Monday, March 21, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award - Woo Hoo!

My wonderful and very talented upline, Di Barnes at Colour Me Happy has been kind enough to bestow this lovely award on me:

Thank you so much, Di, not only for the award but for all your inspiration and help whenever I need it.

The rules of receving this award are that I must:

1. Thank & acknowledge the person who passed me the award - tick

2. Share eight facts about myself. Here goes:

I was born in Uruguay

I love dogs and know a lot about them

I am a perfectionist & extremely organised, bordering on obsessive-compulsive

I am an eBay queen!

I love walking

I hate chocolate & always have, Yuck! Gross!

I don't have a sweet tooth at all

My favourite novel is Pride & Prejudice

3. pass this award on to another eight Bloggers whom I believe are deserving & let them know of the award. Unfortunately I only have time for six as I have to put my girlies to sleep. :( Well, here goes...

Nancy Riley at iStamp for all her gorgeous creations & for her uncanny ability to track down & showcase wonderfully inspiring work of others.

The AMAZING Teneale Williams. Just visit her Blog & you'll know why.

KB Papercraft - gorgeous projects.

Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty - I love her clean, crisp projects.

Karen Thomas at Luv to Stamp - Hers was one of the first blogs I discovered.

The FABULOUS, Makeesha Byl. I love her stories as much as her work!

Thank you to all you lovely ladies. Your are truly talented, inspiring & amazing in your own individual way.

Enjoy your award.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Groovy 8th Birthday

Happy 8th Birthday to our niece, Alexandra!

She had a sleepover party so my girls are over there at the moment, hence I have some time to post - ha ha!
Here is the groooovy card I made for her...
Can you see the Crystal Effects on her eyes, that make for that dreamy, glass-eyed look?

I have had this colour combination in my mind for some time & I'm glad I got to use it. It's very bright & fun.
Well, thanks for stopping by.
Take care.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sorry for my absence!

Hello everyone!

I am so sorry for not posting for such a long time. I am slowly trying to get back into the swing of my crafting but it has been really difficult to find the time and at times, difficult to find motivation. I have been struggling to come up with ideas for classes, because, honestly my personal projects, such as my scrapbooking and preparing for my girls' party, have been suffering from neglect. I have been feeling like I want to get away from the pressure of coming up with new ideas to please people, because sometimes those ideas or projects are not my preferred style or what I most enjoy. Don't get me wrong, I love hanging out with all the lovely ladies that attend my classes and I hope to continue seeing them but I think I need some time out for myself. Maybe we can just get together for a gas bag & to stuff our faces with sweets!!!
I have so much on my plate with my girls too. Their schooling and activities, etc. You must all know how it is. Plus I will be starting part time work after a looong absence of eight years taken to look after my girls. I love it all but something just has to give sometimes. Selfish? I hope not.
Well, I will continue to post but not as regularly as I have in the past. I'll leave you today with three layouts that I completed this week...

I like the way I incorporated Mia's actual ribbons into the photo - ha ha! If you have any questions about any of the layouts, please ask.

Well, thanks for listening to my ramblings!
I'll be back! NOt sure when, but I will be back.
Take care.