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Posted 11/30/2012 by prilqod in General Scrappin'
 

prilqod
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Posted: 11/30/2012 7:22:04 AM
Hi Everyone

As promised here is our inaugural thread! I am sure that like me, you all have tons of stuff going on at this time. I am looking forward to school closing on Wed so that I have a few extra hours a day.

I have a 6 year old and almost 2 year old boy and they seriously limit my scrapping time whilst providing me with tons of photos I want to scrap.

I am nowhere near caught up and probably never will be. I don't scrap chronologically so that does not worry me. I work in batch mode. So my job for December is to complete the page kits I started a while agao. I have about 20 pages planned and have had all the photos printed in the right sizes. Now I need to select papers and embellies for them and actually start scrapping!

What are all your holiday plans? I am off to visit family in Durban for 3 weeks. Anyone know of decent shops there?

Well I hope we all get to know each other a bit better!


Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 11/30/2012 7:35:42 AM
Hi there!

Oh, yay! I missed the discussion to start this thread, but it'll be great to discuss things like scrapping Christmas without snow, lol.

I have 3 boys, 10,8 and 4 1/2 and can't wait for school to close on Friday for us. I'm a 'whatever inspires' me scrapper, doing mostly paper but also hybrid pages. Love my Sillhouette. I'll also never be caught up but have made peace with that. I scrap for the creative outlet and to preserve stories for my family.

I'm a pharmacist, so don't get Decembers off and am working every day except the Public Holidays. I will be making a break in April though.

Don't know Durban at all, so can't help there - was there once years ago for a Phil Collins concert (drove up from PE).

Looking forward to connecting with you all. We seem to be growing in numbers here at 2peas

prilqod
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Posted: 11/30/2012 9:57:23 AM
Hi Michelle

Three boys and working full time is impressive! I am not surprised you wont ever be caught up!

Good point about non-snowy christmases. Do you still use traditional colours? I tend to as I usually set my table in those but sometimes I think gold and turquoise would be so good in the sunshine!

Wilna
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:17:09 PM
Hi there! this makes me happy to no end!!!! I need to promote this tread!
welcome...
even thought i live in Canada i am still proudly south african! (does that count?)

northcarmen
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Posted: 11/30/2012 4:13:19 PM
Hi Wilna. Would this be a good place to let you know that Bryan, Sara and I are moving to South Africa next year?! We're going to be in Joburg. SIM decided it would be more helpful for us to spend a few years in one of their foreign offices before coming to Toronto.

And hi to my soon-to-be neighbours too! I'm thrilled to see this thread, and thankful for the great advice and welcomes I've already received from Priscilla, Jennifer, Kerryn and others.

Carmen.

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Posted: 12/1/2012 1:45:39 AM
Hello, all! prilquod- tried to peamail you last week re latest supplies- your "box full..." defeated me! Happy to see your thread today.

Michelle-- I saw the Phil Collins concert in Jhb, then drove to Durban to see it again. Remember the rain that hit just before it started? due to that my sister & I ended up right in front. Good times...

Wilna-- you sound as lovely as northcarmen said you are! Thanks for representing us out there in Canada & the States-- we are proud of you and you make us look good! You were kind enough to reply to me on the PRT comments after your appearance- thanks for staying Proudly South African, come back & teach sometime, and let us know if there is anything local you lust after- we will send it on.

Hi, Carmen! Your scrapmag is in the post- they said 7-10 days- here's hoping...

Will post again later if/ when I can find the info you need for Durban shops, prilquod. Thanks for starting the thread!

Jennifer R

Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 12/1/2012 3:08:49 AM
Wilna - of course your location doesn't make you NOT South African! We'll forgive you There seem to be so many from SA in Canada. How do you handle the weather? I have friends who moved back after 2 years, just couldn't adapt to so little sunshine. They were in Vancouver.

Prilqod - I only work half-days, so I do have a little time,lol. I do use traditional-ish colours like silver and lime green (last year) and this year I'm tempted to do red, bronze and gold. Haven't decided yet (ignoring the fact that Christmas is around the corner) So there is definitely bling but no snow! Turquoise and gold sounds gorgeous.

Jennifer - jip, remember that rain... I was at varsity in PE and 4 of us piled into an old car, drove through the old Transkei, breaking down a few times, lol, quite the experience, but totally worth the trip.

