Thursday, 29 January 2009
I think what finally shifted the cough was a good dose of chilli chicken, which is delish. Not for the faint hearted tho. It's full of garlic, onions, chillis, along with peppers and of course chicken... It's my fave home cooked meal and I love it ;)
Warning: your breath will stink after eating this... *lol*
But its just delish... *yum* and great for blasting away those winter germs... :)
Last Thursday we celebrated Kev's 33rd birthday... Emily and I baked a carrot cake for him (his fave) and as a surprise he brought home his mum and dad from work so him and me could pop out for something yummy to eat (this post is going to be all about food). We went over to Bas~vegas and had a yummy chinese buffet *slurpp* it was delish! And reminded me of when we went out on our first official 'meet the friends' date. As it was to one of his friends babies christenings to the same chain of restuarants... it was just as nice now as it was then. I had a fluttery moment when Kev thought Jeremy Kyle was eating in there (sad I know!) but it wasn't... he just obviously not a jez kyle fan.
Emily chose for Kev to have a monster party... can't you guess we read Charlie and Lola every night?? And so we found this cute wrapping paper in Sainsburys... I took the tags to use myself! I just love monsters!This cute bag we found a while back in H&M. I love their kids clothes in there. If you are ever stuck for inspo and are in town, this is the shop to bring it back! I have been known to buy Emily clothes from there just so I can use them in a scrap LO. I am eagerly awaiting Em to outgrow a flocked deer top she has atm...
And this is a little something i've been working on while spluttering away :) I love trees! Maya Road trees are just the best. And after i've used them all... i'm gonna alcohol ink the tin and use it for a mini book holder.
Well, thats it for me right now. I will be back over the weekend to post more scrapping goodness. I have been doing lots, some of which I can't share just yet... I have been making LO's like its going out of fashion and just need to get my sewing machine out to whizz some bits on!
Work tomorrow and Marion is fresh back from CHA so of course, I am going to be grilling her for all the goss. I know that she was bedding down in a $12 a night hotel/motel with Shimelle and Bev so no doubt there were lots of shenannigans :)
Monday, 26 January 2009
I have not felt this grotty and just 'done-in' for ages. Like since I was preggo. OMG. No, ha ha... I am NOT preg ;) I feel icky though. I don't have time to feel ill though. I have SOOO much to do. It's all written down. It's all ready to be done. It's just doing it. Think I need a good dose of motivation... :)
So I plan on having today off. Today I shall be trying to recharge. As much as you can when you have two under fives ;) I shall not be tidying the house, I shall not be doing washing and the general ~ i've been at work all weekend and it's just been left ~ clean up. No. I shall do the bare minimum today. I shall not be feeling guilty. It will ALL still be here tomorrow!
So no happy scrapping pics today.
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
And I don't just mean that 'just' paper saved me. Its the peeps with the paper too. Like the gals i chat with at crop. Like the peeps I chat wth on line about the new October Afternoon ranges or the sassafras randomness. Or just like where they are going to while out at CHA :( I am sooo sad that you are not around the corner to just pop and see. Like how. Even when there is a few thousand miles between us, a god awful time zone diff. We know how each other is. All through the love of paper. Paper did actual save me. You know the me that will do crazy random acts. Like asking you what your celebratory dance would be if you won the lotto.
So in homeage to paper here are some of the best girls around and inspiraiton that I love. My fave place for inspo is here : www.scrapinstyletv.com The gallery is just out of this world over there. So many talented girls in one place :) I just sometimes wish the time difference wasn't such an issue. And of course the whole, nearly half way around the world thing... :(
I also love this girl http://rockingpaperandscissors.blogspot.com/ I love just how darn random things get.
This cutie http://oranginadreams.wordpress.com/ and her fabby, truly amazing, world changing sista http://www.scrapcouture.typepad.com/ SHE is A~mazing.
And this laydee http://kristinacontes.typepad.com/ she is just out of this world, freakin' amazingly so.
And this funki~licious laydee http://rhiancaroline.typepad.com/rhiancaroline/.
And lastly http://creativeblessing.blogspot.com/ this place too... :)
And of course, if you have a few days to waste... you can always look here www.etsy.com. And if you're after a few belly laughs and paper hasn't saved you yet (like you Jill), join here www.facebook.com OMG, how many weirdy school friends are on there? And of course keeping up with current friends, where ever in the world you may be :)
So this post is FULL of inspo, just not here. Right now i'm up-neck in stash. I'm still trying to re-organise it. After like nearly a whole month of re-organisation. It's not right. I have thought about buying an expedit to try and attempt to store it. I have no idea if it'd work?? But you know what. It makes me happy :) I just wanna say how much I love paper and how much paper actually really did save my life.
