Friday, April 27, 2007

scrap apple comp week 3

well i thought i was out of it this week as i couldnt think of anything to do
the challenge this week was to
take something from your everyday life that you would like to have in you studio and BTP it
so hard right!! im a person that doesnt have much stuff lieing around that i could use and i thought about lots of things when finally yesterday the light went on. Not the greatest idea granted but it got it finished!!!
so this is what i did
i took this plan boring book stand, that was in my kitchen holding up a book that didnt really need a stand. It was filthy too as im sure u can imagine when it was on the top of our kitchen cupboards!!

after cleaning this little stand I made a plate for the front of it and a canvas to sit in it permantly so that my layouts have some support while in the stand before going into my albums.

all the pp squares have been stitched witht he machine and all the buttons sewn in place.

here it is complete and below in use holding one of my latest layouts

Friday, April 13, 2007

scrap apple comp

have joined in with the fun of the scrapapple comp

fantastic prize of new furntiure for your scrap space
this week we had to scrap about our spaces...what we have and what we would like in a planing activity...then turn it into a double layout

i always struggle with doubles and most of u would know im a single page scrapper lol...but here it took me days before i was finally happy!
go check out the other entries...fantastic work

Saturday, April 07, 2007


has everyone found this blog

so much fun.. :)

here is my version of the layout i have posted as part of the scrapjack erica glover

its my take on her blink layout

which i have been in love with since i saw it on her blog and in forkeeps. I think its the journalling in the layout that gets i didnt want a blink layout as such but one that had heartfelt or important journalling in it so i went with this. hope u all like it and remember check out scrapjacked

hope u all have a great weekend and enjoy your family time

Thursday, April 05, 2007


i dont think i have ever shared what happened to day or week of emilys birth.

its taken me ages to actually put it down on paper and i guess osme of the feelings were a little raw until recently. it didnt go to the grand plan.

the other part of it was these beautiful photos that i didnt want to distroy...the main photo is one of my favs...i find it amazing,,,emmy is only a few seconds old in that have a record of her life from this point makes me cry...with lilly we didnt get photos until she was in a crib as she wasnt doing so well (she quickly recovered but.. :)) lilly was aobut to be wheeled away to special care before anyone even thought were was the camera. we didnt really expect many problems with emily even thou she was 3 weeks early so the camera was out and ready

the journalling about her birth is on the large pull out white card...its held in place by the flowers

this is what it says

Things never go to plan when it comes to babies theys eem to always have their own schedule to follow. At 36 weeks there was some concern about the size of our girl. An ultrasound confirmed she was already 9 pound. I didnt believe them. At that point there were doubts about a natural birth but i was sure i could do it. At my 37 week checkup the fun started. high blod pressure, protiens - i wasnt shocked because i had this before. A few days in hospital and it seemed to get better, until the morning i was to go home. I felt sick and dizzy and not myself. It was decided it was time to meet our baby. i was sure birth would be ok and we pressed forward with an induction. weveryone expected it to happen quickly, but no such luck. 3 lots of gel and finally labour started at 7 pm. I was excited until i was told i wasnt dilating and that emily seemed stuck ina funny position. We kept going. Early in the morning i am downstairs again, nothing cha nged. But everyon was worried aobut me. I didnt want drugs. the midwives talked me into taking strong panadol and a sleeper, so i would rest. the next thing i know its 6am labour stalled and i woke in a panci. I was a mess I knew it meant a c section. Something i didnt want. But its amazing what you will do for your children, but there was still lots of tears that morning. I was scared. emily had to be monitored but she never skipped a beat. At midday i was prepared. Outside the OR i broke out into a cold sweat but the lovely nurses gave me a warm blanket. I shoook the whole time. the pinal easy. but things changed. i was scared but excited were going to finally meet em. My DR was making jokes nad bets over the weight. lillys birth was scary, she was sick but emily screamed straight away. She spent some time in a curb but was perfect. it was a positive and lovely experience. Because there was no emergency everyon at moter mothers private was so patient with me and allowed me to get comfortable and explained everything during the procedure. Im not rushing back for a csection any time soon but i know that i made the right decision for emily and myself that day. Im not sorry and i dont regret it alt all. this was emilys birth it was just different to waht i expected. Bit it was worth it all. And look at the photos. Poor lilly was safely in her crib before anyone even though to get a camera out.thankyou Dr chueng and mater mothers private (brisbane)

cuse the typos

Sunday, April 01, 2007

my 100th post

100 posts...WOW im impressed ive had that much to say over the last year and a bit lol

went to a fantastic retreat on the weekend...thanks girls i had a blast even if i could only stay for the day. Thanks to the girls that did my class i really hope u enjoy your project.

this is what i created at the retreat (hmm is it a retreat when your just there for the day??)

I must mention that the idea for this came from something i had seen on the making memories idol site while i was there voting for my dear friend chris millar...VOTE 1 this tuesday


this is for another dear friend whos husband is a dentist. Our dentist actually...and this is about my daughters first visit to the dentist after she chipped a beautiful tooth (it looks ok now) to say i was nervous about her first dentist experience was an understatement...i had such horrible experiences as a kid with having to go to the free clinic and well lets say i have spent alot as an adult having that work repaired even with health it was important to me that her first experience be a great one so that she isnt frightened like me...not that i got out of having a check up the day we were their either told me when she finished that it was my turn lol and we were not allowed to leave until i was looked at too very funny...of course had i known that would happen i would of taken the time to floss that morning!! lol oh well troy was so fantastic with her that i wanted to share it with their other patients and local people to our area. A great dentist i have found out is a rare find...and one that spent the time with my daughter to make sure she was as comfy as possible and not to frightened is a rarer find i anyway on tuesday im going to take this up to them and pop it in the waiting room to show how great troy was..: )

if your local to the north side of brissy...i live at northlakes and troy owns Northlakes Family Smile. here is the link to their site if you need a dentist look no further he is fantastic

oh ps...i just had to play in photoshop i admire everyone elses blog so much when they take the time to work on their photos first...have to say im still working it all out but hehe