Sunday, April 29, 2007
Then Annica, mum and I took the kids up to the Rock for a picnic morning tea....yummy fresh scones, homemade apricot jam and cream...then we went for a big walk around the rock. It was pretty windy but the view of the farm is great.Then when we got home mum took the kids down the bush to collect some kindling for the fire...I remember doing this as a kid too! They had tractors and bikes and trailers to load up! And Lucas (the cat) went along too. He is enjoying his stay on the farm!
The men are out putting the crop in since the rain last week...hopefully more rain is coming today or tomorrow. It is probably the most important time of the year for us. So we are cooking for 12 at the moment...but 3 of those are kids!
So not much happening in the scrapping department but plenty of photo opportunities! Anyway I hope you are all having happy Sundays - Lissy
Friday, April 27, 2007
We went scrap booking at Scrappin'Outback the other day. Karen has the most fabulous shop and workshop set up in her garage on the farm for when she is not out on the road! I did four layouts...the theme for the day was School Photos..so I managed a couple of pages for my childhood album...pretty simple ones...have a bit of journalling to complete on the Year 3 one when I can remember the teachers name...I love this Kindy photo...I like this one of Ben and I ...a really quick and simple layout!And lastly a photo from a couple of years ago...was trying out a journalling stamp which worked OKAnd today we did some sheep work...E though this was fabulous!
That is about it form me - Hope you are all having a good week - Lissy
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Some that I had thought were too yellow or faded or damaged have actually come up very well with a bit of editing. I have done about 250 this weekend from my childhood up until about 1980. About 50 of these are of out trip to the UK in 1977. I am amazed how much I can remember about that trip although I was only 8. And lots of us on our ponies. E loved these ones even when she discovered all the horses and ponies in the pictures were now dead!
I have done some pages for Ben's Book of Me recently and I am now keen to get on and do some of mine now that I have discovered that I do actually have some photos! A lot were eaten by white ants :(
Other than that Ben arrived home on Wednesday. And we have cleaned out the gutters today! I wasn't as bad as we anticipated and E had a great time.She even has her own gardening gloves!
Here are a couple of layouts that I have done for the SBO Survivor Comp....I have been voted out now so the comp is all over for me! The first one you had to "scrap a recipe"
The next one was a monochromatic challenge on which you also had to use ribbon and paint! There was a debate as to whether you could use any white so I made sure I had none....it is VERY orange! I am not sure I even really like it much! I really found this one a challenge!
Had fun with E on the trampoline yesterday especially when her shorts fell down! They need new elastic! She thought this was hilarious!
That is about it from here! We are off to the farm for a few days tommorrow - have a good week - Lissy
Sunday, April 15, 2007
She is right into letters at the moment...writing them, putting them in envelopes and posting them to people...little drawings and some "writing"....usually the initial letters of peoples names. She always wants to know what letter someones names starts with and how to write it. Today she has written a letter for Lucas the cat!
The other day after playschool she"insisted" on painting an elephant....so we had to mix up some paint and away she went...a pretty good effort I think for a 3 and a half year old...though he does have five legs! This is A4 size.
She spends a lot of time at the moment making little things....and wants little pieces of paper to use...This little house collage she made yesterday...it is not quite 2" tall.The roof is plastic so a bit hard to see and the black lines are steps!
And this self portrait is only one inch tall. All very cute. She is very busy at her desk most days! She makes a big mess but then so do I so I cannot complain! I wonder what she will be doing next!
Hope you are having a happy Sunday - Lissy
Friday, April 13, 2007
Yesterday there was a snake on the front steps...so OK that was exciting...the cat was playing with it! it was only little about a foot long...but it is the first one I have ever seen here and we have been on this property for 25 years! I am more determined to clear out the garden now so there a less snake friendly spots! Here it is...now dead...I do not like killing things but figured this was necessary. I was worried abut the cat dying as it was playing with it for ages before I realised it was a snake and the snake was pretty angry! But as you can see Lucas is alive and well this morning. And you can also see poor E is wounded...she fell over on the paving yesterday...ouch...so she is only blowing kisses at the moment!
