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Monday, November 27, 2006

A perfect verse:

Aunty Lyn and Uncle David this is for you:

You can shed tears that he is gone,
or you can smile because he has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that he'll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all he's left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see him,
or you can be full of the love you shared.You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him only that he is gone,
or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what he'd want:smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
-- Author:David Harkins


This is just a really quick post. It is 3.30am and I a cannot sleep.

My Mum called a couple of hours ago to tell me that my cousin had been killed in a car accident this morning. He had a head on with a truck and was killed instantly.

I may not be around much today or over the next week. I am aiming to fly to Sydney tomorrow to spend some time with family and go to the funeral.

Please keep my family in your prayers as we prepare to farewell a special guy...who will be greatly missed. Please also pray for the truck driver that he is given a sense of peace as this was not his fault.

Ali x x

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Not alot to share....

Okay I had a busy week last week and I know I am in for another busy 2 more weeks.

Thursday~ I worked at the warehouse and did a full day, normally I only work 4 hrs. They register trained me and I spent 6 hours on the service desk. This was kinda fun....I really enjoyed it. I love people and customer service, so the day went quick for me. I didn't even get my fott in the door after work to find I had a phonecall warning me of an offensive spammer and the kinds of post (17) and messages he had been sending. The ONE day I am not home all day...and they really had fun with the forum.
I AM SO SORRY for those of you who had to view this filth. I have done everything in my power to minimise this happening again. This was not something that was sent from Embellished or any of the team here. Unfortunately forum spam is becoming more and more common, but usually it is just someone advertising another site or a product not normally of this nature.......any ways the clean up has been done and life goes on.

Friday~ I didn't do a lot.....too tired and really was not feeling motivated at all....NOT alot achieved today!

Saturday~~ Slept in until 10.30...REALLY needed it. Woke up with a sore throat, but still felt pretty good within myself....totally cleaned the house...Glenn was a great help...THANKYOU Bub! Last night we went to a youth night at Karens church. Was just full of beach volleyball and ping-pong and just a fun night out....Thanks for the invite Karen...Oh and It was Karens Birthday yesterday....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Sunday~ Well Luke slept until 6.50am...still better than 5am. He is currently watching Cats and Dogs and I am sitting here typing my blog. I plan on going to church this morning, haven't been the last two weeks and really missing it! Well.....I have heaps of signwriting to do this week...So I plan on getting a few hours started this afternoon and spending all night on it tonight......might have to get me some DVD's to watch...

Okay have a great day
Ali x x x

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

So Tired.....

Well this week has been SO full on.
I wish I had a minute to scratch myself. I have been running Luke around to Dr's and to have x-rays and back to Dr's.....Luke has finally been diagnosed with Asthma......Although this is not great, at least after 20months of rattly chest and gasping for breath he has been diagnosed with something. We have it all under control....we got all the gear to deal with it and he even holds the maske and spacer himself...GOOD boy Lukey. We go back to the Dr's next week for another check up to see how his chest sounds and whether it is clearing up.

I have just had a class tonight and I am just SO tired. I think i was a little snappy and was not myself...I am sorry if i seemed that way. Life is just full on right now!

I think some people think that I am just a SAHM.....well you know what? ...being a SAHM is a fulltime job in itself.....I am aWork at Home mum too...I run a business and I work Casual for the warehouse (10-20hrs a week)...and life is very busy at the moment....I need to get it all organised and in a routine again.

Well I NEED to go to sleep,
Will chat later!
Nite x x

Monday, November 20, 2006

Great Weekend!!

Well Saturday was a fantastic day !

I met with a large group of ladies who crop every month together...but Saturday was their last one for the year and it was an all day crop from 9am ~9pm. I did ALOT of chatting and taking pics.....but I also managed 4 Layouts!

Thanks Kaz for inviting me to be part of the group!

so here is a pic of the girl that I scrapped with!

So that pretty much sums it up..A great weekend with Good Friends!!!

Thanks girls!!!

Ali x x

Friday, November 17, 2006

A 'MEH' Week!!

Sorry it has been so long since my last blog...I have been busy but not alot of exciting stuff to tell. Luke has been sick again this week. High temps and that rattle in his chest is back AGAIN!
Took him to the Dr's yesterday and they have given him another dose of antibiotics. Hopefully this should help clear it up. I have to take him back next wednesday for a check up...It seems the Dr's are all thinking it is Asthma....I am praying against that!.....Poor bubba...just wish he was well!!

We have had some pretty HOT days up here the last week or so....lived inside with air-con on for 2 of the days....

I finally caught up with Michelle Roberts...It seriously has been months since we have scrapped! I did do two layouts which were strongly inspired by 2 of Kelly Goree's Layouts! Thanks for the inspiration ...I NEEDED it!

Well the final Round of Idol is on!!! The girls have uploaded their OTP projects and Amanda has also completed her Layout for this round too....Go check it out in the Embellished Gallery.
Apparently I have been tagged by Julie Dudley~~Working on that one chook and Francine

