Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Addition

Check out my newest completed project.
This Kaiser Desktop Calendar is for my Dad for Christmas. I used the beautiful Kaiser Cafe Culture Papers, which I just can't get enough of. I have left the calendar rather plain and simple......so that it wasn't too over the top feminine for my Dad.
The three gorgeous kids are his three grandchildren whom he loves very much. He doesn't get to see the two boys often so I thought this might be a daily reminder for him of how lucky he is to have three gorgeous grandchildren (not that he doesn't know that already!!!!) I am going to give it to him tomorrow when he arrives for his visit for a couple of weeks. We are really looking forward to spending sometime with him.
I am currently in the process of cleaning, reorganising and sorting my scrap space.........oh my, oh my I really didn't realise how much stuff I had! Fingers crossed it will inspire me!
Take care!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas

I hope that this post finds you all very well and full of lots of Christmas cheer.
We had a wonderful Christmas with that jolly old fellow Santa bringing a trampoline to our household. Brayden was greatly excited and we have a great video of him finding the tramp.
We spent the day at my sister's house, as it was Harry's first Christmas. We had a beautiful day and got a lot of joy watching the kids open their gifts. It was disappointing that the whole family wasn't there..........this couldn't be helped though. Here is a photo of the two gorgeous boys together.....one of my favourites......can't wait to create a great layout with it......


Boxing Day saw us head to Jason's parents for another lovely family day of fun and joy giving gifts and receiving the odd one or two! I just love the Christmas season once all of the silly shopping and mad rush is over.

There is not a lot of scrapping happening at the moment.....I seem to have lost my mojo. Would love to get some cleaning out done first.
Take care and Happy New Year.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas is almost here!!!

I can't believe that Christmas Eve is tomorrow!!! There is a lot of excitement in our house with the arrival of Santa very soon! Brayden is beside himself with pure excitement.........so much so that he is bursting with good manners, happiness and he is going out of his way to be extremely obedient ~ please Santa can you visit again next week, I say!!!!!
I have been very slack with my blog.......I couldn't believe that my gorgeous friend Nikki awarded it one of her Blog Awards. I thank her very sincerely for the faith she has in me!! She is an absolute inspiration in more ways than one......check out her Blog at http://scrapbookit.typepad.com/nikkiantonello/ You will find some amazing ideas, techniques and some very gorgeous layouts!
So, I probably should be a little more 'routined' with my posts. I think that maybe my New Year's resolution is to blog more and put my work out there.

My scrapbooking world has turned upside down a little in the last month. Besides work being so ridiculously busy........my beautiful friend and owner of WhaddaLoadofScrap had to close her doors. She has moved interstate with her family. There was a group of us that would always attend the Thursday night class......most of them have moved too!!! I miss them all terribly!!! My scrapbooking is suffering ~ I am just not getting any done!!!!

What I have done is made some gifts for people. The first one is the Kaiser Train Tidy for my beautiful nephew's Christening. I used the Fun Fair
paper range from Kaiser. I loved this OTP project.......and I think it turned out a treat.
The other project I have worked on over the last few weeks is 15 little gift bags for the carers and teachers that have looked after Brayden at Day Care and Kinder. These ladies are absolutely amazing and I believed they deserved the individual thanks. So, I made them all one of these and Brayden's teachers got a decorated notebook too!!! I tried to make these as simple as possible but effective. I think I succeeded here......I loved making them!!!!