Tuesday, May 29, 2012 0 comments

Stairway to the Moon

A little over a week ago now my curiosity and a helpful vote of confidence from Tina also known as the very talented Travelingmama I decided to start a Pinterest account.  To get a bit of background I do not have and never have had a facebook account, I'm not on Twitter (that had to change to start Pinterest though) and not really visible online at all except for my blog that has not been shown any love over the past 18 months.  So in the space of a week I decided to jump back in to craft, start up my blog again and sign up for Pinterest and subsequently Twitter as well!  Crazy stuff!
So for any of you interested you can see my Pinterest boards here!
I thought that I would create a board based on Home so everyone can see a bit about this wonderful part of the world I live in called The Pilbara in Western Australia.  But trying to find any photos of it was a bit of a nightmare in itself so I will have to put some up myself!
Those lucky enough to be here April to October and on a night of the full moon, they can witness this magical event. 

The tides are out which means children and adults alike are walking the cove.  As the sun sets the colours come out in the rocks and trees - my favourite part of the day!  But the show is about to start and back to the beach we go and settle in to see the moon rise over the land and its brightness reflecting on the flats to create a staircase to the moon. 

Like our sunsets it is over too soon!
My mother in law is visiting in July and luckily enough she will be here when it is on.  We can not wait to share it again with her.
Until next time....
Saturday, May 19, 2012 1 comments

Direction of Dreams

Lately our little family has been contemplating what our plans are - what direction we are going to move towards.  Are we happy where we are and with what we are doing?  For me as I eluded to earlier I am going to dedicate time to myself to do what I love - be that scrapbooking, card making or photography to name a few and I want to share it here on my blog!

For both of us about 6.5 months ago our lives changed forever in the best way possible. It began before then but it was very very real by that point!  Elijah was born healthy at the end of October last year.  This beautiful little man melts everyones hearts and continues to everyday.  Naturally with 2 snap happy parents we would have 1000's of photos wouldn't we?  The answer to that is we do now but that first few weeks not really we were far too busy staring in wonder and smiling at our little man.  Here is one for you - this was when he was 2 weeks old.

Apart from adding to my ever growing list of pages I want to create and of course looking at a whole new range of crafty items suitable for boys this little man makes you reconsider your dreams because now you find yourself focusing on what dreams you also want for him!

This beautiful card above would have to be one of my favourites I have made, yes it took some time with punching and sticking each heart down one at a time but I think it was very much worth it in the end!  The words of course I love and one of the reasons I purchased the stamp set (StampinUp) in the first place many years ago.  The patterned paper is new - I know shock horror...it is Memory Box Brioche.  The inside of the card also has a strip of it.

  So a card and a bit of catch up news from here - hope you are all enjoying and having a great weekend!


Slowly but surely

Yes I promised I would post the cards I made and here is the first one.

In sticking with the journey theme from my last post this card fits nicely I think.  Apart from the celebrate life being horribly out of line (I did also say I would post them even if I wasn't happy...haha).    This is a relatively simple card but I love it all the same!  What about you?

I tried to get a photo so you could see the stamp coming through the vellum from the inside and it worked well.  The sticker is on the front of the card.  Oh the great mess I made but I had fun re-finding all my goodies!  I think I have said before that I am not the clean one in our house - my husband is which means it's best to craft when he is not around!  I did however take a photo of my mess and send it to him when he was away....I can imagine the heart rate increasing when he opened it and saw this....

I don't have a dedicated area in this house yet...working on that - until then the dining table it is!

Will be back with another card soon!  Hope you are having a great weekend!

Sunday, May 13, 2012 0 comments

A New Journey Begins

It has been quite some time since my last post on here...it was just before I left to go and get married in fact and since it has been 6 months since I celebrated my first wedding anniversary it has been a REALLY long time....haha!  I would love to say that I have just been so busy crafting that I have just not had the time to post but that is not the case.  It was 18 months without touching or looking at my craft supplies and it was not for lack of wanting to or not having any inspiration to create but a lack of time and space that led to the hiatus!  I did not however give up on reading other blogs and following on with what was happening! So yes I do know what Pinterest is and washi tape and chevron stripes! haha!

A few short points - no we haven't moved (town anyway - house is a whole other story), yes I still have my business, yes I did get married, yes a lot has happened that we need to catch up on!  The photo for the post is one I love but I can not take credit for it - my husband took it!

So why am I returning I hear you say?  Well a few weeks ago my hubby went away for the weekend and I vowed that I would drag everything out and go through it and create something...anything really!  Oh yes it was daunting, so daunting in fact I almost just packed it all back up again.  What would I create?  What if it was horrible? What if I am out of touch with it all?  All this doubt but I didn't pack it away - I made myself 3 cards and a scrapbook page (the page was to finish documenting a trip from 2008 - hmmm).  Never fear I will be putting these up in the coming days for all to see!

Now whilst I have not stamped or scrapped or made a card I didn't stop my other love - photography!  So as you can imagine I therefore have a lot to keep me busy!  After the weekend of slightly interrupted creating (more on that to come) I decided that it was about time I got back into what I love and MAKE the time to do it - not just dream about it!  So here I am - back and ready to post away!

This time around I will share my creations but also about other things I love - what a great combination I say!!

Until next time when we kind of start all over again!