27 February 2009
Things have been pretty busy around here so this is the only card I have done so this week! Hopefully I will find time to get some more done over the long weekend, in between painting Maddie's bedroom.
19 February 2009
Supplies: Patterned paper by Kaiser, card by stampin'Up! in tempting turquoise and whisper white. Pink card by bazzill. Stamps by Whipper Snapper Designs (how cute is that egg!). I used the nestabilities for matting and just added some stitching.
Supplies: Card in real red and white by SU! stamps from 'a happy heart' set by Stampin' Up. Used the scalloped border punch and some generic red ribbon. I almost feel guilty for how little time I spent on this card! (almost ...) lol
15 February 2009
Sorry to be a pain.
14 February 2009
Valentines Day is always bittersweet for me. 3 years have passed today since the death of my beloved Dad, the first man I ever loved. And though I try to celebrate his life rather than mourn the loss, it is not always that easy.
I was happy to have Gerard home this year since he was away last Valentines. He put off his travel to Perth until tomorrow so we got to spend the day together. It has been lovely :)
You may notice (if you have your volume turned on) that I have added some music to my blog. And in memory of my dad today I have made this beautiful version of Amazing Grace (by Leanne Rimes) my current song as that was the song we played at my dads funeral. Although we played the Elvis version (since that was his favourite). But I just love this version the best, with no accompaniment, just that pure voice. What I wouldn't give to be able to sing like that!
I am also enjoying some Taylor Swift lately ... and I am so not a country fan by any means but I do really enjoy her stuff. The girls and I have been rocking away to it all week.
So whatever you are doing today, I hope that it is special. Happy Valentines Day!
12 February 2009
Typical Maddie though, she just gets on with it and doesn't complain at all. Hopefully it should settle down in a few days though and before you know it, 15 months will be over and she will have a beautiful new smile.
08 February 2009
I decided to keep them all similar by using the same coloured card and papers - So Saffron, basic black and white with So Saffron designer papers. I also kept the embellishments the same on all cards, only using some black ribbon and kaiser rhinestones for a bit of 'bling'. I hope she likes them! And since she doesn't read my blog I am pretty safe posting them here :)
Excuse the pics as it was quite shady outside when I took the photos.
06 February 2009
Oh well, finally today I managed to go pick up a new wireless modem/router combo and am all hooked back up and happily catching up on all my favourite blogs. If I am quick I may still be able to catch up on a couple of this weeks challenges.
So this week while I was net-less we had a busy time with both girls going back to school. Maddie to Year 8 and Claudia to Year 5. Gerard arrived home from overseas on Thursday and now we are all home together again :) Here is a pic of the girls on their first day back at school.
Oh and last Saturday I got a new haircolour ... which I hate! and thank goodness it's only a semi so it will fade out before my next appointment and I can go back to my regular colour. I know, I am not that adventurous am I. (New profile pic is the fiery red colour that my hair now is .. albeit temporarily). I should have known not to go with 'chestnut' as my hair naturally throws red anyway so in the light this colour is actually a LOT more red than it looks in the pics. It just looks quite dark in the photos taken inside. I didn't expect it to be quite as dark as it turned out.
And since I had Maddie's camera at work with me the other day I took a few pics of my desk. I figured I could do a layout for my B.O.M one of these days. Made me realise I should probably tidy up my whiteboard a bit and then take another one ;)
Have a great weekend! Hopefully I will have some crafty projects to upload once I can get time to play. I got lots of new goodies this week that are just begging to be used (stamps, paper, Slice dies etc).