Saturday, May 29, 2010

Guten Tag!

German obviously and if you hear some poor bugger shouting “Hilfe!” it’s probably some poor lost German tourist looking for “help” in which case you step in and do your civic duty (which in South Africa usually means taking him home for a braai and a few Klippies and coke before putting him on the right track). I’m really starting to feel the buzz. Aren’t you? I’m just LOVING all the flags on the cars flapping in the wind. I obviously had to buy Phil a Pommy one but I’ve balanced it with a South African flag out the other window for fear of him been stoned.

Well here’s a first in my little home studio: I have a GUEST TEACHER this week on Wednesday. Yes, Melanie will be coming in to do her Ooh La La page. You know the black and white Fab Scraps range I showed y’all? That’s what she’s used. It’s a really lovely page incorporating a fabulous shaker box, glittered title and taffeta. She’s done it of her daughters dance pictures and has introduced pink card stock and pink beads (inside the shaker box) to complement the pink in the pictures but you could bring in any other colour you like. This page would work fabulously well with a variety of themes – from formal dance picture, wedding pictures to family shots. I also think it would look stunning with black and white pictures. You need:
4 jumbo landscape
2 (2up) portrait.
I’m hoping to be able to send you a pic of the page before Wednesday but if I don’t, I can assure you this page won’t disappoint. You need to bring your own beads or you can add them to your shaker box at a later stage.

Well, after that rush on the African Contrasts range, I’ve had to order more which should be in some time after the 7th. I’ve also ordered more of that fabulous pink and green range from Fab Scraps which some of you missed out on or want to do another page using the same paper. Do let me know if I must keep you a pack.

Next week’s evening class will be on Wednesday 2nd at 18h00 (or 18h30 as some of you seem to prefer). Please book.

Some of you have indicated that you might not be able to do too much scrapping during the holidays (when personally I think you need it most!) so we’ve decided to do a whole day of card making on Wednesday 9th. The idea is to bring along all your old co-coordinating scraps and left over bits and bobs and I’ll put out loads of stamps, embossing templates, ribbon etc and we just make gazillions of cards. I’ve been making lots of little mini cards which has been great fun. This will be an all day affair with a break for soup and crusty bread at lunch time. You are required to wear slippers and preferably a track suite or something comfy. And most importantly, something that shows where your alligence lies for the World Cup (hat, flag, face paint or whatever) If card making doesn’t blow your hair back, you’re welcome to come along and just scrap (and stay for soup or not). Please book for this so I know how many lentils to start counting out for the soup. Cost is R35.00 including lunch.

I was going to run the Comrades but my legs were wobbly before I had even made it to my car. Good luck to all of those of you who are undertaking this big run.

That’s my bundle for this week. Take care and happy scrapping.

I thought I’d end with these wise words from Bill Gates……..

Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things he did not and you will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept sets them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1 : Life is not fair - get used to it!
Rule 2 : The world doesn't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
Rule 3 : You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
Rule 4 : If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
Rule 5 : Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.
Rule 6 : If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault , so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
Rule 7 : Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now.. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
Rule 8 : Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life!
Rule 9 : Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.
Rule 10 : Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Rule 11 : Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

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