Monday, June 29, 2009

email issues

Hi everyone, Just a super quick post to let you know that if you've left me a comment and I haven't authorised it, it's not because I don't love you, I DO, but my blog had for some reason diverted back to my old every moment matters email address which no longer exists and I have no idea how to go in and find comments that are still to be authorised...grrr.. Sorry about that.

Oh and I'll do a proper blog update soon.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


I've been busy being scrapping unfortunately but have been playing with my scrap stash to create this

I loved creating this on Mother's Day. It took me most of the day and I just kept on layering and layering. I'm finding making these canvases really relaxing and instead of stressing about how it's going to look in the end I'm really just enjoying the process....which funnily enough makes the end result that much nicer! I might run some classes on this type of Collage/Mixed Media canvas over at ScrapLounge later in the year.

In other news I got to play with my new DSLR Camera last week and I had SOOOO much fun. My friend Tammy has started making her own range of children and baby clothes and they are THE MOST GORGEOUS little creations that you ever did see! So we took my three girls and her boy and girl down to the park for a photo shoot. Here are some of my faves from the day

All five kids did such a great job as models! Aren't the clothes just gorgeous? check out Tammy's Made it shop she's got them for sale on there for way too cheap as far as I'm concerned because she puts so much work into each one and they're such great quality. So if you want anything from her shop get in quick before I manage to talk her into upping her prices to what they're actually worth lol.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

What a long time it's been!!!

Can you believe it's been more than half a year since I last posted!!??! WOW how time flies. I was going to update a few photos of the girls but have lost my charger for my little camera so have to get a new one. I have photos on our new baby aka Digi SLR that Kevin splashed out and bought after he got back from the US with work last month but I can't get them uploaded to the computer because we need to install the program for it. For someone who owns a website I'm so not technically minded!!! Anyway here's a few LOs that I created in March at the fabulous Stick'n'Giggle Retreat

I really haven't done much scrapping since the retreat so I'm itching to get back into it. I have bought some of the new Sassafras Lass papers and I'm so in love with them that I just framed one of the papers as

Life's been very busy lately but from what I can tell it's the same for everyone so I won't start complaining about it

Last week I went to the Stitches and Craft Show in Brisbane. The new Layout of the show is pretty cool. Lots of arty/crafty installations around the place. Not too many Scrapbooking stalls which was a bit disappointing although my bank account was happy about that. My absolute favourite part of the show as the 'Incubator' A new section of stalls that featured indie designers and crafters such as and I could have stayed in this area all day. Lots of handmade stuff which is what I love!

I'll be back soon with some new photos...promise! In the meantime if you're in the Ipswich Qld area you absolutely MUST go visit the new Scrapbooking Shop at the Old Flour Mill in the Top of Town (Brisbane St). Jody is fulfilling her dream of opening a Shop front and she's done an amazing job at setting it all up. She's even been so lovely and is displaying my Paper collage canvases on the wall! will come soon!

Monday, September 22, 2008

I made a stamp!

That's right, just a cute little toadstool, nothing super great but I think it's really cute. Now to find some more rubber to make another one. This is such fun to do. I went and bought some lino today because Emma and Lilly want a stamp of their very own also. They've done the plans for their picture now we just need to carve them out which of course I'll be doing because they're not quite at the age for using lino tools!

We're making felt mermaids at the moment so I'll upload some piccies once they're finished but for now check out my stamp below :)

And here's a card I made with it

If you've ever thought about carving your own little stamp out, give it a go it's heaps of fun!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Lots happening

I finally got around to putting all the photos from my camera onto the computer today. I hadn't done it for a month! Don't you love that though, when you go through all the pictures and see those little gems that you'd completely forgotten you'd taken!

So we've had lot's happening here...

Kevin and I are both sleep deprived because we are getting at least one little person decide they need to sleep in mummy and daddy's bed ...usually Meg at 1am so we're woken with screaming. At least the other two can just creep in without us realising. Except when you wake up and can't move an inch! Here's a photo of one morning when we ended up with all three of them!

Emma Update:
She has two wobbly teeth! They have been wobbly for a good two weeks now so who knows when they'll come out. We have a cute little pouch all ready for them so the tooth fairy will have no trouble finding them. I'm told by Emma that the tooth fairy gives notes not coins...hmm we'll She got this idea from a friend at school who got a $10 note for her first tooth. Mind you the tooth fairy did come a day late to her little friend because she was apparently very busy on the night she was supposed to visit this little girl ;)

Lilly Update:
Well little Lilly has been a grumpy little girl of late. It's just that normal two year old stage I'm sure but it's still frustrating. She's talking and putting her sentances together SOOO well! she keeps asking every day if she's three yet because she's much bigger and taller today. We've told her that she'll have to hand over her dummy and bottle when she turns three. It's going to be tough getting her off these two things, but she'll get there.

