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Monday, October 30, 2006

What a week again!!!

Ok ok I know I have been the worst blogger last week!!! But we were just SOOO flat out busy!

Ok Glenn finished his job with GE last week...he is on about 12 days off right now! He starts his new job on Thursday next week.

Idol has been heating up..We are down to 16 finalists so far....3 new wildcards this week. Our TWIST is all in the comp will be anonomous AND....they are scrapping a photo given by the team of Embellished....So this should be very interesting come voting time on Friday night!

Here are a couple of recent layouts I have scrapped over the past few days.

I have a class tonight so I gotta scoot...but before i do....

5 things I am thankful for:

1. My loving and very patient husband
2. My adorable firends
3. My little man who constantly makes me laugh
4. Family support and love
5. A productive weekend and day

Monday, October 23, 2006

Okay I have been Tagged by the gorgeous Kelly

1.Things that scare me:- Mice, Rats

2. People who make me laugh:- Glenn, Julie, My Dad, My brother, Jo and Suse

3. Things I hate the most:- People judging others and I cannot stand back stabbing

4. Things I don't understand:- I do not understand how people can lose the joy in the simple things in life...sometimes they take things way too seriously!!!

5. Things I'm doing right now:- Typing this ...but thinking of Zzzzzzz's

6. Things I want to do before I die:- Watch my kids grow up and have families of their own and live happily ever after with my darling Glenny

7. Things I can do:- Create with flowers and also scrapping stuff.....not together though

8. Ways to describe my personality:- Friendly, Fair, Loving & a good friend!

9. Things I can't do:- be organised in all parts of the house at the one time...there is always a mess you can't guess where right now???

10. Things I think you should listen to:- The deafening sound of silence!!!

11. Things you should never listen to:- Others who want to bring you down in life, the truth is they are jealous and threatened by you.

12. Things I'd like to learn:- To sing properly and have lessons to have my voice

13. Favorite foods:- CHOCOLATE!!!! arrggg

14. Beverages I drink regularly:- COKE ZERO~ADDICT

15. Shows I watched as a kid:- Degrassi Junior High, henderson kids(loved that) and Astro Boy

I am tagging....Nat Mardon!!!, Lusi and Micaela

Night girls and chat soon
Ali x

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Is it Sunday night already?

Almost in tears.....
A friend of mine who was very very close to me when I lived in Newcastle contacted me by email last night. I had contacted her by phone a couple of times since the move...but sadly had never heard anything from her since......Struggled with it for a little while and was really sad the think that such a great friendship was gone.....I came to terms with this a few weeks ago and knew I had to let go....or I would make myself upset over it.
Well I got this email...and it really made my day....I realised all over again how much I missed her and her hubby and 3 kids......I replied back and sent pics of Lukey....and tonight after getting home from church...there was another email....this brought tears to my eyes....Another thing I had put in God's hand and he sorted for us...Thankyou God!!! God has been soooo good to us these last few weeks and after years of straying...we believed again and had faith in Him.

Church was really great...I am sure the sermon was written for touched me.
I am really enjoying Rocky Baptist...I think I have found my new church home....this is great!

I played with my camera today...played with settings that i didn't know

Here are a couple of favs from my day!!!

5 Things I am thankful for
1. Ang and Craig~Thankful we are in contact again
2. God's provision over our life
3. Enormous amount of love and support we have
4. My friends
5. My loving and very patient hubby and adorable son!!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

So Blessed!!!

