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Friday, October 28, 2011

Sandie's Class @ the SFS Retreat

We were lucky enough this afternoon to be taught a class by the gorgeous Sandie Mallon using the New Lost and Found Range. I have used this range before, but it is always good to learn new ways to use product :)

Thanks for dropping by

D xxx

Monday, October 24, 2011

Kerryn's Cybercrop Challenge

I finished Kerryn's challenge last night. It was to do a scrap lift of one of the gorgeous layouts in the gallery... I chose this one of Wendy's :)

Since I have had my big clean out of my scraproom I have been using heaps of old paper ranges and loving the results.... just making room for some new ones lol

thanks for dropping by
D xx

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Scrapbook Savvy Cyber Crop

This weekend at Scrapbook Savvy Sar and the girls are holding their monthly cybercrop.. I have managed to get four of the five done already...
The first one is Sara's sketch challenge. The extra criteria was to use patterned paper as your base... easy peasy!

This one is from Anthea's Challege. We could  scrap anything we liked... no theme.. but we had to use this criteria  Misting/Paint  Distressing and Layering. I don't distress very often.. but I always love the end result :)

The first challenge that I had completed was Renee's Challenge... we had to go a bit dotty! I had a page started when the criteria went up.. and you guessed it.... I had used dotty paper!

I have not long finished Sar's blind scrap that she did last night, I wasnt around to do it live as I was a wee bit busy at the drag strip :) I can show you the full layout until Wednesday but here is a little sneak for you  :))

I am really enjoying scrapping old pre-digi photos at the moment... it's bringing back lots of lovely memories of when my girls were babies.... it seems like soooooo long ago now :((

Are you going to pop over to Savvy and have a go at the challenges???

Thanks for popping by
D xx

Friday, October 21, 2011

Lime Tree Creations

Have you popped over and seen the beautiful handmade embellies that my friend Becci makes over at Lime Tree Creations? Her October sale starts tonight at 7.30 ESDST!

Aren't they just gorgeous???

Thanks for dropping by

D xx

Another Scrapbook Savvy Competiton

This months Criteria for Sar's Random Kit Challege is.... there is NO CRITERIA... how easy is that! you just have to use on of their fabulous kits.

Here is my take:

I have added a few bits and peices to the kit.. as I had used most of it already... and I had a major disaster with a bottle of glimmermist last time I tried to scrap this photo using the kit hee hee

Are you going to give the challege a go??

thanks for dropping

D xxx

October Scrap the Girls

This months Scrap the girls criteria is to use distressing and the word 'love' in the title, I had already started the layout when I checked out the blog... perfect!

I have used some new Glitz Design papers for this layout... I fell in love with the soft pastels in this range

Thanks for dropping by

D xx

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Some Just Because Shares

This first layout is about Sar and Daniel helping me celebrate my 40th Birthday earlier this year... I soooo loved that dress!!

I have recently started documenting things about my life... and this one ^^ is a huge part of it... I love nothing better than being with friends enjoying a nice cold beverage and sharing a cheese platter :)

This one is about about another huge part of my life... scrapbooking!! I {heart} this craft that has given me many hours of enjoyment.

Thanks for dropping by

D xx

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Some Scrapbook Savvy Competition Layouts

This month I finally got around to doing some of the Scrapbook Savvy Competitions (and I even uploaded them :O)
The first one is for Sara's Wordy challenge... can you guess what the word is for this month??

Kerryn's Manufacture's challenge this month was Crate paper... I didn't have to dig far in my kits to find some as this months kit was full of it :) I have used a photo of Sar's daughter Georgie all dressed for her concert last year...I{heart} this photo!

Renee chose a Wiggles song for her Music Clip Challenge. If you have had little ones over the years I am sure you can work out what song it was LOL

I have scrapped this photo before, but thought it was quite fitting for this challenge... what do you think???

I have also done Anthea's sketch with a twist challenge.. here is the sketch taken from a Layout that Monique uploaded to the gallery last month. Here is the sketch:
I shared the layout that I took from this sketch in a blog post that I did yesterday.... you can find it here

All I have left to do is Sar's Random Kit Challenge which I am planning on doing this afternoon while I am waiting for the washing to dry.

I want to thank you all for your comments on my recent posts... I am purely blessed to have such wonderful and caring friends that I have met through this wonderful craft

thanks for dropping by
D xx

Some More Savvy Delights Retreat Share

Boy, I have been slack sharing these layouts from the retreat *blush*

Thanks for dropping by :)

D xx

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My Dream for Me

My last blog post was about my start to my weight loss journey. But it is really the 'start of getting to were I want to be' journey.

You may remember a while ago that I did a post about my depression. Recently the Big Black Dog came back and bit me on the arse HARD! And I am slowly crawling my way out of it! When I am feeling my lowest I retreat into myself, I hide away from the world. I know that I am the only person that can get myself out of there. I hide from everyone because I don't want to drag people down with me.

If you are my Facebook friend you might have noticed that I have been sharing lots of inspirational quotes lately, I find these help me stay positive and to move onwards and upwards..... I recently received a PM from one of my beautiful friends thanking me for posting them because it was helping her as well.

I have learnt through my journey that negativity and blame within yourself and others doesn't help you. You just have to let it all go, and concentrate on the good things in your life. Onwards and Upwards!

I have been on medication for this illness for 10 years, I have been through lots of different ones trying to find the right ones for me. I know one if the side affects is weight gain, and as I said to my husband last week 'I would rather be fat and happy then skinny and miserable' but I also know that exercise only enhances those happy endorphins. So off to the gym for me :-)

And what's a blog post without a scrappy share? I have used another photo that my friend Tanya from TMK photography took of me last month.

Thanks for Dropping By

D xxx

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The start of my NEW LIFE!!!

This month I had a layout published in the Scrapbooking Memories Magazine. It was a layout about how I was committing to be fit.... I took a photo of my new runners that I bought in preparation of getting off the couch and to the gym.... Well.......... These shoes look exactly the same... Worn half a dozen times... And not for what they were intended to be used for :/ after seeing that layout published I got a huge kick up the butt... And from some gentle prodding from some of my gorgeous friends, I started going to the gym again. I am leaving shortly to go to my first ever PT session.... And I am scared shitless!!! I know it is going to be hard.... BUT I HAVE JUST GOT TO FUCKING DO IT, in the words of the very inspirational Michelle Bridges ;)

I am going to share a very embarrassing photo of me, all 70.4 kilos of me :(

Wish me luck on this hard and long journey xxx

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October Out of the Hat

I love the criteria for this months OOTH! We had two use 2 complimentary colours (I used blue and yellow), paper tearing and some felt.

I was looking through my material box looking for some felt to match my papers when I remembered some pre cut felt sheets that I had bought soooo long ago and hadn't even used yet :/ they were perfect for this challenge.

Thanks for dropping by, I love reading your comments xxxx

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Wendy Smith Creation

I thought I would share with you the gorgeous layout that Wendy Smith did for me at the Savvy Delights Retreat a couple of weeks ago. I was lucky enough to get Wendy for Snap for the second year in a row:)

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