Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Bye Bye 2008.....


Well...its officially my last post for 2008...hmmm...
its been a good year.
I was going to do a long drawn out post about how fabulous a year it has been..but..NAH......
I just want to wish you all the very best for the New Year....send you a great big fat squishy hug, send you out a big sloppy kiss and say" Thank you for being a part of my life in 2008"...
I hope everyones Christmas was sensational....
mine was..the perfect day with my family.
I was a spoilt, spoilt girl(can you say Canon 450D???hehehehehehehe clapping hands......***)....but i honestly feel even more spoilt just because I have such a beautiful family......sure...its like a fruit cake, tasty, and sweet ...with a few nuts mixed in...but hey?? Who on earth has a normal family anyway???
So this is my family(well some of them)...just to the left (you can see half of her) is Grandma,Nanny,Nana, Grandpa, Poppy,Renee, (my lil Sister) Dom , my nephew in front of her, Halen on the floor...and out of shot is Me, Shane, Damon (renees' hubby) and Paige, My niece....
..So...from My family to yours....Happy New Year!!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Tale of Despereaux - Trailer HD

aaahhhaaa..so...we have been reading this book for the 2nd time...cant wait to see if the movie is as beautiful as the book.......more soon!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Le Christmas post and other bits...

Hullo!!! Well, its now officially 6 sleeps til Christmas. I have done the food shopping. Presents are wrapped and under the tree. I have done my final upload for Shop and Crop for 2008.Christmas parties are over.I have got officially 2 full days of work left. Coca Cola Ham and Pudding making day is Sunday.Kids finish School today.Im sorted I think.
Such a nice feeling to be ready. I know people go on about how commercial Christmas is and all that..but I dont see it that way. I see it as a time when we DO make the effort to express how we feel about each other. To actually set aside a day to stop. To be with those we love.To give people things as a symbol of your affection.Its like a National Stop everything and remember each other day....and thats nice!!!.
Whatever your religious views....I think something is in the Christmas season for everyone.
It also marks the end of another year....in America..they have Thanksgiving. In the good ol' land of Oz..we tend to roll it all up with Jesus' birthday and the arrival of the Fatman!!
So this year..I want to give thanks for so much..but here are some:
1. My hubby and my kids.
2. My dog.
3. My friends both here and online, and extended family.
4.having a healthy,free and happy life.
5.Having a job that doesnt suck every day.(only some..LOL)
6. being allowed to be who I am...to create freely and to share it with others.
7. That I live in a nice, comfy home..not too flashy, but comfy,...with food in my belly and a nice place to sleep.
I could really go on..But that will do.
I could add i guess that Im thankful for being included in the Scrapbook Memories Masters' top 50, and getting a couple of Honourable Mentions in the masters Mag...I have my Keepsake in there and my Double layout in there..so i wont show you those....Im not supposed to until next month..but i can show you the other entries...


..this one is in the Magazine...(please excuse the photo)..but I just wanted to show you the inspiration for my camera keepsake..its an old box brownie..they are soooo cute!!!.....LOL..and a little detail of one of the inside pages of the little red velvet book inside it.
This was my shaped layout..... I am still in love with this layout..so i guess thats cool.
This was my calendar entry....(dontcha love these Heidi Grace papers????)
..and this is inside. I loved the idea that Teaching Halen about the year could be something you could touch, and feel..so I made this block set...You cant see it but There is a quote on the underside that says" Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year"..... I love that quote...and there are spaces to write important dates on each month block too... I spent the longest time on this one too...I asked my father in law to cut the blocks for me from a strip of pine, and sanded etc them all by hand before altering them....LOL..but ya get that....
Another thing Im thankful for is friends....We had a Chrissie party this week with some of my scrappin pals.....and I made these:
Journalling reads:
"I met Jillybean at Brisbane Papercraft expo in July 2007. Ive never met someone who was so instantly familiar to me as Jill. Many emails and blog visits later... I consider her a real friend."
This is Hannah..one of my work mates. She is beautiful and makes it fun to go to work....The photo is on a transparency, so it looks a little fuzzy..but i like it 'cause you cant see my wrinkles!!!!
..and this?? Is Emily. She is another pretty gal I work with..she is a nut. She is a wild nut from some jungle somewhere...and i love her to bits!!!.
Another thing i am thankful for is Suzi Blu and the Goddess network.
She saved my artistic soul this year..and gave me a new passion for paint......I love you Suzi!!!
I have now completed my 3rd painting....here he is.....

