Saturday, December 27, 2008

Baby Tayla arrives

Last week my Cousin and his wife had their precious baby girl arrive. I have already seen her and she is SOOOOO CUTE!! She was only 2.5 days old when I saw her, and I could not believe how cute she looked! I did these letters up for her room as a present as this is number 3 child in the family and they already have a girl, so I though they would have most things....

I got the idea of sticking the wooden letters together from a thing I was working on with one of the Design Team members at work. These Kaiser letters are SO cool, I stuck just two together and they stand up really well.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone & a new Layout

I don't know where I found the time but I got my tree put up, did all my christmas shopping and made 8 card between Monday and Christmas eve.... Here is the tree complete with presents....

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, I know I did! Got spoilt and had some good experiences. Had lunch at my place with Andrew's Family, it was really nice. Then popped over mum and dad's to see them and also got to catch up with my brother and his family. They are back from China after spending 2 years over there. It was great to see them and especially catch up with the kids, they grow SO FAST!! My niece has gotten older - she is 8 now and I am blown away by how amazing a reader she is... also my nephew is still as cute as ever, and still loves you to play with with him. I had not seen him for over a year, so it was great to spend some time with him also.
Later that night back at our place, Andrew felt the baby kick for the first time. It was only a little kick, not one of the stronger ones, but he felt it non the less. This was a really nice presi for us from the bub. I have been feeling it kick for weeks, but it makes it all the more special when you both feel them I think. I also had another scan this week and all is going well, baby is growing well.

Well here is a layout I promised..... I did this one for work using the Sakura Park papers....

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Tag Box

I made this a couple of weeks ago for one of the girls at work. She is on the road to loosing weight, and to help her along I came up with the idea of some of the girls at work decorating some tags for achievement along her way to success. I made the box and a couple of the tags. She has already achieved these two goals which is FANTASTIC.
There are a heap more tags, and hopefully I will remember to photograph them all as it has been a really nice joint effort!


Firstly, I apologise to all my blog visitors that I have not blogged much lately. However, to make it up I will be positing a great deal more as I am looking forward to doing some much overdue scrapping over the Christmas Break. I have been feeling better, but have had a heap going on. So much that I have not yet even got my Christmas Tree up!! And well for anyone that knows me, that is VERY UNUSUAL!! I have also not even written let alone made any christmas cards.....

One of the things impacting on me trying to find the time to scrap has been the travel to and from work, it has really taken its toll on me and even on my days not in the office I have just been too tired to think about doing any scrapping. I know that this will be changing in the future as I have made the VERY HARD decision to resign. I know that this would come as a surprise to some of my blog visitiors, but travelling over an hour each way to work (since the office moved to the other side of Geelong) is not something I am comfortable with - well in the short term anyway. I am sure if I was not pregnant things would be different, but I am, and I have to deal with that and the fact that I have a child on the way (which I am ecstatic about), and that I would like to be spending more time with my baby when it arrives.

I have absolutely LOVED working there and will miss the work I was doing as well as all the people (they are the loveliest bunch) and the Company as a whole. It is such a wonderful place to work, so if you ever get the chance, I would recommend them highly. We had our Christmas party last night which was an absolutely fantastic night, the best I have been too. Unfortunetly I couldn't stay too late as we needed to get home to relieve Andrew's brother from caring for their mother, and we had nearly an hour to travel. It made me relise even more (even though I knew it already) that I was going to miss this place VERY MUCH.

Well, enough on the sad note, I will post some new things now to share with everyone!!


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Christmas Playlist

Well I added this playlist today, it is just the coolest thing!! There is a reason I have chosen these songs at this wonderfully special time. I grew up listening to Bing Crosby songs while decorating the house for Christmas every year with my Mum. These times were some of thebest, and everytime I hear these songs, it just puts me in the Christmas Spirit.

I know I will be putting on my blog when setting up my Christmas tree this year or simply doing some Christmassy things... Just to hear this beautiful music.

Sorry Tracey for having some of the same songs, but I just couldn't have put a Christmas Playlist without this song especially!

Hope this helps you all to get into the Christmas Spirit if you are struggling though what seems to get a busier and busier lifestyle that we all lead these days.

Monday, December 1, 2008

I have been tagged

Last week I got tagged by the lovely Debbie. You have to check our her blog, there is a link to it 'Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much, Leave Memories.

The Rules are:
1. Add a link to the person who tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. List 6 random things about yourself
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post
5. Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog

Ok so 6 random things about me:

1. I am married to my lovely husband Andrew of 3 years this month.

2. I have two Jack Russel dogs Molly and Kujo, and a cutie cat Smokey.

3. I have almost travelled all the way around Australia, just missing Tassie and North of Rockhampton in QLD, and would love to do it all again and again.

4. My favourite thing to do is go out for Breakfast on the weekend

5. One of my brothers and I were born 2 years, +2 months, +2 days apart + hours/minutes??

6. I used to play Women's Soccer in my late teens and early 20's.

I have decided to tag these lovely talented ladies. I love checking your blogs and love your work!

1. Sonya Thair
2. Tracey Holdyk
3. Kristen Sparkes
4. Susan Temple
5. Evana Willis
6. Tommorrow's Memories - yes Clori, Jo & Vicki you don't get out of this one either!