Friday, February 13, 2015

And off we go..... Twenty 15 Album started !!

Good morning everyone.. I am back at work this week after a long 9 weeks off after my shoulder surgery.  All going well so far.  I hope my cortisone injection holds up tho.  I am like walking on eggshells hoping to not get any pain at all.
I have been thinking about my title page for weeks.  I liked my last years one but I wanted to go away from my favorite tiffany blue colour this time and not sue black and white photos like I did last year.
Nice to change it around.  Gold is one of my favorite colours and has been for over 12 months now. So I wanted to put this in.  I really wanted to ouse the photo of Ken and I down the bottom which was our 2014 Christmas Day photo.  This is what prompted me for the gold colour.  It works in really well.  So I went from there.


Below I have used an overlay which was great to have the pop of colour.

I just adore this fussy cut out from Flutterby Designs.  I have inked it up with my lovely gold ink and cut of these words from Crate Paper.



Us - the investor and the creator.. we work so so well together. I love my man so dearly.


And the mixture of us - our boy Corey.. Amazing and so intelligent ... Love this kid.  The gold card is from Becky Higgins Lovely kit and a Heidi Swapp overlay.


Ohhh look what I found in my stash of frames.. a lovely Crate Paper gold one.  The gold writing underneath is a beautiful transparent overlay 12x12 sheet.  It is so sweet and nice for an add in to any pocket.



Thanks for stopping in today.. I have the day off so doing a bit of coffee and socialising and then out to see this FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY tonight for a hens night.. Dinner and drinks before... Im not that excited about the movie.  I have heard it has been rated with a 2 lol
Ohhh dear.
Bye for now..
Keep smiling and be happy.. Life is amazing.. and we are free!!!
Moonie x



Thursday, February 5, 2015

Feeling amazing


Well on this lovely note on this fine (well dull rainy but relaxing Thursday) I would like to jot down that I had a cortisone injection in my shoulder after such a nasty 8 weeks of trying to recover after surgery.. and it has freed me up something amazing.. I am so so happy that I listened to my body and went to my surgeon. I have got a nasty thing called frozen shoulder.. this can unfortunately happen after surgery. I have not been able to move my shoulder or do my rehab exercises due to it freezing up. Steve gave me one nasty needle Monday morning then he asked me to lift my arm as I did 3 minutes earlier. I felt like a free bird. My face lifted andy he sadness and pain left me. I have been great since Monday and I am feeling like a new woman. I think I am ready to go back to work.. on light duties.. I am so grateful I feel like my normal Moonie again. Pain is shocking.. I feel for anyone suffering from any sort of pain. Last night I went over to my lovely friends place in the stunning Glasshouse Mountains.. Kirsty Blinston is an amazing Mummy to Five and it doesnt stop there. She is one person who every single day amazes me. Kirsty took up traditional Project Life last year after seeing how I do my pages.. BUT... she also does it digi too. Yes.. she has 2 albums.. Her digi work is to die for and amazing.. You will find her work quiet outstanding.. so much to see. Last night we brain stormed for about 4 hours and Kirsty gave my blog a new make over. Im so happy with it. Was indeed time for a change. A new look is always nice and fresh. Our son went to camp on Monday morning.. He is not the one to rush off and cant wait to get away from us. He is quite the opposite to be precise. He was sobbing quietly on my shoulder about not wanting to go. I know it is a separation thing for him.. but I also know that he loves it when he is there and we are out of sight. The night before my DH suggested we take off in the camper van just the two of us as we never ever get time out on our own. During the day if I have the day off but over night and two nights??? It's just unheard of. So DH packed up the camper van the morning I took Corey to school. We didn't tell him we we were going.. that would have blown it for sure.. We took off to this lovely remote part of the Hinterland. A place called Mount Tamborine. It was a lovely quiet caravan park in the bush and just a little township. The weather was perfect and the time out for us was delightful. We didn't do much except be together and go for a few bush walks, photos, tried to perfect my new selfie stick I got for Christmas, had lunch and organic coffee, and a scrumptious piece of steak and mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and zucchini on the BBQ for dinner. Asleep at 8.30pm. Bliss.
I had a bit of fun playing with my camera while I had the whole bush to myself.
I love that I was able to catch the sunlight in the background.


 



This was a vintage furniture store.. All I could say was OMG... LOL



My beautiful friend who sat with us every evening while I was having a drink.



In at the Botanical Gardens.



3 metres from our camper van.





 



Ken in his glory setting up camp for us both.. He loves to look after me out here as I am not the biggest camper.. I do glamping.. not camping lol




I have my few home comforts.


Now I am back at home I am excited to get back into my Project Life weeks. I am up to Week 3 and need to do my title page for twenty 15.' Anyway that's it for now.. I will post some photos of my coming weeks soon x Love and hugs Moonie x

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Making Progress for Twenty 15

Well I have been off work for 6 weeks now due to my shoulder surgery.. Its going ok.. just ok.  I didn't realise how long it would take but thats probably because I am not the most patient person when it comes to being restricted in what I do each day.  It has been a huge test for me.. frustrating and many tears but I am learning to be patient and let my body recover in its own time.  There is no possible way of speeding up the recovery.  Now that I am ok with that.. I am a bit more relaxed.  It took me about 4 weeks tho.  So then Monday I go and walk into my dining table leg and break my middle toe.  Such a dork.  Stupid table.. Not sure who put the dumb thing there????  Mmmmmm words were a bit more harsher than that under my breath.
Below is me having my weekly rehab on my shoulder.. Very painful and not nice at all having to exercise my shoulder muscles.. but I have to so I dont get frozen shoulder.   This procedure below is called Dry needles. Ouuuchies.


