Monday, July 31, 2006

Aussie Dares #2

Oh, I forgot - this is my first attempt at an Aussie Dare - I had so much fun doing this - found it hard to start but then powered thru it lol!

Talk about stepping out of your comfort zone - but I guess its all in good fun!

The best laid plans ......

Some things just never seem to happen! I couldn't make Friday nite's crop because Tim didn't end up leaving Ballina until 6:30! So I didn't get to catch up with anyone! You know, I have only ever been to ONE crop in my whole 8 and a half months of srapping!!!

Anyway, I talked for ages on the phone to my dear friend MarniT and we have decided to do our own Friday nite challenge so it still kinda feels like we are scrapping together! This week, we both did the Aussie Dares Teesha Moore challlenge which was a hoot!

Off to pack up and post off some layouts today! Hope everyone has a terrific week!

Friday, July 28, 2006

{Time Waster}

I really do think that I am losing my mind - I have got the concentration of a flea - I really DO have good intentions but, for some reason, I am the Queen of starting things but never getting around to finish them. On the positive side, my DH and I seem to be losing it at the same rate lol!

If you get a chance, have a look at Scrapping the Scraps blog - there is a little comp running there at the moment.

DH is working at Ballina today - I hate him having to drive home in the rain - too long after a day's work - especially after the accidents lately.

Anyway, just got to go and start something else!!!! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Scrapping the Scraps!

Wow! I have been invited and have proudly accepted the offer to join Crissy's group, Scrapping the Scraps.

This group is created by the fabulous Crissy Gaylor and includes such fantastic talent as Lusi Austin and Sarah van Wijck. It was created to show people how to get the most out of their leftover pieces - too often we just throw these out and it is such a WASTE. There are so many innovative ideas on the site and it is really worth having a look at!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Oh, my very first Tag (or is it a card)?

I made this from the leftover BG paper and stickers. TFL!

Scrapapple DT Project - Basic Grey

Not 100% happy with this but had to do another BG layout as my last Scrapapple one got accepted for publication! Thought I'd share it with you anyway!

By the way, Scrapapple have finally got their fabulous Projects Section up and running (ok, mine is the first one lol!). Take a peak here.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Get a load of this child!

What is a mother supposed to do with this?

Tuesday again.

Twins were at kindy today! I had to pick up poor Zane from school with a migraine (dodgy genes for migraines I'm afraid) but other than that, Milly came over today so we did some scrapping which was lovely.

I was working on another Scrapapple DT Project (as my original one was accepted for publishing - oops!).

I've also been working on an OTP project for SC which I have to send down tomorrow.

Sometimes things seems all over the place don't they?

Anyway, child free day again tomorrow so I'll be able to get some more scrapping done - I haven't really completed anything for what seems like ages!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Finally - a For Keeps acceptance!

Today I actually received my first acceptance from For Keeps! I have never been able to get anything in there and the funny thing is that I really didn't like the layout lol! Isn't that always the way lol?

Mum came over today and we popped over to Forest Lake to do a bit of shopping and just to get out of the house with the boys. The boys were actually fairly good (it is so hit and miss with them lol!).

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Day from Hell!

No details will be given except to say that whilst I love them to pieces, I am NOT particularly fond of four year old boys LOL. A couple of clues though....

.....Chocolate Ice Magic does not set in a child's hair, even in winter;

....I have actually managed to locate my ONLY set of car keys (in the catcher of the mower); takes four pillows and two blankets stacked on the floor to climb over the raised gate in Zane's room; takes 1 kitchen stool and a pouffe to reach the top shelp of our pantry;

....a child simply cannot eat dinner after devouring 10 Freddo Frogs and half a jar of Nutella.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

A Quickie {for today}

I've finally got a layout to share - did this one yesterday when kids were at kindy - very simply and bright - but I just LOVE the Magistical Memories arrows and heart.

Not much happening on the home front today - about the take the boys shopping (hmmmm - fingers crossed) and then come home to do the ironing - wooo - what a wild life!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Woo Hooo - A {me} Day 2Day!

Sounds dreadful, I know, but boys are at Kindy 2day and I'm lovin' it! {I wonder if our mother's felt this way?}

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Thank you Sara P! Very kind of you!!! Here goes.....

Four jobs I've had:
1. Marketing Manager for Birch Carroll & Coyle
2. Marketing/Promotions Manager for Radio 4BH
3. PA to President of Australian Law Council
4. Manager Cue Store

Four movies I can watch over and over:
1. Lord of the Rings (1st one)
2. In Her Shoes
3. Harold and Maud
4. Fight Club

Four TV Shows I love to watch:
1. Law & Order SVU
2. Frasier
3. Law & Order CSI
4. Mythbusters

Four important things to me:
1. Family
2. Scrapbooking
3. Photography
4. Memories

Four tunes that play in my head:
1. I Like to Sing (a bl**dy Playschool song that gets stuck lol!)
2. Watching Me Watching You (Rogue Traders)
3. Life (Desiree)
4. Veronica (Elvis Costello)

Four favourite Food dishes:
1. Thai Chicken Yum Salad
2. Veal Pizzaiola
3. Vegetarian Lasagne
4. Falafel

Four websites I visit daily:
1. Magistical Memories
2. Scrapapple
3. Blue Bazaar
4. DP Challenge

Four Scrap Companies I Like:
1. 7 Gypsies
2. Scenic Route
3. Basic Grey
4. Li'l Davis

Four favourite colours:
1. Purple
2. Orange
3. Black
4. White

Four bloggers I tag:
1. Marni T
2. Milly
3. Lusi
4. Viv


{Finally} A Layout to Share

Well I actually have a layout to share today - I did this on the weekend and used the new 3 Bugs in a Rug paper. Its VERY feminine for me but I don't often get the opportunity to do a "fluffy" layout. It is of my niece, Sassy, who is 10yo. Hope you like it.

Try again today.....

Well it seems as though I'm back in the land of blogging again (hopefully otherwise all this typing will vanish!).

Yet again I have the twins home from Kindy today - they both now have chest infections (again!). It seems this first year at Kindy is dreadful for picking up new bugs, etc. but I guess it will toughen up their little immune systems.

It sounds dreadful and I really struggle with guilt from it, but I so look forward to my days at home without the little ones. They only started kindy this year and only go two days a week. This has become my "sacred" time for just me. It is usually my days that I scrap and I relish those days. I know that the boys aren't well, etc., but I really feel like I am missing out on "me" time. (I sound a bit selfish don't I?.....I'm really overtired so I guess that doesn't help things).

I get really angry with parents that send their children to kindy when they have green snotty noses and chest colds, etc. Surely, these children should be at home - I always thought that "green" meant infection and, if infectious, shouldn't the child be at home?. (OK, so now I'm sounding judgmental!).

Better get off this trip now lol!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Child Free Day!

Well today I've actually had a day without the children! As much as I love them, two four year old boys are very hard to handle and sometimes it seems as though I'm never getting anywhere.

Mum came over today and did the school run for me (which takes about 1 hour and a quarter!) this morning AND she is off doing it for me this afternoon! That is such a treat for me and I really don't know what I'd do without her.

So this morning I popped over the the lovely Kelly's place from Scrapapple and got a few goodies - it was so lovely catching up with her.
Since then, I've been scrapping all day and loving it!

Tonite I'm off to the movies with Zane, who wants to see The Da Vinci Code. Knowing me, I'll fall asleep....I wonder if I can go in my jammies and take my blanket with me? As you can see, party, party, party! (And to think I used to be a bit of a wild child!)...ah, the joys of getting older!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Don't you hate it when you're the only one up late at nite, you're blog surfing and you're eating chocolate chip icecream - all by yourself - and the next morning your DH discovers chocolate chips on the keyboard?!?!?!? I am sooo busted!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Scrapbook Creations

Well I am now officially a "published" scrapbooker! Woo Hoo - what a huge hoot!!!

This is one of the layouts that was selected for publication. Its a bit wierd because by the time they're published they seem so old!

Today I received my official "contributor's" copy of Scrapbook Creations Volume 32 and two of my layouts are in there! I'm a bit embarrassed about one of them as I'd only been scrapping for about a month when I'd done it (its the little one of Levi - haven't even got a pic of it to show you lol!).

Haven't had the chance to have a good look thru the mag yet but it is my very favourite scrapbooking magazine.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Tim's Nan

I've done a very "traditional" layout of this gorgeous photo of Tim's Nan aged 89. I love this photo of her - I took at at the twins' 4th birthday party and it really is just what she is like. Of course I have used some of the gorgeous Magistical Memories chipboard - lovin' it!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

what's Your Style?

Does anyone else find it hard to define their "style" or do you think there really is such a thing? Just wondering.

What exactly is "Freestyle" and are not some "collage" artists doing Freestyle with more texture?

As I've only been scrapping for 8 months, I really don't understand the "style" question. Mind you at 11:50pm on a Thursday nite, I really don't understand much at all!

Well, that's my little snippet for the day. Sleep well!!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Chipboard, chipboard, oh I love chipboard!

As promised yesterday, I have finally managed to get a photo of some of the chipboard from Magistical Memories. It is absolutely stunning.

Actually, I am now lying naked on the floor rolling in it!

{Hmmm, I really have to get out more}

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

A Better Day!

Well, who could help but feel a bit cheery when you receive a parcel from the US full of the most DIVINE chipboard ever! Yep, my first shipment from MAGISTICAL MEMORIES arrived! I've taken a photo but can't get the bl**dy card reader to work so I'll have to wait until Tim gets home so you can all have a look! Meanwhile, better get off to play with my goodies (he, he, he!)

Monday, July 03, 2006


Having one of those "blah" days today unfortunately - you know the ones - can't concentrate on anything, can't manage to finish anything, severely lacking in motivation, etc., etc.? What is also annoying is that I know only {I} can do anything about it but just can't seem to get on top of it!

Anyway, took the little ones to the Playground the other day - very cute. I've popped up a couple of photos - plus one of them dressed as "Super Dags" (its such a funny age isn't it...four?)

Zane came home yesterday which is fantastic - I really missed him but I'm glad he had a good time up the coast.

Oh well, back to try and tackle yet another load of washing, more ironing, cleaning toilets, etc., etc.! {Sounds bl**dy exciting doesn't it lol!!!}