Sunday, October 21, 2007

Don't worry - I am alive!!

Sorry girls, I've been a bit slack haven't I... ;)

I am here but very busy, have had a lot going on this week including hubby being away and my sis-in-law being in hospital with pancreatitis...let alone all that usually goes on in my busy life!!

Not a LOT going on in my scrap world, but did manage to have a scrap day with the girls yesterday while all our boys were three layouts done for the day but haven't had a chance to take daytime pics yet to post. Will try my best to do that tomorrow.

Kids are good but missed their Daddy this weekend....don't think we've ever seen Georgia so excited as when she finally saw her Daddy at 6pm tonight after four days away! She has been saying 'Dadadadadad' all weekend and Cooper keeps telling me she is saying 'Where's Daddy!?'.

Had a bit of a brainfade last night and forgot to put a nappy on Cooper when he went to bed...he is three and still wears a nappy at night. So at 4.30am this morning I hear a little voice calling 'Mummy....Mummy'. I wander in to Cooper sitting up in bed and he says to me in the cutest voice ever 'You forgot to put my nappy on and I wet my pants!'. Poor boy...ended up in my bed, but his sister woke up about 45 minutes later, so really I've been up since 4.30am and am starting to feel it!

Gotta laugh at some of the things they come out with don't you. He cracked me up again this morning when we were out for our walk. On getting back to the car I started the car and Cooper said 'My seatbelt isn't on!' so I get out and go around to put his belt on (THANK GOD HE TOLD ME!). Anyway, he says to me...'You're silly forgot to put my nappy on, you forgot to put my seatbelt on AND you forgot to water daddy's plants!'. And I'm like 'Oh s**t, daddy's plants!' which I hadn't watered since he left!!!! Lucky Cooper's here... ;)

Enough from me, I'm going to bed, talk to you all tomorrow.


Saturday, October 13, 2007

Saturday Scrap Day @ Home

I was very excited to receive my package from the US yesterday I know why the postage was $80, I got heaps of stuff!!! My gorgeous Love Elsie ranges, some awesome Xmas stuff plus lots of Basic Grey ranges...some of which I've already sold as I just can't have everything and will never use it all.

So today I scrapped at home with my niece Emma and my girlfriend Doreen, managed to get two pages done while the kids were sleeping. One of my girl and one of my boy...I love them both (the pages I mean, not the kids! OF COURSE I LOVE THEM BOTH!).

Whatchya think?


Friday Scrap Day @ Linda's

Finally managed to fit a Scrap Day in this week! Linda & I decided to scrap at her place with the babies, but they were pretty good and had a couple of good sleeps, so we did get some work done! I worked on my Bali album again, its easy to pick up and take it all with me when I'm scrapping somewhere other than home.

I started this page as a single using the September Sketch Challenge from the SM Forum, then realised i had more photos so made it a double. I love how this one turned out, it was our most favourite day and place in Bali! Tides Restaurant at Uluwatu, which was on the edge of a cliff and just magnificent.

This one is a really basic page, but took me forever cause I sorta lost my mojo in the afternoon. I had this rubon that I just HAD to use with this pic, but kinda couldn't think of much else to do with it unfortunately.

I'm getting there with this album, thank goodness seeing as it is now six years later!


Monday, October 8, 2007

October Sketch Challenge

Here are my attempts at this month's Sketch Challenge on the SM Forum. These are of our Bali trip in 2001, such a fun time and still wish we could go back...can't believe those buggers wrecked Bali for us, I'm scared to go back now that I'm a mum, guess that changes your whole perspective on things, hey?!

Daniel has drill tonight at the station, so lets see if I can do something tonight...


Go on..laugh at me... ;)

This is a post I just put on the SM Forum, thought I'd put it here too...

Embossing Embarrassment...


Just thought I'd give you guys a laugh...

Anyone who has read my blog will know I've been having trouble of late with embossing and am yet to get the hang of it. I tried again on Saturday night with no luck...but now I know why...

I was at my girlfriend Alicia's place yesterday for a scrap day, there were five of us there just scrapping and chatting and having a good time. Got to talk of embossing and the fact that I'm crap at it. Another girl Kindra was saying how she did embossing on some invitations and it was a, powder, heat on every single invite.

