Monday, December 29, 2008

Merry Christmas

Had a fabulous Christmas, hope you did too!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Cover Girl

Yippee!!!  Best birthday present a girl could receive.
That's my card up in the top corner.  Can't quite believe it actually!  

Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's been a while.....

and here is a couple of things I have been up to:
Sam's birthday was this week.  He is a kid who loves to put little bits and pieces in a box, so I made him this sparkly special box for his birthday.
And these are my little goodie bags for my craft friends.  It is our Christmas dinner tonight so I whipped these up this afternoon.  They house some of the most delectable jubes I have ever tasted (from Darrell Lea - DIVINE!), so I just had to get some to share.

Bye for now,

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Digi Scrappin'

Playing with some digital lately:

Friday, October 31, 2008

It's just around the corner

Christmas is fast approaching and I am getting into the decorating spirit.  
I have made a few items for display in the store.  It was fun looking back over the old Christmas hat photos.  Seems to be a tradition every year and I can't wait to get the hats out and take this years pics.
Nearly time for Christmas music.......sigh!

Monday, September 1, 2008

A day out

On the weekend we ventured out to the country and had a little play. Yep, the kids (& Ant) kicked a football around a park, climbed on equipment and I took photos. Perfect, although a very difficult job.....

getting a nice photo of all three of them that is!! See that grumpy little face in the middle, gotta love that kid! He wasn't actually grumpy, I had told them before this to look serious and that's his SERIOUS face.

At the playground they had these HUGE cement pipes which just begged to have the kids pose in them. (and I BEGGED them to do it for me!)

I love these boys.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

A little somethin'....

Here is another Manila Folder Album to share with you. This one is so pretty, I think I have found my new favourite paint - Making Memories Shimmer paint. Mmmm, delicious.

It is decorated but blank on the inside. I am thinking that it might be a nice little album for quotes.

Got myself some new Heather Bailey products to play with over the last couple of weeks. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them! Pinks and Greens, swirls and birds. Gorgeous.
This photo was taken on Mother's Day this year at Newcastle Foreshore. I also created a few cute cards with the products. Here is one using the felt - isn't the felt adorable?
Thanks for dropping by,

Friday, August 22, 2008

Scrappin' the Boys Sneak Peek!

Coming up at Papercrafts Mailbox in September is a Scrappin' the Boys class. Here's a sneak peek:
* Grunge
* Acrylic Stamps
* Bling
* Embossing

Sound good? Can't wait to do this class!!

Check out this baby!!

It's Pink, it plays Music and it's for Scrapbooking................................ = HEAVEN!

This is a new release from Fiskars and isn't it gorgeous!

Can't wait for these to be available, might just need me a new trimmer!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

New Scrapbooking Class - North Wyong

This is the Manila Folder Album I created for a class at Papercrafts Mailbox.
It features pockets for photos or journaling and uses gorgeous Kaisercraft papers.
If you want to come along it is on Saturday 23rd August at 9.30am. That's this Saturday! (You must contact the store to book in). Where I here you ask?

Papercrafts Mailbox
Lifestyle Central
3C Amy Close
North Wyong NSW
Ph: 4353 3873

If you are local I would love to see you there.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Kristina Werners Colour Challenge

I love whipping out a card in a few minutes flat. And a colour challenge is a great place to start.

This card uses my fav. Pink Paislee stamps (both skull and alpha) plus some Stampin' Up also.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Papercrafts Mailbox Display Work

Here is the first display album I worked on for my new job. It uses one of the new Kaisercraft albums which are fantastic fun to use. And the new papers are great too.
The new 'bling' elements are great.

Rubons.I used up the last bits of paper on a couple of Boy Cards.
So much fun!

Monday, August 4, 2008

New Job...Woo Hoo!

A couple of weeks ago I went for my first job interview in approx. 10 years. Yep! it would be about ten years since I was interveiwed for my last job before having Jackson.

Although just slightly nerve racking, it was rather casual and I was more relaxed once I got there and the process started. After all it didn't really matter if I didn't get it, I just kind of went on a whim. But, at the end of the interview I was offered the job and am now employed again for the first time in 8 a Papercrafts store. Woo Hoo!

I can fit teaching around my kidlets and I can create the projects that I want to teach. Seems a little bit perfect to me. Another interesting journey for my life, can't wait to see where it takes me.

Here is a sample of my first class. It is called CARD BAKERY #1 and will be the first of a series of card making classes. To display with my cards I created these cute little cupcakes that were inspired by the Linda Albrecht Cupcake Pattern and altered for size.

Arn't they just adorable!? It was late last night (or should I say early this morning!) when I finished them so I didn't go ahead with the glitter coating....but have decided that the next lot cannot be finished without some 'Frosting'.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Three Little Monkeys

I finally got my camera out again in the last week. It has been ages since I have taken photos and I really miss it.

The boys were playing in the backyard on the weekend while Mum & I watched. Then I got the camera out and was really happy to caputure a nice photo of all three of them together. I have applied NicholeV 's Sepia action and textured background to the photo and then used Veronica Ponce's Black Vignette. This one I used the BMC PhotoArt Watercolour action plus added a Gaussian Blur filter {3.5}.

I took heaps, so just need some time now to play with them.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Monday, May 26, 2008


A little Thank You card I created for someone at school. Uses K&Co Wild Saffron goodies.
This picture was taken on Mothers Day and I had to fiddle with it to lighten it up a bit. (Used fill flash action by Katrin Eismann) Then added the gorgeous frame from Sande Krieger's French Laundry set.
And here is my gorgeous Mum with Nathan on Mothers Day.

So Swirly!

Love this wheel! On this scrapbooking page I have used the So Swirly Stampin' Around wheel with the large flower from the 'Scribble This' stamp set. Cherish is from the 'Baroque Motifs' set. And I also love the jumbo eyelets, I seem to be using them on everything lately.

Images copyright Stampin' Up 1990-2008

If you have any questions about anything used on this project, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

More Playing....

Found this great site that is not only good reading but she inspires me to play more with my photos. This first one was a really washed out photo to begin with and it didn't turn out as great as I would have liked, but it's all part of the learning process.

I used quite a few actions on this one.
* Pams Radial Blur
* Pams Vignette
* Cropped to straighten photo
* Veronica Ponce Brighten eye colour
* Veronica Ponce Bright eye whites

Then played with this one of Nathan. Love the Urban Acid Action.
And this one uses my wide angle lense, which I NEVER use because I love my 28-80 lense and use IT all the time. However, it died the other day and is waiting for a replacement (on it's way from ebay!). So I have been forced to use my 18-50 lense and this day I really enjoyed it. Amazing what you discover when you are forced to!

This photo has been altered with:

* Veronica Ponce Black Vignetting
* Thomas Neimann Tones

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Australia Day

Australia Day - Celebrate being lucky

Saturday, January 19, 2008

New Actions

Downloaded some new free actions from Action Central and had a quick play.

Uses Katerine Eismann's Fill Flash action and Jodi's MCP Free Gallery Frame.
Both these use Urban Acid Action and Jodi's Gallery Frame. Font is Georgia.