Monday 26 February 2007

I am all thinked out (bad grammer but i have lost the ability to think!)

New words

sycophant \SIK-uh-fuhnt\, noun:

A person who seeks favor by flattering people of wealth or influence; a parasite; a toady.

lapidary \LAP-uh-dair-ee\, adjective:

1. Of or pertaining to the art of cutting stones or engraving on them.
2. Engraved in stone.
3. Of or pertaining to the refined or terse style associated with inscriptions on monumental stone.
4. One who cuts, polishes, and engraves precious stones.
5. A dealer in precious stones.

Well, I have had a busy 2 weeks, hence no blog update. I was snowed under with Single status stuff for work. This is a massive task aimed at getting our technical skills and knowledge appreciated.

Then I have so much college work to do, my head hurts. I have spent the night researching the effect of DDT pesticides, which was interesting and Ocean currents which was not!!!!!

I was even going to cancel my crop, but i made a new years resolution that i had to put college aside and relax with some hard earned scrapbooking. I am glad I went as it was such fun, chat and hilarity. I completed only one layout. I had some great pictures of Dan and Alex with dirty faces.

My pre crop challenge mini book is coming along nicely. I did 2 more pages, the first is the inside cover and depicts me as I am now @ 31.

The next is an introductory page, highlighting what you can expect inside the book.

We are away down to liverpool tomorrow as MIL is sick.

Love Sarah

Monday 19 February 2007

Cool Quiz

Just a quick post today.
I found this quiz on the net.


For thousands of years, the belief in the universal relevance and importance of numbers has guided countries and cultures. Each individual has a number that defines who they are as a person, describes character traits, and predicts the timing of and they're reaction to, their greatest triumphs and worst tragedies.

Your personal number is arrived at by adding the numbers in your date of birth. All double-digit numbers are added together to create a single digit number (1-9).

Here's an example:

Actress Julia Roberts was born on October 28th, 1967.

1. October is the tenth month, so we have to add the one and the zero of ten (1+0) to get 1 as her month number.

2. Next we add the two and the eight of 28 (2+8). This equals 10. Again we add the double digits and get 1. So Julia's Month number and her day number are both 1.

3. Then we add up her year: 1+9+6+7=23. Adding 2 and 3 together gives us 5.

4. Finally, we add Julia's month number (1) and her day number (1) to her year number (5. 1 +1+5 = 7.

Conclusion: Julia Roberts is a 7.

Add up your own number to discover your numerology destiny!


Keywords: Self-motivated, controlling, cool, suave
Path of destiny: Bring about change by changing the opinions of others.
Unfortunate illusion: That nobody knows you're lying.
Likely occupation: Lawyer, preacher
Compatible numbers: 5, 7
Compatible Chinese signs: Rat, Rabbit, Horse, Rooster
Compatible astrology signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn
Remember this phrase: Number One gets it done.


Keywords: Learned, mystical, aloof, esoteric
Path of destiny: To tap into the unconscious realm and communicate what is found.
Unfortunate illusion: That seeking and finding are of equal value.
Likely occupation: Yoga instructor, psychologist
Compatible numbers: 6, 8
Compatible Chinese signs: Ox, Dragon, Goat, Dog
Compatible astrology signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius
Remember this phrase: Number two wants to educate you.


Keywords: Artistic, inspired, successful, beautiful
Path of destiny: To serve the muse by making art or be the muse and inspire art.
Unfortunate illusion: That your inner dialogue is influencing world history.
Likely occupation: Web designer, emcee
Compatible numbers: 7, 9
Compatible Chinese signs: Tiger, Snake, Monkey, Pig
Compatible astrology signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces
Remember this phrase: Number three prefers to be free.


