Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Ben (Thing 2) worked so well with his mate (Thing 1) they had so much fun on stage! They loved it, and earned an award from their teacher for their motivation and participation.
Love Your Sparkle
I rarely use orange on my layouts (no reason really), but as Megan is wearing an orange glittery hat and black shirt (looks blue in the photo), I decided to go with a black/orange colour combo. I love the result.
I am currently designing the January sketch for Crafty Sketches. Why not head over to Crafty Sketches and check out the great challenges and the beautiful range of entries.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I loved doing my CT layout for November's sketch, can't wait to show you next week. Millie is doing a great job managing Crafty Sketches! Well done Millie!!!
Scrap With V are now on their blog, and closing down the forum shortly. Head on over there and check out all the action! All the best Ness and ladies! Will see you at the blog when I can!
Last week end I went to a retreat in Mackay. My sisters came along too, and I met lots of new people. There were 36 people at the retreat, so it was busy. Michelle, Sandra and Thea all ran great classes on making clay embies, OTP item and quilling. It was great to learn new skills, I especially enjoyed the clay class. Very inspiring! Thanks ladies!
Only about 4 and a half weeks until the kids finish school for the year! This year has raced past soooooo quickly! Megan will be in Yr 6 and Ben in Yr 4 next year. It is hard to comprehend how fast they grow up sometimes! Ben is loving swimming at the moment! Megan is enjoying it, but is looking forward to hopefully doing dancing lessons next year. We'll have to see about that yet, as it is over in Emerald.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I hope everyone is well and happy!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
We had to go over to Moranbah on his birthday, so he had the choice of lunch! Of course he chose Red Rooster! Ben is a strapping young lad, fit and healthy!
My baby is growing up!
Monday, August 2, 2010
I designed this month's sketch, and aimed to keep it versatile to cater for everyone's individual styles. We would love to see your beautiful entries. So, why not check out Crafty Sketches for the new sketch and also to find out the new way of entering the monthly sketch challenges.
Here is the sketch:
and here is my Creative Team inspirational layout:
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
This is Megan's layout and card:
My layout for the DT only challenge:
Friday, July 16, 2010
I haven't used my Cuttlebug in ages, so pulled it out last night to use on the cards.
Anyway, my father is staying tonight, so I had better go and catch up on the housely duties!! Man, it is cold today! It was 4 degrees on our patio this morning at 6.30 but the official temperature at the airport was 0.5 degree!!! Brrrrrrrrrrr!!!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Here is the kit I designed for July, which has already sold out.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Crafty Sketches June sketch:
And, just because:
I have been doing a bit of baking over the last day or so. Megan made a chocolate cake from scratch and iced it with coffee icing - Yummo!! I made a Scrmptious Slice (yes, that is the name of it and believe me it is aptly named!) and a date loaf, I think I will make a tuna quiche for dinner tonight.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
The owner/managers at Shearwater are very nice, and very helpful. The food was amazing! I ate more over the week end than I normally would in a week!
It was so good to see all of the beautiful products Vanessa brought up for us to buy. I love the Webster papers!!!!
Thank you Ness and Millie for all of your hard work!!! You are treasures!
On her return to Mooloolooba, Jessica Watson even sailed into Kings Beach for us! Wasn't that nice of her?! Her "Pink Lady" looks so tiny!!!
Here are a couple of photos of Jess:
And the beautiful Kings Beach:
Sunday, May 30, 2010
The Show was held last week, and was a resounding success with a record number of people through the gates. Tuesday was wet and miserable, but didn't stop the people, and Wednesday was a gorgeous sunny clear day which really tempted a lot of people to come to the Show. Our family did well with scrapping, photographs, birds and plants. The setting up is a BIG job, with 5 full on days on 12 -15 hrs a day on concrete and climbing up ladders etc. But it was all worth it - the pavilion looked fantastic! A lot of the sections had a big increase in entries. There was great teamwork amongst the lovely and dedicated helpers. However, I was utterly exhausted by the end of it all, and am happy it is over for another year.
When I work out how to download my photos off my phone onto the computer, I'll upload some photos of the pavilion.
As part of my uni studies I also had to help to organise the Under 8's Day for the School. It was held on Friday 28 May and was very successful. All of the kids and parents had a great time, with activities including goop, play dough, painting, face painting, bubble blowing, dancing, listening to a book, obstacle course and phyisical activities as well as a visit by the ambulance.
Lots of fun stuff to do.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
He is a miniature dachshund, and we have named him Denver. He is the biggest sook going, and is so adorable!!! Except at 2am!!!! He is 10 weeks old, and is from a breeder near Mackay. The kids love him. Ben refers to him as the cutest pup in the world! So cute!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I have to list 10 things that make me happy, 5 pieces of trivia about myself, and then pass this award along to 5 other bloggers I love...so here goes:
THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY...
1 The smiles on my childrens faces
2 Having a husband who cares and loves me
3 The sounds of kookaburras and butcher birds singing first thing in the morning
4 Watching the smile on the kids faces when they achieve something special
5 The smell of rain
6 Visiting and chatting to family
7 Catching up with friends
8 Having a dog to adore me and want lots of pats from me
9 Feeling my children slipping their hand into mine when walking along
10 Achieving something I have been working towards
TRIVIA YOU MAY NOT KNOW...
1 I have scoliosis (curvature of the spine)
2 I have been married for almost 11 years
3 I learnt piano as an adult for 2 years
4 I stutter (especially when nervous -but getting better with it)
5 I love sleeping in my own bed, but can usually sleep anywhere!
Now, I want to tag these 5 gorgeous ladies:
KylieJ, Shaz, Lea, Karen and Debbie
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
This is the layout I created with my kit of beautiful products: