Saturday, 14 November 2009

Blogging for Scrapbookers Prompt 5

Today I made this. Well I didn't actually make the LO, I just made the picture of the LO as it's one I did for a scrapbooking class on International Women's Day. I kept it simple as I knew I would have people in the class who didn't have a clue what scrapbooking is. This is my sister and family heading off to the Middle East when her husband was transferred abroad. The picture lifts up to reveal journaling underneath and I've still to make a slit in the page cover so that it will be on top and then held down with the pink brad. They've been away for about six years now and my nieces are growing so fast it's hard to keep up with their progress. We see them when they're home each summer but I think it's getting more and more difficult to come back to our sometimes dreary summers when they're so used to sun, sea and sand - lots of sand!

I used a Fiskars punch on the bottom of two of the papers and I just love these spotty flowers which I've bought in lots of different colours to use on other LOs.
I haven't managed to 'take a picture in natural light' in my home as it's been too dull and I've also still to figure out how to turn off the flash on my camera. Must find those instructions!
However, from wandering round my house people would learn that we need to get organised! I'm always busy with other things these days (Community Council, Regeneration Project, Merchant's Association, Community Capacity meetings, not to mention cottage change-overs and ponies) and the two other peeps living in the house - DH & DD - don't seem to think housework of any kind has anything to do with them but you know what they say, 'A tidy house is the sign of a wasted life'. I think I'll leave them in here and go live in one of the cottages, I keep the two of them out of these as much as possible 'cause they're neat, tidy and always spotless unlike areas frequented by DH & DD. Any tips on how to train a teenager to clean up after herself greatly appreciated.

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