Saturday, October 31, 2009

My how you have grown.

Just a quick post while Jedds sleeping and Paul and Tys are up the road at the local church garage sale. Im hoping they come back with some vintage goodies for me to scrap with.

This LO was inspired by the very talented Sam at Scraps Of Us. Her challenge at the cyber crop was to make a LO using only scraps, rub ons and 3 photos. My LO dosent exactly fit the criteria Ive added alot of stuff. LOL but I was inspired by her LO so I thought Id have a go.

The Scraps Of Us Cyber crop is on all week end you can join us here. So if your looking for some fun games and challenges and lots of inspiration, dont be shy, drop in and say hello. TFL.

Shell x

Friday, October 30, 2009

Woooo Hoooo!!!

Guess who is one of the newest Design Team members at Scraps Of Us?......................................
That would be ME! Yahoo!!!
I'm so proud and happy to be a part of such a friendly and talented team. Its gonna be so much fun.
The Cyber Crop starts tonight so why don't you pop on over, join our fabulous and friendly forum and maybe have a go out some of the challenges, games and sketches. There is lots of fun and prizes to be had.
Heres the link. I hope you ll join us. The cyber crop runs all weekend. See you there. TFL.
Shell x

Mad About Scrappin Guest DT spot.

I am the Guest Design Team Member for 'Mad About Scrappin' for November.
Leanne sent me the 'Rusty Pickle' 'Pop Star' pack to create some LOs.
The perfect excuse for me to do some girly pages featuring my favourite niece.
Heres what I came up with.
These papers are so fun and funky and as you can see I have hand cut and coloured the paper on the Sweet Heart LO. The papers were originally black and white. It was just like being back at Primary school. LOL. So much fun.
This kit is one of the many fantastic 'Monthly Mad Kits' Leanne has released for November.
here is the link to the blog and here is the link to the shop. TFL.
Shell x

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Blue Jeans Boy.

Here's my third and final LO for the Scraps Of Us design team challenge.
The challenge this week was set by Vicki. The requirements were that we were only allowed to spend $5.00 on supplies used to create our pages.
So here's how I spent it.
Pattern paper=$1.50
Rub ons=$2.50
We didnt have to include the costs of card stock, inks/paints.
Everything else was stuff I found around the house.
I made the flowers myself using the kids old clothes and buttons.=$0
Leaves are made from old dress making pattern paper=$0
The cardboard mat behind the photo is from a old box=$0
Sheet music came as packaging with some handmade embellies I purchased=$0
Pocket from a pair of Jedds old jeans=$0
Journalling tag inside the pocket is a clothing tag covered in the pattern paper. Tag=$0
Paper costed above.
'Cotton On' tag and string was from kids clothing=$0
Fabric bow is made from an old bassinet sheet=$0
So there you go. That's it. My last entry, so now the nervous wait is on. Its been a great competition and Ive really enjoyed it.
Lots of talented ladies and lots of inspirational LOs. Regardless whether I win or not, its been a great experience and I'm glad I had a go.
OK Bye for now. TFL.
Shell x

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My Boys

Hi again. Here is my latest LO. This one is for Round 2 in the Scraps Of Us design team competition. The Challenge was to create a LO about you greatest achievement and then to write a how to on a technique you used.
My technique is stamping with bleach. Ive done this on the panel down the right hand side of my LO.
My boys might seem like a pretty obvious thing to pick for my acheivement, but I do believe that giving birth to and raising these 2 cheeky little people is my greatest acheivement.
Ive been either pregnant or breast feeding now for almost 4 years solid.
Tys was breast fed for 13 months and Jedd now almost 13 months is still feeding. I would like to wean him before Christmas though cause hes showing no signs of wanting to give it up on his own and my poor old body needs a rest and Id like him to start sleeping through too. Something hes never done. Im usually up to him at least twice a night.
So you see I think thats my acheivement Im on call 24 hours a day. And I cant remember the last time I had a proper drink. I think it was Our honey moon. DOH!
I believe that we are all high achievers as mothers and we all deserve a pat on the back from time to time.
So to all you Mums. Well done. Your more important than any over paid CEO sitting in his swanky office in a high rise some where !
YOU are what keeps this world turning. You are raising the high achievers of the future. TFL.
Shell x

