Tuesday, November 23, 2010

And strangely enough, while I'm talking about all this cold weather we are about to head off to experience in 2 days, I am sitting here being bombarded by flying ants, they only come when it is extremely hot like today was at 33 degrees, very unusual for Tassie at this time of year...well, any time of year really. Guess we maybe get 2 or 3 days a year this hot. Tried typing with the light off but my eyes aren't what they used to be and it was too hard, so I'm flicking these bugs off me every few seconds, they are driving me crazy.

And Henry enjoying his time in the snow

About to head off again to Washington State

It's that time again, well almost, Christmas and our younger daughter katie and her husband are heading off to have Christmas with Erin so we have decided to go as well. We have had a lot of sad moments in our little town recently, losing some very nice people and are just set now to go live our lives doing whatever we want, and that includes having Christmas with both our beautiful daughters who are the pride of our lives. Having little Henry to celebrate with is an added bonus of course, and with Katie's little fellow due in March we have a lot to celebrate.

I just hope the bad weather currently happening in America, eases off a little in the next 2 days. Are seeing wonderful pictures of the snow at Erin's house and Jarrod building a big snowman on their front lawn for Henry...but I worry about having to drive in it, still looking forward to it thought.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Another fav layout

yes...been busy with layouts as well thankfully, so love getting in my new scrappy cave.


Another layout of Henry

Well, been really busy of late, up and down to our nearest large City for various reasons have left me with very little scrapping time, but still find time to do layouts of my grandson Henry...no matter how late at night it may be hehehe...like 2am sometimes aahhh!! got to get out of that habit.

Very excited right now because it is less than 2 weeks before we go back to America to visit our daughter and dear Henry.

Another layout, I'm finding I'm really getting a lot of use out of my Cricut now, using it on every layout.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

WINNER !!!!...Scrap Room Name

Hi girls, thank you all so very very much for helping me have so much fun in selecting a name for my scrap room, I appreciate you taking the time and effort and in the end I had a list of 6 that I really liked...but...as my husband draws the line at only 1 sign hanging on the wall hehehe...I had to decide and the winner is;
Heather Landry - Scrappy Cave...reason is...it really is like a cave with my little opening in the front being the window to the outside world, I go inside and shut my door and hate leaving there.

So congratulations Heather, I'll have to grab your address so I can send a little treat to you...again..many thanks to everyone...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

YAY!!! I've moved in...

Took a few days, can't believe how much stuff I found that I'd forgotten about, very happy with the design it worked really well with fitting stuff in, only problem is I could have done with a couple more shelves for punches....especially as I intend stockpiling a few more when I go to the States again in December...oh well, I'm sure I'll come up with something.

Been busy trying to decide on a name....soooo many great ones to choose from. I want to thank everyone that has joined in the fun and given me so many great ideas I am really having difficulty coming up with a favourite as I have many...possibility of combining some of your choices at this stage...made a list and going to go sit down and work through it and if need me I'll give a couple of treat to you fabulous girls who have been so great.

A couple of pics for those that don't log in to Scrapbook.com to see them, and I will decide on a name in next 2 days and and post a winner/s...tks so much.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thanks for all the great name suggestions

Wow ladies, you blow me away with all these wonderful suggestions, things I would never have thought of, makes me so glad I thought to have a bit of fun with this, hoping I get even more then I'll make a short list in around a week, but it isn't going to be easy.

I am not getting any chance to scrap at the moment, my scrap room is pretty much finished apart from my drawers for under my work bench, and they have to wait until the builder comes back from holidays in a months time. Unfortunately without them I may have a bit of mess on my bench top....strange that...to have a messy work area...do we do that...no, none of us hehehe...

I am getting so excited and can't wait to move in. In cleaning up my area upstairs I am finding all sorts of things I had forgotten I had, but boy oh boy is it taking me forever, Bob said tonight that I had better get a move on, tomorrow will be my last chance because on Saturday and Sunday we will be cleaning out the garage which has been a workshop for a month and has inches of sawdust everywhere. I also have to wipe out all my shelving, clean windows, vacuum, before I go anywhere near putting my stuff in the new room...its exciting but hard work for just a little bit.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Scrap Room Name...

yay!! loving the options given me so far...keep them coming in girls, hubby has put so much time and effort not to mention the cost...into doing this for me..so he can have his room back hehehe...that I want to do justice to it. Ongoing pics can be seen on SB.C photo gallery, but I will post one on here tonight with my bench tops on....I'm staying out of the way at the moment....bit of cursing going on down there so I got out lol.. and of course my Bob the Builder and Bob my husband are heading off to golf at lunch time, were going to work on it all day...but anyone who knows a golfer, knows that all plans can be changed at a moments notice when the 'golf' word is mentioned. Looks like I have a few days to wait still.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Help....me name my Scrap Room

Yes...I want something original, short enough to be able to create a sign for my door, any suggestions appreciated....I will send a little treat to anyone that picks one that I like....remember, for those who know me...that I love pretty!! got to have a name I can use flowers, ribbon and bling with.

