Saturday, January 26, 2013

Happy Australia Day

As always a hearty happy Hello to you,
thank you for stopping by to my little corner of the wonderful world wide web.
I hope that you are having a great day, whatever you are doing and where ever you may be.
The weather has gone wild again with my blogging friends from all over the world reporting crazy happenings from super cold snowy days to super hot heatwaves. It seems hotter than normal and colder than normal. And now Queensland is once again being battered by flooding rains and driving wind. At this stage we are only suffering from windy overcast days - so hopefully it stays that way. Although we have had no Internet since yesterday morning because the lines have been down and we have not been able to get deliveries of a few things due to roads being cut towards the coast. But these things are nothing compared to what people close to the coast have been experiencing - some times its good to live 700kms inland.   
Last week we had a rather nasty storm blow through and ended up taking down a couple of our trees - luckily they didn't damage fences or the house. But it was a good days work for my three strong boys to clean them away.

 This one damaged the structure of the tree so the whole thing had to go - otherwise it would not of lasted very long and the chances of it falling on hubby's shed was just too high.
Then here is what else we have been up to - sanding walls ready for repainting. Notice the cover sheets that I placed everywhere after hubby's mess making episode in my last post.
 Lots of repairs to be covered - these repairs are from the old evaporative airconditioning ducts that where through the main lounge.
 And finally a look at my birthday crafty day makes. Using some of my new stamps from stampin' up. Although I brought them last year - so they are not really new but this is the first time I have used them. The inspiration for these came from the stampin' up catalogue.

 The papers are bazzill and some bits and pieces from my stash pile.
I did make another card but it is for a friends birthday and I know she pops on by here every now and then to check in and it would be rude if she saw her card on here before I give it to her. So you will have to wait to see that one.
By the way Thank you for all my birthday wishes - I had a super happy day - very relaxing and then hubby took me to dinner that night. It was so nice. Since then I have been right back into study mode. With my first of my big tests submitted on line yesterday, now I am studying like mad for my last one for this term on Thursday morning.
Just before I go - I never thought that I would need to address this but something has come to my attention that needs to be said. Whenever I case or use inspiration from somewhere other than my  own  brain - I and most crafters give credit where credit is due. I love getting ideas from my lovely blogging buddies and I love telling you where I got the inspiration from - I love to share the amazing talent that is in the crafty world. And as most of you know with being so busy lately that my mojo is not 100 % so I do case some of my cards.  I try never to copy something completely because I don't think that that is fair. If ever I copy work too closely - I always  message the artist and ask if it is ok, then give credit to them in my post.
But someone has not only been copying my work exactly but selling it as their own creations and design. This makes me sad - not for me cause I am happy with my work, but sad that someone has to copy and pass it off as their own. I'm sure that if you can make a card - then somewhere inside is some creative energy to come up with your own designs. I never thought I was good enough to be copied but I guess I am flattered that someone thought enough of my work to copy it exactly - but give credit where credit is due please.
Ok well I am off now to go organise lunch.
Have a great day.
Talk soon
x joy  

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Tied to the study desk and not the crafty desk

Hello and a happy Saturday to you,
Can you believe it is half way through January already?
BLAH where is all this time going - Please slow down Mr Time - either that or add a couple of extra hours to each day so that I can get everything done that I need to (or want to in the case of the crafty makes).
I have not been into the craft room for over a month now - not at all - how sad is that!!!!!
And I am missing it - I need Mr Balance to make an appearance again don't I.
I'm afraid that my maths studies have been keeping me way too busy at the moment.
I have two assessments due in the next few weeks with one of them my end of course, closed book,
 3 hour test and hihodeho has that got me stressing!!!!!!!
However I have got some light at the end of the tunnel as this is my last course of my STEPS program then I have about 3 weeks off before I start my undergrad program
I can't wait for either hehehe
I am ready for a break
and I can't wait to actually get my teeth into my chosen field of study - Psychology - I know I know some would say that is a little strange for a crazy women to be studying Psychology
but maybe I will have some helpful insight as to how the mind of a crazy person works hehehehehe
But I also have a light at the end of the tunnel for the crafty room as well.
I have a plan to be very naughty and steal a day all to myself and to share it with little my crafty room.
You see it is my birthday on Monday - the big 45 (ooohhhhh that sounds so scary in itself - I'm sure I am really only 21 aren't I? Did someone fast forward the calenders - yes that must be it - and really I am only 21 - that sounds much better!!!!!) so my birthday present to myself is to craft my little heart away all day - hehehehe how good does that sound!
I feel naughty just thinking about it but I am going to enjoy every second. And I will have to do it as you will now be eagerly awaiting my birthday makes won't you hehehehe.
Ok well have a great weekend
make sure you enjoy what ever you are doing
'cause remember that
 every day that drifts on by is a day you will never get back again
so enjoy each second!!!!
talk soon
x joy