Sunday, February 28, 2010
Well it is according to my 7 year old. No matter what I tried, there was no convincing him to put some shorts on when I wanted to take some happy snaps. Silly me for finally deciding that last Sunday HAD to be the day that I finally got around to taking pics of the boys with what I think is the most awesome chair (peeling paint makes it even more awesome IMO!). The chair (well chairs to be exact because they are two) lives in the boys cubbyhouse and was here when we moved in. As soon as I saw their peeling paint, I need I had to take pictures with them, but life continually got in the way and I kept putting it off.
Until last weekend that is .... last weekend the boys decided that they needed to pull the chairs out of the cubbyhouse and literally throw them down to the sandpit to play one of their games. They were having such a good time that I just knew I had to get out there and take pics but by the time I got out there, one of the chairs had fallen apart and the other one was very much worse for wear so I snapped as many pics as I could. The problem was that Mitch point-blank REFUSED to put any shorts on - he saw nothing wrong with just getting around in his undies. Me on the other hand, thought that wasn't such a great idea but hey, when he is willing to sit and smile nicely, who am I to argue??!!
So this weekend, it was my chance for payback - definitely something to make sure goes into the album for his 21st birthday.
........ isn't karma a great thing when you are a mother lol hehehehehehehehehehe.
That's all the showntell I have for now, think I am coming down with a head cold or something, trying hard to fight it like crazy.
Til next time, thanks for stopping by,
Monday, February 22, 2010
Not a lot else to report - just plugging away, one day at a time. Not sure if I will get a chance for scrapping during the week. If not, guess I will have to wait and see what the weekend brings.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Isn't it funny that up until a week or so ago I couldn't get within cooee on an acceptance from them and now with the new tech. editor, I have two picked up within days of each other. Certainly not complaining but does amuse me how quickly things change. Just gotta wait now to see if it actually makes it to print.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Feeling in the groove with scrapbooking at the moment. Not churning them out as fast as other, more well-known scrapbookers, but certainly am working a lot faster than I ever have before. I also feel that my style is continuing to develop - really have the 'cluster' thing going on at the moment.
I managed to complete two layouts this weekend. For the title in the first one, I used an idea from Ali Edwards blog with a LO of her son. Quite happy with how this has turned out:
I think I have finally finished all the pictures of the boys together on the first day of school. Still haven't scrapped Mitchell's first day pics for the year - just need to get the time to make it down the street to get the photos processed.
For this next layout, I used a pic of Mitch taken by Lousie Lambert when she came out to take some family photos for us last year just before the wheat harvest. Got myself some Bo Bunny Press loving on this LO hehehehe. Thanks to H-er for the help with the title.
OK that is it for scrapping for the weekend. Didn't do much else except spend a few hours on the mower (and still only managed to move 1/3 of the lawn), did a truckload of school work and prepared all my notes needed for my district panel meeting tomorrow - big week ahead of me I think lol.
Thanks for stopping by.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
On another note - Mitch and I went back to the doctors today. Unfortunately the tightening in his calves has worsened instead of improved which means that he will need to have plaster casts fitting in an attempt to 're-teach' his muscles to relax and hopefully walk on his feet instead of his toes. That won't be happening until April when the weather is cooler - the casts will be made of fibreglass which will apparently be quite hot.
Hopefully will be back with another update over the weekend,
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I did something this week that is a rareity for me - well rare during school time anyway. Wanna guess what it is???
If you guess scrapping, you guessed right!!! Normally I am too brain dead after a day at school or have got too much planning, preparation and marking to do which stops me doing anything scrapping related. However, last night the urge to scrap hit me and I came up with this using the first of the February sketches from Inspired Blueprints (love that place):
Called this LO 'Walking Towards Their Future' and uses even more pics of the boys on the first day of school this year. For the first time in a long time I am feeling more confident in my scrapping abilities. Got the whole cluster thing going on the moment and have to say I am loving it - still see my in the LO's but know that I am slowly evolving my style. Still think I am more of a simple scrapper but definitely using more 'bits' than I have previously used.
Might have a crack at some more scrapping later tonight - no work tomorrow but a bit of a drive ahead of me and maybe, hopefully, a little bit of time to stop into a scrap shop or two hehehehe.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
A lift of a LO I found on 2peas ages and ages ago and put in my inspiration folder. Was a quick and easy way to finish the weekend. Gotta be happy with that.
Also managed to get most of the lessons for the week planned - have to be super organised this week - am taking Thursday off because Mitch has another specialist appointment about his toe-walking. It will be the follow-up to decide the next plan of attack - more physio or plaster casts. Have a great week.
I have been lucky enough to have a fairly quiet weekend. After an early start with cricket yesterday morning, I spent the day resting, reading and, of course, scrapping.
Didn't fulfil last weekend's promise to myself to scrap a picture of Mitch's first day of school for 2010 but did this one instead: