Sunday, August 16, 2015

Still Clearing The Desktop

Happy Sunday,

First of all I would like to shout out a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my hunk-o-spunk hubby ( love your guts babe) for last Tuesday - we had cake for you :) and we will celebrate with you when you get home.............



I have a few more desktop shares for you all today and once again its all a bit well........I think i could call my style RANDOM cause nothing is ever the same.

Mixed Media Watercolour

This is a mixed media watercolour from Blue Bazaar. You can check out their website here
They have some great products - not just scrappy stuff.

Just a little close up

I am sharing a layout with you next - it was one of the Basic Grey POTM which I also purchased from Blue Bazaar. My little man has grown so much and come a long way since his first days on the MX track 5 years ago

Feel The Adrenaline
Here are a few close ups -

LHS of the layout

RHS of the layout
Journalling
Just to show how far he has come, he competed in Round 2 of the KTM SEQ Junior Championships yesterday. He came 13th, 9th and then 3rd. Fantastic day on a new track that he has never ridden before - Proud Mummy Moment right here. Check out the FB page of the series here.




Hope you have all had a wonderful weekend.
Please leave me some love so I know you have been here

Thought of the Day



Till next time

BBxx

Sunday, August 9, 2015

There's Been A Death In The Family

Good Morning,

We'll you'd never guess what happened.........

I'm gunna tell you anyway, you probably don't care but my laptop (Pinkie) died :(




After 6 years I finally had to put my little friend to rest which means that I am being forced to get my ass into gear and share the layouts that I have had sitting on my desktop for like forever cause they are now clogging up my PC

So i'm just gunna get straight into it -

I have no particular style, it's all just "Go with the Flow" and we see what happens -

Life Is Not About Lipstick and Sparkly Nailpolish - It's About Your Ability 2 Laugh at Yourself
Australia Day 2010

Family

Home
Youth Development

I do have a couple of Double Layouts to share as well but I don't want to do too much in one post and bombard you with my awesomeness - hehehehe

Well I hope you have said a little prayer for my poor departed mate - May Pinkie RIP

Leave me a comment if you have visited so I know you have dropped by to have a look

Till next time....

BBxx


Monday, May 4, 2015

Our Tree

Good Morning,

Happy Monday.....

When we were young we went to Alma Park Zoo in Brisbane, my sister and I affectionately fell in love with the best climbing tree ever and before we knew it it became "Our Tree". Unfortunately in March 2014 Alma Park Zoo closed down so the fate of "Our Tree" is mysteriously unknown.

As a child there are always those few memories and little things that stick with you for a lifetime. What are some of your favourite childhood things?

Here is the layout I created , the photo was taken in I think 1990?

Woodland Theme

Nothing beats the feeling..(i'd probably break the tree now)

The colours of nature

I think I maybe getting a bit sentimental in my old age........

If you drop by please leave me a comment so I know you have been and looked (it would be highly embarrassing to have a blog that no one looks at)

Here is a thought for the day -

Don't suppress your inner child


MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU




Till next time Jedi's

BBxx


Thursday, April 23, 2015

He was CUTE and SQUISHY

Good Morning,

Well hasn't the cold weather hit all of a sudden and would it be rude of me to say how much I HATE the cold weather.......... I hate layering clothes, i'm already big enough as it is without having to layer an extra 10kg of clothes on.

Today I have an old share for you. It was a Book of You layout from the old Scrapboxx website - now who misses that site???? I know I do that's for sure. The page was created by the always talented Julie Winks who like me has found that life takes over and creativity gets pushed aside. I used my first born in this layout from his 6 month old photo shoot - boy I wish I could go back to those days when he was cute and squishy NOT tall and mouthy :)

So CUTE and SQUISHY

Close Up
And just for a laugh "Look at it now" -


Gotta love it when they take selfie's on your phone

I hope you enjoy the rest of your day
If you have dropped by I would love to hear what you think so leave me some love by posting a comment

Thought for the day:-



Happy Thursday

BBxx


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Mexican Beef Pie

Good Morning,

And what a great morning it is.....sun is shining, birds are chirping but most importantly the kids are still sleeping ( gotta love school holidays). And how are the school holidays going for everyone? Personally I haven't had a lot of time to spend with the kids as i've been at work and of course hubby has been away at work for the whole holidays as well so the kids haven't been doing much at all......makes them appreciate going to school more I say.


