Phew! That was a mission...13 layouts loaded here at last! Go to Gallery. The Challenges close off today midnight EST (4p.m. here in Durbs as we are 8 hours behind). I am off for the weekend today so I had to get mine in ahead of time. If you want to take a look you can find my layouts in various different galleries there. Namely 1) New Beginnings x 3 2) Overkill x 3 3) Interior Inspiration x 2 4) Fontastic x 3 5) Paper-Flower How-To x 2 . I will upload them all here when I get back. I thoroughly enjoyed the online crop. I only did one class & the rest were challenges. I got pages scrapped that really needed doing. With about 500 entries into their lottery so far my 13 aren't even 10% (and I'm sure the entries will be flying in thick & fast today...) so I doubt I'll be the lucky winner of a 6 month kit subscription, but you never know! Somebody's got to win...That's what I always tell myself anyway ;-)
My feet are killing me from all the standing I have done this week to get 13 layouts completed (I stand when I scrap - can't work any other way...) & I'm pretty exhausted so am looking forward to a nice long kip in the car on the journey. I have my mini-album gift to finish but am just going to have to do that there...This week has gone by in pretty much of a blur for me as I've been on such a crazy scrap mission. I have seen a visible dent in my stash - so that is a good sign - will do a bit of stocking up this weekend - YAY! Desperately in need of page protectors & albums though so yummy embellies & the like will be last in line - boooooooo...
Jack has injured his ankle at hockey practice so we are hoping he will be able to play. It is swollen but we have been diligently heating/soaking/icing/strapping it so we hope & pray ;-) I am feeling a bit fluey but think maybe a relaxing weekend will sort that out...Not sure how relaxing this one will be in reality though as we have 3 lots of relatives to see & at least one lot of friends. Would like to fit in more but, as we have to be at hockey matches all day, this is doubtful. Sorry Bernie! ;-( I have an inbox FULL of e mails as I haven't ventured in there much this week so HANG IN THERE if you've asked/told me something. I will be back on earth on Tuesday!!!
I've had lots of enquiries about the flowers. I haven't photographed them due to lack of time & inclement weather (IOW the only time I had when I could have photographed them it was raining!) so you will get to see them shortly I promise ;-) BTW Jacki (especially) I have looked into the Etsy shop & it is quite possible to have one based in South Africa. There are quite a few (just type "South African sellers" into the search bar) & you will find them - go to "Payment Options" & you will see that there is an SA alternative to Paypal called Setcom.
I think I will probably open an Etsy shop as it doesn't look too difficult & is not too expensive, but the downfall is that overseas people will probably have to pay a fair bit extra on postage, which will be offputting. The only way around this is if I have more stuff on offer in my shop (apart from only crochet flowers) so if any of you South African Crafters have any goods you would like me to sell via my Etsy shop please e mail me. They don't have to be ongoing lines - they can be stock you are trying to get rid of - I will discuss everything with you via e mail. I have done some major research into it this week. If there is more on offer in a shop there is more chance of a buyer thinking it is worth their while buying online & getting multiple purchases posted. Alternatively you can start your own Etsy shop & we can link ours together - meaning that buyers can view both of our shops & select from both & send the stuff together. If you are not in Durban though then one of us will have to send to the other first & there will be the payment to settle/split so this is a bit more complicated.
Was it just us or did anyone else have 3 power outtages last night??? How frustrating as each & every time I was uploading photos to the gallery & had to start from scratch setting up my tabs between the gallery & the forum...uuurgh!!! On that happy note I bid you Farewell!
Happy Weekend & all that...