Monday, January 31, 2011

Ticket to ride

I  am hoping to be able to keep up with  the  pace but I have joined up SOUL SCRAPPERS Glee club ( YES I was sucked in  by the GLEE link - LOL)
The first weeks challenge was to use one of a selection of Beatles  songs - I went with Ticket to ride and used a boy  grungy  style  to scrap Joshua - my new teenager!!!  Here is my take.....

So  pop in to  soul scrappers and take a look!!!

One World One heart

One World One Heart is a worldwide event for bloggers only. It gives all those who blog a chance to meet and mingle and form connections with those they may not have otherwise met from all over the world. In the past 4 years this event has grown to over 1,000 participants with lasting friendships (and even one love connection) formed along the way. Think of it as a GIGANTIC open house allowing you to travel without ever leaving your home........going from blog to blog(in various countries) seeing the wonder each one has created and meeting all the fabulous people behind those blogs. As a bonus each blogger participant will offer up a "door prize or prizes"....just for dropping by, saying hello and seeing their world. It's really that easy.

Check out all the details HERE
I will be offering  2 of my Scrapbooking  kits to two lucky winners  and the day of the  winners draw  happens to be my birthday !!!!  Here are  the pics of the kits...

and this one too

Friday, January 21, 2011

Better late than never

Hmmmm-  what does it mean when you tidy up  your desk and find  layouts you had forgotten about - so hadnt photographed them, hadnt  blogged them -just done and  forgotten!!  OOPS!!!

Here is one I did late last year - using some old Chrissy photos from 2009 and some fabulous new Twiddleybitz - just love them!!!!

Wanna see a cool sketch??

Twice a  month - Ness at Scrapwith V releases a  cool sketch - you can enter and win cool  prizes....this is the current sketch so  why not give it a go!!!!

and here is my take on it - my parents wedding!!!

So pop  in and take a look  HERE

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Capturing the moment

I love taking photos of the kids  at the beach - this was a terrible overcast day  but still quite hot - we met up with friends  down at Coolongatta and the kids had a ball- I love these photos of Teleah - she has no idea I was taking photos- dont you wish you were that carefree!!!!

I did this for a  challenge I saw at Sandies  blog to use  your old  rubons ....and I have   WAY  too many!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Are you a Digi scrapper???? Check this out....

I have many amazing and clever friends and one of my faves is the  very pregnant Emma Stafrace....if you know her work you know how clever she is and if you dont know her work - THEN  YOU SHOULD!!!!!

Now most women I know  go into the  "nesting " phase when they are  due to  give  birth....but not our   EM.  In her own unique style she has  gone  mad scrapping  and  has been  busy creating her own  digital scrapping  kits.....and now she wants  someone  to test drive it for her.  Emma is looking for 5  digital scrappers  who can have a play with  the two kits she has developed  so far - and they are  STUNNING!!!
That way - you can give her some feedback and information on  how  you  found the kit.  So please do yourself a favour and check it  all out here!!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

My gorgeous men - all of them!

I love my shabbby  chic and  vintage   stuff - but with three boys and a husband - I have to be able to  do  BOYISH layouts too so I love it when I can  kind of get away with blending the two.  This layout is for Challenge heaven - seriously  wicked  challenges so I  hope Shell  can continue with some help  with her going  back to work - Id offer to help - But I'll also be back at work so thats a bit of a bugger!!

ANYWAY - this challenge  was   to use black and apricot!  I went for a  pretty grungy   kind of apricot - this is Shane and the boys at the WILD and WINDY  beach a few weeks back - we spent ages  watching the kite surfers!!

and a few odds and ends I had floating around!

This country we live in is an AMAZING place - full of amazing scenes and beaches and countryside...and more recently unprecedented devastation. I dont think you can live in Queensland and not known someone affected by this tragedy. What is more amazing is how willing we are to get in and help in any way we can. You feel so helpless - you make your $$ donation but it really doesnt seem like much when you see the footage of what people are up against!!

