Sunday, August 16, 2009

On a scrap roll

This week has been a great week in terms of scrapping for me - well something this week had to be good after all the sickness. Last night I went into my LSS with the rest of the Dalby gang. As usual, I did too much talking and laughing and eating to get much done but I did manage one LO which is about normal for me in a day. Lol if there was a record for world's slowest scrapper, I reckon I would be in with a chance hehe.

Love love love the simplicity of this LO. Deliberately didn't journal but part of me is itching to add some - thoughts anyone?


Me xoxo

More Scrapping to Share

I had another night last night while I enjoyed the company of some great music (really have a thing for Taylor Swift at the moment - can not get enough of White Horse - the one that was used in Grey's Anatomy this season) and, of course, a very special online buddy. I managed to come up with this:

The picture is about 2 years old and after scrapping a stack of reasonably 'up-to-date' pics lately, it is amazing to pull an older one out just to see how much the boys have grown.
I have also completed another layout today but can't get a decent pic of it in the night so will have to do that in the morning.

Also planning to take the boys up the paddocks to get some photos of them in the new wheat crop as well as last year's stubble - lol my attempt at being creative with photography. Wish me luck trying to photograph two very active and rowdy boys hehehe.

me xoxoxo

Friday, August 14, 2009

More sickness and some scrapping to share

Phew, what a week this has been. Feel like I have been put through the spin cycle on my washing machine about a dozen times (and still counting).
We have had one sick boy and another 'cough cough I sick and no mummy i not 'tending (pretending)' boy in the house this week. For a while there I thought the dreaded swine flu but thankfully it isn't - just another viral thing that results in high temps and joint stiffness - in Mitchell's case, his head/neck which he hasn't been able to move properly all week. Tuesday-Thursday were the worst but by late Thursday he was slowly starting to get some movement back which was very relieving I tell you.
Mind you, that didn't slow him down at all - I had a battle royale trying to get him to stay in bed and rest like the doctor ordered. Even bribing with the good old "mummy will set a matress up for you in the lounge room so you can watch ABC Kids and movies' didn't work. All he wanted to was be outside riding on his bike and being over at the shed helping out Daddy. I finally caved in and I have a much happier boy on my hands.
Seeing as I couldn't go to work for most of the week, I made the most of it getting truck loads of washing and folding done (housework sucks more than words can say but yay it is done). Even better than having wardrobes full of clean clothes is the fact that I got to scrap (weeeeeeeeeee heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee she squeals lol). When it became clear that my little mate wasn't going to rest, I set up a portable table in my scraproom/office and set him up with some school work his teacher organised for me (the horrible mother (as well as the teacher in me) that I am couldn't let work slip by even for just a few days) and we both pottered away for ages. I love how Mitch is so excited about school and he loves learning new things and to be honest, I think he felt kind of important having 'proper' school work to do as he called it. Silly me was too busy scrapping to get pics (doh silly me) but I did manage to create these:

It feels like it has been a long time since I scrapped a LO with multiple pics, but in preparation for some upcoming challenges some people are going to be giving me, I thought I would get in some practise. I love these pictures of Mitchell, although at the time I was one VERY MAD mummy seeing the mess he had created but he soon had me laughing when he told me very innocently that 'art is SUPPOSED to be messy'! Kids.
I don't really think I need to say anything more about this LO - to me the photo says it all
I couldn't resist scrapping these pictures of Lachie with his tongue poked out and the fact that it is something that I do as well. It must be a family trait because I have an uncle and cousins who do the 'tongue thing' when we are concentrating or thinking about something.
So that is the week that was - not a huge amount of scrapping by a lot of people's standards but I am chuffed to have been able to get that much done considering how slow I scrap - isn't that right girls lol.
Have a great weekend everyone,
Me xoxoxoxo

Friday, August 7, 2009

Still around ... just

Ok is there anyone out there who can tell me how to stop time just for a few minutes??? Someone??? Anyone??? Please??? All I want is just a few minutes just to stop and take a breath and contemplate without interruption or without feeling guilty for doing other things. I cannot believe that we are at the end of Week 4 of the term already - next week is 'hump' week. For those of you not in the teaching game, 'hump week' the halfway point of the school term, just like 'hump day' is used on Wednesdays.
Had a massive day today with our inter-house carnival. Took lots of photos for the school magazine and even ran in two races (much to the students' utter disbelief - they were like you can run? wtf? are you sure? hehe). Gotta love kids who assume that just because you might be carrying around a few (ok a lot of) extra kgs that you are incapable of doing anything. But at the end of the day, to me it is all about getting out there and having a go and giving it your best shot. Not everyone can be a winner but everyone can be a participant.
On the scrapping front, plugging away slowly with some L/O's and trying to get my head around the Wacom I bought at the Point Shoot Play class a fortnight ago. Got the second half of the class tomorrow so hoping that will be just as great as the first. Have only got 3 bits of showntell but it is better than none:
Mitch just loves the farm - cannot get enough of it and of course, he thinks he is so important having 'work clothes' just like dad. Thank goodness for King G and John Deere for making a little boy's life so happy.
I rarely use yellow in my scrapping, however, with Lachlan's swim shirt being so bright (and yellow), I had to get myself out of my comfort zone and try some out. Absolutely loving the yellow paper I used on this LO - it is by Chatterbox and it is flocked - yep beasties, flocking heck it is flocked hehehehe.
Just had to include a pic of this too - a button flourish that I experimented with - have to say, am quite happy with how it looks, and it is YELLOW lol.
Last bit of sharing was inspired by a LO I found in the 2peas gallery that was created by an Aussie, Mel Nunn. Totally love the work she has on display on her blog at the moment. Fantastic boy pages - of course I am always gunna love someone' work who can scrap boy pages so brilliantly. The border is a Hambly transparency but hard to get a pic off - that is the floors of the verandah showing through there. Make sure you go check out Mel's work on her blog or even over at 2peas.

Just a pic trying to show you the transparency.
Here is a link for Mel's blog: . Really have to work out how to hyperlink their name's within the text. Ideas anyone???
Adios for now.
Me xoxoxo