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Right now, i'm trying to upload songs to my itunes/ipod. It's too time consuming. I have so much to do and instead of getting on with it... i'm battling with technology and blogging LOL.
And i have just taken some self-portraits. OMG. When did I start to look old and look like my mother?? Ok, I have always looked like my mum. But hey, I never wanted to look like I was getting old! ;)
I am still waiting on an e.mail. I wanna shout from the roof tops happy news but until I see it in print. I will keep shtum. *sigh* And blast you freecycle who keep fooling me. Flooding my inbox. STOP!
Monday, 19 January 2009
This is the little project i've been working on for the past two nights...
Thursday, 15 January 2009
I'm also not usually into cheesey embellies but seens as I made this myself...
And this was from my Studio Calico kit (a couple of months back) I am loving the technique tuesday stamps (and all stamps in general)
Roouching (or however its spelt) ribbon will never go out of fashion in my book. NEVER. And you can't beat a hand stiched button on a LO. Sticking them on just doesn't do. Stitch everything. Thats my motto. And if you've been in a class of mine, you'll know I love stitching ;)
Other than these babies I have been busy with a little secret project *shhhh* and of course wasting half my time on facebook ;) Ooooh and watching CSI. I have to admit to a) being disappointed that Warwick is actually dead. I really enjoyed his character in the last series. The story line was pretty cool. and b) I felt after all the build up to the corrupt cop (or whoever he was) was a let down. It was over so quickly. I was hoping for an x-files kinda scenario. Dragging out the corrupt-ness and secrects through a few episodes if not a few series. I am now wondering if some hottie will replace him. And when Grissom goes will CSI ever be the same?
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
Monday, 12 January 2009
Thursday, 8 January 2009
This all needs to be sorted. Each of these boxes are crammed full. All kits and stash buys mingled and in need of some tlc! These are the things that need to find a home.. except my scrapping supplies home is full already. I want to hear suggestions on how to store my paper so I use it!! I tend to store it away and then forget about it and when I finally dig it out, realise that I don't like it any more. :(
This little baby is what i've been working on too, I need to fill it with piccies and stuff but i'd pretty pleased with the cover. It was inspired by Jayne and her 'lust book'. I will not be having Alan Rickman in mine though! :yuck:
Wednesday, 7 January 2009
I made this a while back from a summer SoML kit... it's not been filled
but it will be eventually. I just need to print some random sized picnic-ey pics!
This is what I love about the hambly overlays with the four designs... they are perfect
for minis!! This is a high school musical inspired mini. Em loves HSM and sings it
at the top of her lungs whenever its on the radio or tv :)
And this is what I made yesterday. Like it? It's inspired by Karen Burniston, although I am too
broke after Crimbo to consider buying the instructions, so I just made it up as I went along
I think the idea is pretty cool. The papers are just so lush, sassafras have got into
their groove :)
So the pics are backwards, but you get it, right? The house is folded into flap on the LO.
I will freely admit to being a hoarder. I hate throwing stuff out. I do have a fit though, ever few months and blitz the house and sling stuff out. Then I start collecting again and the cycle continues ;) I think any scrapper out there can agree that at some point we stop scrapping and start collecting.
Today, I am going to be ruthless. I am going to empty the boxes and boxes I have filled with whole sheets of 12" x 12" and the boxes and boxes filled with snipped into 12" x 12" and really think if I like the stuff i've collected but more importantly will I use it...? And then i'm gonna bag them up and sort them into some sensible way. Sensible? Me?
Damn, my Scrapbook inspo mag just came through the door. Maybe all good intentions will be on hold for an hour....
Tuesday, 6 January 2009
This is a double page LO *gasp* yes, I never do these but thought i'd try but it needs
something more on there.... What??!!! Suggestions welcome!!
And thank you Marion for the free wire... how cool and simple is it to use :)
And this little baby is a LO I finished up last night. I have gone back onto doodling.
I found the (dreadful) photo a while back and wanted to create a LO to remind me of my
' youff '. I think this sums it up. I doodled and wrote all over the things that this photo
reminded me of. Happy times :)