Monday, January 31, 2011


It's time for a new word at Bird is the Word!!  The word is LISTEN ... and you need to use LISTEN in your title.  My sample page:

 This page just fell together - just LOVE it when that happens!!  :-) 

I love to listen to this little girl's laugh ... it's quite a contagious giggle :-)

You might spy some stamping ...

 here and there ... some yummy tape ... how I love tape!!!
So.... I hope you will play along :-) it's really easy and the winner is picked at random for a super prize :-)
Upload your page to the linky tool HERE :-)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Sweet family

My bloggy friend Carly has launched a brand new challenge site HERE and has a fab sketch up for a practice run.
 I decided to kick start my 52 weeks album using this sketch ...

Yep ... I'm doing this album in 8.5 x 11 inches :-)

I must admit ... I am LOVING this size ... and they take half as long to create!! 

Can't wait for the next challenge at Scraptivations now :-) ;-)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Petals Club

Thought I would let you all know about our all new Petals Club starting in February over at Pretty Petals.
What you get....

- 2 packs of our most popular flowers each month

- 1 pack of our newest flower release each month

- Exclusive Discounts

- Inspiring Tutorials from our talented Design Team

- Automatic entry into our monthly prize draws.

What it costs....

Normally this would cost you $10 - $20 each month, but with this special offer you pay just $5 a month, how fantastic is that??

We have available from today:

$15.00 for a 3 Month Membership

$30.00 for a 6 Month Membership

$60.00 for a 12 Month Membership

Head on over to the store and check it out :-)

Birthday cards

Sorry for the boring title LOL.  I have some birthday cards from my HBS kit leftovers of Fancy Pants "It's Your Day" pp's.  These are all super easy and quick - the range is PERFECT for cards!!  And it's on SALE at the store!!

Oh, and Happy Australia Day for yesterday :-) ... the kids had fun doing this ...
It's nearing the end of the month ...
Don't forget the HBS sketch...
The 2 Stuck?! Sketches
And the current Bird Is The Word prompt - shine (this one closes in 2 days time ... then we'll have a new word :-) ) 
:-) :-)

Happy Scrapping :-)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Happy Summer Day

Kraft It Up has a summer theme happening this month and I thought I'd play along :-).  These pics are of the little Mister 'helping' in the garden.  Luckily, so far anyway, he hasn't tried to pull out any plants.

Happy Summer Day:

 Had fun with some chippy this time!  Which is amazing since I normally leave it raw :-).  Mind you, I still didn't go overboard or anything!  Just some glimmermist, green ink, a touch of bling .. and some white pen :-)
 A white picket fence .. LOL ..
Loving the KIU challenges :-) ...

Monday, January 24, 2011

It's Your Day!

Have I ever said how much I LOVE my 'job' on the DT at Handmade by Suzanne??  Apart from having an awesome scrap store, Suzanne sends the best DT kits :-) .  This month, I also got the Fancy Pants "It's Your Day" range to play with as well .. which is PERFECT as I needed to scrap the kids birthdays from last year!!  {ALSO - this range is ON SALE at HBS!!!  It's a GREAT birthday range ;-) }

I had this album for a while and thought I would use it for the little Mister's first birthday ...

 That's a Flourish With A Bling ... cut in half ... yet again!  (Told you I can't leave them alone!!)  Otherwise, it's all Fancy Pants pp's, ribbons, brads, stickers, Prima trim, Kaisercraft alphas, October Afternoon alphas ... and other bits and pieces ...

 I included his party invite and his time capsule info ...

Super simple pages ...

So, there you go.  I'm pretty hopeless at OTP stuff, but I must say this range was fun and easy to work with.  Now, I still have heaps left over ... enough for a page, or at least quite a few fun birthday cards!!

Have a great week :-)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Garden fun

The Scrap the Girls challenge this month is all about our favourite summer memories or moments.  Miss B has been given some seeds for our vege garden and she has had so much fun watching things grow and caring for the plants.  The corn is now higher than she is and has 'flowers'!!!  Exciting stuff ... LOL.

She loves the mini wheelbarrow :-)
Thanks for visiting :-) have a great weekend!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

White with One ...

I've probably said this before, but I find WW1 challenges a real .. well ... CHALLENGE!!  LOL.  I usually love the end result though, and this time is no exception.  So, the challenge this month was white with navy/royal blue and a banner.

Those eyes:
This photo (by LaBelle Photographics) actually show's my little boys blue eyes - the photo of the page doesn't show it sorry!  I had that navy Basic Grey doily paper for ages, and I knew I was keeping it for something special :-)

Lots of navy and white bits and pieces... 
I made a little heart banner ... I had a white scalloped circle already punched out and thought I'd chop some hearts out of it.  Fantastic idea.  THEN ... after I completed the page, I remembered I actually have a heart PUNCH that looks exactly like that.  Talk about make life difficult!  Maybe it also means I have too much stuff ... can't keep track of what I have ... hmmm ... 
So ... that's WW1 done for another month ... hope next month's comes together as easy :-) :-)

I scrap here ...

