30 March 2008

A bit of Magic

OK I just had to share this LO - I just finished it for a Blog Challenge over at Catscrap with the totally gorgeous Enchanted Forest Collaboration kit by Madame Mim and Milla!

I was really thrilled with how it came out and I just have to share it with you all!


Credits here

Other than that there isn't much to report, it's pretty quiet here and the kids are in bed and I have some scrapping to do for Natalie now LOL.

Best get to it then
ta ta from me, for now LOL

29 March 2008

Ummmmm Hello there everyone *grin*

I have been neglecting my poor old blog for a while. I don't really have a very good excuse except life got in the way. I started back at work two weeks ago and the change in routine has thrown me for a six when it comes to my computer time. Hopefully I will get myself sorted out soon hahahha.....

So work is going ok, it isn't the job of my dreams but it pays the mortgage and thats all that matters I guess. The people I work with seem very nice and friendly so it isn't a hardship going to work. I have let the housework go a bit recently mainly because my only days off have been over Easter and we went away.

Before we left Brisabne though we had our traditional Easter brunch with our friends the M's and it was sooooo nice to catch up and chat over a lovely cooked brunch followed by fruit and chocolate eggs.

Straight after our lovely brunch we trotted off to Hervey Bay to vist hubby's family. The traffic leaving Brisbane was a nightmare and this is a pic I took out the front windscreen of the our car!
It's a bit hard to see but cars are snaking up the freeway in front of us for miles!

It was great to see how well my Father in Law is looking, he is still very thin but he is getting stronger and feeling healthier each day. The girls got way too many eggs as usual!

Tasha with her little Easter Chickie - I really have to stop taking pics in front of my MIL's windows LOL - tooo bright!!

My Bella girl!

The girls had a nice time even though it rained. We did get to take them to the beach in between the rain and even though the tide was out they had a great time as you can see!

The trip back to Brisbane on Easter Monday was pretty much a carpark from the top of the Sunshine Coast back to our place but we just listened to music and chatted so it wasn't tooooo hideous. It was slow though and we did pass a poor lady who had rolled her car but thankfully she didn't seem too hurt and the ambulance was arriving as we passed. Luckily that was the only accident that we saw. That isn't saying people were driving safely but we were all going too slowly to crash LOL

So anyway I have been trying to scrap when I can, mainly for ADSR (yes Natalie and I are still in the race LOL). So here are a few recent LOs from ADSR.

This is ADSR #5 - Interview with an Inanimate Object! I chose my Fuji LOL

Credits here

ADSR #6 - Was a scraptwist of one of our partners LOs - if you want to see the super cool one of Nat's that I picked, you can click on the credits down below and it has the original LO there!

Credits here

ADSR #7 - was using ALOT of stuff all from the one designer and of course I chose Natalie LOL. This was a really hard challenge putting ALL that stuff on it hahahaha

Credits here

ADSR #8 - A travel page with only B&W photos and no travel elements or paper

Credits here

And last but not least here is my ADSR #9 page! It's an Altered Art page - Altered Art isn't something I have conciously tried before and I actually found it really challenging! I used an ATC template for this one as I have never done an ATC before and thought I would give it a go.

Credits here

Well thanks for sticking with me for this amazing long post again. I hope to have more of a routine happening at home this next week and I will have more time for my beloved computer, so 'till then it's ta ta from me!

10 March 2008

Finally I'm back!

I honestly couldn't remember my last post! I actually had to open up another window just to see when it was lol. I am a bad blogger I admit it! Well fancy it being the 10th of March already and very nearly Easter! I am very very unprepared for Easter and it's made even worse by the realisation that I will be back at work next week, once more placing my nose back on that particular grindstone!*sigh* I wish I could say that I am excited about work, I really do - but I'm not and I would be lying to say differently. I feel more fatalistic than excited. My new job starts on Tuesday so wish me luck and wish me some enthusiasm too while you are at it please lol!

All is going well on the family front, the kids are settled into school happily and the only sore point has been the school swimming lessons that Bella didn't want to do. But as I told her they are part of the school curriculum and she really just had to suck it up and that seems to have done the trick hahahahaha. She had her swimming carnival on Friday and I was soooooo glad that I went because I got to see her swim her heart out and grab a second in the relays and a third in the freestyle races! Seeee Mum really does know best. Now I did take lots of pic on the day but 99% have other children in them so I won't put them up here - but I did want to mention that I did take photos LOL.

So we are into our third week of ADSR now and there have been some interesting challenges that we have faced. So far since Challenge 1 we have had to scrap a collaborative LO where each partner takes a half of the LO and then you blend them together - this is what Natalie and I came up with -

ADSR Challenge #2 - Night and Day

Credits here

This is my ADSR #3 LO which was an AAM (All about Me) Challenge titled "It's Just Me"

Credits here

I have decided to not post my LO for Challenge #4 on my blog for personal reasons.

Soooooooooooooo anyhoooooo I think that is all I have for you right now so I will pop back later and have a chat - ta ta from me :)