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Kira's achievements

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Student of the week
7th 10 year old in cross country 👍

Testing Google +

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Road trip preparation As we are about to head off on a road trip for two weeks I thought I would prepare for updating the blog via mobile technology.  This is done on my iPad.

I have downloaded and enabled Google+ to both the iPad & iPhone and have taken these photos to test this morning.

 Taken on the iPad  Taken on the iPhone. 
I just need to organise my clothes; the food; the first aid kit; the toiletries and we will be set to head off on Thursday afternoon. 

Kira's 10th Birthday

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The Birthday Girl

The Cake (from the Breadtop Shop)
The sleep over room Kira invited three close friends to share her birthday celebrations with a swim / sleep over.  The girls had a super time.
This is her room after the obligatory pillow fight. Family Photo

 Cards Lachlan's card (Doings: SU Beautiful Butterflys embosslit; Kassazz card stock; Couture Creations GemStones; Stamp-It HB stamp)

 My card
(Inspiration: stampin with niki blog; I used a variety of stuff in the craft room stash that has been there so long I'm not sure where it came from).
 Thank you packs (Decorated with entertaining doilies; stamp Artee Stamps: Floral Thankyou; SU  Sisslit S Die; filled with choloates and lollies)

Stampin Up card class

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Gail and the girls were all here on Friday for my turn to be the Hostess (the rewards were terrific, thank you everyone and Stampin' Up).

Creation and Giving

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Creation I saw a card on Pinterest and tracked it to it's source. I really needed to have a go, so here is my effort. (Supplies: SU Cardstock Chocolate Chip & Very Vanilla; SU stamp - Sense of Time; SU punches - Scallop Trim corner & Edge border; cogs made from Boho Blossoms punch with a hole punched out; circles from nesting dies).
Giving
This is one from the stash that we had made at a class. As I don't own all the doings I can't provide them.  This was given to my hairdresser who had twin boys 6 weeks ago (8 weeks premature).  I thought the 'two by two' theme of the ark made a most appropriate selection to welcome them

Cards this week

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Happy Birthday Teddy Supplies: Calypso Coral cardstock; Stamps - SU Rue Des Fleurs, sentiment Inkadinkado Greetings Peg Set; Ink SU Calypso Coral & Pool Party; Ribbon - SU Calypso Coral.
 A sad anniversary for Jen and Richard remembered Supplies: Pink Passion cardstock; Stamps - SU Bliss & Sincere Salutations; SU Decorative Label punch; Beautiful Butterfly embosslit; Kaiser Rhinestones.

Saturday - one book read!

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I returned the last book to the library and instead of borrowing another I thought about all the books at home that I haven't read.  Michael and I so enjoyed the Dark Materials series by Phillip Pullman, that Michael couldn't leave this one behind when it spotted it in his travels.  It was a lovely light read and I managed it in a day (as well as karate, catch ups with friends in the morning and the afternoon and the washing !).


In this new prequel episode from Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials universe, Lee Scoresby--Texan aeronaut and future friend to Lyra Belacqua--is just 24 years old, and he's recently won his hot-air balloon in a poker game. He finds himself floating North to the windswept Arctic island of Novy Odense, where he and his hare daemon Hester are quickly tangled in a deadly plot involving oil magnate Larsen Manganese, corrupt mayoral candidate Ivan Poliakov, and Lee's longtime nemesis from the Dakota Country: Pierre McConville, a hired killer wit…

Birthday Cards

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I have been busy sending cards through the post and sharing coffee dates with friends, so now it is time to catch up and 'post' for you to see what I have been making!  Happy Birthday Samantha (The doings: A collage from SU Clearly for You, background stamp SU Fresh Cuts; stamped with Indigo Island; organza ribbon - hand coloured by running it through the Indigo Island ink pad) Happy Birthday Jenny  (The doings: Stamps - SU Reason To Smile; SU Sincere Salutations; Jeans Pocket - an oldie in the stash: SU DSP Calypso Coral: SU Scallop Trim Border - Island Indigo cardstock) Happy Birthday Amanda (The doings: SU Rich Razzleberry cardstock & Satin ribbon; SU DSP Cottage Wall; SU Textured Embossing Folder - Honeycomb; Stamp SU Happy Moments - Rich Razzleberry ink) Happy Birthday Gail (The doings: SU In Colour DSP - Island Indigo punched with large circle; PTI die for leaves; Quick Kutz Embossing Polder - polka dots; Stamp - Inkadinkado - Greeting Peg Set)
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Birthday Gifts

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every time I used my Decor Cake Box I have thought "I really need a carry bag for this like my casserole carrier".  I then thought "wouldn't that make a super gift".  So I designed and made one (two).
Terri's Gift

























Jenny's Gift

Lorraine Lea Linen updated bedrooms

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I have been to numerous linen parties, having replenished the doona supply and some towels.  the 25% off everything in january led me to a big buy up for all our beds.  They look lovely too.




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I really enjoyed this book.  I had read Wildflower Hill while on holiday last year, so I wasn't surprised that this was just as compelling. I managed to read it in a week as well!  Not much else gets done though.

Lighthouse BayKimberley Freeman A compelling tale of love, secrets, and the power of forgiveness.

1901: Isabella Winterbourne has suffered the worst loss a woman can know. She can no longer bear her husband nor his oppressive upper-class family. On a voyage between London and Sydney to accompany a priceless gift to the Australian parliament, Isabella is the sole survivor of a shipwreck off the sun-drenched Queensland coast. But in this strange new place, she finds she cannot escape her past quite as easily as she d hoped. 2011: A woman returns from Paris to her beachside home town to reconcile with her sister. But she, too, has a past that is hard to escape and her sister is not in a mood to forgive her. Strange noises at night and activity at the abandoned lighthouse raise…