Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Mother

It's the last day of the year tomorrow and it's my Mum's Birthday

Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy 50th Birthday SIL

Happy 50th Birthday Card I made this card for my Sister -in -law who is 50 today so I hope she has a great day with her hubby.

Supplies used

Card Stock
pattern paper
chipboard flower
stamp which I only used half the pattern
quote stamp

Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad

My dad turned 79 this year and this i the card I made for him out of supplies from my stash.I'm very lucky to still have both parents and it's a honour to support them now as they have supported my family over the years.

Anyway Dad had a great birthday and in the coming year we'll have to have a huge party to celebrate his 80th

My mum's birthday is on the last day of the year and my Uncles was on teh 1st day of the year and I can remember so many great new years eve parties till late really late as a child -teenager

Card Share

oops not taken very straight at all
a simple card using bits n pieces from my supplies
having lots of males in my family the browns and greens go okay together for a male birthday which there are plenty of starting of the new year


Cd Cover

Supplies used

Kaiser Christmas paper range
Bling Stars
Rubon flowers
Zig Zag pen
Plastic CD cover

Live for Today Canvas

I like working on canvas and made this one for my living room.

Supplies used

foam thickeners (letters)
kasier paint and canvas
chipboard shapes
kasier flowers and brads

I used the outter case of the Grungeboard shape and [ainted inside the shape with Gold paint later sealed the paint and carefully pulled the outter case off the canvas.

live for today is something I try to do all the time you will never get today bck so make teh most of each and every day forever
Sam is our fluffy snuggly cat of 6years.He keeps me company when I'm on the computer working he was siting watching me paint when I snapped this photo of him.
supplies used
Coord Card stock
Bazzil matting
Journal tag
Chalk and gel pen
I placed the Chipboard under the card stock and sanded away till the pattern showed through making a border around the photo and title.
Journaling is my own hand writing.

Saturday, December 20, 2008


a quick simple card for cisters card blog
different paper scraps layered with ribbon and lace added
felt cut out for embellishment, stars and the word Xmas

Merry Wishes

Merry Wishes

supplies used

Kaiser paper
stamped quote
embossing power
stamp images Christmas

Stars cut out of Kaiser Paper
images are stamped using Green versa ink
Merry Wishes quote is embossed with gold embossing powdered and heated with my heat gun
rubons add on top right hand side

card share time

I have created these cards for cisters card blog so head on over to the site and see what everyone esle ha created.
Supplies used
Kaiser Christmas paper
gold embossing powder
zig pen
I cut the stars from Kasier Christmas paper
stamped a image onto the card and then added embossing powder and heat with my heat gun

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Card Blog Team Member

My friend Ally has asked me to be a
Card Design Team member on her site Cisters

Very excited about this postion and working with all the other lovely ladies who are card design team members.

every week we do a card design and it gets loaded up to http://cisters.ning.com/

so if you are looking for somewhere to hang with scrappers and fantasic crafters come on over and join up as a memeber

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Hello Again

It's been a while since I have said hi

It's raining today in Tassie and we have had Thunder and Lightening

Saturday, November 01, 2008

time for me to say Bye

Letting you all know I have resigned from Scrapping Around as of Nov 1 2008

I have been on site for 18 months and for me it was time to move on due to work , family and wanting to achieve more things within my life time

It has been fun and I have enjoyed it but my life sytle changed very quickly with my new job and I have given a few things up

You will still see me about and I will still add things to scrapping galleriers

I'm also looking forward to joining more of you and my friends in Cyber land and learning new things as I go

So Thank you everyone for visiting my Scrapping Around blog and supporting me on Scrapping Around

this blog will stay as for a while but I'm looking at Deleteing them all and changing to something esle or having a new blog with a new name so stay tuned

now I'm giving my self a 2 week holiday (well earnt too I think )

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Close up of my Grunge board embellishments

Closer look at my Grunge board embellishments
I inked them and then stanped a image on top
and around the edges before placing together.

Last page of my Acrylic ablum

My youngest Luke on one page and all 3 ons together
on the other page

embossed Acrylic shapes
hand made embellishments by me
Marcus after motorbike riding when we where on the farm

I embossed acrylic stars to use on my ablum with
inks and embossing powders

Dh and myself many moods ago one photo is
taken at Ralf falls in the North East of Tassie
and the other one f me is taken in Hobart.
Embossed stars and flowers

Grant crossed eyed it was the only photo
of a teen I could get one summer.
Supplies used
Embossed shapes -
Rhinestones -
Grunge squares embellishment was a hand made project of mine

My cover to my Acrylic Ablum

Christmas is going and these cards I made for a Cyber Crop at Scrapping around
Products used where - Bella Holiday pack for pattern paper
Kasier flowers
Leaves - see through ones
Kindy Glitz
Stampin up supplies where the ribbbon and stamps for inside card
inside of card was made by the masking Tech

Layout that shows my Garden in spring time . I love the fact that
My garden gives me lots of photos through out the year.

On the photo that is on the right hand side there is a tiny bird
sitting on the log. If you look hard enough you can see him above
the whit flower.

This is a beautiful place where we visit in summer it's 10 mins away from my home and it really gets back to the wilderness of Tassie . I'm so lucky to have a wonderful spot to take photos . I love the peace you feel when out there walking around .

Title is done using thickers foam ones and I inked them yellow for a differnt look and so they blended in with the flowers and wood swirls from KASIER

Monday, October 20, 2008

Design Team Members wanted

Scrapping Around is Looking for new Design Team Members

we are looking for some talented people to become part of our Design Team for 2009.

You will be required to start in January/February 2009.

We ask that if you are interested to please give us 6mths of your time.

Rules for this comp are pretty simple:- Join us as a member in the Forum, Gallery & store.
Post at least once a day for 2mths from your joining date.

Upload a minimum of - 4 layouts, 3 Off the page projects and 3 cards using different techniques and styles into your personal gallery.

Fill out a questionnaire Complete a task or 2 that will be set for finalists Be prepared to have lots of fun and make new friends both in real life and on line. Email me Robert at admin@scrappingaround.net.au for an application form.

Applications will close on December 19th 2008 and successful applicants will be notified no later then 29th of December 2009

this is the basic information if ou require more information
go to the link on right hand sde of blog

Saturday, September 27, 2008

September Cyber Crop - Scrapping round

Scrapping Around is having a CC all ch's are up and they are really easy so come on over and have a go you may even win some prizes you need to be a Reg member in the forum and gallery so you are ableto upload

prizes are listed below an there is links to Scpping around to your right of this post

September CC prizes
This month's Cyber Crop Prizes are:-

Children's Challenge Bling gift pack valued at $20.00 (pack will include the following items:- Rhinestones, Pearls, Brads, Eyelets)

Challenge #1 A & B Assorted Bella chipboard pack valued at $20.00 each (pack will include some of the following items:- Large chipboard Bracket & shapes, Large chipboard letters 12"X12" sheet, Corrugated letters, Chipboard Cookies in lower and upper case, chipboard shapes, chipboard album)

Challenge #2 Kaiser pack valued at $25.00 plus (pack includes:- Christmas wood album, rings, Cheer paper range and bling)

Challenge #3 Assorted paper and silk flowers to the value of $25.00. (Flowers will be what we have instock at this moment)

Challenge #4 Felt pack from Heidi Swapp valued at $25.00 (This pack will include butterflies and flowers from Heidi Swapp).

Challenge #5 Kaiser wooden canvas pack. (this pack will inlcude one 12x12 wood canvas, 1 Medium wood canvas, 1 small wood canvas & 3 mini wood canvas)

Challenge #6 2 TLC Runway scrap kits valued at $18.90 each

close up

here is a close up of the masking Tech I learnt last weekend while in Geelong
I will be trying this on other layouts and with different photos as I found it so much fun and something I could do in the family room

Masking Class

I went to a masking class and was taught how to use them right and how to finish the layout off with a mask.