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jer 29:11 (NIV)
This is so true. God had His hand over the job situation for Glenn. Sometimes I think we need to just have some faith that God has it under control. I have seen my husband go from miserable to happy and his old self in a matter of a day. Leaving his current job is the best decision he has made EVER, other than marrying me and having
I did an online class over at Scrap Of Faith It was on Psalm 23.....Just so perfect for out situation lately. Here is the verse. I really enjoyed this class.
Psalm 23
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, [
a] I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
I am loving Scrap of Faith as it is my home away from home if you know what I mean. I love Embellished and all you Fantastic girls. Sometimes I feel I need something for me...and I have found that something.
Glenn finishes work next Friday and doesn't start his new job until the 9th November (this was changed yesterday from the 2nd)...... Which is awesome he will get about 12 days off before he starts at CSA. It would be great to be flown to Sydney (to accept a prize that aren't I) and be able to catch up with family for a few days...while Glenn is off....Oh well I can dream!
Ok blogger doesn't want to upload pics today....cannot be bothered fighting with it...maybe next post.
5 Things I am thankful for today
1. My loving family
2. My creative creating!!
3. Friendships.....IRL and online
4. My house
5. The fact that I am motivated to do ALL the washing
Have a fantastic weekend
Ali x

Thursday, October 19, 2006

What a wonderful week!!!

I honestly couldn't ask for a better week than I have been blessed to have!!
Last Friday the news about the Chatterbox comp....and finally after a very much delayed answer....Glenn got the job!!!! We found out yesterday afternoon!!!!
He is so excited and so am I. I know that he will be happy there and at least given a fair chance to show what he is really capable of!! I had a peace about it from last Thursday... God is AWESOME!!!
I have also picked up about 10 hrs work a week (well actually just happened, wasn't looking)
signwriting for the warehouse here in Rocky. It is great...Half of the time I can work from home and I will go in on a Thursday to do the signs in the shop! I have done the catalogue signs from home this week already and will be going into the shop for the first time to do the in-store signs this morning......Kinda exciting!!!Looking forward to working with you Ang, Deb and Noel!!!
No scrapping done...driving me nuts!!! Might get some done tonight....I hope. I think we may be going out for dinner to celebrate Glenns new job, so that will be nice!!
I taught my Album class again last night. The girls are such a hoot!!! Love them!! We have such a good time and they did fabulous work last night!! Karen...Your doodling was fantastic and see I told you it isn't that hard!!
Things I am thankful for today
1. God had his hand over Glenn's job situation and has provided and met our needs
2. My hubby is getting happy again....
3. My fabulous and supportive friends who just kept praying for us
4. My absolutely gorgeous little boy who makes life so worth while everyday
5. New opportunities opened to us each day
Have a truely amazing day
Ali x x

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Ok I think it is safe to say.....

Okay I found this out on Friday.......
& NO I am not pregnant again!!!
I made into the final 10 for the Chatterbox 'Make it meaningful' Album contest.....YAY!!!
I am so excited, but not getting my hopes up too high.....Would be really handy at the moment though.
Anyways...just thought I would let you know.....
5 Things I am thankful for today
1. That a friend has returned to us
2. God is changing life for the better
3. We will get some good news today (still waiting)
4. Love and support from those around me
5. All my wonderful friends old and new!!
Have a wonderful day!
Ali x x

Monday, October 16, 2006

What a journey....

I am just going to tell you about part of my spiritual journey over the past few days. This is really exciting for me and that is why I am posting it here on My Blog.

I have always had a personal faith in God.....but for the past 5 years or so..I have really strayed away from Him and how I should be living my life. Over the past couple of months, I have realised that I am not in control of some areas of my life.....and no matter how hard I try I am never going to please everyone. I have found my self searching for that inner-peace again and I have learned that it only comes from God.....I found it again...It was never lost and He was always there....Do you ever feel like you have a void in your life, or something just missing??? I know that feeling and God is the filler of that empty part of your life. Friday was a really BIG emotional and spiritual day for me....
I know that only God knows what the future holds for me and my family and that we need to have faith in Him.

I joined in at SOF Cyber Crop on Friday night. The girls there are a hoot! Had alot of fun! Thanks sal and all the SOF girls for a good night and a good challenge.
Here is my layout from the SOF cyber crop, it is personal and important to me.

