Friday, 30 January 2009
I am the type of person who doesn't cope with anything over 28 degrees - so you can imagine how cranky I am having to cope with 40+ temps. Next week is going to be 33+degrees all week.
Bring on Autumn I say. I've had enough!!!!
I hope to get some creating done over the weekend. I need to get my cards for my card class at Said Simply. Looking forward to this class - first one back for the year and its going to be a Valentines theme. Should be great!!!!
Not much else planned for the weekend - just try and keep cool I think.
Our girlies start their first day of High School on Monday - I'm going to miss them!!!! They are keen to go - they have all their new stationery and uniform.
Have a great weekend everyone. Hope all is well in your part of the world.
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
I have receieved everyone's journal stamps - except for 2. Thanks to all that have sent them and the little extras - its greatly appreciated.
I am going to send a couple of emails off and hopefully we can get started on these goodies next week.
Thanks for your patience.
I have had some bits and pieces of ribbons, trims etc leftover from my Craft Queen work, so I thought I’d make a layout – the first layout in what would have to be getting close to a year. Cool huh"? I have used some lovely ribbons, flowers and bits and pieces.
I also created a card using my new black Handmade Daisies by Sandie. The pp is by Scenic Route. I kept this card fairly simple.
Thanks for looking.
Monday, 26 January 2009
I am going to do something different as far as awarding it to my friends. I have been awarding a few friends different awards lately, so for anyone who pops in to say gidday - cut and paste the image and award yourself the award. Thanks to all who leave comments - I love that and it also means I am not talking to myself...............LOL!!!!
Sunday, 25 January 2009
I have used Scenic Route pp, some adhesive cream lace, Kaiser Pearls, Autumn Leaves Flourish Stamp, Stampin Up "Thinking Of You", Making Memories Chipboard frame and one of my Handmade Daisies By Sandie.
Of course in my signature colours again - but I just luv em!!!!
Thanks for looking.
Saturday, 24 January 2009
I have been cleaning up my work area a little and just normal household stuff.
We managed to fit in a family bike ride this afternoon - now I have major "bike butt".........ouchiewawa!!!!
Quiet day planned tomorrow so fingers crossed some creating.
Monday is Australia Day so we are planning on doing something special - just don't know what that something special is yet......LOL.
Hope you are having a great weekend.
Thursday, 22 January 2009
Pop on over to Craft Queen. Nicole has 20% off in her shop and it just so happens to be the shop's 2nd Birthday. There's a bargain to be had for everyone. Sale ends 11pm on Monday 26th January.
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
Oh and Nicole has a blog too.
Good old Marie (gosh she's not gunna like me for calling her old - but hey we're all getting old - I know I'm 40 in a couple of months..............arghhhhhhh!!!!), has sent me a challenge to join in a "Photo Memory Game". Here are the rules:-
Go to where you store you pictures on your computor.
Go to the SIXTH folder and pick the SIXTH picture.
Post that picture on your blog along with a SHORT story about it.
Tag SIX people and leave a comment on their blog or email them letting them know you chose them.
This is an interesting challenge - I like it. Thanks for including me in the fun Marie.
Now for 6 people to tag - I hope THEY like me.
2. Rachel - Pepper
3. Nicole - Craft Queen
6. Carol (new blogger - you need to watch this blog)
I will be popping into these girlies blogs to see if they complete the challenge.
My photo: This is a photo I took on our way back from our visit to East Gippsland after Christmas 2008. We have often driven past the sign saying that there was a trestle bridge and often wanted to drop in for a look. We had to drive about 3km through winding bush to get to this beauty but it was well worth it. I've gotta add too though that the mozies were humungous and were on the attack - especially for me for some reason!!!!!
I just love all things old and this would have to be up there as one of my top 10 lucky finds.
Thanks for popping in.
Monday, 19 January 2009
Isn't it amazing how much of a re-union a funeral can turn out to be. Today we saw family and friends that we haven't seen since our wedding - nearly 15 years ago. It was so nice to speak with them.
Nothing much going on otherwise - its gunna be a hot week this week in the 30's at least everyday. Pooh cack I say!!!!! I don't like summer!!!!!!
Bring on Autumn.
I hope all is well in your part of the world.
Saturday, 17 January 2009
Here is my card for Colour Challenge No. 38 at KWernerDesigns.
I have used all sorts of bits and pieces - bazzill cardstock, gingham fabric, orange raffia, pink/white buttons, orange thread/beads, red mesh, orange/white gathered gingham ribbon, white brads and pink scalloped cardstock.
Thanks for looking.
Thursday, 15 January 2009
1. Sandie - yep
2. Pepper - (Rachel) - received thanks Pepper
3. Steph ????
4. Vicky - received thanks Vicky
5. Leesa - received thanks Leesa
6. Nicole (Craft Queen) - received thanks Nicole.
7. Lyn S - received thanks Lyn (and for the extras)
8. Aga (Agnus) - received thanks Aga
9. Anita - received thanks Anita.
10. Smauge ????
11. Leah - received good on ya Leah
Keep em coming.
