Friday, December 31, 2010

some favs for 2010.

OK well today is the last day of 2010 and its been a pretty good year really but Im ready 2011.
Posting your fav LOs for the year thats almost done seems to be the thing to do and I think a good way to bring in the new year. So Here we go in no particular order 10 of my favs from 2010.
Unfortunately and fortunately my 4 favourites are missing as they are out for publication, but you get the idea.

Thanks for joining me on my journey this year and thanks for all your love and support.
Your wonderful comments have been one of my fondest memories of 2010. I really do appreciate them in a BIG way.
I hope you have a happy, scrappy and safe New Year and Ill see you in 2011. YEEEHA!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Our Boys.

 Just one share today. I have more LOs and an OTP but Ill save them for another day.
This LO is for WOW using one of the GORGEOUS chipboard titles they make.
WOW chipboard is so beautifully detailed and so much fun to work with.
On this one Ive given it some colour in a random fashion with a blue and a yellow stamp pad. Its hard to pick up the detail but it looks almost like opal with the green, blue and just that hint of yellow all mixed up together.
To finish off Ive covered it in a thick coat of Glossy Accents.
If you want to get your hands on some amazing WOW products ask your local to order some in. They ROCK!!
Bye TFL.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Immmmmm baaaaack!

Hello again. Yep Im back, I would have been sooner but our useless internet service provider (who will remain nameless) disconnected our internet only a day after it had been installed.
Any how enough of that.
Sorry I wasn't around to wish every one a Merry Christmas. I hope every one had a lovely Christmas.
We have had a very eventful December with moving house, 2 birthdays, 
Christmas and a broken collar bone.
Yep Jedd has broken his collar bone. To be honest we don't actually know when, exactly hes such a trooper he hasnt complained once and is still running around like a regular crazy two year old.
But we've had the x rays and yes it is most definitely broken clean through, poor baby.
So The trampoline from Nan and pop for Christmas will have to wait until it is healed. 3- 4 weeks the doctor says.

But, you may be wondering whats with the picture^ well, thats my new camera and guess what.......
I won it........ from The Scrapbook Awards, see 2 posts below. YAY!
I must say i was pretty darn happy and as much as I love my SLR it just doesn't quite squeeze in the ol' hand bag so this new one is fantastic!!
I do have some scrapping to share but just not quite yet so Ill be back with that soon but on the scrappy front Im proud to announce that I have signed on for another term as a sketch designer with Creative Scrappers so Im really excited about that.
Im also totally excited about my new scrap room. I have no storage yet and most of my supplies are just in boxes on the floor but my room is really big and couldn't be more perfect so when Ive got it just the way I want it ,Ill share some pictures with you all.
OK Im off to blog hop and find out just how much Ive missed out on. Bye for now. TFL.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

WW1 for December.

Hello there. Long time no see. Well Im finally back in the land of the living and thought Id pop by and share my CT LO for WHITE WITH 1 for December.
The criteria is white (obviously) grey and masking. It might sound scary but its surprisingly easy and a really fun challenge.
HERES the link so you can pop over and check out what the other CT girls created and maybe take a look at last months entries.
We were blown away with the volume and quality of last months entries.
It was sooooo difficult to pick the winners.
So, where have I been? Well we made the move from Brissy back to the Sunshine coast and we have been staying with family while we look for a new house.
Then I had a little accident involving the lap top and a cup of tea. DOH!!!!!
Luckily every thing was fine and it was able to be saved but, it we were seperated for a while. BOO HOO.
So, now we have found a house and a nice Kindy for Tys in a beautiful spot and we move in this Friday.
The house is nothing flash, an old Queenslander with lots of character (interpret that as you will) but it has a great yard for the kids a veggie patch for Paul and a scrap room all of my very own YAY!!
Ive got lots to share when we get settled including some DT stuff for WOW and some very exciting news in the New Year.
OK I think thats all Ill try not to be such a stranger from now on. TFL.
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Yay a little award.

