Thursday, April 30, 2009


I just picked up our family portrais taken a couple of weeks ago and am rapt with them. This layout includes one of them.
This is for Uproar2scrapmore Ultinate wipeout - challenge four....

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wahoo- have my first student booked....

I am rather excited - I have my first student booked for one of my classes at the Scrapbook Cupboard in Helensvale - I am running 2 different classes through May - one vintage and one general -so Take a look at their class list i you are in the local area and come and do a class with me!!!! I cant wait!!!!! -Its their third birthday this weekend and they are having lots of fun and games and special so if you get a chance drop by!!

Sadly I wont be there - we are off to Noosa for the weekend - I CANT WAIT!!!! Three nights!! Wahoo!!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Not much getting done....

Okay after a massive scrappin weekend I have hit a brick wall- the house needed a vac and the floors need a wash, the endless washing apparently needs to be folded and put away, I have to go ans pick up new glasses, I ahve DT stuff and ATCs to do and nothing is happening. Teleah is having a picnic with her teddies, dogs and babies so I have made her a plate with cute up Kiwi, fruit sticks, bickies and a baby meringue.....Hmmm then I have to think about something for tea and get some shirts ironed for Shane!!!!! Man - makes me wish I felt like scrappin!!!!

I have these tricky ATCs to make with an Arabesque theme - not ballet arabesque but Morrocan arabesque - have an idea in mind so need some mojo to pull it off. I also have to finish off a card class and do a DT kit and do a vintage class!!!
Hmm- GET OFF HERE!!!!!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Trash and Treasure craft auction today only....

Tanya is running a fabulous Trash and Treasure auction for today only - here is the link - yes of course I am going to be selling some stuff but you should take a look - there are some bargains!!!


Saturday, April 25, 2009

and one more....

Okay exhaustion is setting in - I have tidied up the house and half my scrap desk - I had bits and pieces of miscellaneous cards all over the place so now have some semblance of is the final layout I did this afternoon!

and some vintage ones...

My latest entries for Uproar2scrapmore Ultimate Wipeout

Great sketches here.....

My beautiful friend Gayatri who lives on the other side of Australia does the most amazing sketches - I used hers for the Wedding cake layout

Here is the link - take a look

she does backgrounds too- shes very clever!! And Im glad shes a friend!!

and some more....

Gotta love a weekend without the hubby!!

Im such a NAUGHTY girl...

Shane is away in Melbourne for the weekend and I stayed up half the night scrappin - I definitley am a night time is what I got done yesterday and last night.....

Friday, April 24, 2009

OMG Its 40 ...its 40!!!!!!!

My followers has hit 40!!!!! Thanks Gayatri - you know what that means - time for my super RAK draw!!!!!Hmmm- that means I need to determine a sytem for drawing the big RAK winner..........stay tuned for that....

In the meantime - here is some stuff I got to do today - hubby is away in Melbourne for the weekend - so Iam scrap free !!!!! Just throw some scraps to the chidren from time to time and maybe get some sleep at some point....Oh yeah and Teleah has a fairy party on Sunday!!! Hmmm- so much to do and SO MUCH TIME!!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Kits for Mad about scrappin...

These are the first of a few kits I am doing for Mad about scrappin - they are such good value and Leanne always does a super job putting them together. I made 2 layouts and a card. My cousin just had a baby girl on the 2oth - 4lb 2 oz - so the card is for her!!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Come and see our new addition

Hi all
This is the newest Kamphuis member - she is 2 days old and her name is DAISY - we will get her on or aout June 15th...She is white with caramel - ISNT SHE CUTE!!!!!

and the other one......for Wipeout

For the ultimate challenge at Wipeout- purple and pink, bling, stitcing and min 3 flowers....My sister in law with Teleah as a baby

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Searching for Fairy Dust

One of my entries to Uproar2scrapmore ultimate Wipeout - Challenge 5 - must have purple and pink, must have bling, flowers - min 3 sizes, flourish and tonight I iwll do the stitching - this it it so far.....I love it and i realise I almost NEVER use purple

and some more- an Easter layout

I love Making Memories garden party papers - these are pics from last Easter - still to print this years!!! Ho hum......

Cybercrops this weekend.....

Oh my - Cybercrop city this weekend - we ahev the HOP TO IT cybercrop at UUproar 2scrapmore and All about you at Mad about scrappin and then there is also a cybercrop at Scrap of difference. I will be providing a challenge at each of them so come and join the fun!!!!