Over 75% of our state has been affected in some way by floods. But there are a couple of ways we can help those affected by the floods. Kim Archer is conducting a special online workshop where all proceeds will go the Premiers Flood Relief Appeal. The workshop is only $5! You can sign up here.  I have!!

You can also help by getting creative. The Rising Waters Flood Appeal for Crafters are taking donations of scrap pages (minus the photo) that will then be sent to the flood victims for them to create their own scrapbook albums. Head over to the blog to find out the details on where to send your pages.

Its  so hard to watch but I like the fact  that each of us in our  own  little ways can  help to make a difference!!  Makes you proud to be an Australian!!

I have started creating several pages so far and will do some more in the next few days. It's a great way to use all those bits of scrap paper! I really hope you can help out too.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

So devastating to watch

I live on the Gold Coast - its normally sunny and warm and we would be at the beach.  Instead we are  glued to the Television and facebook watching the  flood  tragedy that is occurring across Queensland.    People are missing,  some have died and many  will lose  all of their  valuables and possessions.  Its  devastating and amazing to watch - the sheer volume of water is  extreme and it isnt even over yet.
My heart goes out to all of you who are immediatley  affected  by this awful flooding.  I cant imagine where you begin the cleanup?  and where does all that debris and rubbish  and destroyed  belongings go?

For those of you who havent seen it - here is a small  section of the  water!!!
Brisbane Flooding

Monday, January 10, 2011

Scrap with V blog hop winner.......

...................Used my own random generator to select the number - the  kids are all in the next room playing Wii so I yelled out -  - Pick a  number  between 1 and 21 - and  the  first number  back to me was 18........................................................which I think means  Kirsten wins two of my Our  slice of paradise kits are the  pics of what you have won!!!  Email me for details

Congratulations and enjoy!!!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Scrap with V blog hop!!!!

Happy New Year for 2011 and a MASSIVE  big  welcome to the First Scrap With V Blog Hop and welcome to my blog!!!

You should have arrived to my blog from Kristie Taylor , if that is not where you arrived from, then please join us at Scrap with V to start the hop from the beginning so you don't miss a thing! You must be a follower of Scrap with V, visit all the blogs, and comment and become a follower in order to be entered to win one of the three random prize draws!

Show us a layout you have done based on the theme New Beginnings, put it on your blog and link it to the comments in the Scrap with V post and go into the Grand Prize Draw! 

Man - I wish I could win this - let me know if you wanna share - LOL!!!

Dont forget - we will also  be in the CHAT  area of  the blog so feel free to drop in and say Hi to the girls!!!

Here are a few of my  recent creations based on New Beginnings.....

This is one of Myself and my gorgeous  mate Em - due to have her first baby - any time soon!!!  A new friendship and a soon to be New Mother!!

The next one is of my daughter Teleah just before she started school - she started as a Preppie last year and had a brilliant year - she learnt to read about a cazillion times faster than the boys ! Watching them read never ceases to amaze me!!!!

And these shots are Teleah and her best school friend - Talitha.  They are great little mates but I somehow  expect they will not be in the same class this year - a little mischeivous together!!!

and this is a layout  that kept me up the small wee hours of las night - so not so much a new beginning as a late ending - LOL


Next on the list is Eve Sheppard .  Eve and I go a long way back and her work is always GORGEOUS!!!!
If you get lost along the way -  just return HERE  to the beginning to find where you are up to!!

And to be in the running for a COOLIO  RAK - make sure you leave a comment and follow   my blog

Happy  hopping!!!!!


Wowser - I would LOVE to win this  lot

For all the details - check  out this LINK!!!

Time well spent... - From screen to scrap

Every month Shazza amazes me with her  awesome challenge - this months From Screen to scrap challenge is  the movie 9 to 5!!  Dolly Parton classic!!!

I used a photo from the Scrap Boutique retreat I went to last November - got to meet some gorgeous ladies -  here are  the roomies - Cindy, Em Kylie and  little old me!!!

Gotta love that Crate  paper restoration line.....YUMMMMMMOOOOOOO

Friday, January 7, 2011

Lordie I am on a roll!!