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A card to share

Look, I made a card. SHOCK HORROR!
Its been forever since I last made a card. So long ago I don't even remember when it last was.
Anyway I have some photos to send to Mum and Dad back in Adelaide and so I thought Id post them off in a card.
Scraps Of Us where having a challenge to create a LO or card with the following recipe
3 circles
2 handmade flowers
1 bird
and a 3 word title.
Perfect opportunity to give me that kick up the bum I need to get me making some cards again.
Look out Christmas here I come. LOL.
Don't worry Sis I haven't for gotten about your photos. Hmmm maybe I need to make another one. OK that's all for now. TFL.
Shell x

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Scraps of Us.

Hey there lovely people.

I don't have any LOs to share. I just wanted to give my FAV new forum a plug................................

Scraps of Us. You may have noticed in my earlier post that i mentioned my LO was for the Scraps of Us Design Team competition. It just occurred to me today when I read back through that post that I didn't give you all the link. My bad! SORRY, here it is.

Scraps of us has fantastic Monthly and Daily challenges and you might even win a prize.

Vicki is really lovely as are all the DT girls so stop by and join in the fun. Its a fabulous little community full of friendly and supportive members from all over the world.

You will find heaps of inspiration, I sure do.

Scraps of Us are having a month of celebrations and are holding a weekend long cyber crop from Friday the 30th Oct-Sunday 1st November. Ill be there with bells on so join in and say HI.

On the competition front.....Round one is now over and the Round 2 challenge will be announced tonight 7pm Sydney time. Cant wait to see what it is and to get started. Wish me luck.
OK that all for now. TFL.
Shell x

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


OK, time for a LO share.................FINALLY. Its been over a month since Ive done any scrapbooking and Ive been suffering form withdrawals, sad I know. LOL.
Any how this LO is for the DT comp at Scraps of us. This is my round one entry.
The challenge was to scrap a LO about yourself but without any pictures. I must confess I had never tried that before, but it wasn't as difficult as I thought. Its was sort of liberating I guess (does that sound weird?)
I tried stamping on the Kraft CS with different coloured paints using various things with different size rims, that I found around the house.
I cut each circle by hand out of 'All Sorts' pp by 'Kaiser Crafts' and adhered them to the CS is a random pattern. I have also used some gorgeous and colourful SweetVintage doilies.
Then I doodled a border and added the verse.
I don't know who the author is but I can relate to the sentiment so I thought that explained a little about me.
I thought about writing random things about ME but I thought this poem was too perfect not to use and something a bit different.
Anyway that's my entry for round 1.
Please excuse my hand writing. I hate it but I'm trying to remember that in years to come my kids wont care how shocking my hand writing is, only that it was written by me and that makes it more personal so I hope my boys will appreciate that.
Anyway its a tough field. Heaps of talented ladies in this comp so wish me luck. I'm gonna need it!
I have just completed my first LO for MAD ABOUT SCRAPPING guest DT member for the month of November.
Leanne sent me some great paper and embellies to work with. I have completed the first LO and I'm starting the second when the kids are asleep tonight. I like the way the first one turned out. Totally different from anything Ive done before but I'm really enjoying pushing the boundaries and trying new stuff. It keeps me inspired to step 'Out side the box'.
I wont reveal them until next month when it goes on sale. So stay tuned.
heres the link to the MAD ABOUT SCRAPPING blog from there you can find the link to the shop. There is some great shopping to be done and Leanne is really friendly and has great monthly kits. My kit will be on sale next month.
I received my prize from my2angels yesterday. That's the prize I won for my Out Of the Hat LO 'Dream Big'.
I must admit I spent a bit extra but with so many yummy products to choose from, how could I resist?
I bought my very first glimmer mist. I'm behind the times I know. Cant wait to give it a go.
Looks like fun.
Anyway head on over if your looking for some fabo things and take a look at the charms. Super cute and a really good range.
Thanks Tracy for offering such a generous prize. Fantastic service and Ill be back to shop some more, for sure!
The big reveal for Lil' Red Rocket is coming up soon and I'm going to have a give away, so check back soon if you want to be in the running.
Just putting on some finishing touches.
WOW this post has turned into a bit of an epic. LOL. Sorry hope I haven't bored you. TFL.
Shell x

