Tuesday, May 24, 2011


I completed the 14km HBF Run for a Reason in the offical time of 1:46:45
I am proud, emotional, motivated, happy and most of all in CHARGE of ME!!! I love this feeling so much I never want it to end! I have signed up for round 2 of the 12WBT and I am entering the Perth City to Surf run in August!! That's me below in yellow RUNNING across the finish line :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Michelle Bridges 12WBT

This is week 12 of my Body Transformation, I have almost reached my 12 week goal of a 12kg loss

Start weight 82.2kg
Current weight 70.8kg

Wednesday is the final weigh in day so I have 600g to go to get to my goal. Here are the before and after shots :)

 I am very proud of how far I have come, not only physically but also mentally. The 12WBT has made a huge difference in my life, I have signed on for round 2 with the goal of getting down to my ideal weight of 59kg...yeehaa lets go!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

HBF Run for a Reason

See the face below, thats my happy/proud face. I went on the treadmill today to train for the HBF Run (my second big training session) I walked/ran 20km in 2hrs 55mins. Pretty happy with myself right now even though I am totally destroyed physically and mentally! Looking forward to a long soaking bath and putting my feet up on the couch! Thank you Michelle Bridges, without you I never would have attempted something like this..ever!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

HBF Run for a Reason

Yesterday I did my first full training walk for the HBF Run for a Reason. I walked for 2hrs 10mins. I am feeling it today but not where I expected :)

On the 22nd May I will walk 14km and all monies raised will go to the Cancer Council of WA. I am walking in memory of my friends and relatives that have lost their brave battle with cancer.

Here is the link to my fundraising page http://hbfrunfundraising.com.au/brigitte_harris

I thank you in advance for taking the time to check out my page xxx

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Scrapping Share

A few more layouts to share, I have scrapped so much this month I am amazing myself!

This one is from Chook Scraps Amazing Race - round 2, see if you can guess the criteria or head on over to the forum and check it out!

Another Blind Scrap page from Scrapbooking from Scratch I am loving these classes as I am getting all my travel photos from last year scrapped! I changed this one after as I journalled on the kraft cardstock and then hated my journalling, so I painted it out, journalled again and added some stamps to match the doors!
This page was about my obsession with taking photos of doors over in Europe!

Yesterday I spent all day up at Just Scrapbooking in Perth and did 2 great classes. The first class was taught by Jordie. Two beautiful layouts designed to be a double if you wish. I made them two singles as the one titled Ellie is now framed and will be given as a gift to my friend! The paper range is Theresa Collins Posh and I loved it so much I just had to buy more :)

The second class was taught by Sandie and was a beautiful boxed gift set of cards. We used the cricut in this class. Love the way this project turned out.

The pretty box including 4 matching cards.

One of the cards inside the box.

I am very happy with all these creations, they are so different and all so much fun to do :)

Michelle Bridges - Mini Milestone

As part of the Michell Bridges 12WBT program we have to complete a mini milestone every 4 weeks. This weeks challenge was to complete a mini triathlon (please insert shocked expression here) This was to consist of a 5km walk/run, a 10km bike ride and an 800m swim! We could also choose to do this at home using our own equipment or at a gym (substituting the swim for rowing) I decided to complete it at home using my own equipment. Unfortunately I do not have a rowing machine so I walked my dogs for 25 mins, then completed a 5km walk uphill on the treadmill and a 10km cycle on my exercise bike! Total time 1:29:34! Even though technically I did not complete a triathlon I am very proud of myself and what I achieved today :)

4 weeks to go for this round and then I am signing up for round 2. Bring it on :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Feel my temp I have scrapped again :)

Another challenge found at the challenge blog Chat with Charm for the April Artastic Challenge, this months inspiration came from a painting titled 'Autumn Wonder' by Debbie Adams Why don't you go on over and have a look at all the gorgeous DT samples and all the fabulous entries so far!
This challenge was right up my creative alley and it helps that Autumn is my favourite time of year and my favourite colour combo!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Another Challenge today :)

This one is for the April 123 Challenge which you can find here The criteria is to use the colour lime green, the word Really and fabric. I must admit I have not used much fabric, just a smidgeon to cover my punched out butterfly!

The colours are so washed out in this photo, my skills at taking photos of my layouts is sadly lacking! The background behind the photo is watercolour crayon in lime green and is quite bright on the actual layout.
Oh well I know how it really looks :) TFL xx

Weight Loss Journey

For the past 7 weeks I have been following the Michelle Bridges 12 week body challenge, this is me at week 1:

I weighed in at 82.2kg, I now weigh 74.6kg. I will post my after photo when the 12 weeks is finished.
This has been an amazing journey and one I will be on for life :)

Scrapping Challenges

I am slowly getting back in to the world of scrapping, it helps that I have joined some amazing challenge forums :) Here are some of the layouts I have created recently:

This is for the March Sketch Challenge here

The March Designer Kit Sketch Challenge here

Blind Scrapping here

Out of the Hat April Challenge here
I was in the front row right on the edge of the stage here and I have to say that this young man was causing me many a hot flush, ay carumba too hot for this old lady :)

April Sketch Challenge here
I have been having a lot of fun doing all these different and inspiring challenges, why not go and check them out!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Chook Scraps Amazing Chook Race

I have entered a challenge at Chook Scraps called the Chook Scraps Amazing Chook Race, stage 1 has just started and if you're quick you can join in, just click on my link and you'll be there in a jiffy to check out all the details :) Here is my entry for stage 1

The colours aren't very true in this photo, I have used some of the gorgeous gift pack I received for minding a special little boy :) The PP is from My Minds Eye - Alphabet Soup. Thank you to my gorgeous friend Peta for choosing the contents of the gift pack and sending it to me xx

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My Shadow

As I was on my walk this morning I was watching my shadow and my mind drifted away seeing a young and carefree girl skipping in the sun, this girl enjoyed her life and words like stress and fatigue were not in her vocabulary.I thought how nice to be her, then I realised I am :)

Chat With Charm

I have joined a new challenge site Chat with Charm it is a great site with loads of awesome challenges. The first challenge I chose to do was from Scrapping the Music - challenge#168 Closer to Fine. The photo was taken by Sandie Mallon

It was a great challenge and I took my inspiration from the words 'The less I seek my source for some definitive, the closer I am to fine' this song is by Indigo Girls Why not check out Chat with Charm and see all the challenges on offer, you won't be disappointed!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Art Journal

Well after 17 years of full time work and wishing that I was anywhere else, the time has come...I am now unemployed and loving it :) To celebrate my freedom I have started an art journal (something that has interested me for a long time) At the moment I am doing a creative art class run by Tamara Laporte and the first few pages of my journal are practise pages for her classes!

I have also managed a little bit of scrapping this year!