Monday, January 31, 2011

Day 31/365 Photo

today's photo is inspired by a little something i saw on Such Pretty Things i knew as soon as i saw this blog post that i wanted to do this with my cupcake cases ... now my photo is not the best, i probably should have taken it in better light and without the flash ... but how can you not love looking at all these pretty cupcake cases, i do have alot more cupcake cases but i couldn't fit anymore in... so now i am on the lookout for a bigger jar like Jessica's .... enjoy day 31's photo ♥

Happy Creating Kerrie

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Day 30/365 Photo

today Taylah and I ventured to Redcliffe to visit the Redcliffe Jetty Markets and after checking out the markets we went for a walk along the Jetty ... i left my camera at home so only had my mobile phone to take a quick photo ... i was so angry at myself as i had wanted to get some great photos of Taylah on the jetty ... never mind there is always next weekend ☺

here is Taylah on the jetty slurping on her Boylan's Soda she didn't like it as she doesn't drink soft drink but thought she would try it ...i on the other hand loved their Root Beer so much so that i went back and bought a 4 pack to bring home ☺

Happy Creating Kerrie

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Day 29/365 Photo

today after not being after to find something in my tupperware cupboard i bit the bullet and cleaned it out
so here is part of the pile

Happy Creating Kerrie

Friday, January 28, 2011

Day 28/365 Photo

is it a snake or a legless lizard??? .... it looked like a snake .... moved like a snake ....but we still don't know however it is now gone from our front door

Happy Creating Kerrie

a very quick card

 i made this in 5 mins this morning ... too too easy ... start with a Petaloo Flower Card add some Martha Stewart Glitter, pop on a Prima Flower and some crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and you are good to go .... I want to add a little tag to the ribbon, but i need to purchase my Martha Stewart Tag Punch ... keep an eye out for an updated version ☺

Happy Creating Kerrie

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day 27/365 Photo

nothing too exciting happened today .... so i thought i would take a photo of what i have read recently and what i am reading... i am currently reading the book about Joh, my friend Sandy has lent it to me, not sure what i think at this stage, but i am not far into it.... i do love John Grisham books and also Maeve Binchy's as soon as either of them release a new book i am there with my cash out ☺

Happy Creating Kerrie

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day 26/365 Photo

as it was a hot hot day today ... what better way to spend Australia Day than with friends at the are Georgie and Taylah after the movie .... guess what we saw ☺

Happy Creating Kerrie

Australia Day 2011

what ever you are doing today  ... enjoy it ☺
Happy Australia Day everyone ..

Happy Creating Kerrie

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Day 25/365 Photo

this year is the first year i have only one school drop off ... yayyyy
Brayden started Y11 and Taylah Y6 today as for Ashleigh well she was off to QUT for an info day so she knows what to expect for her first year at university.
so today's photo is of my very grown up children ... to say i am feeling old is an understatement ☺

Happy Creating Kerrie

here is a bonus photo .... this is what i encountered on the way to work this morning

nothing like half a dozen 20lt cans of paint spilt on the road to drive through ...

Monday, January 24, 2011

Day 24/365 Photo

Today was Taylah's Orientation day for year 6 at her new school and our very special friend Jack's first day of Prep at Taylah's old school  .... luckily we didn't have to be at OC until 9am so we got to see Jack on his first day.
Here is a photo of Taylah and Jack walking into school... certainly brought a tear to my eye ... he is a gorgeous little boy.

Happy Creating Kerrie

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Day 23/365 Photo

Pancakes for breakfast ..... gotta love them

Happy Creating Kerrie

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Day 22/365 Photo

Well Mum was finally able to get out after being trapped by the flood waters since New Years Day and so she came to visit and deliver Taylah's new laptop to her ... Taylah has been saving her money for a laptop for awhile and with her Christmas and Birthday money was finally able to purchase one... we found an amazing deal but there were none left in Brisbane so Mum had to get it for her from up the Sunshine Coast, which she managed to get and then has been trapped at home ever since, so Taylah has had to wait patiently for the flood waters to subside so Nanny could get out.
..... here is my photo for today ... a happy Taylah with her new HP Notebook

Happy Creating Kerrie

Amazing Flood Images

Katherine Godley plays a ruined piano in the devastated town of Grantham. Picture: Mark Calleja Source: The Courier-Mail

For those who haven't yet seen these amazing images of the flood affected areas .... you need to look at these high-resolution aerial photos taken over Brisbane they  reveal the scale of devastation across dozens of suburbs and tens of thousands of homes and businesses.

The aerial photos of the Brisbane floods were taken in flyovers on January 13 and January 14.

