Monday, 30 January 2012

PROJECT LIFE - WEEK 4

WELCOME BACK TO ANOTHER WEEK OF PL, AND I WOULD LOVE TO THANK ALL THE GIRLS THAT ARE LEAVING COMMENTS , I AM EVER SO GRATEFUL, IT MEANS ALOT TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE THAT LIKE WHAT WE DO AND LET US KNOW, SEE ITS ALWAYS THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT, I GET SO EXCITED WHEN I SEE A NEW COMMENT. SO ANYWAY ON TO MY WEEK, WELL ITS ANOTHER 4PAGE SPREAD AND A INSERT POCKET THAT I MADE FROM A 12X12 PLATIC POCKET, GOT THE TIP FROM ALI (THANKS), I HAVENT BEEN ABLE TO ORDER ANY YET, BUT THEY ARE ON THE NEVER ENDING LIST OF SUPPLIES TO GET, ANY ONE ELSE HAVE THE SAME LIST ?.
OK, WEEK 4 STARTED OUT WITH A PIC OF A SIGN CALLED HANGING ROCK, I LIVE ABOUT 10 MINS AWAY FROM HERE,AND AT THE MOMENT I DRIVE PAST IT EVERYDAY TO TAKE OUR SON TO WORK, ANY ONE HEARD OF PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK, WELL THIS IS THE SAME HANGING ROCK THAT THEY MADE ABOUT THE 2 GIRLS THAT WENT MISSING IN THE 1900'S, SOME SAY ITS TRUE , OTHERS ?, ANYWAY BACK TO THE PIC, JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS SOME ONE HUNG A ROCK FROM THE SIGN, I THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY AND I HAVE A BIT OF A GIGGLE EVERYTIME I DRIVE PAST, THE PICTURE ISNT ALL THAT CLEAR (SORRY)I HAVE USED SOME WHITE RUBONS TO HIGHLIGHT IT BUT ITS STILL NOT THAT GOOD. PICTURES OF THE BEAUTIFUL MORNING SUNSET AT OUR BACKDOOR, CAPTURED THROUGH THE TREES, THE PHOTO OF THE FOG WAS TAKEN 1/2 HOUR AFTER THE SUNRISE, ITS REAL WERID WEATHER WE ARE HAVING AT THE MOMENT AND IM SO OVER THE WIND, A FEW DAYS LATER I JUST CAUGHT THE SUNSET. THE PRICE OF PETROL HAS JUST SKYROCKETED AROUND HERE, IT CAME DOWN FOR A BIT AND NOW BACK UP, AND ALSO ANOTHER TRIP DOWN TO SEE MY MUM.
NEXT LOT OF PICS ARE MY MUMS GARDEN, HER BOOMING TOMATOES, ALL HER LOVELY BEGONIAS, DALHIAS AND ONE OF MY FAVORITE DAVID AUSTIN ROSES - AMBRIDGE ROSE, OH THE SMELL - JUST DEVINE, AND A LITTLE PIC OF MUMS FIRST MOSAIC POT THAT SHE MADE.I HAD SO MANY PHOTOS OF MUMS GARDEN I WENT WITH THE EXTRA POCKET 6X12 TO WRITE A STORY ABOUT MUMS LOVE OF GARDENING.
THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS 6X12 I HAVE USED SOME OF THE WONDERFUL ALI EDWARDS STAMPS TO DECORATE THE PAGE, AND NEXT ARE SOME SHOTS OF OUR FAVORITE NOODLE HAVEN , THEY HAVE THE MOST AMAZING FRIED RICE AND ACROSS THE ROAD THERE IS THIS WATER FOUNTAIN,IT WAS 35 DEGREES ON SATURDAY AND HAD STILL NOT COOLED DOWN MUCH BY TEA TIME , BUT IT WAS REFRESHING AND RELAXING TO STAND BY THE WATER AND WATCH IT FALL , IT SEEMED TO COOL YOU DOWN JUST A BIT,
SO THAT WAS MY WEEK,I HOPE YOURS WAS EXCITING, SEE U ALL SOON ............KATE

