Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas....

So guys 'n gals in my blogging world...I've decided to take some much needed "time out" with the family for the next few days or I shall take this opportunity to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas...take care & see you all back here again in the New Year looking revived & refreshed xo Hugz Kris :) xo

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Holiday Happenings....

Awwww, sooo cute, my big girl and little girl hamming it up for their mumma today :) Amy came xmas shopping with us yesterday and the lady at Kmart was handing out these lil xmas hats for free woohooo she loved it (ever so large for her lil head lol) ... so here she is today with big sister Rachael having a sweet pre-christmas moment together xoxo Love you girls :)

So I have finally finished a double layout last night...started on this one a few days ago, but got slightly waylaid due to ill health in my family...fortunately everyone is on the mend now and back to scrapping and enjoying some quiet Pre-Christmas days.

I was doing some cyber surfing the other day and got to browsing through the "About Me Pages" of some of my fave sellers on ebay to see what they are all up to etc and stumbled across this fabulously bright layout by a very talented scrapper...craftyemg aka Eileen, I have watched this lady create some gorgeous paper pieced layouts over the years and just had to recreate this one...with a slight twist on the piecings pics are of the kids enjoying a fabo day recently at the Redcliffe Lagoon down on the beautiful foreshore...they had such a fantastic time, loads of smiles, so these piccies suited the title of this layout to a T...I've used MyScrapchick's very cool paper piecings from the Beach Bears Mini Collection and pinched the title and layout of the photos from big thanks to Eileen for sharing your wonderful talent and allowing folk to recreate your gorgeous works for their own use :) and big thanks to Kristi & Crew from Myscrapchick for sharing your awesome patterns!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

50% off at My Scrapchick

Wahoooooooo, Kristi is offering another one of her fabo sales at MYSCRAPCHICK.... awesome opportunity to jump in and grab some new Paper Piecing Files.

I have bought many and varied files and these by FAR are the best & easiest ones to work with. Featuring "Layers for SCAL Version 2" yahooooooo!

Check them out soon...cos like everything must end soon :)

Happy Savings :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What's happening this week.....

Well I enjoyed a leisurely stroll through Arnolds Scrapbooking last Saturday for their awesome SALE.... wow some darn good products at fabo prices I gotta say.

The sale went soooo well that it is now continuing on for the rest of this week, so if you get a chance and you are in the vicinity, pop in and grab yourself some great specials...

Unit 14
16-22 Bremner Road
Rothwell, Qld 4022
Phone: 3293 4390

Christmas Sale Continues

Some of the bargains include:
Spellbinders buy 2 for $70
Cricut Cartridges $80each
Hero Arts Stamps buy 2 for $50
many, many more........

ohhhhhh btw it's CROP NIGHT this week too wahooooo

Card and Scrap Crops this Saturday
Card Crop
Saturday 12th December 10am - 3pm Cost $10 inclues Lunch
Scrapbooking Crop
Saturday 12th December 4pm - 9pm Cost $10 includes Pizza.
Mega Crop
Would you like to combine both into one mega crop. Well you can. Come to both crops for $15
Limited spots are available for our card crop this weekend. Ring and book now if you would like to come.

I am soooooooo THERE!!!! Can't wait to catch up with all the lovely ladies again, last time was just sooo much fun.... and to my fave know who you definately better have another good "word" for me this time to laugh hysterically at lol lol lol.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sooooo, I have been on a new mission to use some of these Basic Grey June Bug Collection I've gotta say, they're not exactly favourites of mine by any means, but I am interested to see just how many ways I can use them.... just because I can lol... weird I know, yes, but hey, that's just me...I love a challenge every now and then :)

So after going for a morning stroll through Arnolds' Scrapbooking Sale this morning (awesome specials I might add) yay... I found some gorgeous Kaiser Red flowers to play guys who know me well know I just hate flat pages and flat they got the "oompf" treatment and voila...this is the page I've come up gorgeous daughter Ellen & her Prep Teacher ...Mrs Gilliver from the Fancy Dress Ball in August this year

So I have used an SVG & SCAL to create the mega cool background page, Basic Grey June Bug Papers I've used are Vintage Plaid and Aggie (both of them I've used the reverse sides) Kaiser Flowers Red, Kaiser Flower Rhinestones, Kaiser Rhinestone Flourish (halved), Kaiser Journal Spots from the Q1 Collection, Font is Whoa DNA and Ticket is from D-Lish and Pearls and Lace from my stash.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Countdown to Christmas Begins....

