Saturday, 5 January 2008

Happy New Year!!

I hope 2008 is filled with lots of love, joy and laughter for you all!!

I've started the year slowly... eased it in nice and calmly. Hopefully the rest of the year follows suit! I can say I'm glad to see the back of 2007, however, even though it held a lot of really low {really really low} times... they made the good times even better and I treasure those moments!

The highlights... meeting Jacqueline, KarenM & Jill in Melbourne... Boxx Retreat {as always, even though we were sick, exhausted and having breakdowns, lol and that was just me... it's always good to have GIRL time}... Scrappi Dais with the girls... winning For Keeps Everyday Moments Comp... venturing out of my comfort zone and making some new friends at The Scrapbook Shop... my promotion at work... Darren becoming "Darren" again... and rediscovering 'quality' family time and truely putting family first - which is the icing on the cake. So with all that... I consider myself one lucky and very blessed woman.

So... scrapping. Yep, done almost none! Doesn't matter, I wasn't worried. For once I was making some memories instead of scrapping them.

I did some tonight though... woohoo!! Work was slow, all my loose ends had been tied, so I got to really relax for the first time in 6 months. So I planned some LO's at work, came home and started scrapping!

I decided to join in the What Makes Me... Me? project at Scrapping Around, it's been years since I've done a Book of Me thing, and I have changed so much in the last few years with goals, likes, priorities etc. so I thought it would be a good voyage. Moni will be posting a new theme each 2 weeks, the first being Fave Colour. I've decided to do 12x6" pages for something different, although most will be double pages which equates back to a 12x12" anyway... lol!! I'm mounting the pages to chipboard and will be binding the book with rings and/or ribbons when it's done, so it will be nice and sturdy.

So here's my title page... based on one of Becky Flecks Half PageMaps.
Here I have used {just in case anyone is interested}: Bazzill, CherryArte {Morocco - Spicey Notes}, Basic Grey {Perhaps - Daphne}, Pressed Petals Chip Chatter Gellies Alphas

And here's my double 12x6" LO on my Fave Colour. It took me 2 days to settle on a colour. I love them all... all the hot, bold, bright colours as well as the earthy tones. How to choose! In the end I went with pink. Pink is always happy, I like each shade and hue of it whereas with the other colours I'm drawn to I generally dislike the paler and/or darker shades of them. Pink however... if I received anything that was pink it would generally be a hit in my "I like" stakes, so figured that works for me!

I have used: Bazzill, Junkitz {Salsa Celebration - Fireworks Black Reverse}, Jenni Bowlin {Spring Picnic - Pink Branch}, Prima Quick Picks {Petal Poetry}, Prima Fun Felt {Venti Daisy}, Doodlebug Silk Flowers {Bubblegum}, Making Memories Journal Sheet {Noteworthy}, Heidi Swapp Centre of Attention Alphas, Kaiser Rhinestones, Love You More Gem Brads, Decorative Ribbon {The stunning decorative ribbon is from my SnC SS Jen... isn't it gorgeous!!} and lots of images from throughout the internet to make the PINK themed photo!

OK... off to bed for me!! {See Lisa... as I said... nothing to say, quiet as a mouse as always I am... lol}

Take care of you!


  1. well bugger me.. she has nothing to say as usual. amazing that. I love the new layouts they are great. heres to 2008 being as good as 2007.

  2. Hey Mistra - Happy New Year - Book looks great....heres to 08

  3. Love that 'Pinkalicious' LO... yummm.
    I'm really enjoying your 6x12's - a size that still frightens me a bit but you have inspired me to take the plunge.

    Happy New Year. Best wishes to you and the family for a truly fabulous year in 2008.