Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Sweet Sixteen

This was a party that both Glenn & I were not looking forward too......Lateisha was turning 16.... I was a little excited about the idea of her birthday as well as taking her to get her Learners permit.....But first we needed to survive the party...
We have been pretty lucky with both the girls not really wanting a birthday party since being in High School.....so when Lateisha came to us and asked to have a 16th come farewell(leaving School) party....we thought "how bad could it be"........we were thinking around 30 kids maybe.....she just laughed and said more like 70.....we thought ok, but deep down both of us were not so sure...I know 70 may not sound like that many to some people, but to us it was...
We registered the party with the police, organized security and arm bands......all was going well until about 5.30pm when we had a storm roll in.....well as if the yard wasn't wet enough as it was, from all the rain we've had over the past few weeks.....
The party got started and in the end we had about 80 teenagers........all seem to have had a really good night and we were surprised when some kids said how COOL it was that they had to been checked into the party with there names being marked off and arm band being put on....
I must say that they did keep us busy all night keeping an eye on them and we were very lucky that only 3 out 80 that decided they didn't like each other....but all was under control pretty quickly and by midnight most had gone home. We ended up with about 30 who decided they wanted to stay the night and the next morning they ended up in the pool by 8am then we served them up bacon,eggs and toast and told them all politely that we wanted them gone by 10am......
4 loads of washing towels later, sweep and mop the floors and the house was semi back to normal.....mind you i still have to re wash the towels....mud really sticks.....
And this is what the yard looked like the next morning....

I was really surprised that none of them did the slide down the hill in the mud....because back in my day...."I would Have"

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Just wanted to share this OTP with you all. Julie from A2Z Scraplets gave me a clock kit and asked me to work my magic. At first I was a little unsure, but once I got started I couldn't put it down. I must say one thing "I am so over fringing circles".
I have given myself the challenge to look outside the square. So this is what I have been doing. I am used to working with "pretty" so when I venture away from that it's a little strange. One thing I have been challenged with over the past few weeks is Vintage. It really isn't me but my god, once you get into the swing of things, it can be very addictive.

I'm a little sad this week. Why, because my eldest daughter finishes school this week and will venture onto Beauty College next year. Were ok with her leaving school in grade 10. If anybody knows her you will know why. She is the type of girl who will really thrive when doing something she really wants to do. She did work experience for two weeks in a beauty school earlier this year, and lets just say she was a different person every afternoon when she got home. She wouldn't shut up, and i say that in a nice way. She was always so excited when she got home and she would sit down with dad and I and go thru every detail of her day and what she learnt and what she was going to do the next day. That's when we knew where she was heading.
Oh and one other thing.....If you live in my local area, you might want to stay of the road from the 6th of December.......she gets her learners permit....hahaha....why do they have to grow up so fast. Why cant they stay in little forever......nah let me re-think that last thought....
Have a great week everybody

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Don't we just love Christmas? I just love the look on the girls faces first thing on Christmas morning....but you know there is one thing i don't like....and that's spending lots of time and effort making Christmas cards and giving them to people who don't appreciate them...so over the years i have just stopped giving them, but this year i have decided to do something different. This year i will be giving Christmas tags instead, at least this way they can put them on the tree....well that's the idea anyway....I still want to play with different shapes and ideas but here i my first one...

Monday, November 03, 2008

How good is Pink's new album....I've only been a fan for the past few years & I saw her last time she came and it was a great show, I couldn't believe how quick her tickets sold out for her Brisbane shows, well fingers crossed she puts on a few more otherwise were heading down to Melbourne for the week-end next year.... actually the more i think about that the more i like the idea, we have always wanted to take the girls to Melbourne....mmmm now that has me thinking......

Well this isn't going to well so far. I thought it would be easier to load the pics first, but as you can see my computer skills are going well.
I have a few ladies asking to have a look at my brag book that i taught at the workshop a couple of weeks ago, well here it is... this time i created something close to my heart, my darling husband and my girls. Maybe that's why i enjoyed and found it so easy to put together. sorry i could post all the pages but this should give you a good idea...they have been very popular and are a great gift idea for Christmas.
I feel like i have so many layout to catch you all up on, so with any luck i will share them with you soon....

In the mean time, for those having a punt on the big race....Good Luck....and for those who like myself will probably run out of time because I'm to busy at work (or Scrappin cause I'm behind in my class layouts) to go and put bet on....have a great week....

