Saturday, January 31, 2009

Well today is a sad today but an exciting one as well!
Today marks the last day for TBSS. But in it's place is going to be one heck of a kick ass site!
I can't wait to show you all how fab the new site is going to be.

So stay tuned, say a few parting words for TBSS and
get ready for some HUGE stuff!

I have another sneak peek of upcoming DT stuff for you today.
I must be feeling very generous....LOL

Watch this space for updates on the new site!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Here is my take on the second project at PROJECT 52.
The inspiration for this project was supplied by Jeni Boisvert an amazingly talented lady who's work I absolutely adore!

This was like a Valentine's gift for me! It's really, corny but I had a lot of fun doing it.
The plate is from a pile ready for the charity shop, as were the little white flowers until I cut them up! The plate was painted and distressed and with some die-cut PP, ribbon and pearls, voila!

Hope everyone has a great scrappin day!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

For a bit of fun Kellie sent me this challenge where you have to go into your photo files, go to the 6th file and show everyone the 6th photo. This could be scary 'cause my photos need a huge clean up.....LOL.

OK ready? Here goes.....

Whew! That's not so bad.
This is my gorgeous daughter Kiahna and my spunky little
nephew Cordell.

So according to Kellie she is not sure how many people to hand this challenge to.
She thought 5 sounded good. So I will go with that too....LOL


Have fun people......


All kids back at school and now I can play!
Scrapping Time.......L

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Here's a sneak peek at some DT work I have been up to lately.
All will be revealed soon!

Sorry but that's all for today!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Something Fun!

You can't get much further away from my normal scrapbooking with this LO, but I just wanted to do something a bit fun for the kids.
I did this LO for my Random Challenge last week at TBSS.
I have used only Cardstock and Kaiser Products for this LO.

It makes me smile just because of it's silliness!.....LOL

Thanks for

Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Australia Day Everyone!

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie
oi, oi, oi

Friday, January 23, 2009

I visited one of my favourite blogs called Bad Girls which is one of my fav's for inspiration and lots of oohing and ahhhing and came across a new blog they have started called PROJECT 52. I have to say that as soon as I read what PROJECT 52 was all about, it was like getting a slap in the face. It was me! I have copied over what I read so you can see what I mean.

My goal with Project 52 is not only to help you to be inspired, but also to help you learn how to unleash your fear. Most of the barriers that hold us back from being the best artist we can stems from that nasty little critic inside of you that taunts you every time you sit down to create….do you know who I am talking about??? The evil little voice that always convinces you that “you suck”….”just give up…you can’t create art”……”that doesn’t look good, maybe a different color would be better”….”you know you can’t work with that medium…give it up”…”what the heck are you thinking??? Are you crazy??? You can’t mix those elements and colors together” and the banter goes on and on until your soul is worn out and you truly throw in the towel….no mojo…and you stop creating….or if you keep creating, you feel unsatisfied and your art is lacking from what you truly want it to be…and why??? Because you shut down…because you are not creating from the depths of your soul….you are listening to the critic and he is winning the game. It’s time to make a change….and that is what Project 52 is here for…so roll up your sleeves and get ready to create…

So off I went, inspired, determined and ready to push the envelope.

This is my first project for PROJECT 52. I have been wanting to do a couple of journals for myself for a long time. So with a kick up the backside I had no reason to not create my first one.
I had a heap of fun with this!


Thank you for dropping

Finally I got around to doing Nat's sketch at Nat's Creative Chaos.
I made a few oopsies with this one so I got a bit frustrated......LOL
But here it is anyways.
Oh bugger I forgot to take a picture of the journaling card, 'cause it pulls out from behind. Oh well all it says is how gorgeous my nephew Cordell is and how I couldn't stop hugging and kissing him as soon as I got hold of him....LOL
This was the first pic of me and him together and yes he was wondering who that crazy woman was. He is looking straight at his Mum for some reassurance!

Thanks for calling in. Hope to see you again

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Had a go at another A4 layout. This is the format I used when I first started scrapping. Haven't done an A4 LO for ages.
This pic was taken at our first visit to Taronga Park Zoo.

