Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Little Yellow Bicycle

Busy, busy busy, That is what I have been since returning from our trip to Christchurch. I have fallen so far behind with my scrapping commitments that I do not think I am EVER going to catch up!

Hospital went well in the fact that Andrew had the some problems occur when with the Doctor and Urology people that he had for me at home. He is on a very long course of antibiotics and it is possible that he may, in the future have botox treatment in his bladder, and is to have his swollen feet checked out by a plastic surgeon...Andrew is somewhat doubtful on both accounts!
Here are two scrapbook pages I completed some time ago using Little Yellow Bicycle papers and Font stickers, all from SBO
That little guy in the photo is our Cody, who now hunts more than just bears!
This photo is another one of Cody, it made a nice change to scrap boy photo's, as all too often I pull out 'girl photos', they are so much easier to scrap! I really need to do some 'Big boy' pages!

Check out The Little Yellow Bike range of goodies here

This week, so far I have been cramming scrap booking into ever spare moment, Last night I scrapped until 1am, and the two nights before that I scrapped until 2am, and I am still looking at a great pile of pizza boxes, full of scrapping yet to be done. Although, i have that much of a jumble in my room that I can hardly get to those boxes!

My early mornings are taking their toll, I have a horrid sore throat tonight, fingers crossed it will be gone by the morning!
That's all from me tonight, I'm off to have a bit of a tidy up!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Be back soon

Any moment now we are about to leave the lovely quiet of the country and head for Christchurch..boo hooo
Andrew is booked in for scans and tests on Monday and Tuesday. Will be good to get him checked over and a few issue hopefully ironed out, just a shame it cannot be done here though.

I have a little kit of scrapping goodies packed to take with me, just in case I get some down time, wishful thinking no doubt!

On the subject of Wishful Thinking, I was visiting Rachel's blog last night and saw this....

..isn't it a cool idea!

Thanks for sharing Rachel :-)

Friday, 20 August 2010

One mans rubbish...

...is my treasure!

Dear hubby saved this cubby hole shelf from being buried by uncle David because he was sure I would find a use for it...
As I dragged it inside and grunted and groaned as I struggled to fit it into the lift, Andrew made mention that is was too heavy, and was going to look ugly in my room, and really he should have let David bury it....
...but of course I got it upstairs, cleaned it and painted the edges and spent to the wee small hours of the morning rearranging my craft space, and fulling up the cubby holes....

Andrew was very surprised when he come upstairs the next day to view the results! My new set of shelves look awesome and my work desk is a whole lot more spacious now all the bits and pieces are off it!
Thanks Uncle David for your rubbish ...I LOVE it!

This past week has been another busy one. For the first time since starting my teacher aid job at the beginning of the year I was called home on Wednesday as Andrew was having a dysreflexic attack, my poor dad who was with Andrew was not far off a heart attack himself with the worry of it all!! I usually walk to work which I see now is a big mistake as I had to run for home asap...if dad had not come racing down the road ( in the van) to pick me up I may well have had a heart attack myself...that would have been all three of us !!
Anyway, long story short, all was delt with and all three of us have lived to see another day.

Yesterday I went to a Teacher Aid course in town, while David loooked after Andrew for me (thanks again brother in-law) The course was rather hard to stay awake through, and all that I really got out of it was that Duntroon School does everything right! Couldn't help but feel privileged and lucky to work there, with such a great team of people.

Today I went to town again, this time to the hairdresser who hid my grey hairs for me...always a bonus to have them gone!

I only managed to squeeze one
scrapbook page into this week, its my example for this weeks Kiwiana challenge at Scrapbook Outlet, the challenge this week is to create a page leaving lots of 'white space'.

This is what I come up with...
Now as many of you know I'm not a huge fan of 'white space' I love to spread out and full up my whole page!
So. I have squeezed a whole heap of bits and pieces into one area of my page
The photo shows our lovely daughter, who had come straight from the hairdresser's after having her hair styled ready for the school ball... this is her image in the mirror..as she removes the newly set curls from her hair...LOL!!! For the ball the following year she did her own hair!!

To view more details of this weeks challenge over at Scrapbook Outlet click HERE

Wishing you all a wonderful Saturday, and thanks for dropping by. xx

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Happy Birthday Dad

Another busy day almost down.
Today was dads birthday, so we had birthday tea at our house since my mum is still away.
Yesterday I managed to whip up a card, really need to work on building up my card stocks, so I have one on hand when I need it!.....
I have turned this photo of my Dads motor car, his pride and joy into a 'stamp' in PhotoShop, I then embossed the printed image four times with clear embossing powder , and used the shinny image to make my card.
Today, for the first time, I was called home from work , by my stressed Dad. Andrew decided to have a dysreflexic attack while I was at work, not at all good timing! Last night he had one at 1 am, so things are going a little hay wire with him again. Lucky we are off to Burwood on Sunday for an 'over haul'.
Tomorrow afternoon I have a Teacher aide course in town, so there will be no scrapping time yet again!
Here is a LO I did a little while ago, using the August Monthly Kit for Scrapbook Outlet...