Till next time, take care....xxx

Thursday, October 16, 2008

OMG has it really been over a month since my last post...where has the time gone....So much has happened.... Lateisha came down with G/Fever for about 6wks, then we had Glenn's 40th birthday and then we have workshops at the shop this week-end. Yeh i think that about sums up my last few weeks..... I have managed to do some layouts. But I must say i haven't done as much as i would like. Well I'm getting hurried up by the girls....Ive been on too long...yeh right all of 5 minutes.....

If your not busy, why not come and join us at the workshop. Head over to Created By You blog for more information.

Have a great week-end.



Monday, September 08, 2008

I've been wanting to share this layout for what seems like ages....and finally I can.
This layout and card were done as part of the Amy Butler Sketch Challenge done for Scrapbook Memories Vol 10 No 6, which by the way is out now. I've never done a sketch challenge before and i found this very hard at first, but once i got into it, I really enjoyed it and was happy with the end results.

I hope you all have a fun and creative week.

Will chat again soon.


Friday, September 05, 2008

You know your life is getting way from you when *1- you celebrate your 17th wedding anniversary *2 - your eldest daughter has been doing the practice test for her learners permit & *3 she only has 10wks of school left before she leaves to study to be a beautician, oh and i forgot one *4 you notice that your not as fit as your used to and you notice a few more wrinkles than you had the last time you looked...
Don't get me wrong, I still think Glenn is the yummiest and most sexiest man on the planet and i am so lucky to have spent the past 17yrs with him and look forward to the next 17, but it also tells me that I'm getting older. I don't normally think about all this stuff but so much is happening this year. We have Glenn's 40th in a few weeks, then Teish is 16 in yeh about 10-11wks and our baby girl was 13 this year. Teish cant wait to leave school and do Beauty and has her next 2yrs all planned out. She is already talking about leaving home when she finished her course.....What ever happened to staying home until you got married........And to top it off....now that the girls are getting older they don't need me as much......or that's what it feels like....but in saying that, i have had more time to scrapbook or should i say ...make cards.....here is one i whipped up the other week...we did this in class this week and it was good to see everybody interpretation of it......and as usual the photo does not do it justice.

As you all know, i am a huge Scrapbook fan but when it comes to card making, its not my strongest point, so here is one of my first attempts at stamping. I personally think it's cute and to be honest i look forward to expanding my knowledge in this area......it is so much fun ....and addictive.......

I'm off for now but I hope you all have a great week-end.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I thought it was about time I stopped in and said hi.....
Well give me a head cold anyday. I've been down and out with the flu and I'm finally back up and running trying to catch up....mind you I do have to say that sleep is so over rated, and I am so over that feeling of trying to swallow razor blades, so anybody who has it at the moment, I feel for ya..........and Dr Phill, if anybody wants to know what's going on in the world of Dr Phill, just let me know......

I did my first layout yesterday, my god it felt good to be back in the land of the living...I felt like i have'nt scrapbooked in sooooo long..... I will be able to share a few layouts with you tomorrow....sorry i left the camera at work......

Oh one more thing, how's this .....who has ever heard off a fire wood guy going on holidays in the middle of winter......what was he thinking.....we have been out of fire wood for the past couple of weeks.....i know, i know,, we live in sunny Qld.....but I'm like a frog at the moment, and our house is freezing......i rang a guy the other week and a "no show".....mind you i did sound like a horse when i rang.....he probably thought it was a prank call......well i finally got onto another guy and he rang back tonight to say we will have wood first thing in the morning.....so i will be as happy as a pig in mud......
Well I will be back real soon to share some layouts with you....
We decided that I already had enough germs and didn't need anymore so I hope all who are going to the EKKA have a great day, and enjoy some Moorish Nuts(showbag) for me.
Take care
Ps:....take a look on my sidebar.....when i wasn't sleeping or going through boxes and boxes of tissues, I did manage to do some surfing on the net....i came across some very talented ladies, and if you haven't noticed, i have a new addiction.......Cardmaking.....my god that is so addictive once you get started......will share some cards with you soon.....
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie
Oi, Oi, Oi

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Hey everyone, I thought it was about time I shared another layout with you. This layout was in this months Scrapbooking memories. OhOhOh i have a new addiction. Cards, well i have been doing cards now for a while but i have really got the bug at the moment. I have not long been introduced to stamping....my god is it addictive..almost as bad as scrapbooking. No guese as to what stock i will be adding to the shop now.
I finally got up enough courage this year to enter the Scrapbook Masters...I decided at 8pm on the Sunday night before the competition closed....and had to have all 4 designs finished within 36hr, in order to make sure my entry got to them in time cause we all know that Express Post means 2 days overnight.. All was going well, entries all finished and done, all saved to disc ready to go, I even decided to save a disc for me, while doing so i got interupted and didnt add a layout to my disc. Can anybody tell where im headed with this yet... Well you got it, i sent the wrong disc. I was so please with my entries and was going over the disc when i noticed what i had done. I can't beleive it....how stupid am i.....Well there is always next year.
Well guys, I've got the flu at the moment and my 5 mins of feeling normal is just about over. Have a great week-end.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

