Monday, March 29, 2010

New look & Welcome Joshua

I have a new look blog :) Not that I update often, and I'm not sure anyone reads this anyway.

Yesterday, we welcomed our new nephew into the world - Joshua Adam. He is a little cutie pie. I have a picture of him to load, but will do that later. Have to go and cook dinner for the troops, but I wanted to say a big congratulations to my brother and SIL.

Haven't been doing much crafty stuff lately either. Been reading lots of blogs and wanting to find time, but it just doesn't seem to be. We're going away for Easter in a couple of days too, so won't get anything done in the near future !!!

Thanks for stopping by. I might blog again soon - have heaps to tell about the boys and what's going on, but need to keep moving right now :)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

This and that

Here's a couple of LO's I created this week. I was inspired by the extremely talented Stacey Young with both of these, and I'm really pleased with how they turned out. Check out her blog here

This second LO was created using the February kit at Wicked Princesses. Really pleased with how it turned out

OK, that's it for now. Off to make dinner and get the kids all sorted for the evening. Hope to have some more scrappiness to share soon

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wicked Kits

Have you seen the November kits at Wicked Princesses?? They are some of our faves, and are jam packed with everything you need for 4-6 LO's per kit. At $49.95 that works out to be $8-$10 per LO - can't beat that value !!!

Subscriptions are back !! But, you must pay UPFRONT. We had a few issues with the way subs were done previously, so you will need to pay for your 3 or 6 months in full when purchasing.

Here are the kits for November


12x12 Patterned Papers
BG Offbeat - nonchalent orange
Cosmo Cricket Get Happy - Snappy
Cosmo Cricket Get Happy - Lucky
Sass Lass Vintage Yummy - Pleasantly Puzzled
Sass Lass Robotics - Shuttle Service
College Press Zig Zag Die Cut - Roman Holiday

1 x Butter
1 x Denim
1 x White

1 x Sass Lass Robotics Journal Tag Stickers
1 x Carolees' Tiny Whoopsy Red Alpha
1 x Pink Paislee Holly Doodle Alpha - Black
1 x Kaiser Pearl Bling - Yellow
3 x Scrapfx Chipboard "Smile, Shine, Star" paperclips
1 x Buzz & Bloom Writers Block Chipboard - Kapow
1 x Buzz & Bloom - "Hall of Frame" - Airforce Cord (whole pack)
4 x Buzz & Bloom - "Wham, Bang, Ouch" - Azure Cord
2 x Buzz & Bloom - "Wham, Bang, Ouch" - Avacodo Cord
2 x Carnival Tickets (Orange)
1 x Round Playing Card
1 x Popcorn Bag
10 x Red Robin Brads
10 x Eerie Blue Brads
1 x Luggage Tag
1 x Vintage Maths card
1 x Large Vintage Bingo Card
1 x Robot stamped Scallop tag
2 x Stamped Journal tags


12x12 Patterned Papers
Anna Griffin - Peyton - Pink Ostrich
Anna Griffin - Peyton - Pink Floral
Anna Griffin - Peyton - Graphic Black/Pink
LYB - Loveletters - Love Ledger
LYB - Loveletters - Grey with white floral
LYB - Loveletters - Decorative Edge

1 x Black
1 x White
1 x Lipgloss

1 x Miniz Spritz - Licorice
1 x Shimmerz - Magenta
1 x Heidi Swapp Playing Card
1 x Pink Paislee Fashion Script Alpha - White
1 x Hambly Overlay "Old Lace" Pink - 6x12
1 x BG Plume Rub On
1 x Kaiser Pearl Bling - Hot Pink
1 x Buzz & Bloom - "On Cloud Nine" - Acrylic Pink (whole packet)
2 x Buzz & Bloom - "Border Frills" - Acrylic Bubblegum
2 x Buzz & Bloom - "Blame it on Sunshine Flowers" - Denim Pink
1 x Anna Griffin - Peyton - Diamond Brads (whole packet)
3 x Anna Griffin - Peyton - Journal Tags
1 x HS Mini Mask - Damask
2 x HS Black Velvet Flowers
3 x Hot Pink Roses
3 x Pink/White Paper flowers (3cm)
1 x 30cm Hot Pink Satin Ribbon
1 x Admit One ticket


