Friday, August 27, 2010

World Cup Soccer II

Hi there girls
All this toyi toying is fast making my lovely after glow from the World Cup Soccer fade to a dull dark cloud. What a great pity. Just when we were all feeling so unbelievably positive and realising the potential of this lovely country of ours.

So, maybe it’s fitting that this week’s page is of the Soccer World Cup II, lest we forget that great event. This time it has loads of info all over the page. (Just as well as last week we were all kind of battling to remember who was in the 3rd place playoff! Just a month after the big event!). You can either add your own journaling or use mine which was basically just recording who the teams where, a bit about Bafana Bafana, Zakumi, the vuvuzela etc. As you can see, I also got ALL 32 flags on the page! I’ve used:
1 jumbo portrait
1 jumbo landscape
5 (2up) landscape

I’ve got some great stock making its way to Scrapbook Junction – lovely Cosmo Cricket paper (gorgeous!), chipboard embellishments, loads of flowers, tote bags, Tombo glue, black and white brads etc.

Next week’s evening class will be on both Tuesday 31st and Thursday 2nd. The reason for this is that because the following week I’m off to Cape Town for a little jollie patrollie from Thursday 9th until Tuesday 14th so SBJ will be closed over those days. Still open for all the other days though so no need to fall in a heap. (I do have to laugh at how we think – saw these fabulously cheap air tickets to CT, snapped them up only to then realise we’d then need to: hire a car, find accommodation, eat out all day, buy all that Cape wine…..I think I’ve been suckered)

Please do remember to book for workshops and also, I’d be so grateful if you would please cancel if you’re not able to make a booked workshop. And please do feel free to pop in any time of the day or night, just check to make sure there’s someone here to help you.

I’ve got loads of paper kits here that people have asked me to keep. Please make a plan to pop in and collect and pay for them.
A very happy birthday to Kelly Horton for next Friday. Have a good one Kel.
Surely by now you’ve booked for the Hillcrest Primary Fundraiser on the 18th September and the Megacrop on the 13th November? Hu?

That’s about all I have for this week. Hope to see you all soon. I’ll end with this weeks chuckle……..


6th Place
It was mealtime during a flight on a British Airways plane:
'Would you like dinner?' the flight attendant asked the man seated in the front row.
'What are my choices?' the man asked.
'Yes or no,' she replied.

5th Place
A flight attendant was stationed at the departure gate to check tickets.
As a man approached, she extended her hand for the ticket and he opened his trench coat and flashed her.
Without blinking an eyelid she said,
'Sir, I need to see your ticket - not your stub.'

4th Place
A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at a branch of Sainsbury's but she couldn't find one big enough for her family.
She asked a passing assistant,
'Do these turkeys get any bigger?'
The assistant replied, 'I'm afraid not, they're dead.'

3rd Place
The policeman got out of his car and approached the boy racer he stopped for speeding.
'I've been waiting for you all day,' the bobby said.
The kid replied, 'Yes, well I got here as fast as I could.'
When the policeman finally stopped laughing, he sent the kid on his way without a ticket.

2nd Place
A lorry driver was driving along on a country road. A sign came up that read ' Low Bridge Ahead.'
Before he realised it, the bridge was directly ahead and he got stuck under it. Cars are backed up for miles. Finally, a police car comes up.
The policeman got out of his car and walked to the lorry's cab and said to the driver,
'Got stuck, eh?'
The lorry driver said,
'No, I was delivering this bridge and ran out of petrol!'

A teacher at a polytechnic college reminded her pupils of tomorrow's final exam.
'Now listen to me, I won't tolerate any excuses for you not being here tomorrow. I might consider a nuclear attack or a serious personal injury, illness, or a death in your immediate family, but that's it, no other excuses whatsoever!
'A smart-arsed guy at the back of the room raised his hand and asked,
'What would happen if I came in tomorrow suffering from complete and utter sexual exhaustion?'
The entire class was reduced to laughter and sniggering.
When silence was restored, the teacher smiled knowingly at the student, shook her head and sweetly said,
'Well, I suppose you'd have to write with your other hand'.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Little Miss Sunshine

Hello Happy Scrappers!
Shew! This has been a blerrie cold week! I even had to defrost my nipples on Thursday to stave off frostbite. Still, I shudder more when I think of February….

Next week’s page is a design by Ellie Griffiths. Nice uncluttered page with clean lines. I’ve called mine “Little Miss Sunshine” and is of (big surprise) the lovely little Ms Emma. You need:
2 jumbo portrait
3 jumbo landscape (one of which has about 4cm chopped off it)
The central landscape jumbo gets sliced down the centre to fit on both pages so you need to bear this in mind when choosing your pics. In other words don’t pitch with a pic with a huge face on it so you land up with an eye on each page. The background paper is yellow which I have to say is my least favourite scrapping colour but in this case I think it worked well.
You need to bring 6 yellow buttons and a white gel pen.

Next week’s evening class will be on Tuesday 24th. Let me know if you can make it. No class on Thursday evening as that’s the night of Bee’s Card Class - 17h30 at the Racing Pigeon Club in Durban North. Booking essential.
Unfortunately there will be no workshops on:
Tuesday morning (24th) – off to do my last mosaic class
Saturday morning (28th) – Rikki and I are taking a stall with our Koolitz Cool Ties at Crawford.