Donna has a little friendly competition running on her blog ATM ... and you have to share a pic of your scrap space ... otherwise known as creative zone :-).   Well, here you go Donna :-)

I scrap on a table in our family area ... no scrap room for me ... this is what it looks like ... when it's 'tidy' LOL.
I won't share a pic of when it's at it's messiest ... sorry ... LOL... !!  Nor will I show you the terribly unorganised storage area underneath the table! 


Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I have a 17month old little boy who has discovered a love for CLIMBING.  Unfortunately, I don't share the same excitement.  Finding him standing on the dining room table makes my heart skip a few beats!  Meanwhile ... HE thinks it's funny.

So, previous to this, he began climbing up the slide - as all kids do - and we thought it was cute!!  LOL.

I have used the January sketch at Handmade by Suzanne for this page ...
Climb up:
I have used October Afternoon Schoolhouse pp's from my HBS DT pack ... this is such a fun range!!!  The flourish is Kaisercraft ... I cut it in half ... I can never seem to stop myself cutting into flourishes.  I don't know what it is!!

Here is the sketch ... why not have a go yourself!!  Upload your page to the gallery here :-)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


A new word is up at Bird is the Word .... SHINE.  Lots of inspiration from the DT.  Here is my sample:  
 (Photo by LaBelle Photographics)

Lots of My Mind's Eye pp's and embellies ... this range is soooo different from what a normally 'like' ... but I'm enoying the change LOL.

Hope you'll play along this time :-).  As before, please send your challenge responses to  Don't forget to include your blog address if you have one and we can pop over and leave some love :-)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Stuck?! January 15th sketch

A new sketch is up over at Stuck?! Sketches :-) head on over and check it out and all the Creative Team inspiration ...
 14 months:
{Photo by LaBelle Photographics

I used a super cute little kite made by Leanne (thanks Leanne :-) )
 And a flower from Pretty Petals ... I just cut it into a star ... love how it looks!
 {This is the original flower}
Don't forget to upload your take on the sketch on the blog's side bar by the end of the month :-) :-)

Saturday, January 15, 2011


During this photoshoot, the little Mister was just facinated by the teddy bear's nose.  He kept touching it ... I think he thought he could pull it off ... and maybe eat it ... LOL.  We got many photos of him like this ...

I created this page for the latest SUYS challenge - a fun recipe:
*Stitching (hand, machine or faux) {mine are rub-ons}

*4 or more patterned paper
*Something handmade!!

I used the fun October Afternoon Schoolhouse range again, from my HBS DT kit.  I sure have been spoilt this month .... sooooo much yummy stuff!!!  Love this range - just not sure I do it justice??!!  Thankfully, it's not only for school pics ... it suits so many different themes.
(photos by LaBelle Photographics)

I have a few homemade items ... the cute bottle top and the butterflies from Lil Red Rocket.

I look forward to the SUYS challenges ... why not pop on over and have a play too :-)

Thanks for visiting! :-)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

In the schoolhouse

My DT kit from Handmade by Suzanne this month included the fantastic October Afternoon Schoolhouse range.  While I don't have school aged children ... I do have a four year old who loves writing - so I thought these pics were perfect :-) 

 Here, I used the Websters green ruffled trim and curled it around for a flower centre...
I think I will have a play with the January sketch next!  Don't forget to upload your take into the gallery for your chance to win a voucher to the store :-)

Thinking of all those affected by the flooding ...
such devastation ... it's heartbreaking.
Stay safe everyone.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Get Picky inspiration

I squealed with delight when I saw this inspirational picture at Get Picky ... well, a little exctied squeal anyway :-)  Why?  Because I knew our Christmas photo shoot photos (by LaBelle Photographics) would be PERFECT for this challenge!!  I Love Love Love it :-)   

So, I took the lovely soft colours ... the patterned wallpaper became a patterned background, I added some accents of black and just a hint of gold ... some lace and doilys and flowers ... and came up with this:

Oh Christmas tree:

Butterfly punch ... a Christmas pressie :-) :-)  ... yum yum ...

And, since I was on a roll, I scrapped some more of these gorgeous Christmas photos ... just can't reveal them yet :-) soon!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

1st challenge at BIRD IS THE WORD

Bird is the word challenge has begun!!  The word is
and your challenge is to use this word as part of your title in a layout.

Here is my sample page.  I went with the wonderful world of "Make believe" ... Miss B having a little tea party :-) ...

(photo by LaBelle Photographics)

Take a look at the other DT pages HERE.

After your page is created, please send it to Wendy at  The deadline is Saturday, January 15th (a new word will be released on Sunday, January 16th). Wendy will be uploading your page to the website and blog. At the end of these two weeks a winner will be randomly chosen to receive a prize from Tidbitz In Time. Hope you can play along! :-) :-)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

SUYS sketch

I am having a scrappy day today!!  YAY!  I saw the sketch up at Show Us Your Stuff and started playing straight away ... 
A boy and his rug:
 When he was newborn, we introduced these muslin 'rugs' and they quickly became his comfort ... along with the thumb!  Basically, he can't have one without the other.  It's a bit cute :-)

Talking about cute ... so are these lollipops ... made by the lovely Leanne ... :-) ... don't they just look good enough to eat!!
That doily is handmade too, but unfortunatly I can't remember where I got it from.

Loved this sketch!!  Why not head on over and give it a go yourself :-) :-) ;-) awesome prizes up for grabs!!