I have been totally blown away today when I arrived home to a big box in the mail from fellow fiskateer Beth. It was full of Halloween goodness!!! A picture speaks a thousand words so here it is ......
There is a challenge going on a Fiskateers called "Where the Hell is Matt?" I went in thinking they were going to be talking about matting photos but they were talking about THIS This video really moved me. I grinned the whole way through, and even almost had a couple of tears, I think it's beautiful!
Now you can check out the challenge on Noel's blog HERE
Last night's Basic Grey Product Preview was fab!! I managed to get one of the two projects done, and I think it looks pretty good! I'm hoping to work on the 2nd LO pack after I finish this blog post!! Here it is
Also I recieved the RAK I won from Danice's Blog, some awesome journalling stamps!! I lurve them and plan to use them on my next LO
Today is Abbey's Birthday!! Here's just a couple of pics from today ....
Well yesterday we got bad news that Jase didn't get the job in Hawkes Bay. We are both bummed but no point stewing time to move on! I need a good time to recover and Oh boy what a great weekend I have planned!!! Friday - Day off work to bake up a storm for Abbey's Birthday Party on Saturday. Friday night I am going to THIS with the lovely Danice I am REALLY looking forward to it, to have a night away from the house and kids and hubby and just do something for ME!! Saturday - Abbey's Birthday Party!! I am sooooo looking forward to it, I can't believe it's been a year since she was born. She is a pure angel! Just wanted to show you how much she has grown by showing you her first and last photos!!
Some of you will know Jason was away for 5 days down in Hastings having his final Corrections Officer interview (we are still waiting to hear the results from this!) Well I missed him alot, and I think he missed me too! When he got home we went shopping and he let me buy a stamp set for $55, now it was 30% off, so ordanarily it would have been more, but ordanarily he also wouldn't have let me buy things so expensive!!! But OMG it was sooo worth it see ---------> I love that they come with their own little stand thingy, they totally rock and I can't wait to rip 'em out and use them on my next LO ... speaking of LO's here is one I did today It's the first time I've used paint on a LO and I really enjoyed it!! I made the MUD letters from corrogated cardboard and then painted them. Lots of painty fun today!! And I added a hidden Journalling tag, just for Nicola! I am not a big fan of journalling!!! Onto the next one .....
Well there has been an online CHA crop going on with soo many challenges and RAKs and so on and so forth so I have been stopping by and participating when I can fit in the time!! So there was a sketch challenge posted by Adrienne Here is the sketch she made And here is my take from it
Rachel is a kiwi scrapper living in Kuala Lumpar since October 2007 with her DH (shall we call him scrubby) and her two adorable children A and M. For the last seven weeks Rachel has been taking part in a scrapping competition by Scrap-n-Crop’s Project Scrap Away. Each week someone is eliminated. Rachel has created some beautiful layouts during the last seven weeks. Rachel is the only kiwi in this international competition. So why does she need your help? She has the opportunity to blog her way to immunity and this is how you can help. Leave a comment on Rachel’s blog at this link and you earn her a point. If you mention her name and Project Scrap Away (PSA) on your blog she gets an extra point.Then go to PSA blog and leave a comment on this post here and type Rachel’s friend with a link to your blog. Let’s go and help a fellow kiwi out! Go Rachel!
Now I cheated a bit and copy and pasted this from Danice's Blog!! It was easier than trying to explain it myself!!
I've never done it before, it's harder to do. But two of my very good friends, who are casual scrappers, just recently had birthdays. I have photos of their daughters so decided I'd do a LO for each of them for their birthday present. Since I've been so busy I only managed to finish the first one last night. This is Sammy's 4th Birthday for my good friend Sandra ... I took it to work today to give it to her but she wasn't there!! Oh well since her birthday was a month ago I'm sure one more day won't hurt!
Well this week our yearly WFF money came through YAY!!!! So there has been a bit of surplus money at our house at the moment, what a blessing!! The nicest thing was I arrived home from work on Tuesday to find my husband had kindly gone out and purchased me a Cuttlebug! He's a sweetheart! He knew I wanted one, I've talked about them and told him it would be lovely to have one, but the poor darling had NO IDEA what one was. So of course he had no idea they needed dies. So I have a Cuttlebug but nothing to use with it .... YET!! I am going to hopefully go shopping soon and choose a couple of dies, I have my eye on a lovely butterfly one which would come in handy for Abbey's birthday party. I'll have to keep looking on Trade Me to see if I can get a bargin. I'm also hoping someone somewhere who sells them is going to have a sale real soon!!
Danice doesn't like the butterfly body on the outside of the card, I agree with her, it's messy and ugly, but I'm sorry Danice I can't be bothered changing it!!!! I think the reason I'm happy to leave it the way it is, is because I'm not keeping it!!! I am making a big card for all my work friends, will most likely turn out different than these smaller ones, maybe even measure up to Danice's standards!!! In saying that I do VERY much appreciate your honestly in telling me you didn't like it! We can only learn by people telling us where we are going wrong! So please don't be afraid to tell someone the honest truth about something!!!
Ok I am officially back at work full-time, so not so much time to scrap, or do anything to be honest!! I get home usually eat dinner play with the kids briefly then we get into the bath and bed routine. By the time all that is over I'm ready to vegitate. Usually here on the computer, not often at my table crafting. So last night I decided I needed to do something about it! It's wrong not to be doing some sort of scrapping everyday!! I have an hour lunch break. So last night before bed I packed up stuff in a box and worked on altering a tin for a friend! It was great! I usually just sit in the staff room at lunch time either chatting or reading old womens mags. Now I have a crafting hour! Tomorrow I'm going to work on Abbey's birthday invites. They need to be done like ... YESTERDAY! I finally made a decision as to how I'm going to do them! About time!!! Now it's figuring out how many I need to make! So hopefully I will have some stuff to show off soon!!