Monday, April 29, 2013

Loving my new toy!

I don't know if it is because its holidays, or because I am loving my new Silhouette so much, or just because I have had a break from scrapping, but I am having a ball and I am scrapping up a storm!  These photo's have been lying on my desk since January 2010, I kid you not! I love them and I have wanted to do something with them for such a long time, but no matter what I did, nothing felt right. I must have tried a gazillion different traditional 'back to school'LO's and colours, but nothing would work, so they remained on my desk, waiting for mr. Mojo to return.
 And he did, in the form of a new challenge blog Its about a Girl. Their first challenge is a mini challenge in the form of a sketch. I used the Sketch for the left side of my LO
 These are photo's of my GD, Hannah's first day of school. I love the first day of school photo's, with perfect uniform, perfect hair and most of all the brand new school shoes! There is just something about brand new school shoes that melts my heart.
The journaling will be done in the top left corner of the right page.
Cardstock is Bazzil, dp is the last piece I had from a paperstack (I think by DCW) and some Prima cut up for the banner, Washi tape, twine, flowers and ribbon from my stash. I cut the title, decorative border and photo frame with my new best friend, my Silhouette Cameo.
Have a great day everybody, I am going to be very busy today running errands for DH, but I am hoping to make another dent in that pile of photo's on my desk.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

WOYWW - Can you say active?

 Good morning all! It is cold and very misty in Boksburg, but who cares? I am on holiday!! I can stay snug in my little bed untill it is warmer and read my book. or I could get up, make coffe and start playing in my play room, as long as I don't have to clean firs, all is OK! My desk is still looking like a war zone and there is no sign that its going to get any better, I am having way too much fun. In fact, Ihave had so much fun, I am finding it difficult to find enough clear space to work. LOL

  No worries, I will just pick up and spill over to the lolunge, there is still lots of space on the couch. As you can see, I had to move to put all the cards I made into baggies. Those of you that have very sharp eyes will spot my new Gina K StampTV kit that arrived yesterday on my desk as well as some lovely new goodies I discovered in my basket when I went to buy small baggies for the smaller cards I made. Nasty habit these things have of jumping into the basket when no one is looking.
 I did have to play with my new stamps too and this is what I did. I was inspired ny a video on Stamp TV to make my own background paper and I must say, I really like the result. It still needs some work, but I like where its going.
Apart from making loads of cards, I have also knitted a jersey for the new member of our family, a doll called Angela. Julia, our leader at WOYWW was one of many fooled by the picture I put on Facebook of my 'new' grandchild. She looks so real, it is actually quite freaky. I also found the softest fabric in the local store and just had to have it, I made blankies for all my grandies and apparently they all love theirs and Liam even took his to school this morning..1 Sorry, no pics, they were claimed as soon as the sewing machine stopped working. LOL
Hope you all have a wonderful productive week, I am climbing back in bed with my coffee and my book right now.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

WOYWW - Loving my holiday crafting time!

Good morning to all the wonderful people from WOYWW and all other visitors from everywhere. Firstly I would like to say thank you for all the wonderful Birthday wishes. I had possibly the best birthday, ever! DH gave me a Silhouette Cameo and then, when we got it home and hooked up he decided the old computer was just too old and promptly went out to buy me a new computer too! Am I lucky or what? The girls at school spoilt me with good wishes and a LOT of chocolate. My DS sent me the most wonderful flowers to school and when I got home, there was flowers from DD1 and 2 too! DD3 came home on Sunday from the National water polo tournament with the promised National colours (she left me a card before she went, telling me that she hopes to bring me home National colours) I am so very proud of her for keeping at it for 12 years and never giving up on her dream.
OK, now I am getting to the desk. As you can see, I have had a bit of a creative frenzie. It looks like a bomb went off in there. LOL I am so happy to be on holiday and to have time to craft, I am definately not stopping to clean untill it becomes life threatening. 
Some of the results of the frenzie. Some 3inch cards made from scraps of left over Graphics 45 Secret Garden paperpack.
I used two of the Spellbinders die cuts to make the mats, quite like how they turned out.
And of course, I had to play with my Silhouette! I have made paper dolls for the grandies and a lot of cards (30 is a lot, isn't it?) All the toppers on these cards were printed and then cut out with that clever toy, LOVE, love, love it!

All papers and ribbons are from my stash.
Have a great week everybody, I am off to play and I promise solemly that I will visit this week, because I am on holiday, so I have time.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WOYWW - Its my birthday!

Good morning to all of you. Today is my Birthday and it is shaping up to be a great day! First I found the most beautiful card in my playroom last night, left for me by DD3 before she left to go to SA Water polo yesterday morning. Such beautiful, heartfelt words. I was all weepy. At 5 this morning I got a message from DD1 with my beautiful grandie(2) singing Happy Birthday to ouma. DH has given me a Silouette and DD2 delivered 60 of her beautiful cupcakes for me to take to school last night.  Am I blessed or what?
My desk looks like a war zone, I finished two cards last night, but I have no idea how it is possible to use so much on only two cards. If you still don't know why I am posting photo's of my desk, you must be living somewhere under a rock, but please visit Julia and all will be revealed.
Seeing that it is my birthday, I thought I would share my latest school photo (I hate photo's, but this is a special one) My grandie and I go to the same school and she came to fetch me on photo day and insisted that we have a family photo. How special is this photo? We were laughing because the photographer asked her if  I was her sister.
This is one of the cards that caused the devastation on my desk.  Paper is Bazzil and Upikit. The ribbon and flowers from my stash and the image is a Magnolia stamp coloured with my beloved Copic markers.

 This is a really long post, but I could not leave you without photo's from the camp I went to last week. I did not have to do the flying Fox in the end, because there was an electric storm and it was too dangerous (can you hear the relief in my voice? LOL) I just had to share this photo with you all. This just about sums up what we were all thinking when we were confronted with that tower we had to climb.
 And here is just one of over 2000 photo's of the girls actually climbing that dreaded tower. As always they made me so very proud and not a single one of them did not manage to climb the tower with the help of a friend. I just wish I could show you the beaming faces when they came down and realised they did something they never thought they could. It is times like this that I remember why I became a teacher in the first place and why I still love my job 35 years later.
Have a fantastic week and remember to do something you never thought you could at least once this year.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

WOYWW - I have gone stark raving mad!

Good morning all you wonderful people from WOYWW and everybody else. As you alll know, I am in the middle of the bush on camp with my girls from school.
I have been trying to upload some photo's of the venue for you, but my Android is having none of it. It could be because  the signal is very weak over here too. I will try again later.
Thought I would tell you about my moment of insanity though. The girls had to try rock climbing and one of them was very scared and started sobbing. I had a word with her and told her I would do the Flying Fox today if she could pluck up the courage to try the rock climbing. The Flying Fox is where they have to climb a 10m high tower and jump down and grab a trapeze. All of this while in a harnass (thank goodness!) So, dear friends, say a little prayer for me today after you picked yourself up from the floor laughing. The girls are all very excited about seeing me jump off that tower.
Hopefully I will be able to upload photo's later.