Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Where did December go?

I have no idea! This month has just been jam packed with things to do! I have had an AWESOME December, one of the main reasons is coz I was totally ruined by my Jacob, Bianca and Aleisha for my birthday-yes, way back on the 5th! I got my 450D SLR that I have been dreaming about! Here it is in all it's glory- I was spoiled with the twin lens kit- woohoo- I now just have to master it, lol! I think is is the most fabbo birthday present ever- except the horse I received when I was eight! So, of course, I have been strutting about taking photos willy-nilly-and LOVING it!I have warned all and sundry to wear sunnies tomorrow,roflmao!
I have been so organised with my Santa duties this year. Pressies have been wrapped , patiently awaiting the move from my wardrobe tonight:) I cannot wait til tomorrow- the kids will have aball! I think I am ready there too, my house is spotless, yard tidy, dog bathed, ironing done,washing done- yep- I am just counting down the hours now!Just a couple of errands to do, boring stuff! Bring on Santa!
Among the hub-bub-I have been so slack, and barely scrapped at all:( I have lots of plans though, haha. I think I might try to get to the scrap table tonight. I did this one for the monthly challenge at 123- you had to use a splash of paint, a tree, and bling.Did I mention I love Christmas?

This photo was pre 450d-so not as nice as it could've been, I am so in love with my camera! Even I can take a nice photo,lol! The journey of learning how to take better shots is beginning....well, for now, I will say a Merry Christmas to all, and to all Good Night! Ho, Ho Ho!!!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! Yahoo-

I can feel it in the air-and now that we are in the jolly month of December;lookout! I can't believe that Bianca is finished school for the year in another two weeks. Where did 2008 go?

My first layout to share is for the monthly White with one challenge. I found out about this one at Scrapbook Savvy. I had to give it a go, like, really could I resist a challenge? I took this photo AGES ago, and due to the fact that Ineeded Lime, and scallops, I thought I would scrap Mr Caterpillar. The stitching took sooooooo long, and I speared myself about ten times, but it was worth it!Oh I love green!!!! I also finally got around to the "Peas And Carrots" challenge at Savvy. The idea behind this one was to journall about the differences between two things, ideally siblings. I got to use another recent photo of my babies, who trust me, are like peas n carrots! I have had these papers for awhile, and wanted to do something a bit different- this is how it turned out...

Also, December is a big birthday month for us. I made a card for my father-in-law...I really struggle with masculine. He has a 4wd, so I thought this Land Rover stamp(pity it isn't a mighty Patrol!) would look good, and I love the colour combo of Chocolate and Blue. Speaking of Chocolate, it is a slider card, that Nichole taught me how to make-thanks Nic!i made a bigger one than I was originally shown, so that it would accomodate a block of Heaven choccy! Yum!!!!

Well, that's about it for now- I can't wait to see all the new monthly challenges that will be uploaded in the next day or so! Scrapping fodder for the month ! If you are stuck for ideas, don't forget to drop by FOREVER ALWAYS!!!!Loads of awesome talent, and super challenges too:) Bye for now!

Monday, November 24, 2008

It's a scrapping fiesta!

I have done literally HEAPS of scrapping in the last week or so! What's more- I have been so stoked with the've gotta love it when the mojo just oozes, and layouts come together so easily-as opposed to pushing products around your scrapping desk, and not getting anywhere at all! My first layout here was for the ABBA Cybercrop at FOREVER ALWAYS last weekend. I miffed it- not paying attention,of course- and chose a song title that wasn't on the list..Der... However, I do love the layout I created below:) Shame that it was the wrong song, roflmao! I love Basic Grey papers, but I usually find them difficult to scrap with.I have had the pps from the first two layouts for aaaggggeeesss, but they worked so well for these layouts!Oh, and I am totally loving orange at the moment too, which is a colour I could never envision scrapping with before. Teal, Orange and White is now a fave colour combo for sure!
This layout of Aleisha was created using a paper that Krissy bought for me at last years craft show. I have always loved it, Basic Grey Romani range, but hadn't yet found the right photo to use it with...until Aleisha got a hold of our camera, and ran about with merry abandon taking photos of random thiongs, including herself! The orange hat was on, and bingo! I finally got to use the gorgeous paper! Thanks again Krissy, you have fabulous taste:)This one was done for a design team tryout- For Inspired Blueprints. If you haven't checked out their sketch blog go and have a stickybeak- some awesomely talented ladies on there! I found out via Kim Arnold's blog-another very talented lass indeed! I felt nspired, so I thought I would give it a go, and if I am a lucky person chosen, I would feel honoured to create layouts for the sketch blog! I so love to scrap:)
I hadn't taken any photos of my girls together of late, and decided it high time to change that!This layout is for Scrapjacked, which has just been given a reprisal by the lovely Louise Nelson!Here is my take on this month's jack!I love Heidi Swapp stuff....another item in the stash for awhile, but it worked so well with this photo.

