Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A close up of the beautiful necklace my year 12 Biology class gave me.

Look what my year 12 gave me as a going away present. They sure did spoil me.

This week has been a difficult week for me.

I had to say goodbye to my Year 12 class who are fantastic and I will miss very much. It has been so nice to see them grow up and become mature and caring young people.

My Uncle died at 4am on Monday morning. He was the last of my Mother's siblings to go. I am so pleased I got to say goodbye to him last holidays.

I also had a bad eye and a headache all week. I need a holiday. Not long now. 1 working day left.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Cuttlebug double die-cut and emboss butterfly

Another version of the same style of card using the Cuttlebug folders.

Look what I did with a plain book.

Gel Medium glues anything to anything.The plastic folder -I glued Basic Grey and Bazzill card on the front using Gel Medium. I also Kindy Glitzed the patterned paper and around the edges. The photo of me on my wedding day was attached to red Bazzill and is Gel Medium to the inside of the plastic cover.

This little book is good to put ideas you pick up from camp and other places you go about scrapbooking and card ideas.

Cutlebug double die and border

This card was made using Cuttlebug Folders.

The Butterfly is a double folder and the border is a new folder.

I used Kaiser bling on the butterfly.

I used Gel Medium to glue everything in place.

I used Chrystallina Kindy Glitz to add some bling to the border.

The ribbon is Maya Road.

The white cardstock is produced by SALT

These last 3 photos were from my Surprise Party my yr 12s gave me. These Chinese Noodles were made by Charlie's grandmother-they were delicious.The writing on the board in the previous photos was done by a very talented Art Student, Joey in my class.

These chocolates were given to me by my

yr 10 class. They were yummy and I had them eaten by the end of the week. I LOVE chocolate.

This lovely bunch of flowers was given to me by one of my special students in year 12 along with the Indian sweets for my birthday. They are beautiful. I am going to press the flowers so i can have them forever.

These flowers were given to me by yr 12 and yr 11 for my Birthday.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I just managed to stuff up my computor and hence I cannot get any of my photos etc from my hard drive until next week. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr.This lap top is a pain also as some of the keys stick and I have to press the same key more than once.Grrrrrrrr again.

I had a fabulous birthday yesterday and was spoiled rotten especially by the kids at school. Year10 gave me a box of Belgian Chocolates and a card which had all kinds of words from the kids.Some made me laugh.

Year 11-well there were about 50 of them came down to my lab and sang me Happy Birthday twice and gave me a bunch of flowers, mug and chocolates plus a lovely card. Many of the students I do not teach now but some I have in the past. I have a lovely yr 11 Biology class. This touched me very much. They are so special. All my yr 11 students were there.

Then my Yr 12 Biology class gave me a surprise birthday party. This touched me very much also.They blew up balloons and had a cake with candles, flowers and Charlie's grandmother made Chinese noodles which was lovely. They sang Happy Birthday to me.

No wonder I love teaching-the love and respect says it all.

Then I came home and Amanda, Cooper and Brian had presents for me. This was nice as didn't expect anything.Yes Brian cooked me a chop dinner.I suppose it was the thought that counts.

All in all I had a wonderful birthday.

Monday, September 08, 2008

I hope all the fathers out there had a nice Father's Day. We had a nice one here. I cooked a roast dinner with chicken being the meat. Melanie, Gavin, Jessica and Chloe came. Amanda was here and her friend Ben. Cooper was with his father and we missed him. There was also Brian and myself. We had a lovely family day.

Brian and I went for a walk in the morning. It was a beautiful sunny morning.

Brian asked me tonight what I wanted for dinner tomorrow night. Sausages or chops. To be honest I don't want neither. Why would I want something so plain and simple on my birthday. I thought a nice special dinner would have been nice.I suppose he has forgotten or just isn't thoughtful. He did ask me last week what I wanted for my birthday and I said not to buy me anything but I would like a nice meal out. Must have forgotten. I don't want it 2 weeks down the track as it will not be my birthday then. Melanie and Amanda are taking me out to lunch and it will not be on my birthday but that is OK as we had discussed it as Melanie and I have things on the next 3 weeks of a weekend. We will do something in the school holidays.

I will take myself out tomorrow afternoon after school for coffee and cake. I usually do that every year by myself. Hope I don't sound too "complainy" but I like to be made a fuss of on my birthday. It is the little girl in me.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Thank you Libby for nominating me for an award. I am thrilled to bits.

The rules of the award are:
1.The winner can put the logo on her/his blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3.Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4.Put links of those blogs on yours.
5.Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you’ve nominated.So, the ones I'm nominating are:


Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Thank you Libby for nominating me for an award.I was thrilled to bits as i never win anything. I will nominate tomorrow who i want to give this award to. Thank you so much.

This card I made with the kids at school yesterday for Father's Day. They enjoyed making it.
The circles are chipboard from SALT and the pearls are Kaiser products.

This is a card I was playing with. The heart was cut out of chipboard and the positive and negative was used on the card. Both were raised using foam.
I love the Kaiser pearls. They are so useful.

Melanie, Amanda's sister made this lovely chocolate Mudcake. She designed and decorated it herself.

A few family shots during the 21st Party

Elissa Rose

In loving memory of my granddaughter Elissa Rose