29 November 2008

my saturday so far

banana muffins with cream cheese icing and choc chip cookies...time for coffee i think

25 November 2008

I've been tagged

by Melissa Cook. How cool is she!
Here's the rules to follow
1. Link to the person who tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. List 6 random things about yourself.
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.

So my 6 random are:
1. I am the eldest of 8 children and I'm 25 years older than my youngest sister. Oh and I was pregnant with my son at the same time mum was with her......some say how sweet...i say grossly weird.
2. I really really hate talking on the phone.
3. I have an obsessive compulsion with washing my hands. They always feel dirty. I've tortured the skin on my poor hands with constant washing...I have lots of little obses. compulsions :)
4. I don't eat sausages! No one in my house eats sausages!!! I watched a program on how they are made and whats in them. Now they are banned! I have a sausage embargo at our house.
5. I'm afraid of going to the dentist. Can't go without crying. Not a great sight when your 13 year old is rubbing your hand telling his mummy that it will be alright. You would think that with all the technological advances made in this world that something could be done about the pain they inflict. Surely. I don't understand why at 37 it still hurts as much as when I was 5!
6. White chocolate is my favourite...and so is milk. And cheesecake. mmm carrot cake from the muffin break and bannana cake and any muffins with cream cheese icing on them. oh and lindt balls, yum yum :)

So the 6 I'm tagging are
Melissa Kennedy
looking forward to learning some things about you all

23 November 2008

32 sleeps to go

I sound like such an oldie when I think how the older I am, the faster time seems to be going. I made a few more chrissy cards for the ones we sell at work and then decided it was time to start some of my own. I've done 3 today. This first one is inspired by the work done by Faith Hofrichter. I so love her blog, and everyday there is a new gorgeous card on there. I got to play with my spellbinder labels for the first time.
This next card was done just so I could play with the spellbinder labels 2 which I wasn't too sure whether I liked the shape when I ordered them. Am very happy that I got them tho. For this card I've used basic grey papers and prima christmas flowers.
This next one is a copy from a card from Heart Prints, if you've never had a look at this blog make sure you set an hour or two aside to have a look at the gorgeous cards. She makes the most elegant looking cards with white card and embossing folders. This one is designed for gift cards. It's a bit messy where I've cut the slot but I've added a label punch to my wish list to over come this....good idea tho :)

20 November 2008

Feels like forever..

since I've scrapped. I did one for chandon the other day but apart from that I hadn't had time to play with my slice machine. So last night I sat up til 1 am getting to know it (i did spend a little time playing jords ds brain training game). I'd bought the paper a few months ago and loved it but hadn't thought of what to do with it yet. My new slice cartridge came in this week so I used this and the pink paislee paper for this layout of my spunky nephew. I've just got his kinder photos from my sister and there's heaps of them busting to be scrapped. The cartridge used is the back to school/fall one. I wanted it because of the leaves on it. This page is embellished with leaves and a tree, all cut with my slice and mounted in 3d. I was going to cut out the title as well because I didn't want to add any embellies to the page that hadnt been done with the slice, but I so love these pink paislee alphas. Am adapting this page to make a double layout for a class.

18 November 2008

kaisercraft box = mm slice keeper

Ive used a kaiser box and adapted it as a box for my Slice. I wanted to keep it in something but cant justify the cost of the mm one. It was easy and not the first time ive altered kaiser products to suit what i wanted them for. With this box i just cut the piece of wood that goes all the way across the middle and just left off one of the top pieces. The glass mat fits in there perfectly and the little box in the front (where u would usually put ribbon) is perfect for the little cartridges. V.cool. Only $17- and few pieces of sassafrass lass paper...bargain. Will get around to embellishing it soon.
I've visitors for the last week and I havent got much scrapping done. Have played a little with my slice. I did a layout for chandoncraft and used it for a couple of things on this. My Fall cartridge came in today so when i get a chance to play I will see what it can do.

I did this a while ago now but I thought I would put this up cause its another kaiser product not used the way it was meant to be. Its a wood pet placemat from their store and the skull album and I just used the first two pages. All the rubons are kaiser and some Ive cut up to make different sayings. It hangs on my sons door and he loves it.
I also want everyone to have a look at Melissa Kennedys blog. She has details on there about how everyone can help by making some 6x6 easy scrap pages. These are used for albums for kids who attend the Southern Cross Kids Camps - these are abused and at risk kids from Australia and New Zealand. They need more than 6000 and as an incentive Mel is offering 10 kaisercraft stamp sets to the person who can send her the most. Great way of helping out and awsome carrot ;)

12 November 2008

Guess what i got!

Well almost!!!
Making memories slice is in at chandoncraft. The only reason I didn't pick it up today was cause i was at work. My husband could have gone in and got it for me today but he's been on night shift...for some reason he thought sleeping today was more of a priority.
I've also got on hold the back to school/fall card. It looks so cool with lots of different leaves on it. hhmmmm wonder what i will be playing with tomorrow night.

10 November 2008

kaisercraft scrap off

Had a great day on saturday. Great fun, awsome company and beautiful papers. I didn't make it to the final 5 but was definately worth doing. I was in the top 14 for my initial beyond the page entry and then I was in the top 10 for the layout round. We only had 30 minutes to do this in and it was quite nerving at 1st. Knowing that we had to work so fast was bad enough but then we'd be concious of the camera going past because the day was filmed. The last round i did was a btp book, 8 pages and 60 minutes to complete. Worked as quick as i could but know way i could get it finished, was hard trying to work out what to do with it in that amount of time too.
The final 5 did an great job of their layouts. The poor ladies had a room full of people watching them and again the cameras were filming.As a challenge for myself i decided i was going to do a layout in the papers that they used on the day and only give myself 30 minutes to do it. I failed, it took me 40 minutes (the stitching took me 10 minutes so i should have left that off)- although for me this is still a triumph cause i push and shove things around my pages sometimes for days before i stick them down. Not my favourite page ever but gorgeous papers and again my gorgeous nephew laughing for the camera.

05 November 2008

kaisercraft 100-1

This is on saturday...am I organised...nope! I need to find some phots i want to use. Ive been really looking forward to this but ive just gone and had a look at what we are doing and im a bit worried that i wont be able to finish anything. i didnt realise that we only get 30 mins to do the layouts and there is also a beyond the page. 30 minutes!! wow!! im lucky if i can get a lo done in 5 hours and my btp entry i would have spent at a guess at least 15 hours on.....and thats probably being conservative. may have to have a try the next couple of nights at doing a couple of real quick pages for practice :)

01 November 2008

just a layout

this is the layout i started at the lh4l run by chandoncraft. finished it this morning.