Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Has it really been over two months since I last posted?
Well I can understand where the time has gone as we have been very busy with renovations.  We have done two kids rooms, created a new bathroom, new kitchen, extended the old kitchen to make into eventually our new bedroom, put all new windows in the house, re wired the entire house etc etc - boy have we been busy!
We not only have been pulling down walls and lifting floors, painting and putting up gib I have also got a new job and am now working full time!
So it has been a little hectic around here and to our friends I promise we will be back to normal soon and have a BIG catch up with you all!
Lots of people have asked me if I have been missing the scrapbooking business but honestly I have had NO time too.

Here are a couple of photos to show you what we have been doing:

 This is the old kitchen showing and on the right was the old bathroom, below is it cleaned out
Then along comes our amazing friend, kitchen designer and joiner - Sean (with some help from us - but those that know me know I HATE jigsaw puzzels and putting the joinery together was like a BIG jigsaw puzzle so in the end Sean showed Abby and I worked under her command - she LOVED it!) and turns it into this:

So funny thing was on Chrismas day Nigel was hoping for a nice cooked christmas meal (it was the first full day the kitchen was functional by the way) but who wants to get it dirty??? so we BBQ 'd LOL LOTS wonder how long I can get away with that for?

So now I can start to get some stuff back from my mothers house and the first in the car was my scrapbooking and card making stuff - shame it is raining today and we can't paint!
So I have the trestle table up and am just waiting for Abby to wake up so I can go and get the laptop so i can load the KNK back up.
The slider in the front will eventually go as we are planning and have permited to build out that way - one day lol.

Very hard to get a picture of the bathroom but here is what I can get:

This used to be our bedroom!  There is a mirror on order but didn't arrive before christmas so will be like christmas again when it arrives!

I will try to get pictures of the kids rooms when they wake up!
And who knows might even have a card to show you!

And soon it will be 2011 - where is the time going - oh yeah pulling stuff apart and working!

Anyway catch up with you all soon!


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Time Fly's

Wow where have the last few weeks gone?

I have been SO enjoying myself with a lot less to do when I get home from work everyday - I have even read three books - that is just unheard of!
The scrap room looked like this:

And now it looks like this:

 It is so nice to finally have a bigger bed room although this is just a stop over for us as our existing kitchen will eventually become our bedroom!
Next week we have the builder coming to put a wardrobe in this room (which will become Abby's at some stage) and then hopefully in about 3 weeks we start on the windows - YAY.
And who would have thought that paying a $5K bill would be exciting - but paying for the new bathroom bits and bobs was very exciting - it finally feels like we will get a lovely new bathroom before Christmas and all going well - a lovely new Kitchen too!  Lots to do in 3 months!
Although getting a teenage son to choose a new duvet cover, curtains, wallpaper, paint and lights is NO easy task.  Today I finally got him to choose the light for his room, and we got a bargain (very NOT like us) it was at Patemans down from $269.00 to just $69.00!

Righto so the crop saw me totally enjoying myself - it was SOOOOOOO good to sit and pretend to do lol - i got one card made and I forgot to take a photo before I gave it away duh but thanks Tania because I really enjoyed it, and once our renovations are done - I will be scrappin to catch up on the last 4 years of not doing very much at all!
Talking of cropping - did you all see that Tania has opened registration for Raincliff Camp 2011 - I am so looking forward to this crop it will be held the first weekend to April - so can you imagine the April fools jokes that will go on - as if some of the ladies need an excuse lol!
But last weekend Jo F came over and we had a mission to make some baby cards as I needed 3 right now and still a couple more babies to be born over the next fortnight!  So I made 3 of the same here is a photo:

Today we have been cleaning out the garage and getting the boat ready to sell - it's all go here I tell you!
 And we had a "char grilled" BBQ for tea - summer sure feels like it is here today.

I also will give you all a laugh.  I got a second hand laptop and it arrived on the courier on Friday so i decided to load up the KNK on it - but to do that I needed sound to watch the video on how to do it - seems like forever since i did it last.
I spent about 1 hour looking for the installation disk, then another 3.5 hours trying to get sound, I finally gave up and went to bed.  This morning Nigel's brother Kyle rang to try and talk me through a few things and after about 5 mins he asked it it had a little wheel on the side of the computer - and low and behold it did and it controlled the sound - DUH so after all of that if I had "turned" the sound up the old fashioned way I would have saved about 4 hours of work- and I thought I was computer literate!

Well long story from me lol, now I am off to load the KNK on the laptop - that is if I can get it off one teenage daughter!

Hope you are all having a great weekend!



Sunday, September 26, 2010

I am back!

This Friday saw me sell my business Embellish it to Tania Paul from Waimate.
Here is a photo of the trailer all loaded and ready to go! I want to wish Tania all the best, I know that she will do very well and can't wait to see what she achieves.Apart from this I have nothing else to show you as the last few days - and the next few will be getting the house in some sort of order, but honestly as we are doing renovations this is not likely to happen until after Christmas lol.
But this coming weekend I am scrappin at Tania's crop being held at Highfield School - so hopefully with 12 whole hours to sit and scrap I might just have something to show you - don't hold your breath though!

For those in South Canterbury have a great day off tomorrow, and for the rest have a great week!

Thanks for dropping by!



Friday, January 08, 2010

Happy New Year everyone!

I have another blog here at embellish it, and why I thought I would have time to blog on two blog's I have no idea! So if you would like to catch up more often with what I am up to hop on over there!

But here is a layout that I managed to get done these holidays - it is so nice to be back scrappin seems like it has been forever!

Also here is some work that I did as a submission for Up2Scraps magazine but unfortunately it didn't make the cut so I can show you - I really love the octagan box!

I love the Whiff of joy stamps and they are about to release a whole heap more - bring it on!

Well that's about it for me for the moment, hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and a wonderful and safe new year!