Saturday, 24 January 2009

Still not back in the swing of things

I'm hoping when Madeleine goes back to school on the 3rd February I'll get back to some kind of routine.

Still can't seem to get really motivated for scrapping. I did sign up for Kim Archer's seven layouts in seven days, and managed to get 3 of them done. All seven layouts (plus one bonus layout) are terrific.

Here's two out the 3 completed.

1. Seriously Cute GIRL- I really love this one, there's a bit of stamping (on calico (title)) I got to pull out my little davis alpha stamps which haven't seen the light of day for quite some time. There's also machine stitching, hand sewing. Good old fashioned brown paper thrown into the mix, an old piece of dressmaking tissue and lastly some very cute frilled gingham trim. Kim's layout used the green version and I just had to go out and get me some of that, It is so cute.

























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2. Obsession - This one's all about Madeleine and her Twilight obsession. Yes I know I'm obsessed too, but I thought it might be a bit sad if I was seen kissing a poster of Robert Pattinson. (hehe). Another great design of Kim's this one is the 8x8 format and she encouraged you to use some sort of packing on this one. I used the top of packing from my MM alpha. Now I'm looking at my stash to see if there is some other pieces I can use instead of throwing out when I open a packet of something.


























I haven't taken a photo of the third layout yet, so I'll share that next time.
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Now for a quick catch up on other events that have happened over the last couple of weeks.

The 14th was my sister Julie's and brother Michael's birthdays. Michael lives up on the Gold Coast so I gave him a call and sang a lovely rendition of Happy Birthday to him. We caught up with Julie for dinner and went to our fav Thai restaurant in Patterson Lakes.
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The next day Madeleine headed off with Neil's sister to Ballarat. They stayed over night at the Motel at Sovereign Hill to see Blood on the Southern Cross.

It's a sound-and-light show like about the story of the Eureka Rebellion, a dramatic battle between gold miners and Government forces at Ballarat on 3 December, 1854, is retold nightly at Blood on the Southern Cross, Sovereign Hill's acclaimed sound-and-light spectacular.
Set under the night skies at Sovereign Hill, Blood on the Southern Cross involves no actors – just voices, dazzling sound and light effects and a stunning open-air set.

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Then on Saturday Madeleine and I, along with other friends went off to see a local production of Grease at the Frankston Arts Centre. It was brilliant, the company is the Peninsula Light Opera Society (PLOS) and they usually put on around two shows a year, and all are absolutely fantastic.
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Sunday Neil, Madeleine and I headed off to the McClelland Gallery for lunch and a walk around the sculpture park. The food is simple and delicious and some of the exhibits are amazing.


















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Other than that it's been a fairly quite week. Oh except for poor Neil who ended up with a severe bout of Gastro Monday night. Not good, I don't think I've ever seen him so sick. Luckily it seemed to be one of those 24hr things and he was back to work by Wednesday.

Madeleine went off to Camp with Youth Group on Thursday morning, so it's been even more quite around here. I got a brief text message this morning telling me camp was awesome!!!
They get back at 1pm tomorrow afternoon so I'll get the low down after that and hopefully she'll have lots of pictures to share.

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Last night we had an impromptu invite out for dinner around 6pm. Luckily I hadn't started dinner so I quickly said yes. We had a beautiful Indian feast.... I so love it when I don't have to cook. Anyhoo then we went and sat out on their decking and it ended up being one of those easy nights where you sit around chatting and laughing and before you know it you've drunk way too much. Needless to say I have been a little weary today.
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Well that's it for me

Have a fantastic week

Cheers

leeanne xxx

9 comments:

Evelien said...

you have made some awesome layouts!!!

Sheree said...

Love those Kim layouts Leeanne! Looking forward to seeing the other one you've done too...

Awesome pics from the sculpture park!

Sheree xx
ps. I've left you a little award on my blog :)

Karen said...

Those layouts are awesome - I haven't even looked at the class instructions yet.

Must go up to the gallery too

K x

Cherie said...

I too loved Kims classes and I LOVE the ones you have done.

Sounds like you have been busy as always...

Hope you are enjoying your long weeknd
Cherie xx

Anonymous said...

HI Leanne,
I love the Gallery too. My neice is getting married there in Novemeber...

Lovin those layouts awesome work!

Sarah M

Julie said...

Love the LO's & pics of your day out!
We went to SH and seen the lighting show when we did a trip down there in 2006 ... it was fantastic.
I'm hearing you re: getting back into a routine. Whilst i whinge & whine about the routine with school, sometimes i think it is a good thing !!

Vesna said...

Hi Leeanne,


Those Lo's aew awesome.

Love the photos of your outing as well.

You have also been tagged.
http://vesnamirko.blogspot.com/

Vesna
x

kenneth said...

you're make nice layouts

Georgie B said...

Are you still alive Leeanne??? You haven't blogged for yonks :-)