How about the competition Creating Keepsakes is running?
"Creating Keepsakes is looking for the year’s most talented scrapbooker. You could win $10,000 as well as a prize package that is too good to believe. Imagine yourself in a new scrap space, with every product or tool you need at your fingertips. It could be you!
To enter, submit a portfolio of your 20 best scrapbook layouts. 12 of these layouts must be non-published and cannot have been posted in any online forum."
Did you see that there? In the top line? It says $10,000!!!!!!!!
Ten thousand smackaroonies!!
Ten thousand USA smackaroonies!!! "As well as a prize package that is too good to believe" I don't know about you, but I found $10,000 too good to believe on its own!
Ah, it makes the Aussie scrap scene blanch into insignificance. $20 for a layout just doesn't really stand alongside that kind of money, does it.
Of course, when you look at the competition rules, Aussies are not eligible to enter. Or NZers. Interestingly, this time people from the UK can enter. Strange. Why not us then?
On the home front, this morning we were at a seminar on suncare for babies. And there was a four week old baby there, crying. I was shocked. I had forgotten how newborns mewl. And I was sad. When did my baby stop being a newborn? When did he stop mewling?
Was it when he moved from newborn to infant nappies? Was it when he started sleeping through the night? Was it when he smiled his first smile? Giggled his first giggle? Picked up his first toy? Or was it when he....
....cut his first teeth!!!!!!!
Yes, that's right. You read right. Jamie has teeth! At the young age of four and a half months, the little fella has gone all out and cut his two bottom teeth. Imagine my shock. I was expecting this momentous occasion to take place in a couple of months' time. And to be accompanied by much crying and possibly sleepless nights. Instead, the little pearly whites just appeared. One day he had gums. The next day he had hard little white things where the gums used to be.