Carmen - hope the preparation to move is going well. It's bad enough moving between cities, let alone half-way round the world.

Have a great Saturday.

Michelle

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Posted: 12/1/2012 6:22:37 AM
So awesome to see a South African peas group. I'm in New York ( rural - not City) but also remain Proudly South African.
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Posted: 12/1/2012 10:58:54 AM
Jennifer -- Thank you! Very keen to see and read the magazine!

Michelle -- Thank you for the well-wishes on our move. We are looking at moving some time after the middle of April, so we have a bit of time yet. The number of details to sort out (from immunizations and visas to selling our house and most of its contents to saying "goodbye" and wrapping up our lives here) scares me silly, but I know it will all come together. The weather here in Saskatchewan (Wilna lives about a 2 and a half hour drive south of me) can be horribly cold and dry, but our houses are very well insulated (I do worry when I read things like this: http://www.savingpower.co.za/index.php?q=con,15,%20Power%20Usage), and unlike British Columbia, we get LOTS of sunshine and not much rain. That said, I am looking forward to your milder climate. DH read that Joburg has had 23 days in the last 100 years where it's snowed in winter, whereas in our winter, it's usually snowing that many days in a month.

Carmen.

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Posted: 12/3/2012 12:20:51 PM
Just bumping this up.

Carmen.

minna40
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Posted: 12/3/2012 1:21:55 PM
My dear friend's parents just left her house her in the States to return home to South Africa. They are from the Maritzburg area. I know her mom is always stocking up on supplies for her friends when they visit. Hope all are having a scrappin' good time!

Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 12/5/2012 12:53:45 AM
Page 3 - I don't think so!

Carmen - that article is very accurate as to our general approach to heating/enery conservation. Very few houses have central heating or underfloor heating. It's just not neccessary. What I have found different, visiting my brother in London, and I presume it's the same where you are; is that we don't have the indoor heating, so we wear jerseys and thick clothes inside too in winter whereas they take everything off indoors as it is warm inside. We rather curl up on the couch under a blanket or make a fire. Friends from Europe have said they have never been so cold as here because everything is designed to let the heat out in summer, not keep it in in winter.

Joburg gets colder in winter than Cape Town, reaching below 0C at night, but snow is very rare (O Celcius is about 40F, I think)It's also a summer rainfall area with dramatic thunderstorms. As for 23 days a month of snow - I've never even touched the stuff!

I'm so glad to see so many South Africans pop out of the woodwork. We have seen so many emmigrating that it's inevitable, but it's so nice to see many of you. Hey, half of Canada, a good portion of London and most of Perth has been invaded,lol.

Minna40 - scrap supplies can be hard to get here. The latest stuff takes forever and some companies just don't make it here. I haven't seen Doodlebug in any local stores in the last 2 years, for example. Thank goodness for 2peas and online shopping! Though the shipping costs are expensive. I often place 1 or 2 large orders every few months to take advantage of free/discounted shipping rather than smaller ones regularly.

Have a great day and enjoy the sunshine!

ScrapsontheRocks
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Posted: 12/5/2012 1:18:10 AM
Carmen & Michelle- thanks for btt. My turn to do so today!

zappimoo- hello there! nice to "see" you- where in SA were you before you left us? Anything we can post you?

minna40- I think I heard a loud screaming from the Maritzburg area- must have been the PMB scrappers' screams of delight when their supplies arrived.

prilquod (& Michelle)- on supplies, shops- neither of the 2 stores/ designers in the Durban area (have been their customer for a while, admit I did not go to Durban this year, but I saw 1 of the 2 three months ago at the Convention in Jo'burg) BOTHERED to reply to my request for their latest details to pass on to you.... guess they don't value my business or want to win prilquod's... I might just succumb to the lure of direct International purchasing and a kit club or 2 in the new year.
Whinge over! If you shop up a storm in Durban, Prilquod, please let us know the deets, sorry I could not help.

Tanya Hubbard
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Posted: 12/5/2012 1:20:17 AM
Hi there

I have two teenage girls (17 & 13 - and yes my fair share of grey hairs not that you can see them, all hail the person who invented hair dye! ) I work full time and am fortunate enough to get to scrapbook quite frequently (that is when the energy levels allow.. wish I could bottle my kids energy and use that ).

