Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A couple of cards and a layout to show you ....

Well, for some unknown reason, I seem to be on a bit of a roll with my creating at the moment - I went for sooooo long doing absolutely nothing, and now I'm doing a layout or card every day or so - woot woot!

Anyway, here are the latest things to show you -

And some lovely paper from the Olivia range from Basic Grey -

And how cute is this little dude?  I bought a mixed pack of chipboard bits and pieces, just because this little guy was in the pack  :)

Well, that's all for now - I had a play with my Copic markers and one of my new La La Land stamps last night - have to turn him into a card tonight, so I might have something else to show you tomorrow.

Talk to you soon,

We're all famous -

Hello again -

Browing through all the Facebook newsfeeds last night, and noticed that Leanne Stamatellos now has her very own website (and what a fabulous job her designer has done, too!)  ... and I highly suggest you check out pic 15 in the Portraits gallery ... might see some little rugrats that look familiar :D

And we all feature on her new blog header as well - which you can see here.

Leanne really does do such beautiful work ... I can highly recommend booking a session with her if you get the chance!

Anyway, that's it for now - will hopefully have some pics to show you later today.

Take care!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Yay - another layout done ...

Hello again -

Well, what a busy week it's been!   All the usual running around during the week, and then I had the chance to do a Copic beginners course with Vicki this morning at the Picture to Page scrapbooking show.

It was great to spend a couple of hours learning how to use these markers properly - they really are fantastic!  And then we got to do the obligatory scrap shopping at the show afterwards - picked up a few bargains, and a couple of super-cute La La Land stamps, to use my new Copic markers on ... and I even managed to win myself a door prize!   I never win anything, so this was a lovely surprise.   I chose a beautiful pack of Fancy Pants papers - the "That Boy" range - lovely muted boy colours on Kraft cardstock ... right up my alley!

Anyway, only one pic to show you tonight - whipped this up during the week after flicking back through our photos from Christmas time .... I never thought I'd end up using the St Kilda Schoolgirl saga as inspiration for a scrapbooking layout, but there you go.   I really love how this series of photos turned out.

Well, that's it from me for now - I'm off to play with some of my new purchases from today.   We've got another 1st birthday party to go to tomorrow, so not much crafting time for me I'm afraid - hopefully I can get back into it again tomorrow night.

Hope you're all having a great weekend so far, and I'll talk to you again soon.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Everybody loves Liam ...

Well, here it is, as promised - the pic of the layout I worked on last weekend while Nick took the boys camping.

Finally opened up my new sewing machine last night (only bought it a month ago!) and had a play with the machine stitching border around the pic ...

For info, the journalling reads: 
I don’t know what it is about Liam …

but it seems that all the ladies love him!  
He’s always had more girls for friends than boys
at ABC … Hannah ( of course!), and then Emily
and Alexia, and then there’s Daniella up at school
while we’re waiting for Ashton, but now that Liam’s started at kinder, 
the trend for female friends
is continuing!   After each kinder session,
there are long goodbyes with Emily, and now
there’s also Elsa, Eden, and Tori  
to contend with - they even jostle for position,
to be able to sit next to Liam for story time!  
I don’t know how he does it … but then again,
he’s so darn cute,
I guess it’s no real surprise ….

Thanks for looking!

Talk to you soon,

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Feeling a bit like the family taxi ...

Hello again!

Haven't had a lot time to do very much creating lately - I seem to be either working, dropping off at school or kinder or childcare, or picking up from school or kinder or childcare, or driving to basketball, or driving to gymnastics, or driving to swimming, or attending kinder as a parent helper, or attending kinder Social Committee meetings, or attending kinder Management Committee meetings, or attending morning teas at either school or kinder .... spare time - what's that??   So much for taking 2 hours each week and having some ME time ... so far, each week, something else has had to come first.   Hopefully, next week, I'll get 2 hours of ME time, all just for me, but knowing me, I'll either book something into the diary, or if I do have free time, I won't know what to do with myself!

Anyway, I did have a chance to put a little layout together very quickly last night while Nick was out at (yet another) work function ... and I also did a card using the February card sketch challenge over at Scrapchat -

And I'm currently putting the finishing touches to a double layout I started on the weekend when Nick had taken the boys away camping ... it's almost finished, but I want to do some machine stitching on it, so I will need to actually open up the sewing machine that I bought about a month ago, and learn how to use it first!

Stay tuned for a pic of that layout though - I'm really loving how it's coming together so far ...

I had the opportunity to be a helper at kinder again last week, and it was great fun!   Liam has settled in really well to the kinder routine (we haven't been late once - not even when it's an 8.30 am start!), and he has already made many friends.   His teacher and her assistant are just lovely - they really do run a fabulous program there.  

Anyway, I need to go peruse the instruction manual for my new sewing machine, so I'll leave it there for now.

Talk to you soon,