Tuesday, December 30, 2008

WOW...209 kits

Rhonda Farrer is giving away 209 digi kits....

How cool is that....

All you have to do is leave a comment here...

This is amazing and so generous....


Well here are the two layouts that I have done, finally got to upload them.
I am really please with the top one "I wish" I based the layout on one of the December sketches at D2U. The other layout I really like as well, I have had this photo of my oldest son for ages but never seemed to have to right paper until a picked up these, they work so well together.
Well TFL.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Oh I Don't Believe This....

I have actually done another layout, woo hoo.....

Off to that photos of them now...

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Oh I am So Addicted....

To this little machine.....
I had so much trouble getting out of bed this morning....I was so sore....
I did 1600 steps on this today (that is an effort for me)...my legs are so sore...
Oh I just love it...

Oh I Don't Believe It....

I actually got a layout completed yesterday.
I still have to take a photo, will today.
The layout didn't turn out the way I wanted it to...

Friday, December 26, 2008

Well It Is Over For Another Year....

Christmas Day has come and gone for another year.
To think it takes us weeks to get organised for one day and before we know it is all over....
Buying the presents and wrapping them, getting food organised, cleaning the house...
and it is all over before we know it...

I wish to celebrate Christmas Day longer!!!!!

I so enjoy it, I don't want the day to end....

My grand daughter and niece opening pressies.

My SIL and uncle having a chat while opening pressies.

FIL and SIL partner having a chat. My niece opening some of her pressies.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.
I hope you have a wonderful day with friends and family.
Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous 2009.

Merry Christmas!!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

This Is Good Fun!!!

I found this on Vivian's Blog. It has made me think. You are suppose to highlight in bold all the things you have done.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Boy read this list there is a lot I haven't done, I will one day!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I Have Too...

make more rum balls, the last batch is just about all gone. Oh they were yummy!!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Treat Holders...

I made these cute little Christmas treat holders for the kids today, I just have to buy the candy canes and lollies to put in them now. Don't you just love the hand made holly leaves?

What Does Your Christmas Say About You...

Your Christmas is Modern

Your wish for the New Year is a more exciting romantic life.

For you, Christmas is secular holiday. Religion doesn't play a big part in it.

You are patient when it comes to Christmas. You don't celebrate too early, and you don't like seeing holiday decorations in October.

You like Christmas traditions, but you're not uptight about them. You do things your way.

You like to celebrate Christmas your own way, and you don't like to have to compromise.

You enjoy Christmas more than anyone you know. Some might call it an obsession!

You give a big during the holidays but nowhere near as much as you'd like to.


You Are a Losing Lottery Ticket!

Full of hope and promise.

But in the end, a cheap letdown.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Fa La La

Click to play Christmas 2007
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Some Christmas Cards & Tags

These are some of the Christmas cards and tags I have made. I loved using the Christmas material on some of them, just for something different. I am not a big card fan but I don't mind these that I have made, you never know I might start making more.

Wishing You All A Merry Christmas.

Click to play Merry Christmas
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Make a Smilebox greeting

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My Wish List....

Well these are a couple of things that are on my wish list for Christmas.

1. Gucci handbag
2. Adobe Photoshop
3. Digital SLR camera

Well a girl can wish can't she!!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

I Had A Panic Attack Today...

I will just post the bare facts here but my youngest dd was reported as a missing person to the police today by her boyfriend. Well this was a shock as I had only seen her at 2.30pm yesterday.
Well after the police rang me I started to worry and it is the worse feeling to have when you don't know if your child is safe or not, all these images and thoughts go through your head.
There wasn't anything I could do and I felt so useless.....
And you know how relieved I felt when I got a message from my dd this afternoon to say that her car had broken down, her mobile was dead but she was alright and a short time later she walked into the house.
I thanked god that she was safe.
I think this would have to be one of a mothers worse fears of your child going missing.

Oh My...

I just tried a couple of my rum balls that I made...
Opps I put a wee too much rum in them, lol, these will be adults only I think.

Look What I Made Today....

Lots and lots of rum balls and has you can see I used real rum. (Must get a Christmas plate to put them on). Can't wait to eat some, yummy!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Some Christams Tree Decorations

I made a heap of these little mini wreaths yesterday to hang on my Christmas Tree, aren't they sweet.


Thursday, December 11, 2008


Don't you just hate them at times!!!
Ok mine has been in the repair shop since Monday. I have found out the it had viruses in some of my backup files, which I am upset about as now none of my backup files are any good, the lot has to be wiped, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. As well as the ones on my external backup storage as these are infected as well. I now have to take my external storage unit to them as well so they can look at that, but they said it should be a matter of minutes to look at it. So my computer will be home this arvo, after all this and $$$ later.
Well I will be glad to have my own computer back again, I can't load images from the one I am using now, no photo editing program on it. I have made a few things that I want to load and show everyone, so stay tuned hopefully later today they will be up.