5 Things I am thankful for today:

1. That We are going to hear some good news today

2. Some fantastic new friendships made over the last few weeks

3. KarenL...You are an awesome friend and thanks for taking me to church last night

4. Glenn and his patience

5. My gorgeous baby boy who keeps that smile on my face all day long!!

Have an awesome day

Ali x

Thursday, October 12, 2006

A couple of things to share....

I have been doing alot of thinking over the past few weeks after certain events that have happened in my life.....Although some were a really big struggle for me....I have managed to get some really positive things out of it....I have joined up with Scrap of Faith....This is a fantastic Christian scrapbooking site.....and I have found alot of refuge there and starting to make some great friends....Thanks girls at SOF for all your prayers and support over the past few weeks it is fantastic! Thankyou to my girls at Embellished who have stood by me also through the hard are all FANTASTIC!!!

Well Idol is almost half way through and it is getting more and more challenging....for thos eof us who have to vote that quality of work is AWESOME!!! Well Done to all of you, You are creating some fantastic layouts!

I ran a 'One Hour Challenge' at Embellished This afternoon and Tamlea and Suse joined in with me! Below is what I creted in about 40 mins....I had fun too!!

5 Things I am thankful for today

1. My day to myself

2. We are a day closer to good news! (I hope)

3. Supportive and loving family

4. My scrap supplies!!!

5. It almost being time to get my gorgeous son and then hubby!!

What are you thankful for today?

Ali x

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

5 things to be thankful for today!

I just thought I would my 5 things I am thankful for today.

1. I have a loving husband and a gorgeous son!
2. A great group of friends
3.Thankful for those who can enjoy the fun in things
4. Thankful that my view of life is so much clearer than a few years ago
5. Thankful that God has his hand over everything in our life right now and that he is in control.

Have a great night!
Ali x

Just a few to share....

Morning all,
Life has been really hectic and a little stressed over the last week. Thankyou to those who have been praying for Glenn and I, I really appreciate it. Your support has been so great!

Haven't been doing alot of scrapping, just been so busy. The Sale on saturday night was fantastic! All paid orders were sent with fastway yesterday, so you should be receiving your orders girls in the coming days or week for those in WA. We have sold out of alot of the new BG and Chatterbox and papers in general, so I have made a new order and should be here early next week I am hoping.

Sunday was such a lazy day here....It was quite hot! Stayed inside most of the day in the air-con. The boys watched Bathurst in between snoozing on the couch.

Really feeling like I am needing to join a mums playgroup or something at maybe one of the local churches. With 3 boys in the house, I am feeling like I need some girlie company. So if you are in the Rocky area and know of any good playgroups...leave me a comment!!!

Luke has been the BEST child over the last week or so...sleeping so well. Although waking at 5am most mornings...I come out to the playroom and lay on the lounge and go back to sleep...Sunday he let me sleep until 9.45....WOW...GOOD BOY!!!

Here are some very quick layouts I did during class last samples of ((Round 3))~ Minimalistic theme....this is as minimalistic as it gets for me i

Have a great day and remember that the little things are not worth getting upset over...there is so much in life we need to be thankful for.
Ali x x

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

A bit of information for you all!!

Just incase you need to pick up a bargain or two! This will be the last 30% OFF sale for a while. So grab yourself a bargain on Saturday night at Embellished.
Okay so you say what have I been doing with my day???
Well my precious little son woke me at 5.30 this morning...Was able to sleep on the lounge while he played until around 7ish. I have spent a few hours finding a new chat program to use on the site, as the previous 3 we have used , we have had problems with. So hopefull it should be all up and running before Friday for the Cyber Crop!

Here is a layout i did very quickly last night. I used the Simply Fabulous foam stamps from Making Memories and well the name is very them!!!

Have a great evening

Chat soon

Ali x x

Monday, October 02, 2006

Kits @ Embellished is here!!!

Well finally it is here.....

Check out Kits @ Embellished. 'Floral Delight' October kit now available.

Next month we will have a gorgeous girlie kit available.....Keep your eye out for the sneak peek!