At the fabbo Forever Always( my home away from home:) we had to use our scraps from the Cybercrop tio create two are the two I came up with. A bit of stitching, Mrs Finlayson, I hope you are proud of me:) Some Cuttlebug fun on the other one.

I am a bit muddled here, I do uploading order leaves a bit to be desired,lol! this layout of Meg is inspired by the November sketch at Scrapbook Savvy. They are also a lovely bunch of friendly ladies, only too ready top inspire,challenge, and laugh with too.Loved this sketch!

Then, this is the RIGHT song from the cybercrop at FOREVER ALWAYS.... I used the ABBA title, I Do, I Do, I Do,I Do,I Do....coz I do love him that much, and then some:0 Jacob is however a litlle like the Loch Ness Monster to photograph!!! Thanks for popping in to my part of the world, have a great one:) Bye for now!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

More to share...

Have been scrapping like a demon- so many layouts in my head that are coming to fruition! If you aren't busy this weekend, and need some inspiration, Forever Always has a really cool cybercrop happening!!! Abba themed too- bust out the seventies gear for that one,lol! My layout" Precious" with our gorgeous native koalas is my layout for challenge one-the criteria was to use an altered item( I used a texture plate on the Core-dinations c/s to give a tree trunk look) buttons, 4 photos,and Bazzill. It all seemed fitting to do this layout as it is after all Steve Irwin day today! Oh, you had to use an acrylic stamp too- so I busted out a Heidi Swapp one.
My other lo is for a random challenge at Scrapbook Savvy- you had to use decorative edges. Well, that was the one I uploadeds for anyhow! I originally did the layout for Renee's technique challenge, with a glittery background, but then I forgot which challenge it was for, couldn't find it, got flustered, and realised I could use it for Sarah's instead! Works for me:)
Well, that's all for now folks! No doubt I will be back with more over the weekend- and I will be putting more blog links on too-just have to find where I wrote them all down! Have a good one:)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

More to share...

These lovely high heels were taught at a recent do , at the fabbo Nichole's house. Thankyou to Christiane, and Kim, for showing me how to make them! This is my first attempt,so I need to fine tune a little more, but I love them, they are so sweet! I think that they will be a hit with the aunties, and other lady relatives for Christmas! The stamps on the shoe are from my Stampin' Up Sweet Serendipity set. Isn't it handy when you know the best Stampin' Up lady in the world? Shameless plug for gorgeous Nichole!!!!!!!Thanks for your monthly dos Nic- they are a hoot!I am lucky to have some of the most wonderful friends in the world I reckon!:)
This card is for my sister-in-law for her birthday in a few weeks. I saw the colour combo purple and orange listed in a mag, and thought, I will have a go at that!Love the way they look together, so much so that I have started a lo with this combo in mind.

This bag is flocked- I just loved this Poinsietta paper when I bought it- like ages ago! Now, after making this, I wish I had bought more! I am going to give these to the kids as a lolly bag at Christmas- and of course, I will make some for dogs too! These fabbo boxes were demonstrated by Vicki at a workshop I went to. Thanks for the inspiration Vicki! I will have to put a link to her blog on here - update my blog a bit- I have a few people to put on here!

