Tuesday, 26 April 2011

I'm Back...

Ok So I have to appolagise I have been a little slack on the up dates in the last couple of weeks.. I do have a very good reason for this though.. I made the decision about a month or more ago to quit smoking.. and I have done it I HAVE QUIT ... so as you can imagine I have kind of been a mix of crazy emotions and my poor family have been really fantastic to put up with my crazy mood swings... Any way it has now been 2 and a half weeks since I quit and I am feeling great..
I will have to Admit thought that unfortunately you will have to wait a little bit longer for some scrapping layouts as My Hubby and I are off on what I think is a well deserved holiday to Bali in a couple of days. So not only am I packing for us but I have to get the kids all organised to stay with their Grandma and Grandad for the week...
I hope you all had a great Easter and you and your families have stayed safe..
All the best

Tracy xx

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Monster Munch....

Over at Sketches in Thyme they have heaps of great sketch challenges.. this Layout of Luke I am entering in their Thursday Sketch layout Takes #42... I used to think that doing layout from sketches was a lazy way of doing pages but boy has my mind changed.. I LOVE using sketches it gives you the idea and then you can just flow with it from there..
Anyway enough rambling here is a Pic sketch #42
And here is my interpritation of sketch #42  MONSTER MUCH!!!

Tracy xx

Monday, 4 April 2011

Stage 1 Veggie Patch

Ok so to some this may seem a bit crazy (especially to the people that know my gardening skills haha!!) but Hubby and I have decided that we are going to, as a Family, try and grow a veggie patch..
To make  this idea work we do of course have to remove a large section of garden.. Now when I say garden I mean bushes/shrubs that are prickly and have been growing in this spot for Approx 30 years..
So Phase 1 of our grand plan has begun.. Yesterday as a Family we got stuck into clearing Our veggie garden sight.. Hubby with the Chain Saw in hand started hacking away at the bushes while the kids got on the gloves and started dragging various sized branches up to me so I could put them in the pile (will maybe burn off not quite sure yet it is rather large and I don't want to be responsible for half the street burning down..).
Now of course half way through the girls started getting worried about any wildlife that might be left homeless, like the bees and the snails or ants.. so we had to deligate wildlife nature preserves, that if they find any insects of animals we can find another home for them..And of course they were worried about the plants we were cutting down so we also had to remind them that remember we are make a veggie garden so that is a good thing because we will be able to eat all the things we grow, and that will be Yummy.!!
Well after 3 hours of hard work we had finally made a great start and cleared the designated area, ( no wildlife was found except a cricket a lady bug and a whole lot of tennis and golf balls)..
So here are a few pics of Stage 1 of our Veggie Patch adventure...

I hope you will follow our Great Veggie Patch adventure and Hopefully Fingers crossed we will have some great home grown veggies soon..
Tracy xx
P.s no wild life was injured in the making of this Veggie Patch... But my Arms are very sore today.. HEHE!!


What a great excuse to do a really girly page.. Frosted Designs challenge for this week is Bling..

So with this in mind I thought I would do a cute page on My youngest daughters favourite Teddy Elly Belly.. It was the perfect page to add some bling too and cute it up.. Hope you like it...
Tracy xx