Friday, December 15, 2006

Sorry it's been so long!


WoW it's been so long since i've posted. It's just such a busy time for me at the moment. So so so much going on.











I'm not too sure where to start.

'Forever Family' I loved this paper and knew what i was going to do with it as soon as I got my hands on it. It took me a while to cut out all the leaves but i'm really happy with it. A bit of gliter and finished!!! Oh the photo is 5 years old this January it was taken on my 17th birthday.

Work is so busy at the moment my 4 hrs a day has blown out to 9 & 10 hrs a day. And that means hardly any time to scrap, but I have managed a few thing and put a few gifts together too. The hardest thing is finging time to go and have photos printed.

Josh had the weekend off so we went for a 'Sunday drive' to Canterbury, it was really nice, very cold though. The sun rise this morning was at 8am so it's getting harder and harder to drag myself out of bed in the mornings. lol


This is an explosion box that I did, at the moment it's sitting on the top of the TV, in it is 12 photo's of Josh & I from this year. It would be great to do with a photo from every month! I'm thinking of doing a couple more as gifts for christmas.

I wish every one a merry christmas and a very happy new years, I know that my christmas day will not be the same with out my family so to every one out there in blogland make sure you make it extra special effort to contact family this christmas as I know how much it hurts not to be able to share such a special day with my family.

My fingers are still crossed for the scrapbooker of the year comp I think the winners are told on the 4th January. Not too sure though. A HUGE congrats to my best mate Carole who is a 2007 Master!!!!!!!!!!

Josh's parents arrived on Wednesday and will be here until the 10th January (My birthday!) which is lovely. Josh will have his whole family here for christmas and Josh's lovely sister Gina has arranged for us to have a nice lunch at a local restraunt.

We leave for Italy on boxing day for 9 days of ummm not too sure what we are just 'winging it' at Josh would say! lol Our backpacks arrived in the post (good old ebay) and they look a little small but i'm sure thats a good thing since I have to carry my own the whole time! lol

So much to talk about not enought time to read it all so I'll end here and hugs and Merry Christmas wishes to all!

Lauren x

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Lauren,

I can feel for you being so far away from your family this Christmas. This is my first Christmas 12 years that I have been able to spend it with family, so I know what you are going through.

You almost share your birthday with my husband! His is on January 9th, so you are both very close :-)

Make sure you let us know about the Scrapbooker of the Year, and have fun in Italy!

Megan xx

Anonymous said...

Love the layout Lauren and the explosion box is ace! Have a fantastic Christmas and I hope you don't miss your family too much!

Chris.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lauren,

I can feel for you being so far away from your family this Christmas. This is my first Christmas 12 years that I have been able to spend it with family, so I know what you are going through.

You almost share your birthday with my husband! His is on January 9th, so you are both very close :-)

Make sure you let us know about the Scrapbooker of the Year, and have fun in Italy!

Megan xx

Anonymous said...

WOW, this page is amazing, do you ever get published??? You should sub this for sure.

Pam said...

Off to Italy- wonderful. My don't miss spot is Pompeii- unbelievable place. Good luck for Scrapbooker of the Year. great news for Carole too.

keslyn said...

Hi Lauren, the explosion box looks fantastic, I will have to make something like that.
I know how you feel being so far from your family at Christmas, my daughter is back in England and she will spend the day with friends, her 21st is boxing day, so I am feeling really sad back here in Australia.
Hope you have a great one, and have a wonderful holiday. look forward to seeing some photos
Kerry

Paula said...

Love the explosion box.
Can relate to the work thing. I hate having my craft hours cut when it is dark & miserable & I need cheering up!!!

Carole Janson said...

Hi Lauren,

That explosion box is just awesome, love it, very clever, I hope you have a wonderful chrissy, Ican just imagine you will be missing your family, and how much they will be missing you.

I hope you have a even Happier New Year, missing you heaps, and hey your birthday is very, soon, ummm what am I going to get you LOL !! I will think of something.

Best Wishes
carole.

Carole Janson said...

BTW, I hope you have a lovely time in Italy, wow, just awesome.

Best wishes
Carole.

Tammy James said...

Hi Lauren,
So nice to hear from you again, I understantd being bust though it seems the same for everyone. I understand you missing your family too I have a younger sister who has arrived in London in the last few weeks after a year in Japan and is feeling very homesick and culture shocked.
I hope you have a Lovely Christmas and New Year.

Tracy said...

Hey Miss Lauren :) Gorgeous LO there girl!!! And I love that explosion box, how awesome is that!!! Best of luck chook for the Scrapbooker of the year, I'm sure you will do well.

Oh my Italy!!! You are sooooo lucky, have a GREAT time and enjoy, don't forget to take heaps of photos.

Have a FABO Christmas and I hope you get very spoilt, I know you miss your family and they miss you too, but enjoy this GREAT opportunity while you can, you are going to have such wonderful memories.

Take Care and be Safe
Huggles
Tracy x