Thursday, December 31, 2009

LAST DAY OF 2009


Wow and how hot is it
I want to share some photos from Christmas day, and would like to wish all my lovely readers a safe and prosperous 2010...
I will ponder my 2010 word tonight with a glass of champers and my scraptable!
last year's word was BALANCE well I had some balance but not as much as I had hoped!







The first three are of my nephew Scott throwing Mia into the air!



This one if of my neice Elyssa (who is 39) trying out Mia's Jumping Jax Santa left for her!





This is my darling Sister Dee and Scott's fiance poppy mucking around with the prawn heads





elyssa getting ready to do the handstand in the jumping jax






Elyssa "jumping" on the jumping jax








Elyssa running in the jax







mia and Ella in the jumping jax












Tentatively they walk lol







Christmas morning putting the jaxs on their feet








Friday, December 18, 2009

life stuff

I think I say this every year, where did this one go? My girls will go into years 3 *(Mia) and 2(Ella)
When your children are babies, people often comment about how quickly they grow up before your eyes and I used to nod and smile and think - no way I cannot even imagine these tiny babies going to school - but blink and it happens!!
I am grateful for my family and for how hard my husband works so we can send them to Christian College for their education.

LAST NIGHT

Last night I went out for our Create on Garden first ever Staff Christmas party!
Marisa took myself, Shelley and Kristina out for a meal at a Thai restaurant in Geelong.
It was sooo much fun, we even talked Shelley into trying kangaroo for the first time!
It was lovely to go out without children and talk grown up talk for once!
Thanks Marisa it was a lovely night out!

GOOD SCRAPPING NEWS

OOH my first ever layout will be published in Scrapbook Creations issue 75 coming out around 5th February!!!
At the moment I am loving Tim Holtz crackle paint wow and Ranger's adirondack dabber paints in copper, silver and pearl!!!!

BONS HAVING A CHRISTMAS PARTY!!

I am definitely ready for BonsscrapsChristmas party tonight
scrapping chatting, bingo and lots more!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

END OF CLASSES FOR 2009

Only 2 more sleeps and the School year will be over for Mia and Ella!
I have been busy making Teacher presents - Mia's (year 2) teacher Mr Kennedy has just completed his first year as a Teacher! Mia has had a lovely year and Mr K has been very kind to her and helped her enormously with Maths and her writing!
Ella also has had a lovely year with Mrs Watson in Year 1 - Mrs Watson is a soft calm caring lady who I will miss assisting in the classroom!
I now have some time next week to start preparing my Christmas cooking - lots of shortbread, mince pies, white Christmas, small plum puds and some less traditional recipes i will be trying out!

OOH RECEIVED MY GIRL KIT TODAY

OH the kits at Bonsscraps are gorgeous again this Month - I always get a Girl kit
and hope to get a subscription for Christmas (dh doesn't read my blog - actually he doesn't know what a BLOG is lol) I think Bon may have a couple of kits left which is unusual!!
I usually get about 3 layouts out of the kit with bits left over for other layouts and cards
such great value at $35 + pp

Sunday, December 6, 2009

a new layout

I have just completed this layout for Bons room of the month and the final layout for her Kit Sub Comp!
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

FEEL THE NEED TO EXPLORE PAINTS

I have been experimenting with different mediums on my layouts over the past few days
feeling as if I am a little bored with my "style" so to speak .. On the Freedom layout I used alcohol inks, book pages, paint, modelling paste, gesso just to try something a little different for me..



DECEMBER ALREADY

I cannot believe how quickly this year has flown - Mia will be going into Year 3 next year
and Ella into Year 2 - they are struggling with exhaustion this week - they finish next Friday and we are all counting down the days. Not as much as the teaching staff I am guessing! They have their huge reports to write, and I was speaking with one yesterday who after 3 years teaching Year 2 is going up to "Big School" to teach year 5.. Her comments were that she loved her grade so much she is sure there will be loads of tears on the last day and they will be all from her saying goodbye.
This teacher does not know but I am putting together a small scrapbook of her wedding (which was earlier this year) ....... hope she likes it!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

oops i made a boo boo!

OOOPPPS I put the incorrect link for the lovely Sherry's handmade flowers!
is http://www.facebook.com/l/95397;scrapbooktradingplace.com/sherrymendoza/ this is the correct link lovely readers!!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

take a look at this yumminess!!



