Ness at Scrap with V always runs magnificent blog candies and this month is no exception - she is making it a double whammy because Mothers Day is also her birthday!!!! So make sure you check out all the details HERE and wish her a Great BIG Happy Birthday!!!!
Check this gorgeous Twiddleybitz box that Ness made for herself!!
Isnt it gorgeous and shes SO clever!!! I love how shes used the bling and who doesnt love black and pink!!!!!
I will be back later with some of my Twiddleybitz pieces for Show and tell!! And you know I am going to have LOADS to show you!!
Check out SCRAP WITH V for chances to win PRIMA blog candy, Twiddleybitz blog candy and a $20 store voucher!!!!!
Last year saw me meet one of my quiet scrapbooking goals!! And that was to have DT gig with a Manufacturing company. The chance to work with BRAND NEW products - yet to be released is always exciting. Luckily for me - the company is TWIDDLEYBITZ !!
Fabulous products and Nic and Andrew are so generous - I am a lucky lucky girl!! I am going to get to spend 2 days at the June Paper show in Brisbane at the Twiddleybitz stall- so PLEASE make sure you pop in and say Hi!!!!! I have been playing with some Twiddleybitz pieces over the Easter long weekend!. One of them is yet to be photographed...but here is the first one...
Arent the papers pretty too = Kaiser chanteuse.....I havent bought Kaiser for ages but I loved these colours!!
This is another one for the Scrapbook savvy cybercrop - we were given a very clever recipe and then given some creative license to create a layout. The theme for the CC is Easter but I dont have any Easter pics left from last year - so I have had to bend the rules a little.
For me I chose to do Teleahs hair - she never lets me put it up or do anything with it unless its a school day. Each morning she tells me she needs plaits, piggies, pony, sideways pony, two plaits etc etc
I LOVE it so here is a layout of her with her plaits for school
This is my fave of the layouts I have done for the CC
Yep - if you know my style and what I normally do - Brights arent it !! So the challenge over at Scrapbook savvy was a BRIGHTS picture inspiration - ARRGGGHHHHHH
So I trawled through my leftover papers and dragged out all the appropriate colours I had and this was the result......
WE have a sloping front lawn and with all the rain back in January - my kids had a BALL sliding down our hill . This is how they presented themselves at the front door. I think they were excited that they werent in trouble so they were happy to pose for the camera!!!
Im still not sure about the brights but Im glad I got to scrap these pics!!!
So I stayed up very late last night and in the peace and quiet I got to actuallly scrap a few layouts. Its becoming a long time between creative blocks!!! So I enjoyed this. I joined the Scrapbook savvy cybercrop and the first layout I did was Sars challenge....The criterion were the word Egg ( in my journalling) banners and some paint.....I dragged out these gorgeous papers and I only had a little bit left!
I love these colours -
So if you are looking for something to inspire you - drop into scrapbook savvy and check out the cybercrop!!
I am feeling incredibly FLAT!! Most of you who know me would know that I am usually a pretty upbeat kind of person ...or at least I try to be.
But this last week has taken the wind out of my sails a bit.....you know the saying about things coming in threes...
On Saturday an old work friend of mine passed away suddenly - only 55...not old and he has kids and a wife so I was shocked and saddened by that news.
On Sunday our neighbour from my childhood passed away. He was a lovely man - always a true gentleman. When I was a baby - he used to come over and have a beer with Dad. He has his own two sons and he has had a battle with bad health for some time. So the news was less unexpected but its also that realisation that the people around you are getting older.....and that we dont last forever...our bodies fail us and sometimes our minds before that.
Today I received a phone call from My Dad to tell me that my gorgeous Great Aunt is in hospital with double pneumonia and not expected to come home. She is an extraordinary woman - who has had more tragedy in her life than most people could imagine. And yet she soldiers on and is the cheeriest brightest person. She really is inspiring.
As a kid, her and my Nan and their sisters would have us in stitches with the way they interacted and talked about each other. As an adult I have been lucky enough to spend time with my Great Aunts and they are awesome. I am sure the TV show Golden Girls could have learnt a thing or two from Nan and the Aunts!! They all came to the Gold Coast 18 months ago and I got to spend some fabulous days escorting them around the Gold Coast and Sea World.
