Friday, September 25, 2009

School Hols

Hey Everyone

Just thought I would pop in and let you all know I am still alive. Been a semi busy little week for the kids first week of school hols. After a busy weekend we had a lovely quiet day at home on Monday, Tuesday we went for a walk to the DVD store to hire some movies for the week, Wed was a really yucky day so we stayed indoors with the ac on and the kids watched some of their movies, Thursday we all got up early and the kids helped me with the hw by tidying their rooms and doing odd jobs, we almost got to lunchtime having finished all our chores to be greeted by a fast looming dust storm. We were one of the lucky ones but as we not only saw it coming but had time to get the clothes in and shut all the doors and windows and put the ac on. Ken said visibility on the roads was down to well under 200m when he came home at 1pm, later in the afternoon we took J & N to a kids fit class at the local gym whilst Ken & I did a work out! WOO HOO..... Thursday morning we spent cleaning up the huge rear verandah we had only just cleaned the day before so we could spend the afternoon/evening out there with our family who came over for a BBQ. Today we had another quieter day, followed by a kids fit class again for J & N and a work out at the gym for Ken & Shirl. Tonight for the first time in many weeks I made it out to Discover to their crop night to do some card making. Short night tonight as poor Robyn hasn't been well (GET BETTER real soon Robyn!!) but I did manage to get around 6 chrissy cards made. Will upload later. Ken has to work tomorrow morning and Sunday morning but depending on the second looming dust storm which they say may hit tomorrow we might head out to the beach tomorrow afternoon and make the most of the lovely weather! I will end this with a pic or two from the dust storm on Thursday and by wishing all my friends a lovely weekend! HAPPY SCRAPPIN!! Hugs xo S

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Canon EOS 50D

Well girls as some of you would know by now from my many pics already on FB. We took the plunge on Saturday (yes our insurance money finally arrived) and got our new camera. We um'd and argh'd heaps and decided on the Canon EOS 50D with the 18mm-200mm IS premium lens. Just wanted to share a few of my fave pics so far........ Thanks for stopping by girls. xo S

Discover Blog Sketch Challenge

Hey Everyone

Well hope for all my Queensland friends out there you are enjoying the first official day of the Sept School holidays. It is a bit warm here and after such a big weekend we are chilling and having a quiet day at home! Plan on getting some movies out tomorrow for Cheap Tuesday as they say WED will be HOT HOT HOT so we are going to sit indoors and have ourselves a bit of a movie marathon! Wed and Fri Ken and I are off to the gym after he finishes work and Jordie & Nic are taking a kids fitness class whilst we workout! Just wanted to pop by and post a layout that I did ages ago and forgot to post once it went up on the Discover blogspot! This lo I did for the Sept Blog Sketch Challenge! I am not overly happy with it as it is a bit busy but... will share it anyways. I haven't done much scrapping lately but hope to get over to Discover this week for their crop night! Have a great week everyone. xo S

Friday, September 11, 2009

Dream LO Freestyle Scrappies DT Submission

This is my second lo for Scrappies for the month of September. This is a freestyle submission on Ken and me from a fun photo that Douglas snapped at that same park in Dalby. Thanks for pushing me Caz, Julz and Jacqueline to get out in front of the camera for a change! Thanks for stopping by girls. We are off into the city tomorrow night but as I still don't have my new camera probably won't have too many pics if any at all. They have a big festival happening in Brisbane this month and tomorrow night starts it all off with RIVERFIRE, a huge fireworks display over the river, city, Kangaroo Point and Storey Bridge. They also have F11's buzz the skies to open up the start of the fireworks which last 25 mins and again at the end they do their amazing dump and burn to light up the night skies. This is the last year for the dump & burn so I am a bit disappointed to know I won't get any pics but.... such is life! Have a great weekend everyone! Happy Scrappin. xo S

Scrappies DT LO'S September

Well what a busy week it has been... don't know where the time goes somedays. On Tuesday for the first time ever in my life I managed to get locked out of the house. One of the cherubs pulled the door closed just as I realised I had left the keys on the entertainment unit on my way out. So I got an extra long walk that day as I had to walk on down to the real estate to pick up the spare set of keys! So all in all I walked 9 klms! Felt pretty good but. During the week I did managed to get my two lo's done for Scrappies Scrapbooking Supplies for September. We also did an OTP Challenge this month. We were given a Kaiser LOVE album to decorate. As our theme was FATHER'S I did mine as a gift for Ken on FD which was last Sunday. I will upload some pics of it later on. But in the mean time here is my lo based on the Fathers theme. This is Douglas with Ken at the park in Dalby when we had our big day out in Chincilla last month.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Two More Layouts

This above layout is one of my faves of the night. My gorgeous SIL Margie with Douglas, Jordan and Nicayla when Margie came up to visit us in Moura for Ken's 40th bday back in Feb this year. You just have to love the beautiful soft colours in this kaiser range. I was really happy with how this lo turned out.

This one is just a simple lo from when Nicayla was at Australia Zoo back in Sept 08. I just had some scraps of pink pp that I wanted to use and well black goes so nice with pink! Thanks for stopping by ladies. Hope everyone is having loads of fun getting crafty and HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!! hugs xo S

More Crop Night LO's

Hi Everyone

I really have been slack with my blogging again. I managed to get a total of four layouts done last Friday night at scrapbooking and I was going to come back much earlier to post some more but never got here! I haven't made any cards in ages so maybe next crop night I might make some cards for something different. Has been an interesting week but no exciting new news to share - OH!! Hope you all enjoy these los. This first of these layouts is a scraplift from Tracey who is designing for Arnolds Scrapbooks at Rothwell. I saw her lovely lo instore and at the end of the night I thought what a cute little lo to scraplift... so I did! Thanks for sharing your wicked talents Tracey! It is such a lovely lo.