I cant believe how long it's been since my last post. The shop has been keeping me busy as usual. The girls are keeping the "mum's taxi" service very busy. Ooohhh too be a teenager again. On second thoughts maybe not. My baby girl is growing up so fast. yeah i know, she is 13 and taller than me, I know that isn't hard. Being 5" short is a real joke with the girls now, they introduce me to their friends then add "isn't she short", they say I'm cute because of how short i am. I will have to show you all a photo of the girls and I so you know what i mean. I will get back to you on that one. But in the mean time, here is a layout I'd like to share.

I hope your all enjoying the school holidays. Week one is always the easiest. I dread week two when the kids get so bored that you and they cant wait to go back to school. Fingers crossed that the weather is as beautiful as today for the next 2 weeks.

Take care



PS. Don't forget to pop over to Created By You blog and vote for your favorite layout in our latest online competition.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

We have all been sick over the past month......I think I was the one who got it started when i was sick for about 36hrs with a slight head cold, while i got over it pretty quick, the rest of the family got a really good dose of it and not just once, both the girls got it twice and too top it off, I now have it again, so Ii hope that it finishes with me....

As much as we need this rain and I just love scrapbooking in this sort of weather, my washing is piling up and i need time for it to dry. I have a dryer but i hate using it.....I just hate wasting power.....If Glenn worked for energex, i wouldn't mind so much but he doesn't and as with the price of things these days the dryer is the one thing that i hate to use. And hows the price of fuel this long week-end....gggrrrr I suppose I'm just lucky that Glenn and I are work-a-holics and don't have a life as we never get to go away that often.

Anyway I thought it was about time I shared some layouts with you all.....I always have plenty to share but as usual I have to wait until I have finished with then in classes.

Have a safe long week-end

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Well one thing is for sure and that is that computers and I don't mix that well... I have finally worked out my mail merge that has been bugging me for ages now....and let me just say that i felt very stupid when it was staring me in the face......now its time to work on my newsletter email template.....now lets hope i have better luck with that....i am going to try and design my own, but please if anybody out there has an easy way for me to do this, please please let me know.
I thought it was about time that i got a start on my wedding album...I mean I have only been married 16yrs...Its just one of those topics that we put of doing because we don't want to muck them up.....and even though i have been scrapbooking for nearly 7yrs, wedding pages still worry me a little.... Not only is it funny to look back at how young we were but its nice to just look back and remember how much in love we were and to think how much we still are today. Is it possible to love somebody too much...????? I could just cobble him up sometimes.....As a mother with teenagers, i just hope that the girls will one day find someone as special as their dad....
well enough of the soppy stuff.....
I hope all your Brizzy girls are enjoying this rain.....It must have known that we need water in the pool !!!!!! with any luck it will rain all week-end and give me a good excuse to stay inside and get creative
Well no matter what you get up to, I hope you all have a great week-end

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Isn't it funny how you either love or hate the cold weather...normally i would say that i love it but at the moment my family does not....I shouldnt laugh but everybody in my family have all had the flu that is going around but me.....and to top it off...they have had it twice in the past 6wks...they all blame me saying that i must be the carrier....."sharing is caring" is what i always say.....
Well apart from looking after my sick children and husband, i have been busy with the shop as well as been busy helping a friend out with a special project for her work....I will share more about that in a few weeks when the project is finished....I have also been lucky enough to get some scrapbooking done. I have so many layouts to share with you all. Here are just a few.

Well it looks like I'm only going to be able to show you one layout as my computer doesnt want to play nice tonight. I will try and share some more with you tomorrow..

So until then, have a good one.


Friday, May 02, 2008

Picture this......as a scrapbooker who has two girls and just loves to use loads of ribbons and flowers on her layouts.....then is given a challenge that is way out of her comfort zone.....Boy layouts.....yep you got it....i have given myself a challenge to do more layouts that are for boys.... I was very pleased with my efforts with this layout and would love to know what you think. Once again i have use the Kaiser range of papers and rub ons for this layout, but they just have the greatest range that i couldn't help myself..

Well I'm having withdrawls, so now I'm off to work with some flowers and ribbons and maybe some cutting out of fiddly stuff. I havent done any of that for a while...

I hope you all enjoy your long week-end, and what ever your doing i hope this nice weather stays with us.