So my brain started ticking over...I had that blank expression on my face, then it clicked...I had to think twice about even telling the girls what I'd just thought of. But I did...and boy did they laugh...

I DIDN'T USE ANY POWDER!!!!!!!!!! Just ink and heat....then got frustrated that nothing was happening so just inked and left it as it was. Can't believe it, I forgot the most important step of embossing...adding the embossing powder!! Couldn't believe it, how embarrassing....

Only this one time I did this though, I promise...every other time I failed at embossing I DID use powder but just overheated or something....

Maybe next time I'll have more luck, eh?!


Sunday, October 7, 2007

My mum...

Last night I decided to just grab some of the new paper I've bought (Blush - Basic Grey, just gorgeous) and do something with it. Had this photo of my mum with Georgia, its a bit blurry and out of focus but I love it anyway. Its a really truthful photo...mum has so much fun when she is here and just dotes on my little girl. I used chipboard for the first time in ages...haven't used it much since I got my Cricut. I was gonna emboss it, but I still can't get the hang of the ink and heat gun...think I need to do some lessons or something in this?! Anyway, heres my page, I love it.

I have a scrap day at Alicia's, so hopefully I'll have something to show for it tonight. Bye for now!


Friday, October 5, 2007


Thanks for tagging me, Loz... ;)

Here are my answers, pretty funny...

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet, current car) Leiba Forester

2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (favorite ice cream, favorite cookie) Boysenberry Choc Chip

3. YOUR FLY “GUY/GIRL” NAME: (first initial first name, first 3 letters last name) Swar

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Pink Elephant

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) Elizabeth Wollongong

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (first 3 letters last name, first 2 letters first name) War-Sa

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink and add” the”) The Purple Water

8. NASCAR NAME: (first names of your grandfathers) Glynne George

9. STRIPPER NAME: (favorite perfume, favorite candy) Baby Doll Bullets

10. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s and father’s middle names) Therese John

Classic! And I tag...Leesh, Kristy, Lisa, Nicole & AnnDee.


9 months already...

My baby girl is 9 months old today, I can't believe it! Where does the time go? She is growing up so quickly and seems to be doing new things every single day. The personality on this child is amazing, she is so happy and bubbly and just smiles all the time (well, not ALL the time but you know what I mean!). My Georgia, don't you think she is gorgeous?

And here is my scrap effort for the day, I'm reasonably happy with it but not totally. I had big ideas with the Uno cards and all, then kinda got stuck and it turned out pretty basic. This is Cooper, 11 months old and still such a chubby baby!

Its really weird you know...I have sooo much stuff in the way of scrapbooking supplies (and just keep buying more!), yet I hardly use much product at all and feel like all my pages are really basic and looking sorta the same? I don't know, maybe I'm in a rut, think I need to experiment more or something. My pages always seem so neat and tidy, which is not necessarily a good thing. I think its because I scrap under pressure, never enough time to do anything, fit an hour in here and an hour in there...therefore rushing to get everything finished, or finished enough that I can say its done and put it away. Anyone else know what I mean?


Thursday, October 4, 2007

Photo Swap

I have entered a photo swap for the first time ever...I've just completed the first layout for one of the girls on the SM Forum and I'm pretty happy with it. I never knew how hard it would be to scrap for someone else!! Its really difficult to know when to stop and if they'll like it etc...I'm pleased to say that Wendy loved it and commented as soon as I put it up on the forum, THANK GOODNESS! I've only just sent my photo off today, so we'll wait and see how that turns out. Its a photo of the kids for my album, which i obviously never do cause I'm too busy doing the kids albums to touch my own!

So anyway, my dining room is officially trashed, me and my neice Emma have spread scrap stuff absolutely everywhere. You should see how good Em is getting at scrapping...she isn't even 12 yet, and amazes me with what she does! Here is her double layout for today of herself and her bf Brittany. What you think?

Clever chook, huh?


Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Uh Oh....Look what I just bought!

See what happens when you're up at 4am in the remember something really cool on ebay you were watching and you just HAVE to check it out before you go back to bed. Half my luck, with ten minutes to go I won these unreal Love Elsie sets! And for less than $40US each...gotta be happy with that!

Missed out on Roxie, but never mind! I'm gonna be in trouble.... ;)

Back to be for me...night night...