Friday, 1 June 2007

Happy Birthday Mackinley

Yes, much fun had by all!! Include's been a long time since I've actually enjoyed my children's birthday parties. I've been way too tired and suffering from the devil known as PND while they were younger.

All went well. The Mums stayed to help with the supervision of their own kids while Michael cooked the sausages and I ran after Rainer. Lots of great presents which we are thankful for because Rainer has a habit in the past of commandeering all of Mackinley's cool toys - Thunderbirds especially, so it was nice to see him get HIS stuff.

It's now June and I'm a little peeved that I didn't do what I "wanted" to do in May, but I knew this week was going to be a tough one, so in that respect I did well.

I managed to do little in the way of scrapbooking. Some "Book of Me" things. Well, there's the cover that I finally finished ...

...and some layouts to go inside. This is to scrap at least 5 photos (I think I managed that one well) about an everyday event. I did photos from one day and cut them up and arranged them onto 1.5 8x8 page. Used a big blossom for a hinge and sewed like mad to keep it all together.

This "today" layout is a BOM entry and part of Charmane's Funky Friday challenge at Bon's. I'm mixing up stuff from Scrapbook City and Bon's at the moment - whatever takes my fancy - which is making for some interesting entries. It had to contain wings and a journaling block. Well, the closest thing I have to wings is some paisley from some old WRMK pp. That'll do!! The journaling block is Fancy Pants which I am LOVING at the moment. Michelle Coleman is a wizard with design.

This FF Challenge is to use a colour combo not normally used (I did blue and orange) and rub ons. Had these rubons for yonks and just made a background and some on the photos. Having fun with my sewing machine too. Have also begun altering my sewing machine with the winning name. Won't post pics until's a work in progress (haha).

Mind you, I've had to re-think my strategy on the BOM pages, because the cover looks MUCH better than the clean and simple layouts inside!!

Still having fun at Bon's and she gave us a challenge to scrap things that our Mum's used to say. Here's my "Mummy-ism" (with some detail). Still using her MME Everyday Tango pp - delish!!!

Enough for now. Collected my June Kit from Scrapbook City today and a couple of items from their Garage Sale. Still good stuff on the tables....lots of Creative Memories stuff too LOL!!! Oval City -- what were they thinking!!!???? Have to finish Alicia's sketch challenge by the weekend (thank god they extended the deadline) and then a random challenge at Forever Always and then back to Bon's.

I might have to slow down a little.

Be strong....


  1. Hi Giovanna, Glad to here the birthday party went well and no one complained about staying:-) Love all your layouts and your BOM..I know what you mean about slowing down a little, especially with so many great sites with great challenges to get us all motivated...
    Take Care and*see* you around Caz..

  2. Hey Gigi!!!

    Loving your boy's birthday photos!!! sounds like it was great :) and LOVING all your pages too!!! Very cool...

    so hows the toilet going ;)

  3. great layouts, especilally LOVE the soccer one!
    great birthday pics too.

  4. Happy Birthday Mackinely. Looks like the party was lots of fun.
    Tanya and Tristan

  5. HI Gigi, so glad the party was a huge sucess. Love all your new pages for your BOM, and especially the cover...Sounds like you have been busy with plenty of challenges. WOW and I can't seem to get motivated to do even one LOL.
    Take Care

  6. wow, loving your work at the moment!!!

  7. Hey Giovanna, love your BOM cover and that page looks fantastic!

    Glad you had a wonderful time at Mackinley's party!