Friday, September 28, 2007

Pay it forward!!!

I won the pay it forward rak from Michelle Vass blog, so now..it's my turn to pay it forward. Ok....leave me a comment on my blog and I'll randomly select 3 people to send a handmade rak to. I still don't know what to make....but it will be made with much lurve!!

Ok...what have I been up to....well...it's school holidays at the moment....so I've started my part time job as the chauffeur to the 3 boys in between entertaining them....in between feeding their voracious appetites and still make time to get out and about.

Last weekend was fabulous. We went to Chesterfield farm for a birthday party. Jeromel had a fabulous time feeding all the animals especially the kangaroos, sheep, goats, donkeys, horses and even a reindeer!!! He even got to milk a cow!!!
Aren't these piglets just sooo adorable???? I couldn't take a photo of the sow....but she was MASSIVE!!!! Saturday night...we got a very flustered phone call from some friends.....they had a surprise party for a family member and Angela thought her Mother in law had invited us...and the Mother in law thought that Angela had invited us. They only realised when the guests had arrived and we weren't there. LOL...so we quickly got dressed and went to the party for a few hours. We couldn't stay past midnight as we had to pick Jordan up from work and Jarryd from a party. But the party was fabulous and the hip hop dance off was spectacular and Jeromel really got into the limbo !!! Sunday we went furniture shopping and did our grocery shopping at the asian store and got our mooncakes for midautumn festival.

Monday, Julia and Matty came over for lunch and we went down to sidetracked entertainment centre so that Jeromel and Matty could have some fun. My camera battery was flat...so these are photos that were taken a couple of weeks ago. They played mini golf, bowling and played some arcade games to get tickets to redeem for prizes. Both had an absolute ball. I was sooo excited to find that they have dippin dots at Sidetracked. I haven't eaten these in such a loooong time. I had a bit of a funny throat that day...so I didn't indulge...but I'll be going back to get some. Anyone tried these before??

Castle themed mini golf.....all based around King Arthur. This is Jeromel's favourite bit.....get the ball up the ramp....and then you got to pull the sword up to retrieve your ball.

Highway 66 ten pin bowling......kiddy style. The balls are smaller and lighter which makes it easy for kids to handle....and no holes in the ball.
This is one of Jeromel's favourite games....feed big bertha!!! It's a timed game...so big brother Jarryd helped out. See Jeromel's little red bag? That's his new medicine bag. It's big enough for his puffer, bandages, antihistamine, creams etc.Tuesday - Dropped Jarryd off at work training and then Jeromel and I went to southland to watch 'Surfs up'. He really enjoyed it........I found it funny...but thought they talked too much. LOL. Southland also had some holiday activities and Jeromel made a cute little pet rock. How funky is it????
Wednesday was a fabulous lunch date with Mich, Vita, Jane and all the kids. It was sooo good catching up with them and browsing through mags. Talking about mags.....my first Rasberry ad is in For Keeps. Don't know what page but it's towards the front of the mag...and I did the altered box with the flower on top and the card. I also got a huge mountain of stash from Michelle.....I shop too much.....but it's all Mich's fault...she tempts me!!

The rest of the week....bumming around at home and just chilling. On the scrapping front. Not much done. I've done a small dring album...about 9 x8 album for Matty. His grandmother asked if I would make something to keep all his birthday cards and some photos of his 6th birthday party. It was a really great, fun and easy project to do.

Asides from that....I've been making Christmas cards and envelopes out of my scraps. I swear....25 cards and envelopes were made without cutting a whole sheet of 12x12 paper or cardstock. All made with scraps. So happy that I now only have a few pieces of scraps left. These are a few of my favourite cards. The embossing was done on a cuttlebug months ago when Arty pants first got their cuttlebug in. Since then...the bits have sat in my scrap box. So glad they have gone to good use.The card on the left....with the red panel...is actually an acrylic sheet....window card.....thought I was pretty clever!!!The green card on the left is a clear card done on an acrylic sheet.....I totally love it. Red card is again a window card using the negative bits of that Christmassy candles sticker.And here are some of the envelopes that I made with my scraps. I made my pile of cards..then realised that they are all odd sizes...so I made envelopes. I've learnt my lesson. Never making envelopes again....from now on...my cards will be standard sizes. But I think I did a pretty darn good job on the envelopes.

