Tuesday, 7 April 2009

My latest Creations

Hi everyone.

Well it has been same old, same old around here. Brodie has a bit of a flu but he seems to be improving..

Connor is reading very well now and I am happy to say has been very good at school.

Meanwhile I am now getting the same comments from Declan's Kindy teachers as I used to get for Connor.. He's very smart but he loves to push the boundaries..Here we go again!! lol.. I don't know if I can go through all that again.. They must take after their father..lol

Greg is flat out studying and working as usual and I am as busy as ever with Playgroup etc..

Dad is coming down to see us over Easter and the school holidays.. He is not doing real well. He can no longer drive and has now moved in with my brother. His memory is going and I really don't know what to expect when I see him.. even though it has only been a month or so. It might be time we explain to the boys that Poppy is very sick. That is a conversation I am so not looking forward to.
Anyway.. I have finally got myself organised to upload the layouts etc I have done recently.. so here goes.
This is the tag I made for the retreat.. we had to make over 50 of them to hand to everyone.. If it hadn't been for my lovely friend Tanya I don't think I would've got them all done in time.. I am so lucky to have such great friends up here.

We had to make a name tag as well.. and this is what I came up with.. I love my little owl he is soo cute.

On retreat they gave us a few bits and pieces and set us challenges.. this is one that I did. I am really happy with all the challenges I did considering I didn't have photos so had to add them later. Love this pic of my little niece Sienna.. It suits perfectly.

This one we were given the front sheet of a pack of paper.. hence all the different patterns.. And we were given a number.. I converted my 0 to a bracket. Thanks Kathleen for that idea..lol. I love it. And I love this pic Rach took of my two Nieces at Christmas.

I also did another challenge lo.. but I haven't added the pic yet.. so will have to upload that one soon.

I also did two of the gorgeous Mardi's classes while I was on retreat..

Completely different to my usual style.. but I love the ideas she gave us.. So gonna try and use more material on my lo's. This pic was taken when Declan first met Marnie... Greg's Mum..

I love these pic's of Pa.. Greg's Dad.. on the tramp with the boys.. and they love playing with him. We did this layout as well in Mardi's first class.. She is such a talented lady.

In Mardi's second class we used shrinky dinks..yep.. remember the plastic pics you used to get in cereal packets.. then nag your mum to let you put them in the oven.. So they would shrink and thicken.. well it back..lol.. You can't see them very well but I had great fun making flowers and buttons. So much fun I had to do the actual layouts at home.. I spent all class playing..lol..

These pics are some of the few of me and the boys. Taken at Rydges Resort in Yeppoon when we went for Greg's Xmas party in 2007.

This was the second layout we did in that class.. I used photos I had taken of Greg and the boys when Connor needed some at Prep.. Took about 40 photos and there is a funny face in all of them.. that's my boys!!

I just wanted to say again a huge thanks to Mardi for sharing her talent with us. She is such a sweet, lovely lady.. and I am so glad I finally got the chance to meet her.

Ok .. I have made a couple of Birthday cards for some friends.. they are very simple..

Over the last 6 weeks I have also been doing a course with Sheree in the Boxx. I only have one lo left to do but here are the rest.. I do love them.. Again.. another very gorgeous talented lady I met at Retreat!

These were pics we took when a heap of us Boxx girls met up in Brissie at Southbank.. And got to spend time with my crazy Boxx friend DG.. Leeann is an absolute laugh with a heart of Gold.. And yep that is me at the top of the tree..lol..

Here is Poppy and Declan.. such a cute pic.. and a very special memory.

I did this lo to tell Connor how proud of him I was. Donating his pocket money at his own suggestion to the Vic Bushfire victims. The Journalling is attached to the d! and it pulls out from under the pic.

I love this pic of Greg and the boys I took at Tannum Sands.. It looks a bit dark on here.. but the look on Greg and Brodes faces is just gorgeous. And the boys love Daddy walking them through the water on his feet.

And last but not least of Sheree's classes.. This Declan's first go in the Jolly Jumper. The arrow at the top slides across and the journalling is attached to the red spotted paper at the bottom.

This is a double page spread I did for Tanya for her Birthday. I organised a few of our friends to do layouts for her. It was great fun going through all the photos, picking through all the memories of our friendship so far.

Last Saturday I went to Scrap 'nScrap to do one of Nicole's classes.. I do absolutely love the way this turned out. I may be repeating myself but I am soo lucky to have such talented, beautiful ladies to learn off. I intend to put this one upon my scrap room wall.. A once in lifetime photo..

Thank you again Nicole for giving me the perfect home for it.
Ok.. so have I bored you enough yet...

That's all for now.. hopefully I will get time to do some more scrappin soon.. but right now I have to go and remove 40 odd marshmallow bunnies I made for the boys to take to school etc tomorrow.. and need to make some more too..lol..

Hope you are all well.. and if I don't talk to you before then have a very safe and happy Easter.. and please be careful on the roads!.

Donna xxxx


Shandell said...

Wow!! You have been scrapping up a storm!!My fave is the Family LO!!

Kwebbel said...

Great LOs!
Sunny greetings from Germany - and happy Easter
your Kwebbel

Christine said...

Goodness girlie, you've been really busy! They are all so gorgeous, you should be very proud of yourself!

Linda said...

Wow Don your layouts are sensational, you must be so proud, well done!