Ummm...I'm still here

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believe it or not!! I have been super busy for the last month or 2, I started a new casual job that takes up a little time and just the usual life stuff, it happens. I haven't scrapped much actually not at all until Friday just gone :0 But I do have some things to share.
These were the projects that we done at the Scrapsidaisy Retro Retreat, that was good fun!! 2 days of scrappy goodness.
First up was a 'Flooded Canvas' taught to us by the wonderfully talented Linda Baldock.
 We made a mini book with Kim Archer. I love her style!
 This is a super cool, chunky little book filled with all sorts of goodness.
 We also received a challenge pack and had to create a LO using some of everything in it, but we could add stuff if we wanted. The papers are gorgeous (I just can't remember what they are) but I loved them. I won the challenge woo hoo!!
 This is my LO about the 5kg Scrappers challenge that I participated in, I used my prize that I won for second place. I am still losing weight slowly, but I'm getting there.
 and here is my latest creation. I have used the Echo Park, Springtime collection for this one. My 2 nieces and my baby girl. I love this photo, it's gorgeous!! I also used some Prima flowers, Kaiser stamps and bling, and Thickers for the title. Oh and some glimmermist on the background.
So I think I'm all caught up with everything I have created, I am hoping now that I have some sort of routine happening, I will be scrapping again and it won't be so long until my next post :) The months just flew by actually, I didn't even realise it had been so long, but anyways.
Thanks for looking (if you still look LOL)
Beckie ♥

Some Echo Park LO's

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Well the weather here is pretty miserable today, the first Monday of school holidays, sounds about right!
So anyways,  just got 2 new LO's to share today, both using Echo Park PP. The first one I used the Little Girl range, perfect for this photo of my 2 girls. I have also used a Prima vine, some Basic Grey bling and a Kaisercraft stamp for the extra leaves on there. I used my Cuttlebug for the title (well "cuddle" anyways) 
 And I used the Springtime PP for this LO of my niece, she is such a gorgeous girl. I used stamps from The Girls' Paperie, some ZVA pearls, my own crocheted flower and I have used some pearl Glimmermist on the background.
And that's about it!
I am joining in the Kaisercraft Easter Bunny Blog Hop this week, my first one!! Should be good fun, the prize is awesome!!
Anyways hope you all had a good weekend.
Beckie ♥

A couple of LO's to share..

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Well, I'm not exactly sure this first one is finished! I struggled with it for some reason, and thought "that will do" because it was driving me insane LOL it may end up with something else on it yet. I used MME Fine and Dandy PP and lots of little bits. The banner is WOW chipboard, some Prima lace and I have cut the journal square and frame on my cricut.  
 My cricut got a workout for this next LO. I decided I would use it for more than just the title!! Lots of machine stitching on there too. I used the Echo Park, Sringtime PP. Very gorgeous!! There's some ZVA bling on there and I cut up an old doily as well. Then when it was all finished Little Miss Lara climbed up at my desk and pulled the lid off an ink pad and dropped it on the LO!! So there's a little red patch on the title. Ahh well, that will teach me not to put the inks away.
And some exciting news for me!! I won the March 'Mix It Up' challenge from the Kaisercraft Newsletter. Wooo Wooo so awesome!! Here is the LO I entered. It's pretty much all Kaiser, except the cardstock and there is a Prima flower on there.
 Anyways, that's all for now. Hope you all have a good weekend.
Thanks for looking. Don't forget to leave a comment so I know you have visited :)
Beckie ♥

I did it!!

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I made it to 5kg!!! Yaaaay Me!! 5.3kg to be exact. I have had the best week this week, I was super good and no alcohol and I have lost 1.6kg. I ate my fruit and drank my water again. Woo Hoo !!!! LOL
 Here is before and after, I can see a difference in my face. Ryan says he can see other changes, but my eyes can't for some reason.
So I am up to 15kg altogether now, including the weight I have lost with Weight Watchers. If I compare this after photo with my "fat" photo, I can see a big change!!
I would really like to thank Karen and Nerrida at 5kg Scrappers Challenge, for the inspiration and also the other ladies who are participating. I'm too excited to wait and see what the little assignment is for this week, but I may come back and edit this post when it's up!!

Weigh - In Wednesday already!!

