Thursday, August 19, 2010

The CD has arrived ...

Hello all!

Very excited tonight, as I checked my letterbox today, and the CD from Leanne Stamatellos Photography had arrived (packaged beautifully, I might add  - of course!).

Here are a few more pics from the shoot ... there are so many great shots, it's hard to choose a favourite!

So there you go - some really great shots there - lots to keep myself busy at my scrapbooking table for the next little while, that's for sure!

Thanks for looking, and I'll talk to you soon.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

The sneak peek ....

Hello again -

Just thought I'd let you know that the sneak peek of our photo session with the lovely Leanne Stamatellos is now up on her blog ... you can check out the pics here.

I'm so thrilled with what Leanne has done - it's lovely to have such beautiful shots of the boys, and I really like the one of Nick and I as well.   The family is going to get lots of lovely pics as Christmas presents now!

I can't wait to see the rest of the pics from the session ... will post up some once I've received the CD.

Thanks again Leanne - it was lovely to finally meet you, and seeing these photos tonight has just made my weekend.

That's all from me for now - hope you've all had a lovely weekend, and I'll talk to you soon.


Saturday, August 14, 2010

A double woohoo for a double layout!!

Hello again -

I had a little bit more inspiration last night and completed another layout - this time, it's a double, and I've managed to put 7 photos on it.

Really, really pleased with how this one's turned out - I just love the colours.

I have soooo many photos from Fiji, it's good to knock a few over on the one page. :)

Off to peruse the photos some more and see what else I can come up with!

I'm still waiting on my sneak peek from Leanne Stamatellos from our photo shoot last week too, but as soon as I hear about it (hopefully this weekend), I'll let you know.

Talk to you soon,


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Woohoo! Finally, a Fiji photo layout ...

I know, I know ... it's only taken me just over 2 months, but I have finally scrapped one of the MANY photos that we took in Fiji.

I really like this pic of Ashton and I (shame Nick didn't wait until the lady in the background had walked out of shot, but oh well). We both look so relaxed and tanned and happy - and we were!  This was taken at the Bilo bar ... a fabulous little place that became our regular haunt before dinner - we could have a couple of drinks at happy hour, and the kids were entertained by David on the lawn, with colouring, singing, board games you name it!   Free babysitting during happy hour - perfect!

I'm looking through some more Fiji pics now, so I'll hopefully have some more to show soon.

That's all for now - hope you've had a great week so far, and I'll talk to you soon.


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Uh oh .....

... somehow, in attempting to check out the new Template Designer for Blogger, I inadvertantly changed all the settings in my blog, and I can't get it back to looking how it did!  I've been browsing through all the new options, however I'm not finding any of them to be particularly inspiring, so I've chosen this one for now, until I have the time to sit down and go through them more carefully.

Well, what a busy little bee I've been - I finally finished off the wedding invitations this week, and delivered them to the client this morning.   She was very happy with them, so now it's just a matter of waiting for the RSVP date, finishing off the placecards, and then that's another job done.  I'll try and take a pic of them this week and post it up on here to show you.

I also had the opportunity (finally) to meet the lovely Leanne Stamatellos yesterday, as I had arranged for her to do a family photo shoot with us.   We arranged this back in February this year, and we nearly stumbled at the last hurdle - Nick came home during the week and announced that he now had to work this weekend!   Thankfully, it was only on the Sunday, and thankfully Leanne was happy to change her schedule around whilst in Melbourne, and we were able to fit our shoot in on Saturday afternoon instead of Sunday afternoon as planned.

It was so nice to finally meet Leanne - I have 'known' her for quite a while, but have not met her in person until now.   She was fabulous with the boys - instantly forming a rapport with them - and made both Nick and I feel very comfortable in front of the lens ... hopefully this will translate to some lovely photos.   I can't believe that to date, we only have ONE photo of all four of us, and that was taken back when Liam was only about 5 months old!  I'm very much looking forward to seeing the pics - Leanne thinks she may be able to have a sneak peek up on her blog by next weekend ... I'll post something here as soon as I can :)

My Saturday was also particlarly busy because I had to prepare for the school Trivia Night last night - as well as running around picking up the props that I wanted for the photo shoot, doing the grocery shopping and getting my hair straightened, I also had to fit in making the rice paper rolls that I was taking for supper last night - and I wanted to be in town for our photos by 2.30, to meet Leanne at 3.00.  A busy busy day, but all the timing worked out perfectly, and Melbourne put on an absolutely stunning day for the photos.

The trivia night was heaps of fun - we didn't win, but I think we ended up coming 4th or 5th, out of 20 tables, which is a pretty good effort.   Our table was themed purple, and I was fully purpled-up - even donned a long purple wig for the night - I'll see if I can post a pic on here at some stage.   Thanks to all my purple team members for coming along and helping us on the night - we had a blast!

Poor Nick had to work today though - headed out the door at 8.30 this morning (yes, on a Sunday!), and didn't get home until after 8.30 tonight - so, he's understandably exhausted.  The boys and I did have a lovely day though - after delivering the invitations this morning, we headed over to the Eltham Lower Park again, and the boys had a pony ride and then we all went on the trains ... so many people there today though - had to queue for an hour to get on the train!

Anyway, I think that's all that I have to report to you for now - now that I have the wedding invitations done, I should be able to devote some time to scrapping again.  Can you believe that I haven't scrapped one single photo from our Fiji trip yet?   And I'm going to have even more to work on soon once Leanne's pics come through ... I'd better get cracking!

I think it's time for another reorganisation/clean out of my scrapping area - it always seems to work to provide me with some inspiration (and refresh my memory as to exactly what I have in my stash) - that might be a good place to start tomorrow night, and see if the inspiration flows from there.

I hope you all have a lovely week ... thanks for reading my ramblings ,,, and I'll talk to you soon.