Monday, December 29, 2008

Soo exciting

I just wanted to share my happy mail I got today. I couple of months ago I won a challenge at Scrap Therapy to have a LO designed by a DTer. And all I can say is wow! The lovely Mandy made this of me and Rex at the Engagement party.

I hope to get it framed so I can hang it on the wall. Thanks so much Mandy!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Last minute organising

I thought while I was waiting for Rex to wake up, I'd share my last LO before Christmas. This was done using papers and cardstock from my Secret Santa pressie from Scrap Therapy. It was a sketch challenge from the Dreamgirls website. I love the colours in this one!!

And here is all the stash I got for my Secret Santa, I was soooo spoilt :)

Thats about it from me, I've still got heaps to organise!!!!

Merry Christmas!!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Busy weeks

Wow, it has been absolutely flat out. we had out engagement party which was fantastic. Thank you to everyone for your fantastic gifts - they even fit into the unit. As promised here are some photos (especially for you Maria!!)

We did have some very sad news, as Gran passed away last Thursday with the funeral on Monday. Unfortunately this was made even worse after I had a really bad fight with Dad (surely I'm not as terrible a daughter as he believes????)
Lastly as of the 5th Jan, I'm going to be the new Weight Watchers leader in Cobar :eek: It should be good, and keep me busy now I only have to go to Scouts once a week!!!
Anyways only 2 days left of school and I'm on 7 weeks holidays!! YAY!!! I'm soo ready for them.
Have a Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Busy happenings

Well its been flat out here, getting organised for Christmas. I was in Dubbo o Wednesday for a scan (showed that everything was fine :) ) so did most of my Christmas shopping then. Just got to get through the last couple of weeks of school and Scouts and I'll be right.

My big news is that starting in January, I'm going to be the new Weight Watchers leader for Cobar. I'm slowly learning the ropes, so hopefully by the time I'm doing it all it will go smoothly.

I just have a few LO's to share, cause I still haven't packed for the engagement party this weekend :eek:

Monday, November 24, 2008

Bored..... but not in Bourke

Nope, I'm in Cobar but still bored. Why is it when I'm at school all the kids I'm seeing decide to be away???? Surely I'm not that bad.

Anyways, not much has been happening, Rex and I just spent a very lazy weekend and achieved nothing which was great. the most exciting thing I did was chase Sunny all over the naighbourhood. She got out 4 times in 4 days, and we are getting desperate. Any ideas to keep her in the yard????

I'm still hanging out at Scrap Therapy, and am hoping to go home to an order full of American Crafts goodies which are all 20% off at the moment. The details for the retreat in May have also been announced. I'm going, even though it will cost a fortune in flights :) I've been doing some of the challenges, and some OTP (I can't show them yet cause they are pressies!!!) Blind Scrap with Julie
PT's Write stuff challenge (theres hidden journalling under the flap)

The Monthly challenge (yep Phil thats you!!!). I got a whole heap of old photographs which I scanned and am having fun with. Just need to get the rest from Dad so I have the full set.

Any ways better pretend to do something constructive, have a great week!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


I can't believe it, they just announced the challenge winners over at Scrap THerapy, and i'm the October Challenge Champion!!!!!! I get to chose one of the fantastic DTer's to make me my very own LO. Now to choose just one!!

Heaps of Scrapping

Well I guess this is what I get for not blogging sooner and scrapping instead. I've been busy this month completing challenges over at Scrap Therapy. I'll keep it short and just share what I've done.

Friday, October 10, 2008


I know I've been a very bad blogger, but its holidays :)

I've been flat out, in Sydney and Canberra.

I started out on the first Saturday, driving the never-ending trip to Sydney and staying with Monique. After a slight confusion (always check your buzzer works :) ) Kylie, Monique and I went the biggest bridal fair on the North Shore. Unfortunately it made the Dubbo one look good. They didn't even have a fashion parade :(.

So that was a dud, but Mum and I spent the next couple of days combing the Central Coast in the hope of finding a wedding dress. I found one at Erina which I fell in love with and was ready to buy. Last Wednesday, Mum and I met up with Monique in Parramatta to try on even more dresses. I am happy to say, that I found my dress, and I have since ordered it. No sneek peeks though, I really don't want Rex finding it. :)

I ended up in Canberra, looking for Bridesmaid dresses and spending some time with my darling brother, Phil. It was a great time and I even got to go to Floriade.

Here's some Photos from the trip

Since coming back, I haven't done much but here are some LO's I've finished for the challenges at Scrap Therapy.

