So for ages I have longed for a fabulous new camera = My friends Chrisw and Sharon D both take amazing photos and not that Im expecting to be abte to do that but I love taking pics so much that a COOL camera like this is just what the Doctor ordered ( well 3/4 of a Doctor at any rate!!)
So here she is.....
Plus some cool accesories so guess what I have been doing today!! Here are some pics I have taken......
Well the big fellow in red should be on his way before too long so I wish all my friends family and bloggers all the best for a fabulous Christmas and New Year. If you are travelling - stay safe and take care!! We are off to Airlie beach on the 30th December - to celebrate our 20 years together!!!! Complete with four children - we cant wait!!!
This fabulous craft has given me some beautiful friends and this year I have had the opportunity to hug lots of you in person. I hope to meet more of you in 2010!!!!
The biggest MWAH goes out to you all........MERRY CHRISTMAS
Well I am pleased to say my mojo has returned - been busy with kids , christmas, weddings , blah blah blah!!! So here is my take on the December challenge - the link is over on my toolbar so pop in and have a look - great challenges....
The painting is girl with a pearl earrring and you were to use a portrait style photo and an earring....Here is mine using AMAZING Prima stitched papers - Gawd =- how nice are they!!!!!
My daughter has just gone off to her last ever creche day and we are taking the boys to Movieworld - Shane thinks he is taking me on the Superman ride . Let me tell you THAT AINT GUNNA HAPPEN !! I might swim with sharks, skydive and bungy jump but Im not doing that ride!!!!
Yes today we will post up the biggests giveaway we have ever offered on this blog!! We would love it if you would copy our post onto your blog to share the "good news" around!! Somebody is going to have a great Christmas this year!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) EVERYBODY is able to enter this one, interstate/overseas will need to pay postage but I'm sure you will agree that the prize is worth it!!!
I know I am overdue doing this - BAD LISA - blah blah - that crazy time of year hey!!! ANYWAY - I put the names in a hat ( and there were a LOT!) and the winner of the rak goes to...........................
SUSAN - whom I even manged to meet at the scrap n chat retreat in Ashmore a few weeks ago!!
Congratulations Susan - email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try and post your prize - one of my kits - before Christmas!!!! and I am SO CLOSE to 160 followers - when I reach that - I will draw another name out so spread the word!!!!!
PHEW - I havent scrapped properly for what feels like AGES !! IT really has been the silly season for us this year. Two of the boys are in ths schoolband so we had concerts, two of the boys received academic excellence awards from school so we had a night out for that to see them get their trophies. both sets of parents have been up for a week at a time, Teleah had a kindy disco and also a graduation night - TOO CUTE - she called it her Gratulations......In addition we have had grown up events as well!!
The best news is that my super smart fabulous husband passed everything in his third year medical exmas. SO that means - HE ONLY HAS ONE YEAR TO GO and its not even a full year so I cant tell you how excited that makes me!!!! Im so proud of him and his acheivements- one smart cookie!!!!!
SO what I have been able to do is some scrapping for enchantedscrapbooking. They seriously run some of the coolest competitions around . This is my final entry for their Christmas Carols competition - I have attempted to make a room diorama - showing our tradition of decorating the tree....
and they also have their December kits ready for sale and here is somefof what I got to make for the Critters pack - I have another layout and perhaps a few cards too so - they are amazing value - go check it out!!!!
So thanks for dropping by - I will endeavour to drop in here a bit more this week!!!
My gorgeous friend Angie is having a HUGE 50 % off sale - here....scrapnartjourney.blogspot. starting on Saturday. Make sure you go and check it out 'cos she needs to move some stock so she can come and move closer to me and we can get up to mischief together!!!!!
She also does an amazing sketch challenge each month so make sure you check that out too whilst you are there!!!
SO My Mum and Dad arrived today and that is awesome- They are the best parents and grandparents - love them both to bits!! AND then I received this email.........
"Hi, Lisa. My name is Dan Koch and I'm the Executive Editor of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine. I know this will come out of left field, but we have spent a great deal of time getting to know your work either through submissions to our magazine, a blog or a public gallery. I'm contacting you because we would to extend the offer of a staffer position. We don't usually make such an offer without knowing you backwards and forwards, but we feel like if we don't say something, we'll be missing out on an incredible opportunity.
If this is something you'd like to explore, please contact me at your earliest convenience and I will provide you with more details. "
Wowser !!! So of course - I replied that it sounds most interesting and I would be interested in hearing more!!!! So aty tuned and I will keep you posted. In the mean time here is the link to the magazine -
In the meantime - I did a quick layout yesterday for Round 5 of the Christmas Carols comp at enchantedscrapbooking- all white with maybe a touch of colour
I chose to do a layout of a beautiful friend - Sherryl- we both have 3 boys and the more time we spend together the more we find we have in common!!! We did a cool road trip to Toowoomba earlier this year and laughed the whole way. Love ya Shezzy!!!!
So - thanks for dropping by - I promise to be a better blogger in the New Year - December is a little crazy !!!
Okies - So Im off to Leannes at madaboutscrappin to teach a class using the STUNNING FABULOUS GORGEOUS Kaiser Dear Santa range. there are 3 layouts and a card. The girls are fabulous and the class is sold out so it will be a fun night..... Here is what they will be making....
SO pop in to Mad about scrappin and see what she has in store - her prices are AMAZING !!
In the meantime - have a great weekend! WE WILL!!!!!
Have I ever neglected my blog for so long? I think not. The Merry Go Round is going faster and faster and its getting hard to jump off ....or even slow down. My inlaws have been with us for the past week, Shane finished his third year medical exams last week, the kids have had school concerts, community classroom days, swimming and discos so I have been MEGA busy with kid stuff. IN addition - my LSS is closing down and they have had a HUGE 50 % sale so I have actually been working full time for a few days so life has been nuts. I have barely scrapped a zac - so what does that tell you!!!
Next week my Mum and Dad arrive, the kids finish school, I have to finalise Christmas STUFF - you know what I mean!! and also start to get ready for our holiday! MAD!!!!!!!
SO I will endeavour to pop back soon with some interesting things i have done. Oh I know - I am teaching at Leannes on Saturday night - three layouts and maybe a card if we have time........I will pop them up here closer to the class!!!
Tan asked me to do a guest design team spot when I saw her at the Scrap n chat retreat a few weeks ago. I got some cool papers and just perfect for some boy layouts. So over the coming weeks Tan will be showing some of my cards and layouts . Here is the first http://tanyahpayne.blogspot.com/
I did a cute little layout of my son when he was much younger and the little bicycle slides along the bottom of the page. I am thinking I was inspired by my clever friend Emma who does awesome interactive pages!!!
AND dont forget - when I get to 150 followers I am drawing a cool RAK winner so ONLY ONE MORE TO GO so spread the word!!!!
Dont forget - the new challenge is up at shabbychicbutterflysandbows so make sure you get on over and have a look....and guess who the challenge setter was this month!! Wahooo- the image I chose is this amazing shabby bedroom-- every little girls dream...
I have taken all day to do this layout - just couldnt get my head around it - but now it has come together so I am stoked with the final product. These are two of my scrappin friends - we got to play and scrap and chat together at the Rocky Retreat back in August - I love this photo and I love these Girls - MWAH to both of you!!!!
I have some news to announce soon too but cant say anything just yet. Dont you love a mystery!!
I also did this layout on Friday night at Leannes.....
Okies - thanks for dropping by - leave me a comment and Ill pick a RAK ......
Hi Everyone Just a quick email to let you know our monthly CC is currently in full swing this weekend. There are a number of wonderful challenges that are sure to inspire you and help you create that wonderful layout.... its not too late to join in... and you can do all four challenges or only one... or simply drop in and say 'HI" .....enchantedscrapbooking
Okay - same deal asalways - Kits are $10 each and postage is capped at $5 no matter how many kits your purchase. They sell FAST and they are limited in number so it is first in best dressed!!!!
Email me at email@example.com with the names of any kits you are after !!
1. Angus - SOLD OUT
6. Geraldine - SOLD OUT
10. Rainier - SOLD OUT
11. Rebecca- SOLD OUT
I would also like to give a HUGE heartfelt thanks to all of you who have purchased my kits in the past and spread the word - Love ya!!!!
I have some class stuff to get organised - I spent Friday in the shop - learning the Till ( OMG - ) and I may fill in in the shop for a few days leading up to Christmas so that could be fun!!!! SO before I move onto starting my classes here is a layout I did for Angies scrapn art sketch http://scrapnartjourney.blogspot.com/
and a cool challenge for a cybercrop over at Artypants http://www.artypants.com.au/. You had to use 13 items and 13 of one of those items and use either the word lucky or unlucky in the title....so here was mine - Sadly - 13 items on a page is quite easy for me....I chose to use 13 brads.....pretty sparkly kinda ones.....
love this photo of my Mum - I took it in Perth back in July at Kits 60th birthday. My Mum has lost a stack of weight over the past year and she is looking fabulous for it.....so this one is for my beautiful Mum!!