..My "golden haired Boy"....a boy for Halens' wall....(the pic is not taken straight on so when i cropped it it looks like his feet are too little....and the dog looks tiny..LOL.)..and Gold Leaf!!! This stuff is like chocolate..hard to stop.......
We had Secret Santa on the Suzi Blu network..and I was secret Santa for Marion who lives in the Netherlands...and I made her this:
It is an Art Journal made from two pieces of plywood, painted...(and gold leafed..ahem..) and some beautiful recycled silk ribbon from another creative saviour of mine....VIV. where I have been doing her Art Journal classes online. Here are some of my new pages:
..I love what I have learned with Viv....My art journal is my therapy. It is my glass of red at the end of a day..it is my facial....so I guess in a way..Viv is my therapist...and in so many ways her inspiration is my therapist. Thanks Viv!!!
So..on that long, drawn out note...I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas.Thank you for all your lovely ccomments, your beautiful friendships mean the world to me...Please have a happy and safe Christmas and new Year...and I will 'see' you in the new Year!!Ill leave you with my last upload for 2008 with Shop and Crop....our DT theme was "All I want for Christmas"....
and I can honestly say that the more neagtive parts of every year would be gone forever if we could have it. PEACE.


...so help me out ok?? If your fighting with someone for whatever reason???..Go Kiss and Make-up.... its gotta start somewhere.
Love to allxxoo

Thursday, December 11, 2008

ok..so Im a stinkin' copycat!!!

I giggled reading Ngaires, and then Jills...so Im gonna do it too.....
Learn 50 things about your friends, and let them learn 50 things about you!(send
back to your friends) don't forget me too.

1. Do you like blue cheese? Nup.....blue just doesnt seem to be a good colour in food.....eeeewww!!

2. Have you ever smoked heroin? Nope. Never smoked nothin..nor will I ever....Drugs is for doofuses.

3. Do you own a gun? I dont but...I live with a shooter...gulp...

4. Wax or Shave your body parts? No, no no no..definately no hot , burning waxy substances near my delicate bits.uh-uh.

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Damn skippy!!! Hate it..hate it hate it.

6 Real or fake nails? Real. Cant take the back off double sided tape with fakeys.

7. Favourite Christmas song? So this is Christmas (war is over)by john lennon.

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? A cup of strong coffee, no sugar and a little milk. Repeat this process for a friendly Deb.

9. Can you do push ups? Push what up where??

10. What's your favourite piece of jewellery? have to say my engagement ring/wedding ring..ok..so Im sappy.

11. Favourite hobby? Anything that involves paint, paper, glue or sparkles or anything remotely related.

12. Do you have A.D.D.? No, dont think so, whats that??? I really dont know...hmm...maybe I do??? a little ???

13. What's one trait that you hate about yourself? I am vague as hell.

14. Middle Name? Anne

15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment? If cocky doesnt stop screaching Im likely to whack her shortly, I should be painting something,....what is that screaming coming from the bathroom???

16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? Coffee,lemon Pump water, Cokezero.

17. Current worry right now? what me worry???

18. Current hate right now? That there is only 24 hours in the day..should be 48.

19. Favourite place to be? My ART room with the kids playing just outside and Shane playing guitar in his music room.

20. How did you bring in the New Year? Painting this year I think....

21. Like to run? Run what?>???If you mean with the feet and the sweating and the hurting and the puffing???Nope.God no.

22. Name three people who will read this? Me??? Um....Kathie???..and Scrapamumma Bev.

23. Do you own slippers? Oh, yes..the nanna sheepskin variety yep, I do..and I love them.

24. What colour shirt are you wearing? black.....

25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? No...got some once for a wedding present..black ones..looked sensational.....but my head kept slipping of the pillow and I had a bad neck for 3 days after wards. Use them for photographing projects now. Thats all theyre good for.

