Friday, October 30, 2009


A couple of things. Amy turned two on wednesday. She is growing up so fast. We bought her a scooter as she is always trying to keep up with the older kids. She can't work it, so we just push her along. I think the elbow and knee pads make her happier than the scooter ride.


And some newsletter layouts for The Scrapbook Establishment. This week I got to use Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co. Yummy vintage Christmas papers.




While I am at it, I just thought I would say "hello" to all the people at work who have happened to stumble across my blog. How embarrassing. LOL! :D

Monday, October 19, 2009


A layout for the Journal Challenges blog. This fortnight's prompt is "Listen up, because this is important!"


A little embarrassing photo there of me. As Steve likes to say "I wish I had seen your school photo's before we got married." Yeah well...

Friday, October 16, 2009


A layout share. This one is in this week's newsletter from The Scrapbook Establishment. I used the Little Yellow Bicycle's Zinnia range.


Well, the school holidays are almost at a close. This holidays have been fantastic! We have done heaps of stuff. Usually we are either sick or it rains or it is summer (ugh!).


These school holidays we:

  • had a lazy pyjama day where we painted, played potato heads and lego. We showered to get back in our pyjamas.

  • played indoor mini golf where I got no good photos. Next time I think we will go outdoors.

  • went to the movies and saw Up.

  • bought the patterns for Halloween costumes!

  • bought a camper trailer! We then have been shopping lots for stuff to go with it. We are really looking forward to our first camping experience! :)

  • went to Nurragingy and fed the ducks and played in the grounds. Luke, of course, almost fell in the water.

  • went to the circus and had a fantastic time. It was pretty awesome! :)

  • scrapbooked the above layout.

  • got a Scrapbooking Memories Master's email to say I had been shortlisted.

  • went to a playdate with 5 other kids from Luke's class.

After not being able to leave the house last holidays thanks to Luke's chicken pox, I think we made up for it in the fun department these holidays. Only 9 weeks in term 4 and then holidays again! Yay! I love school holidays!!! :)

Saturday, October 10, 2009


I have 2 layouts to share today. The first is for the cybercrop happening over at The Scrapbook Establishment. It was my pleasure to set the inspiration challenge.

Here's the inspiration:


Here's the other criteria for the challenge:

1. Your layout must be either pink or blue or a combination of both pink and blue. You may use black/white or a hint of another colour if need be.

2. You must include a tag on your layout. Mine is tucked away, but it is still there.

3. You must have a repeating element on your layout. I repeated the use of fabric and butterflies.

Here's my example:


I had fun making the fabric flower, they seem to be pretty popular at the moment, but I think it takes up too much room. Still, it is nice though.

The other layout I have to share is in this month's Scrapbook Creations. It is in Ngaire Bartlem's Top Ten feature. The topic was 'It's all about me'. I didn't think too much about the content in the photo until after I had scrapped it so I was unsure whether it would be published or not, yes, it is a ruski alcopop in the photo. Oops.


I drew the heart and cut it out of an old pizza box, because lets face it, I have plenty hidden in a wardrobe. I covered it with some old postage stamps. FYI the best place I found to buy stamps was on ebay. I think one pack I bought was like $3 for 200 stamps. I love them for their vintage feel and the colours in them. I also used one on my Master's entry for the picture. Very handy as a little embellishment.


Thursday, October 1, 2009


Another layout, this one only took me 5 days to complete. And I wonder why I never get much scrapping done. Truth be told, I love the creating more than the finished product. I did this layout for this fortnight's prompt over at Journal Challenges. I am totally digging symmetry at the moment. Another thing, I don't own any glimmer mist. However, I do own a mini mister spray bottle and some food colouring. It's not shiny like the real stuff, but it works for me nonetheless.

1st Loaf

Before I go, you might want to check out this tomorrow night: