Sunday, April 26, 2009

ANZAC weekend...

Well it's ANZAC weekend and no not a long weekend here in Vic. It has been a miserable weekend.... cold, wet and really really windy. A good weekend to stay inside and do nothing.
Actually, I think thats all I did... nothing, well not exactly.
After laundry, some maintance on the website (which always takes hours to do) I managed to mow the lawn before the skies opened up. Last night I finally made the cards for the swap at Scrap CAP while watching Richmond finally win a game. Poor Blaine tried to stay awake but fell asleep 3rd quarter and didnt see the end. 1st thing he asks this morning, did Tigers win? and did they sing the song? poor bloke. would have been nice to see him get all excited.
Well Blaine starts Auskick next weekend so cold, wet early mornings for me but I guess thats what us Mums do...
Today I spent the arvo at Lynnes with a lovely bunch of ladies at a stamping up party. Thanks Lynne for a lovely day and helping me spend more $$$. I must say there are some very nice things that I have circled in the catty that i will aim to get. Sharon is having a party in June 21st, so if you want anything give me, Fleur or Sharon a call.
I have made quiet a few cards this week but nothing exciting to share.
I have to thank all the girls that came to my postie party last Wednesay. I really appreciated it.
This week seems to be full on before it starts... Dentist Monday, back to the Paediatritian Wednesday, Swimming Thursday, Im sure there is something on Friday but for the life of me can't think of it now... Footy Saturday and that im sure will keep me out of trouble.
Don't forget Sandie will have a new challenge on her blog tomorrow....
Sharon has released round 3 for the Build It Up Comp in the forum. This weeks requirements are printed paper, punch and distressing. Join in, it's not too late and it's heaps of fun...
New monthly sketch will be up on Friday so that means you have only 4 days left to get this months entry in.
Well I think thats enough dribble for 1 post so until next time, stay warm, dry, safe and keep on chatting...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The boys!!

And their tough stickers....

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A weekend with the boy

Well I think the week after Easter is always a shocker and it always goes slow. Well it was a shocker and definetely felt very slow and couldnt wait until it was over.
Well the weekend finally arrived and Friday night was my big date. Blaine and I went out for dinner to the Pancake Parlour then to the movies to see 'Fast and Furious' and OMG it was fully sick!!! I am busting to talk to somebody about it and I can't wait until NO:5 is out... yep another to follow.... it was awesome and can't wait to get it on DVD. Saturday was a quiet day home and today well I finally took Blaine to his 1st AFL game and watch Richmond loose again. He was devistated at the end with tears and all. Here are some pics of our day out. Must say it was a really nice day out thou....

So all in all, it was a really nice weekend to spend with my little man.

On the Scrapbook side of things I have been on the make and create, cards mostly.

At the moment Sandie is running a Monday Morning Alphabet Soup, so i have created a very basic card with an animal on it for the letter A. Tomorrow she will set a new challenge so pop in and have a look.

BIU2 round 2 was up at Scrapbook Capital on Friday and this time you had to create with printed paper and a punch. I created another card. Here they are.

I feel like I have heaps to do but it's Sunday afterall and maybe i can't remember.
I do have to say congratualtions to J@zzii aka Maria for winning the peoples vote for this months Cybercrop. Well done Maria, your stuff was sensational.
I have everything crossed that all the new stuff I ordered arrives this weeks and their is heaps of it.
Pencil in your diaries May 23 as I will start the 1st of many crops which is being held in Officer Community Hall. For more details please take a look at the forum.
Im sure I am forgetting something but oh well... so i guess until next time stay safe and keep on chatting.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hoppy Easter !!!

Hoppy Easter!!!

I hope you all have a beautiful Happy Easter with lots of choccy and smiling kids.
Well I must say this long weekend I really needed. Friday was spent at home in PJ's doing didly squat apart from scrapping, a tiny little bit of house work and eating. Was so good to have some me time. Saturday we spent another day in PJ's and I finally got the fundraising letters printed so they can go out Tuesday. Fingers crossed we get lots of support. Saturday night we went bowling with my brother and his family as well as Michele and Josh. Bowled the worst game ever but was great to get out and do something for Easter. Here are some pics of the night.

