Monday, 22 December 2008
Thursday, 18 December 2008
Ingeborg's sketch challenge
Karen's 5,4,3,2,1 challenge
Yesterday I took Mitchell into diabetes clinic. A visit we make very three months. His HbA1c is still a little higher than I would like but the Endocrinologist is still very happy with it. I even ran into a girl I used to go to school with in Kadina whilst we were there. Her son is 11 yrs old and has had diabetes since he was 21 months old. He says he doesn't know life any other way so it doesn't bother him as it is just his life. It is nice to chat with others going through it at times just to compare thoughts and ideas.
I am supposed to be finishing off my Christmas card writing as I am a little late with my overseas ones. I was also going to do some baking but still trying to convince myself on that one.
Tomorrow night I am looking forward to an online class with the lovely Penny Hackney.
If you are interested it is on tomorrow night and repeated on the 10th of January. See here for cost and payment details etc.:
Go check it out!
I have stalled on my Octoberfest layouts at the moment as I have put all the instructions in a display book along with the photos I printed to go with them and can't for the life of me remember where I have put the folder. I am so annoyed with myself as I was going to catch up with a few this week. Never mind, I will find it when I am looking for something else.
Friday, 12 December 2008
It is a PDF, so not fantastically clear with the images but you can read all the info.
I can now proudly post this award on my blog, and hand it on to some other talented ladies.
First is the amazing Leah Fung. Now, I loved watching this scrapbooker on the daily scrapbook lifestyle videos that used to be available to watch on podcasts from BHG. I used to miss my daily dose of these after they stopped them and googled Leah's name to keep up with her creative works. I love how she has kept videos going from her blog along with the talented Donna Salazar and Johanna Peterson.
Second is Penny Hackney, who does some magnificent work with doodling and her own creative style. She also blogs over at Aussie Scrapbooking and runs some cool online classes.
Third, is our S.A. Fiskars Ambassador, Michelle Wallace whom I love to see produce a variety of work particularly with the lovely Heidi Grace and Clound 9 products. I have great fun attending Fiskars crops here in Adelaide with her.
Fourth, the lovely MadScraps owner, Mistra. With a style all of her own and artistic in her uses of mixed media I really enjoy dropping by her blog to catch up on her news and see her stunning art.
And lastly, Heather, a fellow member over at the Scrapwitch forum. She amazes me sometimes with the amount of layouts and cards that she has a go at, and completes in a weekend. I swear she scraps more in a week sometimes than I do in a month. With all the inspiration from our Scrapwitch owner Jill though, who could blame her for getting things done.
Here are the rules:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Provide links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Nine crocs a-snoozing
Eight dingos dancing
Six sharks a-surfing
Three wet galahs
Two snakes on skis
* Karen’s Competition: 5,4,3,2,1 Challenge. Your layout must contain the following: 5 embellishments; 4 different techniques; 3 different papers/cardstock; 2 photos and 1 one word title.
* Mary’s Competition: Create a card, LO or OTP celebrating the birth of Jesus.
* Ingeborg’s Competition: Create a layout or card based on the PageMaps sketch.
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
Well this is the video that was created on Sunday afternoon. The boys think it is hilarious! Gotta love boys and their sense of humour.
I have to admit that I was challenged by getting it to upload to youtube and attaching to here. It was not as easy as I thought. Anyway, it's done and they are happy for a couple of months now until they decide it's a good idea to do another.
Personally, I've been getting my very short newsletter for December and January done. I've also completed one of my DT layouts for January - still 2 to go and I've been trying to plan Xmas gifts and lunch with my elder sons.
Today my agenda is writing and posting Xmas cards and eating out - Mexican style tonight.
Enjoy your day!
Sunday, 30 November 2008
Mitchell and Ethan had a great time and as you can see Mitchell changed into a crocodile and Ethan into Batman for a while.
Yesterday I had the task of rebuilding the police station of Keelan's that fell to pieces last week when he was trying to lift it from one part of his room to another. Got it together alright but it is missing a few little pieces already.
A little scrapbooking has been done in the last few days but very little. I have been feeling really tired and struggling to focus on much at all.
Here are three of my challenges and I cheated with the other one using the layout that I created last week with the summer colours of me when I was pregnant.
Friday, 28 November 2008
Come over and join us .... We have a sketch challenge, colour challenge, title challenge and a product use challenge all based around Summer in some way or another.
