Christmas Eve....

Well it's Christmas eve 2007. The kids have just gone to bed. Very tired too I might add. As they won't be seeing one set of grandparents tommorrow, the have already had a taste of what's to come. The Christmas cake & can of beer is out on the dining room table, and the carrot on the picnic table out side for Rudolf. I already feel like I have eaten too much as we have done a fair amount of socialising in the last three days. I, for the first time will be pleased to return to something called normal. I find Christmas day just as tiring as the kids with preparing food and helping put presents together etc... Eyes are just about closed now so will leave you with this famous saying. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.


4 More Sleeps till Santa...

Well only that many!!! Now that school has finished for the summer, Christmas now seems much more real. At least I have a few days to catch my breath now before the man in the red suit arrives and turns the whole house into a christmas paper war. No more school/playcentre Chistmas parties. The Playcentre one was yesterday and after a week of drizzly rain (which we needed) the weather turned it on yesterday. The kids had balloon animals, baby goats and sheep, pony rides, face painting, food and of course Santa.


Inspiration back online.

After a couple of terrible days with scrappers block, I'm back. It actually felt good to leave the scrapping supplies in the cupboard for a few days. I have completed two LO's. First my handsome Puss-in-boots. Then the LO I attempted three times before I was happy. All three with completely different results. The challenge was to use diamonds & hearts, although I am happy with this result, I swear I will never EVER use diamonds & hearts together again!!


End of Term

With the end of the term & school year coming to a close, it makes it a busy time with school plays and shared lunches and all the fun stuff. The Junior Syndicate at Jaden's school put on a series of short plays for the parents on Thursday after having picnic lunch in the park just over the fence from school. Jaden's class did Dick Wittington & his Cat. For a bunch of 6 & 7 year olds they didn't do too bad.

Jaden played the part of Mr Fitzwarren, a wealthy London man.

Miss Photogenic.

Emma just loves the camera, model material maybe? She is just so natural and off-the-cuff. This wasn't a planned pose but she was sitting all relaxed in the old chair in the garage, so I just couldn't resist.

This photo is definately on my to scrap list. A real girlie LO is in order I think.


Scrappers Block

Ever heard of writters block, well I've come up with a new twist on this called scrapper block. I have decided to just leave all my scrapping supplies in the cupboard for a few days (but suffering huge withdrawl symptoms). I think I need to take a break from it for a couple of days until I can let the inspiration flow again. I have tried twice to do the Scrapbook Studio 2 for Tuesday challenge and both times with less than pleasing results. I do have a couple of altered items waiting for some scrapping magic but not sure whether I can cope with them either. Oh well maybe in a couple of days thing will start to look up again.


December LO

This is my take on the Scrapbook Studio December LO, set by Faye. Just love using paint now and I now have another medium that I can call upon on my LO's. I have stamped the CS with bubble wrap that was covered in paint. It certainly gives the CS a whole new look. I love using my Cricut as I can now cut out flowers to my hearts content. The small strips of paper are BG and it was nice to use very little paper. I have tried to not cover the background too much so the painted surface can show through.



Christmas Inspiration Overload

I think that I am suffering this great disease. I saw something similar to this on the net, so decided to give it a go. I have placed transparancy Christmas trees between each of the pages almost to look like rubons. I am pleased with the outcome and plan to place some photos of the kids in it on Christmas day.

I have enjoyed the Christmas spirit that the team at the Scrapbook Studio are putting us in at the moment. They have done a fabulous job and given us plenty to do. If you haven't already check out the site http://www.scrapbookingbydesign.co.nz/

Cheers and have a great weekend!!


Fairytale Fantasies

The Junior Syndicate at Jaden's school has been studying the topic of Fairytales for the last term of school. He came home with a note last week saying that the junior syndicate could dress up as their favourite fairytale character. Jaden's immediate response was Puss-in-Boots. So along to the fancy dress shop I went and voila, Puss-in-Boots immerged. They will be hosting the whole school assembly and parading their attire.
I have also since my last blog, received notice that Emma starts Kindergarten on the 7th Feb. Yay, more time to scrap!!! LOL.


On the 3rd day of Christmas....

Well the 3rd of December already. With Hubby away for the weekend I had my chance to spend time with the kids and scrap!! Put the christmas tree up on Saturday, small but looking very nice. Took the kids to the school pool for a swim. Then Saturday night came up with a few scrapbooking creations.


Quiet Weekend

Hubby is away for the weekend hunting (one of those boys weekends). It is just me and the kids at home and we have a few things planned. The Christmas tree will go up today (albeit a little earlier than nomal). Will take them down to the school pool for a swim later, as it is very hot here today. I plan to have a scrap marathon once the kids are in bed tonight, I have plenty to do so will be busy.