I do a lot of my scrap ordering from the US.. belong to 3 kit clubs (dunno what I was thinking when signing up to so many but there is something particular seductive about getting those postal slips in the box)

Was fortunate enough to go to the Lady Gaga concert here in Cape Town on Monday and am really looking forward to scrapping those pics as well as the upcoming Xmas festivities.

So glad this message post was started as I have no local friends that scrapbook and my hubby just smiles indulgently when I start to enthuse about the latest roll of washi tape..... hehe.

Have a fabulous day!

Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 12/6/2012 3:30:35 AM
Hi Tanya!

Where in CT are you? I'm in Durbanville. I haven't made it to any concerts lately but I believe Lady Gaga was phenomenal. I wished I could have gone to Linkin Park too... money is a bit tight here to splurge on concerts. I DID make sure I went to the Twilight: Breaking Dawn II premiere though! Bought my tickets the day they became available. I heard this monning Justin Beaber is coming - not my cup of tea. Hoping there are still Bon Jovi tickets available when I can afford them

Where do you do your shopping? I go to Scrapfinity here in Durbanville or The Scrapbook in Bellville. They have a good range and, between the two and 2peas, I don't shop much elsewhere.

Yipee! School finishes tomorrow! Can't wait for a nice long break of the early morning rush and fighting to get 3 boys dressed, fed and out the door

Tanya Hubbard
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Posted: 12/6/2012 4:02:32 AM
Hi Michelle

I'm way on the other side of the world to you..... deep South (ie. near Fish Hoek)although I do work in Cape Town. Fortunately neither of my two girls like Bieber so I'm spared that...

There aren't really many lss's near me, I have been to the Scrapbook Factory shop in Salt River quite a few times but that's about the closest dedicated shop. I prefer to shop online and even with shipping costs most times it works out cheaper (sad but true). I've been to the Bellville shop a couple of times but it's a bit of a schlep for me to trek all the way out there these days, used to when I was dating my hubby - he's a Bellville boykie.

And yea I'm also looking forward to the holidays, we're off up to Jhb to visit family and do the Kruger National Park thing, really hope it isn't going to be stinking hot.

Oh have to add I'm a huge silhouette fan too

prilqod
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Posted: 12/6/2012 7:58:48 AM
Hi

So great to see so many responses! Welcome to all the new ladies. Lovely to hear from the expats in exile too. We have so many friends and family all around the world from New Zealand to Canada.

I also have no real life scrappy friends. Most just dont get it. My sister scraps a little but she lives in Durban so we cannot do it together.

I am so behind on my Christmas shopping and have no hope in scrapping anythime soon as my room becomes the present repository and is in a huge mess as a consequence.

I sadly have agreed to go to Justin Bieber next year even though I am really not a fan as my sister is bringing my niece (14) here for it. The sacrifices one has to make ...

Chat soon

Cilla

Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 12/7/2012 12:48:55 PM
Oh, Cilla, I feel for you! Lots of teeny boppers...

Tanya - I grew up in Noordhoek and Fish Hoek! Where EXACTLY are you? My dad still lives in Clovelly. I'm surprised to hear there aren't any stores out that way. Wasn't there one in Hout Bay? It's been a few years since I heard about it, but always meant to try it. LOL, we will be spending Christmas Day on Fish Hoek beach. Kruger should be fun. It's dry heat up there.

I haven't done any Christmas shopping yet either. We got the tree up last weekend but I'm just not feeling it this year. My mom passed away earlier this year, so I'm sure it's not going to be the same without her. Maybe that's what has me procrastinating.

What do you think of Motlanthle (sp?) being the new ANC president? That should make the elections a bit more interesting. Hey, at least it's not Malema


Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 12/11/2012 12:47:06 AM
Page 5? Come on, girls, SA can't dissappear just as we are getting started...

Maybe everyone is busy now school is out. I'm enjoying not having to rush, yell, nag and push 3 boys out the door every morning It is so easy to get myself ready and at work in 30min. And the traffic is less.

About all the concerts coming up next year - I just heard Nickelback is coming too Seems SA is finally part of the tour destinations for artists.

I did a little scrapping this weekend - DianaRita has a 12 Tags of Christmas challenge going on the Calendar Girls thread, with prompts for every day. A quick fun project for every day. Instant gratification as the tags are small. I'm a fiddler when it comes to layouts - I'll move things around for days before committing

Hope you all are getting a little scrapping done, especially those in winter coldness. Do you scrap more in winter than summer? I find it hard to sit when it is too hot - do much more in winter.