 Hi there every one. Sorry Ive been AWOL. We are busy packing up to  move house and although I have still managed to find some time to scrap I don't have any thing quite finished yet so I still cant share.
But I can share this^. You may or may not remember this LO well guess what it won first place in the Babies category for September/October over at The Scrapbook Awards WOW!!
If you havent checked out The scrapbook awards hop on over and maybe even enter your best LO the prizes are FANTASTIC! Who knows you could even be voted international Scrapbooker of the year.
It may be a while between posts for me now so Ill see ya when I see ya and Im sure Ill have something new to share and LOTS of catching up to do when we get settled in the new house. TFL.
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Friday, November 5, 2010

The Temper Trap - Fader

I don't have any thing scrappy to share today. But, here's a song that I just cant get out of my head at the moment. LOOOOOVE The Temper Trap (gotta love a good Aussie band) and besides it was a good excuse to try out my new signature.
Hope your finding some creative time.
Ive been doing more shopping for scrapping stuff than creating lately. DOH!
Hopefully Ill have some thing to share over the week end. TFL.
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Today I came across the most amazing and truly beautiful project and it has really touched my heart in such a way that I wanted to share it with you all too.
Its called THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT and you can learn more about it HERE.
I wont say too much because I couldn't possibly put it into words as beautifully as Trudi has HERE on her BLOG Please pop on over and join along with me in the BUTTERFLY EFFECT. TFL.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A few DT shares and a publication.

My first LO to share is for my first challenge as CT member at WHITE WITH 1.
The criteria is to create a LO using white and yellow with journaling straight on your paper or card stock.
I hope you'll pop on over to the BLOG and check out what the rest of the CT have created.
I can tell you its very inspiring and its going to be lots of fun!
OK we have close ups, as always.
 I couldn't resist this cute MLBOW pin. The perfect finishing touch.
 This last LO is my November DT LO for
The theme was our favourite baby products, the thing we just couldn't do without when our kids were babies.
My old faithful was this book. I called it my baby manual because it contains all the information you need to know about your new baby.

All the DT for SCRAP THAT BABY were published in this months SCRAP STREET MAGAZINE in a blog feature.
If you havent checked out SCRAPSTREET I recommend you have a look. Its free and full of inspiration.
HERES the link to my published LO.
OK I think thats all. Thanks for checking in and TFL.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

A great new challenge blog.

 OK, first things first. Happy Halloween. Any excuse for some digital scrapping LOL.
I got some cute photos of the boys all dressed up for our local Halloween carnival last night and I cant wait to scrap them.
I don't have any thing new to show, well I do but they are DT things so they will have to wait for now.
Now on to the important stuff. There is a brand new challenge blog called
 SHOW US YOUR STUFF created by the lovely and talented Kerry and its all about creating LOs and incorporating some hand made goodies, whether they be some thing you made your self or something you purchased.
Well I LOVE the concept and Im sure its going to be LOTS of fun.
HERE is the link and they are having a DT search at the moment so if you'd like to apply you've got til the 15th of November to get your application in. Details are on the BLOG.
So why not head on over to Show us your stuff, become a follower and grab a badge for your blog..
Kerry has let me design a custom header and badge and I have also designed a few sketches for some up coming challenges so, Id love to see what you do with them.
They have some great sponsors lined up with some AWESOME hand made goodies.
What could be better? TFL.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Warning big TOOOOOT!

I am so proud and excited to announce that I am the newest  DT member for
If you havent tried WORDS OR WHATEVERs gorgeous chipboard and MDF products then youre really missing out.
They are AWESOME and if your LSS doesn't stock them yet, ask them to get some in. You'll love it.
The range and quality is fantastic so, you see why Im so happy about this wonderful opportunity.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lots of catching up to do!

