Sunday, 27 September 2009

Yummy Scrappy Weekend...

Ahhh... aren't they the best! All I have done is relax, scrap, do a couple of loads of washing and scrap. I have thoroughly enjoyed myself... and what's even better is: tomorrow is a public holiday here in the west WOOHOOO!!

So here is a LO I have done of the Dagster... yeah, all sentimental again, must be getting soft in my old age! I Mistra'fy'd some Twiddleybitz chippies this time... yummies! I have been hanging to use this 2 piece flourish... so nice!!

Friday night I started my 1st acrylic album... what on earth was I worrying over I'd like to know. I had the BEST fun and my usual grungy earthy tones got thrown out the window and replaced with fun girly brights. Maybe it's because spring is here... who knows but I like the change! I started by deciding on a black, white and hot pink colour theme and dragged out all the black, white and hot pink things I had... and then found the sadly forgotten box of Prima Big Box Blooms... mmmmmm big yummy flowers. They had a few delish lime green ones in there and that set the colours. So I spent Friday night working on placement... and Saturday putting it all together and Mistra'fying all the Buzz and Bloom chippies. I had no idea what quotes to use... I just knew I wanted it to be inspiring. So again the album told me what it wanted to become... quotes on happiness and flowers.

Until next time, take care of you.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

In my little blog surf the other day... I discovered that Twiddleybitz now have a ning site... how convenient, especially if you are a TBZ fan... and me, being a self confessed chipboard-a-holic, there's nothing better {other than free chipboard for life... or winning lotto... LOL}

Come join me... Twiddleybitz

Until next time, take care of you.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Another fun bright LO... ok well bright for me. I've come to the realisation that it's hard to scrap in the fun brights when you don't actually have any fun bright PP's!! So I think I need to go shopping soon... get something fun and cute!

I also desperately need some more cool boys chipboard and embies, I keep using them all... oh the list goes on! But at least they get used. This LO was based on a PageMaps sketch... makes life so easy when you are trying new things {ie the cute bright[ish] tones and the cute birdy chippies... cute is not my usual forte}!!

Until next time, take care of you.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

A roller coaster week...

Why is it that my life seems to love rollercoaster rides of emotions! Well not so much that my life likes it, it seems to attract it! This rollercoaster however had a happy ending!
We started with me cashing in LSL to pay this months HUGE bills, then Darren getting an interview with an agency... and coming home to find he was sacked {by letter} from his part-time job... to the next day Darren getting a call back interview... to a nervewracking 2 days of waiting... to get the job Friday! Woooohoooo, so he is employed and employed well! He's getting back into the fastener game, starting where he left off a couple of years ago but with a global company... many chances for growth!! He's so excited, not only because we don't have to worry over selling up now, but because this was the perfect opportunity he's been waiting for, I hope it all works out well, he needs it too to get his self confidence in himself back.

So anywhoo... Saturday night was crop night here for the Perth H&S girls, sadly missing Bri as she was a sick girl. So it was myself, Chrissie, Jules and Nes... and we did have fun! I was scrapping {ok well mostly chatting} for about 12 hours... eeek!!! I went to bed at 4am this morning... and do I feel a BIG nanna nap on the couch coming on or what.

So I scrapped these 3:

Oh and please... anyone with guinea pigs... is that guinea pig HUGE or is that size normal, I'm pretty sure it's a wombat and not a guinea pig!!

I made these for the crop as well...

Because they were needed to wear for cake, it's Jules B'day on Tuesday and I did be a sneaky friend and surprise her!

And this LO is for a Page Kit Swap over at Home & Scrapped Suzanne sent me the yummies to scrap with and I loved the bright tones. I have some more yummies to use from the kit as well, some fabulous turqouise blue!!

Until next time, take care of you.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

More sharing...

I keep thinking I haven't scrapped much lately... then realise I've done all these over the last few weeks and not shared.

Calm Moment, I really love the pics I got when we visited Bells Rapids with the kids... and to catch them just sitting, relaxing and watching, rare rare moment! I'm trying to use up my drawer full of rub-ons atm, I keep buying them but rarely use them!

This Tin, a sentimental LO that I knew I needed to scrap after rabbiting onto Heather about my grandma's tin I asked mum for.

River Walk, I'm enjoying doubles again atm... what do you think of the chippy reed thingy, it's by Dusty Attic and definitely yummy!!

Pride, one of the midweek challenges from H&S.

Our Haven, a CC Challenge by Trisha for H&S... we had to scrap our bedroom. I can easily say our bedroom is the brightest room in the house. And I LOVE how the Kaiser PP matches our bed linen, even the Collections Journal Card ties in well!

Adore, another CC Challenge for H&S by Heather. We had to scrap the influence our father, or other male role model, had in our lives. Mine was choosing a man who loves me as much as my dad loves my mum.

So that's not so bad an amount of scrapping for a girl whose mojo went walkabout I think! I have some new yummies coming soon... some Basic Grey Indian Summer Papers and Woolies, hopefully some mojo will be hiding in the box when I get it.

Homefront is great family wise... we are doing ok with our Failsafe eating plan {reducing all the additives, preservatives and high food chemical foods}, we keep coming undone on the weekends though... funny that my routine always gets thrown out the window on the weekends as well with guests and social visits. LOL, that's ok though... would rather have the guests than not.

Darren is still hunting for work, plus he lost his job last night... by letter even, no phone call, no discussion. How rude... this company has no ethics whatsoever, and we know he was 'let go' because he didn't answer the owner of the company in the way she preferred to be answered {with the truth instead of whatever it was she wanted to hear}, of course they worder the letter that he didn't do a good job... so odd that the shift supervisor has been singing him praises... go figure. So anyway... big time job search now as the house will need to go on the market if he's found nothing by November. I hate making "woe is me" posts... but this one really has knocked the wind out of both our sails. Meanwhile I am sitting here watching a meeting of some staff who are complaining they've got it so bad because they lost some loading when we had the redundancies here at work... at least they have jobs, Darren would gladly jump into some of their shoes.

But... always needing to find some kind of positive {and this one is proving to be a hard one}... even if we have to sell up and start again later, maybe that is what we need. Renting for a year with no mortgage or loan commitments could mean Darren could go back to school and do something, get some sort of qualification on paper, even do that childcare course he's always wanted to do, or learn to be a clown, whatever... so long as he does something that brings him joy!! Sometimes a fresh start can be good, so long as we still have each other while making that start.

Ahhhh... on a happy note, I am very much looking forward to some beautiful friends coming to play on Saturday. Jules, Nes and Bri are coming, and maybe Chrissie too... unfortunately Lisa can't because her nanny is overseas... bad bad nanny! I am really looking forward to our get together... and Jules and Nes haven't met Bri yet, although we all talk regularly on H&S... so it will be fun fun fun!!

Until next time, take care of you.