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Wow the weeks go fast!!
I have been working hard this week too. I have lost 800g woo hoo!! I did stick to my mini goals I ate 2 pieces of fruit per day and I had at least 6 glasses of water everyday, a couple of days I made it to 8, but it's much better than I have been. I exercised everyday!! So my total loss is 3.7kg. I did do something that I wish I hadn't though!! I had four cans of rum on Friday night, this took me waaaaay over my daily points allowance on the Weight Watchers program. I had good intentions, I was just going to have 2, but I ♥ Rum!! LOL I did do some extra exercise to try and make up for it though.
 And this is just because I was so proud of myself, I ran 20 mins non stop on the tread mill and worked up a sweat that I was proud of LMAO!! I said to Ryan "can you take a photo of my sweat" and he just looked at me like a nutcase, but he did it cause he loves me. I was going to stop at 10 mins but I just kept on going until I couldn't run anymore and then I walked for 10 mins, I felt good!! 
I hope your weeks have been fabulous too!! Sorry no scrapping to share this week, I'm working on it though :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Beckie ♥

I've been scrapping.......and my weekly weigh -in.

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 I was very happy with the fact that I have completed 2 LO's over the weekend. It doesn't sound like much, but it's a major achievement for me LOL. Lately I have been lucky to get 1 done a week, I don't know what came over me!! But anyways, the first one is about our dog, well his teddy actually. I got the LO idea for this one from my friends Jules, I used one of the Kaiser texture stamps (grunge, I think it was) and some paint on the background, then sewed around it making a frame, sort of.  I like it! I used MME, Fine and Dandy, PP. Some buttons and for the title I used Thickers and also my cricut.
And this one is little Lara playing peek a boo.  Such a cutie!! I used Kaiser, Magic Happens 6 x6 Paper pad on this LO. Purple again Yaaay!! I also used some of there paper roses and bling, some Prima flowers, Thickers for the title and some Glimmermist.
And because it's "Weight Loss Wednesday" here is my weight for this week. That's minus 500gms Yaaay!! A total of 2.9 now. It's coming off slowly....but it's coming off that's the main thing!!
This week at the 5kg Scrappers Challenge we are setting mini goals. I am setting 3 goals in 1, LOL, just little ones. But I would like to lose at least 500gms again next week so to get to that goal I am going to eat 2 pieces of fruit a day and make sure I have 6-8 glasses of water per day. I know I didn't do enough of either of these this week.
I hope any one participating has had a good week too.
Take care and thanks for stopping by.
Beckie ♥

One Month Already!!

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Wow that has gone really fast! It's been a month since I started the 5kg scrappers challenge. This week I have lost 800g so that brings my total to 2.4kg, nearly halfway!! I am really excited to be in the 80's instead of 90 something too.
So we have a little assignment this week, to print out a photo of the "Old You" or  a before photo, and stick it to the fridge to remind yourself of how far you have come and what you don't want to be anymore! I am going to post mine here as well. It's a little blurry, that's Ryan's awesome photography skills LOL This was taken In December 2009 when I was at my biggest.
How did I get overweight?? Well this time I can't even blame having a baby because I weighed less when I had her than I did when I fell. I had gestational diabetes and had no choice but to eat well and lost weight instead of gaining.  But I have always been, well, chubby I guess. I have lost weight before but then just put it back on, a couple of times actually. I put back on about 15 kg after I had  Lara, just doing the wrong things!! I was 89kg when I had her and went all the way back up to 103! I would have takeaway a couple of times a week, I would eat whatever I wanted really and whenever, even if i wasn't hungry I would just eat because I like food. I didn't exercise alot, I would walk to the bus stop with Lil, but that was about it. When I got to 103kg I decided that enough is enough and I would not let myself get to 105kg. So it's been a slow process but I am almost back to baby Lara weight, but I am going to get to my goal weight this time and stay there!!
I really liked this quote that they shared over at The 5kg Scrappers Challenge . There is hints, tips and motivation there if you need some too :)

Thanks for stopping by.
Beckie ♥

Oops...and a LO

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I did not have a good week on the weight loss front this week :( I had a little gain of 100 grams, but I went away for the weekend, an 18th birthday and an engagement party!! So my food choices were not good, too many yummy nibblies, and I don't think I done enough exercise. But it's all good I am back to it now, I want to win one of these yummy prizes!!
 Here is my latest LO, I actually used the sketch that was this months challenge at Scrap The Girls, but I didn't quite get it done on time to enter it. I have used Echo Park, Little Girl PP, some ZVA bling (from Scrapsidaisy) and a little bit of lace. I really love this PP, it's got purple in it!! I'm a bit of a purple fan LOL
Ok, that's all I've got. I hope everyone participating in the 5kg challenge has had a good week. Happy Scrapping everyone :)
Thanks for looking
Beckie ♥

Going... Going.....

