Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My Grandparents are moving to QLD.. SAD news for me

I am loving everything about my life at the moment - everyone I love is happy & healthy - what more can I ask for??

The only small problem I have is that my amazing Grandparents are moving to QLD.. they are in their 80's and I know it is best for them, as my Grandmotrehr ("Mardi")'s sister and SIL are 5 mins away, not to mention my Aunt (who is trained in Aged care) and also my new Cousin (Newly married to my Cousin), who is a NUM in aged care.. but I will still miss them terribly.

I know it is best for them, to have family so close - but i cannot help but selfishly want them an hour away from me.. they are getting older - and I will miss being a drive away (even If I only get down there very 3/4 weeks), i SUCK! I have grown up with my amazing "Mardi & Pa" & DD (Age 7) adores her great grandparents - I want her to see as much of these amazing people as possible. They made me who I am and I adore them.. Am I selfish to want them near me??

This is where they are going: (at Redlands)

Anyhoo - All is well. Seriously, if the worst thing in my life is that I have to pay for a couple of arifares a year.. I should take a teaspoon of cement and harden up!!

Enough whinging about my life (which rocks!)

Friday, September 16, 2011

CMIT September Designer creation

Here is a car I made & submitted for my September Design Team challenge for CMIT in th US:

Thanks Prima!

Some Easy Online LO's I created tonight thanks to Prima's iPhone app:

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Blog post about a blog post ;)

I was chuffed to get an email from Ann today letting me know one of my LO's had gone onto the Multi Scrapbooking Layouts blog. I like that I am trying something new, as I tend to just scrap single pics. But they do say variety is the spice of life.

Check out the blog here:

I am enjoying spending time this weekend with my Family. Dad is here for the weekend for a belated Father's day visit, so my Sister Kate & her 2 kids came over & we all had chinese takeaway for dinner last night.

This afternoon we did some shopping for summer clothes for Emily, who seems to have grown out of all but 1 pair of shorts.. Then we had 5 neighbourhood girls invade the house to play barbies & make a lotta noise :)

Tomorrow my Nephew Reece is playing his Footy grand final at Bluetongue stadium. Quite an honour! We will all be there to cheer him on, waving the black & orange for the mighty Tigers!

So a full but fun weekend.. I think I will try to do some creating tonight, as my lovely Hubby Gus is at Bunnings as we speak buying some shelves to put up so I can organise my scrap room a bit. I am hoping I can talk him into putting them up tonight.. fingers crossed..

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Some creative sharing

I am enjoying the wet weather here on the NSW Central Coast, as it's meant some creative time indoors for me :)

For the CMIT blog, I've created 2 cool projects.

One is a cute little card with Prima flowers & glimmer mist:

The other is a Halloween project. Since we don't celebrate the holiday here, I took inmspiration from a Christmas favor that graces every table.. the bon bon (or cracker, if you're Aussie!).

Here's my take on it:

So thanks for popping by!

If you want to see more cool projects, be sure to visit

Friday, July 1, 2011


I am so excited I just had to share!

I have been accepted on the design team for Creating Memories In Time (CMIT) in the US!

Here is a link to the website -

I am so priviledged to have been chosen, and can't wait to start creating. I will be submitting 3 projects per month to be displayed on the blog:

They also have an ebay store: and starting June 26th there is 40% to 90% off! This is to make way for CHA stock, and with the Aussie Dollar so good, it's a GREAT time to shop :)

You can also go to the online store direct:

BEST of all, the comp on the blog is open to international participants with the opportuniyt to win an awesome basket of prizes, so c'mon everyone! Have a go & get creating! You gotta be in it to win it!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Melbourne Midwinter Madness

I haven't blogged for a little while, due to starting my new job as a Business Partnership Manager at AMP. I have to say it's a lot of hard work but I am loving every minute of it.

I was lucky enough to attend a scrap retreat down in Melbourne with some friends from the forum. We had 3 days of eating, drinking, laughing.. and yes - some scrapping too!

And here's an idea of what we got up to. I think the other guests thought were were MAD!

Here is Jen "Planking"

Here's what I created:

What a FAB weekend, can't wait to do it all again next year!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Kaisercraft weekly sketch

Here is another creation, for the Kaisercraft weekly sketch:

Scrap the Girls - Feb challenge

Well, I have been on a roll lately! Here is a LO I did for Scrap the Girls Feb challenge:

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Jan & Feb LO's

Here are some more LO's for you to check out.

Scrapchat has been my inspiration of late.. so here's what I have created:

A LO based on the theme "Droughts & Flooding Rains". Very appropriate, given QLD..

The Feb 2011 Colour Challenge:

The Feb 2011 Sketch challenge:

New stuff - Cards

I realise i haven't posted anything of late (blame facebook!) but thought I would update with some stuff I have been creating lately.

Enough talk.. now for the pics!

A card I made for Gus' Uncle John in hospital

A series of 3 card toppers I made for a challenge:

Some Mothers day cards I made to send over to the troops in Afghanistan (to send home to their Mum's of course!)

Also, I won the Jan 2011 card sketch challenge over st Scrapchat with these :)