Sunday, December 27, 2009

Time to rest relax and review the last few weeks and year!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone - hope you had a good one :)

The last few weeks have been sooooooo busy - the girls dance concert always seems to be smack bang in the middle of Christmas and this year no exception!!! I was very relieved when it was all over red rover lol. Jess danced just beautifully - so elegant - dad got some great shots with his new lens :) will load up a slideshow shortly  - just have to edit out a couple of faces!!!

Once the concert was out the way I had my hands full with Christmas which we had here once again. 30+ people for Christmas dinner lol We transformed the back with a pressureclean, garen tidy up, extra chairs and tables and we borrowed Carol's spit to cook our little pig with!!! Must say when we decided to do a pig on a spit I did not vision having it on my kitchen bench trying to shove a spit pole up and thn the head decapitation - girls looked a bit worried for a while and Jess hasn't had any pork which by the way is the yummiest pork I have had in years!!!! Anyone got pork lefover recipes!!

Christmas eve mum and dad came up to stay until Boxing day so we had a yummy sit down seafood dinner on Christmas eve - crays, tiger prawns, scallops and squid rings with honeycomb icecream in chocolate baskets that the girls made .........nice homemade crackers and some bubbles and we were set!!!
Christmas morning this year we had to wake up Chionia (although she was old to go back to bed at 5am as Santa hadn't been yet!! Present time YAY - the girls had a ball - Jess got a DSi from Santa and so she gave Chionia her old DS lite (phew - mum and dad like this as it means NO MORE FIGHTING!). Chionia got a Strawberry Shortcake house. Presentsfrom us and each other included Wii games - Just dance and Wii fit plus, magic kit, games for teh DSi, dance mats, nail parlour, bathers, scooter, clothes, handmade dolls by mum for the girls - Chionia has named hers Lilly and Kiara - Jess got a clay doll based on Tashi books. Then they got spoilt bigtime later by everyone!

The rest of the day was the setting up and making things pretty for night time - lots of effort to make it special and magic. Most people started rocking up by 6pm when Santa got here - you should have seen the present pile!!!! Everyone got a turn on Santa's knee :) Then dinner was served - the boys had been busy cutting up our pork - the electric carving knife had to have a rest as it was getting hot! and it was time to dig in. Unfortunately this is where the rest of the night was ruined by someone and too much alcohol which resulted in someone being pushed into our pool fully clothed and them then being asked to leave. I hated doing it but it needed to be done so they know the consequences of their actions. Apologies have been made and a bunch of sunflowers this morning although it doesn't change how it ruined the night - most people left not long after and a few friends stayed to see in Boxing day when I decided it was time for my head to hit the pillow. I loved the whole of Christmas day up until this one incident. I haven't been that angry in a long time and I hope the person takes a good long hard think about their actions and where they stand. Lessons should be learnt from it. It was a sad way to end a fantastic day/night. I feel sorry for my girls as they shouldn't have had to see what they did. Anyway life goes on :)

Scrapping wise I haven't done a thing in about 2 weeks!!!!!! I am having withdrawls lol however I am excited to be asked to teach at another couple of stores around Perth so watch out for me at Scrap it Flaunt it in Armadale and Frendz in Mindarie along with more classes at Just Scrapbooking in Jandakot!!! If you are interested in coming to one - you can either contact the stores directly or leave a message for me here and I will get back to you :)

The next few weeks I am looking forward to not much - time to sit back and have fun with the girls. We have a 120th birthday party on Wednesday - a combo of dad's 60th and my brothers and his wife's 30th's this year. Gary is busy with work so it looks like it may be our first New Years eve apart :(

On that note I am waiting on photobucket to dwnload christmas photo's which I will pop up here shortly - have a great new years and stay safe - remember everything in moderation!!!!! :) ;)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Crossing off my to do list!!!

I actually feel a whole lot better today about Christmas than the beginning of the week. Why?? Cause I have crossed off so many things that needed

  • Bought the girls pressies as well as my niece and nephews
  • Ordered 2 of our family secret santa's
  • Found a cool  kit for Jess (and her best friend) and ordered it through deals direct
  • Found a spit we can borrow for Xmas day
  • ordered the pork and lamb for the roasts on Christmas day
  • Have got all our crayfish for Christmas eve
  • Made 6 Floating frames as Teacher pressies and the ornate frame shadowbox.
  • Costumes with dancing are just about completed - just waiting on a leotard I bought on ebay cause Jess can't find hers <_<
  • Weather has been good and DH is out working his butt off :P so that means the $ are coming in - the mad christmas rush has taken a bit longer to get going this year but now chasing our tails.
  • Taught my teach the teacher class to Perth stores this week and launched my new job lol!
  • Chrisco has arrived so my pantry is chockablock full as is my freezer and all expired stuff has been tossed!!
  • managed to post my 12 days of Christmas on time today hehehehehehe
  • Wrapped all my presents up and sorted them and hidden them away B)
  • One week of school left, one day at daycare left forever :( Will miss a couple of the ladies there - they are awesome
My schedule for this coming week
Today - Chionia dancing 10.30am - 11.15am, run to Wangara to grab some product and then Jess has dancing from 1-5pm
Tomorrow - Jess dancing 1-5pm
Monday - Kindy graduation for Chionia, Jess dancing 5-8pm, school reports
Tuesday - Chionia's last day at daycare, Chionia dancing 3.45-4.30pm, Jess dancing 5-8pm
Wednesday - Hearing appt for CHionia, dress dance rehearsal at UWA from 4-9pm both girls
Thursday  - last day of school :) Helping Kindy kids at Go banana's, REST DAY FROM DANCING
Friday - Concert night for both girls
Saturday - Concert night for Jess and I am helping backstage
Sunday - all over Red Rover I can concentrate on Christmas!!! :) Sandra's birthday BBQ

Scrapping wise - asked to do a mothers day feature for SM, should have had a LO in SC 73, classes getting booked for me to teach through TBZ lol and it goes on!!! :)

Sunday, December 6, 2009


I just love them!!!! hehe you should see my coffee table atm. So after gaining inspiration from someones blog (lol went blog hopping!) I knew I had to try a funky house in a large Moccona coffee jar......

