Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Lots to share

Well here I am finally updating my blog I know it is about time, but believe me there has been a lot going on around here.
Firstly we can finally call this place home we are all offically moved in and own this house. Yippee!! 2 months later but we got there.Secondly I finally got published for the very first time in Scrapbook Creations Issue 72 (November issue) silly me thought it was going to be in the December issue, so when I was flipping through my subscription copy I saw it in there and thought to myself "I've seen this page before!" Then the penny dropped and I was all excited I finally had one of my pages in a magazine.

Next my little girl turned 2 on Sunday just gone (6th December) I don't know where that time has gone but it went quick.

Next big news, as you probably saw on the sidebar there is a baby countdown. We found out about 2 months agao that I was approx. 20wks pregnant, so it has taken quite a while for both me and Kel to get over the shock and get used to the idea as we had only planned to have Lily and my stepson Jordan. It is supposed to be due 27th January 2010 but it could also appear that I may be further along than originally thought. Will find out more tomorrow when I go for another scan. But here is the babybump as of this morning.
Now for some scrapping stuff with The Scrapbook Establishment
It was ny turn again this week to set a challenge for the 12 cards of Christmas challenge going on at the moment. My Challenge this week is a colour challenge and you can only use the colour green.
Next is my latest newsletter work I got to work withBo Bunny Snowy Serenade papers. These papers were beautiful and thick and gave me a chance to scrap the few photos that I have of Kel when he was little. (Good thing that they were Santa photos)

And last but not least this month was my turn to do the Monthly Sketch for December.
And here it is:
And this is my page that I did for the example I have used Kaisercraft Pack your Bags range.
You've got to love the travel papers I know I do.
Well that is it for the moment, I will try not to be so slack from now on but I can't promise anything with everything going on at the moment. Anyway thanks for looking and all of your comments I love to read them.
Until next post take care!

Monday, November 9, 2009

TSE 12 cards to christmas challenge.

The Scrapbook Establishment is currently having a card challenge leading up to christmas.
This week it was my turn along with Mary to set the card challenges, I chose to do a sketch based challenge. Here is the sketch.
Here is my example of my sketch.
PS. anyone who usually recieves xmas cards from me look the other way if you want to be surprised when the postie arrives.
Well that is about it for the minute I haven't been up to anything else apart from packing and moving boxes to the new house and cleaning. Not very exciting I know!!
Well thanks for looking and take care.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

TSE October Dt Work.

Not much to share, have been way to busy to do any scrapping apart from my DT commitments. There is lots and lots going on in this household at the moment but nothing that I can really share on the blog as yet.So when I can share I will share.
OK back to the scrapping these pages are for The Scrapbook Establishment newsletter, I got to use the beautiful Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses range let me tell you it is absolutely gorgeous and very versatile, I got 4 layouts done and still had paper leftover. I really enjoyed these papers.

This week head on over to The Scrapbook Establishment as we are having a special baby shower cybercrop for Tanya one of my fellow DT's.Well this is only a short post as I have lots to get back to, will post again soon when I have something to share with you all.
Take care and thanks for looking.

Friday, September 4, 2009

TSE Newsletter Projects.

Well I can finally share what I had been working on for TSE.
I got to work with Carolee Creation's Gone Fishing papers. They are beautiful outdoorsy type papers, perfect for camping, beach and Fishing photos. Let me tell you I had a great challenge (I loved the challenge too though!) using these papers but am quite pleased with the finished results. The left over scraps were perfect for men's cards and just in the nick of time for Father's Day on Sunday.

Well that is about it for me at the moment nothing else much has happened creatively around here. Thanks for popping in and all of your comments. Take care until next time!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Look at these new yummies from Prima.

