Saturday, December 01, 2007

Look at what I made!

Here's something I created - not so sure it is that practical - but it will do the job for me. My disc box was full, plastic and boring. So I though about what I could do about it and I came up with the idea of using a craft board album with disc sleeve pages.

So here's my little hybrid disc folder.

Credits: April Staker - Freak Out (digital paper and elements); 8X8 craft board album, modgepodge - The Art Store; Ribbons - Go Lo; Disc Sleeves - Big W.

Look at what

A sale at DID!

Pop into the store to pick a bargain or two!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

But wait there's more

Here's what I have been doing using Alma's products!

credits here

credits here

More Exciting News!

I am also part of Tara's army too! That is creative team for Tara Dunstan over at pickleberrypop.

Here is my first LO "vroom vroom" using her designs. credits here

Exciting News!

I am now a member of the designs in digital creative team.

Here is my first LO Chocolate TreesCredits Here


Have you ever had those times when you just want to king hit someone? Well that moment came tonight - but I have worked through it and nobody will get hurt! DH said at sometine that he would have to work this afternoon. Hmm try 8:00pm tonight. At first he said that it wouold be from home and only half an hour - well now he is at his office and it is beyond that half hour. It also MY night - the one where he takes the two oldest to sleep in the caravan and watch a DVD while I do what I want. HA HA HA HA well, I'm in the caravan with Finding Nemo, a owl of pop corn, two boys and my laptop. GRRRRRRR!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Did ya guess yet?

If anyone has seen my siggy floating around digi world you most likely have guessed that I am now on the CT of Alma Townsend of The Scrap Habit.

Here are some LO's using her Harvest of Thanks kit.

credits here

credits here

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

whistling a little tune and playing dumb

Why? I know sumthn' and I can't tell you yet! Exciting news for me anyway. When I can spill the beans I will.

What did I do for DSD? I made a quick page over at SBB - kinda proud of myself on that. This is it here ==>

I based this on another LO I had made which you can see here in my gallery at PBP.

Yesterday was a public holiday in Canberra - a make up holiday to replace a labour picinic day that was scrapped by the new IR laws. It was a "family" day but really it is a Melbourne Cup Day holiday. We took the kids to a friend's place for afternoon tea and a play - we completely forgot that the race was on.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Well there you go ANOTHER new blog banner - once again reinventing the wheel so to speak.

Time just seems to get away from me. I have not posted anymore CT LO's for Chris Turnball and sadly now she has retired. Sad sad news there (although old news now). I have completely missed the boat with October and the whole excitement on being on Kaye Winecki's CT as a guest. Anyways if you look to the side ====> you'll see my "Creating Resume" with blinkies underneath click on that designer and you'll get to my gallery.

Well have updated the look of my blog. Why? Because I can. I need to fix up a couple more things and should be done.

You know when you have one of those weeks? I seem to be having one of them. DH has been extremely busy with work taking on the work load of three. This means that we are not sharing school/preschool drop offs in the morning so poor AJ as been late pretty much everyday. Even when we have to just drop him off. They seem to sense that I am stressed and they are behaving accordingly. I can completely understand why some animals eat their young at birth!

I actually lost it this morning and cried as I drove to school - I was just so fed up with their antics. Timmy was revved up as it was his first kinder orientation morning so it didn't help matters. AJ refused to put his shoes on because he hadn't has his milk. Oh and Will had pooed his nappy (I changed him when we got to school).

Timmy had a great morning with the activities they did with the three kinder teachers. Will wasn't too bad either - I only had to take him outside once for a walk.

We have Little Athletics this afternoon instead of the usual Saturday morning. I hope DH makes it in time - I don't particularly feel like wrangling Timmy and Will around the oval by myself while AJ is competeing.


Oh yeah Happy Birthday Mum for today and Happy Birthday to Dad for Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Oh me oh my!

Don't faint YES I made a post!

I have been busy - ADSR and CT'ing and in between being a mother, wife and friend! I have heaps to post but not the time. But for now I give you my Fairy name!

Your fairy is called Tangle Goblintree
She is a bringer of riches and wealth.
She lives at the bottom of tangled gardens and in hedgerows.
She is only seen when the first leaves fall from the trees.
She wears tangled dresses of multicoloured petals. She has gentle green wings like a butterfly.
Get your free fairy name here!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Toot toot and vote vote!

Brag time. In two different catergoies two of my LO's are up for voting at Designs in Digital .
June about me and June quote challenge. Must say I am very chuffed especially as one of them was a CT LO using Chris Turnbull's Keep it Simple 'Blue Marmalade'!

If you like them please vote for me (grovel grovel) all you have to do is click on the category links above!

Monday, June 18, 2007

It's not all about scrapping!

Spent almost all of yesterday sorting out boxes. Sorted out all of the boys baby clothes into what is being kept and what is being sold/given to charity. I have most of it listed on Essential Baby but have more to go, mostly the brand name stuff like Pumpkin Patch and the really new stuff worn for a season only by Will. Have had a few replies already which is good, but it has made me realise how expensive it is to post things in this country!! Started on the toys too, but will wait for the clothes to sell first.

I've also put up two links on my side bar to two Aussie businesses, one an online hamper business called Hobby Hampers which totally rocks and is owned by a friend of mine and the other is a brand new online children's clothing store called Sassy Kids also owned by a friend of mine.

So now you know!

Monday, June 11, 2007

So now it is June.....

....and I can share my exciting news!

See this ---->
My first creative team for an awesome lady Chris Turnbull!!!! You can find all her goodies at PickleBerryPop.

So without further ado I give you my first LO's using Chris's designs.

Credits: Chris Turnbull - Kewl Boy and Journal Strip from Freebie4U. Font: Mareen's Print
Credit: Chris Turnbull - Kewl Boy; Atomic Cupcake - wild tear action; Cluster Frame -Carinspixels. Font: Hero of Fools

Credits: Chris Turnbull - Dirty Grubby Boys, Dots and Swirls Doodles, Freebie 4U2 (notepaper); KSharonK - scraplift challenge freebie; Atomic Cupcake - messy sponge effect,wild tear effect. Font: Porcelain

Have more to share. but for now I need to get the dishes done and off to bed. TTFN!

Friday, May 25, 2007

The yo yo effect

Wednesday I got a fanatstic thrill, which is very exciting to say none the less, the subject I cannot reveal until next month! SOOOO excited to share! Today I went the other way. There was an incident at my son's school today that left me feeling quite sick to my stomach. That topic will not be shared here, for privacy reasons.

I took Will and Tim for hair cuts today and it cost $32 for the pleasure. Ouch! Will be looking for a cheaper barber that's for sure. Will now looks like a 3 yo instead of a 2 yo and Tim's curls are all but gone. HMMMMM.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Unconditional love

I have been amazed at the amount of generousity in the digi scrapping world. Deb F lost her husband quite tragically last week and there has been nothing but love and support for her and her family. Over at Pickleberrypop if you purchase anything from Deb's range this month (May) all of the money goes straight to her, no fees, no comissions. This will help her and her family out with funeral costs etc. Click on this blinkie and it'll take you there!Buy Deb F!!

I scored myself a free kit by registering over at Not Just Digital Scrapbooking! which I was pretty chuffed about. I picked up a kit by Dianne Rigdon called Fresh Start. While I was checking out Dianne's stuff at
shabby elements I found a cool tutorial on painting shadows, looks so much better than plain old drop shadows from the drop down menu in PSE4 that's for sure. If you look at the lO below I had a go at doing them myself.

Really need to get off the old buttski and get n with the housework. I have AJ's birthday party to cook for on Friday, so today I want the house clean and tidy so all I do on Friday is cook/ice the cake and make salads for Saturday's BBQ.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Just this today

Credit: Dianne Rigdon - Fresh Start (including font); Special thank you to atomic cupcake.

Will is being a monster - L8R !

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Tum te tum tum


Have been seriously put out this week. My darling other half took the modem to work as his work one was stuffed. He didn't bring it back. He bought a new one the next day to replace it and it would not cooperate with the firebox. He also did not have the IT guy's mobile to ring for help, so we had to wait until work on Monday to get it right. I guess I shouldn't complain too much as it is his work that pays for our home ADSL. I was just majorly concerned as I really wanted to get a subscription to atomic cupcake before their prices went up. I scraped in so now I have some new actions to play with.


As for the children, Will has been saying new words EVERY day! Cracking us up with what comes out. the funniest is hen he tries to say Scoop and it comes out poop with an exhalation through his nose at the end. I'll try to record it and put up a sound bite if I can.

Timmy has been gettig better with his TT. He can go the whole day without wetting his pants now. FINALLY. Just got to get those poos in order. He can go the whole day at preschool and then as soon as he comes home. Whammo there it is smelly and disgusting in his undies. GROSS.

AJ is back at school. Loves school. He came home today and told me we had to walk to school on Friday as it is walk to school day. I don't think he realises the distance that involves! We have a compromise, we will drive part of the way and walk the rest. His cross country race is that morning too so I don't really want him too tired to run.

We have a new fur kid too. A hooded rat. Just haven't come up with a mane that sticks yet. Timmy has called him Mouse, I call him Whatsit, mostly he just gets called the rat.

Must go and peel some vegies. I am being all domestic and cooking a roast pork.

Monday, April 23, 2007

I'm it, I've been tagged

The rules:
Get tagged
List five things that have not been revealed on your blog.
Tag five others.

1. I love indoor rock climbing.
2. I am scared of heights.
3. I love white chocolate.
4. I drink WAY too much tea.
5. I rip out recipe pages from waiting room magazines!

and I tag Retta, Marg, Claire, Sarah and Dee!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Toot toot

LO of the day clickchicdesigns how cool!

How sweet he is!

I was woken in the wee hours this morning by Will. Cimbed out of his cot and then thumped down the hall to our bedroom. Picked him up and snuggled him in the crook of my arm, where he promptly fell asleep with his arm cuddling me. Sigh! Such a precious moment. His little face was so angelic, I wish my eyes were a camera to take a photo. I guess I did take a photo with my eyes, that image of him sweetly sleeping in my arms is burnt onto my heart forever.

Here he is at his second birthday. Credits: Kate F - Sunshiny Days and More Sunshiny Days; Tara Dunstan - Tarty Templates COl 7 #2.

Monday, April 16, 2007


I have been suffering from my own lack of creativty and have been relying heaps on sketches and templates.
I love this place -------->Pagemaps and I also came across this one ----->Little Book of Sketches I used one from LBOS in this LO of AJ.

Credits: d2D - Keela (papers); Faer Oak - kitbashvol2 (memoirdflourish - recoloured); scrapastrophe - photo prongs; Bella Gypsy Designs - Plush Petals; Sketch - Litlle Book of Sketches Designed by Catherine Latta.
Fonts: honey I stole your jumper: cast iron

I actually thought I was just rambling to myself, but I discovered that people do come and see what I am up too! Awwwwe shucks! Thanks for caring! MWAH!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Hello stranger!

Remember me?

I am so hopless in keeping up to date with my blog.

How can it be April? Not fair, Will turned two in March. AJ and Tim have just finished term one of kinder and preschool.

I need to find motivation, not just here on my blog, but IRL too. I just don't seem to get anywhere these days. House is a sty, always, no matter how hard I try to keep it tidy. I just have not seemed to find my groove at all this year.

Does anyone know where motivation is hiding? Come out come out where ever you are!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Happy Birthday to ME!!!!!!

Over the hill now! Chuckle! Not much of a special morning for me, the usual, get the kids up fed, dressed and off to school. My lovely other half bought home flowers for me last night, and my present was nicked, Will ran off with it saying Thank You (how cute at that age) he was interceped by his older brothers who the preceeded to help me unwrap and read the cards. AJ was reluctant to go to with his kinder class this morning, even though he was keen to get there on time. I left him in tears on the floor after he tried to crash tackle me as I left. :( I hope his day improves.

Being my birthday I thought I would share what I have been working on, there is more to come as well. I call this "patchwork angel". If you desire this kit, don't forget to leave some luvn' after you click here to download.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Umm...Merry New Australia Day?

Kinda gotten lost in all the end of and new year hype and lagged with the old blog. Time has flown and it is almost Australia Day, end of holidays and the start of the school year. Yikes! AJ starts kinder soon and Timmy might be off to preschool. We had every intention of starting Tim at preschool, but he still hasn't toilet trained yet. We are thinking of postponing his enrolment for a term or even maybe another year.

Have plans for this blog to start sharing some of my digi scrap ideas - papers and some elements that I have been working on for awhile.

What news? Well, let's see, I'ver started training for a half marathon although my training has become quite slack in the last week as the temp rises here and added to some really bad nights (kids/dogs/heat) I have opted to sleep instead of getting up early to run. I am inspired to do so, my nephew Ben is training for the paraolympic rowing team and has to put in some hard yakka -and he was quite impressed that I was giving it a go. Now he's doing it tough!

Phew it is hot in the study! I need to get motivated and get some housework done instead of this lolly gagging ;)