Another GREAT DAY......

Ok....where do i begin?

I went scrapping today at my friend Sally's house....we have started getting together to scrap....and its working...we are generally getting 1 LO done...(which is great...when more than half the day is spent chatting....lol!) I also got to see Suzie - HI GIRLS......

I'm just 'tweeking' my LO that i started and almost finished today....will share with you really soon......promise!

but........here are some LO's that i have been working 'ON and OFF' on.....
This one I have entered for the February Design Sketch on TOP50
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This one is my attempt for the 123 Challenge - Challenge No. 1
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I have been working on this one for a little bit...but it just wasnt coming together...and then i was fortunate enough to use Sally's CRICUT machine for the title - woo hoo...thanks Sall!
The Criteria was BLING, BUTTONS and CHIPBOARD (you cant really see my Bling! but i used Lil Davis Glitter Glaze over the title and the other criteria...you should be able to spot)

I also received these 2 book/mags in the mail today
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I just love anything put out my Scrapbook Trends.....specially the Cards editions
i buy them on ebay...as some shops charge over $40 for them

I have to give a HUGE thanks to my friend Angie who gave me the 'beautifullest' RAK ever.
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(this is just a sample of what i received)
This paper by Creative Imaginations....would have to be the MOST BEAUTIFUL paper i have EVER seen IRL....and that is saying something....im almost too scared to use it......lol! Thanks again Angie xxxooo

Now...just a couple more things...so sorry this post is SO LONG....
After my day of Scrapbooking....i picked up Lauchlan...and checked my emails.
I found out i have a CARD getting published in an upcoming issue of Stamping & Papercraft magazine.....im so excited...this is my VERY FIRST Card Publication.....can anyone tell me how much they pay?
and also
My Grumpy Reindeer LO is getting published in issue 44 of SC (some of you know that it was originally getting published in a book in the USA...but i decided in the end not to send it...due to not getting any kind of compensation for postage...and not even a COPY of the finished book.) So now it will be appearing in a future edition of the AUSSIE SC magazine - in the Christmas in July section.

well i think that's it.....sorry to make this post SO LONG....but lots happened today
bring on Thursday....lol!


2 more LO's 98 to go..........

I had a great day today
Scrapbooking wise....and also POST wise.....
so this is a WARNING...very LONG POST!!!!!!!

I managed to get 2 LO's done and a card...and I also got a GOOD play with my new Stampin' Up! stamps....*g*
I will share images with you, later in this post...

Today i got a knock at the door...and i saw not 1, not 2.....but 3 parcels for me.....i was in total POSTAL HEAVEN.....hehehe

1st parcel was.... my RAK from the lovely Lisa in the USA....and wow...i was spoilt rotten...seriously!!!!
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I got some GORGEOUS floral brads (never seen these before...they are by K&Co), matching cardstock photo mat pad of 32 - just delicious, Lil Davis Rickrack Runway, and a Maya Road chipboard flower booklet.....
thankyou so much Lisa....you have really 'blown me away' with your generosity...xxxooo

2nd parcel...was my order from Crafting In Style...I ordered some of the new Basic Grey papers...and its so YUMMO (phoebe would have to be my fav)....Oh and i got the BG precision Files...I havnt been able to find any down here in VIC....so im so glad i snapped some up from Jolene....hehehe...they are AWESOME
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3rd parcel...was my 'No More Photos' LO - and my contributors copy of SC magazine....but no cheque...so i dont know what happened there!

Last but not least...as promised...my LO's and card

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This one i created using the Stampin' Up! Headline Alpha stamps, Not Quite Navy and Rose Red ink, stampin write black, ribbon, brads
I really love the stamped background - but not sure about the rest...lol!

2nd LO was a for a product challenge on Riverland Scrapbooking... i was sent the Lil Davis epoxy stickers and metal frames to use on a LO...
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and the card
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was just for fun...playing with my SU stamps
I used a couple of stamps from the 'Good things Grow' set, Not quite Navy and rose red ink, silver brad.



Birthday Celebrations

Tomorrow 25th of February 2007

is my BLOGS 1 year birthday.....woo hoo

Who would have thought i would be blogging for a year now....I love the fact that i can look back on past posts and remember happenings etc....its a great reference for scrapbooking...invaluable in fact. I also love the that i can keep in contact with my friends and family...(hello - waving!!!)

So to help celebrate this 'milestone' ...lol!
I will be giving away a small prize - but it will be a GOODIE!

all you have to do is.....................................

create a birthday card and email it to me.....
and because i 'almost' forgot my own blog's b'day....you will have until the end of next week to have the cards emailed to me (so that would make it Sunday the 4th of March)

So come on...how easy is that?

