Thursday, 28 February 2008

I received 2 awards yesterday - how cool!!!!

I received two awards yesterday

This one from Lavs

And this one from Cindy

Thank you girlies.

I want to share this story with you.

At our parish this week we have had a visiting priest who has been running a "Mission" for our church. It has been so uplifting, one minute you are laughing and then next you are crying - it really stops and makes you think about where you have come from and where you want to go.
Today/tonight is the last session - I'm feeling really sad about that.
I decided to make mass this morning as I've been busy the other mornings. So off I went and listened to father read a letter that an american soldier had written after the Vietnam War.

The soldier was wounded and was spending time in hospital. He wrote a letter to his mum and dad back home in Wisconsin. In the letter he wrote that he was in hospital and that he would be coming home soon. He had a favour to ask of his mum and dad. He wanted to know if it would be ok for him to bring his best friend back home with him. He had spent some time whilst in hospital getting to know this friend, he had no family and he thought it would be nice for him to come back home. The son went on to explain that his friend had lost half of his leg, lost an arm and his face was very badly disfigured.
The soldier's parents wrote a letter back to him saying that it would be impossible for them at their age and with their terrible health to take on this responsibility, they could understand what it meant to him to bring him home too, but it just wasnt going to work.

2 weeks later the parents had a knock at the door - the person told them that they had some terrible news. Their son was dead. His body was brought back home. The parents were to arrive at the army barracks to view the body. When they saw their son - there before them they saw their son - missing half of his leg, only one arm and a disfigured face.

It was their son who had the terrible injuries. Their son who couldn't come to terms with his injuries. If he had only told his parents the truth - that it was he who needed to come home in the state he was. It was now too late.

(I just sat in the church and started to cry - such a sad story. )

Life is too short, too precious.

Just had to share this story as I was moved by it.

Luv Sandie

Mauve tones

Today I thought I'd make a card using mauves/dusty pinks/grey tones............I haven't used these colous for yonks!!!!!! So here it is. I have used October Afternoon stamps.


Luv Sandie

Happy Birthday to Lyn

Just wanted to pop in quickly and say a very Happy Birthday to my friend Lyn - hope you have the bestest day Lyn.

Luv Sandie

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

A quote by Helen Keller

A visiting priest to our parish this week mentioned this quote from Helen Keller.
I just loved it and wanted to share it with you. Its very moving.

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”

It's so true - anyone can make a difference to someones lives - even if it is only one small thing.

It's got to be "perfect"

Hey I used to love that song.........LOL>

I have made this card using a few different textures and embellishments - flowers, buttons, metal, lace.............tfl.

Luv Sandie

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

I just love Orange and Brown

I have used orange and brown for this card - and another large flower - I just love flowers.
Oh and some new Heidi Grace stamps I picked up at Spotlight - they are gorgeous.


Luv Sandie

Monday, 25 February 2008

Week 8 Weekly Blog Challenge

Join in the fun of my Blog turning one by making a card with the theme being "birthdays"...............leave me a comment and link me to your card.

There will be a small prize for one lucky winner.

Thanks for joining in.

Luv Sandie

Sunday, 24 February 2008


Well I have only just remembered that it is a year since I commenced this great BLOG.

A lot has happened in a year - that's for sure and boy have I had some fun along the way.

So in celebration of My Blog turning 1 I would like to give away a little prize.

Leave me a comment and I shall draw a name out of the hat.

The prize will be a mystery - something different.

Luv Sandie

Thanks So Much

This card was made up as I went along.............LOL. I started by stamping out some yellow petals using Inque Boutique stamps, then I added some ripped mulberry paper for the stem and stapled it to the card, I added a strip of double sided tape to the bottom of the card and then crumpled more mulberry paper and did some hand sewing along the bottom. Stamped "thanks so much" in brown stazon with stamp by StampinUp.

Take time.............

Today's card is made using an acetate sheet by MME Starbrst"Little Blossom" Frame to which I have stamped the Take Time stamp by HeroArts using brown StazOn, added a large blossom and a wooden button - one of my fave buttons as it reminds me of an apple pip. Brown brads to attach the sheet to each corner and some pink ribbon along the bottom, edged card with brown stazon.


