Well, it’s taken 9 months, about 2000 emails, about 200 phone calls, about 3000 man hours and about 20,000 LO’s but guess what?
THE MEMORY GIFTS PROJECT HAS FINALLY COME TO AN END.
Honestly, I don’t know how to feel. I thought I would be ecstatic to have my house/garage back in order but I don’t. I think I’ve been concentrating on this for so long that I am a bit lost now that it’s finished.
What I AM looking forward to is imagining the faces on the kids when they open their albums. My DH is driving down to Melbourne with the last trailer load of albums packed and ready for delivery.
The back of the car paxked with the “Starter Kits”.
The boys having a last minute hug goodbye (awww).
Some of the boxes within the trailer (there were over 50 altogether).
….and off they go.
Here we come, Strathewen, Kingslake, Marysille, Taggerty and Wattleglen!
Here’s a few shares from this week’s playing in the studio –
TIP: Don’t be afraid to crop your photos quite tightly around the face to help focus on what the real “story” is.
TIP: Embellishments don’t have to cost the earth – cut some extra bits out of co-ordinating papers and mount them off the surface of your page have done with the animals on this one.
TIP: Don’t just use patterned vellum against a white or light background – place it off centre against a textured or flocked paper and the results are gorgeous!
Every single LO I produced this week was about James – purely coincidence because the photos are all jumbled up and in no order (just the way I like things lol). He must have been on my mind LOL.
What else have I been up to this week? A wee bit of socialising and I have to tell you I had a ball – two nights down in Sydney attending a Reunion and a birthday party was great fun.
The reunion was of my old Year 12 class of ’99 – it was great to catch up with them all again and see what lovely adults they have become. There were some suprised there, mind you! (yes, Paul, I mean you lol).
Here is a terrible photo of me with Meeks who organised the do – she is still as gorgeous as always on the inside and out.
Sat night I went to my aunt’s 60th – wow, I was blown away by the entertainment. Has anyone ever participated in a “Drum Circle Event” before? Well, I am addicted and I have to have one now. Basically it means that there are several drummers at the front of the crowd getting everyone to participate in bongo-ing out a rythm together. Everyone has their own drum. There was over 100 of us drumming – awesome stuff! By the end of it we even had my 85 year old great aunt up on the dance floor LOL. Aunty Shirley! two words! BROKEN. HIP.
The guy in black (standing) was the maestro and he had us all swinging, baby. And the noise! We were attracting people off the street LOL.ss to say that at the end of it all my hands were fleuro pink from banging my drum and I was an addicted Bongo player (and the guys were a little bit of “allright” if you know what I’m say’n 😉 ).
So that’s all for now until another update later in the week – PLEASE don’t forget to check in and participate in the TWELVE WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS weekly challenges and competition we have going on over at the Addicted to Craft Blog – there are plenty of opportunities to win prizes and participate – whether you are a retailer or an individual!
Oh! I nearly forgot! There is something else a little bit exciting I wanted to share with you all – here it is:
That is the cover of the latest Scrapbooking Memories Magazine over here in Australia – and THAT IS MY LO ON THE COVER. O.M.G. I’m a little bit excited – heck I am wetting my pants I’m so excited – WOOHOO! Hannah is getting such a huge kick out of seeing her face on the mag when we go out (me too lol). I am very honoured to be a part of the special Breast Cancer awareness issue too – GO PINK.
That’s all folks – y’all take care now 🙂
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