Take care and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Just a quick post to share a layout with you. I am happy to say that this layout is in this months issue of Scrapbook Creations (52). I have 2 layouts in this issue, but this is my favourite.

I'm feeling very creative at the moment and hope that I can share more with you soon.
Have a great week.

Ps. If any of you want to give up smoking, give Muzzstop a go. I no longer want to rip anybodies head off. It has been two weeks now and i feel great. I have no cravings at all, but i do find that i am a little bored....give it a go, it really does work... www.muzzstop.com

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Where did February go!

February must have been the busiest month ever.....and truth be told, i love being busy and i must admit i work better under pressure.... and no doubt this month promises to be just as busy with work.
Now for those of you who know me well...I think you should take a seat while you read on....I gave up smoking. I have been told it take three good attempts to really succeed. last week i decided to give Muzzstop a go....and yes it worked. I had 2 sessions and feel great....my go how much better does food taste when you don't smoke.....the only problem i am having is the boredom, i have no cravings, i am just bored...I knew in myself that it was time to give up and that if i wanted to start jogging like i have been going to start up for the past few months, that i had to give up......fingers crossed......if you think I'm a gym junkie now....it will only get worse...last time i gave up i put on 20 kilos.......
As we all know i have two girls, and you know how much i love working with flowers, ribbons and anything pretty....well how is this for working outside the square.......i find it so hard to work with boy layouts.....but i must admit i did have fun doing this one.....
Do you every do a layout that when your finished, you look at it think, yep that's nice but your still not happy with it and you know it is missing something....i wanted to keep this layout simple but every time i look at it i just want to play with it more and make it my busy usual style......it will get a tittle when i can think of the right one.....you can only put Best Friends on a layout so many times...
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh.....i had a page published in Scrapbook Memories (Feb issue).....it was funny....i had people ringing me telling me that they recognised the girls photo before they realised that it was my page.....i knew it was due to come out, i just had the wrong issue in my head....my god how blonde am i.....I have another cumming up in Scrapbook Creations very soon and then another later in Scrapbooking Memories....After so many rejections it is nice to see one in print...

Well that's all for now. I hope you all have a great day....


Saturday, February 09, 2008

Growing up to fast

Is there ever a day when you dont want your children to grow up. Well mine is today. Today my eldest daughter Lateisha started her first part time job..We told her over the holidays that she needed to get a part time job to help pay for her City Beach clothing lifestyle, we never thought she would actually do it.. I cant in only 18mths she will be going for her learners permit...

To finish off, i would like to share a layout that i a few weeks ago. As much as we all enjoy scrapbooking, do you ever have that one layout that you're really happy with and you had fun doing....well this is one of them. I have another to share once i have finished doing it in classes.

Have a great week-end...


Friday, February 01, 2008

Busy Busy Busy

I have been trying to post all week, and if it's not one thing it's another. I am feeling very un needed if you know what i mean. My baby girl started high school this week and I have felt very deflated all week. She on the other hand thinks it's great and is having a ball. Lateisha thinks it's great to have her social life back...
Now I have to laugh at these photos. The first is Ashleigh on her first day of grade 8 but the one I think is funny is the second one of both of them going off to high school for the first time together on Lateisha's first day....ok your wondering what i think is funny.....check out the hair on the both of them....

I hope everybody with children, enjoyed the first week back to school, I mean come on... you have to look foward to getting the house back in order...nah that can wait till after you have that first cuppa with your feet up, doing some scrapbooking in peace and quiet and then if your anything like me you run around about an hour before their due home and get all that house work done.....

I hope you all have a great week-end....I will be back later to share some layouts...but right now I'm beeing nagged to get of the computer so they can talk to their friends... i mean come on!!!they just spent all day with them at school, but no thats not enough because they were interupted by classes that cut into the social side of their schooling...ah to be a teenager again..

Take care


Sunday, January 13, 2008

Don't we all agree Scrappers block is fun. I drew a blank on this layout but once i got started again everything else around me just had to wait until i finished...It's nice to do some layouts with Ashleigh instead of Lateisha...I am really loving the photos of Ashleigh at the moment. She is really starting to blossom and takes some great shots.
Have you ever been given a challenge that would take you well and truly out of your comfort zone? Well my sister-in-law asked me to do this picture frame for a gift that she wanted to give her brother...I had no problem with doing the frame...the only problem i had was that the subject for the frame was based on a baby BOY.....as you all know i have two girls....after doing layouts with pretty papers,flowers and ribbons i was just about pulling my hair out...i must say that after staring at the pictures and the frame for a few days i was happy with what i come up with and my sister-in-law liked to end result...

I hope you all have a great week and thanks for popping by.