Grab a cuppa, get settled in, I fear this will be a long post - like a real LONG post...
It has been a long journey - our house sold in Western Australia our destination to a suburb away with a renovation was changed to a 4500 kilometre move to Queensland. We were planning to stay in WA till christmas but one phone call meant God had other plans and we were to come home. One main reason for the move home was to be closer to our family - we missed our loved ones dearly and after seven years away it still seems unreal, we are so used to feeling isolated from our family and friends to now being home and knowing they are there and when we need them they know just what to do.
Well we packed up a Prime-mover and trailer that my lovely big brother drove all the way across to get us, my father in-law flew over to help drive my car home which was very much appreciated! We had the Prime Mover loaded with the work trailer and most of the furniture etc into a taut liner.
Myself & my father in-law our two daughters and the cockatiel in my car. My hubby was driving our 4wd fully loaded with a trailer on behind carrying another car fully packed plus a motorbike and my mum was driving her ute with two kittens in plus trailer attached and all fully packed as well...
The Nullabour where you can lie down on the road and wait for traffic to come along (this is a long LONG straight stretch = seeing cars coming from literally miles away)... Uncle and Niece taking a much deserved break.
What a drive. What a move. I hate that long drive across the Nullabour.
Breakdowns along the way but we made it...
House buying!!!! I was given 4 days to find a house and 2 weeks max to settle - well with that challenge in mind off hubby, the girls and I went...Two days later we found a house and moved in two weeks later - can you say RENOVATION!!! Well that is when you can find the house...
A day off - we went as a family to our favourite place Australia Zoo! Terri, Bindi & Bob were there for the school holidays - how can I say "no" when our eldest daughter looks up to Bindi and always has, plus we love all creatures. Wonderful day!
If you ever get to come to Qld make this a must see attraction it is just beautiful!
Okay time to share all the pages that I have completed before and after this huge move... Firstly an assortment of pages - kits with instructions from http://scrappychatdesigns.blogspot.com.au by the Beautiful Beck...(U know Beck I think your Awesome). Some of these pages I played to suite me as I have girls and Beck has boys...lol... So here goes the pages I have completed from her so far...
The first kit just caught my eye...! I created two pages from my husband's photos from when he was a young man.
Heading needed! Still working on that...
The next kit was "Friends for Life" by Renee Aslette these pages just suited more of my hubby's photos.
The April Kit release I created again two pages from this kit putting my own spin on it with the pink on both layouts...
May kit saw me being introduced to Gelato's - a new product which I have some mixed feelings about but then I need to play again and see what else I can do... what can I say it's new. As with all things I changed these layouts to suit me but isn't that what scrapbooking is about?
I have June kit to do and I am awaiting the July kit to turn up in my letterbox - Happy girl I am.
Lastly Beck this one is for you...Thankyou it turned out beautiful!!!!!
Now for what I have been working on mostly from the moment I unpacked my scrapbooking stash which is in plastic bins under the outdoor table in our lounge room...Small House!
Our eldest daughter when she was two before we moved west...with her aunty.
Working on some of our youngest daughters photos in her albums at the moment;
Her first bath at home...
I spy Heidi Swapp papers...lol
I just completed this page last weekend and used lots of Heidi Swapp papers, stickers, hearts, mists and fussy cutting those circles from her paper...Loving the end result!!!!
Love this colour range of Heidi Swapp papers...Yummo.
Yes more Heidi Swapp mistable papers - just love that I can create to suite me.
Heidi Swapp destination papers actually suited this photo - couldn't figure out what to do with this paper and it just worked.
Okay so I am not one for bragging, but I thought I would share some pages that won a challenge or two or three...
Firstly November 2012 this page was in the winners list for http://whitewith1.blogspot.com.au Greens & Chevron...
Also February 2013 this little beauty won the sketch challenge at http://www.scrapbooksuppliesonline.com.au for that month...woohoo
I just found out last night that this page was in the winners list on http://whitewith1.blogspot.com.au
for April...WOW that was a little of a shock I can tell you as I only showed this page to my mother in-law the week before. My in-laws got to meet their newest granddaughter for the first time in these photos.
That is my braggity brag over... I hope I haven't bored you to death!!!
I will leave you with a taste of what I am working on and what I will show once all finished and yes it is a Heidi Swapp memory file my second ever that I am creating - Love these files going to use them for holidays, trips and some special events!
So until next blog which I assure you will be shorter - Enjoy Life, enjoy your family and find the positive in everything, everyday!