Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ooh La La.......

~Evening all.
~WOW it's been a strange sort of week - very up and down but I'll explain that as I go through this blog post....... Firstly I am still in pain and am still not back at college, which I have to admit is getting me down, however I have spoken to my tutor and I'm sure that I can go back next week and it'll all be fine however I will admit that the pain is getting better - it just has days when it flairs up but I really want to thank you all for your lovely get well wishes and support - they are very much appreciated!!!!
~So guess who got published in the BASIC GREY IDEAS GALLERY!!!!??? yes ME!!! WOOOOP!!! This layout from my last post was put in the gallery last Thursday............
~This is the first layout I've had in the BG Gallery so obviously I was very excited. And down to my other exciting news..... if you have a look at my followers badge in the sidebar, you will notice that I now have OVER 50 followers....... so to celebrate both pieces of exciting news, I have this blog candy to giveaway......
~So if you win you get: Maya Road chipboard book, felt arrows, party word and cupcake pieces; a Claire's Accessories bookmark; Prima flower; Heidi Swapp rubon corners; chipboard speech bubble; pink zip, book knob, tinkering ink alpha rubons AND various raffle tickets.
~So if you want to win there are several things you can do, for each of these things you will get 1 entry into the prize draw - which I will draw on DECEMBER 1ST........
  1. Leave a comment
  2. Be or Become a Follower
  3. Post about this candy on your blog, AND include a picture
~So you could get up to 3 chances to win..... but make sure you come back here and let me know which of the 3 you've done. GOOD LUCK.... oh and this IS open to everyone.
~I got this blog award from the lovely Emma over at Life and All That Scrap, so thank you Emma.
And now I have to answer these question's in one word only!

1. Where is your mobile phone? table

2. Your hair? brown

3. Your mother? loving

4. Your father?mmm

5. Your favorite food? Italian

6. Your dream last night? Layout

7. Your favorite drink? Juice

8. Your dream/goal? hairdressing

9. What room are you in? Lounge

10. Your hobby? Scrapbooking

11. Your fear? Snakes

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? working

13. Where were you last night? Home

14. Something that you aren't? Patient

15. Muffins? yummy

16. Wish list item? handbag

17. Where did you grow up? Glenrothes

18. Last thing you did? Typed

19. What are you wearing? Casual

20. Your TV? Big

21. Your Pets? Playing

22. Friends? Social

23. Your life? fab

24. Your mood? ok

25. Missing Someone? always

26. Vehicle? feet

27. Something you’re not wearing? socks

28. Your favorite store? Peacocks

29. Your favorite colour? Purple

30. When was the last time you laughed? Today

31. Last time you cried? yesterday

32. Your best friend? Jay

33. One place that I go to over and over? Beach

34. Facebook? GREAT

35. Favorite place to eat? home

~Ok so now I want to pass this on to some brand new blog friends, and they are....... Pinky, Arlene, Nancy, Kai and Roberta. Enjoy Ladies!!!

~So since I blogged last week I have done 3 layouts, that I am actually really pleased with - they are actually my favourites of the ones I've done recently, they all use multi photos, which I loved working with........

~You Two
~I used Basic Grey Lime Rickey for this layout, and I wanted to use some paint. I also stamped which is something I often forget about. And I used just 1 chipboard cog, and created 3 embellishments using it, so here it is...........
~Bouncy Baby
~This is my 1st one using Basic Grey June Bug and I LOVE that range, it was really fun and easy to work with. I used Tim Holtz alpha masks to create the first part of the title along with glimmer mist, and I used some alpha stamps to create the word Baby, which I then cut out, along with the 09 in the top corner of the page. I also created a frame for the bottom photos, and stitched around each photo.........

~I used Sassafras for this layout, which is a brand I quite often forget about. I had seen various other people use the rainbow paper in this way - but I hadn't seen it used on black..... which I thought might help my photos stand out more on the bright colours. I used a 2nd sheet of the sassafras and cut out some of the element shapes - which I used to put my title on. I then mounted my 3 favourite photo on some white card, and raised them up on foam pads, so here is Boy...........

