Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tim's Tags and my Daily December Album

5 more Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas Tags. I am proud of them, and not buying anything new to create them with! (Although I do have a lonnnnnng list!!!)

My Daily December Album so far

My Little Boys is no longer a Prep!!!!

Ethan has had a blast this year in grade Prep, he has under the guidance of his teacher Mrs. Fusinato grown and learnt so much. They had Junior School Sports last week, Ethan is in Red house - Baronia. I sprayed his head red he loved it. His team won and he got a first place ribbon.
Then on Friday he came home with a Pupil of the week ribbon for Confidence!! I was so proud and he was so chuffed!!!

Melbourne Visit

Last Thursday night the kids and myself went to Melbourne for our yearly Christmas trip. The kids had a blast but it was a late night.
Crown was the only busy part of the night. But the kids love the show. It was the same as last year, so Imogen was ready for the monkeys falling from the ceiling this year!


The Myer Windows were Olivia saves Christmas this year, we picked a really good night to go there was very few people around, it was a nice night (the only real downside was the traffic coming home, 1 lane only from the tunnel to about 1/2 way home!!!!) Myer was still open after we saw the Windows and Ethan asked the lady at the door if Santa was still there, and he was. So we went to 'Santa Land' to visit him and ride the train. We got straight in to see Santa, Imogen is still asking for a DS with Pet Shops. We were lucky to see Santa so quick the ladies said there had been a 3 hour wait earlier that day! We brought the book the windows are based on and a new gingerbread ornament for our tree.

The kids always pose with this dog each time we go to Melbourne.

The Federation Tree.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Heidi Swapp Candles

I decided to try Heidi Swapp's House of Three Candle kit, I love it and how easy and effective it is. This got us thinking and we used stamps and the same technique to create the third candle and now I want to make more. Head to her blog and check it out.


Monday, December 7, 2009

My Daily December Album, Tim Holtz Tags, Snowman and Noel Banner

Just thought I would share the cover and first day page from my Daily December Album, I have used the Little Yellow Bicycle Mini Book, RW Laser Cuts Letters, Kaiser numbers, Twinkling H2O's, Little Yellow Bicycle Acrylic die cuts and Basic Grey Bling. I am still trying to get time to put my photos in. Day 1 was putting up our Christmas tree.


For those of you who don't know you need to head over to Tim Holtz' blog for his magnificent 12 Tags of Christmas. He is up to day 7 I think, and just by leaving a comment on his daily post you could win a prize. Also for anyone giving the tags ago if you email him a picture of your tags you can also win. But the best thing is these tags, Tim is WONDERFUL and it is amazing what that man can do. I have decided to play along this year, but I an only using what I have in my stash. So my tags are coming out a little different, but I am loving them and the new techniques I am learning.
This is one of the snowmen boxes I have made for Ethan's After School ladies. They are so cute!
And lastly this banner I have made using inspiration from The Girlfriends Club VBlogs Candy Cane Fridays, this week was home decore and there is so much I want to make (and so little time!!)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Some recent happenings

I have been working on my Christmas cards, I have made some like this and will make another different design next week. I also spend a long time making this snowman, we saw the instructions in a issue of Australian Stamping and Papercraft? I hope that was it! And we all had fun making them. I also made the little snowmen boxes for teachers gifts.

I have been working on Ali Edwards Daily December album, I have watched her do it last year but thought I would find too hard to take a photo each day, but so far I have had no trouble in fact I have heaps of photos. I just need to find time to get the photos printed and into the album.

