Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Art Journal Challenge - Week Twenty Five...

It was a great surprise to see Tara Whitney had given the prompt for Emily's challenge this week!!

As soon as I saw the prompt I knew which photograph I was going to use!!

The Prompt for this week: "photo that means something to you...."

I used the photo of my family at christmas time!!! Nothing is more special than that!!!

Here's my card. Let me know what you think!!!

sorry about the quality of the photo of my cards! It night time but i couldnt wait till daylight to take photos!!)


Cowboys and Indians!!!

Last friday I took the night off work to go to Mikey's 30th birthday party!! The party theme: Cowboys and Indians!!
It was a great turn out!!

This is a photo of Matty and I! I went as a Cowboy and Matty went as an Indian!!! Everyone dressed up!!! It looked awesome and was so much fun having everyone in different costumes!!! The most original costume was definately Q who dressed as a COW!!!
And there were also the friends of Mikey's who dressed as Dallas Cowboys!!

It was an awesome night!!! Everyone had a fantastic time!! There was a great DJ there too that played some awesome tracks and we all danced along! We also surprised Mikey with a stripper (a cowgirl) which was funny!! Mikey was so embarassed! lol!
I'll leave youy with a collage of photos from the night!! I took so many its hard to upload them all!!!

Xx Jess

Monday, 25 June 2007

Scrap Shopping!!!

Dont you love it when you premit yourself to break the budget and go carzy scrap shopping??!!

I went to Penrith Superstore today as I knew there were some sales on! And whilst I was in Penrith I decided to visit
Fred the Needle. That shop is awesome!! I think they have a few different things to all the other scrap shops about.. oh, and they stock Hambly products (which no one else seems to have much of!!)! I loved that little store! If you're into sewing you'll LOVE it! They have heaps of gorgeous fabrics too (im sure Siany will go crazy in there when she visits!!) !!!

Here's what i bought:

  • 13 sheets of patterned paper and cardstock!
  • toy story stickers
  • thickers
  • cardstock letter stickers
  • 6 flowers
  • rhinestones @ $2!!
  • double sided tape
  • 7 gypsies cards which you write on!! love them!
  • large eyelets 20 for $2!! (hopefully to use for a mini book i will make in the future)
  • turn mounts
And my favourite buy...I've seen so many people use these on their Emliy Art Journal Challenges and i've always wanted one (in fact, i think i'll buy another one next time i visit fred the needle) and i found one!! Yay!!

Gotta go scrap now!!!!
Xx Jess

Two Girls Challenges - Idea Three...

Wow!!! This is the third idea we have posted up on our Two Girls Challenges blog!! Thank you to everyone who has popped over there and commented and to those who have participated... im just so honoured!! Thank you!!!

Feel free to join in if you like the ideas!!
This is a sneak preview of my final product for the 2nd idea.

Go here to see the final product and also Siany's final product!
Xx Jess

Sunday, 24 June 2007

this looks like fun...

Hi Everyone!!!
I saw this on
Anna's blog and it looked like fun to fill out!! Loved your answers anna!!

1. What's your name spelled backwards? ysseJ

2. What did you do last night? worked my ass off!!!

3. The last thing you downloaded onto your computer? Um, Picassa i think!

4. Have you ever licked a 9 volt battery? No! What the??

5. Last time you swam in a pool? far out!!! Summer @ John & Sians!!! but i've swam a lot at the beach!!

6. What are you wearing? My work clothes! im on a break atm

7. How many cars have you owned? three! 1st: VW Beetle, 2nd: holden barina, 3rd holden astra!

8. Type of music you dislike most? Bollywood style music i guess

9. Are you registered to vote? Yes

10. Do you have cable? Nope!

11. What kind of computer do you use? a desktop HP

12. Ever made a prank phone call? of course! No great one like bart simpson tho!

13. You like anyone right now? i like lots of people!!

14. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving? um, i dont think i could jump over the edge.. but i'd definately sky dive before i bungee jumped

15. Furthest place you've ever traveled? europe

16. Do you have a garden? i have a few pot plants that look pretty, and when they die i give them to mum and she re-pots new plants in them for the next time i kill them! lol

17. What's your favorite comic strip? dont have one

18. Do you know all the words to the national anthem? yep!! "our home is girt by sea"

19. Shower, morning or night? Morning or night.. depends

20. Best movie you've seen in the past month???? oceans 13

21. Favorite pizza toppings? oh, bloody coeliac disease... cant eat bloody pizzas!!!

22. Chips or popcorn? popcorn with lots of butter!

23. What cell phone provider do you have? vodafone

24. Have you ever smoked peanut shells? WHAT THE?? No!! Who does that??

25. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant? Hahaha! no way.. i'd lose in the 1st round!!