Phew is all I can say! I finally got this rotten Kaiser Project finished & done, don't think I'm ever going to attempt another Kaiser Off The Page project ever again, sooooo over them :( Well at least not until next time I'm tempted lol lol lol

Anyhooo, the kids are totally delighted in this monster project and soooo happy to find it ready in time to start their countdown to Christmas today, lots of little treats in those drawers for them lol.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Wow!!! I had another win...

Wow, I found out today I had another win, woohoooo, "doin the happy dance" over at Aussie Girls Gone Scrappin

Amanda's Quote Challenge:

my challenge for october is to use the quote....'Laugh as much as you breathe and Love as long as you Live'....also to use ribbon, chipboard and metal embellies................have fun, cant wait to see what you come up with.....................entries to be uploaded by the 19th november.......
The Prize for this challenge is a $10 voucher for amanda(star)'s shop d-lish kits

This was my entry, I love how this layout turned out...thankyou Amanda for making me think outside of the square again :) My gorgeous big baby girl...Rachael xo Love ya baby! I caught her in the process of having a giggle when pushing her younger sister into the pool lol she thought no-one was watching lol

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Santa Claus is coming to town....

OMG you will never guess what happened last night. Was frantically trying to organise dinner for this motley crew of mine then what should our wondering ears hear...the jingle jangle of christmas bells and a jolly old Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas!!!

Yeehaaaaa you guessed it....Santa was doing his yearly trip around the Peninsula...the kids did a massive bolt out the front door, racing over to the park to spot the glowing Santa Sleigh, I'm talking psychedelic lit up colours guys...the kids went bonkers for like half an hour until he finally came down our street and then holy moly the big guy was in front of our house...Ho Ho Ho'ing and sharing some special christmas treats with all the kids.

Want to say a HUGE THANKYOU TO ROTARY CLUB for saving the annual Santa Sleigh Trek for our community...can you believe after 15 years the local council were not going to keep it happening, unreal!!!! ROTARY CLUB of guys ROCK!!!!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Something to drool over until the "official" Eclipse Trailer becomes available....go Team Edward :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Dear Santa....

This is a layout I did for a class on Friday. The class went great, the girls were a pleasure to work with as always :) and fun was had by all....

I have used papers from the Kaiser "Dear Santa" Range...gorgeous papers to work with :)

Santa Claus SVG can be downloaded HERE!

Hope you have all had a great weekend :)

Kris xo

Monday, November 9, 2009

Important Message as Summer arrives....

As we approach Summer here in Queensland.... we as Adults know & understand how incredibly hot our weather is and the consequences for ignoring it ... Please take the time to read the following information....and keep our children safe :)

Ava's Rule

Ava had been found in her parents’ car, parked in the sun. She had snuck in looking for lollies and found herself in the back seat, with child locks on. She was 3 years old and did not realise that if she moved into the front, those doors would open. She never re-gained consciousness and died a few days later.

Her parents have dedicated themselves to spreading the word about Ava’s rule:

Always lock your car and store your keys where your children cannot reach them.

Verify your children know never to go to the car unsupervised.

Actively seek out sheltered locations to park your car.

Keep Safe :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ticket to Ride.....

Well I've finally scrapped those new cutesie pics of Miss Amy enjoying her big girl bike riding lessons from the other weekend...

Off to catch up on some reading now I think.... have a great day my friends :) xo Kris

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Imperfect Parts of Life....Cyber Crop for SWV

If you enjoy a good laugh and a good scrap fest.... then come and join in with us all next month at Scrap With V, awesome challenges, fabulous prizes, loads and loads of good fun... See you all there :) xo Kris

Flowers from a dear friend....