Have a great day, all!

smcl
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Posted: 12/11/2012 1:03:58 AM
I am not S. African, & I don't live there either, but I am awestruck by this thread. I am a citizen of the world, wow!
Good to meet everyone & merry scrappin from Southern California!

Tanya Hubbard
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Posted: 12/11/2012 1:26:28 AM
Hi Michelle

First off I'm really sorry to hear about your Mom passing away that must have been awful for all of you, can quite understand why you wouldn't be feeling the Xmas spirit in the same way this year. I hope your boys help with that 'cos I think children have a way of making us see the wonder of Xmas all over again with their enthusiasm

It's funny 'cos I grew up in Fish Hoek too for awhile then we moved and in 1988 we came back and I finished my last two years of high school there, now my kids go to the same school I did so many years ago.

Scrapping wise I've been busy with a mammoth project, we were fortunate enough last year to go to America for a once in a lifetime holiday - 3 weeks of cramming in as much as we can..... and it's taken me over a year and I'm finally on the last few days of the holiday - which we spent at Disney World. I've kind of mixed it up with 12x12 layouts as well as 'project life' style pages - it has been so much fun to do but I will be glad when it's finished 'cos I haven't managed to scrap anything else Are you thinking of doing project life next year? I'm going to try it as I like the idea of documenting every day stuff and then still doing layouts of special events etc.

smcl - a big friendly South African hello

SAgirl
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Posted: 12/11/2012 2:14:09 PM
Hello

An SA girl living in the UK. It's been thirteen long years and i still cant get used to cold and dark in December. Enjoy the sunshine - you don't appreciate it until you don't have it!

SA girl:

northcarmen
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Posted: 12/11/2012 3:27:34 PM
Michelle -- Hmmm... I guess I have done more scrapping in winter than in summer... but that may be partly because winter makes up so much of our year here. I did get way behind on my Project Life pages this summer because we were at the park or the beach, or traveling, a lot of the time. I find it hard to scrap when I feel cold or tired, and I feel that way a lot in the winter months, so I'm just pushing through and doing what I can.

smcl -- Isn't it cool how global this site's reach is?! I have been so pleased to "meet" some fellow Peas in S. Africa in advance of our move there.

Carmen.

Tanya Hubbard
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Posted: 12/11/2012 11:42:22 PM
Hiya SAgirl

You're right of course I think we do tend to take our fantastic weather for granted most of the time - doesn't stop us from complaining though I have quite a number of relatives that live in the UK - my folks are from there, fantastically beautiful country but like you say the weather must be a huge adjustment, don't think I could do it.

Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 12/12/2012 12:33:20 AM
Yay! More participants! Welcome SAGirl!

And smcl - it is a global villiage here on 2peas. I love the contact with people all over the world. My kids think it's great I have friends in the US. We even had help with a school project last year about housing in Texas, of all places. You gotta love the peas.

Tanya - I tried Project Life 2 years ago but fell behind round April and never finished it. I like looking at those pages, but it turned scrapping into a stressful 'must do' and I scrap to relax, so it didn't work for me. Isn't it a small world? I was in Paul Greyling for primary school. Yes, it was hard losing my mom and it has affected the way I feel a lot. Thanks for the thought.

Carmen - Yeah, with winter such a dominant part of the year, I can understand that being the most productive I find I'm just lazy when it's very hot. No energy and no inspiration. On a more philisophical note - it seems that way all over the world - the cooler countries are a lot more productive than the hot ones.

Enjoy this 'historical' day - 12/12/12!

northcarmen
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Posted: 12/12/2012 1:06:24 PM
On the other hand, when you're cold and it's dark so early, it's easy to lose motivation to do stuff.... I am very glad of our furnace, but even so, on the coldest days, I feel cold for a long time after coming inside. In some ways I'm glad that I got behind on my summer photos, as I will get to "relive" the warmer days as I put those pages together. That said -- a snow-less Christmas next year will be quite an adjustment. It feels like my world is being flipped around -- a winter birthday for me (July 31), no snow at Christmas, steering wheels on the right side of the vehicle and vehicles driving on the left side of the street, a huge metro area instead of a tiny town, tropical trees instead of evergreens, DH's family thousands of kilometres away instead of within a 5-minute drive.... Oy. I'm glad that I'm making connections now with folks in S. Africa (on 2 Peas and with our future colleague via Skype)!

Carmen.

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Posted: 12/13/2012 12:57:44 AM
Hi all

Nice to see this ) wondering if anyone has ordered from two peas and how long it took to arrive? I ordered on the 21 November and still waiting for my package to arrive. Also, anyone know of scrapbook shops in durban?

Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 12/13/2012 2:47:00 AM
Hi Sharma - I order here all the time, but don't be in a hurry for anything. It takes on average 2 weeks for a package to arrive, though I had one order a year/2 ago that took 7 weeks! Needless to say, I was antsy by then.

But they do arrive and are packaged well, so there is no damage to anything.And you can get stuff here you won't find in stores at home. Durban seems to be a difficult one as regards stores (see the discussion above) Maybe you can help with store names, Jennifer?

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Posted: 12/13/2012 4:53:41 AM
Thanks Michelle. I have recently moved to durban from jhb, so trying to find my scrapping feet here I have been to hillcrest art supply, but they are not a dedicated shop, so the selection is small, I will keep looking and advise if I find any more

Tanya Hubbard
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Posted: 12/13/2012 7:22:18 AM
Michelle, not sure if you've been to the craft shop at Canal Walk (I forget what it's called now)? I was there the other day, they're a little bit pricey but they have some really current stuff, I was able to get some of the Simple Stories Sn@p line for my Xmas present from my girls there.... love that line.

Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 12/16/2012 1:26:33 AM
Tanya - no, I didn't know there was a scrap store in Canal Walk -will have to check it out. Have you been to The Scrapbook in Claremont? It's the sister store to the one in Bellville. I'm going to be in your valley today. Taking the kids to visit my dad and to cool off a bit. It's been over 40 here for the last few days and it's always a lot cooler there The boys also want to go to the beach. Need to remember my camera...

Sharma - glad to help. It's always difficult after a move to find all the places you need. Doctor, dentist, and in our case, a scrapbook store! The essentials in life, you know.

Everyone getting ready for Christmas and managing to keep the kids busy? My 8 year old has made a list of everything he wants to do, but it doesn't take into account the costs or the fact that I'm working. But this is the boy who put a PSP and games AND R3000 on his Christmas wishlist... He's nothing if not optimistic.

Have a relaxing Sunday and hope you get some scrapping done.

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Posted: 12/17/2012 2:53:44 PM
Michelle, the essentials indeed sb supplies are at the top of the list though... And a hairdresser - priorities !
ETA found red and white washi / decorative tape (4 different designs) at Mr Price home this weekend
if anyone's interested )

Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 12/19/2012 1:37:26 AM
Oo, Sharma, that sounds interesting. Never thought of trying Mr Price for scrap supplies! We have a store PNA here, similar to CNA but with a lot more craft supplies. They even stock Copics! They seem to be catering for crafts more and more. Not sure if it's a country-wide franchise as there are none in the southern suburbs of CT. My dad drives out here to buy canvas for his paintings as they are quite cheap.

Christmas is racing closer and I'm still not nearly ready. Just clueless about gifts this year. Oh well, nothing like last minute panic to force inspiration.

Lilith Eeckels
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Posted: 12/19/2012 5:50:08 AM
Just wanted to pop in and say HI. I have the Belgian nationality but I spent all my childhood in South Africa (Waterfall, Kloof). My roots are there and I miss it dearly.

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Posted: 12/19/2012 4:57:06 PM
Hi Lilith, welcome...mr price...I was surprised and delighted lol I used to shop at pna in jhb, but have not found any here in dbn... I am the same with gifts, heading to gateway tomorrow and hoping for the best - good luck

Wilna
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Posted: 12/20/2012 12:25:15 PM
loving all these replies!
Can someone send me a peppermint crisp for Christmas?
oh and while you are at it:
bovril
caramel condensemilk
caramello bears
and fizzers.

sigh.

Sharmasamuels
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Posted: 12/20/2012 5:28:58 PM
Lol Wilna, it's funny what you miss when out of the country? My sister in law lives in Arizona and always asks for biltong, milo and horlicks

Tanya Hubbard
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Posted: 12/21/2012 3:04:08 AM
Lilith, welcome! I love your layouts - you're incredibly talented, how amazing that you lived here too. Such a small world.