Well I have a great kid friendly recipe to share with you today.
What  kid doesn't love mexican? I can honestly say I haven't found one yet.
This recipe is great for the budding little chef in your life to help you out in the kitchen. Super easy and super yummy Mexican Beef Pie



Ingredients

1 tbs Olive OIl
1 Onion, chopped
500g Beef Mince
140g Tomato Paste
40g Taco Seasoning Mix
400g Can Diced Tomatoes
420g Can Kidney Beans
420g Corn Kernels
Grated Cheese
Tortillas
Corn Chips
Sour Cream

Method

1. Preheat Oven to 180c
2. Heat oil, Saute onion until tender, add mince and cook until browned
3. Stir in tomato paste, seasoning mix and cook 1-2 minutes. Add tomatoes, beans and corn. Reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes
4. Heat tortillas in microwave until soft. Arrange in dish to form a shell. Spray with oil. Bake 10-15 minutes, until golden.
5. Spoon mixture into shells. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 4-5 minutes, until cheese melts.
6 Serve topped with corn chips and sour cream



I'd love to hear if you try this out or if you have a great variation that I could try out. And of course let me know if the whipper snappers in your house love it as much as mine do.

Here is a thought for the day:-


Hope you survive the rest of the holidays.......

Till next time

BBxx

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mixed Media Canvas


Good Morning,

This is my weekend at the moment so I thought I would take the opportunity to do a little dance.....no I mean post :)

Last year I took a little bit of time out to do a class at the Scrap Cottage (you can do online orders from this little shop of yumminess for those of you not lucky enough to live in Toowoomba) because sometimes you just need a little boost to get the mojo flowing. 

Face it, everyone loves mixed media cause its a good opportunity to get messy and dirty and well colourful......for those who have never delved into mixed media a small explanation on what its all about........

Mixed media tends to refer to a work of visual art that combines various traditionally distinct visual art media. For example, a work on canvas that combines paint, ink, and collage could properly be called a "mixed media" work. When creating a painted or photographed work using mixed media it is important to choose the layers carefully and allow enough drying time between the layers to ensure the final work will have structural integrity. 

If you haven't tried it you should cause it's a great way to use up excess supplies etc, this is what I created on the day


Little Ole Me

Just adding my own individual touch

Some side goodness
 After the class a while later I got inspired again and decided to do one at home myself of the fam bam.

Manar Park

I used all sorts of elements that I had in my stash - onion bag, chipboard, flowers etc and even the Fox symbol off an old pair of hubby's riding pants - nothing is junk or unusable, just fun

I'd love to see some of the mixed media you have created (or will create) in your comments and i'd love you to leave me a bit of love so I know you have visited.

Happy Hump Day..

BBxx

Thursday, March 5, 2015

5 Months Later........

Good Morning,

I honestly can't believe it's been 5 months since I blogged, I am either the slackest or the busiest person ever......you decide.

Well I am going to share 2 things with you today, I am just as slack with my photo editing as I am with my scrapping.

The first is a Basic Grey POTM that I did a while back. My son (who is now in Year 11) was School Leader in Year 7.......

School Leader Ceremony 2010

LHS 

RHS

His Badge
I actually think his badge was suppose to be returned - whoops!!!!!!! Little did the school know that Mum was a scrapper :)

My other share is a small very basic Mini Mixed Media that was part of the Blue Bazaar Mixed Media Kit Subscription - it was the very first one I did i think back in 2012 - eekkk

Daddy and his Girls


I did try to combine scrapping and mixed media......at the time I was like "Hey this could work" but the way that mix media has evolved all I do now is laugh at it (Which I tend to do at some of my earliest scrap pages as well).

If you have taken the time to look today - my sincere thanks - I love to share
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Here's a thought for the day for you to ponder :-

 Happy Thursday

BBxx

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