Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
This is another LO using her kits.
Wishing you all a fantastic weekend!!! We aren't doing much, although a couple of my sisters could be coming which will be fantastic! We also want to take the boys thru the Clem 7 tunnel this weekend which is a new tunnel under the Brisbane River joining the south and north sides of Brisbane. Brad went thru it the other day for work and said it was great and cuts down alot of time. Riley loves going thru tunnels at the moment so his eyes will be sparkling with excitement when we do!!! Its free until the beginning of April so might as well hey! There is also a Craft Expo at Southbank Convention Centre....hmmmm will I go???!!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
We had to use a large photo, at least a 5x7, a border around the page (mine is a stamped border), Kraft or raw chipboard and at least 3 sentences of journalling.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
March Write Now challenge at Bons was to create a LO based on a question and answer. Also included in the LO we had to use Kraft cardstock, chipboard, masking with glimmermist. Do you love my one eyed frog!!?? Finlay decided he loves frogs too and had a go at attempting to eat it...so one eye has disappeared, was all too mangled to try and re-attach!! I decided to leave it like that for a quirky look!Using some of the yummy March Boy Kit from Bons.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
8.45pm - Sketch Challenge
9.05pm - Bingo
9.15pm - Scraplift Challenge
9.30pm - DT Challenge
3hours earlier for Perth
1hour earlier for Queensland
30mins earlier for South Australia
Register HERE for for an evening of fun. There will also be a daily photography challenge with new prompts everyday and a blog train ride.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Since then I have completed two more LO's, if I get a chance, if the paint will dry quick enough I will pop them up later.
Happy Friday :-) enjoy your weekend!
Melinda xo :-)
PS. Check me out in the latest Scrapbooking Memories Vol 12 No. 3 page 83...I had my first LO published!! Wahoo!!!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I had just made a huge decision to go back to work and put the boys in daycare every Friday. It wasn't an easy decision as Finlay was only 5 months old. Before Riley was born I was a PA to a big corporation here in Brisbane and I was on maternity leave for 12 months. When Riley was 10 months old I made the decision to not go back to that firm but I had been asked by Brad's uncle, who owns an electrical company, to help him out with his bookwork. I accepted as it was only one day a week and I was able to take Riley into work with me up until I had Finlay. I took a break from this, not really knowing whether I would return or not, but I was approached again by Brad's uncle when Finlay was 5 months, Riley had just turned 2, to see if I would be interested in coming back. I hummed and arhhed for a while, not really knowing what to do because my heart really wanted to be at home for my boys but having a day out of the house and doing something productive and not thinking about baby stuff was really appealing as well as I really wanted to keep up my administrative skills!! So I left the decision up to one little factor. One of Brad's relations runs a home daycare from her house, in which she is only allowed to look after 4 children at a time. I rang her to see her availability and she happened to have 2 spots available on a Friday. I stilled hummed and arrhed but knew if I was going to do this, that she would be the best person to look after my babies especially Finlay. And from that day, the boys have not missed me once and they still look forward to going there every Friday. So this time last year, I was doing a bit of nail biting, trying to get stuff organised for the next day (friday) and still wondering if I was doing the right thing....I think all mothers go thru this stage at some point hey!
Scrapping wise, I had two babies under two, so once Finlay was born scrapping was out of the picture for me for a while, but this time last year I finally dragged out my scrapping supplies and had started to scrap some of Finlay's first photos when he was born. I probably scrapped 1 LO every 2 weeks and never really heard of online challenges and forums, let alone BLOGS!! hahaha!!!
I don't work at the moment, but the boys still go to daycare and LOVE it!! I spend my Fridays catching up with housework and definitely some scrapping time in there.
I have joined an online forum called Bons, in which I love to hang out there everyday, being inspired all the time. If I am not scrapping everyday I am thinking about what next to scrap and always have my camera charged and ready to take photos.
Its funny how much can happen and how many changes are in ONE YEAR!! And there was probably oodles more to add but won't bore you!! haha!!
What did you do this time last year??
Here are some a couple of LO's I did this time last year. Do you think I have changed!!??
Monday, March 1, 2010
His 1st birthday. Proud big brother at 19months.
Have a great Tuesday!
We had to take inspiration from this quote "A hundred hearts would be too few for all my love I have for you" (author unknown). Such a heartfelt quote I decided to use the whole quote in my LO. I then wrote about how motherhood isn't just black and white, there is lots of grey in there but thru it all I love my boys to bits and wouldn't change a thing.!! It felt so great to write these feelings down.