Thursday, June 30, 2011

It takes time

This week my daughter has been asking where her best friend/cousin is....i told her it takes time to heal & come to terms with loosing someone you love & she will be back at school when she feels daughter read the death notices in the paper yesterday and started to understand how her cousin was feeling loosing her uncle..we talked about all the different processes of emotions we tend to go through such as shock....helplessness...anger...sadness and feeling alone or depressed and that its ok to cry, kick or scream as much as you like as they are your feelings and no one can tell you they arent!

Today i tackled my first ever sympathy was so hard to do

I also did a layout of my son & his cousin playing with another cousins doll house..because boys like doll houses too you know!
I am entering it over at getting cricky with K andrews blog challenge to use PENS!
If you want to have a go to head on over to her blog!

Thanks for stopping by

♥ from Me

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

All good things come to an end

this week hasnt been a fantastic week for me...over the weekend my cousin was in an accident & died ....i still cant believe its happened & am still shocked...we grew up going to school together & he recently just had a new baby boy with his wife....i cant imagine how devastated she must be...and now to raise 2 small kids without such an amazing guy like my cousin would just be heartbreaking :(

Another good thing that is coming to an end is chloe & her clip on koalas & MISS PINK CRICUTS cheap chirpin if you want to head on over for a BIG chance to win some great prizes..just by commenting on the cheap chirpin posts...head on over..they will love to hear from you!

This week has been such a miserable time & the wet weather just seems to add to the mood :( hope everyone that is out in the weather takes care & those that have sunshiny days...have a lovely drink for me!

♥ from Me

Friday, June 24, 2011

cricut 360 blog ..go check it out!

i just found this new blog called cricut 360
They are giving away a cricut cartridge just by following their instructions!!
Goodluck to all!! & cant wait to see what great things this blog has to offer!

have a scrappy weekend
♥ from Me

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Its My very own Pink cricuts first birthday!!

i was flipping through my scrapbooks today & realised that my pink cricut is now one year old! wow the year sure has flown by! She has cut some amazing images & words & has been a huge help in my crafty life...i dont know what i would do without her!!
She has even helped my kids with school projects...helped make t shirts & posters for school...helped make a gazillion cards and helped deign glass items for presents!
Today was her first time with chipboard & she is a pro with vinyl & contact paper!

So i just thought i would like to say a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my very own miss pink cricut....may we share many more happy chirpy days crafting side by side bring out the best in me!!

♥ from Me

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

sunshiny winter

I just completed a summer page for the Fantabulous Cricut blog SUN challenge

I cut the sun out of chipboard on my pink cricut using the doodle charms cartridge. I then embossed it in my pink cuttlebug with sun rays embossing folder & then inked, sprayed glimmermisted it all up.
The pics were taken at a water park that we go to quite often in summer. They just got new water attractions & we went the second week it opened, my kids loved it :)

I kindy glitzed the summer lovin' letters from we R memory keepers...and also added some Fun in the sun ribbon. I also mounted the sun on foam squares to lift it up a little.

Thanks for looking at my summer layout....even though its winter & its raining out there today!

♥ from Me

Saturday, June 18, 2011

forever young Purse & goodies + getting cricky challenge...SMILE!!

I just finished making my sons kindy friends present for tomorrow. We are giving her some money so that her mum can take her shopping...nothing worse than getting a present of something you have already!
I also made a cute little Forever Young purse so that my little guy can give it to her along with her card i made the other after putting in the money...the purse looked a little i made some hair ties!

I used pink felt and cuttle bugged some bows & flowers from the cuttle kids dies. I then hot glued some ribbons and the die cut felt to the hair ties & then added buttons...i had some J buttons so used those as her name is Jacinta. Its my first time making them...and i think i might make more in future...its a great little personalized gift

The paper dolls are extra cute & are much like the little girl...always smiling
I love peachy keen makes my paper dolls come alive!
Getting Crickey is having a smiley challenge at the moment....If you want to go check it out head on over to getting crickey with K andrew

I hope she likes them... thanks for stopping by!
♥ from Me

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bug day scrapping

Today i went to another Bug Day Just Scrapbooking. I really didnt get much done...i really dont know why i think i would!

Im still getting over the flu and i have no energy to lift my scrapping stuff let alone want to think lol....but i did get a card done that was on my need to do its needed for this weekend!!

My little guy got invited to a party...he is super excited and keeps asking is it time to go yet!!

I thought i would be brave & try a pop up card from the everyday pop up cards would think it was easy....but it wasnt...i had 2 ladies trying to figure it out for me..both had different ideas...after an email & diagram later we finally worked it looks very cute...but im just glad i dont have the cart...or i would be sitting in a corner crying with the card ...sobbing 'why wont you work butterfly!"

So here is my card....& yes that is all i did...apart from cutting random stuff from carts i dont have lol

i hope the little girl likes it!!

have a great night
♥ from Me

Sunday, June 12, 2011

frosted Designs fabulous friday challenge: stitching

Im kids wouldnt let me have much of a sleep so i decided to make a card or 2 with the tatty bear stamp i got yesterday

I added some stitching...thanks to my sew easy!

If you want to have a challenge head on over to Frosted Designs ...they have great challenges all the time!

here is the card i made

Anyway better get back to my headache & nearly running out of tissues!!

♥ from me

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Yay i made top 3 over at frosted designs blog

Well im feeling extremely sick today...feels like my throat is closing over & its hard to neck feels swollen & im going through tissues like there is no tomorrow...having the flu really sucks....i would rather be scrapbooking!

