08 December, 2008

Not long til Christmas!

Well it's December so of course that means 2 things
1) my birthday - 35 geez I'm getting old - had a fantastic day....got this amazing bracelet from Nath (thanks to Jodi for helping him out with the present).
2) christmas and our christmas phot shoot and putting up the tree.

Isy is getting into Christmas this year and had a ball with the photos....very impromptu...next year will dress her up and go all out!

Scrapping wise I haven't done much lately, been working on my christmas cards and haven't felt motivated till today do anything else....but I scrapped at Bon's today and did 2 pages (1 at her house and 1 later in the day).

All is good here...just getting ready for our long long drive to Wollongong :(

01 December, 2008

So busy...so much to do so little time!

Well the last 6 weeks have meant little scrapping (well less than usual LOL) and lots of uni work!

I did do a lot of scrapping for Bon's Game On...and I won (hehehe) Thanks Bon for my $30 prize! Here's some LOs from the Game On challenges...

Here's my 123 November LO. I know the photos aren't very scary but that's what I got when I asked for a scary face - too funny!

Here's Tam's sketch challenge for November....check out December Sketch at Bon's ...I will def be doing this one!

I'm loving my scrapping at the moment...

Here's some other stuff I've done lately...what do you think? Family news - not much...Isy is still very unhappy when we leave her at Day Care...but fine within 2 mins of us leaving. Don't what to do about this....and then there's the fact her ABC is under review so I may have to move her...will deal with this in the New Year.

23 October, 2008

The last 6 weeks!

I'm a terrible blogger!!!!

I've been scrapping quite a lot as well as working now for The Sidney Myer Foundation 2/3 days a week so the scrapping has been cut down the last few weeks. Isy goes to Day Care 2 days a week...she is slowly getting used to it...still cries when I leave her, but she sleeps well there

I've got news - I'M BEING PUBLISHED - in Creative Paper (the old For Keeps) in issue #75...keep you eyes peeled for Those Big Brown Eyes...

This is my take on Peta's October Sketch over at Bon's Scraps
A LO using the Oct girl kit from Bon's....it is great...plus Paper of the Month (the red PP).


So here's some of what I've been doing...pretty happy with what I have done, I think I've sort of found my style...

This was for Fran's Sept CC Ch...which I won (with Em)....yay!!! I love it...I've subbed it...wonder if it will get snapped up!


This was for Bon's Sept CC ch....I didn't win...but I loved doing the LO...I hate my handwriting though! LOL
These two are for Buzz and Bloom and the Paperific Expo....the new BnB is gorgeous...check it out here...I think I'm going to apply for the DT 2009...what do you think?

And here's my 123 Oct sample...I used the HS mask, handstitching (geez that took a long time), the colour purple and garden theme...it's also my LO for Sandie's Write Now (over again at Bon's Scraps)...this is Chevaun (my BGF) at my wedding...wow...we've been friends, good friends since 1986...22 years!
Well again sorry I'm such a bad blogger....I MUST TRY TO BLOG REGULARLY!!!!

Latest photo of Isy - she's 2 now...her birthday was great...such a little girl now...what a fantastic person she is too!!!!

05 September, 2008

September already!!!

Wow where has the year gone? and it's been a month since I blogged...I'm soo bad, such a terrible blogger!!!

Ok well we went to Noosa...had a great time, even though we all got a terrible head cold which made Isy feral on the middle weekend. T
he weather was great, 22, 23 everyday, shorts, t-shirt weather...went swimming in the (heated) pool, Nath and Isy went in the ocean (silly silly people!!!), relaxed, read books, ate too much, drank lots of red wine...had a great time!

I'm trying to find a job at the moment...2 days a week would be nice, in an office, don't care what I am doing. I have applied for a few (about 6 I think!)
but nothing...not even an interview! am I over qualified!!! LOL Will keep on persisting.

Scrapping wise, I've done a fair bit in the last month...see my photos. I made it to the 2nd round of DT entries at Bon's Scraps but there were some very talented ladies over there, what a hard decision it must have been for Bon.

I'm trying some new techniques at the moment...like using paint, did some splattering too and stamping - see my LOs Just hold my hand and J
ust the 2 of us.

I got a card published in September cardmaps...which I was very happy about...my first thing published!!!

Here's a LO I did in a photoswap over at Bon's...I did this for Peta...hope she likes it!

Finally, here's some photos of our time in Noosa...just a few...not going to show you all 250 of them!

02 August, 2008

Sunny weather here we come!

I won't say it again, but geez it's been a long time since I blogged! I actually forgot to do it, so bad of me!

Nothing much has happened in our world over the past few weeks.
I've been doing a fair bit of scrapping (my scrapping room is a disgrace...after I finish this post I am going to clean it up!) and Nath has been working. Isy, of course, is still the same wonderful child, even if she is currently talking to herself in her cot and has been doing so for the last hour!

We are off to Noosa on Monday...we booked this in MARCH so we are very excited! It will be nice to get away from life at home, from the cold weather, and spend some time together, just the 3 of us with no pressure from work for Nath.

I'm applying to be on the DT for Bon's Scraps. We had to submit a LO with NO PP just CS. I'm realy happy with what I came up with. Can't show you what I've done though...it's a secret! I also got my 123 Aug Ch done on the first day, again, I'm really happy with this one...it's a bit different for me...in style and in the fact that I did a LO on ME.
It was quite therapeutic. I think that is what I love most about scrapping, it is very therapeutic for me, not just the putting together of a page but the journalling, the remembering. It makes me feel very blessed to have the life I have.

