29 December 2008
23 December 2008
19 December 2008
I love the shadow on the card from the clear butterfly.
I did get her to sign my name tag from the day because I'm wanting to use it to use it in a layout. Am so busy and so tired will upload pics of our classes when I get a chance to go through my goodies.
13 December 2008
10 December 2008
09 December 2008
07 December 2008
This first one I've wanted to do for ages but didn't quite know how I wanted it done. It's a photo taken by Simonne of the sunset on Gary and my wedding night 10 March last year. I love this photo.
This page is just because I wanted to use the new Rose Moka papers. How gorgeous are they!!! And they match this photo that the princess took of herself perfectly....and very cool Heidi Swapp stickers on here too. Wonder what goodies of hers we'll get. Its only 9 more sleeps til the Heidi day.
05 December 2008
I let my son go to his nans for the weekend when the kaiser scrap off was on. He had to go by bus. Big deal I suppose, except for its nearly a 2 hour trip.
Then last week he came home from school asking to go swimming the next night with his mates. Not such a big deal either....but he would normally be at after school care until I finished work. I spent that night making sure that everyone I knew was programmed into his mobile phone (no matter how far away they lived). I rang my work no and my mobile so that he only had to press the resend button to get me if needed. When I dropped him at school that morning he had all his swim gear, some cash and the phone. I had spent an hour drilling into him what he had to do. He knew if I wasn't able to get away to call him at 3.30 then a 3.45 he was to ring me at work. It really freaked me, and not cause he was doing something with his friends, this has happened plenty of times. It was me needing to trust that he was able to get himself from school to his mates and then walk to the pool, and know when to leave and walk back to his mates. Safely. But he did it and I survived.
Tomorrow I have the crop 4 a cause day and it all happens again. Off to the train station for a bus trip to my sisters this time. Its the only time ever that my son is allowed to play his ds at 8.30 in the morning. Apparently, according to him, all he needs for his 2 hour drive is his ds, a bag of chips and an ice coffee big M.
Gee I'm getting brave, must be growing up at last ..... although I know I will still cry when the bus leaves, and not because I will miss him (that is a given) but because once again I face the reality of my baby growing into a young man.
......tuesday I have to face orientation day for high school :)
29 November 2008
25 November 2008
Here's the rules to follow
1. Link to the person who tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. List 6 random things about yourself.
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
So my 6 random are:
1. I am the eldest of 8 children and I'm 25 years older than my youngest sister. Oh and I was pregnant with my son at the same time mum was with her......some say how sweet...i say grossly weird.
2. I really really hate talking on the phone.
3. I have an obsessive compulsion with washing my hands. They always feel dirty. I've tortured the skin on my poor hands with constant washing...I have lots of little obses. compulsions :)
4. I don't eat sausages! No one in my house eats sausages!!! I watched a program on how they are made and whats in them. Now they are banned! I have a sausage embargo at our house.
5. I'm afraid of going to the dentist. Can't go without crying. Not a great sight when your 13 year old is rubbing your hand telling his mummy that it will be alright. You would think that with all the technological advances made in this world that something could be done about the pain they inflict. Surely. I don't understand why at 37 it still hurts as much as when I was 5!
6. White chocolate is my favourite...and so is milk. And cheesecake. mmm carrot cake from the muffin break and bannana cake and any muffins with cream cheese icing on them. oh and lindt balls, yum yum :)
So the 6 I'm tagging are
looking forward to learning some things about you all
23 November 2008
20 November 2008
18 November 2008
12 November 2008
Making memories slice is in at chandoncraft. The only reason I didn't pick it up today was cause i was at work. My husband could have gone in and got it for me today but he's been on night shift...for some reason he thought sleeping today was more of a priority.
I've also got on hold the back to school/fall card. It looks so cool with lots of different leaves on it. hhmmmm wonder what i will be playing with tomorrow night.
10 November 2008
05 November 2008
01 November 2008
30 October 2008
This is the first page ive scrapped in ages. its a pretty simple page but i had to use some of this paper as soon as i got it home. Love the clear plastice stickers on here, they're by colorbok and are pretty cool. ive done them 3d on this page, cant tell in the pic tho.
I think I've finished my btp for the kaisercraft scrapoff. its due on saturday so will fiddle with it a bit more tomorrow and fingers crossed that i get it done.
19 October 2008
18 October 2008
I got my kit and found out that they're not all the same. I am so loving what I got. The paper is next months release and its gorgeous, I'm sure this is quickly going to become one of my favourite ranges from them......how exciting.
17 October 2008
14 October 2008
13 October 2008
Raqual has asked me to teach some classes next year and I've learnt a little lesson with this one i designed compared to the others I've made up for next year......measure everything i cut .....don't just do it by eye when it needs to be written up for instructions :)
06 October 2008
05 October 2008
These next ones are some design team los ive done for Chandon Craft. this is a pretty basic lo, ive used opalette embossing powders and the colours they come in are so pretty. i love all his school pics (despite him cutting chunks out of his hair in the first few) except for his grade 6 one and his long, combed straight 70s hair. grade 5 i coped with the mullett but this year the long hair is feral. hes now got a few black streaks in it and he puts heaps of product in it and has it as messy as possible...feral but cool (apparantely)....
and this is my dt layout using mm falala papers...i love my spellbinders :)
28 September 2008
this morning i made a couple of acetate cards, havent made any for a while and then this afternoon i made christmas cards. 16 of them. have just stopped cause ive had enough for the day. at work we have a community thing that we do each year and this year my office is making christmas cards and selling them. we tried it with fathers day and only put the cards up 2 weeks before and raised $50- so now we're doing chrissy ones. We've had them out for a couple of weeks now and even tho its still early there's been a few selling. So far ive only made a few so i thought i better start trying to catch up :)
25 September 2008
21 September 2008
The rules for the award are - (1) The winner can put the logo on their blog. (2) Link the person you received your award from. (3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs. (4) Put links of those on yours. (5) Leave a message on the blogs of the girls or boys you’ve nominated.
09 September 2008
and like I said, haven't they missed out this year not picking the 2 of us :)
this is my single page which u had to think beyond the square
This is my double page about my hopes and dreams.
My keepsake was a timber lamp that i stripped the stain from and painted. Ive used a heat resistent transparancy to print my photos on.
My calendar was done in my favourite paper of ever, Kaiser sublime. This thing took me at least 60 hours to make.
Phew!!!!!.....there are more pics , lots more :) , but i think this gives u an ok idea.