Monday, October 31, 2011

My "Darling" Daughter

Another day my friend so another layout to share from retreat! This one is of my gorgeous daughter. She was invited to her very first "Glamour Birthday Party" I took these photo's when we got home. She is such a MODEL my dd! And with her youth and beauty... why not? Enjoy and have a great day ladies. Happy scrappin! Hugs xo Shirl

Coach Cassie

Evening Friends As promised another layout from retreat! Been one of those days so I am bit late posting. We rushed down town for an 8am dentist appointment this morning only to find out that it had been cancelled (just as we arrived) as the dentist wasn't well! OMG waiting now on it being rescheduled! Then I had to pick up Niccy early to take her to the Dr's again. She only has an ear infection in one ear now so slowly we are improving! At long last - three weeks in and three separate lots of antibiotics! Not good. I did however managed to get another layout completed as well today thanks to the sparky finally coming to replace the damaged light fitting over my craft desk. The lovely man installed a new ring flouro and WOW at the beautiful crystal clear light I now have! I can wait to go and do some more crafting. But first.... another layout for you all to view! Have a great evening and to all those around the world celebrating Halloween - HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Til tomorrow. Hugs xo Shirl

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Cowgirl Cassie!

Well I did say only one layout a day but I am sitting her watching my beloved Formula One, trying to be good and not yell encouragement at the big screen plasma in front of me (the kids keep telling me "Mum Jenson can't year you, you know?!?!") so I thought why not post another layout tonight. Once I get the kids off to bed I am going back to my craft desk - I managed to repair my big flouro desk lamp this afternoon to put the finishing touches on another layout. That will be two completed today! I am cheating but my friends and using the kits I put together for retreat! I think I must still have another 8 or so to do! Then I think I might when I have a little spare time here and there put together kits... really does work so well for later on! But enough talking here is the second of my layouts from retreat! This layout is of my dd Nicaya with her friend Kim & her coach Cassie at their recent rewards party at their gymnastics centre AGDA (Australasian Gymnastics and Dance Academy). Thanks for stopping by and have a great Sunday evening! Hugs Shirl

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Noosa North Shore Retreat

Well my friends after the busiest of three weeks I am finally back..... and sooooo looking forward to a less rushed lifestyle for a few weeks at least! I can't believe my eldest will be out of school shortly for the year! Where has it gone? Well as you all know two weekends ago I was fortunate enough to go on my very first ever scrapbooking retreat with my good friend Susan and my gorgeous niece Trish. I think it is safe to say we all had a ball and a big thank you has to go to the lovely Ann from
Queensland Scrapbooking Retreats for organising a fantastic fun filled weekend! I can't wait to go again next year! Wish I could say I can attend them all but sadly I think one a year might be it for me! But I am thinking now I have done a scrapbooking retreat I would love to do a Stamp Camp as well! But enough talking.... here is the first of the layouts I managed to get done over the weekend. I think I ended up with 16 in total! And I have another 10 kits here ready to scrap! So many layouts so little time! This one is titled "Brothers In Arms". Jordie and his best mate when they got their year 7 badges at the end of last year! Jordie is a student councillor. Hope you are all having a great weekend and getting some time to craft away! Til tomorrow and another layout..... Hugs Shirl

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Card & A Half Sketch Challenge

Evening Ladies Before I head off to bed I thought I would share another little something with you all. I was out of town this weekend just past and sadly missed my great nephew's first birthday! So once I got back on Sunday my number one priority was to try and get a nice card made on Monday before I caught up with my niece Trish and little Aiden on Tuesday morning. Lacking inspiration it was fate that when I checked my mail I had a notification from my gorgeous friend Helen Jolly's blog "Card & A Half". The sketch was all the inspiration I needed to create the following card. I managed to play with my new glimmer mists as well as my fairly new Cheery Lynn Design Doily die and Small Exotic Butterfly dies as well. Sadly the photography doesn't do it justice. So thank you Helen for coming up with another great sketch to inspire us all. So my friends be sure to head over to my friends blog and check out all the other ladies amazing creations!
Have a great evening! Hugs Shirl

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Twisted Sketches #82 - Orange

Here is the latest of my Twisted Sketches cards for this week's challenge! With a theme of orange and the time of the year I wasn't too surprised to see some amazing Halloween cards on display on the Twisted Sketches Blog. Be sure to head on over there ladies and check them out. Especially if you are looking for some great ideas for your own Halloween cards. The girls all did amazing this week. It has been such an honour to have my work shown alongside them. So hope you like my card and all the other great cards on the blog!
Have a great day ladies and HAPPY SCRAPPING and CARD MAKING!!!! Hugs Shirl

Twisted Sketches # 80 - Happy

Hi Girls So sorry I have been awol for so long. It has been a total MAD HOUSE around here of late. I have been away to my very first ever Scrapbooking Retreat, then my middle son Jordie has been on Year 7 camp and the very day after he got back we all left for Gladstone (nearly 6 hours drive away) for Nicayla's first away competition and also for her first Level 4 competition! Just wanted to catch up today but at least posting a couple of my Twisted Sketches cards that I am behind on. The first one I want to share went up on the blog two weeks ago (yes I am very behind! sorry ladies and Anam!). Sketch #80 had a theme of happy and here is my take on it!
So be sure to head on over to the Twisted Sketches blog and check out the amazing cards made by all the very talented ladies on the design teams. Hugs Shirl

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Twisted Sketches #78 - Verse

Afternoon Everyone How slack am I? With school holidays this week time has totally gotten away from me! I was sure it was only yesterday that my latest card sketch challenge went up on the Twisted Sketches blog but OH NO!! It was last week! So I am again another whole week behind! I can't believe how quickly the days have flown by this holidays! Hard to believe next holidays that roll around will be Christmas and another school year will be over! But for now I best get this card up for all of you to see. Please don't forget to head over to the Twisted Sketches site so that you can check out the other great cards and layouts from my talented fellow sisters! Hope you have all been enjoying your weekends and have found some time to get crafty!
Thanks for stopping by friends! Hugs Shirl