I finally finished the layout from Sharon's vintage class at the retreat....needed to check the date...it is of Ben...cute wasn't he! I have a recipe folder too but since it is just abut an exact replica of Sharon's you can visit her blog to see it!
We went and visited my friend and her bub today who is already 14 weeks old and looking cuter all the time. E is fascinated by Imogen's little hands!
And finally...I got my next entry for the SBO Survivor Challenge done last night...phew! We had to scrap a recipe! The layouts are being posted anonymously in the gallery again! So fingers crossed I get through to the next round!
Hope you have nice plans for the weekend - Lissy
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
E and I stayed in our PJs most of the morning then went down to the post office. I have done a couple of loads of washing and swept the floor but that is about it....plus trying to catch up on a rather a lot of emails and blogs since being away! We got home yesterday afternoon...
Then this afternoon a very good friend of mine Liz popped into visit an it was lovely to catch up with her...her second baby is due in about 6 weeks...I think this one will be a girl! Her little boy Charlie is two and a bit...
Here is my layout for the first round of the SBO Survivor contest...you had to scrap your favourite place...a challenge for me as I do not usually do anything without people! I made the acetate butterflies my self using a stamp! Still trying to come up with something for the next challenge! We will have different survivor numbers this week.
And another layout I did while at the farm...it started off as a scrap lift of a layout by Alli called Sand Baby...can you guess!
Anyway I hope you are all enjoying your week! Lissy
Monday, April 09, 2007
Here is my Easter Egg Hunt layout I did yesterday...a version of Alli's double pages with lots of photos...not 100% happy with it as not so keen on the pocket on the side...but had to put the letter from Easter Bunny somewhere! And good to finally use this pp by Crate Paper which I have had for some time....I am enjoying scrapping this weekend as I have only some pp, some card stock, decorative tape, SEI and Heidi lettering and very few embellishments...so it makes it a lot easier as the choices are limited...and I only bought my pile of old photos that have been printed for six months or a year! Good to get some of them done!
Hope you are having a Happy Easter Monday-I have cooked a few slices and now plan to do some more scrapping - Lissy
Sunday, April 08, 2007
The Easter Egg Hunt was a big success today...a letter from Easter Bunny was found and they followed the trail and then ate chocolate!
Here is few more layouts....more old photos that have been printed for about a year or more!...and using some of those Rouge de Garance half paper things....we have even printed and scrapped our Easter photos but will have to post that tomorrow after I can take a photo of it!
Anyway I hope you have all had a nice chocolatey Easter - Lissy
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
E and her BEST friend Jake!
E in her tree hat....
E in action
My hat off to their teacher Naomi...amazing work in organising ten 3 year olds to perform! They all participated and were very cute!
Other news -I have sent in my entry for the first challenge of Scrapbook Outlet NZ design team competition...it is a layout on your favourite place...They are being posted anonymously but will be in the gallery....Voting will happen this weekend so we will see if I get through to the next round!
I can now share my entries for the initial part of the competition that got me through to the top ten!
Monday, April 02, 2007
It is the third one I have taught at and hopefully they are not sick of me yet! It is fabulously organised and run by Karen so a pleasure to be there.
All the classes went well and people were really pleased to get projects finished! And I agree! I managed four layouts with Alli and a layout and project with Sharon...all completed in one and a half days - plus I taught two classes!
This first layout is from Alli's "brads and things" class...but I did mine a little differently and then didn't actually use any brads! Really like this page! The next three layouts are Alli's class on how to scrap lots of photos quickly! And I did three layouts really quickly! Great way to get some layouts done!
I will upload my stuff from Sharon's classes soon! Check out Alli and Sharon's blogs for pics and other version of events! And you can see my fab pic of the Tin Man there too!!! I am lining my dad up to make some metal sculptures like these for me!
E was VERY excited to see me...Mum and Dad had moved in to look after her...I know she had a ball with them...but it was wonderful to get lots of hugs and cuddles and to hear her say "I missed you..I missed you all the time" over and over again! And more again today! I missed her too but was so busy the time went very fast.
Having made it into the Top 10 I have to get cracking this week and do my first challenge for the Scrapbook Outlet NZ design team competition!
Hope you are having a good day - Lissy