So I love flowers....they make me extraordinarily happy!! So I could not have been happier to find these little beauties gracing my letterbox last week....Martina you are entirely too clever chick, and I thank you for your gorgeous gift of blooms :) I love them.... so glad you included so many for me to make & assemble lol ... burnt fingers here I come lol lol

Aren't they totally gorgeous?

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Quiet Moment....

This is my sketch challenge for the SWV Cyber Crop from last weekend, just made it in by the skin of my teeth woohooo!

Thanks Ness for another great challenge and a totally awesome Cyber Crop, sorry I didn't get as involved as I'd like to have been this time, but look forward to the next....bring it on girl :)

I've used American Crafts CS, Graphic 45 PP, Embellies from "Game On" D-Lish Kit, Car button from D-Lish Scraps, Cuttlebug Diecut Chippies and Adorn It Tiny Alphas stickers, and Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.

Thanks for looking..... enjoy the rest of your weekend...happy crafting :) xo Kris

Spring Time Bliss

So I did a tiny wee bit of shopping this week lol Bought some gorgeous Prima Papers, a few gorgeous kits from DLish Kits and oh lets just not mention what other things i've bought lol lol.

Anyhoo have had this photograph of Miss Amy sitting here looking at me for a few weeks now, so decided to play with one of my fave colours.....A dash of HOT PINK :) woohoo

Okay, so I've used part of the Vintage Rose Pack - Hot Pink - from D-lishKits uber gorgeous... Prima "Flirty Little Secret" Paper, Gorgeous HotPink Pearl Strand from Spotlight (thankyou Tina mwah!), Lace hand dyed Pink, SCAL Files: SPRING TIME and BLISS title and Coredinations Whitewash CS and Bingo Card.

Thanks for looking, have a great day!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

ScrapWithV - Cyber Crop Entry for #3 - Card Challenge

Brigitte gave us a fabulous challenge for this one.... Make a Card...with these criteria...

Something OLD, Something NEW
Something RECYCLED, Something BLUE

So I have used.....something old - Pearl Heart Button; new - graphic downloaded & printed; recycled - Page from old novel; blue - lace.

Thanks Brigitte for a fabo challenge girl :)

Another card...

Started this one last night when I was in the mood to play with messy inks (mwahahaha love em) finished it off this morning, but as it was crazy grocery shopping day today, haven't had a chance to snag a pic and load it up until now, so here is the 2nd Vintage Style Card I've created. Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Vintage Cards totally Rock!!!

Well I think I must say I have found a whole new love!!! I hate card making....don't get me wrong now....I totally love the whole idea of making cards, but man I really suck at it most days, so today whilst browsing thru some online catalogues I got my very first glimpse ever of a "vintage style" card, couldn't see too much of the details but something happened, made my lil ole heart go hot diggity dog, I sooooo have to jump on into some of that! So out came the cardstock, the distress ink omg I love that stuff hehe and some vintage old book that I bought for a song last week and voila....We have one lovely card that I actually quite adore!!!

Now, this lil sweetie is going on a trip.... in a hot stuffy envelope.... any day now.... I wonder where it is going to go to????? sorry can't's a secret!! lol Have a great day/evening!

xo Kris :)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

OMG Look who's riding now....

OMG you know your baby days are over when your baby starts to ride a big kids bike :( Some friends of ours gave us a lil bike yesterday afternoon, needs a new tyre as we've quickly found out, hubby repaired it, but it hasn't held :( but she got a ride before it went pfffffft on her lol. Wow gotta say the guys who resurfaced our road this week, did an AWESOME job!!! Look how nice n smooth it is, nice change from the loose gravel horrible stuff we had there.

Woohoooooooooo go Amy go!!! xo

Gorgeous Vintage Embellishment Kits....