We lost Nan a couple of years ago now and I think it makes me sad to think that another of these brilliant women will soon leave this life as well.
I went into hopsital today to visit her and she looks like a very frail old woman - on oxygen and struggling for every breath. Three years ago - she was still doing the Extreme rides at Dreamworld - she has done the Tower of Terror and the Claw- SERIOSULY wicked rides for an 86 yr old!!! Now it looks like she will miss her 90th birthday......
SO I will have my day of sadness and be grateful that I had these 3 people in my life at all. Im going to hug my kids and be thankful for my good health and strong genes!!!!
Just singing in the rain is the inspiration for this month over at From screen to scrap.....and while I couldnt get all the criterion - umbrellas and three photos....they were being sprayed by ocean spray so thats kinda like rain!!
Here is my take on the challenge
There are some great entries already so head over and check it out HERE !!!
Ahhhhhhh- the peace and tranquility ....Shane is at work , Daniel is at a sleepover, Joshua is at the movies with a mate and I only have Lachlan and Teleah at home so I have actually SCRAPPED!!
I was blog hopping and saw a post about the April 123 challenge and the criterion were Lime green, the word REALLY and fabric!!!!! One of my fave glimmer mist colours is Key Lime Pie! So that is where this began...then drag out all the green bits that are like lime ....blah blah blah and you know the drill.......Throw it a page and this is what I got!!
So pop in HERE if you want to have a go yourself!!
I found some old pictures of the two big boys and its so nice to scrap them as babies in a more recent scrap style than the sad Creative memories that make up their first few years ( buried deep down in a sub basement somewhere !) I joined Scrapbook savvy for some fun and I like their monthly ABC challenge - even though I have joined at the end of the alphabet! Here is my take on the Y and Z letters...Yarn and zips.....My cute chubby Lachlan at 4 months - SO delicious !!! Probably the only time in his life he will be chubby!!
Delicious Websters papers, some scrummy lace from my ribbon man!! and some texture paste for fun!!
If you have seen this months Scrapbook memories magazine there is a layout of Son number three in there also.....he is always writing us love letters and leaves them on our pillow - here is one of those - I love that it is scrapped and there for the future. He is our mischief maker but the most adorable loving kid!!! and TOO cute for his own good!!
I have a crop night coming up soon at my place so am hoping for a serious kick of mojo before then!!!
Maybe tomorrow when the Doctor is at work?
In my last Twiddleybitz DT pack I got some fabulous off the page stuff - and one of them is this cool cupcake stand - I distress painted it, lacquered it and then added the old lace and pearl rope and roses just to pretty it up. The gorgeous cupcake is from my lovely friend Jeanelle - she is TOO clever!!
Losing my mind...or the little of it that I had left!!! Ha ha
I did this layout last month for From screen to scrap - I really love doing the boys pages - they challenge me way more than pretty easy girly pages and I kinda like this - not colours I would go for ordinarily!!
You know I love stuff and bits on my page so this was FUN!!!!
SO I got to do the Artastic entyr this month - I have missed a few months. This whole working business is great for our bank account but not so great for my creativity . I have been tired when I get home and then the kids have sport after school again - so days are FULL!!! BUT its school holidays soon and I have plans to do some fun stuff with my gorgeous kids but also to get some serious scrap time happening. I have even organised a crop night at my place - filled up in Hours!!! I have even added some extra places this time so that should be FUN!!!! ANYWAY enough babble - here is my Artastic entry
My spunky little girl on her 5th birthday last year at Noosa!!
Okay so I am in shock that we are already in April - where did the last three months of this year go?
Anyway the great thing about the beginning of a new month is the arrival of Ness new bunch of kits!!
I had a fabulous summery and bright kit to work with and I had a gorgeous pic of the kids from Shanes graduand ceremony!!
Here is my kits sample
so pop in HERE and check out all the kits!! Ness has some fabulous stuff in store and also a GREAT blog giveaway!!!