Life happenings at Jacs place

Monday, July 28, 2008

Stay beautiful

The new song is up over at Scrapping the music and I love the page I have done for this challenge.

I hope that you get the time to come along and play this week. Enties need to be in by midday Sunday( in the US) and the new challenge goes up on Sunday night. You can email your entries over to the girls, post it up on your blog or into an online gallery and leave a comment with a link to where it is on the Stay Beautiful post.

Till next time happy scrapping

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Lots to share

Pics and some scrapping too.
As promised here is one of the many pics Craig took of Asher went they went out to the aircraft museum last week. She had a ball and in a few of the other pics Craig took she was walking around with a clipboard getting some help from Craig doing a work sheet.and I couldn't help but take a pic of Reenie last night as Asher covered her up in an Aussie scraf while she was sleeping in her favorite sleeping spot near the heater. Asher was so cute while I was taking the pics she was singing she's an aussie sleepy cat.
What's been happening over at Therapy?
Well over the weekend we had a small cyber party for the crowning of the new MBM. Yeah Mandy. Congrats girl and welcome to the dt as a guest for the next few months. Congrats also to Carol and Deb who came in second and third and to all the girls who entered into the challenges. What's a party with out a few games hey. Well not games but just for fun challenges. Narelle and I set challenge for the girls over the weekend and PT ran a class too.
My challenge was to make a congrats card and I was a little sneeky and made up my sample to pop into the Hero Arts blog for the wrap around card challenge. I also took some pics along the way and put up a step post in the forum if you want to have a try at doing one yourself.
Here is the frontThe middle, the brad is attached to a tag for a messageand the backand if you feel like giving a free class a try check out PT's So you think you can drive class. I have some other goodies that I have done for therapy but alas I can't share just now as they are for some dt stuff next month. One of which is my cyber crop sample. Yeap it is that time again girls. Next week we will be cc. Clues will be going up tomorrow and Cate has already started her usual singing countdown. I guess it also means I'll have to russle up some goodies from my stash for a guessing game on Friday night then.
As most of you may know by now the very talented Belinda has stepped down from the dt and as she was running this years calendar class Nat has taken it over rather than let it fold so to speak. Here is my page from the class more pics from the aircraft museum trip.Lee ann has been busy with the shop and has got in some new stuff and a little birdie told me that some MME will be haeding our way soon too.
What's been happening at home?
Well I've been busying doing some non Therapy scrapping lol. Sounds funny saying that as scrapping is my Therapy.
Any I have done another layout for STM but can't show that just yet. I so can't wait to share with you all tomorrow my page for next weeks song as it is a fav of mine. I hope you can come along and play with me and thanks to those few who have.
Over at The scrapbook shelf Trudi posted the 2nd challenge forthe slice of life comp. To scrap a layout with a picture. lol If I had ESP I wouldn't of scrapped my angel a week or so ago but I managed to pull it of with a layout on how fussy Asger is getting with what she will wear. Boy it is a drama and it is getting to the point where I can't just buy her anything without her being there.

Trudi and the girls also had a FNF on as well. Boy was I busy on Friday night going between two parties so to speak. My fingers sure did get a work out. lol
The challenge for that was to get inspiration from an add anddo a 12 by 12 page. I worked on my page on Friday night in between chatting at both parties and had finished it but wasn't that happy with it. Rather than leave it as it was I decided to add some stamping to it and stuffed it up. So I ended up turning my 12 by 12 into a 6 by 12, mounting it onto another 12 by 12 base and then salvaging what I could from the bad 6 by 12 and adding it to the new 12. In the end I totally love how it has turned out.
For those of you that are locals here is a sneek peek at a layout that I will be teaching at Just scrapbooking next Sunday. It will be my first ever face to face class and I am so nervous about it. And missy Christine you had better be on your best behaviour or else. No heckling. lol You know I love you don't you.

