Sunday, February 22, 2009

Something old Something new

Well I've been a very busy bee today. I've washed, cleaned , grocery shopped, went to church, ironed, prepared for weight watchers, scrapped and made jewellery!! Now I'm tired just thinking about that list!! I do still need to get some stuff ready for scouts, but hey, not bad for a days effort.


This LO, I did for the Black with 2 challenge blog. This was their first challenge, and I can see myself trying a few more!!


These I just had the urge to make some earrings, after using the beads on the LO and spilling a heap down behind the desk. I'd love to be able to sell some jewellery, but I don't like my chances.

Anyway I still need to put away the clothes and organise some lunch for tomorrow. Please leave some love, I feel like I've writing to myself most of the time!!!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Basic Grey at therapy

New Basic Grey at Scrap Therapy
Lee-Anne has just loaded the new Basic Grey Marrakesch and Porcelain ranges and as it is the MAN of the Month, all Basic Grey goodies have 20% off!! New CHA papers are $1.24 and the rub-on books are $11.96 - so much cheaper than anyone else. Scrap Therapy's prices are the cheapest I've found and it has the service to match so if you haven't shopped there before, head on over - you will not be disappointed

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Busy and sore

Well, we've been busy the last couple of days. In addition to the LO's I've done for the bushfire victims, I've finished two of the monthly challenges for Scrap Therapy. This first one was for the manufacturer of the month, which this month is Basic Grey. There's 20% of it all this month, so buy up!!!

This next one was for the sketch challenge which Julie put up.
In addition, yesterday was valentines day. Unfortunately, Rex was working night shift and his romantic guesture was to tell me I ould buy myself some flowers :( Oh well I still got roses.

I woke up this morning with a really sore shoulder so I really hope that my old injury isn't flaring up. I really don't want another quartizone (sp?) injection, or even worse surjury. Worse still I was in too much pain to get more double sided tape so I can scrap!!!

Anyways I might work on the invites today. Hopefully my shoulder will ease up alot :)

Have a great week :)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

We need your help

Okay Ladies, this is a call out to all scrappers

A wonderful lady called Sarah Goldman has a call out for nearly finished layouts for victims of the Victorian fires. In her own words

I feel for those families in the Victorian regions devastated by fire this week. I can’t help but feel frustrated at the limited amount we are able to do from here to help. I can donate money but I felt the need for something more tangible to be done for those families who have literally lost everything.

As scrappers, one of the most important things we deal with on a daily basis are memories. Family memories, memories of loved ones, memories of holidays, birthdays, christenings, bbq’s and days at the beach. These families in Victoria have got no tangible evidence of their lives left. No family photos. No happy snaps. You can replace a fridge, but you can’t replace years of momentos.

In order to help out these family begin to put their lives back together I have started a scrapbooking plan - called “MEMORY GIFTS”.


Quite simply, I ask each and every one of you who read this blog to donate a 12 x 12inch almost completed scrapbook LO to the “Memory Gifts” program. Each page will be sent to me. I will collect them and bind them, then hand them over to the head of Pastoral Care for the Victorian Catholic Education Office, Maria Kirkwood in Melbourne. It will not be just Catholic families benefiting, it will be anyone who needs it. The albums will then be distributed to the principals of the 4 schools that burned down, who will know exactly who to give them to.

Each family devastated by fire will be (in time) given album pages to help them begin their memories again. Those families can then approach their own families for copies of photos to put into the albums, or simply start putting in fresh memories.

If you think you can help, please lave me a comment and I will reply with my postal address so that you can send on your page. Any help you can give will be much appreciated.

I plan to have these albums finished by the 20th of March - that gives us a month to get cracking and create as many pages as we can!

If you feel you wish to contribute in some other way, please leave me a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Many thanks on the behalf of the Victorian families who have lost everything.

Sares x

You can visit her blog HERE

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Latest creations and weekend away

Wow, alot has happened since my last post so I might start at today and work backwards.

I spoke with the lawyer today and it looks all good with the house, so we are sending the contract in tomorrow!! Very exciting!

IO got home from Bourke in a very motivated mood, and have finished 3 Layouts tonight.This one was for the Out of the hat challenge, to use red and purple, metal (there are staples holding the ribbon) and paint.

This was for a new challenge site I found based around my favourite books, the Twilight series, called The Twilight Challenge. The challenge was to scrap about your first car.

Finally, this one was for Puzzle Sketches, a new favourite of mine.

In other news, I won the Challnge Champion prize at Scrap Therapy again!!! So I get to choose another DTer to make me a LO!! Now to choose which one.

Rex and I went to Top Gear in Sydney on the weekend and had a great time. We flew to Sydney from Dubbo, which was a much better idea than driving. Unfortunately when we caught the train to Lidcome, we discovered Sydney can't cope when the heat gets over 30 degrees. We couldn't believe it, most of the trains weren't running and those that did were soooooooo slow!!! And Hot!!!

Finally got to the motel and it was a nightmare. The airconditioner and lights weren't working, and on the Sunday while we were out, the cleaners left the door open all day!!!!!!!!! Not happy Jan.

But then we heard about the fires in Victoria and I must say it put a lot of things in perspective. I'm hoping we can help out either through weight watchers or Scouts next week. Please everybody, they need our support!

Anyways I better run, gotta actually submit these LO's now that I've done them :)