I saw this challenge in the Chat Extravaganza forum , at Forever Always. The challenge was to use lyrics in your layout-well, as this is one of my fave songs at the moment, and I had these shots of Aleisha,what was I gonna do? I must have had these papers for an eternity, and they matched the Marah Johnson stickers sooo well!!! I was really stoked with how this layout turned out, as brights are not really my forte'.

I had a really productive evening last night, I scrapped,made some Christmas stuff, and a card too,Oh, and I also began another layout before hitting the hay! At present, I have hads a run of using up stash that I have owned for ages, and it all works really well with the layouts I am doing, which is a bonus! Out with the old, in with the new! When I am working with some of the stuff, it reminds me why I bought it to begin with!

Monday, November 10, 2008

More layouts!

I am starting to feel like a scrapper again! I have done q few these last few days, some I can't share at the moment, as I am undecided as to whether to keep them for the Scrap top 50 competition......just not quite confident if they are good enough! But I do have these two beauties to share. The first one, the lizard layout is for the scraplift challenge at Scrapbook Savvy. I have only just joined there this last week, I saw the monthly sketch and had to take part,lol! This little water dragon hitched a ride in a campervan we bought, Aleisha was so excited when we found him in the garden! I have wanted to use the photos for ages, and the idea just flowed - love it when that happens!
This layout of Aleisha, " aDORAble" is for the Cisters sketch of the month challenge.I always pop in there to see Krissy's gorgeous work in there, and when I saw this sketch, it was soo cute , and I knew the photo would work. If you're reading this Krissy, hope I did the sketch justice!!! Of course, Krissy's layout is divine, and so sweet.Very girly layout this one. What's more, I got to use the Dora rub-ons I bought ages ago- Aleisha is a mega Dora fan!
Not much else to report around here, just housework waiting like any other day! We went out yesterdayfor a lookie in the shops, Jacob bought a hd set top box, I dunno if I think it is much different-still looks like telly to me!Thanks for dropping in!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Yay-a scrappy week!

I have started to find myself again this week, with lots of scrapping going on! We are in the midst of some renovating too, and our new pergola was finished today-Jacob has been working so hard to get it finished the last few days, and thankfully the weather has held!
I participated in my first ever "Recipe Scrap" on Thursady, at Forever Always. What a great idea,just like class instructions, and you play along at home! Well, my flower girl layout is the end result,not the best photo of Bianca and I, but it worked in with the pps so well! That was the other great thing about this layout, it was created using only scraps from my stash.How neat is that?Thanks Paulua, for the fabbo recipe!
I have also found a groovy blog on the internet called Puzzle Sketches.The idea is, you have a set number of elements, and you create a page with them.My Bianca layout, You are Brave,was the lo I did for this! Once again, I managed to do this layout utilising mainly scrap bits. Two in one week! Mind you, there hasn't been a noticeable dent to the stash, lol!
My "You are my Sunshine" layout came about from the latest sketch from the funky Forever Always. I have sooo wanted to scrap this pic from gorgeous Krissy's wedding, and never found the right lo to doit. I am really happy with how it turned out- it may be far from a perfect shot, but I love it! Aleisha tried so hard to blow the big candle out through the glass,and she looked so cute, I couldn't resist taking a photo! The papers I used for this page are some that my friend Nichole found in a store, and they matched so well! I don't usually scrap with yellow, and thought it a bit of a challenge, but it came up well!
Well, I best be off, washing beckons, and though I am closing my ears, the threat of running about naked is looming if I don't launder!!Thanks for dropping by and taking a peep!:)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Mojo flow!!!

This week has been so great, I have really started to scrap again, which I am totally loving! The first few days I really just went on a bit of a "rediscovery" trip- oh, I forgot I had, I have to use that pp... and so it goes! Once I got over pushing papers around though, I actually got something done! This first one is the October monthly sketch at Forever Always, and it was just perfect for Bianca's school snaps! I can't find the small year one photos- oops, they are still somewhere safe! I used some of my Sweet Sampler stamps on this one for the background, and I was so happy with how it turned out!

