Thursday, July 31, 2008


I opened my eyes
And looked up at the rain,
And it dripped in my head
And flowed into my brain,

And all that I hear as I lie in my bed
Is the slishity-slosh of the rain in my head.
I step very softly,
I walk very slow,
I can't do a handstand
I might overflow,

So pardon the wild crazy thing I just said
I'm just not the same since there's rain in my head.

Shel Silverstein

Ok so last night the power went off at tea time...Jim had bought home a yummy frozen apple strudel for as we were lamenting the lack of electricity and joking how we could cook it in the fire...I suddenly burst out with 'hey why don't we put it in the microwave'....yep even the kids gave me a stunned the poem...I blame the rain lol!! yup its definately the rain's fault NOT the colour of my hair!!

A couple of layouts using more supplies from my Scrapbook Studio DT kit.

August tomorrow! just sounds closer to dare and new Jack go up too.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Stormy weather mean't there was a legothon at our place all weekend! Even Mum enjoyed it and mangaged to create a space ship complete with moon buggy!!

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hi world...we are still here...

...yep its still raining....although we went out for a lovely walk on Sunday and dodged the showers... you arn't supposed to dodge the puddles though...but run through them flat tack and get mud sprayed all up your back....mud guards for kids now theres a thought! We were looking for ducks to feed...couldn't find the kids ate the bread instead...lucky it wasn't too stale!

...first week back at school...Patrick has gone up a class...he is very excited about that and it didn't faze him one was only his mother who had heart palpitations rofl! No longer one of the little kids! least the kids winter ails have cleared up. unfortunately now its Mum and Dads turn....I went to answer the phone this morning and found I'd lost my embarrassing...hee I have no voice for the minute...although I can whisper...not very effective when you are trying to yell at the kids though....or talk on the phone.

To Scrapping...its NZ dares 50th foot it over for a fab dare to scrap a winter themed layout using the fashion magazine spread given as inspiration...heres mine...a little dig at all those shiny 'townie' gumboots with flash patterns on them mwah ha ha!!

There is a super duper prize to be won from the gorgeous Danielle Quarmby at Qtea Kits

Here is last Sunday's Bossy Scrapper layout, thanks Janine for a good night...these are alot of fun so do come out of hiding and join us at 8pm every Sunday night at Scrapbook Studio...this week Jennifer (aka littlekiwi) will be 'The Boss'!

The Scrapbook Studio DT have fresh new things going up in the gallery for July. We were asked to create a layout and three cards using the new Imaginisce papers...very pretty and sparkly and pastel!! but cute!! Check out the gallery here and theres more to come from the Piggy Tales and Sweetwater collections...later.

its late....playcentre in the morning...some sunshine would be good....I don't fancy another session shut inside with the kids!!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Today I had a little dabble with digital scrapping! I followed the link from Sistv for and discovered a little world where you can play with digi scrapping!! So here is my first ever attempt at a digital layout! It was great fun to sit and play and not create a humongous mess in the process!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

This weekend was all about the garden!

The cold southerly has finely gone and Saturday dawned damp but we dodged showers and got out and did some much needed weeding in the vege patch...dug up the first of our spuds (delicious too...the boys went back for 2nd and third helpings tonight lol!)

The weather even lured a rather crusty old hedgehog out for a snack and Joseph eagerly helped him stock up with a big pile of worms from the vege patch which Mr Prickles gratefully munched and crunched and slurped away on lol! disgusting...but nice to see the poor fella get a good feed before he waddled off back into the undergrowth!!
Then it was into the front garden for some tidying up...we are sticking with a tropical theme...loving lots of big leaves and foliage with the odd bright splashes of colour (well there will be come summer!) We are working on mulching all the beds with wood chip at the moment.
with the odd game of wheelbarrow the kids down the steps thrown in for a bit of light relief in between lol! open window....
Peek-a-boo Bum get your gumboots on and come outside and play...

Pthwaaatththppppssspppwwp!!! yup the master of the wet Raspberry strikes again!!

Raining again so back inside for a spot of painting! Flowers of course lol!!

Sunday morning....sunshine woohoo....happy dance....

We got stuck into tidying up under the Avocado tree...creating a little bit of hard landscaping to put the picnic table on....a nice place to sit in the summer with a glass of wine!

Joseph smooths out the gravel...while Samuel gets stuck into offloading it into the barrow...

and finally after a bit of hard yakka by everybody its done!! ...Of course we had to try it out and test whether drinking wine there would be a good thing to do or is....roll on Summer!!!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Monday, July 07, 2008

Layouts from this week...

What is your favourite sort of shopping? create a layout and link it up here to be in the draw for a scrappy RAK...

For my layout I used some of the goodies from my last Scrapbook Studio kit...American Crafts paper, Kaiser rubons, Doodlebug strips, Bazzill c/s and my cute round Pink Paislee stamp from Sistv.

'Kiwi Kids' is for the new NZ Dare...use a pipecleaner on your layout! so go and raid your kids craft box and have some fun...the girls have some great examples up...I sewed over mine to give it a kinda cute textured tufty look! Our wonderful prize sponsor this round is Shabby Chic Crafts

The next one was for something we tried last night at Scrapbook Studio called "The Bossy Scrapper"...I got the idea from Sistv and thought it would be fun to try! We completed our layouts in 1 and 1/2 hours...a miracle for me...if you want to find out what its all about check out Sunday nights thread here and if you want to join in...come along this coming Sunday night 8pm and look for "The Bossy Scrapper Round 2" thread..everybody welcome!

Friday, July 04, 2008

To infinity and beyoooooooonnnnnddd!! Samuel modeling the new must have accessory for goggles!!
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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

My layout for the July Jack....check out who it is here

So June has gone and i'm another year older!! Its all good, onwards and upwards as they say! Some of the best bits of my birthday were...

*Jim had a day off to spend with me yay!!!

*All the boys (big and small)spent a secretive evening the night before creating a very special painted birthday canvas...its very cool, and has pride of place in the window where it catches the light and reminds me everyday that it is great to be 37 years old!

*I was taken plant shopping!! my favourite sort of shopping and we found a sale and loaded our trailer with tropical plants...

*Jim took Samuel and I to lunch here where we enjoyed a platter, a melt in the mouth creme brulee and a very civilised glass of pinot gris....a bowl of pasta, ice cream and fizzy was the order of the day for the young fella and seemed to go down exceptionally well...especially when another couple arrived with a little pigtailed girl of the same age and he got to show off all of his nearly 3 yr old charms to her!! Heh, heh!!

*I was then treated to a new pair of shoes...which then went back to the shop as I realised they wern't right once I got them home (cue a bit of a hissy fit 'why do shoes never fit me right!! sort of hissy fit) did you know shoes shouldn't hurt your feet?...and they went back to the shop....but my personal shopper and chief fashion expert(Jim..sillies!) refused to give up and found me the 'perfect' pair online...available in off we go the next day (luckily soccer was cancelled...LUCKY!!)roll up into the shop, the lady has them there waiting as Jim had rung earlier to make sure they had my size (he thinks of everything I tell ya!)...the only thing was...WOULD THEY BE COMFY!!...nail biting stuff...and they were! So they came home to stay. My husband is the most patient, persevering person in the world and he's all mine!!

*We had cake...chocolate gateaux and even better!!....yes it gets better....there was enough to have some for breakfast the next day too!! forgot to get a pic so thought a nice one of the empty plate and crumbs would suffice lol!!

So thank you to my lovely family for a lovely birthday...thoroughly spoilt!!