So Sorry..............

Im fine...promise
Ive just been so busy.....
IVe had 3 Workshops in the last week....and im prepping for another on Friday night.....
Im just blown away by how popular Stampin' Up! has been - but im having so much FUN!!!
I will be processing the Workshop Orders really soon....so if you were after something, just send me an email and i can add your item(s) - delivery will be in a week or so.....

I have LOADS of Card Samples to show you all - I will scan and upload soon (hopefully tomorrow sometime)

Over the weekend I also did a LO for the APRIL AED Cybercrop - The DT got sent all the new range of papers...so I got to play with those and create a LO....will upload this tomorrow too....

okies...thats it for now
catch you all really soon



Ok here are the answers to my tag...from Jolene and Kerryn and Vicky...Im lucky it was the same one...hehehehehe!

Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

1. I used to have dead straight hair...and then it turned culry (I like it now..but never used too)
2. I have 2 other sisters and a brother
3. I travelled to 23 states in the USA in 1997 - i have wanted to go back ever since
4. I have a penpal, who i have written to for over 15 years (and was fortunate enough to meet with her and her family, on my trip to the States)
5. Im scared of Heights....but really want to climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge.
6. I can wiggle my ears..LOL! (IM struggling now...)

one more, one more...hmmmmmmmmmmmm!
7. I scrap Standing up (apparently that is weird), and i stamp sitting down

Well hope that was a little bit interesting...lol!
I now Tag...anyone who wants to give it a go....

I had a workshop lastnight....it was with a fantastic group of friends...we made some great cards...and had some great laughs!!!! Thanks Sall

Ive got another workshop on Friday night with Leanne....so im prepping for that today...

okies...catch you all later....
dont forget to pop in and comment...so i know you have been to visit....



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Lest We Forget - Anzac Day 2007

Ive been tagged by Jolene and Kerryn...and someone else too....(ooops)
I promise i will get to them...hopefully tomorrow

I am off to do a Stampin' Up Workshop Tonight.....so im busy getting stuff ready/packed/organised....arghhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Its going to be a great night...
If anyone would like to add an order...I can add it to the workshop....no problems...Just email me if you NEED anything (wink, wink)

Ok better get too it...

Catch you all later



This week has been absolute CHAOS!!!!
So..sorry i havnt been in to post sooner..........

as promised here are my latest Stampin' Up! Cards
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I 'cased' this Design from the latest SU catalogue - just changed the colours and added a few extras......
Stamp Set: Happy Hearts, Wild Hearts Background Stamp
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue
Ink: Chocolate Chip, white signo pen
Extras: Vintage brads, chocolate grosgrain ribbon, versa mark

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Stamp Set: Happy Hearts
Cardstock: Whisper White, Kraft
Ink: Real Red
Extras: Red Grosgrain ribbon, cuttlebug embosser

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Stamp Set: Happy Hearts, Wild Hearts backround, Label Classics
Cardstock: Whisper White, Apricot Appeal
Ink: Real Red, Not Quite Navy
Extras: Stampin Write Markers

Layouts to share
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I wanted to keep this Layout really simple - as you can see the CI paper is just stunning (thanks ange) and the photo is of all us WONDERFULL Chicky babes at the Crop For Kids Crop - we helped raise around $7000 for the Good Friday Appeal (HUGE round of applause for everyone involved - I cant wait till next years...)

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I have had these photos for a while (they are from Australia Day) and have been wanting to scrap them for ages....I really LOVE the colours (they are quite diff to what i would normally choose) Thanks to Vita for the paper frills - love them!

Leave a comment - if you feel like it!

Have a great weekend!


Finally Finished!!!

Ive been working on this album........for what seems like AGES
It cost an arm and a leg for the album....so i was determined to get it finished + the photos are from the house we are in now.....which is over 3 years old now - ooooops!!!

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Front Cover

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Inside front cover

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Inside pages - accordion book



Stampin' Up! Colour Swatches

Ive been making up a swatch for myself - for easy reference and was thinking that these would be very handy for any SU demonstrator....or SU fanatics...lol!

so just out of interest...who would be interested in purchasing a swatch?
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This is just an example (I havnt punched all the colours out as yet)

Colour Family Swatch $15
(5cmx5cm - with colour name on each square, inc ring)
-bold brights (12 colours)
-earth elements (12 colours)
-rich regals (12 colours)
-soft subtles (12 colours)

-whisper white
-very vanilla
-sahara sand
-basic brown
-going gray
-basic black

In Color
-vintage violet
-buckaroo blue
-cool caribbean
-marigold morning
-true thyme
-cranberry crisp

-whisper white
-very vanilla
-naturals ivory
-confetti white
-confetti cream

Brushed Metallics
-brushed gold
-brushed silver
-brushed copper

-Glossy white
-White Vellum
-Watercolour Paper

Whole Pack $15 + $2 p/h

any Feedback would be appreciated.... thanks


Latest Cards..................

