Wednesday, 27 February 2008
Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Monday, 25 February 2008
We went to the paper craft extravaganza in Harrogate on Saturday in pursuit of beautifulness. I have to say it wasn't as good as I had hoped, but mum loved stash shopping and spent a small fortune. It was aimed more at card makers than scrapbookers, so there was loads of (in my opinion) naff stuff. Art From The Heart and the Hobby Horse had to be the best stands, and that is where my money went... although I was very good and spent less than £40 on me... I got mum a few bits for mother's day, rather than give her money that would more than likely disappear and having nothing to show for it, as money seems too, or be spent buying something for the boys.
I also got to meet a couple of my UKS teamies for the first time... and lovely they were too. There is always a risk when you have online friends that they are in fact very dodgy people who you wouldn't get along with at all. Eileen and Nikki were the same in real life as they are online, so it was great to finally meet and put a voice to the face. I also bumped into 3 crop buddies, and although we missed the crop to go to Harrogate we will be reunited in mischief at the Warrington crop next Sunday.
I haven't done any crafting for an age... and I am staring to feel withdrawal symptoms. I need to get another LO done for a class over on Carolinezcrafts for Saturday. I also have chipboard mini books to do, and a rather cool chipboard skull and crossbones to use on a LO. Soooooooo I need to get my fat bum off here and go get started on the list.
Before I go I bring you my HS:MS 'cuddle' shot. This was taken this afternoon whilst Oliver watched Power Rangers on tv. He may think he is getting all big and 'growed' up, and may be into big boy programmes... but he still cuddles Mr Snuggles when he is tired. I really thought that he would have grown out of his comfort toy, but it still goes to bed with him, still gets brought down in the morning and still has to go with us when we go away. Fellow HS:MSers, I will be round to your blogs later this evening:)
Friday, 22 February 2008
Thursday, 21 February 2008
Tuesday, 19 February 2008
Monday, 18 February 2008
Thursday, 14 February 2008
Hope you are all loved and being spoilt by your other halves... or even getting surprise annonymous cards ;) Went on to Google this morning, and love love love this Valentine image... the teacher in me still saves all the different Google designs, in preparation for if I ever get my studens to enter the doodle for Google competition again.
Last night was a really good giggle. It was a little crop as only a handful of people went, but with Paul and Jen there, it was a good one. I even got a LO started, faffed with and finished... then packed away with time left to flick though a magazine... how good am I! I used papers from the December Scarlet Lime kit, I cannot believe how much you get with this kit, and how verstaile it is... loving Scarlet Lime:) The photos are of Harry Bear in his first Halloween costume. He didn't go anywhere, we didn't have a party, but of course he still had to have a costume! He didn't think much to it though and kept pulling the frilly bit off to shove in his mouth! Jems has got her Feb kit already so it shouldn't be too much longer for us UK girls to wait. I feel like it has been an age since I have had new stash... I haven't bought online since before Christmas as I am saving for the Harrogate show on the 23rd. I am planning to have a big spend on patterend papers and alphas... might even get me some lick and sticks ;)So on to today's HS:MS prompt of 'diligence'. I'm afraid it is another cheat from me... I was looking through all the photos stored on my lappy, and found some taken of my last year 7 group I taught. They were a difficult all boy group, and it took the best part of a year to crack them... but by the summer term we had an understanding with each other, and they were pretty well behaved. This photo shows them working on their designs for a Keith Haring 3D model that they went on to make. It's when I see photos like this that I really think I want to go back to work... I do miss teaching, and will go back one day... I just need to remember that for each piccie of the kids working, I could have taken 20 of them being disruptive and confrontational... there you go, I am more than happy to be a sahm...LOL!!!
We are off to the pictures again later... this time to see Sweeney Todd... and yes, I know itis a musical, but hey it has Johnny depp in, and a girl has to have some eye candy on a day like today:)
Wednesday, 13 February 2008
Tuesday, 12 February 2008
Monday, 11 February 2008
Sunday, 10 February 2008
Friday, 8 February 2008
Thursday, 7 February 2008
Today's prompt over at HS:MS is 'sloth'. After taking Oliver to school I went upsatirs to strip his bed... Oliver hates having clean sheets put on his bed! The dirty little creature says he like the covers when they are 'warm', in other words stinky and grubby!!! When we have to peel him out of his bed in the morning we refer to it as his pit... so it fits today's prompt.
Have you been to check out the peel off revolution yet??? go on.... have a go, you might even like it:)
Wednesday, 6 February 2008
Well I have to say that some of the new generation peel offs are funky, and I hold my hands up and say I would buy some of them. You can see some examples from the DT here. In a bid to get you all feeling the peel off love, Caroline is holding a competition... all you need to do is create something using peeloffs as stocked by Caroline, and you could win a lovely bundle of stash, and a spot as guest designer, meaning even more free stash to play with... so what do you have to lose, go on... give it a go... peel the love man!!!
This LO used funky flower peel offs. Initially I thought OMG flowers... how am I going to use flowers when I mainly scrap the boys, but I used the peel offs as a mask to create patterned paper with acrylic paint, then used the flowers to decorate the blue paper... I think they work really well with the photo and the other papers. HS:MS
Today's prompt is 'greed'. I haven't had chance to take a pic today, so this is a total cheat take on Oliver's 4th birthday. He had just had his dinner at pizza hut, which included a huge piece of chocolate fudge cake, yet when he saw his birthday cake he asked if he could eat it all!!! I just don't know where he gets it from I really don't ;)
Tuesday, 5 February 2008
Yesterday's smile came from a comment that Rob made about someone who p*sses me off... I can't really share but it was funny and had me giggling for ages. Sometimes you have to love that hubby of mine.
