Sunday, September 25, 2011


Hello friends!  I have another share for Pretty Little Studio.  This layout uses the Clowning Around collection and was ideal for my photo of the kids outside of Sydney's Luna Park.

[Luna Park]

 products used: cs - bazzill; pp - PLS Clowning Around, Kaisercraft; alpha - American Crafts; other - PLS: pennant flags, vintage tags, word flashcards (vacation), cookie cutter labels, notebook brackets journal card; string; corner rounder; ink: versacolor; foam tape; fiskars border punch.

This is my second scraplift from the incredibly talented Anthea Peterson!  And I really love how it has turned out. :)  I just have to add my journalling of course, but I also love how the journalling card hides all the unwanted elements in the photo.

Just a reminder also that tomorrow night marks the beginning of the six week course I am teaching for The Boxx.  If you are interested the instructions only, cost $20 and both the instructions and kit cost $80.  Jane is selling these kits at below cost as the have well over $100 worth of product included!  I'd love to see you there!

Thanks for visiting..x

Friday, September 23, 2011

Create + Share...

It's time to think outside the box and visit Pretty Little Studio.  This week they have their 4th September Ad inspiration reveal and I got to have a play!!  

Here's the ad...

And this is what I came up with...


products used: cs - DCWV, bazzill; pp - PLS Antique Store; alpha - American Crafts; other - PLS: notebook brackets journaling card, celebrate paper ribbons, fruit punch cookie cutter labels, little man vintage tags; kaisercraft: paper bloom. ink (sepia); Basic Grey brad; string/twine; corrugated cardboard; Bella! chipboard stickers; black pen (sharpie).

I was inspired by the neutral coloured wall and the idea of having one main frame to highlight my photo.  Why not go and visit PLS and link your entry to the post!  I can't wait to see how you were inspired...x

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Our Weekend past...

Oh my!  You certainly know that Summer is approaching.  Especially when it hits 30+ degrees in the early days of Spring! LOL!  So what do you do when the weather warms up.  Go swimming of course.  And get yourself thoroughly dunked!  Hahaha... ooops sorry kids.  (But it was funny!)

Here's a little share of where we went...

Hmmm.  Obviously not the beach!

But a stunning little creek in a nearby National Park.  Look at how clear the water is!!  What that photo doesn't tell you however, is how FREEZING cold it was.  Numbing in fact.  And how reluctant the kids were to get into the water after dipping their toes in.  So we resorted to this....

Poor Ethan.  bwahahaha... (sorry.  forgot!) hee hee..  It was all in fun.  And he got his own back anyway, when our friend Calvin wasn't looking!

Here are a few more photos from our day.  And yes.  I even got my feet wet!!

Oh!  And did I mention the wildlife was out and about???

He was pretty big and I didn't like the way he was looking at me.  So we moved on.  Fast.

What did you do on the weekend? Thanks for visiting..x

Monday, September 19, 2011


Have you heard the news???  I'm teaching a class over at The Boxx!  It comes with a kit specifically designed to develop your knowledge of using colour, texture and patterns in your scrapping.  You can find it and the details here.

Here's a little sneak to whet the appetite...
I'd love to know what you think so far.  This will be the first time I've done anything like this, so... I'm a little nervous!  Fingers crossed though.....x

Friday, September 16, 2011

Create + Share...

Hi again!  Today I wanted to share the latest reveal over at Sketchabilities.  This is another really fun and easy sketch to follow.

[surf dancing act]

products used: cs - American Crafts; pp - Echo Park, Bella!, kaisercraft, October Afternoon; alpha - American Crafts fabric thickers; other - Jillibean Soup journaling sprouts, bella!: brads + chipboard stickers, embroidery floss, staples, machine stitching, kaisercraft: ink + shapes and tags, ink: versacolor, Pretty Little Studio journaling card, basic grey glazed brad, MS butterfly + circle punch, paper flowers (unknown).

I am also very excited to share that I will be returning to the Sketchabilities Design Team for a second term.  I love the sketches Karan puts together!!  She has such a talent for them.  Please go and visit here to see what the other team members created.  And I hope you will come and play along!!

Thanks for visiting..x

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Create + Share...

Hi Everyone!  I have a fabulous Get Picky sketch to share today for September and the DT had the amazing opportunity to play with a brand new line from Best Creations Inc.  Straight from the recent CHA, I had heaps of fun playing with "Happy Haunting"!!

So cute right! LOL!  Hmmmm....  Maybe I shouldn't say that about a scary Halloween line!!  LOL!!  Anyway, here is the sketch....