This was the day we got home.. Ken and Corey packed up the caravan in this weather.. then we started to get flooded at home.. Thank goodness this is all we got.. Our 3 tanks filled and overflowed so that is a massive bonus for us for the next many months.  I love the rain.. I just cant get enough of it.  Crazy I know lol


I have been asked for a long time now to do up my Project Life pages as kits.  So I thought now is probably a good time for me to start.  I have just released my first lot of kits and the interest was amazing!!!!  Thank you all so much for the overwhelming support... I shipped my first kits out in the mail yesterday to Australia, USA, New Zealand and South Africa.  So excited.  It is a lot of work for me being on my own but I do it because I actually cant get enough of creating.. I love to cut and stamp, and colour match and do all those fiddly little things.
Last night I started planning my next kit.  I will be selling them monthly so if you are interested private message me on Face Book.
Here is a sneak peek of my second kit.


We had a great 2 weeks at the beach in our caravan. It was so so hot though we spent a lot of time in there car van as it is air conditioned .. very spoilt.. Glamping is for me lol.. My hubby swam every morning still and then he and Corey went surfing on Coreys new board.  We got a bit of rain but most of it bypassed us.
I am hoping to save for a Cameo.  Does anyone out there have one and can tell me if they like them or now.  I do use my Cuttlebug a lot and Im sure it would be a lot easier and faster and more variety for me.  When is Christmas again?? oh yeah.. Birthday?? Oh yeah.. December ...  Better start saving.. and do some research.
Well that is about it for me today.. I have not done much more except my kits.  
Make sure you become a member of my Facebook page SNAP IT UP PROJECT LIFE.... Its lots of fun and lots of inspiring ladies in the group.

Well on that note I have to say goodbye and enjoy this gorgeous coffee that I have just been served.
Have a great week girls... 
Lots of smiles and happy days..
Moonie x



Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Time is the healer

Well hi there all.. It has been 4 weeks tomorrow since I had my shoulder surgery.  It is a pain in the butt (shoulder) and I am seriously over it.  The pain each day varies.. I know it is quite sore most days til about midday 1pm and I'm sure this is due to my sleeping on it but I broke my T6 and T7 falling down our internal stairs when Corey was only 7 weeks old... so I have not been able to sleep flat on my back since then.  Hence why I am waking up feeling like a truck has hit me as I am sleeping on both sides.  Its a massive test and challenge for a person like me as I never sit still.  Always out on the go except for night time which is my down time.  I had a break down with my hubby this morning sitting on the toilet seat lid lol... just bummed that I have to listen to my body and I am getting frustrated.  We are currently in our lovely caravan at the beach so there is no power walks, bike reading, out on the boogie boards etc this year.. so I feel a little lost and useless and no fun.  But hubby is good at consoling me and saying its ok...I need to rest and relax.

If you are not a member of my Facebook group "Snap it up Project Life" become a member.  We share all our pages and pockets and ideas there..  I have also decided after many lovely girls asking me to start designing my own PL kits.  So I am nearly done with the first kit that will be available in about 2 or 3 weeks.  I have names of who are interested and I will be doing 20 or so a month.  Everything will be included except your page protector and thickers as you can create your own titles with your own thickers and also to keep the postage prices down.  Private message me if you are keen as I will be doing these once a month for as long as the interest is there.

Ok so below is my Week 48.  I have used the 6x6 page protectors which I love to use and mix things up a bit now and then.  I love them as each card is like a mini 12x12.


Below I have used the Heidi Swap Christmas 6x6 Paper pad with Simple Stories number strip.




Heidi Swapp Christmas 6x6 paper pad and words.


A very sad day and week for so many people so I have added this in about Phillip Hughes using a little Flip Flap from Close to my Heart.



Below is my Week 49.  I was in New Zealand this week laying my Nana to rest who passed away at age 91.  I love being at home and spending quality fun time with all these great kids.
I have used my gorgeous goodies from Flutterby Designs here in the page below.


I love this little pocket.  Im so proud of my  Mums garden.  Her and John are very passionate and proud of their little home which looks a millions dollars and full of character.. I have adhered these cute little wood veneer circles.. you can find them here and finished the page off with a matching flair button.  Anita has miles of gorgeous and funky flairs to suit all sorts of pages.. go check them out here ...


 I love this little 3x4 pocket card.  So funky and bright.. just livens up my page.. Flutterbys has them here


Below is another cute printed out 6x4 pocket card.  I have used the little page TAB to add a little embellishing to it.  You will find the huge range of tabs here.  The birds and hearts were on a lovely hand made card I got.  I just had to recycle them and use them again on this page.  I love them.


Simple Stories card below

 And lastly for this week my favorite fresh juice in NZ.   I love it.. it is so fresh and icy cold is to die for.  I managed to bring back 3 bottles this time.. I have made them into ice blocks.
I have used a Flutterbys flair button again here as I cant get enough of flairs and a little photo cut out with the date on it.. 










So that winds me up for another week or so.. I hope you are all getting into your PL or catching up or even creating your title page for 2015.. I cant wait to get there. I am currently up to week 51 and very excited to start a whole new year all over again.
Til next time.. be happy and be kind x
Moonie x