Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Happy Easter, Happy Birthdays, Happy Scrapping!

What a weekend! Hope everyone out there had a great easter. Ours see-sawed between utter boredom and absolute mania. My mum and brother came to stay for the break which was fab. But we tend to do a lot of hanging around the house.

We eventually ventured out on Sunday to the Donnybrook Apple Festival. They have built the amazing FREE APPLE FUN PARK which the kids just loved. as you can imagine it was pretty hard to drag them away - however the Ester Bunny had been for a visit at Nana's so the pull of more chocolate far outweighed the park! Can you believe I forgot to take the camera though? Not a very good scrapper am I?


Monday was Henry's birthday. He managed to remind us about 100 times that "It's my Birthday tomorrow!" so there was no forgetting. We had a couple of little friends around for a play and some birthday cake. LOL They were so well behaved and had a great time. I just can't believe that my baby is four! Where did that time go? So here is a picture comparison. Henry at 21 hours old and Henry on the morning of his fourth birthday. *wiping away a little tear*

Henry shares his birthday with his uncle, who turned 21. So we had a great family dinner at a fabulous Italian resaraunt in Bunbury. Yum! And great to catch up with some of the extended family too.

Tuesday was back to TC. Great to get some quality scrap time in. I actually hadn't touched my scrapping gear for a whole week which is rare for me. I have submitted the page I completed to be published, so I will share a sneak peak or 2. Seems that the publishers are cracking down on pages being viewed elsewhere before they hit the mags - for good reason of course. So anyway - wish me luck! If it doesn't get published then I can share the whole LO much sooner. I feel it is one of my best for a while though. Does that sound conceipted? I hope not LOL Enough rabbitting on now though. I will leave you with these pics.


Saturday, March 22, 2008

More Classes and a Calendar

Exciting News! Thanks to My neighbour Leeanne and Ruth Stamps and Crafts, I will now be teaching scrapping lessons for adults and children here in Australind:

Mulgara Family Centre
Entry via Mulgara Road (next to Australind Library)

Late Night Crop
Do your own thing and enjoy the company.
Meeting Monthly
First Wednesday of the Month
6:00pm - 11:00pm
Commencing WED 7th May 2008
Cost $5.00
(Tea and coffee provided, also use of Cuttlebug etc)

Adult Scrapbooking Workshops/Classes
Learn new techniques or just brush up on your skills. Beginners Welcome.
Meeting Monthly
Second Saturday of the Month
10:00am - 1:00pm
Commencing SAT 10th May 2008

Kids After School Activities
Drop the kids off for a couple of hours and let their creativity bloom.
Meeting Fortnightly
4:30 - 6:00
Commencing THU 8th May 2008
Cost - $20.00 per class

Kids School Holiday Workshops
Meeting once each week of School Holidays
Commencing July 2008
Cost - $2.00 per class

So if you are local, check out the calendar at the bottom of the page for the dates and details. Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Hey . . . Guess What?

I sumbitted some work to the Buzz & Bloom Guest album and guess what? It has just been uploaded. I popped over to have a look and ther is a little post there with my name on it! How funny! Anyway, if you want to have a squiz click here. It is all stuff that I have posted here before though.
Just thought I would toot-toot anyway LOL

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

On a Roll

I've been quite a busy little scrapper lately. I have completed another LO. This one is for the march White With 1. It is a fun twist on the old challenge blog. Basically each moth a new challenge is listed with the premise of white being the main colour, with one accent colour (changes each month) and one other requirement.

March being the month of St Patrick's Day, the accent colour is green and the extra requirement is to include the word luck or lucky in the title. So here is my offering:


I have decided on the old collage pick to save viewing time - what do you think?

I have also finished another class LO for 2D's but forgot to photograph it before I took it in to the shop! That's about three I have forgotten now ;)

That's it for today. TFL

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Been Busy . . . .

I have completed my first NON DT or class project in ages and it felt great! This is a LO for the March Sketch Challenge on the SM forum.


The colour combo is a little unusual (especially for someone that always "plays it safe") but this was a lot of fun. Basically I was dying to use the felt FTI trim and this is what resulted. I am hoping I pulled it off. At any rate the fun is in the trying!

FYI: I have just discovered that Dimensional Magic is a perfect adhesive for ghosties. I used it on the little birdie and you can't see it at all!

I have another FOUR projects I need to get on with. Three for classes and one for fun. So I had better stop chatting and get out of here!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Ribbon: Reorganised

I spent the better part of yesterday afternoon/evening reorganising my ribbon and embroidery floss collection. Yes, my life is riveting LOL. But I am very happy with the result.


I went to Spotlight yesterday and cleared thier stock of embroidery floss spools, and bought two cases. I have only used one so far, but I have to have room to grow LOL.

A lot of you scrappers and crafters out there are probably already using this system to store your ribbon and embroidery floss - So OK I am a bit slow! But I can't believe how beautiful it looks. And thanks Vikki, for letting me C.A.S.E. your idea :x

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Sneak Peeks

I have a couple of Sneak Peeks to share from my RJR DT work.

As some of you are aware, I am not, nor do I pretend to be a Stamper. I believe that being a stamper requires the massive amounts of care and concentration that I sadly lack :(

HOWEVER I have done quite a lot of stamping, including a card set - YIKES! - in this month's projects. So here are the peeks and I will reveal all when they go up on the RJR blog

Click on the images for larger view.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Competition Time

I have just picked up this gorgeous blinkie ------------------------------------------>
from the Buzz and Bloom Blog. Isn't it cute? Just reminded me though that I am a bit low on my stash of B&B so I shall have to go andd visit Rochelle at Embellishbits to stock up. Not sure if anyone out there is aware of the amazing value for money in the B&B Alphas? The minis have 9 sets per pack!

Anyway the cometition: To win a Buzz and Bloom prize pack visit the blinkies competition page on the B&B blog, pick up a free blinkie for your blog, post a comment with a link back to you and on April 1st a random winner will be drawn. Too easy. GOOD LUCK!

You Can Dress 'em Up But . . . .

We had a lovely night down on the school oval last night for the "Night on the Green". Basically a youth band called The Stratz - who were suprisingly very good :)- played to the crowd while we snacked on discounted fish and chips, Chicken Treat, Mr Whippy and whatever picnic food was brought along.

We got the kids all dressed up, which in hindsight was probably not the smartest move. My Mum gave Grace this amazing party dress which I thought she should wear before she grew out of it . . . hmmmmmmmm. Party dress . . . Mr Whippy . . . 2 year old. You can guess the rest LOL. I think the pictures tell the story. Remember to click on the images for larger view.

Off to do some scrapping now. Wish me luck!