Sunday, April 29, 2007

hI everyone:
Yes its that time of the month..and i do mean that time of the month..Feel like curling up with a good book and a cup of tea. But no!!! Not when you have never let you have time alone, and then i get a wee bit grumpy, you know, nothing major, just things annoy me and i guess i might yell a bit...well thats what they
I remember when my boys were younger, if stephanie or i were having a bad day, they would yell out, "watch out its that time of the month", followed by giggles..hmmmm well i didnt really think they understood the meaning back then, now i never hear them yelling that out.And when i pronounce its that time of the month, you see them shrink away..I guess knowledge is not always a welcome
I remember Alex when he was about 5/6 years old, running up the supermarket aisle, asking, "Do you need nappies mum?" and throwing in some pads into the trolley.He wouldnt be caught dead near that aisle
Another time when i was making Alex` bed, he was about 2/3 years old, i found three tampons and a lighter under his pillow. When i asked him why he had these he told me they were his that sure brought about a smile to my face and now a lifetime of paying out on the poor boy about his bad habit..smoking he couldnt use the lighter..

Well another week of scrapbooking..had a wonderful time at Rondells on the weekend. Rondell owns EMM, we had a crop night..good friends and a good time..and i got some layouts completed..
First up I am doing the book of life over at Shop and crop, this is my front page.9x9
I also completed a challenge over at 123 crop for their CC. It was an easter layout..So i did it on Jascks new bunny.

A few more layouts for cyber crops through the week..

This one had to have pink and flowers...Well flowers i can handle but PINK!!!!!...

Well thats all for now. Im off to find a warm spot in the sun, with a cuppa tea, whilst Jack sleeps and the others arent home. Oh and a good book to read..


Saturday, April 21, 2007

OMG, its that time of the month!! Noooo i dont mean that time of the month, i mean bill paying time of the month,,,grrrrrr i hate it it when i plan on shopping only to realise that the bills have chewed through my savings,,,,grrr. Oh well no shopping for me this week, those sexy bras i put on layby will just have to wait...Hang on did i say sexy?..well after five kids and passing forty, and gaining weight well sexy just isnt in my vocabulary any more.(ok so mayby im lying just a little But I mean come on, dirty nappies, puked stained shirts and teenage boys sweat socks dont make me feel very sexy.. So what i really meant was those standard white and ivory, 3 clip, large banded, underwire, doubled stitched, weight tested and wobble control bras will just have to wait...
Now just a few layouts to share.
This layout was from the top 50 cyber crop.

This layout is over at EMM, BOOK OF ME...It was to show where i come in my family compared to my siblings..
Another layout for EMM, using paper layering..

nd another EMM, this time a sketch. It had flowers on it so i substituted for stars..
A colour challenge at Embellished.
And challenge one from the 123 CYBER use green and purple.
Ok thats all for now..
oops nearly forgot, i was tagged by the lovely Jill..a kinda weird
Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!
1: My all time favourite food in the world is peporoni pizza on a thin base.
2: I fell madly in love with Tom Cruise in top gun, and was going to marry him.(but darn it, he picked Nicole over me!
3: The toilet paper must hang neatly against the wall or else i find it difficult to breathe in a moment of panic, after i have torn every one to shreds because NO ONE in my family except me can change the toilet roll!!!!!!! (it should be made a compulsory lesson in schools, how to change toilet rolls.)
4: I cant stand touching other peoples feet,,,ewwwww, except my babies..
5: I drool whenever i see a man in uniform, you know, army, navy, police, firemen, plumber, garbage
6: Im not completely happy unless studying or learning. I know i just finished uni two years ago but I have just enrolled in TAFE to do a community services course.I should be a full time uni student me
7: I hate messy kitchens, must be spotless and gleaming. The rest of the house can come under demoliotion status as long as my kitchen is perfect.
ok call me weird, but thats i choose

Monday, April 16, 2007

I had a major life altering expeirience on the weekend..

My four teenagers, made me cry, but this time instead of tears of frustration, anger or sheer sadness. They were tears of joy, admiration and the realisation that my kids are growing up.

For a few years now Michael and Steph have not spoken much or even liked being in the same room. Steph didnt care for her brothers, or any males really..Things went off the tracks and name calling and innuendo was an everyday occurance with them. It wasnt until i sat my 20 year old Mike down and told him a few home truths of years gone by: things i didnt think my young children should know, secrets between adults. But Mike being an adult now i thought should know some things. Well he was shocked and his personality towards his sisiter changed, And so in turn did hers towards her brothers.

On Saturday just gone, my dreams were realised. Mike wanted to go to the beach, all the boys wanted to go, so did Steph. So in the car they all hoped, happy, smiling, laughing, talking. I stood there waving goodbye, crying, tears on my face. Craig new how much this meant to me. He held me tight and whispered that my kids had finally grown together, everything would be fine from now on.

Yes i know for some families this is not very life changing, but for our family, from which came abuse for many years till i stood up for me and my kids. This was a new begiining.

And life is good......

So now as i sit and smile over my wonderful kids i will put up some layouts i have completed..

Some from Cyber crops and comps on the net..

Monochromatic challenge:

Embellished cc.sketch.

colour blocking...also altered the photo as i loved the colours in the top..
Oh i used bling on this one and once again would like to give credit to Suz Doyle as i scraplifted design elements for her gorgeous layout..
challenges over at Embellished..
Challenge at EMM....


tOP 50 CC
Well thats all for now..

cheers and back later...

Monday, April 09, 2007

Well i guess i better update its been awhile!!!
Thanx Shazz for the prompt!
Well in between blogging i had my birthday...41 years...whoa..where does the time go????
thought i would share my birthday excitement: Well i had a lovely birthday. Actually packed up some of the family and headed to Lennox heads..NSW. Was hot when we left sunny drought ridden queensland, and wouldnt you know poured so i wasnt letting it spoil my day and so we went to the macadamia castle to see the animals even in the was still a nice day out..Jack was mesmerized by windscreen wipers, hasnt seen them in use
Now i received scrapping goodies from Craig, love that man,,,...
CSI dvd from my daughter stephanie, she knows her mum too well...'
chocolates from Alex and Jack, macadamia ones from the castle,,,yum...
and then my three eldest boys, ages, 20, 16, 14.. went shopping, I asked for a camera bag...good idea mum was the reply as they left..
At dinner that night out came the present, eyes closed full of anticipation, so badly wanted a camera bag... open my eyes....
speakers for my car!!!!!
what the?
i laughed and laughed. what do i need them for.. it seems mine are crap??
oh well not to look a gift horse in the mouth, craig promptly put them in the car... now who is a cool mum...
their second choice was neons, bright green....(for those not in the teenager lingo..neons are bright ultra violet lights that flash and are illegal to drive with) thankgoodness for
Now ive been a very slack scrapper lately, so not much too share...
Some work i have done for the DT over at chookscraps...Loved using the bohemia papers...gorgeous and Lorraine has a wonderful range so go and check it out!

Also used the fancy pants range of papers and rub ons..beautiful...

I also joined in the emmies over at EMM...a competition they are runnib=ng..
here are last months entries..

Well thats about it for now..
ill be back sooner next time and thanx for dropping in!