Sunday, December 18, 2011

Brotherly love

Hubby  has been working  night shift  and there is  something about the quiet house. late at night and I feel like  scrapping and last  night was quite a productive night.  First up I did this  one - my take on the sketch at Scrapbook savvy.  I had to shrink the sketch to use these pics - there was a lot of ackground I didnt need or want.  I  gotta say  I love these  colours together -  a bit yummy!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

123 challenge

The  very gorgeous Giovanna Scott has set the challenge over at 123  this  month and it caught my eye on facebook so I set down this morning and  actually DID IT!!!  The challenge was the word MAKE,  make  something and the colour is my take

this is a pic of me and my little sister about 40 years ago!!

And the years go by

I have  some  very old paper but I still really like them so I am determined to try and work my way through them before I  go buying more and more.....I have done a massive cleanout this year so that helps......I loved the Bo Bunny Mamarazzi  when it came out and i have loads of is one of the layouts I did at Donnas  to use it  up...

The first little pic is Shane and I as  best man and bridesmaid at our best mates  wedding -  20  years  ago next year - Holy  shit!!
The middle  one is  us  one Christmas BC ( before children ) and the final one is us at Shanes graduation last year .  We are coming up to  22 years together and 15 years married - wowser- time  flies when you are having fun!!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Live out Loud

Its very hard to get good pics  of my  almost 14 year old boy - Gee - who  would have thought!!!  SO  these days I have to scrap what I can  get!  This is Joshua at Dalby McDonalds  back in AUgust - exhausted I think??

Gotta love a no paper  layout hey!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Year 7 Graduating class

Tonight my Number 2 son  has his Graduation  night at his school-  can I really have  2 high school children next year?????   HOLY TOLEDO!!  So its  probably timely for me to have scrapped one of Joshuas photos  from his Grad  last year!!!  This is him and his mates .....none of whom went to the same high school as him - all spread to the winds!!!

This was a challenge for the scrapbook savvy  cybercrop!!!  A colour challenge =- loved it Thanks Sara!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Scrapbook Kits - new December release....

So its the beginning of the month again which means the new kits are up for sale at Scrapbook kits

here are  the layouts I did with my  DT pack.....

and there is another layout  but I dont have it photographed here......check all the kits out HERE

Monday, December 5, 2011

Some Daniel love.....

This  kid  can drive you crazy but he is the most  lovable, affectionate, comical  character - just love him to bits.  He is so  easy to scrap too- he is very photogenic and doesnt  make a  carry on for photos  either!!  I think most of my published work - would  be Daniel!!

This  kind of started out as a scraplift of a fabulous layout  from the  amazing Lauren Bell but as usual about the only thing the same is the background paper and some red.....Oh well!!  They boys  duct taped Daniel to a palm across the road and then started pelting him  with  water pistols I think??
Classic photo opportunity!!

I then did this layout using papers from a kit I got at Wicked Princesses - excellent  boy  papers and embellies - That Krissy is so clever!!!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Whitehouse retreat

So here are a couple more layouts  from the Whitehouse retreat -  the first is actually   from back  in August  because I forgot to bring it home....HAHAHA

Oops - just  noticed a piece of foil ( hmmm maybe chocolate?) under  the orange shirt on the clothesline.....

This second layout is using one of my own kits - I love this photo of my niece and Teleah together - so  cute!!!

It was SO  nice to spend some time with  14  girls who are  all fabulous - funny ,clever , supportive and amazingly  talented.  Donna  had us all place our layouts  up on her long wall- with blutac - and the wall looked unreal!!!!    When I get some pics of it - I'll post them here.  I had to take  all four of my kids and they had a ball-  Thanks  to all the girls  who let me bring them!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Love a grungy boy paper

I have three sons - all  teens  or tweens so scrapping starts to  be a  bigger challenge - no more cutesy papers, no more characters and dress ups - now its all about the attitude - HAHAH .

Thats why I loved this paper from Scrapfriends - they  have an amazing variety and stuff you have never seen  anywhere else.....SO  cool!!!!   Here is a fabbo  boy  page I did on the weekend at Donnas.....
Cool paper  huh - add a  photo and some  bits and pieces and you are done -  gotta love that!!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

And another one from Scrapfriends

Here is another layout I did  using papers from Scrapfriends.  I love these papers - they are  like a cardstocl thickness...I have cut the film strip section from another piece of scrapfriends paper......

