It feels a bit like I should say: Hi my name is Shell and I’m a bad blogger… it’s been 3 months since my last post!
In all reality life has simply been busy and blogging just didn’t get done… but I’ve found this fantastic little program called Windows Live Writer that I’m trying out and so far I really like it… hopefully I’ll be blogging more regularly now :)
The school year ended really well… I actually got my butt into gear this year and made presents for all my kids! Check out these little treats: Chocolate chippie cookies and rocky road… somehow I just knew the kids would love it! Mikayla helped me bake all the chocolate chippies too so it was quite cool working on this project together.
Then I set to work and made individual name tags for all the kids (54 in total): Here’s a close up: By the time they were all done I felt a bit like Little Red Riding Hood with my basket of goodies! Then all of a sudden school was over and it was time for Christmas. This year our family actually had ‘Christmas Day’ on the 5th of December because we couldn’t all get together on the 25th so I decided to make things a bit special for my girls.
In the week before Christmas I found this fantastic Christmas train.
So I wrapped each little present individually and used the carriages to hold the presents: p.s. One of my nephews thought Santa’s train was pretty cool too… in fact he didn’t want anyone else to even play with it!
Then it was onto Scrapfest 2010… what a blast! I had a fabulous time catching up with everyone and teaching the classes. I really love that Scrapbooking is all about trying out new things and sharing ideas!
Here’s a couple of photos from Scrapfest… first ‘Miss Barbie’ aka Brenda who arrived off the plane dressed like this:This one is of some of our forum girls: (L to R) Shell, Tricia, Rangi, Esther & Brenda.Here’s Makuini… such a wonderful lady and very, very funny!
Here’s a ‘sneaky’ one taken during my layout class… it’s amazing what you find on cameras after the event!
And this is what happens when you’ve got friends with too much time on their hands!!!
In between all of this I’ve actually done a few layouts too! This one was for the January sketch challenge at Scrapbook Dreams:
Miss Krystal went off to a Venturer camp in Wellington on New Years Day and she was so busy organising herself that she didn’t really think about the fact I ‘might’ actually scrap it! I was ‘kind of’ forgiven when she got home :)
And this one was for the Scrapbook Dreams January mid-month motivation… the theme is ‘Friends’:
And then in the afternoon there will be another class called ‘More than a Card – Vintage Valentine’
If you’d like to attend either class please phone Carol on 07 5790576
So that’s it from me today… I’ll be back!