Ok....
Crop for Kids chipboard competition is on!!! Everyone of you.....yes you......must have a design or two that you wish someone made into a chipboard embellishment. So this is your chance.....submit a few designs to us. Don't tell me you can't draw....go find a colouring book and trace it....go find a clip art....take a pic of something.....it doesn't have to be a professional computer designed image....trace it....tweak it.....then take a pic or scan of it and submit it. Rockets, planets, trains, cars, fire engines, police cars, trees, gates, fences, lamp posts, sandcastles, unicorn, teddy bear etc etc This is a for a great cause and the winner gets a $50 voucher to spend at The Scrapbook Establishment as well as a $50 prize pack from Scrapware....and best of all you get bragging rights. Come back and tell me you've entered the comp and I'll put you in my pay it forward list twice.

And my good friend Michelle Vass will also be doing her first online class and it's something oh sooooo cute. You get to make a box that looks like slice of cake. Yes...a calorie fat free cake!!! What for???? Well....think Christmas gifts for teachers and family....pop in a few chocolates or some coffee beans or some home made treats or a hanky and you have a gorgeously presented pressie. I know that by Christmas, we are all on tight budgets, but we still like to give out small pressies...but these can be a bit of a pain to wrap....so this is perfect. The box has huge wow factor as it is so decorative...and there is a small pressie inside. And another bonus.....you use your scrapbooking stash to make it. So quickly.....go to the Crop for Kids blog and sign up for the class. Come back and leave a comment that you've signed up and I'll put your name in for the pay it forward rak twice.

What a mammoth post!! Anyone still awake????

18 comments:

Scrapper-holic said...

hi ruey. love your xmas cards. I was wondering about the envelopes as i read your post. hehe.

ScrappinShaddie said...

hi ruey, loved browsing through your blog. What a wonderful time you had with all the animals at the farm.

mich said...

yeh yeh yeh... just blame all the shopping on me... I'll do anything just to drag someone with me so I don't feel like i'm the only guilty one, LOL.

B Ying said...

Love your blog. Often get inspiration from it.

nicnac said...

I love those marathon posts!
I am so inspired to make Christmas cards. They are lovely.

Michelle said...

Finally she updates! Don't go so long without updating again! There are people who stalks this blog you know... LOL! :)

JazzScraps said...

yes....lovely christmas cards indeed!!
and don't think I wanna see that hog...esp. if you say it's MASSIVE!! I'm imagining one big pink blob on the muddy soil!! LOL!!
But otherwise what a fantastic time you had....you still had me awake till the very end! hee! hee!

connie said...

as always Ruey.. gret scrapping/cards

Connie...xxx

Sarah said...

love the work ruey xx

Pandachu said...

Lovin the cards!! And all from scraps...hmm...thats going to get me started on my X'mas cards then...LOL.

And how cute is Jeromel's pet rock?!!

Diana said...

I am now inspired to work on my Christmas cards. I usually leave it until it is to late and I have to buy them. Scrap box here I come.
Didi

Diana said...

I am insipre by the cards. Scrap box here I come.

fleurie said...

Lovin the cards and envelopes Ruey...they look stunning

Edleen said...

Jeromel...he's got a sweet smile and will be a heartbreaker!

love your cards and those envelopes!!! sending some my way? *wink* hehe...

hope you're well Ruey.
sending you *hugs* and sniff sniff of yummy food from this side of the map!

Ann Lederhose said...

HI, just found your blog and have to say what awesome pages you have done....tooo clever!

Marr said...

Ruey, I love the cards and the lovely envelopes you've made from the scraps. :)

Ann(i)e said...

That looks (and sounds) like serious fun!!! Can't wait to see the layouts of some of those great photos!!
XO

Melanie said...

YOur cards are awesome Ruey - haven't seen you around much - hope you are all well and just busy like me! Don't kids love animals - We went to the show recently and my girls loved them all. Cheers Melanie