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,


Anonymous said...

Nice to see you back online!
I was wondering...
Love your layouts!

Sandie said...

Wow ... what a welcome back post !!! So good to see what you've been up to. xxx