Saturday, 27 October 2012


Hello Everyone

Welcome to the weekend. Lots going on too, it is the anniversary of my mothers death, 30 years ago actually and it seems like it was just yesterday. I still miss her so much and I hate that she has missed out on so much of our lives. She never knew that she was a granny and she never got to be a part of my kids lives and that makes me really sad. For her and for them to. She would have been a wonderful granny :D

I know I have said before that I don't have any photos of my parents (I don't know why or what happened to them), anyway - rummaging through some stuff from who knows where I found this photo of my mom and my dad taken at "Banksia" one of the homes we lived in. This was taken about ten years before my mom died so she was already pretty sick. I love that they both look so happy and playful. I really wish I had more photos of them.

Tonight we are going, as a family, for dinner and then to watch Dirty Dancing at Montecasino and I am so excited because this is one of my favourite movie and I can't wait to see the show. I will report back :D

I have also completed my October LOAD challenge and we are only on the 27th October so I am really happy about that. Doing the happy dance \./ /.\ \./ /.\ :D

I also joined a new site this week CSI (Colour, Stories, Inspiration), go on over and take a look, they do a fun challenge each week and I can't wait to play along. I completed my first one this morning... by the skin of my teeth as it has to be in by tomorrow at midnight I think.

So this is what they give you each week, a case file - with the scene (the source of their inspiration), the scheme (colour scheme to be used for the page) evidence - (stuff to be used on your page - they tell you how many you can choose) and the testimony (also a choice)

This really took me out of my comfort zone - why is it when you have to use specific things you can't think - well I can't anyway, I did this one THREE times and finally did this one at about 10.00 pm last night.

This is what I came up with.

Scheme     - I used all of the colours.
Evidence   - I used circles, flowers, texture paste, pleating
Testimony - I used 12 things I can't live without (in NO specific order), and flowers. I wanted to create a page about the things that I would battle to do without. I am totally spoilt - I know - and I have no problem with that. I would not change my life for anything.

I am still very new at this one and I am sure it will take me a couple of weeks to really settle in, but I jumped right in.

Here is this weeks case file if any of you want to play along :D

Enjoy your weekend! Happy scrapping, or whatever it is that you will be doing. 


  1. Great page, Val!! I've look at this site before, but like you said, take me way outside my comfort zone!! Maybe I need to put on my big girl panties and try again!! The photo on your page is beautiful!!! Hugs!

  2. Love this layout too Val, to be on the watch list with a first project is just so amazing! Well done!
    With reagrds to your Mom's passing anniversary...I really feel for you and I am sure you miss her heaps...but I do believe that these special people still watch and walk with us everyday...and she lives through you! I belive that for sure!