Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Long Time Between Visits



So I've done it again..... left it waaaaaay too long between visits!!!

I've started a new job which I am absolutely loving, even if it is really full on!!!

I've even managed to get the kids out for a photo shoot!


I can't wait for this weekend - away with the ScrapGirls again for Christmas in July - it will be just like a real European winter up at Kurrajong - and yep - I'm seriously expecting snow!!!
and I have all these gorgeous pics to scrap!

I've won my first scrapping challenge in a long time over at Challenge Heaven 

Check out my winning entry here

Promise to be back sooner next time!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

ScrapGirls May Retreat

I had an absolutely fabulous 4 days away with 27 other dedicated scrappers with Scrap Girls at Castlereagh Academy - and scrapped up a total of 17 single LOs, 1 double, and an OTP!!!!  I also learnt to make the cutest little rolled fabric flowers, which will shortly be appearing all over my LOs!!

How often do you hear the question "What's for dinner?"
I am sooo over hearing it, that I created this menu board from chipboard and a transperancy, and stuck it to the fridge, so the kids can find out for themselves what's on!

I've also found a great new place for scrappy challenges - Challenge Heaven.
There are monthly sketch, Word, Number, Colour and Quote challenges, and cybercrops, blind scraps, and a really nice bunch of scrappers!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Gummy Bear!





Its finally happened!!! Aiden's tooth started wobbling a couple of weeks after he started school in February.  The last week or so, it became really really loose, to the point where he wouldn't eat anything except homemade Pumpkin Soup, as it hurt too much to chew!  On Wednesday night, he was complaining about how much it was hurting, so I offered him some Panadol.  I asked him to show me the tooth before he had his medicine.  I put my finger on it, and out it came!!!!  Here he is with his gap and his tooth fairy bag (tooth safely enclosed) just before bed.  On Thursday morning, he came running in to me, screaming "I'm rich! I'm rich! The tooth fairy left me GOLD!!!!" - yep, one piece of gold.  A whole dollar coin.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Winter uniforms!

The day has finally come where the kids MUST wear their winter uniforms.
Beth was happy as to be back in hers, but Aiden wasn't too sure about the whole tie idea.
He eventually succumbed, and personally, I think he looks quite handsome!

Oh - and she scrubs up all right too!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

School Holidays

The kids are onto their second week of school holidays.... they have been to see How To Train Your Dragon, attended a dress up party, started setting up our fish tank, had a sleepover, and tonight we are going to the drive-in to see Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang....


Then of course.... there's what the dogs have been up to....
Our Chynna girl and her friends next door have been so determined to play with each other, they broke a paling in half, then pushed it out....  which gave them - not quite enough space to get thru!

While that paling has been replaced, the girls are now working on others...


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter Everyone!!!!

Well  the bunny has been and gone, and aside from leaving lots of chocolate (which the kids had for breakfast), he also ledt a trail of footprints through our house!
Miss Beth (who lost another tooth this morning) was pretty darn impressed, even if our Chynna dog had smudged one of them!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Fab 4 Easter Challenge @ LittleScrapbookShop

Over at Little Scrapbook Shop, there's a FAB4 Easter Challenge, with inspiration from the Beatles.
Challenge 1 was to use lyrics from John Lennon's 'Imagine'


















Challenge 2 was to use lyrics from Paul McCartney's 'Yesterday'


















Challenge 3 was to use lyrics from George Harrison's "Here Comes The Sun"


















Challenge 4 was to use lyrics from Ringo Starr's "A Little Help From My Friends"


















and the final challenge was to draw inspiration from the album cover of "Abbey Road"




































Go have a look and join in the fun!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

so I have been totally hopless in maintaining my blog...

but I just have to share this....



Thinking about coming to the May Scrap Girls Retreat (Click HERE for all the details if you have not read about it)


Well Little Scrapbook Shop in conjunction with Scrap Girls is giving you the opportunity to BUDGET your way all the way to joining us at the May retreat..

HOW I hear you ask.. it is very simple all you have to do is the following:

STEP 1: Become a FAN of Little Scrapbook Shop on Facebook

STEP 2: Become a FAN of Scrap Girls on Facebook

STEP 3: Book into the May Scrapgirls Retreat by April 30th 2010

Once you have completed ALL 3 steps you will then go into the draw to WIN your meals package for FREE..

Meals are all supplied and cooked by our very own Miss Belle.. and it is YUMMY...

PRIZE VALUE $50.00

Monday, February 1, 2010

Starting School

The little man started his formal education today!
He was so excited last night that he told me when he went to bed that he was getting up at 1 o'clock - to make sure we weren't late!!
He dressed himself with no trouble, and wasn't too happy about hanging around to take photos this morning  - he just wanted to get there.  We ended up walking away from school assembly because he 'needed' to get to his classroom.  How do I harness this enthusiasm for the next 13 years?????

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Another Year Older....

Yep, its happened again, I had a birthday!
I had the most wonderful day surrounded by those dear to my heart - both family and friends, lots of phone calls, cards and love!
and of course there was cake!
Continental Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache....

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

$20 Voucher up for grabs at LSBS!!!!

Yep, Little Scrapbook Shop has a facebook page, and Little Scrapbook Shop is offering a GIFT VOUCHER to one lucky fan... when they reach 100 Fans. The Boss Lady will put everyones name in a hat and draw one lucky winner for a $20 VOUCHER... spread the world campers... LSBS has landed on Facebook!!!

Become a fan and win! How tops is that!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Our Little Holiday

The kids and I had a few days away at Woy Woy on NSW's central coast, staying in a cabin on my cousin's property.  We went to the Australian Reptile Park, where the kids were very excited by the 3metre salt water croc named Elvis, and the loose kangaroos who were more than happy to take all attention lavished on them!  They were also stoked to be able to go into the Owl enclosure and be able to (very gently) pat the Tawny Frogmouths, BooBooks and Masked Barn Owls! (I was pretty happy about that too!) We also entered the flying fox enclosure, and spent some time watching a mummy fox trying to settle her baby to sleep! Very cute indeed!  Some time at the beach, in the spa, and generally hanging out was great for all of us!

Scrapping Up A Storm!

I spent yesterday at a scrappy friend's place with a few others, and managed to get some serious scrapping done! Finally, the kids' concert pics are scrapped!!!

Well, there's still one more layout to come - Aiden's Jazz but its not far away!!!
I also did an OTP Owl for my tote:


Friday, January 1, 2010

Scrapping in 2010!

Starting the year off with a CyberCrop over at LSBS. There's scrapping, carding, Step-by-Step and Kid's challenges to stretch your creative nerve!