Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My Scrappy World at the Moment

It's a jumble in here!

This isn't the most coherent post ever:

At the moment my scrapping world is all over the place and partially boxed up.
The settlement date has been moved forward to the 7th of August so we will be moving in approximately 2 and a half weeks if all goes well. We've started packing and I started with my scraproom!

I started to scrap wedding photos in an album very similar to that which i used for my Kitchen Tea album but i very quickly lost interest in any attempt to scrap using the white/red/black colour scheme even though i had started to stock up on papers and embellishments of those colours. IT'S JUST TOO HARD TO SCRAP IN RED! I don't like it :( SoooOOo I've decided against sticking to the colour scheme and am scrapping the more neutral photos (black & white OR ones where the red colour scheme isn't too apparent) in pinks and blues and other softer colours. I enjoy that a LOT more and it is a LOT prettier, in my opinion.

A lot has happened within my local community in the last few days and it's left a lot of people feeling very shocked and saddened and, while i'm not directly affected by any of it, I work with people who are in the thick of it and it's rough going at the moment so my scrappy world has been a great escape for me. I love that I have this hobby that can allow me to reflect and relax and just shut off from other stuff for a little while. To take my mind off things, I've set myself a personal challenge:
5 days, $5, 5 op shops.
For those who don't know, i am a MAD KEEN op shopper and pride myself on the fact that I have visitted EVERY op shop in the Cairns area and could literally write a review on each and every one of those on demand if anyone ever asked. :P I rarely get the opportunity to go on an op shop hop these days but when i do... ohh i love it.
This afternoon was Day 1 and I spent 80c at the Red Cross Op Shop in Raintrees. I purchased 2 4m x 8cm strips of vintage fabrics... one was white with blue flowers and the other was white with pink flowers. I suspect they are off-cuts from old sheets as the pink pattern looks vaguely familiar... I think nanna might have those sheets at home!! The lady behind the counter absolutely beamed at me when i told her i intended to use the fabric for my scrapping. YAY!

Anyway, enough random rambling from me. Have a great day whenever you read this :)

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