Today we had Dad's work Christmas Christmas do at Delhuntie Park in Trafalgar. Ethan went on the flying fox by himself this year.
The kids ate about a years supply of junk in one day, with heaps of popcorn, fairy floss, chips, icecream and slushies!! Then Santa arrived with a present for everyone and threw lollies to the kids from the car he came in on. The kids also had fun on the canoes with Pa, especially when he was rocking them.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Some Creations and News

Well I have finally gotten around to two things tonight Linking this blog with the Fat Cat Scrappin' Blog (for those of you who don't know Fat Cat Scrappin' is a Scrapbook shop owned by myself and Fiona. Who is also part of the second thing I have done tonight linked her blog and gotten it up and running for her. I now have a busy night of blogging ahead of me!
The links are on the right hand side of the page under Scrapping friends. Alot of my recent layouts have ended up on the Fat Cat Scrappin' blog and not here.
This weekend was Allcraftz (a forum I visit's second birthday, they did heaps of challenges, but due to Sunday's shopping adventure, I only got a few done! (That's a whole other story!!)
These are two sketch challenge Layouts...
Two sketch challenge cards...
And a Set of 3 ATC's that could be either stand alone ATC's or part of a set. I do LOVE the Sassafrass Lass Monstrosities range!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Over the Top Award!!


Look at the cool blog love I have received from Sandie.



Okay so now you have to do this.....Right click "Your Blog Is Over The Top" image, save image to "My Pictures" then copy and paste what is written below into your blog post! Then add the pic to your blog and answer these questions!
Here are the rules of this award
1. You can only use ONE word!!!
2. Pass this along to 5 of your favorite bloggers!
3. Alert them that you have given them this award!
4. HAVE FUN!!!
Here we go -
1. Where is your cell phone? Handbag
2. Your hair? Desperate!
3. Your mother? Diane
4. Your father? Mick
5. Your fave food? Mexican
6. Your dream last night? None
7. Your fave drink? Madori Splice
8. Your dream/goal? Changes
9. What room are you in? Lounge
10. Your hobby? Scrappin'!
11. Your fear? Bridges.
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Hummm...
13. Where you were last night? Home
14. Something that you aren't? Human (kidding!!!!)
15. Muffins? Raspberry
16. Wish List Item? Success
17. Where did you grow up? Yarragon
18. Last thing you did? Dinner
19. What are you wearing? PJ's
20. Your TV? OK?
21. Your Pets? Cats
22. Friends? Best!!
23. Your Life? Happy
24. Your Mood? Silly
25. Missing Someone? Leonie
26. Vehicle? Bomb!
27. Something you're not wearing? Guess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
28. Your fave store? Lush
29. Your fave colour? Changes
30. Last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Ages
32. Your best friend? Leonie
33. One place that I go to over and over? Work
34. One person who emails regularly? Fiona
35. Fave place to eat? Amigos
So there you have it.
Now the friends that I am going to pass this award onto are:-
2. Nic
3. Samantha (Put a new post up already!!!)
4. Vickie (I know Sandie already gave it to her, but she is so creative she deserves it twice!)
5. I would also award one to Bec if she had a blog!
Thanks again Sandie

Friday, November 6, 2009

Some ATC's I shoud have done ages ago!

We I have been so busy in the shop that I have not have time to even look at Wednesday Stamper or Thank God it's Friday. But I cleared the schedule today and made some projects for myself. The first is three ATC's for Thank God it's Friday.
The top right ATC was for the 'pointy hats' prompt, the top left was 'vampires' and the bottom was 'little witch'
The next group were for Wednesday Stamper, the top right was for the 'key' prompt, the top left was for 'Halloween 2009' (I found this stamp in Fiona's stuff at work and just felt this was so appropriate for this Halloween with our lovely Ginger.) The Bottom was for 'Chocolate'
And finally these are some ATC's I did for a chose your own theme swap on All Craftz. You picked a theme and then were put into groups and had to make a card for everyone. The top right card was Europe/Paris, the top left was mother nature, the bottom right was metal and the bottom left was fabric.

A Card For Sandie


Sandie put out a challenge to create a Halloween Card using mainly Purple, Orange and Black. I finally had some time up my sleeve today and sat and did some creating for myself. The card was made using scraps from our kit of the month and a few added bits like some of last years Making Memories Spellbound bits.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Random Imogen and Cinders


I spent the morning cleaning Imogen's room today, much to both her and Cinders delight. She found make up, and put it on herself.

I discovered she has way too many shoes (just like her Auntie Leonie!), and Cinder's discovered a better place to sleep in the sun. I can not believe she (Cinder's) has grown so much since we got her. She is a big fat monster now, but I love her!