Monday, October 27, 2008

latest layouts

just a quick entry to let you know I have been scrapping and here are my latest 2. I am trying out some new styles so bare with me.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

out on the tiles

Thank you Tracy for such a fun night on Friday. I had a ball and even got some L.O's on the go!!! My energy levels had dropped but now I'm back and scrappin' hard. We scrapped chatted, chatted some more, laughed, sung and went to bed very very late. It is always great to make new friends. My funniest part of the eve was coming home to find this................

He really is so cute. Looks like we have a sleep walker on our hands. He made no noise and Justin was not aware of his new bed.

Anyway I was the boss tonight on bossy scrapper and completely forgot until 10 mins before it started so my winging teaching skills came into play. We had fun and hopefully the girls will get some sort of L.O that looks half decent. I am loving mine already.

My first SENZ L.O is almost done and have to say I am not sure. Tried something new to me and stuck it down before I could change my mind. I will post soon. right am off to bed.
Love to all xxxxxx

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

oh so tired, yep I'm back at work

mMMMM well I always find week 1 back to work after school hols hard and I know it will get better but boy I find this Mummy/teacher thing hard work.

I have reports and testing to sort out this term and it means doing even more work in the eves so I'm not getting much scrapping done and I'm not getting to bed early. Oh except last night!!I even amazed myself and went to bed at 9.30pm because my eyes were not playing the game and kept shutting on me.

I miss scrapping and feel very frustrated at the moment. I really wanted to enter a design team call but had no time to sort out old pages or do some new ones. It closes in 3 days so there is a chance but I think being on a design team might just be too much at the moment. I also wanted to get the bossy scrapper page from last week finished and to do this weeks one let alone the other challenges I have on my list. I am awaiting my guest design team pack from scrapbook outlet, so am very excited.

Keiran has moved to big boy bed which is proving to be harder than with Oli but I expected that!!! he has slept throught the night for the first time in 4 nights so I think he is getting used to it but getting him in it is a mission. He eventually gives in but at about 8.30pm; far too late for my liking.

Oli is back at kindy and enjoying being back with his mates. Some have moved onto school so he is making some new friends. I am so pleased that he has made new friends and even being invited on play dates. He is coping withthe change of routine this term and going to a variety of peoples houses. He is becoming far more able to cope with change and he is far more settled at Kindy. I haven't heard of any melt downs for awhile. YEY!!
I have found some new photos. The ones of Keiran are of him playing trains; as he does all the time now. He got up and built this big long track all by himself. Here are some L.O's I haven't shown you yet. (I don't think anyway) using my guest design team papers.

None of Oli at the moment sorry Mum!! I will sneek in and get a sleeping Keiran in his bed very soon. daddy takes Oli to fathers night at Kindy tomorrow but I'm sur ethey will be far to busy building an aeroplane on the woodwork table to take photos.

Oh, posted off my embellishments for the teal swap on whitewith1 today. Was going to add a sneak peek but forgot and now the posty has them so you will have to keep an eye out on the blog. Mine have been glitzed to the max! Lots of pearlex powder, twinkling H2O's and Kindy Glitz. Had a big play with my cuttlebug too. Love that machine but I think it is not working properly, the dies are not cutting right the way through ARGGGGHHHH.

Anyway Justin is nagging me, it is 10.30pm and I still have school work.
laters xx love n hugs to ya all

Thursday, October 16, 2008

must have been too busy

So I up loaded my photos, from the weekend, to the computer and I am so disapointed. They are not so good. I took some very quick ones as we were driving, listening in classes etc.... and they are all fuzzy!!! ooooops. I forgot to take my camera to the PJ party and well the ones of me I just hate. So anyway here are a few of my favs. I just love the one of the beer I had on our last day;siting in the wonderful Wellington sun. Just look at the view through it. I wish I had been more snap happy and I wish I didn't give a stuff about being so over weight.( I might like photos of myself then) But I am!!! I hate being fat but the more down I get the more I eat. Sucks ha! I'm sure many of you can understand this one. I have to say I do enjoy comfort food and right now I eat far too much of it. I am hoping that summer sun will bring me a new lease of life and I will eat salads and walk and exercise far more. I did so well after having keiran and now I just feel disapointment with myself. These amazing trees are some of the fascinating art to be seen in Wellington. I didn't make it too the lovely cupcake shop and I didn't get to see the coastal parts of the city which would have been good but there are many more opportunities i am sure.
SENZ heads back to Auckland next yr so it won't be a weekend away but I will have make sure I book into a few classes etc..... At least a few more of the local girls will be able to go.

