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Posted 1/10/2013 by prilqod in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 1/10/2013 12:39:42 PM
Hi Everyone

Firstly, apologies for this thread being do late but as someone suggested on the previous thread, I was on holiday until Saturday and since getting home have been really busy.

Secondly, HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone. Here's hoping that 2013 is a really productive and creative year for us all.

I have not yet started scrapping this year. I have been busy tidying up my craft room. It tends to be the dumping ground over Christmas time for all the gifts and wrapping. I cannot scrap in a mess. I have a number of pages planned and have all the pictures printed so I am good to go as soon as my space is ready. I am so keen to start on my holiday photos. My younger son turned 2 on the 21st Dec so I have his birthday layout to do. I love doing birthday layouts but found them quite difficult. Think its because I feel they are important so want them to be extra special.

This heat wave is killing me though. I am so out of energy! My oldest son starts Grade 1 on Wed so I have all his stationery and uniforms to sort out. I have labelled all the staionery so far and just have to do the clothing now.

Keep the posts coming. I am loving that we are getting this going!

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Posted: 1/10/2013 12:55:14 PM
Hello, welcome home and Hooray! we have a new thread.

I hear you on the heat wave; thankfully I am not yet back at w*rk (pardon the 4-letter word, all) so am scrapping up a storm until monday, looking at CHA sneaks etc. My scraproom is also a mess, some of it productive, some not.

See ya all on the thread, I hope.

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Posted: 1/10/2013 1:17:04 PM
Hi Cilla and Jennifer. I must admit, I am looking forward to Christmas/New Year's being a time when we are experiencing a heat wave!! It's been relatively mild for January, but "mild" for us this time of year means just below freezing.

I've done some scrapping these last few days -- working on Project Life 2012 catch-up -- but am feeling poorly right now due to a stomach bug and exhaustion. I'm thinking seriously of not doing Project Life 2013 until February, just to give myself a bit of "breathing room". I definitely want to document this year, with the big move and all, but right now everything feels so blah and I feel like I'm just taking the same photos over and over again. Thinking of trying a monthly photo challenge to get me looking at things from a new angle.

Anyhow -- I hope all goes well with the start of the new school year for your little guy, Cilla. One reason why I'm going to get going again in February (if not sooner -- maybe I'll get out of this "slump" is because my daughter's 3rd birthday is on Feb. 22. Jennifer, enjoy your scrapping time! When are you back in the office?

Carmen.


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Posted: 1/10/2013 1:31:23 PM
Carmen, so sorry you have been battling with illness...never a nice thing at the best of times, I've started PL this year so I'm still in that honeymoon phase where everything is sparkly and new. I am giving myself a lot of leeway though, don't want to burn out too soon, so I am taking it easy.

Pri.. Good luck on your first grader, exciting times... I have my oldest doing grade 12 and my youngest starting high school....sometimes it makes me feel soooooo old.

Otherwise I am almost finished with my epic project of our USA trip taken in 2011 ... It's only taken me a year to complete

Have a wonderful Friday... And weekend.

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Posted: 1/10/2013 11:50:43 PM
Hi, Carmen. I hear you on the novelty of a January heatwave, but this is extreme. If you had just arrived, unacclimatised, it might have put you off your new home! News says it is over & will start cooling down now. I am sorry to hear you have been ill and infected with "the blahs" on top of that; do you know when your big move is?

Re your question on going back to the office: I am self- employed with all the perks & downsides which that entails. I usually put myself through the risk of burnout by having too few boundaries at this time of year & I get sucked into helping people who seldom pay back by becoming proper clients (OR by bailing out colleagues!) This year, other than my retainer work from good clients, I simply allowed myself to switch off. I will take the consequences on Monday- so far the sky has not fallen! Thanks for asking, have really enjoyed quite a bit of scrappy time.

Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 1/11/2013 6:56:24 AM
Hi everyone!

Cilla - hope you had a wonderful rest and are now roaring to go. Good luck with that clean-up. My desk also looks like a bomb went off in the middle of a tornado

I'm also getting my boys' stuff ready for school. Sean is ready (I've even covered all the books) but Ruan only gets his stationery pack at school on the first day. I hate how the first week is more Mom's homework than the kids.

Tanya - you are doing better than me with a big holiday scrapbook. I still haven't quite finished the album on our European trip of 2007 and there was another to Eastern Europe in 2010 I've scarcely started! Hey, I have my diaries and I'll have lots of time when I retire one day, hey?

