Friday, May 30, 2008


I just discovered via email that I won the Scrapbook Divas sketch challenge for May with this LO of my Godson, Marcus. Woo Hoo!! I am goin shoppin! lol
Today one of my Goddaughters (I am popular as a Godmother, lol) Jess came to play. Amanda and Roy had a funeral to attend so Jess got to hang out with us.
Matt had a busy day, he started helping Ian with 'car stuff' that I don't understand. Then he spent an hour over at the school doing basketball with some of the kids. Apparently a boy asked why Matt wasn't tired yet, so Matt replied that he could run all day and not get tired..... What a silly thing to say!! Matt is now very tired :)
Shawn had a birthday party after school complete with a bonfire, true to form it started to sprinkle rain.
Well I am going to go and see what I can spend my money on at Divas, night!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Julies Scrapping Jewels

Just a quick post to let you know that ScrappingJewels is having unexpected trouble with the web server. Last night we threw together a blog so that customers can still be informed of what is going on until a more permanent site can be arranged. Julie had new stock that was ready to be listed and is expecting a HUGE order from Canada. This one I am very excited about!! ;)
The link to the blog is HERE.
It is very new so please leave us a comment so we can see who has dropped by! Thanks so much!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Today over at the school for education week we had Go Go Go! It is a day full of activities for the primary kids. As an example Shawn made Lanterns, Rocky Road (without chocolate!!!! funny story that), Gift bags, French knitting. There are lots of things the children can choose to do. I helped Rach with bookmarks. I really didn't help so much as kept Liberty and Molly entertained with paper and glue. I pinned Molly's to her mothers pin board at school but I think in my rush to get home I tossed Liberty's...
This page is my entry for Scrap Therapy's MBM comp. You had to think outside the square. It is not all that original but it was all my stuffy head could come up with! lol
Well I better keep moving. Nothing has been done in this house today and I am heading out again later... It will all still be here when I get back! lol

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Speed Scrapping

This is the page I did last night during the Divas speed crop. Not my quickest page. This one took about 30 mins. Speed crops are a great way to use photos that you have in piles and want to use but aren't sure how....
These photos were from my birthday last November. I remember think I should take photos of the old shark net. I think it has since been removed! Not a very safe feeling while you are swimming and there is a broken net to keep sharks out...
Liberty is down for her nap and hopefully I will finish off the page I am working on. I also need to get some things ready for Go Go Go at the school tomorrow. Byeeee :)

Monday, May 26, 2008

Finally a page to share.

This page seemed to take hours to do... I did it Friday night at a crop. I think it was a mix of it not being my normal style, feeling miserable with this cold and too much chatting! I do like how it turned out though.
Not much else to share with the world really. Liberty and I both have a cold, Matt has hurt is thumb and Shawn has mouth ulcers! I live in the house of crappy health! Keep away!!! lol

Tonight over at DIVAS they are doing a speed challenge...I really enjoy speed scrapping...I think last time they did one I finished a full LO in 20mins and I like the result!!! :) It starts at 8pm so if you can come over and have a look!

UPDATE - While I was blog surfing I came across some major talent...Lillian
I am sure she would be thrilled if you dropped by her blog! :)

Friday, May 23, 2008


Hello! Well another week is over.
I really have not taken any interesting photos recently so I am raiding the archives again. This pic is at the UN head quarters in New York City. It was one of my favourite places to tour. We went through not long after the movie 'The Interpretor' was made so the interior was the same then as it is in the movie. Each room is decorated by different countries and changed each year. This image really does prove to me that blogger strips the colour out of pictures. This is usually a vibrant image... oh well...
Liberty had her appointment today and I was very happy with the lady we spoke to, in my books that is a plus. It is going to be a long few months to get her bowels working right but hopefully the pain will ease quickly.
This afternoon Matt had his first 'teaching gig' at Shawn's school. He is going to do basketball with some kids as the Friday sport. I don't think they have had basketball for a few years so that will be a bit of variety for them. The group was a bit large to do much with and not enough balls to go around, but he will work something out. He is pretty good my Matt...
Tomorrow night there is a crop night in town...woo hoo!! I better go and see what I can do...
Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Dust Bunnies Beware!

Today I went through a book shelf that had fewer books and more junk than it should have! It is the shelf between my scrap desk and computer so you can imagine what gets 'dumped' on it. Well it now looks like it is a bookshelf again.
I was going to do my scrap table tonight but Bones is on telly tonight... not that I am looking for an excuse...really I'm not...
So apart from the shelf I did some jobs down town and some P&C things as well. It was the P&C jobs that lead me to do the shelf. Being secretary I sure have collected some paper work!
I spoke to my Mum today and she was delayed longer in Sydney. I think the baggage handlers had a strike. So that caused her to miss a connecting flight and sent her to Frankfurt for a few hours then into Paris. Oh the joys of international travel... what a buzz!!
The photo is of Miss Combi. I have printed this in an 8x12 to scrap. It has been awhile since I have scrapped with such a big photo. Hopefully Saturday night....