They have a whole  bunch more of these cool papers  too.....

Monday, November 28, 2011

Wahoo- there is a new scrap store with awesome papers

Lucky me!!!  I was recently asked  to do a  guest DT spot and that led me to Scrapfriends  and their amazing  range of papers.  There are papers I have never  seen before and they are  GORGEOUS - and the prices are really good too-  so  go and check them out.  I have a couple of layouts I have done already using  some of the papers   but Ill show you bit by bit!!!

I was invited to a special retreat last weekend and I wasnt going to go because Shane had to work and I would have the kids.  And then I kept getting asked  was I coming, was I coming - just bring the kids......and I couldnt make up my mind.  Last minute Friday I decided - YEP - we will all go - so off I went - a bit nervously - who wants to go to a retreat with their four kids???  ANYWAY - I am so glad I did - I had an absolute ball ( I knew I would - these chicks rock!!) and my kids were really good!!  I just owe Krissy a  bag of maltesers!!!

Here is one of the layouts I did using papers from scrapfriends

Pretty paper huh - the  scroll in the corner  is also  from the store......Ill be back  soon with more show and tell!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Twiddleybitz BLOGHOP!!!

Hi all
Welcome to the TWIDDLEYBITZ  bloghop!!!  If you have  been  following the blog  from the beginning you - will  have just  come from Anne-Marie Cox.  Isnt she amazing - I just love her work and her  boy layouts  always  leave  me envious of her talent!!  If  you want  to start at the beginning and havent yet -  start HERE with Melanie Forbes and be  blown away   by her  beautiful work!!

So I have a couple of bits  of Twiddleybitz show and tell.....they have some fabulous  new  release stuff out  and  is  such GREAT  quality chipboard to work with!!!

First up is a  grungy layout  of my son  Daniel when he turned  NINE  last year .....

I have used the gorgeous  mini  cogs and even the  frame  that they were attached to - never one to leave  anything  to waste!!!

I love  photo booth  pics -  such a  funky size and the  black and white  looks  so cool!!!

I embossed the  blue frame with Twiddleybitz  enamels - Jewel enamels - the colour is SAPPHIRE

and  this  next one will be joining the  Twiddleybitz  roadshow  so  you  may even get  to see it at the  Paper show in Sydney!!

and this is the favourite recent piece of mine.....

I just  love Twiddleybitz    off  the page  pieces and I  bought some of their  gleam gilding wax when I was at the paper show in Brisbane back in June and I am loving the stuff!!!!  
Its a wax based gilding  cream which  you apply  with just a soft cotton  cloth.  Its permanent and lightfast - you can even shade it  by layering -  gives  a fabulous effect.  This  is how I have  made the  birdcage  gold!!!

I found the little  gold  bird in one of the Fabulous Christmas shops and thought  he might like this  little  home!!  Cute huh!!

I also have  some  RAK to give away - just leave me a comment and I will draw a random winner out  on Monday  morning....there are LOTS  of chance  to win some prizes - you just have to be  in it to  win it!!!
Here is a pic of what you could win and if I get more than  20 comments - I will add to this little stash too!!

Next  on the Twiddleybitz  bloghop is  Louise Williams - another AMAZINGLY  talented  scrapper !!  Just love her work!!!

Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY  TWIDDLING!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011


RAKamania!! Bloghop!

Starting  this afternoon is the  Twiddleybitz RAKamania!! Bloghop!

Each of the DT members has a RAK waiting for you to win when you

visit their blog during the hop.


We hope you find lots of inspiration and ideas,

have a bit of fun and maybe pick up a prize or two along the way. ;-)

Going to the Australian Papercraft Festival this SUNDAY??

Be the first of 20 to go to the Twiddleybitz Booth and say these Secret words..


and we will give you a piece of Twiddleybitz! Too Easy!


(of course there is a but, lol)

you must be a member of the Twiddleybitz Ning and it is only on the Sunday. ;-)

So....Ready to start the Bloghop??

Keep  popping in to  the NING  site  for  all  the  details......HERE

PSSSSTTTTT -  dont forget to be on the look out for secret words!!