Have a great week!!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

An interesting weekend

Well we all survived!!! I, along with 2 other leaders and 2 parents took 28 Cubs and Scouts to Orange for the Centerary of Scout camp for the Golden West Region. It was full of adventures with a bus that was about 100 years old and was leaking and in dire need of retirement. It was pouring (surprise surprise) in Orange Friday night, and by the time we arrived at about 6.30pm our campsite was flooded. Luckily for us the bunkhouses were free, so we bundled the girls into one and the boys into another. Good thing we were told there would be mud activities, each venture to the dining hall and toilets were filled with the prospect of wearing all the mud!!

I won't comment on the Cubs, as we split for most of the camp but on a whole the Scouts did really well. We lost things and each other and us leaders were driven mad by all the questions, but in the end all the Scouts had fun. They had a go building rope bridges, and met the Rovers close up on the Bucking bull. They got to canoe, and try archery, and not to mention the pinicle, a flying fox!!! The obstacle course was about the only place where there was no mud!

We also had one Scout with sprained toes, and a Cub spent the best part of Sunday at hospital with a wicked splinter (sisters mind you!). One Leader was sent to hospital with a suspected stroke, but luckily was back with us for the long bus ride home. The only really bad bit was an incident with some boys in Dubbo that wanted to fight the Scouts. Thankfully all the leaders were able to get the Cubs and Scouts back onto the bus safely, so no one was hurt.

I got to see alot of leaders and rovers that I knew from Orange. one of my ex-scouts is now a Rover, and unfortunately is now taller than me. I was also lucky enough, as an ex-rover to participate in the investiture os a Rover Squire from the Macquarie Rover Crew. Only Scouts who have been invested as Rovers can attend Rover investitures, so it was lovely to be invited along. I also caught up with Linda, who I've know my entire Scouting life, which was awesome, it seems I'm not the only person roped back into being a leader.

We got home last night at about 9pm, tired and dirty and overall very excited by our first regional camp as a group. I have about 300 photos so will share when I get them off the camera. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I can't wait till the next one.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

More Layouts

Just some layouts today. I don't know why this is hyperlinked, so if you know how to change it, can you let me know. This was a Scrapping for CF class made using Daisy Bucket papers.
This was the monthly challenge over at Scrap Therapy.
THis was a suprise challenge at Scrap Therapy to use our favourite letters, Thickers!!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Just a quick one

Just a quick update, I feel like I haven't been around much. In the last week I've been in Orange, Bourke and Dubbo, while Rex is in Griffith. Sunny and Josie are great, Sunny's even calming doen enough to be inside!! Anyways, my big news is that I just bought a Nikon D60 DSLR camera, and I love it!!!! These are just some of the photos I've taken with it, playing around.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Some more LO's

THis photo was taken by Shell at Aly's wedding. The LO was a class run by Scrapping for CF.
This was the August Challenge at 123 Challenge. The critera was a self-portrait, lots of colour and lots of bling.

Have a great week!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

Idiot Dogs!!!

Well the title says it all, our dog is an idiot!! Well not really. Yesterday morning I had to come home to grab something for work I'd forgotten and guess who's sitting in the driveway. Yep, you guessed it, Sunny. She had gotten out of the backyard and I think wasn't sure where else to go. So she got chained up for the day.

Anyways soom to later in the day when I got home form work. We decided to let her off, since both Rex and I were home. We thought we had fixed the holes so weren't to concerned. Next thing we know there is a knock on the door. Some guy found Sunny, just out the front. Ohhh I wasn't happy!! To top it off, Sunny kept me up all night barking at some strays running in our street.

So today I'm tired and cranky, only to come home to Rex telling me she got out AGAIN!!! This time the pound got her and called us to pick her up. Shes now on the chain most of the time, until we can dog proof the yard!!! Silly Dog!!!!

Anyways I have some LO's form the Cybercrop last weekend at Scrap Therapy.

This card came 3rd in one of the challenges!

THis next LO I did for this weeks Scrapping the Music Challenge

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Some good news

Rex finally got a job driving trucks at CSA mine, which is the one he has been based at. It means he'll now be on shift, 4 on 4 off which will take some getting used to for both of us, but will also be making a lot more money for our wedding and saving for a house. I'm back at work and uni, with it going to be a busy term for both.
I've done a bit of scrapping the last week

This LO was for the July write stuff challenge at Scrap Therapy. Our challenge was to use a journalling box at least 4x4 inches. Its a photo of mygrandparents on their wedding day, and I must say I've always loved this picture.

This Lo was for the Scrap Therapy Make Believe Masters. The challenge was to scrap what you have learnt form scrapping.

Finally my little Brother has finally set a wedding date so I'm going to be madly making his invitations, if he rings me :)

Until next time, take care.......