Sunday, February 28, 2010


It appears that my scrappy week has continued with me rolling out some more challenge LOs before the end of the month.
Three on Friday:

1) Manon's Inspiration Challenge at ScrapBoutique.

2) Michelle's Sketch Challenge at Scrapbook Divas.

3) Nat's Technique Challenge using handmade buttons, also at Divas.

Three again on Saturday:

1) The monthly sketch challenge at Scrapbooking From Scratch.

2) Teresa's Bonus LO from our monthly album class.

3)Kayla's Colour Challenge at Scrapbook Savvy.

And one today, for Anthea's Sketch Challenge, again at Savvy.

I guess it helps that Jamie & Riley have been away at the Van all weekend, & Joshua & Felicity have been doing their own thing, so that's left me lots of time to scrap. I also managed to get all the washing done & had lunch out today with TP girls, Teresa, Kelly, Mellissa & Erin. My first experience of Yum-Cha - still haven't decided if I really liked it or not?????

And of course, tomorrow being the 1st of March means.......lots of new challenges!!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Today I finished off my LOs from Peta's class.

Again my LO photography leaves a bit to be desired, obviously too much shadow, but what the heck. I really enjoyed scrapping these.

And this bright one is for Scraplift the Diva, a lift of one of the boss lady Michelle's LO. This was another one I started at Chelsea's. I love scrapping with friends!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for all the good wishes re my specialist appt today. Still have to have another scan next week before my doctors can give me an exact diagnosis.
More waiting................

And some good news....Fliss got a full time job today at NSA in Wickham. She's pretty chuffed!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Imagine my surprise at winning not just one, but TWO of the challenges over at Scrapbook Savvy's cybercrop the other week!!!!!!!!!! I won Kerryn's puzzle challenge with the 'Opening Presents' LO & Sara's sketch challenge with the 'Pancakes' LO, shown in my last post.

And to top that off, I've had a lovely scrappy time this week with Teresa on Monday at home, then at Chelsea's on Tuesday with her & Kristyn, and today my old scrappin buddy Lois & I headed up the highway to Peta's for a class. Met some nice new girls there & caught up with some old favourites!!! Namely Peta, Kate, Julz & Carol with a surprise visit from Sar all the way from Wollongong!!!!!

Post Part 2 - blogger did a dummy spit on me this arvo - here's the rest of what I was going to post!!!

We got to do 4 lovely LOs in Peta's class - all based on getting the most out of diecut pps. I just need to finish a little bit on each & then I'll take photos & share them - I was really happy with all of them. Thanks Peta for a lovely day :)

These are the LOs I finished for ScrapBoutique's cybercrop. The first one is for Manon's Colour challenge, using the colours of the school uniform. I love how this turned out, as simple as it is!!!

This next one I finished at Chels' on Monday - it is Karen's Sunday Roast - I've had these photos for ages & have wanted to document the trial of teaching Riley to tie his laces. I used some BG Origins & a piece of LYB Generation Z cogs embellishment. I really like how this one came out too, but I've taken a totally crappy photo of it, so need to fix that.

This one was Chelsea's Addition challenge - I used it to document a proud Daddy moment from Friday, when Riley's teacher told Jamie how she was very pleased with how Riley is going at school!!!

And the last one is Emma's sketch challenge (this girl draws amazing sketches!!) It didn't turn out exactly how I wanted but it's still OK!!!

And here is another present opening LO!!!! This time of Riley opening his Birthday presents & using the same IB sketch, as for the other present LO. This one is for the colour challenge at Scrapbook Divas.

Still have a few more challenges to get finished before the end of the month, which just happens to be Sunday!!! And don't forget to get your entry into Scrap the Girls this week - there are some great prizes on offer!!!!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Is this weekend!!!!!!!!

Head over there now & check out the great challenges set by the girls. I've completed 1 & 1/2, at 12.30am this morning, might I add. Couldn't sleep with Jamie snoring next to me, & I wanted to hunt down some pps that I knew would be perfect for Manon's colour challenge.

Karen is hosting Bingo & the Roast tonight, entries due Tuesday night. The other challenges are all due Monday night.

