Saturday, March 26, 2011

Wow, what a month

Hi all, had had a really busy month and so much to tell and upload.

For continuity, I will pop up my Linda Arnold pages. we did 4 pages with Linda a I came home and completed 3 more double pages (with the scraps from the kit I might add, very generous kits)

You know when you see a photo, pull it out and think 'I really want to scrap this one' and then you turn around and the pile is huge, this is me. So I was really happy I only used photo's from this pile.

Some from my son's 1st birthday (he is 30 now) and I am very pregnant with DD (only 12 months between these two), one of DD parachuting on her 21st, includes her Poppa who has since passed away, a very special photo, and another of my girlfriend ( to remind me of a great, great day we shared. 'The Bird Man of Emu Plains' is my DH. The lorrikeets come down every day, sit on our pool gate a make a racket until he goes out to feed them. They sit on his shoulder and dance with him, bobbing up and down, so much fun to watch.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Kim Arnold

Hi duckies,

Had a fantastic day today @ Scraploot, scrapping with Kim Arnold, a 2009 Master.

What a lovely person, very down to earth, shared all sorts of tips and tricks with us, got to

scrap 4 single page LO's and heaps leftover from our kits.

Went scrapping with the terrible two of Miss H and Michelle, hahahaha, they are such

good company but we are really going to have to get Miss H a Tom Tom, lovely lady with a

terrible sense of direction (maybe it has something to do with that she lives over

Sutherland way and the class was at Blacktown, not realy local area). Will pop back in

soon to update with some pictures of my LO's.
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Hi all, a quick stop to upload another challenge from LSBS. This is my entry for challenge 5, an awesome challege set by DT member Nicole.
Hubby and I went with friends to Amerca in 2007 and had an awesome time.
Hubby had always wanted to do a Speedway tour and we got to see some amazing countryside whilst we were at it. We traveled 16,000 miles by car, traversed I don't know how many states and saw many things from Niagara Falls, Badlands to Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and Disneyland. I would go again tomorrow if asked.
Hubby looks especially happy in this piccie, he was in his glory.
Just did a blog hop over @ scrapmatts, pop over and look see, some amazing DT members over there and you could win a little something.
Off to the craft expo tomorrow (have the day off as I worked last Friday (who said I was silly working last Friday) so will report in with what's what.
Happy scrapping girls.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A challenge over @ LSBS

This is my submission for a challenge over @ LSBS and their 4-7-11 challenge/week 3.

The criteria was to scrap someone close to us who had experieced change, also to include something metal on the LO.

The inspiration LO was from Belle Commerford who really challenges you outside the normal scrapbooking square, she is truly an inspirational Design Team member. Pop in and see her work, you will be inspired.

I chose my DS, our only son and our eldest child. He is 30 and over the past 2 years has experienced a tumultuous time with the breakup of his marriage. He is a gifted sportsman and commits many, many hours to his sport. He is also a gifted marketeer and works in the field of sports/event/brand management. His career also takes up enormous chunks of time. 2011 heralds a new start for him personally and I prayer that he finds contentment in his choices and satisfaction in his sporting results. Not sure where I took this photo but feel it fills Belle's criteria and good for me to record this time.

I also have few more things in the wind.

An ATC swap over at LSBS to complete by the end of the month with a theme of 'Occupations', will defnately have to put my thinking cap on for this one as they are still new to me, this world of ATC's.

LSBS also have a cyber crop coming up on March 11th, hopefully will be there for that.

Well I will be off, have been still having fun with my photographic journal @ 365 Project. So far have only missed one day, oops but still posted a photo to keep my journal going. I have noticed a few people pop up what they call 'randoms' if they have not been out and about, sounds good to me but I am still going to try and keep it as a daily photographic journal.

Will talk soon, I am off to scrap.


Hi, just reading through some older posts and realised that I had spoken about my amazing crocus flowers in the front garden (or willy wonker flowers as I like to call them) but hadn't popped up a photo.
They really are my DH's pride and joy and he is a little sad as they are now on the way out, like us all they lose their bloom after a while, hahahaha.
Miraculously, they will thicken up through spring and come summer will be out again in force.
Really a delight.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

OTP - Websters paper

This is a beautiful 'off the page' I did for my friend, Margaret for Christmas (also did one for Lesley as well). The three of us are great friends, we have dinner together each Monday night with our hubbies and have 'show n tell' with what we have scrapped in the past week, we also love to scrap together whenever our boys 'go racing'.

This was a beautiful kit put together by the lovely April over @ Scrapbook Sensations @ Narellan.

Used Webster's papers, just gorgeous. Visited Margaret's on Sunday and was thrilled to see this in her lounge and snapped a photo(as I had forgotten to take one before giftin). Enjoy

4-7-11 Challenge over @ LSBS

My contribution to Lauren Bell's challenge over @ LSBS in the 4-7-11 challenge. Pop over and have a look here These girls do some awesome work and really inspire you so if your 'mojo' has gone 'flojo' pop over and be inspired, I am.
This page is part of an Album I am doing for a road trip we took with friends over the Christmas/ New Year 2009/2010 break so I was very glad to complete another page. This is really my Page 2 of a double LO, will pop Page 1 up soon. Nearly have this album complete (some 40 or more double LO's). I think in future I will do my travel album's as digital books, much quicker and perhaps cheaper. Hope to finish more of these challenges so best sign off for now.

Animalia/Insectopia swap themed ATC @ LSBS

Above are some photo's of my recent contribution to the ATC swap over at LSBS. This is a monthly challenge and as ATCs are new to me (this being only my second) I am enjoying the process very much, albeit nervewracking. Not sure if I include enough 'paper' on the ATC but as yet I have not received any back so am not able to gauge where I should be. I am very happy though with my effort.
The theme this month was Animalia/Insectopia, cool hey. I used Kraft cardstock, embossed with a grass folder, then I mixed some texture paste with some paint to give the 'grass' some bulk but was not happy with my applicator (a very small palette knife) so will have to work on this. Then I cut up some paper flowers to use as the petals and made my lady beetles with my 'Cricut' and punched out some little flowers and used liquid pearls as the centres. Scrolled some yellow twine for my 'sun' and then was really looking for a little chipboard 'bird' perhaps but went with the alpha's 'tweet' instead, really happy with this.
Can't wait to receive my ATC's swaps in the mail, will let you know how they go.

ARTastic Challenge - March

Hi all, well have you popped over to Shazza's ARTastic challenge yet. I have managed to complete my second challenge and I must say a lovely Blog. Very well run and the guest DT'ers are very spportive and offer lovely comments. the March challenge is up and I am excited by the inspiration painting. Love the title ' The Circus Horse' by Marc Chagall and the colours are among my favourites, lets see what I can come up with. Challenge closes March 31 and here is the link Have fun, I certainly am. Funnily enough I won the random prize draw again, lucky me, love winning anything. There are some really talented ladies, go and have a look the winners entry is gorgeous.