You have until Monday midnight SA time to upload your entries to the gallery.
See here for more details:
Would love to see you there!
Friday, 21 November 2008
Still, I have to admit I have managed to get a whole lot of things done today that I would not have gotten done if the kids were home. Including typing this entry out.
Bruce is away for the weekend in Sydney so I will be playing single Mum for a few days. That generally means not much sleeping in on the weekend either. I might be a grumpy old soul by the end of it.
I had a lovely Intimo lingerie presentation on Tuesday night and invested in some nice plain bras but certain to fit well as all Intimo does. I also ordered some roll top pants that fit like a glove and I will probably live in once I get them.
I have my sister and her friend visiting tonight so a lamb roast is on the cards. Can't wait for that as I so love my lamb roast. It's the small things in life that one enjoys at times.
Was going to make some more Christmas cards at craft yesterday but when I counted up the ones I already had there was about 60 in the pile so changed my mind to writing them out instead. Am about halfway through that, then have to type up the yearly letter to our overseas family before sending. I still want to make Christmas cards though and use up some of my huge stash so might have to make a start on next years as I love making Christmas cards over and above any other card that I make.
Managed a little time for scrapbooking too over the week. My focus was on monthly challenges at Scrapwitch and Heaven-Sent. Below are my results of my efforts..... although my mojo seems to be holidaying somewhere at the moment so if anyone sees it... please tell it to come home!
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
Our next Cyber Crop - 'Come on Summer !' - is on during the last weekend of this month. There will be four challenges, which will be posted on the forum on Thursday November 27, 2008. All the layouts have to be uploaded in the Cyber Crop Gallery by midnight on Monday December 1, 2008. On Saturday night we will do a game and chat on our forum too! Cyber Crops are a great way of getting some scrapping done, using products from your stash and to have fun with other members of the Heaven-Sent community. There are prizes to be won and the winners will randomly be drawn on Tuesday December 2, 2008.
Friday, 7 November 2008
Thank heavens I have a whole month to complete some of the other challenges around.
THANK YOU to all the lovely people out there who voted for my layout at Puzzlesketches. It was amazing to be going equal first with someone that they had to go to a second vote, from the two layouts, to determine a winner. Lucky me! I came out on top and won a voucher to spend at Scraploot. Now comes the hard part of what to choose.
I'm trying to get prepared early for my card class on the 15th. We are doing Black and white cards - four of them. Kits are ready to go.
Tomorrow I have a day full of cardmaking and scrapbooking as I attend the Fiskars SA crop at Sheidow Park and then back home to my regular Saturday crop night. It shall be a long day but bound to be fun. The lovely Michelle always has something interesting for us to do at the Fiskars crop.
Ooohhhh.... rain as I type - lovely to see and I hope we get lots of it.
Bruce is taking the boys to the Adelaide Christmas pageant in the morning as he figures it will be the last one he gets to that they actually get excited about. They will be nine next year so that belief may be starting to waiver then.
Well here are my shares today:
Sunday, 2 November 2008
Layout #17 - Surprise parcel
Layout #16 - Simply Fabulous
Layout #13 - Lego Games
Layout #12 - Sonny glow
Thank you to the wonderful people who have voted for me over at Puzzlesketches, I really appreciate the effort you have gone to. There is still a few more hours of voting to go if anyone wants to drop by there and add their vote. (see previous post for the how to and where)
I sat and watched Dancing with the Stars tonight and my vote still goes to Luke & Luda. After a very average skill in the beginning I think Luke has really improved and is enjoying himself more and more each week.
There are some new challenges for the month over at Heaven-Sent:
Brigitte and Melanie created two scrapbooking competitions for this month. The details of the November Competitions can be found on the forum. Please upload your entries in the November Competition Gallery.
* Brigitte's Competition: Use felt to embellish your pages – preferably hand cut. Felt is easy to use, so you can be creative.
* Melanie's Competition: Create a LO using: 4 photos, acrylic paint, distressing, mono colours (so all greens, all pinks etc.)
Gotta be in it to win!
Have a good week!
Saturday, 1 November 2008
If you liked my layout Friends - Playing games with my.....
I'd love you to drop by at Puzzlesketches and vote for me in the next day. You can vote my selecting Melissa - FRIENDS from the voting panel on the right hand side of the screen and then the vote button. Thanks!
Off to crop tonight after a quiet crop night at home last night where everyone had left by 10.30pm. I'm not used of that!
