Monday, January 31, 2011

1st Day of School for 2011

Out in the backyard with Buster before school.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

I met an online friend.......

in person for the very 1st time today!

Craig, the girls & I drove out to the Huntley Berry Farm out near Orange to meet Helen (from Red Earth Scrapping) & her gorgeous kiddies. Then we went to the Adventure Playground for a picnic lunch. That really is the most amazing park, built by the local community. It was such a fun day & it really was great to meet Helen & have an actual "untyped" conversation with her!

Here's a collage of some of the photos I took on the day.

In the morning we stopped off at Chapel Hill (where Craig & I were married 11yrs ago) to show the kids, snuck in for a bit of a peek & some photos. Of course we had to detour through Bathurst & complete a few laps of the V8s circuit @ Mt Panorama on the way home as well.

And Mackenzie was in true beach babe spirited fine form as well....after a full day of heat & sunshine she asks that if we find a beach can we stop for a swim!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Australia Day

Wishing everyone a fantastic day to celebrate our wonderful nation's special day! Hope you have good one, however you celebrate.

We're off to BBQ & party with friends on different ends of the coast & I'm thinking sometime in the day we'll be needing to stop off at a beach somewhere for the kids to cool down because it's a stinker, hot & humid....YUCK!

So from our family to yours' Happy Australia Day!

Monday, January 17, 2011

A bit a creating & some chicken pox

These are my creations for the first two missions for the Scrapz "Biggest Loser", it's all a bit of fun to use up some stash & have a bit of a tidy up at the same time. Pretty happy with my creations as they were made up of scraps.

& not really what you want in school holidays but somehow the girls have managed to have a holiday reminiscent of 2 years ago & come down with another infectious illness.....yes, chicken pox, this time! Mind you, neither of these girls had a single full day off school last year Poor little monkeys have been so itchy but they are both well on the road to recovery & non contagiousness.

Here's a photo of each of them with their spots already healing up & suitable for blog!

Thanks to everyone for all the get well wishes for them too, we really appreciate them xx

Hope you all have a great week!


The search for a new CT member for 2011 has started with Helen posting the first of the 2 challenges:

Your challenge is ... to create any papercrafting project of your choice using the RED EARTH SCRAPPING banner logo as your inspiration. You can take a little, or a whole lot of inspiration from it and interpret it any way you chose. Let your creative genius shine through.

Upload photos of your entry in the designated gallery by midnight 21st January - entries after this time will not be considered.

Check out the forum for the rest of the criteria & have a go. It's a great, friendly place to hang out with a fabulous, well stocked shop, awesome service, lots of great conversation & inspiration a plenty!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Scrap the girls challenge

The 1st one I've done in quite a while, I keep forgetting & with 2 girls of course I could never run short of girly ideas!

The theme is:

Summer Loving - Scrap your favourite summer memories or moments (girls only!)

& here's my entry, pictures of Mackenzie with snow cones & her face painted, two of her favourite summer things & of course favourites of mine to photograph!

Thanks for stopping by & hope you all had a great weekend.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2nd L/O for 2011

Not doing too badly for 5 days into the New Year!

Lily was really lucky to get to meet her favourite author, Andy Griffiths, last year @ Berowra Library. He had all the kids in stitches (& the adults too) reading from his latest book "The Very Bad Book" & just generally chatting to the kids about writing. She also got her own copy of the book autographed.

So anyway, whilst blog hopping (specifically from one of my faves scrappers Kim Jeffress' blog) I came across the "Show Us Your Stuff" challenge blog & saw the latest sketch challenge, which I thought was perfect to scrap a couple of Andy Griffiths photos. The clouds are my handmade element, they are Papertrey die cuts.

Here's my L/O, with a sheer base it was definitely a little tricky to get a good photo. Might also be a little hard to tell but the big cloud is glittery, I cut it from "jak" paper & sprinkled some SU! Dazzling Diamonds on top. The smaller cloud is cut out of felt.

Also if you're after some big savings, fun challenges & even a chance at a Creative Team position, go check out Red Earth Scrapping ....there's definitely heaps going on over there to kick start a very, happy, scrappy 2011!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

1st layout of the year

& some scrapping from Lily.

She made herself a momento of her 9th birthday party @ Avoca Lake using the cute little Kid's Accordian Album kit Helen is selling at Red Earth Scrapping, which she got for her birthday.

This my page for Challenge 1 in the "Happy Scrappy New Year" competition currently on at Red Earth.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

1st day of a new decade

A couple of photos we took from our fantastic Mc Mahons Point waterfront vantage point. It was the first time Lily & Mackenzie had seen the New Years fireworks live in Sydney.

Happy New Year to all my online friends.