Monday, January 31, 2011

handmade hearts....

Being the first of the month there is a new challenge up over at Show Us Your Stuff. Being February and valentines day not being very far away the first challenge is to create a layout or project using a handmade heart.
I came up with this, totally different for me but I am in desperate need of a style shake up!
I hope you will play along as there are fab prizes up for grabs and even INTERNATIONALS are welcome this month with a fab prize up for grabs for you guys too!
This is hanging on the door of my Scraproom. Lots of Hambly and Scrapware goodness here.
Do you spy that cute little newsprint banner I got that here, and if you head on over there you will see that Gail is having a little give away, tell her I sent you.
What do you think of my new look blog, I felt it was time for a makeover and when I got my disc of delicious family photos from here we had a wonderful shoot a couple of weeks ago (more on that later) I just had to go ahead and change.
BTW if you are looking for Hambly goodies in Australia go here or here.
Till next time...

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Eating time...

I have another layout to share today using some gorgeous October Afternoon papers and embellies that I received in my DT pack from HandmadebySuzanne.
BTW There is still time to enter a layout into the sketch of the month Competition, see the gallery here for the sketch.
Late last year we visited Australia zoo, and it literally rained the whole day we were there, didn't dampen our spirits though!I love my banner made from the flashcards, its been a while since I used banners on a layout, I think I may have my addiction back though.... My fav Mylittlebitofwhimsy birdie pin! Speaking of MLBOW Steph has a fab Competition going on to win some free goodies, see here for all the details!
He started pre school today!! He was so excited dressed in his new hat and shirt!He cried when we left after dropping Addison off because he wanted to stay at "school"too!
Till next time...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Campfire and Hambly excitement!

This month I received Some Lush October Afternoon Campfire pattern papers and embellies from Handmade by Suzanne... To say I was in heaven was an understatment!
I managed 3 layouts and a card, I will share two projects now and the others a little later.
Larsen my little beach bum, this photo was from our recent trip to the beach at Caloundra. All the products are available in store at Handmade by Suzanne.
This card is based on the sketch of the month, designed by our guest designer Sam. If you head on over to the gallery you will see the sketch and you will be in the running for a gift voucher from the shop just for entering.
Finally........ HAMBLY is in the building YIPEE! I asked Suzanne months and months ago to get some gorgeous Hambly goodies into her store and they are finally here!!!! Head on over here to see, there are new overlays and kraft papers YUM YUM!, I am sure they wont last long so be quick!
Till next time...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Climb on daddy...

Having two boys and one BIG boy who loves to wrestle and roll around on the floor we have lots of climb on daddy time around our house!
I used these photos as part of this weeks Creative Scrappers sketch, although my layout is a little different from the sketch as there was a bit of a mix up with our sketches we were sent. The correct sketch is cool though so I hope you can play along!
Love that littleredrocket orange button too! Stayed tuned to the LRR blog a little birdie told me goodies are not far away YIPEE!!

I haven't scrapped in over a week, just feeling too sad about the floods here in Queensland. I hope to find some inspiration tonight as I have lots of deadlines looming!

Till next time...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

the pony ride

I had a new tutorial up on the Hambly blog this week. Showing how to create this layout.

My favourite hambly rubon wings!love the delish Scrapware frame.
My heart goes out to all those in need due to the floods In Brisbane and Queensland. I am finding it difficult to comprehend it all, just too devastating to think about! We are so lucky to be well away from the areas that are flooding in the city but my husband who works in the city won't be at work till the clean up has been completed!

Here is a way we SCRAPPERS can all help here

I am planning on helping with this I hope you can too!

Till next time...

Sunday, January 9, 2011

little cowboy...

Last Halloween we dressed larsen up as the littlest cowboy!Do you spy the gorgeous cowboy bottletop from Lilredrocket, the last of my cowboy bottle top collection gone. sniff sniff. I have also used one of my old faithfuls a My little bit of whimsy ladybird pin....Speaking of My little bit of Whimsy , have you seen the new SPACE pins Steph has created...almost as if they were made just for my boys. I have just placed my order, I can't wait for them to arrive now!

Till next time...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


I have been putting off scrapping these photos of Addison turning 4 for a couple of months now..... in denial I think that my oldest is off to preschool in a couple of weeks!

Spy the scrapware letters, birdcage and space ships!....I think I am totally in love with shaped papers too, I seem to be using them on most of mylayout!

Till next time...

Sunday, January 2, 2011

beach treasures..

A new sketch is up over at Creative Scrappers, created by the talented Aphra Bolyer.
These photos of all my boys have been sitting since last Summer and I finally scrapped them for this layout.I am totally in love with that Scrapware Chippie flourish too! Ironically WE visited the beach yesteday for the first time since last Summer ...hasn't Larsen grown!

Till next time...