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


I found out yesterday that my little angel has an appointment with the new continence specialist on Friday!! That is great news for us, I really hope she can help...
Well today my Mum left for Ireland, via London and Paris. She is hoping to be able to look at my blog to check up on me :) and see pictures of her 2 grandchildren. So I may ramble for the next few weeks... Shawn and his Grandma are very close, it is really wonderful. Friday night they go out for fish and chips and then have a board game night. I think that is great...Shawn is very lucky to have her live only a block away. I guess that compensates for his Grandfather who is on the other side of the world!
So today Shawn had soccer training. Matt was home so that was good for him to make it to a training. Tomorrow is a teachers strike. Shawn was to be singing at the Armidale Eisteddfod but his group has pulled out due to sickness...bummer! So he will now get to spent the day with his Dad! Tomorrow Matt goes out 'west' on a road trip so it will be good company for both of them.
I am off to be with the new Scrapbooking Memories that came today, my electric blanket and Hugh Laurie! Night x
PS Mum...Hugh Laurie is the actor in House, don't panic! x

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Bedtime story

It has been awhile since I have scrapped and this is what I came up with! I followed a sketch from Aussie Pub Calls Roadmaps for the monthly comp. It was just the sketch I needed to get me going again...
My Grandmother has been away for about a month and tonight she arrives home. Her and Mum are having dinner with us tonight as a welcome back and a bon voyage for my mum as she is going OS on Wednesday. I have had lamb in the slow cooker since 7am and gee it smells good. It makes for a long, hungry day :)
Liberty decided not to have a nap today.... The naps seem to be dwindling...

Sunday, May 18, 2008

It did snow...

It did snow...but then it rained.

About 11.30 last night I looked and there was a good cover of snow. Matt look at about 1am and said it was falling well. About 4am I heard the rain... No snow for us to play in.

This photo of Shawn was taken when he was 4 1/2 on the same trip as the photo below. I love this photo of him.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Weather outlook.

A few days ago I heard that snow has been predicted for Sunday...Tomorrow! I love snow. I guess it feels like home in some way. I have spent a few of my school summer vacations with my Dad in Pennsylvania, USA. So even though I lost our hot summer, I was lucky to experience some amazing snow. One time my cousin Sara and I made this massive snowball in a corn field. It was almost as high as us...I think we were 7..maybe 10. I will have to hunt down those photos.
This photo was taken on my last northern winter trip in Dec 2004. Unfortunately Matt and Shawn didn't get to see alot of snow as it was a mild winter, and not even the right snow to make a snow man! That was disappointing!
Well now that I have had my little walk down memory lane I think it is time to make a long distance phone call. Sara if you read this, I love you x

Friday, May 16, 2008

Making Memories

This is my bundle of Making Memories goodies that I won from Blue Bazaar. I was stoked! It is a nice collection of things that I would not have purchased normally. If I can keep of Facebook long enough I may even use it!
My last post mentioned that Liberty was not has been a good day!!
Well my little man should be home soon so I will go and wait for him on the verandah. Have a great weekend! x

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

My Pirates...

How cute are my lil' Captain Jacks? Well I think they are! This is the wig that I asked Rach to hunt down at Disneyland. We had a quick play this afternoon but gee I can see it bringing us a lot of laughs.... and me some scrap pages :) Thanks Rach!! x
As you can see in the pick my littlest pirate has been so unwell this afternoon. She didn't nap. She had 30 mins in bed then it was all down hill from there. She is sleeping now, poor little girl. I hope the specialist calls soon! I can not cope when my kids are in pain, sick, yes to a degree, but pain, no.
I am exhausted myself. I really need to make a birthday card to send tomorrow...
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Monday, May 12, 2008

Another good weekend gone.

Hello! Hope all of you Mothers had a wonderful Mothers Day!
Shawn has soccer on Saturday while I was at work. Matt said they had a great game and played as a team! The score was 6-1. Shawn was goalie for the first half and stopped 3 goals.... I didn't ask if the 1 point was scored on his watch. I am so glad they played as a will all come to them with practice.
About 4pm Shawn and I went up to the football oval to work in the canteen... and see the Dorans. I have known Rachel a very long time, without putting too much thought into it maybe 25 years. Now in America she got herself, of all things, a Victoria's Secret Hoodie.... green... the colour of my eyes!!! Jealousy is a curse!! LOL Sounds like they had a wonderful time. Up until the moment she told me about the hoodie, I was happy for her :)
Mothers day saw us off to Armidale to see Matt's Mum, then off to Wool Expo. (A huge expo about the wool industry, products etc) I treated myself to an $8 potato with butter for my lunch! I love the potato man potatoes...not worth $8.... but still.... In the afternoon we played a few games of Rummy while there was a blackout. My mum came down for dinner. After I ate I could hardly stay awake. This sore throat has really worn me down!
Well I am rambling on so I will go. The pic is for the 52 week challenge at Scrapping Jewels.
Thanks for stopping by! x
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Friday, May 9, 2008

It has finally happened!