26. Can you whistle? Yep...I whistle at work...and scare the crap out of the kids with the fingers in the gob one when theyre playing up......hehehehe

27. Favourite colour? red

28. Would you be a pirate? Aye aye Cap-n!!!

29. What songs do you sing in the shower? Were on tank...so no singing here.

30. Favourite girl's name? India.

31. Favourite boy's name? Hunter.

32. What's in your pocket right now? 35 cents and a used tissue.

33. Last thing that made you laugh?Norty email.....hehehehe

33. Best toy or collection as a kid? A poseable rubber Miss Piggy. she fell to bits. sadly..

34. Worst injury you've ever had? Wounded ego.

35. Do you love where you live? Yep..but it would be better if itwas nearer the ocean.

36. How many TV's do you have in your house? 3

37. Who is your loudest friend? Em.... Definately.

38. How many pets do you have? 4. A cockatoo,a pug, a maltese and a border collie.

39. Does someone have a crush on you? His name better be Shane.

40. What is your favourite book? I have 2. Interview with a vampire by Anne Rice and April Fools' Day by Bryce Courtenay.

41. What is your favourite lolly? Chilli Lindt chocolate. Not really a lolly....but...thats it.

42. Favourite Sports Team?what is this 'sport' you speak of???

43. What were you doing at 6:00pm? wrapping Christmas presents.

44. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?Gypsy..its not time for Good O's yet!!!

45. Worst habit? Farting. Cant help it..love it. (oh my god..did I just say that???)

46. Do you play an instrument. Nope.Used to play the clarinet when i was in Highschool.

47. How long does it take you to get to work? Bout 20 minutes.


48. Plans for the weekend? Christmas party Friday night, work and Groceries Saturday, Scrappin Christmas party with my 'homeys' on Sunday!!!

49. If you could eat anything in the world right this second, what would it
be? Lisas Mexican dip and CCs and a jack Daniels and coke.

50. Do you like who sent this to you? I stole it from Ngai and Jill (because i stalk them) and, yes, I adore them

There you go - now I KNOW you shall all sleep well tonite!

Hey!! Guess who is organising a camp here in August?????hmmm....going to be funnnnnn!!!!Watch this space!!! Wink Wink!!!


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

So.....a soft lil girl to squish...

I just wanted to share my new lil friend with you...I had been wondering what it might be like to do a painted doll...so..here she is..........and this is where she lives for now..overseeing my Art room....right up on top of my ribbons.....(please excuse the cobwebs!!! LOL)



I m still not sure what Ill call her...hmm....she looks like a "Hetty" or a "Gerty" to me.....

hmmm...just a small thing.
I would just like to admit that I did entered the Scrapbook Memories Masters Competition this year....and that I made the Top 50. I am so glad to have made it that far.
The winners have been announced, and I did not make the final 10. Congratulations to all of those talented ladies who made the Top 50 along with me...I know I was in amazing company..and Im proud to have been so.
To all the Masters for this year..you have my admiration and awe..and I am busting to see the Masters' Edition!!!
Congratulations Scrapbook Memories Masters...2008!!!
MMWWAA!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas is coming......

...so...this week we had "Our home at Christmas Time" as our Design Team theme at Shop and Crop.
So..I did these:

using the new Scenic Route "Garland". It reminds me of MAD magazines for some reason.....its too yummy.Like lollies really.
if you havent heard...we are running a "Homemade Christmas" challenge at Shop and Crop....and last month was Decorations, the month before was cards...this month is handmade gifts....that cost UNDER $25......so much fun!!! So, if youre making someone a gift for Chrissy...post it in our Homemade Christmas gallery and you could win a little prezzy for you!!!
Truly!!!
This is what I made ........I altered a 2009 diary using the We R Memory Makers "Christmas" range.Sooooooooo pretty. speshally that there flocked sticky ribbon.Love that.
Oh, and a pen too.It should be a loverly gift for a teacher one of my children adores.....(hopefully).
I also made these with the leftovers, some microscope slides and some of hubbys soldering gear..