These will be highlighted somehow in each of the posts along the way. Don’t worry, they will be easy to find. ;-)

They are the words of a quote and will be in order. All you have to do is collect them along the way

and then  Sandra Wallace a personal message telling her  what you think

the quote is. All correct entries will be placed into a prize draw.

So make sure  you get TWIDDLING  and BLOG ALONG !!!

Happy Birthday and lets Celebrate

The fabulous Websters  papers Lets Celebrate - I  got some from My2angels  and together with  the fabulous embellishments  Tracy   sells - I was able to put together this  layout  with photos from Teleahs  6th birthday!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Dare to dream

My husband is an  inspirational man!  He proves that it is never to late  to  learn something new and you can  Dare to dream !!  He  left  school after Year 12 and  joined the local  credit union.  We travelled overseas for a year  in our earyly  twenties and he came back to  work in debt collection - which of course he HATED.  SO he retrained as a nurse and after  10 years  of that - he  retrained AGAIN and he is now a  Doctor!!!  To say I am proud of him doesnt even start to address what I feel for what he has done!!  he graduated with honours and also  earnt the University  medal which is a huge award!!!!
This is done with a kit I purchased from Scrapbook savvy

here  it is

What a  hottie!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I think I forgot this one......

Im such a bad blogger these days - life  just  gets  busier and  busier - with the  kids and work and  activites and we have  a  very busy  social life at the moment - which is LOVELY - but  sometimes  it feels  like a  merry go round  spinning out of control!!!  Yes I can see you smiling - I bet you can relate cant you!!

I love it - I wouldnt have it any other way !! 

SO here is a  layout I did for Mad about word  title , 2 somethings?? , three photos and four  patterned  papers  I is my take on it

pretty papers huh!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Girls night in at Wicked Princesses

So I bought the fabulous  Wicked Princesses  Girls night in kit - and I finally  got to do it on the weekend and  of course I had to  scrap this pic of my  mate Donna!!!!  Everybody  loves this woman - she is funny , beautiful and  a very clever scrapper and she makes  me laugh ...A LOT!!!!

and here is one I did a while ago - with gorgeous October Afternoon papers....

back later with some more show and tell

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween haunting!!!!

Yes I know - some of you are going to say _ " I dont do Halloween  - its so American ".....Yep - well I am not  religious but I still do Easter and  Christmas just because they are  fun and I like the spirit of them  - SO it is the same for Halloween!!  The kids   get to dress up and visit the neighbors and get   a dose of  junk for the next month!!  Our street  do an awesome  Halloween night  - loads of kids   get involved and we have  kids come from everywhere.......I may  have even been known to  wear a scary hat !!  SO these are the Halloween  layouts  I have recently  done - ready for a new dose of scary photos!!

and this one

SO  happy Halloween!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Scrapbook savvy cybercrop

Sometimes I need  a challenge to fire me up and  get me back into scrapping and so I  needed  that prod  on FRiday night!!  Lucky for me the  Cybercrop was on  over at Scrapbook Savvy  and I even got a couple of challenges done - WAHOOOOOOOO

here they are....

Very cool sketch  from Sara   and  this one......

 Required layers and distressing and paint and/or mist!!!

So pop in and take a look -   I am  hoping to get a third challenge  done also!!

So lucky!!

I count my  blessings every day - I have the  most  fabulous  husband - Love him dearly and have for almost  22 years!!  OMG - where did that time go!!!  Together we have  had four  children - not bad for a couple who were having none!!  Anyway recently we spent a  fabulous day together  out at Binna Burra - in the  mountains of the Gold Coast.  We went for a bushwalk and came across this awesome river and  waterfall-  this is one of the  photos I took on the day!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A blog award!!!

Well its been ages  since I have  received a blog award - so thank you to the beautiful Annette  who nominated me!!