Next I finally cracked open my Outlaw paper pack, that I bought sooo long ago.... I totally love the way they look for a boy layout! one look at the photos of Josh on haybales, and that was it- Boho Western, here we come! I'm going to give this layout to his mum, Christiane. Sure do hope she likes it! I sent her a sneak peek,and she seemed happy with the page, so it's all good!

This week has been so hectic- but refreshing. After a few months of searching, I have found my mum again, and spoken to her on the phone for the first time in about 7 1/2 years. Finally, I feel as though she sees me as a grown adult( though my antics may at times be misleading,lol!)and we chatted fro about a half hour . Shall have to take things as they come, and see how our relationship progresses from there.Work has been flat out, with us moving things around in preparation for ho-ho time! The shop looks a bit weird to me at the moment, stock everywhere- but it will all come together!

It has been so long since I actively used blogger, I have forgotten how to move images around- the one of Jakob should be down here?????? Oh well, at least it uploaded! Gotta love it when a layout just comes together- I picked the papers, and it just went from there! This was definitely the best Tupperware party I have ever been to- the kids had a blast with the baby animals, and it gave me the chance to take some more recent shots of the kidstoo!!
Thanks for popping in and having a look! Have a great weekend!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Goodness me, the time sure whizzes by....

So much has been going on... and at last, the decision of where we are going to live has been made. The verdict is- we are staying, for now, well- at least maybe a few more years anyway. I am still a little disoriented by the whole deal, but I think it will be okay! Lots of things happening for us over the next few months, and before you know it, Santa will be here - HOORAY!!! I sooo love Christmas!!
In other exciting news, ( well, for me it is!) it appears that my stash will be reunited with me, hopefully over the next few days!!! Oh joy, rapture!!! I cannot wait to get myself back scrapping, I have a multitude of ideas swirling around my head, and look forward to getting back online again, and most of all, creating!!!
On the countdown too, to go to Nichole's next week for her monthly pms. Doesn't sound good when put that way- but it is such a buzz to meet up with all my scrapping buddies again!! I really miss them so. Why is it that life gets in the way, and it just gets so damn hard to catch up with those you love spending time with? I think I may suggest another monthly get together, for more scrapping fun! See what the ladies say...
Well, I have located the camera, so I shall leave it here for now, and take some piccies to upload of my cards later. Bye for now!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wow time flies!!!

Has it truly been so long since I updated.....? You all would have given up on me by now!!! I do intend to rectify the situation, but alas, I have no scrappy goodies to share, as all of my stash is packed away, eagerly anticipating my move to the country- NOT to eat a lot of peaches! I went to Nic's PMS last weekend, with the awesomely talented Krissy. Had a total blast, and it was lovely to let the creative juices flow, and to drool copiously over Nic's GINORMOUS stash of Stampin' Up products!!!! Dunno where my camera is though, so I can't share what she taught us:(

Well- I did fiddle about with my new colours and roller, but haven't quite put the last minute touches on yet.When I can find the camera, I will upload- it feels like an eternity since I last did anything. Trust me, this year has whizzed by for me, and thankfully, I think we can now slow down long enough to scratch ! For now though, I will be off, there is more drooling to be done over a certain idea book I have! Take care and have fun, and don't do anything I wouldn't do, should leave heaps of scope!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Naughty,naughty me....

I really have been slack-but oh, so busy. In the blink of an eye, months have rolled by, and my poor blog has been neglected:( Life has been mad, so much going on, too much to mention. I haven't scrapped for about a month, which I miss soooo much, I have loads of yummy stuff to play with, and photos piling high, lol!
Tonight, I am off to the Matchbox 20 concert with lovely Nichole-woohoo! Can't wait- Thirsty Merc are the support, so it should be awesome! Then, as life returns to normal, i think I may actually get to scrap again, by the end of the week-HOORAY!!!!!!!!:) Ciao for now!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