Yep Ive been a bad,bad blogger but, in my defence I have been separated from my beloved lap top for a little while now so, time to catch up.
This first page is for a new challenge blog called GET PICKY. I almost always use multi photos now so I couldn't resist having a go at their sketch this month and it was a lot of fun.
These are pictures I scrapped a long time ago. Actually these photos where the very first photos I ever scrapped when I started scrapping 4 years ago.
Well I wasn't a serious scrapper then and would have only completed about 6 LOs a year I guess, if i was lucky.
Ive only been a serious scrapper for almost 2 years, any way as you can image the original was pretty BAD!
If I get brave one day maybe Ill show you. hehehe.
Any way this is Paul and our first baby Kaiser. Not a day goes by that we still don't miss this big fella and he really was the most perfect dog ever.
I cant have a post with out close ups. Yes my love affair with Glossy accents continues.
And then there's this little guy. Isnt he adorable!!. He is made by WORDS OR WHATEVER and when I saw him I knew he'd be perfect for this page.
I really liked his raw chipboard colour as I thought it mixed well with the tones in the pattern papers so Ive left him raw out lined him in dark brown texta , gave him some shadows with my favourite grey marker then added some detail with my fine liner black pen, coloured his tongue and gave his cheeks a rosy glow with red texta then finally yep you guessed it more glossy accents for his nose and tongue.

Now onto something so amazingly beautiful and special that my wonderful and talented friend made me.

I cant tell you how blown away I was when this arrived by mail for me yesterday. I really am lucky and very blessed to have a friend that cares enough to make me such s stunning piece of art and I am so happy and proud to have this beautiful LEANNE original hanging on my wall. I love every little bit of it and I cant stop looking at it.
Even Paul said WOW thats AWESOME when he saw it and thats a big deal coming from my husband. LOL.
So THANKYOU Leanne you are such an amazing friend and I will treasure and love it forever.

Now just before I go I also wanted to tell you about my new DT position over at WHITE WITH 1.
I almost fell off my chair when i received an email asking me if Id like to join the design team.
Of course I said YES!! hehehe.
Its a fantastic concept and the rest of the DT are very talented and inspiring scrappers so, I hope you'll find the time to check it out and play along from time to time.
OK thanks for stopping by. TFL

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Shining light and a sketch.

 As Ive mentioned in earlier posts, Im Guest DT this month at my new favourite place to shop and Forum HANDMADE BY SUZANNE and I was lucky enough to get a chance to play with the delicious Sea side range by October Afternoon.
Suzanne also asked me if Id like to design a sketch for the October challenge. Well I love designing sketches so of course I jumped at the chance.
So as you can see above is my example using my yummy goodies from Suzanne and below is the sketch I designed.
 Now onto the close ups.
 American Crafts ribbon also from HANDMADE BY SUZANNE and the most adorable MLBOW pin.
 More butterflies.
Finally the close up of one of the beautiful stickers in the Sea side range. Ive just added some shading to represent the light from the light house and to make it tie in with my title a little better.
Well thats it for today but, I think I can squeeze a 5th page out of this pack. Ill see how I go.
Don't forget to pop on over to the FORUM at Handmade by Suzanne if you want to have a go at the sketch challenge. Id love to see your interpretation. TFL.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Have you seen THIS.  Yep thats my lil' ol' LO on the October Afternoon Face Book page.
Im almost never on Face book anymore so when I stumbled upon this I almost fell off my chair LOL.
Doing the happy dance today. hehehe TFL.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


 Yep been scrapping again. This is a 'just because' page. Just because I couldn't wait to get stuck into all that GORGEOUS Restoration range by Crate paper. YUM, YUM!!
Well this page didn't turn out half as fabulous as it looked in my head but, you get that some times.
Now if your a regular here you'll know there will be LOTS of close ups to come but, if your not I apologise in advance.
OK, here goes............................

Its been a while since I added a butterfly so I thought That little bit of dimension they add would be perfect.
This beautiful lace was originally white but, I decided to tea dye it to compliment the colours in the papers.
 MMMMMMM Scrapmatts Key and some bakers twine. Just made for each other.

And lastly this is one of my fav photos of Master Jedd. Ive done a little bit of editing to give it more of a grungy look so it fits in with the papers.
He can be a very intense little boy at times and this photo portrays that pretty well I think.
I think thats all. Thanks for all your lovin' wonderful people you make me feel very special. TFL.