Showing posts from November, 2008

Busy weekend - kind of!

We have been at the JDRF Family Day today for a few hours and Mitchell and Ethan decided to have their faces painted. Keelan was rather a grump the whole time because we took him away from the computer for a few hours and so didn't want his face painted or didn't want to join in any of the sack, egg n spoon or three legged races. He spent a little time at the playground and then was bored until Santa came and then as soon as the gifts were given out everyone wanted to go home.
Mitchell and Ethan had a great time and as you can see Mitchell changed into a crocodile and Ethan into Batman for a while.

Last weekend whilst Dad was away I got them all started on making a bauble with sequins. Mitchell wanted to do it last holidays and I wasn't quite ready then so made sure I was now. I was so impressed with Mitchell and all the time he took to sit and do the pins and sequins. I think I only helped him with two rows because he was feeling left out that I was helping the others and …

Cyber Crop weekend

It's cyber crop weekend over at Heaven-Sent and I'm trying my darndest to get a few layouts completed.

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!

To strike or not to strike - that is the question....

It's Friday again and here in South Australia the teachers were yet again going to strike. However when Bruce woke up to the 6.30am news the headlines were that teachers had been ordered back to work as a judge ordered it to be illegal for them to strike again. Henceforth we had some rather disgruntled children and an even more disgruntled Mother who was planning a sleep in this morning and was rudely awaken before 7am.
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 w…

Another day....

Have been a little slack on the blog update this week. Went to the Fiskars crop on Saturday and Michelle taught us some cute little last minute gift ideas. Most of them used the water colour pencil techniques which I love to use on stamped images anyway. I haven't taken any photos of them yet but I'm sure you can see some of the sneak peeks over at the Fiskars blog. My crop night on Saturday night was well attended and Sunday was a quiet day at home. The barbeque even saw the light of day too as the boys spent Saturday cleaning it after they got home from the Christmas Pageant. I must remember to post some of the photos of them at that but not tonight as I am too tired. Keelan has been home sick the last three days with a fever and upper respiratory virus. It seems to be clearing and he will be back at school tomorrow but he still has that cute girly squeal voice - poor little love! I haven't had too much of a chance to scrap. Can't believe that I forgot it was a Cybercrop…

Xmas activities starting.....

Haven't had a lot of time for scrapbooking this week but have managed to get four more Octoberfest layouts done.

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 …

Quiet Sunday

Well Bruce went off to ACN training today and I spent the day home with the boys. I've had a cracker of a headache most of the day so haven't felt like doing much. We did however - the boys, Rufus the bear with diabetes and myself, head up to the playground for a while where Rufus delightedly posed for me whilst he played on the equipment. Will use those photos in a layout shortly. I took 105 photos overall - no, not all of those were Rufus ..... but there were a lot of nasty boy photos there too. Nasty, meaning heads cut off, blurry, closed eyes, screwed up faces etc..... you get the picture? Meanwhile I have a few layouts that I managed to do at the crop last night and finish off at home this arvo. Still more Octoberfest classes. You will notice that I have skipped fifteen and fourteen as I am still hunting some suitable photos to play with.
Layout #17 - Surprise parcelLayout #16 - Simply FabulousLayout #13 - Lego GamesLayout #12 - Sonny glowThank you to the wonderful people wh…

Voting time

It's voting time over at Puzzlesketches:

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!