Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A bit of an update.

Good morning, thought I'd drop in for a bit of a catch up & share some photos.

Buster.......what can I say there......he's a puppy, a digging destructo machine & growing up so fast! We had him desexed the other week, 6mths old now & 15.1kgs Here's a couple of photos of his handiwork yesterday!

I've taken these 2 photos recently from trips we've had down to the local beach. How cute is Mackenzie, she's definitely going to grow up to be a surfie chick.....check out her style!

Lily's big news is that she lost her 2nd tooth on Sunday.......another visit from the Tooth Fairy & a different smile.......so sweet!!

Life is pretty well smooth sailing around here at the moment & on the down hill slide to the school holidays.

This term has been quite full on with lots going on & Lily even did her first ever project on the Redback spider........(that brought lots of memories from my own days at school).

It's the last week of Term 3 & a pretty hectic one for all the kids. The school is performing their whole school musical this week. Lily' s in 2 performances on Thursday, a matinee & then a show at night. We are going to be in the audience for the matinee.....can't wait to see her on stage!

Another 2 Rounds have passed for in the BOTS challenge at 3AS & still can't share those......soon though.

I was lucky enough to pick up the runner up prize for round 2 which is a lovely bonus because I don't scrap to be competitive but I love joining in with challenges from time to time, a little bit of outside influence & a deadline are sometimes a great motivator for the creative juices.

Round 3........there aren't many words short of SPECTACULAR & just down right AMAZING that you can use to describe the entries for this round. The love & sentiment within each one is just so beautiful & special. Well done to everyone & good luck too.

It's down to the final round & this next one is a doozy........you have to design your own kit to the value of $40 from stock which is for sale in the store, then create 2 L/Os plus an OTP or card & the instruction. Check it out here if you like. Will need my thinking cap screwed on nice & tight for this one.....lol!

Other than that I've made a few cards which I didn't photograph so can't share them and I've finished & sold a few more Kaiser Craft mini albums.

Don't forget to check out the links in the side bar for information about any of Stampin' Up!'s fabulous promotions or catalogues & feel free to contact me to place an order, to book your own party or for any further information.

Hope everyone is having a great week & thanks for stopping by.

Just a special note to my friend Nat, we're all thinking of you & your family xx.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Spring has Sprung & some recent scrapping......

a pinch & a punch for the 1st of the month & all that, but more importantly.....IT'S SPRING & that means it's getting warmer.......YAY!!! I am so not a winter, cold weather person, BRING ON THE WARM WEATHER!!!

So onto some scrapping....................

Can't show my page for Round 1 of the Battle of the Scrappers competition currently running at 3 Angels Scrapping. So happy I've made it through to Round 2. It'll be interesting to see how it all unfolds over the coming weeks.

This round's challenge is mostly about "green" & "no people", got it all worked out, actually surprised at how much green is in my stash for my least favourite colour. Choosing the photo was really easy, a have a magnificent shot from the Japanese gardens in The Butchart Gardens in Canada just perfect for the challenge.

Now to just find some time to put it all together, between Kaiser Albums & the school's Father's Day stall this week!

These 2 layouts were for 2 of the challenges set at the recent cybercrop at 3AS

These are a few cards I made up for a card class I taught this afternoon at the Beachside Centre

As I mentioned previously I've been working on some orders for Kaiser Craft albums, these are so fun & look fantastic when they are finished. Definitely a unique & beautiful present.

Here's a car one that I made last week.

{30-8-08} The day Lily lost her 1st tooth!

........well actually whilst she was apparently waiting for her computer to load in her Numeracy class at school she pulled it out! Lots of excitement at school & home for her & us of course too.

Here are a few photos of the auspicious occasion & of course her new very cute smile sure to be appearing on a L/O sometime very soon!

Lily had another big 1st today although I didn't get any photos of this one, thought I may have appeared just a wee bit too strange.......Lily caught the bus to school for the very first time today, she was so excited & I was so proud & happy for her as she sat down by the window & waved to Mackenzie & I as the bus pulled away. Can't wait to here all about the trip when I pick her up this afternoon.