And these are the LOs I got finished for last weekend's Savvy Love cybercrop.

Anthea's colour challenge using the choc/strawberry combo.

Kerryn's Puzzle Challenge with a combo of hearts, keys, wings & arrows.

And Sara's Sketch Challenge.

Having a scrappy time with friends this week. Teresa is comng over tomorrow, I'm going to Chelsea's Tuesday & to Peta's for a class on Wednesday. Hope nothing comes up to interfere with my plans......

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Being published that is!!!!!!!!!!!

A LO of Riley in the 'Back to school' gallery of Scrapbooking Memories Vol 12 no 2. It was actually the first LO I completed for a class I taught to the TickLed Pink girls last August. I'm a little bit excited!!!!

Cybercrop on over at Scrapbook Savvy this weekend.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Over at LisaK's blog, where she's celebrating her one year anniversary of blogging!!!. Leave her a message & then link back to your own blog to spread the word around.

Here are a couple of challenges I've finished for ScrapBoutique.

The first one is for Emma's Sketch/Stash stomper to use up scraps & to stitch. I handstitched cause I was too lazy to go downstairs & set up the machine. The photos are from when the kids went to the Big Day Out on Felicity's birthday.

The card is for Karen's challenge - had to use pink or red & make it 2:1 in size. (I think mine's a bit out!!)

And this is one of Teresa's designs from a monthly class using photos of us goofing around on our trip away. I love how it turned out.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I have a degenerative hip condition.

Four months of leg pain, limping, crying in agony, drs visits, painkillers, xrays, bone scans & MRIs have finally culminated in a near diagnosis. I say near, cause the actual condition still has to be confirmed by an orthopeadic surgeon, who I hopefully will get in to see in the next couple of weeks. And then it may mean a hip replacement :( It's been quite a ride!!!

Waiting for Fliss to come home from her 2nd interview with a company in Newcastle. Fingers crossed she gets this position & then she needs to get her drivers licence. Lots going on with that young lady.

And I've been busy today helping Chelsea again at the Boutique. She has been inundated with orders from last week's sale. I love the process & just being surrounded by all that product, as well as getting a peak of some new gorgeousness which will be uploaded to the shop once the sale orders are cleared.

Teresa came over to scrap with me on Monday. We had a nice day chatting & scrapping & chatting & eating scrummy cupcakes she cooked. I'm very close to finishing off my 2009 Yearly album & I finally completed 4 of the extra class LOs as well. All in all a good day!!!!!!!

I have some challenge LOs to upload but I can't find my camera cord & I'm too tired to look for I think I'll go have a nap before tea preparations.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


If you're a Kraft lover, you might like to get over to Kraft It Up & see the gorgeous samples the girls have created. Criteria is to use Kraft cardstock or Kraft p/p with heavy distressing.

And here's my little schoolboy all ready for his first day back last Thursday. Can't believe that after 17 years of schooling, we've still got another 8 years to go!!!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010


And with the beginning of a new month, comes lots of new challenges at all my favourite forums :)

Scrap the Girls February challenge is.......
Use the following quote for inspiration
"Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth." — Mark Twain
Extra criteria - Add hearts

And here is my first CT sample page:

And I'll be doing all the challenges here at ScrapBoutique and Scrapbook Divas, as well as the new sketch challenge at Scrapbooking from Scratch.

Don't forget to check out Chelsea's sale at ScrapBoutique. There are some enormous bargains to be had there!!!!!!!!!!

I managed to get these few challenges done by the end of January. This first one was for Karen's 'Less is More' challenge at the Boutique, using just one sheet of p/p or c/s, one alpha & one embellishment, and using lots of doodling & hand journalling.

This one was Nat's Colour Challenge (brown & blue)at Diva's.

The Mystery Challenge was also set by Nat, had to use at least 10 different scraps of p/p & a mixed alpha title for this one.

And the last one was a sketch from Michelle.

(Not sure why those photos look so crooked on that LO cause they're not IRL???)

Lots of medical appointments this week - hopefully we'll be closer to an answer by the end of it.