Tuesday, 10 November 2009

PC Woes & some Scrappy Victories!

My PC has been up to some weird & wonderful stuff lately...it is having it's "moments" when it will spring to life on demand {at a press of the tower button} but show no sign of life on the monitor. My local technician is beginning to think perhaps I fancy him as I keep returning with tower AND monitor in hand {thought maybe the screen had just died...} & I even cart along the leads for good measure {Daisy has a habit of chewing through cellphone charger leads, etc...} but when I am in the store...guess what?!? It all works hunky dory...one of life's {annoying} little mysteries....so I have been offline for a couple of days {feels like a lifetime...} & still haven't got to even opening all my e mails since Friday...sorry {if it's you needing me!} I am back here & hoping for the best tonight but can't stay long as I have {another} resolution to try to force myself into an earlier sleep routine, as DH is on his way out the country in a couple of weeks & I need to be up at sparrows to do the 3 x school run. Chelsea is entering her final year so now has extra early morning responsibilities with the year ones at her school as she is a monitor so needs to be there before they all arrive each morning.

Thank Goodness the dreaded Egyptian dog "god" mask is complete & set to leave the house in the morning {don't dig creepy stuff like that hanging around my space...} but he does look rather splendid, even though I say so myself, & papier mache is a whole lotta fun you know! Now that I have bucket loads of left-over newspaper strips & wallpaper glue who knows what OTP projects I can come up with ;-D Am hoping that tomorrow could be a scrappy day! Seems like everyone in the Southern Hemisphere is on a Spring cleaning mission & I really need to follow suit - so may have to spend the morning "finding" my scrappy desk rather than scrapping on it ;-D If it's full then that's actually normally a good sign because it means there is scrappy goodness on top of it. This week it is in the form of my new Cocoa Daisy kit for October {finally arrived on Friday ;-D} {oooh la la...}, some purchases less 20% from a LSS {less 20% usually just brings it down to a sane price level I might add...} some Thickers from a new LSS {*wink* to you...} & my new CK for December {shock, horror, here before the 1st....} so I have quite some sorting to do but, hey, I'm not complaining!

It's been a win/win week for me so far...I have nabbed a December Guest Designer spot over at SATC {with my "Fall" layout} & won a couple of RAKS too...one at Little Shop of Sketches & another one over at Scrappy Times...so I have 3 parcels on their way to me as we speak & one is a whole kit! Thank you Scrapbook Circle!!!...Jingle Bells!!!!!!

Kit Contents
Double-sided Patterned Paper
Crate Season Summer
Crate Season Love
Crate Season Winter
Crate Season Rainbow
Crate Season Friendly
Crate Season Fall
Cosmo Cricket Earth Love Remember
Lily Bee Audrey Delightful
Lily Bee Audrey Smashing

1 sheet Bazzill 6 X 12 Scalloped White

Crate Season Journal Stickers
Jillibean Soup Corrugated Cardboard Alpha
Basic Grey Blue Half Pearls
Crate Season Rubons
4 Shabby Chic Fall Flash Cards
(styles will vary)
2 Shabby Chic Vintage Artisan Notes
(styles will vary)
2 Elles Studio Kraft/Black Journaling Cards
(styles will vary)

Not too shabby hey! Oh my I have just seen that my favourite Jillibean Soup Corrugated alphas are in there...not to mention BG pearls & Elle's Studio journaling cards...whoop!!! Last month I decided I really wasn't going to win anything if I didn't enter...so for the first time ever I did some challenges...five of them...and won three!!! Think I better carry on ;-D Love this thing called the Internet...


The Lonely Scrapbooker said...

What's SATC? And are those other places websites? Stores in SA?

topkatnz said...

Congratulations on all your winnings! Sorry to hear you are having PC problems.

Vicki said...

Yep - gotta be in to win and look, it sure paid off for you. Yahoo! LOL

tania said...

Congratulations Helen!! Talking about a who is who in Scrapbooking!!LOL! I did what you said about my comments, whatever it is, i just selected, hope it is fine! Want to see the mask! you know, the school can come up with some very strange assignments!

Stefanie said...

Great stuff.
Can't wait to see all your creations.

Penny said...

Ooh, how exciting - well done and well deserved - enjoy your "loot"!

Lynette said...

Now aren't you lucky...to be able to add to the stash...enjoy you deserve it.

Shayne said...

Ooh, lucky lady.

Enjoy enjoy.

Helen Tilbury said...

Thanks guys...SATC is an online forum - Scrap Around the Clock...I just didn't have time to link it up last night...Scrappy Times is another NING! community & http://littleshopofsketches.wordpress.com is the New Zealand based sketch site that I designed for for 6 months earlier in the year. It means I will have to use the kit to design & post projects to the site & will link you all up when I do that next month...not the best timing with Christmas coming up but just so delighted that my layouts were chosen & luckily I love the kit they are sending so it's all GOOD!;-D

Michelle Ramsay said...

Congrats on all your winnings. I am sure you will be fine in getting everyone where they need to be and on time. Keep well.

Desire Fourie said...

3x school run ... now that sounds like real hard and dedicated work!