Thursday, September 25, 2008


I am afraid that word and I are not very compatible! I am flying out to Perth for a week tomorrow and feel like nothing is ready. In reality flights and accomodation are booked, costumes are made and in their bags, I just need to pack(or re repack) clothes and organise how many cases we are taking. Bec has to take 2 pairs of skates (13kg!) so they will be in one, so we can only take 3 others plus carry on. And fit them into the small car John has hired to go out to the airport. Fun. Can't wait to get there - our unit overlooks Scarborough Beach. Bec finishes competing on Tuesday night so we have a few days to explore and catch up with friends.

I withdrew from Battle of the Scrappers and So You Think You Can Scrap this week - I was putting myself under too much pressure with so much else to organise that I wasn't enjoying them.

Final results can back from CT scans and there are some major concerns - not as simple as first thought. This time its gastrolenterologist and colonoscopy - what a fun thing to come home to. Looks like a change of lifestyle might be in order.

Better get back to work......

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Round 2 Scrap-eography

- A mixture of at least 3 patterned papers in various colours, patterns, brands and textures
- Ink (lots of it!)
- Journaling strips
- Everything a little off centre and generally weighted to one side
- Dimension
- One large photo

PP - Daisy D's, MM, Kaisercraft, BG (cut out) and something out of scraps box for journalling strips Cardstock - Prisma; Letters - Heidi Swapp; Inks (black and white)Pen, Kindy GLitz, Kaisercraft pearls.

I really didn't think I was going to do this one as I couldn't sit for more than a few minutes at a time but managed to get this done and unploaded in 1/2 hour - must be a record for me.

Voting finished tonight and I have made it to Round 3.

I have been given some lovely blog awards too - I will post those when I get some time.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Where has this week gone?...

Seems no time since last weekend. It has been a stressful week - after being in incredible unexplained stomach/pelvic pain for a few days - ended up yesterday with my whole day being taken up with doctor's visits, ultrasound, CT scans. And if I get asked one more time if I could be pregnant I will scream! But then maybe I should be flattered that they think I am much My mother offered to come with me but I chose to go by myself. The sitting around, delays with the reporting finally took its toll once I got back to doctors and I fell apart. Luckily I had time to go and get a latte from Macca's next door - maybe it was just caffiene deprivation and not having eaten much for a few days. Luckily the results showed up a problem that a week or two on 2 antibiotics should fix. We were all very relieved.

During this I still managed to do my Battle of the Scrappers layout for 3 Angels. This weeks cryptic clues translated to white, black or brown cardstock, green papers, green or natural embellies, nature photos.

Materials used: Prisma cardstock, PP, blings, wooden flourishes - Kaisercraft, Green Tara flowers, skeleton leaves, American Craft and CM letters.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Round 1 Scrap-eography

1. Hand cutting of pp designs
2. Edge Distressing
3. Layering
4. Use of white/negative space
5. Texture
6. Non-standard size photos (not 4x6, 5x7 etc)
7. Clustering

That's all fine but I needed a photo first. I am not one of these lucky people who can put together a layout - then find a photo to fit. Flicking through the 5,000 or so on my computer I found this one taken of Emily at Sovereign Hill a couple of years ago - just before she started high school and all the problems that went with that. I love the look of concentration as she tried to use the manual potters wheel. I often went there when I was at school and always had to be dragged away from the pottery - no surprise to my family when I did ceramics as part of my VCE art course. Finally at 1.30 this morning it was finished. Doesn't help when you get called out to look at things of TV every 5 minutes!

Materials used: Cardstock - TLC, Prisma; PP - Cloud 9 -Razzberry Heaven, Chocolate Chalet; Rub-ons - Cloud 9; Letters - Chatterbox, PD Originals; Flowers - Green Tara, Prima; Kaisercraft Pearls;Pen.


This will be my first fathers' day without mine - at least the Swans won for him last night.