Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Lets get shabby new challenge...

I love this challenge blog -  such   cool  challenges - this  month is a   sketch   challlenge so  what better   chance to  play with my new Websters papers!!  Man they are  BEWDIFULLLLLLLLL!!!!

Anyway -  my son turns  8 today so this is a  quick post  to get this  up before we go and do  Birthday  things!!!  Make sure you are  on my list of followers   because TOMORROW  I will be  drawing too  Random winners   from my  followers list - Love you all!!

and I did this layout for a  cybercrop over at Bonsscraps  last night.  The wrecks are at Tangalooma and they have sunk about  30   boats to  create an artificial reef -  fabulous  snorkelling and scuba  diving and the  wrecks just look awesome too!!

Every day is EARTH day!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Boy and Girl embellishment packs.....

BOy pack

Girl  pack
Okay guys - I have a  limited number of  girl and boy   embellishment packs - they are $5  each and that includes postage.  Email me at  and let me know  which one  you would like.....

WOW - Is all I can say!!!!!

At  the beginning  of September I set out on a   quest to get above  90  followers and here I am hoping  I get ONE MORE  to hit  120  followers  before the end of the month - SO if oyu arent  yet  following - come and  do so  NOW -   I will be  drawing   some Cool RAKS   from my  list  of follwers......

ANd  some more  new  vintage  embellie packs  coming soon!!!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Some cybercroppin layouts.....

I was in the mood  for a  scrap last night  so did a  couple of layouts  last  night and one this morning....

Here they are

My  gorgeous friend  Ange and I - stayed up all  night at our challenge chicks  scrapbook retreat - Im hoping she moves to the Gold Coast - and we can  play  up again!  LOL

A challenge   at Crafting  in style  cybercrop...

and another

This challenge was to   take a  scraplift of a layout in the gallery and there is  this  amazing   scrapper Stace so I lifted one of hers -  changed the colours etc  - Great  style  Thanks Stace!!!

GO CATS -  I will  be cheering like crazy for my fabulous GEELONG  today in the AFL  Grand final - the kids have  decorated the  lounge room- - in blue and white of course!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Scrapbook news and reviews magazine

Double-header, double issue FREE weekend at Scrapbook News and Review Magazine. Come check out all the fun and excitement at Scrapbook News and Review:

From Saturday, September 26, 2009 until Sunday, September 27, 2009, we're celebrating the Grand Opening of our brand new website. Come take a gander at the site, chat on the forum, join in a challenge, play a game or two and the best part of all, see the inside of the magazine for FREE.

Our Special Double Issue -- our largest issue of the year -- debuts on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. EST and from the moment of debut until 8:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, you'll have complete access to the world's largest online scrapbooking magazine. With over 400 layouts (scrapbooking and digital), cards, stamping and altered art projects, product reviews, manufacturer spotlights and more, you'll be amazed at the incredible inspiration, fabulous tips, tricks and techniques, amazing tutorials and exciting eye candy. Don't delay -- register on our site today. You must be a registered user to play."

Scrap n art layout

My fabulous  friend Angie  runs a cool sketch  challenge   blog

and this is her sketch for September

and my take on the sketch

So  pop in and   play  along and  say Hi  to Angie for me!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Feeli like a cybercrop this weekend???

The Kamphuis family

My Stick Family from

Twilight junkie

This is a challenge  to be about Books over at Ready set scrap - I felt like scrappin but needed  some challenges to kick start me and I am luvin this and Chris  gorgeous  ribbon flowers!!

Some bits and pieces....

Okily  dokkily - I have  been   doing some  boy scrappin  cos I always need to-  You know I have 3 sons and a love  of all thngs  vintage and  girly - what a  life  dilemma!!!!

So here goes....

Oh yes - I did  sneak in a pink one - I have made this for my  friend Corinne - our  girls  love each other just like we do !!!  LOl

Friday, September 18, 2009

October kits - up and ready to go!!

School holidays start today so I am getting in earlier with my kits  so I am not trying to  fit it in the school hols with four kids  running  around!!  As usual- the kits are $10 each and $5  flat rate postage  no matter how many kits you purchase.  Email me at with the name of the kits you are after.  They sell FAST !!  and some of these   are One of kits  so  it is first in best dressed!!


2. Courtney - SOLD OUT

3. Clearwater  SOLD OUT

4.  Enya - SOLD OUT




8. Gloria

9.  Harriet - SOLD OUT

10. Lucille

11. Penelope - SOLD OUT

12. Quentin

13. Roberta

14. Tessa - SOLD OUT

15. Una

16. Vanessa - SOLD OUT

Thanks guys

WOW -  Only a few  kits  left - email me if you  REALLY  love one that is sold out -  some I can  get a VERY  close match !!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Check this new shabby chic blog challenge.......

