Wednesday, 29 April 2009

REVA and songbird

I just have to do some advertising for some totally cool stuff. My super and multi talented friend Rebecca vavic is starting up her very own REVA scrapbooking kits.

They are full of all sort of gorgeousness. You can buy the first one this May. You might even be lucky enough to win her very first kit!! Check out her site for all the details here
Check out all this loveliness.

As I am trying and dabbling a bit into the digi scrapping I bought this kit.

OMG, it's so gorgeous!!! It's a songbird kit... some info about it...

Bloom and Grow is a collaboration kit with Ali Edwards, Meredith Fenwick, Amy Wolff, Jan Crowley and Janet Phillips. This kit has been designed to benefit Autism Speaks. Between now and the end of April 30th and Ali Edwards will match each kit purchase with a $2.00 donation each to Autism Speaks. Perfect time to buy one I'd say!!!
This is one LO I did with the kit.

We had a great time during the CC at Crafting in Style this weekend. Just sharing one of my LO's that I did. The challenge was to make a paper piecing. I made the sun. Did lots of sewing on my LO too, don't do that very often, love it though! Maybe when I'll have my own scraproom I'll do it more often as I want to set my sewing machine up on a little table so I can use it whenever i want to without having to set it all up every time.

Also did some work for for ScrapBoutique. I wrote a review that you can find in the design studio on the site and did 2 LO's. Chels was very generous and sent us all some gorgeous goodies! I still have some fancy pants left, but this is what I did with the other gorgeousness.

Not that much happening the last few days. School has started again, work has started again. Life back to it's normal routines which is nice though. It's great having them all home during the school holidays but it's also good when they go back to school and do their other activities again.

Till next time.

Happy scrapping :)

Thursday, 23 April 2009


CIS has changed hands and we have a fabulous new Lady Boss "Lana"!! She is full of enthusiasm which is so awesome for all the members and us, the DT. Today we have our first cybercrop with Lana. We start of tonight at 6.30 PM AEST with my challenge and finish up on Sunday night 8 PM with a speedscrap with Lana. Come in and have a look at all the challenges and fun and games we have planned for you here.

So we're back from our holiday to the coast. We had gorgeous weather (most of the time), we spend most of our time on the beach, playing in the waves, building sandcastles and just hanging out. This was my fav photo of the week.

I took some nice photo's but realised even more that I really would like to do a good photography course so i can take great photo's. Don't know of too many here in Canberra though...
Melissah at scrapbook'nbits picked my Lo for the snatch 'n scrap this month. I was so honoured. Go and have a play too here :)
Have done a little scrapping on holidays but they are all for Dt stuff so can't share (yet).
Hope to see you around at CIS this weekend!!!
Happy scrapping :)

Saturday, 11 April 2009


Happy Easter everyone! So what have you got planned for the weekend? Today the kids and I will be making some Easter cupcakes and meringues and paint some real eggs. A creative day I suppose, like those kind of days :). Tomorrow we will be having a morning tea at my SIL where the kids will go on an egg hunt. I was going to organise a game or 2 but can't find any (whole) walnuts here. So odd!! So I guess and egg and spoon race it is then ;)

I have been busy scrapping but can't show it yet except for this one. It's a LO for a challenge at this weekends mini Cybercrop at ScrapBoutique. Go and check it out. 5 Challenges, so not that mini, are up, including one for the kiddies. Hope you can join us!!

Happy Easter scrapping :)

Monday, 6 April 2009


I had never been to a ball in my life. Wasn't sure what to wear, what it would be like etc. I always imagined a ball as something that was held at a castle, with the ladies wearing these enormous ball gowns... So when we got the invitation to go to a ball from my work I was a bit worried!! Really, where would I ever find a ball gown and how much would it cost me!!!
"Luckily" the dress code was cocktail dresses. Now for people in Australia it might be a term that they can work with. For me... not so much. I went out shopping and tried out these shiny cocktail dresses. Well let's put it this way, strappy dresses do not look nice on me, at all!! They look lovely on the mannequins and lots of other people but not on me. I ended up buying a black dress at target and bought a nice shawl at a little shop at Gold Creek. Cocktail enough for me :) So here we are, Allan and me, ready to go to the ball. Of course Lucy wanted to have her picture taken with me as well. Gotta love that little chickie, she loves getting her picture taken at the moment. Chris took the photo's. I think he did a fantastic job!!!
Anyway, the ball was fantastic. Delicious food, a bit of a dance and nice company. So it was a good night for us. We hardly ever go out together so it was special for us.
I had to do the monthly sketch and stash stomper at ScrapBoutique so I made a sketch and chose ribbon as the stash stomper part. This is the LO I created with it.
The new sketch at A Page From My Sketchbook is out, go and check it out!! And create something gorgeous with it!!!
Been busy with some other scrappy things which I can't show yet, soon hopefully though :)
I'll update again after our holiday to the Bay :)
Happy Scrapping :)