12x12 Patterned Papers
Websters - Nature's Storybook - Violette Wings
Websters - Inspired - Grace
Sass Lass Hog Heaven - Lots of Luck
Hambly - Vintage Plaid on Kraft (6x12)
College Press - Margot - Paisley Textile
College Press - Scallop Root Beer Die Cut
BG - Sultry - Whisper
BG - Sugared - Attractive

1 x Peony
1 x Brown Sugar
1 x White

1 x Treasured Hymn Miniz Spritz
1 x Hambly Overlay "Birdcage" - Brown (6x12)
1 x Scrapfx Large Chipboard Flourish Gate
1 x Scrapfx Chipboard Blossom Stem
1 x Kaiser pearls bling - chocolate
3 x Pink Roses
3 x Pink/White Apple Blossoms
1 x pkt Rose leaves (30mm)
1 x Oval Doiley
1 x Bella flower - Brown
1 x GT Flower 10cm - Batik Sepia
1 x GT Flower 10cm - Batik Vintage
1 x HS Mini Mask - Butterfly
2 x HS Felt Butterflies - Pink
1 x HS Ghost Butterfly
1 x Prima Trellis Rose - Colors will vary
1 x Luggage Tag
3 x Stamped Journal Tags
1 x Vintage Music Sheet

To purchase any of the above, simply visit

OR if you are international and wish to purchase, please send us an email to

We have a few other kits available, including Christmas kits and Spritz kits. We have a new product range coming into store Dec/Jan, and will have more details soon

LO's to share

MIA again *sigh* just too much going on right now. Since I last blogged we've had birthdays, I've started working part-time, WP is going gang busters, and I've been trying to squeeze in some study.

I've also done a few LO's that I thought I would share.

This LO was done using the "Exteme Teen" kit from Wicked Princesses. Full of great grungy papers and colors. This photo is of my eldest son on his Grade 5 camp at Sovereign Hill earlier this year.

This LO was for the October CC at Wicked Princesses, and I used the "Little Sprout" kit. Here is my middle son having his 5th birthday earlier this year. It was a "wild animal" theme.

This LO was also done for a challenge in the WP birthday CC. It's a picture of my niece on her 2nd birthday.

And a couple of "just because" LO's

I'll be back shortly with some new products being introduced over at WP, and a looky at the November kits.
Not sure how I have so many people visiting, but please leave a comment so I know who you are LOL !!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


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Monday, July 20, 2009

A few things..

Hhhmmm, I just remembered I had this blog !! so I've changed it a little and will try to update it regularly. I doubt that there's anybody who reads it anyway !!

I'm not going to bore everyone with what's happened in the 7 months since I was here. I'll just update quickly and hope to get some scrapping on here shortly.

I saw this on Kayla's blog, so thought I'd give it a go:

Outside my window......windy with the sun trying to peek through

I am thinking.....that I'm sick of being on the computer and should go get dinner organised

I am thankful friends.

I am wearing....the ususal - black cargo pants, black skivvy with t-shirt over the top

I am have a night off the computer tonight and do my schoolwork !!!

I am hoping.....that I can achieve what I'm "going" to do LOL

I am hearing......2 of my boys watching Kung Fu Panda in the rumpus room

Around the house.......mess everywhere thanks to my kids. grrrrr

One of my favourite things.......peace and quiet when the boys aren't here

A few plans for the rest of the, cleaning, shopping, kinder, chiropractor, swimming, website updating, school work

A picture to share.....working on this one.

Until next time.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I'm here

I'm here !! not that anyone would be missing me, but I'm back. Where have the last 5 weeks gone?? My life is so crazy that I can feel a nervous breakdown heading my way, and soon. There just isn't enough time in the day to get everything done that needs to be done. I'm feeling like a broken record saying that, but it's so true. I just can't keep on top of everything right now.

