Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy weekend thoughts...

How do you see life, right now, today, in current circumstances?

I have justified reasons today, to be annoyed. Very annoyed.

So once my breathing had returned to normality, I took to concentrating on my happy place. My home, my sanctum, and from these 7 random facts you now know that I am happy to be at home.

And really, I know that "Life's one happy game". I have just added 3 more pictures to our happy wall in the front entrance. The wall is filling up with pictures of us in places we've visited over the past 10 years.

The frames aren't the same, they just match since they're all dark wood. The spacing between each frame isn't even as the collage comes together as and when it does. The pictures really are hanging straight, the camera angle is just a little off putting (I think).

The vinyl word art is by DCWV-Home, called 'Once upon a Wall'. I bought mine here during my last visit to Arizona, but I did find a link here and here, otherwise try Ebay.

My 25 Days mini book is done, BUT there's a little delay in me posting the pictures. It's an exciting delay, so just hang in there, it will be worth it. We're working on this ;)

Enjoy your 'happy game'.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

...from a beauty pageant

well, not isn't all I want :) But it is a cute tin, and it's been missing in my SSS (scrap storage stuff) for over a year! I was beyond thrilled to find it today when I emancipated a few dust bunnies. It also helps getting back on track with Wednesday's Wise Words!
Earlier this week I was inspired by her and the cute, cute album. Since I'm such a mini book fan, I pulled out all my bits, and put together my own 25 days to Christmas. Yes! and it's only 29th October. I will try and take photos to post later in the week.
Here's to shoes (both cute and comfortable)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Ain't she sweet...

... and pink too!

The lovely Stephanie blessed me with this little lady. I am a serious mini book junkie, so her and I are sure to have endless hours of fun together!

Not too much creative stuff happening just yet - still finding my 'retired' sea-legs ;) and tying up lots of loose ends after Live, Scrap, Play!

In this post I mentioned some exciting things on the horizon for me. Well... it turns out that there are going to be even more exciting things happening in the near future and also the not so near future. As with all good things though, there is a little wait involved before I can reveal it all.

But... I can say... there is an announcement coming early next week, so remember to check back for the details! Any guesses?

For now, I was tagged by Sophia, so here are 7 Random facts about me:

1. I really battle to say 'goodbye' whether it's over the phone, on Skype chat, to someone I'll see the next day, or to someone going back home overseas. Nope, not a good goodbyer!

2. Rice is one of my favourite foods. I could eat it everyday, just on its own, plain. Probably the only thing on Survivor Island that I could cope with - living on rice!

3. I have very curly hair. Now that it's 'long' (for me) I blow dry it straight every day. Maybe sometime I'll embrace the curls!

4. Cleansed hands are important to me. I carry hand sanitiser in my handbag and in my car and I use it! So happy that some supermarkets have trolley wipes at the doors now!

5. I am a total baby in a thunderstorm. I see a flash and block my ears anticipating the thunderous noise. Not good for these Highveld thunderstorms.

6. I don't have any pets. Not one, not even a goldfish. I did have 3 dogs, a cat, 2 birds, 2 goldfish growing up though.

7. Home is where my heart is. I love to be at home, and love that my hobby and my 'job' allow me to work from home!

And now I am tagging friends and some well-wishers who left comments for my birthday:

And the anon comments, consider yourselves tagged too!

Here are the rules:
Link to your original tagger and list these rules on your blog. Share 7 facts about yourself - some random, some weird. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and link their blogs. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.

It's all a big blog circle thing!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Breathless and speechless

...I'm running a HUGE catch-up game right now... and hoping that I win it (soon!).

First a very big thank you for all my birthday messages from across the world, and especially those visiting from Stephanie's blog.

Secondly, what an amazing 2 weeks I just spent with 2 wonderful women. It was such an honour for me to have Stephanie and Bonnie visit for the Live, Scrap, Play! events.

Stephanie has been really good with the updates of her trip, so visit her blog for the pictures. It's going to take me some time to get with that program and I will be adding pictures to the Live, Scrap, Play! blog as well.

Special thanks too, to all who have emailed me directly or the participating scrapbook stores with feedback from the events - it certainly seems that Stephanie's projects and her anticipated doodle-light bulb moments were an absolute hit.

And speaking of doodles.... don't you just *love* my new banner?! Such a treat being able to watch Stephanie play with her toys 'n tools!

I'll be back with updates...

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Safe and sound...

This is who I met at the airport today, along with mom-in-law Bonnie.

So excited to have Stephanie here in person, and to all that have asked from 'back home' - they made it safe and sound.

After a (very) loooong flight they are totally exhausted, so it may just be a little while before you see any blog activity.

And to friends and family, I will be sure to take care and looked after them for the next 10days that they are here.


Wednesday, October 08, 2008

What's next?

Things haven't slowed down, and they won't be for a while yet - that's the nature of this industry!

A big thank you to all who have emailed / phoned / left comments regarding my move from the position as Editor of Time & About. If you missed the post, check it out here.
(front cover #9.)

For those who haven't seen the magazine, here's my good-bye letter along with the contents of my final issue.

So what's next...?

I have a few plans - some BIG, some not so big - all exciting though. But right now I am in the middle of the final preparations for Live, Scrap, Play!. Once the events are over, I'll breathe a little and then start on the next "thing".

So... for now, it's a case of 'watch this space'

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

I thought so!

... I thought all was back to normal, but clearly not! My last entry - www or Wednesday's Wise Words, became the Week's Wise Words.

In between I have been running - still have Creative Escape goodness to unpack, still have Scrapbook Convention projects to complete, still have class designs to create... but I did chat to Stephanie today... and she is excited about her visit next week for Live, Scrap, Play!

I am excited about her gorgeous project and all the goodies she's bringing along for the classes. And to all our amazing sponsors who have once again made this event possible - thank you.

Check out Stephanie's blog for details of how you can get to take part in an online auction in support of breast cancer awareness. And check back here for details of how you can win an Epson printer!