Sunday, June 29, 2008

Forgive me ...

... everyone ... for I have sinned - it's been over a month since my last blog post! That's just terrible!

I guess that life sometimes gets in the way of blogging, so, sorry about that. It's been a hectic month or so in the Bradford household - we've had a lot of illness, with poor little Liam having an ear infection, complicated by gastro, for 10 days, which wasn't pleasant. It's soooo nice to not be cleaning up spew anymore! Then, of course, Nick and I got a touch of the tummy bug too, so suffice to say that there were 2 weeks back at the start of June that I would just rather forget about.

Last weekend I had a lovely scrapping day at Sandy's house, a little get-together with Sandy, Lizzy and Alz, to celebrate Scrapchat's 1st Birthday! And, it was timed to perfection to coincide with a fantastic online class that Gypsy organised with THE Rhonna Farrer herself! It was such an honour to have Rhonna at Scrapchat, and she had prepared an absolutely stunning LO for the class as well. I haven't had a chance to choose my photos yet so I haven't started my LO, but I'm ready and raring to get to it this week, given that I've managed to clear a few things off my to-do list this week just passed. I've got a busy time ahead of me too, with a few extra jobs I've picked up around Scrapchat to help Gypsy out ... but at least it will keep my scrapping ticking over!

This weekend was also the cybercrop at The Stamp Shak forum, and I prepared the card challenge sample. I came up with the theme of 'Turning Points' for the cybercrop, and the layout challenges posted by Chelle and Gypsy were fabulous. The challenge I set was to make a sympathy card, and a few lovely examples have already been posted in the gallery, so thanks to those girls who have tried my challenge :)

Yesterday, I had a lovely lunch with Scrapmanda, who was down in Melbourne for a work function. It was lovely to catch up with her again :) We found a nifty little store on Glenferrie Road and Amanda picked up some lace and bits and pieces, and I got some very cute little organza flowers as well.

And today, the Bradford family (as well as the rest of Melbourne) finally got to try out the new Eastlink tollway, which is open as of today. Ashton was very excited to be able to drive on the roads that we've been watching being constructed for so long now ... and was so excited driving through the tunnels! I'm surprised as to how steep the tunnels are ... and how long ... but the road is nice, and it will make my special long-distance scrapping excursions down to Paper2 in Mornington much more do-able now :D And that's always a good thing!

Well, I'll post some pics so you can see a few of the things that I've been working on of late! Thanks for looking, thanks for reading my ramblings, and I'll talk to you soon.


Here is my sample for the Sympathy card challenge -

And here is my take on Challenge 2 - about a turning point in your life, and the LO had to include a flower, a heart and a rubon. I'm really pleased with how this one turned out!

And he's one of my favourite pics of Ashton when he was younger ... he's only just started walking, and was so proud of himself! And he LOVES Dr Seuss books now, so it was the perfect quote :)

And this is one I did a month or so ago, and I didn't like it at all ... but it's been sitting to the side of my desk, and it's grown on me now! I drew the white line around the edge of the page, and I'm happy with it now. Funny how tastes can change!

Thanks for looking!