Tuesday, March 3, 2009

"Need a Rest" and some exciting stuff ...

I just had to share what Aaron said when he got home from school today ... it so cracked me up.
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He walks in the door and says "Ohhhh it's good to be home Mummy. I had a good day, but now I need to rest!" Followed by the biggest sigh! LOL Now where on earth has he heard that?? Don't recall saying something like that myself ... heheehee (might have thought it though!)
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And thought I'd share my exciting news :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
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In April I am going to this ....
Whoopee ... Soooo Soooo Sooo excited (if you can't already tell!). Laines (a Scrapbook Shop in Singapore) are running this event, and there are 3 workshops with Donna Downey, Tia Bennett and Kah-Mei Smith. I am going with some scrapbook friends here from KL, we've got our air tickets booked, accommodation sorted and of course our tickets to the event! :-) You can read about the event here. And I have my darling hubby booked in for baby sitting :-)
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On Saturday I was over at Scrap-n-Crop picking up a few things (which ended up being rather a bit more than a few ... thanks Val! :-) heheee) and watched a demo with the Zutter. Such a neat little machine. Val made a little album very similar to this one I've shown here, and I decided to make one too after I saw how cool hers was. Thought it would be just the ideal thing to have when I go to Singapore in April to record my "Creative Escape" :-) (love that term).
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Used Theresa Collins covers and die cuts to make it. (Used 8 sheets of the die cuts!) The cover is just plain black, but I am intending to alter that in some way or another before I go. Have got white and red paint in my mind ... hummmmm
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Here's just a few pics to give you an idea of what it's like.




I used 2 sheets of the blank die cuts so I have lots of room for journalling or taking notes at the workshops. And of course photos!
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And to cut a long story short ... Val said it would be real good if I could purchase this little blue Zutter for myself because she wanted to order in the new colour (which happens to be pink). LOL (actually she didn't say that ... but she does want to order in new pink ones!). So I helped her out ... prefer the blue myself anyway. Now ... if the new colour had been red it might have been a different story! :-)
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So this little blue Zutter now lives in my Scrap Space :-)

Looking forward to using it ... LOTS! Wish I had it to bind the little cousins mini album I made actually. Maddison is very rough with it (I've had to glue back on the dot of the i and the c already today!!) and I am not sure how the pages are going to hold up where the ring is ... the album sort of gets flung around in the air a fair bit!!!
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Made some progress this afternoon on the covers of the other little memory album I'm finishing. And this morning I also started a double LO of a friend's 30th birthday pics (Aaron was only a few weeks old ... I am so far behind in my scrapping it's not funny). I found this flocked paper in my stash which is perfect for the photos and on Saturday I bought this damask mask, so did that in the corners, and look what I did ... I can't believe how STUPID I was. Grrr ... and of course there's no photos going to be placed there ... I think I will have to do strip journalling around that area to hide it. (Showing this LO without pics sorry, because I can't be bothered blurring all the faces etc!)

Okay, I need to get on so I can "have a rest" too :-) hehehee
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Till tomorrow ...

5 comments:

hazel said...

aaaaa my dream zutter!!! looking with envy!!

Penny said...

I think I just turned green.

Great paper for the 30th bday though! :)

Penny said...

Oh - and well done Lyndon for babysitting while you're escaping! ;)

topkatnz said...

Great news ... you totally deserve an escape!! excellent news. The Teresa Collins book is cooool ...

Penelope Gan said...

anxious to see what you ladies journal and photograph.