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Posted 3/1/2013 by prilqod in General Scrappin'
 

prilqod
AlienGreenPea

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Posted: 3/1/2013 1:53:28 AM
Hi ladies

It's hard to believe yet another month has flown by. If you are anything like me, February passed in a blur!

I am sticking to my original goal of doing a layout a week. I think I am just about on track so far. I know it does not sound a lot but it is the most I can seem to manage these days.

Went looking for a new white gel pen yesterday and cannot find one anywhere.i did get some more washitape (seems I am fast becoming addicted) and also some liquid embossing fluid. It adds dimension to just about anything so I am keen to try it out.

How are you all doing? Any special scrapping goals for march?

Hope to chat soon

Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 3/1/2013 2:01:09 AM
Hi Cilla and everyone else!

February was just one long blur for me - don't remember if I even saw the SA thread in Feb! I'm just sitting here contemplating my desk after seeing two threads about your work-space. Now I need to decide if I'm tidying or doing more work on top of the mess, LOL.

I hope to do more scrapping this month - only got 3 pages almost done in Feb. Bought EP Scoot recently and am dying to play with it. Also getting into the washi thing after buying a few rolls (ok, 9) here during the sale. It is a trend that's growing omn me. At fisrt I couldn't figure out how to use it, but I'm getting there.

Cilla - I love the red polka-dot washi from Mr Price. It is such a vibrant red. Pity they only have the 4 designs...




Colette from SA
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Posted: 3/1/2013 2:25:49 AM
Hi ladies

So great to see SA ladies on Two Peas. I haven't been on for a while, but I will definately keep my eye out for this thread.

Love the wheather we are having today.

Colette


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AlienGreenPea

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Posted: 3/1/2013 3:30:35 AM
Welcome Colette! So nice to have a new face here. Where abouts in SA are you? I am in Midrand.

Michelle - I missed you in Feb. I find I am using washitape on almost every layout. So easy to add a little detail with it.

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Posted: 3/1/2013 6:23:45 AM

Just had to pop in say hello. We will be visiting South Africa on safari in June in the North West and Limpopo provinces. We'll be there about a week before going on to Zimbabwe for two weeks. I am so looking froward to the trip. We were in Zim in 2010 and I have longed to return ever since.

Anyway, I didn't realize the SA peas kept in touch. What a great idea. It would be such a blast to actually meet any of you while over there!








JoanneW
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Posted: 3/1/2013 3:24:58 PM
Hi I am a South African in spirit if that counts for anything. I lived in sa for 7 years while married to a Zimbabwean. I got bitten by the scrapping bug when living In somerset west. I get back to sa/ Africa as often as I can.

I miss sa so much

Lilith Eeckels
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Posted: 3/1/2013 3:43:03 PM
Hi there SA peas!! I'm missing SA LOTS lately. I still haven't gotten used to the winter temperatures in Belgium. Trying to convince DH to go on holiday to SA.


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AlienGreenPea

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Posted: 3/1/2013 11:44:05 PM
Hi Lilith - glad you popped in to our thread. Are you South African or just lived here for a bit? Your surname sounds Belgian. The weather here has been magnificent but autumn seems to be arriving quite quickly.

JoanneW
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Posted: 3/2/2013 2:25:01 AM
Spring still seems like a long way off here in the UK. Still it's perfect weather for scrapbooking

Lilith Eeckels
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Posted: 3/2/2013 2:43:25 AM


Hi Lilith - glad you popped in to our thread. Are you South African or just lived here for a bit? Your surname sounds Belgian. The weather here has been magnificent but autumn seems to be arriving quite quickly.

No I'm not South African though until I was 11 I believed I was. I do miss SA dearly although I know that my parents' decision to go back to Belgium was the right one at that time. My first memories are of SA and I feel a special connection with SA. It is funny because my sisters don't feel the same way as I do but they were a lot younger when we left.


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Michelle Mostert
StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 3/2/2013 9:39:25 AM
Colette- we South Africans are a friendly bunch, aren't we? Where abouts do you live?

Joanne - You are welcome to be one of us, no matter how long you lived here. I think Africa and SA in particular, just gets into your blood. Never mind the fantastic weather. I've been to Europe and it just doesn't compare.

Lillith, those cold Belgian winter would get me down so quickly. A visit during next winter would be wonderful. Though the temp difference can be quite a shock. My brother was just here from London and he went from snow to 30C in a day. Huge shock to his system. But is seems things are cooling here, so it should start warming up there soon. Keep warm!

