Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Day of Scrapping

Our School Fete is coming up and they have put the call out for craft stall donations, one of the requests is for ready to complete scrapbooking pages....Perfect for a scrapbooking girl like me :-)

I have had lots of fun using (finally) my Designers Library Card deck. I have taken a photo to share.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Julie & Julia

Yesterday i had a lazy day with a friend and we watched the movie Julie & Julia. I loved it!!! I then felt very inspired that i had also started a blog & to start cooking wonderful new recipes that i have not tried before.

For my birthday i recieved a subscription to Super Food Idea's so i went today to my latest magazine and found 5 new recipes to try for next week.

I can't wait to get into cooking new things.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


I am back into cardmaking, i felt very inspired yesterday. I have made this beautiful card for the lovely Erin & Jared who are engaged and having a party at the end of the month!

I can't wait to make more cards, i have idea's for the next ones i want to do, ill keep you posted....

I used,

A creative memories flower punch

Creative memories oval cutters

Kindy Glitz to make it pretty

Also some letter stamps & black ink

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Transforming old into new!!

From Before to after.....a room fit for a princess! After a lot of paint and time, Mum, Dad, Dan & I transformed Bella's room into a beautiful girly space. This was right before Ryan was born so it was wonderful for a big sister to be to have a new room!!

When she turns 6 in April it really will be a princesses room as i have bought for her a net to go over the bed. She saw this on a home decoration show & has asked for it for ages. I can't wait to give it to her :-)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Preserving Memories

On starting this blog i am at the computer doing lots of scanning of all my mother-in-laws photos of the family. It is very interesting looking over the young faces from years ago. I can't wait to have them all on the PC and know that we will have them forever to keep as family memory. I would like to share this poem -

The Strangers in the box
by Pam Harazim
come, look with me inside this drawer
In this box I've often seen
at the pictures, black & white
faces proud, still and serene
I wish i knew the people,
These strangers in the box.
Their names and all their memories
are lost among the socks
I wonder what their lives were like,
how did they spend their days
what about their special times
Ill never know the ways.
If only someone had taken time
to tell who, what & when.
Those faces of my heritage
would come to life again
could this become the fate
of the pictures we take today?
The faces & the memories
someday to be tossed away.
Make time to save your pictures
seize the opportunity when it knocks.
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.
I would hate for this to happen for the photos of the Martin Family. So i am spending the time preserving the memories.