Monday, May 31, 2010

Scrappy stuff :)

I think this is the last LO I can squeeze out of my Pearls and Lace kit. Although there is more than enough for a couple of cards!
I combined my DT kit this month with Kerry's challenge for the Cyber Crop this weekend :) Ooooh I love these Prima centres! (I added this one, does not come with the kit)

This is what I did for the speed scrap challenge! I managed to get this done in an hour! Working with the one range (Kaisercraft Hey Birdie) made it a little easier;) I was a bit worried that if I scrapped at my usual pace I would be sticking a photo of an empty sheet of CS in the gallery! LOL

And a sneaky peek of my Scrap the Girls LO to be revealed tomorrow...lots of paint (I got my arty on for this one LOL) glitter and fabric!

Have a great day!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Are You Joing in Tonight?

With my speed scrap challenge over at WP?

I have been playing with my WP pearls and lace kit again.... I truly think this is my all time favourite kit EVER!

So, will I see you over at the WP forum for the speed scrap?

Friday, May 28, 2010

Don't forget!

The WP CC! (click on the pic to take you to the forum to register!)

I hope to see you there!
I had to go to the newsagent to buy some supplies for the girl's latest projects, and fell in love with the pastel crepe paper. So I bought some, and am going to be experimenting with roses this weekend!
I figure if I make some tonight I can use them for my speed scrap challenge on Staurday night Is that cheating???
Have a great weekend friends! I am hoping to be back with some scrappy shares over the next few days!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Happy Mail!

Oh my stars, today has to count as the best mail day EVER!

First up I saw this..... :-O

Then I opened this....
From the gorgeous, generous Kristal!
And then this....

From the lovely Princess Kate!
I am completely blown away by the gorgeous parcels! I signed up for the RAK thread over at WP, and have since received I think 5 parcels! Brightens me up no end to get these goodies in the mail, and these girls KNOW exactly what I like! Look at the laces in Kristal's parcel and the buttons in Kate's...
I really MUST get onto repaying my beautiful princess RAKers!
And my poor puppy.

Just this week she became *ahem* a lady dog.
And I am NOT ready to be a grandma, so a quick trip to the vet for the big op was in order.
She is still very groggy, and I am not sure if she will ever *speak* to us again. She is in her fave spot, under my feet at the computer, so we have made her comfy with a doona and some little treats (chopped up chicken breast anyone???) spoiled little thing!
And I am sorry, but once again in case you missed it the first time....a HD+!!!!!!

One more assignment due before a 2 week break! WOOT!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Random Dozen!

I am loving playing along with this random weekly posting! So much fun!

#1 Would you rather host a party or simply attend a party?

Oh boy. I don NOT deal well with entertaining. Even having people over for a simple coffee stresses me out, so I will say attend a party, although even then I stress and agonize over every single thing I said for the next week!

#2 Tell us about the most memorable party you've been to.

It was my 30th, and from what I actually remember, I don't know if *memorable* is what I should describe it as, because I simply don't remember much at all! LOL
Suffice to say I couldn't keep anything down until 4pm the next day, and even then it was just water.
And my husband refused to let me breastfeed my child for the next two days.
It was NOT pretty.

#3 What is one thing you hope for in the afterlife?

Just these guys and I'll be a happy little camper ;)
#4 What do you enjoy most about sunshine?

Errrr, the shade?
I don't like sun. Or summer. I DO like air conditioning though;)

#5 When you attend a bridal/baby shower, do you prefer to bring your own gift or chip in with others to buy a larger gift?
I'd rather chip in.
Although this is kind of a running *joke* in my extended family. Someone suggests an expensive gift. That person buys said expensive gift, and all the poorer members (ie ME) *forget* to pay up. Although I am sure that in the past I was the purchaser...this is my poor season though;)

#6 Would you rather have a FREE week of having your house cleaned or all of your meals cooked for you and your family?
I hate cooking.
Hate it.
So I'll go the cook;)

#7 What song describes your mood today?

Its raining its pouring...

#8 What is something you received for your own bridal shower/wedding that you still own or use?
When we got married we received about 5 crystal salad bowls.
I was perplexed. What marriagey type secrets suddenly required me to have all of these salad bowls, when up until then I owned none?
I still don't know.
And I still have and use the salad bowls.

#9 You favourite flavour of ice cream?
Unless I am at Baskin Robbins (or In The Pink at Lennox Head YUM) I'll usually go vanilla.
Boring huh?

#10 When was the last time you felt 'tested'?

Oh man. The past few months have been tough. Really tough. And there isn't really an end in sight, so I am being tested now, and I am NOT liking it.
#11 _______ is a food that once I start eating I find it hard to stop.

#12 _______ is the best motivation.

Right now?
Looming deadlines are the best motivation! LOL

Monday, May 24, 2010

Getting a Little Bit Scrappy!

Yes, I know...I SHOULD be finishing off my assignments, but its such perfect scrapping weather! Its a bit cool, a bit rainy....I don't WANNA do school work!
And I have this!
The Pearls and Lace kit from Wicked Princesses.
How can I be expected to study when such gorgeousness is waiting for me???
Yeah, not happening ;)

I have so far, done this....

And I have written up instructions to be posted in the forum explaining a few distressing techniques :)

And I did this one for the May sketch challenge at A2Z Scraplets.

All about how my boy no longer says 'Me'. Its always 'Moi'. Always. And now, I am not 'mummy'...I am 'moi-mwee'.
Yeah, I don't know where he picked it up, but he makes our life interesting!

Have a great day my friends!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I am Back!

We have had internet issues this week.
I went without contact with the outside inter-webby world for the better part of the week.
It was scary!
But I am back, in time for this next weekend!
Hope you join in! I would love to see you there!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Today's Random Dozen!

#1 What is one really fast, know-by-heart, 'go-to' meal to fix in a pinch?

In the interests of full disclosure, ALL of my meals are really, fast, know-by-heart meals. I don't cook using recipes, and I really don't enjoy cooking....

My fave really quick, easy to make in any amounts is spaghetti bolognese. So quick, can use up slightly saggy veges, and fills everyone up!

#2 What is one item you won't leave home without? (Purse and license don't count)

My sunnies.
I wear them everywhere, especially if I haven't had time to put on the trusty mascara ;)

#3 What is one place you never tire of visiting?

*sigh* Ballina.
Its my favourite place in the whole world. Up until last month, most of my favourite people lived there, but now, some of my favourite people from this bunch have moved.
But I still wanna go to Ballina!

#4 Share one factoid of your family's history.

I am woefully ignorant about my family's history. I don't think I even know my Grandmother's maiden names *blush*
But I do know that often, the women in my mother's family tend to end up with dementia. Not a particularly nice thing to be looking forward to.
I know that my great-grandmother used to try and *escape* by stealing the family car, so my great-grandfather had to hide the car keys on her. I believe they used to get hidden in a boot.
Apparently she would cackle triumphantly whenever she managed to unearth them *smile*

Or at least that's how I think I remember the story (Oh's not happening already is it??)
#5 Complete this sentence: "Once upon a time I...."

Errrr, kissed a few toads, but eventually found my prince :)

#6 if you could win a one year's supply of anything what would it be?

I want a years supply of Thickers!
Failing that, having my bills paid for a year would be nice too!
#7 one quirky thing you may not know about me is...

errrr, I haven't worn a bikini since 1978???
And for this, the world is extremely grateful :)

#8 You have one dollar in your pocket. What will you buy?

Some places out here, you can still get a can of soft drink for $1. I still crave the caffeine even though I have mostly given up the Coke I'll have a can of Coke Zero please!

#9 One thing that always makes me laugh is....

Lamebook is hilarious.
Really, you should visit!

#10 What is one thing you could do today to help yourself reach a personal goal?

I could go for a walk.
I SHOULD go for a walk.
But I reeeeeally don't wanna....

#11 What is one thing you could do today to bless someone else?

I don't have a lot with which to bless someone. I am forever thinking of things I *could* do if I had the money.
However, I like making cards. And, its always nice to get *real* mail, so I could (and possibly WILL) send out some cards today. Just to let some people know I was thinking of them :)

#12 What is one thing you're looking forward to soon?

I wait all day for him to come home.
I miss him when he is at work. Seeing him, makes my day better :)

A Really Quick Gift Idea...

The teachers at the local kindy here have been more than fabulous helping me with my uni assignments this term. I really wanted to give them a little something to say *thanks*.
So, despite my assignment being about pre-school aged children and healthy eating, I bought a little packet of these for them....

I was just going to make a quick *thank you* card, but decided to get a bit fancy with the packaging instead, and created these using Kaisercraft Loire Valley, and the gorgeous new Hey Birdie lines

I think they look fairly cute, I used all scraps and its a GREAT way to make a little gift a bit more personal and fabulous!
The best part about using the Kaisercraft lines was that there was no need to try and coordinate anything, its all there, including the gift tags!
Have a great week my lovely friends, and thanks for stopping by!
Thank YOU also for your wonderful support on my tantrumy, whiny post from the weekend. I am slooooowly dragging myself out of my black hole, and I appreciate your lovely messages!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Its been one of those errrrrr...


All I feel like doing is this. Everything seems to have attacked all at once and its all kind of overwhelming. And, like these toddlers, I feel like throwing myself to the floor and screaming "its NOT FAAAAIIIIIRRRRRR"
But that doesn't really acheive anything much does it?
I haven't been around much, cause I can barely make myself get up out of bed and do the things that are absolutely required. Like showering and feeding the family. LOL
And today?
Today is my little sisters 30th birthday party. And I am not there. Because my car is broken, amongst other reasons.
So, I am throwing myself on the floor, and crying.
I promise I'll be back later, and will possibly be less whiny.