Part 1

Part 2

Hover over each photo to view the devastation caused by flooding.

Remember you can still donate to the flood appeal HERE


Friday, January 21, 2011

Day 21/365 Photo

Today's photo is of Taylah in her new sports uniform ... Taylah starts Y6 this year at a new school so she was very keen to try on her new uniform  ... you will have to wait for the first day back at school to see her in her school uniform.

Happy Creating Kerrie

more Maya Road goodness

I am so excited about Maya Roads CHA Winter 2011 releases

what do you get when you combine

 Button Jewels and Pleated Satin Ribbon?
 these gorgeous flowers of course
and from this zipper trim
 you can create these funky flowers
 what is not to love .... go here for more Maya Road goodness

Happy Creating Kerrie

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Day 20/365 Photo

this morning when i got up the call of over ripe bananas meant it was time to bake some banana bread .... nothing better for breakfast with a cuppa coffee and then again for morning tea oh and one more time for afternoon tea ☺ love love love it

thanks to my good friends Sandy for the quick and easy recipe ☺

Happy Creating Kerrie

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

CHA Winter 2011 - Sneak Peek - Maya Road

Maya Road gave us their first CHA sneak peek today ..... i just Maya Road products and can't wait for all the new collections
here is a looksee at just some of my favourites so far ....

 i already have some of these tiny reels ....and have done for approx 15 years luckily i hoard things, i knew these would come back ☺

for more check their website HERE

Happy Creating Kerrie

Day 19/365 Photo

today's photo is of the pile of school books we collected today ... with only two children going to school this year the pile is smaller ... but still a heavy load  now i just need to cover Miss T's as Mr B is much too alpha male to have his covered ☺

Happy Creating Kerrie

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Day 18/365 Photo

A fierce storm hit this afternoon while i was at work and here it is just as the hail began ... not a great photo but it shows the tree branch that came down and look at the wind whipping the branches of the trees and bushes

Note - Hail hurts when it hits you ☺ even the little ones...

Happy Creating Kerrie

Monday, January 17, 2011

Day 17/365 Photo

For todays photo  I couldn't go past these gorgeous things grazing  as I was driving home this afternoon. They always look so calm in the paddock as I drive past each day ... one of the things I love about where we live is the fact that we have properties with horses just up the road. A little bit  of country thrown into surburbia.

Happy Creating Kerrie

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Day 16/365 Photo

my photo today is of the university offer my eldest daughter received today from QUT ... she is very excited as she received her first preference.

this is what it reads .... of course she accepted immediately. (the offers were delayed due to the flooding in Brisbane)

In the 13 January offer round you have been offered:

421052 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Interactive and Visual Design) - full-time - Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove Campus
Start Month: February 2011
You have firmly accepted this offer and you will not be considered in any further offer rounds.

Congratulations to Ashleigh we are very proud and happy for her.
Happy Creating Kerrie

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Day 15/365 Photo

Today I went down to the flood relief centre near home to help load up the trucks, cars & trailers with donations to go  out to the flood affected areas in the Lockyer Valley. I was completely overwhelmed by the generosity of the people in the Redlands with both donations of goods and of their time. I arrived just before 7am and the placed was filled with people already hard at work.
Which brings me to my photo for today ... I quickly took this while we were waiting for the next vehicle to load was the only photo I took as it was full on trying to get all the vehicles loaded and on the road by 8.30am

Here is a list of items that are still needed
- strong garbage bags

- torches, candles, matches and lighters
- water purification tablets
- antiseptic
- cleaning products, cloths, mops, buckets etc
- dog food
- long life milk and non perishable food
- bread and baked goods
- soap
- deodorant
- toothpaste and toothbrushes
- shampoo and conditioner
- sanitary products
- baby bottles, formula and food in those squishy containers (soft pack?) 
- mossie coils, insect spray
- disinfectant and bleach
Please if you are able to help out drop them to 91 Redland Bay Rd Capalaba

Happy Creating Kerrie

Friday, January 14, 2011

Day 14/365 Photo

I cannot believe i have kept this photo challenge up for 14 days .... i have to admit as my life is not very exciting ( i go to work, i come home, I cook, I clean ). So i  have struggled to think of things to photograph and today was one of those days and then while i was just sitting here checking on the blogs i like to follow  Toby came to join me, then my new Martha butterfly punch caught my eye and while i was busy punching out butterflies they dropped onto Toby and there was my photo for today.

The card on my computer screen is created by my favourite card maker Nancy make sure you visit her blog, her cards are always gorgeous.

