Sunday, 21 October 2007

Think Pink ...

... for Breast Cancer Awareness. This campaign seems to have the biggest and best coverage this year more than before, so it seems to me anyway. Even "The Land" rural newspaper has gone pink.
Tupperware (did I mention I am a Tupperware demonstrator) supports the Breast Cancer Foundation through the sale of their pink enviro bags (just $2) and for the month of October the pink sports bottles ($26.95).
I am truly astounded by the statistics of how many women are diagnosed with BC and even more so how young so many are. It's really scary and I'm guilty of thinking it will never happen to me but on the more positive side, at least treatments are quite successful these days. I understand the vital importance of early detection, and yes, I do check my breasts regularly.
Now on to scrapping ... still with a PINK theme.
This month's Diva's Cybercrop was held earlier to coincide with Pink Ribbon day and all the challenges had a pink theme.

#1 - to use numbers (oh, I dont think we needed pink here) ...

#2 - to use at least 5 different pink things not including pink c/stock or pink pp and the title to be inspired by a song ...

#3 - journalling - lots of it in our own handwriting about something/someone or an event etc that has changed our lives, for better or for worse. Can include one 6x4 photo ...

Diva Vicky also set an extra challenge ... a pink bra challenge ... to create a poppet wearing a pink bra. There's some really awesome poppets in the Diva's gallery so far. I started mine and was going ok til I couldn't find a pic of my face/head that was suitable and then my black ink cartridge isn't working (empty) so I cant print anything either. The CC is running til midnight tomorrow though so I'll see if I can get one printed at my MIL's. I've never made one but always been intrigued by them. Funny, quirky little fun things.
In other news ... oh, I've injured my little toe on my left foot. Wanna see ...

Nice bruise 'eh. Hurt like buggery when I did it (kicked it on the highchair) and it's been aching a bit but I'll live. I think the bruising is already starting to fade (now about 30 hrs later) so that's good.
Well, there's washing to come off the line and dinner to prepare - duty calls so til next time ... THINK PINK!!!

Sunday, 7 October 2007

Pay it forward

I saw this on Diva Vicky's and Diva Jode's blogs weeks ago (and they've read it on other people's blogs who've read it on other people's blogs ... you get the idea).

So to pay it forward the first 3 people who comment on my blog receive a lovely little RAK of scrapping goodies and they in turn post on their blog and offer a RAK to the first 3 who comment there etc etc etc.

Clear as mud? Good-oh!!! Leave me a comment and there'll be some goodies headed your way.

Now to share some piccies ...

Here is the GORGEOUS scrapping apron Diva Rach made just for me - she was my Secret Santa for the Divas Christmas in July swap we had. Isn't is just the most stunning creation, I am so lucky and I love wearing it, makes me feel like creating. Thank you my sweet friend. Love ya.

And here's my LO's from the last Divas Cybercrop (end of Sept).

The last LO of Ciaran asleep (head down, bum up - so cute) was done in an hour for our speed scrap sessions on Sunday afternoons with a sketch as a guide. It was meant to be for challenge 3 but I only had 1 transparency and it didn't suit but I like what I came up with anyway.

Ok, what else have I got to share??? More pics ...

For some reason I felt like taking pics of the kids rooms one day - my SIL commented recently how lovely they look and I guess when you see them every day you dont really notice.
They've both got Wall Buddies images (flowers and butterflies for DD and a red tractor - what else! - and some cars for DS). My Mum made Caitlin's curtains and matching cushions from fabric I had chosen, and Ciaran has the Pooh Bear curtains Mum also made for the nursery before Caitlin was born.

Anyway, dont forget to leave me a comment if you'd like a little scrapping RAK.