Tuesday, February 21, 2006

My Groove Thing

Well yesterday afternoon I finally got my "groove thing" back with regards to my scrapping. Feeling very very relieved. I have no idea what happened to just went. I do think it had something to do with being named a as a "master" I gave myself so much pressure and I lost my style in the process. So I am officially back scrapping in my style and loving it. I am just dreading the next few challenge layouts that are comeing up in SM, because they are not me.

So here is the layout that "set me free" so to speak. It is all fabric except for the photo matts. I just so enjoyed making it, it was stress free scrapping at its very best! The girls coming to my class tonight will be making their own version, so that should be fun to see their spin. It always amazes me how when you teach a layout everyone does it slightly different and you come away with so may variations. Love it.

Everything else is fairly normal at home. Lots to do and not enough time to do in it. Feeling really ill from the methotrexate I take for my RA (rheuamatiod arthritis), but life goes on.

Hope you are all having a fab day.

Lisa xx+

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Class with Kim

What a wonderful way to spend a sunday. Just had the pleasure of doing a class with the one and only Kim Archer. Check out the above layout and mini bag, the photo is pretty lame but you get the general idea. The class was great fun, and Kim was a really relaxed teacher. Thanks Kim you rock !LOL!

Met some new friends - saying hi to Janelle Wind and Rachel Greig - and had a laugh with some old friends ( hi Donna and Jess).

On a home front everyone seems happy, I have to try and organise Lilli's party for this friday night. She is having a scraping party - Lord help me - her request. So I am going to have twelve six year olds attempting to scrap together, feeling very very scared! Not even quite sure how they are going to fit upstairs in the renovated part of a half renovated house. Perhaps McDonalds might have been a bright idea.

On the scrapping front, plenty to do, and plenty of classes to organise. I am teaching a "scrapbook sewing class" on tuesday night and as yet nothing is done. Also have classes booked for friday, nothing done there yet either. But on a more positive note, stamping and papercraft have accepted a second lot of cards so I am sooooo excited.

All in all, Life is Good in the Pate houshold.

talk soon,

Lisa aka Patey

Saturday, February 04, 2006

been tagged

Ok I have been tagged by trish so here it goes? I know I havn't quite done it all right but here it goes!

Here are the questions:What were you doing 10 years ago?
I was working in chatswood, hoping that I would fall pregnant soon!

What were you doing 1 year ago? Enjoying being a SAHM

Five snaks that you enjoy:Chocolate, Lime and black pepper chips, strawberry's, cheese and crackers,Vanilla slices

Five songs to which you KNOW all the lyrics :Anything by U2, and a number of kids nursery rhymes

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:Pay off mortgage, finish renovating, travel to see Kris and Sea and baby ruby ( brother), pay off parents mum and dads house,buy lots more scrapping supplies

Five bad habits:Perfectionist (yes it is bad), don't do exercise, waste time on the computer,let peoples opinions annoy me, drink too much caffine

Five things you like doing:Scrapbooking, talking on the phone, reading, swimming, being silly.

Five things you would never wear, buy, or get again: Wrong fitting bra/undies, bubble skirts, jellie shoes, glo socks, acid wash jeans (child of the 80's)

Five favourite toys:Camera,Computer, Sizzix, sewing machine, car

5 People I am tagging:

Ally N
Alli Patterson
My Mummy

Exhasuted just thinking about it all ! talk soon people.


Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Kindy Girl

Well today was the day, Lilli finally started "big school". I can't begin to explain how proud I am of her. Lilli has always been our quiet child and I really wasn't sure how today was going to go. She was so determined to be a big girl, no tears, no seperation problems, she just went on her way. OMG she is grown up!

So now there are two at school and one at home. Poor Liv is going to miss her sister soooo terribly. I am secretly going to enjoy having Liv all to myself, already planning what we can do together. I really want this time to be special for her. I want her to enjoy some "Mummy and Me" time. I have always felt a little guilty that she has had to adapt to a busy family and that perhaps she didn't get as much time with me as Jere and Lilli did. Time to make up for that.

Tonight we are off to celebrate big school with Lill's fav, fish and chips.

Took some great pics today so I am really looking forward to scrapping those. When I can clear some space on my desk! LOL, I must be the most disorganised scrapper around. I always claim it is because I am sooooo creative LOL. I think I am just a "messy" at heart. Oh well.