Monday, 23 January 2012

PROJECT LIFE - WEEK 3

Hi there to all the project lifers, well another week in our lives has gone by and here l was thinking that l would'nt be able to find enough to scrap about or photos to take and this week l've managed to do 4 pages instead of two.
so here are a few things that happened around the home, roses that were picked from my garden, the arrival of my Ali Edwards stamps, the lemongrass candles l used for christmas that have now been reinvented in a nice black wire basket and the friendship of our dog and cat, ummm, this is a rare ocassion with our cat, as she only lets the 2 dogs sleep near her when she feels like it, but one morning last week l found them snuggled up together on the mat, Oh so nice.
The top photo is a pic of a pile of pretty postcards that came with a english magazine,sorry to all my friends , but they are to nice to give away and l thought l'd keep them as bookmarks for all the books l read, sometimes a couple on the go and the rest of all the bits and pieces are about a book shop that l love called Chapters, l kept the white bag and just cut around the tag and then cut down the little book marks that the shop gives away and stuck it onto one of the clementine cards, when l got my PL kit, l wondered what l would use the 10 of hearts card for. The bookshop Chapters run a point system ,for so many books brought, you collect dollars that can be used to get a discount off your next book or you can keep saving until you have enough to get your next book for free, and at the moment , we have $10 in points.
A few new things that also happened around our house last week ,l picked up our towels that l had on lay-by and when l took the car in for its service, it needed 4 new tyres, Ouch the price,and then finally the arrival of our new kitchen benchtop, good-bye to purple, hello white.
This page l have stamp'in up party bags that l had made for my first party of the year and the flyers and card l made for the party, another bookshop where david spent his christmas voucher and a pic of our son and his girlfriend, l used one of Ali's stamps on the journaling card, TODAY YOU MAKE ME SMILE, and l wrote WHEN YOU LET ME TAKE YOUR PHOTO, He hates his photo taken, but will pose for anyone once his had a few drinks, lol,  so that wraps up my week, hope you had a good one ...........kate

Monday, 16 January 2012

PROJECT LIFE - WEEK 2

Hi there, well here's another week of PL, l am so lov'in this way of scrapping our everyday,some weeks will be a real challenge to find photos to srcap, so l have to start being a bit more inventive with my photography, l say this because even though l have 4 children, 2 of them live hours away and hard to catch up with and even though l have the eldest and youngest at home , one of them hates his photo taken and the other one deals with it ok but is not very often home, so what does a girl do? what do you take photos of, when you still want to document your life, you have to find life, everyday life, weather its a picture of the sky ?, road signs, pets, or bills,my album with be l suppose a bit of everything, just a bit of the everyday, you might think some of my photos odd, but its still my everyday, ...... This week we spent time catching up with family over the holidays and seeing my sisters shop for the first time since she brought it 2 years ago, she lives hours away too, and pics of travelling through the city to get home, also catching up with one of my brothers and his children.
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Products used for these pages American Craft - letters , rubons Becky Higgins - card inserts Kaiser Craft - rubons Bella - brad MY minds eye - affection die cut Stamp'in Up - inks, embossing folder, heart punch, stamps markers Ali Edwards - stamp Making memories stickers. January has started to be a big month so far, with a few extra things happening so l had to do a extra 2 pages, last year l entered the Australian Scrapbooking Masters Competition, and even though l didnt win a major prize, l was thrilled to get a honourable mention with a double page l did on my daughter.
And the next page is on Brodys first week at his new job, but also starting off the week with a bout of Tonsillitis, his medication and doctors payment reciept, he also had to do alot of gargling.
So that was my week, cant wait to see how everyone else's week went........hope you all have a good one .........kate

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

WEEK 1 CONTINUED

lm back with some extra pics from week 1
all papers in the pockets are from the project life kit, others are stamp'in up postcard stamp and heart punch, twine is We R Memory keepers and l also used their new tool the Sew Easy stitch piercer, and just as the name sugests, it is so easy, all letters are American Craft and the round stamp is from 7 Gpysies.
l thought ld add our names and ages, even though 2 of the childrens ages will change soon, thats what they are at the moment, the letter l dont remember what brand they are, but are years old the @ is from stamp'in up.
Here lve just added half of a top note die cut and stamped a Ali Edwards stamp ( LOVE ALI'S STAMPS ) rubed on some ink around the edges and added a strip of my minds eye paper and in the bottom corner a Kaiser Craft rub on, the letters used on the pets pics are also American Craft, and then theres a pic of home. Then we go on to page 2.
My motto for this year , lve taken from a stampin up stamp set that came out in 2010 and is now retirded, the stamp says HAPPY THOUGHTS ,MAKE HAPPY DAYS, and l will be focusing on that in 2012, l used a Fiskars punch on 2 different cardstock and the letters are old stock , as in years old from Making Memories, the arrow is from the PL kit.
Everything used on this page is Stamp'in up - markers, punch, butterfly and brad.
next lot of pockets are all about my country style diary that l buy every year and the amount of books that l read last year, 22 books l couldnt beleive it when l added them up, theres nothing better than a good book, and the pic of the book here is the first book lve finished for 2012, so there you have it, first page done, easy as........thanks for looking........c u soon........kate