If you haven’t already done so, there is still time to book for:
The Hillcrest Primary “We Love Our School” fund raiser on Saturday 18th August. Should be a fun day.
Mega Crop at Sicas Guest House on Saturday 13th November.
Let me know if you need booking forms.

I’m hoping to have the Fab Scraps Heritage paper in stock later in the week. Seriously stunning. And absolutely superb to use in an 8x8 album. I’ve also ordered loads of flowers that should be in some time soon plus some chipboard embellishments.

I got a bit of a skok when I saw how close we are to Christmas! I’m already casting about for nice scrapping gift ideas that we can do in November (unlike past years where we’re been caught madly scrapping on the 15th of December to get finished.) I’m going to try and find a biggish project (like the calendars) and a smallish project (like the one sheet mini album) to try and please y’all (yeah, right….)

And lastly a happy birthday with to Sharon Chetty for her birthday on Wednesday. It was remiss of me not to mention Ada’s birthday on the 8th – but you know we luv ya.

That’s all folks. Have a marvellous week and keep a smile on your dial.

I’ll end with these true classified ads……

8 years old. Bites!
Hateful little bastard.
1/2 Cocker Spaniel,
1/2 sneaky neighbor's dog.
Mother, A Kennel Club registered German Shepherd.
Father, Super Dog .
Able to leap tall fences in a single bound.
Looks like a rat.
Been out a while.
Better be a big reward.
Also 1 gay bull for sale.
Must sell washer and dryer £100.
Worn once by mistake.
Call Stephanie.
And the best one:
Complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica,
45 volumes. Excellent condition.
£200 or best offer. No longer needed,
Got married last month. Wife knows everything.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Soccer World Cup 1

Hi there.

Feel it. It is here. The Soccer World Cup layout that is. Yes, I’m sure you were loosing the faith but here it is. Now, this page is a loose scraplift of Marge Cox’s stunning page which won best World Cup layout in the recent Scrapping & Kie competition. (I only scraplift from the best I’ll have you know).
The pics I used where:
5 (4ups) – ie 4 pics printed onto one jumbo – 3 landscape, 2 portrait
2 (2ups) – ie 2 pics printed onto one jumbo - landscape
2 jumbo landscape.
(where I used the 2 ups and 2 jumbo, Marge used one stunning A4 landscape picture so you can do that if you prefer).
Now, the kit comes with:
The paper, soccer title, soccer ball strip and the hexagonals but you need to bring, if you want to use what I used :
Soccer playing cards purchased from C N A for R12.00 (the one with all the players)
Small South African flag stickers
A white gel pen (very important and like hens teeth to find although I’ve been told the Ink Spot has loads).
Any other pharaphanalia you might have – tickets, flags, Zakumi or what have you.
(incidentally, did you know that that strange little spotted leopard Zakumi (if indeed he is a leopard), created by one Andries Odendaal, was born in 16 June 1994 on Youth Day. The “ZA” is the international code for South Africa and “kumi” means ten in several African languages, referencing 2010?)
Soccer kits are limited so might be best to book one. (I’ve got one booked for Ada, AnnMarie, Alanna and Monica so far – hope I havent left anyone out)

I’m expecting a collective gasp of disbelief as you all realise that there is aboslutely NO journaling on this page. Now, before you start thinking I’ve fallen into your slovenly ways regarding journaling I have to tell you this is but one of TWO world cup layouts. Layout two will be positively awash with journaling. Who, what, where, why and how. You are more than welcome to scraplift as much of this information as you like.

I’ve attached the advert for the Scrapkits day at Sica’s for November 13th. Space is limited so make sure you book early.
You got all my info this week about the school Scrapping Fundraiser?. Do hope you’ve booked.

Evening class next week will be on Thursday 12th – let me know if you can make it.
Please make a note that I’ll not be open on Tuesday 10th as I’m off to a Retailers Day.
Bee tells me that her card class this month is going to be fabulous ( when is is not?) – I’m not sure of the date but I’ll let you know as soon as I hear anything

Sheila is looking for someone to scrap a project for her. I’m afraid I just don’t have the time but I told her that I mix in a circle of very advanced scrappers, superior to me in many ways (a harmless little white lie, fingers were crossed) and that one of you might like to take on the project. She’s happy to pay of course. Let me know if you can take this on.

Wishing all you lovely ladies a fabulous Women’s Day on Monday. Go on, do something just for yourself.
Take care, have fun and laugh often.

I thought I’d end with these touching responses from kids who were asked what love is…….

'When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.' Rebecca- age 8

'When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.' Billy - age 4

'Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.' Karl - age 5

'Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.' Chrissy - age 6

'Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.' Terri - age 4

'Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.' Danny - age 7

'Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss' Emily - age 8

'Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.' Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)

'If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,' Nikka - age 6 (we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)

'Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.' Noelle - age 7

'During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore.' Cindy - age 8

'My mommy loves me more than anybody You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.' Clare - age 6

'Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.' Elaine-age 5

'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.' Chris - age 7

'Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.' Mary Ann - age 4

'I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.' Lauren - age 4

'When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.' (what an image) Karen - age 7

'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross.' Mark - age 6

'You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.' Jessica - age 8

And the final one The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, 'Nothing, I just helped him cry'