Card Making

Ive made a few cards today...
Super QUICK and EASY....but i like them still!

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Group of cards...all with different themes.
I have used my scraps for the patterned paper...and the stamps and ink i used are

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Close up of the Thankyou card

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BG Lily Kate Paper, mix of pink bazzills, butterfly stickers, h2o's.

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more detail - butterflies




Happy Australia Day Everyone!

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What is everyone doing over the Long Weekend?

Im continuing to De-Clutter....dont you hate it when you chuck out a WHOLE heap of stuff...but you dont seem to be making anymore room?
Saturday I have to go to a TUPPERWARE party that my sister is hosting....lol
Sunday morning im catching up with some friends...which will be fantastic...and in the afternoon im going to visit Vicky....I cant wait...

and im also going to try and fit in some scrappin' - Top 50 has organised a long weekend 'Australia Day' Crop....check out the challenges - there are some great prizes to be won!

take care and have a wonderful weekend....


OH MY GOSH.............OH MY GOSH

Ive just received and email from Maelynn in the USA

I had entered one of my layouts for a CALL on Pub Calls Blog

as she is creating a Doodling book to be published soon...in the USA.
One of my layouts has been accepted to feature in the Doodling Book....Im just so excited...I mean how COOL is that....WOO HOO...

2007 is proving to be GREAT so far....I really feel like im doing WHAT I WANT...without been restricted...and it feels SO GOOD....

You can see my name HERE. The only other name i spotted was Kimberly Archer.....Im assuming thats OUR Kim....*g*

there is still a chance my layout wont make it in the final cut...it all depends on space etc....so fingers crossed my lil' ole layout makes it......


Latest Layouts .....and other news

This layout - BMX BANDIT -
I created for a challenge on Top50's January Cybercrop. Even better I won the challenge.
I received a gift voucher from Cath at Little Scrapbook Shop to spend....cant wait..

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and this one - Scooter Fun - I did this weekend for Chookscraps Cybercrop - make sure you check out Lorraine's gallery for more inspirational layouts....

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now onto my OTHER news...

Jannah from Scrapbook Creations has contacted me to do a commissioned layout for an upcoming Issue....Im so excited.....but i really cant say much more....but i will definately 'share' it with you all, as soon as i am allowed....woo hoo....

has everyone been looking at all the sneek peeks for new stuff coming from the US....im in awe of all the GOODIES....I pretty much want one of everything....*g*
Check out this link to see LOADS and LOADS of the New CHA release products

catch you all soon!


I WANT one of these.................

This is one of the NEW and EXCITING things that are getting released at CHA in the USA...
I think this is the coolest storage item....
I would use it for all my sticker sheets and rubons etc...so cool

I think its going to be pretty pricey $$$...but hey...that price you pay for 'organisation' ...lol!

Check out the other pics on the Clip it Up site http://www.clipitup.com/

Featured on Maya Road Blog........

I emailed Jessica from Maya Road - to show her my mini album that i made for lauchie (using the 4x4 binder album) and she wanted to put it up on the Maya Road Design Team Blog....

Im so excited...

here is the link

check out all the other 'inspirational' ideas.....


Latest Layouts

I managed to do 2 of the 3 challenges for 'Crafting In Style's' January Cybercrop - I loved the challenges...and even got to use some of my Older stash (a little bit...lol)

Challenge 1
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Challenge 3
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check out the other AWESOME layouts HERE



Well we had a fantastic weekend

We decided to go to Ashcombe Maze on Saturday. It was absolutely fantastic...I cant believe i hadnt been before...Lauchlan had SO MUCH fun searching for the hidden gnomes and fairies...and the Maze was just amazing...so much fun.
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I just love the above photo...im going to HAVE to scrap this one...

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Lauchie and Dale inside the Maze....it was so awesome....

and then on Sunday....Lauchie was invited to his friend (blaine's) 4th birthday bash..It was held at a roller skating rink...and the kids had full access to rollerskates, scooters, and skateboards (yep TOTALLY FUN!) Lauchlan had an absolute blast.....
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and lastly.................. i got my 2 cards sent off to Oprah and Ellen today
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Oprah and Ellen's Birthday Cards

Well ive finished them.................just had to wait for the Dimensional Magic to dry...

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Im going to take a photo of them too....because i think the scan loses some of the detail....


Im off to post them now....



I was challenged on Top50 to create a layout

The criteria consisted of:

Use Doodling templates
Use 1 larger photo and 2 smaller photos

Here is what i came up with (sorry about the crappy scan - my scanner has decided to not to work) I will scan and upload better images soon

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check out the other layouts that have been created for the Ongoing challenge - here


Making Memories Card Making Competition

Just found this competition on the Making Memories Blog

Check out this link for competiton DETAILS:
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Im going to give it a go.....


Maya Road Mini Booklet

I saw these little chipboard albums at SW and i just had to have 1 (or 2..hehehe)
Ive been busy working on my 4x4 sized album for a couple of days now....and im so happy to say that i have FINISHED....

I had the idea to make Lauchie a little book about himself....so here are the results....tfl!

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I created the front cover using lots of different ribbons
a MM chipboard letter (f) - painted with H2O's (love those)
and Heidi Grace pin letters (funny) - Ive had these for ages and was 'stumped' on how to use them..and to finish the cover off - i used some ribbon to bind around the edge and added some doodlebug rubons (faces) and used my trusty white signo writer for the rest

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On the inside cover i used bazzill bling (gosh i love this stuff)
Some Foofala tags, my Stampin Up stamps, and MM rubons (january)
Page 1 - I have just cut a photo to fit the chipboard page
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Page 2 - Foofala paper, Rubons
Page 3 - Lined transparency, AC rubon (dotted circle), foofala circle tag, MM new Kraft paper

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Page 4 - photo
Page 5 - K&Co paper, foofala tag, mm writing paper, Urban lily rubon
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Page 6 - Crate paper, MM writing paper, handwriting
Page 7 - Crate paper, foofala mini tags, rubon, silver brad
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Page 8 - Foofala wings, 7 Gypsies rubon, Heidi Grace velvet paper
Page 9 - Lined transparency, Urban Lily rubon (Love you), handwriting, Heidi grace paper

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Page 10 - Sassafrass Lass arrow paper, Rhonna farrer transparency, MM writing paper
Page 11 - Sassafrass Lass paper, MM writing paper, Urban lily rubon (boys will be boys)
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Page 12 - K&Co paper, Stampin Up stamps, Urban Lily rubon (Make noise & Live Loud),
MM writing paper.

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lauchie just LOVES it to bits....



If i ever get to bed.................im going to try this tomorrow....or should i say today (its 12.51am)


I love checking out the Martha Stewart site (you can find a link in my toolbar)....
Ill let you know how i go with the 'hanging of the photos' - hopefully it all goes smoothly.....

I popped into Top50 last night...as they were having a cybercrop.... I managed to get 1 challenge done - using a sketch that was provided for the challenge....
I will share my layout with you, as soon as im allowed....otherwise you can check it out in the Top50 Gallery......


My Little Artist

Just had to share this Amazing picture drawn by my very clever 3.5 year old.
This is an ALIEN...with triangle teeth (meaning SHARP) - off to the right is a spaceship with fire and wings...and the round thing protruding from the aliens head - off to the left - is a planet....
im very impressed....


Happy NEW YEAR - bring on 2007!!!!!

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I hope you had an enjoyable night like i did....lol!
Im SO EXCITED about 2007........im really determined to set som Resolutions....and 'stick with them' - i will TRY really hard....

A HUGE thankyou to Mardi who has created another GORGEOUS header for me....thankyou so much Mardi....xxxooo

Now to my 2007 resolutions/goals

-Do a short course in 'photo shop' so that i dont have to bug Mardi anymore.....
-Do a photography course - I would love to become 'some what' professional
-To get to my GOAL weight of 75kg - I really have to do this, this YEAR!
-To get a published in an international scrapbooking or cardmaking magazine
-Enter the Masters this year.....
-Go on a Holiday sometime this year

Thats all i can think of at the moment....but im sure i will come back and add a few more when i think of them......
Hopefully i can look back on this at the end of the year....and have some of them ticked off.

Other news
I entered the Page Maps competiton - but unfortunately my layout didnt get chosen for January's newsletter...So after my 'big tease' of only showing you little bits and pieces...i can now show you the WHOLE layout
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Each decoration was cut from the New Rusty Pickle 'Grinchmas' papers - outlined in black pen and then coated in glitter glaze (around 3 coats) I used Felt ric rac to 'create' a decoration that swept over the layout and framed the photo. I used a MIX of Scrapfx letters and also coated them in the dimensional glitter glaze. I used a template to create the 'doodling' around the outside in white pen and randomly placed white brads around the outside......and the photo - well its just too cute - GRUMPY reindeer!


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