Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Australia Day 2011

Emelia left the house early to do the Australia Day thing
and Josh had indoor plans,
so Stu and i donned our Australia Day Sombreros
(they totally arent Australian type hats though are they!!)
and headed down to the river for the raft race!


It was so muddy and dirty after all the recent rains and floods
but it was a good flow and very safe for the race


I am totally going to do this next year!
I say this every year, but i think its time i did!!
Even if its just once!
I will ask a few other Mums and we can have the old birds raft!!

This was a very well thought out raft.
A couple of dads with the kids.


This one was a trampoline with the drums wired to it!
Obviously got a bit hot on the butt though as all the sailors were in the river!!


Here was a very patriotic raft!


And anther well thought out raft complete with captains seat!
Once again, most sailors had bailed and we in the water!!


This was a well made raft!
And all the boys seamed quiet pleased with their efforts!!


But my altime favourite raft this year was this guy!
In the bath tub!
And where is his life jacket!! Your not allowed to race without it!
He must have pitched it during the race!!


I dont know who won it, but all these rafts were among the last to get back!

It was so hot!
We peaked at 46 in our yard today but sat mostly around that 44 mark!
The river was a good place to be!
But even the pool only had a few people there after lunch!
The sun was just scorching!!!
Lets hope for a cooler day tomorrow!

Australia Day Dinner 2011

We all went (not Josh but, he hates that kinda thing)
to the Australia Day Dinner last night at the PCYC
I nominated Emelia's friend Miranda for an 
Australia Day Award for under 21.

So Emelia and I first spent the entire day decorating!
OMG it was so hot!
In the yard here it was 45.9!!!
I was working out in the shed most of the day blowing up 100s of balloons
for the event, and it was sweltering!!
It took most of the day!
We were done by about 4.30 and then came home to get dressed for the event
starting at 6.30!!

So here we are all dolled up ready to go!

(Note the necklace on correctly this time!! I checked!! haha)

And now with Josh!! Yay!

He looks very impressed dosnt he!
But check out the family selfy!!


(open your eyes Stu!!!)

And here we are the Dinner.
This is Miranda who we nominated.
She had a brilliant year last year, but there was a few bright young kids that did some awesome things as well, I would have hated to have been the judge!
Any teenager who achieves great things in this day needs an award i think!!!


This is a photo of the young group of girls that performed during the night!
They did really well and were very entertaining!
They are having a benefit concert on Friday night for the Queensland Flood Victims
at the PCYC!!
You can see a couple of my balloons......


Gunnedah had 4 National Australia Day Award Recipients.
How wonderful for a small town.
It really opens your eyes when you go to nights like these and see how much normal people do for the community and how much difference it can make.
We saw people ranging from in their teens
to well into their 80s that contribute to the Gunnedah Region on a recognisable basis.
It makes you sit back and think, what is it that i can offer the community!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Colour Combo Challenge #174

This is the Palette for the 
Colour Combos Galour Challenge this week



This is my take on it
This is my first ever challenge using Digi Scrapping!
Im so happy with it!!!
"All Natural"

I do totally LOVE this colour combination!
The products i used for this challenge were mostly freebies!!
From either Gingerscrapstreet EZine
or
Two Peas.

And the layout features my adorable little nephew Zane...
Suffice to say though, he isn't this small anymore!
Wait till you see the recent photos of him featuring in an upcoming challenge layout...
Keep your eye out
they are the most ADORABLE photos!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Lollipop Press Blog Hop Day 8

Hello everyone!! 


Welcome to the final day of the Lollipop Press Blog Hop!! 
You would have to agree that this week we have seen some awesome layouts and projects from the very talented Lollipop Press DT.
All using this months new releases of"
Chic & Shabby
&
Woodland Winter


Today the winner will be picked to receive the Lollipop Press Blog Hop Grand prize.
Which are these scrappy items:


PLUS


The complete Digi Kits of Chic& Shabby, and also Woodland Winter that have been featured this week!! 
How great is that.....


So lets continure with the Blog Hop.

You should have arrived to my blog from Angie's Blog , if that is not where you arrived from, then please join us at the Lollipop Press Blog to start the hop from the beginning so you don't miss a thing! 

-  You must be a follower of Lollipop Press, 
-  Like the Lollipop Press Facebook page here
-  visit all the blogs and comment on every blog at least once through the week
 in order to be entered to win our fantastic Grand Prize!

Today i would like to show you another layout from the Lollipop Chic & Shabby.




Im not much of a card maker, but i like to give it ago now and then.

Tomorrow I will draw the winner of my RAK
Here is a piccie



The RAK is a bag of Vintage Ribbons, Trims & Tags, plus a few other bits and pieces.
It has actually grown quiet a bit and has chipboards, flowers, pearls, and all kinds of things in it now....
(I will only be sending to Australia Residents though, sorry :( )


Just make sure you become a follower of my blog and leave a comment.
But all visitors are entered into the draw to win the GRAND PRIZE.