Keywords: Striving, authoritative, domineering, rugged
Path of destiny: To conquer that which you desire and rule from a position of strength.
Unfortunate illusion: That the world revolves around you.
Likely occupation: Teacher, landlord
Compatible numbers: 8, 2
Compatible Chinese signs: Rabbit, Horse, Rooster, Rat
Compatible astrology signs: Cancer, Libra, Capricorn, Aries
Remember this phrase: Number four insists on more.


Keywords: Established, conformist, honorable, old-fashioned
Path of destiny: To uphold the grand traditions that have been inherited.
Unfortunate illusion: That we live in a time called the present.
Likely occupation: Principal, CEO
Compatible numbers: 9, 1
Compatible Chinese signs: Dragon, Goat, Dog, Ox
Compatible astrology signs: Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus
Remember this phrase: Number five ensures yesterday will thrive.


Keywords: Friendly, gullible, romantic, sociable
Path of destiny: To partner with a soulmate in order to better the world through a perfect union.
Unfortunate illusion: That your life story should be made into a major motion picture.
Likely occupation: Realtor, maitre'd
Compatible numbers: 2, 4
Compatible Chinese signs: Snake, Monkey, Pig, Tiger
Compatible astrology signs: Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini
Remember this phrase: Number six falls in love with what sticks.


Keywords: Initiator, risk-taker, gambler, bold
Path of destiny: To push the edge of the envelope in order to succeed beyond expectations.
Unfortunate illusion: Your rationalizations actually match up with reality.
Likely occupation: Baseball card dealer, movie star
Compatible numbers: 1, 3
Compatible Chinese signs: Rooster, Rat. Rabbit, Horse
Compatible astrology signs: Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, Libra
Remember this phrase: Number Seven does not always rhyme with heaven.


Keywords: Self-reliant, industrious, blunt, assertive
Path of destiny: To persevere no matter the opposition's force.
Unfortunate illusion: That surrender is not an option.
Likely occupation: Soldier, machine operator
Compatible numbers: 4, 6
Compatible Chinese signs: Goat, Dog, Ox, Dragon
Compatible astrology signs: Aquarius, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio
Remember this phrase: Number eight will make you wait.


Keywords: Loner, inspired, perceptive, protective
Path of destiny: That the path less taken is a better journey to a superior destination.
Unfortunate illusion: That surrender is not an option.
Likely occupation: Poet, sign painter
Compatible numbers: 3, 5
Compatible Chinese signs: Monkey, Pig, Tiger, Snake
Compatible astrology signs: Pisces, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius
Remember this phrase: Number Nine will never tow the line.

What are you!!!

Thursday 15 February 2007

New toy for the blog

I saw this on Shimmelle's blog today. It is so cool.

Monday 12 February 2007

I don't like Mondays

Just a quick post tonight

Well it is back to work today for the first time in 3 weeks. My prep room looked like a bomb site so its business as usuall then. My feet and back are aching already. Its also back to college tomorrow and I have a tonne of work to do tonight to catch up. I think I took the whole me thing to far as all I have done for two weeks is craft!

Yesterday was my crop in Macduff. I had a good time but I think I am all crafted out. I did 2 LO, one of Alex in the snow from last year and one of Keith which is an adaptation from the digital LO posted a few weeks ago.

Alex- my snow angel

Love and heart

Keith is not happy these are on here but I don't care.

That's me back to the books

Tattie bye

Saturday 10 February 2007

Happy Birthday Steven

It is my little brother's birthday today, 29, can you believe it. Not bad for a 15 week premature 1 lb 2oz baby who was not expected to see out the week.

Word of the day
idee fixe \ee-day-FEEKS\, noun:

An idea that dominates the mind; a fixed idea; an obsession.
Well this can apply to my scrapbooking at the moment.

A winter whiteout. Well we have snow and lots of it. The kids have not been able to go to school over the last few days as the school bus could not get up either hill by our cottage. But the kids have enjoyed being out on the sledges (and so have I secretly). The feild next to mum is so steep which makes it ideal for the sledge, but its a killer walking back up to the top. My leg muscles are killing me, but it saves me going to the gym!!!

