Friday, April 27, 2007
So the first one is one I did for the Hodge Podge #3 challenge. I thought I should give it a go. I really like the challenges that Gina Millers CT do but I can not be buying something all the time if I dont have it in my current stock pile to be able to enter (sorry ladies I really do love the challenges though.) So Hodge Podge it is :)
The challenge was to: Keep your photo(s) towards the MIDDLE of your paper. They had to be TRIMMED or framed or somehow bordered; some FLOWERS on there as well! And aside from maybe some paint or stitching STAY AWAY from the edge of your paper!
Baby’s Got Style by Karen Lewis.
This one is from yet another challenge on OAKS. This was a journaling challenge. The challenge was to: dig really deep, and get into that beautiful creative brain and Journal about something that is very important to you, and tell us why, not just the skimpy stuff, but the deep, soulful, meaningful stuff. It can be really funny, really sad, or just a great story, you choose.
I think I have achieved that!
Cheryl Barber Love Of My Life Brush
Baby’s Got Style kit by Karen Lewis
Photo Frame by Katie Pertiet
The journaling reads:
Everyone says that their kids are important to them. I agree with that and don’t dispute someone’s love for their kids. In 2003 we decided that it was now or never. We were getting married. So in about 5 months (including December in that) we organized a wedding and did it. We got married. In that time we found out that I was pregnant again and our bundle of joy was due to be born in November. I was a little under 3 months pregnant when we got married so hadn’t had the 12wk scan yet. My GP wasn’t going to give me the 12wk scan as we had no problems with Amey’s pregnancy so no need right. I convinced her at about 9wks that maybe a 12wk scan was necessary as I thought I was further along.
The scan was about 2 wks after our wedding. Scott didn’t come with me because I thought it was going to be routine. I got there had the scan (videoed) and was told to come in the next day to have another one. Not a problem I thought. There was something wrong with the babies liver. I searched the net. A baby can survive that. Went in the next day and again Scott wasn’t with me as I thought it was routine. The Dr was checking me out this time not just the sonographer.
That’s when our world crashed down. It resulted in many appointment with numerous Dr’s. Heaps of tests and not so happy a ending. On the 9th of July 2004 our son Jack Riley was born at 20.3wks gestation. Sadly Amey learnt at a VERY young age to say “its ok mummy no cry” and getting me tissues. It was so sweet that it usually made me cry more. I would have to pull myself together to and let her know that I was ok just a bit sad.
Since then I have gone on to have 2 more healthy daughters. So I hold my kids a little closer. If that is a good or bad thing I don’t know. I suppose after all we have been through we appreciate that they are happy and healthy.
The Matchbox is part of the Floriade kit by Anita Stergiou
Frame by Katie Pertiet
Going West felt flowers and leather tag by Heidi Williams
Curled Frame by Katie Pertiet
Brads, clip, other felt flowers, Jeans tab, papers and rub on from Going West Kit by Weeds and Wildflowers Designs
Blushing Beauty Kit by Natalie Bird
Fonts: Amaze & Army
Frame by Kathrin Pfetzing
Shabby Princess Vintage Florals
Swirl by Jen Beschinski
Monday, April 23, 2007
First the blog prompt:
Spend 5 minutes writing about your advice for having a fulfilled life.
Started at 9.22pm
Wow what can I say about having a fulfilled life. I'm not sure that mine is totally fulfilled. I every so often think about how I can improve it or things I should try etc. But really I am pretty happy with things as they are. I just have to implement change occasionally to kick start things again. Well so far no advice for someone else.
So having said the above I suppose one thing would be to not let others tell you you cant do something. That would be a big thing for me. Someone who has influence in my life (from day dot this is) tells me I cant do something and for some reason I think I cant. AND I am not one to go with the "crowd" or anything like that either. I do have an opinion of my own......when I'm not trying to be politically correct.
Ok still not much advice there and its nearly 5 min's. I think another thing would be to be able to love yourself. That is important. If you cant do that then you cant love your life and be as fulfilled as you would want to be.
If that all makes sense.......well time is up.
Time for a spell check!
Toot: I did a challenge on CCD and got picked as one of the LO's for the month. I am a little excited about that :)
Lauren Bavin's ANZAC Memories Kit and Add On.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Berries and Cream Kit by Betty Jo Martin
Frame by Jackie Eckles
Font: Acoustic Light
Berries and Cream Kit by Betty Jo Martin
Template by Tara Dunstan
Font: Acoustic Light
Friday, April 20, 2007
Flourish by Meredith Fenwick
Font: Times Roman
Thursday, April 19, 2007
CREDITS: Sketch by Natalie Bird
Book by Kellie Puddy
Pen by Betty Jo Martin
Lime Tea Papers by Nancie Rowe
Floral Swirl by Jen Beschinski
Curled Edges Frame by Katie Pertiet
Font: Times Roman
Susan’s Heart Kit by Donna Rafferty
Rina Kores Jiffy Stax Template
The journaling is incredibley small when you resize for the uploading so here is the journaling:
The type of person that inspires me is:
Someone who is loyal
Someone who isn’t to proud to admit they are wrong
Someone who is practical
Someone who can put their hand to just about anything
Someone who has the “give it a go” and actually do it
Someone who loves nature
Someone who has a good eye for photography. Even if they
cant take a good photo
Someone who is honest.
Someone who loves kids
Someone who wants to better themselves
Someone who has been there and done it and really “knows”
what they are talking about
Someone who is genuine
Someone who isn’t judgmental
Some who just by being around them encourages me to be
a better person
Definition of Inspiration/inspire.
1. transitive and intransitive verb stimulate somebody to
do something: to encourage somebody to greater effort,
enthusiasm, or creativity
It sort of sounds like an ad for a friend but I suppose friends are meant to inspire you when you look at the list.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Cottage Rose kit by Betty Jo Martin
Fancy Fold template by Theresa Kavouras
Photo Corners by Anita Stergiou
Font: Arakne Demo
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
I slowed down there a bit for this month as the last couple of days I had a migraine and then I had to go to the Kinder Committee meeting last night. BUT I have worked out that I have been doing about a LO a day :o I am quite shocked at that in a way. BUT I am really enjoying it which of course is the main thing.
Poloroid (Mango Fool kit) by Tara Dunstan Designs
Australiana Kit by Tara Dunstan Designs
Template by Sara Ellis
Floriade kit by Anita Stergiou Designs
Both can be found here in the PBP store
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Betty Jo’s Cottage Rose Kit found here: http://www.kbandfriends.com/store/pr...t=0&page=2Font Times New RomanFancy Folds Template by Theresa Kavouras
Thursday, April 12, 2007
|The Keys to Your Heart|
You are attracted to those who are unbridled, untrammeled, and free.
In love, you feel the most alive when your partner is patient and never willing to give up on you.
You'd like to your lover to think you are optimistic and happy.
You would be forced to break up with someone who was emotional, moody, and difficult to please.
Your ideal relationship is open. Both of you can talk about everything... no secrets.
Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.
You think of marriage as something precious. You'll treasure marriage and treat it as sacred.
In this moment, you think of love as something you don't need. You just feel like flirting around and playing right now.
Star Quality Kit by Kellie Puddy
Quick Pic by Kellie Puddy
Staples by Kellie Puddy
Fonts: Snap ITC & Sophie
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
The following is from the Country Cottage Collaboration Kit:
Frame by Christy Haig
Paper by Digital Divas
Ornament by digibrandi
Ribbons by SED
Tab by LZ61
Template by pbumbaca
Template by Kissed Studio
Fresh Start Kit by Kathrin Pfetzing
Font Stamped Jumbled
Dream Kit by Natalie Bird
Scalloped Big Template by Atomic Cupcake
Swirls by Donna Rafferty
Dream Kit by Natalie Bird
Free Advertising!! Are there three products in your life that you just love (favorite scrapping designer? a cleaning product that does what it claims? or your favorite restaurant?)? Tell us about them! (Add links and maybe we'll decide we can't live without them either )
1. Digi Scrapbooking - I would have to say that not only is it a life saver for me to unwind with but I can see a long term purpose to it. I love that my family will be able to look back on it and see what they were like as kids. What I am like and an insite into the family.
2. My camera - I love my camera. Where would I be without it. I find I am taking it with me more and more places and finding heaps to photograph.
3. Usana which is something that I have just picked up recently. I did the "Reset" program and lost 4kgs (8.8lbs) in the 5 days!! I also lost my cravings for chocolate and sweet things. I no longer NEED them :) Well worth the money for sure.
In honor of Sibling's Day, talk about your relationship with your siblings. If you don't have any, tell us how you feel about that.
Well I have one brother. Thats it. He is younger than me and lives in Sydney. To be honest I suppose we both dont know a whole heap about each others lives unless we call mum as we dont really call each other much. Although having said that I dont really think we feel a "need" to either. We seem to do fine with the relationship we have. I cant say that we have ever been "close" but I wouldnt say we werent either. He will tell me stuff he wont tell mum and dad (like when his in trouble.) He asks me for money (if you read this PK you still owe me from last time) and sometimes a bed when he comes down to visit. I havent seen him for...oww...about a year or more now but hopefully he will be at Grandma's 80th in June this year.
Monday, April 9, 2007
Its Autumn here so we are going into a dormant stage really. So I suppose my life is a bit reflective of the season at the moment. But then it seems to be like that way to much for me. I do want to be able to get out more with the kids. I think that Katie is just getting to a great stage where its not going to be a huge issue to get out with the three of them as much anymore YEA! Although you wouldn't know it with the weather it has been beautiful here!!!
I cant really say there is anything huge going on in my life at the moment. Things seem to be on a smooth running base although I have that "feeling." It feels like something is going to tip the boat. I hate that feeling but it does make it easier when it comes along as because I have that dread (usually) it never seems as bad as I have been feeling it could be. I hope that all makes sense.....lol. It is only in one or two areas though.
Everything else seems to be going well. I don't know I have always had that "knowing" thing all my life not as in Alison (Medium) type thing but just a I don't know only way I can explain it is "knowing." But more based on an impression and feeling not "seeing" it. And not in a spooky way either. I don't say much about it either as most people think you are freaky and I learned at a very young age not to say anything. So it is pretty big to put it out there on here.
Saturday, April 7, 2007
Muse: a source of inspiration; especially : a guiding genius What would you consider to be your muse? Why?
I would have to say that it is my kids when it comes to scrapbooking. Well pretty much everything in life in a way. They make me want to be a better person so that they can grow up to be caring, loving, responsible, hardworking and respectful adults.
How about a weekly wrap up and also your plans for Easter weekend.
Well we are half way through the weekend now. We have an inspection of our house (renting) by the real estate agents on Tuesday so its a bit of a catch up on everything weekend. We also have the long weekend to do it so most of it will be done on Monday no doubt...lol. Tomorrow we have the family breakfast at a plant nursery in the morning. Then off to the IL's for the easter egg hunt for the kids. Should be good as we have both the older girls joining in this year.
Credits: Susan’s Heart kit by Donna RaffertyFont: BestDB
The quote is part of the wordart in Donna's kit but I couldnt fit it in without typing it up myself.
Thursday, April 5, 2007
Are you someone that pushes through and collapses at the end? I would push through and collapse....yep thats me.
Cancel out selectively and give yourself breathing room? Sorta answered in the question two above.
Or maybe curl up in the fetal position and cry? LOL sometimes!!! I have been known to do this when I was pregnant.....lol.
Credits: Australiana Kit by Tara Dunstan Designs
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
It makes me want to go out and do the class. I might just go and have a look into it now!
Credits: Love Letters Kit by Natalie Bird
Word Art by Tara Dunstan
Font: Stamp Art
Bubbles and Giggles kit by DeDe Smith found here: http://www.scrappinggarden.com Slide by Tara DunstanFont: Fancy Hand
This is the page I lifted: http://www.pickleberrypop.com/galler...php?photo=4351
Monday, April 2, 2007
Hmm I thought that if you let people know what your wish was it wouldnt come true! Is that being naughty answering that like that.....lol!
Credits: Color Me Funky Kit by Gina Miller and Kate Hadfield
“Don’t Be Negative Photo Clusters” by Gina Miller
White Stitching by Laura Judd
Swirl by Meredith Fenwick
Credits: DayDream Believer kit by DeDe Smith
Font: Facelift & FanciHand
The kit for this is exclusive to http://www.elementalscraps.com/