Sunday, October 28, 2007

Fancy a Chuckle?

Here is a clip I found on Emily Falconbriges blog. What a crack up. I was so impressed by Mick's (I mean David Attenborough's) knowledge of all the proper terminoligy. That's Emily's Hubby btw. And what an amazing space. I was overjoyed to see that her scrap area is almost bigger than the kitchen. That's the way it ought to be!

Thanks for letting us into your home Falcos - and for the laugh.


So I went to my girlfriend Kelly's place on Friday morning to take some pics of their four week old twin baby boys. And would you believe it MY CAMERA IS STUFFED!!!! I tried to call NIKON in Sydney, to seee if it was someting that could be fixed over the phone, but kept getting a voicemail.
I am not hopeful though, as it seems fairly serious. When you look through the viewfinder it is just totally black -as though the lens cap is on, only it's not . . . .
Why do these things always happen on the weekend?
I am totally devestated. Can't shoot, can't upload! UUUuuuuuggghh! My life is over!

Not sure what our next move is here. There is no NIKON service centre here in Bunbury, so we will have to take it to Perth. That could be weeks from now. I am trying not to cry.

So here are some pics from Thursday:

The dogs had their summer clips on Tuesday. That's ^BANJO ^. Always big smiles from him for the camera.And here's ^MOLLY^. I think I caught her pre-woof!lol. Cos she looks like she is about to kiss the camera!

Alright, I am off to mope some more about the camera.

Take care

Monday, October 22, 2007

No Promises!

I'm on a roll, but I can't promise to regularly make two posts in the space of a week. I just had to share my latest project for 2 Devils. This one is for a "next step" or techniques class rather than beginners. SO I have gone for the good old trusty Stitching Scraps technique. A bit wierd ripping up brand new paper for this as it is supposed to be a way to use up your little scraps - but heaps of fun all the same.
Here is a close up of the flower embellishments. I am wrapped with how these turned out. They are just collections chipboard flowers with a coat of MM paint. Then I have used a clear embossing powder to give the glossy finish. The brads are Queen & Co.I rarely use embellishments that are different colours to what is in the PP, but I am really happy with the way the burnt orange looks.
My next project is for Rochelle at Embellishbits. A Christmassy themed one, so stay tuned for some sneak peeks.

And finally - Here is what happens when you turn on the shower and don't undress your two-year-old before taking the three-year-old to the toilet! She had heaps of fun though!

Take Care

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Yeah . . . I know

So I'll get all the cliches out of the way first. Where has the time gone? I've just beeen so busy. I kept meaning to update my blog. I can't belive how fast this month has gone, can you belive it has been 38 days since my last post? Have I missed any?lol.

Right, that's done now onto the sharing. I have been a pretty busy little scrapper this month. Fistly I had three kids classes at 2 Devils during the school holidays. It was actually a lot of fun and the kids were great. Here are the projects we did.

A couple of things I have learned from the kids classes:
  • Adults should ALWAYS apply glue - children then stick the element in place!
  • There is a HUGE difference between a 7 year old's and my opinion of "a little bit of ink"!
  • It is a BAD idea to place a bowl of lollies on the table!
  • And finally - Kids a really sweet (I received three handmade cards 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 AAaawwww)

Next! Here is a LO I did for Rochelle at Embellishbits using the Buzz & Bloom callouts.

If I am honest I really didn't have any idea of what to do with them at firs, but I remembered that I had a very chatty 21 month old. And so it just seemed to fit that I did a LO of all the words she was saying at the time (80+ by the way - and I am sure she has added about 80 more in the last month).

I have finally got around to joining in the challenges at Scrappin' Bitz again. It seems like an eternity! SO here is my latest offering for the kit cahallenge.

It's a bit of a departure from my usual style, but I seemed to fit the one small photo vs 12x12.

Then of course there is my Really Just Ribbons DT work. What a joy this was. Some fanatastic "not ribbon" stuff came with our goodie this time. Check these out!

The Ribbon (of course) bling, big white flowers and adhhesive tape for these projects were all from Jenny. Oooh what fun!

Now my S4L stuff. Here is my September project. It is a mini-album that I made for Grace I have laminated the pages, so she can actually play with it.

And I have saved the best for last. It was my turn to do the Monthly Scrap Pack for S4L this month. Now, as the Newsletter hasn't come out yet, I can only give a sneak peek. Here it is:

Can't wait to share the rest of the projects. I will have to wait until the beginning of Novemeber though. So looking back at all this work, I think I am going to give myself a break for not blogging as regulalry as I could have . . . . I'm exhausted!

Take Care