I have just got back home from 15 days in Australia. C1 was going to the Formula 1 car races in Singapore and D1 suggested that I go over to keep her company. Booked a 5 day holiday and then my work said that I needed to take 10 days off in a row…immediately. I didn’t argue! Phoned and changed the flights and ended up with a 15 day holiday. The first 3 days we stayed in Sydney and then we all flew up to Brisbane for 6 days! Stayed at the Hilton and lived the hard life….NOT!!! Visited Australia Zoo, Dreamworld, Southbank Beach and did some shopping….and lots of swimming in the lovely warm hotel pool! Back to Sydney and stayed for the last 4 days..home on the 15th day away! C1 and D1 always spoil me with a wonderful experience every time I stay with them!! And…I just love seeing G1 and G3! My 2 lovely grand daughters. Also spent some time with C4 and D3. They are both doing very well in Sydney and as newly weds…well they haven’t been married for a year yet. I managed to do 15 scrapbook pages using the valuable time every evening. Funny how I manage to get pages done while away on holiday, but not while at home! Darn housework and the busyness of life! Makes me want to quit work and spend more time doing crafts…that I love doing….life is too short…but I do need the money to spend on crafts as well…so I will continue to work!
Christmas has been and gone and life is slowly getting back to normal. Just two more weeks and Schools will be starting again, and we will all be back into the daily routines! All my family were home for Christmas except the oldest, his wife and our lovely two grand daughters. We missed them incredibly. They had a super Christmas in Singapore.
I have been trying to catch up on some old photos that have been waiting to be scrapbooked. Five of those pages I have used Stampin Up papers. I brought some of the designer series papers from the new catalogue and am very pleased with how they have turned out. Once again having the matching paper, cardstock, inks ribbons etc is such a bonus.
Let me know if you would like to purchaase some of these papers and try them out for yourself.
Just a sample of my latest pages. These are the ones that I have used Stampin Up papers. These papers are so easy to scrapbook with and the colours match with the Stampin Up inks, ribbons and other accessories. Contact me if you would like to purchase some and be able to create your own Stampin Up Scrapbook pages.
Here’s a few of my latest pages. I’m so excited. I’ve managed to cut down some extra activities in my life and made more time for crafts! I still have my ‘Welcome on Wednesday’ morning going and have now included a Wednesday evening session as well. I’m not sure how many people will be coming yet, but I have let my family know that Wednesday morning and evening are my times for Scrapbooking and card making….and having a fun time with my friends 🙂 I am also very excited as I have made a purchase that I am feeling very happy and blessed with. I can’t believe how spoilt I am…I have a ‘Cricut Expression’! You will see some of it’s work on a few of my pages. I am a newbie with it so have lots to learn. You will also notice that I still have to journal some of my pages. I have the most messy handwriting! My daughter C6 has beautiful handwriting and I am trying to get a time when we can both sit down and go through my pages, find the dates on the computer, and fill in all the details. I am also very blessed as my son C2 arrived with a laptop for me for Christmas. MY VERY OWN LAPTOP!!! My eldest son brought Robin and I a most amazing Coffee Maker….lovely! (We can sample that on Wednesdays). He has also shouted Robin and I a trip to the UK and Europe May-June this year. Wow…I have so much to be thankful for. C5 starts her nursing training on the 22nd Feb. C6 did very well with NCEA1 and has started NCEA2 this year…as well as piano and guitar. C3 still has his boys as much as he can. C4 and D3 are doing very well with C4’s new ventures in Sydney. G1 is getting really good results with her schooling and had an amazing time at her youth group camp in January. G3 has started pre-school and is coping really well. She reminds me so much of C6…could actually lead the whole class at 4! G2 and G4 are a pleasure to have around and we miss them so much when they are with their Mum in Palmerston North.
Well enough chatter. Have a look at the pages and if you would like to get into scrapbooking. Come along on a Wednesday 🙂
What a fantastic time I am having while staying at my son and daughter in laws place in Sydney. Each day we are out and about and in the evenings we scrapbook…til very late! Now…that’s what I call a holiday!
I thought I would share my pages with you…well those I have nearly finished. I am still here until next Sunday (the 11th of October) so may get even more done. I have used mostly my Stampin Up papers and stamps, but the last few pages are from paper I brought at a papercraft show. I don’t normally buy any other product than Stampin Up as I have discovered that there is too much waste when using other products. Once again…I have to fully endorse Stampin Up! – with the papers, inks and embellishments all co-ordinating, if you don’t use up a whole piece of paper on one scrapbook page, you will certainly have a use for it later on, either on another page or on a card! But as I am on holiday and only brought a certain amount over with me…I am beginning to run out of my supplies. Must bring more over next time!
The papers I have used are from ‘Good morning Sunshine’ DSP, ‘Urban Garden’ DSP and ‘Sweet always’ DSP. I have also use the White, Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze and Basic Grey 12×12 textured card. Embellishments are from a variety of products including Stampin Up.
Most of the pages are still waiting for the journaling. I need to access my computer at home to find out dates before I can write the details in. I also want to sew in some of the buttons and maybe accessorise some pages a bit more. But, I have had so much fun and I hope that you can be inspired to be creative as well and maybe get some ideas from my pages.