the lounge. Tomorrow is the Milton Keynes Crop, and I wasn't able to go as David thought he would have to work....so yesterday he announced that he is not working during the day, but will be working on Sunday night....so I could have gone after all....Arrrrgggg...Men!
Friday, June 01, 2007
More on the sad news...there is going to be an autopsy for David's Nan, as she had been released from hospital into the care of a nursing home, and died within a couple of hours of getting there...in my mind it means she was not fit enough to travel...although at 96 she would be anyway. So the funeral has been booked for Wednesday 13th, she told us that she wanted to have her funeral on a Wednesday as all her friends would be meeting in the Church Hall for the weekly club, and that way they would all have transport to get them there....as they are there already. So she actually got one of her final wishes, that and she is finally back with her husband who died over 50 years ago.
I will be back tonight with news and pictures.