Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas to All

To all my lovely blog followers

Just wanted to take the time to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2012.

Thank you for all of your support over the past year since I started my blog. 

I hope Santa is kind to you and that you enjoy the fun of special people at this festive time of the year.

Thanks also to all my friends for your kind Birthday wishes and get well wishes last week.  Not really the right time of the year but I'm on the road to recovery and looking forward to the Christmas break.

Enjoy whatever you choose to do and stay safe!


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Time to Scrap!

Hi All

Hope you all had a great weekend?  I can't believe it is December already and Christmas is fast approaching.  I found some time to scrap today so here are a few layouts to share.

This first layout is my Nephew Mitchell's Year 10 school photo. I have used 2 tones of Bazzill cardstock to try and co-ordinate with his uniform and Core'dinations Nightfall Cursive cardstock that I have sanded. AC thickers, Kaisercraft wooden Lilac leaves that has been white washed and inked using Ingvild Bolme inks.  The corrugated tag has also been white washed and I have added some hemp.  The quote sticker is by Heidi Swapp and a domino tile. As Mitch is getting older I wanted to keep the layout simple!
This is my take on the December 2011 sketch at Anna's Craft Cupboard.  The photo you would have seen before of my Niece and Nephews taken on Christmas Day 2010.  The products used are from The Girls Paperie Tinsel & Twig range of papers and stickers.  AC thickers, Tim Holtz rosette and I have made the Santa List tag using "Word" and added some rub ons.  The tickets are from Shabby Chic (I think).
And finally a layout of Mitch and Maddie playing with Tess on the front lawn.  Love these photo's.  Tess is such a gorgeous dog (oh the kids aren't bad either!)   Belinda Spencer has inspired me to use these colours, I love her work.  Have used Bo Bunny Et Cetera Geography paper and Pink Paislee Green Acres paper, Jillibean Soup corrugated kraft alpha's and flowers.  Tim Holtz Kraft coro that I have embossed with a TH embossing folder and sanded.  The punches are from EK Success and Martha Stewart.  The banner is from Greatest View Etsy Shop and I have made the flower using some old book pages and the Tim Holtz tattered flowers Sizzix diecut that I've added a brad and some rhinestones to.
Well that's all for today.  I have transferred my blogger to Goggle Chrome and it appears to be working now so hopefully no more problems.  My sister Liz called by today and I copied her camera chip onto my computer so looking forward to getting some current photo's printed and scrapping.  The TV viewing is so dismal at the moment I think I will find myself spending more time in the scrap room.

Hope you all have a fantastic week.  Take care and happy scrapping.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Back from Bali

Hi blog friends

Have still been having problems with my blog on my computer at home and reading the help forum on blogger many are experiencing the same problem.

I have a couple of layouts to share that I started before I went to Bali and have only managed to finish them off and not create anything new.  This first layout is of my cute Nephew Lachlan playing with Granddad's tools.  I have used the Kaisercraft On the Move range of papers and collectables, Twine, October Afternoon mini alpha's, AC Thickers and an old Heidi Swapp sticker.

This layout is of an old family photo taken at a picnic day my Mum and her family would go on when they were children.  The photo was emailed and I printed it from the email so it isn't fantastic quality but I thought it was important to document.  Have used Echo Park Time & Seasons range of papers, Prima felt tree, vine, flowers and resin bird. Scrap FX chipboard title and random other bits and pieces.  (One of my ladies has moved but I didn't have time to photograph again - she is back on straight now)

Liz, Maddie and I had a fantastic time in Bali relaxing while our angel "Ketut" took fantastic care of us as always.  We just spent the week relaxing with massages everyday, reading, swimming and basically doing as little as possible.  Had a pool party at the villa for Ketut, Wayan, Gede and their families and they all cooked some great food for us.  We love them all and can't wait to go and visit them again soon!
And finally the boy in the brown shirt is my sponsor boy "Wayan".  He has finished his university now and has a full time job in a resort in Bali.  He has to wait 2 years to be able to go and work on the cruise ships out of the USA. I am so proud of how well he has done and it is fantastic to see that my sponsorship has helped him achieve something so special for him and his family.  Wayan isn't part of the program anymore but him and his family still took the time to come to the party day to see me and help out with the other kids activites.  It was so great to see him giving back to the other kids in appreciation for all the years he got to join in the fun.
It's going to be a hot weekend in Perth so hopefully will have time to put the air con on and sit down and do some scrapping.  Mind you Western Power have advised me they will be turning off my power on Sudnay from 7.30am till 3.30pm.  Great!!!

Enjoy the rest of the week and to all my family and friends that have had birthdays in this last week (all 6 of you) hope you had a special day.  Till next time stay safe and happy scrapping!