Monday, January 31, 2011

purple pumkin...

are having the cutest giveaway!!

go over & check it out...
there's weekly mini draws until Feb 22!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

scrappy saturday at my house...

not much else happened around here :0)
a found a flower tut on u-tube & this is what i made..

& sewed it onto a hair clip for Miss T.

& a LO of A...

The photo was actually taken at Easter last year but I journalled about his end of yr 7 results!
He did VERY well & received a 'gold medal' award at celebration day.


Class of 2011..

it's not to late to join in on all the fun...


Saturday, January 29, 2011

scrap with v....

January 15 sketch for Scrap with V looks like this...

& here is what i did with it...

made it a little bit smaller & simple.
used a pic of S & A taken while on holidays at Noosa in 09 - a long time ago now!!


some scrappin...

some more Scrapz.Biz Biggest Loser scrap...

Use 3 or more alphas in your title...felt, wood grain, minis!
used a pic i took of the Cable Car in the city centre of San-Fran, i loved riding on them, great fun!
Use a given sketch & 3 chippies coloured one colour...three stars are chippie.
found these pics of the kids, Miss T about 3 years ago & A last year, they were roughly the same age in these pics...funny to see them doing similar things at same ages! Cute selfies all the same.

Use 3 different punches on a LO...2 diff size 6 petal flower punch for roses, 3 diff butterfly punches & 1 edge punch for skirt.
A lovely pic of Miss T a few years ago, i have scrapped this pic before but not in such a girlie way!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

BACK TO SCHOOL...mug shots...

Miss T & A are off to school today...
Miss T in Year 11 & darling A in Grade 8!!

Happy looking isn't he!! & her with the EverReady smile!!

Miss T looking beautiful...

Hair straightened & pretty...just for school??? 9pm last night i was hand sewing the hem of the skirt up!!! You tell me this now??? I didn't think it was too long :0)

YES..he was very pleased to have his photo taken!!

this is the 'isn't one enough' look!!
THE SOCKS...anyone who knows A knows he has issues with shoes & socks!! always has & I'm guessing by this mornings shoe/sock issue he always will!!
Socks are about 3mtrs long which didn't help...socks must be worn pulled up at all times...
or you get detention!!
Apparently the only part of his uniform he liked..his Kustom shoes!!!
of course the very cool school bag..that he earned by mowing the lawn !
I hope they have a good day & realise that they have to go back tomorrow :0)

more challs..

for Scrapz.Biz Scrapz. Biggest Loser

Mission 3...Use at least 3 spotty papers on your LO...

a cute pic of Miss T taken at her Minnie Mouse ears!!!

Misson 4...Step-by-Step LO

Mine is somewhat the same as class LO, just minus a few embellies!
The pic was taken while we were driving from LA to San Francisco & got a little lost a sunset! We came over a rise & saw this gorgeous tree in the sky with the sunsetting behind, it was just beautiful & the colours were very vivid!! The quote i used was from Albert Einstein...
Stand Still, the trees ahead & bush beside you are not lost.
quite fitting I'd say!

Mission 5...make a card using only pp...

Old Basic Grey as base & all the rest is Kaiser.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

sweet giveaway...

owned & operated by Brigette
& she is giving away this gorgeous kit

part of the January Penny Lane Kit.

Go have a look see for yourself!!


Monday, January 17, 2011 will be horrified...


i knew exactly where everything was though!!

much better now!
Thanks Scrapz.Biz girls for the kick in the rear :0)

today i did...

some scrappin for Scrapz.Biz Biggest Loser
14 missions to get your self & scrap stash in order.
Its not to late to join in the fun.

Mission 1...clean up your desk & complete a sketch LO.
I will show you the desk pics later...WHAT A MESS!!!
here's my LO using Heike's sketch

a really old Xmas photo of all of us...2003 it was!!
the ribbon isn't that dark irl & looks horrible in the pic but its gorgeous velvet ribbon.

Mission 2...sort out your CS & make a card using only CS & embellies...

any need a baby girl card???
I have no need for it but liked the colours & stickers that i found in a big clean up!
let me know you can have it :0) I will post it to you.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

start new...

seems an appropriate title considering how many QLD'ers are going to be doing exactly that after the terrible devastation of these floods.
oh so lucky to be not involved & feel a little guilty that i have a safe dry house with so many others without by no fault of their own.
We will try & support you flood victims however we can.
but on another note i did a LO for the Scrap with V blog hop that is running...
had to have the theme of New Beginnings...
I found this quote & i really liked it & thought it fitting for my life & relationships, here it is...
Though no one can go back & make a brand new start,
anyone can start now & make a brand new ending.

& here's my LO to go with it..

a pic of S & i taken a few years back.

Monday, January 10, 2011

today was a good day...

for me...
I got this is the mail from Heike @ Scrapz.Biz
my pressie from 12 Days of Christmas...
I worked it out to be Day 9 prize...
lots of goodies!!

& I ate this...

Gingerbread Poptart...YUM!!!

even with a cute little snowman print & delish marshmallow like filling.

& I made this.
my LO for the January 123 chall
criteria...colour - purple...word - beautiful...technique - punches
I cut strips of purple pp & punched decorative edge, cut into 1.5cm pieces & then stuck back together in the shape of circle on the LO.

Also made some gorgeous handmade roses using the 6 petal punch in 3 different sizes, i added some antique glass glitter to them too.

'to believe is a beautiful thing' is the title, being a picture taken of Miss T at Easter I thought it fitted well.

I did this all the while my DB & SIL & a band of helpers cleared out my Dad's business in Gympie, at about 11am - midday the Mary river was at nearly 18mtrs & rising!!! It will no doubt be flooded by now but i don't want to ring again just yet. They were super busy clearstuff out when i called this morning to check they hadn't floated down the river themselves...they started moving gear out at 4am this morning!! I hope the flood waters rise & fall quickly, at least that way the mud doesn't have to long to settle & it makes cleaning up much easier.


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Sunday, January 9, 2011

scrap with v....

Scrap with V January sketch...
created by the lovely Ness

& here's my take on it...

not the best pic..its raining & miserable here...
I finally used some of the very delish Sassafras 'mix & mend' & October Afternoon pp - two of my faves. Just added some lace, ribbon, flowers, chippies, doilies to it. Love this pic of Miss T taken at Disneyland in May, driving one of the Autopia cars. What fun!!


Saturday, January 8, 2011


I've found a new chall site...
It's a challenge blog to show off your handmade stuff & they host 2 challs a month.
Your LO/card/OTP must include a handmade or hand dyed item (made by yourself or someone else) & follow the requirements of the chall (sketch or prompt).
So here's my LO...
based on the SUYS sketch

I've used a handmade daisy (Lil Daisies) made by Sandie, a handmade green doily i found at the op-shop & also dyed my paper doily using Lemon Zest glimmermist.
the pic is one i took out of the window of our motel in San Fran, just happened to catch the bird flying past when I was taking pics of the sunset!!


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Crafty Sketches...

The new sketch is up over at Crafty Sketches...
designed by the lovely Wendy...

& my take on it...

Using one of my pics taken on our Nov US trip...gotta make your own fun sometimes!!

Those freeways aren't that exciting to drive on...nothing but concrete & dead bushes!


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