Thursday, 31 May 2007

Melbourne was... in a nutshell... GREAT! I had the best time and got to meet lots of gorgeous people! I'm not in a very descriptive chatty mood atm so will ramble about it all later... but in the meantime here's some piccies!!

This is Jacqui, Me, Kerryn and Sam! Sam, thanks so much for welcoming me into your home, you made me feel right at home... I don't usually walk in and take over the kitchen as I did... honest!!

This is little Jack, out the back of Sam's house... now is he not the cutest looking little cool dude!!

This is Andy... he is gorgeous... look at those eyes, they've come up a bit greener in the pic here as I had to lighten the rest of it, but he's got big hunky green eyes IRL... this one's going to be a lady killer when he grows up for sure! Hugs cutey... Auny Mi-la will see you again one day!

OK... maybe boring for some... but through the haze of a migraine I spotted this olive tree in the street with olives on it... thought it was one of the most beautiful things!

And this is me being really bored on the way home taking pics of the sky, wing and clouds... like I said - I was bored!! Taken somewhere over the Great Aussie Bight.

Monday, 21 May 2007

Been a bit quiet of late... mainly because life has been insanely busy. Work has me run of my feet {well fingers moreso, feet don't go far!} and then Darren decided to organise a life for us on the weekends and we're never home, or if we are we're entertaining... which is all good!! 'Cept the work bit, that sucks!

But I'm off to Melbourne on Wednesday! Yayyyy!! A mini break is soooo what I need. Then I get home Saturday... get the newsletter and all the new yummies {have HEAPS of new yummies sitting here atm} ready for the 1st and then go back to work on Thursday.

I played at the ScrapWitch Cyber Crop on the weekend, although wasn't there much as we were 'entertaining' all weekend! Managed to get a whole one LO done!
Also Alli Paterson asked me to do a LO for the book they are putting together for the Autism Early Intervention Centre Fundraiser... OMG, I honestly nearly fell over and was soooo flattered! So I have created this for it. I hope the winner enjoys it... it was so hard scrapping for some-one I don't know!!

I made this as a gift for Jac for Mothers Day, her partner isn't exactly the most thoughtful of men and I knew she'd be disappointed, so I wanted to send her something to let her know some-one was thinking of her, as she does everyone else. These are her 2 boys - aren't they the most gorgeous kids!!

These ones are more of the SW Alpha Challenge LO's.

Y - so I've used Yellow Ink, Yellow Tones, Yellow Floral, Pics of Yellow flowers and "Yellow" in the Title.

G - Green Tones, Gem, Glitter, Great Photo {LOL}, G Words for Title

This one is A - so I've done Arrows, Aqua, Title with and "A" word, oh and Darren reckons the orange colour could be called "agrum"... hmmm jury's still out on that one!!

I just have to do "C" now and I'm up to date!!

So that's my scrapping... I keep thinking I don't do many LO's anymore but last month I counted 14 I'd done! I think that's pretty good for some-one who hasn't done a lot of scrapping of late!! I have the recipe swap LO's to be done before I go to Melbourne on Wednesday... and am obviously procrastinating as I'm writing on my blog!! But am going to hand deliver them to Jill when I meet her! We're meeting up at SamJ's house and I'm going to meet Kerryn as well... can't wait to meet all these fabulous women!!

So I think that's about all from me... will share all about Melbourne when I get back, until then... take care of you!

Sunday, 6 May 2007

LO's and Rabbling...

OK... some LO's to share... just so's this page isn't so boring to look at!!

Did this at the SnC Cyber Crop last weekend. This one is based on a sketch especially done for SnC by the ever so talented Becky Fleck I changed the feel of the sketch as I do... but the placement of elements is the same.

This also from SnC CC - a progressive LO hosted by Lisa, I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out!

And this is the last one I managed to complete for the SnC - a LO based on M. Yep sorry me again, but we had to use a photo of ourselves... I'm sicking of seeing myself as well!!

This one I did today when my friends Nes and Peta from ScrapWitch came over to my house to scrap! Was a great day... I feel as comfy with them IRL as I do online!
This one of Darren I was hesitant to do... Darren has had a rough year, fighting a breakdown & depression caused by stresses at work. He's still fighting it by himself as he is hypersensitive to the medications available... but since giving up work to be a SAHD, the Darren I knew is coming back. But he loved this LO and is glad I have done it for him. I guess it's good to show to future generations that life isn't always perfect... hopefully it will help others down the track with coping when it's not.

And this simple one... took over 3 hours to do because I was too busy talking! I have fun with the simple ones. This is Kel and his cousin Jess, definately a Digi Duo these two!!

It has been a busy weekend this one. Went to Chelle's for drinks on Friday night and had a lot of laughs as we all do. Although I couldn't do much drinking, I was so lucky as to have to work on Saturday, so didn't want to be hungover... but at least it solved the how to get home issue!! I was surprised with a b'day gift... which I honestly had forgotten all about! Was so exciting! I got one of those oh so cute AMM Mini Tote's... way cool. It was filled with what must be the whole Q&Co Kissy Fit Range of embies... so yummy!! Guess I have some LO's that need doing... oooh but I have the perfect papers coming soon that will match ever so well!!

So then Saturday I worked until 2:00, came home with a boomer of a headache most likely because I actually had to use my brain there for once, knocked myself out with my "best friend Mersyndol" {yeah giggle girls... I know exactly the ones who will be!!} and went to bed early.

But today it was gone most of the day and as I mentioned earlier I scrapped with Nes and Peta all day, relaxed and had fun. They are such tidy scrappers... like no mess anywhere! How do people scrap so neatly!?! I thought I was tidy... but even I end up with paint from one end of the table to the other... not to mention what happens when let loose with glue!

Soooo... work tomorrow. I'm getting towards wits end, hoping it calms down before I have to admit defeat to the GM. It's just getting sooo busy on a permanent basis... oh well, maybe this week.

Alrighty... that's all for now. Darren keeps talking at me and I can't concentrate on this or him when he does that! Poor boy, lucky for him he still wins out...