Friday, 28 August 2009

!!WARNING!! very long post ahead

Looks like this blog thing is going to be monthly at the moment. Or at least that's how it's working out now.

Believe it or not I have actually scrapbooked in the last month. Wendy and I have been getting together to complete our monthly snippet classes designed by the very talented Kim Archer and her Support team girls. Snippets is designed as a year in review album but the layouts could be used for anything.

I have really enjoyed getting back into it and scrapping with Wendy. When we got together a few weeks ago at my place it was actually the first time we had scrapped together outside of Paperdoll boutique. We have another session planned for this Sunday to get another month completed.

Go and check out Kim's at home site if you can there are lots fabulous classes to take and they are always fantastic value. While you're there check out the great retreat Kim has planned for November, sounds like it is going to be a fun fun place to be. I would love to go but as I will be unemployed in a couple of weeks I don't think I can justify it to the family really.

So here is what I've done so far starting with January of course. Each month it's one double layout and one single.














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As you know I am a huge fan of Kim's and love her style so I've really enjoyed doing these and check out Wendy's versions over at her blog here. Her work is amazing, she is such a talented artist.

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O.K. now for a quick catch up


The end of July saw my eldest brother Geoff turn 60 we had a great family night out at the International hotel in Frankston. My other brother Michael came down from Queensland to help celebrate the big event.

I've had a few dinners out with girlfriends which has been great, it's so hard to keep in touch sometimes when your working and you really have to make the effort to catch up sometimes.

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Having said that it won't be so hard in the not to distant future, unfortunately we found out a few weeks ago that we won't have jobs by mid September. CHOICE have decided to move the whole operation up to Sydney, so it is very sad around the office. We had been looking forward to the future in a new office and new fitout etc with new products coming on line soon, so it came as a bit of shock to find out our expectations weren't going to be met. I know we all thought our jobs would be the one we retired in but alas that's not going to happen now. Oh well onwards and upwards everything happens for a reason so I'm sure something will come up.
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Madeleine' s big school production took place earlier this month as well. They had been rehearsing since January so they had all put alot of time and work into it. It was 4 performances at the Drum Street Theatre in Dandenong. It turned out it was a great show and they were all fantastic.

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Last weekend we went up to Bright and headed off to Mt Hotham for a day at the snow which was very very cold (as you would expect) but so much fun. The weather wasn't great on Friday while we were there but that was ok we spent the day playing cards with the girls. It's so nice to sit and spend so much time together. Lots of fun.



























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Well that's it again gone on way to long.


cheers


Leeanne xxx

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PS: Just wanted to share one last photo. This is how I found Jasper and Hunter (the neighbours cat) last Monday. Is it just me or do they look like they've been caught out. They really love each other. Maybe a little too much me thinkst.



5 comments:

Sheree said...

Hi Leeanne! Wow so many great looking layouts! Love 'em! Such a shame you can't make it to the retreat. It would've been so lovely to meet you. So sorry to hear about you losing your jobs...I really hope something pops up for you asap!

Sheree xx

Cherie said...

LOVE all the layouts Leeanne... I can't wait to go to Kims retreat and hopefully it will get my scrapbooking mojo started again.

Sorry to hear about your job...

Love photos of Madeleine she looks gorgeous.

Have a great week
Cherie xx

Georgie B said...

Leeanne should I remove you from my favourites list :-)

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