Tuesday, June 30, 2009


My Journal It challenge layout:

Yep. I used bias binding around the egde. I was sewing on this layout and something in my little silver bucket caught my attention. Just what I needed to finish off my layout. Just a note, if you are going to used binding, just make sure you trim the sides of your layout so it fits in a page protector. Oh and yep, that's another piece of BG out of my stash too!

And a card for the monthly card swap over at The Scrapbook Establishment. And I used two of my new Apple Blossom Studio stamps. Good stuff.


Saturday, June 27, 2009


Christmas in July card competition.

The Scrapbook Establishment is holding a 5 week card competition.

The prize is a gorgeous Making Memories Fa-la-la Recipe file.

Registration closes midnight Sunday 28th June for the comp to begin on Monday 29th June.

Check it out here: http://www.thescrapbookestablishment.com.au/forum/viewforum.php?f=135

I would love to see you there!!!


Friday, June 26, 2009


Some layout shares for The Scrapbook Establishment. I used Creative Imaginations Rock-A-Bye Baby range.

Alright, well, I am off to scrapbook while Amy is having a nap! :D

Sunday, June 21, 2009


I took this photo of the cat. I think he looks a little evil. But I still like the photo, just the same.


So, finally for my 8 things tag. Thankyou to Sarah, Moi and Tanya for tagging me.

8 things I look forward to:

Hopping into bed and going to sleep.
Taking the kids out tomorrow if the weather is ok.
Family time.
Weekends so I can drink PepsiMax.
Weekends in general, really.
Scrapbooking while listening to Nickelback.
Going on holidays with the family.
Those 2 hours when Amy is alseep and I can do whatever I want.

8 things I did yesterday

Cleaned up the house a little.
Played around with Amy.
Played Bloons Tower Defense on the computer.
Watched a bit of TV.
Stitching on a layout.
Made scones.

8 things I wish I could do

Sleep more. LOL.
Remember birthdays better.
Be better around the house.
Earn more money for doing less work.
Be involved more at the school.

8 things I've watched lately

Angels & Demons.
How to lose friends and alienate people.
The View.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
New McDonalds Farm.
Blue's Clues.
Channel V.

8 people I would like to tag (sorry if you have already been tagged)



And I received my new Apple Blossom Studio stamps in the mail. These are fair dinkum gorgeous! I am so excited that I get to play with them! They seriously appeal to me the way other stamps don't. Love them.


Thursday, June 18, 2009


Who'd have thought I would be back so soon, especially with another layout! Not I!

So, I was cleaning up my space and I was putting away some papers and I realised that I have waaay too many Basic Grey papers. This is what 159 full sheets of BG PP looks like. It was originally 161 but I have made it my mission to start using and stop collecting. No doubt you will see more BG layouts in the near future. :)


Ok, so a smarter person would have photoshopped the words onto the photo. Not me. I used some old MM rubons. I like using old stuff. It's so refreshing to know that stuff will be used, eventually.

I know, I know, 3 people have tagged me to do the 8 things tag, and I will, but Luke, who is home from school today sick, is bugging me to use the computer. It seems he is a little addicted to Mini-Clip games. I can't say I am immune to them either though. ;)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Yes. Another layout completed. This layout is for Scrap Therapy's Make Believe Master's and the task this fortnight was to create a shaped layout. I had this idea rolling around in my head since I saw the initial requirements of the competition.

Layout Overlay


And run, don't walk over to The Scrapbook Establishment and take part in out week long Cybercrop. Here is the card I created for my challenge. Look familiar Nic? ;) I just used scraps I had lying around. Love cards that make use of scraps.


And while I am at it, I know, this is a hug post, I had two tags. One is from Sue who I know throught the forums at Scrapbooking Memories.


Here are the rules:

1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Seriously? 15 blogs?! How about we make that 5? Now, that's a more reasonable number.

My 5 Lovely Blog Awards go to:

1.  Moira - I am so happy to see you have a blog again!

2. Annette

3. Jaimee

4. Katherine

5. Ruthy

Ok, so next post I will do the 8 Things tag. Can't do too much at once. LOL! ;)

Thursday, June 11, 2009


I would like to thank everyone for their comments and emails about Steve. I will get around to replying to them all individually. But until I do, thankyou. Very much.

Steve is home now. I am so glad to have him home.

The irregular heartbeat was atrial fibrillation and his heart went back to normal after some medication. He has a heart specialist appointment in just a couple of weeks. We are positive there is now nothing wrong with his heart and that it was a direct consequence of the adrenaline shot. But when doctors start throwing big words and procedures around you really start to worry.

As for the anaphylaxis, the doctors seem to think it was caused from hair dye. So. We shaved Steve's hair off. It was either that or try and wash the dye out before he finished his course of meds. We took the easy road on that one, I think. He has an appointment with an allergist in 6 weeks.

So, for now. It's mostly smiles around here. :D

I am just so happy to have my man home.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


My blog is usually a happy place for me to come. To share bits of the good stuff that happens in our daily lives.

Today is not a happy post.

Steve suffered from anaphylaxis last night and I cannot describe the absolute horror and pain I felt when I saw him collapse unconscious.

He scared the hell out of me. He scared the hell out of himself.

You want to know what I did in my panic stricken state? Scream at him to get up and shake him.

I have this horrible guilt. Why the hell didn't I firstly ring 000?

Maybe when it's the person you love most in the world, you can't really think clearly?

Guilt aside, he is ok now, shaken, as we all are. But ok. Although now they have found he has an irregular heartbeat and are looking at that.

Friday, June 5, 2009


See, I told you I would be back soon with a layout. The challenge for Make Believe Masters over at Scrap Therapy was to scrap a double page layout using at least 6 photos. Here is my effort. It took me 2 hours this morning as it had to be uploaded by noon. I made it. Just. Let's just say, I never would have thought scrapbooking would get my pulse racing so quick.

Want to know the best part? I used my Apple Blossom stamps so now it is also a DT layout. Gotta love hitting two birds with one stone. ;)


Not that I want to encourage gender specific stereotypes, but seriously, it is just so cute to watch Amy play with the stroller and dolls.


In other news, Luke received a Principal's Award for 'being an enthusiastic class member who is making terrific progress'. I am so proud of him! He is loving school and all I ever hear from him is "mum, how do you spell (insert whatever random word he can think of here)?" Love his enthusiasm! :)


Hopefully I will have something scrappy to share in my next post. :)