Prima are having a little giveaway. Here is where to go and what you have to do. Prima
They are all just too yummy to decide from so I think I may just have to get them all! LOL!!! Well I don't really have anything creative that I can share at the minute as what I am working on is for TSE and can't share until probably next week.
Well that's it for me at the moment take care and thanks for popping in!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

My very first TSE Cybercrop Challenge

It is that time again over at The Scrapbook Establishment, my favourite time Cybercropping time! This month it is the theme 'Seasons" and I was lucky enough to be able to set one of the challenges for a Layout. So here is the criteria I came up with for my challenge.
1. Spring Things - I want to see spring things on your layouts like trees, flowers, birds, butterflies, animals, anything that is springy!
2. Bright Colours - I want to see lots of bright colours used.
3. Cutting out - by this I mean cutting out elements from patterned papers such as flowers, flourishes, leaves, anything you wish to cut out from your papers to add to your layout. ( If you look at the leaves on my challenge example you will know what I mean by this)
4. Handmade Embellishments - I want to see embellishments that you have made on your layouts rather than the already bought made ones!
Ok so this my Layout I did as an example of my challenge. Yes the photos are a little old they were taken nearly a year ago, but just too cute not to scrap.

Well if you would like to take part in my challenge or the other two challenges that have been set by the fabulous Tanya and Ngaire then head on over to TSE. You have until midnight Saturday 22nd August to have your work uploaded into the gallery. Hope to see you there we always love to see new people around the forum. Can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Thanks for looking and all the comments. Take Care and See you all next time.

Friday, July 31, 2009

My Secret is Out Now!!

I have been asked to be on the Design Team for The Scrapbook Establishment and of course I accepted ,I am both honoured and over the moon about this news I really still can't believe it.
Sadly though the Fantastic Ruthy Clarke has left the Design Team due to other commitments, she will be sadly missed from the team. Her work is truly beautiful and inspirational too you can check out her work here Definitely worth taking a look at her blog I know I do all the time!
Well that was my secret and I don't have anything to share at the moment I have been really slack and have had no urge to do anything not even Scrapbboking. Hopefully it passes really soon.
Anyway Thanks for popping in and all your comments.
Take Care.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I have a big secret!!

I have a really big secret to share but unfortunately I can't share it just yet! I should be able to share in the next day or 2 or maybe 3!!!
Sorry about the tease but I am very excited and had to let a little bit of the secret out!
Keep tuned and all will be revealed soon.
Thanks for popping in and Take Care.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A few pages to share

A few pages to share. I have decided to do Beth's little challenge of creating 20 pages before I get tempted to buy any of the new stuff. So here is 2 pages to start my little challenge off.

Photo's from our Hong Kong Trip of course. A few of the photo's have jumped at me straight away and I had to scrap them. I am back to a little creative block again at the minute. Hopefully it passes in the next few days.

Page 1/20. The star ferry at Hong Kong I just had to scrap this photo of Lily that I took on the star ferry. It is just a gorgeous photo definitely one of my favourites taken.

Page 2/20. I got a new camera overseas and I was playing around with the rapid fire and naturally as soon as I saw these photo's I had to get them printed straight away so that I could have a play around. There is 12 photo's in total that I cut Lily out of and stuck on top of each other in there correct sequence. I love the finished result.

Well that's about it for the moment. Depending on the mind block as to when I will have more to share. But for now Thanks for looking and all your comments I love to hear from you all.

See you later and Take care.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Finally some Holiday photo's to share!!!

Well Hello to everyone! I am Back from oversea's and I finally have some photo's to share for you all to look at. I did try my hardest while overseas to update the blog but couldn't access a usb port on any of the computers to download the photo's so this is why you have had to wait until I got back home to do it. Well here are a few out of my 3000 photo's that I took in the 3 weeks that we were away, I hope you enjoy. The trip was great we all had a ball and were amazed by alot of the places that we went to and all of the history behind these places is very inspiring. My highlight was definitely the Great Wall of China it just goes on forever up and down the mountains as far as you can see. All of it I of course loved.
Well I will stop jibbering on and get onto the photo's. Here we go.
Us at dineyland Hong Kong in Minnie's House.
Lily in the Forbidden City.I love this photo I acn't wait to have a little play around with the editing.

Lily walking her little bit of the Great Wall. Kel and Lily on the Great Wall of China.
Kel and Lily in front of Tian'anmen Square Beijing China. Me and Lily outside the Forbidden City, Beijing China.
Our first Panda Bear!! Ocean Park, Hong Kong. The Giant Budha on Lantau Island Hong Kong.

