Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sharing is Caring:)

Well, yes now, I do realise that I am possibly the world's worst blogger.......matter of fact, I come so close it scares me! I do intend to rectify the situation however:) Life has been utter chaos,madness unfolding before me daily, and quite frankly, I just don't get here,between Facebook, and the internet:) I need to update more often!

I also need to put my Canon to use more frequently. I adore my camera. I wish I could carry it about with zeal,randomly snapping at everything that moves,capturing those precious moments. I seldom do. However,on a recent adventure to Calliope(that is via Woop Woop you know) I happened upon this gorgeous fog. I had the Canon handy-I snapped piccies. Then I felt bad for doing so,as not far from where we were parked,half of a family lost their lives in this fog:( A local gent, and his little son were killed in a head on collision in this fog. Very sobering . Very sad.
Onto happier topics now. I have been scrapping again,and loving it. I have been teaching some stamping too. This is the card I taught on the weekend,using the Cottage Garden set. I love the way this turned out. I am not sure the girls enjoyed cutting out the little flowers or butterfly though;p.
I have been joining in the forum at Bon's Scraps again too. It feels like coming home-I haven't chatted for yonks(other than FB) and love the enrichment of sharing my passion with others! The challenges are awesome, and the gallery at Bon's is very inspiring too, I am having a ball getting to know some new faces, and drooling over the gorgeous work! July CC at Bon's has seen this colour challenge:-

I love this photo of my baby:) I loved this challenge too-Black,red, White and Cream, with an element over the edge of the layout,flowers, and a quote. Oh, and finger painting too:0 It was lik revisiting my youth!
The Write Now challenge for July is to write your journalling in a Fairy Tale prose. With some bling thrown in,and I did this page. MMMMM , Glimmermist:) I have had it for yonks, and rarely use it. Loved it for this though!

The July sketch at BON'S is a cracker too-and you still have time left to complete your layout, I found some Gutter Guard that I squirrelled from Jacob, and used it on this layout. Some stamping too,and voila:)
I have more to share,but Blogger is not playing nicely,so that will give me an excuse to upload more later!
Thanks for dropping by-I am off to finish a layout on my desk-it won't make the CC deadline,but it is all about the process! Toodles!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The pregnancy is over:(

My AC/DC pregnancy that is!! After NINE long months, of anxiously awaiting their concert,it has now been and gone:( But ,my,oh my, what an AWESOME night we had!!! We left work early(something we never do-never close the shop early,rarely even on time!) and grabbed our ponchos,heading to Nathan. It looked like it was going to be a dismal,rained out evening...but yippee,it wasn't!!! The only time it rained was during "Thunderstruck"(how apt!) and once near the end. The crowd was fantastic-I got myself some Angus horns,and a cooler. Had to hold on to the horns while jumping about like a mad thing though....... they played all the classics, and paid homage to Bon Scott during "High Voltage"-honestly, the crowd just went wild!!! This was the stage........lots, and lots, and lots of speakers...mmmmm..I love it loud!!! So-it was Jacob's first big concert, and I don't think I will ever get him to another,but at least he went in style:0
I have been card-making, and scrapping a little...have also made a special OTP, but haven't yet edited the photos,so that will be for next post:) February is a mammoth month of birthdays in our family,so I made loads of cards then:) Snappy Birthday for my super cute nephew Jake- he is such a boy, but at six, I still wanted something cute-plenty of time for car cards later on!
I bought the crab stamp for about $1.50 at The Warehouse donkeys ago,and finally inked it!! All made from scraps, of course,and I love how it came out! Apparently, it was a cool card, and passed his inspection,lol.

I have a swag of others, but thought I would share some faves-this one was for my niece's birthday last week,sweet sixteen at last. Charita is Frangipani mad, so I watercoloured and played with this one. It too was met with happiness,phew, i am not failing to please my biggest critic!!

one of my layouts from Feb-a sketch from A2Z Scraplets challenge...which I forgot to send in !! Oh well, it was great to sniff glue again, and revisit my scrapping desk,lol. Just realised how wonky my pic is too*blush*. This was a fun layout to do-love the Kaiser papers:) They totally suit Jake and Jonathon, they adore their gaming!

Not much else to report here-I am eagerly awaiting the outcome of weeks of work overtime at the shop-we have some exciting things going on there in the next week or so:) Jacob has worked so hard,some days 19hours, and I have barely seen him without a tool in his hand,roflmao. Not THAT kind though! I will be taking the Canon to work to capture the new fish-we have Nemo and Dory in now, and have expanded the fish range...and some other things to play with soon too!My new challenge will be to see if I can take fish photos,lol!
Thanks for droping by-I know I am nearly the world's worst blogger...but am off to edit those piccies I promised! Take care ,have fun, and don't do anything I wouldn't do;-P

Thursday, February 4, 2010

For Superprincess Ava

I know a great many wonderful people-some I have met,in real life, and some I have spoken to via the phone/internet. Yes, gorgeous readers,that includes you:) Tonight I would like to write about someone who has touched my life profoundly,and I didn't ever have the joy of meeting her. I happen to think her mummy is a beautiful soul,a magnificent photographer, and one of the bravest people I have ever spoken to.
The lady I am speaking of is Sheye Rosemeyer, and if you would like to see her gorgeous work, look here www.sheyerosemeyerphotography.com/ I adore her photos,and one day would love to take shots like hers:) However,it is not only her photography that touches me-it is the way she has endured the tragic loss of her precious daughter, AVA, and taken a very important message to all-look here www.avasrule.com/ . Tomorrow marks three years since Ava flew to be a special angel,and my heart goes out to Sheye and her family. Ava reminds me how special each moment really is, how precious life is, and I find Sheye's blog so touching..... so beautifully written. Tomorrow I will be thinking of Superprincess Ava,and I hope you will join me in sending Ava's postcard as an email tomorrow to raise awareness of children , and the danger the family car can pose.
Sheye,Crayton,Luca,Mason, and Ivy-if you happen to read this, please know you are all in my thoughts on this difficult day, and that you are a constant inspiration to me. Ava will be dancing in her tutu(perhaps with six other skirts) and I am sure she will be watching you all with very much pride and love. Your little daughter has truly touched so many people, and I know Ava will continue to do so-your most beautiful Superprincess.
Thankyou to you for sharing your darling girl with us Sheye. As a mother whom has also lost a child,your words soothe,bring hope,and succinctly describe the emotions/thoughts that I struggle to convey. You have made me treasure the few photographs I have of my daughter even more, and no longer feel I have to "hide" her away.For this gift i am forever indebted to you.xoxo
This post is dedicated to Ava Florence-Beth Rosemeyer.......dance forever Superprincess.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


that is what I have convinced myself that 201o should be all about-FOCUS! After a rather long hiatus from bloggin,scrapbooking,and generally anything crafty or remotely relaxing, I have made an executive decision to focus on the things most important to me this year. In no particular order(excluding the first one) Family, myself,friends,reading, crafty stuff, and Photography. This year will be full of highs and lows, I am certain,but I wasted a great part of 2009 procrastinating, and in a worrisome dither for much of the second half. No more! I have reacquainted myself with my treadmill, restored my goals, and am eagerly looking forward to the rest of the year!
I haven't done much in the creative way for awhile now-however, I have become THOROUGHLY addicted to Cardmaking......omg, I love it!!!All of those lonely scraps relegated to a paper holder ahve once again seen the light of day! Stamps are being used once again, and I am spreading ink with gay abandon:) Oh, and lovin' it! Here is a card I made for Aleisha's little school mate just before Christmas. Apparently it went down a treat:) Gotta love those Kaiser papers, and how cute is that monkey???? I am loving brights again too. I have evolved lol...:0
My next little creation was for my friend's youngest son's birthday-how hard is it to make cards for young men/boys???Luckily Clayton is a little hoon,so I could use the CM stickers I have left over from previous projects, making a Diorama card for him.I found it hard to show the dimesion well, but there is three sections. I loved this one.
I have also been spreading my Photographic wings a little,taking the plunge with my first paid shoot. Please bear with me-the photos here are unedited-I dunno how to use Photoshop yet(thought I do have Elements now:)) and so these are straight off camera. I took HEAPS of shots, and have come to the conclusion that childrens' photographers are truly in a league of their own:) Two hours flew by so quickly, and I took something like 50 shots.....some keepers,some bad,but it is a learning curve,and overall, I was stoked to take a shot like this, as J was swinging by..:)!

His little brother *j* was a bit more challenging to photograph,but this photo is him to a tee. Such cute little men, and very funny!

Well, I know I have been absent for ages, and don't blame anyone for not looking,lol! I do solemnly vow to return more often!! I am off to visit the gorgeous FOREVER ALWAYS, catch up with some lovely lasses there and start some scrapping for 2010. Happy New Year to all!!!