OMG!!! These are so yummalicious! Have you seen these little bundles of heaven yet?? If not jump on over to D-Lish Kits and take a peek before they are all gone. There are 4 gorgeous embelli kits to choose from.

Friday, October 16, 2009

D-lish Scraps is offering a $40 voucher on it's blog just for helping to spread the word about their online store! If you would like to win too then head on over .... make sure you tell them I sent you!

And their sister site D-lish Kits has one of their kits up for grabs each month just for following their blog. If you would like to win one of their kits, all you need to do is head to the blog and become a follower. Winners will be announced on the last day of each month.

Good luck everyone!!! Have a fabulous weekend :)

Woohooooooo I had a ***WIN***

So, I'm kinda doing a lil bit of a happy dance today, I took a message from my mobi this morning from my sweet friend Tina who was kinda do a happy dance of her own, something about omg girl pick up your phone, why aren't you picking up, omg you won you won you won lmao which had me in hysterical fits of laughter... Tina you are such a delightful friend, your enthusiasm and genuine excitement for others makes you a shining star girl...don't ever change!

So the challenge at Shabbychic Butterflys & Bows for this September, was this....Use...

Background colour of CREAM or WHITE
Dominants of pastel pink and lemon
and Butterflies (my fave lol)

This is the layout that I entered and yay it won woohoo, so happy and excited. Huge thanks to Eve & The Shabby Chicks for making my day!!! To all the other ladies who entered, I think your layouts were fantastic, keep up the great work and keep on entering, you just have to be in it to win it girls luck with Octobers entries, can't wait to get my lil mitts on that challenge, it looks fab!!! Can't wait to see what gorgeous creations you all come up with this time.

Cheers Kris xo

Ps.... Have a great weekend :)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

This is where I'm off to this weekend....

Scrap With V Cyber Crop......

Can hardly wait....awesome fun time to be had every time! See you all there ladies :)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Another challenge entry to share...

Yet another of my challenge entries for Challenge Heaven.

Themed Challenge - Calendar. Take inspiration from a calendar in any way you like. It can be the numbers, months a particular date etc
You must also use scallop edges and a tree/s on your page

Well that's all for me for one weekend, been incredibly slack, must get bottom into gear and get scrapping some more.

Hope you've all had a fabbo weekend and in good health, til next time, take care xo Kris :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Another challenge Entry....

Well I am totally loving these challenges, thanks to the ladies who keep them coming for us!!! This is for the Ebony & Ivory Challenge at Challenge Heaven

The challenge was this.....

Ebony and Ivory Challenge - White (Ivory) with pink and green
You must also use brads or pearls and a butterfly/s (You may use small amounts of other colours but White, Pink and Green must be the dominant colours)

(hmmm dunno where that blue came from in the 2nd pic, think it must have been a bit of reflection from the computer screen perhaps grrrr) lol

So I have used my white background, with Pinks & a Gorgeous Green Paper with fabulous pink roses oh yummalicious, fabulous butterfly from Creative Imaginations, Pink Wild Rose from D-Lish, Cricut Title, Versa Inks, Pink Pearls, Jenni Bowlin Alpha Stickers, Bella Journal Block Stamp :) Thanks for another great challenge girls! Loving it heaps!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

OMG Look at the surprise I found in my mailbox today....

This gorgeous little bundle of beauty & joy was awaiting my arrival home today after doing the dreaded grocery shop moonlight madness rush!!! (omg i hate grocery shopping)

This beautiful RAK is from my dear sweet friend Martina (aka Tina) Absolutely LOVE it all Tina, you know me too well my friend, they are just perfect!!!!

Thankyou so very much xoxoxo
Greatly appreciated and treasured!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My entry for Word Challenge

This is my entry for the "Word" challenge over at Challenge Heaven

Word Challenge - Use the word "Adorable" in your title.
You must also use inking, ribbon and stamping somewhere on the page

I've used CS - American Crafts, PP - Graphic45, Flower - D'Lish, American Craft Ribbon, Stamp by Kaisercraft, 7Gypsies Journal Tag, Kaiser Bling, Alpha - Cricut, Ink - Ranger Distress Fired Brick

Monday, October 5, 2009

My entry for Quote Challenge at Aussiegirlsgonescrappin

AussieGirlsGoneScrappin....Amanda's Quote Challenge....