I'm having a few issues with # 1 son right now. His attitude stinks, and he feels that he isn't part of this family anymore. He won't tell me why he feels this way, and I'm not sure if something is going on at school to make him miserable either. I'm actually thinking of taking him to see a counsellor next year, and maybe he'll open up to this stranger. It's so frustrating to not get any responses from him when I try to talk to him about things.

Son # 2 is going along great. We had his kinder concert this week and it was so much fun. All the kids did a great job singing Christmas carols as well as a few other songs that they have been practicing all year. He is sooooo excited about Santa, and being 4 years old, it is magical. I am loving Christmas more this year than normal. Ethan never really got into the excitement of Christmas, but with this one, so much fun. He even takes the toy catalogues to bed with him, and he has everything circled that he wants from Santa. Try explaining to a 4 year old, that what he wants and what he gets are 2 very different things LOL.

Son # 3 is becoming cheekier by the day. Poking his tongue out when he is in trouble is his new trick. As well as ripping the paper on the presents under the Christmas tree, and pulling all the decorations off on a daily basis. The joys of toddlers.

I've started my school course now and hope to have finished it within 12 months. Just a matter of finding time to sit down and do the work.

Went to the Funtastic toy sale on the weekend. If I'm lucky enough to get a ticket next year, there will be NO shopping done until i've been there !!! What a bargain, and what fabulous things are there !!! I spent $260 and bought every type of Leap frog known to man, as well as Cabbage Patch Dolls, Baby Born, Roary Race track. the list goes on and on. The kids are going to be a little spoilt this year, but it's not Christmas every day. Plus, they're only little for a short time so I want to make the most of the magic.

I've got some pics to share from Bailey's concert but they will have to go up on another post.

I was sent this email by my wicked friend Tam, and thought I would share. It is so true !!!!

Dear Santa,
I've been a good mum all year. I've fed, cleaned and cuddled my children on demand, visited the doctor's office more than my doctor, sold sixty-two cases of choc bars to raise money to plant a shade tree on the school playground. I was hoping you could spread my list out over several Christmases, since I had to write this letter with my son's red crayon, on the back of a receipt in the laundry room between cycles, and who knows when I'll find anymore free time in the next 18 years.

Here are my Christmas wishes:

I'd like a pair of legs that don't ache (in any colour, except purple, which I already have) and arms that don't hurt or flap in the breeze; but are strong enough to pull my screaming child out of the lolly aisle in the grocery store.

I'd also like a waist, since I lost mine somewhere in the seventh month of my last pregnancy.
If you're hauling big ticket items this year I'd like fingerprint resistant windows, a radio that only plays adult music; a television that doesn't broadcast any programs containing talking animals; and a refrigerator with a secret compartment behind the crisper where I can hide to talk on the phone.

On the practical side, I could use a talking doll that says, 1'Yes, mummy' to boost my parental confidence, along with two kids who don't fight and three pairs of jeans that will zip all the way up without the use of power tools.

I could also use a recording of Tibetan monks chanting 'Don't eat in the living room1' and 'Take your hands off your brother,' because my voice seems to be just out of my children's hearing range and can only be heard by the dog.

If it's too late to find any of these products, I'd settle for enough time to brush my teeth and comb my hair in the same morning, or the luxury of eating food warmer than room temperature without it being served in a styrofoam container.

If you don't mind, I could also use a few Christmas miracles to brighten the holiday season. Would it be too much trouble to declare tomato sauce a vegetable? It will clear my conscience immensely. It would be helpful if you could coerce my children to help around the house without demanding payment as if they were the bosses of an organized crime family.

Well, santa, the buzzer on the dryer is ringing and my son saw my feet under the laundry room door. I think he wants his crayon back. Have a safe trip and remember to leave your wet boots by the door and come in and dry off so you don't catch cold.

Help yourself to cookies on the table but don't eat too many or leave crumbs on the carpet.

Yours Always, MUM...'

One more thing. can cancel all my requests if you can keep my children happy, healthy and always believing.

Would love to hear from anyone who might read this !! Would love to know who stops by (if anyone).