Friday, September 24, 2010

{Together} if you like

Howdy Doody

Well, we sure did have a fun day at the Hillcrest Fund Raiser last Saturday. And they raised R30 000 for the school to boot! Is that not fabulous? That’s more than I’ve raised for myself in the past 4 years! Such a success in fact that I think they’ll probably run another one so keep an eye out. It was also great to see some of my old customers and catch up on a bit of their news.

Now, I’ve either got lots of you not coming next week as it’s school holidays or others who’ve booked and are wanting to be catching up on a missed layout. So I’ve decided that I’d show those of you wanting something new, the page we did with Venessa Matthews on Saturday. It’s a lovely page, not too fussy with a lovely focus on the photo’s. You need:
2 x jumbo’s – landscape
7 x 2 up (10cm x 7.5cm) portrait (won’t work with landscape)
Her title was {Together} but you could do it of any theme using any title. I’m not packing kits for this so you can choose your own paper.

I’ve recently had a number of enquiries from gals who’re unable to attend a workshop [running after kids, having their teeth whitened, go the snivels or what have you] and they were wondering if they could do my workshops at home. Well of course you can. Absolutely. What I do is type out the notes and email these to you along with a pic of the page. Then all you have to do is collect it. There are one or two that I wouldn’t recommend you try at home on your own (like next week’s waterfall affair which is quite complex). But on the whole, my layouts are pretty easy to follow with a few notes on size etc. As my fee is so little (more of a tip really), the price remains the same.

Because of the past card class on Thursday 23rd, it threw the evening classes out a bit so next week we’ll be having an evening class on both Tuesday 28th and Thursday 29th. Always a pleasant evening (made all the more pleasant with the intake of a bit of fermented grape juice). So do book. 18h30 – 21h30.

A very happy birthday to Tersia who has a birthday on Monday. Have a good one Tersh!
I haven’t heard of anything exciting coming up {in the scrapping world that is, lest you think I’m talking about the bedroom}. Let me know if you have. I know Imagine That are having a great craft day some time soon but I haven’t received the details yet. Will let you know if and when I hear anything.
So all that’s left to say is have a fabulous long weekend, keep safe if you’re on the roads and have a happy scrappin’ week!
Best Regards

I don’t like to get too political in a newsletter but I thought this was rather interesting………

The next time you hear a politician use the word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about whether you want the 'politicians' spending
YOUR tax money.

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in
one of its press releases.

A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.

A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
A billion Rand ago was only
27 hours and 12 minutes, at the rate our government
is spending it.

Building Permit Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporation Tax
Income Tax
Fishing Licence Tax
Food Licence Tax
Fuel LicenceTax
Petrol/Diesel Tax
Hunting Licence Tax
Luxury Tax
Property Tax
Service charge taxes
Capital gains Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Local Tax
Vehicle Licence Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
Not one of these taxes existed 20 years ago...
And our nation was one of the most prosperous in Africa.

We had absolutely no national debt...
We had the largest middle class in Africa
And Mum stayed home to raise the kids.

What happened?

I hope this goes around
At least a billion times.

What the HELL happened?????

Monday, September 20, 2010

Birdie Num Nums

Hi Peeps
Strange weather this. Not sure whether to pack away the woolies or not. Tried a cozzy on yesterday that had me weeping in the change room – I think for now I’d rather be all bundled up. I’m even leaning towards donning a burkha.

Now, next week’s page is Birdie Num Num and is a real girlie girl one – all pretty pinks, greens and browns with little birdies and journalling blocks. Doesn’t have to be of a little girl but of any thing girlie if you get my drift. I used:
3 jumbo portrait
2 jumbo landscape
1 (2up) landscape
Let me know if you want me to keep you a pack (this page is very paper specific).

Bee’s card class will be held here at SBJ on Thursday 23rd @ 17h30. Please let me know if you’ll be attending as Bee will only do a workshop if we have at least 7 people.

This means that we’ll have to make the evening class on Tuesday 19th. Do book.
Enjoy the Hillcrest fund raiser, all of you who will be attending. Sure is an early start!

I know there are other bit of news to impart to you but I just can’t think what they are right now. I’m sure to remember just minutes after I press “send”
Have a fabby dabby weekend and scrap away.
Kind regards

The Four Ages of Man.

15-30 yrs : Kanonkop

31-50 yrs : Meerlust

51-60 yrs : Rust en Vrede

61 yrs + : Allesverloren

Friday, September 3, 2010


Greetings scrappers!

Well spring has sprung and on the 1st I found myself spontaneously leaping into a wild demonic spring cleaning frenzy. It was, like, INSTINCTIVE! Actually, to be more accurate, I phoned Charmaine, my beloved trusty temp domestic and she did all the leaping with me looking on in an advisory capacity. Sometimes I love Africa.

As I mentioned in my last newsletter, I’m off to Kaapstad for (hopefully) some wild and memorable days. Five to be exact. This means that SBJ will be closed from Thursday 9th until Tuesday 14th. Otherwise, it’s business as usual so no need to stay away.

So, next week’s page is a Family layout designed by the talented Lee-Anne Fisher (see attached). It really is a lovely page with paper ribbons, flowers and chipboard bits. It has only:
2 jumbo landscape
1 (18 x 13 cm) landscape
Will work brilliantly with lovely pics of the whole family together, either in colour or B&W. The kits comes with all the chipboard pieces, blomme etc.

There won’t be a newsletter next Friday as I’ll be away so let me tell you now about the following week’s workshop: we will be playing Catch-Up as there are so many of you behind with pages. So come along and catch up on any of those missed workshops. I’ve got a spate of great layouts in the pipeline. You have to admit I’ve been bloody marvellous at churning out a workshop every week, on time, even if I say so myself.

There’s been a bit of a hiccup at the Racing Pigeon Club where Bee holds her card making workshops – seems those bleeding lice ridden flying rodents have come home to roost and they keep canceling Bee’s hall hire (the owners, not the pigeons). She’s asked if I’d mind hosting a card workshop here at SBJ – still at the same time of 17h30 on the second last Thursday of the month. As you know, space is limited here so can you give some indication of whether you’d like to join us on Thursday 23rd.? Actually, rather than and “indication” we’d need a firm booking.

Do you know that when I opened Scrapbook Junction in 2003 I charged R35.00 for a workshop and now, in 2010 I’m charging……. R35.00. The reason I made the decision to keep the fee way below the annual rate of inflation is so that you can spend more on the actual page. Now I’ve had to make a small adjustment here: you are absolutely welcome to bring your own paper to a workshop along with all your embellishments but I’m afraid the workshop fee will then be R55.00. This is still WELL below the general teacher fee in Durbs and the surrounds. I hope you understand.

That’s my bundle for this week. Look out for deluge of layouts of the magnificent Cape! Take care of yourselves, and scrap on……
Kindest of regards

Let me end with Larry’s proverbs…….. (chuckle chuckle)

1. A day without sunshine is like night.
2. On the other hand, you have different fingers.
3. 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.
4. 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
5. Remember, half the people you know are below average.
6. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.
7. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
8. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese in the trap.
9. Support bacteria. They're the only culture most people have.
10. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
11. Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
12. If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.
13. How many of you believe in psychokinesis? Raise my hand.
14. OK, so what's the speed of dark?
15. When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
16. Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.
17. How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?
18. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
19. What happens if you get scared half to death, twice?
20. Why do psychics have to ask you your name?
21. Inside every older person is a younger person wondering, 'What the heck happened?'
22. Just remember -- if the world didn't suck, we would all fall off.
23. Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
24. Life isn't like a box of chocolates. It's more like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today, might burn your butt tomorrow.