Friday, April 27, 2007

Where I have travelled

I thought I would add this in. I saw it on Amanda's blog and thought it was a good idea. It also made me think that I REALLY need to start to get my photos from my travels scrapped. I couldnt remember some of the places I had been in the USA.

May Guest CT for Karen Lewis (Kreations by Karen)

I sorta jumped the gun on starting with Karen but I really wanted to finish off a couple of challenges and the "Baby's Got Style" kit by Karen was what I was looking for.

So the first one is one I did for the Hodge Podge #3 challenge. I thought I should give it a go. I really like the challenges that Gina Millers CT do but I can not be buying something all the time if I dont have it in my current stock pile to be able to enter (sorry ladies I really do love the challenges though.) So Hodge Podge it is :)

The challenge was to: Keep your photo(s) towards the MIDDLE of your paper. They had to be TRIMMED or framed or somehow bordered; some FLOWERS on there as well! And aside from maybe some paint or stitching STAY AWAY from the edge of your paper!


Baby’s Got Style by Karen Lewis.
Font: ChocolateBox

This one is from yet another challenge on OAKS. This was a journaling challenge. The challenge was to: dig really deep, and get into that beautiful creative brain and Journal about something that is very important to you, and tell us why, not just the skimpy stuff, but the deep, soulful, meaningful stuff. It can be really funny, really sad, or just a great story, you choose.

I think I have achieved that!


Cheryl Barber Love Of My Life Brush
Baby’s Got Style kit by Karen Lewis
Photo Frame by Katie Pertiet

The journaling reads:

Everyone says that their kids are important to them. I agree with that and don’t dispute someone’s love for their kids. In 2003 we decided that it was now or never. We were getting married. So in about 5 months (including December in that) we organized a wedding and did it. We got married. In that time we found out that I was pregnant again and our bundle of joy was due to be born in November. I was a little under 3 months pregnant when we got married so hadn’t had the 12wk scan yet. My GP wasn’t going to give me the 12wk scan as we had no problems with Amey’s pregnancy so no need right. I convinced her at about 9wks that maybe a 12wk scan was necessary as I thought I was further along.
The scan was about 2 wks after our wedding. Scott didn’t come with me because I thought it was going to be routine. I got there had the scan (videoed) and was told to come in the next day to have another one. Not a problem I thought. There was something wrong with the babies liver. I searched the net. A baby can survive that. Went in the next day and again Scott wasn’t with me as I thought it was routine. The Dr was checking me out this time not just the sonographer.
That’s when our world crashed down. It resulted in many appointment with numerous Dr’s. Heaps of tests and not so happy a ending. On the 9th of July 2004 our son Jack Riley was born at 20.3wks gestation. Sadly Amey learnt at a VERY young age to say “its ok mummy no cry” and getting me tissues. It was so sweet that it usually made me cry more. I would have to pull myself together to and let her know that I was ok just a bit sad.
Since then I have gone on to have 2 more healthy daughters. So I hold my kids a little closer. If that is a good or bad thing I don’t know. I suppose after all we have been through we appreciate that they are happy and healthy.

*sshhhh* dont tell mum!

I REALLY hope that mum doesnt read this before mothers day! I made a few of these for mothers day. One for my mum, Grandma and MIL. It was so much FUN to do and quick and easy. And the instructions were easy to follow. The only thing I can say though is to take note of is if you put a title on the front page make sure it’s the right way up. I didn’t and didn’t realize till I had finished and was ready to put them together (opps.) It still looks fine though :)

The Matchbox is part of the Floriade kit by Anita Stergiou
Frame by Katie Pertiet

Weeds and Wildflower Designs

This one is a LO for Weeds and Wildflower Designs CT that I am trying out for. They sent you a kit that you had to use all the bits of. It was fun to do. There are so many talented people who have applied that Im not sure I would get on BUT I can only try. It was worth it just for the experience. Who knows maybe I will get a Guest position :)


Fancy Folds Template by Theresa Kavouras
Going West felt flowers and leather tag by Heidi Williams
Curled Frame by Katie Pertiet
Brads, clip, other felt flowers, Jeans tab, papers and rub on from Going West Kit by Weeds and Wildflowers Designs


This is from another challenge on OAKS. It was the wedding one and you had to use LOVE in a different way. There were some pretty good uses in the gallery. I suppose you could put it intot a frame and it would look pretty good. Although I dont think I will do that. I think I will make it into a two page LO. Not sure yet.


