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Friday, July 28, 2006

So Tired this morning.....

Last night i went to Michelle's to play. It was great to catch up and have girlie time!!!
For the first time when we have had our Thursday night scrap, I actually finished something!!! YAY!!!
I loved these pics when i saw them on Julie's Blog...So as a bit of a surprise, I scrapped two of the pics for you Jules...hope you like...Unless the layout gets picked up by one of the mags, I will post it to you very soon.
Other than the fact I didn't get home until after 12.40am.....Luke woke up at 5AM to fidget and cry in our bed...he wouldn't settle....
Would be asleep, but i have so much to do...the house is a bomb....I cannot handle having it as messy as it is...Will do housework...maybe a nanna nap this afternoon and then scrap tonight...Just SO glad Luke is in care today, YAY!!!
Have a GREAT day,

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Another Day.....

I feel like I have been busy all day, but when I look around the house is still a mess and I haven't done much at all.
Had deadlines that I nearly didn't meet for scrapbooking Memories advertising...ooopps....just made it on time.....PHEW!!
Finally got the newsletter out...If you didn't receive it email me and I will get one to you
I am excited, I am going to play at Michelle's tonight. We had to skip a week as she was busy....not tonight...not quite sure what i am going to scrap, but i am sure i can find something.
Managed to get a semi decent photo of Luke today....generally he doesn't stay in the one spot long enough for me to take a good pic....I had a backdrop set up from a bit of a photo shoot i did this morning...just some product pics....Here is my special boy.

I did scrap last night. I had printed some pics out, but the qualty was shocking....I had some pre-printed, so I used them.

Just was trying to use some left overs up that were on the desk!

Here is the layout from last night and the one i did on Scrapping Friends yesterday.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Just so much Fun!!!!

Although I didn't achieve much around the house at all yesterday, I certainly got some scrapping done. Julie and I were chatting on MSN about lunchtime yesterday , and challenged each other to a 1 hour crop. We went a little over an hour after stopping for lunch and me having to deal with a screaming child.....however we came close and did really well.
Here is my first layyout completed in just over an hour!
{Picture Perfect}

We had so much fun after doing this that wed decided to invite whoever was around in for another 1 hour crop. Lorrie and Terri joined us. I even finished the second one in 40 mins...I was so pleased....

{Rain Rain}

We had so much fun, that we have decided to do this every Sunday. So just after lunch each Sunday if you are in the forum or the Chatroom YOU WILL be invited to join in the fun.....Can you do it??? Are you up for the One HOUR Challenge??

If you are around on Tuesday sometime.....I might throw a random challenge in then.....BEWARE!!!

Sunday, July 23, 2006

My little Rising Star

I have been wanting to just freestyle a Layout. Just go where the wind takes me, so to speak!
I have been wanting to try something a little more daring and TessaAnn Style....Well here is my attempt.
This fortnights colour challenge is Cherry red and Aqua. Here is my take on those colours and my daring style too....hope you like. I also painted my doodling onto transparency paper, I am happy with the result!!
The Layout below I did while I was child free on Friday. I was playing with fabrics and also cutting my own titles too. Loving that pic of Luke, he is so cute.
Have a great rest of the weekend,
x x x x

I have been tagged.....

1. How old are you? 26
2. How many kids do you have if any?
I have 1 child, Luke who is 16 months.
3.Are you married, single, divorced, widow?
married to Glenn
4. What is your occupation?
I am a florist by trade but I am a Stay at home mum, I also run Embellished Scrapbook Shoppe
5. What are your passions?
I love my family. I look forward to each new day. I love life and I am mad about scrapping!
6. Are you a dreamer or a dream seeker?
I am a BIG dreamer, but where is the harm in that. If I want something enough I will be the dream seeker.
7. Are you happy with the way you life has turned out?
Absolutely. I have been through some tough experiences, but without them I wouldn't be who I am today. I wouldn't trade my life with Glenn and Luke for anything!!
8. Are you a scrapper and if so how many hours a week do you scrap?
I am a MAD keen scrapper. I would scrap at least everyday, I suppose averaging about 20 hrs per that too much...???
9. What do you want to do before you die?
Mainly just want to see my kids grow up and give me grandchildren. Want to grow old with the Love of my life. Travel the country side in an RV .
10. What is your favorite food?
Love mexican and Japanese food....Terriyaki chicken- the proper way...hhhmmmm
11.What is the food you hate the most?
Not a huge fan of crumbed fish
12. What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?
Too many to pick just one...sorry!!
13. What is the happiest day of your life thus far?
I have 2- The day I maried Glenn and the day that Luke was born!!
14. Are you a neat freak? Or a dirty house cleaner?
I used to be messy, not dirty.... but messy. Since Luke has been born, I like everything in its place and the house to be clean, but I am not a freak about it!!