To my surprise i made top 3 over at Frosted Designs blog
that has cheered me up!! I have added my blinkie over to the left :)

Yesterday my darling husband went & got me the new Creativity Magazine from the local scrap shop....i LOVE this magazine...its so cheap & always has great freebies...this one has the Tatty Teddy me to you clear stamps & a cute little swiss dots embossing when im feeling better i will get creating with these cute freebies!!

Also i won a goodie bag while at the latest Spotlight store event for sewing...i put my name down in a raffle & won some cute sequins, ribbons & beads....i wonder how sequins would go on a layout....looking at the greenish ones remind me of a im thinking paper doll mermaid with cute sequins.....when im feeling better its on my to do list..if i attempted now i would sneeze the sequins all over the place!

hope everyone is having a much better day than me!
♥ from Me

Friday, June 10, 2011

found some blog candy to win!!

Hi all

if your wanting to win some fab prizes head on over to linda B's crafty creations
You could have a chance...just like win!!

♥ from Me

wrap it up card

hi all
This weekend is my grandads birthday..he is 80+ & we were all going to go out for dinner to celebrate...but as luck would have it we are all getting we wont be able to go see him til next weekend when i hope we are all better as i dont want him to catch the horrible flu we have!

I wanted to make him a card from the new cartridge i got a few weeks ago called 'wrap it up'. At first i thought the gravestone card would be funny but i could just imagine how my family would take it...they can seem quite serious at times...even though im sure my grandad would of had a laugh.....but what is with the saying on there "better off dead" what kind of occasion calls for that saying?? lol

so anyway after cutting out the tombstone & having a think i decided to go with the old classic car card...after all he is one of a kind!

I cut the car & the card at 4.5inches...its quite a largish card...but grandads sight isnt what it used to bigger is better!
I then twisted some twine & stuck it down & then tied 2 knots ....stamped a Happy birthday & added kaiser pewter pearls to it...i used foam tape to raise the car up from the base of the card also!

So now that i have an extra week...i can work on his birthday present when i feel better!

have a scrappy weekend!
♥ from Me

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

summer fun layout...when its cold outside!!


well as you all know its winter in what can i do to feel warm again?
scrap about summer of course!!

I did this layout for whimsical wednesday blog challenge of "Fun in the Sun"
You can enter too buy clicking the link above & entering your summer layout!

My son is actually down at the beach today with his class learning about how to protect the sand dunes & how to keep the beaches tidy!! i bet its cold down there as its very WINDY today!!

have a scrappy day
♥ from ME

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

frosted designs fabulous friday challenge

i just did this layout for the fabulous Friday challenge...tomorrow is friendship day so in honour of that Frosted Designs wanted everyone to do a layout, card ect on friendship! If you want to join in & have a chance of winning a fab prize head on over to Frosted Designs blog

As im doing my high school photos i decided to scrap a page of us all together when we were in year 10....we had been friends since year 8...and although life now has taken us in different directions we still keep in contact in some form or another!

I cut out the frogs from Paisley cricut at 4inches the other at 3.5inches.....I also got to try out my new Sew easy Loop'de'loop head...i also i rocked in several places and used my threading water punch....I embossed the frogs tummys by inking them blue & using some sparkle embossing powder...same with the word "crazy" which summed us up as high school friends.

hope everyone is having a scrappy day
♥ from Me

Monday, June 6, 2011

Zooballoo to you!

Well i have one kid home sick today & i am not that much better myself...silly cold weather is making us all get colds...ive also been sneezing constantly...which isnt fun!

So onto my first cartridge for my 'oh my gosh how did i get so many cartridges & will i ever use them all' challenge!
As i am working my way through my old photos of high school to scrap i found photos i took when i went to the zoo in year 11 for human biology what better cartridge to use than ZOOBALLOO!!

I will be adding more animals & will also see what else i can do with this cartridge

If you have zooballoo...maybe you could share a link to what you have created....just leave a comment below with the link & i will go check them out!

♥ from Me

challenging myself

Hi all

Its very late (or should i say morning!) and im about to head off to bed ....but thought i should set myself a challenge each week to use a cricut cartridge...i have over 70 of them....eeekkk!!! how did that happen?? so i better use them right??

So to start the first week off i have decided to use Zooballoo for the first stay tuned for something with that cartridge appearing on my blog soon.....for now its time to get some sleep

♥ from Me

Saturday, June 4, 2011

funky monkey bookmarks

Its the weekend here!! YAY!!! My husband has gone out fishing with a friend all i hope he brings in some fish! I have just done the washing & made some cupcakes for my kiddies & now its me time....while my youngest sleeps!

This week at my kids school has been busy...busy....busy!!
I volunteer 3 days a week with helping kids to read/write/pronounce words ect...also i helped out in my daughters class so i felt like i was always at school this week!

My daughters class held a "book cafe" for those that had successfully read a certain amount of books & the cafe was a reward. The day before the "cafe" opened we had to make the delicious cakes, biscuits & muffins. My group of kids made yummy orange & choc chip muffins....they looked fantastic, other groups made anzac biscuits, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cakes was chocolate overload!! They all had lots of fun measuring & sorting out how much of each ingredient we needed & preparing it all.

I made some quick & easy monkey bookmarks for all the kids for the book cafe

Hope everyone has a scrappy good weekend
♥ from Me