Blushing Beauty Kit by Natalie Bird
Fonts: Amaze & Army

Catch Up!

I havent uploaded my LO's for a few days now so I thought it was time. This LO is one that I did for a challenge on OAKS. It's actually a scrap lift. Here is the link to the lifted LO:

Frame by Kathrin Pfetzing
Shabby Princess Vintage Florals
Swirl by Jen Beschinski

Monday, April 23, 2007

Combination post....with a Toot and a Blog Prompt

I didn't want to have to many posts so that the ANZAC day post would go to far down the list before Wednesday. Hence the combination post.....not that it matters that they are combined or anything. I suppose its just my weird/quirky sense or need to have everything specifically

First the blog prompt:
Spend 5 minutes writing about your advice for having a fulfilled life.

Started at 9.22pm

Wow what can I say about having a fulfilled life. I'm not sure that mine is totally fulfilled. I every so often think about how I can improve it or things I should try etc. But really I am pretty happy with things as they are. I just have to implement change occasionally to kick start things again. Well so far no advice for someone else.

So having said the above I suppose one thing would be to not let others tell you you cant do something. That would be a big thing for me. Someone who has influence in my life (from day dot this is) tells me I cant do something and for some reason I think I cant. AND I am not one to go with the "crowd" or anything like that either. I do have an opinion of my own......when I'm not trying to be politically correct.

Ok still not much advice there and its nearly 5 min's. I think another thing would be to be able to love yourself. That is important. If you cant do that then you cant love your life and be as fulfilled as you would want to be.

If that all makes sense.......well time is up.

Ended 9.27pm.

Time for a spell check!

Toot: I did a challenge on CCD and got picked as one of the LO's for the month. I am a little excited about that :)


Here is my ANZAC Day LO. It was actually a challenge on DSP. I also had a challenge to find any pictures etc as most of them arent with me. Also my scanner isnt working so that stuffed that up anyway. So I had to think a bit outside the square anyway.


Lauren Bavin's ANZAC Memories Kit and Add On.
Font: Amaze

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Spring Cleaning

I got a spring cleaning LO done today. Although that is probably what you could call my other LO's as well. BUT this was for the "Themed" challenge on OAKS. I ended up with 2 very similar because I wasnt really liking one and I had changed it soooooo many times. But get that ocassionally.

Berries and Cream Kit by Betty Jo Martin
Frame by Jackie Eckles
Font: Acoustic Light


Berries and Cream Kit by Betty Jo Martin
Template by Tara Dunstan
Font: Acoustic Light

Friday, April 20, 2007

Finally got Priceless Moments up

I finally got my "Priceless Moments" LO to upload. You can see it here OR just scroll down :)

Pukky Dog

I loved doing this LO. I have been wanting to do it for a while actually. When I went to look for the photos though they all looked like this Anyway this is "Pukky Dog" the much beloved and greatly loved soft toy of Katie's.


Paris in April Kit by Dale Ann Cubbage Designs
Flourish by Meredith Fenwick
Font: Times Roman

Thursday, April 19, 2007

This is our new "phase" in life!

I have decided to ditch as many chemicals in our household as possible. Thats EVERYTHING in regards to the laundry and bathroom. I am pretty much fine in all the other areas of the house already. Nothing to dramatic except for DH relies on the WAY to much to clean the bathroom. I have been reading more and more about things in cosmetics and that sort of thing. I WANT OUT!!! I was reading this website EWG and I think it is time to stop so this is what I did....