Right off to bed as I only have 5 mins before 11pm. I am so tired thank goodness it is the weekend ( for me anyway). Lol TFL xx

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I know it's Thursday already

A quick insight into the weekend. Mad mad mad. Thanks to the wonderful LADIES!!!!!! I met, for a wonderful weekend of laughter. Not much scrapping happened but lots of laughs and meeting new friends. Will post some pics later but had to come and say what a fun relaxing weekend I had. Sure did miss my boys but also realised it was a long over due break. All Mums should get some kid free ME time, it does wonders!!!!!!

I participated in a class with Lusi Austin and I started a wonderful album that will be for Oli. It will contain 12 letters telling him all about his first year of school. Lusi was an inspiration and gave many words that I will ponder over for along time(not scrapping related) ((I will share more about this later)). I also started another album using gorgeous cosmo cricket papers. I had to use a needle and thread which is not a regular occcurence; most of you will know!!!

So any way yep will go again and will booking my next weekend away very soon. Not sure Justin will let me go so very soon as his weekend sounded very busy and fun packed but I have already noticed it was a well worth bonding time for him and the boys.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


How exciting whitewith1 have started a embellie swop and this time the colour is teal (my fav colour of all time). I wasn't going to join in because I am so busy with school, kids, guest designer L.O's, money to spend .......but the colour teal just got me. Imagine a whole heap of teal goodies arriving in the post. It will be like Xmas!!! So go check out the blog, follow my link under my blog list and sign up for the swop!!!! My latest L.O for the blog is orange with stamping. I wa salittl eunsure to start with but enjoyed it in the end and love my page. Justin thinks it is a wee bit girly and keeps reminding me that Keiran is a boy but hey it's a baby page and flowers are allowed.

Did I mention guest designer and shopping? Wow what a fun packed month I have had. I was guest designer for scrapbook studio last month. i got some lovely papers and bits from the team. Go check out their gallery for cool inspiration. I did a couple of pages and a card for my dear friend Sarah in Plymouth. It will be on it's way to ya Luv xx Follow the link. I then received a great email to say I was aRAK winner, then another to say I had won $20 voucher from them as I was the Sept sketch winner. So needless to say I will be out shopping and buying myself some lovely new pattern papers. Then to top it all off I just saw on the scrapbookoutletnz forum that I was the lucky winner of the October guest designer!!! Wow yet another yummy package will be arriving for me to drool over and pour my creativeness into.

I funny thing happened today. Well actually a few. I have been brousing and chatting to friends on scrapbookoutlet and decided that I really must upload some L.O's and get logged into the gallery. I failed miserably at this and ended up being put on the naughty chair and banned from the gallery. I just couldn't get it right. Ok so was sorted out by lovely Andrea and I up loaded a few L.O's to show off. When I pressed go, there I popped up right in the middle of the design team files!!!! Well how embarrasing!! Little old dizzy's pages sitting amongst the very clever design team and their lovely pages. I had a few hours of fame and pretending before the computer man fixed it and put me back in my right place amongst all the other members. Oh they must be having a good giggle at me or should I say with me!!! ha ha I was laughing.

Oli has been back to the dentist today and had the all ok with his black tooth. He has been very good at brushing it and it seems to have come back to life and now looks quite white. No lasting damage we think so I am so relieved.

We caught up with our friends Jude, Cheyenne and Kiowa today. Poor Jude has tonsilitis and was not herself but Oli and Cheyenne had a ball together. You'd have thought they hadn't seen each other for months-oh they hadn't!!! Great to see them and hope poor Jude is better soon xx
Must get to bed, am past my 11pm deadline againxx It is now 11.55pm(I know the clock on here is wrong)
Ps. Yep got PJ's, have new jeans to wear so must be ready to go to SENZ only 2 more sleeps how exciting!!!!!!!