Monday, April 14, 2014

Sale Sale Sale !!!!!!

If you are looking for a bargain go over to Studio Fourteen40 and check out the awesome sale they are having at the moment.

Passover and Easter are approaching and we would like to firstly, wish you all a happy and safe holiday and thank you for your continued support of StudioFourteen40. 

During our own time off, we will be doing a stock take of all our products as every nook and cranny of our Studio seems to be spilling with product. 

Until Midnight next Sunday, 20th April - we would like to offer 15% off your cart total.

As there are many things on sale currently, this means a potential of some super savings for you!

You will need to use the code: stocktake

enter the code into the checkout before proceeding for your discount to adhere.

{Discount does not apply to the following: DIY, Get Chalked file tabs, Everyday, Boys will be Boys, A Happy Life, Just Be, Gems}

I can't wait to share my creations with my little package of goodies I received today from Studio Fourteen40.  The flairs are so yummy and the best thing is they are nice and flat and fit into PL pages perfectly without the bulkiness.

Go and have some fun

Moonie x

Documenting Life

Hi there all... I have had a great month or so.  I had an amazing trip home to NZ to see family.. back to work for 10 days.. My beautiful daughter and her partner have been down for a weeks visit... and I managed to have nearly a week off.  
Hense why I havent blogged in a wee while.  I have been PL ing but had lost my mojo here for a while but is slowly picking up again.  My printer that I do my journalling on ran out of ink.  My credit card had been hacked so the bank cancelled that.  This meant I could not get any ink online and since I was so desperate for it... I went into Office works to price it.  $60 for two inks.. OMG.. and I had it in my cart online for $27.  I then proceeded to email the ebay store owner and she was happy for me to direct deposit her the $.  What a massive difference.  Then my new Epsom Picturemate printer that they replaced for me was jamming.  They forgot to tell me to uninstall the old picture mate I had and install the new one.  I fixed my problem.  So over the past two weeks with these problems I have seemed to work them out eventually.  I am still 5 weeks behind but at least I am on track and my holidays and nights off are all over and I am rearing to go again.
Below I have posted 3 of my recent completed weeks.  I have put them in no order but thanks for stopping in for a looksie.

I cannot believe my album is so fat already and I am only up to Week 11.

Practicing using my Canon Macro Lens that I have not been able to work out for 12 months.  It does help using it but I was given a couple of pointers today.  I have been determined to get it right..Always fun playing.. This is the other lens I have only Canon 600D

I love the clarity you get with this lens.. Unreal

I love to see the dimension too.

Thats all for me today..  I have had a wonderful day off.  I have been out to see a girlfriend and spent the rest of the day home with my boys, taking photos, editing, bonding with my lens and finally getting to blog again.
Love to you all and keep on scrapping x
Moons xx

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Holiday away is great to have

Well hello and its nice to be blogging again.  I have since my last blog update been back to New Zealand to see my 90 yr old Nan who is now in a home and is at the first stages of Dementia.  It breaks my heart to see her in this place even though it is clean and lovely surroundings and the staff are just fantastic and kind.... but after living happily on her own since my Grandad passed away 9 years ago... It is kinda sad that she is near the last years of her life.  She has approx 60 grandchildren ( this includes Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren).  Nana has been the best Nana ever and only stopped driving 12 months ago when she hit a truck in a main street of her home town and said.. those truck drivers are soooo dangerous... Ooopss.... gotta be more careful Nan.. The kids got her a mobile wheelie thingy and she hated it..!!!!  But when I got to see her last week she was fantastic.  She has her good and bad days. I got her on all good days which made me so happy.  I bawled my eyes out the first visit I had when I got out to the car with Mum.. It just doesnt seem fair that she is cooped up in a room now for the rest of her life... Life is so full of challenges and not always fair. At least she has lived one grand long life.  And the nice thing was that she had every bit of memory with her when I was there.. Even asked if Danielle still had her hair dark!!

Here I am with my amazing Nana Hazel @ 90 and my beautiful Mum Sue @ 69

You can see some bruising on Nana's face here... She had a nasty fall after saying goodbye to Mum a couple of weeks ago.  She did some nasty damage to the side of her face, knee and her ankle.  The bruising is nearly all gone but just yellow now.

I hope to get more photos of Nana on my next visit home xxx

We had amazing perfect NZ summer whether.. it was grand.. blue skies and perfect at night. Bliss.  I dont miss living at home but I fall in love like I can't describe when I go home to the Mount.. Mount Maunganui.  I have the most amazing, fun filled, teenage memories of spending every summer weekend and summer holidays here in the caravan park when we were from 5-16. I was blessed to have such great parents who loved the beach as much as me.  The memories are like it was yesterday when I go back.  I love going to my little spots on the beach or grass or hills that we used to hang out.  The one thing about memories is that you have them with you forever wherever you go and no one can that them away.

Mum and John have an Art Gallery at their home.. This is their awesome sign... love it

Me and my John

These signs rock!!!


Corey made sure he got a Tip Top New Zealand original ice-cream most days.. That was Mummys biggest weakness too  - but not most days lol

To die for spot...... If you ever get to travel to NZ (North Island) it is a MUST to visit Mount Maunganui.  It is seriously a mini Sunshine Coast - Gold Coast.... but very very tame.  just the prettiest place.  The caravan park is right under the Mount..  you can slightly see the caravans in the distance ....this is where we caravanned for years.  We had a permanent spot there.

My gorgeous girl Monika flew over to spend some holiday time with me and my family.  As Monika is from Poland she had not been to NZ yet.  She loved it and all its beautiful nature.


Love Mum looking so happy to have us at home.

Mum and Johns garden creations

My cousin Steve who I love with all my heart  ... has just built the most amazing home!!

Love my nieces and nephew - not to mention my cousin Tonya 

Karenza Sarich 

Sorta like me when I was a kid... wonder if she will change...?? Mmmm.. .maybe not.. I didnt lol

My family - so proud of us

My longest and oldest friend since we were 5  - went to Primary school together, lived in the same road, went to the Mount together, got into trouble together, got our first jobs together and now after living in Australia for 25 years we are still close.. so proud of Lana and her achievements in life.  She has two beautiful grown up kids and an awesome husband .

So nice to go home and see special people in your life.
Im back home, into the daily grind.. but I love my life.. what can I say.. I have all I have ever wanted.
Beautiful daughter and son, amazing supportive husband who puts up with me, a love and passion for art and beautiful friends every direction I turn around.  I love my Mum and John and I miss them everyday. x
Moonie x