Friday, October 26, 2007

School photos

I got Regan's school photos back this week, doesn't actually look like her to me but it must be, they've got her name on it. Anyway this is what I am doing with them each year. I lifted the idea out of a mag a few years ago, these pages will go into a folder for her along with a double LO with all the things she did, and awards she got for that year. Basically each year will have one LO of her official photos and a double of the fun things that happened.....apologies for the average photo...

....and the latest card for copycatcards - a sympathy card - not that you can see in this photo but all the card is shimmer cardstock.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

My Superhero

And he certainly is, my georgous boy. Isn't it great when you take those pictures that really touch you, this isn't necessarly a good photo and you can't even see his face but it fills me with love and wonder about who he is and how he's going to grow up.

On a less touchy feely note today was the first day Regan got to have a ride on the back of Dad's bike, how impressed is she?? It's defanantly her first choice of transport now.

And lastly my card for this weeks challange. This is a scanned and shrunken copy of a painting Aaron did for me last valentines day. Ohhhh how cute.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

B&W challenge

Here's this weeks entry for copycatcards. I like Black and White so much I made two. The flowers on the 'thinking of you" card are made with white shrink plastic.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Notice anything

Yes that's right Bear has had a replacement. Aaron was a bit wary at first, actually for about a month, but then got right into it and cut Bears old arm off himself. It wasn't actually an arm anymore as it had got a lot worse than in this photo and was only a ball of fur hanging down from the shoulder by the two seams. The new one is rather large and we did point that out to Aaron but he was determined to put as much stuffing in as he could. "Strong". Nan performed the operation yesterday arvo after Shane and I returned from a ride to Gloucester, Shane rode his bike home and I drove with the kids and by then the novelty had worn off and Aaron was most upset that it was "not same". This morning I had to give it a hair cut (from long fur to short) and although he is still Bear he's not as comfortable and it's going to take a while for Aaron to get just the right hold on him. {Don't you think he looks a bit happier though?}

Finished this today ... it took me ages as I started it 3 times on 3 completely different background papers... love my dark cardstock. If your wondering about the 'Friends" lettering, it's the Heidi swap self adhesive alphabet. I decided I didn't like the Brown so tried to get them off, very sticky. Anyway the letters came off but the adhesive stayed with the bottom layer of chipboard, I kind of liked it, how's that for double use of your lettering.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Finished It

Well, I finished it and am actually pretty happy, it's hard to get that many photos on a 81/2 x 11.

Just thought I'd share this photo of Regan and her best buddy Layla. Layla is over here at the moment having a play date and I couldn't resist taking a few snaps. They have however managed to put a dent in Regans wall right above her bed (Laylas' head apparently) so once Shane finds out it will probably be the last play date.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Ahhh school holidays

Don't you just love them, this time around we've gone nowhere and done nothing and I'm loveing it. The days have been filled with hanging around home with the kids playing and me spring cleaning, ever so slowly room by room.

While cleaning out the fridge I tried to throw away these little guys but the kids wouldn't be in it, at a guess I'd say they've been in there at least 10 months but since they have all been named they're part of the family and cannot possible go.

I have managed to do a few cards for the weekly and midweek challange at copy cat cards and am trying desperately to finish a LO of Regan that I just cant seem to get right.

Regan says thanks heaps Grandma for the handmade winter goodies (in Oct??) and Aaron just loved his book Helen, much appreciated. I should really show that appreciation by making those Red Hat cards you've been patiently waiting for. I will stop thinking about it and make them soon, however from what I hear you'll be making your own anytime now.
Thanks for stopping by .

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Floral Fancy Challenge

So here is this weeks challenge card, very plain but full of nice bright colours.

I found this old photo of Regan recently and happened to notice just how much Bunny had deteriorated in the last six years. To Bunnys credit she still goes everywhere with Regan. This includes the ride to school where Regan gives her a last quick sniff before she gets out of the car. Bunny then waits patiently in the car for Regan to return and hold her all the way home.
The journalling reads: 6 years on, a little less colourful, a lot less fluffy and a little battered around the eyes but still so very much loved.