Tuesday, 30 September 2008

All sorts. (mainly thank you's!)

Problems in my life atm seemto be righting themselves. I am sure that in some people's eyes, they may think I should of done thing differently but I was sad with the whole situation. It's now all out in the open and hopefully things will be sorted and return to normal.

Is anyone so confused with Studio Calico??? I have no idea if my subscription to their kits is taken automatically any more??? I have no idea if I will get an October kit, as the money hasn't come from my account. The whole thing sucks. I know that the whole subscription through themselves rather than paypal is probably a much better idea (eps. when we're up at 5am trying to bag the add ons we want, only to be redirected to paypal to find it took too long and now the add ons have sold out :( ) but I have no idea if i'm supposed to order my main kit or not??? If my subscription has gone through or what! At least with the paypal I knew they automatically took the money for the main kit a few days before and it would also serve as a reminder to the add on release on the 28th. This month I missed out. Although, i'm not too sad as they weren't my cuppa and I have the biggest mountain of full embellie packets, papers mounting and all scrapping supplies going untouched. I need to get scrapping!

I am excited though that it's SoML (www.story-kits.com/store) release morning tomorrow (night if you're in the US) So at 5am I will be up hanging around for those add ons... I loved last months kit! I just love the rainbow colours and this one, from the sneaky peek look full of halloween goodness (the stamp looks fab:) ) ... this is the one kit I just have to have every month. Sara is the best at kits!

Talking of Sara too, I got my US CJ back ;) Oh my, it is full of some of the most talented scrapping ladies on the planet. And i'm proud to say my journo has braved and stayed together for well over a year and visiting many homes in the US and Canada. Thank you girls! I am going to take pics and share with you all, although I look back now and see how naff my scrapping style was *groan* and feel it kinda lets the whole album down. And back to Sara, she did the most heart wrenching story in my journo. I wanna let y'all know how super special she is to deal with her hubbie away and bring up a little guy and holding it all together. The whole CJ has put me in touch with some very inspirational women and not just in scrapping terms. I've heard tales of hubbies loosing jobs, met (ok, just online...but maybe some day our bank balance and kids will allowfor a trip) the most fabby women, losses, heart aches and new babies *Congrats Gina!* I am just amazed that there are women out there that are so strong and give inspo to us all. I feel touched that many of you shared a little bit of you in my journo. Thank you. It has made me want to scrap all day and night long!

I was teaching two classes on Sunday... (and got some beautiful flowers from Barbie ~ thank you!) and heard some great news too! I can't share just yet as it's a big secret and I feel privalidged to know... :) :) :) I am busy making something special for that special person. She is yet another inspirational woman that scrapping has put me in touch with. I am hoping that Nicky, who joined us in the family tree class has finally had a go with her cricut!

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Am I that good a listener???

I really hate it when I get told stuff. Stuff that isn't nice. Yeah, we all need to vent but I hate being put in a situation between two people; where I know person A is not happy with person B and then person B asks me what person A has said... I don't think I should be put in the situation to have to lie. It's not nice and it's not fair but more over, i'm not doing it. If you want to vent, vent to someone other than me because i'm am sad:( I have been put in this miserable situation with person A and person B. Nuff said.

On a lighter note... http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=92234&user_id=561 check this out!!!

Monday, 15 September 2008

Where has the sunshine gone?

Where did the summer go to this year??? We had a few weeks of sun but now we're back to rain and dull miserable days... This little pic reminds me of a rare hot day when Emily and Benji had the bubble machine on overdrive and bounced all day long in the 'bounce zone' (if you see one on sale in elc, get one :) they are the best!) Now though, the weather is so miserable and unlike any September I can remember for at least 6 years. This whole dull and bleary days just makes me wanna stay in bed all day long, i'm sure I was a hedgehog in a former life and hibernated!! ;)
Since I haven't been scrapping for myself just lately ~ like for the past two months! *gasp* I have a) so much stash mounting up and b) have kinda lost my mojo. Not for scrapping tho. Just for scrapping for me, if that makes sense? Scrapping for classes is all about getting timings right and making a class good. With enough techniques to keep it going and not too many products to make it w-a-y over budget... and then it has to be something pretty generic that everyone will dig. I guess my 'style', if you call it that isn't loved by everyone *ha ha* and so I don't want my classes to be a complete flop. So far things are going good :) :) :) I'm very happy over at Sugar and Spice and love every minute of it. I am hpoing that we order in a whole heap of October Afternoon stash tho ;) I need those cute monsters!!!
So, anyhoo! I have lost my mojo. It might be that I haven't printed out pics in sooooo long and infact I think i'm going to order some from snapfish 'cause me and printing is just not going to happen any time soon. New photos always renew my mojo :) Or at least I hope they will.
Lastly, my old lady denture is starting to feel ok. When I say ok, I don't mean that I want to give up on having a bridge... no way! But I am feeling that maybe I can just about live with it until December. Just about.

Thursday, 11 September 2008

I'm here!

Firstly, this little boy (although he looks very girlie and is in need of a haircut!) celebrated his 2nd birthday the other day :) He didn't get the whole gift thing. He unwrapped a car first and that was it...! Off he went and left Emily to unwrap the rest (she was v.happy)...

Emily started school too! :) She is going this afternoon too for her last settling session. After that she will be going two sessions a week and I know she is going to love it! She hasn't bothered once about me leaving her and she has made a few little friends :) She is a happy little thing.

For me, i've just been working and working and working. Not that it's a bad thing because it has mainly been at Sugar and Spice...! I have had a few weekends away from London Care, it has tired me out... mainly because we are always so busy there and just because... I have had some more dental work done :( Now no laughing.... I had my extraction a couple of weeks ago then this week I had my temporary denture. I stress temporary! Until December the 8th, which IMO is bloomin' long enough. I feel like I should be drawing my pention. I actually had to go into a chemist and by sterident. To top it all off the dentist gave me a sample tube of fixodent and a leaflet with two old birds on the front, entitled 'Practical advice for denture wearers'... I hear your sniggers ;) Roll on December the 8th!!!