Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My Heart!

Hello my crafty friends!

Another gorgeous day here in Dundee. Jamie & I spent quite a lot of time out in the back garden this morning after I got back from my gym session. He just loves being outside and would happily be out and about all day if he could! The sun is really blazing hot though.

Today I am going to post a layout that I created a month or 2 ago, just a simple one in which I document how Jamie holds my heart in his little hands. The photos aren't the best but they are 2 of the few that I have of the two of us together. I need to sit down with my hubby soon so he can try and take some photos of me with my 3 boys. We are off to the coast to visit my family this weekend, so really looking forward to that. We are going to take the boys to the beach, so can't wait for that, Jamie hasn't been to the beach yet, and I am going to take lots of photos. I need to sit down and scan some more lo's to post, I have albums full!
Hope you are all keeping well!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hero Arts Owl Card

Hi All.

It's a gorgeously miserable day here in Dundee today. We have had quite a lot of rain, so that is a real blessing. Hope we get more though, the farmers in the area really need it!

Just a quick post today, it's a card I created using Hero Arts stamps. Can you tell I am a real fan!

This is the cute little owl that is part of one of their animal sets, isn't he/she too cute. Love the fact that you can shape the words.

Enjoy the rest of your week. Can't believe it's Friday already.

Oh, and by the way. A big shout out to my friend Angella. It's her birthday tomorrow, the 24th. I hope she has a fantastic day. Thanks for your friendship Angella!


Thursday, October 16, 2008

My Scraproom / Area!

I have been wanting to post these photos of my scraproom for quite some time now, and have finally gotten round to it. Hope you enjoy the tour of my favourite place in the house, well it's one of the places I spend the most time anyway!! Why don't you grab a cup of tea or coffee before we get started, this is going to be quite a long post!

This is the view taken from the doorway between our formal and family lounge. My scrap area is in the family lounge, and it is the room we are all always in. We have a t.v. in there, as well as the boys Playstation, and my husbands computer stand is on the opposite wall to my scrap desk, so we all have our little space. The boys also have a desk in the one corner where they sit and do their homework and colour in etc. There is Jamie lying on the couch having his bottle of tea watching Barney!

This is a photo of my scrap desk. I had it specifically made when we moved into the house. I made the desk quite high, because I stand and scrapbook, would probably explain the sore back I have at the moment!! The top two drawers on either side are a bit thinner than the others. Everything that I need is right at hand, I love this set up and it works perfectly for me!

This the right hand side of my desk. I like to have some things out in the open so I can see them, so I remember to use them. I have my p.p. scraps right on my desk, cause I try and use them often, especially when cardmaking. I also sew of my pages all the time, and there is my favourite gadget, my Cuttlebug. Don't forget the very important cup of tea!!

These 2 bookshelves stand on the right hand side of my desk, and also house lots of stuff!! All my magazines are on the one bookshelf, my CK mags are read constantly. I also keep lots of small goodies in the 3 caddies on one shelf, and my pp and other A4 sized paper in on the other shelf. Jamie also has one shelf for all his books!

The things I use less often are stored in these drawers. I keep my material scraps, chipboard pieces that I use as templates, and my MM tag maker and label maker in them. I bought them from road side vendor, and they have come in very handy!

I like to display my scrapbook pages for a few days before I put them in albums!

My wood mounted stamps are kept in my top left drawer. I am going to run out of space in this drawer soon!

My Hero Arts stamps, foam stamps and Nestabilities are kept in the next drawer. Also running out of space here!

All my chipboard, and Jamie's cute little fingers!! You will see in the next couple of photos that I use the blue mushroom containers a lot. They have solved a lot of my storage problems, and are free with my mushrooms, which is a bonus!

My flower drawer, top right hand drawer. I use flowers all the time, so definitely need to buy more flowers!

My "bling" drawer. I always look in here when making cards!

Lots of different stuff in this drawer. And as you can see it is the perfect height for Jamie. Bit of a nightmare keeping him out of my drawers. Hopefully the novelty will wear off soon. LOL!!

And my final photo, my ribbon & cotton drawer. Don't know if you can tell, but my blue ribbon is overflowing it's container, and not too much in the others. Quite the indication that I have 3 sons & 1 husband. Nearly no pink ribbon!!!

Hope you have enjoyed the tour of my scrap area. Would appreciate any comments or suggestions on my space?!?

Hugs, Rene'

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bryce's Birthday Card!!

Hi, just a quick post this morning. I am due to take Jamie to swimming at 9:15am so just wanted to do this before I left. It's rather chilly again this morning, so not really looking forward to it. Wish the weather would just make up it's mind!!

This is the card I made for Bryce's birthday, he really liked it. I think these Hero Arts Animal Stamps are perfect for kids cards. I also used my scallop edged scissors, which I haven't used in years, and I was really pleased with the effect they added to the card, I will definitely be using them on a more regular basis now.

Thanks for looking. Enjoy what's left of the week.

Monday, October 13, 2008

I am back on-line and FINALLY 1000 hits!!!

One doesn't realise how much you are addicted to the Internet until you don't have it!! We have been having problems connecting to the Internet for more than a week now and it has driven me absolutely mad!! I need to be able to visit all the amazing blogs out there to gain inspiration, and have missed it so, now I need to catch up on all my favourites, at least that is going to be fun, lots of new stuff to look at!

It was a really busy but fun weekend. On Friday afternoon we had Bryce's birthday party. I went to school and fetched him and a whole lot of his friends, wow it was a noisy trip home, I couldn't hear myself think!! The party was a huge success and everyone had a ball. I will try and load some pics of the party during the week. Saturday was his actual birthday, so of course we had an early start to open his pressies. He was over the moon with what we got him and spent a wonderful day playing with all his new things. His best friend came over in the afternoon for a sleepover, we got KFC for supper and then had a marathon game of Monopoly. Yesterday we left all the kiddies with Ray's folks for the first time and went to church on our own. We had an outside minister preaching and it was awesome, there are some amazing things happening in our church, and it is so wonderful to see God's works happening right before your eyes!

Today I am going to post a scrapbook page I did a while ago. This is the first page I created where I incorporated my new stamping hobby, it was so much fun to put together. I used the Hero Arts little animal stamps, and I think they add such a cute element to the page. I find I am using stamping on all the pages that I create now, and it just finishes the pages off so nicely.
Please note, the little beanie Jamie is wearing was knitted by yours truly. Another of my hobbies I try to find time for!

Thanks for looking and hope you have a great week. It is going to be a stinker here today. Jamie has his first swimming lesson today, I have to get in the pool with him, so that is going to be fun!