Angie - Oh, a safari sounds like fun!

I'm spending my time catching up on chatter here today rather than scrapping. I miss 2peas when work gets too hectic to get on to the internet too.




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AlienGreenPea

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Posted: 3/3/2013 2:14:21 AM
Hi Everyone

Joanne - I reiterate what Michelle said. Anyone is welcome here. I actually love colder weather but I guess I am a bit strange. Its also probably because we dont have that much of it!

Michelle - I also should be scrapping rather than Pea'ing!

My DS's cochlear implant has moved from 8 March to 22 March so now I think I am able to go to Hobby-X next Friday. Don't actually need anything although I would LOVE a cameo. Must chat to DH and get 'approval' for the purchase before I go. He wouldn't care either way if I bought it but I also think we should discuss larger purchases before we buy them!

ScrapOnTheRocks - think you said you were off to Hobby-X. If you are going Friday maybe we can meet for a coffee or something?

Must get off the computer now and tidy my scrap room so I can actually do some scrapping today again!

ScrapsontheRocks
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Posted: 3/4/2013 4:53:56 AM
Hello to all the SA Peas! Glad to see we are collecting new people too- physically here & connected in some way.

Two specific "replies"-
prilquod, re Hobby-X: Dang & Blast! I will be going on Thursday afternoon- would have loved to have had a coffee! My bad luck to not meet you, possibly your good luck: if you want a preview or heads-up on who is there/what is hot (assuming it is a good show), let me know....

Spongemom/ Angie: Hooray on your safari! You say you are off to North-West & Limpopo before Zim; presumably you will be flying into O.R.Tambo airport near Jo'burg before travelling on to the Game-Reserves? If you have any days in Joburg, let us know dates etc: prilquod & I are both relatively nearby, maybe we can do something. If not, we want to see all the pictures, please, especially the Falls (you can't possibly be going to Zim & not doing the Falls, right? I have not seen them from the Zim side for AGES. We defected to the Zambian side, have not been there since 2009 so pics PLEASE!)

Jennifer

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Posted: 3/4/2013 6:40:06 AM

Jennifer, yes we are flying in to Tambo, but are being met there and taken on to Rustenburg. I don't think there will be any extra time, but we are still waiting on final arrangements from the travel agent so we'll see. It would be so fun to meet either or both of you!

In Zimbabwe this trip we will be in the Omay. We'll fly from Tambo to Harare and take a charter flight from there to the Omay. So unfortunately, no plans to see the falls. Maybe on another trip.








Tanya Hubbard
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Posted: 3/4/2013 7:24:37 AM
Just wanted to pop in and say hi too..... not much to report on really, haven't been sleeping well so the energy to scrapbook has kind of left the scraproom, I'm also *still* waiting for two kits to arrive from the States.... even though the new kits have already been revealed (and paid for). I'm sure they will get here it's just the waiting kills a person (I'm being forced to be patient)

Otherwise Project Life is still on the go and I have lots of lovely pictures to scrap of various activities and events that have taken place.

Here's to a new week full of adventure and surprises (and hopefully postage collection slips)

ETA - I've just noticed I'm no longer a PeaNut... I figure this is enough to cause massive celebration when I get home

Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 3/4/2013 9:20:52 AM
Good afternoon!

We are dying of heat here today - seems I was celebrating the end of summer a little early - can't stand this 35+ heat anymore. Today is hoverring around 40, so I'm on the couch in front of the fan. Just no energy for anything else.

Tanya - doesn't the waiting for US post just kill you? I count the days every time I order something and stalk the postbox too. Those little international collection slipps are just the best! Hope your order gets there soon. EP Scoot arrived in my 2peas box 2 weeks ago and I'm dying to play with it alot. Just managed to do one LO so far- work is keeping me way too busy. It's not fair!

Cilla/ Jennifer - Hobby-X sounds like fun. I haven't been to the CT one yet. Is it worth going if you only scrapbook, no other crafty hobbies? Do many manufacturers exhibit?





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Posted: 3/5/2013 4:50:57 AM
Spongemom/ Angie- Sounds wonderful, I am so jealous! Please give us a wave as you fly over Joburg.

