PS. ONLY 3 SLEEPS TO GO!!!
Monday, December 22, 2008
PS. ONLY 3 SLEEPS TO GO!!!
Friday, December 12, 2008
I'll tell you all about it when I get back.
Have a great weeekend everyone!!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
I finally sat down and made some Christmas cards over the last couple of days using my favourite new Darkroom Door stamps...How cute are those reindeer?! Once I've sent my cards out I'll share what I did with them...
It's a bit hard to see the detail on the next one, but the butterfly wings were cut away from the paper and pop-dotted off the page to add dimension. I backed it with black cardstock to give a shadowy effect.
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We've got another busy week ahead... and it's Ayden's last week at school! He'll be finding out who his new teacher and classmates will be for 2009, there'll be a class Christmas party and all sorts of fun to finish off the year. It should be good!
Looks like we're in for another storm here this afternoon. They seem to have been non-stop over the past few weeks here in SE Qld. We had a big booming light show here last night right on the kids bedtime... needless to say it took them a while to drop off to sleep!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Now for a little scrapping.... Last night I actually made myself sit down and finally make my Kaiser Christmas countdown tree. I've had it sitting around since before last Christmas... just didn't have time last year and had forgotten all about it until recently. It's very much based on the one that Sandra made at the shop last year... I loved the papers she used so grabbed some for myself at the time. Can you believe it's only 25 days until the big day? It's creeping up way too fast!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
(I can't believe how little Madi is in these photos! She's grown soooo much since then...)
I had a go at making these flowers. (Don't know why I've never done them before... they were soooo easy!) Also used my fave Pink Paislee butterfly stamp...
Thursday, November 6, 2008
A Star Wars stormtrooper of course! And I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have been able to get it anywhere near that good. We spent the day over at Mum & Dad's place. Ayden was actually born on my Dad's birthday so they share the same day. Here they are both blowing out their candles together....
Ayden was so excited to have his cousins there to play with too. They played all day, swam in the pool and really enjoyed themselves. We had a bbq lunch and had a nice, relaxed day. It was Mum's birthday last week too. (Her and Dad's birthdays are two days apart.) Oct/Nov are very busy birthday months for us! Big HAPPY BIRTHDAYS all round!!!
We've had lots of other little things keeping us busy too...nothing too exciting though. Paul's on holidays at the moment so he's been doing a lot of tinkering in the garage on his helicopter project. I've been doing a bit of scrapping but not a lot I can share just yet. Here's a sneak peek though of my Christmas Ornaments class coming up on Monday 17 Nov at Sunbird Scrapbooking.If you'd like to come along just give the store a call on (07) 5520 5598. I'd love to see you there!
Here are last week's Scrap-a-Sketch class layouts too...
Madi's changed so much since these pics were taken! She was only about 6 months or so... little cutie!
And here's another from the week before that I didn't have scanned at the time...
I love seeing Ayden & Riley doing things like this together and helping each other. :)
So has everyone started their Christmas shopping yet? Hee hee hee... I can't believe it's November already.... Christmas will be here before we know it! I've already got a few lay-bys happening and I've started getting a few more things together in the last few days. I'm really trying to be more organised this year so I'm not running around at the last minute. At least I'm on my way....
Well, I hope everyone's got a great weekend planned! I'm working all weekend so that'll keep me busy but I'm hoping to squeeze in some scrapping or sewing in there somewhere...
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
- We took Riley to his Kindy enrolment day getting him ready for next year. He seems to really like the place (thank goodness!) and his new teacher seems sooo lovely. He's very proud of his new kindy hat (that we got on the day) and we ordered his kindy shirts (he chose green - his fave colour). We just hope he's still as keen by the time kindy starts in the new year!
- We've also got Ayden all organised for school next year. Books are ordered, fees are paid, uniform is all set. All we need to do is buy him some new shoes. I can't believe we're so organised!
- Madi got her very first 'big girl' bed! So that's it... no more cot at our place. (A little sad that our baby girl is growing so fast... where has the time gone?) She helped Daddy put the bed together, then helped me put all her pretty new sheets and pillows on it, then had an absolute ball jumping all over it! She was so funny to watch... we're just working on getting her to stay in it through the night now!
- Mel and Leanne came around on Sunday for a sewing night. We chatted, sewed and ate way too many lollies. We've all definately caught the sewing bug!
- Paul's on leave at the moment and has finally found time to tinker away in the garage on his helicopter project. He's in there right now banging away at something...
So that's about it for now. I've been missing visiting everyone's blogs lately too. I just haven't had any time at the computer! Hopefully I'll get there over the next few days.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Better go and see what the kids are up to... it's unusually quiet out there in the loungeroom at the moment....lol. Hope everyone's having a great weekend!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Here are the two layout examples from my Scrap-a-Sketch class at Sunbird Scrapbooking yesterday...(Hi girls!)
I absolutely LOVE the new Basic Grey Urban Prairie range and it was so much fun to use too! (It turned out that Madi is looking at the blue lady bug in both the small pics...hee hee hee)
I did a bit of stamping on the next one - both the journalling and the title. I'm not sure if you can see (try clicking on the layout to get a larger view) but I've used little orange french knots for each point in my journalled list.
On the home front...Ayden really enjoyed being home these holidays - although he was quite excited to go back and see his friends again. To finish the holidays, Paul took both the boys to see the Airshow out at the Amberley RAAF Base on Sunday. I would've tagged along but had to work that day... (I grew up in Amberley (Dad was in the RAAF) so it would've been kinda fun to check the place out again... I'm sure it would've brought lots of memories flooding back.) It turned out to be quite a hot day and in the end the boys didn't last as long as Paul had hoped. They did enjoy the time they had there though and came home telling me all about the jets and helicopters and things. Madi spent the day with Mum & Dad (Paul dropped her off on the way) and she got totally spoiled by Grandpa! A new Dora couch, a little Dora figurine and a little Dora watch... she was loving it! I think Grandpa really enjoyed having a day with just her... I was relieved to hear how great she was for them as she's never been left with anyone on her own before - usually the boys are right there with her. She had such a great time!
Monday was back to school for Ayden and he's right back in the swing of it. I've been working and doing classes all week so Paul has had lots of time on his days off home with Riley & Madi playing and doing all sorts of things together. They even got out to the park to fly a kite today! They've been loving their time with Daddy.
That's about all there is to tell at the moment. Paul and I are gearing up for a big night of viewing on TV tonight.... 2 hours of Heroes followed by Prison Break!! We'll be loving Thursday nights now. It'll get even better next Thursday when The Amazing Race starts again on the same night... LOVE it!!!
Hope everyone's having a great week!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
We just couldn't keep the boys out of the water! They really do have so much fun...
I'm sure we'll squeeze a few more things into the holidays for the kids before school starts again...
In amongst all the holiday fun I've managed to fit it a little scrapping here and there. First of all here's a little birthday card I made for my friend Leanne last week. (We had her surprise 40th birthday dinner on the weekend - so much fun to see her reaction when she arrived to find us all there at her fave restaurant! Even better to see her face when her Mum came around the corner!!!)
And finally, my two examples from today's Scrap-a-Sketch class at Sunbird Scrapbooking... (Check out the new October timetable! There are so many classes to chose from and we'd love to see you there!)
So I guess that's it from me today! Enjoy the rest of the school holidays! I know I'll be trying to sneak in a couple more sleep-ins before Monday! LOL!