Saturday, July 24, 2010


At ScrapBoutique. I completed Em's sketch challenge today.

And there have been a few of the girls finish my LO class from last night, with gorgeous interpretations of my original LO & instructions.

So if you're looking for some fun challenges to complete, pop on over to the Boutique where you will always be inspired.

And talking of inspiration, I managed to complete 2 of the Challenge Heaven July challenges last Sunday at the charity crop day (more about that later)

Sketch Challenge.

Word Challenge

More to come later!!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


July has been birthday month at ScrapBoutique where each Friday night, one of the Stylists has been presenting a free online class. This week is my turn & you'll be able to check my LO class out here. Here's a little sneaky peek of what we will be doing.

We've already had a diorama class from Em & a card class from guest stylist Sharon, so be sure to check them out as well. Chelsea is also having her 2nd BIG SALE for the year, with some great bargains & at least 20% off all stock.(I've had a fun time today helping her pack some orders!!!)

Back later with some LOs to share!!!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010


Manon has blessed me with this interesting little blog award - apparently I need to follow these rules that go with it:

1. Put the Swap Sisters Bonny Blog Award on my blog.
2. Share 5 things about myself.
3. Pass the award onto 5 other Bonny Blogs.
4. Add links to my 5 chosen Bonny Blog Winners
5. Let them know they have been chosen to win the Swap Sisters Bonny Blog Award by leaving a comment on their blog.

OK let me see now...........5 things about exciting LOL

1. I cannot stand plastic bread clips - they honestly make me feel sick on the stomach when i find them lying around the kitchen bench or more often, on the floor -I'm sure my children do it to me on purpose.

2. I have a younger sister who does not have any contact with our family - unfortunately, everyone loses in that situation.

3. I have a renewed, deep appreciation of my husband of nearly 25 years & regret having taken him for granted so often in all that time of marriage.

4. I've never broken a bone in my 47 years......lost my breast & have an artificial hip yes.....but never a broken bone!!!

5. Every minute of every day I wish I didn't have cancer.

My battery is just about to die so I'll finish this post tomorrow.

Friday, July 2, 2010


The new monthly challenge is up at Scrap The Girls & it's a great sketch from Miss Kate.

And here is my sample:

Please email your LO’s to in jpeg form & no bigger than 600x600 & name the file with YOUR NAME!

Entries close midnight 31st July 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Yes I have definitely been Missing In Action for the last couple of weeks.
And unfortunately most of what has happened while I was M.I.A, were very sad events.......starting with Felicity's car accident & the write-off of the Magna (thankfully she wasn't injured) & ending with my father-in-law's funeral. Although his passing was a blessing in the end because he went in his sleep, without alot of pain, it has still left us with heavy hearts & a sad finality. My husband is now without his parents & I think that is just one of the saddest things that we have to go through in our lives.

May you Rest in Peace Pop............

Today is our big boy's 23rd Birthday, wow so much has happened over those 23 years and your Dad & I are really proud of the person you have become. You will always hold a special place in my heart Joshua.

Over the last couple of months I have been scrapping some old photos of Josh that used to be in one of those collage type frames, which had broken & has been sitting in my cupboard for years. I don't scrap Joshua alot, mainly because he dislikes having his photo taken, so I have really enjoyed using these 'little boy' photos of him. And scrapping them in the smaller size of 8.5" x 11" means that I complete them quickly, using scraps & can file them into an A4 display folder. I'm not sure that he really appreciates the whole procedure but I know that his girlfriend Alicia, enjoys looking at the LOs & reading the little anecdotes about his early life.

This is my sample for this month's Stylist Challenge at ScrapBoutique. I used Em's Roast instructions from last month's CC for it.

Why don't you give it a try???