Thursday, April 26, 2007


at Scrap 'N Crazy . Make sure you come and join in.

There will be prizes, games, treasure hunts and really great challenges! We will be chatting in the chat room, and we all know that will be a ton of FUN!

So, if you havent already joined the forum and gallery and introduced yourself, do it now! Why, you ask?

Because there will be a door prize for someone who joins the forum and gallery between now and the start time, and ten participates in the cyber crop and completes at least one of the challenges. But you need to register between now and 7:30pm EST. And believe me, you want to be in the running for this prize!!!!!

See you all there :)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A thankyou, and LOTS of tags.

First of all I would like to say a very public thankyou to the gorgeous Lisa Harmon for playing with my blog and making it pretty! Never could have done it without you :)

Second, thanks for agreeing with me everyone, that my kids are gorgeous :)

Ok, on to the tags.

Jenny Boyd from Really Just Ribbons tagged me ages ago, and I have been really slack. So here goes :)

4 Jobs I have had
1. Child Care Worker
2. Personal Care Attendant
3. Registered Nurse Division 1
4. Mum (hey, its the hardest job I have ever had)

4 Movies I have watched over and over
1. My Fair Lady
2. Star Wars (the old ones)
3. Titanic
4. Cars

4 Places I have Lived
1. St Albans
2. Delahey
3. Melton

4 TV Shows I Like to Watch
2. House
3. All Saints
4. Biggest Loser

4 Places I have Been on Vacation
1. Europe
2. Fiji
3. Tassie

4 of My Favourite Foods
1. Chocolate
2. Chicken Kiev
3. Indian
4. Thai

4 Places I would rather be right now
1. On holidays, anywhere
2. On holidays
3. In bed asleep
4 On holidays, anywhere
4 People I will tag
1. Tammy
2. Sharryn
3. Mardi
4. Bec

And another tag from Tammy T and Jane Butler, so here goes :)

Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

1. I did Irish Dancing for 20 odd years, was pretty good too :)

2. I won a paper plane comp when I was in year 8.

3. I used to catch public transport to school, 1 1/2 hours each way....made for a very long day.

4. I have a little sister.

5. I have broken my toes about 8 times.....the right little toe the most at 4 times....OUCH!

6. I fell off a trampoline a few years ago and injured my shoulder.

7. I used to want to have at least 6 kids. That was before I worked in child care and had my own LOL

Ok, I tag
1. Tatum
2. Renee
3. Gail
4. Sam J
5. Petrina
6. Kelley
7. Tammy J

OK, I dont know if I am going to have time to let you all know via comment that you have been tagged, have to leave for work soon :) If I dont I will do it tomorrow :)

Have a wonderful day, and remember those that gave their lives for us in the war tomorrow as we celebrate ANZAC Day.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

How cute is this?

How cute are these two kids of mine? We had a little impromptu photo shoot yesterday morning! Aodhan LOVES the camera, poses away happily. Ciara is a bit harder, but she takes a lovely photo too.
I have had a play with them in photoshop, just added a glam blur to them.

That is the best action, I love it. Makes every photo look professional, makes the skin look really smooth. Cant wait to scrap them ;)

Ciara is slowly starting to take a few more steps. It seems really strange because Aodhan was walking well by now. But Ciara has more teeth than Aodhan did at 12 months.

She's so cute :). My fave colours are in this winter. Pink and brown, and blue and brown. Very good for scrapping ;)

And I have been scrapping too. Some I cant share, DT work, but here are a couple.

These were done for the Guest DT comp over at Scrapworld. You had to buy a kit and go for it. I got 2 kits, so did 2 entries. I am really please with how the girly one turned out. Not too fussed on Aodhan's one though. I think I will be scrapping that photo again :)
Well, have a fantastic week everyone. 3 days to go before the first month of scrapjack entries closes. How exciting....cant wait to pick a winner, going to be VERY hard though :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Lots of news and sneak peeks

Well! Such alot has been happening over the last few days :)

The lovely Tatum Woodroffe has started up a wonderful new blog, jam packed with inspiration. The blog is Sketches Oz and I am on the design team. It is going to be heaps of fun, the sketches are amazing, and I have already completed the first one. The sketch and our interpretations will be revealed on the 1st of May.

The design team is full of fantastic Aussie talent. Courtney Ferguson is a very talented paper and digi scrapper. Danielle Quarmby, Kathie Link, Mardi Winnen, Sarah Mulder and
Tammy Templeton are my fellow designers.

Tatum is also looking for one paper scrapper and 1 digi scrapper to join us. All you have to do is check out the Sketches Oz blog for details on how to apply.

The Aussie Scrapjacked blog is going really well. Almost time for the first winner to be announced. There is also a little suprise challenge on at the moment, go check it out to win a RAK :)

Would you like to see a sneak peek of the projects I completed for my guest Design Team position at Scrappers Warehouse? I absolutely adored the pack Gaby and Michelle sent me, it was HUGE! I was very lucky to get to work with the new Urban Lily papers and the Rusty Pickle Pashmina papers.....YUMMY!

