Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More layouts

I thought I would share a few layouts that I have finished today. Its a beautiful day and I'm home waiting for a parcel so I thought I would jump on the computer. Yesterday was Halloween dress up day at playgroup so here is Ben in a bit of dress up.

Pumpkin face
This is one for his 21st birthday The fairy princess lol

This is a layout from a kit at scrapbook station by Janine I love her work and I'm so pleased to be able to do one of her kits.

Another one from the kit this is me as a baby

Some of daisy D's paper (I think from memory)

Another one from our Port Vincent holiday

A bit plain after the first two but I like them.

Well thats all from me for now bye.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bens new haircut.

Today Ben had his second hair cut in three years. I kept putting off getting him a hair cut because he had curly hair and I thought that maybe the curls could be cut of, but he needed a hair cut, and he had his hair cut and he still has his curls. He looks so cute I should have done it sooner.

Before we left for the hair dressers.

They have this great car seat he just sat on it looking at himself in the mirror.

He didn't have too much cut off mainly just a trim.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Its been a while

Its been awhile since my last post I didn't realise it was so long. Not been up to much but I joined face book and boy is that addictive. Trying to find school friends I cant remember any of their names and only know their maiden names. My son David bought himself a Wii and that is addictive as well and a whole lot of fun. My husband and I sneak into his room when he's out and play bowling. I tell you what I've done my shoulder and my hip playing on that thing. Its quite dangerous lol. Ben wants to join in on the fun so we give him an old controller and he thinks he's playing too.
Here are some layouts that I've finished.

Using the Kaiser craft superhero range.

This was inspired by a layout in the new magazine for keeps which I borrowed from the library, and I cant remember the name of the designer.

I don't think you can go wrong with basic grey.
bye for now.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy birthday Ben

Yesterday was Ben's third birthday. I cant believe how fast the time has gone. We didn't have a party for him this year, we had family visit at lunch time and had a party at tea time with just us, of course we had his favourite party food which was pizza.

you should have seen his eyes light up when he woke up and saw his new bike

He loves blowing out the candles and dad had to re light them several times

Today it is blowing a gale outside, we even had some hail I think its going to be the same tomorrow, last Saturday it was 24, shorts weather, in one week you can get all the seasons. I hope everyone has a great week and I hope to get some scrapping done.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Beautiful weather

Hi, the weather just lately has been beautiful its 22 today short t-shirt weather nearly. We had a few colds in our house lately and now have seemed to got over the worse of them now. My middle son David hit the top of his finger at work and was home for two days last week, its OK just very badly bruised. He also came 2nd in his football teams best and fairest for the B grade. We had a lovely fathers day which was also my 23rd wedding anniversary.

I have a couple of layouts to share.

Now that the weathers warmer were not so house bound and can venture out more.
Ben was sick one day and fell asleep at the table while eating his breakfast

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Few layouts to share

I have a couple of layouts to share with you one is a layout that I did from a designing memories kit a couple of kits back. I like doing bright colours every now and then.

The next one is a Scrapbook Station, Kate Mason kit that i bought back in Jan 2007 I started it then lost a bit of interest, but on the weekend I decided to finish it. It is very pretty shabby chic.
The front cover

some of the inside pages

I have nearly finished it just one more page. Also I would like to thank Jodi for my award. I'm not too sure how to put it on my blog but I'll have a bit of a play around later. Bye for now

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Long time no post

Well I've been feeling a bit lousy the last week with a blocked nose and a touch of a head cold, but now I'm feeling better.The weathers been very wet nearly everyday some rain, which is a good thing in a drought, but not good being house bound with sickness. Here are some of my latest layouts.

Some of the dinosaur papers from basic grey

This is one of my favourites at the moment, love this chip board owl.

