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Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Crafty Tuesday

EEEK: This is a bit of a fuzzy start but I promised Carrie over at Barely Controlled Chaos that I would definitely post for Crafty Tuesday today and as this is the front page of the Baby Angel's album, you get it in all its blurriness. No I cannot be bothered taking another shot. Besides, it is my least favourite page...

Now let me explain a bit about my scrapbooking.

When I arrived in Aus 5 years ago I was adopted by the most wonderful bunch of people at my local church. They took me (and the BA) under their wings, plied me with champagne at the Rectory on Friday nights and danced the Time Warp with me whilst wearing VERY silly pants. Me, not them. Which reminds me, I must get a copy of that shot. The fact of the matter is, Anglicans are party animals.

Anyway. Time went by and they moved to another church and I moved to another church but we kept in contact and then the lovely Jenpa (not her real name) started running scrap booking evenings. On these evenings she usually teaches us a technique and then you get time to play and scrap at your own pace. So that blurry cover page is my first project from scrapbooking nights. Here's my next couple.

Since then I have continued to love attending scrap booking nights with my bottle of champagne and occasional bag of Dorritos in hand. We do our 'set piece' or variations upon it and then retire to the nearby home of friends to solve the problems of life the universe and everything. Here are some of my more recent projects. Now are we spotting a similarity, nay an anomaly here? Yes! It is the complete lack of photos!!! Which, when last I checked, are an integral part of scrap booking!!!!! Here is one where I let my inner rebel go wild. The exemplar we were emulating was more seemingly attired... And my most recent effort for those with young children will be instantly recognisable...But alas! Still no photos!!!

What does this mean? Could it mean that I am enjoying the champagne and company much more than the scrapping? Perhaps. But I do like to sit and fiddle with the cutters and create something. Could it be that I am too lazy/stingy to get a decent cartridge for my printer and print out all the requisite photos? Perhaps. Maybe I just don't have the time to sit down and finish anything.

Whatever the reason, you can be sure I will be back at scrapbooking whenever I can get a night off ! There is something very therapeutic about creating someone else's design and then fiddling with it. (see puppy in lower RH corner of puppy spread and nude sunbather!!)

So that's my crafty contribution Carrie. I cheated a bit as it is a cumulative but you can giggle away with me on Tuesdays as as I fail to put anything more onto the pages and yet continue to make more pages. Avec champagne. And who knows, maybe one day I will have a completed page to share.

Perhaps I should make greeting cards.

If you pop over to Carrie's you'll usually see some lovely craftiness on a Tuesday.


HipMomma said...

OK, I am just laughing my head off at the naked boobie girl page. I don't think I will ever see that on a scrapbook page here.

I am not a scrapbooker. Although I do like to make cards and invitation. I should be working on V's birthday invitations because I wanted to have them mailed out by Friday.

Christina said...

Hahaha! You are too funny. Looks like my kind of scrapping. You've got some great spreads there - even if they are lacking photos. :o)

Maggie said...

Those pages are gorgeous! Even without the pictures added yet. I need to get on the ball and get some major scrapbooking done....maybe this weekend...

Arizaphale said...

HipMomma: You are not a scrapbooker? Apparently, neither am I!!!

Anonymous said...

Hilarious! I laughed outloud at your sunbather!

The absence of photos? Ah, minor detail! :)

You could use the little people/things you create and slap them on a folded piece of paper and call it a card instead of a full sheet of paper for a page. Then, no guilt over no photos and some entertaining cards for when you need one.

Stacy said...

That nude sunbather is quite...ermmm...crafty. ;) At least you have pages partially completed. I have pictures printed, though. It appears we are both halfway there. :)

carrie said...

So I'm just getting caught up on everything - totally missed Crafty Tuesday all together this week! I am not sure how I managed that one...but I did.

Anyhow - who cares that you don't have photos - you have amazing pages almost all put together!! I especially am in love with booby girl! That cracks me up!

But the ones you did put photos in are pretty cool...I really do like the giraffe one. That one is sweet.

And I'm so very jealous that you even have a scrapping night to attend...tha tis what I miss most, just hanging out and gossiping while occasionally getting a page or two done. It just isn't the same drinking...er, scrapping by yourself!

Andi said...

I love that you still go to the scrapbook night, and that it is so much fun...my friend Natalie hosts things like that every so often. I find that scapbooking is overwhelming for me, but making cards or a very SMALL book is much more possible. I need to see that there is an end in sight; if I get overwhelmed then the project will just sit there unfinished!
I, too, found the topless sunbather quite funny. :) And your other pages are really nice as well. I find that my work tends to be too busy for photos (ha,ha) and I like the spaces you have left for photos...you will finish them one day!

Angel said...

I want to scrapbook very much, but I'm afraid I'll become addicted to it. That's the last thing I need! I'm already a crochet/knit addict.

kim said...

I"m so glad to see you join us for crafty tuesday..... though I haven't participated in several weeks.... I love the nude sunbather - very funny.
Your pages remind me of Creative Memories - a scrapbooking company here.