Carmen - I agree that our heatwave would have put you off SA permanantly if you had arrived this past week. 100+F day after day here where I live. Then it started raining on Wednesday and only stopped this morning. What is going on with the weather? We don't usually get rain in CT in summer! Maybe it will be a good thing if you arrive once it starts cooling a bit. April, you said, didn't you?

Jennifer - don' know if I'd have the discipline to work from home. Though I do a lot of admin for work at home, so I suppose it is not that different. I'd just have to seperate my scrappy stuff onto another desk or I'd be distracted all.the.time.

I'm doing Kerri Bradford's 'The History Project' class this year. I've tried PL but it stresses me out too much trying to keep up, so I'm giving this a go instead. It's a year long class with weekly prompts to get you to write down your earlier memories (0-20yrs). I love family stories and journalling doesn't scare me. So far I'm loving it.




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Posted: 1/11/2013 7:02:58 AM
Hi all

Happy 2013 to you all .... Glad to hear everyone is well, I am also trying to settle back into "normal life" after the craziness of the festive season... Back to school supplies and uniforms bought, but not yet labelled, I'm thinking of getting a label maker - any suggestions on where I can get one, and which are good?

My two peas order finally collected from the post office - so I need to get some scrapping started to justify the buy ))

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Posted: 1/11/2013 12:35:35 PM
So difficult to keep this post anywhere near the top

Tanya - would love to see some of your USA album. We travel a far amount too so am always looking for some new inspiration. I did check out some of your other layouts and love your style!

Carmen - agreed with Michelle that you might have gone back home if you arrived this week! I played golf on Wed and the temp in Pretoria was 36 degrees C. Felt seriously dehydrated afterwards. When is your exact arrival date?

Michelle - It is a pain getting all the schools stuff ready. Luckily we were given our stationery packs last year so I could get it all done. Where in Eastern Europe did you go? We are planning a trip to Croatia in August. The desk is still not tidied! I MUST get motivated.

Sharma - Hi and welcome. You are in Hillcrest? My sister lives in Gillitts and she was at a scrapbook store the other day so will ask her where it is. I ordered all my labels from ItsMine. I am very pleased with their service.

Jennifer - I too would totally lack the self discipline to work at home. Hell, I struggle to even scrap at home LOL.

So who has any special plans scrapping or otherwise for the weekend? I have golf tomorrow and hope to get started on a layout on Sunday!

Chat soon

Cilla

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Posted: 1/12/2013 10:58:02 PM
Hi all. I'm feeling more "back to normal" today -- thank you all for your concern. I think I will feel more up to doing my Project Life again once I've got my Seafoam kit (should be arriving this week, if what I'm reading from the distributor holds true). I have just had no desire to take photos this week, which is weird for me. If I feel the urge to start documenting this coming week, I may do pages for the first week of January and next week, and just make a note of a week of illness and general "blahs" and move forward from there. I agree, going from a Canadian winter to +38 Celsius (100 Fahrenheit) would be a huge shock to my system! In terms of timing -- still uncertain. As I've mentioned to some of you, we are going to be working for a missions organization for an initial 3- to 4-year term, but we need to raise our financial support (for both ongoing and one-time costs) before we go. Right now we're at just shy of 60 per cent -- once we're closer to 80 per cent, we will put our house on the market and set our relocation date. I'm guessing it will be the end of June, maybe even a month or two later, before we are ready to move. I wouldn't mind having one more summer here and get there in time for spring, rather than getting two winters in the same year. We shall see. Jennifer -- thanks for the explanation about your work arrangements. Glad you've enjoyed your break. It feels like Christmas was way longer ago than just shy of 3 weeks. My husband went back to work on Jan. 2 and has been working a crazy amount of overtime ever since. He's finally getting a day off on Monday as a bit of compensation (he doesn't get paid for OT), and is planning to use it for working on stuff for his home business. I will likely be resuming some contract work next week as well -- I need to follow up with the client -- and I have some passport photos to process as well. And that will pay for the babysitting I need so that I can get our house semi-cleaned up.... It seems like with a toddler in the house, the house reaches "chaos" state WAY more quickly than it ever did before, and both she and me getting stomach flu did not help matters!

Carmen.


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Posted: 1/12/2013 11:42:35 PM
Carmen - I agree 2 summers is a WAY better prospect that 2 winters in a year. An while you will find our winters qite mild, we do drop below 0 at night on a regular basis. So glad to hear you are feeling better. Stomach flu is never a joke and it must be terrible having your daughter have it at the same time!

My 'free' Sunday has now been taken up with a family visit to my Aunt's house so it looks like the clear up will be postponed again.

Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 1/13/2013 1:13:44 AM
Hi everyone!

