Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Grease is the word

GREASE (the original movie)
Sunday 11 October
1 pm
SkyCity St Lukes Cinemas
$10 tickets

NOTE: It is allocated seating.
Please let me know before midday Friday 02 Oct if you will DEFINITELY be coming and I’ll make a block booking to get us all seated together)
So… who’s coming?!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

More school layouts

I am still working my way through the kids school photos.It is amazing to see how much they had grown, you don't notice when you see them everyday. So now I have decided I should make a frame for their photos to show their growth, (not that I have finished the LO's yet).
For the 2007 LO I used my alcohol inks to colour the frame & the numbers. Not sure if they were such a good purchase, they are really cool but I don't have many glossy things to use them on. Dora & friends were cut from stickers of Nicola's cos she loved Dora. For the 2006 LO I used the butterfly left over from the LO we did at the retreat. Theses daycare LO's are much more colourful than the school ones, so I thought I would go with that. Those are sequins around the main pic.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Hockey prize giving

It was Daniel's hockey prize giving on Saturday. The whole team got a medal each & Daniel got a special award for his team spirit. It was so cute. Just a shame they had to give their uniforms back last week, would have been even cuter if they were all dressed alike rather than in mufti.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Finished Janine's LO

Yes I know it doesn't look anything like Janine's original LO, but......I changed the papers to match my photo & used my new alchol inks to make the swirl on transperancy. The cool effect on the chipboard swirl was created by accident, this is the 'back' of it! I don't have a distressing tool so I sanded the background cardstock instead, looks good cos it has a white core.
In other news....Daniel had his last game of hockey on saturday, they won!!! 7-2, that means they have been unbeaten all season! The prize giving is this weekend so that should be fun, then on to summer hockey.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Paper Symphony Spring Break

Last weekend was the Paper Symphony Spring Break Scrapbooking Retreat. I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to go. It had been 4 1/2 weeks since Scotts operation & he had a wisdom tooth pulled out on Friday! He was in agony & ended up going to ED for some voltarin on top of his Codine & panadol. He felt much better after that & said I could still go away. Aint he lovely! I really needed the break. The retreat was in Waves Motel in Orewa. I was an hour or so late because we had to wait for the pharmacy to open so Scott could fill his perscription. It was a nice small group of only 8 ladies (including me) & the tables were set up so we could all talk & socialise.
First class was by Melissa on Saturday morning. Here is mine:
I love the ribbon frill & had my first go at using alchol inks on the flowers & butterfly. I also found my Marrakech stickers were the right colour too! We made up some glimmer mist from ink & perfect pearl to spray the Buzz & Bloom corners with. I love the alchol inks, so much fun! I had to get some!!!!!! The picture is of my 'Year 0" class. I drew a cirle with kindy glitz around me cos I don't know anything else about that school, I was not there for long.

I took all the kids school class photos I have lying around cos I have been a bit stumped on how to scrap them, so that was my goal for the weekend. So I didn't do Janines class on Sunday, but took kit home & will upload it when I am done. I am very pleased with getting the kids 2009 school photos done, 1 double LO for Nicola & a single for Daniel. I used my favourite Kaiser Bohemian paper (think I only have 1 or 2 sheets left :-(

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Book Week Parade

The kids had Book Week at school last week. On Friday they had to dress up as a character from a book. Daniel went as Aipom from Pokemon & Nicola wanted to go as a Princess cos her class is studying Fairy Tales. She was just gonna wear her party dress, the I got the guilt's about making Daniel's' costume & not hers so I decided to make her a dress. I already had some fabric, I love buying fabric from the specials bin a Spotlight. It took me 2 days to make!! I decided it might have been cheaper to buy her a Disney dress but they were $50-$60!!!!! I made the over skirt out of that cool shimmery fabric they used to make Barbie dresses out of, but I wont be sewing with it again!!!! I would sew a seam on the over locker & it would just pull apart! By the time she came home from school the hem was already pulled off, which was very upsetting to her & me! I also sewed her a new bookbag as hers broke.

Scott has been given the all clear to drive again, yay!!!! So now he has some independence back & is much happier, (so am I!). I am getting to go to the Paper Symphony Retreat this weekend afterall!!!!!!!!!!!! It's only for Saturday night. Dad is taking Scott & Daniel to hockey on Saturday (his last game). Nicola has her best friend Bronte's birthday party on Sunday morning; so the kids wont miss me at all!
I haven't done any scrapbooking for ages. I am still half way through week 3 of the inovations/crafty tart challenge & they have finished week 6! Mybe I will get it done this weekend.