Monday, July 31, 2006

{Quote of the month}

"If you want children to keep their feet on the ground - put some responsibilty on their shoulders." Abigail Van Buren

Third Time Lucky!!

It took me three goes at this know the layout that just won't work for you??!! Well I put away for a month and when I went back to it..voila...easy!!!!!

{Sweet Cheeks}

I'm very slowly making my way through these old baby photos..makes you realize how quickly time flies..

Double Layouts

Hey, I'm back onto doubles!! I had a little stint with single LO's and now I'm can get a lot more photos done on doubles!!

Sunday, July 30, 2006

My Chooks

I get such pleasure out of little things - collecting eggs from my chooks everyday and watching the kids scoff them for breakky is so satisfying. you can't beat fresh eggs - when I make quiche it looks like custard - the yolks are so yellow!!

In the Zone

What a great day - sun is shining - the sky is blue - I spent all day at a crop!! No washing, stacking dishwasher etc etc done AT ALL ..DH made dinner...
I had one of those scrapping days where everything flows..not the quickest mind you - Petrina did 8 LO's today at the scrap!! Very impressive. I did 3 and finished 1 UFO..that's fine by me..
It's a good life.
Here's my last Lo for July's comp..I used "everyday" photos..not the "hero" ones.. I can't seem to get the colour right in the photo...oh well - you get the idea!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

princess for a day..

my beautiful daughter - I got such a shock when she was all dressed for a birthday party on the weekend - she looks so grown up!!! Hard to believe that she is only 5!!
I can't wait to scrap this photo!!!


Already it's the end of July - I'm sure time speeds up as you get older!!! I have been busy is very busy this time of year, and I have got my scrap mojo back..I have entered the Everyday Moments Comp that For Keeps and Blue Bazaar are running, and it has really made me look at different ranges and challenge myself - I am having a ball..Here are the 2 LO's I have done so far..only one to go - by the end of July..I had better get a wriggle on..

Thursday, July 20, 2006

just another day..

Just another day in Bundy...get up, kids to school, clean the house, go to work, pick up kids, make tea, bath, stories and the news and get depressed by all the idiots in the world, and the poor families who pay the price...
How do I still find energy to sit and scrap...It's tempting to go to bed...maybe I'll just have one early night...
LO of DH and DD - isn't she the spitting image of him!!!
night night...

Monday, July 17, 2006

Whale season.....

I had to put a jumper on for the first time today - it's freezing!!! Amazing how you acclimatise..I think it was still about 16 degrees, we used to have picnics in England at 16 degrees!! We finally had some rain which was wonderful - I feel like hibernating..but kids,work, husband, house know....
We have whales going past the coast at the moment. I watch these magnificent, gentle animals, and simply can not understand how anyone could kill or even harm them!!!There was a mother and calf at Bargara today - they frollicked close to shore for hours, cuddling and playing with each other.. What is it that draws us to marine mammals??? Why do we feel a connection to dolphins and whales?? Is it because of their intelligence, or that we, too are mammals - or is it simply awe?? You have to wonder who is the superior species!!!
Anyway - how priviledged are we to have this at our back door... This photo was taken from a friends backyard...yes backyard!!!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Christmas in July - WHY???

I just don't get the fascination for "Christmas in July". Christmas in December comes around quickly enough!!! I am just happy to be cool - positively freezing for us - down to 15 degrees..
Everyone in Bundaberg has a fleecy jumpy and woolly hat on. It is quite funny for those of you who live in cold climates. Great weather for scrapbooking though - pyjamas on, music on...scrapbooking Christmas photos in July..maybe...

{Quote of the month.}

Two may live together under the same roof, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends.-
Mary Catherwood

Thursday, July 06, 2006

My Boys

What a handsome pair!! I have scrapped this photo about 5 times for various albums..amazing how different the LOs turn out. Once again - love the photo. Scrapbooking is so easy when you love the photo!! I have created a little doodled viney thing..not sure about it. Great to try new things though. I love the Lil Davis spotty flower. I started this whole lo with the photo and that flower!! It's a bit like buying the shoes before the dress.

How time flies...

I can't believe that it is July already - it sort of sneaks up on us up here because we don't get cold...all of a sudden it is the second half of the year..
Well school hols are nearly over. I will be glad to get back into a routine - especially a children's bed time routine. It seems to have gone out of the window over the last two weeks. Having children up late eats up my scrapping time.. but I have managed to get a few layouts done.
I just love this photo - she was laughing at her Uncle on Christmas Eve.. I was working on it and went to bed, and when I came back to it the next day, I thought I should just leave it...pretty simple, but with a great photo subject - maybe less is more??
This colour card is in huge piles on my desk at the moment (thanks Petrina!!) Gumbo - it even sounds yummy. Looks great with colour and black and white. Thankfully I don't scrap my photos in order, or I would have a whole "gumbo" period..(very renaissance in a New Orleans sort of way..)