Cilla - we started in Poland as my brother got married to a Polish girl (they live in London). We rented a car and traveled from Krakow south through Hungary to Budapest, then to Croatia (Zagreb, Split and Rovinj) then north to Slovenia (Bled) and Vienna in Austria. Back to Poland to drop off the car. It was 3 weeks of heaven. Just DH and I. Croatia is amazing and the language barrier is really not so bad. Pmail me if you want more info.

Carmen - It must be quite difficult knowing there is a big move coming up but not having a date. The uncertainty would get to me.

Jennifer - what chocs did you send Wilma? She was raving about her sugar high yesterday on the CHA online chat Could just picture her sitting there with a mouth full of Peppermint crisp!

I really need to get moving this morning. I'm sitting in bed with my laptop, chatting away, but it doesn't get any of the 'must do's' done, lol.




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Posted: 1/15/2013 9:58:59 AM
Michelle - that trip sounds amazing. We will have 4 children under the age of 7 with us so we will just rent a villa and do day trips. We are looking at a place on the outskirts of Dubrovnik.

So I finally got my desk cleaned off and actually scrapped too. I completed a page that has been in progress for about 2 months and also printed sketches for about 15 other planned pages. I have already started a second page. I love it when I get on a roll!

Well all is ready for first day in grade 1 tomorrow. I think I am more excited than DS!

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Posted: 1/15/2013 10:21:56 AM
Hello, all-- I couldn't get into 2Peas for most of the day- weird. Timing turned out to be a blessing though, as this thread was on pg 1 thanks to prilquod's entry!

Michelle- you were right about the peppermint crisp! Glad Wilna burned some of it off in that mega-long thread.

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Posted: 1/16/2013 3:56:20 AM
Was definitely something wrong with the site for most of yesterday.

So proud of myself - I am fully back in the swing of things wrt scrapping. Busy with my second page in 2 days!

Morning at school went fine. No tears at all and DS teacher looks really nice.

Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 1/16/2013 10:55:09 AM
Hi everyone!

Yeah, the site has been wonky since Sunday night. It wouldn't let me on to any forums yesterday.

Cilla - Just a tip - if you are going to Dubrovnik and want to take day trips, just be aware that you have to cross the border into Montenegro (only about 2km's) but you need different visas for that. And many car companies won't rent you a car if you are going into Montenegro/ Bosnia.It could add to your costs substantially. Maybe look at staying a little north at Split. We were there for 4 days and did a few day-trips to Trogir, Omis, etc. Lots to see without the extra costs/ border crossings. That whole stretch of coast changes quickly, so no matter where you are you will see a lot of different scenery. Try to organise a trip to Plitvice National Park too. It is doable in a day and absalutely spectacular! Safe for the kids too.

Kyle started Grade RR today and that went well. Sean has his first male teacher (Gr 5) so he is a little surprised, but it will be good for him. They seem happy.

I'm dying of the heat here today. It's 38C and raining. Big fat tropical drops of rain that isn't cooling anything down at all Heinrich says it is northern Natal weather...




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Posted: 1/17/2013 12:48:53 AM
What age is Grade RR? Is that like preschool or kindergarten in N. America?

I was wondering if any of you have advice regarding childcare/schooling options for our daughter. She will likely be about 3-and-a-half when we move to S. Africa. We have never had any household help (for cleaning/gardening or childcare), but she has gone to babysitters and, while DH and I were taking a 3-week course in late 2011, she went to a daycare which was more structured with different age groups and a daily schedule. We have heard it is common to have in-house help, and I would welcome assistance with the cleaning (!), but I'm not sure about the best arrangement. We are in a bit of a different situation than a lot of ex-pats, as a) we are with a missions organization and our salaries are not as high as in the corporate world, we will both be working full-time (I understand most ex-pat families have only one of the spouses working), and c) we will be traveling a good deal. I am wondering if it would be best to have a part-time housekeeper, and have Sara attend either an organized daycare or a preschool -- and if preschool, whether private or public. Thoughts??

Carmen.


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Posted: 1/17/2013 1:04:43 AM
Hi!

Carmen- Grade RR is for age group 4 turning 5. We do 2 years of pre-school (Gr RR and R) then primary school (Gr 1-7, ages turning 7 to 13). Not sure what your equivalent is. Haha, just had to explain the same thing to someone on the Chatty Scrappers thread. Your daughter would be able to attend either daycare, which is very casual, or a playschool, where there is more structure and a daily program. It depends on availability in your area. Costs are about the same I think.

