Sunday, 26 July 2009

A new mini-venture...

After lots of oooh and aaah's from friends, and comments of 'can you make me one?', I've started grunging and Mistra'fying up some chipboard flourishes to sell! They are now available for drooling over at MaDscrapped Flourishes, if any are calling to come live with you just contact me via the email me link and we'll get you MaDscrapped!

I love creating these so I'll be adding new flourishes as they are created, most likely a few new ones each week, so be sure to keep checking in!

Until next time, take care of you.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Time flies...

far too quickly doesn't it? I'm nearly at the end of my holidays and have done nothing, am desperately wishing I didn't have to go back to work and am trying to claw myself out of a rut {I hate ruts, they really should be banned}. And so, I am constantly trying to remind myself of just how much I have to be grateful for and how truly blessed I am:

  • I have a husband who adores me and our child, who is happy to take a part-time cleaning job just to get some money in while waiting for something better to open up.
  • I have a handful of great friends that I can count on to be there for me through thick and thin, who I trust and love with all my heart... who ask after me if they've not spoken to or seen me for a few days, friends that pick up if I'm a bit off, before I even realise it myself some days.
  • Even though 'structured' learning is a struggle for Kel, he is smart and has so much love, empathy and compassion... as well as his constant entertainment factor, not to mention the hugs, I so love his hugs!
  • I am employed well at a company that respects me and am lucky enough to enjoy my job {'cept when I have to go back after almost a month off}.
So... I'm blessed with wonderful gifts of love, and it feels so much better to write it down and put it out there {plus Kel just came and gave me a big hug good morning}.

I have much to do today, washing so I have some fresh clean clothes for work on Wednesday and so Kel has uniforms for school tomorrow... plus I have to find my scrap room. It's become a mini office/dumping ground as well and could do with a spring clean {in winter yes}, think I might moved the dining room back into the kitchen as well, I much prefer to eat in there for some reason. I think a tidy up and move around will do me a world of good... after lunch, I need to wake up first!

I have managed to do some scrapping the last couple of days though... phew, I had thought my mojo had gone walkabout again, cheeky thing that it is! One thing we did do on my holidays was have our god-daughter Courtney come stay for a week, such a wonderful treat. To have her back in our lives for such a short time made our family feel complete again. I mean we are complete, but when she is here with us... it just all fits so well. Reminds us how much we miss her and her mum being around the corner instead of 800km away!

So the scrapping...

Still inbeTWEEN
LO Design: Heather, Home & Scrapped



Mundaring Weir



Injidup Retreat


Until next time, take care of you.

Monday, 6 July 2009

I had Scrappi Dais yesterday at Lisa's, was a great day... was only myself, Lisa and Karen there this time though... I scrapped up a storm, was so pleased! The fact I was there until 11pm has nothing to do with it I'm sure! Such a relief for the mojo to be released again... even if I did have the wonderful help of some sketches! I'm definitely thinking I need human company to scrap these days though!

Adore, based on a Pagemaps Sketch

Friend, a Mistra Design

Just a Photo, a Mistra Design

Sloshed, a Mistra Design

Sweet Nothings, based on a Pagemaps Sketch

Walk Beside Me, based on a SM Mag Sketch I think {sorry, can't remember who}

{Edited to add: Sketch Acknowledgments... naughty Missy keeps forgetting that bit and a lovely friend reminded me that we should do so, which is true!}

Until next time, take care of you.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Ahhh... to scrap...

... is a wonderful thing!

I was wondering where my mojo went, have been in a bit of a scrapless funk most of this week. The couch and I became wonderful friends!

I created this... sweet and pretty and girly, needs some paint to shabby it up a bit though!

A New Friend, LO Sketch Design: Pagemaps

And then went to Scraptivate Friday night and scrapped with my dear Dizz and Jen, laughed until my cheeks hurt, got my act together and created... ahhh bliss; flourishes flowers bling, and a wee bit of glorious grunge, all a scrap girl needs!

These are Fun Days, LO Sketch Design: Pagemaps, with a Mistra Twist

and then this... simple, but those eyes needed simple!

Bright Eyes, a Mistra Design

I feel better now... time to scrap some more, try keep this mojo flowing!

Until next time, take care of you.