Saturday, November 21, 2009

Some scrappyness....

Firstly, I'd like to say a big thank you to those who left such lovely comments regarding the loss of my Georgie Girl....all your comments were very sweet & touched me dearly....THANK YOU!

For a while after losing her, I seemed to have lost my mojo & desire to scrap - even a couple of classes that I had signed up for - I just couldn't get them done :( .... but given a week or so, and kind of forcing myself to scrap - (in fear that my mojo/desire would never return...shock horror!!!)....I have finally scrapped & it feels good!

Quite a few of these LO's were done before I lost my mojo - just didn't get around to blogging about them I guess.....


^^ This LO was a Zoe Pearn class over at Scrapboutique using the gorgeous MME Ooh La La - For Her range of papers - designed by the lovely Zoe Pearn herself! Love how this turned out - so soft & purrrrty!

^^ And another LO from a Zoe Pearn class, again at Scrapboutique - using the MME Oooh La La - For Him papers. Again, another gorgeous LO that I just love using such fantastic papers - I think MME would have to be my fav manufacturer at the moment....just love what they are coming out with & their papers are always good quality! Ooops, just noticed that I haven't journaled on this one yet - woooopsy...lol



^^ Making her way to the top - this was my entry for the "Write it now" challenge for Nov over at Bons scraps - scrapping & journaling about a holiday. Pic is of DD, Kate climbing the indoor rock wall at Jindabyne....using October Afternoon - Road Map range of papers.


^^ Riding the Green Machines - Nov sketch challenge set by Felicity over at Bons scraps - loving all the green in this one :)


^^ Treasure - This gorgeous LO was a class I did at Scrapbook N Bits - by the lovely talented Niq, using the gorgeous Bo Bunny Flutter Butter range. I changed a few things from the class & just love this LO - pic is of me & my Georgie girl :)


^^ Best buds - this was a speed scrap challenge that was a part of Scrapboutique's cyber crop that's happening this weekend. This is the first speed scrap that I've ever done - & one thing I quickly learnt is that it pays to be organised!!! LOL It took me too long to decide on which pic to scrap & then when it got down to the final few minutes of the cut-off time - I went to photograph my LO & discovered that my batteries in the camera were flat!!! grrrrrr LOL. But still...it was alot of fun joining in on the speed scrap & it helped to inspire me to get my mojo back up & running! :)



^^ 2 Beautiful Smiles - This is my entry for Novembers Scrap the Girls - which was a colour challenge using what we would mostly consider to be boys colours - Sky blue, orange, strawberry Red & white. I had been itching to get this challenge done for a while now - but only just managed to get some time today to get it done.
Well, that's all the shares that I have .....for now. DH is working all weekend, so hopefully I'll be able to scrap up a storm over the remainder of the weekend :)
Hope everyone is surviving this dreadful heat that we have all been having - lets just hope that the weather man has the forcast correct & we will soon be getting that cool change!
Happy scrapping & hope you're all having a good weekend :)





Thursday, November 12, 2009

My devoted companion & faithful friend....




sadly passed away yesterday - at the age of 10yrs <3

I still don't think it has fully sunk in for me yet - yet I miss her so much already :(


And poor little Oscar is just beside himself - he just keeps looking & listening for her - he seems so, so unhappy....and lonely. He is not his normal Mr Happy self - it's just so heartbreaking to see.


He was the one who spent the most time with her - every single day - he totally adored her. In fact, I'm sure that he thought she was his mother. Even the times when she would be cranky with him, and even go off at him, he still just adored her. And funnily enough, even though she would be cranky & sometimes aggressive towards Oscar - she still tolerated so much from him - his boistrousness & pushing her around etc ....their relationship was really quite amazing really.


Georgie was the 4th of our line of Boxers that we've had over the years - I wanted to get her after our #3, Ernie, passed away back in 1999 - even though she was the family dog, everyone knew that she was my dog. I have had the pleasure of having 10 wonderful years with thsi beautiful dog that I call my best friend - she was always faithful and true and I love her and miss her so very much.....


My Georgie Girl ....

She is your friend
Your partner
Your defender
Your Dog.

You are her life
Her love
Her leader
She will be yours
Faithful & true
to the last beat of her heart.


You owe it to her to be
worthy of such devotion.
A few photos of Georgie thru the years that we were priveledged to have with her.....

^^ The day we brought our little Georgie home



^^ Oh so cute



^^ My girl & me



^^ Having a snuggle with Oscar

Goodbye old girl....I miss you and will always remember you <3

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November Scrap The Boys.....

November Criteria:

What are little boys made of?
Frogs and snails
and puppy-dogs tails.....

take inspiration from the above childrens rhyme...... and email your entries to susan.longman@bigpond.com by the last day of the month.
For some great inspiration from the CT , check out the Scrap the Boys blog here

Here is my sample LO using Nov criteria......about my Boxer, Oscar....with his long tail - our first Boxer that's hasn't had his tail docked - & I love him with a long tail :)


And here's a few more scrappy shares from the over the weekend.....



^^ "Simple Summer Fun" - A Sketch challenge using summer photos from last weekends cyber crop at Scrapbook N Bits.


^^ "The harsh reality of a long hot summer in the bush" - My take on another CC challenge at Scrapbook N Bits - Create a summer LO, using distressing and staples, and at least 50 words of journalling (which is hidden on a pull out journal card under the photos). Pics are of Wyangala Dam (which is the main water supply for my town & many other towns out this way) with a water level of approx 5% - pretty scary stuff!




^^ "Playin with the big boys" - October sketch challenge at Bons Scraps.  I absolutely love how this LO came out. And guess what??? I actually won the challenge!!! I was pretty stoked as this was the first challenge I've done over at Bons :)



Okie dokies....I think this old chook better get herself off to bed - feeling rather tired tonight after another long day in Bathurst....plus have a shocking headache that just won't budge...grrrr


Thanks for dropping by...... til next time :)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

November 123 challenge is....

1. Use a November Stuck?! Sketch {there are two - one uploaded on the 1st, one uploaded on the 15th}

2. Use a baby/pregnancy photo {seeing as Sara and myself just have had bubs!}

3. Use a diecut on your layout {thanks Kylie Howland}

YOU MUST EMAIL US YOUR LAYOUTS AT: challenge_123@hotmail.com - by the last day of the month.....& MAKE SURE YOU JOIN AND UPLOAD YOUR LAYOUTS TO STUCK SKETCHES TOO!!!
Visit Stuck?! Sketches


This months sponsors are....



And here is my sample for this month....

^^ "First Bath" - Some VERY old pics of DD having her first bath right after she was born <3>


Will be back with some more weekend scrappy shares soon!

Thanks for dropping by :) ......

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