Friday, 23 April 2010

Stress, Win-Mobile reborn, new stash and a CC!!

What a day! You'll be glad to hear that I haven't been working on the Sydney house. Did that yesterday and have the aches and pains to remind me. LOL At least it's all done now and all I have left to do is get the keys and the lease agreement to the real estate agent and let them deal with it.

So, what's all this about stress, a Win-Mobile and a CC?!?

Let me start with the "CC". I belong to a scrapbooking forum called UK Scrappers (see sidebar for link). A CC is short for Cybercrop (basically lots of online classes and scrap challenges and some fun and games thrown in as well), which is run twice a year and this weekend is the first one for the year. It will be my third CC. The theme this time is Monopoly and I've been assigned to the Ships team.

Ok, now onto the "stress" bit. There was a pre-crop layout challenge which I thought I could get done and get some early points. God had different ideas though. All week I've been really tired with work and the long train journey home, so I haven't had any time or energy to do any scrapping. I did have an idea and had started with printing the photos and pulling out stash. To cut a long story short, I thought the deadline for uploading the layout was midnight UK time on Thursday 22 April. This meant I had until 9am on Friday 23 April AEST. So this morning I got up and started working on the layout. By 8.30pm, I was getting a bit stressed as I just had the title to cut out on the Robo, but he was playing up and wouldn't do as he was told. Eventually he cut out my title and I stuck it on. Crooked. ARRRGGGHHH!! Next to fail was the camera. Well, not the camera, but the operator was a bit of a failure. I find it really hard to work Gus' DSLR as there are so many buttons and functions and features! A frantic phone call later and I was sorted. Somewhat. The photos still came out a bit dud. Time was ticking though and I didn't want to waste it by taking more photos. So I jumped on the computer to upload the photo. Computer was running VERY slow and Firefox kept dying on me which caused me loads of angst. The air was a bit blue by this time and I was going insane.  Even the dogs were keeping out of my way. LOL  The photo eventually uploaded.  At 9.27am.  Okay, so I was 27 minutes late . . . or so I thought. Reading through the threads again, I realised that the actual deadline for uploading was 6PM UK time. 6PM?!?! ARRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! *cry*

Here's a sneak peek of the layout anyway:

Fast forward four hours later. The Win-Mobile is reborn!!!! Huh? I hear you say. Let me explain. Several years ago, when I got my second car (my first NEW car), I got personalised license plates, WIN282. It was a cute little Toyota Corolla sedan. Silver. With a spoiler - ooooh! LOL My friends christened it the Win-Mobile (that's "mobile" as in automobile). Unfortunately the Win-Mobile got sold off due to lack of use and the need for $$$. I wish I could find the photo of my first Win-mobile. It's around somewhere, in the piles of junk stuff that is still around. With the move up to the Mts this year, we needed another car, so I got a blue Subaru Impreza. I love it! I ummed and ahhhed for weeks about getting personalised licence plates as the RTA are charging me a yearly fee now. Boo! But I bit the bullet and got my new plates. Today I picked them up and put them on the car.  Introducing the new Win-Mobile!!!  What do you think? Snazzy huh?

Finally, here's all the stash I received today (all bought in sales - gotta love that!!). It all arrived just in time for the CC. Yay!

Well, that's all from me today. I've got to get to bed early as I have to adjust to UK time this weekend. The first class starts at 4am AEST! Ouch.



Gillian said...

Oh Winnie - so sorry to hear you missed the deadline, especially after all the stress of rushing to get it done. Fronm your sneak peek it looks like you did a lovely LO - please show us the whole thing when you can.
Your new Win-mobile looks fab!

misteejay said...

Oh Winnie (((hugs))) after all that hard work. Never mind, try and have some fun this weekend.

Love the car and wow your own plates

Toni :o)

Theresa said...

Your layout is fabulous Winnie, I love it. Great plates on your car, your Win-mobile is super :D


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