Welcome to my blog! I never really thought I would create a blog untill hubby set up a family one. I started posting to it and was told off for "hijacking" it with my "craft rubbish!" And so the Nerdbird Blog was born! Not sure how much I'll post but I understand that this blogging lark can be addictive!

Saturday, 31 May 2008

Lazy Boys!

Here are the boys chilling out today in dad's Lazy boy chair!

365 Day Challenge 150 - 152

Prompt 152: "Remember: Always let your conscience be your guide." -Pinocchio I hate having a conscience! My life would be so much eaiser without one! Sometimes I am my own conscience, sometimes I can hear my husband sitting on my shoulder. ahhh I hate it when that happens especially when he is right!

Prompt 151: "The past can hurt. You can either run from it or learn from it." - Lion King For me this quote brings up issues about losing Mum, especially coming up to the 1st year ann.
It does hurt. Hurts like hell. It is not something I can run from.
I have learnt however that I am alot stronger than I ever believed possible, and ultimatly that is down to the person my Mum taught me to be, and I owe her more than I ever realised.

Prompt 150: "the flower that blooms in adversity is the most beautiful and rare of all" - Mulan I have been through alot in my life - it doesn't always feel alot but I guess it is.
I didn't have a 2.4 children upbringing but I have always had both my parents in my life.
Mum and Dad got divorced when I was 10 then there was alot of other stuff inbetween including a stepmother, stepfather and generally growning up!
Mum and Dad ended up single again 7yrs ago and then one thing lead to another and they remarried in March last after 19yrs of divorce only to have Mum die suddenly in June of cancer.
Anyway the long and the short of it is all of those things make me who I am today, I think I am a good person so I guess I have "bloomed" in adversity.

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

365 Day Challenge 149

Prompt 149 : "Reach for the skies" - Woody, Toy Story.Sorry couldn't resist this one!

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

365 Day Challenge 138 - 148

Ok got a little behind! So I have finally caught up.
Prompt 148: "Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all ?"
Prompt 147: “If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.”
Prompt 146: “Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.”
Prompt 145: We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.”
Prompt 144: “Strive to be first: first to nod, first to smile, first to compliment, and first to forgive.”
Prompt 143: “Open your heart - open it wide; someone is standing outside.”
Prompt 142: “I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.”
Prompt 141: “Once you choose hope, anything's possible.”
Prompt 140: "Dream"
Prompt 139: "One"
Prompt 138: "He{art}"

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Challenge Weekend on CBC

Ch1 : Make a card using items that start with your initials.
S: Stripes (Stephanie)
B: Brad (Block)
(R: Ribbon (rumbol - maiden name!))

Ch2 : Make something using your newest supplies

Sue made a mini book using the cogsmo journaling cards - I loved it so ordered the paper and rub-ons and have shamelessly copied her! These are just some of the pages

Ch3 : Matchbook
Ch5: Card using a sketch
Ch7: Pages 1&2 for the matchbook using a star
Ch8: LO using 1 photo
Ch11: Pages 3-6 of Matchbook using a heart and button
Ch15: Pages 7&8 of matchbook must include a word

Friday, 16 May 2008

Just Bex Challenge

4: Make a gift bag out of an envelope
Never seen this before - actually really easy and good fun.

365 Day Challenge 137

Prompt 137: Create
Well today Will and Ollie and I created a mess!

Thursday, 15 May 2008

365 Day Challenge 136

Prompt 136: Inspire
Today I was inspired by the challenges on Just Bex to make these cards and the last 3 365 Day LO's

365 Day Challenge LO's17 to 19

LO 19 :
LO 18 :
LO 17 :

Challenges on JB

Not been on Just Bex for a while and they are having a challenge week so here are my attempts at some of them
1 : Make a card using chipboard, buttons, at least one flower, ribbon and a tag
5 : Make a card using a zesty colour and these ingredients: flower, ribbon, scallop, bling8 : make a card using as many (or as little colours from the rainbow)

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

365 Day Challenge 134 & 135

Prompt 135 : Discover
My new phone arrived today and here I am trying to "discover" how it works!

Prompt 134 : Play
Playing with the boys, had to be quick with this one as Ollie kept grabbing the camera off the floor!

Monday, 12 May 2008

365 Day Challenge 133

Prompt 133: "Just a perfect day
Drink sangria in the park
And then later, when it gets dark, we'll go home
Just a perfect day
Feed animals in the zoo
Then later a movie too, and then home"
Will is feeling a bit poorly with a cough and cold so while Ollie has his nap I let him watch a DVD - he chose 101 Dalmations and a cuddle from Mummy!

Sunday, 11 May 2008

A to Z - I

I : Insecure
Most people would probably not believe I am an insecure person but I am on the inside. I seek approval and acceptance alot and I rarely have the courage of my own convictions.

365 Day Challenge 132

Prompt 132 : "There's nothing you can do that can't be done.
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung.
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
It's easy.
There's nothing you can make that can't be made.
No one you can save that can't be saved.
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be in time
It's easy.
All you need is love, all you need is love,"
Mike and I had a civil wedding and the string quartet played this song as we walked "down the aisle" after we were married so this song is very special to me