It isn't often I get a pic of just us girls so I couldn't wait to scrap this one!

Thanks for looking. See you all

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I am very excited that Shell has asked me to be the hostess of Cyber Crops and the big changes that are happening over at TBSS just adds to the excitement.

I LOVE Cyber Crop and I am having withdrawal symptoms at the moment so bring on the next one! Here are some details of what will be happening at our next Cyber Crop. A lot more information will be available soon and I will make sure I post any updates here.

Make sure you mark this date in your diary. You will not want to miss it!

February Cyber Crop

Cyber Crops are back!
The theme for the February Cyber Crop is all about love.....

So come and join us on February 6th, 2009
For a fun filled weekend of scrapping, games & prizes

You must register in the forum to partcipate

(details will come)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My challenge at TBSS last week was to create a layout in any size or shape except a 12x12. It's nice to really step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. I decided on a A4 layout which I hadn't done since I first started scrapbooking, but to push myself further I did it in landscape which I had never done. Here is what I came up with. This is a pic of my Nan and my Aunty. My DD took this photo on her new camera. Pretty good for a 7 year old I reckon!

Back later with an update on some exciting stuff happening!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Woo Hoo!
Lookie what I just received.
Today is my Lucky Day!
Thanks Blog

Ok I have a little bit of housework to take care of in here today!.....LOL

First up is this lovely award from Nat at Nat's Creative Chaos.
Thank you sweet thing. Your comments are always positive and your blog is so inspirational.

I have passed this award around before so rather than me doubling up I will skip straight to the next one!.....LOL

This morning I received this gorgeous award from Kellie on her new web address. Make sure you go check it out! Thank you Kellie.

In no particular order these are the 10 blogs that I would like to nominate for this award. All gorgeous places to visit!


Off for now and I will check in a bit

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I'm nearly there. This blog has caused me a few headaches and a lot of swear words but I nearly have it looking how I want to.
I just had it in my head that I needed to personalise with my own blog banner and I just didn't think I needed a fancy shmansy name either. It's just me here. My life, my scrap creations, my annoying verbal dribble.....LOL

I would love to know what you all think?

Will check back in a bit later with another post.....

Saturday, January 17, 2009

OK now don't freak out but I am making some changes around here so just be patient. I will try my very best to have everything all sorted out soon!
So If you see things disappearing and then re-appearing or moving places....
It's just me playing.......LOL

Chat to you all

I had another small shopping trip and received my parcel yesterday!
I should so learn to stay away from sales....LOL
This pretty little bundle is from The Scrap Gap.

Chat again

Friday, January 16, 2009

This LO is for another photoswap at TBSS for Kirsti. I stole this pic from her sister Nat. Isn't little Ashlea just adorable. Love them cheeks!

Off to do some scrapping today! Yahoo!

Check back

Thursday, January 15, 2009

How cute is this!
My gorgeous DD Kiahna wanted to scrap a page for Nat. (Nat's Creative Chaos). She decided on the colour scheme then she went to Spotlight with me and picked out everything she wanted to put on the LO. She still raided my stash for some alpha, a rhinestone, flowers and the prima leaves. Then she sat there and laid everything out on the floor and designed how her page was going to look. She wrote the little note below to send to Nat and then had second thoughts about actually giving the LO away so only the note is going to reach Nat now!.....LOL

Thanks for stopping

I love parcel deliveries. This one made me a little sad though. This is probably my last delivery from the Tear Bears shop. :(
But at the same time it's exciting 'cause there is heaps and heaps of cool stuff happening soon.
Stay Tuned!

I love them little Journal's. Itching to play with them!

So if you haven't already checked out the sale, better hop on over before it's too late.

Be back later with more!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sketches, sketches, sketches
I really do like sketches. Problem is I think I suck at them....LOL
So I have been trying to get in some extra practice and do some more.
This LO was for the sketch challenge at Pencil Lines. I have included the original sketch underneath for you to see.
This is my extremely cute puppy Dexter modelling his new clothes....LOL

Supposed to be 38 degrees here today so I'm gonna go finish all my housework early!


