Friday, July 2, 2010

Pondage Albums

In January we went away with friends for a holiday to the Pondage & I celebrated my birthday at the time, it was wonderful. Our children, our dogs & us Adults had a great time as you will see in the following pages, I have not added all pages though. Any questions about anything used on my LO's, please just ask & I will get back to you.

Enjoy & thanks for looking

I love this picture of our kids in their wetsuits all ready to go in the water, so I had to use it as my opening page of the album.

After stopping for lunch, we continued our journey to the Pondage & our youngest daughter & dog Buddy had a nap in the backseat. The top photo was staged as Buddy had fallen asleep on Tyannes lap & she thought it was super cute, but the second on is her asleep for real.

Our arrival to the Pondage was very overcast & wet but still beautiful.

So inbetween showers we set up camp

On the morning of my birthday I was spoilt with lots of kisses & cuddles from our girls & my hubby & our wonderful friends had presents for me....

The irony of my presents were that 8 days before on my girlfriends birthday I had given her her presents, totally wrapped around with sticky tape & little posty notes inbetween each layers of paper. Some of the notes were things like I love sticky tape, keep on going, oh did I tell you I like sticky tape etc, just fun silly things & well karma would have it that my girlfriend thought pay back was such a wonderful thing & did the same to my presents lol hence the knife in my hand, there was no way I was ever getting thru that tape without it hahahaha So there are little speech bubbles & one says "pay backs a b!tch.." & "you're a beeep Caz..."

but the speech bubble with my present is "oh awesome" coz it was a scrapbook album with Winnie The Pooh on it.... naturally I had to use it for this album. The second present was a gorgeous jewellery box.

My awesome present

So we had had dinner & got the kids settled playing games, so it was our turn to relax with a drink & play cards when my friends surprised me with a birthday cake!! It was decorated with jellybeans yummmm My piece of cake did only start off with a small serve of cream until our friend got hold of the can & smothered it lol Its a joke between us that we hide the dessert under all the cream as a surprise

After everyone sang Happy Birthday to me, I cut the cake & of course the tradition in our house is to touch the bottom when cutting & kiss the closest boy or girl near you, my Hubby was the lucky one :)

Well eventhough it was still a little overcast we let the kids get suited up a swim, as it is always 26 degrees in the water. The rope swing was a favourite, but our dog Buddy wasn't so sure... he was the lifeguard letting the girls know when he wasn't happy with the situation.

So after warming up the boat & taking the girls out for a run, it was my Hubby's turn on the donut, it was such a lot of fun watching him & our girls thought it was great that Dad was out on the water.

Because we took so many photos I had to have a second album, so I took one of the photos I had duplicates of & made that the focal point of the album cover.

The kids had all had turns on the donut, now it was time to bring out the biskit, there were lots of laughs had by all when this came out :)

Here is our daughter waiting ever so patiently waiting for her turn on the donut... well when they took off all you could hear from the bank was her laughing haha she was giggling so loud that she didnt see the water marker & crashed straight into it, no tears or anything just more laughter!!

Then our little water baby had her first experience out on the water, she had never been on a donut or a biskit, let alone behind a boat, but she absolutely loved it!!! Once she had built her confidence on the donut she wanted to go on the biskit & going by the huge smile she has on her face, she was so excited. She new she was safe coz she had her lifejacket on, her spotting partner on the biskit with her & Dad in the boat, so all was good!!

AND so it was my turn.... hmm well our friend who was driving the boat had one ambition in mind & that was to throw me off the biskit: The speech bubble on my photo says "are we insured..." haha

I'm not a big fan of the water, as I dont like getting cold, but as it is so warm in there I was all for it!!

So we are ready to go... & holding on as hard as I could it wasn't long before Jay managed to throw me off, its hard to hang on & laugh so hard. As I would go flying off the biskit, I would say bye to my hubby & sing out "I believe I can fly..." haha It was soooo much fun!!

I used random photos of our girls having "Fun in the sun"

We took lots of photos of our dogs too... Buddy was still very protective of the kids playing in the water, he was on alert for the time our daughter was in the water; until she came out, once she gave him a pat & told him she was OK he would relax...

Lifeguard Buddy (or The Budster as we affectionately call him )relaxing at times the kids were not in the water. He is such a gorgeous dog, we love him to bits!!

These are photos of our dogs Buddy & Charlie at Work, Rest & Play, working as lifeguards near the water, relaxing back at the camp site & at play out on the playground

Our boys kicking back...

