Sunday, April 26, 2009

Clean Out....RAKs up for Grabs

I have a whole heap of older KaiserCraft, American Crafts & Sassafras Lass Papers i'm keen to pass on to someone else. Some papers are whole 12x12 sheets in good condition, others have bits cut out of them but are still pretty big chunks of paper.

Is anyone interested in a pre-loved paper RAK?

If so, leave a reply about your favourite older paper....

Counting Down!

Scrap Therapy Retreat is THIS COMING WEEKEND!
I've had so much trouble deciding what to bring with me.
I'm almost all packed up.... is this too much stuff?
Yes, I realise I am a local so the whole "packing" thing is not quite as full on for me as it is for the out-of-towners coming along to scrap, but STILL!

Here are some layouts I've managed to squeeze in during the last week and a half. I've been very busy and there's a lot going on here at the moment so this is about as good as it's going to get until the retreat.
Yup, after a busy game of Taboo, Cat & Hannah fell asleep in our loungeroom. But lookout - Graeme is about to squeeze the squeaky purple french guy at them. They will awake, shamed & cranky.
The photos in the following layout are from approximately four years ago. They desperately needed to be scrapped. I think i did alright using pink on a layout of "my boys" and I.

And finally, the Redlynch carpark back when I used to work there and you could tell which staff members were present and accounted for simply by reading our personalised plates.
Have a good week!

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Ohhh! I won this fortnight's challenge over at Pinkalicious Sketches! How exciting!!
Thanks Ant!!
If you haven't already checked out Ant's Sketch Blog... you should! There's a new sketch each fortnight and prizes to be won. Lots of awesome layouts are contributed each time too, so heaps of inspiration can be found in the gallery. You will find the blog HERE.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Day Tripping

I did not know this.
From now on, I will buy lace in Atherton.

Ant, you'll be seeing more of me.

I hope you don't mind! :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sneak Peak!

I had my hair & make-up trial today... I actually feel REALLY pretty right now!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Awww Christine made me blush by giving me (just ME!) this award for my scrapping journey (ahem... this blog is turning about a year old as we speak!) and so I am passing it on... to absolutely everybody in my blog list... recognising that not all the blogs I visit are even ON my blog list. It's too hard to pick favourites!
On a side note, i picked up this beautiful (old! VERY OLD!) "fashion trim" lace from the Salvo's shop this arvo for just 50c.

Monday, April 13, 2009


Woot! I am catching up on the mail (and RAKs) I've been meaning to send so expect them some time soon. Sorry to Ant, Christine & Sarah for the delay. I'm doing a biiiiiiiiiiiiiig scrapping cleanout today... if it's too dodgy to swap it will end up in the craft cupboard at work.
One more layout for you all:

Wishing you a fantastic week and, for those of you to which this applies, HAPPY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS! :)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Two More...

I'm on FIRE!

School Holiday Madness

The LOVE IS Box is the (latest version) of our "guest book box" (we've changed our mind about the guest book about 3 times now).

Here are some entries for my "one year in 60 pages recipe book diary"

Here is a page I've been hanging out to scrap for a while:
I used an embellishment (by Lisa) which came in a pack I received as part of a swap I was supposed to contribute to (long story!).

Here is a layout I was really excited about until i wrecked it with random rhinestones and scribble.... urgh.. i should think before sticking! But a bit of cutting fixed everything....

It's just not 12 x 12 anymore...

I am absolutely obsessed with this red dotty paper from American Craft's new Craft Fair range. It reminds me of the dress i wore to our engagement party.

Look, I've used it more than once in a single weekend!

Here is a photo I scabbed off my cousin's facebook... it is him with his baby girl, his first born only a few weeks ago! They live interstate so this will be as close as i get to this cute little baby for a while.

Isn't she just the cutest? I used a sketch from Antonella's Challenge Blog... Pinkalicious Sketches.

As you can see, I've only been on School Holidays since Friday.

I have gotten a LOT of scrapping done. Most of what I'm showing in this post was created while the boys were LANning in the living room and i was hiding in here, my scraproom, with the music blaring.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The LAN Widow

From midday yesterday until one this morning, my DF had his 2 closest friends over for a LAN (Local Area Network) aka a NERD PARTY.

While this was going on I achieved soooo much because I was trying to stay out of their way. I got 2 loads of washing, the dishes, 2 scrapbooking layouts (not very exciting, can't be bothered sharing them), two beautiful boxes (one for the wedding guest "cards" and the other for recipes) all done AND i painted the back of the "something borrowed something blue" album i started the other day. I managed to get small smudges of paint on the wrong side too. :( I also added a bundle of little stickers and some Bella journaling spots and away we go. All done. I also did the Red Arrow walk then I went over to a friend's place and a bunch of us girls had dinner together and then watched P&P (it was my first time watching it) and I am a newly converted Mr Darcy fan. Came home from Cat's place to the scene above (not much had changed since I'd left several hours earlier other than a few empty pizza boxes). At least it'll give me something to scrap! :)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Today, etc...

I spent 3 hours at school getting miscellaneous bits of paper; I spent the morning filing.
Ben, Russ & I went up the hill to the Kuranda Candy Kitchen and watched them make wedding lollies.... and now Ben & I are seriously considering getting them too. We also had a nice late lunch together at the only place we could find that hadn't closed its kitchen by 2:30 LOL.

I did some hardcore scrapping... it is now after Midnight so it's not even "tonight" anymore it's "tomorrow."

I realised that I've completely forgotten to mail out those RAK packs... :( I've still got P/T interviews this week so I guess I'll be mailing them during school holidays. I am sooo sorry to those of you who won them and have been waiting patiently to no avail. I have had my head in the clouds as I have been so incredibly busy with work!

Thought I'd share what I scrapped tonight and also the COROLLA layout I scrapped a while ago for the APRIL BW2 Challenge.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Just a quick note to say HELLO and let you know that I'm still ALIVE.

I have been so incredibly busy with work... on top of the usual school stuff I've also been marking tests and assessment pieces and preparing for my very first set of parent teacher interviews which started today. So far it's not nearly as scary as I had anticipated and THERE'S ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT! This term has been a MASSIVE learning curve and I'm constantly learning new things and I still have sooo much to learn but I'm getting there slowly and I'm really enjoying the journey. My kids surprise me all the time and it is truly inspiring. I love my job.

I am 25% of the way through my first full school year!
("Year Sevens... what is 25% as a fraction? ONE QUARTER. YES! That's right! How about as a decimal?")

ANYway, I haven't had time to scrap anything *but* I do have some very exciting scrappy news to share. I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE UPCOMING SCRAP THERAPY SCRAPBOOKING RETREAT. It's only a month away now and and and and and ANT IS COMING.... I'm so excited to finally meet her. YAY! YAYAYAYAYAY!