Wednesday, May 26, 2010


I am a little super excited, my holidays for July have been approved. A whole 4 weeks off work. Oh goodness. I have no idea what I am going to do with myself. Actually I do know. I am going to get my life back. My mental health will thank me for it! I really need to take time out from work and focus on me for a bit. Let's face it, it is completely unhealthy to live the way I live on what little amount of sleep I get. I have aged so much in the past 2 years. However, I still like my job and I love the flexibility it affords me. I love being there for the kids and I enjoy my wage.

Enough of me rambling! Ready for some more layouts?

This one is from the retreat and it almost didn't survive. The thing is I heard Amy talking and she said something like

"I glue it. Scissors."

Ohhh my. I raced to see what she had done. Lucky she had just used my DM to stick a chipboard number in the middle of my journalling. Lucky because it was still wet and I was able to wipe most of it off.

This layout uses the same paper as the Big Boy Sleeps Here layout from my last post. That's because I was so loving the colours that I decided to have another crack at them.

The next layout is one about Steve and Amy. I am not entirely happy with it, but it'll do. (That'll do pig. That'll do. LOL!)

And now for a quick newsletter layout I created last week. How about those foam letters that I picked up at the reject shop for $3 a pack. Exactly the same font as Thickers. Mmmm. Love me an alpha bargain.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


The retreat was good. It was great to get away and not have to cook and clean. Even if we did sleep in tent like structures and it was so cold the first night that it was difficult to sleep. The second night I was too tipsy to notice or care. That's an advantage. I ended up scrapping 4 layouts. 2 I can share because one I made a bo0-boo on the title and I have to redo it and the other isn't exactly finished.

Oh and this is one retreat that wont be forgotten in a while. It was great to meet some new fabulous scrapping sisters too. Fun times. ;)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Scrapbooking: Bo Bunny

A couple of layouts before I go and finish packing for the retreat I am going on. :)

These layouts are for the newsletter at Ideal Papercraft. I was given the Bo Bunny Flower Child range.

And I even made a card. Cards are certainly not my forte, that's for sure!

That's it for now. Enjoy your weekend, I know I will!!! Now... off to finish that packing...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Is it possible that I have another layout to upload already? Indeed. I did this as part of a blind layout challenge over at Ideal Papercraft. It turns out that when you sketch something and then make instructions to create the layout, that the layout doesn't actually end up turning out like the sketch at all. Not to worry. Yes, the background cardstock is a bit grubby thanks to a certain persons 'helping' hands. Ha!

On another note, only 3 more sleeps until I go on my scrapping retreat. Yay!

Before I go, I would just like to say a huge thanks to my pal Sarah who showed me how to use up the gazillion Prima Got Flowers I have. You make them into prettier flowers by just folding, squishing and gluing down extra petals. I love them and they put some old stash to good use. Which in my book, is pretty awesome.

And a close up of the pretty flowers:

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


If you have seen this post HERE then you might already know my news. If you haven't seen the post and don't want to click on the link, let me tell you what it is about. Yep. I am now an Aussie ScrapJacker!!! Here is the first layout I did as part of the DT. You may need to click on it to get a sharper view.