Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Photo case

Well, I was desperate to make SOMETHING, even it had to be in bed.. I got Gus to bring me the "essentials" from the scrap room, It was so funny sitting in our bed trying to explain where things were kept (or where I "thought" I kept them..lol..) and then remembering I needed something else.. I had the stable table on my lap, my AMM tote and some paper & embellies. I created a little sort of holder for some Pics I want to send to my Step Sister Sharine that I found of her 21st (years ago..). I like it! And LOVED doing it.. Now that I have had my fix, I want to do some more!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

MORE mail Luurve..

Hbetter.. I am trying to soak up all those good healing vibes coming my way, and guess what? I think it's working.. I am definately on the mend, WOOHOO!!

Digi LO

Well, I thought I would put together a Digi album of Emily's 3rd birthday.. firstly because she's nearly 4 lol.. secondly to learn digi scrapping and lastly .. I can do it in bed!!

So here is what I have come up with.. after doing my blog header, I thought.. I might be able to do this! It's not as good as my traditional stuff (IMO..) but It's not too bad.. I am going to print them out 6 x 6 and put them in a mini album, maybe do some embellies the traditional way (can;t help myself, gotta have some bling!!). But this way I can print multiple copies to share with the family.

So, what do you think??

Sunday, July 27, 2008

I got a present :)

I think this is the earliest I have ever posted, but I couldn't wait to share.. Dh opened the door to the postie knocking with a parcel for me! How exciting, I wasn't expecting anything..

I joined the Scrapchat forum (which is AWESOME!!), and I know a lot of the ladies there from the SM forum, so I am settling in already..lol

Anyhoo, there's a thread on Scrapchat for diecut requests, i went on and asked if anyone had any flourishes, as I had run out of the last lot the gorgeous Alison (aka Alz, aka Maxwell, aka Me) had sent me.. I jokingly said on the thread not Alz, as she had already been kind enough to send me some previously.. well! This wounded Alz, who felt rejected :( rofl.. So I said if she absolutely had to I wouldn;t say no, just to make her feel better hehehe..

THEN this morning, the wonderful, generous gal sent me a 12 x 12 pack of Fancy Pants (OMg I adore Fancy Pants stuff.. drool) chipboard flourishes.. they are DIVINE! Here's a pic.. (sorry it's a but wonky, I took it on the laptop webcam in bed hehehe)

AND the cheeky thing attached a sweet handmade notecard apologising (jokingly of course) that they were not die cut!! Alz, if you're readinmg this, I forgive you!!

So after waking up very sore, I now have a HUGE smile on my face, and am feeling all warm & fuzzy that I am so lucky to know the amazing people I have met through scrapbooking.

Alz, thankyou so much, you have made my day :)

New Blog Header!

Hi Guys,

So, todays creation is my new Blog header, I quite like it! Not bad for a first attempt at digi scrapping, and I was able to do it sitting in bed..lol..

My Lovely Mum Gayle came up to help out with "the invalid" - aka Moi :) for a few days. She drove through wind and rain to get here! I am thankful to have people who love me so much in my life, thanks Mum xoxo

My grandparents have been ringing me religiously too, which is fantastic, as has my lovely "Mum2" or MIL Heather, Love you guys MWAH!

Thanks to for all the well wishes that keep coming, it keeps my spirits up :)

Friday, July 25, 2008


Well no exciting pics, but I thought I had better update everyone on how things were going.

I went into Wyong hospital for my surgery to remove an endometrioma from my ceasarion scar on Wednesday. I got there about 12, and went into surgery at 3, and was in recovery by 5. Dr Docker (Gynae specialist) was fantastic. He came around at 5.15am the next morning (and scared the life out of me standing over my bed to wake me up!!) and said he removed an acorn sized lump of endo and some surrounding tissue, but there was no endo in my uterus, it was all perfect inside (GREAT news!).

I went home on Thursday with some good strong pain killers (bring on the drugs!!) and am getting a little better every day.

I am walking like the hunchback of Notre Dame, and can't use my right side much, but the left is just fine, so it could be worse..

I have to say, I now have an insight into what the frail and elderly must feel at times, being unsure of your balance, and not being able to stand unaided.. I have decided, I'm just NOT going to get old! Not interested thankyou very much.

Gus (DH) has been an amazing nurse, and I love the fact that I can use the intercom function on the cordless phone to buzz him downstairs if I need anything. .. Lucky Gus.. lol

A big thanks to everyone for the calls, messages and well wishes! Gus bought me a huge bunch of gorgeous flowers, and Kate (my lil sis) made me a lovely card.

Thanks for checking in, I'll keep you updated, and hopefully next post will have some scrapping pics to share!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

I've been tagged!

The lovely Sheri has tagged me :)

So here are the rules of the game: Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 4 people and posts their names with links to their blog, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment letting them know that they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answers. Question #1: Ten years ago. I was living in SA in Glenelg, I was just about to move home and fall in love with Angus, my now Hubby! Question #2: Five things on today’s “to do list” Wash up, do some clothes washing, go on the SM Forum, update my BLOG, play with Emily. Question #3: Snack i like- Popcorn & dried apricots mmmm Question #4: Things I would do if I was a millionaire - Buy a house, go on an awesome holiday with my whole family, buy a tackle shop for Gus and a scrapbooking shop for me (and employ all my scrapping buddies :)), pay Emily's school fees until she finishes year 12! Buy my sister a house and a better car, Donate to charity, the list is endless really! Question #5: Places I have lived - Forrestville, Warragamba, Glenelg SA, Penrith (Jamisontown & Sth Penrith), Glenbrook, Long Jetty (Central Coast)NSW now i tag........... Anne-Marie (Binxcat) http://satisfactionbroughtitback.blogspot.com/ , Leila (Nanny_leilz) http://leilzcreationz.blogspot.com, Alishia (Cassidygaff) http://alishia-myscrapping.blogspot.com/ and Nicole (NMPomeroy) http://nmpomeroy.blogspot.com/ Enjoy!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

New work

Hi there,

Sorry, these pics are all over the shop.. but bear with me!

Well, First I wanted to share the LO the lovely & super talented Lisa (aka Scrapwitch) did for me of my darling daughter Emily (the "endless Energy" LO). THANKS LISA!! i just love it..

I also uploaded the pic of the inspiration journal (as promised!) inspired by RubyRox, I think I will submit this one as an OTP, I really like it..
Also a page in Maz's CJ over on the SM forum.. Hope she likes it! (and the sign in page too..)

AND I have entered the call for creative team member for Mystical Scrapbooks "Black Magic" BLOG. Here's what I did, we had to do 2 LO's (using their colour combos & sketches) and submit an original sketch of our own. Hope you like them! Wish me luck, I can't believe I did it! I am so nervous.. Not that I actually think I will get the 6 mth position, but I can dream..

Check out some of the amazing Entries here, see what I'm up against!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Just random stuff

Well, all is going as well as it can I suppose. I am over not being able to do the normal stuff I can, but I am OK. I go to Wying hospital tomorrow at 1pm for pre admission tests, and get admitted for my Op on 23rd July. I have never waited for an op before, I don't like it!! I had an appendectomy about 7 yrs ago, but spoent the night in agony & was in surgery the next day. The only other op I was had was an emergency ceasarion, (which is what caused all the problems I am having now, come to think of it!) so no waiting there either.

Luckily I can work from home, and I'll probably do some project work over the next few weeks. I have a great job :) I am lucky.

Anyhoo, I created an altered book last night (inspired by the lovely and talented Ruby). It almost felt sacriligeous, I love all books, but it turned out really well. I went for a really old style to go with the beautfiul old aged and yellowed pages and blue leather cover (a great find) and am really happy with it. I think I might even submit it! I will post a pic when I have taken one :)

I also created a LO for the black magic dt call, which I will post too, arrch! Due tomo.. better get a move on! I still need to add the finishing touches to the first one. I will post pics soon too.

Emily is wonderful as usual, she is asleep in our bed but will happily transfer into her own when we "retire" as she does every night. I love that child so much it hurts!

Gus on the other hand has a cold.. he said he heard a quote on "Top Gear" (a car show he likes.. such a boy thing - actually it's not bad, I watch it myself at times!) from a guy with a cold who said "it's bird flu and I'm going to die".. that sums it up.. I am the one going to hospital but HE's the cranky sick one.. ah well, such is life. He did help me by picking Em up from my sisters and drying the dishes. Oh and cooking dinner - BBQ Chook! But that's fine by me..

So that was my day, just the usual really!

P.S Lisa i will photograph the LO you did for me when I take the other pics and post it up here for ya xoxo

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Central Coast scrap Day

Well, last night I went to Kariong to the lovely Pam's house for a scrap afdternoon / night with some Forum buddies. We had an absolute BALL!

Not too much scrapping got done (except for Kylie's 5 pages!) but lots of goodies were swapped and drooled over and we met & caught up with everyone which was awesome!

Food was great too, tacos, Lucy's soup, Kylie's mini quiches.. lots of snacks (and a few drinks.. Thanks for those Pam!!)

Thanks Lisa for scrapping 4 pics of my DD Em for me, I love your work chickie xoxo

Thanks to Pam for having us at the last minute! Mwah!