Luv Sandie

Friday, 22 February 2008

Weigh In At STARS

Weighed in last night and lost another 500grams. That's 4 kilos since Christmas which i'm pleased with considering last year was a hopeless year - I just kept gaining instead of losing.

We also had a guest at our club last night. Word Of Mouth is the company. They come along to any group and give you samples and taste tests of new products. The girl actually was promoting more diet friendly food for our group - just as well. They have giveaways and all sorts of things. Very interesting and fun night.

Luv Sandie

Making Memories

This card was using Making Memories paisley pp. I have had this for yonks. I think it was one of the first pp's I ever bought. I have also used a paisley stamp by Buzz n Bloom, some seed beads and KaiserCraft Rhinestones.
(Oh and I have to
re-attach one sneaky little green
bead that managed
to full off.......LOL)


Luv Sandie


Here is a card I have made just using an cardboard box. I just cut it down to fix a square card and then distressed it by simply ripping layers off it. Stamped out some hearts from the Heidi

Swapp foam stamps and added some twine.

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

What a cutie!!!!!!!!!

Amazing what you find when you have a clean up.

I bought this little girl hairclip - that's right a hairclip, last year just before Christmas. I had forgotten all about her - how cute is she? I am going to use it on an OTP or journal, haven't decided yet - just knew I HAD to have her!!!!!!

Luv Sandie

Monday, 18 February 2008

Week 6 Weekly Blog Challenge

This week's challenge is to use chipboard. I have set myself a challenge and I am going to use the following sheet of chipboard to created as many cards as I can.

So go find some chipboard in your stash and create a card. Dont forget to leave a comment on this post and also a link to your card.

Happy creating!!!!!!!!!

Luv Sandie

Sunday, 17 February 2008

All Things Paisley

I was really pleased how this card came together. Blue/green combo again. This time I used one of the Maya Road Paisley Chipboard shapes and inked the outside with green ink and stamped a script stamp over the top of that using blue ink, then I inked the next with blue ink and then finally then centre I inked with green ink then added some dimensional magic to which I dropped in some green and blue beads and finally some green microbeads.


Luv Sandie

All boy

Green/blue combo. For this card I have attached everthing with staples - I got a little carried away but I was pleased with the outcome.


This card is red/cream combo.


For this card I have used pewter colours and pinks - these were the bits and pieces out of the $5.00 packs I bought a couple of weeks ago.


Here is a card using burgandy/gold (the actual base card is gold you just cant see it in this image)

Luv Sandie

Thank You to Lyn

Big Thanks to Lyn for joining in my Week 5 Weekly Blog Challenge - hey its a bit embarassing when I haven't even done it...........been a bit of a hectic week. Looking forward to completing some cards today. Really need to get into the creative flow again.

Be sure and have a sticky at Lyn's gorgeous card.

Dont forget you can join in any of my Weekly Blog Challenges - just leave a comment and a link to your card.

Take care.

Luv Sandie

Friday, 15 February 2008


it has started already this morning. Kids are fighting with each other over the most ridiculous things and guess who has to try and sort it out.........well you know what..........I'm not gunna!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fair dinkum unbelievable!!!! Great start to the day. I was going to walk the kids to school but I'm dropping them off and then I'm going to head to the lake and walk a couple of laps just to get rid of the frustration and hopefully get rid of some pounds while I''m at it.

Sorry to vent - had to tell someone.

Luv Sandie

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Oopsie................nearly forgot

I nearly forgot to officially say "Happy Valentine's Day" everyone.

Hope you did something special. If you did pop on in and let me know what you did.

I drove to Sean's work and we had lunch together so that was nice to spend some time together.

I have lashed out tonight and we are going to have Creme Caramel..........I reckon I deserve it after losing 1 kilo. It's gunna be yummy.

Luv Sandie

Tonights weigh in.

Well as I have said I haven't been feeling the best this week but I must admit I did pick up a little bit after I weighed in at STARS tonight - I lost 1kilo. Yay for me. Now I have to keep up the good work. I have been walking the kids to school, going for extra walks as well so all the hard work is paying off.

Early night tonight me thinks.

Hope you are all well.

Luv Sandie

This Week At Remember When's Blog

I missed out on updating Remember When's Blog on Monday as I have been feeling a little off this week.

