Hi Again, This year my one and only New Years Resolution was to get organised!! And I am pleased to say so far so good!!! I have slowly been working through every thing from the house down to me with a fine tooth comb! I have achieved a lot already this year with this one goal in mind. So far this year I have gone through all my kitchen cupboards, I have sorted out a lot of files I have done up for work on my computer, I am also sarting to win the battle of my constantly bulging inbox, you know the ones that you want to reply or follow up and never get back too, for the first time in 2 years my inbox is below 50, Sorry If you are getting a heap of emails from me all at once!! I am half way through the office, I have even sorted through the box of old diaries and names & addresses scribbled on bits of paper now in my contacts in my email address book. I have added any dates I have found on old calendars and dairies to a folder with all the important dates for each year, here is a template you can print out and use if you like. You can add all the things like how old the kids were for each year, where you had xmas or holidays, illnesses etc etc, makes it so much easier to look back on for dates when journaling etc.. any way I hope this link works... Download Dates to Remember in the Year I just have these in a small ringbinder and add to it when I need to! I have even added the old names I came across that I don't have contact details for, Onto my outlook contacts. I don't want to forget them and hopefully I will be able to track them down again some day!! Facebook has been great in that department. I have also been seeing a Spiritual Healer and have been working on me from the inside out!! It really has been a pretty amazing journey for me so far this year and I can't wait to see what the rest of the year will bring. I haven't really had a good sort out especially in the office since we moved here a couple of years ago, so it has been a huge job. I am still half way through the office, it makes it harder when you have to stop and start with work and everything else, but I figure it is not going anywhere! I hope to get the office and paperwork finished today, so wish me luck. I will show you a pic of my new set up when I get it all finished, It may take a little longer than I plan as my office is also my scraproom and needs just as much attention on that side!! I really do need to give this blog a face lift too, best I add that to my task list in Outlook while I think of it too!! OK I had better get back to it!!!
I hope you all have a great Weekend, I will leave you with a few more of my recent LO's, I can't remember what I have and haven't put up lately, I still have heaps more to share!! But after I finish this office!! LOL
Take care!! Hugs from Me!! xxx
I have since added journaling to this one since I took this pic, I am still working on my Grandparents heritage album.
These 2 were for the Scrap Happy Kit Club, this kit sold out pretty quick!
Another Heritage one, One of Wil's best mate at school is a Hansen and we have since worked out that they are related through this fmily!! It's a small world hey!!
I like everyone else has been deeply saddened with the recent devastating events with the fires in Victoria and now the floods up north and in NSW. I am so proud to be an Australian when you see our battered country pull together in a united show of support.
Below is an emial I received from Sarah Gladman asking for help to try and put together albums for those affected to help start rebuilding their treasured memories. Join me in helping Sarah reach her goal in supplying all those who have lost their homes with completed 12x12 albums to add photo's to. We will also be creating LO's at our next Crop Till Ya Drop at Scrap Happy on Saturday the 28th of Feb from 5pm to sun up or until you drop.. You can also drop off any completed LO's for this worthy cause to the Shop at Scrap Happy on the Corner of Shakespear and Porter St, Mackay. If you would like to book in to the Crop Till Ya Drop call us on 49513167.
Hi there girls,
I feel for those families in the Victorian regions devasted by fire this week. I can’t help but feel frustrated at the limited amount we are able to do from here to help. I can donate money but I felt the need for something more tangible to be done for those families who have literally lost everything.
As scrappers, one of the most important things we deal with on a daily basis are memories. Family memories, memories of loved ones, memories of holidays, birthdays, christenings, bbq’s and days at the beach. These families in Victoria have got no tangible evidence of their lives left. No family photos. No happy snaps. You can replace a fridge, but you can’t replace years of momentos.
In order to help out these family begin to put their lives back together I have started a scrapbooking plan - called “MEMORY GIFTS”.
Quite simply, I ask each and every one of you who read this blog to donate a 12 x 12inch completed scrapbook LO to the “Memory Gifts” program. Each page will be sent to me. I will collect them and bind them, then hand them over to the head of Pastoral Care for the Victorian Catholic Education Office, Maria Kirkwood in Melbourne.
Each family devastated by fire will be (in time) given album pages to help them begin their memories again. Those families can then approach their own families for copies of photos to put into the albums, or simply start putting in fresh memories.
If you think you can help, please let me know by replying to this email and I will reply with my postal address so that you can send on your page. Any help you can give will be much appreciated.
If you feel you wish to contribute in some other way, please leave me a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Many thanks on the behalf of the Victorian families who have lost everything.