Friday, 31 October 2008
Layout 18 - School holiday fun
Lastly my share for the week is my DT work for November that has now been put up ready for tomorrow as I am too busy to upload tomorrow. Here are the two layouts and a couple of cards which I taught at the "Crop for a cure" recently. But, to see the rest you need to go to my DT gallery at Heaven-Sent:
Hope you like looking at them and would love you to leave me some feedback either here or in my DT area on the forum @ Heaven-Sent.
All layouts and cards are using the Delish Designs: Mulberry Season papers
Happy scrapping and have a lovely weekend!
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
The cybercrop was good fun at Heaven-Sent too. I even managed to win the game of jumbled flowers on Saturday night. That was amusing as I'm not a gardener at all. It's a good thing that Mum knew her flowers and passed at least a little on to me.
Have been trying to get a start with the Octoberfest layouts and have managed to complete layouts 22, 21 and 20. I'm working backwards from where I joined in. I've already shown you my first one so here are the other two:
Finally today I even managed to finish my paper piecing layout for Ingeborg's challenge for the month. The trees and roo are courtesy of my Cricut and the birds are from the Scrapbooks etc. paper piecing patterns. These photos are from 2005 when Jackie, a Chinese teacher stayed with us for a number of weeks and we took her up to Gorge wildlife park.
Thanks for visiting.....
Friday, 24 October 2008
Our next Cyber Crop - Spring is in the air' is on during the last weekend of this month. There will be four challenges, which will be posted on our forum on Thursday October 23, 2008. All the layouts have to be uploaded in our Cyber Crop gallery by midnight on Monday October 27, 2008. On Saturday night we will do a game and chat on our forum too! Cyber Crops are a great way of getting some scrapping done, using products from your stash and to have fun with other members of our Heaven-Sent community. There are prizes to be won and the winners will randomly be drawn on Tuesday October 28, 2008.
I have a busy weekend personally, so knew I had to get them done today and tonight so here are my examples:
I have two others laid out almost ready to be stuck down but just waiting on one or two items to complete. They may have to wait until Monday now as Heaven-Sent has a busy weekend.
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
I spent all last night printing the instructions as I only got the access to the classroom yesterday, and today and tonight I have spent my time choosing and printing photos. It' s unlikely that I'll use any papers that Jen uses - apart from a couple of transparencies that I bought online today, but I will certainly get a chance to use up my stash and hopefully get some great looking layouts done along the way. There is a great variety - feminine, masculine, 8.5 x 11" and some different techniques that will be new for me. Just looking through the layouts and choosing photos has me excited.
So much for my roll on the Christmas cards!
On the home front, both Keelan and Ethan entered the International Schools competition in Computing and both received credits for their marks. A great achievement for them both. If I allowed them to have, and use, email at their age they probably would have done better as they were a couple of the questions that they stumbled on. I'm not quite ready for them to be using that yet though.
Well, I better go hang out the washing and try and get to bed before midnight for a change. Need my beauty sleep for the busy weekend with the Stamping and Scrapbooking Fair at Elizabeth and a conference where Heaven-Sent is setting up at on Saturday.
There is also a Cybercrop at Heaven-Sent this weekend - Spring is in the Air.
Challenges will go up on Thursday night this time and you have until Monday midnight SA time to upload your entries. Join me there for at least a little while.
Saturday, 18 October 2008
I was having a lost mojo moment so decided that I would start them by directly cardlifting ideas from magazines however it didn't take long for me to realise that I am so not used to doing that and just gave in to my own ideas. Here are a few of my favourites:
Today has been shopping for Bakugan battle brawlers for those who know what they are..... I had to google them! After that I was building a Lego police station and police cars. I did about 4 loads of dishes because my dishwasher wasn't working last night and we had to turn it off, then after that I decided to fix it. I could have thought of the possible problem before the loads of dishes but c'est la vie!
Bruce has bought a new vaccuum cleaner today as my current one almost died this week because the motor is on its way out. The boys unpacked the boxes - because he got a steam cleaner as part of the deal and they have proceeded to build little houses from them since. There is of course more mess on the floor now than before.
The front door handle has fallen off this afternoon so every time someone comes to the door we have to let them in. Guess that means a visit to Bunning's tomorrow.
It's nearly time for their bed so maybe I might scrap tonight before I get the Christmas cards out again.