Well good morning everyone! It has been a while since we caught up, hasn't it? I hope that you are all well. Things for me have been pretty good, but just find myself constantly busy....chasing my tail as they say. Unfortunately scrapping, which used to happen EVERY SINGLE DAY , has been relegated to 3-4 on my list of things to do per week. Where once it used to be something I loved doing 'till very very late at night, it has now become something that I still LOVE to do but now I MUST do. My time is just so much more limited these days, and I was finding that because of scrapping things where falling apart in every day life.
I guess things changed for me when Maria started school this year. I don't know if anyone has told you this, but if you think life is busy when you have toddlers at home..just WAIT till they start school!! LOL!I really do not know what it is. In theory it SHOULD make sense..school hours are 9:00 to 3:00 ...perfect right? But there seems to be an endless amount of homework, uniform washing, lunch preparation, after school activities, NOTES to read, cooking, cleaning etc etc etc each and every day. I tell you..by night time I am EXHAUSTED ..Plus being winter, and so cold and miserable hardly puts you in a mood to scrap till very late doesn't it?
So I have slowed down a little bit. I do not scrap as much as I would like and miss it so much. I am easily meeting my DT deadlines as I backed off creating anything else, but I wish I could play along at challenges and do things the way I used to. I try to tell my self its just an adjusting phase and I will get the hang of it again soon. Also, I think I told you I started work 3 weeks ago teaching a Year 1 class. I only work there 2 days, but teaching is simply exhausting and even though I finish at 3:00 I don't leave the school ' till 5:00 because of all the preparation I must do for the next day. So those days are out for me. I basically get home just in time to make and have dinner , do the usual night routine before crashing in bed!
I sure do miss visiting you all. I wish , oh how I wish, I just had time to visit you all. I try and keep up to date with what you are all doing through Facebook and visiting some blogs but hopefully things will slow down at some point.
So anyway, I have been creating quite a bit for Kaisercraft this month. They have released 2 new collections and today I will show you the first one called Save The Date. This entire collection is available at Handmade By Suzanne HERE !
This is what it looks like...
And here is what I created with it this month..
Kaisercraft Materials Used:
" Birthday Album"
Kaisercraft Materials Used: Tabbed Organiser (SB2055), Save The Date Patterned Paper – Streamers (P947), Save The Date Collectables (CT721), Save The Date 6.5 x 6.5″ Paper Pad (PP875), Save The Date 12×12 Sticker Sheet (SS146) , Save The Date Invitations Pack (IN401), Lace (EM927) , Resin Flowers (EM972) , Paper Blooms – Coconut (F627) ,
" Celebrate" Card
Materials Used: Save The Date patterned paper – Pinwheel (P948), Save The Date 6.5 x 6.5″ Paper Pad (PP875), Save The Date Collectables (CT721)
For more ideas on how to use this collections you can check out what the other DT members created at the Kaisercraft blog HERE !
Oh and before I go...I special SHOUT OUT to my incredibly talented friend Erin Blegen, who I just saw announced on her blog that she made the Webster's Pages design team. SO proud of you and all I will say is that this is JUST the beginning for you !! And let me tell you that she is not just a talented scrapper..that's really nothing compared to the amazing person she is or her loving nature and personality. Even though she is a red head LOL! So you really deserve this and I just can't wait to see what next for you :)
Bye all! I will be back soon with projects from the other collections from Kaisercraft released this month!