Thursday, February 22, 2007

Ok....here it finally is...My new FAVE!

Well I am quite loving this layout....its one of the first I have done in this style (with the liftup section). Really happy with it. I think I am gonna give up and realise I wont get the 1,2,3 challenge done in time, not unless I get my booty into gear over the weekend. I will have to see.

I am looking forward to my next class at 'Inside Stories' should be good fun! Its tomorrow night so not long to go now!








Enjoy!!
Take care, xoxo

Sunday, February 18, 2007

I have been tagged and my new FAVE layout!! :o)

Well life has been pretty good. Had a rough emotional little trip at the start of the week so I was pretty flat but things have certainly picked up and I am back to my normal self!

My 3rd scrap class on Friday was great! Had a few ladies come back from the classes in the previous week, which was fantastic, it shows me at least that the classes are being enjoyed by those who come. I had 6 people come to the class, and cannot wait til next weeks Craft knife class!! It is amazing how different peoples pages end up being even with the same paper ranges!!! I have a couple of projects I need to get started on for Inside Stories, the first is a layout and the second is a Money Tin class I cant wait to do later in March!! I am loving OTP stuff!

I finally finished that page I have been trying to do, with the hinge and lovely reminice papers that I have had in my stash for a while! I will try to take piccies today and edit and add them to this post later on. I STILL need to do my 1,2,3 challenge layout as well, so maybe once I have finished my school stuff today I will get to that later

I went to Day on the Green yesterday and saw Pete Murray, Sarah Blasco, Tim Finn, Tim Rogers and Tex Perkins. It was a great day, so relaxing and good to sit with friends and listen to great live music. The day is a day where most people get blind and have a good time, and I think I was one of the only people there who did not have one drop to drink!!

Now normally I would be all up for having wine on a hot day, with good company and good music. BUT... after my class Friday night, and after the week I'd had, I was looking forward to a glass of wine. Well 1 bottle after as little as 1 hour and a half later, I was quite piddly and up above decided to punish me Saturday morning, by making me feel seedy as!! After the entire contents of my stomach had been emptied into the toilet and along with the hot and cold flushes I was having I soo did not feel like a wine!! haha. SO I was the designated driver for the day, which really was fine by me. And I actually really enjoyed watching the drunk people and how and what people do at such a big event!!

Its 12pm and I am still sitting in my dressing gown. I love having lazy Sundays but regret it Sunday arvo when I have heaps to do before Monday and no time to do it!!


I have been tagged by Giovanna, so here it is!
q's and a's

q: first thing you did this morning: had a coffee, I had a coffee withdrawl headache!!
q: last thing you ate: handful of salt and vinegar chips :o(
q: do you have anything bothering you? not at the moment, other than the heat and not being able to keep cool
q: what's the last movie you saw?: pursuit of happiness @ the movies
q: where is the last place you went? to Spray Farm yesterday for a Day on the Green
q: do you wish upon stars? nah I wish things, just not to stars!
q: are you a friendly person?: Yes, but can be quieter with ppl I dont know
q: where did you sleep last night?: in my bed
q: what colour shirt are you wearing? I'm still wearing my dressing gown, it is Sunday afterall!
q: when was the last time you really cried? Tuesday
q: what was your last thought before you went to sleep last night? what a great but exhausting day I had
q: what are you about to do? update blog, work on another layout
q: if you could drink anything right this second, what would it be? sprite zero would be ice right now, I rarely buy softdrink, upsets my bellyt!
q: what's your job position called? primary school teacher, and now a scrapbooking teacher!
.q: what's your favourite month(s)? not really sure!
q: what was your school's mascot? dunno, my primary school slogan was Strive for Excellence' though
q: what's your favorite bottled water? Pump, cos of the bottles
q: what were you doing at 9pm last night? Watching Pete Murray @ Day on the Green
.q: did you attend your high school formal? Yeah!.
q: did you go to someone else's formal? I went to other peoples debs, not formals
q: do you prefer coffee or tea? Coffee
q: something red within 5 feet? my corner rounder carl punch
q: how much french do you know? numbers to ten! haha
q: ever crash a car, been in an accident? only up the bum of another car, minor accident
q: do you look good in yellow? I like yellow, but do not really wear it
.q: do you sing? to myself mostly, and with the kiddies in my class
.q: ever sing in public? nah
q: least favorite colour? purple prob
q: ever had dippin dots? What’s that?
q: how many driving tickets have you had? none :o)
q: do you own your own house? nope
q: at what age did you/do you want to get married? I would like to get married at about 24, I'm 23 in March
q: have you ever been married? nope too little :)
.q: how many kids do you have/want? would like two a boy and a girl
q: do you like anyone right now? my boy clint

Wow that took a while !!! Thanks Giovanna, that was my first ever tag. Now I tag Tammy and Fiona!

Well its like 12 more days to my scrapbooking retreat!! And I sooo cant wait! Its gonna be great and I cant wait to catch up with everyone!! Including my aunty, who I havent seen since before christmas!!

Well take care all, this is a long post for me!
*Raquel*

Saturday, February 10, 2007

First Class last night!

Well I had my first class at 'Inside Stories' last night and it was great fun! A lovely group of ladies attended and we were booked out. After the class I was all inspired to start creating but was too tired to even get my stuff out! Hopefully tomorrow or over the next week I will be able to post my new page I am working on, its about how much I love scrapping, and has a hinge to reveal more photos and journalling. I am really happy with how its turning out. I also need to get started on the Feb 1,2,3 challenge, the challenge is to use green, no patterned paper, and stamping....that will be tricky!!!

While I was teaching my first class :o) Clint was at Crown Palladium at the Greyhound of the Year awards night. His family friends one the award of 'Greyhound of the Year' for their dog "Bettys Angel" so as you can imagine it was a big night for them. The highlight for Clint was getting his photo taken with Megan Gale! haha. Hamish and Andy were also at the event and I think they got some photos with them too. At the moment, he is feeling a bit sorry for himself, resting his head!!!

Well the school year is up and running already, crazy crazy! Its hard to get back into the swing of things thats for sure. My new group of 28 (7-8 year olds) are so full of energy its crazy. The group were known last year as the noisy year level, but I cant take too much noise (ahhh) so hopefully we will get that out of them by the end of term. This year our school is taking on a fantastic new initiative that is all levels in first term are to do an integrated unit on "Learning to Learn". It is basically to equip the students with the abilities to make good choices about their learning, goal setting, and also being responsible for the actions and seeing the effects they can have. Also seeing the environments that help or hinder their learning. The kids have taken well to this and I think this will be a fantastic thing for them. Helping them to become independent learners.

Well I have no piccies to share, so I will be off now! Gotta get ready for my coupons of love class at 'Inside Stories'.
Thanks to everyone commenting on my blog the last couple of weeks, its nice to know it is actually being read!
Take care, will post again soon

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Sneak Peak - March Class - Sketch 3

Sneak Peak to one of my March Classes at Inside Stories, East Geelong......