Wednesday, March 30, 2011

YAY!!! Another Give Away…… from

 

PURPLE PUMPKIN!!!………

Here is what you do to be in the draw…

Ok, it's a bit girly, but I just had to include those CUTE china girl buttons in this giveaway pack. Still great if you've just got boys, cause there is some red and black in there, and you'll always need a supply of pink when you scrap yourself, right? So anyway, want to win this?? Then here's what you have to do...

* Be a follower of this blog, and post about this giveaway on your blog with a link back to here. After you've done that, just leave a comment after this post. For an extra entry, post about this giveaway on Facebook, or on any message boards, and then leave an extra comment :)

I'll be announcing a winner on the 28th of April...Good Luck!!

mmmmmmm… how gorgeous are those buttons and flowers???

Good Luck Everyone…….

 

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Monday, March 28, 2011

I have SCRAPPED AGAIN!!!!! ….. no I am not repeating myself…

I actually did scrap again……. 2 LO’s in 2 days!!!!!!

If it wasn’t for Chat With Charm Forum and ALL the inspiration from the HUGE list of Blog Challenges and Sketch Challenges, I wouldn’t have got the ‘SCRAP BUG’ so bad…Smile with tongue out

This one is for Scrap The Girls…… easy, peasy.

Use ONE of the following SHE quotes by Kobi Yamada as the title & inspiration for your LO

  • She must be something special. She is.
  • She loved life and it loved her back.
  • She listened to her heart above all other voices.
  • She pursued big dreams instead of small realities.
  • She saw every ending as a new beginning.
  • She discovered her real measurements had nothing to do with numbers or statistics.
  • She was kind, loving and patient…with herself.
  • She woke up one day and threw away all her excuses.
  • She realized that she was missing a great deal by being sensible.
  • She turned her can’ts into cans, and her dreams into plans.
  • She ignored people who said it couldn’t be done.
  • She had a way of turning obstacles into opportunities.
  • She went out on a limb, had it break off behind her, and discovered she could fly.
  • She walked in when everyone else walked out.
  • She just has this way of brightening the day.
  • She decided to start living the life she’d imagined.
  • She colored her thoughts with only the brightest hues.
  • She was an artist and her life was her canvas.
  • She designed a life she loved.
  • She took the leap and built her wings on the way down.
  • She remained true to herself.

 

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Ok…. now I’m going to try a multi photo LO…. wish me luck, so way out of my comfort zone with this one, but willing to give it a go…

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ANOTHER GIVE AWAY BLOG!!!!!!

You have to be in it to win it, they say!!!!

I have found another site that I love from the  Chat With Charm Forum……. (I haven’t done this much blog hopping in ages Open-mouthed smile)

Ok here’s the deal:

To be in with a chance to win this fun prize you will need to blog about it or share it on Face book. Do both and you’ll get 2 entries into the draw.

Just copy and paste this picture and a link back here to the blog then go back and let LRR know whether you have blogged, facebooked or both, and how about following the Blog as well?

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The winner will be announced on the next sale night.

Friday April 15th 7pm EST.

Good luck guys xx.

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Do you struggle with JOURNALLING on your LO’s?

I found this new Blog Challenge site you might like to visit, called ONCE UPON A SKETCH….. and they are having a Give Away to celebrate!!!!!

Go to their Blog, add their Blinkie to your Blog and help spread the word for your chance to win.

Have a look at the talented Design Team:

Carole Janson - Australia
Irma Peredne - USA
Gerry Van Gent - The Netherlands

Lou Dahlstrom  - Australia

Bente Fagerberg - Sweden

Nerrida Mitchell - Australia

Trudi Harrison - Australia
LG Belarmino - Phillipinnes
Helen Tilbury - South Africa
Irini Liolia - Greece
Rossella Palladino -Italy
Heather Jacob - Australia

Natalie Elphinstone- Australia

and here is the Give Away sponsored by My Scrapbook Nook

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Oh my some gorgeous eye candy!!!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

I have scrapped…….

at last!!!!!!……….. and it felt good……

I chose the 123 Challenge (and an AWESOME PRIZE  from Scrapbook Savvy) from CHAT WITH CHARM…..If you want to find a Challenge to scrap, go to CHAT WITH CHARM. The choice of Challenge Blogs and Sketch Challenges is incredible!!!!!

 

wanna see my LO???…………………

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I love how it turned out….. The criteria:

  • use to/too/two (you choose)
  • medium/light blue
  • doily

Yesterday, Saturday 26th March, we gathered at Charms’ place to spend some happy scrappy time together and help celebrate Vicki Burdon’s 30th Birthday……… and it was even better when Sue Plumb and Anthea also joined us…. there was also Jodie Jarnevic and Shazz…. i managed to punch out some flowers and glue some challenges in my “Challenge Me” Book..LOL….. Anthea was “CHARMED”… (she did a LO ‘inspired’ by Charm).. and Jodie managed a LO as well… sorry I don’t have any pics, Charm took some and hopefully we’ll get to see them on her blog or on Facebook!

I have another LO started, but don’t think I’ll get to it till tomorrow after work…. if you haven’t already, come and visit some like minded scrappy gals at Chat With Charm

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. Hope you see you there soon.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

R & R……….

DAY 1 – Sunday 20/3/ 2011 YAY!!!!………….. a MINI HOLIDAY!!!….. I really wanted to take my scrapping supplies as well, but I wasn’t allowed to….. if you know how much I like to take , you would understand… LOL I pretty much like to take EVERYTHING… (just in case I need it)……….so I brought a book to read instead!
We finally left at 10 mins past 10am today Sunday 20/3/2011, and it’s a gorgeous day for driving….. Stopped at Warrnambool to buy some shoes (I forgot my black dress shoes LOL,) so I had to BUY some new ones…..hahaha had lunch of fish & chips.
The weather is perfect, 25-27C so far, but expecting rain probably tomorrow evening…. oh well, I can read my book I guess!
After driving for ages we were both getting edgy and really wanting to get to Lorne…. we drove along the Great Ocean Road, and as some of you may not know, it is very scenic. Lots of cliffs and the road is on the edge and VERY VERY windy.
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We stopped at the Bay Of Martyrs on the way.
We arrived about 6pm, booked into our hotel and unpacked. OMG what a tiny room…… oh but we have a balcony overlooking the beach front…… hmmmmmmmmmm this is our view LOL At least we can HEAR the sea.
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The balcony in the middle LOL….
We have friendly white cockatoos who sit on the rail on our balcony too while we have  a drink.
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Look at this poor cocky………. don’t know what happened to it…….. but they would come and visit morning and night…
I can’t believe how mild it is here, I was expecting it to be cold. Loving the weather!
We took a stroll down the street to check out where to eat and decided to have pizza for tea, sitting in a bar with huge open windows watching the traffic, very relaxing. Now having a couple of drinks and might go read my book.
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The open windows go right around, great overlooking the street and beach.
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Part of Lorne main street.
Day 2 – Monday 21/3/2011
AAAAGHHH!! Fred up at 6am….. I stayed in bed till 8am. We were hungry, so had foccacia for brekky in a cafe….VERY exy $25…. so we walked to Foodworks and bought a loaf of bread, butter, tomatoes and sliced meat…. and a couple of bowls and spoons (I brought cereal with us)…… I know, fancy taking food with you, but I’d rather spend my money on one really good meal in a restaurant each day.
We went to the Information Centre and got some maps to visit some waterfalls. We drove out of town 10kms to the Erskine Falls…. very tropical looking, reminds me of the Dandenongs in VIC.
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The Erskine Falls… very pretty and tropical… over 200 steps to get to the bottom!
Then to see Teddy’s Lookout…… here you have a good view of the windy road and cliffs leading into Lorne.
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The weather has been very kind to us so far, but I have heard that there was a thunder storm at home last night, so wouldn’t be surprised if we get rain here in the next 24hrs.
Still might get a nap in yet today, then the walk to the pier, then shower and dinner…… after that read my book!!!
5.00pm….. Oh dear…… we both ended up having a nanna nap till 5pm!!!! We decided to go for a walk to the new pier before we shower and go to dinner tonight.
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We didn’t go far for dinner, just here at the Hotel they have a really nice outdoor bar area where you can sit and watch the traffic and overlook the town and way out to sea!!! It has a great atmosphere. Great meals too. After dinner we walked to the video shop and hired a video, watched that and I crashed….. must be the sea air??? LOL
DAY 3 – Tuesday 22/3/2011
I slept like log apart from waking up because I was hot, so I opened the balcony door…. lol the air-con doesn’t work!!! Slept probably till 8am, and showered. I couldn’t eat breakfast, I was still full from dinner last night. Fred had toast.
We walked down the street to drop in the video, and walked right to the end of the street to check out where to have dinner tonight. We stopped at a bakery for lunch, Fred had pie & pasty & I had a chicken & avocado focaccia for lunch. Back to the Hotel Fred had a flutter on the pokies and ended $35 up YAY! We went to visit a Gallery 2kms out of town, amongst some beautiful forest, but when we drove in the lovely garden it was closed!!!!! We saw a gorgeous lily pond, and some awesome sculptures outside, unfortunately it won’t be open until Thursday & we are leaving tomorrow. This afternoon we are on our computers, Fred on Evony and I’m catching up on my Blog ……. another nap perhaps too???? gotta love holidays Smile
It’s almost 9.30pm. We didn’t have a nap, I spent the afternoon creating a catalogue for my Krazee Kaps, Scrub & Catering hats. Pleased with it too. We had toasted sandwiches for dinner tonight, something light for a change. I saw some clever advertising today, a play on the town name of Lorne…… LORNEDROMAT….LOL and in a restaurant for the menu it had SPESHELLS…(because Lorne is a coastal town) very clever I thought! Too Funny!!!!
Took a couple of photos of the street…. and it has started to drizzle a bit.
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Upstairs Bar area of the Lorne Hotel
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Front of The Lorne Hotel looking down the street….. love all the Cafes!!!
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A gorgeous corner, can’t see properly, but really quaint, with cafe, and pizza shop.
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Across the road is a caravan park right on the edge of a River
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Not a good photo, it was really misty rain. Looking up towards the top end of Lorne main street. Out Hotel is right up the end of the street .
I had a great surprise when I checked in to Chat With Charm and went to see who won Nic Pomeroy’s give away on her blog…… it was ME!!!! I was stoked, especially when I really wanted to scrap while on holiday….. when I get home, I’m going to MAKE TIME in my busy schedule of work, work, and more work to get back into scrapping again!! We have taken quite a few photos over the last few days and I am wanting to do a mini album…..
We are leaving about 10am in the morning, and I’m not looking forward to going back to work Sad smile…..

DAY 4 – Wednesday 23/3/2011
Well we had some really fine mist, tiny bit of rain overnight, but not much to dampen the spirits, apart from having to go home to the daily grind again…blah!!!! I have to start work at 5am Thursday morning..EEEKKKKK!!!!
We left about 9am, stopped at Appolo Bay for a sausage roll and a Latte. We had a tiny bit of rain till The 12 Apostles, where we stopped to take photos.
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The 12 Apostles (well not anymore)… Great Ocean Road
We we had a couple of heavy showers after Port Campbell and some threatening dark clouds, but the rest was fine.
I read a couple chapters of my book on the way and also fell asleep…. we stopped at Nelson for a break and only 30kms to go….. So a good trip home….. Unpacked everything ASAP, then onto our computers to upload the photos hehehe….
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fun Day–Saturday

Last Saturday 12th March I had to babysit my 3 grandies all day……. while my daughter and partner had photography job for a family wedding. It was a  gorgeous day, the sun was shining and really mild.

At about 11am I decided to to take the kiddies to the playground close by.

Here are a few photos from the playground.

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Ryarne took off and headed straight to the slippery dip…

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NO FEAR!!!!

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Ryarne was also in the ‘train’, but you can’t see her …LOL

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Big brother Chei giving his little sister a push on the swing..

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and of course Harmony LOVES the swings too!

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I took about 5 photos just catch Ryarne looking almost into the camera…. cheeky little thang!

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A lucky shot getting Chei on the see saw!

We spent about an hour at the playground trying all the different equipment…. and NO INJURIES!!!

We walked home, had 2 bowls of spaghetti bolognaise each which was already cooked (YAY) for lunch.

I gave Ryarne her bottle and she promptly fell asleep in my arms, so I put her to bed and she slept for 2 and half hours, which gave me time to wash dishes, wash and hang about 4 loads of washing, I wiped the kitchen cupboards, cleaned the vanity and toilet, swept and mopped the kitchen, dining, laundry and passage floors…… Harmony & Chei must have been tired from playing at the playground because they watched Bugs Bunny the whole time….LOL

I had some help from the kids putting clothes in the washing machine hanging the washing on the line as well.

We had a visit from Uncle Steven, Kelly and Cousin Damon for about an hour.

The plan for the rest of the day was 5.30pm was dinner time, 6pm, bath & PJs, and then we could watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and a Milo……..

well………. the plan worked a treat!!!! The girls had a bath together first, then Chei hopped in after….. the kids were good for me all day… couldn’t have asked for a better day!!!

Ryarne fell asleep before the movie finished and as soon as the movie finished H & C went to bed.

I couldn’t keep my eyes open so I fell asleep on the lounge as I had to start work at 5am Sad smile……. Charm FINALLY  arrived home at 12.30!!!!!!!!!!! Hehehehehehehe and I had to ride Scooter home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I was wide awake by the time I got home… )…. I showered and collapsed into bed for 3 and a bit hours sleep……

BUT it was worth it… I had a the best time spending time with my GRANDIES……XXXXXXX

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Busy………….Or WHAT?

Gosh time goes fast when your having fun………………. Earlier this month my desktop *%#t itself….. bigtime…. I did everything I knew to save my data….. but….. all to no avail…… I have someone to hopefully fix it, but he is on holiday ATM….. I think he has forgotten me… Sad smile….. anywhooo, I have my Krazee Kaps  business to run, my Facebook friends I miss, and of course my scrapping Blogs to visit, and for days I was completely LOST without my puter…. absolutely didn’t know how to get through each day without it…… I HAD TO DO SOMETHING!!!!!

Anyone else had this happen to them????

I have been wanting a laptop for a loooong time, so here we are I have a TOSHIBA Qosmio….. and I LOVE IT!!!!

I have uploaded all my fav programs and backup files and we are up & running……..haaaaaaaa *sigh of relief!!!!

Lots of other things have been going on since my last post as well, and the most exciting is a new SCRAPPING FORUM, created by my daughter (she is a scrapping fanatic & a gorgeous girl). It’s called CHAT WITH CHARM.

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A Forum where Scrap Blog Challenges are in one easy friendly place, and scrappy friends can meet and chat!!! Yep, even a chat room!!! We are having a get together on Thursday 10th March at 8pm SA time… so why not register and come and join us, we would love to meet you!!!!

Each of the Challenge Blogs have their own gallery to upload your completed LO’s…

So far there are 16 awesome Blogs to check out the weekly/monthly challenges, and I MUST say, it has made it easy to just click on the blog link and find ALL the info you need!!!! Oh and of course meet heaps more Scrapaholics!!! LOL

You know I scrap… not lately though *tsk*tsk….. and I ride… Just wanted to share, my partner (fiance) & I rode our motorbikes to Penola, about half an hour ride on Sunday afternoon… absolutely gorgeous riding weather….. stopped to have a nice ice coffee and back home again….. I know bit lame really, but, there’s really not enough time to have a decent ride now-a-days…. always tired or working… it’s not fair!!!!!!

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Ok, must get back to creating some more KRAZEE KAPS, as I am hoping to have my website running very soon!!! YAY!! I’ll keep you posted on that…… and of course I’m hoping to get some of those challenges done from the CHAT WITH CHARM Forum……. maybe even have a scrap get together with some local scrappy friends soon!!

Thanks for visiting…. please leave a comment with your Blog link, and I’ll pop in and return the favour!!