Tuesday, April 28, 2009

an ARTY new challenge blog

The other day while blog hopping I came across a new challenge blog called ARTtastic... it's tops!! Go check it out. Basically each month they will post up a painting by one of the great artists and you use it as inspiration for your layout. This months is this painting by Gustav Klimt - who was always one of my faves... maybe that's what got me so interested.

And this is what I did (darn blogger and it's sideways photos!!) you see it right ways up on the ARTtastic blog

Bye and thanks for visiting. I'm sick at the moment with a BAD cold (yuck) so not too much going on here right now... except for sleeping whenever possible and generally feeling yuck the rest of the time! Isaac has the same thing so he's feeling just as good except he doesn't have to look after a sick mummy. ;)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

some more recent creations

I have got the mojo happening right now... must be taking my mind of the pain a bit I think. I have been feeling better though... hubby has taught me some stretches which are helping heaps. Also working up to do my hydro-therapy program in another month or so.
anyways this is what I've been up to....

This is for this months White with 1 challenge (link in side bare over there ------>) this is the first time I have done this one and it was a tricky colour combo too... white & coral. Who knew I would have so much coral coloured stuff in my stash?! This is what I pulled out to use...

and my layout....

Just did this one last night for this months 123 challenge (link also in side bar) It's been YONKS since I did one, thought it was about time! Very happy with how it turned out too... isn't he just a big sook?! lol

Did this one earlier in the week for Scrap Therapy's blind scrap...

And also had a bit of a catch up today on some of the 52 pick up challenges over at LSBS.
challenge #16 to scrap a heritage/subtle colour layout

challenge #15 (set by moi!) to scrap your Easter photos... I see blogger is uploading sideways photos again!!

Only 2 more to do and I'll be up to date... and a new one coming Sunday night. If you have not already checked it out, please do! GO here to register and find out what it's all about and here to see all the challenges. You can join in any time!
Thanks for visiting and any comments you have xx

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

a week of scrapping

I've been making sure I make time in my day every day lately to do even just a little bit of scrapping, it makes me feel so much better. Here's what I've done lately...

This first one was all I managed to get done for the Enchanted Scrapbooking CC.... love how it turned out.

These two were for challenges at our CC at LSBS.... gosh that was a funny CC!!!

This one is for the monthly sketch challenge over at Scrap Therapy. You also had to incorporate 'chocolate' into the layout somehow either in the pics or colours or with words....

I have also done a bit of challenge blog hopping so have a few in the pipline for those... back soon with more to share. thanks for visiting :)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Let's Get Physical Baby!!

The LSBS cybercrop is in full swing and it going off!! Too funny!! You can check out all the challenges and chat here.

Here's my challenge example layout... had heaps of fun with this one.

Bye!! I'm going to scrap now...

Let's get physical!!

Tonight is cybercrop time at LSBS, come on over and join in the fun and games... you never know you may just get to flex your muscles' ;)

I'm seriously running out of time today as Isaac has just woken after only 1 hour sleep (arrrggghhh!!!!) but I promise I'll be back with some layouts and that tag later on.

Enchanted Scrapbooking also have their first ever CC tonight so pop on over there and see what fairy goodness they are getting up to! Bye.
PS SO glad it's Friday and CC night - hubby is under strict to NOT be home late and I'm off duty from 6.30pm!!! Glad my scrap room door has a lock on it and I have music so I can pretend I can't hear them!! Nasty aren't I? lol

Thursday, April 16, 2009

So do you want the good news or the bad news?

The good news is that I was invited to be part of the Enchanted Scrapbooking Design Team. :)

The bad news is that I am unable to continue with the position for the time being for reasons outlined in the post the other day about my Kaiser DT application. To be fair on everyone I thought it better to speak up now as I felt I wouldn't be able to hold up my end of the bargain. I'm a bit sad about it now (actually very sad) but I did what I did... :(

Also sad about not working with, the other DT member, the very talented Tiff Sawyer who I have just discovered as a result of all of this.... but I can still watch what she gets up to :)

I simply adore their kits and just can't wait to see what the future holds for them. I wish Jodi and Tracey all the best. (((hugs))) girls. :) And thanks so much for inviting me to be part of your team and I'm sorry it didn't work out.

This is what I got up to with the April kits...

Whoooo loves faires pack...

Layout 1

Layout 2

and a card with the leftovers

Little Boy Auto pack...

Layout 1

Layout 2

and a card with the leftovers

A Splash of Colour pack...

Layout 1

Layout 2...

and another card with the leftovers :)

It was indeed loads of fun playing with those amazing kits - they are fantastic value, all 3 of these are only $12 each!! Go and check it out!
Be back in the morning with cybercrop info for tomorrow night and a blog award (thanks Tiff!) Thanks for visiting and any comments you have :)

Monday, April 13, 2009

I've been creating today

trying to catch up on the 52 pick up challenges at LSBS.... I was 5 behind out of 15. this is what I've done today... only 3 more to go now and I'll be up to date.... pretty sure I can manage that by the time next weeks challenge goes up!
this challenge was to use a not so perfect photo... it's not supposed to be sideways.... hmmm, but you get the idea! lol
this challenge was to use minimal journalling, lots of white space, buttons and no PP...
this is the journal that was challenge 7 to hold all the challenges... I did a bit of a re-vamp of it yesterday now it's working for me!

and another one I did earlier in the week...

Back to school here in the NT tomorrow, Leroy is soooo excited. He misses his friends and teachers. So happy that he loves it so much. Bye and thanks for visiting and any comments you have :)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

this made me laugh out loud


This weeks 52 pick up challenge is up here at LSBS.... I have set the challenge using the photos that I talked about in my post this morning. Here's my layout example....

Hope you all had a lovely day.... I had some FANTASTIC news today which made my day... about someone in my family which I can't share yet! But I'm so happy about it!

Happy Easter!

A couple of pics from a very excited Leroy (the Easter Bunny was a clever cookie and put the eggs in his room in a cooler bag with a frozen popper so they would not melt in the heat) and a 'couldn't really care less' Isaac (who has had conjunctivitis caught from his brother, that's why his eyes look so swollen)... hope you have a wonderful Easter. We had quite a sleep in today, compared to last year anyway! Leroy woke screaming for Mummy at 5.30; he'd had a bad dream and thought I was moving back to our old house without him. Sad huh? Not sure what that's about. I gave him a big cuddle for half hour and he drifted back off to sleep, then he came into our bed forgetting to check his room first! He eventually dragged us up after 7 to go hunting!

But I deserve that little sleep in... this is what happened last year!!! Isaac was only about 3 months old and still night waking so Leroy was having disturbed nights sleep anyway... but on the night before Easter he was just so darn excited that it took him *hours* to go to sleep in the first place, and as the Easter Bunny came in the middle of the night (I think I saw a glimpse of him while I was up breastfeeding ) Leroy saw his haul in his room about 2am. He had just discovered that there was a couple of tiny eggs on his dresser in his egg cup... well they went in a flash. I thought 'oh well, no biggie' and he did go back to sleep... or so I thought. About an hour later I was awoken not by a crying bubba but by dim light in my face.... Leroy was up and hunting through his room for more eggs... it was 3am and he had found more that had been hidden in amoung the toys... I told him he had to wait till morning and to go to sleep. I laid with him till he went to sleep but was awoken again at about 4.30 by more light and when I went into his room - well tried - I couldn't get in... he had been having a little floor picnic at 4.30am with his choc eggs and had fallen asleep on the floor behind the door - I assume so we wouldn't bust him in the act!! - having had his fill. Of course I had to snap a photo of the evidence after removing him from the floor! Too funny!

Have a great day. xxx

Saturday, April 11, 2009

lookie what I got...

I have been dreaming of a digi SLR for years and it's gonna be another few years before I can afford one I think... but thanks to Kevin 07 we decided to go and buy a new point and shoot - the best one we could afford. So happy with our choice too.... have only had it a week and have taken almost 300 photos - most of them amazing- granted we did go away on holidays in that time but still!! Here's what she looks like....

mmmmmm 10 mega pixels... can't wait to see what that looks like when I get some pics printed! and such a lovely big screen. the colours are awesome too!
and it takes the most amazing macro shots... I have a bit of addiction of taking really close shots of any piece of foliage I can find... this one was a weed on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere (well actually about half way between Katherine & Darwin) - we had to stop for a little boy loo stop! So gorgeous isn't it?

Have so many more gorgeous photos to share.... be back sometime soon with those.
A special thanks to everyone who left me such gorgeous comments on my last post - I really appreciate it. My back pain has settled down a bit now (thank goodness) and starting to feel a bit more positive. Love you all xx