It still needs some tweaking - off to Myers tomorrow to get little lights for it and need a few more large snowflakes for the top from Twiddleybitz!!



and a sneak peak at 2 LO's for upcoming articles in SC


Tuesday, December 1, 2009


well no phone call today - actually no-one has heard any little whisper - nothing - zilch!!! But SM said the calls would be made today and I didn't get one :( Congrats to those who did get through - there were so many good names on the list I had an inkling I wouldn't get  a phone call. Anyway Life goes on..

I have a sneak peak or two!! Just to cheer me up :)

Off to do the dance run for Chionia before coming home and rearranging the furniture to fi the Christmas tree in. Then Jess has dancing then home to dress up the tree!!! Ciao!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Escape 2 Create

here i come!!!!!!!!!!

I was so excited when Amanda asked me several months ago if I would be interested in coming over to SA to teach at their retreat!!! Would I ever!!!!! Of course it was a YES straight away and until now have had to keep it a secret until it was announced on the E2C blog  I can't wait to meet all the wonderful ladies I have heard so much about and of course to meet up with Amanda and Meredith again. Roll on March!!!! (lol hope the weather is a little bit cooler than what you have been having the last week or so!!)

Anyway here is a sneak peak or two of the class I will be teaching - as you know my LO's are full of texture and chipboard and all things messy and fun!!! Enjoy :)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Christmas cards

lol I know!!!! I don't tend to do cards but I am trying to get organised for Christmas....Secret Santa draw for the Forbes will be this arvo - hopefully everyone turns up!

3AS DT work this week is cards so using up my leftover Graphic 45 Christmas Past frames and getting my stamps out I had fun with this little spin on cards lol!!


TBZ is going great guns in Melbourne - last day of Paperific today so pop along if you are in Melbourne and say Hi to Andrew & Nic and a couple of the DT girls :) Me I am off to fo some secret squirrel stuff for SC :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Take me to .......a Funky Town!!!!!!!!!!!!

lol Introducing TBZ new funky town!!!!! ABsolutely LOVE THESE :) :) :) Being released today at hte Paperific show in Melbourne - go and see Twiddleybitz at Stand 11 for a squeezy - they are so much better IRL!!!!


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Post number 4 for the month already beat last months lol!!


Just a quick post - 3 Angels Scrapping has just had a up and down month - the web server went MIA and we lost a good week ro so and all our history :(  But Jo and Rosy have got it all happening again and to launch it off we have a sketch for this here is my flipped over Mels version!!! I added more journalling in as I ran out of room if you compare to the sketch!

TFL :)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Christmas Wall hanging.....

lol but first of all a HUGE BIG HAPPY 60th BIRTHDAY TO MY DAD :)

Once he decides what we will be doing to celebrate we will!!! hehe

Hope the sprinklers behaved and the rain didn't hang around for too long dad - :)

anyway back to....

A few weeks ago Jill GG did an awesome wallhanging and it isn't often I want to completely scraplift something - well I did - but made it my own lol by adding and adding!!!! rofl!!!

hhmmm my photo link has gone missing.....

brb.....ok - no idea but have worked it out!!! lol no i haven't!!!! Blogger has changed on me!!!!

During the week I got my kit from 3 Angels scrapping and having the wall hanging in mind loved the fact I got Graphic 45 and the Christmas diecuts!!!! Add to that some Twiddleybitz  and I love it so thankyou for the inspiration from all my scrappy area's!!!










Thursday, November 5, 2009

Secret business

sshhhhhh... all to be revealed shortly but I am sooo excited with an upcoming class ;)

AND believe it or not - I have scrapped - just a little but some gorgeous new TBZ products have got me fired up again - out has come the texture paste and thinking Graphic 45...... :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Whoah - slow down!!!!!!!!!!!!!

blimey - can't believe it is November!!! Crazy few weeks here but good crazy!!! Started with mum and dad coming up for mum's birthday last Monday so all the family came over for dinner and it was Alice's first official family do YAY!!! She is sooo cute!!! and so well behaved!!

Unbeknown to Riss - mum and dad brought Monty up for her so when she arrived at midnight on Wednesday there he was wagging his tail and so excited to see them again :) so all week we had to keep Monty and Casper apart - at one stage I did have both of them on my knee without any hissing or fighting lol!! Riss stayed till Sunday and we also had Neil stay over one night inbetween so Jess has just moved back into her bedroom! Now to clean up all the mess! hehe

No scrapping - I did do up a photo box for mum but silly me forgot to take a photo of it before presenting it!

Classes coming up in November - check the sidebar for info!! :)

Toodles :)

Massive clean up in the back yeard a couple of weeks ago as well - the date palm has been trimmed several meters (stupid spikey fronds - so glad that job is done!) and we now have a vegie garden growing with tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, chilli's, capsicum, basil, chives, cucumber, baby carrots, snowpeas, sweet corn, leeks, radishes, lettuce, watermelon and rockmelon!!! Roll on 10 weeks when we can pick and eat them YUMM!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

photo time!!!

stealing 5 minutes to pop some photo's up for you all :) Finished reading Diana Galbadron's new book over the weekend and already want the next one!!!!! Love the series - has anyone read the John Grey book she wrote?

Anyway here are a few projects I have done lately!! Must run - need to finish a headache of a quote!!!

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