(P.S. Hey girlies you should see how many images Nicole from Craft Queen sent through - she has enough for her own little SWAP. Fantastic Nicole. You are all gunna luv em!!!!!)
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
Monday, 12 January 2009
"These blogs believe and invest in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers, who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their awards".
And in celebration of the continuing friendship and support that I have been fortunate to come across I am passing the award on to these beautiful and inspiring women
Be sure to pay a visit to these girlies blogs. I try to regularly but you know how times slips away sometimes. I am always inspired by any blog I pop by - it's just so nice to be talking to friends who love to do what I love to do.
So yesterday I was having a bit of a spring clean in our bedroom - much needed dusting and de-cluttering was taking place - I was peeoooooped by the time I'd finished but that's one job to tick of the list.
Today I am going op-shopping in the hope of chasing up another couple of the girls school text books - I'm feeling lucky - so fingers crossed we will stumble across one or two.
Josh is off to his mates place - oh and the unicycling is coming along nicely - getting a little further each time. He really is enjoying it!!!!!
What have you been up to?
Have a beaut day.
Friday, 9 January 2009
Then the fun will begin - we are going to create something using these images.
Just let me know if you'd like to join in - you have til midnight tonight.
At this stage there are 10 on board. Thanks to all for joining me.
Here is the list - just added Smauge - good on ya!!!!!
2. Pepper - (Rachel)
6. Nicole (Craft Queen)
7. Lyn S
8. Aga (Agnus)
Wednesday, 7 January 2009
It was covered with so much stuff I only had a little patch the size of a card to work in. I came across things I haven't seen for a while - plus things I forgot I had (how embarassing).
Paid a visit to the uniform shop for the girls and ended up with school dresses and shorts for PE.
Hope all is well in your part of the world.
As both girls are starting high school this year we need 2 of everything obviously.
I am wondering if anyone out there (well Victorians at least) would have any Year 7 textbooks for sale.
Jacaranda Atlas 6th Edition
Jacaranda Humanities Alive Georgraphy 1
Master Maths 7 (managed to find this one - yay)
Health PE Book 1, 3rd Edition
Ecco! Uno Textbook (italian)
Or if you know of someone that I could contact who is willing to sell them that would be great thanks.
Obviously we could have been them new however we are seeking to buy them secondhand - we have rustled up 3 books so far which is great.
Thanks for your help.
Tuesday, 6 January 2009
So now he is outside trying to get the hang of it - I'm thinking it's going to be taking up a lot of his time - it's rather hard but he is persevering - and the tongue has been out the whole time......................LOL.
Must go and get a photo to share for you.
Here is the link - all you need to do is leave me a comment and I will include you on the list.
It will be open til Friday and then I will send out details to everyone on Saturday/Sunday.
Come on - you know you want to.
You may remember in 07 she created a Mini Journal, well she had 08 off and has come up with a new idea for 09 - mini tag journal type thingy. So I'm thinking it might be an exciting thing to do. Anyone else considering it?
Here is the link
Let me know.
Monday, 5 January 2009
We then stopped for a morning tea break and then got stuck into scraping off paint from the pillars on the front verandah. They have been peeling (or should I say - everyone has been having a pick at them to see who can get the biggest piece of paint off....LOL) for sometime now and its been on the "gunna" list for a while. So we all got stuck into it with some paint scrapers and later on some sanding blocks and the electric sander came in handy for the last minute bits.
So tomorrow is a matter of wiping them down and getting stuck into the undercoat. The kids are keen to help with painting - but I reckon I shall have to see how I am tomorrow as to whether I want to take that on.......LOL. The weather is supposed to be 30 degrees tomorrow, so I'm thinking I will get up early and start painting to get the first coat on. Sounds good in theory anyway!!!!
It was for our little friends joint birthday party. The little dude turned 1 and his sister is turning 6 this Wednesday so they combined parties to have it on one day - great idea.
The day was absolutely glorious with a comfortable 25 degrees. Our friends had booked one of the picnic shelters and there was heaps of room for a few families to celebrate.
After a bbq lunch all the kids had a swim in the swimming pool and there were plenty of people playing on the aqua bikes. We left about 4.30 and had such a great time.
The scenery at this place was unreal - I only wish I had my camera - doh!!!!! The pics on the site don't do the place justice at all - I think they need a new photographer. There were hundreds of people there too - parking was a bit tricky but we managed to find a park in the shade which was a bonus.
Here is the link
Not much planned for today - just the usual housework duties.
Whatever you get up to - take it easy and have fun!!!!!
Saturday, 3 January 2009