Good Luck Everyone and see back here tomorrow for the winners.

Thank you again for joining us for the Lollipop Press Blog Hop. 
your next stop on the hop is Natacha Dieme


Digital Scrapping....

If your anything like me,
sometimes the scrappy juices are flowing, 
but you just don't have the energy to pull all your scrap gear out....
There nothing exciting on facebook
and you have caught up on all the BLOG goss
and you still feel unenergized..

Try Digi Scrapping....
I've found that when I am just veging on the computer
I can whip one of these layouts up in 15 minutes
I've had a bit of a creative streak
and have a nice layout i can show at the end of it....



Has a really awesome Free Kit!
Its what was used to make the above Banner

And also what i used to create this superfast layout...


Im not a professional at Digi Scrapping by any stretch of the imagination
but i just love how it has all these brilliant embellies and things
some awesome papers
and all so cheap!!
Well, this one is FREE, but others can cost from $2.

You've seen the awesome little kit that Lollipop Press is giving away during the blog hop,
its just so adorable!!

Last night i was scrapping away and didn't have the right embellie.
 I am 80Kms away from the nearest scrap shop, 
so I went online and bought a whole digi kit with paper, embellies, lettering, the lot!!!
250 pieces for $10.
And better still, that $10 is going to help fellow scrapper Zoe Pearn who lost everything in the Queensland Floods... For details on how your $10 can help, see here

So I can print out the perfect embellie, cut it out and paste it one and i have the prefect thing to finish of the page!!! Perfect!
So give it ago, if you create something you really like, email it to me and i might be able to use it in a future edition of the Gingersctreetscraps EZine...

(This isnt a promotion for any thing in particular, 
just a sharing of experience that might come in handy for fellow scrappers)

The Colour Room Palette # 42


Here is the palette for this weeks colour Room
and here is my layout
"Teen No More"


Featuring very rare photos of my son.....

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Lollipop Press Blog Hop Day 7

Hello everyone!! 
What a week its been!
This is the second last day today of the Hop.... Day 7

Of the Lollipop Press Blog Hop


You should have arrived to my blog from Angie's Blog , if that is not where you arrived from, then please join us at the Lollipop Press Blog to start the hop from the beginning so you don't miss a thing! 


  • You must be a follower of Lollipop Press,
  •  Like the Lollipop Press Facebook page here
  • visit all the blogs, and comment on every blog at least once through the week in order to be entered to win our fantastic Grand Prize!

Today i would like to show you another layout from the Lollipop Woodland Winter.
It makes up such cute things...




I made these tags for my Christmas gifts this year!
Totally CUTE!

Now dont forget that Lollipop Press is also giving away a free Digi Kit this week.
You will have to have a little treasure hunt to find it though.
Just visit each DT blog and one of us will have a link for you.
Simple...

I am also giving away a RAK during this blog Hop
The RAK is a bag of Vintage Ribbons, Trims & Tags, plus a few other bits and pieces.
(I will only be sending to Australia Residents though, sorry :( )
Just make sure you become a follower of my blog and leave a comment.

If you have been stalking, but not leaving any comments,
you'd better leave one today or tomorrow to go into the draw for my RAK



Thank you again for joining us for the Lollipop Press Blog Hop, Day 7. 
your next stop on the hop is Natacha Dieme


Punky Scraps Challenge 5


Challenge 5 
at Punky Scraps this week is:

Gain Inspiration from the Above Quote
for your layout..

Here is Mine
"Who Knew"


Friday, January 21, 2011

Lollipop Press Blog Hop Day 6

Hello Again

Welcome to Day 6 
of the Lollipop Press Blog Hop!! 
Thanks for popping in to check out today's layout.


You should have arrived to my blog from Angie's Blog if that is not where you arrived from, 
then please join us at the Lollipop Press Blog 
to start the hop from the beginning so you don't miss a thing! 


  • You must be a follower of Lollipop Press,
  •  Like the Lollipop Press Facebook page here
  • Visit all the blogs, 
  • and comment on every blog at least once through the week in order to be entered to win our fantastic Grand Prize!

Today i would like to show you another layout from the Lollipop Press Chic & Shabby.



Today's layout is just one about me...

Now dont forget that Lollipop Press is also giving away a free Digi Kit this week.
You will have to have a little treasure hunt to find it though.
Just visit each DT blog and one of us will have a link for you.
Simple...

I am also giving away a RAK during this blog Hop
The RAK is a bag of Vintage Ribbons, Trims & Tags, plus a few other bits and pieces.
(I will only be sending to Australia Residents though, sorry :( )
Just make sure you become a follower of my blog and leave a comment.
But all visitors are entered into the draw to win the GRAND PRIZE.

Thank you again for joining us for the Lollipop Press Blog Hop, Day 6. 
your next stop on the hop is Natacha Dieme


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