One night we went to a free family entertainment night, Movies in the Park, we watched Night in the Museum 2, the kids got their faces painted, got lollies & icecreams

Tyanne with her butterfly face painting

Riana with her clown face painting

Well the horrible time had come to pack up & go home back to reality..... :(

None of us wanted to go ...

On the way home we went past the Open Cut Mine & the powerstation to show the kids

They couldn't believe how big is!!

This is the double LO

Driving up the road towards the Powerstation, our youngest daughter said that it looked like where Homer worked on the Simpsons.... lol....

Thanks for having a look

♥ Rima

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


My girlfriend & I had 2 days of scrapbooking & cardmaking this week & here are some of the cards I made. Over the time of being in card swaps & stamp swaps, I have picked up a few stamps so I scan & save them so I can resize them or just reuse them, a few of them feature in this set of cards.

Sending you a smile:

Happy Birthday:

Make a wish:

Party Time:


Thinking of you:

Just wanna say hi:

Feel better soon:

And some Christmas cards:

Reindeer Merry Christmas:

Wonderful Time of the Year:

I ♥ Christmas:

Dove Christmas:

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year:

Elegant Tree:

Thanks for stopping by

Slack slack slack!!!

Ok so this is really bad that my last post was August last year!!! & its the 1st of July so almost a year. Well in my defence it has been hectic in our household with moving & health issues but anyway I have still managed to get a lot of scrapping & cardmaking done, but just haven't uploaded anything, which is not good at all, very slack on my behalf!!

So I am going to take some photos of some of my latest creations & come back & share.

♥ Rima

Monday, August 17, 2009

OMG I can't believe....'s been nearly 2 months since I have been on here.... WOW that time went by so quickly!!

But I have been in hospital & been busy with tests... I haven't been on here or the Cricut site or any of the challenge sights for so long, so hopefully I can get back into it all; now that I have my results & things are settling down.

My other venture has been pushed back too, I was to start card making & scrapbook classes this month, but hopefully next month...


So to get back into the swing of things, my Sister & I went away for the weekend with a great group of ladies on a scrapping retreat & it was wonderful!! It was a pretty place, very relaxing!!

Wattle Point Scrapping Retreat

Friendly Critters

Birds on the BBQ

Cheeky Bird opening the seed

Birds eating the seed

Echidna burying itself in the scrub


My cards

Thank you card for my friend who babysat while I was here

Sympathy Card

Thank you

CAS Thank You

Cuttlebug Thank You

Set of 4 Thank You gift cards

Thank you for a friend that gave me some new shoes :)

Thank You card for the same friend who made cushions for our girls to put on their beds

I really love this thank you stamp from Stampin' Up! as you can tell


We had a Christmas card challenge between us ladies & it was a lot of fun & amazing how different they all look, even though we all used the same set

All of our cards

My challenge card

My Layouts

My Nephews 30th birthday party

Me as Bat Girls & My husband as the Joker

inserts from Bat Girl LO

inserts from Bat Girl LO

inserts from Bat Girl LO

Sisters LO

The Joker LO - My Husband

My Niece (The Pirate Whench) & I

Beetlejuice & The Joker (I have to fix this page as my husband pointed out he was the Joker not the dark knight ... oops that was Batman

Friday night album

Once a month on a Friday night a group of us all get together at my sister's house for a scrap night & this is an album challenge that we do, each month a new LO challenge is set

My hubby's 50th birthday party

1st challenge - Black & White

My Hubby & I

2nd Challenge - Family (I made a double page LO)

My Husband & I with his parents

My gorgeous nieces

3rd Challenge - Use any Stampin' Up stamp on your page (unfinished), another double LO (My Niece & I)

Cuzzies - our son & 2 more of my niece's(again unfinished)

& this page I just knew I wanted as the last page of the album, so I made it & hopefully it will fit in with the challenge set

Birthday kiss for my Hubby


These are pages I'm working on next, I have got the photo's ready to go, but haven't
finished them so I can incorporate them into the next challenge

Karaoke - My Son & I singing Cruisin' by Huey Lewis & Gwenyth Paltrow

My niece's singing Fergalicious by Fergie & My brother singing Sway by Michael Buble`

Well thanks for looking at this long winded post, sorry didn't realise it was going to be so long...
I would love to put the photo's of us ladies scrapping but I will ask their permission first!