I have completed this card for today instead. I have used a "Floral Border" which would normally suit a layout, however, I like to think outside the square so I cut it to fit my card.

Here it is. Very simple really but I was happy how it turned out.

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Dont forget my weekly blog challenge

Just a reminder to join in the fun of my weekly blog challenge. This week is an ispiration one.......just scroll down the pages until you come across it............its a pair of undies this week...............LOL. Inspiration hasn't hit me yet............LOL.........but I have a few ideas..........just waiting til later on tonight I think..........its funny I seem to work better at night for some reason..........maybe its when my brain shuts maybe seems to be shut down quite a lot lately................LOL.

Just leave me a comment and a link to your card.

Thanks heaps.

(I am just about to pop a card that Fleur made for last weeks challenge into my SLIDE sure to check it out..........thanks fleur)

Happy BirdDay and Congrats

Here are a couple of cards I made last night.

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Just a note

I recenlty participated in a Secret Product Challenge at Scrapbook Capital.

Lorrie sent me 2 different types of diary cards. It was up to us what we wanted to create with them so I naturally opted for a card.

I turned it into a note that was hidden in the front of the card - I adhered 3 sides of the front of the card and left the top open where I could slip the note shown in the photo.

Here it is.

Not much happening.

Have been a little out of sorts the last couple of days so hence not much happening in blog world.

Over the last week we have had a new footpath put in our street which just happens to be on our side of the street - pooh cack. Our street hasn't had any footpaths at all so its a bonus in some ways but may cause some riff raff I suppose.

I only said on the weekend to Sean "million bucks when they lay the cement that some turkey will come along and write something in it - in front of our street" so what happened today after they laid it - yep someone wrote in it "gabby" i'm guessing going by the words written in it.
I was livid. I was looking at it when Sean drove up our street so he had one of those thingies that you smooth out the cement with. I took off to pick up the kids - gone 30 mins tops when I came back - they had written in it again. I couldn't believe it - this time it said "you shouldn't write in wet cement".............are you kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So this time I got the smooth thingie out and did it and then I left the car parked outside our place and I sat in the car in peace and read Jane Austin Book Club was great. Anyone that dared to walk past our place was instantly under suspicion. I stayed there til 5.30 and

Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! Very frustrating. I noticed they had written stuff here and there along our street - but not out the front of our place thank you very much.

Dont mess with me is all I can say.

phew............that feels a little better.

Luv Sandie

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Ever Since..............

Ever since I was a little girl mum would always find me in her sewing basket - looking at ric-rac, sorting through hundreds of buttons - I used to put them all in colour code. I would sit and do this for hours.

Another thing I liked to do was to deliver some flowers that mum would pick in the garden. I would go and deliver them to someone in the street.

This weekend at the Little Scrapbook Shop there is a Cybercrop and the challenge was to make a mini album using recycled cardboard from a box. So this is the album I came up with.

I have filled it with flowers, sewing goodies and buttons.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 9 February 2008

For My Friend

Here is a card I completed for a sketch challenge at Poetic Artistry for Mojo Monday Week 23.

I have made in nearly monochromatic green.


Luv Sandie

Couple of cards I whipped up last night

Here are a couple of cards I made last night using Heidi Grace PP.


Luv Sandie

Week 5 Weekly Blog Challenge

Ok I'm gunna do another Inspiration Challenge.

Now there is one condition are not allowed to laugh!!!!! can laugh.............LOL........cause I did.

I bought these new undies this week and loved the colours and - of course, immediately thought........"hey those colours would look good on a card"............LOL.

So draw inspiration from these undies and create a card.

Dont forget to leave a comment and a link to your card.

Thanks heaps for joining in. ( I shall complete my card and add it to SLIDE when I get a chance)

Luv Sandie

I Have A Passion For Hearts

This is a heart OTP I made for a challenge over at Little Scrapbook Shop.

I have handcut some acetate and then cut another heart in the Scenic Route pp, I have added a chipboard heart, doodling, buttons, alphas and a frill I made from the reverse side of the patterned paper.


Luv Sandie

For My Friend

Here is a card made using Making Memories PP, a chipboard frame, the chipboard flower is by Remember When.