Over night the Easter Bunny hoped into our house and left might big white foot prints everywhere as well as a half eaten carrot. This morning Blaine woke up to a house full of Choccy eggs. He was very lucky and got a few presents too from me and his Dad. Here is a few pics from this morning.

So after Blaine had a choccy egg for breaky, we headed off to the Carrabean Market where we had proffiteje (spl?) beside the lake and watched to model speed boats and wow how fast do they go. My brother and sister in law and the kids met us there and we walked around, did a bit of shopping and then had some lunch. Blaine had some birthday money to spend so brought a chip for his DS and I haven't heard from him all arvo. After lunch we came home just to nothing. More visitors, more Easter Eggs and dinner and bath has been had so time to sit back and relax. Tomorrow I plan another day of nothing much and enjoy my last day off until I have to go back to work Tuesday. Looking forward to Friday, Blaine and I are going on a date with each other for dinner and a movie and can't wait. We are off to see "Fast and Furious 4", yep big rev head fan.

Well I have been scrapping and even managed to get my CJ done. Here are a few things I've done and even some pics of my CJ. I must say I love it and thank everybody for having a go.

My Circle Journal @ Scrapbook CAPITAL

Paint tins modified to money boxes filled with Easter Eggs for my Nephew and Neices.

This is my card for the BUILD IT UP Competition, ran by Sharon @ Scrap Cap that has just started. It runs for 6 weeks and you can create a card or layout or both. All the details are in the competition forum so pop in, check it out for your chance to win a Kaiser Craft pack.

And here is my layout from April Sketch Competition. Check out the competition forum on site for more details.

Well thats about it from me, I think this post is long enough, so until next time, stay safe and keep on scrapping...

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Mum

It was my Mum's birthday yesturday and she turned 57. I had her over for dinner with family and 10 of us had a lovely time. Nothing like roast with all the trimmings and to top it off, yummy mud cake and cream DELISH........... I got her a twighlight book, hand made bookmark and the memo board I made and displayed here a little while ago.
Happy Birthday Mum
It took me so long to clean once everybody left but its all done now and leaves me to relax for the long weekend. 1 more day of work and 4 days off... woohoo...
Tonight I went to La Porchetta with Scott and Anna and the kids from next door, and you know when your eyes are too big for your belly... well I have eaten so much I feel sick...
Thanks to all of you taking part in the April Cybercrop. Polls are now open and anybody can vote, so support your fellow scrappers by voting for your favourite entries. Here are the 2 layouts I created.

This is taken from the sketch Jax designed.

This was my chocolate flavoured layout

and this was from a swap Sammi ran called Blind and Naked. We will be doing this again so keep an eye open for it, It was heaps of fun.

Oh and keep your eyes peeled for the Scrapbook Capital crop which will be a regular thing, for an entire day once a month... More details very soon.

Well thats it for me for the moment, until next time, stay safe and keep on chatting.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The winner is..................

Anthea Peterson
For guessing closest to my little Easter Egg Cometition.
The actual amount was 444.
It will be heading up to you with the postie today.....
Enjoy your little chocolate stash.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

win win win !!!

It's all happening at Scrapbook Capital. Winners everywhere and plenty of comps going for your chance to win.
The 1st comp running is the Easter Egg guess. Check out the previous thread here for more details and get those guesses in.....
The 2nd competition launched today is the April Sketch. You have all month to get this in so why not give it a go.... Here is the sketch...

Competition 3 which starts next week is BUILD IT UP run by Sharon Lee. Keep an eye in the forum for more details. You could be the lucky winner of the newest Kaiser release and accessories.....

Now for the winners

Congratulations to Lynne Reardon for winning a voucher for her gorgeous sketch for March. Here is her layout.

Another big Congrats has to go to the winner of the CJ Theme Competition.This Comp was so close, you have no idea and judging was really hard but the overall winner is


Well done Anthea, she has won a SCRAP CAP pack which will be haeding her way soon.

Don't forget that April's cybercrop is on THIS FRIDAY and the theme is Easter....

Please pop in and join in on the chatting and the challenge, we would love to have you there.

Also don't forget that I have a huge sale on the COUNTRY FAIR PACKS only until this weekend, these are running out the door so get in quick to avoid disappointment.

Well until next time stay safe and keep on chatting.

xxx Lorrie xxx

PSSST...... Pop in the shop over Easter ;)