Saturday, November 28, 2009

My December Daily!

A lot of people are talking about December Daily Albums at the moment. If you haven't heard of this yet you may want to check out Ali Edwards blog. Basically it is an album with a page for each day of December.
Now I am not organised, motivated, or even busy enough to want to make one of these albums! And I'm not a fan of mini books either.
But thinking about December Daily Albums has inspired me.
I usually don't have a plan for Christmas...we just make it up as we go along and as our finances permit! But I am inspired now to try to do something 'Christmassy' every day of December...AND to photograph and blog about it!
And so this is my motivation...I have blogged it so I must attempt it! lol

Activities, photos, journalling...I can do that!

Winter Wishes!!

MK-Designs has teamed up with Kitty Designs to bring you this amazing Christmas kit...Winter Wishes!!
It is absolutely gorgeous and so much fun to play with!

And my pages...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009


I feel like I'm repeating myself...sorry! I just want to be able to find these later on!

My page 'Dreaming' got a GSO from Moni Singer! Thank you Moni!

And my page 'Landsdale Farm' got a GSO from Madgentis! Thank you!

Layout of the Week!

My 'Top 10 Wishlists' LO was picked as
LO of the week at Log Your Memory!

OMG again!!

I am in shopping heaven today!
Look what I just found on Kaye Winiecki's blog!
Aren't they just the cutest??


I am so totally in love!! I have oohed and ahhhhed over Lily Designs for a while now but it just didn't look like my style and I didn't know if I would be able to use her kits. So I never splashed out...until today! I finally took the plunge and bought her 2 latest kits and OMG they are fantastic! I think she may be my new favourite designer!

You have to check out the new kit 'Winter Skating' all of the elements come in a shadowed and reflected when you put them on your page it looks as if they are on ice! Absolutely amazing! And as it is all done for you, plus a few ready to use, clustered really isn't as hard as I thought it would be to make gorgeous pages!

I'll be back with my first page soon! :)


Two GSO's from Jimena for 'Top 10 Wishlists' and 'EIEIO'. Thank you Jimena!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I'm a Calendar Girl!!

Woohoo!! I am officially a Calendar Girl!!
Which means I am on the CT for Log Your Memory!

I am August in case you are wondering, and no I will not scare anyone with a bikini shot!

So now I want all of my friends, family and dedicated blog readers (I think there may be one of you) to come and have a look at what we do at Log Your Memory!
It's not your usual scrap forum. The focus here is about recording your memories...while you remember them!
You don't even need to scrap to join in. If you are interested in getting help and motivation to record your memories for the future, then come check us out!

And if you do scrap, we have an awesome gallery so you can show off your work.
And we have a mix of paper, digi and hybrid scrappers so you will fit in no matter what you like.
Plus the forum is so friendly and heaps of fun.
Come and have a look...I am sure you will love it!

Monday, November 16, 2009


My LO 'I always wanted a dollhouse' was chosen for a DST GSO! Thank you to Emma/Ameyasa!

Journalling: I always wanted a dollhouse as a child...but never got one.
I even remember us all driving around one weekend looking at dollhouses from the paper, but none of them came home with us.
Yet I almost feel now that I finally have my dollhouse.
With 4 cute little dolls in it that I can sit and stand and feed and sleep whenever I feel like it!
As they get older and become more independant I have less to do on a day to day basis,
but I am still in control of the dollhouse and my 4 little dolls.
The dollhouse may be messy a lot of the time, and the dolls themselves may fight amongst themselves a lot...
but they are mine and I love them!

Friday, November 13, 2009


Can I just say...I am LOVING Kaye Winiecki's stuff!!
OMG I am so glad I found's just so ME!
If you are not sure who I'm talking about then you need to go check out The Lilypad and play with her felty goodness!

Anyway thank you Jimena...again...for the GSO! You are so sweet! :)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Happy iDSD!!

It's now International Digital Scrapbooking Day all over the world!!
Make sure you get to all the sales and grab some of the freebies that are all over the place at the moment!

I'm going to do some scrapping now so everyone have a great day! :)

ETA- oops I think I went a little overboard with the shopping thing! Need to scrap it all now! lol
Want a peek?

Friday, November 6, 2009

NEW!! MK-Designs 'Miracle of Life'!

MK-Designs gorgeous new kit is out and it is so beautiful!
Check it out at Shabby Pickle... 30% off for DSD!!

And my pages...

ETA: Twins made DST GSO ...thanks Jimena! :)

ViVa Artistry November Grab Bag!!

Is now available at The Digi Chick!
Only $3!
And if you want to see the reveal before you buy then head on over to the blog!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Guesting for MK-Designs!!

Yippee!! I am so excited!!
This month I am guesting for MK-Designs...WOOHOO!!!

I have had a chance to play with her new kit out tomorrow and it is gorgeous!
Make sure you stop by to see her new goodies!

Here is a LO I made with her Halloween mini kit 'Spooky'

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Featured Scrapper at DST!!!!
I'm the featured scrapper at DST for this week!!
Check it out here!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Taylah and Alysha!!

My baby girls turned 7 yesterday!!
OMG where has that time gone?

Anyway we have had a busy few days here getting ready for their party and I was so glad when it was all finished yesterday. But it was just one of those days that never seemed to end because it was still getting worse today!

But first off here is a pic of Alysha and Taylah on Friday morning. They had free dress at school and I thought it was just normal dress...but Taylah said it was for Halloween and so they wanted to dress scary! So they came up with these'ghost' costumes and were SO excited!! Unfortunately it was free dress for CANTEEN (Cancer Charity) and so they were the only kids dressed up for Halloween!! lol Taylah very quickly removed her costume, but Alysha was having too much fun scaring her friends! I saw them as they were doing fitness a little later and Alysha was still trying to hold the black organza on her head as she was exercising! hee hee

So then that night I stayed up late making birthday cakes and butterfly wings.
The next morning was their birthday!! It started out bad as Kalan woke at 4am and despite me getting him back to sleep numerous times, he just kept waking really upset. And so I never got back to sleep and we finally got up about 5.30.
Then a little later Taylah decided her head was itchy so I sprayed a lice treatment on her beautiful, shiny hair and hoped for the best! Then when Steven and Mathew finally woke we did the presents. They were very excited about their new hula hoops, scooters, walkie talkies and necklaces...but Taylah got very upset when Steven helped her unwrap her scooter! He had been so good, but got a little excited and just couldn't help himself. So now Taylah was upset. Then Steven was upset because he wanted a scooter. By now Kalan was beside himself with exhaustion so he was very upset. And it didn't take ling for Miss Grumpy Pants to get all depressed too!
So Kalan went back to bed, Mathew took Steven to the shops and Alysha and Taylah played on their scooters while I kept getting ready. Then Mum showed up with the girls dresses and she iced the second cake for me. Unfortunately my icing ran everywhere and made a huge mess!
Got to the park on time and both barbecue gazebos were already taken. So we had to take a smaller one. Then we waited for kids to arrive...and waited. 4 showed up out of the 6 or 7 I was expecting and they were all late. But we got going and tried to play the games...but although we had picked a beautiful sunny day, it was blowing a gale and some of the games were a little difficult! Also the toilet paper I bought for the cocoon wrap was too cheap and kept breaking and blowing away, oh and none of the kids would wear the wings I made :( Taylah tried some on and said they were itchy and then nobody else would try them. I forgot matches but managed to borrow a lighter , but of course it was too windy to light the candles! We managed to get a few lit and made do!
Soon after the kids party ended, Taylah found a butterfly and chased it with her net. She was so excited to catch her first ever butterfly that she swung the net so hard she knocked out the butterfly! Poor thing eventually started moving again but didn't fly. :(
Then Kalan had been playing on the playground and came running towards us crying....eventually worked out that his foot was hurting him and we believe he got a bee sting on the bottom of his foot. Even now a day later he is still favouring it and crawling around rather than walking.
So the rest of the party was a bit of a blur for me. Colin and Mats friend Travis cooked the barbecue and everyone ate while Mat and I tried to work out what was wrong with Kalan. We almost took him to the hospital as he was so upset and we didn't know what was wrong. Also by this stage the wind was horrendous. It was blowing everything off the table and knocking chairs over. So we pretended to light the candles and the girls pretended to blow them out and packed up soon after.
Once we were home we had to deal with overtired, bee stung Kalan. We just couldn't get him to sleep and Mat and I took turns looking after him. I then realised that I'd forgotten suncream for myself that morning so I was really badly sunburnt, plus I hadn't drunk very much all day so I had a major headache.
Alysha and Taylah had a great day though and were utterly oblivious to most of the problems we had! But there was one more....when I had a shower today I noticed that I had a tick on my stomach! So I must have got it at the party and as I sit here now my arms and face are stinging from sunburn, my stomach is sore from tick bite and I am exhausted (despite a nap today)!!

Anyway...sorry for the super long whingy post!! lol
Happy Birthday Alysha and Taylah! I'm so glad you love your presents...especially the scooters...and that you had fun at your party! I'm so proud of you both and love you very much!

Alysha in her new dress and shoes, plus her makeup bag from Miss Griffiths

Taylah and Emily playing the cocoon wrap game

Alysha's Cake

The saddest face ever!! Kalan after the bee sting.