I am now a Facebook Poker addict... I have fought it off for a few weeks while the girls have talked about it... I caved last night. I have had a Facebook profile for awhile now but hardly ever logged in.... Oh well, no turning back now lol
At school today Shawn joined in for the Jump Rope For Heart skip. He completed his 3 minutes to hopefully be in the Guinness world records! How cool for the kids to be apart of that!!
I did this 8x8 page last weekend of Miss Jess. It is a pic I have used before on a 12x12.
Hope you all have a great weekend! x

Thursday, May 8, 2008


Well it is a lovely sunny day here. This morning I had the Mothers Day Stall at school and it was a great success! Thanks Pam and Courtney... I appreciate you :) Can't wait to see what Shawn purchased for me..... lol
So Liberty is in bed and should wake up any minute now. I have done nothing! Sat in the sun in my computer room. I have replied to some email and read some that I had neglected. Then I played on facebook. What a time waster that is.... I did 22 quizzes. The site must have been busy it was very slow. At least I will sleep better knowing what type of flirt I am! lol
I also had an email from
Blue Bazaar informing me that I won a $50 Making Memories pack from the weekend cyber crop they had. It was for the page below of Liberty. I am pretty chuffed about that! I also had a RAK arrive today from the Divas cc a few weekends back.
Well I really should go and do something productive....should! lol................ ;)

PS, Not sure why the rating things have appeared on the blog...must be a blogger thing!

EDIT: I just added the animated "Julie" nice to actually look like her! LOL

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Bad day turned good!

I have been fighting a sore throat for a good few days now and today has been the worst! So after running around for the P&C then Soccer stuff I had a fantastic meeting with the Uralla Events Management Committee. We organize the Thunderbolt Festival here in our little metropolis. We had some big things happen tonight that will see the Festival moved to October 25th. I can't say much yet, but I am really excited now!!
Well I better get moving on some more P&C stuff. We have a mothers day stall tomorrow for the kiddies to get gifts for there mum's. So Shawn and I are heading off to school nice and early to set up.
Night all x

Monday, May 5, 2008


If I hear the name PAM one more time tonight I may scream!!! Liberty has been (pretending) to talk to her on the phone all afternoon. First word out of her mouth when she woke up from her nap. She wouldn't go to sleep tonight...Pam, Pam, Pam!
Anyway.... Today I did a lot of computer stuff for P&C. We are having a fete in September and are looking for ideas. If anyone has some thoughts I would love to know!
I did this page late last week. I love how it turned out, the tones of it. I don't think I had inked chipboard before.... This photo was taken at Easter time on the Macleay River. Liberty woke up early so we went exploring so everyone else could stay sleeping.
Did I mention that Liberty is very lucky to have a Pam. Pam lets Liberty call her at 8pm to say goodnight. Makes my heart happy x

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The weekend!

What a busy weekend! I will start at the top pic and work around. On Thursday Matt came home from work with this Pepsi bottle. He stopped for a drink at a small town in the middle of no where and this is what he found! Cute! The next pic is Casseys wedding invitation that is so elegant. Saturday was Shawns first soccer game. I took the day off work, I couldn't miss this! He did well and had lots of fun... they did loose 1-0. They played a team of girls that have been together for 2 years, this their 3rd. They played very well.
Today we went down to they park for some photo opps (hehehehe) The weather was beautiful today. I think we were at the park almost 2 hours... As we were heading back to the car we saw a duck. As we walked closer we could tell it wasn't well, then realised it had a broken wing and couldn't fly. So we caught it pretty easily in my hoodie and took him home. When we had a closer look we could see that the bone was actually through the skin. Matt called WIRES (wildlife rescue) and they directed us too the vet. Unfortunately the vet wasn't hopefully..... Shawn was upset, I was too. I know what ever happened at the vets was much better than a cat or dog finding him.... I will call tomorrow and find out what happened.
So in between all of this I scrapped. Lots was happening this weekend in the scrapping world. I will show you bits through the week. x

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Hi Rach!

What a surprise I got when I read the comments from yesterday! In a million years did I not expect Rachel to look at my blog in LA... bit clever on her behalf!! :) She must have felt her ears burning. lol Morning tea was at Pams this morning. Meg asked if I knew how Rach was.... now we know!
This is an image I took almost 12 months ago when we were at Disneyland. I like this shot (it could do with a good crop) I used no tripod and just my little fuji digital. The lighting must have been just enough.
Matt and Shawn went off to basketball tonight and as always had a good time.
I received a wedding invitation in the mail today for Cassey and Andys wedding in Canberra. It is a beautiful invitation, Case made them herself. I will take a pic tomorrow and post. The 'dress code' is "elegant"..... I am hoping that means velour trackies and not fleece ones.... When i was younger and slimmer I could do elegant (just) but doubt I can now.... I see a trip to spotlight in my future! Hey Rach pick me up a frock on your shopping trips!