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Friday, February 12, 2016

Hey Everyone...

Thought I would come show you what I have been up to the last few days
DIL Sherie was put in charge of supplying a "surprise" for her friends 30th birthday
so she turned to..........a project life album and you know I think she has secretly been watching and maybe even learning a few ideas because I must admit I was very proud of the way she put the album together
I just threw her a box of project life cards and some sleeves and of course a nice album to hold it all together and she did the rest.... I even have proof

she wasn't so sure about the inking part but hey...eventually it washes off lol
So congratulations Gemma you have a very good friend who went outside the norm and created you a masterpiece

while this has all been going on I have been very busy getting the first class kits ready for class next week ....with a little help from Gus!
I am convinced he is the gayest cat around as he absolutely loves flowers and always seems to want to sleep in my flower bag
We are using the latest collection from Kaisercraft Treasured Moments and and I think the papers can lend themselves to either a nice Wedding layout, a Family or even Grandma
If you would like a kit which includes a layout and card let me know and they will be sent out next Friday the 19th
$40 couriered within NZ with full colour instructions.
The goodies are starting to arrive for my SENZ kits and there is boxes everywhere with notes scribbled all over them
I love getting happy mail and putting everything together.,...which means I can now concentrate on my classes and what we will be making....possibly a few OTP items along with cards and layouts
Lots of fun ahead
This weekend takes us to our Eldest Sons rugby game. Chris has been asked to join the Spartans 2016 squad and gets to play alongside some of the "old" players  Brendon Laney, Pita Allatini, Kees Meews, Carlos Spencer John Leslie etc so it is going to be a wonderful day and I'm sure one he will remember for a long time.
Chris is on the right side with the signed jersey that is up for auction tomorrow night at prize giving
would like to think we might bring it home but will have to wait and see.
We are very proud of his rugby achievements over the years especially reaching the 200 game milestone as a premier player for Zingari here in Dunedin..... But surely this also has to be up there

 Ok everyone short and sweet and not really much about scrapbooking, so I will leave you with a couple of sneaky pics from this months class/kit

Oh yea and in case you didn't realise I used some of Chris and Anna's wedding photos for the layout. they worked well on the papers
Until next week take care and
Happi Scrappin'

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

STOP!!! I have lost 2015

where have these last few months gone
are we all that busy now that life just passes us by in the blink of an eye!
I know for us we have been very busy almost every weekend since SENZ in July and then I suppose throw in a trip to the UK and Europe probably doesn't help!
What a fantastic time we had though and I really do love cruising unpack once and every morning wake up in a different City/Country....Perfect!
We left NZ on the 26th August and headed to London spent 4 days there and then headed to Southampton to board the
massive Cruise ship  Explorer of the Seas which took us to the Mediterranean
we visited Gibraltar UK, Barcelona Spain, Cannes (Monte Carlo) France, Civitavecchia (Rome) Italy, Livorno Italy, Cagliari (Sardinia) Italy, Malaga Spain, Cadiz Spain, Lisbon Portugal then back to Southampton
16 nights in total and a thoroughly enjoyable trip
then we headed over to Paris.... I am in love with the iconic places that everyone knows about but not so sure about the people, I walked out of 3 shops due to standing in a line ( a line of!) and they totally ignored me
We did know a certain amount of French between all of us and thought we did pretty well at asking for coffee etc lol
Actually everything I expected to see was non existent you know the little cafes and bakeries with the red and white table clothes....maybe its a trap I have fallen into from movies, books and possibly the odd scrapbooking item
But anyway  been there done that ...probably wont do it again.
Happy Travellers the first leg of a 23 hour flight
with Brian and Jackie

                                                       a couple of iconic places in London
 Our ship "Explorer of the Seas"
 On the Promenade
 One of our Main room amazing waiters Custodo

and another Dominique
both absolutely wonderful and funny guys
Trevor at the outside bar we frequented a lot on the ship
In Nice 

Trevor and Brian at the Trevi Fountain in Rome
Amazing sights in Rome
Outside the Coliseum in Rome 
There's Trevor the Gladiator
Chairs at the Vatican for Wednesday service
Some of the coloured Houses in Cinque Terre Italy
Do you see the Old Lady watching the world go by in Cagliari Sardinia (Italy)

The Boys found Coronas in Cadiz
Lisbon Portugal
A very cool wooden dog statue in a shop window
And there it is!!! the Eiffel Tower
view from the other side of the Eiffel tower and the Bus we were on
Looking down from the summit of the Eiffel Tower - not a nice day but did come out warm and sunny later on
The Mona Lisa - not sure what all the fuss is about lol

all that was available at the Paris Airport to eat before long haul back home
not good really for supposedly a international airport!
Ok Scrappy World that's it from me for the start of the year....but look out I am intending on blogging a lot more this fact I intend doing it so much you will be sick of me!
Until next time
Happi Scrappin'