Hopefully I'll see some names popping up in my comments section of this post this week.

What a great weekend

Beautiful warm day today, lovely walk along the beach and Murphy even had a swim.
This follows a great win by my fav team that was in the Grand Final of the Australian Football League, not my team, but it was my dad's and I've always had a soft spot for them, an awesome team.
Dinner with friends last night at a lovely little seafood restaurant, only thing I haven't managed to do all weekend is scrap....maybe a late night tonight to fit some in. Think I'm a bit thrown by all the tidying up of my scrap supplies I'm trying hard to cut back on before the move into my scrap room, which will hopefully be this week...think, I'm starting to get a little excited about it.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

New Scraproom

Well, I've never had one so I guess I should say...I now have a Scrap Room in progress.
Totally tailor made to fit my papers/cricut cartridges/stamps/ punches/albums/magazines and load of cupboard space for all those things you need to tuck out of the way.

Can't wait for it to be finished but because of all the measuring involved due to the above detailing...it is taking longer than initially expected. Then...clean up the mess, we've had some really awful weather here, way to cold/windy/rainy to do all the cutting outside so my garage has temporarily taken on the look of a joinery workshop with tons of sawdust and general dust.

Once it is nearly finished and the bench tops are on...peacock blue benches.... I'm going to give a RAK for the 'name my scrap room' idea. So stay tuned.

Have another thing to share that gives me much joy...but, sorry, got to wait another week before revealing that one.

Monday, August 23, 2010

How cool is the pic!!

Bob and Henry in Walmart a few weeks ago

Monday 23rd August

Well I took my sister and her husband to the airport this morning, very sad time, I really miss her when she goes home, we've had a lovely time together celebrating mine and Bob's 60th birthday's....it's hard when your daughter and your sister live so far away but at least I get to visit them.
On a brighter note we had a glorious day here today until mid afternoon when that dreaded chill comes down, can't complain though as this has been one of the best winters I can remember.

Even brighter note.....the builder came today to measure up for my scrap room, building begins next week...think Bob will be glad to get all my mess downstairs.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

This is one cute little grandson

Taken on our last day with Erin and her family in July 2010 ..... going to really miss this little guy and can't wait until we can see them all again in December.
My poor old blog has been neglected, now having a bit of trouble with it and hoping I don't have to redo it.

In June I was fortunate enough to go to America for my grandson Henry's 1st birthday, also met up with a lot of my online friends in Las Vegas.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Latest favourite picture

Just had to post this picture of Henry. It was taken when he went for a hike with his mum and dad at the weekend, he's certainly going to grow up an outdoor's boy.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Favourite Xmas Layout of Henry

This was a template of my good friend Pam Callaghan, perfect to tell the story of Henry tearing the paper, discovering the gift and enjoying it, thanks Pam for allowing us to use these.

The top page 'Henry with the bugs' was such a cute picture of him with his biscuit all over his face and such a cheeky grin...this was my 2nd digi layout, the 1st one is somehow lost amongst my many files aarghh!! one day I'll find it but it did have errors on it, this one doesn't..I don't think, also made it with a freebie kit, but now that I feel more comfortable with it I intend to go buy a few kits.

These were the last pics taken before we left last November

End of Summer aarghh!!

Well the time we all dread has arrived today, end of summer, cooler mornings and nights already, darker sooner. But, shouldn't complain as we have had a wonderful summer and the warmest I can remember for some years.

Blog has been neglected a bit of late for many reasons, but hopefully now it will get some priority so I can get it back on track.

Our dear Grandson Henry has grown and changed so much since we last saw him last November, he is sitting up now, saying mum (his first word), and has 6 teeth with 3 coming through in the last week, amazing, and of course this has meant little sleep for his mum and dad.

Personally I've been playing around with digi scrapping, took a while to grasp the 'layers' thing but feel comfortable with that now so am stretching out into other areas. Don't think I would ever fully become a 'digi scrapper' because I love playing with the paper too much, but, definitely think I will use it to make smaller books for gifts etc as it is so quick. However, as a result of this and keeping up to date with my online friends and their galleries, I have had little time to actually scrap, done a few since the last ones posted on here so will put a couple up 'of Henry of course'. Will never be able to keep up with scrapping all the fabulous pics his mum and dad keep me updated with, without these I think I'd go crazy because it is so hard living so far from him. Less than 2 weeks and they will be home in Australia for our youngest daughters wedding...so a lovely wedding to look forward to and the arrival of Henry, Erin and Jarrod.