Wednesday, September 21, 2011
This year I'm teaching a gorgeous double layout scrapbooking class using An Siopa Buí's Yellow Club September Scrapbook kit. I can't say too much yet, but it's an autumnal based layout in a rustic style. You'll need four 6x4 photos - 2 portrait and 2 landscape....ideally in autumn colours or black and white.
Here's a few sneaky peaks! See you there.....
Thursday, September 01, 2011
Today I learned (re-learned, because this is something I have to keep reminding myself) that sometimes you just have to say no. Even if you feel under duress but ultimately know that you are going to be more pressurised, just say no. This could also have been called 'don't bite off more than you can chew'. Etc
Sunday, August 21, 2011
So, here are my layouts....in no particular order....
Finally 'Galway Girls' is my effort for the group of three challenge. Am also delighted to have used these pics which I thought were going to be difficult to scrap based on dark background for photos (our hall carpet)...but I used Shimelle's 4x6 photo love template for my three pics and am super happy with result.
So that's it for now....but I think I might be in the habit now. Am currently making puppets for school....but my mojo is back. Hurrah!
Monday, August 15, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Yesterday, I broke a back tooth on the aptly titled bubblegum pictured beneath. Yes, jawbreakers broke my tooth.
That in itself is a funny story except it meant I had to go to the dentist. And the thought of that made me close to physically sick. I'm not sure if I'm phobic but I'm pretty close. I hadn't been to a dentist in (gulp) 11 years. Now for those of you holy joes who get dentally checked every 6 months and have a perfect set of choppers, that sounds utterly shocking. But (and I know this because you can find anything on the Internet, including dental phobia support) there are lots of folk out there the same as me. So I'm breaking the silence (go me!). I feel I can now cos I'm just back from my visit to a super nice modern dentist. I got 3 fillings including repair of that broken tooth and a filling replaced and I feel great. So, the message is don't be afraid. Drugs seem to work better, drills don't seem to do as much work, no pain and White fillings. I have to go back (11 years - remember!) but I'm ok with that. This was the first step.
How this links to finding perfection or letting go of perfection (ala Shimelle's prompt) I'm not sure but I might have teeth that are closer to perfection at the end of all this. Explore indeed!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
However, the map challenge has identified in me my require to control. I almost always bring a map because I like to be in control of the journey. I don't like feeling lost and the possible associated sense of adventure. It's not for me although occasionally I'm happy to take a different route if it's with a plan to getting there faster or avoid traffic. But usually that only happens with a map so it's not about getting 'lost' rather just finding an alternative route. Deep!