Home Sweet Home

Daniel-the sleigh king

Alex-going like greece lightening

Clause-Snow dog

I have done some scrapbooking as well. This was for a UKS challenge "scrapbooking outside the box". This month we had to use bleach on a layout. I used bleach on some old stencils to get an alphabet background. I enjoyed doing this as I have never used bleach before. Go on and give it a try, some unexpected results!!

That's me done for now. Off to get wrapped up as we are out to sledge again and hoppfully (snow permitting) I am off to my crop tomorrow.

Tattie Bye

Tuesday 6 February 2007

I feel like chillin tonight

New Word for today
genial \JEEN-yuhl; JEE-nee-uhl\, adjective:

1. [Obsolete] Pertaining to generation or marriage.
2. Friendly, warm; kindly; sympathetically cheerful and cheering.
3. Mild, pleasant; comfortable; favorable to life or growth.

I have had a crafty day over at mum's today. I actually did not get around to doing anything and I was there from 10 until 3. We had numerous cups of coffee, a bit of lunch and read through books and mags for inspiration. I have lost my mojo. Mum did 3 pages in our crop album and had a think about her selkirk grace LO but my imagination has deserted me for challenge #2!!!!

But I did complete my first page in our crop album. I did a digital layout and then combined it with traditional paper scrapping and embellishments.

This is the digi layout

This is the paper LO for the album

And this is the front cover for the album

I am away to chill and watch some Tv. This is the first time in ages.

Bye for now

Sunday 4 February 2007

Crafty weekend

New word for today
roseate \ROH-zee-it; -ayt\, adjective:

1. Overly optimistic; bright or cheerful.
2. Resembling a rose especially in color.

I have been busy this weekend catching up with some craft. Yesterday I spent the day thinking about the latest BOM prompt on UKS. The prompt this month was to use a colour and a emotion. I thought long and hard but could not pin point one single emotion that I was currently feeling. So I decided to make a list of all the emotions I am feeling, especially this week with not feeling too well. I then picked out colours to symbalise these emotions and put it all together. I added doodling and hand stitching. The journalling around the circle say's " I know you're feeling blue and you think that you'll never make it through, but believe, tomorrow is another day and another emotion. I am really pleased with the overall result as this is so different from my usuall style.

Feeling Blue

I have also been doing some thinking on my little 8 x 8 book of me. My first page is going to be about my mum but she is an unwilling subject. But she had a think and gave me an altered photo to use, it is in a andy warhole style, something new to try!

I also have another challenge for the aberdeen event. It is to make something using mix media, ie plastic, metal, wood etc, no bigger than 4 x 6 and hanging from a book ring. I will have to think about this as I want something original. I have seen mum's idea and it is great, ticks all the boxes.

Today we went out into the woods at the back of the garden. It was to do some research for my ecology field study project. It was so muddy and I literally slid and fell on my bum at least 4 times but great fun. Nothing like getting down and dirty. It is all terraine in there and better than any gym workout. It felt like we were in there for a short time but it was at least 2 hours.

Back to the scrapbooking

Thursday 1 February 2007

Let us have a minutes silence

New word for today

pellucid \puh-LOO-sid\, adjective:

1. Transparent; clear; not opaque.
2. Easily understandable.

Some bad news today. I cleaned out the fish tank containing Alex's birthday goldfish, Drake and Josh. They were swimming around happily and I fed them. A few hours later I went in and Drake had gone to meet his maker I am afraid. I did nothing differently!!! Lets have a minutes silence for Drake.
Alex was a little sad, more interested in looking for his poor dead body!

Here is the layout of Alex as promised yesterday.

Nightmare problems with my Laptop. It has died and I cant get my files of it. I was concerned about my scrapbook pages but I can get them from my flicker and I backed up all my digi photo's at christmas so should be ok I think.

That me for now.