Today's smile came this morning when I was trying to get Harry Bear's brekkie ready... he kept climbing up my legs, but for the first time he very clearly said 'mum', well actually it was more 'mum mum mum mum mum mum' but as it is usually dad dad dad dad dad... it made me smile. He got his brekkie, and hasn't said it since!!!
Monday, 4 February 2008
Well here goes...
Where were you born? Aldershot
Middle name: Anne
How old will you be this year? 32 (eeeeek)
Are you taller than your mother or father? Taller than both
Do you cry often during movies? yes, especially at Big Fish... I cry uncontrolably for about an hour after.... I love that film.
What is your biggest pet peeve? noisy eating!!!
Favorite colour: green
Favorite foods: hummous, olives, feta cheese, chocolate, pizza
Favorite restaurants: Papa's Greek Restaurant in West Bridgford, Dukes '92, #1 Oriental Buffet.
Favorite beverage: Chocca mocha
Favorite cold cereal: Honey nut fitness
Favorite smells: Fresh baked bread, Johnson's baby talc.
Favorite time of day: bed time
What brand of shampoo/conditioner do you use? which ever straightening stuff is on offer at the time
Favorite make-up products? Virgin Vie foundation powder
How many pillows do you sleep with? 2
Do you play an instrument? Piano to grade 7
Have you ever been skinny dipping? yes, in my thinner, pre stretch marks days
Did you do any sports in High School? rounders, cross country, trampolining
What was the last movie you saw in the theater? PS I Love You and yes I cried too
What is your favorite article of clothing? jeans
What is your dream vacation? Canada to meet Jems, Barry and Ham
What was your first impression of your spouse? funny... ha ha, not peculiar, that came later...LOL!!!
If you were an animal what would you be? panda
What is your favorite "me- time" activity? Scrapping
Favorite TV shows: LOST, Ally McBeal, Casualty,
What is your dream car? black!!!
What is one of your weaknesses? chocolate
What do you fix for dinner when there's nothing to fix? toasted cheese sandwhiches
If you could live in a different decade/era which one would it be? I'd love to wear fancy Victorian dresses
What is the emotion you feel the most? Happiness
Do you consider yourself outgoing? yes
What is something you are constantly working on? LAUNDRY and ironing
Any hidden talents? obviously lots... but they are still hidden!
What is a word or phrase you overuse? What did I just say?
What was the hardest thing that happened to you this past year? having to reduce spending due to not working
What is the best thing that happened to you this past year? being a stay at home mummy:)
What is one thing you hope to accomplish this year? i'd really like to make a thing 3, but realistically that's not likely to happen.... so I will go for filling my quota of minded children:)
Ok I tag Nikki, Nikki's SIL, and Annie (get blogging woman)
So there you go... that's as much of my flesh as you're ever going to see!!!Will be back later for smile updates:)
Sunday, 3 February 2008
You have to get one of these... they are so cool to work with as the dinky size means you can get them finished really quickly. I decided to make mine a book devoted to the things that Oliver says that makes us laugh. I have loads more to add into it, and I know there will be things in the future that will need to be included... I think I need to buy a couple more of the books, as well as a couple of the round ones to add more pages, using a bigger book ring will mean that you could end up with a really FAT book of loveliness. It is also a fab way to se up some of your pp scraps... go on... go and grab yourself a couple, you know you NEED to. I haven't bored you with all of the pages... but you get the idea:)
Friday, 1 February 2008
We have been to both today. Harry had to go this morning to have his back checked, just to make sure the cream and bath additive he is on is doing the job, and it is... so happy days for him. When we got home, I stroked Jaspa on the head and he let out a massive yelp... I assumed I had caught him in the eye or something and didn't think anything more of it. Later I stroked him again and he yelped again, and after looking in his ears I could see that something was wrong in his left ear. So off to the vets, to be told that the fungal infection he has (which is being treated) has spread into his ear canal. He is now on two kinds of tablets and has drops to start on Sunday... 3 little packets costing almost £60!!! I bought him a new bed on the way home, and he is now lying in it, giving me the sad puppy dog eyes... in true male fashion he is going to milk this for all it's worth!
When Harry had his afternoon nap I started a chipboard mini book for Carolinezcraftz... I am quite liking it so far, and am enjoying working on a small scale. I should be able to get it done tonight and have a few piccies to share tomorrow.
The prompt over at HS:MS is 'string'. My picture is very unimaginitive... a ball of string!!! I really didn't have time to go hunting for interesting string, if string can be interesting... this was on the dining room left over from making the decorations I used for the 'dangle' prompt.
My smile for today comes from a comment made by Oliver. On the way home from school, he said out of the blue, 'Mummy when I grow up, I want to be a mummy just like you so that I can buy my little boy ice cream'. Ok so maybe I should be a tad concerned that my boy wants to be a mummy... but OMG, how sweet is that.
Looking forward to tomorrow night as I am out with a few friends... well actually we aren't out, we'll be in, but I'll be out of the house even though I'll be in someone elses iykwim. You can't beat girls nights in though, lots of gossip, giggles, a ding dong from dominos and a few bottles of wine. Not looking forward to the SPS though... I have a major teenage outbreak happening on my face... must think tonight about how I can disguise myself... LOL!!!