Welcome

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!

Sunday, 30 November 2008

365 Day Challenge 333 to 335

Prpmpt 335: Love, loving
Love is any of a number of emotions and experiences related to a sense of strong effectionToday I am loving my nre clothes! I have brought some that fit! and inspired by Kay I have taken a photo of myself in the hope I might start to see it. Will have to see if I have a "Before" to compare it

Prompt 334: Cry/crying
The term crying most commonly refers to the act of shedding tears as a response to an emotional state in humansI cry very easily! I cry at good things and bad things. I do feel that sometimes you need a bloody good cry and you do feel better

Prompt 333: Anger, angry
Anger is an emotional state that may range from minor irritation to intense rageI am not generally an angry person and it does take alot to make me lose my temper but when I do it is not a good thing! and I am also an elephant that doesn't forget! I can forgive but not forget

Thursday, 27 November 2008

365 Day Challenge 329 to 332

Prompt 332: Laughter/laughing
Laughter is an audible expression, or appearance of merriment or happiness, or an inward feeling of joy and pleasureI have lots in my life that makes me laugh, the biggest being the boys. I love that Mike makes me laugh, big old belly laughs out of no where!

Prompt 331: Sad/Sadness
Sadness is an emotion characterized by feelings of disadvantage, loss, and helplessness. When sad, people often become quiet, less energetic, and withdrawn. Sadness is considered to be the opposite of happinessI have had my fair share of sadness in my life, especially since losing Mum. Sometimes it feels good to let it all out. Also I think it makes me who I am today.

prompt 330: Happiness/Happy
- Happiness is an emotion associated with feelings ranging from contentment and satisfaction to bliss and intense joyI like to think that for the most part I am a happy person, I certainly have a lot to be happy about. However I think you need the lows in life to appreciate the highs.

Prompt 329: If you woke up this morning, it's time to celebrate
Today I found the picture that Anna took at the retreat - a nice photo of me, reason enough to celebrate!

Sunday, 23 November 2008

SFIO - Gratitude ch6

Challenge 6 was to create a LO about the following GRATITUDE idea:"
I don't have _____ but I do have _____"
using a song title, lyric or a quote

Thank Heaven for little Boys
Journalling reads: Before I had children I always hoped for a son and daughter, I wanted the relationship I have with Mum. I may not get that now but you know what?? Son's are great!!!

Bad Girls November Kit

Now I am not a huge fan of vintage so I was not 100% sure about this months Bad Girls kit but after seeing the DT work and finding some old photos I do a few LO's.
Love Letter
The Man on the RHS is my grandfather, my Mum's dad, and on the back he had write a note to my Nan
Crazy in Love
Mum and Dad being silly! I think it is about 1980.
Brother
Me and my new baby brother!

365 Day Challenge 327 and 328

Prompt 328: A mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled. What's filling your mind today? My mind today is filled with sleep! Went to friends for dinner last night and stayed up far too late and the boys were then up way too early!

Prompt 327: Baby it's cold outsideIt might be cold but we had a lovely walk today and there is nothing quite like kicking leaves!

Friday, 21 November 2008

SFIO - Gratitude ch5

Challenge 5 was to create a LO about something in your personality, seemingly inborn or learned, that you are thankful for. Design twist add dimension and a sepia photo of yourself
Here is mine
Journalling reads
I believe I am a thoughtful person, I like to do things to help others or brighten their day, I don't do it for any other reason than I want to. It feels good and it feels right

Bad Girls Christmas workshop

Made this from one of the fab classes over at the bad girls christmas workshop.
I used the new fancy pants papers

365 Day Challenge 325 and 326

Prompt 326: There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us. ‘Tis good to give a stranger a meal, or a night’s lodging. ‘Tis better to be hospitable to his good meaning and thought, and give courage to a companion. We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good lightI was brought up to treat other people how you would expect to be treated , I hope that I do achieve this. I know I could do more for charity.

Prompt 325: Live your life fom your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people's soulsI do let my heart rule my life alot of the time and I certainly wear my heart on my sleve

Thursday, 20 November 2008

SFIO

In my Gratitude kit was a Maya Rd Key album, which to be honest I had no idea what I was going to do with, but now thanks to Sue I now have a key holder!
I stuck them altogether and then screw in some cup hooks

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Scrap Revolution Retreat

Had a fab weekend with Sue and Nicky at the retreat, got lots of scrapping done! Here are some of my favourites
First 2 are for challenges from the weekend
My sister in law and I having a water fight after the race for life
We were at a wedding and the dessert came with these very zesty little oranges, Mike took a photo of us each eating one!
Couple of Ollie

365 Day Challenge 320 to 324

Prompt 324: Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart
I really do believe it is the little things in life that are important not the big things, saying thank you, smiling at a stranger, making hubby a cup of tea when he comes home.

Prompt 323: Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses
I think this quote is brilliant and totally sums up love for me, be it marriage, motherhood or friendship
Prompt 322: Where are You?
Right now I am right where I want to be, I am loving being a full time Mum (I don't actually know how I found time to work!)

Prompt 321: Casino Royale
Prompt 320: For Your Eyes Only
Not top secert but my official documentation today! I am now official a Chartered Management accountant!

SFIO - Gratitude no2!

The latest challenge on SFIO was to do a LO with some kind of patchwork and to use flowers, and to scrap things you are Grateful for. I took it in a slightly different direction.
Hidden journalling is in the pocket behind the big flowers.
"I have learnt with my grief that crying over what I have lost and will miss out on is futile, it only makes me feel crap, instead it is far better (and I am sure what Mum would have wanted) to be grateful for what we did have.
I had a brilliant childhood and a fantastic relationship with Mum
Mum saw both Glenn and I get married and also remarried Dad
She adored her 3 grandchildren
We had a wonderful trip to New York, somewhere she really wanted to go to and I got to share it with her.
No matter what ups and downs she had she loved live and certainly lived.
Alot of people don't get to have half of what I had with Mum, and for that I am truely grateful"

Monday, 17 November 2008

SFIO - Gratitude

This months kit theme is Gratitude
First Challenge was to complete a LO showing a modern convenince you are thankful for and use some close up photos- I went for the WWW.

2nd Challenge was to create a LO to a friend or person you are grateful for haveing in your life and write the journalling as letter to that person. Mine is to my best friend Louise

Friday, 14 November 2008

365 Day Challenge 319

Prompt 319: Tomorrow Never DiesI guess my tomorrow is in the boys and then (hopefully) their children

Will had a sponsered walk at nursery today and Ollie and I went too - it was Pirate Day!

Scrap your Day

After seeing all the girls fab albums at the weekend I finally started mine! I have been taking the photos for the most part but haven't scrapped them! so I haven't really followed the prompts etc and just got my photos in! Not sure if I am going to journal or not yet, quite like the idea of the pictures telling the story.

LO's from the weekend

Fistly the LO from Anna'a class first photo is NYE, 2nd in June then 3rd a recent one, journalling is just about the 365 challenge

Wardrobe boys - Will and Ollie having fun in the wardrobe on holiday, which they thought was HILLARIOUS! Birthday Bowling - Dylan's 3rd BD last year Sleeping Baby - Ollie so cute when he is asleep! Shades : Glenn and I 2 LO's for my A to Z of me
Last Minute.com - It's what Mike calls me! I used to be so organised and on time before I had the boys, now I am useless Optimisitc - I am an optimistic person, I like to see the sliver lining in every cloud