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Posted 6/5/2013 by prilqod in General Scrappin'
 

prilqod
AlienGreenPea

PeaNut 161,947
August 2004
Posts: 593
Layouts: 75
Loc: Midrand, South Africa

Posted: 6/5/2013 11:48:16 PM
Hi ladies

Apologies for the lateness of this thread but we were in Durban for the my husband's second Comrades marathon this weekend and as you can imagine that got all the focus! He did really well and finished in 10h46 which is 5 min better than his last year time. The conditions were brutal though. Temp was up to 32 degrees C and the wind was howling. A record number of runners did not finish at all so I am very proud of him.

I also received my next order of washitape tape so Tanya and Michelle yours will be on the way very soon!

I have not managed to scrap anything for ages but hope to settle down soon and get a few pages under the belt.

Was also wondering how you all organize your albums? I have about 50 pages that need to be put in albums and I don't have enough. I started having separate albums fo eldest DS but now I am wondering if I should just do a baby album for each and them have family albums and separate travel albums?

Would love to hear some ideas.

Chat soon and happy scrapping!

Cilla



Tanya Hubbard
PeaNut

PeaNut 337,950
September 2007
Posts: 175
Layouts: 91
Loc: Cape Town, South Africa

Posted: 6/6/2013 3:03:20 AM
Hey there

I'm having a fantastic month ('k so it's only 6 days in but still) scrapbooking wise so far; managed to win a giveaway at Studio Calico - so excited, had a few of my layouts featured in newsletters for kit clubs and have scrapbooked several layouts - it's been good

Congrats Cilla on your husband's achievement that is fantastic. Anyone who takes on the mighty comrades and finishes has my utmost respect, actually anyone than enters has it too.

I need to get my proverbial into gear regarding the washi tape exchange - I have several addresses so will make a concerted effort this weekend.

As for album organisation mine is pretty simple, I have separate albums for each of my daughters as well as one for when I do layouts of the two of them together; then the rest is divided up into pets; family; wedding; school etc. I did do a series of albums for our big trip to the US a couple of years ago; and I figure I'll keep a separate vacation album when I get around to scrapping our other holidays. I do project life as well. I'm all over the show when I scrap - my supplies (I pretty much exclusively scrap with kits these days) tend to dictate what pictures I scrap so there's no chronological order to what I do. My youngest actually moaned at me the other day about that - she went through her albums and she's a very organised girl so the fact that she has a layout of when she was 3 coming after one of her turning 14 just makes her want to tear her hair out So I am thinking that I should make an effort to put those individual albums of theirs in chronological order and just shuffle things around as I make the pages.

prilqod
AlienGreenPea

PeaNut 161,947
August 2004
Posts: 593
Layouts: 75
Loc: Midrand, South Africa

Posted: 6/6/2013 4:20:58 AM
Tanya - wow congrats on the win and the layouts being featured. That is fabulous. I have seen some recent layouts of yours in the gallery and as usual they're great. I also do not scrap chronologically but HAVE to put them in the albums chronologically! I scrap whatever pics I am I. The mood to do and that is also sometimes determined by supplies. Although Glitter Girl has got me less stressed about mat hong as perfectly as I used to try do.


prilqod
AlienGreenPea

PeaNut 161,947
August 2004
Posts: 593
Layouts: 75
Loc: Midrand, South Africa

Posted: 6/7/2013 2:20:15 PM
Guess I need to proof read better. This iPad has some interesting auto correction! Mat hong should be matching Lol

Well got some scrapping in today. Finished a 2 pager about my nephews 21 st party and put away about 50 completed layouts. I reorganized my albums a bIt. I now have a baby album for each DS and then all other pages other than vacations go in a family album in chronological order. So much easier this way! I need to buy 2 new albums at least though. Must get to the lss soon.

northcarmen
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 37,419
May 2002
Posts: 2,384
Layouts: 71
Loc: La Ronge, Saskatchewan, Canada

Posted: 6/7/2013 10:21:47 PM
Hi guys. I will still respond on the other thread, and then come back to this one. I started a new job (just for a month or so, to fill a few holes financially and help out a friend) this week, and have been exhausted and spending very little time on-line, but I noticed this thread and thought I'd just come on and let you know I haven't forgotten about you all. Talk to you soon....

Carmen.


"Hold to the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past." - James Joyce

prilqod
AlienGreenPea

PeaNut 161,947
August 2004
Posts: 593
Layouts: 75
Loc: Midrand, South Africa

Posted: 6/11/2013 2:37:03 PM
Just bumping us up

Michelle Mostert
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 219,221
August 2005
Posts: 2,458
Layouts: 126
Loc: Cape Town, South Africa

Posted: 6/17/2013 6:37:05 AM
I've been scarce this month... sorry.

Will you all send me your snail mail addresses too? I don't have a huge stash of washi (25 rolls) but I want to spread the goodness.

We are slap bang in the middle of our kitchen remodel. The old one has been demolished. (it is incredibly therapeutic to take a hammer to something you loathe ) They are busy building the carcass and we are trying to finalise our choice of splash-back tiles. Of course the ones we fell in love with work out to almost R6500 for 2msq! They are lovely, but not THAT lovely. Heck, per sqm it is more expensive than the tops!

