Blethers and blahs

Random ramblings from a chaotic life

I knew it wouldn’t last

on December 5, 2010

The daily posting that is, but I do have a very good excuse.  Yesterday was my youngest granddaughter’s birthday party.  She will be 6 on Tuesday and this was to be her first proper party, in a hall with a special children’s DJ and all of her cousins, classmates and friends.  Until it snowed, that is.  On Thursday we got the news that there was no safe access to the venue, so it might have to be cancelled, on Friday the cancellation was confirmed.  To say she was disappointed was an understatement.  Still we pulled out all the stops and made it as fun a day as possible.  It was the have a Glee theme but many of the decorations were trapped in snowbound post offices so I spent Thursday and Friday printing as many Glee pics as I could and making badges and cake toppers, not to mention cakes, to try and make it special for her.

Luckily quite a few of her classmates managed to make it, as did al of her cousins and most other family members.  By the end of it I was completely exhausted but I did manage to get my December Daily pages made before I passed out late last night with exhaustion.  I am not totally happy with the Dec 4th one so that will probably get a revamp at some point when I have a bit of time to think, but for now it is done.

The other thing that has been keeping me busy is the Scrappy Little Christmas Cybercrop over on UKS this weekend.  It’s not that I have had time to actually create anything, though I am hoping to change that today, but I have been busy leaving feedback for people who have taken the class I was invited to produce.  I have been stunned by some of the results – they have made me laugh and cry and I would like to say a great big THANK YOU to everyone who has done the class.  I have to say that when i was first asked I was very close to saying no for various reasons.  I was delighted to be asked but I was wary of the way it would be received, with a careful eye on the UK Smack Blog where I have had my share of clouts over time, and also on UKS itself, which is a forum I enjoy being part of.  Luckily the reception so far has been positive and from the pages made so far, I am really pleased that I did do it.  It was mainly thanks to Angela, who I was meeting the day I got the invite and who helped me to work out what I wanted to do and kindly provided the papers I used.  Part of my worry was the step by step instructions, something I had never done before but having taken many online classes I knew that what seemed obvious to one person was not necessarily so for another.  Thankfully the process seems to be hitch free and I can now share the pages.

We were asked to produce a class with a technique and also a card, as it is that time of year.  I had less than a week to get it all done and sent away, which felt very pressured.  For me the technique was obvious – journalling – as it is something that is second only to the photos for me and sometimes it is first.  Putting it all together was a bit more difficult as it is out of some people’s comfort zone but still needed to appeal to a very wide audience.  In the end I went with a letter to Santa, which had a bit of poetic licence applied to make it more appealing, and a list.  The letter page is something that I will be making another, if not several, more versions of based on the inspiration of those who have done the class already, so thanks again to those who have shared their pages.  For now, enough of me, I am off to spend my last day before the stress of school tomorrow and Lego on Wednesday hits me.  Take care x x x


2 responses to “I knew it wouldn’t last

  1. ~natasha~ says:

    More fab pages Linda, I do enjoy that thi class doen’t have to be christmas related at all. Your grand-daughter’s party is a great inclusion. What a fab grandmother you are coming to the rescue to save the party, your grand-daughter does look really pleased.

    Great class’s too over on UKS 🙂

  2. Alexa says:

    These pages are lovely, Iruk. I just love the Letter to Santa one – so beautifully bright and pretty! Sorry about the fallout due to the cold weather – but I am enjoying your ‘snow’ falling across the page: ingenious!

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