Sunday, August 16, 2009

Time for a Clean Up

Since moving I have had to change my internet provider, therefore I have had to change my email address etc. I felt it was time to clean things up around here. Do you ever find that you start all these things (like numerous blogs etc) and it ends up very very messy and you can never remember how to 'sign in' etc.

So I have had a little clean up. I will no longer be posting here but will continue this blog over here at

Come on over and have a look around. If you have me saved to your favourites (maybe that is just my Mum and my friend :) then please delete this web address and save my new one. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come see me at the my new blog.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

A need to scrapbook....

I feel the need, the need to record more memories.

My scrapbooking has taken a backseat to just about everything lately and I miss it so much. So now that we are getting settled and life is not so chaotic I want to concentrate on getting more photos onto pages. Here is my attempt last night:

I used some Teresa Collins paper, Tim Holtz tags and lots of bits-n-pieces that I have lying around. Amazing how much craft stuff you can accumulate :) While downsizing my craft area I have had to have a major clean out. I am yet to decide how to get rid of the excess?????

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, August 7, 2009

Hello Ian

....he's my DT submission for The Stamp Spot blog this week.
I have to be honest and stay that I found him a challenge as it is not my normal 'style', if I really have a style. But it was fun to watercolour him in and I really enjoyed working on this card. He comes from The Greeting Farm stamps (will show you some more over the coming weeks). He can be purchased from The Stamp Spot along with Anya.

I found it amusing this week to see that the other girls from the DT picked Anya to feature on their cards and I picked Ian. (You can see the others at The Stamp Spot Blog.) Does that say something about me with my three boys, I just gravitated towards the boy image? Weird, considering I love all things girly I looked at the girl images I was sent and didn't know where to start with them. There in lies my next challenge, watercolouring girl images. Will get on to that this week and see what I can come up with. Keep watching..................


PS. Message from The Stamp Spot "All orders made in August go into the draw for the chance to win 20% off your next order. Each order made during the month gets one entry into the draw. Enter as many times as you like, with a valid purchase. Good luck!"

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Design Team Submission

I thought I would share with you the card I submitted for the Design Team at The Stamp Spot.
I love, love, love this Teresa Collins stamp. And that little mirror and the pom poms make me smile.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Design Team Member

....for The Stamp Spot. Woohoo!

I am really excited to be joining Marcia and her team of designers for The Stamp Spot. I always love a reason to create and this should give me the perfect opportunity to do so.

So keep an eye out here and on The Stamp Spot blog for my creations using goodies from Marcia's store.

We have finally finished up at our old house and are happily living amoung what feels like a million boxes. I got to create a little last night and that was nice. But I can't wait to be all organised and back at my craft table every day. Unfortunately I don't have internet at the new house yet, I have had to come to McDonalds to update here and check my emails. So I wasn't prepared with any photos of creations, so sorry for no picture today. But will hopefully be connected up late next week and I will be back to share some crafty goodness then.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bitter Sweet

With all the excitement of moving to our new property I completely overlooked how I would feel about leaving this place. Tonight will be Jackson's last night of sleeping at this home. Tomorrow he is off on a holiday to Tasmania with Nanny (scary for me in it's own right) and I realised as he got ready for bed that when he returns he will not be coming back here. Sob!

This is what my little boy looked liked when we moved in back in 2003.
He was three and a half years old and already a big brother to one. And this is when I put him to bed tonight for the last time here, in this house.
Nearly six years between the two photos. Man, that has gone soooo fast. Sigh! Such an emotional time. I am sure I will go through it all again in a few days when the rest of us spend our last night here.


New Home & a New Baby

The new home is ours.................not the baby :)

Today we received the keys to our new home and permission to move in early. Yay!!!! I am sooooo excited.

We pottered around up there a little bit and the kids ran around having a great time. Tomorrow I will start cleaning and this weekend coming we will begin the heavy work. I can't wait to start the next chapter of our lives here.

Now, the new baby is my cousins. She had a baby boy this week and my Mum is off to see her and ordered a special baby card.

Hope she likes it.

Loving these Jillibean Soup Journalling Sprouts (spots). They are so cute. And the Tim Holtz adage tickest. Mmmmm.

Off to pack some more boxes.