Here's what I've been working on this month.
JENNI BOWLIN "TANGERINE DREAMS"
SCENIC ROUTE "GRAFTON"
Last year Trish Reed and Tara Nelder approached me to organise some kits and layouts with instructions and of course I said YES!! This was a wonderful experience. I learned a lot about putting elements together and then thinking about how I put a layout together so someone else could copy it. That was the biggest challenge because most of my scrapping ISN'T planned.
I'm also pleased that the kits have already sold out!!
Secretly, I was scared of putting myself out there. I think most people are happy to do what they do - plod along and make themselves happy. When someone asks me to put my creativity "on the line", I get a little stage fright and forget why they probably asked me in the first place. I forget my style, try to pre-empt what I think they expect of me instead of just doing what it is that I do!!!!!
(okay, that probably made sense to only me.....I've only had one coffee this morning)
Needless to say, nothing else has been accomplished this month in the scrapping sphere and I felt obliged to Bon because I had the guest DT spot this month. I still have until the end of today to use the paper of the month!!!!! Thankfully I have the photo (actually TWO photos) ready to go, and photoshopped using some cool techniques from Scrapbook Creations. Yep, they actually work!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MACKINLEY
Yes, my first-born turned 7 on Thursday. He FINALLY got a Nintendo DS from us and some Lego and Star Wars transformers and Lego and more Lego!! The house is quiet now - he had Rory, Joe and Kyle for a sleep-over ("Not a slumber party Mum. Only girls have those!" - ah, go figure!!). I don't think they've ever been to a sleep over because the behaviour was a little "out there". The PACK MENTALITY is surely ingrained at an early age, regardless of school, state or religious affiliation!!! It's just GENETIC!! Xx
He was a little sad he couldn't go to Rory's for a play today, but we have another fabulous event to go to this afternoon. I'm busy downloading pics from google to get Rainer ready. Should be unreal.
AUSTRALIA v IRAQ
So happy this is going ahead. Neighbours are looking after Rainer while we take Mackinley (and a whole group) to Suncorp Stadium tomorrow night.
We love our (other) football!!!!
TESTS ALL DONE....
for Rainer, now waiting for results. It's been a stressful month - hair analysis, stool, urine, blood tests, reading and cooking batches of food ready for SCD. I wanted to start tomorrow, but I just want everything to be "perfect" (I really need to get over that, don't I!!?). Not just for Rainer, but for me and the family. We're all making changes and that means ALL LEGAL FOODS. I'm leaving nothing to chance!! The pantry and fridge are being cleared out on Monday and stocked with legal treats and foods, which of course means I'll be killing myself in the kitchen this week!!!!
Thank God for my Mums though. They're excited about the foods and can't wait to try all the sweets in the recipe book! I secretly think they just want my coffee, as usual. It makes a difference when your friends are cheering you on and picking you up when you really can't face another tantrum.
Here I am in the latest Scrapbooking Memories.....
It's still strange seeing it in a mag.
brighter and buoyant....