Wednesday, July 29, 2009
My long awaited, anticipated weekend in Adelaide where I catch up with 5 very good online friends. I 'met' them about a year ago on a scrapbooking forum. The girls are all flying in from Melbourne and one from Perth (I think) and we all land about the same time early Fri morning.
We are all staying with Nat and her very amazing hubbie in their home. There's a couple of Adelaide chicks joining us as well for the weekend. We'll land, we'll coffee, we'll shop, we'll unpack, we'll eat a lot, we'll open the bar early, we'll talk alot, we'll laugh alot, we'll scrap a bit amd we'll sleep little.
lol. My weekend escape starts tomorrow as I have appts in Lincoln and scrapnite tomorrow nite. I'll stay down at my Grandpa's rather than drive back and forth.
I don't think the plane will allow a trailer to be hitched on behind it, and the thought of downsizing what I need to bring stash wise breaks me into a cold sweat. I dont pre plan LOs. It all happens as it happens. So I had to either drive it all across or take none at all and fly. So I am flying with the lappy, the camera and a toothbrush. (and a few necessaries like a change of clothes). I have left plenty of room to bring goodies home tho!!!
Yipppppeeeeeeeee. I am nearly out of here
I'll be back Sunday night. Very weary but I'll be very happy scrappy chicky.
Monday, July 27, 2009
sorry that the focus is a bit out, but I reckon my eyes were a bit blurry from a severe lack of sleep. lol.
Now to explain these little roses.
I love Prima flowers. Very very much. They are shockingly expensive. So when I found this little tutorial on Nic Nac's blog I jumped all over it and made myself little rosettes straight away. Zip over there and have a look, leave her a comment and say where you found her link from. ;o)
If you have those Kaiser flowers by the dozens, or the little Prima flowers, then this tutorial is for you. Use up a few, make some room in the stash for newer blooms and its such a cool look a like for a fraction of the cost. And it takes about a minute for each one.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
been having a play with Jessica Sprague's classes again. (now that I found some time to do so). With so little effort, photos can take on a total different feel. And now that vintage and shabby is back in vogue scrapping wise, what perfect timing.
just gotta love Jessica.
Friday, July 24, 2009
with one thing and another this week got away on me.
What with BAS, IAS, end of month accounts, reconciling, and working thru module 3 of the course I'm studying, I didnt have much inclination to scrap.
Thank goodness for Thursday nights in Lincoln at Scrapworkz. My sanity saviour. With a tiny bit of pre planning - something that I normally do not do at all - I managed to get this one done and nearly another.
And I hope that FB and my blog are now communicating so my posts go on my wall with the thumbnail pic without me manually putting it there. Fingers crossed.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I fluffed it the first time round so have had another go at it.
testing testing 123.
hopefully now FB and my blog are now networked.
ps. apparently having your blog posts on FB is the new trend thing to do. Its also an easy way to get your word out 'there'. instead of relying on people finding me here. lol. Its a 2 way thing if you ask me.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
sleep in (I wish) tick, only got two in.
go to Lincoln to watch a movie with the kids. tick, Ice Age 3. its a giggle
picnic on North Block up by the tower big tick. It was fantastic.
they'll come with me for my photo sessions. (handy distractions for the kids coming to see me) tick
have a least 2 whole complete Dad days (already have one booked!!) tick tick
come to the Hunt with me. tick
have at least one pyjama day tick
cook with them. (big challenge as I burn, I don't cook) lol da daa didnt happen.
hopefully see the newborn guinea pigs of which we are acquiring two. da daa. They're still not born yet. I think the two Mum GP are having phantom pregnancies.
go visit Granny. tick
visit Port Lincoln Kinder Gym. tick
See Paige tick (Happy 19th Bday chicky!!)
Play in the playground and have an ice cream in Tumby Bay. tick
Have friends over to play. tick
Visit friends to play. tick
PLAY. with the kids. with scrapping. with photo sessions. with photo editing. with life!!! TICK!!!
change over office file systems for new financial year tick
I need to be in Whyalla so I will need to visit Spotlight and the Scrapshop (of course) tick.
attend both scrapnites in Lincoln and the one in Cummins. tick tick tick and a tick for Lock srap day.
finish module 3 and 4 and to have started 5. (this is a biggie) da daaa. Became so busy with photo sessions that they became my focus for the holidays instead of study.
Complete the online Jessica Sprague photo editing and frameups course (so looking forward to this one) half a tick. Half way thru and LOVIN it. If you didnt sign up, give yourself a swift kick in the bum. You should have!!
sleep in (I wish) tick
start on gathering end of financial year paperwork for the accountant. (gulp) a bit of a tick
shoot the photography sessions I have booked and add more bookings to my diary. tick x 10. Had the most awesome sessions with lots of families including Dads. Soooo much fun.
So that's it. I covered nearly everything but failed miserably with Study. Have a day planned with Tanya on Tuesday to make some head way.
Hope you all had great holidays with your kids.
Sean. You come from good stock.
Ol Grandpa Noble. He is your Great Grandfather. He was 82 years old in this photo.
Then there is you. Everyone’s golden hair boy. You were 22 months old.
Granny Smart is holding you. Grandpa Noble is her Dad. This photo was taken on her 60th birthday at Tumby Bay.
Mum. Granny is your Mum’s mum. I was 37 then.
Uncle Brett. He drives trucks and you thought he was so cool because of this. He was 35 back then.
Annie. Your sister and protector. She loves you so much. At this time she was 5 and a bit.
So between Ol Grandpa, Granny, Mum and you there are 4 generations.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
The camera loves them. I ended up with so many rippa photos after processing, I had to burn a DVD as there were just too many for a CD.
There is a lot of love in this family. It really shows.
Thanks heaps guys. You make my job far too easy.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Something that I have wanted to do for a very long time. A picnic on top of North Block. Up by the tower. I only discovered recently that North and South Block are not actually Marble Range. MR is a set of hills next to them. The view from home shows them all pretty much all joined together. That is so not the case.
(Nth Block from home. We had our picnic at the very top )
So that really motivated me to go for a picnic and check out the views (and to see how wrong I was). With school holidays here, this was the perfect time. We waited for a good day weather wise. And waited. And waited. And finally today was it. The perfect day.KM and her boys came along for the day too. We even had a spray plane spreading Urea below us. How weird to be above a plane instead of below it when its working.
Picnic with a view.
The towers. Discovered the large tower is for aircraft navigation. and those satillete dishes were humming. You could really hear them.
Today was magnificent. Just how I hoped it would be.
Thanks K and the boys for the company. All the kids had a blast. Esp with the bubbles flying off up, up and away.
the real Marble Range with T on the left.
Rain on Lake Malata.
Rain on Lake Greenly.
me checking out the vista
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
ps. Thanks Jane for her jeans button *wink*. I called it something else but its a little bit rude to say it here. lol.
go here and then scroll down just a little bit.
I'm so proud of her.
She is very very excited by it.
Monday, July 13, 2009
And J. My very good friend. You should be so very proud of yourself. You have two very well grounded young adults that love you very much. They are a reflection of you.
I really appreciate it very much.
Have learnt heaps and cant wait to wake up tomorrow and start on the next session. I am involved in a 14 day workshop and an very very glad I signed up when I did.
check this out.
before (untouched from the camera)