Here are my latest Stampin' Up Cards......all materials are Stampin' Up!, unless otherwise stated. SU materials mentioned are all available in the current Ideas book & Catalogue - contact me if you would like further details.

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Materials used: Wash Day Wheel, Basic Black Ink pad, Stampin Pastels (chalks), confetti white cardstock, stampin dimensionals, word window punch.

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Materials used: Whisper White Cardstock, Cuttlebug embossing, vintage brads, basic black cardstock, basic black ink pad, Good things grow stamp set.

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Materials used: Certainly Celery CS, Apricot Appeal CS, Pretty in Pink CS, Whisper White CS, vintage brads, Greetings Galore Stamp set, Stampin Up Inks with blender pens, word window punch, slit punch, Cuttlebug embosser.

be sure to check out this new AUSSIE site Little Book Of Sketches - it seriously is a INSPIRATIONAL site. Im definately going to be hanging out there A LOT!
and dont forget to tell them I SENT YOU...wink, wink!!!!! I have added this LINK to my side links bar also....so it will always be on-hand.....


Easter Competition Winner


the following girls completed everything correctly and therefore - were issued 2 entries ( I randomly gave each person 2 seperate numbers...and then put them through a number system RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR, to determine the WINNER)

sandie (2,28)
tara (13,33)
sally (21,42)
flea (8,24)
bon (18,29)
cindy (20,34)
the librarian (3,41)
carol (14,37)
simone (9,30)
lis (19,25)
rachel hope (10,38)
vicky (17,27)
allison (4,23)
rocelle w (15,40)
sam (1,35)
nancy (11,32)
mara (6,36)
heather leech (7,31)
kerryn(16, 39)
selina (12,22)

So the WINNER is..............

21 - SALLY......
congrats Sally...your prize will be out to you shortly

thanks so much to everyone that entered....i was so overwhellmed by how many entrants I had....keep popping in....there will be MORE goodies to come....


Latest Layouts


if you look to the left of the screen...you can see an ORANGE bag hanging on a chair....im sitting there so if you look really close - you might see ME...lol!

Here is a LO...I have just finished for ScrapFX
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I have used the NEW Scenic Route papers, ScrapFX 'Kinder' wordlett', H2o's, Heidi Swapp letters an journalling circle, Foam Letters.

Ive been busy finishing off my LO's and OTP stuff from Friday's CROP - and im happy to say ive finished them all off. I can share my LO's with you tonight - but youll have to wait to see the finished Easter Tin album (I need to take pics in the daylight)

Computer WIZZ
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I have used CI 'Narratives' Paper, Ki paper, bam Pop journalling frame, Cherry arte letters, Heidi Swapp journalling square, Urban Lily token.

Lotsa YUMMY Noodlez
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I have used scenic route papers, bam pop journalling frame, foam letters, MM velvet letters, Heidi Swapp ghost letters.



Birthday, CROP......everything else!!!!

Im warning you now.....LOADS OF PICTURES

Ill start off with some pictures of the beautiful cards my friends made me.
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Sandie, Lea, Jess, ange, fiona, pam, rhonda, marg, merri, and sally for my gorgeous handmade cards.....I love them all....!!!!

Oh and check out this one that dale and lauchie made...hehehehehe
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I received some really awesome stuff......thankyou to all my wonderful friends (you all know who you are!!!!)....My b'day yesterday was seriously One of the BEST.....Love you all!!!!

Here is all my STUFF....ready to go to the crop (I was so organised...i normally take A LOT more than this...lol)
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My name tag, that i wore at the crop
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Tiara and CAKE(s)
Thanks girls (ange and Lea) for organising the cakes..........the cheesecake was EVER so nice....
sorry Lea...we didnt fit in the chocolate mudcake...it did look scrumptious....
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Here we all are....WE had 2 tables....but silly me only took photos of 1 table...oooops (there was just too much ACTION going on...If anyone has extra, please email me...and ill add later)
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I did 2 make and takes and 2 of my own LO's (will upload LO's later)
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This one was taught by Kim from Scraptacular...all the supplies had been donated by various businesses....I specially LOVED the easter eggs by ScrapFX
I havnt quite finished this yet - but its an accordion CD tin album....I just LOVE the design
I also made a mini album that was sponsored by FISKARS and Tarisota - I will upload a pic soon

Channel 7 NEWS CREW
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Check back here for FOOTAGE of channel 7's Coverage - it is coming REALLY SOON!

Now i know what you have all been waiting to see
THE GOODIE BAGS that we all received on arrival
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They were so IMPRESSIVE...check out all those goodies......you will be seeing them on FUTURE LO's......thats for sure.....

anyways....keep checking in over the weekend...Ill be adding more scans of b'day cards and hopefully a link to view the TV coverage....

take care


CROP FOR KIDS..............WOW!!!!

Wow what a fantastic day we all had.......
IT was totally AMAZING.....

Girls...can you believe the goodie bags we got????????
Dale recorded the channel 7 coverage....so we are just working on how to get it onto YOU Tube - so that you can all see......(i will get this done for tomorrow)

I have some great photos to share....so will get them UP too...tomorrow....

Fingers crossed - that we made the $10,000 target!!!!!! (as soon as i know the FULL total...I will let you all know)


Thankyou!!! and my WEEK so far

Thankyou VITA for my gorgeous NEW HEADER.....I LOVE IT TO BITS!!!!

Check out Vita's too....she is very talented....and she has just started a Photo Editing Blog.....
Im definately going to be checking this out....all the time....
-Friday was Lauchie's 4th birthday.....thankyou to everyone for the awesome E-Cards and totally cool pressies....lauchie was loving every bit of his special day.....
-Saturday Dale was playing baseball...so Becky came over and had lunch with me and Lauchie and then we got into some scrapping - I will share my LO with you all shortly...
-Sunday I made some cards....and cooked a YUMMY roast for Dinner....mmmmmmmmm and My ONLINE class was launched on Scrapbooking Top50
-Monday....not much...lol! Oh thats right CLEANING....grrrrrrr and i got my Stampin' Up!Delivery....
-Tuesday... I cant remember...lol! (hope i havnt missed anything important)
-Wednesday - TODAY...Delivered Bons SU order and then spent the day with Sally and her friend Karen, Scrapping up a STORM and playing with our new Stampin' Up! GOODIES.....

In the morning im catching up with Sandie - to hand over her Stampin' Up Order......its been like Christmas this week - delivering all the SU Pressies...I've LOVED it.

Only 2 more sleeps till the CROP FOR KIDS.....
Im off to Mentone, tomorrow, to stock up on supplies...and photos for FRIDAYS CROP - Im heading over to Scraptacular with Sally, so i cant wait for that. We are aiming to get mainly Patterened Paper - how do you think we will go with getting just that????? LOL!

WOW what a week......I think i need a HOLIDAY....hey angie? Wanna take me with you????



Only 3 more sleeps

This event is going to be HUGE....im pretty sure there are not alot of tickets left - if any!

There are LOADS of Scrapbookers and Company's ( including INTERNATIONAL!!!), that are donating prizes or getting involved in some way. Ive even heard a whisper, that we may be on TV.....for the Good Friday appeal coverage on channel 7 - dont forget to do your HAIR ladies......

see you all FRIDAY..............................


Keep the entries coming for the easter egg hunt....ive had loads of 'entry emails' (and quite a few NEW people sign up for my Stampin' Up! Newsletters) - but I would still LOVE to see more of you have the chance to win the totally 'EGGCELLENT' prize pack on offer.



It is now OFFICIAL.........................

I can reveal the BIG SECRET that ive been 'itching' to tell you all!
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I am so lucky to have been given such an AWESOME oppurtunity.
I will be teaching ONLINE CLASSES at Scrapbooking Top50 - im SO EXCITED to be able to do what I LOVE and to share my ideas with all of YOU!

This month (APRIL 24th) I will be teaching a Card Workshop 'What a HOOT' - Where you will create 2 Gorgeous Cards using some really TRENDY templates - that have been created, exclusively for my Top50 Worshop, by ME.
I feel so lucky to also be working along side these fabulous GIRLS

Nicole Finlayson - Hip Haberdashery
Mel Diener - Arty Embossing
Carol-Lea Morgan - Fresh and Funky Felt
Helen Williams - Heidi Grace Handbag Album
& coming soon Jen Hall (doodling)

You can check out more in the Scrapbooking Top50 Classroom

but for now.....HERE is a little Sneek Peek for my Card Workshop
'What a HOOT'
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I'm so looking forward to seeing you in one of my Online Classes!
oh and dont FORGET to enter the EGG HUNT competition, that im running here on my blog!
You've got to be in it, to WIN it!

We're Going on an EGG HUNT
(picture of PRIZE has now been added)

catch you later - enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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