Sunday, 28 February 2010


alrighty... some more creative sharing. Not a huge amount over 2 weeks, but at least there is something. I blame the heat! Yes, I know it's summer and heat happens, but I don't' cope well creatively with it. I think the whole getting stuck with sweat to the table top has something to do with that!

But thankfully I'm also starting to get used to it, taking advantage of the lovely cool mornings we have been blessed with on the weekends.

Here is this weeks DT LO, we got a 'free' week this week to create whatever... so using more yummy Vintage Valentine I did a rare lovey dovey on of Darren and I. Yes, I look shocking... but to me my man looks great, and that's us now!

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This is my current pride and joy. I have wanted to create one of these tile collages for ages. But something more scrappy'fied using things most scrapbookers would have in their stash so that anyone could join in without having to spend a fortune. And then 3AS got in HEAPS of Collections Elements product and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that stuff!! So after studying a few I've seen around the LSS's and getting to touch and drool over Chrissie's one, I created this:

I have created step by step instructions with visuals if you want to make something similar. They are available free to 3AS members, just sign into the forum and you will find a link to the instructions are here.

I've also made this for 3AS... I am having much fun with OTP items lately! I've used one of the stunning Twiddleybitz Acrylic Butterfly Albums and used the words from Love is All, which is off and album from my childhood called The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshoppers Feast. I wish I could find it on CD... I used to sing some of the songs to Kel when he was little {sometimes even now}, would be great for him to hear them with music and real singers!

And so we now go to dead simple! I did this today for the Home & Scrapped Cyber Crop. We had to scrap a photo of our childhood, with journaling!

And this also was for Home & Scrapped CC, one of Heather's Sketches. Started doing some of the pics from my BIL's 40th birthday bash.

Ahhh and this one, I did this as a Step by Step for Home and Scrapped... you can find it here, and I'll get around to loading it to my MaDlyscrapping blog one day this century!

So a few creations happening there... just the mojo isn't flowing the way I want it too atm. That will come in time!

At the end of March I'm off to a scrap retreat in Toodyay with Jules, Chrissie and Lisa. I'm really looking forward to it! Will be so nice for us to sit back, be looked after and relax and scrap and laugh... we've all gone through some bloody rough patches of late, will be good for our souls to experience some light hearted fellowship!

Kel is finally settling into High School. It's been really hard for him. He is so used to routines and schedules, he needs them to cope. And then to be thrown into a new school, with new kids, new routines, new teachers - new absolutely everything was too much for him. He's being picked on because he's the loner and overweight... because he's not like the other kids... he's been punched... he's been lost... he's missed the bus... you name it, it's happened. But with help from the staff there, who have been WONDERFUL... he is getting there and is actually enjoying the learning part. Even if he gets picked on, he still comes home happy and feeling good. He has such a strong will this child of mine. Our whole home routine has had to change to help, he's never had homework and now I see he desperately could have done with it. But with me helping him he's gone from 1/10 in spelling to 10/10, within a week. Proves he's not stupid - just really needs that one on one learning time. So we will get there, together.

Meanwhile... Coco is now 4 months old and full of energy. She makes us laugh and brings us joy - she's a ratbag! A very well loved and spoiled ratbag that needs to start puppy school soon, but she has bought me a very unexpected joy... I'm a 'cat' person, I never thought I could love a dog as much as I do her.

Me... I'm tired! The ups and downs of our lives take their toll, but this too shall pass once I get used to the routines myself. I'm often quiet, a little more reclusive than I have been in the past... but then I have my social outs and abouts as well. I get out to see mum & dad or my sister and the ferals, I see Lisa, Jules, Chrissie here and there, Bri now and then {precious as she is}, as well as my new friend, the delightful Tina. I get to natter online in real time with my wonderful cyber friends at Home and Scrapped, Amy and Heather always there for me, sometimes getting to have a fun chat with Angie and Kerri and so many other wonderful personalities who all continue to surprise me with their love and caring, their humour and advice. I get to be inspired by the girls at 3AS, with their creativity and their love for life. And between all that, I get hugs and "I love you" from Kel, a man who makes me coffee and will do anything I want {if I ask nice}, back scratches and hugs to die for... I'm a really lucky woman and should be more grateful for the blessings I do have instead of worrying over what I don't have or what I want.

And so... I have survived January and February, my 2 shocking months of the year, lets see what glorious wonders March holds for me!

Until next time, take care of you.


  1. Hey there Mis, I love your creativity, all of it is amazing. I also am very greatful that I have formed the friendship with you that we have and look forward to spending lots of fun times together as mates. I hope the last 2 months will be the worst 2010 has to offer you and that its all good happy times from now on. Take care.


  2. Well you have done alot more than I have in the last 2 weeks. I can't believe it's March already too Mistra. Enjoy your weekend away at the end of the month. How couldn't you with those girls joining you! I hope 2010 ends up being a great year for you and your famly.
    Sharon xo

  3. Hey Miss M, it's the prodical visitor :) Loving your creations, especially the tile collage - how BRILLIANT is that. Hope your year improves, I'll be thinking of you as I pray that mine improves too. Take care xx