Friday, February 20, 2009

Oh dear, my Valentine's Freebie is very late - sorry

I can't believe it's been such a long time since I both blogged and posted a freebie. I had full intentions of posting these before Valentine's, but with work, squash and committee stuff my creative mojo seemed to be lacking. So with hubby out of town for tonight, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to get it finished for posting. Papers and brad created using MickeyBDesigns Commercial Use freebies, WordArt using Marcelle font. I hope you can use it, better still send me a link to your lo's.

As per usual, just follow the link here to download...

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sun, sun, sun - The perfect camping weekend!

The much planned camping weekend finally arrived, together with the JamieGees we'd pick Waitangi weekend and stayed Friday 6th to Sunday 8th Feb at Kaitoke Regional park just north of Upper Hutt. This being the same place we all stayed with Sam & kids last Easter and fond memories. The Butt-kins turned up well packed as usual, this time included trailer with 12 person tent, 8 seater table and chairs and bbq - we did leave the kitchen sink behind ;-)!
The tent proofed a hit with the kids who slept in it and where the food and kitchen items were well kept out of the sun. With the weather co-operating and very hot, the local swimming holes were very welcoming and my CJ finally plucked up enough courage to jump of the walking bridge (at least 15m high) on the last afternoon. Though it took him 3 goes, but the adrenalin was worth it for him, were as I was a nervous wreck watching!

Credits: Simplyyin template 87, Edge of Wood kit by

Thursday, February 5, 2009

My scrap canvas projects

Wow, a busy couple of days making these hybrid canvases. Started out with a printed layout and adhered to canvas, so did these 2 for BB's birthday. The water skiing one was only done yesterday, hadn't shown the original lo on my blog to him yet, so he got a real nice surprise when he got home and absolutely loved it! Have now got Lynn totally hooked too and I think we both nearly bought out the local shop of supplies - lol. And who did I spot shopping for canvases this morning, you guessed it.

Some CT layouts scrapped

I have been having fun playing around with kits at ScrapbooksGoneDigital for both SgD Club Products as well as One of a Kind Design Studio these last few weeks. Found myself really getting into the Disney theme with borrowed photos from Lynn and all going well we might have an opportunity to go to Disney World ourselves in 4 years time. Me think to better start saving soon!

Credits: Created using "The Mouse Collection" at ScrapbooksGoneDigital, store link here.

Also finished these 2 lo gifted to me by a special lady C. I'm adding some cards to my stash, this Thank You card is for my sister-in-law up in Tauranga. I have just send up a parcel for them. Hope it arrives all in tact & that they'll like it!

Credits: Created using "Glittering Joy Brag Book".

Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy Birthday my dear BB

It's my dear hubby's bday, unlike me he didn't quite get to take the day off. Though he did take time out to have lunch with his parents. CJ & I didn't make it as it clashed with a hair cut appointment, never mind. Making it up by planning one of his fave dinners tonight, Lamb stew with mash and spinach - yum. The weather is somewhat cooler again today, me think 20 not the 34 we experienced on Saturday, so stew & mash will be perfect, especially with a nice drop of red win - gorgeous!

Just a quick scrap of BB from our last jet skiing day out last month, another perfect day. The little show off managed to get on one ski straight away unlike last time it took at least half a dozen times. Poor Lynn & Cameron to tried, but found the going very tough. Hopefully they will give it another go next time.

Credits: BlogTemplate4 & You Always WordArt by YouandI Designs, paper Edge of Wood kit by