Happy Creating Kerrie

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Day 13/365 Photo

Today's photo is taken from my car this afternoon of the sun going down  ... we have had two days of sunshine so hopefully it will stay and the water will subside quickly from everyone's homes and businesses.

Happy Creating Kerrie

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day 12/365 Photo

well with all the awful devastation that the flooding in SE Qld is causing i thought i would share with you something to brighten our day ....and so i bring you some Martha goodness .... today's photo is of all my new Martha goodies ... how can you not love Martha

 Just looking at all that glitter makes my heart happy ♥ I will have to create something tonight using my new Martha Trimmer and Scorer and some of that gorgeous glitter ☺

Happy Creating Kerrie

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day 11/365 Photo

well today my photo is of Taylah's Orchid which has just one flower on it at the moment .... i thought something beautiful to share might be nice with all the news of the flooding.
For those who would like to donate to our flood appeal please do so HERE

For the most up to the minute flood updates go HERE
For more photos of the floods click HERE

Happy Creating Kerrie

Monday, January 10, 2011

Day 10/365 Photo

today's photo is not one that i took but one from the Courier Mail gallery as i think with what happened in Toowoomba day needs to be part of my 365 photo journal ... they are calling it a 'Instant inland tsunami' and it was devatating to watch this on the news last night and to know that lives have been lost. My thoughts go to all thoses affected by the floods we are having here in Queensland. You can donate to to the appeal HERE

for more photos look  HERE
Happy Creating Kerrie

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Day 9/365 Photo

Today's photo is taken at the Bribie Island Surf Club and is a photo of me with my friend Jodie who with her lovely family is visiting us from Canada ... Jodie and I grew up together on Bribie and haven't seen each other for nearly 11 years so it was great catching up with her even though the weather was foul.
In this photo Jodie is holding my hair so it wouldn't blow in my face ☺

Happy Creating Kerrie

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Day 8/365 Photo

today's photo is of my new Bic Mark It Pastel Markers .... so pretty
i also bought these

Happy Creating Kerrie

Friday, January 7, 2011

Day 7/365 Photo

My photo today is taken through  my windscreen while driving to work this morning in the peak of the downpour this morning.

Happy Creating Kerrie

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Day 6/365 Photo

it had to happen ... a food photo ☺ i love my food this is my favourite dish at the moment Sweet Chilli and Lime Prawns with Garden Salad .... i cooked these little lovelies tonight for dinner for the family ☺
Thanks to my friend Anna for the homemade sweet chilli sauce.

Happy Creating Kerrie

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Day 5/365 Photo

Today was my first day back at work for 2011 .... what a day after 2 weeks of sitting around doing nothing as it has been too wet to got out i walked my legs off today!

so here is today's photo  .... me in the car ready to head off to work

not the most flattering photo ... but this is me Jan 5th 2011 ☺

Happy Creating Kerrie

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Day 4/365 Photo

today's photo is of our cat Toby .... having a good old chew on a box in my craft room .... now this box was much taller than the products sitting in it.... over the last month Toby has come in daily and had himself a good old chew on the box as you can see it is getting harder for him as the products are getting in his way. Not sure what the attraction is for him but he certainly does enjoy it ☺

and yes he always looks that grumpy ... it is not because i interrupted his chewing ☺

Happy Creating Kerrie

page share

Here is a page i did sometime ago for a product spotlight for work ... as it is done and dusted i thought i would share with you all.

i have used the i rock tool to apply the bling on this page and Bo Bunny Boo Crew paper and stickers.

Happy Creating Kerrie

Monday, January 3, 2011

Day 3/365 Photo

Ok todays photo is of some of the items on my desk (now that it is clean) that my friend Trish has given me as birthday and christmas gifts over the years ... i love my "Trish" collection of pretties, thank you Trish for all the years of friendship and of course pressies ...see you on the 24th ☺

Happy Creating Kerrie

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Day 2/365 Photo

Today i was cleaning up my 2010 photo folders and thought i would print out a year in review for each of the children that is my photo for today all my photos ready to be printed ☺

Happy Creating Kerrie

time to get creative ...clean up and card share

Well as you all know i am not the tidiest of crafters once again my craft room is a disaster! .... a bit of an understatement really ☺so i am tackling this today so that i can do some creating, i have been blog hopping and am feeling so inspired but all the talent out there, but my room tends to kill my inspiration.
Here is a photo of part of my room showing just how bad it is.

so i will leave you all with something else to look at ... this is the card i made Taylah for her 11th birthday

and here are some of the Christmas Cards i made this year

Happy Creating Kerrie