Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Look what I found

I have been off blog hopping and look what I have come across -

Michelle has a new Etsy store and to celebrate is giving some of these away on her blog.

Go and have a looksee and leave a comment to be in the running to win some of these cute buttons, I have, good luck. Here is the link to her store - Lil' Red Rocket, those buttons would look so cute on a layout.

Monday, November 23, 2009

See you at the other end.

Well I am still packing. The move is all set for Thursday, really not looking forward to it at all, I really HATE moving. And to top it all off, no pool at the other end, until we get ourselves organised and put one in.

I just wanted to stop by and let you all know I will be offline for a while, hopefully back on the weekend, depends if Telstra play nice with the phone line.

See you soon.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Honey I'm home

Hey all, the retreat was fabulous, I did lots of scrapping, heaps of talking, far too much eating and far too little sleeping. As we are packing up the house and most of my scrap stuff is now with it, I finished off some LO's I did at the Scrapboxx retreat in March - here are the two from Mardi's class

These five LO's were from Sheree McGee's class from the retreat, how gorgeous are they? I didn't do the classes, but purchased the kit and here is the results.

This was the April Boxx of Scraps kit and I used the first Inspired Blueprints sketch (#35) for November to do this LO. Gee my hubby is a good looker, must remember to tell him.

And last but not least - this one was just for fun using some gorgeous papers from Crate Paper, My Minds Eye & Sass Lass. The chipboard clouds are from Scrapping Outback, the birdie pin is from My Little Bit of Whimsy and the plane is from an embellishment pack from Sass Lass

Thanks girls for the lovely weekend, I had a blast. A huge thankyou to Lesa and Tracey who organised the retreat for us, it was just a friends only retreat, no affiliation to any shop, they just did it out the goodness of their hearts. You are two very special ladies.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tomorrow I'm off

Woohoo, heading off tomorrow afternoon to a local retreat. Even though it is only 10 minutes down the road, I am sleeping over for 2 nights and NO KIDS!!!! It is just a small retreat some of my scrapping buddies put together, I think there are about 20 of us going. No cooking, no kids fighting, just me time, scrapping, talking, laughing. I really can't wait. I soooooo need some relax time.

Unfortunately there is absolutely nothing to show on the scrap front at the moment. We are moving house in 2 weeks, so have been slowly packing up the house, and over the last few days have been packing up my scrap stuff. Huge job, I have sorted all my papers and embellies and given a heap to Megs and taken the rest into school. My retreat gear has been packed for weeks now, so hopefully will have some LO's to share when I get home. I am taking one of Sheree McGee's class packs from the Scrapboxx retreat I went to in March, I think it has about 6 LO's to do. Hopefully that will get the creative juices flowing.

So I guess I shall see you all when I get home.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Take the time

to play with your kids, to laugh with your kids, to cherish your kids. I stumbled across the website of the most amazing photographer a few years back, her work is sublime. But I also discovered her family's tragic story and from it learnt to give hugs more freely, to dance and be silly, to listen to my kids when they want to tell me a story and talk about their day, to love my life.

Here is a post that Sheye wrote that still brings tears to my eyes.

My Darling Super Princess, Forever Cherished.

This is a very hard post to write but I feel I owe it to the hundreds of people who have shown support to our family throughout the World over the last two weeks.
On Saturday the 3rd of February, on a very “normal”day in our normal, happy life, our World was shattered. In short, our beautiful daughter Ava got into our car which was, unusually, parked in full sun in the middle of the day. She had been with Grandad who lives next door (we have one wall around both properties) and said she was returning to my house but in fact went searching for something in the car. We always lock it. Just not that day. Once she got in she shut the door and was not able to find her way back out.
Our princess fought so bravely for two days in ICU but on Monday the 5th of February, she flew to Heaven.
Words can never express the pain in our heart or the void we feel. It makes no sense but we are so grateful to have had her for three years and we will continue to work very hard to provide our other three children a wonderful childhood filled with happy memories.
Ava, my amazing, sweet, clever Super Princess..I miss you with every ounce of my being. I love you to the moon and back.

Your will find Sheye's Blog here

Please save a copy of this postcard and send it on to all your friends, it may just save a life. Hopefully you can read it ok, if not you should be able to save it and read it later.