Monday, March 30, 2009

It's a fine line ...

Had a conversation the other day with Oisin that went something like this:
me: I hope Ryan (Oisins friend from school) is better from the chicken pox. I had them when I was small and still have a few marks from them on my forehead!
Oisin: Oh yeah, I think I see them. Is it all those lines (said as he runs his finger across his forehead ... repeatedly! )
Needless to say, I wasn't too impressed and had to go check in the mirror to see just how bad those lines on my forehead were:)
I had been wanting to scrap this photo for a while and realised last week that I had the perfect papers in a StudioCalico kit from a few months ago. Of course this was before Oisin was old enough to notice Mammy's wrinkles!

Tomorrow is the last day to vote for this months scrapbook apprentice (and it's really close!) so if you haven't voted yet, head on over to the Creativity Life blog.

Monday, March 23, 2009

monday ... again!!

Is it just me or does time speed up ridiculously the older you get? The weeks seem to be flying by at the moment. Hope you had a lovely mothers day ... Oisin made me three lovely mothers day cards, and a poster so I was a very lucky mammy :) Of course I forgot to take a photo of the card that I made for my own mam ... must see if I can sneak a pic next time I'm visiting. I actually managed to get two los done on Saturday (almost unheard of for me). It's the first time in about a month I got to do some pages just for myself, although I have done quite a few cards over the last week or two. I love the photo in this one below.

And you still have time to get you name in for the Creativity Life blog giveaway if you would like to win some scrapping goodies.

Friday, March 20, 2009


Thought I'd let you know that there is a giveaway on the Creativity Life blog at the moment. The prize is a set of goodies just like the ones we got to use this month. The colours are bright, bold and gorgeous! You can see them used in my sneak peeks below and here is the picture of the prize. All you have to do is become a follower of the blog. Good Luck!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

sunshine and sneaks

Well it has been a gorgeous few days and the sun continued to shine today. I know its only the middle of March and I know there was snow less than two weeks ago but it's hard not to get that summer feeling! Where's the sun screen ... where's the ice cream :)
I have a few sneak peeks for the next round of scrapbook apprentice and actually have five pics for you this time as we had to do an extra item this month! Hopefully you'll get to see them in full if I make it through the current round ... voting is very close so far! 

Friday, March 13, 2009

Blog Birthday

I just realised that it was a year last Saturday since I started my blog!! So, dear blog ... happy birthday:)  Haven't been up to much crafty stuff this week for some reason but I am heading to Laineys crop tomorrow and hopefully will get something done there. I need to do quite a few cards with Mothers Day and lots of birthdays coming up, and I still need to finish all my CraftEire projects. 
The lo above is about my littlest sis who just loves dogs. And yep, she is a good bit younger than me ... there's twenty years between us!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

It's a beautiful day ...

... the sun is shining, it's not freezing (in fact it's actually a bit warm!) and I have an article in Scrapbook Magazine that just came out today!! I'm so excited as this is the first time I have ever had a article in a magazine. The article is called 'Introducing' and features four of my los :) So I'm feeling a little giddy today :) :) :) :)
I think I have posted some of those los here before except maybe this one. I really love this page even though it's a pretty simple design. I like the big photo and the clear buttons and of course the BG archaic papers which are some of my all time favs! Have a great day :)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Round 4 ... and a double surprise

Firstly I just want to thank everyone who voted for me for round three of the Scrapbook Apprentice :) Voting has now begun for round four and you can click here to take a look at all the entries. I hope you like what I did ... though I think I preferred my other layout, it was a bit more Boho -ey! We got a bit of a surprise this morning when we checked in to see who got eliminated as there was a double elimination! So only eight candidates left!!
I'm surrounded by oodles of ribbon at the moment as I work on my projects for round five. I'm pretty happy with what I've done so far (unusually!) but still need to decide on what I'm going to do for my 'additional item' ...hmmmmm. I have lots of ideas but need to decide soon.
My lo below is one I did last year about the first time I heard 'You're ruining my life' from Oisin. I do hear 'you're wrecking my life' on quite a regular basis now though!