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Posted 4/2/2013 by prilqod in General Scrappin'
 

prilqod
AlienGreenPea

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

Posted: 4/2/2013 9:09:45 AM
Hi Ladies

Another month has flown by and somehow I am no more organised than before! I hope you all had a fabulous Easter long weekend and did not indulge in too much chocolate.

We had my sister and family staying with us for the weekend. She also scraps but not too often. She wanted to look through all my completed layouts. It was so nice to get someone so intersetd. She says she is inspired to scrap more now. She lurks on Two Peas so I am trying to get her to join in our group.

Poor elder DS is home sick with a tummy bug. He hardly got any sleep last night at all.

I have managed to scrap 2 pages while he watches TV so feel like I am on a roll again.

As far as the washi exchange goes - I will try take and post my photo asap. I am sorry I have delayed so much

Chat soon

Tanya Hubbard
PeaNut

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

Posted: 4/2/2013 10:42:18 AM
Hi all....

Well Easter has been and gone, we had a quiet time.. pretty much stayed at home, was nice

Feeling a little shell shocked just had to fork out an inordinate amount of money on a car service and it still needs more work *sigh*

Scrapping front - finally got my tooshie in gear and took pictures of my washi collection:



sorry the glare of the sun is a bit much on some of them.. still you get the idea.


Let me know if there are any you want and we can talk about an exchange, k is just me or are my images not working....hmmm.

Happy April





edited (no idea if these images are showing up if not - they're under my name)

ScrapsontheRocks
BucketHead

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July 2012
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Posted: 4/3/2013 3:55:46 AM
Happy April (with a dose of Good Grief where has the first quarter gone?....) all.

Washi Tape Swoppers- I cannot see Tanya's Washi Images in the thread, trying to see them in the gallery brings up an error. Maybe it is just me? Would it be possible to swop ordinary email addresses for the purpose of the swop images & exchanging snailmail addresses and eventually the tape? I promise not to junkmail you or put you on any Pea spreadsheets....

Glad for your scrappy family time Prilqod, Commiserations on your son's illness and on that car thing, Tanya. Off to a crop on Saturday, finally!

Tanya Hubbard
PeaNut

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

Posted: 4/3/2013 5:37:54 AM
Sent you pmail Scrapsontherocks...

So wanted to scrap yesterday but just didn't get around to it - going to make a concerted effort today - that's the theory anyhow

Hope some more SA peas will come forward this month and join in our little chat.

T

Michelle Mostert
StuckOnPeas

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

Posted: 4/3/2013 1:59:53 PM
Hi! I'm still around, just swamped at work. Very little free time right now.

The kids are still on holiday but DH and I aren't

We have (ok, I) organised them all to go for sleepovers tomorrow night and I'm dragging DH off to the movies. I want to see Warm Bodies. The trailer looked hilarious.

I'll go back to last month's thread and find out what's going on with the washi swap. Won't be before the weekend, though...

northcarmen
StuckOnPeas

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

Posted: 4/3/2013 6:16:08 PM
I wasn't sure I should join in the discussion, since I think I killed the thread last month. We are still pretty much stuck in neutral on the moving front, in terms of the finances, although we have decided to leave La Ronge at the end of August as long as our house sells. We have seen the inside of our house in Edenvale (via photos taken by our future supervisor), which is helpful in terms of planning/envisioning what "home" will look like, and I have been pinning like crazy on my Johannesburg and South Africa Pinterest boards. Do any of you have Pinterest boards for places you like to go/eat/do stuff in your area? If so, I'd love to see them.

Carmen.

northcarmen
StuckOnPeas

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

Posted: 4/4/2013 7:32:06 PM
Oh good gracious, I think I killed the thread again! I should probably leave your thread alone until I'm actually IN South Africa, eh?!

Carmen.

Tanya Hubbard
PeaNut

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

Posted: 4/6/2013 1:02:41 AM
Nah, you didn't kill it we're obviously just a quiet bunch here in SA.

Weekend plans anyone? I am doing the Mom taxi thing with my kids otherwise it's quiet time at home in my scrap room

northcarmen
StuckOnPeas

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May 2002
Posts: 2,384
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Loc: La Ronge, Saskatchewan, Canada

Posted: 4/7/2013 12:07:03 AM
Cilla, do you pin? I'd love to start collecting ideas of places to visit, things to do, etc. from people I'm getting to know in S. Africa.

What is the weather like there at the moment? What does the shift to fall feel like -- do you notice much difference?

Fairly low-key weekend here. DH just got home this evening after several days away, so our daughter was climbing all over him, demanding his attention, etc. I had a friend over for a nice long catch-up visit this afternoon, and we have friends coming over to play games tomorrow evening, and a phone call with two of our supporters (my cousin and his wife) in the afternoon. Should be a nice day.

I want to scrap/craft, but have to get my space cleaned up first -- it's been messy for way too long, and I'm hoping I can get some more clean-up done tomorrow night. I am dreaming of (once we arrive) turning the outbuilding (former staff quarters?) behind our rental house in Edenvale into a crafting studio. It's apparently just one big room with a small bathroom, which could work well for my needs. Hopefully the mission will be okay with the idea. I'm gathering such buildings are common in S. Africa?

Carmen.


ScrapsontheRocks
BucketHead

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July 2012
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Posted: 4/7/2013 2:44:59 AM
Carmen- Tanya is right- don't go anywhere! Tanya- thanks for the Peamail, will get on with snapping & sending pics of tape asap.

Carmen: staff-quarters type outbuildings are indeed common in older (not a derogatory reference) houses in SA. As us lazy ex-Colonial ex-Aparth**d lot know, they are highly-prized by domestic workers if you intend to adopt our lazy lifestyle . If not, Happy scrapping after your conversion! I have not seen your pics, but if it has not yet been adapted I suspect you will need to give priority to adding bigger windows & such.

The weather in the Jo'burg area is glorious this time of year! bright warm to hot days with a sharp temperature drop when the sun goes down, nothing near zero yet so you would probably find it very mild. We still get the odd major thunderstorm, plenty of dramatic electrics. Yuk.

I had a great class yesterday. I will come back to the thread a little later and report back.

Happy Scrapping, Tanya. The rest of you- "Don't forget to write...."

northcarmen
StuckOnPeas

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

Posted: 4/7/2013 6:15:30 PM
Jennifer -- we anticipate hiring domestic help, but not full-time, so I think I'll be safe adapting the outbuilding for my own use. I haven't seen the building close-up or inside, as it is currently being rented out while the main house is used as a guest house by the mission, but it would be nice to have natural light coming in and I will keep the window question in mind.

The weather sounds delightful to me, aside from the thunder -- although as long as the power stays on (not a given here!), I'm sure I'll be all right.

I am curious to hear more about the class you attended.

Carmen.

northcarmen
StuckOnPeas

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

Posted: 4/12/2013 8:40:06 PM
Me again. Right now I am in the process of purging stuff from my crafting space, and dreaming of a craft room at our new house. We chatted via Skype a few days ago with future colleagues who also happen to live across the street from the house we'll be living in, and they said the outbuilding on that property is neither very big nor in terribly good shape. They suggested the garage would be a better option, and we're thinking that since we've never had a garage in all the years we've lived in La Ronge (we just have a carport) despite the weather, we wouldn't feel the need to store our vehicle in a garage in S. Africa. Do you think it is safe enough to leave a vehicle outside (still on our property, just in the driveway??). Please say yes as I am now fantasizing about having a garage-sized "art studio". LOL. I don't know what the garage looks like inside (we just have photos of the main house), but there is a big window that looks out over the side yard, so there would be natural light coming in. Right now my crafting space is about 3/4 of a small bedroom that I use as my office. DH installed 3 long shelves in the closet, and that is where my paper, albums and kits are stored, with alphabets stored in a wire mail/paperwork sorter on the floor. Along one wall I have a makeshift desk (a door mounted on two metal legs) with two more shelves above it and some small storage units beneath, and then there is a four drawer filing cabinet with two drawers used for scrapbooking stuff. And there is a bookshelf with cubbies (kind of a cheap version of the IKEA Expedit), and I have magazines/books, punches, trims and adhesives in there. It's been a decent set-up, but I would love to have a real desk (maybe L-shaped), and space to store things out in the open, as I am far more likely to use things if I can see them. Anyhow -- thanks for "listening" to me ramble.... I hope all is well with you all!

Carmen.

prilqod
AlienGreenPea

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August 2004
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Loc: Midrand, South Africa

Posted: 4/13/2013 8:30:56 AM
Hi

Carmen you most certainly didn't kill the thread. I just never seem to see it as its always on page 4 or so and I don't get that far before one of other child needs me!

Autumn weather has hit in full force. I can certainly feel the difference. The nights have got quite cold and early morning golf. Now need s a sweater for the first few holes at least!

I sincerely apologies for not taking my washitape pictures yet! I got involved organising a golf day and that seems to have taken all my free time. So no scrapping has been done either.

DS is now on oil days and we go to Mauritius for a week next week so yet more photos will need scrapping! I am falling behind in my page a week goal so will kneed to make up for it when we are back.

Carmen - it depends on neighbourhood whether or not your car will be safe. Is the yard fully enclosed? Is it in a boomed or walled suburb? We have 2 cars that are permanently outside as we only have 2 garages and 4 cars and we have never had an issue.

Hope all of you are well and scrapping this weekend!

Cilla

northcarmen
StuckOnPeas

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

Posted: 4/17/2013 1:09:48 PM
I've been scared to pop in but here I am again.

So you're an avid golfer, then, Cilla? I actually work (in the winter) for a resort that has a nine-hole course, and there are some unusual features to it, including a second hole tee-off from the top of a cliff, crows that occasionally steal balls, and REAL rough, such as a pond that has (or has had) a beaver living it, and forest on all sides. I've golfed there once or twice, but never really gotten into the sport. You might enjoy one of the older layouts in my gallery -- it's called Snow Golfers. (And no, I don't know why they didn't just buy coloured golf balls! LOL.)

What are oil days?? (Or is that an auto-correct?...) I took a look at the Mauritius layouts in your gallery -- wow, gorgeous place! Are you staying at that same resort again? Looks very nice! Our mission works in Mauritius, so I expect we will get there one of these days. Probably not staying at a resort, though.

I don't think it's a walled suburb. There is a metal fence all the way around the property, with a gate, and security of course.

Carmen.


Tanya Hubbard
PeaNut

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

Posted: 4/18/2013 3:57:36 AM
Hi Carmen

I agree with Cilla saying it depends on which area you live as to how safe it is to leave your car outside. I live in a smallish suburb in the Southern suburbs of Cape Town and I leave my car outside - hubby has the garage so full of his stuff there is literally no space for a car and I have never had any problems. And I confess I'm a little bit absentminded sometimes so quite often the car is unlocked overnight. My suburb is pretty safe though.

Mauritius is beautiful, particularly if you love the sea and warm water, been fortunate enough to go a few times.

On my side as a family we're gearing up to surprise my folks for their 50th anniversary, well surprise my Mom at any rate, had to let Dad in on the secret just to make sure they didn't make their own plans.

And for some reason I'm having a hard time scrapbooking, seem to have lost my mojo somewhat - hoping it returns soon.

Have a great day.

Tanya
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