I have  9 or 10 kids  in the house at the moment - playing Wii, watching a movie and  playing  a game....and still I  managed to  complete this layout!  ARent they being good - I swear I should charge creche  fees!!  My four and half the neighbourhood!!

Anyway - I  have  managed to complete  Scrap the girls  layout for January - Shane  took this  cool pic of Teleah and I  at Nobbies beach just the other day!!  I love the  soft pretty colours!

Gorgeous Basic Grey  doily paper - love them but they are So expensive!!!!

Kraft it up- January challenge

Man its good to have  found my mojo - December and Christmas have ebeen crayz  busy  with graduations and interstate  visitors - I didnt have any inclination to scrap at all.  Which means that my desk just fills up with clutter and mess making  me even LESS inclined to create anything!!  Ho hum - BUT I started to clean my desk and LO and behold deep underneath the papers and packets and  flowers and paint  - there was my mojo sitting proudly  - just waiting to be picked up and used!!!  LOL
So Ih ave  got to do some DT  stuff that I needed to do and then I even started  a challenge or two - here is mine for Kraft it up ....summer themed and summer in the title

My son Daniel on a bridge overlooking the water - it was almost could  smell it!!!

Scrap with V BLOG HOP this weekend!!!

Ness has  gone on holidays and Jodi has been left in charge!!!  And you know  what that means....when the cats away the  mice will play  so  we are  organising a VERY cool BLOG HOP  over at Scrap with V

SO  come  and join in the fun !!!  I have  been working on my  BLOG HOP projects!!!


Thursday, January 6, 2011

and more cool blog candy

Loving the  look of the  Spellbinders - for all the details  - check it out HERE

Check this cool blog candy!!

I havent entered  many  blog candy  -  just been too busy - but this looks like a pretty  tidy collection so here goes....  To win this

then come and visit MEL  here

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Scrap with V - fabulous summer kit!!! SOLD OUT!!!

Ness over at Scrap with V  sent me these fabulous  summer papers from 7 Gypsies before Christmas and the kit has now  gone up for sale on the site....Here are the layouts I did....

Wahoo- the kits is SOLD OUT!!!!!

All of this for less than $19 and while you are there check out my December kit - its gorgeous

Ness has a  fabulous new  BLOG and  shop so make sure you check them out!!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Did I show this one already?

Doing a MUCH NEEDED  cleanout of my scrap area  and came across some layouts - and IM not sure if Ive  blogged some of them or not!!  I figure  better twice than not at all ...YES I could scroll back through the last  umpteenth posts  but that would be tedious and distracting and this is easier - LOL!!

First up - this was a sketch chalenge at the scrap boutique  retreat I went  to back in November - one of Emmas   fantabulous  sketches - she is  truly clever - chek out her blog if you havent already  - tell her Lisa sent you!!  I won a  very cool hat with this  little number!

I love this colour scheme with the boys -  yummy!!!  The little book at the bottom  opens up with some journalling inside!

And then I did this one for Scrapncraft with T using  delicious Teresa Collins papers - I love these papers for boy layouts!!

And today Ive been working on one of the  Class kit releases for Mad about scrappin using the divine Kaiser English rose  papers.  I havent  liked  much of the Kaiser stuff for a  while but this  one definitley  took my fancy!!!!

Here is a  glimpse - there will be at LEAST one more layout  possible two - so AMAZING value - check out Leannes shop   - these should be out soon!!!

The kit comes with full instructions!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Cool sketch to see in the New Year - Scrap with V

Happy New Year !!  I hope  2011 is  an awesome  year  for you! I know its going  to be for us!!
Shane and I both start new jobs and Joshua starts high school -  New beginnings!!

ScrapwithV have a new  sketch to start in the New Year - and it looks like a beauty!  I just have to pull my scrapping finger out and  give it a go!!!  Just not very inspired at the moment!!

We also have a VERY  cool blog hop  coming up next weekend too so pay attention !!!
Seeya - off to watch a movie with the kidlets and  hubby!!