Meg Update:
Meg is into EVERYTHING!!!!!! Em and Lil are very quickly learning they cannot put their drink or food down for a second because Meg has a food radar and just knows as soon as something's within her reach....many drinks have been spilled but they now remember to push their drinks right to the back of their table. She is walking lots and is practicing running and it's so funny because when her big sisters are doing something really tricky like a rolly polly on the floor or jumping up and down, Meg starts walking backwards and looks and me and Kevin as if to say, look at me look at me, I'm so

Here's a picture of Meg after she got stuck into Lilly's yogurt

Kevin's been busy painting the hallway. We no longer have pink at the top, it's all white. We're still deciding if we should do a light feature colour or just leave it white.

And here's a little self portrait of me. It's very very rare that I take a half decent photo so here it is.

On a creative note, check out this beautiful painting that my friend Krissy made. isn't it gorgeous?! And guess what, it's mine!! She gave it to me and I absolutely love it!

Here's a little Paper collage creation that I made. I've really been struggling to get any scrapbooking done lately but I just had to use some of the gorgeous patterned papers I've got so just started cutting and having a play. i'm now a bit obsessed and have almost finished my third. I think they'd make really cute presents and I'm thinking about selling them on etsy.

And finally a beautifully decorated horse. Lovingly embellished by Miss Emma and Miss Lilly one sunny Sunday afternoon in August.

That's it for now, apart from Thank god it's Spring!!!! I really love Spring :)

Monday, June 30, 2008

Short and Sweet

That's what this post is. Not much chatting because it's 12:30 am and I HAVE to get to bed but my mum will kill me if I don't get this thing updated with some piccies of the little ladies, so here are a few photos.

Firstly a little show off for me though. I made this canvas using a beautiful napkin as the back drop. Love how it turned out!

Secondly, here's Emma enjoying her icy pole after the Prep Girls Fun Run (we won't discuss the fact she cut straight through the middle of the oval instead of running around it - gave everyone a good laugh and had a teacher or two running after She had lots of fun :)

Here's some shots of poor old Meggie Moo's hand after she touched the oven door while I was cooking dinner. This is the day after when she had very large blisters. Thankfully she's just about all healed up now with no permenant damage to her hand. Phew!!!

Speaking of Miss trouble herself, she is enjoying climbing on the pink chairs to get to things she normally can't....I tell ya, we've got to watch this one like a hawk...she's quick!

Here the girls are having a great old time with an old suitcase our neighbours Ian and Eileen gave them to play with (it was being chucked out at their Church). It's bought hours of enjoyment to them :)

And doesn't Lilly look like a sad little butterfly. We went to a great little Market/Fair on Saturday morning which was fun fun fun, but Miss Lilly must have gotten very worn out.

Gotta love the vegie scraps. I'm on a mission to halve the amount of waste we end up with in the bin each week. Not that we overload it by any means but I just thought I'd give the composting thing a go, not thinking it would make a big difference to the amount of stuff in the bin, boy was I wrong!!! It's a huge difference, and now our lovely little vegie patch that we've just started is getting a nice little compost corner. Heaps of fun and the girls are enjoying helping...although Emma is convinced if we plant an Apple seed a tree will grow in no time hehe!

And while we were in the garden I decided to create my own Flower arrangement for the Dining Table. We don't have a big selection of flowers but the beautiful bright Pink flowers from the Boganvillea finish it off nicely I think.

A rare sight, my Dining table with NO folded clothes or Scrapbooking supplies

That's it for me ....there you go mum, that should keep you going for a week or

Nighty night,

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Fabbo Cybercrop weekend!

Hey everyone,

Well firstly Meg is on the mend THANK GOODNESS!!! After two rushes up to the hospital she ended up being diagnosed with Impatigo 'School Sores'. I ended up taking her to our family Dr -wish I could've gotten into see her in the first place, but she thinks it started off as a general bacterial infection and then she's picked up the impetigo bug from somewhere which made it much worse and more imune to the antibiotics.. From the last photos of her I posted it got MUCH worse, but is now almost healed and she'll be celebrating her 1st birthday this Sunday....I can't believe it!!!!

Happy Birthday to David (Dad in law), I hope you had a wonderful birthday!!!

Now let's talk about the ScrapLounge Cybercrop that just finished. Man did we have a great CC weekend!!! Heaps of LOs uploaded which are of course all gorgeous! Now we're just waiting on a few more votes before the winners are announced.

I even got all three challenges done shock horror! One was my example for my challenge but I also got the other two done friday night...I hadn't scrapped in a while and it felt great!!!

Here are my LOs

Challenge one was a sketch by Karen

Challenge two was mine - use mosaic technique and a shakespeare quote

my quote was 'Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none'

Challeng three from Sara was to use a summer photo with wintery papers or vice versa

ScrapLounge is currently looking for our new Creative team for June to December 08 - look in our Creative team news area of the forum for more details:o)

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