Saturday, 2 March 2013

Black With Two March Challenge

Wow - the first month of Autumn already - let's just hope the weather starts to cool down and the rain actually goes where it is required and not Queensland, I think we have had enough up here.

Over at Black With Two the March Challenge is now on:

Dominant BLACK with RED & WHITE  - Black cardstock for your background and you are permitted 5% white which will allow you to use patterned papers.  Below is the colour palette to work from and my take on the Challenge.  Some of you may wonder why I chose that particular photo but I do believe that we must scrap the 'the good and the bad & thehappy and the sad'.  I love this particular photo of Ross and I.  I must admit this layout was 'take two' due to my wonderful feline companion who thought she may be able to do a better job and totally destroyed my first layout - still missing those

Where I am at, at the moment.....

It has been so long since I posted in my blog (Chook's a Scrappin') I can no longer access it so now I can't post to it (August last year to be exact - more on that month later) - oh well... a new phase in my life, a new chapter (or maybe a book) so a new blog to go with it as well.

I live in a different town, Goondiwindi but am very homesick for Wagga Wagga and all my friends down there - miss scrapping with the girls each month - not quite the same trying to keep the mojo happening when you are on your own, basically 24/7.

August last year ended up being the worst month of my life - I ended up being single by the 22nd August and packed and moved 1000kms away by the 28th.  I now life in a high-rise Queenslander - well one half of it anyway (my landlady is in the other half - mmmm) and now share my home with a feline 'vixen' called 'Willow'.   Willow enjoys my scrapbooking so much so that she completed destroyed a layout I had ready for putting together and, mysteriously, quite a few embellishments will probably never see the light of day again - I do believe she may have eaten them as she loves to chew on things.  Maybe she was a dog in a previous life????

I still have my shop, The Scrapbooking Hut, but it just isn't the same up here - no scrap days or get togethers, so I am in the process of trying to lighten the load of stock so I don't have so much to cart back to Wagga when I move back south in a couple of months and then it will be 'watch out wholesalers!! as I restock.

I still enjoy my scrapbooking but just hard to get motivated.  I am on the DT team for Black With Two Challenge, although I did step aside for 5 months while I sorted myself out.  Who would have thought this tough old Chook would end up being diagnosed with depression, anxiety and panic attacks - at least now I know I wasn't going around the bend but just not coping at all which is understandable I guess but I was always a 'suck it up and get on with it' sort of person.  I am getting better, still have my days and know that I cannot miss taking my medication 2 or 3 days in a

I am now working two jobs.  I hit the ground running when I returned from helping out the Rural Fire Service during the fires around Wagga in January. On my back to Gundi towards the end of January, I received two phones calls requesting interviews for the next day - I started work at both jobs two days later - one is a motel cleaner for Country Roads Motor Inn and the other is a Console Operator with Coles Express - some days I do catch my tail and bite myself on the bum...hehehe.

Anyway I am off to try and make this blog a little prettier than it is at present
Cheers and hugs to all