Firstly, thanks Amanda for a great challenge, really enjoyed this one.

The criteria for this challenge was to use:

"Laugh as much as you breathe and Love as long as you live" - Quote
Metal Embellishment

Managed to somehow squeeze them all in there somewhere lol (they may not be big, but they are in there lol)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Imagine, Dream, Believe....Crafty Sketches Entry for September 15 Challenge

This is my entry that I've submitted for the September 15th Challenge on Crafty Sketches Swing by and have a go, still some time until this one closes. The 1st October Challenge is also up ready for your creative hands to get going on! Come on and have a go!!

I absolutely ADORE this photograph of Miss Ellen that I happened to just snap when she was having one of her "off with the fairies" episodes lol I'm just amazed at how beautiful the blue of her eyes are, they are oh so dreamy. So when I saw this challenge & the sketch actually had the words, Imagine, Believe & Dream on there, I thought yeeehaaaa this will work perfectly. Gave me a chance to lash out irrationally on the bling "oh god how I love that stuff" lol.

Anyhoo, off to create some more entries for challenges, having a blast with them all at the moment, we've just gotten back from my sister's place, they have an inground pool, still a lil bit cool for swimming (for people with commonsense anyway) didn't stop the kids though, I swear these kids of mine are part mermaid lol they just LOVE the water! Who am I to stop them....hehehe photo opportunities lmao.

Take care & I hope you all had a great weekend, in good health :) Cheers Kris

Friday, October 2, 2009

My Challenge Entry for ShabbyChic Butterflys & Bows Blog...

I had a ball doing this layout, with a jolly good push from my dear friend Tina to make me try something thats a little bit "out of the box I live in" once again Thank You Tina for making me try new things, I love love love scrapping with you girl, have a blast every time!

So the challenge at Shabbychic Butterflys & Bows for this month, was this....Use...

Background colour of CREAM or WHITE
Dominants of pastel pink and lemon
and Butterflies (my fave lol)

Spread the word......

D-lish Scraps is offering a $40 voucher on it's blog just for helping to spread the word about their online store! If you would like to win too then head on over .... make sure you tell them I sent you!

And their sister site D-lish Kits has one of their kits up for grabs each month just for following their blog. If you would like to win one of their kits, all you need to do is head to the blog and become a follower. Winners will be announced on the last day of each month.

Good luck everyone!!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


OMG jaw dropping blog candy from the lovely Kellie Winnell for Magnolia Down Under, go check it out girls, follow the instructions, you should know them by now lol, share the love around and cross your fingers, toes, eyes, arms, legs, whatever it takes omg this is just too much, I'm in love!!!!! Thanks Kellie for the opportunity to win such a fabulicious Candy :)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bev's Beautiful Blog Candy...

Girls you definately need to check this lil beauty out, Bev is offering another stunningly gorgeous blog candy CHECK IT OUT HERE I'm so impressed to see some gorgeous Aussie stuff in there too....Kaiser!!! We love our Kaiser Down Under :) lol

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Last Chance - Sketch Entries for September at Discover Scrapbooking

Come on ladies, only 2 entries so far, would greatly love to see some more, if you have a bit of spare time on your hands this weekend, why not pop by and have a go. Here's the LINK for the sketch, you have until Midnight Wednesday, 30th September to get your entries in to have a great chance at winning the Store Voucher for the month. Here's the great sketch we are using, it is by Jolene Pienaar one of our very own well published Aussie ladies. Pop over and check out her BLOG for some inspiration.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

RAK from my dear friend Tina :)

Oh My Goodness, How I just loooooooooove surprises....

