Sunday, November 29, 2009

Graphic 45 - Domestic Goddess

I love love love Graphic 45, and the Domestic Goddess range is unbelievably beautiful. I think I could scrap, scrap and scrap with it for quiet some time.

Here's 2 layouts I've done with it already, and I think I can feel a 3rd and 4th coming on soon!

Memories of Yesterday

So not happy with the title of this one, but I just couldn't come up with anything else.

The photo was taken at my Grandparents house. It's of my Nan and Pop, and my Nan's brothers, sister and their partners. I don't know which one of them brought the caravan and plonked it in the yard.

To make this flourish stand out, I used dimensional magic to change the look only slightly.

Domestic Goddesses [NOT]
A bit of tounge in check action here lol. I originally was going with the title 'Circle of Friends', but changed my mind as soon as I picked up these papers. I made this flower embellishment out of and old sewing pattern I picked up at an Op Shop for 50c. A quick spray with Glimmer Mist and it came up a treat!

So there you go... 2 down, and many more to go... I love Graphic 45, just in case you didn't already know that!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Graphic 45 - Renaissance Faire

I love papers with maps on them. I have no idea why I do, but I do. Now the tricky bit... I never quiet know what to do with them. I don't want to cover up the beautiful images on the paper, but what's the use of having them if I don't use them?

When I saw the
Triumphant paper by Graphic 45 I set myself a challenge to use it. It took me a minute, but once I found the photo I instantly knew what to title it and how I was going to put it all together.

The next really tricky thing was matching it up with some cardstock. After having 3 people head to the cardstock tub on my behalf with varying degrees of success, I was
'awakened' to the fact that Graphic 45 had the perfect match sitting there waiting and I didn't need cardstock after all.

So in the end I managed to come up with this...

The photo is of my beautiful cousin Fraya (who is now a young lady at Uni) and her dad, my Uncle Terry on the Harbour Bridge. It's such a sweet photo.

And if you are looking for Graphic 45, then head over to Little Scrapbook Shop and grab some. It's so yummy!

Quick Bits

~ Shoe shopping... with Caitlin... omg! 2 and a half hours of my life I will never get back! It is almost impossible to find a sensible, yet appealing sandal for an 8 year old. We did it... not quiet what I wanted, and not quiet what she wanted, but a great compromise in the end.

~ On the upside of the shoe shopping, we popped into Best and Less and I picked up a pair of Bulldog pjs marked down to $10! When I brought them home Will was a bit upset that they weren't for him lol. Mind you, he already has a pair. I love a bargain!

~ I bit the bullet today and went through all of the school clothes I've been given for William. It made me a little bit sad... especially when he donned a winter uniform and was so handsome, and looked so grown up! I discovered I have no summer uniforms in all those hand-me-downs so it looks like I'm off to Lowes to do a bit of uniform shopping. Does he really have to go to school?

~ A busy week coming up with Caitlin's school disco on Wednesday night, and I'm off to the ARIAs on Thursday night with Dannii. And why am I going to the ARIAs?.... Cause Robbie 'the Hottie' Williams will be there! A girl can hope... can't she?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The 45 Minute Challenge

I love a 45 minute challenge... it's amazing what you can do in that time, and it's always great to see what the others taking part in the challenge do as well.

At the recent Scrap Girls retreat we had a 45 minute challenge on Saturday night. Here's my creation...

The photo is of my Aunty Rene, Aunty Les and Aunty Pam outside of the house they were born in. I even had time to sew around the edge!
If you're looking for a scrappy retreat to attend, you have got to get on to Scrap Girls and book one in now! The 2010 schedule is up on their website ready for your viewing pleasure!

It's Cybercrop Time At Little Scrapbook Shop

We kicked off and Friday night, and as there's not 1, not 2, but 8 challenges, plus one for the juniors the cybercrop is running until midnight on Tuesday so you still have plenty of time to join in all the fun!

I set 2 challenges for our Crafty Christmas Cybercrop. Here they are...

Challenge 8: create a layout that reflects GIVING

Challenge 5: decorate 4 individual canvases in a Christmas theme and join them together to make 1 canvas wall hanging.

Want to know more? You'd better pay a visit to the Little Scrapbook Shop fourm to find out all the details.
Oh, and there's a special Carol Christmas offer too!

Friday, November 6, 2009

I Hate Midgies!!!

You can't see them... but they're there.

It's only after the event that you realise you've been attached by a swarm of them. Red bites all over your body that seem like they will never go away!

It's almost 2 weeks and I still have lumps and bumps... the red dots on my legs look disgusting.

I hate Midgies. The end.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Gorgeous Gear

This post is for my gorgeous cousin Sandy who I am missing so much after our catch up in October... in fact I'm missing everyone!

This layout is of Sandy's boys, Callan and Kyle. They are all grown up now, but how cute are they here!

This is Callan and Kyle all grown up with their dad Lachlan.

And here's their gorgeous mum, Sandy.

Miss you guys x

A Bingo Card Card!

I love designing for Scrap Girls, and in the last challenge kit I got there was a bingo card. I've used these before on layouts so this time I wanted to do something different, hence I created a bingo card card!

This time with the kits, Miss Kylie asked us to do mini project sheets for the ladies on retreat so they could take them home and have some very handy ideas at the ready. A great idea and the ladies loved them.

So if you want to make a bingo card card in 3 easy steps, here's how...

Step 1. Decorate your bingo card.

Step 2. Cut a piece of cardstock twice the size of your card, and score down the middle.

Step 3. Adhere your bingo card to the cardstock and add a sentiment inside the card if you would like.

That’s all you need to do to have a unique, and very cute card! Too easy.

Just a boy and his dog...

William adores Abbie, and she loves to chase him around the yard. There big game is for Will to run, and Abbie catches him by the bottom of his pants. Sadly, a lot of Williams pants have little holes in the bottom of them lol... thankfully not his good ones!

I wonder how this game will pan out now the weather is heating up and William is wearing shorts? Could have a few tears I think!

Something cute...

Last months Cybercrop at Little Scrapbook Shop was all about Spring. When I started thinking about Spring, I though of spring cleaning, which lead me to think about our home, which lead me to setting a challenge where everyone had to build their own house from scratch.

All of the ladies did gorgeous work. The homes were so cute!

2R Assembly

I love going up to the school to watch Caitlin and her class put on an assembly. The kids are so enthusiastic and excited to show off what they have been learning.

Here's Caitlin in the big finale singing the 'Brush Your Teeth' song...

Here's Caitlin with her teacher, Mrs Reinert, talking about the environment of the Duck Billed Platypus and why she likes them...

Sitting patiently waiting for the show to begin...

Great job 2R!