Monday, July 20, 2009


Hello again. Just thought Id post a picture of our latest family member.
This is sweet little Beyonce or 'Bon say' as Tys calls her (so cute).
We adopted her from family.
It was first thought that she was a 'Boyd' but later discovered that she is actually a 'Beyonce' LOL. Consequently she wasn't getting along with her cage buddy and it was decided that she needed a new home.
We were more than happy to oblige and we already love her to bits. Especially Tyson.
Its so lovely to have a pet again. Even if it is only a little one. TFL
Shell x

Here Kitty Kitty

This is a LO I completed for a Face book challenge group. The theme was travel.
This picture was taken when DH and I honeymooned in Thailand. We visited the Tiger temple in Kanchanaburi. Its such an amazing place and those tigers are so beautiful.
This one looks like hes posing for our camera and looks as playful as a house cat. LOL.
Well its just a quick post. Bubs and I are off to do the grocery shopping. Fun (NOT).
Bye for now. TFL
Shell x

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Too stinkin' cute.

Here's a LO of my gorgeous little guy. This is another one of my favourite shots of him.
I got this paper stack by DCWV and it had this adorable little skunk on one of the pages.
I thought I just have to use him, but how on earth do you incorporate a skunk into a LO.
I heard this quote and I thought it was a perfect title to use with my little skunk. So here it is.
I'm still getting used to this page. I had planned to use red card stock as the back ground but it seemed to need more black to make the title and skunk work. I had no black pp so I decided to use black card stock as the back ground instead. Only now I think there is too much black.
I cant win, but I decided to stop messing with it before I ruined it completely.
I'm just hoping it will grow on me now. TFL
Shell x

Friday, July 17, 2009

Sweet Vintage

Here's a sneak peek at some of the gorgeous embellishments made by Jodie. A lady whose work Ive admired before, on The Boxx.
Jodie has a new etsy shop called Sweet Vintage, where you can purchase these and other lovely hand made creations.
Here's a link to Jodies etsy shop
You really should have a look. I'm sure you will love them all.
Shell x

Monday, July 13, 2009

My goodies.

I discovered a lovely little surprise in my letter box this afternoon. And I just wanted to share it with you. My goodies pack from Abundantias Gold.
I won this lot for my Heritage LO as mentioned in an earlier post.
I couldn't be happier with my prize and I cant wait to have a play with it all.
Thanks Simone.
Shell x


OK. Here's a little something I whipped up this morning. This is one of my favourite pictures of my gorgeous baby boy. As you can see he is very 'cheeky' in more ways than one. LOL.
This is my attempt at Kylie's DT member sketch on The Boxx. TFL.
Shell x

OMG I got it done!

I actually finished this LO. Shock, horror. I started it in May 08 and I just couldn't finish it. I totally dismantled my first attempt and started from scratch. The only original feature is the matting on the photo.
I'm so pleased to have it finally done.
That's one more thing to cross off my list of 10. TFL
Shell x

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Ooooohh Glimmer Mist. YUM!

Glimmer Mist is the same great product with a
Fabulous NEW Look!
I Loooove Glimmer Mist, doesn't every scrapbooker? And we all have the chance to win some.
All you have to do is post the above picture and phrase on your blog and email a link to
and your name will be placed in the draw to win a six pack of the new Winter 2009 colours.
I got this from Renee and Gillys blog
Good luck every body!
Shell x

Thursday, July 9, 2009


This is a little LO I pulled together last night. In record speed. I love it when you start a LO and it just seems to flow. Its nice to be able to start it and finish it in one sitting, it means that I can pack everything away again. So this morning there is no junk laying around, because 'that page' isn't quite done yet. Paul will be pleased LOL.
This was my attempt at Haileys challenge on The Boxx. The challenge was to complete LOs from the sketches provided using up your old stash.
I had these spotty and stripey pps in my stash for years. And the circles were cut from another pp that Id had for a long time too.
I was so stuck on how to use these papers and when ever I tried it just never seemed to come together. I'm really pleased i finally managed to use them. TFL.
Shell x

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


OK. I guess its pretty obvious that Ive made more changes around here.
Sorry, I just cant seem to help myself. There is just so much stuff you can do with a blog.
Well we've had a name change for starters. I think this new name is an improvement. It says it all really.
There is a new header and (my favourite) if you scroll to the bottom of the page you will see a silhouette of my little family.
Sorry for any confusion. The address has not changed and you can still access it using the same links. TFL.
Shell x

Sunday, July 5, 2009

I won something YAY!

I'm soooo Excited. I won a goodies pack from one of my favourite online scrapbook shops
Abundantias Gold
I entered this little LO in a challenge 'Something old, something new' and my name got picked from a hat.
I'm so excited its not often I win something. Cant wait to find my prize in my letter box. It will be like Christmas. I'm on a scrap budget this fortnight so the timing couldn't have been more perfect. A big Thank you to Simone.

This Heritage style LO is of my wonderful grandparents on their wedding day.
I'm currently working on a LO 'This is me at 33' so that will be one thing crossed off my list of 10. Its a little different from what i first planned, but its close enough.
So watch this space, Ill upload it as soon as I'm finished.
Shell x

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Colour wheels

Colour wheels come in handy from time to time and although these are a bit different I thought they were pretty and I just wanted to share them.
These come courtesy of a gorgeous blog that you really should have a look at. Its truly beautiful.
Check it out.
Shell x

July is here!

Well July is upon us and I have a lot of things I want to achieve this month, so I thought Id post them here.
Hopefully this will help to remind me and encourage me to 'get it done'.

1) Be a better House Wife. (I'm easily distracted and its a daily battle. LOL).
2) Complete Tysons' 'you rock' LO which I started last year. COMPLETED!
3) Get Tyson to eat more veggies (wish me luck. Ill need it).
4) do some OTP projects.
5) Make some more cards for up coming birthdays.
6) Practice using more stamps and try some new techniques.
7) Bake more.
8) Try to get more early nights (Yeah right!).
9) Create a LO about me at 33.( something Ive always wanted to try and a good excuse to use up some girly pp).
10) Get out doors to take more photos (weather permitting).

OK That's my list of 10. Stay tuned to see if I manage to complete them all. If I don't you have my permission to give me a hard time.
Well I'm off now to try to do more of the first thing on my list.
Shell x