Wednesday, 31 October 2007
A couple of layouts to share...the one with the bugs....
One for the LSBS Think Pink challenge comp....Love the Sassafrass Lass stuff I won from the Aussie Dares comp a few months ago....
Some of the lovely sewing things I am collecting...new buttons (which will benefit my scrapping too of course, only $6 a bag from BIG W)...some jumbo ricrac....
And my lovey fabrics.Michael Miller 50's inspired pices and some others....more on the way too Hehe...
Sunday, 28 October 2007
No scrapping to share at the moment.Too much sorting and purging being done LOL. Hopefully my new organised home will make for some fab creativity and a new burst of energy. A couple of weeks ago I bought a new sewing machine. Nothing flash, just a basic machine with a few little functions. I used to quilt a while back but haven't sewn for ages. I am not really planning to get into quilting again but am keen to update my sewing skills and to delve into a little dressmaking and some soft furnishings. I have spent a bit of time on Ebay this week and have bought some gorgeous Michael Miller fabrics. Love, love, love them! Gorgeous retro kid's fabrics which I have some ideas for. Loving these ones especially and can't wait for them too arrive..
Aren't they so cute!?
Tuesday, 23 October 2007
Now just when I thought I was losing it completely I have had an email this afternoon that has made me oh so very happy :) Scrapbook Creations has picked up my 'One Moment' layout for an upcoming issue! This is my very first paper layout to be accepted for publication so I am stoked!! I love my digi layouts and am thrilled to have them published but it feels extra sweet to have one of my 'real' (as many people are quick to point out my digis are not!) layouts accepted...very cool. Can't wait to see it in print as it is actually one of my all time favourite layouts I have made. I adore the photo and the subject was particularly emotive and special to me...lovely :)
Monday, 22 October 2007
LOL My little Guy Sebastian :)
The kids have a pupil free day tomorrow so I might pack them up with a picnic and go to the park...for a play...and some more photos of course hehe.
Saturday, 20 October 2007
Now at the end of my last post I said I would come back to talk about our temporary addition to the family....well....let's say things got a little dramatic from then on. Jarred's class is doing a rat breeding program looking at life cycles, conception, birth etc and have bred rats as part of the unit. Now Jarred and his frind are partners and 'own' a rat between them called Eminem (the boys are 12...they love the name LOL). Now Eminem came for a one night stay last Wednesday and we put him in the recommended box with a shadecloth cover, food, water etc. All good right? Until 5am when Jarred woke up to check on our little friend and he had vanished!! Gone, kaput, finito, disappeared!! I was beside myself with worry for the rat, worry for Jarred's teacher's reaction and worried that I would have it living in my house for the next year (they only live for a year)...ewwwwwww.
We hunted until school time but he was well and truly gone. We went to school, braved the teacher and told him. He sent me home with some humane rat traps and instructions to lightly saute some bacon for our furry friend in the bid to trap him. Long story short was that he just never turned up. After turning the house upside down for days, we never saw a glimpse of him again....until today! Jarred went into his room to get something from his lockbox. He has a lockable toolbox for his special gadgets to keep them from his little brothers. He opened the lid of the box and Eminem sprung out and took off across the room! He settled under Jarred's bookshelf and huddled in the corner. Being the awesome mother I am I shut Jarred in his room and told him to stay there until he caught the rat....stuffing towels under the door while I fetched the biggest plastic box I could find to trap him in! With some intervention from Dad who wandered in during the middle of it all, I took off to drop the little ones to Grandmas...arriving home to find Eminem safely impounded in his plastic palace!! The little rodent had been trapped in the metal lock box for 3 nights with no food (except for Jarred's plastic case for his camping utensils!). Talk about survival skills.
Unfortunately we can not return him until Tuesday as it is a pupil free day here on Monday so I am keeping a very close eye on him!! Here is the little trouble maker....
Another little wildlife experience this week was the arrival of a mass of ladybugs in our garden. Here are the kids enjoying these cute little yellow bugs....also a great excuse to use my new lens...
Wednesday, 17 October 2007
Angie, Me, Amanda, Gill, Michelle and Lisa...sporting some of the bras decorated for the night..
Here's me looking stunned with my raffle prize hehe...
THE pink cupcakes.........