I will showcase all 'your' cards, once i have received them all


BABY news.....

ha ha ha.....did that get you 'jumping'?????
No im not preggers.....lol!

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My Sister In Law - Eve (DH Sister)
Gave birth to a healthy baby boy last night.
His name is Daniel James
I dont know a whole lot more...but will hopefully have some 'cute' pics to share soon

Congrats to Eve and Jason on your very first addition

Love Fleur, Dale and Lauchie xxxooo


Round 2 - Dare to be a very stylish DT member CIS

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The challenge was to use FELT...I had so much trouble...but finally got it done....hopefully its 'enough' to get me through to the next round....
You can see the other entries for the FELT CHALLENGE here

Congratulations to my friend Lorrie
who has had her very FIRST LO published in the latest For Keeps magazine - 'Offspring' pg 90
I havnt got the mag...so let me know if YOU are in it...and ill add a mention here.....

I got my very first Stampin' Up! ORDER on wednesday....so excited...
I have been playing with my stamps...and having lots of fun...will scan something and upload soon. I will also be doing a post shortly 'showcasing' some of my Scrapbook Layouts that have been created useing some of my SU stamps...sometimes its hard to visualize stamps been used on a scrapbook page..so keep a look out...
Tomorrow Im heading out to SCRAP at Scrappy Hollow in Croydon.. They are having an all day/night CROP - I'm going for the day...so it should be great..I will be catching up with some friends there and hopefully get some scrappin' done too...lol! Ive never been there before...so it will be great checking out all their scrapbook goodies...hehehe!

anyways...ill leave you now...
have a great weekend everyone....


Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Yes.... I did it...

I'm now a Stampin' Up! demonstrator

I received my box of GOODIES today
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so im in Stampin' Up! Heaven atm....lol!

I have added a 'Sign Up for Newsletter' Link in my toolbar (right handside)
So please feel free to sign up to receive newsletters from me...there will be a few exciting ones (via email) coming out soon...(but dont worry...i will try not to OVERLOAD you..lol!)

If you would like to order a catalogue or purchase some stamps...please do not hesitate to contact me.. fleurie78@optusnet.com.au
There is currently a Sell-a-bration Promotion on...where you can receive FREE STAMPS with your order....this ends VERY SOON (26th of February 07) So if you would like to take the oppurtunity to receive some of these free stamps (and help me out a bit too...lol!) then get your orders into me asap

You can view the catalogues here

sell-a-bration catalogue

and the

Idea book & Catalogue


Sketchez by Ingrid

Check out these sketchez....I found them on Two peas

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I will also link them in my sidebar for future reference


Scrapbooking Memories Vol 8 No 8

I got my hands on a copy today

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SM Vol 8 No 8

Wow...so many people I know are published in this months magazine

Mardi Winen for 'Happiness' pg 28 & 'Grin' pg 76
Simone Young for her HUGE poppet page 'Dance Like no one is watching' featured on pgs 53 & 56
Vicky Crawford for her poppet LO 'Cool baby' on pg 54
Charmane Koch for her poppet LO 'Poppet Me' pg 55 & 'I wish I was a hippy' pg 57,
'Life is a balancing act' pg 65
Belinda Venables for her LO 'The Many Madelin' featured on pgs 73 & 77

My Layout 'Grandpa' featured on page 96
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Peg Hewitt for her LO 'My Dad' pgs 124 & 125
Vita Thai for her LO 'You are my Star' pg 128

WOW..hows that...so many in this issue..WOOT WOOT girls....

Gosh i hope i didnt forget anyone...let me know if i have


Melbourne Girls....March Get Together...

Head over to Top50

all details for March's Get Together have been posted...

Melbourne Get Together March 2007

hope to see you there

I MADE it......

......yep I made it to the next round of "Dare to be a Stylish DT member" over at Crafting In Style.

Congrats to everyone who entered and also to the other girls who made it through to ROUND 2

Now onto Challenge 2 - FELT!!!


Yesterday and Last night.............

Yesterday i caught up with the Lovely Bonnie from Bons Scraps... We had coffee and did some shopping...and then we headed to Harvey Norman to get some pics printed up...but the line was too busy...(people had already been waiting for an hour) Thats what you get for 'Cheap Tuesday' - anyway we headed down to Spotlight...and stocked up on Felt (I needed some for challenge 2 on Crafting in Style 'Dare to be a DT member') I couldnt decide on what colours...so just to let you know...Spotlight at F'Gate has no felt left now....lol!
I had intentions of going to the gym and doing loads of other stuff...but it didnt happen...so i then went and picked up Lauchie from Kinder...cos it was nearly 4pm by then (sheeeeeesh time flies)

Last night...DH had 'instructions' to record Biggest Loser and All Saints...as i was going out Scrapbooking/cardmaking at Ruth's house - DH did a good job...*g*
I had a great time last night...didnt get a whole lot done...(more chatting that anything - but that's ok) but i did manage to 'almost' finish my commissioned LO for SC...woo hoo..