Michelle: Hobby-X used to be an absolute blast when I was a new scrapper building up my basics. In recent years it has "gone down" due to the economy and also become less of a must-do because, as I am sure you will agree, once we find our scrapstyle & discover online shopping we want the latest & greatest as opposed to large bags of bargains. That being said, I still enjoy it, always meet Glenda & my other scrapbuddies there (particularly on Trade day). H-X always has a spread of hobbies for guys, kids etc- if you are interested I will save the exhibitors' documentation from this week's show & send it to you- Peamail me your email addy & I will send you a scan.

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BucketHead

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Posted: 3/8/2013 2:36:00 AM
Btt for Prilquod- hope you are enjoying Hobby-X today-- would have love to have met you, doubt you saw my reply 3 days ago, just don't want you to think I "blanked" you...

prilqod
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Posted: 3/8/2013 6:51:22 AM
Hi

Jennifer - not to worry I did see your reply but seem to have been extra busy this week so did not have time to reply. Yes, I did enjoy Hobby-X. It actually seems to be a bit larger than the last time I attended. I took the plunge and bought a cameo! My first ever die cutting system so I am ultra excited. Other than that I was super disciplined and bought only some storage stuff and page protectors. I usually end up buying stacks but I have so much paper that I need to use up my stash!

Hope you are all well and have exciting crafting plans for the weekend. I am playing in my golf club championships so will not have too much time to play with my new toy

ScrapsontheRocks
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Posted: 3/9/2013 2:19:25 AM
Prilquod: Hooray! well done on being so disciplined, Enjoy discovering that Cameo when your time opens up, you lucky fish....

Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 3/10/2013 2:30:57 PM
Jennifer - Sorry, I've been having internet issues this past week. I'll pmail you and I'd love to see what H-X is all about. You are right about spending becoming a lot more decerning once you have your stash and know your style. There are a lot of stuff from CHA that looks gorgeous but I just can't see myself using, so I'm passing on it. But there is still more than enough coming now to keep me interested!

Lilith posted a thread needing votes on a LO of hers - she can win a trip to Paris, so if anyone sees this in time, please support her.

Need to get to bed now, it's a school night




prilqod
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Posted: 3/12/2013 11:02:06 PM
Just popping in to say Hi. How are you all doing? Anyone scrapping this week? I finished a layout on Saturday and started a 2 pager but that one is going slowly.

Michelle - saw Lilith's request but I was on the iPad and she said you couldn't vote using it. Hope she won!

Anyone keen to do a washitape exchange like has been discussed on the board? We could all post apic of our washitape stash and if you like one, the owner sends you some. It is unlikely I will finish a roll unless DS starts to tape up the house in it again ( yes it has been done before! Found washitape from my chandelier in the dining room!)

Let me know and then we can pea mail each other our snail mail addresses.

Have a great week!

Tanya Hubbard
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Posted: 3/13/2013 10:21:48 AM
Hi all, wanted to post earlier but the site seemed to be down. I was most industrious last night, had to wait up to fetch my youngest from a school event so took the opportunity to organise my stamp collection. I'd bought some DVD type covers and now I have them all sorted into various categories, ie. words, arrows, shapes etc. not sure if I did the right thing but at least now I can see what I have.

I've also managed to do 1 layout and another midway, not exactly prolific but still

I'm keen on the washi swap and prilqod I have an envelope all ready for you will try and get it posted this weekend. My kits finally arrived, damn postal strike really interfered this time, so I have lots of new goodies to play with, roll on the weekend.

Oh and prilqod good luck for your golf, and hi Michelle haven't seen much of you this time, sorry about the net issues.

prilqod
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Posted: 3/24/2013 11:52:07 PM
Just checking how everyone is doing especially after the long weekend? My eldest DS had Friday off as well as his school is not yet on holidays. Youngest son has his second cochlear implant on Friday so my weekend was totally occupied by him. I did get to try the print and cut function on my cameo and it's just brilliant. Was just practicing so have not yet used it for a layout. I am falling behind in my scrapping plans but hopefully can catch up soon. I have vouchers to print photos that expire end of the month so instead of scrapping I have been planning pages and getting the pictures ready for printing. I need to print 200 pictures and have 125 sorted so far.

Hope you are all well and chat soon

ScrapsontheRocks
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Posted: 3/25/2013 9:16:46 AM
Hello, all-- another long weekend coming up, thank goodness! Hope to get some scrapping done.

Michelle: hope you got the emailed material a couple of weeks ago?
Prilquod: hope all goes well with your son's implant and that you get plenty of Cameo time for those 200 photos.
Tanya/Prilquod: If I am still in time, would love to join the washi swop. Could someone clue me in on the parameters? I presume we roll off a couple of feet of each design, swop snailmail addies?