THE chocolate fountain...mmmmmmmmmm
On the Friday we held the October LSBS cybercrop and this page was the challenge I set for the weekend. It was a ribbon challenge. I made a ribbon border (using my brand new sewing machine...woohoo) and scrapped this cute photo of my niece Jenna. My 5 year old Ethan took this photo actually LOL.
It is a hectic week here this week with me going through the winter clothes and tossing and sorting. I am feeling a weight lifting LOL. 6 people sure accumulate a lot of winter clothes that take up so much room. I'll be glad to have them packed away. Better go...Connor is screaming about something. He is an unhappy boy today :( Back tomorrow with some piccies of the new temporary addition to the household................could be the reason for the screaming actually hehe.
Friday, 12 October 2007
Tonight is the Cybercrop over at LSBS as the launch of the Girl's Night In fundraiser for Breastcancer research. Pop on over to bid in the silent auction or to participate in the many challenges happening over the weekend...and Deanne's super speedy Bingo on Saturday of course. Lots of cooking and baking for tomorrow night's Brissie Girls Night in to do tomorrow! It should be a great weekend!
Wednesday, 10 October 2007
This one is a photo I used for a paper layout a few weeks ago but wanted to use again...I love this pic :) My gorgeous Niece Jenna.....
I haven't ventured into my scrap nook much this week as I have been so sick. I have had bronchitis and a sinus infection to top it all off :( I am an assortment of pills, puffers, potions and prayers at the moment to get on top of it. As of this afternoon we are officially wireless so I can snuggle up in bed with the laptop and do lots of digi layouts hehe...I must remember to get in and do some 'real' scrapping tomorrow though as I have a heap of deadlines for projects...eek.
Some awesome and brilliant news today was the long awaited text message from a friend of ours who's gorgeous wife had a beautiful baby girl last night...Welcome to the world little Jaime :) Can't wait to meet you when I stop spluttering LOL.
Friday, 5 October 2007
The pics below are of my stash of goodies from the US my awesome MIL brought back for me. Thank goodness for online shopping and a SIL who lives in the US :) I am working my way through Photoshop slowly and playing with my lovely new lens. Love the 7 Gypsies interchangeable stamps...very cool.
Just a few Thickers :) Hehehe
This is a layout of my Lethal Ethan using some Scenic Route in a challenge to use up some old PP's before I buy any more (Haven't we all made that pledge!!). Love the Hambly rub-ons that came with the cute collaborative kit from EB and Kiti-Q. Love Kelly's lovely little store. Great stock and awesome service.
Last thing to talk about tonight is the amazing Girls Night In activities planned over at the Little Scrapbook Shop for the month of October in aid of raising money and awareness for Breast Cancer research and funding. It is a disease that most of us are affected by in one way or another so I appeal to anyone reading this blog to do what they can this October in joining us in raising much needed funds and awareness. In Brisbane we are hosting a Girl's Night in crop night alongside many other awesome ladies around the country. The details are available here. Other locations throughout Australia are listed here . Feel free to contact anyone hosting one of these events if you want to participate. Everyone is very welcome to join in for a great cause and a fabulous night of scrapping fun! Remember the October Cybercrop at LSBS will be all centred around this theme too....come along and join in! Lots of gorgeous pink products instore for those who want to help out their stash at the same time ;)
Monday, 1 October 2007
I have had the bigest weekend and a stack of fun! Yesterday was the Brissie meet up of the Scrap Of Faith girls and we got to meet the beautiful Lusi Austin...yay! She is gorgeous -inside and out. Also met the amazingly talented Jill GG, Sal, Nat, Karen, Lu....and other lovely women I am forgetting right now... and we all had such a great time. Here are a couple of pics of the day. I will add some group pics later when I get them....didn't have my camera out for those.
All the gorgeous kiddies..
Today was another big meet-up day for me as I met up with the lovely Shannon from LSBS and also met the fab Celeste Vermeend. We went to the Papercrafts festval here in Brissie and shopped and lunched together....bliss. Shannon and Celeste had their collective female offspring with them and they were all adorable and so good! It was so nice to see Shannon again and to meet Celeste....and to get to scrap shop together of course. I was very good though and managed to only buy a few 'necessary' items.
Better try and get some sleep....wish me luck ;)