How is this for total yum-alicious flower heaven? My dear friend Tina surprised me the other day with this totally gorgeous collection of flowers, tags, journalling bits n pieces, and embellies, omg sooooo many beautiful gorgeous things in here (still amazed at what she can fit into an envelope!!!!) She made a drop dead gorgeous card as well with her sweet baby girl, Bindy on front, she is such a lil sweetheart with a gorgeous smile, how nice it was to find my little mate Bindy popping out off the envelope lol.

Tina you are such a sweetie, and I thank you with lots of love & hugs (again) lol.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Kylie's Flower Challenge at SWV Cyber Crop

This is my entry for Kylie's Challenge on the SWV Spring themed Cyber Crop from the weekend. We had to use floral paper, a flower transparency, a chippie flower and include the word "flower" in the title.

Thanks for looking :) Hope you all have a great day.... what's left of it lol.

Cheers Kris :)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Vroooooooooooooooooooooom OMG SuperPowerBoats at Moreton Bay today :)

OMG these things were UNREAL!!! They are so loud and fast omg was incredibly good fun trying to catch photos of these guys today. Here's a pic of "Big Red" as I was calling him, anything red and big and fast has gotta be good don't ya think? lol

I couldn't believe how low these helicopters fly over the boats and even scarier, the turkeys who are filming from the helicopters, man I'm talking, could see legs hanging out of the doors, holy cow!!!! Adrenalin junkies or what?? hehehe

We went for a quick cruise through the Scarborough Marina yesterday and saw a couple of these guys up on their trailers, OMFG they are HUGE HUGE HUGE! The engines are enormous, trailers the size of a house, unbelievably gorgeous pieces of machinery is all I can say.

We were going to trek up this arvie after the race finished to check them all out and grab some photos, but family called and informed us we were supposed to be visiting with them, like wtf? when did we make that plan I wonder?? but anyway, nature of the beast, keep everyone happy happy happy, so we had to ditch our plans :( oh well, always next year I suppose....

Hope you all had a happy & safe weekend,

Cheers Kris :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Oh What a Day it's been.....

Firstly.....A very big huge Happy Birthday to my gorgeous girl Ellie :) 6 today!!! Wahoo!

Anyway.... somedays we mums just feel like tortured old souls, slaves, cooks, washerwomen, chauffeurs, cleaners, you name it, I'm quite certain that I've felt it. So normally on our kid's birthdays (as we have such a large family) we generally don't do birthday parties as such, we stick to just the family, inlaws, outlaws, etc etc.

This morning I started at 6am with a quick trip to the local IGA to grab some lunchbags for tuckshop (Pay day treat for the kids), and a pack of candles to send off to school with Ellen's cake to share with her class! Came home, iced said cake, packaged it all up, got the troops ready, delivered the 3 youngsters to school, took Miss Amy & Miss Rach for a treat at Macca's (OMG) on the way to dropping Rach at High School, so whilst sitting there enjoying an absolutely fabulous cappucino yummmmmmy I decided, what the heck, lash out and have a bit of fun today for Miss Ellen and see what becomes of off to do the grocery shopping, aka mad chaotic dash thru Woolies, picked up quite a few (out of the ordinary for us) treats along the way, grabbed what I needed to make a nice salad & bbq dinner for the family as the inlaws just got home from holidays yesterday (bit of a surprise!!!)

Well my day of fun had just begun....baked another cake (thankya Betty lol), we put a tonne of her frosting on it too yummmo & a cute Dora Icing topper that we found at the supermarket... put up a hundred and one streamers out on the patio, a great big ole birthday banner, made some potato salad, coleslaw, truckload of salad, chilli lamb-burgers, hot oven fries for the kids and blew up a zillion balloons OMG now I know why I hate balloons... anyway this went on for the entire day, closed all the house up, pulled the curtains across the back doorway and set off to pic the kids up (how fast did that school day go??)