Needless to say my house is a disaster, take-aways are standard meals and I'm trying to catch up on a week's washing as my washing machine was in the garage while they tore up tiles. Got DH to temporarily put it back or we are going to run out of clothes, lol. I'm trying hard to ignore the fine layer of dust over everything till they have finished making a mess. Oh well, it is a small price to pay for a decent kitchen.

Hope you are all enjoying the day off and, Tanya, the sun here in CT after all the rain last week.




prilqod
AlienGreenPea

PeaNut 161,947
August 2004
Posts: 593
Layouts: 75
Loc: Midrand, South Africa

Posted: 6/18/2013 11:01:09 PM
Michelle - totally understandable that Pea'ing has taken a back seat now. It will be so worth it when it's done but what H..l while it's happening! Good luck!

Was on such a roll scrapping last week but seem to have lost my mojo now. Not loving anything I am doing. Think I must try a new technique or 2

prilqod
AlienGreenPea

PeaNut 161,947
August 2004
Posts: 593
Layouts: 75
Loc: Midrand, South Africa

Posted: 6/27/2013 9:12:40 AM
Jenny, Michelle and Tanya - I FINALLY posted your washitape today. Did 12 patterns of a bout a meter each. Sorry it took so long and hope you each find at least 1 design you like!

Michelle Mostert
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 219,221
August 2005
Posts: 2,458
Layouts: 126
Loc: Cape Town, South Africa

Posted: 6/27/2013 9:33:57 AM
Thanks Cilla! Looking forward to the post. I'll send mine off as soon as I get it. Don't want to send what you already have.

The kitchen saga is still continuing. They tried installing the tops yesterday but the two legs of my L shaped counters don't line up. One is higher than the other. So they have to change the cupboard carcasses today to make it work. Ugh, why can no building/renovating job go without a hitch?

Still actively ignoring dust but not doing any scrapping.





northcarmen
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 37,419
May 2002
Posts: 2,384
Layouts: 71
Loc: La Ronge, Saskatchewan, Canada

Posted: 7/29/2013 4:50:02 PM
I didn't see a July thread, so I am posting here. I am very sorry to have disappeared so suddenly. I ended up working a full-time job from June 4 to 28, to help out a friend and also help cover some expenses, then went to a weekend camp, and then left June 30 for 2-and-a-half weeks in Toronto for a cross-cultural orientation course, and then I dove into first restoring my chaotic house to a normal "lived in" state, and then going above and beyond to get it ready for a prospective buyer (who is VERY interested and is looking at getting together a down payment before she makes an official offer to purchase). So -- 7 weeks later, I am trying to shake myself off and catch up with my South African Peas!

Michelle, I hope your home renovations are going well and you are within sight of if not already there on cooking at home again. It's take-away meals, eh? Not take-out. I will try to remember that! LOL. I hadn't heard the term "carcass" in reference to construction before -- I wonder if that is a South African term, or just a term I didn't know.

Cilla, I hope you've found your mojo again.

And Jennifer -- I owe you an e-mail again. I will try to get that taken care of "now now".

Carmen.


"Hold to the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past." - James Joyce

northcarmen
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 37,419
May 2002
Posts: 2,384
Layouts: 71
Loc: La Ronge, Saskatchewan, Canada

Posted: 7/30/2013 2:57:18 PM
Bumping...


"Hold to the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past." - James Joyce

prilqod
AlienGreenPea

PeaNut 161,947
August 2004
Posts: 593
Layouts: 75
Loc: Midrand, South Africa

Posted: 7/30/2013 11:44:07 PM
Hi

I am very sorry not to have started a July thread but the response on this one just did not seem to wArrant it. Not pointing fingers at anyone. It's just our lives all seem to have taken a turn to busy! I will start an Aug thread tomorrow but probably will not post too much after next week as I am off to Croatia. Yippee!!!

My DS also came home with chicken pox last Friday. He has a very mild case as he had the vaccine but I have had to entertain him and try to school work with him which has taken all my time.

I have not scrapped at all. I have however done 4 mosaic stepping stones for our planned herb garden and 4 new house numbers so have done some crafting.

Will chat soon and thanks for your patience!

Cilla

ScrapsontheRocks
BucketHead

PeaNut 561,690
July 2012
Posts: 899
Layouts: 0

Posted: 7/31/2013 2:04:12 AM
Cilla/ prilqod: I am one of the "guilty of not posting" SA Peas and yet I missed not having a thread in July. Will get off my hypocritical b*tt and post more!

Just in case we miss each other, thanks for the Peamail, will get your Washi off to you so that it is waiting for you when you get home from your trip- even I can meet such an extended deadline

Enjoy Croatia, serious envy here, will be waiting to see all the layouts. (Which gives me a start on which washi to send you- I have a couple of travel ones!)

northcarmen
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 37,419
May 2002
Posts: 2,384
Layouts: 71
Loc: La Ronge, Saskatchewan, Canada

Posted: 7/31/2013 10:02:40 PM
Good to see you, Cilla. Your crafty home decor projects sound lovely. I hope your son feels much better soon, and that you enjoy your vacation! I also hope we can meet in person soon! The support-raising process has been challenging, but we are making some headway. Our main focus the last couple of weeks has been getting the house ready to sell -- we have a prospective buyer whom we are waiting to hear from (she's toured twice, and is apparently trying to get the money together for a down payment), and we also have a buyer for much of our furniture. Living in limbo is tough, but we will get to South Africa eventually.

Carmen.


"Hold to the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past." - James Joyce
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