Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Spring has Sprung......

I am so very excited that Spring has finally arrived. I was really over the whole winter feeling - not wanting to get out of bed, lack of motivation....you probably know what I mean.

Unfortunately I have been lacking in allot of motivation for the last 2 weeks since returning from retreat, and my MOJO is goooooonnnne!!!!! Nowhere to be found. Sunday night when I returned my neighbour got some bad news that her 11 year old dog was really sick, then Charlotte was hit with the dreaded tummy bug, Oliver decided sleep was no longer his thing, so basically I dont think I have really caught up - then of course Oliver gets the bug, followed by me, and after 4 days, I still feel blah!!!!

Trying hard to get my focus back, just taking one step at a time. Today I am on a mission to regain my bedroom today (has turned into a dumping zone) so I am hoping my mojo has been dumped there too LOL!!!!

Now, enough of that - I do have some GOOD news.... The GOOD news is *insert drum roll here*...... STUCK?! Sketches have a new and (once again) awesome sketch.

Here it is:

And here is my take:

I loved doing this one....so why dont you have a go also. There are some awesome sponsors this month including:

Now, dont forget the birthday bonus, aswell as the blog hop mystery word competition is open until 10th September, so there is still time to get your entries in.

Good luck to everyone this month, and look forward to seeing your work in the gallery xx

Leesh xx

Sunday, August 22, 2010

And it ALL continues

The hectic schedule that is.....

Clean up from Oliver's Christening, followed by packing and getting semi-organised for the Scrapbook Savvy/Scrapbooking Delights Retreat. And WOW, what a weekend it was.... I met up with people I alreay knew, and met some on-line friends in real life. I think that was the highlight of the weekend, because the girls were just awesome....check out all the chicky babes xx. I just wish we could have spent some more time with them, but there is always next year!! (oh, thanks for letting me pinch the photo PJ!!)

I will show off some of the LO's I completed which was a total of 13 LO's, 1 card and 1 OTP (mini album). I so missed my family though, but it was so nice to be greeted when I got home with big hugs - it just makes it all worth while xx

So, here we go:

Week 32 of my 52 Weeks album - The 4 of us at Libby's 21st birthday (its actually also the header to my blog!!)

Wek 18 of my 52 Weeks album - the night of and the night after my birthday (yes I had 2 cakes)

Week 13 of my 52 weeks album - Oliver and I enjoying some laughs

My "B" page for Kerryn's ABC Challenge over at Savvy. It a recent photo of Ben.

Oliver and his favourite Doggy - using the Basic Grey Oliver range and totally scraplifted from the gorgeous PJ (thanks babe xx)

Using the challenge kit given to us in our goodie bag at retreat, I came up with this.....and I was voted as the winner - how awesome is that, so thanks to everyone who voted for me woohoo!!! Its a pic of my gorgeous nephew Josiah....maybe it was the photo that won it for me cause he is pretty cute xx

This is my take on the August Sketch over at SFS. Its Oliver and I waiting for the Tiger show at Dreamworld QLD.

And this is my card. I quite like it, but the other talent on the cards was amazing.

Using some leftovers from a previous She's Savvy Kit, this is my "C" for Kerryn's ABC challenge. Requirements are cutting and chipboard.

Using last months She's Savvy Kit, this LO is of Sarah & PJ - 2 people who Inspire me...

Do you think I like the Basic Grey Oliver range? I have used it again here for this LO which is the Anthea's August Sketch over at Savvy - my nephew Josiah's Baptism.

Charlotte in the Botanical Garden park last week - this is Inspired Blueprints #54 and using August She's Savvy Kit.

2 gorgeous boys - Jared & Mason.