Oh and other exciting NEWS
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Im now officially a Stampin' Up Demonstrator - will fill you all in with further details VERY soon.


Im a RAK winner.....

I love checking out Lisa Pace's Blog (you can see it's in my permanent links)
I went browsing there tonight....and found out i had WON a Rak from her....Im so excited...Lisa's work is totally amazing...

If you get a chance check out Lisa's Blog...there is some GREAT inspiration there

thanks Lisa
Onto other NEWS...who is wathching BIGGEST LOSER? I love this show...it is really quite motivating...even though their weight losses are HUGE...and seriously NOT achievable in everyday life...I gain inspiration and determination to do well in my weight loss goals for this year..
SO far...i have lost 2.2kg....

All Saints is back on tomorrow night....GOSH i LOVE this show...ive been waiting and waiting for the series to return....so i wont be around tuesday night....lol!

anyways...catch you all later
Lauchie is at Kinder tomorrow....so i will be going to the gym and also (hopefully) a bit of Scrappin' before he comes home

night all!



I found this on Elsies blog....
just loved how they looked...she should do a book of sketches....what do you think?
Im not a huge fan of Elsie's style...but i do LOVE her ideas and the 'fun' that she brings to her pages


We went to the ZOO, ZOO, ZOO

Wow...what a fantastic day we had at the Melbourne ZOO...absolutely brilliant....
Lauchie had a wonderful time...and i managed to get some GREAT photos...but batteries went flat at the end...so missed out on pics of the bears, seals, and wolves....oh well!

So here is the TOUR of the zoo - Loads of photos...(so im warning you now..lol!)

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i really LOVE the photo of lauchie reading the map...he is very good at directing us...lol!
and the photos of Lauchie looking at the butterfly....just gorgeous....it was SO HOT in there though....lol! (hence the SWEAT....)


cant wait to do some LO's with the photos.....i already have a ScrapFX 'wordlet' ZOO to use...heheheheheh!


Been a little busy....

I created this LO for the february challenge over at 123 Challenge Blog

The challenge was:
something Green, no patterend paper (oh my gosh this was hard), and some stamping...so here it is....

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Vicky and Simone had mentioned this site to me a couple of times (thanks girls) - so im really glad i popped over...looks like everyone has LOADS of fun there every month


this tag was created as a 'bonus' for the CIS Dare to be a DT member - check out the other tags
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have a great weekend everyone....

Im attempting some of the Cybercrop challenges over at Crafting In Style....and i hear there is also one at Little Scrapbook Shop...so loads of Scrapping opps this weekend....enjoy!


Scrapbook Creations #39

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page 90

other girls i spotted:

Nicole Finlayson for her : Creative Frames feature 'All Boy, Coaster album 'Why i love being a mum', LO 'Mummy I see a...' - well done...loved everything

Francine Tynan for her LO: Oil Change - love it fran

Jolene Pienaar for her LO: Little Miss....another gorgeous LO

Charmane Koch for her LO: Little Cuteys and Dreams can come true...

hope i didnt forget anyone....congrats girls.....(edited 18.30 - sorry Charmane....i didnt mean to forget)


Decorative Border Challenge

As some of you KNOW...Crafting In Style is hosting a competition for a DT position at their cute little online shop - this is the Layout i created for Challenge 1 - Decorative Borders
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and here is a CLOSE UP of some of the 'finer details' ....lol!

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You can check out all the other entries here...Dare to be a very stylish DT Member Competition Gallery

cant wait to see the other entries..and im also looking forward to challenge #2...if i make it to the next round....Lol!


check this out

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craft product critique.....wanna know if the stuff is worth buying before you actually do....check out this blog site....you can also win prizes....


forced to MOVE...lol

Well after avoiding all the emails by Blogger to switch over to the 'new improved' version....i was FORCED today....lol - so hopefuly nothing stuffs up and i can still operate everything....

anyway I have been tagged by Vita....warning its a really long tag...lol!


