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Sunday, October 26, 2008

No more shopping!!!

I have bought so much stuff lately!! So much that when I come home with the next haul I realise that I haven't put the last lot away yet! (embarrassed face here) So me thinks that I should use what I have for a little bit.

I went to the craft fair again today! Derek offerered to look after Cody so that I could have some mum time and see the bit I missed seeing yesterday, which was so nice of him since he could barely keep his eyes open. So consequently I have spent enough money lately and it's time to curb my spending.

I was thinking of a "use your stash" challenge, although I wonder how many layouts I would have to do to actually use it? I am sure I wouldn't be shopping till sometime very late in 2009!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Splish Splash!

Cody and his new pool, it was a birthday present but we had to wait for the weather to warm up to test it out.

The hose is the best part, he just loves it!


Friday, October 17, 2008

I am having a love affair.........

...........with these new Rusty Pickle papers!!!

Although they are so gorgeous I don't know if I will ever be able to bring myself to cut them up!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Latest efforts

Went to a crop at my LSS on Saturday night, it was the pizza crop again. You get a 5 hr crop and a yummy Pizza Capers dinner and delicious supper for $15. It is my little bit of me time once a month as Cody stays home with Derek (of course). I started these two layouts which are both for the month long CC at Uproar. (It's their first birthday) This first layout was one of the weekly challenges in which we could only use four items (including CS but not including the photo although we were limited to one photo) My four items were CS, two pieces of doube sided PP and a white gel pen. I was a bit dubious at first, I thought it would look shit actually, but I am quite pleased with the outcome. I made the alphas by printing out a computer font and tracing them onto PP and cutting out again and the circles are drawn with one of my new doodling templates I bought at the shop on Saturday night.

This challenge was to scrap a first "thing", no people, so I choose to do our house. Sadly these are the only photos we have of our house being built and they are not even that good. Thank goodness for digital is all I can say. I have done a lot of challenges lately where I have had to go back and dig out old pictures to scrap. In one way I am grateful that I have some but then I also feel sad that I didn't really know the value of having good photos until I became a scrapbooker. I always try to remember to take my camera with me everywhere I go but if not I always know that I have my mobile phone which actually has an awesome 5mp camera in it with flash etc etc.

Off to mum's group today, which will be my first time in ages (am usually working) so am a little excited about that. Will be good to catch up with everyone again.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Like it???

I felt it needed a facelift so I have done a little redecorating on the blog - hope you like it!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Spunky Monkey!

My little monkey had another haircut today, it just seems to grow soooooo fast. I am not bias at all, but I think he looks just the cutest!! He was such a good boy for the hairdresser too.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Cody was getting a little grizzly when I picked him up yesterday. It was a struggle to keep him awake for the short trip home. (A must, as a five minute nap can keep him going till after 9pm!!)We got home, had our showers and I gave him his bottle as I started on my tea. I thought to myself, "Gee Cody's quiet, I wonder what he's up to" and this is where I found him:

Latest work.

I have had this layout sitting around for about three weeks now. I knew what I wanted to do but just couldn't get the inspiration to actually do it. Yesterday morning I was finally inspired and here is the end result:

I must say that I am pretty pleased with the way it has turned out.

This next layout is for my challenge blog, Out of the Hat.

I used a paint technique that I have been wanting to try for ages. It uses white rubons on white paper with a paint wash over the top to reveal the rubon. Similar to the wax drawings we used to do as kids.

It's going to be a busy month of scrapping. Uproar are celebrating their 1st birthday with a month long cybercrop and there are all ready quite a few challenges to try your hand at and we are only in week one!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Revamp, Reorganise, Reconnect.

Yesterday morning we decided to take a trip out for the day and while deciding where to go I suggested a trip to Ikea, and Derek didn't flat out refuse, in fact he was quite positive about it. Maybe it was the promise of new fish after we had been to Ikea. I got some hanging rails and some hooks, three hanging baskets and some spice jars. It has taken me most of today but I am finally happy with the outcome. (and I found some stuff I forgot I had!!)

I also went to Sam's Warehouse and got some more jars. They sit on my new Kaiser paper storage racks and hold my ribbons, buttons and flowers. The little spice jars hold my eyelets and brads.

This is a close up of my hanging rails where I keep all my alphas, rhinestones, fozz felt and rubons. (and printer ink - I always have back up cause I hate to run out!)

So now that I have everything beautiful and organised I just hope there is enough hours left in the day to get at least one layout done!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

And we're off .......

I thought the 1st of October would never get here, it has been fun watching all of the hat ideas land in my inbox. I have been like a child awaiting Christmas, I just couldn't wait to see what would come "Out of the Hat". But finally the day arrived and the challenge was drawn, and what a good challenge it is, not too hard, but not too easy, just what a scrapped could want!
If you are curious to see what the challenge is then you will have to go check it out here www.outofthehatscrapchallenge.blogspot.com cause I ain't telling ya!!!!!! HA - HA - HA!!!