...One each for the kids' teachers' Christmas trees. I had a teacher tell me once that she had a decoration from one child every year on her tree...and that it was special to her..so I thought, what the hey??? and I put their names on the back...(The boy has 2 teachers).
They were fun to make.
Anyhoo..seeing as Im supposed to be bathing 2 puppies who have somehow developed friends of a crawly, itchy variety....(eeek!! never happened before..must be all the rain and the mangey mutt what keeps coming into our yard)...Id best sign off for now.
Hope your week is going swimmingly.....:)

Love Is All

well...in case you were wondering..this is my favourite not favourite song. They used to play it between shows on the ABC when I was a little girl....I have loved it forever.......hope you enjoy it...ooo..and I love the singing frog.

Ive been tagged....

So..I have been tagged by one of my favouritest ever scrappy paper arty friends to chat with and be on a design team with...Kathie Link
so..these are the rules.....

The Rules are:
1. Add a link to the person who tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. List 6 random things about yourself
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post
5. Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog

1. check.
2.check check.
3. Random things:-hmmm...
3a. I have a fascination with butterflies, tattoos and Tim Burton films.
b. I like being with my family and friends..but I hate shopping with other people...soooo much.
c. I have a boot and black and white stripe fetish.
d. I like wood and old stuff. Specially old crockery and cameras.
e. I dont really have a favourite band or song but "The Butterfly Ball" is my favourite not favourite song.(??)
f. If I had thicker hair..(not feathers like i have now) I would have dreadlocks..long John Butler type ones with ribbons tied around them and wear tie-died dread nappies...like Viv and Emily...
4. I tag... the beautiful Jillybean ,my newest hero...
Suzi , a beautiful lady I havent caught up with lately..... Teina...the coolest curly headed witch I know...Witchypoo , Kelley a fellow Suzi Bluer... and last but by no means least...my beautiful beautiful pal Lisa...who has a new blog *waving* HI Lisa!!!!!
...
5..checkedy check check.
Ok...so off to do some painting. YAY ME!!!!
Have a great night!!MMWWAA!

John Lennon Happy Xmas (War is Over)

Ive been a slack blogger..I promise to post soon....but..I do want to share my favourite Christmas song with you.....
all I want for Christmas is Peace, Love, understanding for all our differences and a better ,safe world for our Children.
Not that much really.
Peace to you at Christmas.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

YAY!!! WOOHOO!!!YIPEE!!

I just have to say it..Go Wes!!! Cant wait for Dec 3..when "YOU" comes out on the shelves...Thats all...xxoo

Scrapbook pages....

...LOL..yes, I do do them.....it seems I was a little preoccupied this last couple of weeks, what with Australian Idol having the best contestant EVER and my two art courses....so....here is some of my latest work...
yep..its getting close to Christmas!!!! This is a Christmas Carol Inspired layout......
.......aint she pretty????
this is lil ol me, and my crazy pal Jen..and some stuff Ive had in my stash for ages.....and have been busting to play with...thanks for the photo Jen!!!
Over at Shop and Crop we are having a "Homemade Christmas Challenge"..this month were making Christmas decorations!!! I made this hangy one from a cardboard tube and some pretty papers!!!
...and this is a raw Clock I bought at the Reject Shop for $8 and altered!!! and it actually goes!!! Gawd i love the Reject shop.....all an altering type of gal could ever want.....:)
..and this layout is based on another Christmas Carol.....hehehe can you guess which one????

..and this last one was for a Dry Embossing article I did for the ShopandCrop newsletter....
oooh...how I love the Butterflies....
...so thats all for now...I guess Its time to go and make some dinner for the tribe....have a great day!!!xxoo

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Aus Idol 2008 - Wes Carr - Winner's Single

Oh, my...Ill be lining up to buy this single..and although Im so sad its not Mark and Wes in the top 2 spots..Im glad Wes is still there...WES ROCKS!!! GO WES!!!!YOU DA MAN!!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

SCKC UPDATE and Thank you...