I've been a bad blogger,

It has been an eternity since I got on here! I have scrapped a bit- but not much this last week or so, so many of my layout feast I am about to serve, have been completed recently.Firstly this is my Scrapjack of the wondrous Jolene Pienaar layout, for February. I love her work, always gawp at it in the mags, so i was excited to jack her work.Oh, and now I know her blog addy, so I can go peek at her stuff more often:) I have also done another two pages for my Little Book Of Everything. The first one is a cloud of me page, the idea is you write down in 5 mins, a list of words that describe YOU. Then you create a layout with them. The other one was about everyday anniversary(things) happenings, that we take for granted.Here are mine-I am so stoked with the way they turned out!!! The rest I will just share, I have stuck sketches, Scrapapple Sketches, FABULOUS Forever Always sketch, created by Paula!! Um, I think that's all I have scrappy to share...I am now a little out of mojo, and have been finding it hard to get the time to scrap much. I am working on the BasicGrey sketch fro this month, with a photo of our sadly departed hairy child, Occy. My gosh I miss him.Shed a few tears last night when I started to scrap about him:( I get soooo attached, I hate goodbyes.
Yesterday, I joined the Tony Ferguson diet thingo. I think I will be fine with it, I don't eat many condiments, or bread all that much, and adore fruit and veges. Poor Jacob will be a whole different story! He has exceptional willpower, so he will achieve his goal, but he'll feel as though his thraot has been cut!!!No sugar, no SAUCE.The worst part for him will be fruit and veg- he detests veges, except peas(can't have those) beetroot( another no-no)potatoes( he nearly wept!) and in fruit, he doesn't eat much either. OMG, he will be in pain- but I can't wait to see how we go. Another chapter to life.
I'm so excited, it is now only 19DAYS UNTIL THE BROOKS AND DUNN CONCERT- YEEHAA!!!! I cannot wait, we are in row 38. Then in April, it's off to Matchbox 20, and somewhere in between we have Jacob's 30th( can't wait for that either!!!!) Storey Bridge climb- I'll shit my pants!roflmao.... Also we have umpteen family birthdays in Feb.Bianca's was just the beginning, Krissy's birthday, oh and don't forget Easter......... what a year it is shaping up to be!!!!!Bring it on I say! Thanks for dropping in to my corner of the world, keep safe, have fun, and scrap your heart out!!!!!

Monday, January 28, 2008

A huge weekend

Goodness me, we have been busy!Ay first glance this weekend, it seemed as though we weren't going to be doing much at all- my kids and myself were on the tail end of the flu, and didn't have any plans.So I had kind of settled myself into the idea of a huge scrapping weekend. i had grand plans of cleaning my room, now that all the back to school stuff was sorted, I could work on the other half of my room.....alas, that all changed! I did, however, stay up 'till the unearthly hour of 1am on friday night,and completed two layouts.Both of these were for the cybercrop that the wonderful Louise Nelson has set for us. The first was to use an altered photo,to become the main focus of the layout with minimal embellishments.The pink one Starting To Blossom, was my interpretation of this.We also had to use postage stamps on a layout, I used this photo of mum and dad, and made a cover attached to the layout, to look like an envelope, and addressed it to my dad, in heaven.I was really pleased with how it came out-I have wanted to scrap this photo for so long, as it is probably the most recent photo I have of my dad before he passed away.Lots of tears creating this layout:( Oh, I miss him, he would've adored my girls......
The last challenge was to create three 3x3 inch layouts, and use at least two non-conventional techniques, not normally used in scrapping... I struggled with these! In the end, I stitched, used watercolours, folk art painting techniques(stippling and filler flowers) and came up with these mini layouts of Bianca.I love 'em now!

For Australia Day festivities, we wnet to Archerfield Speedway in Saturday night! The girls thought the Caravan races were funny, and loved the rollover cars too. The feature race of the Sprintcars was awesome... such a bogan thing to go to!I enjoyed it, but we forgot to take jumpers, adn my back was playing up merry hell by the end of the night!I'd like to take the girls to see the monster trucks next time. Bianca was fascinated that I used to race in Speedway when I was younger, and asked lots of questions.It was nice to have a conversation with her about my younger years, and for her to be actually interested too!
Sunday was spent shoppimg for new shoes- another moment of excitement for me- Amart had Iron Maiden playing!!!! I was elated, walking around a shop , singing, "Run To The Hills". I thought it was neat, and dragged out shoe selection for as long as possible:) rofl..... Bianca got some new shoes, a few sets of clothes for the girls, and lunch out too. Then off to Malissa and Scott's, where another musical highlight took place- Adam Brand's new film clip.... oh heavenly day!!Late night though, and too wrecked to achieve much.
Well- off to scrap the night away- never know, I might get another two done tonight!!