Found this interesting and fun to do as I have never done this before it was something really new to me and the teacher Simonne who is a Design Team Memebr for Scrapping Around
did a great job of teaching me I really enjoyed this class

Found you need time and you also need to have a great creative mind and you need to play with teh mask before going ahead with where it needs to go on the layout

This was a really fun class to do and yes I will do masking again one day


Billy Can
Billy Can was made by sanding the suface of the lid and painting it all over when I took the photo light wasn't right for the lid so will upload that later on
I covered it with card stock and paper then added flowers and bling till I was happy with the design.
adding the ribbons was fun and I used ribbons from swaps all sorts of colours to give the tin a happy look
I still need to add my name and some other bits but apart from that it is finished

Scrapping Around Retreat

Had a wonderful time at my 1st retreat every and can't wait till the next one

we boarded the plane Friday the 19th and landed at 11am for a fun filled weekend and came back to Tassie late Monday night .Luke was happy as it was school holidays so it ended his 2 weeks off great

I have some thinsg to share which I made whle away was pleased with them all as I had never ade these types of things before

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Cong's goes to Luke for being a Junior Design Team member .He was so happy when I told him he had been asked to be part of SCRAPPING AROUND .

he is one of his layouts with him paddling on the river in our town as last summer the pool wasn't opened but the river was so much fun on very hot days

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Mt Paris Dam

over the hoildays and weekends we often pack a picnic and tour our local bush land this place is not far from my home town and it's a great place to take the boys back into the Bush to enjoy the beauty of Tasmania
I enjoyed doing this layout and use some new supplies from Scrapping Around
Marcus sanded the paper for me as I was cooking tea he said that looks nice card stock I said yes but it could be sanded to show the colour underneath, the result was a light shade of blue showing through
I like the way my photo captures the water flow even though it was the middle of summer in the native bush land there was enough water flowing for all wildlife and plant life

Circut Expression

My husband brought me this machine and I love how it cuts and howal my things come out looking great, the more I play with it the more I'm learning it can cut different things ,being abl to press buttons an it knows exactly what I need it to do making my scrapping and card making so much easier

Colour Competition

New comptition over at SCRAPPING AROUND

Colour Competition

every week you will be old a colour and then you have about 7 days to create a layout in the colour combo then upload to gallery

Click on the link thats says FORUM on the right hand side of my blog

and sign up for some fun with Colours +

Monday, August 18, 2008

boy time has gone

well with work and family things I haven't been here for a while

just a update for you all

my soon hasn't been to court but the other person has and it's an on going case

My husband has found full time work and I have gained more hours in my work place

It changes a few things for me a there have been things I haven't done before and will be learning more about these areas , still doing cert 4 in small business management and adult ed course which has been fun

weather in Tassie is cold at night but warming up through the day and if you get in the right stop when sun is shinning down it's really nice.

all the males have had colds and have now got over them but it took time to disappear , colds/flus seem to come so quick but take ages to go away

I'm really looking forward to next month when I fly out for a few days my hubby may not be looking forward to the trip away as I usually bruise his knee caps as I don't always like flying so I hope it's a nice day

well I better go and start getting things ready for tomorrow it never stops in our home and there is always plenty to rattle on about if you like to read my blog I'll give you all something to read about

take care everyone - remember a smile can make someones day a happy day

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Happening at last - Re Aussie Mateship post

Well going back to the Aussie Mateship thread I placed up here awhile ago about my son being hurt and others helping him because of their bond through Mateship we are starting to get answers

The case is starting to go through the court here in our town and the person has been charged they need to go back to court in the coming months but at last we have action on an awful deed that wasn't caused by our son

Hopefully he will be able to get on with life and live it to the fullest as anyone can

I believe with all my heart we are placed here for a purpose in life
weather it be to rasie our own children
to make some one smile
to help plant a wonderland for all Creatures Great and Small
to be involved with community members that make us become out of self

I also believe when your life's work is done you will be taken from here and be given the rest you deserve so much