Recently I went to the AngelsR Scrappin breast Cancer awareness fundraiser all day scrap....and I just let those there know about the Southern Cross Kids Camp... and I would just like to acknowledge a few donations...
To Belinda Gonsalves who donated a bucket load of die cuts for creating pages with,
Therese O'Shea who donated 250 sheets of patterned paper and cardstock,(thats 1000 pages!!!)
and Kelley Chambers who donated a box full of kits and stickers and papers to make pages for the kids with...
thanks ladies..youre amazing....
looks like Im going to have to organise a scrapping drive......send me an email if youre interested!!!!..or, you can just make 6x6 pages for a boy or a girl, make the design simple so that the carers can add the kids' own photos and some room for journalling...and send them off to Julie..maybe you can organise your own drive....there are many camps, and many, many books needed ..the more the merrier....
What better way to kick off the Christmas Spirit than to do something for a child youll never meet.....go on, give it a go....
If you want more info, just click the SCKC link on the right here>>>
bye fer now...but not ferever!!!MMWWAA!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sweet Dreams


..Just thought id pop in to show you my newest painting.. I call it "Sweet Dreams" because its for my beautiful daughters' bedroom....and she lost her pussycat Gabby recently...so its nice I guess, for her to have Gabby (or Scabby as we called her..) in her painting flying off to dream land with her....I was so stoked with how she turned out..shes my new header for my blog...LOL..and the quote on there.. Comes from a Beautiful book I was given by Viv....thanks so much Viv!!!
I LOVE IT!!!
Off to do some housey chores now...Lovexx

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Ace Ventura

Ok..so, I know..forgive me..but I always near crack a side seam every time I watch either Ace Ventura.....specially this bit...hehehe..love it!!!! Have a Crazy day!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Southern Cross Kids Camp:Can you help???

Hi everyone:

Children...we all have them..or know some...we love to scrap their smiley, happy, sometimes pouty faces with decorative embellishments and pretty papers to savour our memories for generations to come....

What if, say you could scrapbook someone youve never met some happiness????

Children that have been victims of abuse...of sad unhappy homelives attend the Southern Cross Kids Camp in Australia and New Zealand every year...and just by doing what you all love to do...scrapbook..using your scraps and leftovers..(or a wonderful cause your next stash purge)you can help put smiles on these childrens faces.....so...I have copied and pasted this from Julie Stones Blog.....there is heaps of info on this worthy cause on her blog if you have more questions...but..bottom line is....they need your help......

she writes.......

Unbelievable how time flies!!

Last week I attended the Annual SCKC Directors summit and presented samples of the SEI albums complete with the pages you contributed late last year, they ALL loved the concept and placed immediate orders for the camps that will be held in 2009. How amazing is that!!! We cant do it without you though!

I know Nic and Trina are keen to get behind this wonderful cause again and Now all we need is your incredible support to ensure that these poor little, at risk, yet ever so deserving children once again are gifted with a gorgeous memory book of their week at camp. Many of you who helped SCKC to achieve this during 2009, are aware of the amazing impact that these crafted albums have on the children's self worth, helping to sustain the feeling of hope and unconditional love they felt at camp each year.

Our aim for 2009 is to produce 6300 base scrap pages, that will cover the needs of all 9 camps held in Australia & NZ, great news already is that the New Zealand camp has had it's quota filled and the pages are being sent down in preparation right now!

We do however need to appeal to you urgently as the first three in Australiaare being held in early January! I know that sounds daunting but I was amazed daily at the incredible numbers of LO's that poured in ever so quickly last year. They don't need to be detailed, simple basic designs work best.

If you are willing to help again, please email me or leave a post, I can send you out a page needs email and if you can please let your Local Scrap Shop or On line community know as we need everyones support to keep making a real difference in these children's lives.

We are also happily accepting your old scrap stash so that we can send product out to each camp to help them create beautiful covers on the albums too......old left over alphas, ribbons, flowers, epoxy embellishments, buttons, stickers,etc, anything you can spare will help!

Once again, Thanks so very much and be assured that the scrapbooking assistance you offer is invaluable and makes a huge difference, be it a little or a lot, it will all go toward putting huge smiles on the faces of some very sad little kids.

We couldn't do it without you!

Jules x

...........So..can you help???????

Sunday, November 9, 2008

A little holiday fun..