~I have lots of scrapping ideas going on, so there will definitely be some more layouts coming soon.
~Lastly, the sad news, I don't want to talk about this too long because it really upsets me but on Monday of this week, my mum and I made the decision to have this boy put to sleep.......
~Tom was 15, and had been unwell for some time, but recently he'd gotten worse and lost alot of weight. It was a sad day, really hard for us both and I've been crying alot since. I will be blogging about him at some point in the next while, but I'll wait till it feels easier. I will say the vets were really good with both him and us, they agreed we were doing the right thing for him and really supported us afterwards - which to be honest probably helped get us through it.
~Anyway I'm going now, the cats need feeding and will probably come and start harrasing me soon!!! Remember my blog candy, you've got to be in it to win it!!!
~love ya, Vicki xxx


nancy said...

Cool!! Thanks for the blog award!

So sorry about your kitty... That's gotta be tough. :(

Jocelyn said...

Congrats on the BG!!!! How awesome is that!!! I adore your LO's...they are so super how you placed the pics!!! You are on a roll girlie...well you know I commented and you know I I will post this to my Blog!!! Loved reading your list!!! So sorry about about thoughts are with you and your Mom. :-( He is not suffering...but I am sure he is missed!!!

Anneliese said...

What a fabulous blog! I am now a follower, I am commenting here, & I will post on my blog momentarily. . Thanks for the chance to win. And your los are fantastic!!!

Carmen said...

Oh so much to mention...

Huge hugs over kitty. I know that pain, the guilt is terrible but the relief that the suffering is over is just as huge. Big, big, huge cuddles. He'll always be with you.

Glenrothes! Wow! My sister lives in Pitteuchar and I grew up in Inverkeithing :D Small world! Bliddy roundabouts up there are a nightmare!!

Congratulations on the BG post. Well deserved for a gorgeous lo and can I just say how much I ADORE that hot air balloon page?

Thanks for the chance to win in your giveaway :D Follower - check, Comment - check, Just about to add to sidebar? Check ;)

Continue getting better, look after yourself and those gorgeous kitties. Ssssshhhhh am working on OH to get a kitty, miss having one sooo much. It's hard being a cat lover in a house full of mutley lovers.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

congrats on the bg shout out!! that is soooooooooooooooooooo awesome!!!!! Sorry U are still in pain.....and about kitty :(.... but your lo's on here are AMAZING!!! wow wow wow wow wow! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh and ps .... i am all ready a follower! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I am... said...

my heart breaks for you, rest in peace tom :( he lived a long good life im sure!!

hope your well sweet girl.

Rbarakat said...

COngrats on the BG! Thats awesome! Sorry about your kitty - hope you are doing OK. Ypu have some really fun lo's !

Samantha said...


I have to say that I am very impressed with your layout, they are really good. I am now officially a follower of your blog.

Joy-N-Jesus said...

awe! Wow! What a great layout! so beautiful! I can totally see why they chose this! Congrats! I am following, and will post on my blog! Thanks for the sweet opp to when some goodies! yeah!

Nikki said...

What a beautiful layout and congrats on it being published too
love how you've distressed it and it peaks thru to another layer
I'll link you on my blog and follow to see what else you creat
hugs Nikki

А@A said...

What a great RAK
I'm a follower

А@A said...

Very cute LO! Beautiful!

P.S. Second entery

А@A said...

I have posted about this candy on my blog, AND included a picture

Ukka said...

Hi!What a sweet Candy!!!Fantastic!!!I added a link to the sidebar
Thank you so much for the chance to take part!!!

Greetings from Russia,

Maggi said...

What the...? How did I miss this post?!?! I'm so sorry about your kitty. :(

Congrats on being in the BG gallery, that is AWESOME! It doesn't surprise me, you're so talented!

That blog candy is awesome, you know I'm following ya! lol