To accept the award, I must answer the following questions and then pass the award on to 10 other blogs

1. Name my favorite color/colors -PINK!!
2. Name my favorite song – anything by Adele right now

3. Name my favorite dessert – chocolate mousse
4. What 'wizzes' me off at the moment? – not enough time

5. My favorite pets – Bronte and Daisy

6. Black or white? Definitely black

7. Biggest fear – Storms
8. Best feature - my attitude??
9. Everyday attitude – dont sweat the small stuff!!

10. What is perfection? – sun, beach, no wind
11. Guilty Pleasure- chocolate of course
12. When I am upset I... Cry !!!

I would love to pass this blog award out to the following ladies:

Sharon Dalton

Chris Wormald

Sarah Pannell


Kylie Law


Donna white

Lisa Webb

Trudie Campbell!!!

Spread the love!!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Feeling like a cybercrop???

If you are  feeling like a cybercrop this weekend -  I then I have the place for you !!!!  Shazz and the girls at  Scraplounge  have a  "Fancy That"  themed cybercrop this weekend.....Check it out HERE

Some of the challenges are  already up - Hope to see you there!!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

October sketch over at Scraplounge

Here is the fabulous sketch this month at Scraplounge......

NIce huh!!!!!!

Check it out HERE

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Guest spot at the SCRAP LOUNGE!!!!

I feel so honoured to have met the fabulous  people  I get to meet   through scrapbooking and last year I got  to meet the   beautiful  Shazz in  real life...she has a heart of gold and loves to laugh so  when she asked me to  be her guest DT - how  could I resist????  I had to  work  with fabulous Lime Tart  products  so THAT  was a real hardship - NOT!!!!

Of course I chose  a vintage inspired  kit and  so    this is what I created .....


so do your self a favour and pop in and Say HI and check out the fabulous  monthly challenges are HERE

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Check out this months kits at Scrap with V

Well Jules  has done it again with a  fabulous collection of  kits   this month.  I LOVED  what I recieved and I  easily managed three layouts and still  had leftovers!!  Here is   little of what I did with  the  kit.....

and this one of my fabulous husband at his graduation last year .....

so if you like what you see and you want to see more - check it out  HERE  But  hurry - this kit  has almost  SOLD OUT

Sunday, October 2, 2011

and some more show and tell

Okay - I am working my way through the  20 layouts that I did when I stayed with Donna  at the WHITE house  in are a couple more....

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Life lessons.....

As a parent - you always  want to do the best by your children.  You want them to be happy.  You want them to  be  genuine good people.....Getting them there gives you some appreciation for how hard a job it really is!!!! 

They drive you crazy - REALLY crazy sometimes....they drain all the energy  from you sometimes......and then there are those times when they are sitting in the car and the four of them are having a conversation about why their Mum is the best Mum and it brings tears to your eyes.

We are off on a  short weekend  getaway tomorrow and we cant wait!!!  Our AFL  team play in the Grand final on Saturday and we will be catching up with some  great friends so  all in all it will be a  wicked  weekend - especially if the CATS  win!!!!  Haha!!

So speaking of  raising kids -  that litle  dribble  came about from this layout- the  strip joournal bits were part of one of the bits of paper I had and it started the whole layout,.....and I love this pic of Miss Teleah!!!!!


LOVE  the colour scheme and LOVE LOVE LOVE  this little girl!!!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Who wants leftovers???

Haha - these were all leftover  bits and pieces  I had from all the Layouts I  had done in Dalby  with Doona and Lauren and Sarah -  so thats why its  leftovers!!!

This particular  day on the Gold Cost was a King tide and we went to have a look at the changing  ocean and was SO WINDY - I hated it - but of course none of the boys did!!!!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

WOW - two days in a row!!!

Are you in shock?  I am - except that I cheated and I did  this last  night and scheduled it for today  because we have a full on day and I want get on here at all!!!   CHEATER SKEETER!!! 

I did this one at Donnas at Dalby  back in August - I just loved the colours and it was probably one of my faves  from  the  20 I did that weekend!!   and I love the picture of little Miss Teleah - she  melts my heart!!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

SO unblogworthy !!!!!

I feel so bad - I thought I would  get time to scrap  and  blog and  enjoy the school holidays....instead our  bestie mates from Melbourne  decided on a spur of the moment  week on the Gold Coast so we could spend some time together - so we have pretty much done that  every day!!  LOTS of beach and whale watching and swimming and  just loving kicking  back  with our  friends.  They have three kids  VERY  similar ages  to ours - our eldest  are 5 days apart if that  gives you an indication!!!!!  Our  youngest are threee months  apart so the kids are inseparable and will miss each other  heaps  when they  leave!!!! I do have  a little bit of show and tell though........

