Another year older

My eldest turned 9 last week!  9!!  Where did those 10 years from when I fell pregnant go??  Seriously??!!  Just flew past in the blink of an eye!  She celebrated her birthday with 4 of her closest friends and had a sleep over.  My craft space was a little messy after they decoupaged frames, made cards and generally had a lovely time!

Here’s the card I made Katelin.  It was based on one I’d seen on you-tube by Diana Gibbs.  I guestimated with measurements etc.  That’s how I roll. LOL. Forgive me the squishy bits.  I had an argument with the wind on the day I was taking this picture.  I think it won!

Now 3 days after Miss K turned 9, Master Thomas was 7.  It’s always a very very big week in our house!!  Thomas celebrated his birthday on Friday with an under the sea pool party.  I showed you  the invitations in my post last week.  Here is what some of the decorations and what not looked like on the day:

I love making everything match.  Are you surprised?? LOL.  I love to theme the food as well.  Surprise! I was over the moon when I found an ice cube tray that made shark fin ice cubes!!!  It was awesome! Some blue cordial with soda water and it was a plethora of sharkies in my very own ocean!  Tommy had a great party and we loved seeing him enjoying his moment!

Now I made his card back on retreat at the end of Feb. I knew we were doing a pool party but I couldn’t resist having a play with Shell’s Monsters. So here’s his card:

AND! Because I like to be a bit matchy matchy (‘nuther surprise! lol), check out the wrapping paper!!  So cool!

That’s his happy face, in case you hadn’t noticed! lol

So there you have it.  Two older kiddies and a greyer mummy!  Next birthday on the calendar is mine!  I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a very nice camera.  Maybe it will make my cards look better??  hahahahaha

Anyway, hope you’re all having a great week!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!
Mad

xo

EEK!! What a month!

Where to start??  I’ve been soooo busy over the last month I don’t know where to begin to catch you up with what’s been happening.  Here’s a little run down.

- My classes have resumed….at this stage i’m running 2 classes (one am, one pm) every three weeks. (email me if you’re in Brisbane Western Suburbs and are interested in attending)

- I organised team retreat.  Only 8 of my “girls” were able to make it this year.  We spent two nights enjoying ourselves on the Gold Coast. Making cards, laughing and getting to know each other better.  It was the second year I’ve run retreat for my MadInkstincts team and it was awesome!

- I had my gallbladder out.  On the Monday after retreat.  It’s been 3 weeks and i’m only just starting to feel myself again.  The first week was a little rough.  I could go into detail but i’ll spare you.  You’re welcome! LOL

- We slipped away for a nice family break for three nights on the Sunshine Coast courtesy of Xavier, the organisation that supports us with Lara.

- Lara’s been ill.  Not sure what it is.  But it’s not been co-operating with the antibiotics and buggering off.  Sigh.  And I thought having the Tonsils, grommets and adenoids done would make a difference this year. Sigh.

- I have been planning Thomas’s 7th Birthday “under the sea” pool party. His birthday is the 25th of this month.

- Katelin is turning 9 on the 22nd of this month.  Currently as I type this, she is giggling and laughing and cavorting with 4 of her dearest friends in our playroom.  Sleep is elusive when you have a bunch of girls together!

- I’ve been planning a baby shower for a friend.  Duck themed.  It’s going to be so cute!

- I’m trying to get my tax for last year done.  I’m a little challenged when it comes to paperwork.

Hmmmmnn is that it??  I think so!  That and the general day to day running around that comes with a husband and four children!

I have a few pics to share so i’ll get on with that shall I??

The two cards from my first class back this year.  Aviary stamp set from the soon to be finished Mini and the Sweet Summer Sale A Bration set you could get free if you spend $100.

Master Tommy’s Birthday Invitations:

Ornament Punch as a fish along with the 5 petal flower punch.  They were so cute! Sorry about the picture quality, I believe I took the photo at late o’clock at night!

Ok, that’s me up to date in my world.  I don’t know if anyone is still reading or following the blog, however, i’ll try to get back here with some more pics of cards and stuff I made on retreat!

Ciao!

Happy Stamping,
Mad
xo