Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Scrapped Already

Not really, I haven't scrapped all of my photos just a few. I had to try out my new cartridges off course. These LO's are pretty simple as the paper (Little Yellow Bicycles) is just so gorgeous that you don't want to cover it up. Caitlin seems to be in nearly everyone of them-that's b/c she was the one that remembered to get out the camera and doesn't mind taking "my space photos" of herself. Whenever I take a My space photo it turns out crap. Caitlin must have the knack.
Here they are opening their presents.

Boy was it hot today 39 it hasn't been that hot in ages. Good, hopefully the pool is warming up so that I can get in.
New Years tomorrow night what is everyone doing?
Take lots of photos, keep safe and have a good time.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Size 12's

I hope that you all had a fun,great,relaxing,joyful christmas. Our christmas was really great but I must confess that I have had enough of cooking for a little whilst.
Just thought I would share a LO that I did today with you and again I will own up to the fact that I have scraplifted (that sounds so much better than copied) this LO from Kelly Gorree's blogspot. When I saw it I immediately thought of Joe and his big feet he is only 14 and wont stop growing for another couple of years. I also had this new stamp that I received early in December and lucky for me one of my new cartridges just happens to have a tree on it so you see I really had to do this LO. The paper is mia collection from crate paper. Now I dont know why this photo turned itself around but I cant turn it back so just tilt your head and have a look. This was my impulse buy on christmas eve. Yes the ladies at the shop will know that I am a bad impulse shopper, I did look at the price of this and walk away but then I found myself back in the isle putting it in my trolley. It doesnt look as good now as family and friends have eaten more than half-I have not had one-YET-next year I will have to buy 60 more choccies to fill it. Ohh well.
Hope that you all had a nice little break and are getting ready for New Years Eve. OOOO guess what I am doing... Nothing...Oh thats not right I am driving Caitlin around from party to party.
Bye for now

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Merry Christmas everyone. I hope that you all have a wonderful festive season, stay safe, enjoy the break and don't drink to much.
I had a play with my free cartridge yesterday and I wasn't expecting much but what a surprise I got. This cartridge is fantastic it makes cards and then it makes a special frame for them and all of these other wonderful characters. I was so rapt (is that the right spelling?) that I had to photo them to show you. Don't know when I will use them but I will fit them into something I'm sure. On another note I would like to thank you all for reading my blog and leaving comments. I find it very exciting when I log on and find that someone has left a comment. So thanks for brightening my days.
XX Linda

Monday, December 22, 2008

Not Enough Hours In The Day

Hello and thanks for taking the time to read my blog.
Well it's a busy time of the year and my first couple of days of holidays have been that busy that I may as well have been at work. (NOT REALLY). I have done a little bit of craft, making christmas tags and beautiful christmas gift card holders, however these have all been needed for presents and have been given away before I got a chance to photo them.
Already I have eaten way to much chocolate and yummy food-now is not the time to diet-
I received a new cartridge for my cricut today - it was a freebie from Provocraft so I am going to play with it later tonight. I also have a new cartridge under the chrissy tree so guess what I will be doing over the christmas break? This is my LO for TM's monthly challenge and it's one I am not that pleased with but you get that. Sorry for the poor quality of the photo. I used yet another new cartridge from my cricut called Indie Art- I thought this was a Welsh dragon which would be appropriate however DH told me that its an English lion. Oh Well.
In other news we celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary on Wednesday and I got spoilt with some lovely flowers which if I get time I will all let you know about that fiasco suffice to say that DH will probably never ever order me flowers from a florist to be delivered AGAIN. We then went out for a fantastic Tepenyaki meal at the Midori Restaurant in Perth. The kids came with us and the chef put on a great show which the kids thought was fantastic.
I am currently working on a christmas tree which I can use as another decoration or put on my christmas table.
Cricket is having a christmas break so I can have my Sunday sleep ins for a couple of weeks.
That's about it for now b/c I am going to play with my new cartridge:)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Decorations

Hello everyone, happy Sunday. Well I got up early on this very hot Sunday to go watch Joe play cricket, I haven't been for a while. As Caitlin has done most of my ironing I didn't have an excuse. Boy I can sure pick my days it was really hot out there. Poor Joe hung around out in the middle for two overs then was out for a duck. Never mind. This week instead of doing a LO with a photo I thought I would do one as a Christmas decoration to greet everyone when they came in and of course I finally got to put out my Christmas village which was a class that Tracey took at TM'S ever so long ago, and all readers of Susan's blog would have seen her gorgeous snow thingy (I have forgotten what they are called) and I happened to have one sitting in a draw so of course I copied.
I have four days of work left YIPEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
I hope you all have a great week, thanks for dropping by.
PS My T is not working properly on my keyboard so excuse the mistakes.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Some Photos

Well as you can probably guess Joe definately didn't want me to do a page about his birthmark but its a part of him so how could I not. Ever since he was 6 months old we have been going to hospital to have Laser surgery on his face. It's a procedure that requires a general anaesthetic and we go about 4 times a year so it is a big part of our lives and something that I have tried to document for him so that when he is a lot older (middle age) he will be able to look back and remember. Don't you just love this paper it's from We R Memory Keepers and called Nonsense. A lot of cutting out but worth the effort-Thanks Tracey for showing it too me.
Joe says-
cheese from Joe
Whatever that means. He is waiting impatiently over my shoulder so I will get off the PC and go and harass him whilst he is trying to do something he likes.
Have a great night everyone.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

My Christmas Angel

I got home from work today totally exhausted and when I walked in the door Caitlin (who is on holidays) was doing all of my ironing. WOW. I cant tell you how excited this made me feel, this was better than any present anyone could have given me. I've never taught Caitlin how to iron so this was a first for her and I am a very lucky mum.
I just wanted to share with you my special Christmas angel brooch that my friend Karen made for me when we were in Port Hedland, isn't she gorgeous? Any Christmas party I go to she is worn proudly and I must say that I have made a few myself so if anyone wants the pattern let me know. I just had to show you my present for Joe's PCG (form) teacher. I made some more of Tracey's wonderful Christmas houses and I am going to put them in this pretty box with a box of choccies-hope she likes them-she is a special teacher.
Well that's it for now short and sweet I am of to cook dinner, have a good night.