I hope you all have a great few weeks and I will see you when we get back...with lots and lots of photos to share.

17 July, 2008

123 Creative team and It's been sooooo long!

It's been sooo long since I updated my blog! Since last post we have been very busy...well I've been busy scrapping up a storm and Nath has been busy working...poor sod!!!

IVF has finished for us...no I'm not pregnant! The thaw cycle was cancelled (didn't work) so we have decided that is enough for us, we will just give it a go ourselves and see what happens. I know it will work out and I am positive I will be pregnant by the end of the year.

Scrapping wiseI have been doing heaps. A couple of weeks ago I had a little breakdown and was very unhappy with my work so I took some advice (thanks girls over at Bon's) and had a break for a few days, looked through my stash, went window shopping at some galleries and got some inspiration. Well I haven't looked back. My work might not be everybodies cup of tea, but I am loving what I am doing (and so are Nath and Isy). I feel more creative, I'm enjoying scrapping again and my study/scrap space is an ABSOLUTE MESS!!!! I even have new found confidence...so much so that I have submitted some of my work for publication...probably won't get picked but I'll never know unless I have a go!

I AM NOW PART OF THE 123 CREATIVE TEAM!!!! YAY!!!! I am really excited about this..I love the 123 challenges (and I am just slightly addicted to Funkstreet designs stuff!!!!!) so I decided to put myself up for being on this team. I completed ALL 4 CC challenges, plus the 123 July challenge and a most revealing questionnaire about myself. No payment, no freebies JUST THE GLORY OF REPRESENTING Scrapbook N'Bits on 123 Challenge.

Isn't this just the cutest pic of Isy! Taken by Charm Koch when we were over at Bon's.

01 July, 2008




Come and Party over at the Paper Trunk Blog! There's going to be some great giveaways, prizes, some scrap challenges and for those of you "non-scrappers" they'll be some challenges for you as well!

28 June, 2008

I've been tagged...

Ceci has tagged me, thanks so much Ceci...

Here's how it works. Answer the questions about yourself. At the end of your post, tag another 4 people & post their names. Go to their blogs & leave a comment letting them know they've been tagged. Let the person who tagged you know that you have posted your answers.

My answers are:

Q1: Ten years ago.....

I was 24 and had just started my teaching career after taking 5.5 years to finish a 4 year degree LOL. I was teaching at Rosebud High, living in Frankston and had just had my first date with my now HUSBAND Nathan!!! This past week we have been celebrating our coming together, so this is a very special time for us...10 years together!!!

Q2: Five things on today's "to do list".....
Clean up the house, scrapbooking, get pressie for GF, make her a card, more scrapbooking

Q3: Snacks I enjoy.....
choccie biscuits (don't care what type), icecream

Q4: Things I would do if I was a millionaire.....
pay off my mortgage, go overseas, get a new car, set us up financially so we wouldn't have to work full time, open our own renovation business

Q5. Places I have lived....
Adelaide (I was born there), Rye, Frankston, Glen Iris and now Murrumbeena (Melbourne, near Chadstone)

I am tagging.....

No other news here...I have a child free day today...Isy has gone to my MILs...I'm going to work on the LO for Fran's challenge over at Bon's Scraps...I've decided to do a DOUBLE LO on our trip to Port Douglas...you have to use 90% from one supplier...I'm going to use all the papers, ribbons and flowers from Been There Done That.

Finished my LO from Funk Street Designs...HOME IS WHERE MY HEART IS. I love it and can't wait to get stuck into the Canvas challenge too...Charm and Kars are such talented women...I get great inspiration from their work!

Have a fantastic weekend...

24 June, 2008

The next stage

Well after writing my last post I found out that our first go at IVF wasn't successful:( Didn't really have time to feel sorry for myself as Isobel got sick and proceeded to have a vomiting spell that lasted 12 hours through the night...that was fun.

So, now we are doing a Thaw cycle...so in about 2 weeks perhaps less we will thaw the little blighter we have on ice (great way of putting it isn't it) and transfer. Then we will play the waiting game again!

I'm ok actually. I can't control what has happened I just have to think positively and look to the future. I also look at our gorgeous daughter and remember how lucky I am. Some people aren't half as lucky as I am...I am very grateful for my life, I am truly blessed with a wonderful husband, a fantastic daughter, a warm and loving home and great family and friends.

Scrapping wise, I've done a bit. I've done a lot over at Bon's Scraps. I did the layout 3RD TIME LUCKY for the week 2 challenge. There was a blind challenge where I did FAMILY PHOTOS - love this LO and I also just did Challenge Bon #7 LONDON 1999.

I want to get more scrapping done this week. I got so
oooo much yummy stuff from Funkstreet Designs and I've hardly used any of it. I've got birds, flowers, owls, new alphas....mmmmm soooo yummy! There is a great class tomorrow night using the kit I bought so I am looking forward to that.

I also did the cybercrop over at 123 Challenge...what a night...I won 2 (yes 2) lots of Bingo...wahoo!!!! and now I am working on the challenges. I've done the first one,
MMMM FOOD, not 100% happy with it but I've been pondering over these photos for ages so it's nice to get them scrapped.

No other news here...Nath is pretty busy at work and of course Isobel is still as great as usual. Her vomiting didn't last long and she was back to her happy self within 24 hours (thank goodness!!!).

Thanks again for the well wishes and support...oh couldn't leave without the latest photo of Isy! Her first haircut and she was such a good girl.