Shell’s Scrap Space

Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Birthday

Today is my little brother's 28th Birthday.  He's quite a bit younger than me (although we look the same age....jokes!) and I can remember the day he was born like it was yesterday.  When he was a little boy, about 4 years old and suffered growing pains he would wake me up and I'd give him a warm bath and he'd snuggle in my big queen size bed with me and drift off to sleep. When I moved out of home when he was 8 he cried and wanted to come with me but of course he couldn't but he would stay over at my place every chance he got, he was jnr groomsman when I got married and he's now one of my best friends.  I can tell him anything and I KNOW it will stay with him.  I love my brothers with all my heart but I have a special bond with Nath.

Here he is with his little family.  Happy Birthday little you!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

I'm Back

I thought I'd resurect this old blog.  Who knows what I'll update with ??  I'm sure I'll find something to write/vent about.

I'm looking forward to catching up on all the blogs I used to read but lost touch with.  so much to do, so little time.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tuesday Ten (Inspired by Lisa Warren)

I love reading Lisa's Tuesday 10 and today thought I'd share mine.

Ten weird facts about you
  1. I love pineapple but only tinned pineapple.  Can't stand the fresh stuff
  2. I am a clean freak. 
  3. I buy LOTS of glossy magazines.  Mainly scrapbooking and cooking and I love to read them from cover to cover.
  4. I love to read and am part of a book club. I usually hate the books they choose but read them because it's nice to try different things.  I'm a chick lit girl.
  5. I have a total of 7 siblings (my dad has been married and divorced 3 times)
  6. I can't fall asleep unless the tv is on in the background
  7. I don't like change.  I enjoy routine.
  8. My favourite casual attire is a pair of cargo pants or jeans and a t-shirt
  9. I have only just started to drink water.  I've never liked it until recently.
  10. I dream of holidaying somewhere like Scotland in the middle of winter with an open fire, a view of rolling hills on one side and the freezing sea on the other, a comfy window seat, a throw rug and a good book.
Share your ten weird facts and leave me a comment so I can pop over and learn more about you

Shell x

Monday, March 7, 2011

Happy Birthday

On Saturday we celebrated my MIL's birthday.  The kids had a fun visit together (even if it was a quick one).  There is nothing quite like meeting your cousins at your Nanny' and Poppy's house for a play.  Brings back my own childhood fun :)

Here's a pic of the kids with their Nanny.  Love it!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

My Xmas Joy

I love the sketch Inspired Blueprints put up recently for their DT call and thought even though I had no intention of applying for their DT there was no reason I couldn't use the awesome sketch.  Here's their sketch

and here's my take

I'm SO pleased with how this turned out.  It's my fave layout ever!

Materials used: Storyboard (December) Kit
Sketch - Inspired Blueprints

Thanks for popping in, hope you're all having a great weekend
Shell x

Thursday, February 24, 2011

what's happening in my world....

so much going on right now.

I started my new role as Property Manager at work this week.

so right now I am living and breathing rental properties.  I've had 3 massive days and I'm loving every minute of it.

In order for me to be able to do this job and do it well my wonderful husband has had to take on a little bit extra for the next couple of weeks so that I can work late to get on top of things at the office.  I love him so much!!

Abbey has settled back into school really well and loves being in year 3.  She thinks her year 3 teacher is "the best and is so pretty".  I'm just happy that she's happy.  She is currently preparing for her very first Naplan test and is pretty confident she's gonna do OK.
I went to book club with my gal pals this week and had a lovely dinner and chat.  The book was....

I still have about 15 pages to go.  It's just been impossible to finish it this week but I'll get there.

That's my last couple of days covered.  It's been hectic but I'm loving every minute of it.  Looking forward to a rest on the weekend to recharge and spend some time with my family.

Until next time,
Shell xx

Week 5

Week 5 of my 52 weeks of me is the much anticipated return to school....gotta love when life gets back to normal again after a hectic 5-6 weeks off.

Materials used : Storyboard Kit
Layout: Step by step created by Leanne Allinson (Storyboard DT member)

Until next time....
Shell x