Monday, November 8, 2010

Just a few layouts...

WOWEE... I've been scrapping, really I have....
I just haven't had much time... and I certainly haven't uploaded many layouts in um... errr... about 5 months. ANYway... this first layout here, Best of Friends, is for the Lets Get Shabby challenge this month. The rest are just fun & games :)

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

2.5 Months Worth of Pics... EEK!

Firstly... tea party pics!
This was just the other weekend...

It was my Girls Night In fundraiser for womens cancers. We raised about $175 which is not bad considering all we did was stuff our faces with sweet treats all arvo :)

We remembered why we were gathered and made a tribute (flower page) to those we know who are/were fighting womens cancers.

Ohh and Jase & Sinead came up from TVL for that weekend so that she could come to the tea party and in that time they left their little piggin' pup THUNDA here overnight to play with our big boy Cruiser. The two became best mates instantly and poor Cruiser cried like a little girl on the Sunday when they came around to pick Thunda up and take him home. :(

Oh yes, and Carter's 8th birthday was just the other day so we went up to see the in-laws.

Behana Gorge yesterday:

Gahhh about a month ago my friend (and former employer!) Meg got married at the botannical gardens... here are some pics from her big day. Love her dress! :)

The Redlynch OSHC girls reunited :)

Ben & I

CRUISER'S GETTING SO BIG! He's not normally allowed inside but we were giving it a go for a few days... it didn't last long!

Caught up with Nicole & Rachel at my work-school's fete. They both have baby girls born within about 2 months of eachother. We all went to school and uni together.

Yikes, it's been over 2 months since I've updated my blog with photos. They're all out of order and all over the place cos blogger's being mean to me today and I am in a rush so sorry for the disorganisation.

Hopefully I will update with some scrapping over the coming days/weeks/months (LOL so busy with work at the moment, scored a day off today somehow!) but for now... photos!!

So... way back in September, my cousin Kat came up from TVL for a few days and in that time we went to the Powderfinger & Jet concert here in Cairns. Then I (and a friend) went down to TVL for a few days and stayed with my cousin (Kat's bro) Jason and his GF Sinead for a few days and saw him ride a bull in a rodeo. He's been doing this all year but it's the first time i've actually been there to see it happen.

Oh yeah... Meg's hen's night had a trashy 80s dress theme :D right up my alley.
Sorry for the horribly set out post. Rushing :D

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Recent Photos

This post is basically a catch-up of recent happenings around here... just the last month really!

Cruiser looking very proud of the mess he made tearing apart his old bed and cushion in our backyard yesterday. He is now 4 months old.

Yesterday I went on a bit of a garage sale mission "shabby storage solutions for my scrap room" was what I was looking for and these are the items I ended up buying....
I've stored all sortsa OTP albums and bits and pieces like cards from ATC swaps and albums full of recipe swaps, etc inside the big white toybox. I've set up a paint & ink station with all my stamping and painting goodies in this beauty I picked up... I will re-paint it white and PINK eventually to go with most other items in this room.

This photo is from a few weeks ago from the 2nd Birthday Party for my friend Amanda's little girl. This is a pic of Amanda, me, Katie and Karina at the party... all of us looking girly and framed by these beautiful balloons!

Here I am in my awesome spotty hat, sussing out the Port Douglas markets with Benny a few weeks ago.

And finally, this pic is from last weekend when we were just about to go into the TimeOUT Day in the Park music festival in Fogarty Park. We saw Gyroscope, Bliss n Eso, The Butterfly Effect, Art vs Science, Lisa Mitchell and a few other acts perform. Ohh and in case you are wondering, yes, I am dressed up as Where's Wally.

In the next month or so I have my cousin's 21st AND a friend's wedding AND the Powderfinger concert AND school holidays soooOOooo there should be quite a few updates from me with pics and eventually scrapping as well over the next month or two! :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Show Time! No Scrapping but Stacks of Pics!

The show is in town!! The photo above is me at the Cairns show this afternooon posing with Croak Daddy who is the Regional Council's mascot for the "Dont Play in Pipes & Drains" campaign aimed at children who engage in this dangerous activity in our city's suburbs!

The pictures below are from the weekend when we went up the hill to the rodeo/show with the in-laws. These are just a handful of the stacks of pics I've taken in the last month or so. I really need to pull my finger out and get some photos printed so that I can do some more scrapping.

Ben & his sister Sonne`

Me, mummy-in-law, Sonne`

Little Bro-in-Law & Sister-in-Law

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I'm Still Alive!!

I haven't updated my blog for over 2 months... not sure that anybody noticed but in case you did and were worried about my wellbeing, I'm perfectly fine. I've been incredibly busy with my life as a half-Innisfailian (working 2 days per week over an hour away), celebrating my 24th birthday, celebrating my cousin's 18th birthday and am about to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary!!

As a result, I've had barely any time or inclination to do any scrapbooking... this is what I've done in the last 12 or so weeks.
A mini-album about my Nanno who passed away exactly 9 years ago tomorrow. He was the father figure in my life; I lived with my mum and grandparents while I was growing up. He died when I was 15 and my memories of him are fading fast so I brainstormed as much as I could remember and crammed it into this album.

Life is Like a Rodeo.... this layout is either going to be a gift to my cousin (seeing as it is him and his first bullride featured on the page) or will be kept by me as a reminder about remaining positive and hopeful in the face of the ups & downs of life (and the song by Lee Kernaghan which is now one of my all time fave songs)... I'm in two minds about it cos my cous is not the mushy type and I don't know if he'd appreciate a scrapbook page as a gift but at the same time it's just too nice not to give to him, in my opinion. We'll see. Shh... don't tell him. :P

A mini album featuring our new puppy, Cruiser. We've had him for just over a month now and I've left some gaps in the album to fill with newer pictures. He is a red cattle dog X kelpie but looks more like an overgrown beagle at the moment.

Ohhh and finally I can reveal the 18th album I gave my cousin Jessica for her birthday. I've said it before and I'll say it again... i know this lot are "only my fourth cousins" which is painfully unrelated but to me, they might as well be my first cousins, they've embraced me and i love them to pieces too. Her 18th was a good night; she had a fluro themed party. Here are some pics of my cousins and I in our fluro gear...

Ohhh and my 24th birthday party was... interesting! Had about 25 people over for a bbq and drinks and my cousin Kathryn surprised me by coming up from Townsville (it was quite funny, I'd been confiding in her about how worried/annoyed I was about people who said they weren't coming and would then show up at the party and expect us to have bought enough food to feed them all cos people weren't RSVPing properly meanwhile she was lying to me telling me that she wasn't going to be able to make it due to university commitments and all this... she had her siblings and a few mutual friends in on it too). Yes, I screamed like a little girl when I realised she was at the front door. I wound up with THREE birthday cakes, one of which was sprinkled with the word SPAZ (a new nickname, apparently) courtesy of our best mate Russ and err.. the cheesecake shop. It was a mad fun night, I'll never ever forget it!

Yeah.... I've been a little busy!