MY   friend Eve Shephard has put  together a  cool new blog challenge - styled for  vintage and  shabby   scrappers- Yay for me!!  She has very  kindly asked me to join her Design team so  each month  I will be providing one of the samples for the   new  challenges....and  even better - sometimes I will get to set the challenges!!!   WAHOOOOOOOOOOO  Double  yay for me!!!

Here is my layout  for the  first challenge -  all details will be revealed soon -  so  come and sign up as a  follower and tell Eve Lisa  sent you!!

Check out this cool blog candy!!

Wow -  how generous   is this- check out this  link  for  what you need to do!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

My wild rose....

My  lovely  friend  Amanda  gave me the  pretty  floral paper and I love these  soft  colours....My  quote is " None can have a healthy love for flowers   unless he loves the wild ones"  .  My daughter all over - the pink tomboy I call her!!!  Thanks for looking......

Friday, September 11, 2009

Take time out to travel!!

This is my take on the Indulgence  competition at Enchanted scrapbooking.....Cream and one other  colour - I chose brown!!  This year I have been to Noosa, Melbourne, Perth , Rockhampton, Byron Bay and  at the end of the year we are off to Airlie  Beach so I  love  my  travels and   hope  to do more and more as  Shane  finishes  his  course!!  One year to go!!!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Its the little moments that make life big...

I love this pic of my  boys  together - they are usually  fighting...the  quote is  the  quote  challenge over at Ready set scrap - Another  boy layout!!   Wahooo!!

A cool sketch challenge - whats old is new again

I am determined to  do some more of my boys   photos - they are accumulating in number while I get stuck on  vintage, shabby  pretty layouts   - so  you  may  see a  few  more male  layouts for the  coming week.  I saw this sketch  at and just loved it - so  did one  of my son Lachlan   playing  up the draama after a  wrestle at the beach -  so  dramatic I tell you what!!

here  is the sketch

and here is  my take on it...

" Oh  the  pain"
Thanks for looking!!!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

More vintage embellishment packs for sale.....

Okya I ve made upa  few more - because they sell so  quick - they each have a letter of the alphabet and they are  $5   each and that includes postage - so email me  at  withthe packs you want .....


Vintage embellishment kits for sale.....

Okay - these  go QUICK - because they are  ONLy  $5  and that includes postage - they  include  loads of stuff from music paper to doilies,  to  book pages  to unique  ephemera.  Each pack is   different so  it is  first in best dressed......These are Vintage packs A and B  - more  to  follow

Email me at  with the packs you want......


Sunday, September 6, 2009

A new one for today....

I spent last  night at Leannes - teaching  two yummy  vintage   classes to  the great   girls at -  and I started a couple  of layouts and  finished NOTHING !  Oh well-  I  did a  quick one today  whilst the kids played outside and Shane had a  well deserved fathers  Day nap on the  chair!!!  I found a  cybercrop at  Scrap therapy so  started on one of their  challenges - all Spring  related!! 
Here is the first - half  way through my second......

Daniel  cracking  the  sads at cabarita  beach....we love being outside in the Spring - not TOO hot and  beautiful  blue skies......More tomorrow

Saturday, September 5, 2009

A couple of layouts

weird for me - one   my  soft coluurs and one  bright - My  friend  Sharon gave me the  Pina  Colada papers and  alpha  and lettering and it worked  for this pic!  Thanks for looking!!!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Operation NICE Blog Hop

Okay - so  I am always telling my kids -   good things happen to good people and I try to live  by  that!  So when I saw  this  on my blog hopping I knew I wanted to take part.  The idea is  easy -  you get to  do some cool   blog hopping, leave some  love and there is lots of blog candy on offer along the way - all in the name of being NICE!!!!
  I am also offering  one of my  vintage embellishment packs  to  a lucky person who leaves a comment at this post.  Lots of these bloggers  are  overseas so I may be one of the  first to   put this up - being  ahead in time!!  So I will put up all the blogs - just  cos Im nice!!!

(1st and last stop- blog candy)



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Have fun and dont forget to leave me a comment

Thursday, September 3, 2009

You are invited to a blog hop.......

Who: Everyone! Scrapper's, CardMakers, Stampers & Crafters!!!!

What: Just Because We're NICE Scrapper's Blog Hop for Operation NICE

When: September 4th, 12pm EST through September 6th, 12am

Where: Your Blog!Why: To show how we are NICE!

Look what Leanne is offering....

Okay - you know the  deal -  BLOG CANDY!!!!!!

My   great  mate Leanne ( I SO wanna  win this!!!) is offering blog candy on her PERSONAL  blog and on her SHOP  blog   so check them both out and this is what you can win!!!!!!

Leannes   blog  candy
madabout scrappin  blog  candy
So make sure  you   go  to both  and  join up as a  follower - and tell Leanne Lisa  sent you!!!!
Have a great day