Friday, February 29, 2008

Cyber Crop

At the Scrapbook Outlet Tonight

cool challenges, great prizes & some pretty cool company....

congrats to Donna & Trina on getting on the For Keeps Design Team!!!! WTG.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

the wedding

Ethan was really excited to see this pirate ship from the deck of the place we stayed at Sandspit. He is now talking Pirates at Playcentre...great topic for some further learning.

Kate & Matt's wedding
Ascension Vineyard
February 23rd 2007
Easy date to remember cause it's the day before my birthday.

Weather was rubbish, I appreciate being home!

Less than 2 weeks till the scrap retreat in Queenstown, busy at Playcentre & have just created a new blog out of need for inspiration for boy cards! Would love to have your cards to upload there too.

I'll post something else one day.... no committments LOL.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008


ginormous slabs of the stuff... completely edible & if you like mushrroms... soo tasty!
Jase was given these to take home for his family, he did & we enjoyed them!

Away to my cousins wedding up North of Auckland
Haven't been back to Auckland for about 3 or 4 years... I've missed the shopping... & since the wedding is up Matakana way... I won't even get much shopping in (& there's the need for money for shopping too LOL). But finding something to wear that I like is the difficulty I have at the moment.

Continue to be busy with setting things up for the new year at Playcentre, organising a couple of weekend events and settling the girls into school too. Went out for lunch with Ethan last week & realised we won't be able to do this when he starts school on April 1st. We will have to have a 'date' in the weekends or school holidays instead.

Just over 2 weeks till Scrap Retreat South starts. Wee bit to do before then....

Anyone know how to get a 7 year old & a 6 year old girl to tidy & then keep their room tidy? Your suggestions gratefully received (housefairy has limited success due to their mother's inability to follow a 'program')
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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Online Class

at the Scrapbook Outlet
Sunday February 17th 2008
double layout using the February kit - or you can purchase the class separately & use your own stash
uses 9 photos - be prepared to crop these with scissors/tirmmers
titled: snapshots of summer... so collect snaps of summer (perhaps ones that didn't quite make it onto a layout but that show a litle of your summer) and sign up!

This kit was amazing to work with, within 6 hours of opening the pizza box I had created 2 layouts (as well as picking up kids from school and taking them to swimming lessons - there were 2 left, not sure now though!)

Also check the forum for details on the Online Cyber Crop - Leaps of Creativity - on February 29th 2008 - challenges, cool prizes & lots of fun online.
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Saturday, February 02, 2008


Your fave cup was the theme for January at Overlooked. I used some yummy papers from Sassafrass Lass & Fancy Pants as well as the Sassa die cut journaling block & strips & monograms. Such easy papers & colours to work with. I got the papers to work with over January from Scrapbook Outlet... speaking of which...check out the SBO blog for a wee comp & some sneaky peeps.

My children have gone quiet... need to check!

all ok - they were catching caterpillars from the garden to feed to the chickens.

Back to school & work Thursday next week... seems as if the term break is coming to an end too quickly... unlike many I'm not actually looking forward to the kids going back, nor to the school fees and stationery costs & making lunches every night!

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