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

How's everybody's day going?
Hope everybody has a good scrapping day today!

This layout is for Nat's January Challenge at her blog Nat's Creative Chaos. I had a bit of fun with this one and the gorgeous Nat rewarded me with one of her beautiful awards. Thanks darlin'.

The layout was hard to get a good pic of and the black background is not cardstock it's just the background I took the pic on.
Still need to remember to take some detail pics. Oh well maybe next time.

Off to finish my housework now so I can have some scrapping

Monday, January 12, 2009

ROFPML....I still laughing at myself 'bout this.
This started out as a 12 x 12 page and then got out of control, so now it's a 30 x 40cm canvas but has centre stage on top of my stash cabinet!
Had fun going outside the lines though.....LOL

PS: I really need to start remembering to take some close-up shots of detail too!

Thanks for visiting.....hugs & love

Sunday, January 11, 2009

This is a quick digi I got to play with while I was on holidays.
Love the convenience of a lappy and digi elements to satisfy the scrappin urge when you are away from home....LOL.
All elements are by Joanne Bain.

This is my Mum & Dad at their engagement party. Have to check with Mum on the exact date though. Don't ya just love Mum's funky hairdo by the way :)

Thanks for

Saturday, January 10, 2009

I managed to get a little scrapping done yesterday. I have a whole heap of ideas in my head at the moment and unfortunately I think they are all fighting with each other....LOL

Anyway this first layout is for Kirsti's quote challenge last week at TBSS. It was to be anything New Years related. I have issues with New Years Resolutions! I always break them so try not to make them now! My resolutions for this year though is more of a personal development thing.

1. Be more assertive
2. Push myself further

This layout was a Photoswap with Kirsti and I used Kath's sketch challenge at TBSS for this one as well.

Well thanks for stopping by beautiful people.
Catch you all

Friday, January 9, 2009

Big huge hugs and love to the beautiful Kathie, aka Scraphappy Kat for passing this lovely award onto me.

This is called The Proximity Award."These blogs invest and believe in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers, who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

Here are my blog nominations for this award:


These are all beautiful blogs by people with a unique sense of individuality and a real passion for their work. Hugs to you all!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

As promised I have posted the last of the OTP's I did for Christmas presents. Had to wait til my Nan, Aunty and Cousin had opened them....LOL
I'm guessing my cousin liked hers 'cause she took a photo and posted it on her Facebook page........LOL

Thanks for being here. Hope to catch you

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Here's a couple of candid snaps that my wonderful DH took today. He loves the candid ones....LOL

Can you guess who Shell's favourite girl was today?!

I'm sure there will be plenty more photos to be seen around yet


How excited am I?????

In exactly 4 short hours I am having lunch with the beautiful Shell & Ma from TBSS and Rach and Lexie

I can not wait to meet you all in person. This is gonna be sooooo much fun!

See you soon xxx

Saturday, January 3, 2009

I'm off to see my beautiful, gorgeous Nan for a few days so it's gonna be a bit quiet around here.
But I'm not leaving you empty handed. If you look to your right you will see I have left you some eye candy to keep you entertained for a few days......LOL

MMMMMM........Will Smith

See you all on the flip side
How's the start of everyone's year going. I need a holiday!......LOL

This is a digi layout I did for a sketch challenge over at Pencil Lines.
Really wanted to have a go at a paper LO too but just haven't had the time!
I have included the original sketch as well.

Anyway thats all I got for you now.
Thanks for looking.....ciao

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Woo Hoo!
First official post for 2009. Gotta love the excitement....LOL

This is a layout for Nat's challenge this week at TBSS that I combined with Kath's sketch challenge. I have put a copy of Kath's original sketch below as well.

Nat's challenge was a memorable time or highlight of 2008. It also had to have:
2 Photos
0 Flowers, not even on the PP
0 Plain cardstock
8 journaling words minimum

Kath's sketch

Thanks for being here.....xxxx


Here's hoping that you all have a very safe and happy 2009 and all your hopes and dreams are fulfilled!