As for help in the home, YES! it is very normal to have someone help clean and even look after the kids too. I have a nanny/housekeeper 3 days a week. She cleans when the kids are at school and looks after them in the afternoons. She fetches the older ones from school when I'm at work too. Maybe another option to look at if you are both going to be working. It is very easy to find someone on a casual basis; maybe once a week; whatever suits your needs. It is important though to work through references as you need someone you can trust. Petty theft from your home could be a problem if you are not careful. But if you find the right person she can be invaluable. I'd be lost without Linda
Hope this helps.




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Posted: 1/17/2013 3:34:34 AM
prilqod - thanks so much for the kind words on my style of scrapping.... I'd love to show you some of my USA album and will see what I can do in getting some of the layouts uploaded.. I kind of went for a 'project life' style... with a mix of 12x12 layouts interspersed with pocket protector style pages - was a great warm up for Project life It's actually quite ridiculous 'cos I've ended up with 5 albums so far although I am almost finished... on the last 2 days of the holiday. I love it though and as our holiday was one of those much anticipated events, I'm glad I have pretty much the entire time documented.

Carmen to add to Michelle's answer re: help in the home - I have someone come once a week to clean and do the ironing... hate doing it myself and there are a lot of agencies that supply this kind of service, probably better to go through a service than hire someone yourself - we have a lot of labour related conditions that one has to comply with and if you use a service they take care of that for you.

Perhaps an idea regarding your child would be to look in the area you're going to live in for a Day-Mother.. they tend to have smaller groups of children to look after and can give a lot of attention to each child... this way you get the advantage of your child interacting with other children but also have the feel of a home environment. Again I echo Michelle - ask around, get references - word of mouth is a fantastic way to assess things.

As for school - oldest says she had a fantastic first day in Matric and my Grade 8.. well she's adjusting to not being in the same class as her best friend. I'm sure after a week or two she'll feel a lot happier, will see what she says after day two

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Posted: 1/20/2013 8:14:03 AM
Tanya - wow 5 albums is epic! How do you find doing PL? Is it difficult to keep up to date. I think I would feel too pressured to do it. Sorry your grade 8 is not having the best time at school but she is bound to get over it soon

Michelle - will definitely bear your suggestion re Split in mind. I must say my Dh hardly pays any attention to my layouts. He did however suggest we display my albums more prominently so that others can view then more often. I did take that as a compliment.

Carmen - I have a full time domestic. I coud not survive without her even though I am a SAHM and she often watches my youngest for me when I need to go out during the day. I did send her on a child minding course though so I would only recommend this if your is trained. I also do not then expect her to do housework at those times.

Hi to everyone else. What are your scrapping goals for 2013? I am aiming to do at least 1 page a week and also do try and do a card from my scraps after each page. So far I have done 4 pages and no cards!

Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 1/20/2013 9:08:32 AM
Tanya - Wow! 5 albums is amazing. I'm still busy with a 2 album set for our 2007 trip to England/Paris/Venice/Rome. I haven't really touched the Eastern Europe trip yet. Can someone say 'behind'? I'd also love to see your pages.
I see on your profile you took Nancy Damiano's vacation class. Is is worthwhile for non-USA holidays? The description says it is more USA orientated but I'd like your opinion.

Cilla - glad to help regards Croatia. It's an amazing country, but we also wanted to see Dobrovnik and it just wasn't possible within our time-constraints (taking a ferry, staying over and back the next day) as we couldn't drive there. It seems few travelagents are aware of the seperate visa until you apply to Croatia for theirs. Though I understand Croatia is now also part of the Shengen visa...

Anyone do any CHA challenges? Which ones? I'm finishing off LO 5. I've done #1,3,4,5 and 10. I think I'll keep the list and do the others just for fun. A challenge is such a motivator/ starting point for me.





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Posted: 1/21/2013 9:05:34 AM
Michelle - we have decided to stick to the Dubrovnik area. Since we are traveling with kids we want somewhere we don't mind spending the whole time in. We will obviously do day trips. So far have spotted a good trip to Ston ( think that's right) in the wine district north west of Dubrovnik. Made the provisional booking today.

Not doing any CHA challenges.

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Posted: 1/21/2013 9:05:35 AM
Michelle - we have decided to stick to the Dubrovnik area. Since we are traveling with kids we want somewhere we don't mind spending the whole time in. We will obviously do day trips. So far have spotted a good trip to Ston ( think that's right) in the wine district north west of Dubrovnik. Made the provisional booking today.

Not doing any CHA challenges.

Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 1/23/2013 3:40:17 AM
Cilla - I'm sure you are going to have a great time wherever you are. It really is an amazing country and the food... hmm, don't even get me started. If you like Italian, sea-food or ice-cream, you are going to be in heaven. We had ice-cream for supper a few nights

Where is everyone else? Been a busy week? I thought everything was going to be back in a routine now school has started, but there are still meetings at school, forms to be filled out, etc. Ugh!




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Posted: 1/23/2013 4:44:05 AM
Hey there everyone.....

Michelle I thought Nancy's vacation class was great, I really enjoy her style of scrapping and she had some great ideas, I don't think it matters that it might be more USA based, ideas are ideas and can be translated to any thing. Her videos were good too so if you are considering taking it - I'd say go for it

As for my 5 albums..... it's all I did last year, I didn't do any other scrapping but I really did enjoy it, it's a little like reliving the holiday all over again. Would like to be done though so I can start concentrating on other stuff like Namibian vacation we took, so much to scrap! so little time

And can I say how much I'm enjoying doing project life, there is something about the orderly nature of the divided page protectors that resonates with me even though I do like to dress up each portion, it's sort of orderly chaos. I do think I will have problems some weeks with having enough pictures to scrap but I'm a very easy going person and I'm not going to stress about that.

As for school, they're all settling down well and we're slowly getting into a routine although my oldest is freaking out with how much work Matric involves. Told her others have managed it so can she

Have a wonderful rest of the week and so looking forward to the weekend.

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Posted: 1/23/2013 10:59:09 PM
Michelle - never actually considered the food a plus but I love all Italian and seafood so now I am especially keen. All my boys adore ice cream so I can see I am going to have to let go of all nutritional concerns and let them enjoy it. We also are still getting into the groove re school. Extra murals only start next week.

Tanya - your accomplishment is still impressive. I love doing travel albums for the exact reason that it's almost like holidaying again. I am sure yur matric student will cope just fine.

Have any of you used/checked out www.washitape.co.za? I saw it mentioned in a magazine and thought I would have a look today. Landed up ordering 11 rolls! They cost about R28 a roll plus flat delivery fee of R45. Will see what their service is like and report back.

Hi to everyone else. Keep well and scrapping

Tanya Hubbard
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Posted: 1/24/2013 3:21:07 AM
Thanks for the link to the washi tape shop I hadn't heard of them and their prices are really reasonable, particularly if you convert into dollars - they're cheaper than the overseas shops, looking forward to your review.

Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:00:33 AM
BTT - we ended up on page 11!

Tanya - Tht's maybe why I'm struggling to finish my holiday albums - I scrap all over the place. Whatever strikes my fancy. You did inspire me to get out those photos again and I did another 2 pages for it. Slowly but steadily I'm getting there.

Cilla - Washi site sounds interesting. Will go have a look. Oh, and I finally got some from Mr Price. The red polka dot is so cute! Thanks for that tip. Seems I'm slow to this washi party but I am slowly falling in love.

Kids are settling nicely at school though Grade 5 has a lot more homework than before! The new CAPS seems to have the teachers in a tizz but I think it's great. The textbooks are much clearer about goals, etc. and the work is presented in a fun way. Lots of variety for different types of learners.





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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:32:34 AM
Thanks Michelle - so nice to see us right on the top for a change. Going to look at Mr Price today for some washitape. I totally love it. So easy to perk up any layout.

I have been so frustrated the last few days. I have lost my craft knife and I use it for all my paper cutting as I struggle to get straight cuts with my trimmers. Also broke my one trimmer trying to sharpen it so I have not been able to scrap and I have had free time!

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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:36:16 AM
Well done & hello, Michelle-- page 11! I am one of the guilty ones not helping to keep it going, now I will probably be the "thread killer" as a new / feb thread is due tomorrow.

Glad all the school Moms are happily back in their routines & scrapping too. I have my first scrapday with my buddies pencilled in for 3rd week in Feb, 1st saturday we can all make it- for shame!

I would like to know if any of you are contemplating going to any of the Conventions &/or getaways this year?

ETA-- Hi, prilquod. No craft knife & no trimmer-- aaargh!

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Posted: 1/31/2013 10:24:55 AM
Tanya I couldn't let you be the thread killer. I managed to buy a new trimmer and craft knife today so ready to scrap again. I am not sure of when the events are. I usually try do either hobby x or the craft show at Emperors. Never done a scrapbook convention before

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Loc: Midrand, South Africa

Posted: 1/31/2013 10:24:59 AM
Tanya I couldn't let you be the thread killer. I managed to buy a new trimmer and craft knife today so ready to scrap again. I am not sure of when the events are. I usually try do either hobby x or the craft show at Emperors. Never done a scrapbook convention before
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