Sunday, August 14, 2011


Not much has been happening enjoying the piece and quiet...Yesterday was the first time I had even thought or contemplated doing some scrapping in a long time and I have to admit I enjoyed playing around again...I finally got around to doing Olivia's book parade photo's from 2009. Looking forward to scrapping some of my photos again.....and also starting Days of December 2012 I have seen lots of new Christmas papers that have been released in America

On the school holidays we went to Werribee Zoo we left there disappointed you pay your admission fee and that also gets you a ride on there safari buses to look at the animals if you want to pat or feed any other animals they charge $80 per adult and $65 per child....Why can't they be like AUSTRALIA ZOO we you pay a dearer admission but you can do more we fed the elephants at Aust Zoo and were not charged any extra

Came across this on our zoo tour Olivia had lots of questions

Very proud of Riley although we have had some issue's with him settling into school I was pleased when he got his second Fielder of the week..

Riley has now finished Aus Kick we get to sleep in on Sundays LOL...

Still doing my Zumba and have taken up 2 classes of Sh'bam it's been 1 year since I started Zumba and I got weighed during last week I have lost 10 kgs not bad going...Olivia pulled out a photo of me from Nov 2009 and I noticed a huge difference..

Until next time

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Aust Got Talent, Scrapping, Kut It Out

I have been continuing my love of talents shows Olivia and her friends love going to them...I have spent many hours making T-Shirts for x-factor and Aust Got Talent the girls really stand out in them along with there silver glitter hats. We went to the taping of Australia's Got Talent Semi Finals...below are some of the photos from the day

Not alot has been happening busy with school life...I help out in the school on a Thursday in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen...I have so much fun cooking with all the kids and the food is yummy as well. Still on my Zumba craze have even taken up 2 classes on a Tuesday night I'm totally stuffed after the last class but it worth it so much fun while getting fit and losing weight.

My camera decided to die so I got myself the latest Canon 600d I love it it's taken a bit to get use to..but at least I have a camera was lost without my other one he kept coming up with error 99 Canon explained it was a miscellaneous error which mean it could be anything..

Below is a layout that I entered in a comp with Florish with a Bling I'm really into doing banners ATM it's so easy to put them on a layout and make your own embellishments out of them.

I'm loving Echo Park papers I think I have just about brought most of there kits below are some layouts using the summer fun the bright cheerful colours

I have finally started working on Riley's Primary School album...plan to document all his milestones, naughty behaviour, fun days etc... ALL THE CHIP BOARD IN THE ALBUM IS FROM KUT IT OUT you can see more of there goodies here
The album is an American Crafts album that I have covered in patchwork fabric the album size is 8 1/2 x 11 have never worked with this size but I'm loving it. Still have to so some stamping and inking and journalling on the pages.

Below is some of the school chipboard range from KUT IT OUT you can see Kut it out stuff here

It's school holidays ATM and the weather in Melbourne is cold and wet so the kids are house bound and driving me crazy...hope to get out today for a bike ride (fingers crossed) the kids want to see the baby swans again.

will be back soon hopefully with some more holiday scrapping

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Today is the first day of Winter and the sun is shinning perfect for scrapping at my table I get the afternoon sun coming in on me it's perfect...

I have made another exploding card today for my nephew who is about to turn's a pirate theme card...I got the pirate paper from spotlight they had these paper packs 60 sheets for $15 and it's all pirate themed which is perfect for boys and of course Riley's 6th birthday was pirate theme and I made his Easter bonnet a pirate one the papers are the same as the fabric I used on his hat which was a bonus.

Really happy with how the card turned out I have used the Kaiser Birthday stamps and some pirate stamps that I picked up from Big W along with glimmermist, inks, made a pirate flag with the stamps and placed it on a toothpick red acrylic skul is from KUT IT finish it off I burnt around the edges on the inside of the card to give it a pirate map look..

Will be back with some more soon

Monday, May 30, 2011

Finally FINISHED & more

I have finally finished my QLD 2010 travel album I had originally purchased a Making Memories Passport album thinking 1 album would be plenty but I quickly filled that....I could not find another passport album so I found this fabric D-Ring album in Spotlight I will just have to decorate the front cover... it's bitter sweet finishing the album it seemed to be never ending and now it's finished....
The below photo's are a bit out of order blogger is not playing nice and won't let me move around photo's

Below is the 2 albums just have to decorate the front cover of the 2nd album all chipboard and acrylic in the album is by KUT IT OUT

A couple of weeks ago I was at the RACV to organize dad's hire car Riley was running around and when we left he had walked out with this little travel brochure on Rome when we got home I had a good look at it and thought I could replicate it and make a card below is the inside of involves lots of scoring and folding to make it pop out when the card is open

The front of the card

Have been stocking up on my American Craft Thickers from Spotlight you can't beat $5.00 a pkt...have also been buying lots of paper kits from America with the way the aussie dollar is it's so much cheaper...I am loving Echo Park, Simple Stories...I brought one of the new Pink Paislee House of 3 packs although you get 25 sheets of double sided paper you get 4 sheets of each design they need to put a die cut sheet or alphabets in it...I ended up splitting it with my neighbour I will never use 4 sheets of the same paper...I even brought the new Basic Grey lauderdale kit and 2 new Fancy pants kits I think I need to stop..

Blogger is playing up it will not let me re-arrange photo's but the below image is what the card folds up like.

Front of an Easel card

We had a busy Mothers Day this year my family for lunch and then out to Sofia's with Craig family that night...I got Wii Zumba and some goodies from the Mothers Day Stall at school...The kid's buy for my mum from the stall as well I like to keep the tradition going of my mum getting something from a school stall

Riley has started Aus Kick and loves it although when he gets the ball he just runs with it he will one from one end of the Field to the other with the ball not hand balling or even kicking it he just runs and all the kids chase after him...he is very good at his kicking and loves going every Sunday

My Easel card opened

Riley kicking the ball in his Saints gear

We had a Royal Wedding Party at Melina's and sat and watched William and Kate marry we got dressed up in our bling, tiaras and our special net gloves..Below the girls are practising the curtsies

Kaitlyn and Olivia two princess

Riley getting tackled he still would not let go of the football

all our bling and gloves

On Saturday 28th we went to X-Factor we qued up for 4 hours the girls were all so well behaved some of the act's were amazing and some were CRAP the below photo is of the girls with Emmanual (Trishna and Krishna's brother) he was amazing he had Lot's of people in tears

all the girls in front of the x-factor stage...They were filmed heaps throughout the show we made tops for them and brought silver glitter hats for them to wear

standing out the front waiting to get in

We also went to Australia's got Talent Olivia was lucky enough to get on T.V below she is pictured with her cousin Amy

Below shows me in the white singlet top outside the Regent Theatre my SIL is behind me with her mouth open

Olivia, Kelsey and Amy outside the Regent theatre

We are off to The Docklands Studio's this Sunday for the Semi-Final of Australia's Got Talent we are making the gilrs tops and they will be wearing there silver glitter hats...The tickets said dress for the camera's...

Not much else has been happening still doing my Zumba love it it's amazing how doing exercise thats fun can change your body shape and make you loose weight...looking at doing some body Pump classes as well
Have got lots of scrapping to do as well heaps of photo's just waiting to get used.
Will be back soon with more photo's and show and tell.


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