Saturday, February 28, 2009
It's very "pretty".
Thanks also to Miss Emma who gave me the idea of the big branch with the flower at the top. This girl is amazing, She has had a number of LO's accepted to mags and she is just on fire at the tender age of 13. I showed Ben her blog and he didnt know it was hers.... but thought the LO's were fantastic.
Anyway, here is LO # 11 for the month of Feb 09.
Friday, February 27, 2009
I just spent the last half hour going through my LO's working out dates of the photos from the external hard-drive. For some reason, I didnt put the dates with the photos when they were first printed like I normally do? It may have had something to do with the hassles I had with Rabbit Photo. I finally got my prints and I just wanted to get in and use them. Oh well, its not that big a deal. It just means I can actually start putting them away in my new Print Blocks ring binder album I bought from Scrapbooking Delights last weekend.
First up is a photo of Charlotte who has just discovered Kindy Glitz. She was amused for hours which is good for me cause I got other stuff done.
Next up is tag which was made at Linda's Stampin Up Deomonstration coducted by Vanessa Webb. We had a good night, just would have been nice to get a bit more scrapping done though... Oh well never mind!!! The tag is quite cute i thought.
And this is the card we also made at the demonstration. I think it turned out nicely also and I ended up ordering the stamps we used......
And I was planning on giving it to my sister for her birthday, until just now..... I found Charlotte starting her craft time.... by doing some cutting..... Straight through the side of the card!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH well I guess I need to make a new one now. (I didnt take another photo, I was too devestated, while Charlotte spent some time in "timeout")
This next LO is one I did this morning at a lovely quiet scrap day at Sarah's place. It was a sketch from Feb 2009 Pagemaps... I have just realised as I submit this post though, the question mark (?) has fallen off. It has since been put back on the finish off the question of "What's with that Face?" Its another photo of Charlotte from 2007, and since I scrap in (sort of) date order, I am slowly catching up he he!! I hear you laugh!!!!
This one is of Charlotte when she fell asleep standing up on the lounge. She is just like her Father... can fall asleep just about anywhere!!
This is another Pagemaps Sketch, but I am not sure which one it was. All I know is that it was an older one. AND, I have submitted this without looking at it properly... I didnt journal in the journal block. I didnt have a date last night when I scrapped it, so I left the journalling also. I have since journalled it oops sorry!
And this last one is a LO I completed the other night. Its Stuck Sketch #69, so a little late, but its OK.... I just needed some assistance with this one!! Its a photo of my little sister Shonae (Left) and my neice Brittany-Jo (right) at Windang Beach in 2007. Every time I tried to get a photo of them, they did the stupid "MySpace Face" and I was so over it by the end of the day. This was the best I could get... I kept asking them not to do the MySpace Face!!
So, that's about it for me for today. I had to leave Sarah's to come home and cook dinner before Ben goes back to night shift, but I will try and get at least one more LO done tonight. I managed to reach my goal of 10 12x12 LO's for the month, so I am happy with that, but over 10 would be even better.....
Bye for now.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday we went looking at cars and found a few possibles, but we need to go back without our little monkey so we can actually drive some to make a decision.
Saturday night I stayed in and made up some more of Charlotte's birthday invitations. I managed to make up 12 of them but i have to get some more cards to do a couple more (cause the list has gotten a little longer!!). I will be able to do the middle section once we have confirmed the venue, cause i thought it might be easier NOT to have it at home this year... less clean up!!!
So on the scrapping front, I have 1 LO and some embellishment swaps to show. This is the first time i have done both of these so hope they are ok....
Here is the LO, Its the Feb Roadmaps Sketch:
And here is Februarys swap for White with 1... It was orange (in case you didnt know)
I wasnt sure how big, or in what detail so this time i cheated a little bit and cut them on my Cricut from the Storybook Cartridge... Thanks Loz!!
I have signed up for the Mystical 6 week Around the World Challenge which starts next week so I am excited about that one... something different for me.
Oh well, best be off. Hopefully will be able to do some more tonight while Ben is out... BUT my aim is to be able to scrap in my room before then??? Is this possible? I will take a pic when its sorted out.....
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Well last night, Charlotte had her little friend Keeley sleeping over while Keeley's parents went to a 60th birthday party, which meant I stayed home and didnt go to Cross Stitch Night (it ended up being cancelled anyway) OR Crop Night. Instead I had a nice quiet night in with Ben and managed 1 LO while we listened to the girls upstairs giggling until 10.30pm.... hence they were both rather tired today!!!!
So here is my LO from last night. Its #10 for Inspired Blueprints. I do like this one... The flowers in the bottom corner are actually stamps from Stampin Up and then i cut them out... quite cute if you ask me....
This is the invitation for Charlotte's 3rd Birthday..... (I am still in denial you know)....
And this is the one and only card I have made for 2009... and it was done at a Stampin Up workshop from last week....
Got some more great news today from my dear Sarah.... she has applied and been accepted (which is no real surprise really) to White with 1 design team. I just wish I had the time she had, but working just seems to get in the way.... but no work, means no $$ for scrap supplies, so there has to be a compromise somewhere.....
Well better get back to it.... I have another 12 or so invites to do..... sigh!!!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
The assignment is:
Go to the 6th album of your photos and find the 6th photo.
So here it is -
Well, Charlotte is in bed, so i will clean up and see if i get anything else done tonight....
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
So Ben has gone to work, Charlotte is in bed (hopefully asleep) and i am packing up my scrap stuff. My cleaner comes tomorrow and i dont like to have stuff sprawled everywhere like i have at the moment. She is here to clean my house, not clean up my crap.
Ben is at meeting tomorrow night so it will just be me and Charlotte again so i am hoping for some scrap time after dinner - but will have to see how i go.
Oh well, best be off. House is on and i think i am in need of an early night.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
The 2nd is my take of the IB #9 sketch. I had to flip the sketch due to not having any portrait photos, but i think it turned out well... infact i like it. I have done well this time!!!
So tomorrow we have a busy morning. Charlotte enjoyed gymnastics last week and is keen to go again, but then we have to go straight to swimming lessons. Its a rush to do both, but it wont be long before she turns 3 (i am so in denial....) and since her swimming class will change, we thought it best just to stick it out until we know what time her new lessons will be.
Next week Ben will actually be able to come and watch her as he will have started his weekend work by then. I will also be able to get some pics then too since we will both be there.
Watching Brothers & Sisters which will be finished soon, so best be cleaning up the kitchen from dinner and my scrapping.
Fingers crossed for more tomorrow!!!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
BUT... I did manage to finally get to Crop Night at Scrapbooking Delights on Friday night. I finished 3 layouts and the 4th requires a title so not quite ready. I wanted to use my Cricut cause i knew I could work the exact size needed... will get to that as soon as Charlotte is in bed.
So, here they are:
And this last one was a "just because" LO... yes believe it or not, i actually thought of this one myself.... OK i will admit, it was originally meant to be last months Inspired sketch, but no-one had a copy of it on Friday night so i made something of it myself!!! These photos crack me up every time i see them. Charlotte had an absolute ball this day helping Ben wash the car. I think she had more water in her shoes and on her clothes than what was put on the car!!!Last night Ben and I went to Ben cousin "Ketto's" 21st birthday. It was dress up and the theme was Hollywood. It was just fantastic seeing what people turned up dressed in.... there were only 3 double up costumes which out of 100 people was pretty good. So i dressed up a Vivienne Ward from Pretty Women. I originally thought of going as Vivienne BEFORE she met the rich guy (sorry cant think of his name right now...) but Ben's reaction wasnt the best, so i went for the Red Dress. So thanks to Sarah for the loan of the dress and Linda for the loan of the gloves, this is what i came up with (sorry no full shots).
I have just put Charlotte to bed and realised it is now puring with rain.... Fingers crossed it stays here for a while and also heads down south to Victoria. The devastation is just horrific, i just cant fathem what those people must be gogn through. The last newsflash was 63 people confirmed dead.... its just terrible.
Monday, February 2, 2009
And these next ones are my 2009 project. I decided I would pick 1 day each month to take a photo and scrap that day. For January Ben chose 5th as this was the day we left on our cruise which was exciting. I am using an "I can see Clearly Now" album which I bought ages ago from Scaploot. I think it was the Paper show in Penrith Sarah and I attended.... I just didnt know what to do with it, so this is what I decided on..... So the first one is the title page.......
And this is the 5th of January.......the blue dots at the bottom of each page were put on by Charlotte... She just loves helping me, I think she did a pretty good job too!!
I am not sure if I should stick to the same day each month, or pick a significant day in that month which was a "family" day???? HHHMMMM, something to think about, but I better hurry up and decide......
Well, today was very eventful, but the camera wasnt on hand unfortunately. It started out with Charlotte going to real gymnastics for the very first time. She did really well and just loved jumping into the foam pit off the trampoline. She would like to go back again next week which is always a bonus. THEN at swimming she floated by herself. I was so excited, as was her teacher. At the end of the lesson she got her very first swimming cerificate and a snake so she was quite chuffed by all the attention.... YAY!!!!!
Well, might head off and see if i can at least start another LO before Ben comes home from work.. but then again, there is some ironing that needs doing.... Scrap/Ironing?/Scrap/ironing....decisions, decisions he he!!!!