Saturday, January 29, 2011

Who loves a Giveaway???

Check out these gorgeous emebllishments from Purple Pumpkin and find out how you can win. Good luck!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Forever Always Feb 2011 Sketch

Here it is - Feb sketch for Forever Always - a few days early.

Looking forward to seeing your creations

Sketches, Sketches and more Sketches

A few layouts completed with the help from some fantastic sketches.

Sketch from Sketch Inspiration

Sketch from Scrap a Little Sketches

Sketch from Page Maps

Rising Waters Flood Appeal

Having been without a computer for the past 2 weeks or so, I am late in getting this up. But if you haven't already heard, and can offer some assistance, your help is always greatly appreciated.

Thanks Sharryn for your kindness in setting this up. I know that many families will be very appreciative at this difficult time.

Here is Sharryn's blog Rising Waters Flood Appeal

Hi all,
Like most of you I am sitting here watching the TV absolutely devastated at what is going on in Queensland at the moment.
Going through my Facebook news feed is just heart breaking reading about friends being evacuated from their homes and loved ones being stranded and not being able to get home.
Watching the You Tube footage of people that have filmed live is like watching a horror movie.
I just feel so helpless.

So I have decided to organise a 'Memory Gift' blog for the flood victims many of whom have lost everything. Many of them have lost their homes, their businesses and some...their loved ones. They have nothing but the clothes on their backs.
Even when the rain stops and the floods go away there will be the devastating carnage to face and I'd like to think that we, as crafters, can do something that might bring a smile back to their faces and let them know that as Australians we are here to support our own.

I am asking that you scrap a page that will be appropriate to go into a memory album for a family so that all they need to do is add photos. Hopefully they will have friends and family who can supply them with photos as no doubt they will all be lost too.
If you aren't a scrapbooker, don't worry you won't miss out, you could make a card for a family or a small gift that could also be passed on. I'm sure anything you make will be greatly appreciated by the flood victims.

I will keep this blog updated regularly with news of where we are up too and whats happening with the albums and if anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear from you.
My email address is so please just drop me a line.

Let's get together crafters and bring some relief, however small, to our fellow Australians who are going through this horrible ordeal right now.

for those of you that live in Queensland please now that our prayers, thoughts and love is with you at this time.
Stay safe,

2011 - Weeks 2, 3 & 4

Lots to catch up on, since our computer caught a virus and was in the shop getting "debugged" so we were off line for just over 2 weeks. Was really not the best time to be without internet access with all the drama of the floods.
Scott's work is on the Brisbane river and they were evacuated, but thankfully as they are on the widest part of the river were spared any of the devastation.
Sadly though some of his colleagues homes were flooded and they lost everything. The clean up has been a very humbling experience and my heart goes out to all the families affected, both here in QLD and NSW and Vic. Our beautiful country can be cruel sometimes.

For anyone wanting to help visit Sharryn's blog

The kids are back at school and loving their new teachers and classes.

We spent Australia Day morning on the beach (just for something different)

And sadly I am back to work tomorrow. The plus side is that I am only working 1 day this week then it is the weekend!!!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

123 January 2011 Challenge

This months 123 Challenge criteria was the colour Purple, the word beautiful and technique punches.
Kaleah and Marli both got makeup kits for Christmas, but I think they might need a few lessons!!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Stuck! Sketches Jan 2010 Challenge

My first challenge layout for the year, and I have drawn inspiration from this months sketch at Stuck

I have taken the liberty of flipping and rotating the sketch to suit my photos. (not too sure if this is allowed? but it's done)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2011 - DAY 4

Sadly we were back to work today. But the plus side is it's only a 4 day week.

After work I went to the dentist and came home minus 1 tooth. The tooth that needed root canal, that I had been delaying for over 12 months, flared up last week and was causing me grief. The dentist I saw today said there was no hope of saving it, and root canal therapy would not have done anything, so I am glad I did not waste 000's of $$$$ back then. Still will cost me, once we work out the next step - crowns, bridges, and whatever else she was talking about, that in my haze of fear I did not take in and register what she was saying.

Monday, January 3, 2011

2011 - DAY 3

Well I am off to a good start. Day 3 and I am on track. Only 362 days left!!! Things will slow down now as I am back to work tomorrow.

Not too sure which picture I will use for today. Our 2nd day of sunshine in a row. We were back at the beach - beautiful in the water but absolutely no surf what so ever. More play time in the pool this afternoon, and I even managed to scrap whilst Beau had a sleep.

To kick start the mojo I have usd a Page Maps skech to complete this layout teamed with the gorgeous Theresa Collins pp's, available from Forver Always online store.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011 - DAY 2

Finally we have sunshine!!
Scott started the day with a visit to the hospital. He hurt his shoulder yesterday when he slipped on the wet driveway when gardening, and as it was still causing him grief he went early to avoid the crowds. Still took him 3 hours and xrays showed no breaks and not dislocated. Possibly a torn muscle.

Afterwards we spent a typical Sunday morning at the beach, then an afternoon relaxing at home by the pool.
I tried to scrap but found myself shuffling papers and not achieving anything.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

2011 - 12 Months - 52 Weeks - 365 days

I am going to start - and hopefully even finish !?! - a project for this year. Loosely based around 52 weeks of me (or us) and Project 365, I will create an album for 2011, documenting our everyday life. Hopefully by not committing to everday or even every week I can photograph and record the little things we say and do over the year. There will be some weeks I have plenty of time (or more time than others) and other days when I have absolutely no time at all. But if I commit to it here you can all keep me on track!!!.

Wishing for sunshine.

It is still raining. Feels like we have only had a few sunny days in the past few months.Maybe the sun will break through those grey clouds soon.


We are back from a lovely Christmas with family and friends in Sydney. Never enough time to catch up with everyone, but it was great to spend time with those we did manage to see. And for those we didn't get a chance to catch up with, hopefully next time, and I hope you all had a very happy Christmas and New Year.
Santa spoilt us all, and we are all having fun playing with our new toys, and showing off our bling!!
Looking forward to a happy and healthy 2011. And lots more time to scrap!!