Saturday, December 30, 2006


Sorry, no photos. Thats right. How bad is it when a scrapbooker does not even take one photo on Christmas Day? I will redeem myself by saying that I did videotape Christmas morning. So there is still some keepsake of the day. And thats what it is all about I guess. Preserving the memory.

Which brings me to a scrapbooking gripe. I was over at 2peas and I was cruising the gallery. I came across a layout and the poster had put a whole big paragraph in the details section explaining all about the photo. One the layout there was one sentence about the photo. One sentence that didnt explain the photo quite like the comments section. Will they remember these additional details in 10 or 20 years time?

Now to me journalling is pretty important. I never used to journal much, just the 4W's. Who why where and when. It was Erica G's open heart journalling that made me rethink my layouts about 2 years ago. I realised that in 10 years time I wont remember the background info regarding photos so I figure its better, especially for future generations to just be able to read it in the layout.

But thats just me I guess.

So, not much to show on the scrapbooking front as I havent scrapbooked in a couple of months. Purchase goods, yes. Use them, no.

So work has been tiresome. Last night I started at 6pm and then finished at 5.30 this morning. Hard stuff but I am enjoying it. My managers have told me I am doing a good job, which I am pleased about. And super happy I have now finished up with Westpac! YAY!

Well I must run as I have to get ready for work. Fun times. LOL.

Before I go, I just want to mention a special lady. Moira. She is such a beautiful person. For my birthday she sends me a card and a little surprise and she sent me a card for Christmas with another special surprise. I was so touched. You see I am a bad friend. I know it and I acknowledge it. I barely call anyone to say hi, I never send cards, nothing. I think about it, but then time gets away and I forget. So I apologise to everyone in advance for being a horrible friend! Seriously.

Well thats it from me for today!
I hope everyone had an awesome Christmas and I wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
Take care and thanks for stopping by!!!!! :)

Friday, December 15, 2006


THANKYOU!!!!!! Thankyou to everyone for their comments about SM Masters!!! It has sincerely brightened my day to come her and see all the comments. You girls are the best!!!! I am so thankful that I found scrapbooking and have made such wonderful friends!

I have learned that sleep is overrated... until it catches up with you that is! I am home today and I am a wreck! My head hurts! One night I had 2 3/4 hours sleep. Oh well. Only 8 more working days to go. EEK! Surprisingly though, when I am over-tired I get all happy and talk lots and really fast. LOL! I have been in such a good mood all week! The job is good. Gosh it is great to not have to deal with customers!! Sorry, but it is!!

It is sad that I only see the kids for an hour in the morning while we are getting ready and apparently they are missing me. Kate had a birthday party yesterday and she sat there all sad because she wanted me to be there. I feel so bad right now and am contemplating not working at the bank but am worried about losing my entitlements and it is only for another week. Ugh. I just dont know what I should do.

So Steve bought a boat the other day. We are picking it up tomorrow. He is so excited. You see, he had a boat before we had Kate, but he sold it when Kate came along and has regretted it ever since, so yeah. At least this will stop him from annoying me - you see, everytime we are in the car and a boat goes past, he says, nice boat. EVen the kids say it now. Drives me crazy! LOL!

So Christmas is only a week away and we have put our lights up and after Steve's blessing (so he thinks! LOL!) I bought another 3 sets of lights. Unfortunately I can not find any gutter clips ANYWHERE so I cant put 2 of them up! Argh! Oh well, it still looks nice enough.

Well thats about it in my life this week. Pretty boring I know. Ok. I am off to have a nap before I go and collect the kids. Hmmmm what should I ccok for dinner..... decisions, decisions....

Take care and thanks for stopping by!!!!! :)

Saturday, December 9, 2006


First off I would like to say a big big thankyou to everyone for their congratulations about me getting the job. The only problem is I will be working both jobs for the next 3 weeks, so 8.15am - 5pm at Westpac and then 6pm - midnight (possibly later) at Linfox. So I wont be around much in the next 3 weeks!!!! What time spent NOT at work will be spent SLEEPING!!! Argh!
Well. The Scrapbooking Memories Masters book is out! Thank goodness we can all relax now! Phew!!! Well I am not a master. Oh well. But I did get 3 Honourable Mentions out of 4 projects, well this was as close to a master as I could get. I am a little dissapointed, you know the saying, so close yet so far, well thats what it kind of feels like. But I am very pleased and I am sure the dissapointment will wear off quickly as I come to realise how lucky I am to have gotten so far!!! A big congrats to the new masters and all the HM's!!!
Here is my single page layout:

Here is my double page layout:

Here is my beyond the page item (which is actually really large, the photos are 6x8 if thats any indication):

Here is my monogram:

Thanks for stopping by everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 8, 2006

Friday, December 1, 2006


I got a phone call today. The job is getting closer and closer I can almost smell it! LOL! I have a meeting with a manager on monday. Half of my medical test is back, still waiting on the pee test results. Since it was a drug and alcohol test, I should pass! ;) LOL!

I almost got divorced yesterday, just kidding! I can't help myself. I promised Steve I would only buy one new set of Christmas lights every year. I got my second lot yesterday. Oops. But they are cute dangly
ones with stars and trees and stuff. Very cool. I cant wait to put them all up!!!

I received 4 out of the 5 layouts I sent in for the For Keeps Awards of Excellence competition. A bit bummed as the one they kept would of had to have been the worst of the bunch! I hope they dont publish it as it is embarrassing! LOL! Well at least I can share them here now..... and sub them to other mags! LOL! I know, I am pimping myself..... :P

Hey Shaz, I had a good look for us in SM and by crikey thats us!!! Well you anyway and the top of my head! How cool!!!

Well I am a little bored of scrapping lately. I still enjoy checking out the forums and stuff, I just dont want to scrap. I cant be bothered really. I thought about trying out some other crafts but I thought, meh, too hard. So instead I have decided to start reading some books. You know, like become more intelligent and stuff... :P So I read Treasure Island. I thought it would be different considering its a classic and all. Oh well. Now I am reading Morgan's Run. I am the worst reader and always skip ahead to see what the characters are doing. LOL! I should just read it properly! So if anyone has some good book recommendations, please share.

Well, thats about it from me. I might clean up this desk and maybe head back inside to read some more. Hmmm. We shall see. Or maybe do some sudoku. I am a sudoku freak. Love it! Sad little life I lead I know... LOL!

Thanks, as always, for stopping by and wishing you well! :)