Okay I am tagging ~Cat~ & Rachael!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Poor sick baby....

Well my little man is sick again. He has a head cold. Runny nose and just miserable.
Was mummy's little sooky la-la yesterday and I have just had to cuddle himt o sleep.
Good news
Luke starts another day at daycare this Friday!!! Yay. Now that I have at least 2 classes per week, I need to keep organised. Having the extra day means i can get all the housework done on a Friday and still have the rest of the day to get ready for classes and a bit of time for me to scrap.
Will try to blog again a bit later...

Monday, July 17, 2006

What a Big Weekend!!

{Where do I start??}

Friday night was our second ever Cyber Crop at Embellished. It was so much fun. Including the Team of Lorrie, Julie and myself we had a turn out of 28. This is so fantastic. It almost doubled last months numbers. The challenges from the weekend have carried on throughout the whole weekend.
Saturday I did lots of domestic chores....
Saturday afternoon I had my second class. We focused on doing a layout using Monograms! We used BasicGrey Undressed Monograms and it was so much fun. The girls all worked to the same sketch as from the Cyber Crop. Each one of them were fantastic! mine is pictured.
It looks like we will be having classes on Monday nights and friday nights. This is great! Really loving teaching and sharing my knowledge.
Sunday was cold and miserable and we had a very lazy day. It has been raining for the past 4 days. We need it , but it makes you feel like you would like to be in bed all day!!!
I am teaching another class tonight. We are doing a canvas class. This should be fun!

Am really loving life at the moment. So thanks for being a part!


Saturday, July 15, 2006

What a Week...

I feel like I have had an enormous week. The Chatterbox Make It Meaningful competition had to be posted yesterday, and that is when it was posted too. I was so organised when they first announced the comp....wasn't going to be a last minute girl....Yeah right!!!
The problem is, I changed my idea half way through and started again. I was really happy with the result. I hope they are too.... $5000 would be nice!! That could buy a nice new Canon 350D.....hhmmmmm I can dream can't i??
Another fabulous Cyber Crop last night....Including Julie, Lorrie and myself I think we had 28 involved!!! YAY for Embellished!!! It was alot of fun....I haven't even started the challenges....Maybe do one of the layouts in my class today...hehehehe
I am also teaching today. I have 4 ladies coming over to play with me. We are going to do monograms and other Well as completing a layout....I hope.
Have been cleaning this morning , So that when Luke is sound asleep I can Vac and then work on my class stuff. I am also Teaching two of my girls on a Monday night. We will be doing a canvas class this week.... this is my example above....
Have a great Day,

Sunday, July 09, 2006

First Class today

Well this is a bit exciting. I have my very first class in Rockhampton today. I have just two coming for a private class. We are going to do a layout and I will be showing the techniques of Paper piecing, Inking, Stamping and will try to touch on sewing on a layout.

I hadn't scrapped for days until Friday night. I have been working on something a little different. Using the Matisse Inks and also some beading. I finished it last night infront of the T.V. I am really happy with it, It gave me the opportunity to use different mediums and techniques. I really had fun!!!

Until later
Ali x x

Thursday, July 06, 2006

The day out....

Well yesterday Luke and I drove for almost an hour and a half to get to the secluded sites of the resort....
It is lovely.....It appears the owner was a little too busy to talk business with me....So all that driving for nothing.....
Am going to look around and see what else we can find around here....I will keep options open for that resort still...we will see what happens.....

Nothing exciting happening here...except...I am playing at Michelle's again tonight...should be great fun!!!

Well will leave it at that...just wanted to touch base with you...
Have a great night...

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

A Day out.....

Good Morning,
Well today Luke & I are going to have some fun. We are going up to BYFIELD to have a look at Ferns resort for the retreat. I will take Luke for a bit of a bush walk around, he loves being outside, LOVES I know he will have a ball. Not leaving until he wakes from his morning sleep.

I did a Layout on the lounge while watching ALL SAINTS last night. I wanted to do a take on the *July Sketch*. Very basic and very much to the design, but hey it is another one of my Lukey to add to his albums.....

Better do some work before I go out. I will take heaps of pics for you.
Until Later

Sunday, July 02, 2006

What a great night!!

Well our Big Sale was a success. It was great to see some new Customers and some good ol' faithful returning ones too.
I spent about 4 hours scrapping with Michelle Roberts, What a woman! She is so clever and inspiring. Thanks for such a great day. I then came home and scrapped with another friend Mary for the afternoon. I did only complete 2 layouts all day, but was happy with Both. The first is one for the members album, Terri....Finally Done & Sorry for the delay!! The other is about Julie. For Keeps are calling for Layouts about online friends. As I speak to Julie everyday and can tell her anything...I did it about her. I am hoping to get enough pics of all our members to do a double page about all my friends.

Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday,
Enjoy & Chat soon