CREDITS: Sketch by Natalie Bird
Book by Kellie Puddy
Pen by Betty Jo Martin
Lime Tea Papers by Nancie Rowe
Floral Swirl by Jen Beschinski
Curled Edges Frame by Katie Pertiet
Font: Times Roman

Thats a whole other story!

I havent forgotten about this. I am just about to start to do a LO about it :) .......OK I will have to come back to this one a little later tonight!


Here is my latest LO. I thought this was going to be really hard but it was easy. Some advice given for the challenge was to "not over think it. SOOOO true. Anyway the challenge was for a BOM (for non scrappers BOM = Book Of Me.) The topic was "Who inspires or influences you." Here is my interpretation of that.


Susan’s Heart Kit by Donna Rafferty
Rina Kores Jiffy Stax Template
Font: Evanescent

The journaling is incredibley small when you resize for the uploading so here is the journaling:

The type of person that inspires me is:
Someone who is loyal
Someone who isn’t to proud to admit they are wrong
Someone who is practical
Someone who can put their hand to just about anything
Someone who has the “give it a go” and actually do it
Someone who loves nature
Someone who has a good eye for photography. Even if they
cant take a good photo
Someone who is honest.
Someone who loves kids
Someone who wants to better themselves
Someone who has been there and done it and really “knows”
what they are talking about
Someone who is genuine
Someone who isn’t judgmental
Some who just by being around them encourages me to be
a better person

Definition of Inspiration/inspire.
1. transitive and intransitive verb stimulate somebody to
do something: to encourage somebody to greater effort,
enthusiasm, or creativity

It sort of sounds like an ad for a friend but I suppose friends are meant to inspire you when you look at the list.

Priceless Moments

Here is a LO I did for a competition on DSS. I have been wanting to scrap these pictures for a while now and this was perfect. I will probably do another page and write the whole story behind the photos as Amey was soooo funny that afternoon.

Kit Be Inspired by Gina Miller
Font: Architext

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

100th Digi LO

Wow I just realised (and did a bit of a count up) that I have now hit 100 digi LO's with the last one I just posted. WOW!!! That is an average of 12.5 per month. Considering I had about 2 months there were I couldnt use the computer (average goes up to: 16.6) that is pretty impressive!!! Anyway I think I will leave it for tonight. I have done 3 LO's today and I really should have been cleaning out my bathroom cupboard. THATS a whole other story. I will have to fill you all in on that one in the next couple of days. Its just taking things up a notch and into a new "phase" of our lives. Sounds major huh!?

At The Park

I took a whole heap of shots of the girls at the park at the start of the month. This is one of my favourites. It is so hard to get anything from my girls as they just wont stand still for 30 seconds. So when I saw this one I just HAD to scrap it. I think Betty Jo's kit works perfectly for this.

Cottage Rose kit by Betty Jo Martin
Fancy Fold template by Theresa Kavouras
Photo Corners by Anita Stergiou
Font: Arakne Demo

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Flowers In Bloom

I used this picture in the DST photography challenge here.

Floriade Kit by Anita Stergiou
Font: Architext


Here is my next LO in my Australiana series. Well I suppose you could call it that as that is what its turning out to be. I still have a few to go but I think I will have to try something different next month with Tara's designs otherwise she is going to get board with will I!

I slowed down there a bit for this month as the last couple of days I had a migraine and then I had to go to the Kinder Committee meeting last night. BUT I have worked out that I have been doing about a LO a day :o I am quite shocked at that in a way. BUT I am really enjoying it which of course is the main thing.