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another kilo (and a little) gone!!
I lost 1.1kg this week. A total if 1.7kg so far, Yaaaaaay!! I have been sticking to my Weight Watchers daily pro points total. I have walked alot, on my treadmill and outside too. I did have a little splurge on the weekend, I had BBQ chicken and hot chips, I did have them with salad so I didn't have a big serve, but it was yummy.
I hope everyone joining in has had a good week too!!
I am going to share my favourite dessert this week. I have a Peters Light and Creamy ice cream slice (2 pro porints, sorry I don't know calories) then top it with banana and diet chocolate topping (both point free) This has replaced what I used to eat after dinner. I would have 3 weetbix with full cream milk and a few teaspoons of sugar :O That was naughty. But that's a habit that I have stopped now.
Beckie ♥

Some School LO's

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I have already shared the Kindergarten LO before, but I just recently made the pocket to go with it. It holds all the certificates, reports and other bits and pieces that she got that year.
 And this is last years photo, that I only just scrapped......Whoops :)  But anyways, I
am ready to scrap this years and they haven't even been taken yet. LOL I still need to find a nice album to put these in.
And this was just a $2 note pad that I wanted to make pretty, I am going to put a 'title' on it but I'm not sure what yet. I love to decorate these and give them to people as little gifts with a pretty pen or something. Or even just keep them LOL
That's my scrappy share for the day, hope you are all having a good weekend!!
Thanks for looking :)
Beckie ♥

It's going the right way!!

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Well the first week of the 5kg challenge is over and I have lost 600g Woo hoo. I didn't get off to the best start at the beginning of the week, but I got straight back on the 'wagon' and have had a loss, so I am happy with that!!
I got my new treadmill on Sunday and have been giving it a workout!! Yesterday I was actually jogging on it. I would walk for 2 mins then jog for 2 mins, I done this for half an hour, I felt great afterwards!!
I hope everyone else who has joined in has had a great first week!!
Beckie ♥

Some new stuff to share..

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Finally I have some new pages to share, it feels like I haven't scrapped for ages. I have though, it just been a slow process lately. I did however get the Scrapsidaisy challenge for February done in a day though, was very proud of that effort LOL. The challenge this month was to create your own background! I have used a couple of different techniques. First I stamped and embossed on the CS (it's a little hard to see in the pic cause it's white) then I sprayed some paint over top, and then stamped as well. Good fun!! I used some Echo Park, Little Girl PP on there, ZVA bling and I cut the title with my cricut! 
 I went to Scrapsidaisy on Tuesday and done this class, super cute I think!!
 This is a little project I made for my niece. It's one of those clear CD protectors that come on the spools, but anyways you could use an old CD too. Just a little something pretty to hang in her room. I used some older Kaiser PP's, some Prima flowers and Thickers.

That's all for this post, but I have just remembered a couple of other things I haven't shown you yet, I haven't taken pics of them so I will do that in the next day or two and be back soon.
Have scrappy weekend!!
Thanks for looking.
Beckie ♥

A different kind of challenge!!

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So I have decided to join in this challenge!!
Karen and Nerrida (both very talented scrappers) have created this challenge for anyone who thinks they could benefit from losing 5 kilos, with some great scrappy prizes up for grabs too. I am currently trying to lose weight and think it is excellent motivation and I think it will be great to have some support as well!!

So this is my weight this morning, 1st of February. I have already lost 10 kg with Weight Watchers, so I am going to lose my 5 kg by sticking to my daily points allowance and exercising for at least 30 mins for 5 days of the week.
The challenge starts on the 7th of February.
Do you have 5 Kilos to lose?? You can join in here!!

Just updating my weight, our challenge starts today. This is what I weighed this morning 7th of February! Time to kiss those 5kgs goodbye :)

It's DeLovely.....

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...The PP, that is. Cosmo Cricket DeLovely actually, so bright and fun I love it!! Here is the first LO I made with it. I used a Page Map for both of these LO's actually, I needed something to get me going after not scrapping much at all over Chrissy / New Year.
 I used Kaiser, Love Notes for this LO of Ryan and Me. I love the black and pink in this range, just gorgeous!!
So.. I spent the morning cleaning up my scrap space, it was just out of control!! I must thank my 2 gorgeous girls for that, they helped make it a mess LOL. But anyways, now I feel the need to go mess it up again, in a good way!! 
Thanks for looking
Beckie ♥

A New Year!

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and a new look for my blog!! I hope you all had wonderful holidays. I also hope you are all safe and well, the floods in Queensland have been devastating and also in Victoria too now. My thoughts are with the people who have lost there homes and the families of those that have died.

I have a couple of LO's to share today. The first one is Miss Lilli all dressed up as Snow White for Book Week last year, the PP is Reminisce, Fairy Tales. It was perfect for this photo. I have used some Jules Gems flowers and Kaiser bling.
This LO I made for last months Kraft It Up challenge, but I was a bit slow and didn't get it finished in time. But anyways, the challenge was to scrap a Chrissy page using non-traditional colours and also there had to be knots on there somewhere.
And this one is my latest DT page for Scrapsidaisy, you can purchase a kit here. Check out the other fabulous kits and goodies available while you are there!!
That's all!! Take care everyone. 
Thanks for looking
Beckie ♥