Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye and Farewell...2008

The end of the year...another year come and gone....with it reflection...I looked back at my resolutions way back in my January post.

"New Years Resolutions 2008... Contentment, Strength, Love, Faith, Patience, Hope, Joy, Fortitude, Creativity, Understanding, Health. I think that covers alot so if I get half way through the list I would have achieved something."

The year was full up ups and downs not just for me but for other friends and family.It was at times a difficult year but with fortitude and strength each and everyone has been able to pull through. As to my list I believe I was able to achieve more than half...A Dear Friend "K" sent me this email which I would like to share.

"My Wish for You in 2009"

May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts. May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet of $100 bills. May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips! May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires and may happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy. May the problems you had, forget your home address! In simple words ............

May 2009 be the best year of your life!!!

Farewell 2008 and Bring On 2009
So from Me to You
Happy New Year

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

To all My Family and Friends,
Wishing You all the Joy and Happiness
at this Special time of the Year.
Merry Christmas from Me to You!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Take Time

A couple of weeks ago I got a gorgeous Little Book, beautifully bound called "Take Time". With the lead up to Christmas I know myself, everything seems a little caotic. Finishing all the Chrissy shopping, finalising all things connected with work, and also enjoying all the Parties and celebrations that occur during this time of the year. So I thought I would share a little of it here.....

Treasure each other in the recognition that we do not know how long we shall have each other.

Your Heart often knows things before your mind does.

Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

Just put your ear down next to your soul and listen hard.

Never lose your child's heart.

Live simply; love lavishly.

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.

They are part of your past, present and yet to be your future.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Creative Scrappers

Exciting news to share…I am now on the Design Team for an Awesome Sketch site called Creative Scrappers.

Each week a new Sketch is posted with the Design team sharing their interpretations….This is a great site for Inspiration and Creativity…So pop on over and have a look around…See you there Soon

Monday, December 8, 2008

Little Wonders

Christmas is literally around the corner (14 days to be exact)...and sadly I have just started my Chrissy shopping...I have a list, I've checked it twice, now to do the shopping and find everything...just need to find the time...I had an awesome weekend, back to back Christmas parties (4 in total, still recovering hahahaha).My nephew and niece came over early Sunday morning and together we put up the Christmas tree and all the decorations around the house with carols playing in the background.The munchkins were so excited and so very good all day, definately Great Little Helpers. Plus as an added bonus I did a little photo shoot with them, all dressed up (will post photos later in the week).When you see the Pure Joy in a Childs face with the excitement of Christmas, and all it entails, you have to stop and realise how Blessed you are to be apart of it all. So to my Little Darlings, Thank you for the Little Wonders that You are.

The following Layouts are both from the Baby Album series that I have been teaching, both featuring my niece.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Friendship and a Very Squishy Face

These are Layouts from The Advanced "Whatever Course" that I can now share. So thats the first of the Advanced course fininshed and now Im currently teaching a "Celebration" Course....featuring all those special times throughout the year ie: Easter, New Years Eve,Mothers Day etc...So stay tuned but for now...Hope You like these.

Friendship is a Rare Gift that should always be valued through the hard times and the good times..."M" has been my Rock and "R" my Comic Relief (she will hate me for this hahahaha)...This was the 3 of Us on a recent Weekend away.

A Few Close-Up Shots

This is not a very flattering picture of Me face is all squished up from my niece giving me a Huge Bear Hug....but I love Her smile in this photo and it's just so her....Definately Two Peas in a Pod.I used the "Everbloom" Collection from Kaiser which was such a pretty range to work with.

A Few Close-Up Shots