I also had some good news durring the week. My beach layout I did for last week HA challenge got an honourable mention as I now have got another catolgue heading my way along with a new never been seen xmas stamp. Wahoo

Well I think I haven't forgotten anything and if I have well it probably wasn't important

Till next time thanks for popping in and any comments that you may leave.

Happy scrapping and hope to see you all in Therapy.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Scrapping the music challenge 46

The new song is up over at Scrapping the music. I had so much fun scrapping this page for my friend Kristy.

Hope that you can find the time to come along and play.

Thanks for popping in.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Pages and stuff

I've been a scrapping so what else is new you might say. lol
What's been happening in Therapy
The votes are all in for round 4 of the MBM, voting will go up tomorrow for round five and round four winner will be announced too.
I posted up a step post for this layout below.

It is a page that was done a while back and I forgot all about it and the step pics too.

What's been happening at home.

My entry for the latest Hero Arts blog challenge. The challenge was what summer means to you and to me summer is time at the beach.

A card I did up for the Inkurable stampers blog.

and my entry in the first round of the slice of life competition over at The scrapbook shelf.

I've done a page for the next STM challenge and will share when it is up on the blog.

There's not too much else happening. Craig took Asher out to the aircraft museum durring the week. I'll post some pics when I've had a good look at them. I have been tagged by some fellow scrappers and I am having afew issues with blog posting and passing it on. Hopefully I'll be able to work out just what it is I am doing wrong so Jane, Jode and Lea I haven't forgotten.

Till next time thanks for popping in, any comments and happy scrapping. Hope to see you all in Therapy.

I've been tagged

by a few of my on line scrappy pals Jane, Lea and Jode all with the same tag too so here goes. Thanks heaps girls.Who gets the “Brilliante Webblog Award“?
Websites and blogs of your choice for their designs that are especially noteworthy.
Here are the Award Rules:
1. The winner can take the logo
2. Place a link to the person that sent you the award
3. Give the Award to at least 7 other Scrapbooking-Blogs, which by its currency,the issues of choice and for their designs are especially noteworthy
4. Put a link to these sites on your Blog.
5. Write a comment on their Blogs that they’ve won an Award.
I have seen this going around for a while now and quite a few of my fav scrappers have received it so I am going to share it around a bit more and send it over seas too.
Two gorgeous Therapy girls Narelle and Mandy
Two long time scrappy pals from over at Michelle and Danielle
Two members of the Scrapping the music team Nat and Christiane
and a fellow Hero Arts stamp lover Debbie
Some old friends and some new and each in their own way an inspiration too me.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Scrapping the music challenge 45

My girl in her summer clothes
this is my page for this weeks STM challenge a song by Bruce Springsteen.
I had fun working on this page and hope that some of you may find the time to take up the challenge to be inspired by the song title or lyrics to scrap your own page.
Just comment on the STM blog by Sunday 12 pm (US Time) with a link to where your layout is posted to join in on the fun.
Till next time happy scrapping

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Race track fun

Craig has made himself a race track
in our back yard. Yeap he is crazy but I kinda like it and Asher and her friend had fun running on it yesterday and were having running races on it until my little sore loser decided to throw a sad as she wasn't winning the races. He has since mowed the rest of the lawn but left it a bit higher so the track is still there.
What's been happening in Therapy this week
Well voting has started in round four of the Make believe masters. Pop in and vote for your favorite and check out the last challenge too.
The winners of the cyber crop from last weekend should be announced very soon as well as our cybercrop super star.
I ran a surprize challenge this weekend. To scrap a non people or non photo layout. I had fun doing up my sample for it. A page I had been planning on doing for a while now.
Lee anne has been sorting out a few things in the shop and moved around some of the stock so this month instead of having just the one Manufacturer of the month she is having an all other brands one.
This is a layout that I did up for Manufacturer of the month using some Sei papers.

