When I first started helping out at Guides, posters advertising for new leaders claimed that all you needed to find was an hour a week. "An hour a week my arse" is how a fellow leader put it after a particularly harrowing evening :D
Fair enough, it takes up a lot more of my time, but I get to spend fab time with lovely people, our loopy nut-job muppets - that's the Guides - and doing activities that I ought to have grown out of but actually haven't. And probably won't.
Anyway, I've completed my 60 hours for my Queen's Guide Award service now. At an hour a week, that should have been over a year. It's taken less than three months.* 60 hours very well spent, I reckon!
I'm working on pages to go in my Guiding album, partly because of Shimelle's class Cover to Cover, partly so I'll have something to show for it at the end of the Queen's Guide award, and partly because it's fun to put together pages about something I've not scrapped very much about.
This page came together with stuff from the Studio Calico kit 35mm, and was assembled in part at the weekend. I figured what the heck, and tried out a few new things on this page. I thought the numbers stamp would reflect the counting of hours quite nicely, and I like how it blurs in and out. I also had a bash with the letter stickers; you mist them and then the letter resists so you wipe over the top and your word is revealed. I'm honestly not 100% convinced by them, but I'll give them a shot.
Loving the arrow-style paper clips though. Classy! Also the wooden buttons. And note to self: get one of those pin-badge makers and make zillions of dinky pin badges, because I LOVE them.
Anyway, that's enough obsessing about stash. Now to play with some more!
P.S. My Upper 6th Mechanics class has now left the school to go on study leave and then off to university. They all wrote in a card for me which was lovely, but my favourite comment had to be:
"Thanks for being so... erm...weird. Great times!"
As long as it was great, then.
P.P.S. A page of mine totally popped up on Amy Tangerine's blog. It's like being famous :D
*Doesn't include meetings, planning, preparation, cleaning up, emails, GOLD, etc...