Monday, September 12, 2011

So many exciting things :)

where do I start...

Obviously first up is how proud we are of Chionia :) Back in June she was asked to try out for both gymnastics squad and acro squad. Being new to all this we tried out for both and were told we could pick :) So we went with acro - the other girls were wonderful to her and the coach Alida made her feel at home - it was a small group which we thought would be good at letting her settle in... Fast track a month and whilst I was at Mojo we were asked if she could compete in the Go for 2&5 Spring State acro championship at the beginning of September so we signed yes and the last 6 weeks has been learning all about routines - dynamic and balance etc - then came the leotard and all its sparkles...all set for Friday 9th Sept....

Last week was also sports week at school so it was a huge week for Chionia - she did well in her jumps and throws - she surprised us all by coming first in cross country and shaving 3 seconds off the school record for her year. (Jess also did really well coming first by 100m or so in her cross country!) Then Friday was sports day - we decided that as she had the states that night that we would let her stay at school till lunchtime when I brought her home for a rest... She came first in her running race and then disappeared before receiving her ribbon or standing on the dias...she said her feet were cold from running on wet grass and that she already had a first and someone else could have it! How cute!!! Fast forward to pick up time for Jess where we arrived early to see the results from the day and Chionia got named School champion for Year 1 girls :) A trophy :) YAY thank goodness I brought her back to school with me and managed to get a photo this time!

Off to states - it was interesting to see it all first hand - Chionia did so well and the scores reflected all the hard work her and her 2 friends had put in - They entered at Level 1 trio so they work as a team :) At the end of the night they were named winners overall and also took first place for their dynamic routine and their balance routine - we have a state champ in the house rofl!!!!! :) Well done gorgeous - we are very very proud!!!!

And in the midst of all this I was asked to join the Design team for Scraptivate Of course!! Can't wait to start creating :) Thanks Nat! Keep an eye out from next month!

Also Graphic 45 are having a rather cool comp.....

"Graphic 45 is pleased to announce our Halloween Rejuvenaiton Challenge! Fall and Halloween are definitely on the way and we thought it would be fun to have an altered art challenge that's inspired by this colorful season. We're asking you to take an old object and bring it back to life with Graphic 45! We've all got stuff around the house that could use a little dressing up. Maybe it's something you found at a garage sale, thrift store, or even an old item that's been sitting in the basement since forever. We want you to create a beautiful Halloween or Fall-themed altered art project from any old, random objects you might have using Graphic 45 products. It's the perfect craft challenge to jump-start your holiday crafting!

The submission deadline is September 25th. Email submissions to On September 26th all of the submissions will be uploaded to our Facebook photos and you will get to vote for your favorite submission by "Like"-ing it! Voting is from September 26th to 7am on Septmeber 30th. The TWO projects with the most likes win! Winners will be announced on Friday morning at 8am on our Facebook and on our blog.

The prize? You could win our entire Christmas Emporium collection! A 12x12 and 8x8 Paper Pad, both coordinating chipboard die-cuts and one of each cling stamp! That's a $76 value! Wow! We can't wait to see what you create!

We hope you are all excited about this great challenge! We certainly are!
Happy Papercrafting!

So what are you waiting for - off you go and rejuvenate that project!!! I have a few special ones up my sleeve to share with you soon :)

hhmmm What else is there..... need to find my list!!!!! Too many things - will be back :)

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