Monday, January 21, 2008

A happy scrappy weekend....

I have had a fabulous weekend of scrapping! Firstly I went to a crop at Created By You on Friday night....many laughs were shared, pizza devoured, and chico babies flowed freely too:)What more could a devout scrapper ask for? I completed some layouts there, this first one was a challenge set by the magical Amie, on forever always....the colours to use were brown,lime and red.....after a bout of skepticism, (and a mild bagging too, lol) I decided to take the challenge....and this was the end result. Thanks Amie for a great challenge, and I do solemnly swear that i will NEVER think a colour scheme odd again!I also had a go at the latest Scrapjack challenge, which was to "jack" a layout by Kim Archer.I must say, I love the way this turned out-some of these photos of Aleisha I have wanted to use for AGES, and this was the perfect layout for themIt was all made a little easier by Kim's wonderful layout to begin with:)

In other scrappy news, I recently joined Karen's Scrapping Kupboard forum too, to meet even more lovely scrappers, and do even more challenges-stretch the scrapping learning even further still....and I have definitely done that!They have just started a new 2008 "Little Book Of Everything", which is to be scrapped in 6x12 format.This week's task was to create your cover, and use an eclectic mix, paint/fabric/metal/inks etc.Here is my cover. Totally me in so many ways-music is such a huge part of who I am, and I really love the papers in the Marah Johnson range, though finding the right layout can be a challenge.And let's face it-red and black are timeless together, and edgy.I'm itching to do the next task now!!!!Will kepp posting as the album is created... the idea is to focus on the everyday, and the little details that define who we are,love the concept.
I also did this one, again with photos from yesteryear,lol! This one was to use Christmas papers in a non-Christmas layout.

Oh, and if you haven't seen enough yet-this is a loooonnnggg post- I finally managed to get my second clock uploaded.This was one I created in my weekly sanity session at Created By You.Jody's sample was sooo much more detailed than mine, but I am sooo happy to have a clock in my scraproom now!:)

Then, for me the pie'ce de resistance' (I dunno if that is spelled correctly!) This is my take on the monthly sketch at Ksk.When I printed this photo,it was originally a F@*# up-learning to drive my new printer, I accidentally printed an A4 page size...ooops!Well, as luck would have it, I needed a big photo for this sketch, so, with some trimming, I happily used it! Jacob is a little embarassed about having his photo on a scrapping site, but shit happens,lol, and he is now indicating that he is a little flattered that the focus of this layout is his love for our kids.He truly is a fabulous dad.Of course, he is a man, and he wouldn't be caught dead scrapping....but I think he likes it!

Other than that, we had a really quiet weekend at home, in the garden, on the playstation, and generally farting about here.I have stepped up my exercise regime a tad, now doing 40 minute stints instead of 30.The scales are still groaning at me, but my clothes fit differently, so I guess I will have to wait for the scales to be kind!I am actually enjoying the walker now too....maybe there is a closet exercise junkie locked within me..hahahaha... not likely!Anyways, I have some Tim Holtz grungeboard waiting on my scrap desk,I think it needs me:)Ciao for now!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Surprises to share!

I have been meaning to share these pics of my Krissy Bear-made for me for Christmas by my gorgeous friend Krissy! I absolutely adore her , and she is hand-made by Krissy. She is soo talented,I can scarcely sew, unless it is for a layout, lol, then I can stitch a little! I LOVE HER KRISSY!Here is the expression on her card too.GRRRR Blogger won't let me move it! Isn't it stunning?

WOW what a week!