September Sketch Challenge #12

 And... here is what I came up with:

[You & Scooby Doo!]

products used: cs - bazzill, Best Creations glitter cs; pp - Best Creations (Happy Haunting); alpha - American Crafts fabric thickers, Best Creations sticker mini alphas; other - Best Creations stickers, staples, black pen (sharpie), Glue Arts foam tape, kaisercraft ink: black.

I have to admit I was challenged with these papers.  Not because I didn't like them.  They are so much fun!  And the Glitter Cardstock!!!! (I've got to find some more of that here in Australia!! LOL!).  But I struggled simply because we don't celebrate Halloween.  It's not a big thing in our household. (Even though I'm sure the kids would LOVE it! hahaha!).

So what did I scrap about then.  Well.... Scooby Doo of course!  hee hee!  Ethan is O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D.  This was his Book Week Character from last month.  How cute is he? (Biased mother speaking.  Ignore that!)

And can you see the sketch??  Yeah.  I suppose it is a bit of a stretch!  HAHAHA!  I do that.  hee hee.  I've created a window using the black glitter cardstock on top of white bazzill.  This window is my substitute for the big photo in the sketch.  The little photo above and on the left, replaces the journaling card and the rest is still sorta, well, kinda... in the same spot.  hee hee.  Trust me.  hee hee.

I hope you will all join us over at Get Picky for the chance to win THREE brand new CHA Glitter Collection Kits for our sketch challenge winner.  How fantastic is that!!  Three collections for the winner!  And while there, have a look at what the other DT girls created.  Amazing.

Thanks so much for visiting...x

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Photo update...

The boys...

 Liam...With a mouthful of food.  Typical! :D

Cam.  With sporting equipment.  Typical! :D

Ethan.  Just playing along and... goofy grins!  LOL!  Typical!! :D

Liam.  Spending time catching lizards... Yep.  Typical.

Cam.  Still hiding from the camera.  sigh.  Typical.

And all three brothers.. enjoying each others company.  Not to mention my phone!

Yep.  That's typical too!  Have a great day...x

Monday, September 12, 2011

Boxx Newsletter...

Hi there!  It's that time again!  Time to sit down and read all the news about what is happening at The Boxx this month.  There is some exciting news about a new on-line class I am teaching! Yep.  You read that right.  I'm going to attempt to teach something about scrapbooking!  Bwahahaha... That was my nervous laugh.  (I hope it turns out okay! LOL).

With this month's newsletter however,  I had the incredibly fun task of scraplifting another talented lady on The Boxx forum.  If you want to know who and what the original looks like... please visit here.

[With You In It]

products used: cs - bazzill; pp - Echo Park (Victoria Gardens), kaisercraft.  Other - Echo Park stickers, Jillibean Soup corrugated butterfly, foam tape, black pen, ink: versacolor, kaisercraft.

Thanks for visiting...x

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Create + Share...

Woohoo!!  I am thrilled to share some of my latest publication news!  I was casually flipping through Scrapbooking Memories this morning, knowing I had a layout in there somewhere (thanks to BB for letting me know through FB! LOL!).

What I didn't know is... I didn't have just one layout featured but three throughout the whole magazine!! *Sorry* Just doing a little happy dance! LOL! I don't sub very often and was genuinely surprised to see each LO.  These layouts had been photographed by SM months ago!

The first layout was featured in the "Top 10 style trends" on pg 62.  It was described as shabby chic.

[Be Brave]

The second was in the "clean and simple" gallery, pg 68.

[Rain Dance]

And finally, one of my all time faves, featured in the "spooks and ghouls" gallery, pg107.

[Monster Bash]

So... three of my kids were pleased to see themselves in a magazine today.  Cam... He wasn't bothered!! LOL!  And of course Tahlia had to rub it in to her brothers, that she was featured twice...sheesh!!

So that's my little share. Thanks for visiting...x

Friday, September 9, 2011

Design Team Call....

Hello Friends.  I seem to be sharing a few of these announcements at the moment!  But it is all for a great reason.  The Scrapboxx is looking for two new, fresh faces for their Design Team.  Sadly two of our team members have recently resigned due to family commitments but this is a great opportunity for you.

We are looking for someone who is an Australian Resident (sorry overseas friends!) and isn't already on the DT of another on-line scrapping store...(manufacturers are fine.)
If you would like to give it a go, or have any questions, please join up over at The Boxx and send Jane an email including 2-3 images of your work. It can be layouts, cards or both but they must be original work.

Closing Date: 30th September.

Thanks for visiting..x


Win Big!!!

We will select 3 people to win one of the following:

One person will win the entire Scaredy Cat Collection!
One person will win a Scaredy Cat Paper Pack
One person will win a $25 Gift Certificate
Just leave a comment here to enter.  Ends September 16.

 And that is just a small sample!!  Go over to the Pretty Little Studio blog to see the whole collection!

Thanks for visiting..x