Monday, August 24, 2009

Only Three Weeks To Go!

We have started the SERIOUS countdown now!!! There are only just under 3 weeks to go before my boys and I head overseas to Malaysia and Thailand. We are sooo excited. We have begun packing (well at least thinking about it) and are starting to organise some other bits and pieces. This time in 3 weeks I will be shopping in Singapore......WOW! It is so hard to believe that we are actually going.
I don't have any pics to share with you as yet but I had the best weekend. On Saturday morning I headed up to Whadda-Load-Of-Scrap for our annual Crop, Paper, Scissors Mini Retreat. Jason could not believe all of the stuff I was taking........it may have been easier to hire a trailer!!!!!!
Our day began at 10:30am and we went on until 10:30pm. When we arrived we found a goodie bag filled with all the products from the Bella 'Ruby Rock-It' range. It was soooo exciting - I just love the papers!!!!!!! We also had special coffee mugs that were painted with 'Crop Paper Scissors 2009' and our names (a beautiful keepsake).
Throughout the day we played a game of Scrapbook Bingo to sort out the winners of the Lucky Door Prizes. Kirsty won 3rd Prize, some Chalk Zig Pens; I won 2nd Prize, three EK Success Stitch Punches and Kate won 1st Prize, a Bind-It Machine and accessories. It was a very competitive game and a heap of fun......winning a prize was pretty good too!!
We completed one Off the Page workshop where we all made a beautiful KaiserCraft Ribbon Box (when I embellish mine I will post it). After this we had hours and hours of scrap time. The only time we stopped was for food (really yummy food!!) or if Jaine announced store specials and offers or if it was our turn for the Progressive Page!!!
The day was just an awesome day. Many thanks to my beautiful friend Jaine for organising such a top day and for all of those little bits and pieces that made the day very special. We were definetely spoilt rotten. Thanks to the chef deluxe, Brett, who not only looked after his and Jaine's twins, Kobi and Darcy but for also cooking our delicious dinner and constructing our ribbon boxes - you are a legend! Also, big thanks to Denise for making yummy soup for lunch and to Cheryl for her beautiful dessert.
What more could you ask for..........fun, laughter, scrapbooking, giveaways, goodie bags, good food and most importantly WONDERFUL friends to spend your day with.
I hope your weekend has been as good as mine.
Mel

Sunday, August 16, 2009

What a Week!!!!

We have had such a big week here.
It all started with the hype and excitement of the impending arrival of our new niece or nephew. Monday came and went with no news, Tuesday was the day that my sister was induced.......and we waited. Wednesday we were still waiting...........until FINALLY my sister had a beautiful baby boy Harrison James. He is the most gorgeous little man and we are so lucky to have him in our lives. My poor sister......well he definitely rocked her world for more than 28hours. To make matters just a little more painful he was 10lb 6oz.....I know, any lady who has given birth has just crossed her legs and said 'Ouch!' Shel did a brilliant job and we are all so very proud of her. Here are some pics of our new little nephew.



So, our week was huge. We went through a variety of emotions but in the end we are just so happy for Shel and Jono.
Now that little (or should I say big) Harrison has arrived I can show you the paint tin, album and card I made for a newborn gift. May I say that Shel and Jono really loved their gifts and thought they were very special.















I haven't done a lot of scrapbooking this week as you can imagine. I taught two classes (1 adult and 1 kids). I am really looking forward to my Thursday night scrapping session at Jaine's. We are making a Recipe Stand. Then, Saturday is just so exciting..........our day retreat (12hours) has finally arrived. I'm really looking forward to spending the day scrapbooking and having fun with the Whadda Load of Scrap girlies.
I hope you all have a great week.
Mel

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Welcome to my blog!

Welcome everyone to my blog.
At this stage I am hoping to eventually get all of my scrapbooking layouts and OTP projects up on this blog (well at least those you may be interested in)!

We have had a very busy week in our household this week. I did spend last weekend completing the little projects I have made for my sisters new bub. She was due on the 4th August, but nothing has happened yet! Hopefully, "Ickle Pickle" (as he/she is fondly named) will grace us with his/her presence real soon. I won't post these projects until I have given them to them.
The project that I am posting today is the Family Tree I made for my Nan's 80th Birthday. She absolutely adored it. This tree is a Kaiser OTP product and I thoroughly enjoyed making it. Happy Birthday Nan!
Have a great week,
Mel