I don’t know why but I am way behind in updating my blog. I’ve been back from Sydney since the 17th of June and I haven’t managed to do any more Scrapbooking! How sad is that! I did manage to do a few more pages while I was there though so I will add those photos for you to look at.
This week has gone so fast. Matthew and Rebecca left for Fiji last Sunday to go to Rob and Libs wedding. I stayed home and played ‘Mum’. And…I loved it! Although I must admit I am feeling tired. Actually, I wake up tired! But that’s not unusual for me. I’ve been like that for years. My Mum gets sick of hearing me say ‘I’m so tired’. She is 84 and I am sure she has more energy than me!
Every morning Casey and I walked Rosie to school and once Casey was safely in class, I walked Rosie around the BIG block back home. At least I was getting some exercise along with Rosie. I cooked the meals, did the groceries, washed the clothes, did baking and even had time to do some gardening. I had fun! I love filling up the green waste bin so when it is collected it is full!
Casey had swimming on Tuesday, Jazz on Friday and Dance practice on Saturday. Leeara had work 3 times during the week so that meant a few trips to the train station as well.
But every evening once Casey was in bed I got time to do Scrapbooking. I aim to get a page completed every evening. As I only have 4 collections of papers, I have to be pretty creative so that the pages don’t all look the same. I also have limited supplies over here in Sydney, so try to just use the products that I brought over with me.
I still have 8 days left so who knows how many more pages I will achieve. Matt and Rebecca arrive home in the late afternoon. I plan to have a lovely welcome home lamb roast for dinner with roast potato kumera and pumpkin! Yum!
Attached are some photos from the week 🙂
One of the photos is about grief. This week has also been a very sad week for me, although also a celebration of life as well. How??? I had a grandchild die while only 4 months in her Mummy’s womb. We were told a week earlier that there was something wrong and her little heart just stopped beating.
Lillianna had a rare chromosone disorder called triploidy. Her life expectancy would have been short and possibly may not have even survived out of the womb. We were all very excited to know that her Mummy was pregnant and couldn’t wait to meet our new little grand daughter…and we still will, but it will be in heaven.
If you want to read more about Lilliannas condition, click on the link below.
We will always remember our little Lillianna xoxoxo
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.
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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.
I seem to have had a run of friends that have been sick lately, so it has been time to create a few cards. I spend most of my creating time doing Scrapbooking pages, but I do still enjoy making my cards. I feel that to give a hand made card you send the love that you used while creating the card, along with the card. You see you can’t create a card for someone without thinking about the person it is being created for.
My youngest son has just got engaged as well and his girlfriend (fiance now) has a birthday this month. So birthday cards were needed as well. My cards are pretty basic in comparison to some I see on other peoples blog pages, but I enjoy making them, and I think that practice can help me advance in my skill level.
I now have the new Stampin Up Catalogue and will be offering products for purchase from it on the 1st of September. The Catalogues are priced at $15.95 and are fantastic for using as an idea book, as well as for browsing the new Stampin Up products. Fun fun fun!!!
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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 Jessica 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 Daniel 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. Joanna starts her nursing training on the 22nd Feb. Jess did very well with NCEA1 and has started NCEA2 this year…as well as piano and guitar. Simon still has his boys as much as he can. Ben and Chloe are doing very well with Ben’s new ventures in Sydney. Leeara is getting really good results with her schooling and had an amazing time at her youth group camp in January. Casey has started pre-school and is coping really well. She reminds me so much of Jessica…could actually lead the whole class at 4! Jayden and Christian 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 🙂
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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.
Hi and welcome to my first blog. This is so exciting and yet also a little scary. I became an independent ‘Stampin Up’ demonstrator in May 2009 and so far have only purchased for me! With all the other interests in my life I am finding that I haven’t as much spare time for ‘Stampin Up’ as I had hoped. So to make a committment to actually making this work, I have decided to allocate every Wednesday morning to Stamping and Scrapbooking (you have to start somewhere). If you are interested in Card making or Scrapbooking and live in the Waitara area, please feel free to contact me and I will let you know where I live and the details for our Wednesday morning get together. I have made some scrapbook pages with the ‘Sweet nothings’ and the ‘Petal Party’ simply scrappin kits and will post some photos of those for you. ‘Stampin Up’ is so much fun! I just wish I had more spare hours in my day 🙂