Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Swell Sculpture Festival

On Sunday we headed to the beach to check out the Swell Sculpture Festival...a fantastic display of 50 sculptures along the beach at Currumbin.  We never got there last year so this year we didn't want to miss it. It was such a beautiful day for heading to the beach too!

We started our walk with ice cream...yum! 

You can see lots of pics of the sculptures on the official website but here are a few of our faves that we photographed...

This whale sculpture was so cool!  You could only see the whale shape from a certain angle...from the side it just looks like a bunch of wavy poles sticking up out of the sand.

This pic doesn't do this sculpture justice.  It was gorgeous on the sand!

The kids loved this shark...

And this big metal bull with wheels! LOL

Paul's fave was this one.  The colours were just so beautiful...but again the pics doesn't do it justice.

We really enjoyed wandering through and around each one and it was so interesting! I think we'll head there again next year!

Sheree xx

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday Scrapz.Biz!

It seems to be the week for birthdays! LOL  We're celebrating our 2nd birthday over at Scrapz.Biz with lots of fun challenges going on.  (You can see all the challenges HERE.  There are some great prizes up for grabs if you'd like to join in!)

My challenge is to create one of these Birthday Card Storage Mini Albums.  (All the details HERE.)  If you're like me you've kept cards from special occasions like the kids' first birthdays, your wedding, perhaps even Christmas?  Well this is such a great way to get them out of the box in the cupboard and make them into a treasured keepsake.

I've used lots of Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe on this with a splash of American Crafts Dear Lizzy...two of my all time fave collections. ;)

It's quick and easy as all you need to do is create the front and back cover...and the pages are already done!  Simply punch holes in each card and slip them onto the rings.  I've also included an envelope inside the front cover for a special letter to Madi that I wrote on her first birthday.

I love that Madi can now flip through the cards and (when she learns how to read) she can see all the beautiful handwritten messages that have been sent from those who love her.  We have already lost a couple of family members who sent some of these cards which now makes them all the more special.

I think I'll be making more of these for the boys now too for their keepsake box. ;)  If you make one yourself I'd love to see it!

Thanks so much for dropping by!  I hope you're enjoy the same beautiful spring weather that we've got here today...I love September!

Sheree xx

Friday, September 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Riley!!!

Riley turned 7 this week! Where on earth did those seven years go?  Looking at these pics of our cheeky little man he looks so grown up now...

 He got some really 'cool' presents this year including some DS games, a football, a basketball & basketball ring!

He's been having so much fun out there with it...

He did go to school that day but lucky for him his class went on an excursion to the wildlife park.  What a great, fun way to spend your birthday!!!    He declared it to be the 'best birthday EVER'!!  LOL

Sheree xx

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thrifty Thursday

I thought I'd join Janelle and Mardi with a "Thrify Thursday" post this week for a bit of fun!  Madi and I dropped into one of our local op shops the other day and came home with these...

A pair of vintage pillow cases and a wooden handled quick unpick (or seam ripper...whatever you prefer to call it!  I love it!!!)

 This pretty table runner.  I love the yellow flowers!

Some glass plates.  These will really come in handy at Christmas!

 Then as we were heading to the checkout I spied this super cute Holly Hobbie mirror!  I HAD to buy it for Madi's room.  I had loads of Holly Hobbie when I was little.  Madi loves it too and told me "I'm going to look after it forever Mummy since you've lost yours from when you were little!"  Hee hee...What a little sweetie. :)

So they were our finds this week.  Did you find any treasures op shopping this week?

Sheree xx

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The final Location Location week...

We've reached our last round of Location Location challenges over at Scrapz.Biz...and to finish off the comp we're delving into our junk drawers. LOL  EEEK!!  (Details can be found HERE.)

I've scrapped about my bedside drawer.  It looks like a heap of paper and junk in there...but it's where I keep all the super cute drawings, cards, notes and little gifts that the kids write or make for me.  I treasure each and every item in there!

Here's my sample page...

We had to include the word 'junk' somewhere on the page.  I've used it in my journaling...

The second criteria was to include something found in the drawer.  I used a pearl topped pin as a flower centre from a little sewing kit that Riley gave me for Mothers' Day.

The last criteria was to have something that 'pulled out'.  I wrote some journaling on a tag which pulls out from behind the photo.  (Excuse the messy handwriting!)

I'm kinda sorry to see this comp coming to an end.  It's been so much fun scrapping about things I normally wouldn't think to scrap and it's also been a lot of fun to see all the entries popping into the gallery too.

There's always something going on at Scrapz though.  This Thursday night we're celebrating our 2nd birthday with a virtual crop class run by our very talented Kerryn Lawson.  It's going to be a great night!

The virtual class begins around 7pm.  More details can be found HERE

There'll be lots of giveaways other challenges to take part in too.  I've made this journal cover as part of the main prize featuring a little Scrapz birdie from our logo.  (The journal cover itself was made using THIS fabulous pattern by Janelle.)

I hope whoever wins enjoys it! :)  Hope to see you there Thursday night! :D

Sheree xx

Friday, September 9, 2011

Cute crochet...

I whipped up this cute little bag for Madison the other day after coming across this fantastic free pattern HERE.

She loves it!  It's the perfect size for her Nintendo DS, or whatever else she feels like putting in there...and it was so quick and easy to make! 

Sheree xx

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Location Location Wk 7...and Happy Fathers' Day!

I really hit the jackpot all those years ago when I met this man!  I do often wonder how I got so lucky. :)

He's had a great day of spoiling from three of his number one fans for Fathers' Day today.  Lots of super cute handmade cards, fun presents, brekkie in bed, a bit of playtime and loads of cuddles!

We got to spend some time with my Dad today too when we headed to Mum and Dad's place for a lovely family lunch together.  What better way to spend the day?!  Happy Fathers' Day to all the Dad's out there!

Ok..now for a little scrappy share. :)

It's Week 7 of our Location Location comp over at Scrapz.Biz.  This time we're venturing into our scrap spaces.  (All the details can be found HERE if you'd like to join in.)

We had to use this sketch:

Here's my sample page:

We also had to use a scrap product that was at least 12 months old so I reached for my American Crafts Dear Lizzy stash...still a huge fave of mine!

The third criteria was to use something found on our desk.  These butterflies were already cut out in a bowl on my desk.  I just added some pretty centres. :)

I had this banner on my desk already cut out too after not using it on a previous layout. Yay!

Just a reminder too about our Design Team Call...it's on right now!  It's such a great team to be a part of...and Heike is a fabulous boss to work for...seriously!!!  If you're interested you can find all the details and how to apply HERE in one of my previous posts.  Applications close 18 September 2011.

Ok...that's it from me today.  I'm off to put the kettle on. :)

Sheree xx
ps... a HUGE thankyou for all the beautiful comments you left about my table runner.  It really means a lot...thankyou so much!!! :)