Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
The 1 on the left was for my parents. It started at the Sketchbook Camp with the class from Faye Gregory. However I din't like some bits of it, so I changed it. I am very happy with my result & mum & dad liked it. It's amazing how much has happened this year when you think about it.
The one on the right was for Scotts parents. It is a Kaiser wooden book with Kaiser Bohemian paper (I love this paper & have heaps of it!)
They are both quite different & were fun tomake for a change, but was glad to get back to normal scraping!!!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Believe it or not the presents have remained untouched under the tree. The kids have been checking every morning to see if there are any new arrivals, but no touching! It was a very interesting idea that Scott made up to keep the kids away - Each present has a silent alarm in it & mummmy & daddy will no if they have been touched & they will be taken away & given to more deserving children! It's worked! The funniest thing was when friends came over & their toddler tried to touch them, our kids were going crazy! yelling at her & her parents so that they didn't loose their pressies cos of this other kid. It was so funny! So there u go, silent alarms it is. Of'course mum & dad have to deactivate them all tonight so they can open them tomorrow........
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I did the Friday night challenge on Sketchbook last week, but was to pre-occupied with Kylie to post it. It was to use Christmas patterned paper for a non- Christmas LO. I used polka dot paper & chipboard heart from Hedei Grace Jolly & Bright pack. The vines are felt from Arty Farty, very cool.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Anyway....... off to Sketchbook camp this evening. It should be heaps of fun, I can't wait. I have my costume organised for the Halloween party, I am an angel. I even have a glowing halo. LOL!
Bye see you all on sunday.......
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
The weather was beautiful (as usual) but a bit cold & windy. Scott & Daniel went fishing off the wharf one day, Daniel loved it & told everybody else how good he was cos he caught the biggest sprat. Nicola & I went to the shops instead. It's fun looking at other scrapbooking shops, they have different stock. Loved Hastings Rubber Stamps & Scrapbook Corner. Got heaps of paper & a few other little things. I haven't been scrapbooking shopping for a awhile so it was fun. Found some stuff they had sold out of here.
The kids were really good, playing nicely together; they even made friends with the kids in the flat next door. They painted their doorhangers I bought for them to do if it rained. They got tired of waiting for the rain LOL!!!
We went up Te Mata Peak for dinner one night (see Scotts blog for pics from there). Went to the Aquarium which is still better than Kelly Tarltons & half the price! We drove around & looked at our houses, Daniel's kindy, my work,etc. This is our Clive house we built, the new owners have done alot of gardening.
We also visited Paul, Renee, Maddy, & Liam who live in Havelock North. They moved to the Bay at the same time as us. They were in the same ante-natal class as us. (Maddy & Daniel are the same age), so it was good to catch up with them, but we couldn't find any of our other friends down there.
Daniel wrote in the guest book:
Well we decided to come home a bit earlier than planned. The kids made huts in the back of the car on the way home, so the journey home was far more pleasant.
Artist at work
Friday, October 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Week three, decathalon, done. We were only allowed 10 elements. Mine were: red cardstock, blue paint, bling hearts, photo, pigs (because he is giving her a 'piggy-back'), word strip, quote, black ink, journalling, chipboard. Journalling reads: "Nicola loves being carried around, but she is getting really heavy. Scott carries her on his shoulders, but I usually give her a piggy-back. One day I didn't feel like carrying her so I told her to ask daniel. I was only joking! "Look Mum" "Don't drop her!" Can you imagine the look on my face? My boy is getting so strong. "
Right off to find all my Kylie CD's.......
Friday, September 5, 2008
Week two of Olympics done. It was Gymnastics = ribbons & swirls/florishes, etc. Not as happy with this one as last weeks, but still I got another wedding layout done.
Week 3 is Decathalon. Maximum of 10 elements. Daniel complained that the first two entries weren't of him so this one is the kids, can't say anything else until the big reveal on Tuesday, except that I like this one.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Anyway the kids have been driving us nuts using the computer on my scrap desk, so all 4 of us are in one room & I can't really get to my desk anymore. So I spent the last 2 days organising & throwing out heaps of my old sewing stuff. I had heaps of fabric that I will never use & boxes that have just moved from house to house without being opened. So now there is room for another computer! yay! & I filled my boot with recycling! I couldn't wait till Monday to empty my boot either, had to go for a special trip to the recycling bins. I feel so much better & can't believe how much I threw away! Now I just have to research the use of fabric in scrapbooking pages for all those lovely patchworking scraps I couldn't part with. LOL
Friday, August 15, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
The kids got their faces painted at Harvey Norman today. Don't they look cute! I was really impressed with the face painting & balloon people & it was free!