Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Back to Reality

But it is so nice to be home! We were away for almost a week - first to stay at our rental property and do some much needed renovations (which still aren't finished!) and then we headed to Brisbane. My parents celebrate their birthdays a week apart so we went down to spend some time with them and help them celebrate. It's always so exhausting being away and always so nice to come home. :)

Just a reminder you only have a few days left to get your entries in for the September challenges at Kraft It Up and Scrap The Girls. The entries on both sites this month are amazing. It's going to be hard to choose winners once again.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Blind Scrapping

This is my layout from the Blind Scrap at Scrap Therapy that was held on Friday night - apologies for the crooked photo!

This photo was taken almost 4 years ago. The both look so little (and a bit cute!). I have used some Echo Park papers, MME papers, brads and diecuts and some Prima chipboard.

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Saturday, September 18, 2010


I'm cybercropping this weekend over at Scrap Therapy. You now have 10 whole days to get your entries uploaded! How cool is that? I have done Helen's blind scrap layout from last night however I can't upload it just yet - we have to wait until Monday I think. But I have completed Bec's bower bird challenge. We had to use 4 fonts, 1 animal, 1 bird, 1 button, 1 envelope, 2 different laces and have a painted background. I think I'm having an affair with paint at the moment - I just can't get enough! LOL Anyway here is my layout - I'm trying to use up all my old photos. I have stacks of them!
I have used MME paper and brads, the little bird pin and clouds are from Leeann Pearce's etsy store - The Chip Chop Shop and of course what layout of mine wouldn't be complete without staples!
And I have done a little doodling and outlining as well:

I still have Lisa's sketch challenge to do but I think Luke wants to lay the new floor in the office this afternoon so I will have to pack up my stuff and turn the computer off!! It's probably a good thing we have 10 days to get the challenges done! LOL

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend! :)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Bit Stuck

I haven't done one of Sara's sketches since I left the CT over at Stuck?! so thought I would have a go at the 1st September sketch:

And this is my take on the sketch:

I have used lots of BG 'Oliver' as well as some paint and Glimmer Mist:

And this is my journalling:

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Just Because

I really love 'just because' scrapping - no criteria, no restrictions, just being able to create what comes into my head. This is one of those 'just because' layouts:

Michala keeps telling us that now she is 4 she is a big girl. She even thinks her legs have gotten longer and therefore she can run faster! LOL I have used some Prima flowers:

And some mesh and I just love these Thickers:

And a bit of Glimmermist:

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

No Scrapping...

from me. :( We have been busy doing this:

Luke and I have spent the last 3 days laying this new floor in our kitchen, lounge room and dining area. They are planks of vinyl that stick together and it took ages! It sure beats the 1970's brown and cream lino that we used to have! LOL

I'm hoping to be able to scrap tonight - fingers crossed! Thanks for stopping by...

Saturday, September 11, 2010


to my new blog! I decided that a change is as good as a holiday and have started a blog with a much shorter URL which will make it so much easier for me to type! LOL I will keep my old blog open for a little while longer so that everyone can find me here. As you can see, it still needs a bit of tweaking but I'll get there eventually. Please feel free to become a follower - the poor little gadget looks a little bit bare! LOL