1. NAME: Alison
2. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? My middle name is Ruth and I was named after my surrogate Aunty in Kingaroy (she has now passed)
3. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY? Probablly last week....a bit emotional these days
6. KIDS? Yes...Luke~20 months
7. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Yeah probably...I generally am pretty easy going and I will do anything for my friends.
8. DO YOU HAVE A JOURNAL? yep...and I am typing in
No9. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? Yes.....but in the funny way...not a nasty way
11. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? NO WAY...Petrified of heights and why would I risk my life...Couldn't bare the thought of not watching my kids grow up!!
13. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? nope, 14. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG PHYSICALLY OR MENTALLY? Definately not as much as I would like to be physically....Mentally...Yeah getting stronger...have had a few life experiences that have made me more assertive and stronger
16. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? smile....and also eyes...
17.RED OR PINK? Pink
18. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?My teeth, One day we will be able to afford braces for me!!!
19. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? Family being close by
20. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? Their choice...but no thanks
21. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES YOU ARE WEARING? black sweat pants and no shoes
23. FAVORITE SMELL? I LOVE the smell of Rain!
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? Karen Latham!25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? Yep...Fran has been a member of Embellished almost since the I really appreciate her support! THANKS FRAN!!
28. HAIR COLOR?Red~Natural Redhead
29. EYE COLOR? blue
31. FAVORITE FOOD? I LOVE all FOOD....but I really like thai dishes
32. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDING? Happy endings...I am a big sook
33. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Cannot remember...I have a memory like a sieve...what was the question
35. SUMMER OR WINTER? Winter in ROCKY is AWESOME...more like spring
37. FAVORITE DESSERT? I LOVE desserts...Lemon mirangue PIE
38. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? Who can say...?
40. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING? Purpose driven Life~~ Good book should read it sometime
41. WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? dont have one..
43. FAVORITE SOUNDS? Luke giggling
46. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Ummm just very creative in general
47. WHEN WERE YOU BORN? November
48.WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Kingaroy Mothers hospital ,QLD
49. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO WITH THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?Watch my kids grow up...spend loads of quality time with Glenn~LOVE him so much.....and always be able to create in one way or another...If life is good I am happy!!!

I TAG JULIE Mc JULES and also NAT MARDON!!!!hahahaha

Have a great Day!!!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Tough Call

Morning All,
I know I know I have been a very bad blogger...but i tend not to do posts on here unless I have some pics for you....sorry...yesterday was the first time I have scrapped in ages!
Here are a couple I have done. A BIG Thankyou to Karen....She is really encouraging me to use coloured cardstock again...and I am loving this simple joys layout I did while at her place last night!

I have actually done both of these as a challenge for Scrap of Faith Cyber Crop on Saturday night. Had fun scrapping with Karen last night. Thanks Kaz!!

Not sure if I have told you this already but I SOOOO cannot wait for Julie to move up here...!!! NOT long now chook at all! We are going to come up with some absolutely brilliant ideas for Embellished in 2007. Both the December and January kits have been chosen and they are fantastic...Remember you have to be quick as we only make up a certain number each month. Novembers has almost sold out, So be QUICK if you would like one!!

I have been making some tough decisions about our site over the past few days....this has made me really upset and emotional, so I am sorry if I haven't been as present on the site as I should be.

A HUGE Congratulations


Anthea, Amanda and Melissa

For being the FINAL three in

Embellished Idol.

Look out for their Round 8 Entries

Who will be Embellished Idol for 2006?

Voting Opens Monday 21st November.

Have a great Day!!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

YAY!!! I finally scrapped!

Well it feels like ages since I have Scrapped....

My lovely friends Ang and Karen came to play last night for the cyber crop...We did alot of chatting not alot of scrapping though! Typical story though!
I started off doing the ribbon challenge for the cyber crop...but then just got carried away and did my own thing...oopppss sorry girls!

A BIG congratulations to PAULA SMITH who won the Chatterbox Make it meaningful competition....WELL DONE !!! Cannot wait to see what your album looks like!!! Well done to all the other finalists...We should be proud for making it that far!

Here are my two latest layouts that I did last night and finished off today!

5 Things I am thankful for today
1. Making it to the top ten for Chatterbox and thankful that Gail Smith's entry touched the lives of those reading it...Well done Gail!
2. Air-conditioning!!! Been very hot here today!
3. Lazy days...gotta love them
4. Family and those around me....
5. Everything I have in life!!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Such a busy week!!!

I am not sure where to start....

I haven't heard anything from 'Addicted to craft' so I am gathering I wasn't the winner for the Chatterbox Competition, but you know what...that is ok....I made the top 10 finalist list and that in intself is an achievement. Winner is going be announced today.....I think at the paper fair in Sydney.....Congrats to whoever won!!!

Been flatout getting bookwork up to date...Boring ...boring...boring...But the joy of owning your own business.

Our gorgeous New 'Tickled Pink ' Kit is now available. Be quick limited collections available

We have given Embellished a Fresh new look for Summer....Ok ok it is still Spring...however the weather is feeling so summery up here...that we decided to change it a bit earlier....I love changing the themes on the site with the Seasons....It seems to be our little trademark!

{Embellished Idol}
As some of you know we have thrown a twist into Round 6. We have 2 wildcards returning this round. We have 7 up for elimination also.
This Round we gave the contestants a different theme to work on...They got to choose from thee pictures to Scrap. The other twist is that the Layouts are only numbered names of who's layout is who's.....So this should hopefully make the voting more fair, So that people vote for their tru favourites. I think the girls have loved the challenge....The Standard of work has been fantastic....WELL DONE to all of you who are participating in IDOL...It is great to watch you all work.
Check out the Gallery to see this weeks Entries

I have done no scrapping this week....I know I know.....TERRIBLE!!! I honestly have not had time to scratch myself!!! So I am hoping I will get the chance over the weekend....relax a bit and enjoy creating!

5 Things I am thankful for:

1.I made the top ten for Chatterbox Make it Meaningful Competition

2. I have had a great week with Glenn having some time off

3. Thankful for Daycare, which allows me to have 2 days a week to get what needs to be done.

4. My new job at warehouse~~I am really enjoying it

5. My fantastic girls who grace me with their presence each week in class....they are such a blessing

Have a great Day

Ali x x