Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Changes....

Just a quick post to let you all know that Ready Set Scrap is under maintenance!! Its well overdue for a make over and with the kids on school holidays, I can actually manage the time to sit here and make all those changes!!

Also on another note, I will reveal my new venture that I have taken on. For all that are on Facebook you will already know of this, but stay tuned for the reveal that will come later this week.

Thats all for now, take care of you and until next time, happy scrapping!!

Mwah Karen M xox

Thursday, September 24, 2009

School holidays, layout sharing and a quick update...

Here we are half way through week 1 of the school holidays and the kids are all suffering from cabbin fever (stuck inside with crappy weather). One day its lovely, the next day its terrible.....and "ME" well I am over the holidays already hehehe!!!

I have however managed to scrap another couple of layouts (the joy of holidays, once the kids are asleep I can scrap away in the peace and quiet till all hours of the morning). The first layout of Ellie and Matilda came together really easily. Going back to my comfort zone of bright, some doodling and white CS I am happy with the end result. Poor Ellie has the worst fear of Dog's...but I managed to capture these precious pics of her with Matilda and Mum's gorgeous Whippet Jazz. Jazz is the most gentle natured dog, she loves nothing more than basking in the sun and having the kids poor all the affection they can into her. With some encouragement from Matilda, Ellie managed to sit for some time and offer her gentle hand to Jazz for a pat. I was soooo excited that she managed to do this without the usual ritual of screaming in absolute fear.

If you believe in yourself you will overcome the fear of Dogs

This next layout of Kai was taken 2 days before he turned the BIG '5'.....he has the biggest attitude at the moment, and for some reason always offers the look of mischief when the camera is out!!
Mr Attitude...He's got the look of Mischief

Once again the yearly September Daffodil Festival was on in Kyneton. I love to take the kids each year to watch the Grand Parade that marks the end of the season. The parade consists of local schools, car clubs, social clubs, bands, music and lots more. Here is the girls watching the parade, poor Tilly obviously didn't like the smell of something hehehe!!

Caitlan, Matilda & Ellie

This next photo is one of my favourites from the parade. Pa Jim with Matilda and Ellie, he loves the kids so much and taking the time to stand and watch the parade with both girls hanging on tightly, just shows how much they mean to him.

Matilda, Pa Jim and Ellie.

The Chinese Dragons are always a hit at the parade. The Central Victorian Gold Lion team put on an amazing show. I was fearing the worst with Ellie thinking that the sound from the fire crackers and drums would be too much for her ears, but she was totally amazed at the performance that was going on. Here is the new Dragon that has never performed at the parade before. It has a team of about 15 people operating it from head to tip of the tail and OMG....they are amazing. I will definitely make the trip to Bendigo next Easter for the night show and watch this amazing team perform again.

The Lion team who also operated the large Dragon, did several other performances with the 3 Lions. These were just as amazing, the colors and effort that the teams put into the routines had me amazed.

The Red Lion

Lion Team Performance.

These last 2 pictures are my favourite at the moment. While sitting outside at the sister in laws place I noticed that the pot on the centre of the table was full of little pansy's....camera was on hand and so I started snapping away (these are the best 2 of about 20). I changed the camera over to manual and played around with the settings to end up with this....

Anyhow its raining here and the kids are getting noisy and bored, so I must be off to see what I can find to entertain them for the rest of the day.

Until next time take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen M xox

Monday, September 21, 2009

Lots to share......

OMG its term 3 school holidays and about 90 days until Christmas......where has this year gone??? Seriously I can not believe how fast things are moving at the moment.

Well since my last post the 2 piles of material have been successfully turned into 16 Octopus costumes. The girls school concert was fantastic, all the grade levels put so much effort into their designated theme. The overall theme for the concert was Super Troupers a dedication to all the Musicals. Matilda's prep class did the theme of The Little Mermaid...they were just so cute!! Unfortunately I do not have any photos to share as of yet, but rest assured I will get hold of some and post for you all to see. Caitlan's class did Mary Poppins.....and I have to say that the effort my Mum put into making her a real Mary Poppins shirt and skirt was amazing {thanks a million Mum xox}.

Onto some layouts that I thought I had shared....seems I shared them on facebook, but not on here, anyhow here they are.....

Girl Friends.

Let Your Mind....FLY

Why Do I Love You?

Best Friends.

The Adventure of a New Journey.


Well its rather late here and I should be in bed getting some much needed zzzzz's, so until next time take care of you and happy scrapping/

Mwah Karen M xox

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Just thought I would share some pics since my scrapping has been put on hold.

With the girls School concert coming up this month, I was kindly nominated by Matilda (our cheeky 6 year old daughter) that Mummy was very creative and would help with the making of costumes. Yep 16 Octopus costumes required for the preps school concert performance. So what did I say...oh yeah no probs, I can manage that (insert scream and OMG how am I going to do this??) So here is the color scheme for the costumes....however I have since managed to complete 12 of the outfits since taking this photo. Its actually been nice to get the sewing machine out and playing with something different. I will say though, that they are coming together better than I planned, and me not being biast think that they will be the best looking lot of Octopus's!!!
I will upload photos of the completed costumes.....so stay tuned for the reveal!!

Boys 4 colors on top of pile.

Girls 4 colors on top of pile.

These next pic's I just had to share. Our Caitlan and her best friend Caitlin had a play date/sleepover weekend. Its was so nice to see the girls playing so well together. Since kinder they have remained best friends and are rarely separated while at School. Our Caitlan came and asked if Mummy could take some pics of them together.....how could I say no??

Best friends forever. Caitlan and Caitlin

Anyhow that's all I have to share at the moment.
So until next time take care of you and happy scrapping.

Mwah Karen xox