Sunday, December 07, 2008

Boy Is It Hot....

today! Went to my SIL 40th birthday party this afternoon and did we feel the heat. She lives in town and there was no breeze, it was so still and hot. It was so hot we were drenched with sweat.
A storm did come over every quickly but all it did was made some noise, dropped a few drops of rain and that was it, the humidity didn't get any better if anything made it worse. Oh and the flies were really bad, I have never seen them that bad before. Anyway we did not stay very long as it was just too hot. The heat got to me so much that I didn't even have a any alcoholic drinks just drank liters of water.
Now I notice while I am sitting here typing this post that there is a lot of rumbling of thunder so I think another storm is coming. Oh I hope this one cools it down a bit. If it keeps going like this we are going to have one very hot Christmas day.

Friday, December 05, 2008

I had To Laugh....

this morning, my husband said he had a headache so I told him to take some panadol. When asked if he took some he said yes I took 1, I replied you are suppose to take 2 tablets, he said well I only have a small headache when it get worse I will take the other tablet.
Oh gosh silly man! But he does give me a good laugh every now and again!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Oh The Crowds....

I went Christmas shopping yesterday and boy was it busy. I will hate to see it when it gets closer to Christmas! But anyway I got half of my pressies so I am pleased, now just have to try and get the rest. I had a very hard time this year in deciding on what to get everyone. Is it just me or is it getting harder to come up with ideas for presents without doubling up on what you have brought in previous years.
I also went to my grand daughter daycare Christmas party last night, they were all so cute dressed in their Christmas clothes and singing carols. Santa even made an appearance, he gave out little treat bags of lollies to all the kids. I did take some photos, haven't loaded them on the computer just yet to see if they turned out alright. There were so many parents and family members there that it was hard to get decent shots of the kids.
Well I had better go and do some work I think. I have a challenge to complete and a secret santa handmade item to make.
Till next time.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Can You Tell....

by looking at this photo that he is actually a physio cat. Every morning he attacks me and leaves bad scratches on my legs and hands, it is like attack and run tactics. Doesn't go for anyone else in the house but waits for me to get up.
Wow look at that mess I have on my desk, papers everywhere.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Oh Humbug.....

I am so behind in my Christmas shopping that it is scary, so I am having a day of shopping tomorrow with my girls. I have a list and checked it twice so I am sure what I am after, so hopefully it won't take me too long to at least have half of the presents I need.
Then of course I still have to make the Christmas pudding, you see that is my job every year to make it for our extended family get together, they just all seem to love my recipe that much.
Well better sign off now and get some work done, mind you I have had a terrible day with the internet, what with the connection cutting in and out then the hosting server decided to cut out, grrrr what a day.

12 Tags Of Christmas..

Tim Holtz is creating a new Christmas tag for 12 days.
They are amazing, so do check them out.
And he is giving away lots of yummy stuff as well, so all you have to do is leave a comment.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

What I Did Today....

I actually got a bit more of my mojo back today and created a LO, woohoo I hope it doesn't fade me now as I have lots I want to scrap.So what do you think? I don't mind it. I only used black and white paper as I wanted the photo and title to stand out. Well thanks for looking.

Pages Christmas Dance

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Saturday, November 29, 2008

A little something....

I created today, a small canvas (5 x 7") for Christmas. I love the colours I used, green and brown, something different from your usual Christmas colours. Would of loved it if I had a square canvas to work with here but had to settle for this one.

My First Post.....

on my private blog, I thought it was about time I had a blog that was not connected to my shop.
I just hope I can keep it going because I am not the best blogger in the world, well time will tell.
Well now lets see what have I to tell!!!
We have been home a week now and I an only just getting back into the swing of things. We are so glad that we left India when we did, what with the terror attacks. Mind dh and I had to laugh the other night we received a phone call from a relative and they were every concerned that we had been over there after seeing this on the news. We kept saying but we are home now, nothing to worry about. Life can be funny sometimes!!!
Well after not scrapbooking for a whole month while we were away I came home without my mojo and had no idea of what I wanted to do or create. Have been looking at my stash all week, with no creative juices flowing, nothing.
Then yesterday I saw a OTP project on another site and thought what a lovely idea! Yes you guessed it I started doing my own OTP yesterday. So my mojo has returned from holiday, woohoo.
So that is about all for now.
Till next time,