Every now and then I have to do something with flowers.
I am on the look out for a new camera and I'm not sure whether to buy a top end digital or a lower price SLR so if any one can give me some advice on cameras I would be grateful as I know nothing about cameras and need all the help I can get.
Have a good week, I'm not too sure what to do next but I did buy some chatterbox papers with some little trees on them, but I might wait till we get some sunshine to use them.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Last few days

We've had a bit of sickness in our house over the weekend, my middle son David has had a cold for the last week and doesn't seem to be able to shake it, and over the weekend Ben must have caught his cold as well. Ben's been not too bad during the day but night time comes his head gets a bit warm and has a bit of a cough, he goes to bed earlier than normal, but he's very restless during the night and wakes up every few hours. Since I'm constantly coughed on I'm just waiting for my turn.
They had a fire engine at playgroup today, they showed us the truck, had a bit of a talk about fire safety, the kids all seemed to enjoy it especially when they showed us the hose and turned on the water, which sprayed for about one mile. It started raining and everyone ducked for cover.

You don't realise just how big these trucks really are.

Ben climbed into the front of the truck, sat down on the front seat and wasn't planing to move, we finally managed to get him to move.

Here is a layout that I copied from Kathie Link, Jodi did the same layout with one of her kits, so I thought I would show mine as well. I hope no one minds especially Kathie.

I'm working on a dinosaur layout so I hope to share that soon.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Never been so cold

Hi, the weather has been so cold I don't think I've ever been so cold. I must be getting old lol. I much prefer the warmer weather.
Last night I was getting Ben's bath ready and he was in his room very quiet (I should had suspected something was not right), I could hear him giggling (2nd sign ) I then went to get him and this is what I found. He had found his powder and tipped the bottle all over him and the floor and was using his beach toys to scoop it all. There was powder every where and the powder smell was so strong it was a wonder he could breath.

Lucky it was only powder and not his bubble bath.

All our family loves cake.

I love this old photo the two children in the picture are now in their 60's my dad and his cousin.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Quick post

Hi, I hope every one is ok and not too many colds, I'm lucky so far I have not had a cold yet, fingers crossed. I thought I would do a quick post, we've not been up to much this last week, its been a bit cold but the last couple of days have been a bit sunny especially today.
Just been doing the normal household things, house work, shopping and trips to the park. I have one layout to share, I'm working on one at the moment and hope to share soon.
Ben at his 2nd birthday party, the party blowers were a big hit

no more pictures please mum!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Shopping and online class

A trip to my local supermarket is a nightmare as we enter through the doors into the arcade Ben runs right up to the toy claw machine he wants a shot even though he cant see over the top. As I pry him away he comes across a bouncing ball slot machine which he desperately needs one, then there is the dreaded not one but three different sizes gum ball machines. ahhhh!!!

I finally get him into the supermarket this is what they put right near the entrance, baskets of toy Hot Wheels cars. He runs right up to them searching for the one he want if its not on the bottom he climbs to the top.

I finally finish my shopping then I have to walk past all these machines again at lease they haven't got any rides there yet!!

They must sell zillions of these toy cars lol

I did my first online class yesterday at my lss. I really enjoyed it, it was good doing it at home these computers are amazing I couldn't live with out my laptop. This is the layout that I did, it also comes in a girl layout with lots of pink. All the papers are distressed on the edges it looks grungy if that's the right word to use.

Monday, July 14, 2008


Well I'm quite pleased with myself today, I went to McDonald's for a play date and catch up with a friend and I didn't buy myself anything to eat. That was a big effort for me because once I smell the food I usually give in, but all I had was coffee. I came home made myself a sandwich and an apple.

I haven't been up to much this last week its been so cold and rainy most of the week that we stayed home. Being school holidays there was no playgroup so we've been pretty much house bound.

I finished one layout using the Pink Paislee papers and have a couple more ideas using the rest. I got this idea from their blog site. Once again it is very similar to the others I did last week. The pictures were taken when we went to the River Torrens and took some photo's under the rotunda. I tried to cover up my behind with a journaling spot I keep telling Scott "take photo's of me looking thin". Will have some more layouts to show during the week and I'm doing my first online lesson with Scrapbook Station my lss tomorrow. Have a great week.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Dont Ask

Well my diet was going well, then as they say I fell off the wagon. I don't know what happened it must have been the cold weather but I started having a bit extra food then a biscuit, then cake then what the heck and I ate anything I could get my hands on. Don't worry I haven't given up I've just had an obstacle to get over and now I'm back on track, it just might take a bit longer than I hoped but I'm still determined to get into bathers this summer.

