Wednesday, 22 August 2007

omg! omg! omg!

here i sit doing a little happy dance all on my own!!!!
I have SOLD OUT for the Scrap Girls October Back 2 Basics Cropfest!!!!!! How excitment!!!!!

so for the past week i've been thinking i really need to probably plan another one for early next year, in first term. i've worked when easter is and school holidays start and of course when miss shanice's birthday is, so we are looking at the 28-30 march OR 4-6 april 2008.
i'm thinking of another cropfest as this is what i'm finding my customers want, sooooooooooo if you're keen send me an email at
i'm looking at new locations too, and trying to keep the costs as low as possible like we've done with the october retreat.
woooo hooooo...... i'm a tad bit excited!!!!!
for those ladies coming to the october cropfest, here's a little sneaky peek for you.
we will be doing 1 optional extra class. you can buy the fill class kit or just the album and use your own pp's. prices are yet to be announced.
I'll be sending out a newsletter too in the new couple of weeks full of updates too, so check your inboxes.
off to go and do a bit more happy dancing!!! hope i dont wake the kids, lol

Thursday, 16 August 2007

feeling flat

I had to try and explain to the kids this afternoon that mummy was feeling flat!!!! Now that's a tricky one!!!
It's been a whirlwind of a few day emotionally for me and with it all i feel emotionally drained and flat! Which of course is making me so tired, but i can't sleep - typical!
Dad's not doing so well, but on mandy's birthday he said "Happy Birthday" to her and we all balled (since dad has his seizure back in February he hasn't been able to talk - well proper words anyway), so that was huge. He had a good night and was awake for all of it which was something he hasn't done for a long time now. Watching him, is so heartbreaking and cruel.
So with all that happening, it's no wonder i'm feeling flat now.

The kids couldn't work it out, cause i'm not exactly skinny anymore, lol. God love 'em.

Miss Sheree has tagged me too........ but i'm feeling the need to go to bed and maybe watch some "Family Guy" for a bit of light entertainment. So sheree, i promise - tomorrow.
Og and if you want to grab yourselves a few scrapping bargains - Sue at scraploot has some really cool Spot Specials this week too - 3 bugs, Rusty Pickle and Basic Grey pp are all $1.10.

Monday, 13 August 2007

an afl star in training........

that's right, my son started "have a go" AFL tonight.
Let's just say that Connor isn't worlds most coordinated child!!!! But he asked to give it a try so i oblidge. and he loved it!!!!
unfortunately i was sitting on the opposite side of the oval where he was playing, so i didn't get any good piccies, but i got one of him running back to the meeting area and of him with his good friends Trent and Emily (twins) from school.

i can see a new obsession beginning........
a while back i asked Tracy to show me how to do patchwork, cause i just wanted to give it go. well, i started a block. i dont think it will take over me scrapping, but it'll be good to do in front of the tv. but i am dreading the whole machine sewing part as i suck at that and can't sew in a straight line to save my life!!!!!
i went to spotlight this morning to pick up a few embrodery threads and a rotary cutter and ruler thinging - well....... they had all these little flat fats on specail for like $1, so i got me just a few of those to start me off on my merry way to a patchwork stash. i think i need a bigger box already and i haven't even finished my first block!

speaking of tracy........ she's started a new blog SCRAP THE PETS. in the tradition of the Scrap the Girls blog and Scrap the Boys blog, she thought that it would be good to get some inspirational pet layouts too. so if you have a pet layout, email it to Trac at and she'll pop it on the blog.
ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm....... there's more.
in my last post i mentioned a little thing about pissing off a friend.... well it's all sorted. we talked it over, was honest about how we felt and everythings good now. i had this feeling i was about to loose a wonderful friend, but i'm so pleased i didn't. love ya girlie!!!!!!!!!
It's my sisters birthday tomorrow. my baby sister mandy is turning 30! HARDY BARDY NAY!!!!!!!!!!!! (inside family joke, lol, one of those had to be there moments)

Wednesday, 8 August 2007

remind me......

what's a blog again???????

Yes, i know i've been a very slack blogger as of late. and now so much has passed i just dont know where to start.

i suppose the RETREAT would be the best place..........

I don't have much to report on it unfortunately :( because on the friday night i could feel the flu coming on - grrrr. so i toddled off to bed at 2am (an early one!) and got up for 7am to open up for the early bird scrappers, and 9am i was feeling that crook i said to tracey and sheree that i've just got to go back to bed. thank god for my 2 gorgeous friends they ran the whole show for me, because i then only rose for 30minutes at 4pm and then slept again til 2am sunday morning.

I tell you what, i got that nasty, nasty flu that has hit. and i normally dont get sick.
From the stories i've heard and the feedback i have received, the ladies that came along had an awesome time. so much so they all asked to do it again next year, which is a great sign, so i booked in straight away!!!!
I am so pleased that it was a success and everyone had a great time. after all my dramas leading up to it i was a bit apprehensive about how this retreat would turn out, but the lovely feedback i got made it all worthwhile!
thanks ladies for all coming along and having a great time. i can't wait till next year now to meet you all properly.

the normal day to day stuff has been full on lately. here's a run down
  • shanice lost her 7th tooth and i didn't realise it was wobbly

  • connor is starting to play ALF (god help us all!!!!!)

  • I've started a new job. I now work for SCRAPLOOT - yay!!!!

  • I also teach at scraploot too. what a hoot that is, lol

  • Scrap Girls is keeping me busier than ever. The october cropfest has double my oroginal budget, which is fantastic.

  • i've had a few down days. feel like i've pissed a friend off but have no idea why? it hurts, just want to know what i've done/said or not done

  • Anthony has started at the gym (giggle) as part of his workers comp package for his back. he's loving it which is good

  • the family paver we bought to go in the pathway at the kids school as part of the 10 year anniversary has gone down and it looks fabulous. the kids think it's great cause having such a long name stands out so everyone sees it

  • been trying to go up and see mum and dad at least twice a week. dad's not awake much anymore cause of the morphine he has to keep having. seeing dad like this is upsetting the kids not in a bad way, Connor especially he cry's at times cause he's sad and it breaks my heart. i'm finding it extremely difficult to deal with and would rather not! yes, i'm in denial that my dad is extremely ill and wont be with us much longer, i never thought this would be my way of dealing with it all - but it is!

  • my baby sat her Year 3 basic skills last week. because of having severe dyslexia she got special privileges - extra time, breaks, extra supervision and a reader. she said she did her best and i'm proud of her what ever the piece of paper says because she tried.
  • Shanice made this awesome diorama for a mini project on space. there was a little bit of help from all of us too.

It's Anthony's birthday today - HAPPY BIRTHDAY HONEY!!!!!!!

Cause wednesday is our crazy day we had a family dinner last night. Ant's mum & dad, sister and 2 nephews came over and we have the good ol' family b'day dinner favourite - pizza.

Tonight he decided that after Shanice's lesson he'd go rock climbing with a mate and take shanice along too cause she loves it. well, first climb and on the way back down shanice put her legs down to land, the rope jammed and she spun and slammed into the wall. Her left shoulder is all swallen and she's in a bit of pain but is being very brave. she did 3 more clims after that though.

well, i suppose after this catch up, i really should go and do the washing up!