Friday, November 27, 2009

52 Pick Up Week 47

The challenge over at Little Scrapbook Shop's 52 Pick Up this week was to create a Post-It Note Holder.
I managed three as teacher's gifts:
I used the gorgeous new Graphics45 Domestic Godess Papers with scraps of Dream Street, MME and Crate Paper, grabbed some co-ordinating ribbon, and they were done!

Here's the insides:

I can feel quite a few more of these coming on (once I've been shopping for some more postie pads!!)
My lillte man's last pre-school photo - too soon he's off to big school!

He just looks so grown up in this pic!

In other news, I started an new job today - and I must say the girls I'm working with are just great!  The job isn't overly-challenging, but the people make all the difference!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Family Photos

We had the annual family photos a couple of weeks back, and got the disc today.
Photos were by
Carley's Photography -

I love the semi-serious shots

But its the out-takes that are going to make the best layouts!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sneak peak...

A couple of sneaky shots before the concert yesterday...
Aiden taking his rehearsal very seriously - his tap song was "I Can Do That" - very appropriate!!!

And Beth - dressed and ready to go for her ballet routine - "Chim Chiminee" from Mary Poppins - but behaving more like a "Guitar Hero"!!!!!

Been a bit scrappy...

I've needed the stress relief of scrapping this week.

I've had this pic for 10 years - its never been in a frame, but I picked it up this morning, grabbed some Fancy Pants PP, a bit of ribbon and some Autumn leaves chipboard and this is the result:

So young, so naive - newly engaged, we had just bought our first house, and OMG how HOT was the Jennifer Aniston style hair!!!

I also grabbed a sketch (can't remember where from) and put this together during the week:

An unusal photo for us - very sedate!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Through All Life's Ups and Downs

This is just a random layout I did using one of the silly pics taken at the ScrapGirls Retreat at Long Point in Ingleburn over Halloween weekend.  These girls are such a great bunch of moles and I'm more than happy to call them my friends!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

52 Pick Up

Little Scrapbook Shop has been hosting "52 Pick Up" - a weekly challenge for 52 weeks of the year.  We are currently at Week 46, and OMG I am actually up to date!

Belle's "14 Ribbons and Staples" Challenge was to incorprate at least 14 ribbons, and lots of staples into a LO:

I managed 16 ribbons and 16 staples!

Of course, it's Belle that had to be different in this pic!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Some terrible person has copied Sandie's daisies and is now selling them through etsy and promoting them through her blog and on Facebook.

To get the original and the best - Handmade Daisies by Sandie - follow the link to Sandie's blog.
Well the BIG thing in our world this week is the Dance Concert for the terrible two.
As both of them do Jazz, Tap and Ballet, in two different age groups - meaning two different classes, and 6 different routines, I've been trying to get not only the costumes, but all the accessories organised!

I've been sewing hems, inserting elastic, matching ribbons, resizing headbands, adjusting vests and fixing lion tails for weeks now!!!!

Here's a sneak peak from dress rehearsal last week.....

First up the terrible two...

Miss with one of her besties... (yes she has lost two teeth in the last week, and has another 2 loose....)

and the boy with his 'best friend always', and out littlest dancer!

My first Blog

I've finally decided to join the techno-savvy world, and start a blog.
It will be a record of what's happening in this little owl's world, including the owlets, Beth and Aiden, and our fluffy owl, Chynna Blue.
My creative work will be here, and so will my 'work' work (lol) as well as Scrap REtreats, friends and family.
Thanks for stopping by!