Thursday, 29 July 2010
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Getting back to SBBD's competition...at last!! Attitude really is everything . The right attitude can get you so far in this life.
For anyone out there who read this long rambling post I apologise for the length! I should really have two blogs, one for craft and one for personal ramblings!
Sunday, 25 July 2010
Here is our Biddy again, (photo taken just last weekend) doing what she loved , hunting.
Even with the protection of her wide neck safely collar, and her tracking collar (that insured she would never be lost in the wilderness) a pig still managed to stick its tusk deep enough into her throat to kill her.
Bye bye Biddy. We will all miss you xoxo
Friday, 23 July 2010
I almost spent longer creating my sketch design in photoshop than I did creating my example page! Then of course, after creating my page I had to go back and alter my sketch, because Id made a few changes along the way.
Here's my sketch...
And here's my example...
Hope you get a chance to give this ago.
Thursday, 22 July 2010
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Going back two weekends ago I forgot to mention that eldest son took out first and fifth prize's in the Oamaru Club Pig Hunting Competition. Even though I hate animals being killed I was thrilled for Cody as he puts every spare moment into his hunting and never misses a competition if he can help it. He always goes along to the weigh-ins and watches everyone else take home the prize for the largest pig, so GO Cody, good for you!!
(I wont add a photo because I'm sure that a dead pig does not make exciting viewing for most of us...sorry Cody!)
I had the best time at senz. My high lights were meeting so many of you talented ladies, thank you so much to those of you who took the time to stop and say hello, I'm terrible at recognising faces and am honored that so many of you knew me! I bumped into a few faces I did know, that was great as well, and while on the subject of people I know pop over to Dianne's blog to see what she created at one of the senz classes she attended....its well worth a look!
Thanks to Karen, Kristi, Robyn P and Kathy for your company, the whole point in going to senz was to meet you all and you really did make the whole trip worth while.
Have to say I did not buy much, I was too busy absorbing the atmosphere, and chatting to lovely people!
Tomorrow I will photograph the pins I received and the 'Spooky Canvas' I received from Kristi. All are super cool!
Monday, 19 July 2010
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Its nice to have Hannah back in the country.
Here are the scrapbook pages I completed using the New Day Kit from Scrapbook Outlet
This plain bazzil card has a wonderful surface for stamping on, so of course I got my stamps out and took advantage of it!
For my next LO I took apart the Prima spray from the kit and layered some of the paper flowers between the chipboard flowers.
I'm now a huge fan of paper tape, which I had not used before. My roll of tape is still going strong so it really is great value. Check out the different brands, patterns and colours that are available here
In between my scrap patch's and the photo I have added a felt layer, just to soften things up a little.
I enjoyed scrapping with the New Day Kit. I still have lots of font stickers, some chipboard shapes, some tags and plenty of left over paper tape. That's after creating seven pages using only a few bits and bobs from my own supplies, so the kits from Scrapbook Outlet really are good value. Check out the bright kit available to order now, if you have not done so already
I'm thinking that there will not be any shopping going on in Christchurch, just a wee visit to Senz. Also, a visit to the Allen Bean Centre, at Burwood for the formalities of the Wine Picking. Anne has a small party organised so we can do all of the official 'stuff' (for want of a better word!) that needs to be done.
Friday, 9 July 2010
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
its the way you carry it.
That quote has come to mind more than once this past week! Really though, things are okay in my world.
Andrew has survived another autonomic dysreflexia attack. He has been taken off one lot of anti biotic and put on another one, so here's hoping hes back to his self again soon...for all of our sakes! His pressure area is improving as well so its looking good for getting to SENZ next week, at this stage!
Youngest son got home safely and we have not locked him up, he's a good kid really, just a pretty normal 15 year old I guess.
Now to crafting, which, like my blogging has been on the back burner a bit.
These lovely chipboard pieces are by Crate Paper. You will find them HERE.I spent ages cutting the leaf images from this patterned paper.The paper tape from the kit is super versatile, I placed a strip onto transparency and cut it out, then layered it over another piece of tape to add dimension to my page.
And from the kit again ....my second LO...
This paper can be found here I've used it for a heritage style page, but do check out this page by Megan Renfree to see it used on a modern day LO. This is another very versatile piece of patterned paper!
Here are more images from my favorite piece of paper from the kit, October Afternoon
Lace, glimmer mist and a little ink are the only extras I have added to these pages. This kit really has all you need to complete several layouts. This week I have used the rest of the kit to complete four more 12 x 12 pages, with minimal other product added.
I cannot show you these until next week though, after they go into the gallery
If you love bright, fun colours then you are going to love the latest kit! Check it out here .
Thanks for visiting!
Sunday, 4 July 2010
Ben is 22, lives in Samoa and recently broke his neck playing rugby and has been left a c5 complete tetra plegic. He is in desperate need of medical supplies and equipment.
Two very kind doctors are traveling to Samoa on the 13th of July, at their own expense to see what they can do to help Ben and to teach family how to look after him.
If anyone would like to help Ben in any way just click here
On that note I would have to say that my weekend was okay.
Andrew is a little brighter toady, and medical help is not far away for us.
Dianne forgave me for not making it to the Scrapbook day, I spend no money at all and I had plenty of time to cook.
The boys won a few goodies for their efforts in the weekend hunt
And as for Camden, he will be home tomorrow, in fact he will be home for a very long time because he will not be allowed out until he's 21!! :-)
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend