Sunday, August 31, 2008

Another Week gone!

Another week has passed and I was able to scrap some more. I completed my final LO for the Sizzlin Summer contest over at THis one was anything to do with food. BBQ's, fav recipe etc: I've really enjoyed the last six weeks and it was good to have something to inspire me to scrap. Thanks to Liz for inviting my to be a part of the fun.
Oh and had another interesting thing happen this week too.....I was invited to "5 mins on the lounge" by the lovely ladies at Not exactly sure why they wanted to chat with little old me, but thanks girls it was lots of fun.
I also managed to finally complete my CJ's for the girls at Country Papercraft. Thanks for being so patient with me girls, even though I got behind with these,they will now be on their way in the post this week.
ONly working half a day tomorrow as we have to head down to Tewantin for a funeral and then hopefully catch up with oldest DS before we head home again tomorrow night.
Hope everyone has a great week and thanks for stopping by.....don't forget to leave me a message, I won't bite!!! LOL

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Being a Mother......

WHy is it so hard at times? We have just become "Empty Nesters" as of yesterday. After 26 years of children in the house, our youngest son moved out to live with his girlfriend. THey are only a couple of blocks away, but boy it is such a strange feeling. The house is so quiet and I can't stop tears welling up everytime it is mentioned. DH is laughing saying how good it is, but being a mother is so different. MOthers seem to be the ones who share all the joys, all the sad moments, all the moments we would rather forget, all the special achievements and all the emotion of life itself. I must say that we have been blessed with having 4 terrific kids and we are both so very proud of all of them. THey are all so independant and I hope have all taken on board the things that we have tried to instill in them growing up. Life sends us many challenges and being a Mother can sometimes be one of the most rewarding but Gee sometimes it is also one of the hardest!!!!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Let's get vertical.....

I actually scrapped 2 layouts today......Woo Hoo!!! It is really cold up here in Qld today and I have had the house to myself. The first LO is my entry in the SIzzlin SUmmer Contest at My Creative Scrapbook - Fav. Holiday. I have used 18 pics on this page and I love how it turned out. I picked out my fav shots from our recent holiday to Agnes Water and placed them all together vertically on my page. I love Daisy D paper and this is what I have used for my background. THe chipboard flower that I painted black is from ScrapFX and I added some blue beads to the centre.
The second LO is of Matthew meeting Erin for the first time. I decided to go vertical again and used 3 gorgeous photo's of the two of them. I really enjoy using bright PP against a white background. The little black frame under the bottom photo is something I picked up at Rubystreet Design.

Finally a Friday at home!!

I had my first Friday off work for about a month and I had a very relaxing day. Matthew slept over last night and I dropped him off at Day Care and then after a little housework (LOL) I drove to Kingaroy and visited my LSS and of course spent too much money! But I did pick up some gorgeous new stuff. THe chipboard tree and butterfly are from a Western Australian company called Twiddleybitz. You really must check them out and ask your LSS to order, they have some amazing stuff.. I scrapped when I got home and came up with this layout of Erin using a sketch by the ever so talented Liz Qualman. Love this PP by Cosmo Cricket and especially love the chipboard tree. I added some black sequins topped with coloured beads too.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

A Little Different.....

Here's a LO I completed today for the Sizzlin' Summer Contest at This is for the Family Section and it is one of DH and our 3 sons. THis lot are simply "Fishing" mad. DH has always been a keen fisherman and has passed on his obsession to the 3 boys. THe large photo of DH on the right has been printed onto a transparency. This LO is a little different to many of the LO's I have been doing of late as I have filled the whole page. I am happy with how it has turned out and also that I actually did some journaling as well LOL!! HOpe everyone has a great week!!
PS Grandchildren are home and there were lots of hugs and squeezy's all round!!!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008


I just had the best week!!! Firstly I won the weekly draw at in their Sizzling Summer Contest, and then I had my LO "Blue Eyes" accepted to be published at (online magazine in the US) and today I had another acceptance from Scrapbook Creations for my LO titled "Cuteness". It will also be in issue 61 along with two others of mine and this is also the issue that I am featured as "Artist in the Spotlight". So I will be stalking the newsagent in a couple of months when it comes out!. So I am going out tonight for dinner and I might even have a couple of drinks (this is a bit unusual for me, as alcohol and me just don't mix all that well) LOL
OK now that I have raved on a bit too much.........
Grandbabies come home from holiday tomorrow....YAY!! I have really missed them this week. DH and the boys have been negotiating to buy a boat and found out today that it was sold yesterday to someone else......not a happy bunch here tonight!!!
I finished work early today and have the weekend to myself now, so hopefully I can get some more scrapping done.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Memories of You Dad

This is my entry in the monthly challenge at To use white, yellow and flowers. This month the Cancer Council's Daffidol Day is held to support cancer research and I thought this was the perfect occasion to scrap this photo of my late Father and I on my Wedding Day. Dad passed away in November 2004 after suffering from Cancer and it was the hardest thing I have ever had to cope with. Losing a parent is more than just losing a relative, it is like losing part of your soul. Dad was so nervous and practised his speech everyday leading up to the Wedding and I remembering being so proud of him at the reception. His words are still with me 27 years later. Rest in Peace Dad, I will always love you.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Another Sunday Layout.....

Sunday seems to be the only day I have had time to scrap this week, not for the lack of wanting or trying to fit it in. Worked Friday again and then went to the markets in Nanango with Kimberley and the kids, home via Kingaroy and a visit to Zeniah's (LSS) and then went next door to celebrate Joshy's 5th Birthday. Today I had the day to myself mostly, Kimberley came up and we printed out Birthday invitations for Matthew's 2nd Birthday and then after she left I scrapped this page..........very simple but I seem to be doing a lot of simple one's of late. I saw an idea at LSS where someone had used scraps of ribbon and this is my version.
Hope you all have a wonderful week!