Shabby Miss Jenn

Saturday, 29 August 2009

in need of awesome photo actions?

if so then head on over to my four hens photography by sarah cornish! as well as being one incredibly talented photographer her photo actions are simply brilliant and amazing. i have only purchased a small handful of her actions just for starters (hubby would probably shoot me if I got them all in one but she has tons of amazing actions on her site and if you're a little unsure then download her freebies and test them out.

ok so what ya waiting for go check them out...go on off ya go! hugs chris xoxo

Friday, 28 August 2009

time to reflect!!!

it's friday, i'm sitting here at my pc filling in time while i wait for another load of washing to finish it's cycle, reflecting on the week we've had and wondering will it ever be any different? this week has been a particularly turbulent time for tim and i and although i won't go into detail, i will just say that life can really deal you some pretty hard knocks from time to time even on top of everything else we already deal with. however i will also mention that although the hard knocks may come, thick and fast, i will not let them get the better of me anymore, even after hitting the ground i will get back up again, i will stand tall, i will stand strong because i know God will be there right next to me holding me up and not allowing me to utterly and completely fall. although a difficult week, sleepless nights, worries and fears not just for myself but for those of my children who are hurting deeply at present, it has given me an opportunity to pause, stop and reflect on past things, the here and now and the immediate future for not only myself but that of my family.

love is an incredible thing, for some it does not come so easily, for others it is painful and for most of us it means so much more then words can express. when it comes to our children we are the lioness who will do what it takes, who will go to the ends of the earth to do what is necessary in order to protect our cubs, whatever it takes to keep them safe and out of harms way till they are ready and able to fend for themselves and even then we will be there for them, to step back as we need to and to step in as we should.

for me these past few days have been a time of reflection, a time to pause and revisit events in my life, some good, some bad and some that are incredibly painful in order to move forward and make progress not just for me but for my daughter stephanie who is going through an incredibly rough time at present and although it completely breaks my heart to see her in so much pain, i trust in God that he will bring us through this and we will see the light at the end of the tunnel.

until next bloggin' i hope you all have a great weekend and tell those you love how much they mean to you. take care and stay safe, hugs chris xoxo

Saturday, 15 August 2009

latest layout

my goodness i am on a roll with the and it feels good. how long it last's well that's the million dollar question now hey?! but still while i can i will. anyhoo i best write up the credits for this LO and here they are.


sweet song - jofia devoe
old frame - weathered frames - catherine designs
"me" - acrylic stickers 3 with glitter - emily powers
super fun happy and boutwell magic glasses photo actions - totally rad
font - monotype corsiva.

today was a very productive day in the sense that it is a saturday but the weather was beautiful.....ahhhh spring is in the air.....and that always helps the mojo. managed some laundry, a chicken and leek pie, slow cooked casserole for tomorrow nights tea, girls cooked 2 batches of scones made with cream and lemonade with just a little supervising from me, grace made some yogurt and icecream and i also cleaned up under the gazebo we have out near the back door. seating and redecorating, fertilising the plants, sweeping etc etc and now it is fit for warm days and evenings, bbq's and quiet times.

ok so that's all for tonight so wherever you are and whatever you do....have a great weekend and until next bloggin'...take care and stay safe, hugs chris xoxo

Thursday, 13 August 2009

it's a miracle.......

....i've finally scrapped a LO and it's wanna see? silly question hey? of course ya do!!!


papers, stitches, frame, button and alpha brackets - soft breeze
border, leaf spray and bling - bumble bee breeze
twill pinch ribbon, pin and butterfly - a little wild
all the above - designs by anita @
"pier" - high shine chrome alpha - chantilly lace

fonts - pristina and monotype corsiva

journaling reads:

part of the ceiling on the old queenscliff pier down by the coast. i love this beautiful old historic building with it's simple yet stylish trimmings. certainly a favourite destination of mine when visiting the beach.

so it's been awhile since i last blogged and i do apologise to my followers for that but many of you know that it's pretty hectic here these days and i just don't have time to fit everything in anymore no matter how hard i try there are simply not enough hours in my day to do it all.

there is so much i wish to blog about and let you all know but for now i am going to leave it simple and just show off my latest LO. besides there is always tomorrow....and the next day...and the and i am hoping that if i can at least blog a little every couple of days then that will keep my blog fresh and my followers more interested.

till next time take care and stay safe...hugs chris xoxo