The Victoria Harbour laser and light show on every night at 8pm.

Up on Victoria Peak Observation Deck in Hong Kong

Well thanks everyone for taking the time to share these photo's and of course I don't have anything scrappy to share at the minute where I have been away but hopefully soon I will.
Thanks for looking and Take Care.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

We are off to Hong Kong and China TODAY!!!! OMG!!!

I know photo's first but I will explain below!!!!!!

We leave for Hong Kong and China this morning like in about an 1 1/2 hours to be exactYes I haven't fallen off the face of the earth have just been very very very busy getting ready for today. Packing, Washing, Working and all the rest of the usual stuff as well as being a little sick. I haven't even had time to do any scrapping which definitely isn't like me at all but I do however have these pages I can share now. I was asked a few weeks ago if I would be interested in being a guest designer for the inspiration newsletter at The Scrapbook Establishment.

I got to work with the new Imaginisce Twitterpated papers, very cute they are so this is what I came up with, I had to also do an OTP project too. Don't look to closly at it as I hate OTP and it definitely won't be the best you have seen, but it's passable.

Well sorry about the weird set up of this post my mouse has stopped working properly so I can't move the photo's to where I want them and I don't have time to fix it so it will have to do. Well I had better be off otherwise we won't be ready when the Transfer guy comes at 7am. Take care everyone and I will do my best to keep the blog updated while we are overseas with photo's along the way.

Thanks for taking the time to look.

Monday, June 15, 2009

I've been Tagged!

I have been tagged by the gorgeous and talented Tanya. You can check out all of her fantastic work here, she makes the most stunning cards and layouts. So here I go here are the Questions with 8 answers and also the people that I have tagged.

8 Things I look forward to:
1. Going home to my gorgeous partner and daughter.
2. Scrapbooking.
3. Weekends (family time)
4. Going to Hong Kong and China.
5. Going overseas many many more times.
6.When we eventually build in our garage to make our new study/scrap room.
7. Having a shower of a night straight before I go to bed.
8. When I finally get my new digital SLR Camera and do my photography course.

8 Things I did Yesterday:
1. Went to work for half the day. (5am on a Sunday morning! AARGH!!)
2. Checked my emails and blog hopped. (Really should have been scrapping)
3. Was talking to my good friend and neighbour over at her house for about 1 1/2hrs while Lily played with the kids.
4. Had Fish and Chips for dinner.
5. Washing.
6. Dishes.
7. A tiny bit of scrapping.
8. Went to bed at a descent hour.

8 Things I wish I could do:
1. Be a Stay-At-Home Mummy.
2. Live in America and travel around while over there.
3. Get a bigger house or do some extensions to our house.
4. Scrap without interruptions.
5. Be self employed or own our own business.
6. Have a never ending fund of money in my bank account.
7. Organise and de-clutter my house to get rid of all the crap!!

8 Things or Shows I have watched lately.
1. Grey's Anatomy (LOVE this show, definitely my favourite)
2. Desperate Housewives ( is about to start so will be going to watch it in a tick)
3. Mastercheif (My FIL watches it so I saw it while I was cooking)
4. The Wiggles.
5. The Wiggles.
6. The Wiggles.
7. and some more of The Wiggles.
8. News.

People I have tagged:
1. Tracey Wilson
2. Samantha Hauzer
3. Ruth Clarke
I can't tag many other people as they have already been tagged, so this is my short list.

Should be back during the week with some sneaks of the scrapping I have been up.
Take care and thanks for looking at my blog.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

My Guest Spot on Journal it Challenge Blog!