What's happening over at STM
I'm loving the pages that have been coming in for this weeks Miss this challenge, which is what I did the page I used for the card inspiration challenge over at shelf and can't wait to share with you my page for the next challenge. Something different for me.
Mary was saying in the forum the other day that this challenge has broken the record for entries and blog visits too.
Just want to say a big thanks to everyone that has congratulated me on making the team, those that have popped in to check things out and done the challenge.
What has been happening at home.
Not alot actually. I did join in on the chat over at the CIS cybercrop but I haven't been all that motivated to scrap any of the challenges. I hope my scrap motivation returns though as the Slice of life competition is starting over at The scrapbook shelf tomorrow. I so can't wait to get home from work and to see what the first challenge wil be.
I have made up a card for a challenge over at the shelf. The challenge was to use a layout as inspiration to make a card. Here is one of my cards
and my layout that I used as a sketch for inspiration.Yeap it is my favotite layout at the moment.
The hero challenge this week was a kids challenge. To have the kids creating using Hero Arts stamps. This is one of the three projects that Asher did.

So her little owl puppets and they have made a home in my paint box.

Well that is it from me for now. My washing machine is beeping at me and I scrap mess to sort out. As always thanks for popping in, any comments that you may leave and till next time happy scrapping and hope to see you in Therapy or over at STM.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Scrapping the music

Just popping in to share my first page for the scrapping the music challenge blog that I have been asked to join the dt for.

I had some fun doing this page and a few others for up comming challenges andso hope that you can join in on the fun.

Follow the link on the side to the challenge blog and if you havesome time check out the other dters blogs too.

Till Sunday happy scrapping.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Pics, page, cards and my news.

Well it has been a scrappy few days here for me. Since Wednesday night I have done 2 singles, non of which I can share just yet, a double, my first for the year which I can't share, 2 cards and taken a heap of pics.
Here is a pic of my little swimmer with her level one certificate. It only took her two years to get it. Yeap my girl ain't going to be a thorpedo lolThese two pics I took of her this afternoon. We were having a pj day as is our normal thing on a Sunday lately. Anyway we picked up her dancing concert dvd from last year durring the week and she wanted to watch it. I went in there to check up on her after a while and she had on half her dancing queen costume over the top of her pj's and dressie.Here she is telling me I have to call her the She wishes. Those blue things she has hanging of her arms are legging type things that are meant to look like long boots.And this is her after she stood up and danced along to the video when she was on screen. Crazy but just got to love her.
We were cybercropping over at Therapy this weekend and it was my turn to set the sketch challenge.
Here is the sketch I did from my page using a free digi kit by Doreen Stolz.
and my page

I took Asher out for a photo shoot a few weeks back and got heaps of pics, some of which I have already scrapped, she wanted to take her plane that she made at school with her and as they were measuring just how far they could throw the planes in jumps at school that is what she did at the park.

The challenges don't need to be in till Monday midnight so there is still a bit of time to check out the challenges.

It was my turn to set the monthly challenge over at Therpay this month and I decided to set an OTP challenge. Here is what I came up with for my sample

It gave me a few dramas but love how it came out.

I used a mix of old and new MME papers that can be found in the Therapy shop which is going through a make over so pop on over and have a look see.

A close up of my quote. Those that know and love me know that it is so true. My house will be tidy and clean but it will never be imaculate.

Last week challenge over at the Hero Arts blog was to make interactive cards and this is what I have done.

If you pull the flower on the right hand side the butterfly flies across the page.

and when you untie the string the panel opens out to say from all of us with a few more birds stamped on a branch inside.

And I guess you all have been waiting for my news. Well there is two lots as of today anyway. If you check over to the right I have added something new to my links. Hope you all can pop in and play along with some of the challenges with me. I also went down to my LSS today and I will be teaching a class in the near future. No details planned as yet though but I'll let you all know where and when closer to the time.

Well that is all from me for now so as always thanks for stopping by, any comments you leave and till next time happy scrapping and see you in Therapy.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Paper Trunk

Is having there 1st b'day
Happy b'day Paper Trunk
If you want to join in on some party fun check pop on over to theblog and check out the party games.