Life happenings at Jacs place

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sundays share on a Monday
Blogger wasn't behaving for me yesterday and would only let me load up half my pics. So I finshed of my post this morning.
Here is a photo of my Angel (not) on xmas morning. She got totally spoilt by Santa, us and family and had heaps of fun until she had a major hissy fit on xmas afternoon.
She got to see Santa come round after waiting out front for about 20 mins. She could hear him way before he came round and just had to wait out front for him.
and this pic I took when we went of to the beach the other day. She had heaps of fun playing around and chasing the seagulls, both on the sand and in the water. No seagull was safe. lol I wanted to try and get some pics for a mini calander I am planning on doing up for my computer area so when we got ready I tied her Aussie scarf around her waist and it stayed there for most of the time, even out in the water. That is what she is waving around. I took 70 pics that day and Craig took another 20. I was actually quite surprised. It was the first time she has gone out so far in the water, up to her arm pits and she loved it but both Craig and I were ready to run if need be.
What's going on at Therapy.
The next star in the SWTS has been revealed. You can find out all the details here

I finally got around to doing my sample page for the Ngiare Bartlam tree challenge for SWTS. I had fun playing around with some of my Scenic Route papers and making my own version of Belinda's flower pots.

probably just as much fun as Asher did decorating our tree.
-I have my next inspiration challenge all ready to go and be revealed tomorrow. I hope you like it.

-Feel like having a month long party. It is Therapy's 1st birthday in Jan so there is a month long cyber crop with each of the dters hosting challenges and planning some fun games all month long. Hope to see you all pop in sometime.

What's been going on over at Arty Pants

The sneekie went up for the next Tech Tues challenge before xmas and the guessing began as to what I may be focusing on this month and Linda guessed correctly. Making transperancies.

You can check out the details on how it works here

and then the full page with some tips will be up on Tuesday.

The monthly challenge was to scrap a page about your star sign and personality and here is my sample. I am on a cusp and in some places I looked I was Gemini and others I was Taurus. In the end my page took a twist as it turned out I and dh too think I am a mix of both.

A close up the detail. I ended up using the remaining card from a set of game tokens from one of Asher's xmas games.

What has been happening at home
-With both Craig and I still on holidays things have been really relaxed here. No rushing to do anything just taking things easy and as they come.
-We have had a few hissy fit moments with Asher these past few days, I just hope the have come to an end for a while. On xmas day late in the arvo at home she wanted to play one of her new games. We played, she lost and literally threw what was in her hands across the room screaming and ran of to her bedroom. 10 mins later she was still going, I had found the lost marbles, the game had been put away and I began the long job of trying to calm her down. I managed to do so and we had a talk about not always having to win things as she has been having major issues with that lately. As a result of her fuss she was told she couldn't have any of her xmas stuff till tomorrow, that went down ok until she wanted her leapster (b'day pressent) but I took out her xmas game that was in it. Then it all started again. After 10 minutes she calmed down again and asked for her b'day pressent that she was given that day by her cousin. Had got it but had to have a shower first, complaining all the way, everytime she started crying again I put down the scissors and stopped unpacking her barbie car. 30 mins or so later she was calm,in her pjs and playing Barbies. That was hissy fit number 1 will tell you about yesterday's 2nd and 3rd ones later or I may still be here in my pjs at 12.00.
Well as always thanks for stopping by, any comments and till next time hope you all have a happy new year and happy scrapping.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Photos, pages and some news.
Well it has been busy out here this last past week. So busy infact that I missed my usual Sunday post and didn't even
I have been having a bit of fun in photo shop lately and did up this little xmas card to wish everyone a safe a happy xmas.
One of the reasons we have been busy is that Asher turned 7 on Monday. Here she is opening up one of her pressies
and with Craig being vampires with chips at her party.
I would of showed you a pic of the b'day cake complete with a haunted house but I seem to have lost the photos. Bother that.
Here is another reason why things have been busy out here.
Asher's dancing concert was this weekend and we had a few rehersal to go to, one full dress rehersal with hair and make up and two minor ones.
I took this photo at the full dress rehersal where Asher had a ball playing around with the others and her toy mouse.
I have not long come in from her last concert where she did a great job.
Over at Therapy the stars comp is still running and this is my entry for round six. The challenge set by Sirley Chai was to use your most recent pic and products.

I took these photos a few Fridays ago at Craigs work wind up and it was Craig who gave me the title idea. I used my new Fancy Pants stamps that came in that day as well as the packaging and some of the goodies I got from Nat.

Over at CIS Jolene has been running a photoshop comp. She puts up lessons and we all do up a page using the lessons. This month the lessons are on sepia photos and black and white with a hint of colour.

Here is my sepia layout. Using one of the photos I took durring our beach xmas hat photo shoot. My other page,well that is where my news pops into this post, has been acepted by Scrapbooking Memories. I am so over the moon about it. Now to crack For Keeps and I will have gotten into all three Aussie mags.

Well that is it from me for now. I did have a tag I wanted to do but I just realised the time and i think I had better go to bed. I've got a lot on tomorrow.

So from me it is thanks for stopping by, thanks for any comments and till next time have a happy xmas and new year and happy scrapping.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Sundays share
Yes all it is Sunday and I'm back with my usual update.
First thought I wish to say thanks to all the girls both here on my blog and on my forums too who gave me some well wishes and the odd few chuckles too over the incident durring the week with the soap dish. I am happy to say that the offending soap dish has now been taken out and in it's place is a normal tile. Not matching though but eventually the bathroom will get a revamp anyway.
On the advice of a few of the girls dh has been given a few bops over the head for it all too. Much to his discust.
This weeks photo share is of Reenie. I have taken heaps of photos of Asher at Craigs work xmas party but haven't gotten them of the camera yet so will share some of them next time.
Asher was playing with her dolls and just had to put a bib on Reenie,who made a quick exit not long after. As I was outside at the time taking some pics of my xmas decs posted below I snapped a few of Reenie too. lol as I was snapping away I already had an idea for a title
"Don't let Bob see me in this"
Bob being a cat that often visits our yard and low and behold a few minutes later who should show up but Bob himself. lol

Over at Therapy I have put up some step by steps on how to alter up some quick christmas gifts for those of you that need to do some for the school teachers.
You can find the steps here.
for the diary
and also the steps for this cute stocking for Reenies christmas goodies
can be found here
Therapy was a buzz this weekend with the Decemeber cybercrop and there are some great challenges to be done. The due date is Wednesday so there is still time to check them out and maybe do a few.
You cam find out all the details here
The first challenge was to scrap some christmas photos in non traditional christmas colours. I managed to snap these photos of Reenie durring the week.

The journaling reads (in stickers) I've been good Santa and the tree is still standing and around the edge it talks abouth ow we were worried that she would attack it and how so far she hasn't.

This is my take on Jinis sketch for challenge three. I'm yet to do challenge two.

The challenge was to use the sketch but to include photos of a xmas toy or food.These photos are a few years old now but I love them especially the top one. Certainly not the best of photos but it just shows how excited Asher was. She was jumping up and down that much when I took it that it is all a blur. This month I set the midnight madness challenge which was to use something old, something new, a photo of someone you love and some ribbon too to make some xmas decs. I used an old ribbon spool and a Maya Road embellie tin and my new Figgy Pudding papers that Nat sells. What else has been happening out here.

-Well the countdown is now one. Two more days of work then I am on holidays for a week. Not that it will be much of a break as it is a pretty full on week ahead.

.Saturday-My work christmas lunch

.Sunday-11.00 to 1.00Asher has a dancing rehersal then it is of to my mum's for a combined b'day party for Asher and my niece and two newphews.

.Monday-Asher's b'day-Not too sure what we are doing yet but we usually go out somewhere as a family after all the pressies have been opened and played with.

.Tuesday- Asher's b'day party and then we have another dancing rehersal.

.Wednesday-Christmas concert at school in the morning then the day is mine.

.Thursday-Full dress rehersal with costume and make up

.Friday-First concert-Me helping out back

.Saturday-Second concert at lunch time-Me out back and a third that night with me dh and mum watching

In amongst all that before Asher's b'day party I need to sort out makinga haunted house cake dec of some sort and some lollie boxes too.ARRRGHHHH

Anyway till next time, thanks for popping by, and comments and till next time happy scrapping.


Thursday, December 06, 2007

Picture this
It's 6.40 and I am pulling into the drive at home after a long tiring day at work with visions of dinner waiting for me, dd bathed and in pjs, dishes hopefuly done and all I would need to do before having friends over to scrap was to eat and have a shower.
I walk in to find dishes not done,that I could cope with, DD naked doing acrobats on the edge of an empty bath tub and dh sitting at his computer with headphones on playing one of his war games. With a few choice words to dh I ran dd's bath and went to the toilet only to have dd at me the minute I sat down saying she needed to go. I get of and she gets on and so after another few choice words to dh I decided to have a shower, take my time and start shaving my legs.
After having done one leg dd comes out of the toilet and complains that the bath is too cold, I tell her to go see her dad, who is still on his game, he walks in and turns on the hot water tap giving me a cold shower. Another few choice words he laughs with dd about me getting cold instead of turning of the water to the bath, I jump up to get away from the icy cold water and hit my head on the soap dish, breaking it and gashing my head.
So needless to say dd din't get her bath, got into her pj's instead and dh rang my friend who was coming over to scrap to come over early and sit with dd while I get taken to the hospital with one leg shaved .
At the hospital I am sure the nurses and the doctor all had a few giggles over how I got the gash in my head. I was given the option of having my gash stiched, glued or stappled. I went for the glue and dh just laughed and said I thought you'd go the staples. Likey option for sure NOT!!!!!!
I get home and both my friends are here and they had a few giggles too. By this time I was starving so I had some toast and coffee, chatted for a bit then crashed when they left.
So now my head is a bit sore as well as my neck slightly from sleeping on one side all night and I have to get dh to help me wash some of the blood out of it and dd is so excited about the fact that I had to go to the hospital.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Sunday photo and page share
Well it is taht time of the week again and as usual I have left this update till late oh well. lol
We put up our xmas tree yesterday andas you can probably tell Asher put up most of the decs.
I took this photo of my little elf after we had finished doing up the tree. Trust me she isn't as sweet as what she looks this girl has a lot of spice in there
Here are a few of my favs from the xmas card photo shoot we did last weekend.
This is my fav one even though she isn't looking at me I love the colour of the water and rocks in the background.
Over at Therapy I have started a monthly inspiration challenge and this is a smeek peek for my sample page from this months inspiration which is an add.
You can check out the details, my and the add here
This is my page for the Carole Janson round of Scrapping with the stars. We had to use 3ding on out page but not flowers.
I love the photo on this one. Reenie is sitting on a bench in the backyard looking up the tree at Bob, a visiting cat in our backyard.
I just want to say a big thank you for the congrats I got over the Therapy dt spot. I am so enjoying it and having fun too.
*Nat has got a month long 25% off sale so if you want to grab a bargin pop on over to the shop
*The Therapy cyber crop is on next weekend. Belinda has started putting up clues already so while you are checking out the shop stay around for all the fun.
*I've got to start sorting out making some sort of haunted house to use on Asher's b'day cake. I have an idea I just hope it works. Asher's b'day is the week before xmas and she wanted a party at the fun station and seeing as she wanted both boys and girls there we couldn't really have a fairy party now could we and they have a haunted house room so we chose that one instead.
Well that is about it from me for now. I've got to go outside and round up a cat who dh insists on letting out late at night then going to bed when he can't find her. I so which he would just leave her inside and listen to me.
Anyway as always thanks for stopping by, any comments you leave and till next time happy scrapping