Friday, 6 July 2007

Tagged Again

I read this on Jode's blog so I guess I'm tagged ...

A-Z's of Me

A - Age: 29 (the big 3-0 this year)

B - Bed size: Queen,

C - Chore you hate: removing cobwebs, especially outside around the verandah

D - Dessert you love: sticky date pudding with butterscotch/caramel sauce

E - Eggs, favorite kind: scrambled

F - Favorite actor(S): I dont have a specific fav ...

G - Gold or Silver: gold

H - Height: 170cm

I - Instruments you play: piano and flute but dont touch them these days much to my family's and husband's disappointment (music and lessons was shoved down my throat a little too much when I was young unfortunately)

J - Job title: Stay at home mum but am also a Loss Adjuster (insurance assessor)

K - Kid(s): Caitlin (almost 3) and Ciaran (almost 1)

L - Living arrangements: with darling husband Marty and the aformentioned kidlets on a farm (cropping and grazing in central west NSW)

M - Mom's name: Christine

N -Nicknames: just plain ol' "H" or "hels bels"

O - Overnight hospital stay other than giving birth: DD tried to arrive at 27 weeks so I spent almost a week in hospital being monitored before being allowed home to bed rest for a few more weeks and then given the ok for the rest of the pregnancy. I also had bad gastro last November which needed a hospital stay.

P - Phobia: snakes

Q - Quotes: Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.

R - Right or left handed: Right handed

S - Siblings: Younger brother, Cameron (27)

T - Temper: Yep, absolutely (but not proud of it)

U - Unique habit: cant think of one just now ... sorry

V - Vegetable you hate: cant think of any that I actually hate, I think I'd eat them all

W - Worst habit: oh dear ... too many to mention!!!

X - rays you've had: ankle, back (spine)

Y - Yummy food you make: I ususally love to cook so most of my creations are yummy (well DH says it's like eating at a restaurant most nights so I think it must be all ok)

Z - Zodiac Sign: Saggitarius

So now, if you read this, consider yourself tagged. Comment to let me know about it, I would love to see your answers.

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

11 LO's for June

You might remember I set a little fun challenge for the Divas to see how many LO's they could do in June. I started my goal at 5 then doubled it to 10 ... and would you believe I did ELEVEN LO's for the month. What an achievement for me if I may say so myself.

Here's my 3 LO's from the Scrapbook Diva's CC on the w/end. I'm pretty happy with them.

This is Vicky's challenge - had to use huge black alphas and black doodling and make the page a tribute to someone/something etc.

I love this BG paper but unfortunately I dont think I've done it justice. Oh well, will have to try and get more of it to play with.

This next one is Rach's challenge - use a bright colour as the main colour on your page, B&W photo and journalling strips. The photo has to be someone/something that makes you happy and the journalling strips has to explain why. My journalling says "Ciaran, I love how the simplest things make you happy ... like hiding in the bathroom cupboard, playing peek-a-boo, and amusing yourself with almost anything. When you are happy it makes everyone happy, including me ... Mummy xoxoxo."

And this is Jode's challenge - had to use purple, bling, the word "Diva" and some silver plus a photo of yourself (uugghh). Would you believe I took this self portrait on Saturday afternoon just mucking around holding the camera in front of me. I took some absolute shockers that I immediately deleted but this one was kind of funny and cute so I worked up the courage to print it for my page.

I've used prima flowers and a dob of glitter paint for the centres, MM chipboard alphas painted black and covered with Kindy Glitz (why I didn't discover this stuff before I dont know ... it's so cool!!!), and the word "Diva" is a ScrapFX wordlet which I also painted black and then outlined with Kindy Glitz. There's some pretty pink shimmery butterflies and silver dragonfly eyelets and machine stitching around the edge. Oh, and some of the lovely HS bling flowers too. I copied and printed the Scrapbook Divas banner onto photo paper.

Now although none of these LO's were winners for the challenges, I did manage to win Rach's participation RAK so that's really made my day.

During June I also did Diva Vicky's mail art free online class - mail art is easy and beautiful and ... addictive. I've now joined a mail art swap (lol). Here's my efforts so far ... I like my first one the best actually (top pic).

July is going to be a busy scrapping month again by the looks of things already ... there's the Diva's Secret Santa swap, mail art swap, and I'm doing another recipe swap with the girls over at Scrapboxx. I also have some RAK's to make and send to some special scrapping friends ...

So I'd better move myself from the computer to my scrapping space and GET BUSY!!!