Sunday, July 09, 2006

I'm back!


Had a great week in Dunedin. Spent our first night there staying @ the Esplanade hotel in St Clair - just Jase & I - so nice to get away. The next day we went shopping & Jase bought me a new camera - has 12 x optical zoom - fantastic for getting great pics of my speedy & often far away threesome!
Took these pics on it on Thursday when I took the kids to St Clair beach for a play(& so I could get pictures) after their swimming lesson. Love
how Alicia's purple coat looks in this light!

OK - I have some HS summer days tape from scrapbook essentials in Invercargill that I'm going to RAK. Place your comments on this blog & I'm gonna write down your names & let one of my children choose one & then I'll send you the tapes (after you have given me your details etc) - NZ or OZ only! I'll draw this Next Sunday night (16th July) @ 9pm & post the info as soon after as I can. The SE forum also has a great challenge 'favourite things' going on this month.

Just got back from our Wakatipu Scrappers crop - got some challenge LO's for a group finished - yeah - love challenges - get so much done - amazing how I need that extrinsic motivation! Speaking of which - who is going to enter the 'everyday moments' comp with For Keeps? Love the idea of this album - great to get these down so to speak. Congrats to all those who have their 'make it meaningful' albums ready or sent & to those who intend to get them sent in the next week - this one never got off the planning stage - was soo scrapped out after the A-Z album. My A-Z album came back last week - so nice to have it home! & I look forward to seeing my LO in print in #44.

The Scrapbook Outlet has some great challenges going at the moment so check the forum for info. There's also some fantastic work that's been put in the gallery following our first cyber crop - congrats to everyone who gave these a go & to the winners - some fantabulous prizes.

Jealous of those looking forward to CC next month (got my camera instead - think the camera will do me for a bit longer:-) - hope you are all getting your homework done.

Getting a bit late - must go get some sleep! Posted by Picasa

12 comments:

Sandra said...

Congrats on the layout in FK 44. It looks great!!
Go you on the new camera. I'm sure you'll love using it. Really glad you had a good time in Dunedin. I love Dunedin.

Vicky aka KayasMama said...

I do love that coat! I think although its sad to miss CC having a camera is a fantastic way to get over it!

karen said...

Great to see you back. Loving the camera vs CC rationale ... sounds perfect to me!
Still waiting to have FK#44 appear in our bookshop ... and keen to do edm even if it's just for me. (There's an online option as well ... at aussie scrapsource(?) ... I like that you can do either or both.)

memoryfairy said...

I'm "planning" to to the everyday moments - trying to fond a copy of FK 44...look forward to seeing your LO in there. The Cyber crop was awesome - I can't get enough of challenges at the mo :o)

Ruth said...

yay for a new camera! Cool snow pics, glad you had a good holiday.
Love the purple coat too.

Kirsty said...

Well done on getting a highly commended award in the A-Z comp, and getting that lo published. Great lo - love the way you placed the journalling into the letters.

Delys said...

yay for the new camera and good on you having a night together just for you. Congrats on the FK highly commended ...Awesome Lara! cant wait to see the issue..am stalking my local stationary store.

Chris Millar said...

Glad to hear you had a lovely break away Lara and some new photos to scrap now!! Enjoy the rest of your holidays and playing with your new camera!

dallas said...

Glad you guys had an awesome time in Dunedin, and I don't think it was too cold! Yay on the new camera - I'm still in dream phase about a new one - what did you get?! I went searching for FK #44 during the weekend, but no luck - hopefully today, can't wait to see your stuff!

Julie said...

Oh to have a fancy new camera!! Love the photos. Must try & get my hands on FK#44.

Herbie said...

Welcome back to blogland Lara:) Dontcha love having a new camera?? I'd miss CC too, not that I am going this year. Hurry up paper plus and get 44 in here cos I am in it with you LOL! Well done on the A-Z comp which I never entered despite buying that pp!

Vicki said...

I love your daughters purple jacket - is it woollen? Laura was given a purple shot jacket that she loves and everyone comments on it when she is wearing it. I love all your LO's you've been very busy.
Vicki :-)