Life happenings at Jacs place

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sunday photo and page share
It's that time of the week again. lol
Here are two photos from this week. One of Asher at swimming about to jump of the mat(or I should say slide as she won't jump lol)
and this one taken at her class assembly on Friday. I had to lighten and crop it in photo shop as it was very dark and had some other faces in it but it looks okish.
There is big news over at Arty Pants. Yes after heaps of sorting out Jodie has got the gallery up and running so the Arty Girls can share thier layouts.
This is the sneeky peek for the next Tech Tues over at Arty Pants
You can find out all the details here as to how it all works
and you can join in on the little guessing game for a rak if you can guess just what two techs we will be focusing on.
Laura has already guessed the first one. lol
Page 192
And this is the next installment for the on going rak.
Pop in here
make sure you check out the first post though as some changes havebeen made to the set up of it. This way I can join in too.
Guess how many scrappy items I have clipped in this peg I made up for Laura's daughter Kaytie and then put up a how many rak of your own with in the week for it to keep flowing.

This is my page I have done for the first round of the scrapping with the stars competition over at Therapy. You can find out all the details here

Page 191 This week the scrappy star is Steph Caskey-Devlin and her challenge for us was to do a black and white page with the only colour in the photos. Those of you who know me and know what my favorite thing is at the moment would know how hard it was for me not to reach for my watercolour pencils for this page. lol I was even thinking of adding some black watercolours somewhere.

You can check out the other pages in the comp here. There is some awesome stuff in there already.

This is my page for the Photography comp over at CIS. This month Jolene gave us some tips on taking Sunset/sunrise photos. We headed out to the beach near us and I got Craig and Asher to walk out along the jetty.If you can acutally read the journaling around the layout. Please excuss the typo. I only noticed it after I had it up on the computer and have since done some creative covering but haven't taken a new pic.

You can check out the other pages here

For the past two weeks Jolene has been running a little comp and part of it was to share an OTP project and this is what I made for it. After Asher lost her glasses a few weeks back when she left them on her bed and they fell down the side I decided she needed a glasses post. While you are over at CIS. Check out the fab new comp that will be starting soon. it is going to be lots of fun and I know I am going to enjoy learning afew things too.

Well what else has been happening out here

-A big congrats to Deb over at Therapy. The newest dt memebr. I had so much fun joining in on the challenges for the final spot on the dt and was happy to have made it into the final six. I so can't wait to see what Deb brings to Therapy.

-My 200th page still is to happen. I'm up to 192 at the moment. Thanks to Julie and Linda for guessing when I'll hit the 200th one. Just add a comment below letting me know when you think I'll get to it and you could be in the running for a page kit rak from me.

-Asher has been invited to her first Halloween party on Wednesday and she is so excited about it. So much so that she and I had a sleep over in her bed last night and we shared spooky stories till we both fell asleep. Well spooky for her anyway.

-She is also in the bad books with dh. Getting out of his car yesterday she opened up the car door onto my car and both now have smallish dent's in them. I'm not to fussed about it but dh is. Out polishing it now after touching it up with touch up paint. DH was talking about it with Asher this morning and she said sorry. DH turned around and said that she had to go say sorry to both the cars as well so of she trotted and gave both cars a kiss and a cuddle. I didn't grab my camera quick enough to get a photo. lol

Well that is about all from me for now. I think I have rambled on enough.

As usuall till next time thanks for popping by,thanks for the comments and happy scrapping.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sunday photo and page share
Well today after I cleaned up the house and DH attacked the back lawn the four of us went out for a drive. Yes we took baby too and both DH and I had a play around with taking some photos. Here are six of my favs.
Thanks heaps Jolene for the tips on making the photo collage. If you all want to find out how to do it just pop in here.
I have managed to do a bit of scrapping since wednesday. 3 pages and a card so here they are
Page 189
A page I did for the skecth challenge over at the Therapy Saturday night fever last night.
The pics are of Asher as she finally conquered the flying fox a few weekends ago. Thanks for the flower to Kaz. Finally used it and I did it. Resisted temptation to add some watercolours to my doodled border. lol

Page 188

Is my page for the 123 monthly challenge. I used one of the many photo's I took of my brat last weekend after she had finished playing around with her stash of play make up. Page 187

Is my page for this months Aussie scrapjack. I so love how this one turned out. It sort of took a life of it's own in the end. The photos are of Asher durring swimming lessons last term. We had to swim in pjs as part of the lesson one day and she usuallly hates it but not this time. And why did I number my pages you might ask?

Well I still have the blog guessing game going on as to when you may think I'll reach my 200th page. I've had one person guess so far but the likely hood of me scrapping 11 pages by that date probablly a task even for this scrapnut. lol

This is a card that I made up as part of a package on it's way to a very special little girl who has, along with her family, gone through a bit of a rough week. It is a bit hard to tell by the photo but the dress on the girl has been 3d.And these next few pages are what I did with the Cherry Arte papers I got sent by Jodie over at Arty Pants a while back that I have been meaning to post. I had fun working with these and this first one the photo itself isn't a great one, a bit grainy, but I so had to scrap it as it is so Asher when she gets in one of her moods.

As to what else has been happening out here

-I got another page accepted by SC. My Two page in the previous post. I am so wrapped.

-I chatted with the girls over at Therapy last night for their Saturday night Fever and had a few laughs. I found out too that the sketch I did for the last months SNF challenge came equal first in the votes and I'll be stalking the postie for a surprise soon.

-I tried out some sunset pics for the CIS photography challenge this month and they turned out well. Got dd and dh to walk out along the jetty near home. Will hopefully get to scrap them this weekend.

Well that's about it for now so like always thanks for popping in,any comments and till next time happy scrapping.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Sundays page and photo share

and I'll start with the good news for the week. My first published layout was in this months SC and I was so wrapped about it I had to drag dh out the back when I got home for him to get a photo of me with it.
And this is the layout.
On Saturday while dh was out for most of the morning I did a bit of scrapping and Asher wanted to pretend to be a Brat after watching a Brats DVD so she went into the bathroom and pulled out her little stash of makeup that she had been given and went for it. I just had to get some pics before getting her all cleaned up. lol
Asher had her friend Emma sleep over durring the first week of the holidays and I went a bit crazy taking phots of the two of them and ended up scarpping this frame and the layout below with some of the photos. I scrapped the glass of the frame too but it is a bit hard to tell from the photo. I gave the frame to Emma.
And this is the layout I scrapped. Around the border I have written two cheeky monkeys sitting on a bench g.i.g.g.l.i.n.g.
And I also scrapped this photo of Asher and her once constant companion my Pooh bear.
I have scrapped this photo three times now. Once last year sometime, and the other two just recently, one for my girl friend Jane and this one will be framed on put up somewhere. This page makes my 186th for the year. Don't forget girls I have the little guessing comp going as to when I'll do my 200th page. Just leave a post here with your guess and whoever guesses closest will win a rak from me.I did these projects and three card with the goodies from the monthly kit over at CIS. Yummy stuff to play with and I've still got some goodies left over.
Well what else has been happening out here.
-I took out my camera and tripod out tonight and tried taking some sunset photos for the photo comp over at CIS. They aren't too bad I'll try and get some more next weekend.
-Jolene tagged me with a creative blogger award

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Thanks heaps Jolene now I'm going to tag the lovely Jodie over at Arty Pants. I so love the pages she puts together and enjoy popping into see what she has been up to. There is a link on the side there.

Well that is about all from me for now so it is as always thanks for popping by and any comments that you may leave and till next time happy scrapping.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Big photo and page share
Well it is Sunday and here is my usual photo and page share and as you can see from the first photo I have a new toy.
I met up with my girlfriend on Friday and took only my new baby to have aplay around with and my little cheeky girl just wasn't in the mood for having her photo taken at all. This is one of the better ones I took.
Over at Arty pants I was involved in a page swap with Laura as we were the only two fav foto fri sharers last month and this is the page I did for her.
The photo is of her little girl Kaytie and her two pet dogs waiting for Daddy to come home. I had so much fun doing this page.
Laura scrapped for me some of the photos I took of Little miss fussy dresser in her lace then no lace leggings. You can see it here
If you would like to be involved in the next fav foto fri page swap you can find all the details here
While you are there check out the details of the chat up a storm comp that is running this month
and the Tech Tuse chal for this month too. I had fun doing this one
This week the CIS news letter went out and with it the pages I did for it as part of my guest dt spot last month. So now I can share them
Jolene gave a box full of yummy goodies to play with. Some new Codmo Cricket papers and some MME papers to as well as an assortment of yummy embellies and flowers. I also needed to have a play around with altering my photos andI did a mix of photoshop and hand altering on them.
This is a 6 by 12 for Reenies album. She decided it would be fun to try and get into a bundle of plastic bags a while back and I just had to take a photo.
I altered the photo in photoshop using Jolene's tip to give the photo a blurred look. You can find all the details here
This photo is one that I have always loved even if it is a bit dark in the background seeing as it was taken in the shade.
I had some of the Cactus pink florishes to play around with. I'm not a real fan of them but this one looked good, chopped in two and then put back together again differently.
The pages I did with the MME papers were the ones that I had the most trouble with which surprised me seeing as they are a favorite of mine.
The brackets around my title and journaling was a frame which I couldn't get to work just right as it was so I chopped it in two.
Asher loves to draw and I smnapped a few photos of her drawing.
In the pocket I got Asher to do a few drawings to add to it. I love doodling frames with adding rub ons and water colours lately.
On Friday night I was a very busy and chatty girl. Yes two of my favorite forums had a cyber crop going. Over at CIS they had their first b'day cc with lots of fun games and challenges. There are a few free online classes. I hope to get to do them later, especially Jolene's clear album that she put together with serviette's from Katies birthday party. Liz put up a guess who game from 1st b'day baby photos. I put in my guesses not long ago and probably only have one right, mine lol. I managed to do two of them.
This one is for challenge 1. We had to use 5 colours(mine were pink,brown,green,orange and white), ribbons as part of the title and a special occasion.
I scrapped the many photos I took of Asher dressed up for dress up day at school last term.
I did my usual of late,doodled border with watercolours and asked Asher what clowns did and wrote down what she said along the top border and ended it with, but most of all have heaps of fun.

The second challenge was we had to use the numbers in the year we were born. For me 1966 I used 1 patterned paper, 9 flowers,6brads and 6 different alphas, the number 1 somewhere and hand stiching.
I scrapped the before and after no lace pics from last weekend. lol Some of the girls over at CIS didn't think I would be able to keep them aside for the cc chals this weekend but I proved them wrong. And the lace under the photo is of her leggings.
The other cc was over at Therapy and it was a big one too. They had a girls night in to help raise money for cancer research. The last time I checked they had raised $505. Way to go girls. Along with the 4 challenges they ran 4 online classes at a cost of five dollars each with all class monies going to cancer research. I signed up for two of them and they look pretty good. I've yet to do the pages from them but will do so later.
I only managed to do one challenge at Therapy but love the way this page turned out. When I did the after pics the otherday of Asher in her no lace leggings she took one of her dolls out with her and she had to be in a few photos too.
Challenge one was to get inspired by pj's and to use either fabric, felt,fiber or fur on our pages.

Well I've got some cute mickey mouse pj's here that are in the same colours as the doll and Asher's dress in the photos. I love the pics of Asher being silly that I just had to scrap them and choosing one was too hard so I did
Over at Therpay they had games too and I was lucky enough to win two of them. Angel had a midnight savenger hunt through the forum, gallery and blog to find and link ten listed items back to her and even though I wasn't really in the mood for a game I did it anyway and won and there wasalso a game of twenty questions which I won too.

Over at the Apple place they were running a sketch comp on their blog. To draw up a skecth and do a page from it and this is the page I did from it or the other way round actually as I did the page then drew the
I have been promising my friend Jane for ages that I would scrap this photo of Asher for her and finally,with some little prods from Jane on Wednesday while she was here scrapping, did it. And seeing as I have just learnt the art of colouring photo's in photoshop(thanks Jolene) I tried it out on the bucket and Pooh which was once mine.
What else has been happeing here

-school hols are into their second week now and I'm back at work tomorrow

-Asher had a friend sleep over and they both had heaps of fun. Very noisy though.

-Going to be catching up with my sister and friend thursdayand friday next week so more chances to play with my new toy.

Anyway I think I have rambled on enough for now don't you. As always thanks for popping by, any comments and till next time happy scrapping.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Just to let you know
The sneek peeks are up of the next tech tues chal are up over at Arty Pants. Now these tow pics both involve the same tech but just what is it. I think I've got the girls stumped.

If you think you may know just what it is pop in over here
if you do you will get another clue.

I'll put up full tech chal tomorrow before going out to the zoo.

Also over at Arty Pants the Arty Girl chat up a storm comp is on again, with a twist. You can check out the details here

and if you feel like taking on the chal join up and sign in here

Hope to see you over there.

That's it for now. We are of to the zoo tomorrow so I'll have lots of pics to share on Sunday.Till then as usual,thanks for popping by and any comments and till next time happy scrapping.