Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Welcome to Shania Daniela Narcis!

Everyone....an announcement........my clever sister popped out a baby girl last Friday. Meet Shania Daniela Narcis born in Brunei at 11.15am on the 27th October weighing 3280gms (majority of that weight must be in her chubby cheeks). She is absolutely perfect and we can't wait to meet her! Must buy a lotto ticket this weekend.

Ok...it has been a while since I blogged......there truly wasn't much to blog about....lol. I got my layout done in time to mail off to Scrapbook creations for their cover comp. I won't win so am posting it on my blog for all to see. I do like it though...but it's not cover material....why? Coz someone who has a cute kid layout will win the comp....I'm not cute....my son said so....my layout does not scream buy me buy me buy me. LOL...but that's ok....I tried and that's good enough for me. Jannah if you are reading my blog....you are most welcome to prove me wrong....rofl!!

Photography by Susan Darcy

Ok....other layouts done are my EDM layouts for October....sigh....truly mojo ran for the hills....this months theme is Home and sponsor is Michael Miller....who make fabric paper. Secondary sponsor is Basic Grey and coz the fabric papers were pale pink, bright pink and bright orange....Romani just really suited. I think I may be in quite a linear kind of mood ....tee hee!

Asides from that....other highlights....

Dylan Hartung Fundraising Crop Day was a huge success as the organiser Jody raised more than $10K that day!!!! Fabulous effort!!! We got to meet Dylan's Dad Tim and hear him talk about Dylan.....I had quite a few teary moments.....for Dylan & his family....and will pray for his recovery. Jodie and Danni from Arty Pants were there demonstrating the Cricut too ....fabulous machine!!

I had an absolute ball that day!!! Never been to a crop before....truly never.....and my scrapping tote has been initiated....it was packed and it has travelled! Did I scrap that day??? Nope....didn't even finish a layout because I had a splitting headache....so I couldn't concentrate on scrapping....I could shop though...funny eh?? I had a good time catching up with friends...and meeting online friends for the first time and making new friends. I donated my Scrapbook Creations prize ($200 worth of Derivan Matisse Kindy Glitz & Paint Minis) to the event for the fundraiser as I won the same prize a while back - there's only so much kindy glitz a gal can use! Wendy from Paperdoll bought it and a new friend was made that day.

Then, last Saturday was Paperific.....I had so much fun shopping!!!! Shopped till I had no more money left with Mich and Shirley. I bought Twinkling H2Os....never used them before and I was assured that $2.50 for a small pot was great value....got 4 to try. Bought stickers to make cards because there was one clever lady who made awesome cards with silver stickers. Bought more collections chipboard....I can't get enough of collections stuff!!! And.....I made ATC cards for the first time the night before paperific. I made 9 thinking that I could trade....thinking that I would be the only one without ATC cards....lol....don't laugh....within 2 mins of walking in...a lady wanted to swap and then...that was it...no one else asked and I didn't see anyone else with ATCs....so now I have 8 left....what do I do with left over ATCs??? Anyone want to swap???? Please don't laugh at my ATCs....I've never made them before....they're sooo amateurish! Thought I'd post a pic of the ATCs....although I've used different papers.....they've all got the same theme though....funny scrapbooking sayings. The one on the lower right hand corner has gone....it said...Born to Scrap, Forced to work.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The things he says !!!!

My son cracks me up big time with the things he says....this latest one is soooo hilarious he had his parents in stitches. I still get such a good giggle when I think about it.

Yup.....Jeromel's nickname is Stinky Malinky....and of course his mother had to scrapbook about that.....totally love how this page turned out with the transparencies and the Heidi Swapp mask.....very simple to do but effective. Did the journalling with my new Zig Photo Signature pen....I have been hunting for this pen since Shirley told me about it....and finally found it when I happened to stumble upon a stamping shop!! Fabulous pen!
Oh No is a half hour challenge layout set for me by myself. LOL.....all night I had been online and had tidied up my scrap table and not scrapped....so I decided to do the HMITM blog challenge to use 25 stamps on one layout.....tee hee....I stopped counting at 30....lol. I really like how it turned out. Love my new Autumn leaves journalling, ledger tab and Golden moments stamps. So glad I ordered them from USA.....sooo much cheaper!!!

This is my layout for the Aussie Dares blog challenge set by yours truly. One manufacturer...I chose Autumn Leaves.....aren't these papers and rub ons fabulous????

hmmm........what else have I been up to.....let's see....

Did the never ending housework, worked, we had the hottest october day in 100 years last thursday when it reached 38 degrees, and on Friday after school, Jeromel got sick with Asthma and as a result...I've been housebound with him for the past 4 days...only went out this afternoon to take Jordan to work at KFC...then quickly ducked out to the supermarket and fruit shop to replenish essentials. I took today off work so that Jeromel could have an extra day to recover and he still needs his puffer quite often.....but seems stable enough...so we are off to work tomorrow as Orlando's Mummy has an early morning meeting....but has a quiet afternoon...so will see how we go....we can just work for half a day if Jeromel gets too tired.

Is anyone doing the Scrapbook Creations Cover competition? It's due this friday and the layout is still on my scrap table.....slack slack slack....mojo ran away again I think....lol.....I think I need to bribe it back with some Weis Mango Sorbet....or some Durian. Mich???? Saturday??? Durian??? lol...let's see if she reads my blog.

Friday, October 06, 2006

I challenge YOU

I was thrilled to be asked to set the new challenge for the How Dare You blog.....and I came up with a 'from one manufacturer' challenge. Go visit the blog to see my layout and for the details of the challenge..........and now issuing a challenge to those who visit my blog to do the challenge!!! Email your layouts to wjohannes@iprimus.com.au

I did it...I did a poppet layout for my Arty pants DT challenge. Sigh....I didn't think I could...and it's not GREAT...but it was the best that I could do as I was born without the drawing gene...but I LOVE IT!!!
Now for my September Everyday moments album layouts....this months theme is Celebrate and sponsor of the month...if you haven't guessed is Sassafras Lass.

Absolutely love this layout I did of baby Emma....isn't she absolutely sweet? Adore the dreamy feel with such a pale pale layout. I have never done a layout this pale before. I absolutely love Susan Darcy's photography. Susan is just so talented....absolutely adore her preggy and kids photos. Between Kylie and Susan....I am guaranteed to get given girls photos when I am in the mood to scrap girly girl pink layouts.

Jeromel must take after me...he is creative...he loves to cut and glue and paint and draw and goes through sticky tape like his father owns shares in it. He created this playdoh creation of my mother....complete with glasses....and if you squint..you can see that he has even made an 'adam's apple' on the throat. It is a totally wacky creation and the details he made just amazed me. I had to celebrate his creativity!I love birthdays....love to celebrate birthdays because it means I get to have cake!!! LOL....and coz it meant that I got to use the Sassafras Lass stamp on this layout..in the middle of the flower.

ok....excitement aside.....

I'm back at work...yah....u read right....I got asked to work for another 6 weeks while O's family prepare to move back to SA. He wasn't settling in at childcare and unsettled at home......so a lot of my plans have been put on the back burner for a few more weeks.