Friday, December 31, 2010

Muddy Waters...

We have so far been very fortunate as to not have the devastation of flood waters invading our home. I couldn't imagine what my friends and family must be coping with at the moment. Most of Central and South East Queensland is on flood alert. Even a cyclone crossed the coast close to where my parents live, on Christmas day. They live inland from Townsville but the rains have still swamped the roads, bridges and low lying grounds.

Fortunately again, my parents are with me and my family at the moment. They travelled south with their caravan to spend Christmas with us before the floodgates were open. They however, must endure more time snuggling, playing with and nurturing their grandkids, as roads are cut off everywhere! LOL!! I don't know how they are going to cope!!

Secretly though, my Dad is going stir-crazy with all the rain. And my voice may be a little hoarse from repeatedly asking the kids to stop climbing the walls, furniture, window sills... (you get the picture)!!! We've a little bit of cabin fever at the moment.

Yesterday the sun came out for just a little bit. Unfortunately it hasn't been out for long enough yet. Muddy feet is a steady accessory here.

But today.... Today we gloried in the sunshine! And we made the most of it before the rain returns in full force (supposedly) tomorrow.

Ironically, we went to another large body of water! LOL!!

So, here's hoping you all have a wonderful and exciting new year. All the best for the future and I'll *see* you on the other side! :D

Happy New Year!!!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Woot Woo!

It is extremely rare for me to post twice in one day. But I really want to share my exciting news. News that I've been holding onto for a little while now! ;)

I am absolutely honoured to let you know I made it onto the design team for Storyboard Kits! Yay!! I am soo excited! But I am going to have to ask you all a favour..... PLEASE excuse the dodgy head shot! LOL!!

Check out the announcement here and the other fabulous scrappers I'm going to be working with!

And here's a little sneak peek to whet the appetite of what's to come. Introducing "Giselle".

I can't wait to play....x

Just because...

...we've been cooped up inside for the past few days, avoiding the rain, and this photo makes me laugh!

He's been trying out some new poses for me. Clearly, being inside for days on end, isn't healthy for little boys! LOL! That, or he's a fan of John Travolta??? hee... I will be back tomorrow with an update. Thanks for visiting...x

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas Everyone! Hoping you all have a safe and happy holiday!

Thank you to all my lovely friends in cyberspace, for your wonderful comments and blog support! LOL!! I truly hope you have a magical day, surrounded by loving friends and family! Mwah!! See you in the New Year!

Monday, December 20, 2010


It's my turn to set the challenge over at Scrapboxx this fortnight and I'm hoping you will all play along. It runs through to Jan 2, 2011! Can you believe it!! We are almost at the end of the year!

Here's my layout:
{Oh Sweet Christmas Tree}

journaling: Boy were you two extra keen to trim the tree this year! You were both very quick to pull the ornaments out!

If you want to know more, then check out the challenge here. Thanks for visiting...x

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Storyboard Kits prize to be won!!...

Hey Guys! Check this out. Storyboard Kits is sponsoring the latest PageMaps sketch by Becky Fleck!

All you need to do to enter, is create a layout based on this sketch, in any size, any orientation, any way you want to interpret it and using any products you would like. The contest starts today and ends at midnight, Sunday, January 2, 2011(MST). You must link your layout to this post on the PageMaps blog.

Pretty cool huh?! And look at the prize! If you haven't already got your hands on this kits, here's your chance!

I'm off to play and hopefully will have something to share later.....x

Saturday, December 18, 2010


How about a little IB double inspiration??? I know it a is a busy/crazy/hectic/INSANE time of year so why not make it easier on yourself.... :D Especially if you have the urge to scrap!!!

Check out Sketch #62:

Here's what I came up with...

{The Christmas Out-takes}

journaling: "My Favourite Christmas Memory" It always seems impossible to get a decent photo of you guys and now that there are four of you - harder still! But I am so glad that we try. Even if I get the bored looks and the silly faces... Because every now and then there is a gem among the out-takes! One that shines with personality and fun. These photos are the ones that will make us smile...

OMGosh!! I know we all have attempted the little in-house photo shoot and all have those extra photos that become the out-takes... Some of you super-dooper clever readers of my blog, probably have way more success than me, in capturing the perfect photo too! LOL!! But I do love going through the out-takes! I guess it makes me happy that I don't need to bribe the kids to sit there for me! (Well for now at least!)

These photos were taken last year! hee! You should see the ones from this year!!! *yikes* Cam is a lot more mobile! LOL!! Happy scrapping...x

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


*sigh* Ballet has been a huge part of our household for a little while now, but even more so this year. As you know, Miss T, participated in her first ballet exam in October and received Honours!! Yay!

We've also just wrapped up for the year and I was also very involved in the behind-the-scenes side of her ballet recital. LOL! And this gave me plenty of opportunities to take photos! hee!

When I saw this Mini Album in my Kaisercraft DT pack, I didn't see "flip flops". I saw Ballet slippers. LOL!
Yep. I'm seeing ballet stuff everywhere!

If you'd like to see more, head on over here. Thanks for visiting...x

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


It's my shared blogging week at Kaisercraft and Camilla, Kirsty and I are showcasing the gorgeous new English Rose and Seaside collections.

Here's my layout from yesterday:

{Tiny Dancer}

Thanks for visiting...x

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Today I wanted to share the beginnings of my December Daily. I have the first few pages completed and am still catching up on others. However, I am not giving up!!! LOL!! I have been scribbling notes each and every day and taking multitudes of photos! Even in very gloomy, rain darkened skies! (Makes for interesting photos!)

{Dec 1}

I have one major change on this first page. I didn't like the green journal tab (and besides - my hand writing was pretty messy!) so I decided to re-do on red. I like how it picks up the colour from my photo and blends in with the rest of the overall look.

{Dec 2}

Summer and Christmas time especially, means that stone fruit is in season and quite often we are waiting for the fresh peaches, nectarines, plums and mangoes to go into our fruit bowl.

{Dec 3}

{Dec 5}

No. I haven't forgotten December4. LOL! I just need to find some baseball card protectors so I can add lots of little photos.

{Dec 6}

A few subtle changes here too. The journal tab has been moved and some extra mini alphas added.

Well that's it for now. Hopefully I will catch up with the rest over the next day or two. Thanks for visiting...x

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Hi Everyone...

Just a quick post of some cards and a layout highlighting Kaisercraft's new mini stamps!!! My stamp collection is ever growing and I am totally in love with these new ones! Check them out...x

Words and sentiments:

{Love you Mum}

{The Gift}

And these fabulous picture stamps:

{So very You}

Thanks for stopping by...x Oh! And if you are visiting from The Boxx I'd be happy for all you stalkers to hit the "follow" button! LOL!!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


...finally.... After three loooooong months......their Uncle Ian has returned from England!

They missed him so much....x (And we finally have our babysitter back again!) Welcome Home! hee!

Monday, December 6, 2010

December Daily...

I just wanted to share my photos from the last few days. I am unable to print anything out this is the next best thing... :D

December 1st

December 2nd

December 3rd

December 4th

December 5th

Today, December 6th...

These are just a few of the photos I've taken. I plan on using at least two photos each day. The stories have already been added to my DD...Just waiting on the photos now...x