26. Orange Juice or apple? Juice? Whats that?

27. Who were the last people you sat at lunch with? Matt's parents Sue and Buzz

28. Favorite chocolate bar? cadlbury!

29. Who is your longest friend and how long? far out!! i think Natalie liechti! We've been friends since she was born (so I was one)

30. Last time you ate a homegrown tomato? um, whenever they were in season last! thanks mum!

31. Have you ever won a trophy? Nope!

32. Favorite artist? i love a lot of different people!

33. Favorite computer game? um, backgammon??! on the internet

34. Ever ordered from an infomercial? Yes, an abs roller thingy (NEVER used it)

35. Sprite or 7-UP? sprite

36. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to school/work? kinda!! we get to wear these "sexy" braces

37. Last thing you bought at the store? which store? a cow boy hat (for a fancy dress party). At one of those cheapie stores

38. Ever thrown up in public? NO!!!

39. Would you prefer being a millionaire or finding true love? True love

40. Do you believe in love at first sight? um, yeah!!

41.Can exes just be friends? yes, i believe so

42. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital? i cant remember, i think it was mum when she went to Nepean

43. Did you have long hair as a young kid? Yes and still do

44. What message is on your voicemail machine? "Hi this is jessy! Leave your name and number and i'll get back to you" - or something along those lines!

45. Where would you like to go right now? Thaiti!!! With Matt! Yeah.. that would be GREAT!! (i can dream cant i?? lol)

46. What was the name of your first pet? minette a cat we had for years and years

47. What kind of back pack do you have, and what's in it? i've got a little suitcase on wheels that i use (cos i commute for 1/2 the week) its full of clothes and crap!!!

48. Last incoming/outgoing call on your phone? Matty, whilst i've been typing this!

49. What is one thing you are grateful for today? Family, matty and friends!! Oh and Central heating (its cold outside)

50. What do you think about most? um, about WHO will participate and do this too?? PLEASE??!! Xx

I tagg YOU..
Siany, Marie & Brigitte

Thursday, 21 June 2007

whats been happening...

Hello Everyone!!!
Just a quick email of whats been happening in Jessy Land the last couple of days...

Firstly, over the weekend with the awful gale force winds we've had.. our HUGE tree in the back yard of our block of flats fell down!! I couldn't believe it when i saw it.. It was really lucky as it didn't fall on anyone or any of the cars!! Here are some photos, but it doesn't look as big in the photographs!
Matt's parents are here visiting from New Zealand for about a week and a half and Sue gave me my belated b'day pressie...
She made all the clothes on it herself..and the doll is tiny.. lots of work involved!

We went to the cinemas to see Ocean's 13 this week!! it was great i like those movies, look like the actors had fun filming it too!! (i think!) We saw that in Gold Class, nice!!!

Then the following night my friend Bec gave us tickets to see Pricilla the musical tickets (for free!!) ThAnKs BEC!!!! That show was amazing!! i highly recommend it!!! The costumes were fantastic and the talent was of high standard!! excellent!

Tomorrow night is our friend Mikey's Birthday. Cowboys and Indians theme!! Will be fun!! Will let you know how it goes!!!

Thats its for now!!
Xx Jess

Art Journal Challenge - Week Twenty Four...

I really liked Emily's prompt for week 24!!!

The prompt for this week: "remember when..."

I decided to write about how Matty had said i should move in with him (before we were even dating!) I still remember it!!!

Here's my card. Let me know what you think!!!



Monday, 18 June 2007

Art Journal Challenge - Week Twenty Three...

Easy card this week!!! I really enjoyed jotting down what is going on right now in my life!!

The prompt for this week: "right now."

Here is my card! Let me know what you think!!!



Favourite Movies...

Thanks for tagging me Siany!! I like doing things like this!!
So here are my favourite 12 movies...

1. Erin Brockovich - what an amazing movie and what an amazing woman

2. Dirty Dancing - what can i say.. its a classic!

3. Oceans Eleven - and all of those movies!! Great story line and what a good looking cast ;)

4. Center Stage - because of all the dancing

5. Riding in cars with boys - great movie, although sad at times

6. Briget Jones Diary - and the sequel too!! great fun movies!!

7. The Devil Wears Prada - love the clothes!!!

8. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days - One of my most favourites!!!

9. Asterix and Obelix, mission cleopatre - a french movie!! its bloody awesome!

10. French Kiss - so funny!

11. K pax - i know!! so not a chick flick, but i likie!!!!

12. Overboard - the movie with a young goldie horn!!!

okay.. i tag anyone who wants to play!!! Leave me a comment if you do play so i can see what you love to watch!!

Xx Jess

Monday, 11 June 2007

Two Girls Challenges - Idea two...

Its already been two weeks since we started the first idea on the two girls challenges blog. Wow! Time flies!!!
Its been so exciting to have such a positive response about it as well!!
I know
Siany and I are excited about it!
And we love that we've made it really basic so you can do whatever you want with the idea and interpret it any way you like!!