Enjoy the last of the good weather, all.

ETA: my scrappy group is attending a class at a new venue on the East Rand as part of a larger group (total of about 30) on Saturday 6th April. I am looking forward to that as my mojo has been MIA. The teacher in Q is using this occasion as a trial run, might do regular classes. I will report back.

Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 3/25/2013 11:08:54 AM
Hi everyone!

I've been MIA from 2peas for about 2 weeks due to, well, chaos on the home front.

Thanks, Jennifer, I did get the e-mail. It certainly looks great.

I don't have a lot of washi but would be happy to share. How do we do this?

Enjoying the school holidays 'cause I can get up an hour later even though I'm still working. AND my nerves aren't frazzled every morning fighting to get the kids ready and in the car Thank goodness for all the short weeks coming up. It just adds to the general holiday feel, even if I'm not actually on holiday.

Temps are also falling quickly- Easter weekend normally sees the start of winter, so I suppose it's time. Thank goodness. I've had enough of 40C weather and nights too sticky to sleep. I prefer winter anyway. Yes, even the Cape's wet winter




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AlienGreenPea

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Posted: 3/25/2013 11:59:52 PM
Hi

Jennifer Yes you are still in time for the swap. Pea mail both Tanya and me you snail address and we can get started. Just not sure how long the postal workers strikes going to last. We had no mail this month at all!

Michelle I too an happy for slightly cooler weather. I love summer but I also need a change now. Our summer has been the longest and hottest I can remember.

We had a Duzi of a storm last night. Power was out for hours! Such a pain


Tanya Hubbard
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Posted: 3/26/2013 3:32:06 AM
Hi all

Cannot believe the strike is still going on - no wonder I'm still waiting for parcels... *sigh* honestly; it's most annoying. prilqod.... go and tell them to get over it now

'k.... the washi tape exchange thingie..... this afternoon when I get home I'll take a pic of what I have and post it here....if those interested do the same - we can then pick and choose what we like - sound ok? Are we going to decide on a length and I presume then we'll wrap it around a card or suchlike? (sorry haven't really been following any of these types of swaps before so if I'm stating the obvious do forgive me).

As for life on the home front - my youngest turned 14 on Saturday and asked for a makeover of her bedroom as her present, had my folks down to help me and even if I do say so myself we did a stunning job - it looks beautiful - she was so pleased.

Scrapping wise - did one layout last week and I need to do PL for last week still. Just feel so tired when I get home in the evenings, it's hard to find the energy to do anything really.

Still we have a long weekend coming up - yay!!!

prilqod
AlienGreenPea

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Posted: 3/26/2013 5:14:16 AM
Good idea to take the pic of the washitape so we don't get what we already have. Should we say about 1 m of each type? Is that enough do you think?

Jennifer I could always meet you somewhere and drop off in person but Tanya would still have to rely on the postal system!

Will try and take my pic today too

ScrapsontheRocks
BucketHead

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Posted: 3/26/2013 6:54:17 AM
Washi swoppers-- be warned, I am a techo-dummy. You will have to teach me how to upload a pic into this thread (sorry!) can email pic/s instead?

A metre sounds fine.

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Posted: 3/26/2013 10:23:33 AM
Hello, my Peas. I am so sorry I have been AWOL. I didn't even get back to the January thread to thank you all for the advice/input on our childcare questions, and I do want to thank you!! Glad to see this thread on the front page when I stopped in at 2Peas this morning (well, mid-afternoon there!). We are still moving forward in our plans, with the goal of leaving La Ronge by the end of August. Hopefully (please pray if you're the praying sort!) we will have all of our financial commitments in place and will have sold the house by then, so that we can move directly to Joburg instead of an interim location. We have a two-week training course to take for the mission before we can go, and that has been rescheduled to July 1-12 (the one we were scheduled to attend in February/March got cancelled), and even if we are on track funding-wise, we will need a few weeks to wrap things up here. I am happy not to miss a northern Saskatchewan summer -- it feels like a reward for surviving a winter that started with first snow in mid-October, and still isn't gone -- although a South African winter doesn't sound too bad either. Our "mild", "spring-like" weather is colder than winter gets there.... Anyhow, just wanted to stop in. If any of you would like to receive our newsletters, let me know via Peamail. I just need an e-mail address.

Carmen.


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Posted: 3/27/2013 4:03:32 PM
Yikes -- did I kill the thread?!

Carmen.


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