Monday, January 08, 2007

Tell me why... I love Mondays

Well I'll tell you anyway! Day off! I do love my job, but I love to have creative time (and with the kids in school). I never get started as quickly as I'd like to and ended up having to take something back to church as well. But still a good day.
I went to Imagine That this morning to talk about leading an exploding box class and to show Emma other things I have done to give her an idea of other teaching i might do. What an ego boost! She was so enthusiastic about my stuff which was a relief (or she is polite and can hide her feelings well!). Of course I realised that most of what I do I give away - which is where scrapping is so good cos you get to keep it. Mwah hah hah. I do take photos of everything so I was able to show her some other things too, like clipboards. I've never done one ofr me! This exploding box will be for me and I have changed some of the measurements slightly which also makes it feel a bit more unique. I have a week to do the prototype. V. exciting.

This afternoon i fitted in some crafty time before taking the boys to Lakeside (it is a horrible shopping mall if you are not in the UK. One of the firstand I live near it) as Emrys had lost his whole PE kit and Hywel had outgrown his trainers. Fortunately Emrys has grown into Hywel's trainers and I found a new pair for £5 for H. (So glad he is not into posh trainers) still have another 30 odd quid to spend unecessarily on sports kit but there we are. I detest lakeside but it wasn't so bad. Strangely the boys didn't want to go to Artbase on any ladies clothes shops so we were home quickly.
But before that I did 2 8x8 pages for my holiday album as I haven't done any for oodles
This uses the December SA kit. (first time i have used it {blush})
The journaling reads "we all watched a programme about children starting school. It provided many a catchphrase for the holiday and this heart rending expression from Carys"
Whenever she doesn't get her way out comes the reception face - and then a giggle!
Other bits and bobs are sticky ribbon flowers, Heidi Swap flowers, MM and Docraft rubons.
I was obviously in a square mood today! This has square paper though! The paper is all Junkitz. Letters are from the QVC card and scrapbook kit I had last year. Buttons are SEI and Bazzill. Sequins from I know not where and actually tone with the rest in real life. Phil does not think they look alike at all - what do you think?

Family movie night now - would rather be scrapping - isn't that terrible!


Em said...

Lythan that is really fab news about your demos - well done you! Talk about doing wonders for a gal's confidence....

Am loving your scrapbooking - you are on a roll aren't you?

I think Emrys look more like you, but they can look different from photo to photo can't they iykwim.

Paula said...

I'm so glad you got the demo job for the boxes.You knew you wanted to. Pleased you went back.
I love the scrap pages, squares do it for me.

Sue said...

wow Lythan you HAve been busy

and as usual fab stuff xxx

Kathy said...

You are such a good blogger!
And such a good crafter too - I always feel so inadequate when I see how much you've managed to do, and how beautifully, while I've been struggling with one miserable card.

Do I need to change to SA kit 8x8?

Gillian Hamilton said...

What gorgeous LO's Lythan, you're such a clever chicky....
Beautiful designs, PP's, embellishments & gorgeous Photo's.. what more could you want.. **WTG** with the Teaching gig.. :o)