Thursday, October 8, 2009

My beautiful niece

Just a quick post before I head off to bed. I just wanted to share these photos I took of my beautiful niece. She is so photogenic and growing up to be so stunning, I love to take her photo. Shes such a natural.
OK that's all for now. TFL.
Shell x

Soon to be announced............

Hi there. Remember I said I had something I was excited about to share with you in October well here's a sneak peek.
Confused? Well I'm busting to tell you more but I'm still not quite ready so stay tuned.
I'm hoping to be back with some more scrapping to share later in the week too.
Bye for now. TFL
Shell x

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

All the kids together

Its been so nice to have all the cousins together again. I know Tys misses his big cousins a lot.
We've had a wonderful couple of days and their visit was over way too quick.
My Mum, sister, 86 year old Nan and my two handsome nephews and my beautiful little niece have all returned to Adelaide now.
I took these photos on Sunday. We had a lovely afternoon exploring the Roma street park lands in Brissy.
It was so nice to all be together again and sadly I realize how much my kids are missing out on not living closer to their cousins. They don't have any cousins her in Brissy and that makes me sad.
I guess that means we will have to make a real effort to travel down to SA when ever possible.
I had no idea that my Nan was coming, It was a total surprise but such a lovely one. I couldn't help but burst into tears when I saw her and then I couldn't stop laughing. I think I was in shock. ha ha.
Its the first time my Nan has ever even been on a plane. How special do I feel!
Anyway I just wanted to share these pics I took. I will treasure these photos of my kids with my sisters 3 until the next time I see them. They grow up way too fast.
Heres a poem that says it all......
Oh, tell me, please tell me, is there a trick
to get cousins to sit still, even real quick?
One giggles, one wiggles, one tugs on another.
One crawls, one tickles, then they pile on each other.
At the end of the day, when all's said and done,
taking pictures with cousins, is way too much fun!
Author Beth Rogers.
Shell x

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I cant believe it!

OK this LO might look familiar. I'm posting it again because this was my entry in the September 'Out of the hat challenge' and guess what I won the public choice. WOW!
I could hardly believe my eyes when I read it HERE I had to go back and read it a couple more times just to make sure. LOL.
I love the fact that it was voted for by other entrants and followers, I consider it a huge compliment.
There were so many fantastic entries and a record number too. If you haven't had a look before you should pop over and check it out HERE.
There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs.
Octobers challenge is a doosie. But that's why they call it a challenge.
You may have noticed the blog make over AGAIN. Just to confuse you. Sorry Ive got to stop doing that.
I just couldn't settle on a background that I was really happy with. This new one is totally me.
If you've checked out my LOs you may have noticed that I like to use spots, stripes and lots of colour, so I'm loving this new background. I think its gonna stay for a while.
OK that's all for now. TFL.
Shell x

ONE year old.

Just cant believe that this little man turned ONE yesterday. It just blows me away.
I'm feeling all sentimental this week but I'm also feeling so lucky to have such perfect ,happy and healthy little boys. We are truly blessed!
We have family up for Jedds party so I'm sure this little man will be smothered in hugs and kisses all week.
Thanks to everyone who leaves comments on my little blog. It makes my day.
Hope you all have a good weekend. Ill be back next week with some party photos and maybe some scrapping at the end of the week. TFL
Shell x

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