Monday, September 25, 2006

What I've been doing

Here's a layout I did for work using a Bazzill big paper clip and big button. The title 'Sweet' is from my brief but enjoyable encounter with the Cricut.
And here's an idea for a Christmas card using the wooden laser cut Pocketbook and large Holly - so cool. Love the wooden laser cuts.
Happy blogging :))

Thursday, September 21, 2006

I've been defeated

It's near on impossible to update your blog everyday. But I will keep trying.

I was at work till 9 o'clock last night as we had a Tools night and the Cricut lady came and did a demo. OMG I want one. They are sooooo cool. The cool thing about them is they come with the best cartridge - George and Basic Shapes - and another cool thing is it prints so many sizes.

Another very cool thing is we got the new range of MME called Bohemia in the shop. I'm in heaven. Cannot wait to start playing with that. Loving all the transparent die cuts and frames.

Stay cool.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Test the Nation

So how did we do in the Test the Nation. I am in the yellow zone, meaning I'm not at risk now but I need to do some work to stay out of the red zone.
I learnt a lot from the programme. I need to exercise which was obvious; I'm confused about butter and margarine; I should eat 1 serving of red meat the size of my palm a day, and 5 servings of fruit and veges the size of my palm a day; oily fish such as tuna and salmon are good for you; I should have trim milk; I should cut out biscuits; muesli bars and chocolate bars have the same amount of calories or was it cholesterol.
How did you go?

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Not my fault

I tried to blog last night but something was wrong with Blogger. I couldn't get into it. Honestly I tried. I've been doing so well with blogging every day. It's not easy you know.
Glitter is back. Check out these new Making Memories products. I'm inspired to get out the Jac paper and the punches and plaaaaay.
I'm going to Yolandes today. We gonna have fun while we sort out Scrapcamp stuff.

Thursday, September 14, 2006


Well that didn't go to plan. I'm a little disappointed Toby or Dilana didn't win. I'm quite gutted actually. But I guess they thought Lucas was the one. I think Toby would have been better. Though in listening to Lucas singing at the end he really had more of the husky rock voice. Toby was more punk. Dilana was incredible though. When Toby went I was sure she was going to win.
Oh well, both Dilana and Toby will make it on their own anyways.

Keep up the daily blogging folks!!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

OMG that was the best Rockstar yet. Weren't they AMAZING. Who's going to win!!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Seems I'm not the only one without a dishwasher after all. Yes we had a roster going once upon a time - we all had a night each to do the dishes and I did the rest of course, but at least I got off 3 nights. Doesn't seem to happen that way anymore. We're all too busy, so it's all up to me now.

Have added a slide show of all the entries for NZ Dare # 6. Go check them out. It was an extremely hard choice and you'll see why.

Monday, September 11, 2006

So ...

... what thing do you most want in your life right now, that would make it easier. For me it's a dishwasher, oh how I long for a dishwasher. Yes I'm probably the only person in the whole world that dosen't have a dishwasher yet. But it's coming, soon, as soon as we alter the kitchen to fit one in. Soon, as in within the next year I hope. LOL.
So what do you wish for most right now that would make your life so much easier.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

How cool ...

Michelle informed me on Saturday that they have their own blogs. The Rockstar Supernova guys that is.
Here's Toby's and you can link to the others from there. I love the quote on Dilanas blog in her Aug 28th post.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Check out the Scrapcamp Blog
Yes the newsletter is OUT - if you didn't get one please email Yolande or me for a copy.
Scrapcamp is shaping up to be one of the biggest and best weekends EVER! It's going to be way too much fun. Karen Ridgeway is coming from Australia and its Nic Howard's birthday! And Faye Gregory will also be joining the tutoring team.
So get on top of the Xmas chaos and come to Scrapcamp to get those cards you've always planned to make done; be inspired to make some Xmas pressies and have a weekend full of fun and friendships.
Definitely a weekend NOT to be missed!

Friday, September 08, 2006

Not much to say tonight.

Cool metal dare on the NZ Dare blog.
Look out for Scrapcamp news this weekend.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Dare winners are up

Yes the dare winners are up on the NZ Dare blog. Wow that was the hardest choice ever for us. So many amazing entries. Congratulations Gwen - awesome layout. And to Monique for winning the draw.

ROCKSTAR Supernova is totally rocking. Sooo sad to see Storm Large leave tonight, but someone had to go. It's getting down to the nitty gritty now and anyone could win. Though I have to say Toby is the man. Loooove his song - ah oh ah ohahoh. Fantasmic. LOL. And he's so hot. Cool eyes.

New dare goes up tomorrow night.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Busy, busy, bsuy.

Work today. Picked Emma up from dancing 6pm, got the groceries, came home, cooked dinner.

Have written out all the names on bits of paper of all the NZ Dare entries for each dare so far. Emma is just folding them up now while I blog, then I'm going to draw the winner for one of our prizes sponsored by Scrapbook Outlet NZ which we'll announce tomorrow sometime. Yehaa.

Catch ya tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Teenagers and dogs ...

... who'd have them. If you're not worrying about them you're cleaning up after them. If you're not telling them off, you're driving them everywhere (teenagers) or taking them for walks (dogs). No wonder I have no time for anything.

Anyway, here's the other layout I did in Karen's online class on Sunday. Top and bottom cut off again. Really really loved doing this workshop. Pleased with the results.
And if I thought I'd had enough doodling inspiration check out this. Scroll down a bit. And how cool is her banner. Me thinks it's time for me to have a new one - banner that is.

Catch ya tomorrow. Ooohhh work tomorrow - gonna be harder to blog.

Monday, September 04, 2006

I'm here

New Poppy Ink gallery with one of my favourite guest artists - Danielle Thompson.

Had a wonderful online class with Karen Ridgeway yesterday. It was her Focus on Photos doodling class. So fun. Here's one of the layouts I did. The top and bottom have been cut off a bit. It's the last couple of days for Dare # 6. I've enjoyed seeing all the amazing entries coming in.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Happy Fathers Day

We went to Cafe Kaos in Tuakau for brunch today for Fathers Day - yummo. My french toast - lip licking good.
This photo says it all. That is the table sign that sneaked it's way into the picture on purpose. Very appropriate to Rob - the Chaos part that is. He's listening intently to James explaining about his night out last night, with that slight smirk on his face, probably remembering back to his day doing the same thing.

I'm just preparing to do an online class in like 15 minutes. Wahoo. My first ever online class and it's with Karen Ridgeway, so excited.

See ya tomorrow.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

I'm here ...

... yes I am. Home from work and straight to the blogger.

2 things:
Ali W's cool as article in the latest Scrapbook Creations - go Ali. I have it in my hot little hand and it's great.

And in the other hand, the latest For Keeps and the new Design Team. Sharon is this you? I think it is. Way to go. Have fun.

See ya tomorrow.

Friday, September 01, 2006

I'm daring myself ... blog everyday. Who else is keen. Tell me if you do - link in the comments.
I am so bad at this, so I'm going to make myself add something each day, even a little snippet or a cool link I've found or anything on my mind. It's the 1st day of September today and the first day of spring - yay roll on Summer. I'm gonna try and post every day in September for starters.

How cool was the Last Scrapper Standing competition. Check out the winner, what an awesome gallery. And congratulations Marieke for making it to the final Dare. And wow wow what amazing layouts were created over that month.

Check out this cool new manufacturer from France. I want those papers. How cool is the home page.