YOU...a cuddler? Certainly.. but only from special people.
A morning person?No! Definately not...
Are you a perfectionist? Yes.....this is something i have trouble with...specially in scrapping
Talented? Creative Yes
In your pajamas? No it is the afternoon...im dressed...lol
Left handed? No.
LAST....friend you saw: My friend Lea...we scrapped together on friday night
Sent text: my sister
wore: to bed? pj's
made: scrapped a page
and watched: biggest loser
got any plans: finish of a layout, order some photos to print
FAVOURITE...number: 6 or 9
color: blue
season: summer…
CURRENTLY....missing: nothing that i can think off
needing: more time in a day
wanting: more scrappin stuff - im running low
Q's and A'sq:
first thing you did this morning: got up and had a shower and headed to curves
q: last thing you ate: apricot
q: do you have anything bothering you? yes
q: what's the last movie you saw?: watched SPLASH yesterday on tv (golden oldie)
q: where is the last place you went? To Fountain Gate to get lauchie's hair cut
q: do you wish upon stars? Yes… I do
q: are you a friendly person?: Yes….
q: where did you sleep last night?: In bed
q: what color shirt are you wearing? black and blue dressy top
q: when was the last time you really cried? a few weeks ago
q: what was your last thought before you went to sleep last night? Layout ideas for a competition..lol
q: what are you about to do? Cook Dinner
q: if you could drink anything right this second, what would it be? mint bombe from gloria jeans
q: what's your job position called? SAHM, scrapbook teacher and i will have to say Photo journallist too...lol
q: what's your favorite month(s)? March, april, November and December
q: what was your elementary school's mascot? Didn’t have a mascot
q: what's your favorite bottled water? not mount franklin..and has to be ICY cold
q: what were you doing at 9pm last night? blogging and msn'ing with friends
q: did you attend your high school prom? Yes.. although it wasn’t called a prom, just formal.
q: did you go to someone else's prom? No
q: do you prefer coffee or tea? Coffee...and it has to be made properly
q: something to read within 5 feet? CK top10 mag
q: how much french do you know? Not much.. just a few words
q: ever crash a car, been in an accident? No
q: do you look good in yellow? not sure...i dont own anything yellow i dont think
q: do you sing? to the radio...not very good though (but i admit that)
q: ever sing in public? no
q: least favorite color? maybe its yellow
q: ever had dippin dots? dont know
q: how many driving tickets have you had? none
q: do you own your own house? yes
q: at what age did you/do you want to get married? married at 24
q: have you ever been married? I am married now.. hopefully it will be the only one.
q: how many kids do you have/want? 1 - want maybe 1 more (but who knows what will happen) q: do you like anyone right now? i like loads of people...those that are loyal...and true friends

Now i tag Becky and Jess...and whoever else wants to have a go!



Well this weekend was rather a busy one (they always seem to be atm)

Friday Night I went and scrapped with Lea and a group of girls....it was fantastic....I managed to get ALOT of talking done...but not a whole lotta scrappin...lol!
But i did 'mostly' complete 1 Lo that i have been working 'on and off' on - and ive finished it today...Cant share it just yet....*g*

Saturday i took lauchie to a b'day party....he had a great time...
When we got their the kids knew each other and they all said Hello to one another...which was really cute...cos most of the mums hadnt met before....lol!

This afternoon i went grocery shopping....boring I know...but it had to be done....and now we have food in the house...lol!

I wanted to attempt some of the challenges on TOP50 this weekend too...but i wasnt inspired by the challenges this month...so couldnt get my 'mojo' happening for the CC...oh well!

Here is the LO i did for the Australia Day Competiton on TOP50 - There hasnt been any announcement for the winners yet......but last time i looked at the Poll's it was 5 to 8...so i probably missed out...but thats cool...

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I used a few 'older' products for this one...which was great
We were only allowed to use Red, White and Blue.....




Well today was a HUGE Success....Lauchie had an absolute ball....He didnt want to leave ....lol!

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He didnt know where to begin.....there was so much stuff to look at and things to play with.
He managed to cook pancakes and eggs on the toy stove...and serve the girls at the table (oh what a gentleman), played blocks, painted a picture, played with jigsaw puzzles....all in the span of 1 hour......
He cant wait for next week.....

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My Little baby .......starts KINDER today

Yep you heard right...
My little Lauchie has his first day of Kinder today...
He is SUPER excited and i am too in a way....Its all very exciting...but also a little SAD too.....

This is me and little Lauchie....he is only a day or two old.....ohhhhhhhhhhh!

I will be sure to share photos with you after today....Lauchie is all set...he has his NEW Kinder bag, lunchbox and drink bottle....Im sure he will have LOADS of fun....and make HEAPS of new friends....

Onto other things....

Im not sure if i have shared this LO with you before....I cant remember....I created it for a class that i taught at SW...and then Lauchie used it at his Daycare for thier 'Family Wall' - so ive only just got it back...

tfl - have a great Day

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