Thursday, November 25, 2010

Possibly the biggest decision of our lives together!!

Five years ago  we started to discuss the possibility of Shane studying medicine....Little  did we know that this would result in us  packing our  205 boxes, our furniture , our 2 cars, our cat and dog and four  beautiful kids, leaving Melbourne, friends and family and starting a new life on the Gold Coast!  To say that this was a HUGE  undertaking is an understatement.  Now here we are  four years  in to  this program and Shane is at the end of his  MBBS .  On the 13th December - when he graduates I will finally  be able to call him Doctor!!!  I have to learn to say this without laughing at the same time - the whole thing is SO  surreal!!

Today he learnt that he has an overall HIGH DISTINCTION - meaning that he will probably  graduate with Honours!!!  Not bad for a 42 yr old ex bank clerk, ex debt collector, ec orderly, ex nurse!!  Words  dont adequately express how proud I am of him and how in awe I am of  what he has acheived!!!  Anyone who knows me knows I am a bit of a sook for my family ....but tonight  every time I look at this amazing man I have tears in my eyes!!!   He truly  is an extraordinary person and an inspiration for anyone looking at a life change!!

Congratulations fabulous man - I am SO SO SO lucky to have  had you as my life partner!!!  You seriously  ROCK Dr Shane Kamphuis!!!!!

From a hopelessly  proud wife!!! 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Prima ROAD TRIP papers

Lucky me  got to play with the Scrap with V  Prima Road trip papers in my DT pack  this month.  Here is  what I got to create with them!!

and then this one

and with the leftovers I made this card.....

so if you love the look of these -  go HERE  and check out the fabulous  new website and BLOG

Monday, November 22, 2010

Kraft it up - His day!!!

Here is another layout I managed to do at the retreat -  I did this one for Kraft it up - lots of decorative  punches   cos I love them!!!  I bought a fabulous SWISS CHEESE  one at the retreat!!

When Number  2  son was 2  he had a fetish for  wearing  his Pooh Bear pants on his head?  Go figure??
He did it for this pic he has  fallen asleep in his carseat with his Buzz Lightyear  outfit on cuddling  Donkey  from SHREK.   I am pleased to say he no longer  weas his pants on his head  BUT he does  still  sleep with Donkey!
thanks for looking!!

Scrap the Boys - KAPOW Its super Googs!!!

I have just come  back from a  fabulous  fun  retreat  at Darlingtob resort near Coffs harbour and so I had some DEDICATED  time to get  some challenges is my take on SCRAP  THE BOYS....My  superhero Daniel......I  went for something different.......

His head is on a  pop  up so his  cute  little head  actually  pops  off the page.....TFL

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Late night Scrapping....

I LOVE it - I dont get to do it  too often but everyone was in bed by  9:30 last night so I made the most of it.  Mad about scrappin have their  cybercrop this weekend and the theme is "Going Dotty!!"  so  last night I knocked up these layouts....

I had a kaisercraft  6 x 6 paper pad on my desk - they are  SO  handy - so I used them for this layout of needed to have 5  different circles, bling and handstitching.....

Then I did this one.of my Dad - as a  wee youngster!

This challenge had to have a paint  splatter background....LOVe  doing that!

And then I did one of the monthly challemges - minimal patterned paper and as much cardstock as you like and you had to use a  zipper!!  I did my gorgeous third godson...bailey

Cool Hambly transparency,  some spotted  materail I had and I used Adirondack dimensional pearls to colour the  chipbaord cogs....and of course one of  my  zipper flowers....the red just  makes it pop....

Thanks for the  great  response to my  flowers too- I only have a few bags left - so if you want to check them out -  look  at the next post!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Grab these flower packs QUICK!!

Okay -  I have these  packs of  flowers and buttons  -  2 different types and they are ONLY  $10  a packet  and  $1 postage no matter how many packs you buy!!   Grab as many packs as you like.  The  photos  depict  all the styles you will get  but the colours  may vary   from pack to pack.

Please email me at  and let me know  which packs you are after.....

Flower  pack A

and there is also

Flower pack  B Numbers are limited  so  get in quick!!!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

White with 1 - November challenge

I was so excited  when White with 1  returned  - I LOVED  these  challenges...and  this months is a  hard one for me- YELLOW  _ OMG.  Now I know someone who would LOVE  it  but  yellow and  purple would be  2 colours I dont scrap with unless I HAVE  to!!!  In addition you had to  have journalling on the actual  cardstock - not journal boxes  etc...

Here is my take on it

This is my sweet  girl and her Dad - they have  such a  beautiful  relationship - I just love it!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

We call him Jayman

I love the  challenge  site - Challenge heaven - they do  fabulous  challenges  every month. I dont always  manage to  get  them  done but I have made a start with  the Themed challenge for this month - Nicknames...
All of our kids have a nickname and  our  eldest  kiddo is Jayman...this is a layout about his nickname...

It also features  Twiddleybitz chipbaord - for the title  the cool arrow and the bracket!!
They do the most awesome chipboard - you should see some of what I am doing for them at the moment!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Scrap with V November sketch....

In one of my last few posts I put up the gorgeous  sketch  by the very clever Kim Kendell over at Scrap with V  and  last night  the  mojo kicked in  and I had some beautiful Graphic  45 papers in front of me so  I did this ....

When my Mum and Dad  came up earlier this year I askd Mum to bring up a heap of old photos - this is one of her as a  young  girl .  I just LOVE  old  photos!!

Il  be back later  with some other   stuff I did last night too!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Do you ever scrap for others?

I mainly  scrap for me and the kids albums  but I  do  pages for my  neices and nephews and also  for good friends.  I couldnt  resist  doing this for my friend Leanne  who runs Mad about scrappin....we met  through a  google search for some Heidi swapp chipboard hearts and we  have never looked back!!

I did this for her this  week and Ill give it to her when I see her next!!

I had the photo printed in two different  sizes so I could make one fit the dresser mirror and the larger  one looks like  her looking in the   mirror....beautiful Graphic 45 papers too!

Monday, November 1, 2010

New sketch over at Scrap with V

The fabulous Kim Kendell has supplied  the new sketch for November  over at  Scrap with V.  Its  gorgeous - I am trying to  get on to it tomorrow!!   Here is the sketch

and  check out  the  new  DESIGN TEAM!!!!!

What are you doing this saturday??



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