Monday, 31 December 2007
This year it was the Nintendo DS. Unexpected, but it was the IN toy/gadget. It was pandamonium the week before Christmas. People were trampling all over each other to get one. I, on the other hand, had bought my boys ones in the first week of November. Not because I had a premonition of what was about to happen, but because I had a very unexpected cheque come to me and for a change I put it to good use. Anyone who had the foresight to stock up on them made a killing on ebay. They were selling for well over 1/3 more on ebay than in the stores.... some even made double the price. Another lost opportunity to make my million *sigh*
When you've got a 4yr old Christmas can be tricky. They are just old enough to get the concept of Santa, but still young enough to change their minds on Christmas eve as to what they would like from the big, beardy guy! So to cover all angles we had our 3.9yr old write a letter to Santa both at home and in playschool.. asking for the toy we had already got. Typically, a few days later, it had all changed and it took us another week of ooohing and aaaahing over the original toy to get him to change his mind again .. PHEW! All's well that ends well.
Christmas Day this year was so different to the norm. Every year since we were married we've been to MIL's for Christmas dinner, and before that it was my mom's, SIL's.... but not this year. So this was my first year to have to cook dinner on Christmas Day and I really wanted it to go well. I am happy to report that it DID go very well and I was so happy to spend our first xmas in 18yrs without relatives present. Although I had a full roast turkey and ham dinner to prepare it was a stress free day, and all in all it was a stress free Christmas. (granted, if I see a turkey again in the next 6mths I'll be voilently ill!)
I have done NO crafting since the 10th December! I am having severe withdrawals from my Scrappy Glue and Craft Knife! Once we get New Years out of the way it's back to paper and scissors... just try and stop me!!!!!!
Saturday, 15 December 2007
I have no clue yet as to who my Secret Santa is but if you read this I want to say a huge thank you and I love everything.
Here are the simple rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.
Here are the facts:
1-I am terrified of dogs, heights and anything that flies
2-I love games.. I have the ps1, ps2, psp, gameboy and DS
3-I never eat breakfast
4-I am an aquarius
5- I believe in ghosts, my grandmother used to visit us when we lived in her old house.
6-I have only 1 pair of shoes!!!
7-My favourite (ummm.. brunch I suppose you'd call it..) is white pudding on brown soda bread.
Saturday, 1 December 2007
Wednesday, 14 November 2007
Monday, 12 November 2007
I made my first waterfall layout, and I tell you, it was a lot easier than it looked. Of course it helped that we had someone telling us how to do everything, but still, it was relatively easy. I am thrilled with the finished product, but need to sort my pics to get one to suit the colours. I WILL get a pic of it up by the end of the week, promise!! :)
After the crop we headed off to Blanchardstown.... 'we' being myself, Deborah, Mandy and Laura!... We browsed around a while, had something to eat and spent some more €€€€ in Inspiring Ideas. It was a blast girls.. thanks!!!
Tuesday, 6 November 2007
I have 2 other projects that need immediate attention, thanfully I have a crop to go to on Saturday so I will get loads of 'no kids' time to work on them. Assuming I can can keep my mouth closed and eyes down ;) I go to crops with the best of intentions but usually end up standing in a corner somewhere chatting, while drinking yet more coffee.
Right now my house is so quiet, everyone has gone to bed except me. It's so peaceful at this time of night. THIS is why I love to stay up! I could even scrap well into the early hours with no one to disturb me, but I have to be up early tomorrow. So now I am going to clear up my paper/glue mess and then say hello to the inside of my eyelids..... And start all over again tomorrow.
Sunday, 4 November 2007
There were two craft stands there, and yes, I was weak, LOL! Along with all the other stuff, I got the cutest lime green Doodlebug craft knife...
......and here it is!! How cute is this?????!!!We were treated to some exquisite homebaked goodies.... brownies and a cookie & choc cake! Delicious, but no doubt my hips won't thank me for it!!!
All in all I had a great time, and we hope to have another crop next month. I travel to Dublin, for our usual monthly crop, next week. Can't wait for that.....
Saturday, 3 November 2007
There will be much temptation in the form of the Crafteire and The Scrapbook Store stands!! I can't pass either without fantastic stash calling out to me to bring it home (as if I haven't enough!) Maybe the wallet should stay at home today... or maybe not!!
I get to meet more of the girls from the Craft Supplies site too, which I am quite excited about. It'll be great to put a face to the name, finally! There will be 2 cricuts attending today, with owners of course, so that we.. (we, being the poor souls who don't posses such delightful contraptions) can all sample their delights!
If I do get some work done today I shall post pics as soon as I can. But now I'm going to pack my tote and then I'm off....... catch ya later!
Friday, 2 November 2007
Once I got my first 12x12 done I was on a roll. After all, I have YEARS of pictures to scrap. With 4 kids I suppose I could scrap forever!Here are just a few of the Princess...
The first one is her 3D scan LO, and was done pretty simply with pink cardstock, ribbon and embellishments.
This one, I loved!! The papers were from a stack a friend sent and they just suited the pics and the theme of the LO. I love how the pictures came out but as you can see her dad is quite shy ;)
This is one of my least favourites. I do like it to a certain extent but I've never been happy with that picture (and it's the only 1 got on Easter Sunday!!). I probably should've manipulated it in Photoshop but was too lazy at the time.
This is the first card I made. I started out a scrapper, and I still am, but I do enjoy card making and altered art. This card I made for my moms birthday, it was a little early as we (me, hubby and kiddos) were flying out to the States on the day of her birthday. Now my mom normally is not impressed by anything, but when she realised I'd made the card she just said 'sure you could do some for us at xmas'.. which I suppose is some sort of compliment.
Thursday, 1 November 2007
It will take me a little time to sort out and upload my 'creations', (and figure out the workings of this site) so there is not much to look at right now.
Please call back soon though :)