I know, you probably think I am booked in for a Mental Health Assessment but I am so EXCITED! I got up this morning to switch on my laptop and there it was…. that lovely email from scrapbookmate which said I can now register for the Scrap-a-ganza weekend on Holland. Yes I know I dont get out much but this is so much fun! Three whole days of scrapbook classes, meeting people playing and partying! a crafters dream really.
But I could only register for myself! I know my daughter Mush was waiting for her invitation and spent the next few hours waiting for her email to come through with her details. Then everyone else must have been informed a the server went down OH NO! After several frantic hours we both managed to be booked onto the event with our classes and some additional classes booked.
So today I have been unable to concentrate on my reports for work I just wanted to play at scrapbooking again!
Never mind, it is now the weekend
I am so excited! I am waiting for the registration to open for me to book my Scrap-a-Ganza retreat to Holland in June. I can sign up for the classes until I receive my email but I keep trying and trying and refreshing the page but to no avail!
I wont sleep tonight although I have just booked the flights as well 🙂 YIPPEE
How easy is it to give in to peer pressure? I had the chance to play with new scrapbooking tools a couple of weeks ago and just loved the new Cuttlebug from Provocraft. Dont get me wrong, I dont NEED a die cutting machine as I have a Craft Robo which can cut anything I can design ( even though it is slow, noisy and I have to spend ages scraping the bits off the cutting mat!).
The cuttlebug was small, quiet can do wonderful embossing and can even cut chipboard!
I was only slightly tempted at the time but then read the post on UK Scrappers about it and fell into the trap of the WANTS and NEEDS.
After a desperate internal dilema should I buy from the UK or USA?
Should I buy at all?
Well I found one and it just popped into my shopping cart along with a few embossing dies as well.
Now I just want it to play 🙂 Well…. it looks like a toy doesn’t it?
We had a lovely time near Loch Lomand sampling a few drams and having Haggis, neeps and tatties for Burns night! Unfotrunately there was no snow where we were apart from right on the mountain tops. The scenery was beautiful and the hospitaility brilliant. I have a few new photos to scrap.
Although I did realise why I had neve had one of these touring holidays before, I remembered I am still travel sick on a coach! At my age I had to sit there with accupunture travel bands on and a bag on my knee. It brought back all the memories of school bus trips!
Next week I am off to Scotland for a few days. I am hoping there will be a nice log fire and a few samples of Whiskey to try and keep out the cold and snow. While I am out of the house I have arranged for my friendly decorator to come and decorate my staircase and hallway. It is badly in need of a make-over as the same wallpapaer was on when we moved into the house in 1999. But as the hallway is a catherdral ceiling and an 18 foot drop for wallpaper, there is no way I was ever going to get up there and strip off the wallpaper.
Of course I never thought through the implications of booking the decorator, I soon realised that I would have to spend all my lunch times searching for new wallpaper! After several trips out to B&Q and Focus I brough smaples home for my husband Allan to look at – of course he hated them all. Then he got the task of looking for samples and I hated his choice. Well last night we called at a local independent decorators shop and found the perfect paper. Within 10 minutes of walking through the door I found the perfect paper and bought it! I will take a photo of the before this weekend and then show you the finished hallweay whehn we come back from Scotland.