My lovely clever crafty friend Sherry makes these gorgeous flowers and sells them on Etsy!

you can contact Sherry regarding purchasing these lovelies here http://scrapbooktradingplace.com

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

CALLING ALL SCRAPPERS

A fabulous cybercrop is happening again over at bonsscraps this Tuesday evening
Bon's cybercrops are always fun and the prizes are great!
The DT challenges are inspiring so, bring a friend and tell us on tuesday that I sent you over!
bonsscraps.com.au
WE ARE CHANGING THE TIMES OF OUR USUAL CYBERCROPS.... THIS IS VIC/NSW TIME....3 hours earlier for Perth1 hour earlier for QLD30 mins earlier for SA...TAS???
8:30- Bon's colour challenge
8:45- ? challenge
9:05- bingo
9:30- ? challenge9:45- DT Challenge
MAKE SURE YOU POP IN EVERYDAY TO CHECK OUT THE PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGES TOO! $15 VOUCHER UP FOR GRABS!!!

Why don't you pop over to Bons and choose some bingo words to play bingo on Tuesday night
Bons Bingo is always a hoot!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

SO MUCH FUN IN A BLUE TUB OF GREY WATER


I took this shot tonight ! Tuesday

Sunday, November 8, 2009

TODAY i........................














































Shot my first ever Christmas shoot!!!!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

WHAT A BUSY WEEKEND!

Wow what a busy weekend straight after a huge Retreat weekend!
Friday night DH and the girls and I went to my sister's for a homecoming/happy engagement/lamb roast for my gorgeous nephew Scott who proposed to Poppy when they were travelling America and Mexico - Welcome to the family Poppy - you are a very special part of our family - such a beautiful artistic girl - We love you both and wish you every happiness!

WHAT FUN WE HAD LAST NIGHT


At our Halloween crop - what do you think of the new me??

We cropped in the Dungeon of Creativity at CREATE ON GARDEN

Special thanks to all the girls who made the night fab

Extra special thanks to my scrap bud Shelley for all the behind the scenes organising to make the night fab..

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

THIS LAYOUT HAS BEEN ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION






THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN REMOVED FOR PUBLICATION!!!!!!!!!!!

LIFE

As I was walking this morning I was thinking how blessed I am to have my beautiful girls, my Dh, my stepson and his girlfriend and all my special family and friends in my life. And how sometimes I just take this life for granted, as we all do at some stage - enjoy each and every opportunity/challenge life throws your way - it is an experience and with it comes knowledge, understanding, friendship (from the most unusual places ) love and compassion.
If you are reading my blog, please hug your loved ones tightly and tell them you love them -
do whatever you can for someone in need this week - please for me.
Thanks
Hugs

Monday, October 26, 2009

some new layouts completed at the Imagination Factory Retreat this weekend











LIFE

Life seems unfair sometimes
Could you spare a thought or prayer for 3 boys who have just lost their Mother
suddenly on Sat night.
She was only 41 years of age
RIP K.
This lady had just lost her Dad 3 weeks ago.

Monday, October 19, 2009

look at this fab new competition

I am being very cheeky today -
I have changed my font to pink pink pink(hee hee Bonhee hee)
in honour of Bons Scraps NEW COMPETITION!!!!!
It will be running for 4 weeks, beginning tomorrow with a new task each week
so you still have time to register scrappers!
The awesome prize is a 3 month kit subscription- for those of you who haven't seen Bons Kits - they are FABULOUS!! they sell out in less than an hour after they are released on the 1st of each month.
SO HURRY OVER HEREhttp://bonsscraps.com.au and register TODAY!!
And if you saw it here - please give me a plug!!!!! Then Bon will forgive me for using PINK - LOL






a fun layout experimenting with machine stitching glimmermist layering

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Friday, October 16, 2009

hi and my news!


Well hello everyone
I have something to share (doing the happy dance ) I am having a layout published (FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME EVER in any mag) in Scrapbook Creations!!!!
To say I am happy would be an understatement
I have had this goal for over a year now - and it has come to fruition!!
No, you haven't seen the layout that is going to be published - I only completed it last week..
Just when I thought my mojo was permanently on leave I received an email from the lovely Kim at SC asking if she could publish my layout yipppppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Thanks for all the lovely encouraging comments on Facebook ladies!

LONG TIME NO POST SORRY!

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My beautiful Mia is turning 9 on Sunday from very "Small" beginnings 740gms and a lot of difficult moments she is now a big Year 2 girl!!!

Only 2 more sleeps my darling!!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009



The first layout is of Big brother Greg (now 26) and Mia and Ella look how young they were awwww and the second layout is when Ella was in 3year old kinder!