And last but not least, this is the LO completed by Renee in the SNAP challenge at retreat. I gave Renee this photo and she scrapped a LO for me while I also completed a LO for her using photos of her boys on Christmas morning. This is so cute, thanks Renee xx

Thanks for much to Sarah and Sandra for organising it all, and to all the girls who came along and made it just a fun weekend. Cant wait til next year xx

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Oliver's Baptism & New STUCK?! Sketch

Well, all the preperation and hard work paid off yesterday when we celebrated our little man Oliver's Baptism. Surrounded by our gorgeous family & friends it was a fab day. Oliver was so good all day and I cant believe how spoilt he is. I probably would have maybe liked someone to purchase him a new room so I can store all his new goodies LOL...... So thanks everyone for sharing Oliver's day with us.

And here is our handsome little man:

Oliver with Godmother Breeahna:

The official pouring of the holy water (Oliver loved it):

Proud Mum:

And the most glorious cake ever - made by my friend Leanne:

My beautiful little family:

Oh, OK proud Mum again LOL:

Now that the Baptism is all over, its time to prepare for the Savvy/Delights Retreat which starts this Friday. It seems to have come around so quickly, and I am totally excited about it, although I am feeling a little unprepared!!! BUT, I will be pulling things out over the next couple of nights and putting page kits together - Not sure how many I should aim for this year? I would like to think I could make it to 20.......so maybe I should go for 15 and anything over that will be a bonus.

I know I will be catching up on missing sketches to get me through the weekend - And speaking of sketches, check out the August 15th STUCK?! Sketch which looks like this

And here is my example:

Head on over to STUCK?! Sketches to see what the other CT members have come up with....very impressive!!!

How are you all going with the blog hop? Don't forget to email the winning word to stucksketches@optusnet.com.au by midnight Sept 10th to be in the running for the voucher to Kimmie Prout Designs.

Here's hoping this week runs smoothly xx

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Birthday Celebrations BONUS Sketch

Hi again,

Thanks to everyone for my wonderful comments, and appologise for the mix-up with not being able to comment. I was thinking I didnt have any friends out there, until Sara emailed me to tell me of my "dilemna". So with huge thanks to Sara, I can now have my scrapping friends share some "love" and I am happy again xx

To continue this month with STUCK?! Sketches birthday celebrations, we are very lucky to have a bonus sketch for the month, aswell as some awesome "Guest Designers". To add to the excitement, my beautiful friend Linda is one of the designers - and I can certainly see why!!!!

I havent had a chance to do this sketch yet, but I will certainly be giving it a go in the coming week or so.

In the meantime, here is the sketch which I think is totally fab.

Check out what the Guest Design Team have come up with here.

I spent the last couple of days in Newcastle for my cousin Libby's 21st Birthday. I have so many photos to go through, but once I have I will share them with you, aswell as my "secret project" I was working on but couldnt show. (was Libby's birthday present).

I have some serious organising to do this week for Oliver's Christening on Sunday, then the following week will be tied up getting organised for the Savvy Delights 2010 Retreat. If anyone would like to join us, you can find the details on the Scrapbook Savvy Forum. We would love to see some new faces there.

Well, time for me to hit the sack before another big day tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Scrambled Word BLOG HOP at STUCK?! Sketches

Good evening all.... very sorry about the delay, but I am still posting on the 3rd of August, so hopefully I wont get a slap on the wrist.

Now, if you recall I mentioned that STUCK?! Sketches were celebrating their birthday this month. In addition to the 2 regular sketches which are revealed on the usual 1st & 15th of the month, there will also be two bonus sketches. These will be revealed on the 7th and 21st of this month, and some exciting guest designers are lined up to provide samples for these sketches, so be sure to check them out.

We will also be hosting a blog hop WHICH STARTS TODAY! Full details are over on the Stuck?! blog, but in short....

You must collect each of the letters from the Creative Team members blogs. Unscramble them and then send an email to stucksketches@optusnet.com.au with the winning word by midnight September 10th. You must also comment on each of the blogs to be eligible for the prize drawing.
The letter which you need to collect from me is actually not a letter, but a....


Yes, thats right my "letter" is an exclamation mark!!!

So go ahead, "hop" onto the blogs of the other team members and unscramble the word.