Boy its been cold here in Adelaide, yesterday was the coldest day in three years it was only 8 degrees during the day, plus it rained all day. Todays cold and windy not a very good day for layout shots but I gave it ago any way before they blew across the cement. lol

One is a holiday page about our trip to Port Vincent in Febuary. I used shells that we collected at the beach and some muslin. I have a thing about fabric at the moment. The other is about Ben pretending he's off to work.

I also have been tagged by Jodi I have to mention 7 blogs that I enjoy reading. I will think about this and leave my list in the next couple of days.

Its very strange doing a summer layout when its freezing cold.

I didn't realise it at the time when I did these layouts that they are the same design. I did them on different days not thinking about the other one.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Layouts to share

This week its been raining and cold brrrrr. I thought I would share my latest layout plus some I've been working on for a while and finally finished.
I have just found the Pink Paislee web site and just love it, my next layouts hopefully will be Pink Paislee.

I just love Hessian at the moment.

Inspired by a layout I found on the shop and crop gallery.

Using up some of my stash with this one.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Week one

Well Ive been on my challenge for one week now I must admit I did cheat and had some birthday cake and yesterday I had a big mac meal plus some of my husbands chocolates he got for his birthday. I lost 1.5kilos last week but when I had my official weigh in this morning I had only lost 1kilo. Friday was the worst day for me as I had withdrawals had a bad headache and was angry with everyone. I didn't sleep well Friday and Saturday nights woke up at around 4 o'clock and couldn't get back till sleep until it was time to wake up, I also felt a bit light headed.
I've nearly finished a few layouts just have to add the final touches it rained this morning in S.A and outside is still very wet to photo layouts. I have one to share of me when I was little.
Went to playgroup this morning and a police officer came to talk to the kids, he didn't have a proper police car just a blue light car which was a station wagon with the blue light slogan all over it. Ben sat in the car and wore his hat.

Me when I was little not sure how old maby 4 I think.

Ben in the police car.

I wish he would smile, but I think he's thinking not another photo, just hurry up and take it lol.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Well today is day three of my weight loss challenge I don't feel too bad I did have a piece of birthday cake but I've haven't had any junk food which is my weakness. I weighed myself on Monday but I don't think I've lost anything yet I'll see next week. I've had toast for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, a normal dinner and a piece of fruit for supper.

Today I did some exercise and took Ben to the park for a play. I am exhausted and my legs are aching. Ben run around and picked up every piece of rubbish and put it in my bag, a piece of packing plastic, a reflector, crunchie wrapper and a half eaten bag of chips. Well I hope he sleeps well tonight.

Ben just loves to run, run and run.

I love taking photos of trees.

Monday, June 23, 2008


I would like to wish my husband Scott a happy birthday today.

Today is also the first day of my new weight loss challenge, I was very excited but now that the day had arrived I'm a little bit nervous but I'll just take it one day at a time. The first week of a diet is always the hardest I find but I just have to get through this week.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Favourite layouts

Hi everyone I hope you are all well, thank you to everyone who left me messages and visited my blog I appreciate you all. Thank you for the advice on taking layout photos it is much easier taking them outside and reducing the size.
I spent the morning at a 2yo birthday party at playgroup. Happy birthday Jonas!!
Using Photoshop is more of a headache than spending the morning with 10 2year olds hyped up on sugar. lol
I have added 3 of my favourite layouts scrapped this year I will keep adding more so you get to know my style.
Also congratulations to Jodi who completed her challenge a photo a day for a year, that would have been an enormous effort I don't think I could have done it.
On Monday we start our new weight lose challenge I cant wait.
Ben with his party hat on

Ben in the back yard when he was about 17mths I still have to add journaling.

David turned 20 today 10th March

A layout about Mothers day I love the photo of Ben giving me a kiss.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Hat day

Today was make a hat day at playgroup