Feel free to join in if you like the ideas!!
This is a sneak preview of my final product for the 2nd idea.

Go here to see the final product and also Siany's final product!
Xx Jess

Saturday, 9 June 2007

just a quick post...

Hi All!!

Just a quick post as its the long weekend here and lots of work!!! Plus my brother is in hospital - hopefully he is okay though!

Just wanted to share that on friday morning
Siany and I went to a cafe in Leura to meet Lee Woodzide, Lusi Austin and Lee's friend Nick for morning tea!! It was the 1st time i've met Lee and only the 2nd time i've been out with Lusi! But it felt like we all aready knew eachother well!!
It was good fun!!! Lusi brought along her boys who are very cute and enegretic!! Definately provided us with entertainment!!!

Here are some fun pics....

Lee , Lusi, Siany & Me

Lee & Lus!

Me & cute Eth

Nick, Lee, Lusi, Siany & I

Me, Lee, Lusi & Liji

Thursday, 7 June 2007

Cyber Crop - Week Seven...

This weeks challenge by the talented Lusi Austin for the Cyber Crop was good fun to create!!

The Challenge:
“Inspired by…”
Create a layout about something or someone who INSPIRES you. It could be about how they inspire you in your line of work, creatively, spiritually, whatever!
You must include:
* At least 1 PHOTO
* STITCHING – machine or by hand
* INKING – anywhere on your layout
* SANDING somewhere on your photo or layout
* JOURNALING anywhere on your layout

So, here is what I came up with...
Let me know what you think! Thanks :)


((sorry the quality of the photo i took (of the layout) isn't great))

Close up of the sanding

Close up of the hand stitching

This is Minou (my 16 year old cat) watching me photograph my layout! lol

Art Journal Challenge - Week Twenty Two...

I loved ths card challenge by Emily this week!! I knew straight away what I was going to do my card about!!!

The prompt for this week:
"what would you like to learn?"




Art Journal Challenge - Week Twenty One...

I found this week's challenge hard. Im not sure why!! I did ask Matty to help me and he said so many kind things!! It made me happy!!

The prompt for this week:
"your redeeming qualities/qualities you aspire towards"

My card is pretty plain this week...



Art Journal Challenge - Week Twenty...

I've been a little behind with my deck of me cards this last month, but i've now finally caught up!! I really dont want to miss any of the challenges as i think its going to look awesome to have 52 cards in my tin at the start of 2008!!!

The prompt for this week:

The journaling on the back of my card reads:
Sometimes i like change! I like to change my style, my hair etc! Other things im not so keen on changing like where we live. We only rent and im scared we will have to move someday & im not sure i like that change. Xx



Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Hello Everybody!!!

Yesterday was my 1st official day of nannying baby Jade! I've done it a few times before but never the full day alone!
It went real well!!
Jade is the cutest little baby!! And she gets this really cheeky smile when she's doing something cheeky! Its so cute!!
I really enjoyed the day!!

This was taken a couple of weeks ago at my place

I took this yesterday with my mobile phone camera, i couldn't help it, she looked so cute in her high chair!
After nannying, I met up with Bec for a climb, and we both climbed really hard and did really well! We were very proud of ourselves! Because of our hard effort (and it was dinner time - lol) all four of us (bec, kato, matty & i) went to dinner at 'the ranch'. I really enjoyed my dinner! I want to go back there again!
It was a fun night!!!

Today I plan to catch up of Emily's Art Journal Challenge & scrap for the Cyber Crop. But i've got lots of things to do before hand, which also gives me the change to visit some big warehouse that sells cheap Quicksilver clothing which a friend told me about!

Have a lovely day!!
Xx Jess

Sunday, 3 June 2007

a little bit of *fun*

I found this on Rachel's blog, and it looks like fun, so im going to do it too!!

The game is's harder than it looks! Here are the rules:
Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following. They MUST be real places, names, things...NOTHING made up! If you can't think of anything, skip it. Try to use different answers if the person before you had the same 1st initial. You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question.

Your Name: Jessy
1. Famous Singer/Band: Janet Jackson
2. 4 letter word: Joke
3. Street: Jacksons Road (that was a hard one.. i had to look on
4. Color: Jade (is that a colour??)
5. Gifts/Presents: Jumper
6. Vehicle: Jaguar
7. Things in a Souvenir Shop: Jack in the box (!?)
8. Boy Name: Justin
9. Girl Name: Julie
10. Movie Title: Jumanji
11. Drink: Juice
12. Occupation: Janitor
13. Celebrity: J-Lo
14. Magazine: Juice
15. U.S. City: Jersey
16. Pro Sports Teams: ?
18. Reason for Being Late for Work: Jump started car (flat battery)
19. Something You Throw Away: Junk

20. Things You Shout: Jerk!!
21. Cartoon Character: Jessica Rabbit