Ellie was first to the car going "omg Mummy I've had the bestest birthday today with my friends and one of my friends gave me a present, I'm so excited" lol she so cute this kid, we get home and I asked her, "so what did your little friend give you?" she says to me "I don't know, I was so excited I haven't opened it yet!" lol

Anyway, said pressie was a gorgeous Fairy Barbie Doll (she is soooooo in love now)...Big Thankyou to Tom & his folks for their thoughtfulness and kindness to Ellen! On to the next big act of the day.....I asked Ellen to go out the back and get something for me....welllllllll the curtain gets pulled across and all I hear is


This girl was so damn excited and thrilled to bits, she couldn't remember how to open the sliding door lmao. I was nearly flat on my back on the floor with laughter and delight!

Well anyway, the afternoon and evening turned into a great event, and the biggest and best thing ever happened.....

....right when my tired little possum walked up and grabbed me in a big ole bear hug and said

"Mummy I love you sooooooooo much, thankyou for making this bootiful party for ME, you are the bestest Mummy ever!"

And then I just melted!

I'm so utterly worn out and exhausted, but this little gem of a girl just made my entire day so worth the effort! I love her sooooooo much! xo

Hope you have all had a fabulous day :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

OMG I love love love getting mail :) Well.... Scrappy Mail anyway lol

A HUGE thanks to the girls at Scrap With V for this gorgeous RAK received today. Sadly only one person entered last months sketch challenge there, and that lucky duck was ME ME ME!

So I kinda won by default which is great for me, but come on folks, get your little bottoms into some of these sketch challenges and help to make them grow and who knows.... YOU JUST MAY WIN!!!! Like they say, "you gotta be in it to win it"

So here's a couple to get you going.....

ScrapWithV - Sketch Challenge

Discover Scrapbooking - Sketch Challenge

ARTastic - Sketch Challenge

From Screen 2 Scrap

Just to name a couple! There are tonnes of them to be found.

Inspiration.......look at this gorgeous photo of yummalicious (hmm is that even a word?) items I got from ScrapWithV - Thanks Girls :) Much appreciated!

Now get scrapping folks lol

Cheers Kris :)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Another weekend .........gone before you can blink :(

Well normally I love my weekends, but this one, I could have happily have lived without. Woke up Saturday morning with a run to the loo, hand over mouth, at a frantic pace! (And nooooo for all you smart bottoms thinking pregnant!! Not a chance!!!) Managed to contract some gross lil bug for 24 hours, made for a great day as Marty, myself and the kids were supposed to be attending his Cricket Breakup down in Brissy, I managed to stay for about half an hour, then drove all the way home....slept for a couple of hours then bam! sick again, so set off for a marathon drive to the city to pick him and the kids up, hoping to get home before the sick bug struck again, but fortunately it seemed to have simmered somewhat and I spent the entire evening sound asleep. Woke this morning feeling a whole lot better, excepting a few sore ribs from all the vomiting and a sore back, but thems the breaks and it sure beats spending another day vomiting :(

Fathers' Day today, managed to eventually cook up some Bacon & Eggs for the troops to enjoy out on the back patio in the glorious morning sun. The kids showered Dad with all their sweet lil gifts that they made & bought at school and a couple of exciting things from mum like a new shaver (hmm good for the legs too eh lol) and a Jim Beam Money box stuffed with fudge (revolting stuff) but he loved the JB money box part lol as I knew he would.

Had my Mum & Dad swing by for a visit, they've just gotten home earlier this week from a trip to Melbourne (said it was blardy freeeeeeezing) they took the RV down to attend my younger Brother's wedding, bought me home a CD of piccies (wooohooo gotta be happy with that). My eldest son Josh, was unfortunately involved in a vehicle crash this week, thank God he is okay, and somehow managed to make it out without a single mark/cut/scratch on him! Don't ask me how, the kid's car ended up literally "up a pole" vertical!!! Bloody 4wD cleaned him up from behind...just no excuse for that ... once again a valid reason why 4WD's shouldn't be on our damn roads!!!

Anyhoo, on a happier note, decided to tackle Brigitte's gorgeous Sketch Challenge on ScrapWithV for September, needed something constructive to do and well that was the first thing I saw when I jumped onto my lappy.

This is the sketch....

And this is what I came up with...