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Saturday, 20 February 2010

Crazy busy....

February has just been the craziest month in a long time... I finally got an offer on my gorgeous flat in Drammen. It was bought by a 70 years old man, and it feels realy strange knowing that an old man is living in "my" home. I only lived in there for about 2 weeks before I got ill, it was brand new and beautiful and warm and all mine...

The last weeks have been hard. I did not like taking the keys out of my handbag, sending them away, and knowing that I´m never going to be there again. I feel like I never got to close that chapter because of my depression...  Anyways... Selling that flat means I have to get a new place to live, after all I can not live with my parents the rest of my life!! I´m still not always trusting my self to choose between apples and oranges, so my Dad and I have been going on viewings in Ålesund. I have quite strange requirements, like a big scraproom and space for a sink to give my dog baths... And preferably a balcony of some sort so that Rolf can sit outside.

Last week we went on a viewing. The flat was soooo ugly... and dirty... and I know someone has died in there, and there was still breadcrumbs on the kitchen counter (the flat was so bad that the relatives of the dead person did not bother to do any cleaning before selling it I guess...) BUT, it has two bedrooms, one "small" one, and one huge! Of course the huge one automaticly became the scraproom, I mean, who needs a great big bedroom? Not me!! And it gets even better. The "scraproom" has a balcony, with views over the mountains and fjord. And there is a fireplace. So, who cares about dead people and seventees  wall-to-wall carpets that never has been cleaned? (theres nice wood floors underneath) NOT ME. After all, it has a GREAT BIG SCRAPROOM! (No space to clean Rolf though... but I do have a degree in Interior Architecture, so I´ll figure something out right??) As I´m leaving for Oslo early Monday morning, my parents are meeting the agent and a plumber tomorrow afternoon to get a quote on the costs for fixing the bathroom and the kitchen. And maybe I´ll be the owner of a "new" place next week?

On top of all this, I´m taking a pen tablet class with Jessica Sprauge, I´ve been working on a DT application, I´ve given Rolf a much needed bath (it took 7 hours...), I´ve had realy bad nightmares the last weeks, and I´ve been wakeing (is that even a word?) up at strange hours. And I´ve rearanged my scraproom and done a "deep clean" in there...

I still have a great big list of things to do before Monday, so, to make things less stressfull tomorrow, I started organizing 5000 photos on my Mac... Way to go Siri!!!

I have actually been able to do some crafty stuff as well... I´ve been doing a lot in Photoshop (because of the pen class), I´ve actually done a digi LO as well! Crazy, I know...


This LO is my take on the second February challenge over at the Studio. As always when I just need to do something, but don´t know what, I scrap Rolf. This photo was taken on the 17th of May, the Norwegian National Holiday. As you can see he is all dressed up, with a ribbon in the colors of the flag. Later that day he chewed it to pieces, and now its doing its job as an embelishment on my LO.
The journaling:
" I love my dog. I love celebrating the 17th of May, and eating as much ice cream as I want. I love scrapbooking..."

I just realised that the LO should not have any red or pink on it, so I failed miserably... Well, that fits perfectly with my last week :-) At least I did some crafty stuff!!

Materials used:
  • PP: Senic Route
  • Cardstock:Scraps of Bazzill
  • Embelishments:Ribbon from Rolfs mouth, some metal embelishmets from my stash
  • Other: Shimmerz Vibez in Blue Jeans and Red-y Or Not, Dymo, Thickers

I´ve also made a card. I got a big pack of cardstock and chipboard from Couture Cardstock yesterday, and I must say, it is the most fantastic stuff!! You know how cardstock warps when heat embossing? (I know it is not supposed to if you do it right... but I always end up getting that...) The point is that when I embossed this paper, nothing happened! It stayed perfectly flat!! And I cut the bird and the frame out using my craft knife. It cut like butter I tell you, and I even had an oldish blade on it! I can not wait to try cutting it with my Cougar...

Materials used:
  • Cardstock: From Couture Cardstocks Red Carpet Collection
  • Inks:Versamark 
  • Stamps: I don´t know the name, but its from Unity Stamps
  • Other:Embossing pen from Tsukineko (for the doodled frame)
The next thing on my list is to pack some scrapbook stuff to take with me to Oslo, draw a winner for my Blogcandy, pack clothes, walk Rolf, make some burgers and watch the Olympics.... Ready, Set, GOOOOOOOO!!

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    Blogger Debbi said...

    So glad you may have found a new home, and hope it all works out! LOVE the card--what a great bird!
    *Smiles* to you!

    20 February 2010 at 21:00  

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