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Hayley’s New Home

by Lesley Oman on 5 September, 2010

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Hi ya,

A HuGe BiG Thank you to everyone who has been sending us their congratulations on our big news. We are so excited to be joining the ‘Mummy & Daddy Club’. The last few weeks have been rough, but I am thankful that I am now beginning to feel much better, and my diet has expanded from mashed potato and soup! I know I’m Irish, but mashed spuds and soup were starting to get a little tiresome!

And guess what else – I even got to play in my craft room this weekend! That is a sure sign that I am getting back on track! Yippppeeeeee!!

Here’s a sneaky peeky of a layout that i’m going to be sharing with you real soon…

But for today – a card to share. This has been in my box of cards for about three weeks now and for some reason it always manages to escape the photo shoots! I confessed to Hayley and Glenn that they definitely are getting a card, so the pressure is on to get it in the post to them! Ha ha! They must be in their new home about 2-3 months now – whooops!

This was my first play with my new Spellbinders scallop border die. I actually accidently bought the bigger one when I fully intended to buy the small one, but never mind. Of course I realised my mistake before opening the package, but I simply just cant hold something crafty and not play with it. I figured I would eventually buy this one too so I’d just keep it. heehee! Because i’ve been so sick, Craig is spoiling me rotten, so he was just glad that I was able to do a little crafting, even though this card to days to make because of the nausea.

The beautiful background paper is from the Quite Contrary line by My Minds Eye! I simply love this paper pad – so summery and bright, and definitely very girly, perfect for cousin Hayley. The greeny blue paper is also from MME, but is from the Bloom and Grow paper pack, which is getting rather thin im sad to say – but I guess thats a sign of a good purchase! I’m sure theres a few paper packs on my shelf that haven’t ever been opened! EEk!

The ‘New Home’ greeting I actually printed out on the computer – although I was so sure I had a New Home stamp in my stash – but I couldn’t find it, so i’ll just need to keep my eyes open incase I see a good one for sale. If you know of any, please let me know.

Oh, and the stamp is Unity Stamp Co…of course!

Thanks again for popping in.

Have a great day.

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Lemon Love – Congratulations Margaret & Bob

by Lesley Oman on 20 August, 2010

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We’re off to a wedding tomorrow! Yeay!

I’ve been looking forward to going to this wedding for months! And of course, a special occasion means a special card, so i’ve followed instructions on a cool video on You Tube to make this card. It’s so simple, you really should check it out, and it gives fantastic results in just a few moments. All you’ll need is a ruler and a scoring tool – the rest is a piece of cake!

Hmmm, can’t wait for the wedding cake!

I think one of the reasons why I am looking forward to tomorrow so much is because not only do I get to dress up all pretty, but Craig also gets to wear his kilt. Hee hee! My handsome Scotsman!

Thanks for stopping by, and have fun making your own Fun Fold Cards!

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R is for…

by Lesley Oman on 11 June, 2010

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R is for many things…..

Remembering…

Recalling…

Really Really missing Randolph.

You are all likely familiar with my Miss You Monday posts for my friend Sarah, well, today, I am sending a special Miss You post for her son, my darling Godson Randolph.

Following the excitement of hosting the June Paperclipping Challenge, I actually inspired myself into creating this layout.

Sarah and Rand have been in the USA for several months now, and as the weeks go on, I love getting regular updates on the latest and greatest thing that Rand is doing. Even though it kills me that he is half way round the world and I don’t get to watch him as he learns new tricks. He had just turned two before they went back to America, so he was entering that really lovely phase of learning new things every day, absorbing information from everything in his environment and saying funny things as he tries to interpret the world around him.

I miss the way he walks. The way he is obsessed with Craig and would say his name over and over again.
Our trips to starbucks, where Rand would walk around the seats until he got the one that was ‘just right’. I miss the way he would pull you out of the green chair if he decided that he wanted up there. I miss the way he calls ‘miya’ and then when the kitty came running he would get a little shy. I miss the way his eyes light up when he sees the bean bag, and insists that it is ‘D’dof’s chair’. I even miss the way that he steals your iPhone so he can see the ‘earth’ screensaver like on his daddy’s phone, then is confused when he actually sees a random photo of distress inks or flowers or some other random photo that is my wallpaper of choice.

As I was thinking about all these little specific Randolph things, quite simply the memories were creating an intense sense of sadness in me. But as is always the case – i crafted a little and I felt so much better. They say that crafting is cheaper than therapy, but i reckon its also better for ya! I find it so cathartic. yeaaaaaaahhhh!! Now I can smile at the fact that i’m going to see him again soon, and fall in love with the wee man all over again.

On a different note, I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but it suddently dawned on me a little while ago that i’ve been making more and more cards, and making distinctly less scrapbook pages. To be honest, I cant explain it. It just happened to be a mood thing i guess. But i’ve got good news to share. I’ve been finding that lately i’m getting into the scrapbooking mood more often again!! Yeay!! I am excited about that.♥

For this layout, I didn’t care about matching papers or creating a stunning masterpiece- I simply just wanted to get the page done and tell a story, because I wasn’t crafting for a magazine, or a book, or for any other reason than for myself! But, in fact, I love this page a whole lot!! Ain’t it funny how that just happens sometimes?! Maybe I just love it cos my wee Randolph is on it, but thats ok by me! ♥

Thanks for popping by and listening to me rant, I hope you like the layout, and heres hoping theres loootsss more scrapbooky-mojo to come!

Have a great day!♥

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MYM – Just saying hello

by Lesley Oman on 7 June, 2010

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Hi everyone, Just popping in to say hello and share this weeks Miss You Monday card

Life’s been pretty busy at the mo.
Learning to drive means that I have lessons a couple of times a week plus I need to get out and practise my manoeuvres as much as possible. The fantastic weather is great, but means that most of our days have been spent with friends by the Barbecue rather than in my craft room. Plus we’re undertaking a maSSive project at work, which means that i’m pretty exhausted by the time I get home and sometimes just want to chill. Good thing is that we’ve started a rental subscription to Blockbusters, so i’m enjoying at least one movie night a week which makes me a happy bunny. :0)

With the sun in the sky, how could i resist a lovely bright, summery card for todays Miss You Monday feature!? And i looove how it turned out.

And yes, that is a little greeting from the ‘Classic Sayings’ stamp set from Hero Arts! ♥♥♥

Products used
Polka dot paper: MME Bloom and Grow 6×6 paper pack
Flowers stamp: Unity Stamps KOTM Feb 2010 (♥ this stamp)
Watering can stamp: Unity Stamps KOTM April 2010
Embossing folder: swiss dots, cuttlebug
Nestabilities: circle and scallop circle
Distress ink: tumbled glass, barn door, shabby shutters, mustard seed
Archival ink: black
Greeting stamp: Hero Arts Classic sayings ♥
To make a mask: copy paper & repositionable adhesive (2 way glue pen)
Inkssentials Blending tool by Ranger
Scallop scissors
Cuttlebug ♥

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