Saturday, 29 September 2007

Paper Crafts Festival

Well, worked yesterday at the paper crafts festival, came home pretty exhausted. It was busier than we were expecting which was good. The day just flew past. I power scrapped the night before with new paper lines to have examples, so this didn't help with the exhaustion! I didn't even have time to photograph them before I took them in, so you will have to wait to see them. At the moment I am busy with Christmas projects for the shop. That is certainly keeping me busy! But there are some gorgeous new Christmas lines out already! Anyway, I have a mini book to finish off for my niece who has just turned one, so that will keep me busy for today! Her party is tomorrow, so time is of the essence! Chow for now!

Thursday, 27 September 2007

New Blog links

Hidiho, just dropping in to welcome my newest blog links! Over at Scrapbook City some of the girls decided we should get out and blog more and support each others blogs. I thought it a great idea so have joined in the fun. I now have links for Jen U, Terri, Tish, Wendy, Trudi (my adoptive daughter ;) ) and Tam. Make sure if you visit you go over and say Hi to them too!

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Busy Week

Well, I am half way through a busy week. The best thing about this week is the release of issue 59 of FK. I have two layouts in there this month! Very exciting, these are the layouts:

Great news when I came home yesterday, FK has decided to pick up another layout of mine for their back to school gallery!

Well, as for other news, I will be working at the Paper Craft Festival on Friday. This should be a bit of fun, and a good way to get out of the house for a little break. I am lucky the in-laws are able to come and take care of the little ferrals while I am there!

As for today, the lovely Aunty Jenny is coming to take the girls out for the day, so I am going shopping with my good friend Deb. We are heading over to Photocontinental. I have promised not to spend too much on photographic equipment!! Although I am starting to price flashes and light meters and reflectors......OK I promise to behave!

Which reminds me, I need to load in some photos from the Fete Part II last Friday night. Great fun had by all. Catch you soon.

Friday, 14 September 2007

Latest Work

I thought I had better get some of my recent pages up, since I haven't put any up for ages....

This one was for Scrapbook City and uses some of the new Cosmo Cricket papers.

This used new Scenic Route papers and was also for the shop.

This was inspired by the latest Scrapbook Creations - Colour Challenge of magenta & mango.

For the shop, new Cloud 9 papers. I really love this one.

This was for a newsletter feature on using buttons creatively. Quite like how this one turned out.

Monday, 10 September 2007

What a few weeks....

Well, it has been a busy and stressful few weeks. August/September is traditionally busy for us with birthday's every which way you turn, and fathers day and the school fete. This year we had to add a sad moment with the death of my grandma. She was just 83 and so full of life that it took us all by surprise when she had a heart attack. My grandma collected giraffes and there were 15 giraffes in her collection, one went to each of her 15 grandchildren. I was lucky enough to take home a big concrete one, the one we gave her as a family for a birthday (or maybe mothers day), so there is extra sentiment in that. To show what an amazing woman she was, she had also organised the crotcheted face washers that she gives to each great-grandchild each Christmas already for this years Christmas bag.

My little boy, Liam is now a big three year old. Although he is heavily in denial, and often answers - "um maybe one" when asked how old he is! Very cute.

I managed to get my For Keeps awards for excellence entry off in time. Now, along with the Scrapbooking Memories competition I will be waiting for news on this one!

We have some busy times coming up at the shop too as we start thinking about Christmas classes and projects. I also started my series of Photo Know How classes. So far so good there.

Now, I need to include some pictures, especially for my sister in law Sue!

Here is the Story Bridge, complete with climbers taken from a CityCat during the June/July holidays.

Here is one of the images from the Lunar eclipse. Turned out alright, despite the light cloud that seemed to be around.

Here is the moon coming out from the eclipse.

And here we have the reluctant birthday boy! Look at that face!!