Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Tuesday ramblings

What a day - the usual though, just busy busy busy...

Created some happiness teaching two minibooks to some lovely ladies at Fantasia. I just love my new sweet friend Louise who has taken up all my classes since she first took a class with me. She is such a happy and friendly little soul and lovely to have in my class. I know what it is like for her since she is a foreigner living here in South Africa (and that for a man ... you know the things we do for this species :) ). Well hope this man holds onto this lovely girl. She is from England and doesn't have a work permit so cannot work or have a bank account here (not a bad thing if you have the man's bank account to use). Just going on a year since she has been here but I know - it never gets easier being away from family and she is real home sick. So Louise - hope scrapbooking in Africa helps you make new friends... we are pretty unique people us scrapbookers.

Oh and do go visit over at American Crafts Design Studio Blog to see this months' design team contributions.... always a treat to see the other girls' projects, AC has an incredible collection of talented ladies... my contribution this month can be seen here... can't wait to play with my new goodies that arrived yesterday either...

Creating happiness for South Africa today (and surely gleaming from cloud nine somewhere) is Sophia Allison.... you know the girl I recently met up with and realised we crossed paths when pigtails were fashion and going to the park was the main hangout... and now we live miles and miles and miles away from this hometown.... still in disbelief how this hobby of ours actually had us meeting up again some 25 years later... Well BACK TO THE POINT, Sophia is featured on Making Memories Blog as a VBlogger guest designer, so very cool : check it out here . Well done Sophia, so so happy for you.

Sharing an older AC layout I did a few months back as my blog contribution for them. My funny boy Luke who is obsessed with boxes (loves the recycle trash thing at school and always brings home other peoples trash - well clean trash). So this particular day he wanted to make this rocket from a huge box my hubby had thrown out - he has a wild imagination this kid, only wish I could have recorded the noises attached to these photos...
oh yesterday same sweet boy is crying about having to be Barney in the little show for grandparents day at school soon. He hates to be laughed at and thinks the other kids were laughing "at" him... because he is Barney (yes that purple dinosaur like creature every mom knows all the songs to). How do you explain to a self concious little 6 year old that the kids are laughing with him and that they are most likely more jealous about his role than teasing him about it. Where is that manual - the parenting one with all the answers in it? Oh well got to love the idea of what lies ahead of us with this precious boy, he is going to test out parenting skills that is for sure... here he is rocketing away

All products by American Crafts (minus the yummy pistachio and black Bazzill Basics Cardstock)... the green dots on the scallops: well I used some of the many full stops I never use from the (foam) thickers letter stickers sheets, love them now - so cute to use. (oh and any SATC girls out there - notice the paper from the range of your kits... deee-lish)

will end with just having my dad compliment Craig's photos he took yesterday, AND also had Ina the owner at Fantasia ask who the photographer is of these lovely photos just today too - HUH!!! he is positively gloating now... (thanks alot) but maybe just maybe I may have some photos in my kids scrapbooks someday now that he "thinks" he "has" it. Does he know the wonders of photoshop though... will leave him to gloat (it may work out better in my interests).

nitey nite

3 comments:

KJ-Starre said...

Hi Venessa, I happened upon your blog when I stopped off at Sophia's blog from M.M's. So hi there....I am glad to see you are still scrapping & happy. Sad to see that your AC creative team time is coming to an end. I am sure they will miss your creative input & inspiration.
Keep well
~Kim Watson!

Sophia said...

Hey, thanks for posting about my debut on your blog. Loved the whole meeting episode too...LOL

Just a slight error, surname is Allison...(you got Allan, close enough I guess...lol).

Cannot wait till Saturday, what fun it will be...

Venessa said...

oh poop Sophia... sorry. My younger sister's surname is Allan, clearly wasn't "with-it" on Tuesday... forgive me :), fixed it now.