Thursday, December 18, 2008

December DT Challenge



Hi Everyone,

Well who can believe it is only 8 more days to Christmas. It has come so quickly over the past couple of weeks. We are spending our Christmas with family and friends and are really looking forward to it. Before we go I thought I would post my two lo just completed this week for my December challenge from SCRAPPIES. The theme was summer loving. The bottom lo I have to point out (and some of you may remember seeing it) is a scraplift from a class that I did at Caught the Bug scrapbooking when they came up to Moura a few weeks ago. The second one is all mwah! Hope you and yuur families all have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR. Here's to a great year in 2009! Take care on the road and stay safe! TTFN Shirl

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sketch #7


Hi Everyone, OMG I can't believe it has been an entire week since I posted on the blog! I am bad... you will have to forgive me it has been a very chaotic week with my eldest DS, Douglas' Year 7 Graduation, end of the year class parties, Xmas Parties, Cocktail Parties and my DH works do as well!! I am so glad the week is over and looking forward to this Saturday so much when we leave for our Christmas holidays up north! But in the mean time here is my layout for Beary Box. I really can't believe that we are up to number 7 already. Joey is sending through the most amazing sketches and I am just loving it! So don't forget to clink on my link to Beary Box and go check out the other amazing lo's from some of the most talented scrapbookers I have had the pleasure of meeting... their work is just awesome. Thursday is card day so please check out the new cards to you will be guaranteed some inspiration from the mega talented card makers too! Hope everyone is having a great week and thanks again for stopping by my blog! TTFN

Monday, December 8, 2008

Kaiser Christmas Trees

Sketch 6 Challenge Beary Box


Hi Everyone


I hope you are all having a great start to the week. Can you believe it is less than three weeks to Christmas not to mention for us here in Queensland the last week of school. We finally have gotten out to the coast to do our Christmas shopping so can breathe a sigh of relief!! In less than two weeks we are off on a wee holiday ourselves to spend Christmas and maybe New Year with our family up north!


But in the meantime I thought you might like taking a look at my latest Beary Box LO. This one was inspired by yet another great sketch from Joey and show my DS Jordan and his Dad riding on the ferry when we were in Brisbane in September this year!

Thanks for looking everyone and enjoy the rest of the week!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Countdown Calendar!


Hi Everyone,


Well the last few days has seen me knee deep in kaiser calendars. The first one I tackled was our own personal countdown calendar for the house. This is what it looks like finished. I tried to keep it really simple. I didn't want anything too flashy. I also didn't like the two hanging number tags - I just felt that they were too big so I made up my own numbers from some kaiser pp's and made a special place on the front where I could change them using repositionable tabs. I also added plastic film to a section of the tree and to the backs of the numbers. Now I have to get back to my four other kaiser trees. I am making the xmas trees up as presents for my children's school teachers. I am up to number 4 with regards to painting and sticking on the pp's. Only thing left for tomorrow will be the ribbon, embellies and the final touches to them all and then I will take a stack of photo's and make a viedeo display to put on my blog. Thanks so much for stopping by. TTFN....

Monday, December 1, 2008

Losing Tom


I really like the layout that Joey from Beary Box gave us to work with last week so I ended up doing another lo (something that I don't tend to do very much!) I was trying to be good so I dug through my pp stash and found these pp's that I have had for soo sooo long and thought they were just perfect !! What do you girls think? Totally diferent from what I thought I would use but think the pic of our darling Tom stands out and blends in at the same time..... In memory of our beloved Thomas the Cat who disappeared whilst we were away on our trip to Brissy in Sept this year... where ever you are my fur baby I hope you are resting happily....!! Gone from our lives but never to be forgotten. Thanks for looking ladies......

Beary Box - Sketch #5


Hi Everyone


Well my DH has just informed me that we have been issued with an extreme temp warning for this week. At least 5 days of 37 degrees celcius or higher!!! Starting as early as tomorrow! OMG I am so not looking forward to this. Last time we had a couple of really hot days my air con wasn't working properly and the mechanic told me not to expect much more from it. It has been really good since but not that hot... now I am worried that it isn't going to cope and I am going to swelter.... Fingers crossed for me...


In the meantime here is my take on the 5th (yes it is so hard to believe that is has been 5 whole weeks already!) sketch challenge from beary box. The star of this layout is the gorgeous Sultan from Tiger Island at Dreamworld. I have like a 100 photo's from the show and he came up close to have a rest so I was in pussy cat heaven!


Thanks for looking everyone and have a great week !!