Getting page kits ready for the retreat...

I like to pack a couple page kits before I go to a scrapping weekend get a little mojo started and in the scrapping I started putting one together..... i got to the stage...oh bugger....just stick it....and then it was all but i completed it! Oh well, all good!!
So this is page one complete...SEVEN:  Evan's birthday last May....and his little brother is right into the blowing the candles out- which is soooo cute!!
 These pages are more about the moment than the the photos aren't that crash hot...but if i miss a birthday, i sure do get reminded. The little ones love to see 'their' birthday on paper.

 So kit one complete and made....onto the next one...

Once again....i was getting so into it, i thought may as well stick this all down, do some stamping, and some ink splats....before the day was done the page was complete..

CELEBRATE:  This day was Jacob's birthday, and we weren't having a birthday tea so Granny n Pops took the boys to the 5 Loaves Bakery for a milkshake and a donut!

 So i have really gotten into the scrapping mood over this past week.....but then i did eventually move onto packing a couple extra kits without using the glue!!! Hopefully the mojo keeps on coming next weekend!!! So looking forward to it!

I then found this one under my scrap mat....obviously it needed some flattening out for it to be under there....but i had forgotten about it...i think i did this one last mini retreat back in September/ October.

CHERISH: if i remember rightly it was a page inspired by Ebony van de Starre. With the bright inky painty splats and the dashes of black stamping. A photo of Finn an i having cuddles. He is our littlest boy, full of cheek n fun!! Love him to bits!!

 Well, onto some more packing for the retreat next weekend...

Have a great sunday!

Sue xx

Road Trip to the SE & Victoria

We have just returned home from a lovely road trip to Adelaide, down the South East and into Victoria to Ballarat.

It was a little road trip down memory lane at the same time...stopping to visit an Aunt in Coonalpyn, a drive around my old home town of Tintinara and out to our old farm. Stopping in at old friends to say a hello and calling into to cemeteries to visit resting places of relatives.

 A chat and laugh over a cuppa with Auntie Bette.
We ventured down to Keith and onto Robe for a couple nights, visiting Beachport for lunch one day. It is amazing how small this world is....when you chat to someone in a little quaint café...there's always some-one who knows some-one from where you come from...even a lovely old gentleman knew our farm at Edillilie at Beachport!!
 The beautiful long jetty at Beachport and the aqua sea!
My very patient husband will stop along the road side for me to pop out into the bush to take some photos- of the vegetation, a windmill or an old woolshed....I am always seeing something to click the camera at.

 I just adore the beautiful big gums thru the lower South East. I wished I was a painter!
 Then it was on across to Penola- a visit to Mary Mackillop land and down Petticoat lane and then into Victoria to Ballarat to visit my sister. Thru Casterton, Hamilton and the lower Grampians.

We had a very busy 4 days in Ballarat- a walk around the Lake Wendouree, a train trip down to Melbourne to visit the MCG for Rob's birthday. A drive up to Daylesford on a Sunday to visit the Vintage and street markets....onto Avoca for a quiet beer an meal in the pub.

 It was time to say good-bye to Jules and Brent- we had a great time with them in Ballarat, seeing where they now live....but now it was time to head on back to Adelaide and then home.

And we spent a couple days with Mum n Dad before we headed back to the coast.
There is nothing quite like a road visit new places, re-visit old places and catch up with family and friends along the way! It is something we don't do often enough!
Thanks for popping on by...