Monday, 22 June 2009

An Other Year Gone!!

First, the good news, Chris survived his boys trip to Amsterdam! He was a little pale and slightly wrecked looking when he first got back...but youth is a wonderful thing and his recovery was fast. Me, I would have suffered for at least a week but he bounced back like a bungee cord. After a couple of days catchup on his sleep he is already planning his next adventure.

The last week has flown by. My DH is on holiday from work and so we have been doing things together for a not much work done!! Ok, I'll be honest almost no work done!!! It's been fun things like a trip to the sea with Lilly, eating out and shopping, not to mention Father's Day and yet an other birthday for me!

An other year is gone and an other candle added to the towering inferno that I called a birthday cake. I'm surprised that it didn't just melt clean away with all those candles!! It was almost a fire extinguisher job, but I puckered up and blew like a hurricane and after a few gasps..they were out....well, almost all out. Just the odd rebel who refused to surrender, that sound familiar!!

This week is packed full of excitement too as lots of things happening. We start with Charlotte's graduation on Tuesday and as we'll all be there to watch her big day, it's turning into a bit of an epic. A long day with travelling and our celebration meal afterwards. My mum is going too so we need pace ourselves just a bit. Mind you, I'm driving everyone crazy with my organising streak.....they all have their instructions and's like a military campaign getting everyone organised. Woe betide anyone who's late...they have been warned, lol!

The graduation day is the ideal excuse to take lots of photographs and as I just happen to have got a new camera for my birthday, I need the practice. Well, that's my excuse! The cameras is has a fantastic range of shutter speeds and no lag!! I feel like a member of the paparazzi with it's large zoom lens...point, click, click and the shutter whir is music to my ears. I've had great fun playing with it already, not brilliant results...but that's the photographers fault...not the camera.  One small thing to fit into my schedule for finish reading the manual, which will help!! I think I'd better get!! Perhaps I'll take both cameras with me to make sure I get some decent shots.

There is a problem with the camera though...Charlie...(yes, he's always a problem..I know!). He sees the new camera...and he in the other direction. When I pointed my old camera at him I needed to fight him off to get space to take his picture, but he hates this one and won't stay long enough for a bad photograph let a lone a good!!

Mind you, he was not very well last week and had to have a visit to the vet. They thought it was his hip and so he got some medication for that plus a shot. He seemed much better for a few days but today, despite the medicine, he was looking sorry for himself again and his big eyes looked sad. It looks like an other trip to the vet may be called for...fingers crossed that he has a more comfortable day tomorrow.

I  did manage to settle long enough to do some layouts for my albums, although I have to admit that as usual Lilly got the most pages done for hers. This is one that I played with black and white with a little colour put back into the photograph. I made the kit for her, "My Little Garden" and used that for the latest pages. I decided that I would like to share the kit with you all, so from today through till Friday you can download a part each day.



Here's what the kit looks like, I hope that you like it as much I do


You can download Day 1 here

Well, that's all folks!! Check back tomorrow for the next part of My Little Garden. Have a fun day/evening and take care.


daisy said...

This kit ia adorable June as is the layout. Just adorable!

daisy xx

Glynis said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday (yes in English today not Greek LOL )
I love the kit, and it suits Lilly so much!
Glad your boy survived, mine is having his stag night in Wales and then flying back to Canada...he will blame it on jet lag LOL

Joan said...

Always enjoy reading your entertaining posts. Thanks for sharing this adorable kit.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the lovely scrap kit!

Ann said...

Happy belated Birthday. Lucky girl with a new camera. Hope Charlie is feeling better soon. LOVE the kit. It's absolutely adorable and the colors are great

Christy said...

That kit is adorable and of course Lily is too!

Have fun with the graduation.

daisydilly said...

thanks for this cute kit. just found your blog but will certainly be back as i've added you to my faves list

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Garden Theme post on Jun. 22, 2009. Thanks again.

Loretta said...

Beautiful kit, happy birthday and thanks for sharing

LindaJD said...

June sorry I missed your Birthday! I wish you A VERY HAPPY (Belated) BIRTHDAY...whoowhoo new Camera! what sort is it, sounds a goodie!
have fun this week with all thats going on and remember to take your tissues to the Graduation
Thanks for the first part of the new goodie, it's Beautiful :-)
Hugs - Linda

PJ said...

happy belated birthday june. it sounds like you have been super busy, but it sounds like fun. cool, new camera for your birthday. that means more pics from you...hehehe. your kit is beautiful as usual. think i need to find some tutorials to learn how to do that.

Yvette said...

Will first off. Happy Birthday. I hope Charlie get to felling better soon. This is such a cute kit just like your Lilly. Looking forward to collecting all the part. Thank you for sharing this cute kit.

Dorothy said...

Happy belated birthday mine is in July and I'll be 63 did that happen. Hope Charlies is better soon and that your week is wonderful.

Dorothy from grammology

Rolly said...

I like this. Thanks.

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suruha said...

Happy Birthday, June! A camera! Yay! Sounds like you and DH had a good week together. It will be fun, hectic, but, fun, too, to spend some time with the family for the graduation. Just remember to enjoy your self.

Thank you for the cute kit. I love it.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!
Thank You!
Lol! I didn't know if I would smack or hug my 19 yr old. So I told him to wash the dishes and came here. Landed on your matchstick post! Talk about medicine for the sole. I just about wet my pants laughing!
Been there, done that! Last year the same 19 yr old went to Wales for 2 weeks minus his shorts and socks.
Your words ............ Thank you! I so needed that laugh!

Thank You for your many gifts, both digital and written words!

Carlota said...

Belated happy birthday!

I love the kit. Thanks for sharing it to us.

Meghann said...

That is just beautiful! So many ways to use it and make your layout gorgeous :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 22 Jun [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 23 Jun [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

PinkPug,INK. said...

thank you!

Keryn said...

Hello June, I'm so sorry I missed your birthday.... HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY GREETINGS from me.

Thank you so much for another wonderful present - I love the colour combination which you have used and the cute elements.

Your layout is beautiful - the photo is so special. Hugs to you.

Vera said...

Belated happy birthday! And congrats on your new camera, you will show it off right? :)

Van said...

Lovely kit - thank you so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing!! Mia

Anonymous said...

LOve your kit. Thank you for your generousity. I am having trouble downloading it though. Happy Birthday!! ~ Wendy @

xashee's corner said...

Happy belated Birthday! :) Thank you for sharing such a WONDERFUL kit too! Have a SUPER day! :)

Kim's Scrappin' said...

Happy Belated Birthday June!! The LO of Lily is fantastic, I love it. Hope Charlie is feeling better soon.

Carole N. said...

Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday.

My birthday was June 17th. I was born on Father's Day and always loved celebrating with my dear sweet Dad until his passing in 1991.

Like you, I added another candle this year and now they total 64. How can that be possible? Where have the years gone? Our son turns 40 this coming Sat. (June 27th) and that seems even more impossible that my baby (who is 6'4"..LOL) can be that old. Our DIL is planning an Over the Hill surprise party for him and I am helping. If he is Over the Hill...what does that make me??

How special little Lilly is to have a sweet grandma that can design a kit just for her. How loved she will feel as she one day looks back and sees the love you put into this kit and all the wonderful layouts you created for her.

I love My Little Garden. It's so sweet and the colors are lovely.

Thanks so much for sharing with everyone.

Big Hugs!

Michele said...

What a beautiful layout! Thank you for the wonderful kit!

And a Happy Belated Birthday!


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