Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sista Selfie

My entry for the K+ challenge

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Goodbye old house

A few months ago, when I started to scrap again, I spent a whole weekend just scrapping, making myself scrap really. This is one of the layouts I did, its from when our old house was removed from our block, it was a happy day as it meant the house could go and preparations for our new one could begin, but I remember after watching it going out the road on the back of a truck, I got all emotional and started bawling, not because of any real sadness but I had all these memories of my babies in this house. Anyway all done and dusted now.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Teen Son No 3

My entry for Scrap The Boys which was to use a large photograph on a layout, I love him to bits
but good grief this kid drives me crazy at times!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Its all about the hair

As I'm getting back into scrapping Ive been trying to use some challenges to get me inspired and motivated. I loved this mood board challenge at Jot Magazine 

 and here's my layout, I love these colors, and the retro feel of this mood board, and I really like trying to use flowers on a boy layout. I'm looking forward to to seeing next months mood board for inspiration.

Getting back to scrapping

Goodness me, it has been such a long time since I have been here. Scrapping seemed to be one of those interests that I thought I may have just lost interest in, even to the point that I was wondering what will I do with all this stuff....but I have started to make myself scrap again, and I do so enjoy it. I have used some challenges to get me moving and heres a sketch challenge from The Scrapbook Store

and here is my layout

Monday, July 16, 2012

A 'feel good' kind of day

A friend pointed out to me Saturday, that it has been months since I blogged/scrapped, so Saturday night I decided to get some of my scrap gear and have a play.I ended up with this,photo was taken at Farm Beach this summer, on a day that I took jaxen and a few mates for a drive to the beach.It made me realise how little Ive ventured to the beach the last few years.Plan to do more of it next summer.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A day at the races

For our staff show, we head to the kimba cup  we always have a great time, with lots of drinks, and lots of laughs.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Just a bit cute.

For the color challenge white grey and yellow on escape2create

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Just cruising

This did take me a while to complete.After seeing Amanda Halls LO in the latest SM[which I loved], I was inspired to use the banner style ends on the strips.[is that what its called?Im sure it has a name but I dont know what...see thats how long its been since Ive been into scrapping!]lol
I also used ink [yes sandra I did], and stamped onto the tag, using my script stamp which was given to me by my lovely friend Janice.[Thanks Janice].Scrapbooking has allowed me to make some lovely friends, and while searching through my scrap gear I so often come across bits and pieces that are gifts from friends.Its a nice feeling.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

wow, two months....

so time must fly beacause its been 2 whole months since I posted.Like everyone else we all seem to use FB more than anything these days,.
Anyway so in the last 2 months whats been happening is=
we finally got to move into our house, at long last!!We're slowly getting things done to the house, got our front deck almost finished, and just about to get the back deck started.Lots of other jobs to do, but will take a bit of time.
Managed to clean our shed up and have found my scrap gear, cobwebs and all.Hopefully once school is back and things get back into some sort of routine, Ill get the time and motivation to get back into scrapping.
My bradley graduated form yr 12, and got accepted into Darwin :(  He is going to defer for a year so I dont have to say goodbye just yet.

We managed a quick trip over to see my brother and his family in Victor Harbor at new year for a few days, which was good, although I did have a husband with tooth trouble, which wasnt much fun for him., and meant we didnt get as much of a look around as planned, but the beaches sure were busy over there.
We're back off to adelaide soon for a day at the cricket and for brad to have an ankle reconstruction, then home in time for school to start monday, and back into some routine.
Wishing you all a happy australia day.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

more photos.

Some pics of Brads year 12 artwork, as  mentioned previously.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

just life and whats been happening

So as most of you would know we have a new house, its just not ours yet.It arrived on 22nd september, but we were waiting to have a verandah attached, contracted through the house company as well, which has taken some time to get finished as the job is contracted to another builder.Anyway to cut a long story short its taken some time, and has been some delays.
So with a few hassles there Its taken a bit of the excitement out of having a new house.The verandah was completed finally on friday, and we are just waiting on it to be painted and then hopefully we just may be able to have handover, only 2 months after our house turned up.Im not quite sure about how well its turned out but guess we're at a stage where we cant be bothered anymore, we just want to move on and move in.
We are also having to wait a long time to get power connected, we have gone from an over 3month wait,which was going to be 29th december, to hopefully 29th November.[Fingers crossed].
Even though its been frustrating and dissappointing, Im still aware that in the grand scheme of life these are minor things, and as Friday was Remembrence Day, Im still so grateful and thankful that theres lots of other positives in my life too.

In the meantime, we've been planting some new plants, and Ive been slowly amassing a stash of goodies for the new house.
I ordered this picture from Big w on canvas in a large size, and I just love it,even though technically its all wrong,with crooked horizon and all, and yes I know i can fix it by straightening it, but I love it how it is.
I was relly impressed with big w, not just the quality of it, but I ordered this on a tuesday, and it arrived the following tuesday, and postage was reasonable too at $9.95.

I am also proud of my 2nd baby boy, who is completeing his year 12, or technically has [almost], and within a few day of his last exam, has also started working already.Im really proud of his work ethic, hes always had a part time job from the age of 14, and is keen to work and start saving some money.
One of his subjects this year was art, and for one of his major pieces, was a pen drawing of himself, which started with some photos he got me to take of him.His work was marked by the moderator on Wednesday and his drawing of himself was selected to be exhibited in Adelaide.Im guessing its for yr 12 Artwork, but Ill have to find out more from his art teacher as brads pretty casual about it, and didnt ask.I will have to take a photo of his work and post later.

So thats about it for now.
Hope you all have a great day