Wilna.... have listened to you on the Paperclipping roundtable... you still sound so very local

Here's to an amazing 2013 full of scrappy happiness (am so excited about starting Project Life next year)

Lilith Eeckels
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Posted: 12/21/2012 3:08:50 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome. I thought I had lost my accent especially after having had a POSH English teacher in high school but my Dad says I still have the accent and when listening to my video tutorials I hear it too. Wishing you a FABULOUS Christmas!

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Posted: 12/22/2012 12:12:25 AM
Hello to all S.A scrappers, those physically here and those with us in spirit and thoughts.

I have been MIA for a bit, glad to see the thread is still active though! The Cape scrappers are the most prolific on the thread, OP/prilquod & I as the Jo'burgers need to step it up, So:

Sharmasamuels- sent you a peamail re Durban contact/s (prilquod: your peamail still "full" & you are probably already at the coast-sorry!)

Michelle- belated good thoughts for all you need this festive season. May all the good memories of your Mom come to the rescue.

Wilna- will send a small pack of your fave peppermint crisps very soon, a larger package should be with you late-ish in January 2013.

Lilith- as smcl pointed out, we are all world citizens now! I had cousins in Kloof and spent a little time in Belgium. Loved Antwerp, Brussels not so much...

northcarmen- hope some of the lesser-quality parts of the mag have not dampened your spirits on your new scrapping community? The "better" layouts and the Convention reportback should have piqued your interest?

Lastly- regret to have to say that my favourite, most-trusted LSS let me down recently (involved a pre-paid order which, when it arrived from their supplier they "forgot" to courier to me- now they are whining about how I need to understand their problems in these tough times. A simple apology would have been a better idea). Previous endorsement of them in peamails hereby withdrawn.

Sharmasamuels
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PeaNut 565,810
September 2012
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Posted: 12/28/2012 5:26:51 PM
Thanks so much, I will try your recommendations )) still waiting for my two peas order to arrive -- anyone know which local company they use for SA deliveries?

Jdp
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August 2012
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Posted: 12/29/2012 7:50:24 AM
Hi
You can phone the post office and give them the tracking number from usps. I think I phoned 0860 111 502 or 011 9616000. They will be able to give you the South African tracking number if the parcel is in their system and then you can track it on their website or they can tell you where it is. When I have ordered from Two Peas the parcel usually arrives in about 3 weeks.
Hope it arrives soon!
Judith

Sharmasamuels
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PeaNut 565,810
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Posted: 12/29/2012 4:33:13 PM
Thanks so much Judith! I hope it gets here soon too )

Sharmasamuels
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PeaNut 565,810
September 2012
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Posted: 1/3/2013 2:28:17 PM
My box has been at the post office since the 10 December no notification received in the mail, but I will collect tomorrow ... Can't wait to get my hot little hands on my goodies

alanaali22
PeaWee

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April 2012
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Posted: 1/3/2013 3:12:01 PM

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StuckOnPeas

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August 2005
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Loc: Cape Town, South Africa

Posted: 1/7/2013 7:20:31 AM
BTT - do we have a January thread yet that I just missed?

I've been MIA for two weeks as my internet was down at home. Getting anything fixed this time of year is a mission.

Wilna - I watched your "in the Mood" video and , yep, that SA accent is still there. How long have you been in the US? Of moet ek eerder Afrikaans praat met jou? Jy klink meer Afrikaans.

Trying to get everything sorted before school starts next week but the Christmas treeis still up, so I'm not doing too well But Sean's textbooks are covered and stationery bought. Ruan only gets his on the first day of school, so can't do any prep work there.

I joined Kerri Bradford's "The History Project" too this week. I love my family history and so love the idea of getting my memories written down this year. She is focusing on the first 20 years of your life, so there is a lot even a spouse might not know. Even if they never get scrapped, at least they are written down for the future. Anyone taking any classes this year?

OOO, have you seen the new video series for this year? Scrap your stash and Seeing Double intrigue me most, but I'm sure I'll be wathching them all. Glitter Girl is always fun! So glad she is back

Have a great Monday!

ScrapsontheRocks
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July 2012
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Posted: 1/7/2013 8:23:48 AM
Hello, all, especially Michelle-thanks for btt; I have not seen a January thread- prilquod must still be on holiday, lucky thing.

Wishing all SA scrappers (physically here, expats and those who feel a connection) many happy scrapping hours in 2013. My industry buddy flew early for a bit of socialising before CHA and I so envy her right now.
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