My gorgeous  Lachlan at a party we went to last year - he is always needing a haircut!!!!  LOL

Back later   with some more I promise!!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

and some more bits and pieces....

How did it get to the middle of September already?    WE  have a crazy  busy last half of the year so before I blink it will be 2012!!!   Crikey man!!!  ANYWAY   here are  some more recent  bits I have done......

LOVE   the  colours in this one - i can see me  using them again!!!

These were some left over  bits and pieces I had from Crate paper - love the colours!!

Ill be back tomorrow with a few more bits!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

and some more DALBY inspiration

So I am still working my way through the  layouts I completed at the Dalby WHITEHOUSE  mini retreat - wish I could time travel  back to a Saturday night with Sarah, Josie, Nadine Lauren and is a little bit of show and tell....


back later  with more.....................

Sunday, September 11, 2011

and so time flies......

Its September - how on earth did that happen already!!!  At the end of this month my  baby boy monkey will turn 10!!!!  I remember the end of this pregnancy  so clearly  because those last few weeks at home were  FULL of 911 reports .  Endlessly, so much so that we turned the TV off because the two other boys were only  2 and 3.  I remember  seeing Joshuas face just once as the news report showed  the planes hitting the Twin towers and he asked" Mum why is all the news bad in the world?"  So the TV went off and didnt go back on again for probably a month!! 

So its September and that means that  very soon all our visitors  start  again - My Mum and Dad , my sister and her family, my brother and his family, Shanes Mum and Dad  and some friends in between!!!!!!  We cant wait - we love that our friends and family  choose to spend their  holiday time coming to the Gold Coast and visiting us!!!  And the weather is getting warmer so  that will  be  FABULOUS!!

Ive been scrapping   for the  Twiddleybitz show at  Brisbane  this weekend - make sure you drop by and Say Hi to the Twiddley team!! - sadly I wont be there this time -  I have a MASSIVE  weekend planned - cant say too much - Ill tell you about it when  its  done and dusted !!!!

In the meantime I thought I should show you a couple more bits from my weekend in Dalby at the end of August - scrapped up a storm!!

My gorgeous Docker boy - 

Oh - this one I did on Saturday night  - very late!!!!

I love this layout - I love this photo and I love the  2 people in the photo!!!!

Back later with some more show and tell

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Some AUTHENTIQUE goodness

Hohum - you see all these fabulous papers come out of CHA and this one  particularly  caught my eye - LOVE LOVE  LOVE  the colours and the  papers themselves are just the texture and thickness i LOVE -  think MY Minds Eye goodness!!!!  So I was  Super excited to see Tracey  had them in store at My2angels and they are  just  stunning - I got  to have a play with them last night and  I used the sketch from over at scrapwithv.

I have  a super busy weekend  starting VERY  soon  but I just wanted to show  you this first........

The title is "and  then there were 6 ".....not bad for a couple who werent having any children !!!!!!

And some more gorgeous Websters - lets celebrate......

So I did a huge blog post last week and had lots of new  show and tell and just as I went to press ENTER - it all disappeared - YES - dont we all just love that!!  Needless to say I had the  shirty pants with Blogger for a few days  so  here I am back again for another  go at it!!

Tracey at  My2angels  has an awesome collection of paers and amongst them are these super pretty and versatile  Lets  celebrate papers from Websters - lots of  gorgeous  colours and bits to cut out -   YUM 

here is another layout from teleahs  6th birthday party!!

So make sure you pop in and check it all out HERE - Tracey  is SUPER fast to post and  is  FABULOUS  at helping you source a product as I recently  did for a good friends wedding!!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Twiddleybitz this weekend.......

Dont forget  TWIDDLEYBITZ   will be rocking the CRAFT show this weekend in Brisbane.  SAdly I wont there this time - I have  the busiest  weekend  ahead of me - cant wait - but will miss the buzz and hum of the Tb  stall!!  So make sure you drop in and  SAY  HI  to them and say Lisa K  sent you !!  and look for  some of these....

and this .....

There are some more pieces too but Ill let you have some surprises!!!!