Sunday, August 26, 2007


Had a blast from the past this week working on Challenge 5 in the Amazing Scrapbooking Journey over at Country Paper Craft. We had to scrap a building that had some significance in our lives. After numerous emails back and forth with Lee, we both realised that the houses that we both lived in when we were first married were cottages on our farms. So I scrapped "The Shack" and Lee did "The Cottage". Our little home was originally the Dairy on my family farm and we converted it into a 4 room little flat. It was very special and we lived there for the first 5 years of our marriage. Kimberley and Michael were both born while we lived there and after we moved, my sister and her DH lived there as well. In later years my Grandmother lived there to be close to my Mum.

In other news, we have signed a contract to sell our farm block and I have now confirmed that I am going to Perth (Bruce Rock actually) in October to the CPC Retreat!!!!! I am so excited as I have never been to WA before and I also get to travel with JULIE .H!!!! Going to have a blast I am sure!! DH is actually leaving a couple days after me and going to the NT on a fishing trip.

SE Qld has certainly broke many records in the rain department this week, but unfortunately we didn't get anything of any substance here in the South Burnett. Here's hoping for some more soon. The boys at Noosa are still flooded in where they live so it could be a while before they get back to work. Here's my LO of "The Shack"

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Using Transparencies

For the current edition of CPC newsletter, Lee and I posted LO's on using transparencies. This LO is where I have cut out a circle on the bottom left and then replaced it with transparency. I then glued buttons onto the transparency and the cut out I used under the word "blue". I love the colours in this one and am very happy how it has turned out.
Click on the above link and check it out for yourself. I am eagerly awaiting the posty to bring me my September Designers Kit. Can't wait to use the yummy PP's in this one............sssshhh, its a secret!!!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Matthew Turns One!!!

Twelve months have passed so quickly! Matthew turned one today and we all turned up for a BBQ lunch and party to celebrate. Kimberley was so proud of herself.......she made his birthday cake all by herself!! Matthew didn't quite know what all the fuss was about, but he had a ball. He was such a good boy all day, he did have a little sleep in between, but was pretty worn out again by the end of the day. Talk about presents, I have never seen anything like it. There was a comment made that if she had a garage sale and sold them all they could put him through school with the money LOL.

We went back down last night before he went to bed and he had just got his second wind and he put on a performance for us (a good one not naughty) he had us all in stitches!

Dennis went off fishing to Kauri Creek in the afternoon and Liam arrived home later last night from his fishing trip. We are all heading down to Kawana today to watch Liam play. I am so tired I think I'd rather stay home.

The CPC amazing journey is heading into it's 4th week, what a great time we're having. Here's my week 3 entry..........My 10 Favourite Songs. I love putting this together, brought back a lot of memories. I have the lyrics to all the songs under the photo.

Friday, August 3, 2007

It's been a while....

Here's one of the LOs I completed for Country Papercraft's latest newsletter using the gorgeous Doodlebug PP's. These are part of the August Designer Kits.

I have been really slack of late and haven't updated my blog. So here I am, I'm back. Now, what's been happening; On the home front, we are going to be Grandparents for the second time, DD Kimberley broke the news last week. I'm so excited (another scrapping subject) LOL She is due late February and Matthew and the new bub will be just 18 mnths apart. Matthew turns on next Saturday and Kimberley has organised a huge BBQ with just about the whole town invited!!!!! Matthew also took his first couple of steps on Monday and hasn't done it since. We thought he might walk before his first birthday , but not sure now.
The boys are all well and are all together this weekend at Noosa. The boat is finally going and Wink took it down so they could all go fishing.
Me, well I started my weight loss programme this week, so fingers crossed.
ON the scrapping front - have just completed challenge 2 with Country Papercraft's amazing journey. This has been such fun and thanks to my Scissor Sister Lee we are having a ball.