Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Early night for this little black duck.
Sean answered the phone thinking it was one of my friends. I talked to her - she was upset and saying that mum had gone in to hospital. I repeated what she said to me "your mum has gone in to hospital?"...........then the voice on the other end said "no Sand, it is mum"
My heart dropped - such a terrible shock.
She had just been taken to hospital in the ambulance. My dad and sister were to follow in the car. Poor old Dad and Maryanne were really shocked, stunned and upset. Not a nice thing to go through.
She had some sort of turn which the doctors think is a TIA - mini stroke. She had numerous tests but all came back clear. She has shocking high blood pressure and diabetes on insulin - the medicos seem to think it was the TIA though.
We brough her home at lunchtime. All she kept saying in hospital was "I need to go home".......she's a stubborn thing. It was great to see her improve though.
The trip there for me seemed to be such a long journey. I just wanted to get there to see her.
Sean's mum and our friend helped out with getting the kids to and from school so that Sean and I could just take off. It was great to just drop everything and go.
We are all exhausted now and in much need of sleep.
Monday, 27 July 2009
If you would like to join in all you need to do is create something using one, some or all....LOL of the following.
P is for
patterned paper, purple, peace, punches, peach, pear, playing cards, pins, paper piecing, pink, paint, pens
Don't forget if you make something to drop back here and let me know.
Sunday, 26 July 2009
Friday, 24 July 2009
Monday, 20 July 2009
Saturday, 18 July 2009
Here is my take on the Card Challenge for the Little Scrapbook Shop cybercrop.
We had to use a sketch and design our card.
I chose to use the gorgeous co-ordinating papers by October Afternoon. I have also used Autumn Leaves stamps, brads, chipboard scroll, paint and twine.
Thanks for looking.
That I was chosen to be the Guest Designer at Little Scrapbook Shop this weekend for the July Cybercrop.
I was just a LITTLE bit excited when asked. Our challenge was to use “idioms”. My first challenge was to find out what an idiom as – thanks to my friend “google” I discovered what they were and started working on some ideas.
I created an OTP – a Cake Slice Box. I also wanted to do some cards so I made a set of triangular cards to fit inside the box.
The template can be found here http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/mirkwooddesigns/images/cakebox.gif
I enlarged it to fit A4 and printed it on the reverse side of the pink cardstock. I printed an extra copy of the template onto plain photocopy paper. I cut the two triangles out as templates for my cake slice topper and then cut the other one slightly smaller for the template for my cards. (Make sure to measure the card before going ahead – it has to fit nicely inside the box)
Here are my creations.
You can see in the shots I have shown a picture of the cards inside the box.
On the inside of the cherry card it reads “just a bowl of cherries”
Thanks for looking.
Friday, 17 July 2009
So join in tonight - there is always plenty of chatting and laughs and the odd creation is uploaded to the gallery.
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
The drive over was gorgeous. I haven't been over that way since we had Emily -so about 14 years ago. It has changed here and there but still beautiful. Coming in around the rolling hills along the coast was breath taking. The surf was a bit rough today but awesome.
Medina and the boys are great. It's great actually as a family Medina knew locally moved there the same week as them so they have one familiar family.
Little Steward who was born in March is a little pudding. He is the cuddliest little teddy bear and Stephen is his cheeky little self. Medina looks very happy.
I was really touched that Medina made some beautiful chicken and vegetable soup for our lunch - I really loved it.
When I said that it was time for me to go Stephen ran up to me and put his hands out for me to pick him up. Cutie.
Next trip over I think we will all go over - maybe when the weather is nice so we can all go for a walk on the beach.
Monday, 13 July 2009
I came home today to check my emails to find that my very FIRST attempt at submitting a layout has been accepted by Scrapbook Creations.
I have to learn to contain my excitement as it wont be appearing in the mag until January next year but hey - how exciting!!!!!
Just had to share.
So here are your choices - create something using one or several of the following.
nature, natural, numbers, newspapers, noel, naughty, nice
Go ahead - make a card, otp, layout etc and just pop back to this post to let me know.
Hope all is well in your part of the world.
Friday, 10 July 2009
Came home to Pakenham so Josh could play his footy match.
Fish and Chips for tea and now I am just doing some catch up.
Any goss I need to know about?????
Hope all is well in your part of the world.
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
(Kylie's card is also to be included in my Alphabet Soup and Monday Mornings Challenge "H" is for Happy Birthday. Well done Kylie I just love it and you've done such a special job of it.)
(The naughty girl in me just had to come back and add anothe couple of shots - the great old boat shed and well........................the great body!!!!! LOL)
Monday, 6 July 2009
Here are some ideas
"M" is for
mothers day, monkey, male card, music, mulberry paper, marriage/married
Or if you have any ideas of your own - go for it!!!
Dont forget to pop back, comment and link us to your creation.
Sunday, 5 July 2009
I made homemade Zucchini/Potato Soup, Pumpkin Soup, homemade Sausage Rolls, Savoury Muffins and Tammy made a Mars Bar Slice and my friend bought a Mud Cake.
We just sat around chatting and laughing. It was just what we all needed.
Saturday, 4 July 2009
Well I was approached by one of the Pakenham members a couple of months ago to see if I would be interested in teaching card classes to the girlies. I was quite chuffed with this idea. They requested the 4th July. So today I taught 7 fantastic ladies how to make 3 cards.
I stuck with their colour theme of red/lavender and I threw in some white/silver. At first this was a challenge for me as I hadn't used this combo before - but it grew on me and I must say it was quite classy.
We had the best afternoon. They all told me they had a great day and they are keen to have another day making cards.
I will pop back later with a photo of the girlies and the cards they created. (I used similar ideas to some other cards I have created before)