Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Up2Scrap is out!

Here's my single layout that didn't get published:

Wow, it now seems real! When I saw my stuff in Up2Scrap I finally felt like I was on the Elite Team! There's heaps of inspiration and ideas in the latest copy -so get one! Trina even altered a 'nappy' - yep a nappy - so check it out!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

going to the chapel...

Well, it's really a winery now but once it was - the building was relocated from somewhere down south!

Huge congrats to Andrew & Bex who got married yesterday :-)
The children came to the service and I pre-cut &/or painted up the below items to which they added embellishments - These came about through suggestions from some online friends and Rach at the weekly chat at SBO on Friday night!

The bride arrived in a helicopter - reminded me of my wedding :-) She looked aboslutely gorgeous! The food was stunning too - bbq crayfish, spit roasted pork, lamb & chicken and some really tasty salads. Dessert was creme brule, cheesecake or tiramisu - YUM - guess that's what happens when the groom and one of the groomsmen are chefs who initially trained under my DH - the groom works casually at Waitiri now though once was the full time chef & one of the groomsmen has done really well in chef competitions and is heading off overseas to further his career. Andrew has changed tack a little though still doing a couple of days a week in the kitchen but has just come 3rd in the NZ muscle man comps (don't ask me the proper names etc cause I don't have a clue - but a great achievement).

We sat in a Marquee for the meal - nice to escape the cooler weather and fine rain that fell at times!

Anyway, need to get on with some real work instead of playing on the computer on this nice - finally sunny - day!

Hey scrap campers - hope it was fantastic! So green jelly of you chance to scrap this weekend and look forward to seeing on some blogs what you all got up to!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

the dart & a cj

Yep - this is kind of how they were on the jet boat too! Katya laughed out lout at the excitement of it all, Ethan went quiet & growly as he got cold & Alicia was kind of 'stoic'! Great scenery despite the rain & cold - would happily do it all over again though (would wear thermals though). My CJ from a recipe Circle Journal swap came back home yesterday & here's a collection of the pages!
I really appreciate all the work & the fantastic recipes in here - Thank You!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

ok, sorry!!!

Ok, it's been a while, sorry. See I love Picassa - so easy & soo free! but for some reason, when I click 'blog this' nothing happens any more - any ideas? I'm having a go at using photobucket so bare with me please....

First Tooth - Ali has been so excited to have wiggly teeth for the past few weeks.... & while munching on some snow (don't ask) she proudly announced that one came out! The tooth fairy came & took it that night leaving some $ in the glass instead (it's now sitting in one of those cute maya road tins that the 'ribbon slides' come in) awaiting attachment on a page - photos of this should be here on Tuesday!
It is November isn't it? Well last Wednesday you wouldn't think so - check out the snow angel on my deck! The kids had a ball!
The November kit at SBO is fantastic & must cruise some blogs to see how it's being used. Should be getting the December kit later this week & it's gorgeous too - with a theme of 'giving' so can be used year round - not just Christmas time I can't wait to play!!! Also got my first official Up2Scrap brief to work on - really enjoying it, but can't share yet.... Hope to see the latest issue sometime this week or next too - might seem 'real' then that I'm on the Elite Design Team for it!
The above is from the November SBO kit. I focussed on a holiday we had in Australia last year and created a mini album in a Maya Road book (in the kit) using gorgeous crate papers, Sassafrasslass pps, some Basic Grey and a really cool stamp designed by Rachel Hosking!
check out the fiew from the large living area! (above)
This venue was just perfect - 8 double bedrooms, 2 showers, 2 toilets a bath, three handbasins, great company & a view to boot. The weekend was soo successful that we are having another early-mid March next year - looking forward to that one!

OK, so there's a big catch up! Not sure how often I'll be here between now and Christmas - seems to get soo busy & stressful but I'll try to put something up each week now that I've sorted this photobucket thing - Oh if you fancy a $100 SBO voucher to spend at their online store, check out the forum for a 'banner' competition where you are to design a banner & a slogan for their website with the voucher as the prize! Oh, & have you checked out the worldwide dare on N0. 8 Wired yet?