Thankyou to everyone who pops in for a visit. As soon as I get a bit of spare time I will be stopping by to visit you :-)
Take care xox

Sunday, 15 August 2010


One more week before my mum is back home, have to say I'm looking forward to having her back on deck. I am feeling rather tired tiring to juggle Andrew, work and the house work into my days. Sounds like no big deal I know, but I have to get up extra early to allow time to get Andrew feed, showered, dressed, his physio and tilt table done and have him in his wheelchair so I can leave for work at 10 .15...and make the beds, do the dishes, hang out the washing, wash the floor, sweep the duck 'poo' away from the front door etc etc.... Andrew takes about three hours to get organised so my house work is getting done at the speed of light almost!
All weekend was pretty much catch up on the washing, ironing, baking and cleaning in the 'corners' ready for another busy week. FUN!!

Onto brighter things...
Here is a page I put together a few weeks ago, using the August monthly Kit from ScrapbookOutlet

I love the fun colours, and really enjoyed
using purple along side orange!
I mounted most of the stickers in the kit onto cardboard so they popped off my page!

Thursday, 12 August 2010

At last I have a gap!
My Up2scrap work has been sent away.
No school for me tomorrow ( I don't do Fridays, except for a couple of hours helping out our budding mechanics at Mechanic Club tomorrow afternoon).
My mum is still in Auckland so I do have to do all of the house work myself, but the extra exercise is good for me! And really I'm quite happy to do it, I don't really mind house work too much.
Thought I pop one of my latest pages on my blog tonight, just to get myself back into blogging mode.
This is one of the pages I put together using the August Kit from Scrapbooking Outlet.

I love the bright colours, and feel of summer that this kit sure has plenty of!

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Thanks so much to everyone for your caring comments regarding our lost pets. They sure have left a space in our lives. Your kind words mean so much.

Life has been crazy again this week, so much happening that I can't keep up!
Tonight I'm tiring to make head way with my Up2scrap assignment while tiring hard not to look in the direction of my very large work load from SBO...its waiting and time is ticking by!
I had planned a big weekend scraping but now Saturday will see us heading for Christchurch airport. My sister is sick in hospital so my mum is heading to Auckland to help out. There seems to be one event after the other these days...I wonder if life is ever going to level out!
Back soon with some scrap booking photos...maybe not tomorrow though as its going to be a very busy day also.


Start by doing what is necessary, then what's possible and suddenly you're doing the impossible.
( I hope) :-)

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Win goodies from Cannon with Up2scrap

How cool is this!
Louise designed this for a tee shirt for da man in her life, she also used the same design to create a matching tag and CD, complete with cover. Check out the latest up2scrap mag to see exactly what this very clever lady has done... (that's the same mag with the photo of my scrapbook page on the front...har-har...just thought I'd add that! :-) and...
pop to the Up2Scrap blog to download Louise's deign for free!

If you feel like your up for the challenge to create a logo for the man in your life then check this out....

Email an original T -shirt design for da man in your life to Blog Chief, Louise Williams by midnight on the 31 of August 2010.
The first 10 entries received will receive a T-shirt transfer pack from Canon
and ...the overall winner will receive a Pixma Creative pack, also from Canon

So ... get creating now!!
You can check out all of the details by clicking HERE

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Bye Bye Chopper

Its hard to believe that within seven days of our little dog Biddy passing away, poor old Chop' is now gone as well.
A few months ago I took Chopper to the vet as he was getting very slow and appeared to be in alot of pain when he moved. After xrays and scans and a rather large vet bill we were told Chopper had arthritis of the spine, which was also fussing together. His hip socket had also 'had it', all in all his life spent hunting had taken its toll on his body.
Chopper had been put into semi retirement when Cody brought him home about a year ago and he quickly went form being an outside hunting dog to a pampered, inside on the couch pet. Chop had the most beautiful nature, and eyes that you could not help but fall in love with.
Anyway, the vet recommended that Chopper be put to sleep as there was nothing at all that could be done for him, except to be kept on painkillers. So, me being me said I would try the painkiller option. The painkillers gave Chop a reasonable quality of life, until Friday when his back leg stopped working, but today both legs failed Chop. He was a pitiful sight tiring to walk, it really was so heartbreaking. I knew the kindest thing I could do for Chopper was to take him to the vet and do what maybe should have been done some time ago.

So tonight, Chopper lays buried on a nearby hillside beside Biddy. A hill side that was their favorite hunting ground, according to Cody, and we are left with a bank full of memories, empty food bowls and much sadness in our hearts.

We love you Chop.

May brighter times lay ahead!

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My Scrapping

Here is my finished latest painting

Here is my finished latest painting
This one is a hit with all the males who have seen it. I must say that I did not really enjoy painting a truck and it will be a one off for sure! Uncle David is now the owner of this one. Next project on thepainting scene is going to be a fisherman- for my Uncle Graeme who is wanting me to paint him something. Really need to get onto this one!

Finished at last- I think

Finished at last- I think
At last I think I have pretty much finished this painting for my uncle. Do hope he likes it.

My waterlillies

My waterlillies
one of my recent paintings

Naked Lady

Naked Lady
One of my last years paintings

Aimee and Bob

Aimee and Bob
A painting I did a while back for my daughter

Click on our house to see a little of where we live.

Thank you

Just want to say thankyou to those of you who have been kind enough to take the time to leave a comment or sign my guest book. Always get a buzz out of knowing people have been here for a wee look! THANK YOU!!

Check out my talented nephew Tony...he's the cool dude singing!