Poloroid (Mango Fool kit) by Tara Dunstan Designs
Australiana Kit by Tara Dunstan Designs
Template by Sara Ellis
Font Architext

Anita Stergiou Designs

As you may have noticed I have also joined up with another designer on her creative team :) I LOVE Anita's designs and was VERY happy to accpet the position. Here is my first LO that I did for her yesterday. Its a picture of MacKenzie's feet that I took at the start of last month. It wasnt the best picture I have ever taken but this template makes it look ok.

CREDITS: Sketch Plate 16 by Anita Stergiou Designs
Floriade kit by Anita Stergiou Designs
Both can be found here in the PBP store


Here is a GREAT opportunity to get yourself some new product from one of the designers I create for. Why dont you go and have a look at the store too. Its well worth the look. You can also see some of the LO's that I have done for CLD here.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

First one for.....Betty Jo!!!

I loved doing this LO for a couple of reasons. One because its the first LO that I did for Betty Jo's creative team. She saw my LO's and invited me onto her team. I am soooo excited about it. Secondly because I got myself some templates for doing the curled edges. I have been wanting to do this for ages and Im glad I did.


Betty Jo’s Cottage Rose Kit found here: Times New RomanFancy Folds Template by Theresa Kavouras

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Hawai here I come (I wish!)

Your Hawaiian Name is:

Roselani Kai

Keys to your heart.

Here is something I saw on another blog today. Again needed to do something different. It pretty much has me pegged except for the last one.

The Keys to Your Heart

You are attracted to those who are unbridled, untrammeled, and free.

In love, you feel the most alive when your partner is patient and never willing to give up on you.

You'd like to your lover to think you are optimistic and happy.

You would be forced to break up with someone who was emotional, moody, and difficult to please.

Your ideal relationship is open. Both of you can talk about everything... no secrets.

Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.

You think of marriage as something precious. You'll treasure marriage and treat it as sacred.

In this moment, you think of love as something you don't need. You just feel like flirting around and playing right now.

Fun In The Sun

I have FINALLY gotten this one done. It has taken me a couple of weeks to be happy with it. I was actually taking these photos to put in this LO but when my nephew started to pose it was just perfect.


Star Quality Kit by Kellie Puddy
Quick Pic by Kellie Puddy
Staples by Kellie Puddy
Fonts: Snap ITC & Sophie

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

One for me.

I cant believe I forgot this one......This is one that I did just because I can. Its nothing to do with a CT but it was part of a challenge on PBP Go and have a look its lots of fun. Anyway this photo was taken on Sunday. Katie has this thing for birds at the moment. Although its usually to yell out at the top of her lungs "BIEERRRD!" and then run to see them. Of course in the process scarying them to death nearly. DH taught her to make this noise that she does first in an attempt to call them. I cant think of how to explain it although at 1am in the morning I did work it out but now cant remember what that way.
Butterfly Doodle by Margarete Antonio
The following is from the Country Cottage Collaboration Kit:
Frame by Christy Haig
Paper by Digital Divas
Ornament by digibrandi
Ribbons by SED
Tab by LZ61
Template by pbumbaca
Font: Architect


I almost forgot this one!!! I did this as part of Easter pressies this year. I usually just make some yummies each year to take to family (who are close and can eat it quickly.) I made rocky road again this year as a request from my SIL. How could I refuse her its sooooo easy to make!!!

Template by Kissed Studio
Fresh Start Kit by Kathrin Pfetzing
Font Stamped Jumbled

Here are a couple of LO's

I did these LO's on the weekend but because the kit wasnt released yet I had to wait before I posted them on here. You can now buy the "Dream Kit" from

The first one is actually a scraplift and there is a link in the credits. Sooooo here they are:

Dream Kit by Natalie Bird
Scalloped Big Template by Atomic Cupcake
Swirls by Donna Rafferty

Dream Kit by Natalie Bird
Font: Architect

Blog Prompt for Tuesday and Wednesday

I sort of miss some of these on the day because of time differences so occassionally I have to double up hence the two days together.

Free Advertising!! Are there three products in your life that you just love (favorite scrapping designer? a cleaning product that does what it claims? or your favorite restaurant?)? Tell us about them! (Add links and maybe we'll decide we can't live without them either )

1. Digi Scrapbooking - I would have to say that not only is it a life saver for me to unwind with but I can see a long term purpose to it. I love that my family will be able to look back on it and see what they were like as kids. What I am like and an insite into the family.

2. My camera - I love my camera. Where would I be without it. I find I am taking it with me more and more places and finding heaps to photograph.

Usana which is something that I have just picked up recently. I did the "Reset" program and lost 4kgs (8.8lbs) in the 5 days!! I also lost my cravings for chocolate and sweet things. I no longer NEED them :) Well worth the money for sure.


In honor of Sibling's Day, talk about your relationship with your siblings. If you don't have any, tell us how you feel about that.

Well I have one brother. Thats it. He is younger than me and lives in Sydney. To be honest I suppose we both dont know a whole heap about each others lives unless we call mum as we dont really call each other much. Although having said that I dont really think we feel a "need" to either. We seem to do fine with the relationship we have. I cant say that we have ever been "close" but I wouldnt say we werent either. He will tell me stuff he wont tell mum and dad (like when his in trouble.) He asks me for money (if you read this PK you still owe me from last time) and sometimes a bed when he comes down to visit. I havent seen him for...oww...about a year or more now but hopefully he will be at Grandma's 80th in June this year.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Blog Prompt for Monday

Spring always means change or growth. Any changes or growth going on in your life?

Its Autumn here so we are going into a dormant stage really. So I suppose my life is a bit reflective of the season at the moment. But then it seems to be like that way to much for me. I do want to be able to get out more with the kids. I think that Katie is just getting to a great stage where its not going to be a huge issue to get out with the three of them as much anymore YEA! Although you wouldn't know it with the weather it has been beautiful here!!!

I cant really say there is anything huge going on in my life at the moment. Things seem to be on a smooth running base although I have that "feeling." It feels like something is going to tip the boat. I hate that feeling but it does make it easier when it comes along as because I have that dread (usually) it never seems as bad as I have been feeling it could be. I hope that all makes It is only in one or two areas though.

Everything else seems to be going well. I don't know I have always had that "knowing" thing all my life not as in Alison (Medium) type thing but just a I don't know only way I can explain it is "knowing." But more based on an impression and feeling not "seeing" it. And not in a spooky way either. I don't say much about it either as most people think you are freaky and I learned at a very young age not to say anything. So it is pretty big to put it out there on here.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Blog Prompt from for Thursday & Friday

Muse: a source of inspiration; especially : a guiding genius What would you consider to be your muse? Why?
I would have to say that it is my kids when it comes to scrapbooking. Well pretty much everything in life in a way. They make me want to be a better person so that they can grow up to be caring, loving, responsible, hardworking and respectful adults.


How about a weekly wrap up and also your plans for Easter weekend.
Well we are half way through the weekend now. We have an inspection of our house (renting) by the real estate agents on Tuesday so its a bit of a catch up on everything weekend. We also have the long weekend to do it so most of it will be done on Monday no Tomorrow we have the family breakfast at a plant nursery in the morning. Then off to the IL's for the easter egg hunt for the kids. Should be good as we have both the older girls joining in this year.

3rd Anniversary

This one is in honour of our 3rd Wedding Anniversary coming up this month.

Credits: Susan’s Heart kit by Donna RaffertyFont: BestDB

The quote is part of the wordart in Donna's kit but I couldnt fit it in without typing it up myself.

Flowers In Drought

Well here is my first LO for Donna. I hope you like it :)

Painted Garden – Spring Kit by Donna Rafferty
Font: Architect

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Blog Prompt from for Wednesday

What do you do when you find yourself overbooked? The VERY rare times that this happens...if its things that are just going to be cutting it WAY to fine then something has to go. Usually whatever if for the girls comes first (especially if its health related) iykwim.
Are you someone that pushes through and collapses at the end? I would push through and collapse....yep thats me.
Cancel out selectively and give yourself breathing room? Sorta answered in the question two above.
Or maybe curl up in the fetal position and cry? LOL sometimes!!! I have been known to do this when I was

My Australian Animals Series has begun

I have decided to start a bit of an Australian animals theme for several pages for the girls. That way they can learn a bit more about the animals we have here. So here is my first effort. I have about 6 other animals in this kit so look out for them :)

Credits: Australiana Kit by Tara Dunstan Designs
Font: Architect

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Dare To Dream

This is a little better than my last ABC challenge LO but Im still not happy with my efforts (yes Im being hard on myself.) Practice makes This is from a challenge on
Credits: Mango Fool Kit by Tara Dunstan
Font: Adler

I have another Guest CT position for April!!!

Yep I have a Guest CT position with Donna Rafferty!

I have already downloaded what I am going to use and I will hopefully get something done tonight.
Oh and I get to show this off......

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

What a fantastic idea!

I have just been and had a look at Amy's blog at: She has done a fantastic story book. What a great keepsake for your child. To have a book just for them!
It makes me want to go out and do the class. I might just go and have a look into it now!

S is for Smile

Here are a couple more. They are acually for an Ad Challenge on and the first one is the one I was going to use BUT it was the wrong way around. You will see what I mean if you check out the challenge on CLD. I actually like the first one better though.

Credits: Love Letters Kit by Natalie Bird
Word Art by Tara Dunstan
Font: Stamp Art

Im on a roll....."Bathtime Fun"

Im on a bit of a roll at the moment. I have done yet another LO. This one is from a kit of DeDe Smiths. I saw it and fell in love with it. I just "knew" what to do with it.

Its actually a scraplift from a challenge on (I just love their challenges) and this just fitted perfectly I thought.


Bubbles and Giggles kit by DeDe Smith found here: Slide by Tara DunstanFont: Fancy Hand

This is the page I lifted:

Monday, April 2, 2007

Blog Prompt from for Monday 2nd of April

Blow out the candles and make a wish!What did you wish for and why?

Hmm I thought that if you let people know what your wish was it wouldnt come true! Is that being naughty answering that like!

Gina Miller's Creative Team Challenges

I got my regular email from Gina Miller Designs shop in my mailbox this morning. I really love her stuff but Im a freebie junkie so only really have some freebies of hers. BUT today I splashed out and "paid" for some things. I have been wanting to get some more things of hers for AGES and also some more negative/photo frames. WELL her email tipped me over the edge and I splashed out. I had some money back from a refund and off I went and got her “Don’t Be Negative Photo Clusters” & a collaboration kit with Kate Hadfield called "Color Me Funky." You can find them at her store here: They are both 15% off at the moment so BONUS!!!

ALSO on that email came another link for her CT's weekly challenges starting this week. That link is here: I suppose this was really what tipped me for buying something from the store as I wanted to participate in the challenge and I really didnt have enough to go with it and meet the requirements.

So this is what I have come up with for the challenge......

Credits: Color Me Funky Kit by Gina Miller and Kate Hadfield
“Don’t Be Negative Photo Clusters” by Gina Miller
White Stitching by Laura Judd
Swirl by Meredith Fenwick
Font FanciHand

Sleeping Beauty

Here is another LO. I am on a bit of a roll at the moment. I still have a few that I really want to get into in the next few days. I wont have much time when Easter hits as we have family commitments and also DH gets a bit jealous of my net He lives :)

Anyway I struggled with this one. It just wasnt looking right. I left it for a few days and then came back to it and this is what I came up with. Im still not 100% happy with it....more like 95%. BUT I am happy enough to put it out there :)

Credits: DayDream Believer kit by DeDe Smith
Font: Facelift & FanciHand

The kit for this is exclusive to