Ok, a catch up post.
Firstly, I had a conversation the other day with a great friend of mine who has just started out scrapping (hi C!!), during which she mentioned to me that it's often so hard to tell what people have done on their layouts when she sees them in the magazines. And I remember only too well when I was starting out, wondering the same thing. So, I have decided that where possible I'll try to give instructions for my published layouts that I share.
So, if you know any scrappers who have just started out, or who enjoy scraplifting layouts for their albums, direct them my way! If they like one of my LOs in a mag, chances are they can come here and I'll have the instructions for it!
To start with, I've posted the instructions for this layout I had recently in Scrapbooking for Beginners and for this one that was in the recent Scrapbooking Memories (Vol 8 no 8). I would like that eventually all the layouts in my published works collection (see the link in the sidebar on the right) will have instructions. We'll see. Time permitting....
Secondly, Susan asked me about childcare in the last post and it reminded me that I haven't updated. I am due to go back to work two days a week at the end of April. I have had Jamie's name down at three childcare centres since early October 2006. And he is still to be offered a place. I can't believe the waiting list! That's over six months. And the centres can't give me any indication if he's likely to have a spot by the time I'm due to go back to work. This is dire! I'm so not impressed at the waiting list. There'd better not be any non-working mums ahead of me on that waiting list! Grrrr. I am just praying that work will be understanding if I have to delay my return to work yet again. I suspect not though. I'm running out of options. Anyone want to babysit a couple of days a week for a few months, lol.
And finally, a sneak peek of a new Aussie scrapping initiative. Sorry, this is all I can give you for now. How mean is that. Don't you hate it when people write on their blogs that they have a secret? I try to not do it, but I promised to spread the word...
Stay tuned for more information soon.
Jamie's 16 months old. And such a sweetie. He seems to be over the last teething episode and is being such a cheeky monkey. My letter about his last month is overdue. Next post!!
Have a great week