Friday, 23 May 2008

Friday happiness....

Fridays.... generally always a happy day, isn't it? You know that lovely "I don't have to get up early in the morning tomorrow" feeling.... mmmm pure bliss.

I have been ever so tired lately.... infact I almost beat my kids to sleep last night, felt myself dropping off to sleep at the dinner table. Doesn't help when almost every night I need to escort Hannah to the toilet at some point (afraid of the dark situation) and most nights either Luke or Ty also need or want something. So sleep is precious time for me and eventually the lack thereof catches up and obviously this is where I am at right now... trying to catchup again.

Lots of happiness created downstairs infront of the television two nights ago... my husband is a HUGE Manchester United football fan. And I mean so HUGE that his woke up on Wendsay morning nervous... yes nervous for the game he would only watch after 9pm that night. Only woman out there with sporting madness partners will understand this bazaarness. Not sure how the kids slept through his cheering performance. Have you ever heard someone whispering excitement, fustration, joy, and then glory .... it is rather amusing. But Wednesday night there wasn't any of his usual whispering.. he couldn't help himself. I only now wish I actually sat down there with my camera and captured him on film (well digital... you know what I mean). I really need to try put that on my list of "photographs I need to capture to scrapbook". Having a massive sports fan in your house definately needs to be documented somehow. Craig is wondering why he hasn't heard from his friends back in England, especially the Chelsea supporting ones.... (hehe... Bev your hubby recovered yet?)

I know my husband cannot wait for our two boys (and perhaps even our daughter - who knows) to join in his passion for sports. At this stage our six year old only gets excited for that rather big trophy... now that is the only cool part of having to watch 90 minutes of men running around in his little world.

Back to paper happiness... Laurie and I have been hard at work getting our projects ready for next Saturday's event, Memoirs of a Mother at Fantasia in Hillcrest. Today we released some sneak peeks and I am having such fun with all my sparkly pretty papers. The image is merely a colour peek (not by any means the only product in the kit)... and Ina, the shop owner has lined up some lovely lucky draws and gifts... including some floral happiness. Flowers come a close second to yummy scrapbooking products - right? So if you all want to see what we are upto at the moment, I'll share the sneak peeks here:

for my class some delicious colours and gorgeous papers from Die Cuts With A View and "not all shown" but some custom made products especially cut for this kit. We will be creating a double page, the South African girls tend to mostly scrap double pages... with plenty of sparkle and blinging happiness.





and then the incredibly talented Laurie Glenny whips up this little number no-one is going to want to part with too quickly. Boy I hope only 39 seats sell of the 40 limited places.... I want one too.

it's late and I am all blogged out so will leave you with a card I created for this months' PaperCraft Inspirations magazine, a mens card supplement section for which I was asked to use a hot air balloon theme. That currently tops my unusual requests list, wonder if my editors will top this one at some point... (wink wink Jenny and Zoe), I do love a challenge (wonder if that is a good thing to proclaim to the world) - anyway this sure was a challenge (thanks Zoe)


off to bed, Venessa....

2 comments:

Sophia said...

Hi, I booked for Saturday, cannot wait. So, I will see you there...

Venessa said...

yeah.... so happy to be seeing you again so soon Sophia, thanks :)