Monday, February 8, 2016

I have been AWOL!

Oooops!  It's almost 12 months exactly since I posted last!  My Bad!

I could make many excuses but I am sure you don't want to hear them.  Are you even still there?

I will make a few posts that will be in random order on the timeline.  I have not been doin nothing, I can assure you.

I have joined up with some lovely local Hutt Valley ladies who asked if I would like to pop along to their fortnightly get-together.  Heck yes!  Why not.  What a fantastic group of new friends I have.  I am a happy scrapper.

I have started making some of the many awesome projects that are produced by Kathy (Orta) King.  Her blog is called Paper Phenomenon.  She sells tutorials for the most amazing boxes, mini albums and more.  I will show you some of what I have done in the posts to follow.

I spent an awesome two days helping out Lowri McNabb from Papervine, at the Wellington Paper Arts Show last September.  It took 3 of  us over 3 hours to set up and about 40mins to pack down, lol.  It was pretty frantic at times but it was great fun and so good to see so many crafters in one place.

Last year I also made it to Autumn Escape in Taupo for the first time.  It was a fantastic 3 days at Waiaraki Resort   One of the draw-cards for me was that Teresa Collins was teaching some classes there.

We are buddies now, don't ya know, hahaha.

Hmmm  .... what else happened in 2015?

Oh yeah ....  I turned 50!  Good grief .  At the time, I was officially twice my daughter's age.  A fact that she was pleased to remind me of.
We (James, Liam and I) went to Rarotonga, Cook Islands for a week, along with my BFF Andrea and her husband Ivan, 3 of hubby's siblings and their significant others, plus 2 nieces, plus a bonus Salisbury sibling (long story) with her significant other and her two just-adult kids. Add to that one Mother-In-Law and it was a full house!!

I did actually do a little bit of traditional scrapbooking too.  In July last year Liam was keen to go to Armageddon - a sci-fi fan expo.  I ended up taking him 2 days in a row!!!  He really wanted to meet Karen Gillian who is the actress playing the companion on Dr Who but sadly, I was not able to make that happen.  He really enjoyed be able to o out and about in costume and not being seen as being bit weird.

Well - that will do for the first sitting, I'm sure.  I promise not to leave it so long before I post again.

(Oh, just remembered one real reason it got too hard to blog - my stupid F,G & H keys, and some others on the middle row, don't always work and having to edit and re-type is bloody pain!  Note to self: get them fixed.)


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