Thanks to the fabulous response to my kits too - they are all sold out bar one and its the very top photo !! So stay tuned will have some up in a few weeks. I am also sitting at 37 followers which means we are drawing closer to a fabulous RAK - once my followers hits 40 - there will be an extra special RAK draw!!!! SO join up to be in the running!!!

Ta for now

Monday, April 20, 2009

All the first lot have gone....

All the kits in the first lot of pics - with 5 - and NO duplicates - they have all sold out - so the ones left are the three in the top pictures.......If you are interested - I can have some more kits available soon - just leave a message and let me know......

Okay some have gone already...

The two boyish kits have both sold......ALL THE KITS IN THE FIRST BLOCK OF FIVE HAVE NOW SOLD OUT

and some more kits....

Okay - KIT time again....

From time to time I do a big cleanout of my papers etc and make up kits with the stuff I have doubles of etc - so I have NINE up for grabs - actually 10 - But I dint photograph one very well....the kits are $10 each - and postage is free - and its first is in best dressed - If you purchase four - you will get a bonus.....once these are gone - I will make up some more.....

If you want to buy one - email me at and give me the name of the kit . ONce you have paid I will post it off to you


Phew - One BIG scrappin weekend

Does anyone else get sore arms - from scrappin and bloggin I get really sore arms - I get worried about carpal tunnel but do I stop - NO!!!! Hopeless - take some nurofen and keep going!!

Here is some of what I have done this weekend....

Saturday, April 18, 2009

One Day I....

Challenge 1 for Wipeout at Uproar2scrapmore - requires two layouts with the theme of One Day I - I wanted them completely different although they both required predominantly black and green, chipboard embellies and One Day I ....
Here they are

Debs Creations cybercrop

Phew - been busy hosting the CC at Debs - 8 challenges all up and games and random prizes - Good fun but lots of work too . I have done one of the challenegs - You had to use 2 Kaiser patterned papers from differnt ranges and different Kaiser embellies - I used rubons, brads and felt. Thanks gayatri

Friday, April 17, 2009

Just for fun....

every so often I have to do some scrappin just for me and just for fun - I love challenges and do lots f them but sometimes you just goota scrap something for the hell of it. This is a pic I took of Lachlan yesterday after he had been in trouble!! I love the reflective look on his face. The products I have used are from a win from - great colours together!!

I have a busy day today and then tonight I am hosting the cybercrop at debs Creations - tonnes of challenges and some very cool prizes - should be good fun

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Some pics from my girls day out....

Caught up with Rachel and Izzy and Cass today - we went to a cool park - which just needs toilets and had a picnic lunch and the first of many catchups!!!! Such gorgeous girls!!

Wipeout at Uproar and Cybercrop at Debs this weekend

Okay - so I made it through to the final round of Wipeout on a wild card over at Uproar and the final comp is WICKED - 5 rounds - all double challenges and so I have doen the first of the two cards needed for Round 3 - here she is - cute - with its acrylic window....

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wow - check out this blog....

I know its not strictly scrappin but some amazing work and I wish I had this studio!!


I wish you enough

Recently I overheard a Father and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure.

Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the Father said, 'I love you, and I wish you enough.'

The daughter replied, 'Dad, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Dad.'

They kissed and the daughter left. The Father walked over to the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see he wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on his privacy, but he welcomed me in by asking, 'Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?'

'Yes, I have,' I replied. 'Forgive me for asking, but why is this a for ever good-bye?'.

'I am old, and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is - the next trip back will be for my funeral,' he said.

'When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, 'I wish you enough. ' May I ask what that means?'

He began to smile. 'That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone.' He paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail, and he smiled even more. 'When we said, 'I wish you enough,' we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them.' Then turning toward me, he shared the following as if he were reciting it from memory.

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear..
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.

I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.
He then began to cry and walked away.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them; but then an entire life to forget them.


To all my friends and loved ones, and all the people who have entered my life along the way.


In spite of the school holidays ....

I got to do some cool scrapping done yesterday in between feeding the troops, friends over to play, visiting a client to collect some $$ and taking the kids to do some shopping....Lucky the kids are being good for the hols1!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Songbird scraps blog challenge

My friend SKye runs songbird scraps blogspot - and this month features Ausse artists and one of my all time faves - Hunters and Collectors - throw your arms around this is my big boy and baby girl - they share a special bond - he is so protective of her and she loves it.....the papers are from the fab pack I won on Chris blog - born2create!!!!

Thanks for looking

Some cards....

My cousin is about to turn 40 so I made a card for her and a card with some scraps - seriously love vintage music paper at the moment - so versatile!!