So.. Im on 2 weeks annual leave from work..YIPEE!!! and I have hardly left my house...spent a lot of time at the computer and at my desk, just playing...Ive done some Art Journal pages, and my first painting in about 20 years...(YIKES!!)
Here is some of what Ive been doing....:
I call this little painting: "Gypsy and Me"..because well, she is based loosely on me....(only taller, thinner and younger...)LOL....and she will be my new dolly..instead of my Elouie (SP?) dolly...so I can look at her all the time.....
Im off to clean out the pantry.....hehehe..wooohoo!! Fun!! (not!!)Love, Debxx

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

well hello...

so...I hope everyones day is lovely!! I just wanted to say ...I have had..yet another computer crash..so I got a big dose of the you-know whats...and i have gone out..and bought a new one... vowing the whole time never to buy a computer from Big W..or a Laptop...(particularly a Lenovo) again. This time..the keyboard crashed...(only got this thing in May) ..and I cannot log in and all..so..if anyone has ever emailed me...could you please email me again???... Then I can forward useless (but often very funny) emails on to you at random!! LOL...or not..whatever you like!!
..and I must justsay...(oh, happy day!!!)...Change is good.Peacexx

Monday, November 3, 2008

Yes We Can - Barack Obama Music Video

I am not politically minded. I do not even begin to understand the American Government system..hell.. I dont even understand ours. but I know in my heart that this is a good man...and that we need a good man at the healm of the strongest nation in the world...and to whom we look daily for guidance and support.
A man who stands for people. All people. Peace. Change.
This is the man we need.
God willing..today will be the dawn of hope...for everyone.Not just Americans.

A lil supm-supm....


This is the new Maya Road Chiplet coaster album.....done with Luminarte Twinkling H20s, Stampin up stamps,and lots of leftover scraps...I did this for the ShopandCrop newsletter...
This is a LO I did for the newsletter too, using new SEI Black Orchid..hmmm..yummy...
..and these two layouts are from my the Online Class I taught on Friday night......Halloween!!!

........and this little girl??? I love her so much. She is my "homework" for my class with Suzi Blu..the only person to ever call me a Goddess.....hehehehe....Im doing her "Les Petite Doll" class..and I love it so.......I am obsessed I tell you!!
...and Vivs Art Journal class has started too!!! Its a veritable smorgasboard of creativity at my house at the moment...and i could not be any happier....(the fact that Im on holidays????No snippy, snippy???...just a bonus.
I hope you all have a wonderful day tomorrow.....and tomorrow..and tomorrow.
Big hugs for everyone!!!MMWWAA!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Come and play!!

Hello everyone!! Im a slack tart..I know it..its been so long since I blogged...but theres a break here in normal programming....to bring you this announcement:

BREAST CANCER FUNDRAISER

12 HOUR SCRAP FOR A CURE

9am till 9pm

Saturday 15th November 2008

Salvanation Army Hall on Goonoo Goonoo Road Tamworth

Cost $25 per person all day

Please Book In For Catering Numbers Thank You

There will be shops in attendance for you to make purchases if you wish, as there is always something you forget to bring.

Angels R Scrappin: Vicki Whitson

Stamp in Up: Lisa Johnson

Creative Memories: Belinda Gonsalves

We will also be having a trading table, so clean out your scrapping stuff & sell off all the things you do not or have not used in a while, please mark your goods clearly with your name & price.

Gold coin donation for selling your goods.

Come for a few hours, or come for the long haul, all paper crafters welcome & beginners should not be nervous as there is always some one on hand to offer advice.

There will be Raffles, Auctions & lucky Door Prizes, etc as all proceeds raised from the day will be donated to Breast Cancer.

Morning Tea / Afternoon Tea will be provided

Lunch will be provided also

I will not be supplying Dinner This time

For more information

Phone Vicki on 67625849 or 0439479489

Please Book in for numbers for catering thank you.

All PROCEEDS RAISED FROM THIS DAY WILL BE DONATED TO BREAST CANCER

ALL GENERAL PUBLIC WELCOME TO COME & BROWSE AT THE SHOPS & HELP SUPPORT THIS WORTHY CAUSE FOR A GOLD COIN DONATION.

Might see you there??

Friday, October 31, 2008

without you

This song was apparently number 1 the day i was born....LOL..fancy that!!(11/3/1972)...want to know your number 1 birthday song?? Go here:http://www.joshhosler.biz/NumberOneInHistory/SelectMonth.htm

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Welcome, little boy

I just want to say a HUGE official welcome to Samuel William..the 4th born son of my beautiful friend, Lisa and her Hubby Nigel. He weighed in at 7 pounds 5 ounces..and is every bit his Mummy. ...and calm, so contented..just like Mum...and a little playmate for Zach, Ben and Matty..
Its so amazing how little they are when they arrive....*sigh* time, she travels fast.
Doesnt Lisa look beautiful??? You would not think she had just had a baby 4 hours earlier would you...clever girl she is...so clever.
Love you Lisa, MMWWAA!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Stuff....

This week has been...interesting.
A small boy that I love dearly handed over his tonsils and adenoids on Tuesday, to a nice man with a light over his face...and the nice man gave him some grommets to help him hear better.
..and after all of it..we are home....
...and he is amazingly better already.
His speech is so clear..(although he does sound a little like hes on Helium at the moment with the swelling in there..)...and he does not snore!!!..or thrash about at night!!! Phew.
..and hesaid everything sounds loud....so thats great.
Now..we just have to heal...whilst I get over being the awful mother who dragged him up to the hospital....LOL.
This week for Shop and Crop we got to do something sooooooo fun for our DT upload. Mixed media!!! Yay!!!
So..I made a point not to add a photo..because I didnt have to!.
I made these:The first one is my Suzi Blu inspired caricature of myself....(actually..I did this as practice for lesson one over at Suzi Blu. Les petite dolls )....and it was ok when i made it..now its a bit blech..but you get that...LOL....nevertheless...The title" A Soul in tension thats learning to fly" is both lyrics from Pink Floyd "learning to fly"..(one of their greats IMO)..and also how Im feeling. I know Ive said it before...that I thought Art was something long gone for me once i grew up....but I have been finding it more and more every day..and the freedom that gives me is the most beautiful feeling.
No..Im no Brian Froud or Salvador Dali.. Im just Deb...Mummy, Wife, Hairdresser...person. Person who likes to play with stuff...and im happy with that. That someone else likes what i make??..Thats just a bonus.
So this piece is just an affirmation for me. Deep huh?? LOL.
The second one..hmm..might get this framed. Its a texture paste, Luminarte, Maya road and Basic Grey mixture. I took inspiration from Amy Brown for my hand drawn mermaid, sketched out with a pencil, then shaded with my new Caran D' Ache crayons...(thanks for the recommendation Viv!!!I am in love with these!!!)..and the quote that I love so much "Happiness is a butterfly which when pursued is always just beyond your grasp. But! If you will sit down quietly may alight upon you." Nathaniel Hawthorne.

...Just fun. Love it.Have thoroughly enjoyed this weeks upload.
So...not long til a visit from the fatman.... are you ready???
If youre not..over at Shop and Crop we are running a Homemade Christmas challenge...just to help you on your way. This month...were making Cards!!! These are the ones I made using the new SEI "Windsor" collection..how yum is that range..I ask you????Its so rich with all its velvety, foiled and embossed goodness.....perfect for all kinds of projects!!!...and I love that its not a "Christmas" paper...because..for some people..Christmas isnt about snow, and sparkle, and reindeer....
So, why dont you come on over and join us..make a few pretties to help you get ready for christmas...and share them in our gallery...and you never know..you just might win yourself a little prize!!!!!
So..for now...this is me signing off!!!Have a fabulous day......
its bloody freezing her..so im going to make a cuppa....and play alittle playstation with a beautiful, cuddly, and just for now...quiet boy.
MMWWAA!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Just a quickie


This was the last challenge for the BBmixed media challenge: Fabric.

Ive used an old lace tablecloth, texture paste, bucketloads of acrylic paint,some of my "Moulin Rouge" QTea Kit, some felt, and a collage print and some of the millions of vintage buttons i bought in a tin from ebay last month....Im actually pretty happy with how it turned out!!!

Its so nice to complete a challenge.. I havent had much time to do my creative therapy journal of late...but I will do some more soon....fer sher!!!
For My Friend:
I nearly lost a friend this week. For her...Life has not been kind....Every day has been a painful battle for her...but..I am thankful that she is still here...and I hope she chooses to stay a lot longer...
So..if there is someone you know who is by themselves...or hasnt been as happy as they usually are...or if you just havent talked in a while...give them a call.Better still...go visit, take some coffee...a cake maybe. tell them you love them and that youre glad theyre in your life.
You just might save a life.
Hugs to all of youxx

Wes Carr - Fernando - (TOP9) Australian Idol 6 - 2008

Ive said it before...Ill say it again.. this man is the best damn thing to happen to Aussie music since....just since!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

been a bit busy...

Ok..so..Ive been a bit absent.
Work is nutty right now...hair hair and more hair to do....
Back to school.....
Knee deep in projects for Shopand Crop..(*clapping hands*...but you have to wait and see!!!!)
Cleaning the post school holiday bombshelter that I live in...
Washing, ironing, bill paying...blah blah.blah....
But!!! Im doing Suzi Blus'' Les Petite Dolls" Mixed Media course here.......YAY me!!!!
Im only up to lesson one..so starting slowly....but its so much fun!!! ...Im not sure if im allowed to show my dolls when they are done....but ill find out...needless to say..it will be a while!!! hahahaha!!!
Loving, loving it.....Suzi is so inspiring..and funny!!!Makes me laugh, laugh, laugh.....
I did make this little number for the Shop and crop Newsletter though.....its a new My Minds Eye pack....you get them here
But until next week(ish) Bye!!!! MMWWAA!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Me...the selfish beast that i am......





Ahhh....what is it with the human nature that we want so much??? Why is it that we think stuff will make us happy???


Coz it would thats why...


LOL..and all the while you thought i was gonna start preachin!!!LOL.


No, but seriously now....Im not really someone who wants a lot.... I have all that I could ever want. Married to my Best friend..I have two beautiful children,wonderful friends, food in my tummy, a warm pillow to lay my head on at night, and i get to express myself....so much more than soooo many other people...and for that..I thank God. With all my heart.


But!!I do have to say..there are a few material posessions that I would really like to have....


like this: I really am wanting this sooooo much..Love this woman....



.With all her perfect English and glorious hair...and curves like a woman who loves to cook for her family should...she is the ONLY person who cooks on TV whose books I lust after....I have "How to be a Domestic Goddess" and "Nigella Bites"...and i would also like "How to Eat"...she is amazing.Inspirational. ...and her books are filled with wonderful recipes that work, and are brilliant...but they are also an entertaining to read. LOve Nigella!!!


..and then.. Im really desiring the new Album by this AUSSIE!!!:



...I was shocked and amazed to find that she is an AUSSIE!!!! Lenka. Lenka is her name. I have checked out a few of her songs on Youtube. She is amazing. Pity the silly gal at Sanity had no idea who i was talking about......GRRRR....by the by..did you know she is also an Art student....and she is an actress.. and played a part on "The Dish"??? What a talented lil beast she is!!!!


....and well, while Im wishing for things... Id also really like this:


...placed directly under my neck and above my knees..in place of he kneaded dough that I have there currently......BWAhahahah!!! ...However...as i am unlikely to do anything real about it....(I cant excercise for medical reasons...it makes me sick!!!!)...I guess Ill have to just live with my Bob Jane radial thats sitting here with me at the computer.LOL..


yes.... i have had a glass of wine.


Really though... I want to share this with you.....



..these are the layouts I did for this weeks Shop and Crop Design Team Theme...Travel/City layouts. Well, Im here to tell you that i go pretty much nowhere..most f the time....but!!!! I did go to Wauchope to visit my Bestest Girlfriend Bin at wauchope last year, and we took the kids to Timbertown...where the ride on the train was a highlight for the boys.....

and then in June last year we went to the Brisbane Papercraft Expo....and stayed 5 days!!!!(with the best girlfriends in the Universe!!..and my Mum!!!)...and then...

we went for a drive into town and went to the Big golden guitar......(have lived here for 29 years...and this is my first visit...LOL).....the kids were tickled pink..and halen thought it was gonna fall on him...so that was a giggle..(he was really freakin' out!!!!)

So..I guess I did do a bit of travelling...but dont ya just love the New Sassafrass Lass???? *sigh*.This is "Happy Place"..and that Apple sheet....its the best yet!!

Anyhoo... I think i need to make something now.....feeling inspired.....

more soon......Hope your night is beautiful!!!!XXDebXX