Tuesday, January 22, 2008


School holidays have less than one week to go ... which means that I only have one more week before I'm back at work! Have I accomplished everything I had planned for these holidays? Absolutely not. Have I had a great time? You bet your nelly I have! (yeah, I know ... I don't know where that came from either. Nelly? I don't think I even have one to bet!)

So New Year's Resolutions? Didn't make any. I have made some life decisions though, and the big one is to NOT have any expectations of my holidays! lol I've also decided to become more of a Pollyanna this year. Last year was our "annus horribilus", and it really got me down, and this year actually started with some pretty potentially awful news as well, but you know what? This year, I'm not going to let it get me down. This year, when life hands me difficult situations, I'm going to take the opportunities that they present me with, and run with them. This year, I'm going to focus on all the amazing gifts I have in my life and rejoice in them.

So that's what we did when Dennis lost his job! The company closed his store, and offered him a position at Port Kembla. Are you serious? We see him little enough as it is! So, rather than get depressed over the lack of job, we took this as an awesome oportunity for Dennis to find a much better job, that has better hours, is closer to home, and will provide him with more job satisfaction. He's been in contact with a few places, and there is a potential job that is sounding totally perfect for us, so if you're the praying type, pray away!!

I've also been focussing on me a lot more ... I've been saying for ages I wanted my hair cut, and my hair has been really annoying me (it was very very long, very very thick, and very very split!) So, one day while we were at Colo, I drove home to go with my sis to her dr's appt, and booked in for a hair cut. I'm totally loving myself sick at the moment! It's just below my shoulders, really layered, and I can't stop playing with it - two weeks later, I'm still in love with it! I've also scrapped myself a lot since we got home, which I NEVER do, and in fact I've been scrapping up a bit of a storm. Wanna see? (if you don't, why are you reading this, hmmm? You know I always share something if I can!! lol)

This one was inspired by the totally awesome Lusi's new blog ... she has this song playing, and it's kind of her theme, so check it out! This was for a CC challenge at Chooks.

This one was for a CC challenge at LSBS - and I won! Woo hoo! How could I not, though, with such a totally hot-looking picture??
This uses the new MME Out and about paper, and a sketch from Little Book Of Sketches ... there are some new sketches up at the moment, so if you need some inspiration, check it out! The more I look at this, the more I think it needs a few more flowers, but I'll see how I go ... I'll probably add some though!

This one was for a colour challenge at ScrapTherapy, who are having a month-long CC to celebrate their birthday ... thanks for having us Relsi!

And this card was for Therapy too ... cute, huh? This is using the SU Pretty Princess set, which is too cute for words ... and if you are interested, I'm having a special till the end of the month, with 20% off all SU products you purchase through me! Leave me a comment, or email me if you are interested.

OK ... I've been meaning to do this for a while! Last year sometime, I received a totally gorgeous charm bracelet from Michelle, as part of a Pay-it-forward RAK. SO now it's my turn! I haven't decided what my RAK is going to be, but anyone who leaves a comment here between now and the end of the month will go into the draw, and I'll do a PIF RAK to three lucky people! So just leave a comment to tell me how totally stunning I'm looking right now (or just to say hi, if you must!!) and I'll pop your name in the draw.

Ok, off to enjoy another blissful day of holidays ... take care!!


Anonymous said...

Great layouts, and card. Everything looks gorgeous. So nice to see you back.
Robyn A

helenj said...

PT you are looking totally hot with your new do
You should be lovin yourself sick right now !!!!!!

Narelle said...

PT- you are totally gorgeous!

PT- your LOs totally Rock!

PT- I want to be in your PIF RAK.

PT- Have I made all the required statements?

Love Relsi xoxoxo

PS PT- Love ya babe!

Julie said...

Your new do great PT. Love it and your pages too.

lol at Narelles comment made me giggle.

marijana said...

ok ok you twisted my arm Pt and I will leave you a comment-one you wanna hear right-:)
-your Lo ROCk
-your new hair do is HOT

more to come soon.....

see ya at therapy:)


toni m said...

Hi PT, these girls really love you , don't they, and I can see why, you are beautiful and your work rocks!!!!!! And I wanted to say a BIG thankyou for my SU technique book and card, it was a fab surprise. Oh' and I'd like to enter the draw for your PIFRAK. Thanks PT, don't forget you are the owner of my very first ever blog comment!!!!!yeh!!!!

Dee said...

ADORE the deciphering me LO PT. Love the new do - expecially becuase it makes you feel good about yourself which you totally should!!

Tracy said...

I cannot imagine you with shorter hair, will just have to see it for myself!!!
Love the layouts PT, you are on a roll girl!!!

ROFL at Relsi's comment ;)

Take Care
Tracy x

LEA said...

hi PT! When I saw your very important public service announcement at ST, i thought I had better drop by.Doesn't a new haircut make you feel a million bux? You have been busy creating gorgeous lo's. I LOVE how you skew-sp? the titles. Whenever i try that, i end up righting them back up-boring me!
Thanks for the inspiration and funny post! Lea

Steph said...

Hey gorgeous PT I've tagged you on my blog go check it out :)