This week has been slightly hectic,and I for one, will be glad when Friday rolls around.I am going to a crop on Friday night, and I can't kids are driving me INSANE, andall they want to do is fight and quarrel.The rain is becoming very irritating for them.:( Bianca went to stay with her grandparents for two nights,and has come home with mega attitude,at present she thinks she is thirty, not seven,lol.Grrrr, so over it!

On the scrapping front, I have been absolutely ploughing through work, and it's fabulous!
This layout of Meg is for Sara's STUCK! sketch challenge, I finally feel as though I have found a scrapping groove.My Autumn Leaves stamps would have to be one of my most favourite scrapping purchases,I use them sooo much! I also finished this one too:-

OMG-Aleisha has grown up soo fast-Krissy pointed out that she still thinks of Aleisha this way, and she is nto alone there! This layout was for Forever Always , for the January sketch! I finally got to use my Heidi Swapp crowns- they are so cute!The layout up the op, which I juat added, and can't seem to move, was my entry for this month's 123 Challenge, for this one you needed to use your craft knife, red on the layout, and your title had to be a part of you journalling. I think I fulfilled the criteria!

I joined up on Karen's Scrapping Kupboard this week too.I love to do online challenges, and to see some of the work that is out there is amazing! Lots of clever layouts everywhere!My online friend, Nicole, is on their design team now, so I thought I would go and check it out-I have been a member on a couple of forums, but some of them are real duds-no-one chats, or if they do, you are excluded as you aren't part of the "in" circle.So, I now will divide my time between a few, mainly the fabulous Forever Always( everyone there is just wonderful!!!!) , Karens' Scrapping Kupboard, and just check in on others todo their challenges, like Scrapapple, with their Weekend Workouts, which are great fun! I love to try something new, and meet new people too!:)

Sorry if this has been a boring post readers! Just stuff to get down, and share some layouts this time around!Keep safe!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

More scrapping fun

was had this week-in class we created a beautiful clock, which I forgot to take a photo of yet! Der! I have it up in my scrapping room, I can now keep a tab on the hours I while away in there....hehe.It was completed during my weekly fix at Created By You.I absolutely love it!

Well, this week I have done just sooo much scrapping, and at present I have another layout sitting on my table, mid-way through.It has been a productive week!
This one of Nichole and Jakob was created for the Weekend Workout, on Scrapapple.The challenge this weekend was to use a one word title, beginning with "A". I was really pleased with how this one turned out, and oh so grateful to the talented,kind Nicole Finlayson for her invaluable stitching lessons! The little bits of stitching really finished the page.I am becoming addicted!!!

I completed this layout, with one of Nicole's stitching classes.Isn't the layout divine? I was over the moon with the way it turned out-THANKYOU NIC!!!-I am so glad to have done this class, and can't wait to try more stitching;)

Today we went out shopping for a new couch! Yay- except the service assistants were really slack, and people kept pushing in, and we left with nothing ...:( I was so looking forward to a new couch too, the one we have is hideous, it is a mushroom colour, it was a hand -me-down, which is great, except I have red and blue feature walls, and pink just looks feral!!!! I plan on repainting the lounge wall, once we have a new wall unit, as the one we have at present is too hard for me to move myself! Then my wall will become a lovely chocolate/taupe colour, which should look alot better, as the couch we want is brown too.Fingers crossed, Jacob will go back on Tuesday, and that will mean a new mattress too-oh my aching back will finally be relieved somewhat!

In other news, I have managed to track down a long lost mate of mine, who I have known since i was 16. His name is Rob, and we used to generally runamuck, get drunk(LOL) and have funtogether! He was my then boyfriends' best mate, and we used to have a blast, talk about anything, and share a passion for Commodores! I rang his sister, whom I had to trace via another old friend, and another, and she had Rob ring me.I know time has passed, but it feels nice to have reclaimed some of my lost past, and I aim to catch up with a few more people before the end of 2008.Due to my moving, and breaking up with said boyfriend, it just got hard, but now it is all great-I have missed the laughs we shared, and can't wait to catch up on lost times.

Thanks for reading, and I'd best go and finish my layout! Take care, and don't do anything I wouldn't do, lol!