Friday, September 28, 2007

School website up!

Very happy that the school website is now live! Looking good if I do say so myself! :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Bl**dy exhausted

Its been a heckuva day today... Uniform shop, uniform shop stocktake and then school website for the rest of the day. Exhausting!! But I've knocked it over, so it should all be done by tomorrow afternoon!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Ryan's "Rocket Ship" layout was accepted for publication at For Keeps Creative Scrapbooking!!! I'm soooooooooooooooooooooo jealous!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Cake and Candles

Here's the candles

And here's Caitlyn blowing 'em out!

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!

Caitlyn's 5 today! So she drew out TASH 's name from the whole 3 people who commented!And we have a new family member: Jessica the gold-fish
And Look Ma! NO GREY!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

A couple of layouts

Unbelievably, I actually scrapped a layout that wasn't for a challenge anywhere - this one of Caitlyn...And this one is for a challenge and is a scraplift of one of Tash's layouts over at EB.

Friday, September 21, 2007

been a few days

Well, I don't have any scrapping to show... I've been working on the school website instead and doing a bit of admin work over at Ryan's school too. I'm STILL recovering from Sunday - can't quite manage to catch up on sleep and everything. Checked in with Ryan's teacher the other day and he's doing well at school - using up all his "good" stuff over there. He's been fairly unmanageable at home, which is quite gruelling at times.

Hopefully get some scrapping done tonight, although Wire in the Blood is showing on ABC and I just LOVE Robson Green and the cast!! So perhaps not! ;)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

A little something

EDITED to say its extended!!
I threw this together just because... So I'm giving it away - leave a comment before Sunday 23 September, and I'll put names in a hat and have Caitlyn, the birthday girl, draw one out.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Caitlyn's party

We had Caitlyn's party yesterday - Princess for a day!!
Here's the little book I did up for her using my new bind-it-all!
very tired after two full-on weekends and we're up for a third with next weekend's 60th for another family member - this is what I've made for them:that's it for now!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Toby making himself heard

I'm one heck of a horrible mother! I took these of Toby at 2 weeks old wailing his little lungs out... I did pick him up as soon as I took the pictures!! The title is "Not happy Jan!"

Friday, September 14, 2007

Time to sit down for a minute!

Things have been hectic! Caitlyn's birthday party is on Sunday, and I've been playing catch-up with time all week. I'm working up a storm trying to get a few things done that I'm actually being paid for!! Hope to do some scrapping tonight!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Happy 40th Darlin'!

Know you don't want a lot of fuss but worth a mention... Happy 40th my love! Big-ticket item is a Dri-rider jacket for the bike. However, I couldn't let the day go by without a little something:

And here's the layout I did at the crop last night - Ruby Slippers (Michelle's suggested title, thank you!!) with the new Basic Grey Mellow (flavorful) paper.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Michelle's and another CC bonus!

Well, I had a lovely time at Michelle's today (and SHHHHHHHHHHHH! look what I got!!!)
Will show off the layout I did tomorrow as its too late to take a photo. And just might have to have a play with my new toy! *grin*

Also, I forgot to mention I won another prize for the Cyber Crop at 3 Angels... For the father's day mini-album I did in the heart tin. Voted by the 3AS girls, so THANK YOU ladies!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Cute girl...

Here's my girl all dressed up for school! I needed a model for the uniform so I can make a poster - she fits the size 8 summer dress right now!!! And she's SOOOO excited to be going to school next year. This is one of the photo rejects (can't see the shoes enough)
And here's a layout I worked on today after digging through loads of photos to find a different one of me!! Edited: added some inking around the arrows and moved the green flower on the right a bit more off my face.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Scraplift myself!

Heike Brennan's September Challenge over at 3 Angels is to scrap a layout about a challenge you have had to face. This is my layout (sans stitching OOOPS!):Text reads: learning to be comfortable in my own skin, growing into motherhood, has been a long, winding road. I'm not quite ready to forgive myself, but the journey is bringing me closer to this goal. Sept 2007

Passionate, Optimist, Sociable, Talented, Nifty, Affable, Tender, Affectionate, Loving, Dependable, Expressive, Positive, Romantic, Effusive, Supportive, Steadfast, Insightful, Open, Nurturing

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Caitlyn's haircut

An everyday moment if ever I saw one! Here's Caitlyn's haircut layout - quick to do once I'd decided on papers!! Changed the flowers about 5 times..And here's the culprit in his new Robot jumper - jumper from Target for less than $10 on special, and Robot by ME!! :) He is rather pleased with it, as you can see!

Saturday, September 01, 2007


Here's before:

Here's after:
Its a bit shorter on one side than the other because of where Toby clipped it... But I don't think it looks too bad considering I got my instructions off the internet!!! Its kinda a Pixie cut with a bit of a bob thrown in... Of course, a wriggling almost-5-year-old isn't the world's best subject!