Wednesday, 12 August 2009

OMG How long has it been

What a surprise to see how long its been since I've posted anything.

I was very sick for a while. Phenomena and then the flu. Everyone nice is that.

I discovered facebook. I so love it. Mostly Mafia Wars. Although I don't fight anyone. Just do jobs and earn money to buy properties. Its the safe road I guess.

Well back to my morning jobs I go

Back soon

Sharon G

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Fires in VIC

Like most Aussies I woke Sunday to find the world had changed for my Aussies and it would never be the same.

The stories coming from Kinglake etc is just beyond thinking. I think its a lot of little things that lead to this tragedy. Heat Wind etc. None of it makes any sense. And whilst I try to shield my kids from the news, they still know whats happened.

I like the idea of stores giving all profits for a day to the bush fires etc but I really don't like it when its one product. Most people don't buy one product so it means they make profit. I'll be avoiding these stores.

I was very proud. Jackson says he giving some of his millions to them.....10c

There's lots of fund raising going on everywhere. We'll be participating in as many things as is humanly possible. Kev wants to go fight the fires. But I told him to stay in case anything happened up here. Dad was asked to go down.......hes an army engineer. But there's too much going on so he can't.

I hope they get who started will be interesting to see what happens.


Sunday, 8 February 2009

My latest layouts

I've had this double layout half done for a few weeks. Seeing how the weather has me locked in the lounge room I was able to finish it off. Its such a simple layout really and I used a swap.....from some time ago. I have no idea who made it.....there was no name.

On another note. Its devastating the news from VIC. Over 60 people have died in fires. Its heart breaking. It makes you feel helpless as to what to do. I'll have to look into that tomorrow.

Keep the families in your prayers

Sharon G

Saturday, 7 February 2009


My home away from home now has a blog. It looks just like mine......great minds think alike.

Here's the link

I know its going to be a great place to find out about ozswap and its members.

I'll keep you posted on what there up to.

Sharon G

Friday was too hot

It was too hot yesterday to do anything.

After I got kids from school we went to mums. We stayed till late.

When Kev got home we decided it was to hot to sleep in our home. So it was a sleep over in the lounge room. The air con was on all night. First time this year. Or ever I think.

I'm so over this heat. There's a fire some where too so I can't got out. Smoke is a big asthma trigger for me. I'm really not interested in going to hospital. But then who ever is.

I have big news.

I'll be back

Sharon G

Thursday, 5 February 2009

My home away from Home

One of the swaps for February is a card swap. I wanted to make something that was my very own. Using my pazzles of course. I made my own cutting file from scratch. A cupcake. And this is the card I made. I'm really proud of it.

Oz swap is my home away from home. Oz Swap Till You Drop. Its a swap group in Australia. And I've been a member for quiet a few years now. I've learnt so much from the ladies on the group. But best of all I've made alot of forever friends.

Here's a link if your interested.

Back to the Heat that is Australian. Its 35 at 10.20pm

Sharon G

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

This should be posted in every school

Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this!

Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1
: Life is not fair - get used to it!

Rule 2
: The world doesn't care about your
self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3
: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4
: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5
: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6
: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7
: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8
: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9
: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10
: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11
: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

If you can read this -Thank a teacher!
If you can read this in English thank a soldier!!!

I found this whilst cleaning out my emails. I thought it was worth reading.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

It's February Already

It's February Already. Where did January go.

The last 2 weeks have been very HOT. How cool is this pic.

Last week all the kids where back at school. With a few changes of course. Maddison went to yr 7. She came a different kid. In a very good way. And Master Jackson started Kindy. It seems that having 2 sisters who already go made him very relaxed about the whole thing.....................HOWEVER he tells me he can't go Wednesday because he's going to the Markets.

I'm up at 6:30 to get Maddy off to school. Once she's gone its then time to get the other 2 ready. This may take a while to get used to.

How cute are they.

There growing up so fast.

Sharon G

Friday, 23 January 2009

One week

OK its a week, till my baby boy is a big school boy. He tells me he'll be my baby boy even when he's a dad........far out I'm not ready for school much and less a dad.

The way they think its so sweet.

Hair cuts tomorrow. Photo op and an online share I

C ya

Sharon G

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Where have I been

Well it seems I've been sick. I had no idea, lots of temps but nothing else. Went to the Quacks and got sorted. But it wasn't fun.

Today is my mums birthday. Happy Birthday mum. She's a very young 55.

School goes back in less than a week. I'm going to miss them. Its a big year. One starting school and another starting high school. WOW where did that go. I can't believe it.

Off to put them to bed.

Sharon G

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Today and all that Jazz

I have spent all evening working out how to make word books. I had a really good tutorial from pazzles and once I worked out what was what I was set.

I've made one for my nephew Lucas that is so cute. I used Disney font so my sister will be proud.

And I made another as a surprise for them. I hope it will be. (Hmmmm who could it be)

This evening my brother in law is getting his next tattoo. He's having Lucas put on his arm I think. I'm looking forward to seeing it. His tattoo's are very unique.

BUT most importantly, BattleStar Galactica. The final 10 episodes started airing. Oh I'm so excited to see how everything turns out. When I was a kid, the original series was the first show I ever took a fancy for. I'm starting to re watch them and I'm really surprised how much I remember. Not to mention how funny the special effects are for there time. WOW we really have it good now.

I'm off to see whats on the idiot box

Sharon G

Friday, 16 January 2009

Been to the city.......Sydney.