This page is for Journal it Blog Challenge #2 - Favorite word / Phrase. I finished it a little late too, but oh well I got it finished! I had to twist it a little and made it about all of the words that Lily can say at 18 months rather than 1 one in particular. I am sooooo happy with this page. I love everything about it, definitely a new favourite of mine. The butterflies I cut them all out individually on my Making Memories Slice Machine.
I was asked to do a page for a guest creative team member over at the Journal it Challenge Blog. here is the link for the Challenge Blog.
This is the page I came up with for the Challenge #3 - Scrap an Affirmation. This my latest kit for Fancy That Scrapbooking. There are still a few available so contact the shop on 07 3818 8500. The kit includes materials and the full instructions for the page.
My Holiday Countdown- ONLY 4 WEEKS TO GO TOMORROW (Sunday) Yippee!!!!!

Well Thanks for looking and all of your comments I love reading them all.
Until next time, Take Care.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

5 weeks to go Today!!!

It is 5 weeks Today that we are going to Hong Kong and China for 3 weeks. But between now and then I have my parents here visiting for about a week and as well as my FIL for 2 weeks helping around the house. As well as all the usual stuff like work and all the rest of the mummy chores we have to do everyday! I am starting to get excited now though! We went and exchanged some money the other day ready for the trip.
So I have been trying to get as much as I can get done on our America photos, so that I can scrap the new holiday photo's when I get back. So here is another page for our America album. it is Hoover Dam from the helicopter when we went on the Grand Canyon Tour.

This is another kit I have made for Fancy That Scrapbooking. It is a 3 page kit it includes materials and full instructions to make the pages. There is still a few left so be quick!
Well that's it for the minute. Hopefully I will do some more scrapping today while Lily is still asleep. Thanks for Looking and all of your comments I really love reading them. Take Care.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A surprise from Jaimee.

Look at what the gorgeous Jaimee gave me. How sweet and honouring it is to get an award from you Jaimee, Thanks so much it really does mean alot to me that you follow my work all the time. Now you can check out Jaimee's fabulous blog here you will not be dissappionted let me tell you, it is very inspiring. Love her work and she is a great person too. I consider her one of my cyber buddies that I have made at TSE.

Now to pass it on....The Renee Award was created by Bella and Cesin honor of their friend Renee. In Bella's own words: "this is a brand new award and I have the pleasure and honor of spreading the seed, watching it grow. I hope it finds it's way to those who are like Renee: the acorn, a small package becoming a tall and sturdy oak, giving more acorns, becoming tall and sturdy oaks, giving acorns..."There are no "rules" for claiming this award, but I would suggest the following:Thank the person who nominated you for the Renee Award.Click on the picture above to see it larger, then download it and post it on your blog.Mention the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.Nominate others to receive the award.Comment on their blogs to let them know you nominated them.

This who I am going to pass the award onto:

Another kit I made for Fancy That Scrapbooking. If you are interested in one of these kits contact the girls on 07 3818 8500. The kit contains all instructions and materials.
I plan on getting some more scrapping done tomorrow hopefully ( fingers crossed) and I will have a sneak peak I will be able to share with you in the next few days.
Until then Thanks for looking and take care!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Look what my sweet Darling other half bought me!!

Look what showed up in the post this week!!!! My darling other half Kel bought this secretly on eBay from USA, without me knowing. He saw that I had been watching a few of them to see how much they went for and bid on one and got it for way less than half the price you can get them here in Australia for (that was with postage too). He deleted all the info so that I wouldn't know about it until it came. How sweet is my man????? Have had fun playing with my new toy it does what I want it to do for the moment. Until I one day upgrade to the creative cutter which won't be for quite sometime. ( I can't justify that big of a purchase just yet when I already have so much scrapping supplies to use.)
This is the card I made for my cousin down in Melbourne who is getting married this weekend.
I used my new memory slice to cut the scalloped circle behind the hearts.

I can now share some of my kits that I have made up for Fancy that Scrapbooking. There is still a few kits available for sale so be quick before they all go. You can contact the girls at Fancy That on 07 3818 8500, they are more than happy to help out.

That's it for me at the minute. Will be back later during the week to share some more kits.
Thanks for looking and all of your comments. Take care!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Look what I got!!

Look what I got from the fabulous Charmane Kosch! How exciting! Now I have to pass this on to someone else's blog that I love so here they are!
Beth Jarret:
Tanya Tahir: