Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Feb Photo A Day Completed!

I've completed the second month of Photo a Day...yay!!!  Here's the rest of my daily pics for February...

Day 22/Feb 22:  Where You Work - The desk in my craft room.

Day 23/Feb 23:  Your Shoes

Day 24/Feb 24:  Inside Your Bathroom Cabinet - This is some of what you'll find in mine.

Day 25/Feb 25: Green - Love my set of green glasses!  They were an op shop find a while back.
 Day 26/Feb 26:  Night - Late night crochet

Day 27/Feb 27:  Something You Ate - Mmmm...strawberries!
 Day 28/Feb 28:  Money - My cute owl money box
 Day 29/Feb 29:  Something You're Listening To - Madi 'reading' me a book while waiting for the boys to finish their tennis training.  She tells an interesting story! LOL

There's a new list for March Photo a Day so I'll be continuing on with taking my daily pics! Yay!  Love capturing snapshots of the everyday. :)

Sheree xx

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Scrapz Daily Challenges

This week I've set the 'Scrap It Blind challenge over at Scrapz.Biz.  This challenge is where you're given a set of instructions to complete your page without any visual clues as to how the page should look.  So fun to see how differently everyone's pages turn out!  If you'd like to give it a go you can find all the details HERE.  Here's a little peek at my sample page...

Would you like to see my sample page from last week's What's Cooking challenge?  The ingredients that needed to be included on the page were:
- at least 2 paint colours
- at least 2 painted elements
- a tag
- 2 or more photos

Here's my page...

I can't believe how little Riley looks in these photos!  I guess it WAS three years ago now.  He was so proud to be a kindy kid!

I used yellow and green paints on my page...yellow as a frame and green for the capital R...

The tag tucked in behind holds my journalling...

Hope you like it!  Thanks so much for dropping by. :)

Sheree xx

Friday, February 24, 2012

Madi's First School Award!

I went along to watch Madi's assembly today as her class was performing a song.  It was the cutest thing seeing all the little preppies dancing along to the music! Loved it!!

Then it was time for the weekly awards to be read out...and Madi was over the moon and totally surprised to hear her name read out!  She very proudly went up to accept her certificate and I was so happy to be there to see it all!  Check out this happy face...

She got the award for trying extra hard to get the letter formation in her writing correct.   Her writing is coming along so beautifully. :)  Very proud Mummy here!!  This was her first ever school award.

Sheree xx

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

February Photo a Day

I've completed week 3 of the February Photo a Day Challenge.  Here are my pics...

Day 15/Feb 15 - Phone:  Not sure what I'd do without my iPhone!

Day 16/Feb 16 - Something New:   Feeling so lucky since I just got a new laptop!!

Day 17/Feb 17 - Time:  It's time to head off on the school run...

Day 18/Feb 18 -  Drink:  Water in my cute Babushka carafe that sits on my bedside table. :)

Day 19/Feb 19 -  Something You Hate To Do: never ends!!

Day 20/Feb 20 - Handwriting:  Nothing sweeter than handwritten notes from my kids.

Day 21/Feb 21 - A Fave Photo Of You:  I don't really have a fave photo of me but I do love this baby photo.  I don't have a lot of my baby pics so this one's a bit special.

Ok...that's it until next week! Thanks for stopping by. :)

Sheree xx

Monday, February 20, 2012

This week's Scrapz Daily Challenge

This week we're playing with paint over at Scrapz.Biz and I've created a new What's Cooking challenge to kick things off.  Here's a little peek at my sample page...

You can find my full page and details of the challenge HERE. :)

Sheree xx

Friday, February 17, 2012

Scrapz Daily Challenges

Here's a little peek at my sample page for the Base Jump Challenges I've set over at Scrapz.Biz this week.

Have you ever done one of these challenges before?  I've provided a base design as the starting point for the page and then you finish it off.  It's so fun and interesting to see how differently everyone's pages turn out!  If you'd like to join in the fun you can find all the details HERE.

Now to share my sketch and sample page for last week's sketch challenge!  You can still enter this challenge too as you've got until 29 February to submit your entries for all February challenges. :)

Here's my sketch...

And this was my sample page...

The boys had so much fun with Paul in the helicopter on this day...they were so excited to get in there with their Daddy and really felt part of it all wearing the headsets too! LOL

Another closeup...

You can find all the details of this challenge and how to enter HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Sheree xx

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Swap

Earlier this year I finally caved and signed up to Twitter...and it's one of the best things I ever did!  I have the loveliest little circle of friends there who I chat with every day.  We all have so much in common!   It's such a nice way to stay in touch...and I've made some beautiful new friends too!

A little while ago Georgette came up with the fun idea of us all doing a Valentine's Swap.  Yes please!!!  The idea was that we were each assigned a swap partner and we had do send them a beautifully wrapped parcel that contained three parts...something Valentine's themed, something Blythe themed and something of our own choice.

My swap partner ended up being lovely Georgette and I had so much fun putting her gift together.  I wish I'd thought to take a photo of what I sent her before I posted it off but I'm happy to say she loved her parcel of goodies.

Now just take a look at what Georgie sent to me!  She wrapped it all so looked so pretty I almost didn't want to open it up!

And she was so very thoughful to include a little Valentine's surprise for Ayden, Riley and Madi too.  They were so excited!
 I started by opening one of the smaller packages and found this beautiful little Blythe dress made by Georgie and some cute little hair!!!
The next package was the Valentine's themed gift and was full of these fabulous scrapping perfect for me!!!  I love absolutely everything in there...and there was a cute heart pen too!  I can't wait to use these on my pages. :)
 Finally I opened the larger package and couldn't believe what was inside...the most gorgeous little cushion in my fave fabrics!!!  I couldn't believe how much effort Georgie had gone too to make this for me...I really do love it SO much!!!  There was also some yummy heart shaped chocolates and an 'S' stamp just for me.
 To say I felt totally spoiled was an understatement!  The cushion is so perfect on my red craft room chair don't you think?
Thank you SO much once again Georgie not only for spoiling me but for organising the swap too!!!

Everyone involved in the swap did such a wonderful job putting their gifts together and we all had so much fun sharing our photos as we opened our gifts on the day.  So fun!!!  I love my Twitter friends!! :)

Sheree xx

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Photo a Day

It's time to share my Feb Photo a Day pics from this past week.   

Day 8/Feb 8 - Sun:  No sun this afternoon!  It was hiding behind all those dark clouds!

Day 9/Feb 9 - Front Door:  This is ours...and it's raining again!

Day 10/Feb 10 - Self Portrait:  Sneaking a Bananaberry Bash smoothie before picking the kids up from school. YUM! :)

Day 11/Feb 11 - Makes You Happy:  This super cute owl bracelet from lovely Mel (for my birthday last week) is making me very happy!!  Love it so much!

Day 12/Feb 12 - Inside Your Closet:  Here's a little peek inside mine.

Day 13/Feb 13 - Blue:  Some of my fave blue vintage fabrics from my stash.

Day 14/Feb 14 - Heart:  It's Valentine's Day! This was a raspberry and white chocolate tart that Paul and I had for desert at lunch today.  Delicious!

I'll be back next week with another batch! :)

Sheree xx

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Scrapz.Biz Daily Challenges

This week was my turn to set the sketch challenge over at Scrapz.Biz.  If you'd like to join in and go into the draw to win one of the monthly prize vouchers you can find the sketch and all the details HERE.  Here's a little peek at my sample page...

Last week I set the Scrap a Rainbow challenge.  The theme was Gelati so I went with these yummy colours and inspiration pic!

This was my sample page...

I misted my background  and had fun creating all my layered circles from all sorts of bits and pieces...

You can see a list of what I've used on my page HERE.

I think this was the first time Madi had ever had an icecream bought from the icecream truck! LOL  She loved it!

If you like this colour combo you can still join in with this challenge.  You've got until 29 February 2012 to enter!  All the details can be found HERE. :)

Sheree xx

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Photo a Day

Thankyou so much for all the lovely birthday wishes left on my last post!  It was so wonderful to hear from each and every one of you.  Thankyou! xx :)

Now for a photo update. If you follow my blog you'll know that last month I was playing along with the January Photo A Day challenge set by Chantelle over on her blog.  I really enjoyed snapping my iPhone pics each day and was so happy to see a brand new list for February!

So here's my first week's worth of pics for Feb...

Day 1/Feb 1 - Your View Today:  This was my view from the car as I waited for the kids to finish school in the afternoon.

Day 2/Feb 2 - Words:  Sweet little notes from my special!

Day 3/Feb 3 - Hands:  These little hands love to be wrapped around their DS's!

Day 4/Feb 4 - A Stranger:  This was a tricky one...but here are lots of them waiting in the cinema foyer for their movies to begin.

Day 5/Feb 5 - 10am:  On my red clocks

Day 6/Feb 6 - Dinner:  A chicken salad.  It was too hot for anything else!

Day 7/Feb 7 - Button:  Some pretty buttons from my stash. :)

Hope you enjoyed my pics this week!  I'll be back next week with more.

Are you playing along?  It's not too late to join in!

Sheree xx