We've just got back from the City.........Oh yes, it was like the clampets go to Beverly hills.
For those who have never seen my hubby he's a country bumpkin and looks so out of place. Come to think of it we did too. You can tell who the tourists are.....US
We won a Harbour bridge climb so off he went...............he bought photos and didn't fall off the coat hanger so that's all that's important. Kev took a friend of ours Ness. It was a funny site.
We went to the Sydney reptile park thing. Its next to the aquarium. It was awesome. I had heaps of butterflies land on my hat. Yes I took photos. So did all the tourists of my head. It was so cool.....or hot.
Funny thing.......we saw a group of girls sun baking in the park. Jack saw me looking and said " Those kids are silly mum, there's no water here, and there turning red" Maddisons response. "Yes jack there getting cancer. They think its fashion." Shelby added. "I'm not doing that. I don't like red, I like Pink.".
Well I'm off to look at my photos from today and find paper to match. Might go for a Milk shake at RED's.

Cheers Big ears

Sharon G

PS I'll share photo's tomorrow when I can get to the scanner.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

High Temps

Well it reached 44 today. And that was on the veranda. Have no idea what is was in the sun.

Today is a special day. Its my Nana's Birthday. We'll be heading up to her grave soon. I have a heap of fake flowers to give her. No point using real as they die in an hour.

I hate the heat. Sandwiches for tea as its too hot to cook.

Sharon G

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Scrapping today

My sweet Shelby Bellby decided she would scrap today. But of course I have to scrap next her. Which is very hard.......if you've ever scrapped with a kid, they tend to want help every 30 seconds. But today she surprised me. She had a very clear vision of what she wanted to do. And I think she did very well. Seeing she's only 7.

So I managed to get a whole page done in 30mins. Very fast. And its very bright too.

As she was still going I though I should keep going and I got out the Christmas photos from this year. It would have been very quick except I didn't have the right colour paint wise so I did and opposite colour and ink to get a different effect. Its simple but I like it.
I have my next photos out and ready to scrap tomorrow. But I might take a look at my Disney album and see what needs doing there too.

Well it's just gone midnight so off to bed for me.


Sharon G

OH so Pretty

Many THANKS to Sharon M who showed me how to make these.

I made these 2 for my mum and sister. They love them.......or at least they said they

Today I'm making one for myself. And I'll try not to be so glitter happy. I think I may have add just a bit too much to these.

I am however on a mission to find the perfect wings. I'm hoping to find a WPC file of just the right wings or butterfly shape. I've had many idea's but still playing with what looks best. If you have any ideas let me know.

I'm off to watch Horton Hears a Who..........lucky me

Sharon G

Monday, 12 January 2009

First layout for the year

And of course its a double.

Who is it.............I hear you ask. Even I had to look twice when I found these. Well its me. OMG.

I look so different.........young. It was 1990. Almost 20yrs ago. FAR OUT.

The next lot of pages I did are of all the other photos of the day. This is the first layout I've used my Pazzles on. I just love the title. And the swirls. So very cool. I must say however that finding paper for these photos was not easy. Seems the background colours where very dark and yuck. But I'm very pleased with how it turned out.

They guy..............His name is Mathew. Such a lovely guy. He was a good friend at the time. I wonder what he's doing now. Great things I'm sure because I was going to grow into a lovely man that's for sure. Who knows.............I might try finding him. I'll let you know how I go.


Sharon G

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Movies & TV for the year

Far out. Dexter. Lots of changes happening in season 3.

I wont give anything away for those who haven't seen it.

I really think he grows as a person.

Other TV stuff

Battlestar galactica starts in the next 2 weeks. I can't wait to see what happens.

Stargate Atlantis.................I've seen the last episodes. WOW I can't wait to see the movie that follows that. As the last episode airs on Friday I'll keep my mouth shut.

Stargate Universe doesn't start till July this year. I'm not sure how I feel about that.

Movies for this year.

Star Trek 11...............I love the previews. it looks awesome.

Secret life of bees..............saw interview on Oprah. Amazing.
Fast and Furious..........You just know the car chases will be good.
Narnia Voyage of the dawn trader................You just know it will be good.
X men Wolverine.............Hell yeah
Night at the museum 2....................This will be good on so many levels

Kids stuff

Igor...........some adult humour
Tale of Despereaux............Can't wait for this.
Hotel for dogs...............I think the kids will love but I'll hate it. Disney pixar. Go the balloons.

Well that my thoughts.

My sister gave us a Hoyt's card for Xmass so well be going to see as many as we can.


Me Sharon G

A Friends Blog

A very cleaver lady I know has some awesome ideas so she's put them on a blog. Some awesome idea's. Well worth a look. Free ideas as well as budget idea's.

Excellent work Anthea

Sharon G

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Day After New Years Day

Santa bought us a bike buggy. Or that's what where calling it. So of course we gave it a go. Or Kev did anyway. Go the white legs.

We parked the cars or the grass and that gave us the BIG round about.

Lots of fun

Me Sharon G

Friday, 2 January 2009

My new TOY

It finally happened. I have a CUTTING machine.

And not a simple one. I was going to get the MM slice. But I jumped in 2 feet first and got the Pazzles.


Because its holidays I haven't been able to really go crazy and cut heaps but I've welded and matted and last night I made my own design.

Here's a pic of my attempt. No bad simple.

My plan is join lots of swaps and get my self trying new stuff. Hmmmmmm. This could be interesting.

I'm cooking a roast so I'm off to cut the veggies.

Cheers Kids

Sharon G


Well a new look for a new year. Lots of things need to happen this year. So I'll list them so that next year I can look back and see did I get them done.

Get a job
Organise my house
Scrap lots
Settle kids into school
Buy a shed for Kev
Set a plan for the next 3 yrs
Buy a new car...2nd hand

Lose weight
Healthy living.

Well that's my start, plan or some what vision

Me Sharon G