23 August 2010

Just sayin' hi

And sharing a couple of things I have done. The first one, a layout of Seamus, from a photo I took a couple of weeks back when we home for a few days. The boys loved being back on their old stomping ground. This is the beach that Seamus took his first steps on, totally naked toddling around on the sand. His brothers of course had to tease him and ask for a reenactment,he he, all in fun though, of course he wouldn't submit to their idea. They had the best time in the winter sunshine, it was actually warm enough for me to take off my coat and the boys to strip down to Tshirts.
Paper is Bo Bunny with just a bit of Cosmo Cricket (the fish, so happy when the colours coordinated)Bo Bunny stickers, Brad maker from Imaginisce and paper clips are from Tim (Mr creative himself) Holtz. Font is Task list form 2 peas. All products except for the brad maker and font are from Sandie and Jane's shop Pink Pixie and I'm sure if you asked nicely enough the girls might even look into getting you one, he he, theyare a very cool tool. The second project is a quick card I made for my boss' birthday a couple of weeks ago. Stamps, ledger and background-Hero arts, the date-making memories magnetic date set and the greeting is PTI. The cardstock and ribbon is also PTI, rhinestones-Kaiser and the felt from spotlight cut with cuttle bug and bosscuts dies.
Yesterday we spent at the leagues best and fairest medal count. Joe came in fifth overall which was a great effort. He was also selected for the all stars team which is an on paper thing only, selected after a carnival played in Horsham a few weeks back. It is chosen out of four leagues, so not a bad effort to be placed in the top 24 of roughly a thousand kids across two states. We were impressed anyway.Footy finals start this weekend so a busy few weeks coming up.

18 August 2010

These boots were made for walking

And that is what I am going to have to do a bit of over the next few days. Some people really should know that you can not pull out and do a U Turn in front of another car from a car park, silly man. All the boys are worried about is loosing the van, they love that old thing, all we are worrying about is the cost to replace it as it was only insured at market value so we won't get too much back on insurance. The old thing was totally mechanically sound and never missed a beat. In the 9 + years we have had it, other than a regualr service, the only thing that ever needed fixing was a new radiator cap, cost $12 and a new battery in it once. And really, as much as I may have complained about it's age at times I don't want a brand new car that I have to be constantly worrying about the paintwork and the interior getting dirty. It has safely driven my own kids and possibly half the footy team and definitely nearly all their friends and my friends and family around for years, there are so many good memories related it.
Taken with my IPhone.

17 August 2010

Calling all diecutters

For those of you with digital die cutting machines pop on over to Kerri Bradford's blog
here and check out the fabulous design she has been creating. There is even a giveaway for those who become followers of her blog. Her designs not only work with the silhouette but also the cricut and several other electronic die cut machines. So what are you waiting for, off you go :-)

15 August 2010


I found these today while blog browsing, here is the link to these and several others. I think I will print the first one to frame for one of the boys rooms and the second one on a smaller scale to make a fridge magnet. So many possibilties.

10 August 2010

resuming regular transmission

If there is anyone out there who still reads this poor sad neglected blog you will have noticed a lack of posting lately. Several reasons, kids computer had died and they have been using my laptop (grrrr) they have their own again now and mine is back off limits again :-) , I did a complete scrap nook overhaul and getting to the computer for anyone for a few days was like doing a circus contortionists act and lastly the kiddo had 2 weeks holiday and Bren four so instead of living life via my computer I lived it via my family, hehe. We had some great quality time together both as a family and Bren and I when the kids went back, even managing to get a movie and lunch date. went and watched inception, as seriously cool movie, full of action and intrigue, not one for someone without a very long attention span though as you really had to watch it all the way through to follow the concept of the movie, so worth it though. Also saw this one (twice) once with the girls, thanks for the great day out
Donna and Wendy and once with my boys, another one I enjoyed.
Spent last weekend in Port Fairy stopping off on the way to Mum's at our previous hometown (only 15 min from Port) This rugged part of the coast is only across the paddock from were we lived, one regret I have is selling the house, sea on one side lake on the other, hindsight is a great thing.

Me, doing silly poses for Joseph.

It was lovley Jackson was able to come with us as he has a few weeks off work and decided he needed some family time (I think that equals me doing his laundry and cooking for him,lol)

The boys had a lovely time beach combing

and I did a few layouts. This one for the Pink Pixie monthly challenge and boy was it a challenge for someone like me who is very linear and those certainly are not my colours of choice to work with. I think it does us good to be made to step out of our comfort zone every now and then and I must confess I actually enjoyed doing something a bit different.
I think the papers are basic grey. after my scrapnook makeover I enjoyed pulling out items that I hadn't used for ages becuse they had been tucked away (I'm an out of sight out o fmind kindof person) I used my MM tag maker, micro beads and bitsof ribbon that were tucked away in a basket.

And made this baby card for my nephew and his fiance and there new little girl Laura Rose . the stamp is not a traditional baby girl image but I loved it and it is so feminine that I thought I would go with it anyway.
Stamps are stampin up and paper is fancy pants, love the colours, soft and vintagey.

And this layout which looks quite wonky but I can assure you is not,he he, of my youngest nephew Xavier. We had the pleasure of his company on Sunday for a few hours and all of us loved it and I'm sure he loved spending time with his big cousins at the beach.

All elements cut with the silhouette including grunge negative strip, ticket, all the words, numbers and waves(out of vellum) Stamps are PTI, his name and October afternoon, the camera. Cardstock is AC and Aussie scrap source.

not sure how this ended up down here, just a close up of part of the Mum layout above.

another one for a Pink pixie challenge a month back, this looks wonky here too, must start being more careful photographing my layout, getting a bit slack.
I was really cross with myself, when I went ot stamp the flourish it fell off the block and landed lower than I originaly wanted it to, the large flourish was meant to be tucked right up into the right hand corner not down, really annoys me each time I look at it.
Righto I'm off now, heading out to lunch with a friend,