Friday, June 27, 2008

Long overdue update!

No pics to share today, although I do have a few cards in the wings... I will share tomorrow. Just a long overdue update of all that is happening with us.
In breaking news, I have started a diet and exercise plan with two of my closest friends. We aim to keep each other honest! So, I'm counting points and exercising like a woman possessed. I hired a treadmill, as it's the dead of winter here and the days are short and miserable. If I don't happen to get out for a walk during school hours, it's not gonna happen without a treadmill. So, I LOVE it! I run like a spastic, and have previously only run on bush tracks in heavily wooded paths so that no one can see me. Now I can run in the comfort of my own home. Although... a couple of nights ago I was happily jogging away and Oscar (who is 6) piped up with, "you look fat". OMG. I felt like saying "hence the need for the running..."
I have lost almost 3kg in 2 weeks, so I'm happy. It's happening! Can you say, "long overdue?". I'm sure you can!
It's school holidays now! 2 weeks of a total absence of routine and early mornings! Woo Hoo. We are going away from 1st July to the 4th. Steve is working, but the kids and I are headed down to the beach with a good friend and her kids, to share a beach house, just the girls and the kids. Bliss. This time a couple of years ago I took the kids to Phillip Island by myself. I was soooo stressed I drank almost a bottle of wine by myself each night. At least this time I will have a buddy to share that bottle with!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

CPS #69

I have some cards to share today! This first card is a simple little one, using a gorgeous chipboard lasercut from Remember When Paper Company. This little owl is so very cute. I filled him with gold seed beads to make him stand out a little bit.

The next two cards are almost identical, and based on Sketch #69 over at CPS blog. I love the Imaginisce papers, and those cute stamps are theirs as well.

The kids are off to a school disco tonight, and they are beyond excited. The theme is "Crazy Hair" so I have bought hair spray in just about every colour conceivable. Should be interesting trying to get that out in the morning!

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Babies are heaven sent...

Isn't that the truth? I am not a tiny bit clucky, but I DO love to hold and snuggle new babies. As soon as they start to grizzle, they are promptly handed back! I've been there done that.
I loved this sketch by Kazan that is up over at 2 sketches 4 you blog. I will be coming back to this one again and again. I finally got the chance to ink the beautiful "Itty Bitty Blessings" set from Papertrey Ink.

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Monday, June 9, 2008

Papertake Weekly Sketch Challenge

This card is based on the sketch over at Papertake Weekly blog. We all know I love a good sketch, and this one was no exception. What fun! Loving the Sultry range from good ol' Basic Grey. Pink and brown is one of my fave colour combinations.

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CPS #68

I have gotta get over this Berry Sweet line from K & Co, but it's just so pretty! I used it to make this card based on Sketch #68 over at CPS blog. I know I'm a little late for Mother's Day, but it doesn't hurt to have some cards stockpiled for next year!!

Oh, I made the most awesome dessert last night. Major caloric blowout of epic proportions. It is called "Chocolate Mousse Fridge Cake" and the ingredients go something like this: Cream, Dark Chocolate, Bailey's Irish Liquer, White Choc and Macadamia cookies (you soak these in the Baileys), more Cream, Marscapone cheese, Maltesers... Are your arteries blocking just reading this? Mmmmmmmm. I made it for our weekly gathering of the girls in my street. It's usually a Sunday night thing, but we did it on a Monday this week. We each had the tiniest portion, and that's all you could honestly stomach. The only problem is that it's still in my fridge, just looking at me each time I open it.
I hope your Tuesday has been awesome! Thanks for all your lovely comments, I really appreciate them.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

CPS #67

The Get Well card below was based on Sketch # 67 over at CPS blog. I am loving the new Sass Lass papers, they are so sunny and happy.

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Monday, June 2, 2008

New sketch blog!

How exciting! There's a new card sketch blog! Two very talented ladies have launched "2 Sketches 4 You" which features not one, but two sketches each week! These two cards are based on Laura and Kazan's sketches respectively. What fun! Head over there now and check it out.

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Vomit central...

There's plenty to spew about at my place... apparently. Jacob woke up at 4am with a headache and commenced vomiting. He's still at it. Poor little fella. So, he's home from school today, with prime position on the couch - his vomit bowl, towel and drink by his side. I just hope he doesn't share it around with his siblings...

In scrappy news, I may be slow on the uptake, but I have just discovered Nestabilities. Wow! These dies rock! I bought the squares (straight and scalloped) and I use them in my Cuttlebug. I am going to HAVE to get the circles and rectangles as well when funds permit.

Hopefully I will get to make some cards today, if Mr Hurl starts to feel better. Blech.