Sunday, May 29, 2011


A new sketch is up over at Creative scrappers, it was a fun one to use this time.
 I decided to use a favourite photo from our photo shoot back in January with labelle photographics, He is just a delight.

 Do you spy that gorgeous vintage paper pin on my layout, one of the new goodies that my good friend Gail has in her etsy shop here
 Sigh more delish findings from her shop, be sure to head over and be quick as I am sure these will sell out fast.

Till next time...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

life's a beach...

Life is a beach when you are a little boy with not a care in the world other than playing in the water and waves on  the beach  with your brother.... even though the tempertaure is very very cold. Recently when my lovely friend Lydia came to stay all the way from Canada we took her to an Aussie beach, it was a cold Autumn day but it didnt stop my two boys having fun in the waves. More delish Pink Paislee pattern paper from Handmadebysuzanne here. Oh and fun fun washi tape from Hambly.

For all those lovely ladies who I come to visit and leave a comment please bare with me as I am unable to comment on blogs atm , I have not forgotten about you.
Till next time...

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I wonder...

There are some days when I take a step back and just wonder in amazement about my life and my family. I find it incredible to believe that I have this amazing caring husband and these two little boys who basically depend on me for everything...Being a good wife and mum with all that responsibility is just mind  blowing....

That handmade flower and lace butterfly is from here.
Till next time...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

my boys..

My boys do the craziest swim at the end of Autumn, I took advantage of some gorgeous Pink Paislee Hometown Summer goodies that I got in my DT pack from Handmade by Suzanne to show off these photos of this crazy swimming event!

This layout tells the story of my youngests little proclamation that he made outside one afternoon while we were playing... I was up side down when in fact it was he that was upside down, ny neighbour and I laughed and laughed so much our sides hurt
Do you spy that My little bit of whimsy birdie upside down.....Till next time...

Sunday, May 15, 2011


When my youngest got his bike, he was rather lazy and relied on someone to give him a push with the handle for many months. Finally when he found the confidence he was able to pedal on his own.
I have used the new sketch up over at creative scrappers as my starting point forthis layout.

 Do you spy that cute little bottle top from Lilredrocket!

Till next time...

Friday, May 13, 2011

he is testing me...

At 4 and a half, my eldest is testing me to the limits...he has learnt very quickly to say no, which he has never done before and is trying the patience of both hubby and I. Gorgeous vellum from Hambly and that scrapware  chippie doily frame is just to die for.

Till next time....

Monday, May 9, 2011

the tray...

A while ago Scrapbooking memories magazine asked the creative team to create an OTP project that would be shown around some craft shows in Australia. This is what I created.(Sorry for those of you who have seen this photo a gazillion times its the only decent one of me I have).I am going to put this is my scrapbooking room.
Thankyou so much to everyones lovely comments about my previous post, i have been on cloud nine ever since.... I am soooo sad to say good by to my gorgeous friend Lydia who flew back to Canada today, we have spent the last week laughing, chatting , chatting and laughing, I will so miss her and those two years can't come soon enough till I see her again.
Till next time...

Saturday, May 7, 2011

pinch me again....

A couple of weeks ago I posted this post here on my blog with my Core'dinations creative frenzy which in reality was my DT application for  Core'dination. Before I went to bed last night I dropped by the core'dinations blog to find this......


We wanted thank each and every person for applying for the Design Team Call.

It was not easy and the Core’dinations Team spent endless hours going through the entries. There were so many amazing entries and narrowing things down was extremely difficult.

Without further ado, here is the new Core’dinations Cardstock Design Team (in alphabetical order).

Andrea Amu
April Derrick
Char Dobson
Leica Forrest
Lydia Jackson
Kim Jeffress THATS ME!!!!!!! can you believe it!
Brianne Nevill
Melissa Oliveira
Debbie Standard
Shaunte Wadley

Sarah Hodgkinson, DT Core’dinator

Ellen Sosnoski, Blog Core’dinator

 AND the best part about it that the most fabulous Lydia is staying with me right at this very second all the way from Canada so we got to celebrate together, I am soooooo excited and honoured to be joining this amazing team!!!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

In my life time...

I have had this concept for this layout going around my head for a while now. The royal wedding last Friday prompted me to get it done. I wanted to document some of the major events that have happened in my life time and write about how they have effected me. (there is some personal journalling on the back about some of these issues).
I used Shell's fabulous sketch that she created for this months Handmadebysuzanne sketch challenge.
If you would love to win a $30 voucher to spend in the store head on over  and load up your layout into the gallery Suzanne carries just about everything!

Sigh, more of my favourite newsprint bunting from my all time fav etsy shop.
I am so excited to to be heading out to Creative block tomorrow to work with my long time cyber friend now IRL friend Lydia all the way from Canada, we are going to have a blast.
till next time...