I'm sorry the pics aren't very clear. You will have to go to Scrappers Warehouse for a closer look. Stay tuned for some info about a crop for a cure the girls are having later in the year too.

I am in the process of updating my side bar links. If you would like to be added, please leave me a comment or drop me a line :)

Well, better go scrap!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Australia Post.....

I really dont like them. There have been some stronger words used over the past few days, but I will spare your ears.

You see, I have had an order, which was posted to me on the 31st of March, not turn up. I have never had this problem before. And it's very strange that it has happened whilst the usual parcel postie delivery girl is on holidays. And that our mail postie just happened to tell my DH that mail is stolen all the time. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr. So I have written it off, its gone. Not happy.

The store where I ordered it is going to put a complaint form in today, in the hope that it may induce them to find it. I'm not going to hold my breath though. And of course it was stuff that I was really looking forward to recieving and using. Some felt, and a stamp :(.

But can I just say that Scrapapple have been wonderful. Not only is Kelly going to put a complaint in, she also offered to replace the order. I refused this as I would feel terrible. It really is my own fault. I should have registered it. Will be registering everything from now on, so have learnt a valuable lesson :)

Ok, rant over :)

I am expecting another couple of parcels too, hopefully they get here. Some new Heidi Swapp stuff from Scrapworld, and a boxx of scraps kit that I won from scrapboxx.

Ok, better go and do some scrapping. It's back to normal today, school holidays are over, and Glenn has gone back to work :).

And I am officially unblocked!!!! YAY!!!!! Was getting a bit worried there, but it is all good now :)

Have a great day everyone, and remember.....


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

My baby girls is 1

Yep, I cant believe that a whole year has passed. Ciara turned 1 on Good Friday, and didnt we have an absolute ball :)
Here she is peeking around one of her new toys. Of which she got many, spoilt rotten, but lots of FUN!!!!!
She was also given alot of clothes, so cute. My fave4 colours are in this winter, pink and brown and blue and brown :) She is loving going for walks holding someones hand. If you let go she plops on to her bottom immediately. Wont be long though till she is off and running. And thats what I think she will do....not walk...RUN!
Birthday Cake time. Aodhan had lots of fun blowing the candle out.....8 times LOL

We were absolutely exhausted after that Friday.

Easter was great. The Easter Bunny left a trail of eggs leading from outside Aodhans door into the lounge room. He had heaps of fun collecting them, and unwrapping them......but not eating them! Aodhan doesnt like chocolate....but Mummy does LOL, I overdosed big time and had quite the tummy ache :). Ciara likes chocolate though :)
Well, that was quite a weekend. So glad Glenn is off for the rest of the week so I can recover. I am working tomorrow afternoon though, but that will be a nice escape :)
I made myself sit down and scrap last night. It was at least 2 weeks since I had even looked at my scrap stuff. And I wasnt motivated cos none of my parcels arrived :(. 1 did this morning, but still waiting on 2....hurry up!!!!! This is what I did, very simple, but I wanted to ease back in slowly and carefully :) Very dodgy pic, sorry :)

Hope you all had a fab Easter. And dont forget to check out Aussie Scrapjacked :)

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Thought it might be about time for an update.

I know I have been really slack, but I have been MEGA busy.

Aussie Scrapjacked launched and it is already turning out to be heaps of fun :) I really hope that everyone enjoys lifting the people that we choose. I asn't really happy with the LO I did for the jack. My mojo seems to have deserted me. Hopefully it comes back soon, although I have just received a package from the lovely Mel at scrapworld , and I am sure that is going to inspire me.

Loving the Scenic Route stuff, and still loving Crate Paper too. And I have some of the new Heidi Swapp stuff on pre-order, hopefully it reaches our shores soon :)

So no scrapping has been happening, but I have been working and visiting family.

Two of my Aunties came down from the bush to go to my 2nd cousin Darren Sporns funeral yesterday. He tragically died in the Burnley Tunnel crash a couple of weeks ago. Very sad as he and his wife Tean had two beautiful girls. My Dad and all his brothers and sisters went, very sad. RIP Darren.

On a happier note it is my little princess' FIRST birthday on Friday. How fast has that gone? How much has she grown. Really looking forward to it, we are throwing a little party for her. Should be lots of fun.

Aodhan had a sleep over at My Mum and Dad's last night, and my sister has taken him to the Melbourne Aquarium today to see Nemo. Cant wait till he gets home, have missed him so much. It was so strange walking past his bedroom last night and seeing the door open. And I am so used to him knocking in the wall and calling out "Mummy I'm awake" in the morning. He is such a sweetheart. He doesn't get up out of bed, he waits for me to go in to him and we lie down and have cuddles for a few minutes. Gorgeous boy :)

Nothing else has been happening really. I am patiently waiting for some more parcels to arrive.....ok, not very patiently. I hope they come tomorrow, otherwise I will be waiting until Tuesday, grrrrrrrrrr. I wat them and I want them NOW! LOL

Hope you are all having a wonderful week :)