Life happenings at Jacs place

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sunday share and some good news
I was goingto start this post with my usual photo share but blogger is not loading up the pics so I'll leave it at my page share for now and hopefully get to do the photo ones tomorrow. I have some good ones to share.
Now for my news. I am now a part of the awesome team over at Scrap Therapy. I am so wrapped to be given the chance to work along side some of my favorite scrappers at one of my favorite scrappy sites to pop into. Thanks to Nat and the girls for making we feel so welcome.
This is my page for the round 4 challenge for scrapping with the stars at Therapy set by Charm. I had fun doingthis one. I wasn't too sure about how I did the Antics part of the title but like how it has turned out. Both Jane and Christine the other night while I was working on it like it but I wasn't too sure.
I love the little ghosty mouse stamp. I picked him up along with a little bat mouse a while back at a pre loved sale I went to as they were so cute. You will be seeing some more of him in the next few weeks or so as Asher is having her birthday at the fun station in the haunted house room so I will be having to make up a cake and goodie bags of some sort.
I joined in on a cyber crop with the girls over at TSE and managed to get three of the chals done.
Here is my page for challenge 1.
We had to use handwritting, sewing of some sort and to pick one of three song titles. I picked the title I hope a song by the Dixie chicks and scrapped a page for Asher's school album about an incident at school that was so begingto be scrapped and seeing as I didn't have a photo I got Asher to draw a picture of her kissing the boys at school and then getting in trouble for not listening to her teacher when she was asked to stop.I know the kissing boys part of it is all a part of growing up and stuff but it is the listening side of it that had me most annpyed as she has got to learn thatshe needs to listen to her teachers.
I was scrapping the background for this while Asher was doing her picture and I was very proud of the way she wanted to add so much detail to her drawing. The part of it you can see behind hte teacher is a snake and hopscotch grid painted on thep paved area of the play ground and she has even added some of the garden beds and children playing right down to a skipping rope for one of her figures.

And this is my xmas bauble for chal 2.

Annette had set up some cc kits for the girls if they wanted to buy them but I didn't get one this time round as I wasn't too fusssed on a few of the pps.

So I ended up using a Maya Road chippie circle for my bauble instead of the Kaiser Craft one the others used and love how this has turned out. It is for the cook at work as part of a Secret Santa gift I need to sort out for her.

So what else has been happening.

-We went of to the beach today and with santa hat and my camera in tow Asher had a ball on the beach and I took nearly 80 photos. I haveeven got a few nice ones of Reenie and her hat too taken at home the night before. Those or I should say some of them are the photos I was going to share tonight but blogger wasn't on my side.

-I had a go at updating the dt blog at Therapy this week and did my first offical post at dt memeber. Check it out if you want. (I've not got a link in the side bar to the blog yet but it isn't too hard to get to from the site which is there) And if you feel like taking on my challenge you could win a $10 voucher to the store.

- I will be starting up a new monthly challenge over there too so be on the look out for that too.

Anyway till next time

Thanks for popping in

Thanks for any comments and

till next time happy scrapping.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

I reached it
My 200th page that is.
Congrats to Linda who had the closest guess of the 15th. I actually scrapped it on the 16th and that is only because I had wanted to print out some pics to use and ran out of ink. When I did have the ink though I chose to scrap a school photo of Asher's instead. lol
Linda can you send me over an email with your snail mail addie and I'll work on putting together a pack for you.
Here are two sneeky peeks of pages I sent over to Jodie today that I did with the some of the goodies from the Novemeber dt challenge pack and boy was it a The papers are not normally something I would have picked to scrap with but I am happy with what I have done.
Jodee will have them up on the site sometime this week so hopefully I'll post the full pages next post.

And this page is my 200th one for the year.
I had one of my regular so it seems journaling stuff ups and had to do some creative covering on it. lol I think I went a bit over board with the flowers but like it anyway.

This is my page I did for the black and white photo challenge over at CIS. I love this photo of Asher taken at the beach but it has some glare on the water in the photo that dosen't seem as harsh in black and white.
You can check out the other pages here

Well what else has been happening out here.

*My ghostly hugs page in the last post won the challenge in the CIS cybercrop so I have a scrappy voucher to spend.

*Went out fot KFC last night and there just happened to be a town fair on across the road for m it and we went over for a look see. Bad idea. Asher was told that she could have 1 ride and buy 1 bag with her pocket money. She got her ride, or I should say two, they stopped the mini roller coaster after two laps as she wasn't liking it and gave her ticket back so she went on the big jumpy castle and slide. When it came time to picking out the bag though we had mega dramas as she wanted a toy one and they cost more than what she had. In the end I convinced her to get two lolly bags with her money and she then proceded to lose it big time. Craig pretty much had to carry her outto the car screaming and we got the usual "I don't want to be a part of this family anymore" speach that we get when things don't go her way. She finally calmed down when we got home but was a little unsettled so I slept with her.

Not much else has been happening here. So as always thanks for stopping by and any comments you leave and till next time happy scrapping.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sundays share
Well it is that time of the week again and I have had fun.
I took my cmaera to swimming this week as Asher had been talking about finally jumping into the pool after nearlt 4 years of lessons. I snapped this one of her coming out of the foam mat tunnel
and this one of her finally jumping, not sitting on the edge and falling into the pool.
And this is the page I scrapped for her swimming album.

I did it for the bingo over at Therapy and what I had to use was ink, something yellow, and more than two flowers and brads. When I posted on my forums about Asher doing this finally I made up a little song to the words of a Dora song and one of the girls at Therapy suggested I use it as my journaling. So Idid. lol

I joined in on all the fun of the CIS cybercrop on Friday night. Thanks for the laughs girls I had a ball as usual and managed to get two of the three challenges done.

This is for chal 1. We had to do a monochramatic page using a journal card and 3 different ribbons.

197 I loved the funness(if that is a word) of the photo of a blurry Reenie running from Bob, a regular visitor to our yard.

For chal 2 we had to choose three colours for a list of about six I think and to use those colours, frame something and to use some creative stamping.

I chose to use Chocolate, teal and cream and so love how this page all came together in the end.


The pics are of Asher and Reenie having a relucant cuddle before she headed out to a halloween disco last week.

Over at Therpay the chal this week for the scrapping with the stars comp was set by Rhonna Farror (Sorry if that is spelt wrong).

We had to scrap our goals. Seeing as I've not been out of the state one of my goals is to see more of our country.

199 I cut the pics out of a Tasmanian travel booklet and used an add from if for inspiration as well.
Well what else has been happening this week.

-As you can see my scrappy workout this week fell one short of my 200th page for the year. If you still want to put in a guess for when you think I'll hit the 200 mark just leave a comment and you may get yourself a scrappy rak from me.

-I got in the mail the other day a parcel From Arty Pants. My next dt pack, which I am planning on scrapping with next week. And as a thankyou for the effort I've been putting into the forum Jodee and Judy gave me a Print Blocks album. Thanks heaps guys. I am sure it will be full in no time once I get the time to get my pages out of the pizza boxes. lol

That's about all that has been happening here and seeing as it is 11.30 and I'm up at six tomorrow it is goodnight for now.

As always thanks for stopping by, thanks for any comments and till next time happy scrapping.

Monday, November 05, 2007

The two t's
One Tech Tuesday page and one tag by two people.
Over at Arty Pants I run a monthly tech tuesday challenge where I give a few tips on using both old and new techs.
This month Tech is masking and this is the page I created with my masking from the tech.
You can check out the full details here
If you do try your hand at some masking share your page with us in the Arty Pants gallery and link it to the Tech Tues-masking thread and you could be in the running for a surprise pack from the shop.
Now onto my tag. I was tagged twice over the last week once by Jolene
and again by
Lucky for me it was the same tag.
7 Random facts about myself.
*I have been at my current place of work since 1988. I now look after a little baby of one of the first children that came through the childcare center.
*I have never been out of the state(WA) or the country.
*I once had my belly button pierced.
*I met dh when I answered a personal add in a local paper not long after the end of my first marraige.
*I grew up in the house that my dad did.
*I have lived in 8 houses.
*A photo of Beau(pet old english dog)with first dh is still on my fridge even though she has now passed on and I hadn't seen her in years before she died I still think of her often.
*I had my first page published in SC 47 and posted of my second page today for SC51.
Anyway girls thanks for popping in, any comments and till next tine happy scraping.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Sundays photo and page share
Well it is that time of the week again. The end of my scrappy time for now. Roll on Wednseday night. Well probably not Wednesday seeing as I have got to go to an inservice after work. So not happy but you get that.
This week Asher got invited to her first Halloween party and she was so excited. She also had a Halloween disco on Saturday night so we went out and brought a ghost costume. it was going to be a witch till I went looking and I didn't want to pay $30 dolars for a witch when I could get a ghost for $13.
I took this photo in the backyard before heading out to pick up Asher's friend Emma who was going to the disco and having a sleep over too. I asked her what ghosts say and she walked towards me whooooing. lol
I pretty much spent most of the weekend at home scrapping and doing housework as well as entertaining Asher and her friend today. Craig spent most of the weekend up on the Perth foreshore taking photos of the Red Bull air races. These are three of about 150 or so photos that he took. Yes my new baby got a work out and a half.
This is my page for the second round of scrapping with the stars comp over at therapy. This round the star is Lusi Austin. The challenge this week was to make journaling the focus of your page either on the background of your layout or on the photo and to use red. I was trying to stick to a boy page seeing I was scrapping a page about Asher playing with cars and it was so hard not to add a flower but I pulled it of in the end.
You can check out the great pages in the gallery already here
Over at Therapy this weekend was their cybercrop and I had heaps of fun chatting and although I missed the bingo last night being at the disco with the girls I was around for the chat,in between trying to sort out two noisy girls, and was crowned this months therapy night owl.
Thanks Nat.
This is a page I did for chal 1. It was a colour wheel challenge and we had to use two colours from opposite sides of the colour wheel. I chose to use blue and orange.
I was also a bit sneeky and used this challenge to do my pages in a cj I have here.


Challenge three was a sketch challenge and we had to include colours from our zodiac signs. I am on a cusp and depending on where I look I am either a Gemini or a Taurus and those colours are red and orange tones so I used both. The colour of the bazzil is a bit dark in the pic though. Challenge four was a card challenge and seeing as it was a colour themed cc we had to make a card using the words you colour my world.

Over at CIS Jolene has started a new comp called computer tricks for scrapbookers.

The first lesson was on how to print out an a4 photo. We then had to do a layout with an A4 photo and this is what I came up with.

Not too sure if I am liking it although it is growing on me.

You can check out the gallery here

for the other pages for this lessons there is some great ones already.

As you can see I am still counting down or I should say up to my 200th. Only five more to go. Thanks to Julie(J2), Laura, Jodee and Linda for guessin just when they think I'll hit the 200 mark. Keep the guesses coming in girls and you may win a page kit rak from me if you are the closest.

As to what else has been happening.

-I have been tagged twice byJolene and Anthea. I've not forgotten girls I have just left doing this update to late to add them in here so I will try and pop in tomorrow or Tuesday with them.

-Anyway I think that is about all fro me for now it is way past my bed time.

As always thanks for stopping by,any comments you may leave and till next time happy scrapping.