Sometimes it is hard to do your best with what life throws up at you but through what has happened to my son I know now he has many friends from all over teh place mayb more friends than me who are willing to help if the need every rise's again

why because it's ---- say's his friends to me he wouldn't hurt a fly he is fun , harmful type of person and I can't but feel a since of pride to think we as his parents have brought him up in a good way so that he will be a true gentleman at heart

no one can get through life with out a friend of some sort

I will leave you with these 2 quotes one a general quote one a bible verse

Some friendships do not last, but some friends are more loyal than brothers."
- Proverbs 18:24

Friends are the most important ingredient in this recipe of life."
- (sent by Dior Yamasaki)

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

win at Scrapping Around $100 of supplies

Win $100.00 worth of Supplies
Win $100.00 worth of Scrapbooking Supplies from us.

Win $100.00 worth of goodies from our shopping cart.
This will include some items that we haven't even released to the public yet.

Follow the link Scrapping Around

How:- Become a registered member of our forum

Promote our site on another site (your blog, another forum, etc.) Make sure your allowed to promote us if your on another site 1st please with that site owner as we don't want you to get into trouble. Include a link either to our home page or to the shopping cart or to the forum or all 3 if you are allowed.

Post a message in the forum thread with a link to the site you promoted us on. This is so we can all have a look and also well you know we need to be able to check that your link works back to our site too.

Ask your friends to join us in our forum. Once they have an account please ask them to post a message in our welcome thread.

Each new person that joins and is active in the forum ie:- weekly challenge, CC or FNGNI will also give you an entry into this draw.

This will be open to all our members until July 10th 2008.We will announce the winner over our July Cyber Crop weekend. (July 08 - Friday 11th till Monday 14th)

Scrapping Around Home Page

win win $100 worth of supplies

Win $100.00 worth of Supplies
Win $100.00 worth of Scrapbooking Supplies from us.

Win $100.00 worth of goodies from our shopping cart.
This will include some items that we haven't even released to the public yet.

Follow the link Scrapping Around

How:- Become a registered member of our forum

Promote our site on another site (your blog, another forum, etc.) Make sure your allowed to promote us if your on another site 1st please with that site owner as we don't want you to get into trouble. Include a link either to our home page or to the shopping cart or to the forum or all 3 if you are allowed.

Post a message in the forum thread with a link to the site you promoted us on. This is so we can all have a look and also well you know we need to be able to check that your link works back to our site too.

Ask your friends to join us in our forum. Once they have an account please ask them to post a message in our welcome thread.

Each new person that joins and is active in the forum ie:- weekly challenge, CC or FNGNI will also give you an entry into this draw.

This will be open to all our members until July 10th 2008.We will announce the winner over our July Cyber Crop weekend. (July 08 - Friday 11th till Monday 14th)

Scrapping Around Home Page

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Retreat Time

Yay this will be my first retreat and I'm a DT so that means I'll be helping with classes there is more detail in the forum part so become a member and check out what we have on offer

We have a huge discounts on the retreat as well

if you can come for a day visit thats fine as well

I'm stayinmg all weekend and flying in from Tassie with my husband and 1 son
Should be heaps of fun can't wait to met all my scrapping buddies

Retreat Time

Are you ready for our 1st ever retreat??
We have accommodation for 36 so book your spot early.

Friday 19th - Sunday 21st of September 2008

Grovedale Geelong VICTORIA

Costs are:- Our costs for the reatreat are per class. Individual class costs are up in seperate threads.
Main Meals are not include in class costs unless otherwise stated.

This includes the following:

Games and prizes.
Use of sizzix machine and dies.
Use of the Wishblade with supervision
Stamping area.
painting area.

Accommodation: To be advised soon
Arrival time: Around 4:30pm Friday with Dinner being served around 6:30pm.

Shopping: Scrapping Around will have all our store open to you all ;D

$50.00 deposit is required to confirm your booking.Even if you are only attending for the day.
This deposit is non-refundable.
Store coupons or gift vouchers are not able to be used for the retreat.

Direct Deposit ~ Please contact us for our bank details. When making payments with DD please ensure that you use the following 'SARET Your Name' as the description so we can track payments.

Monthly Payments ~ We will be offering monthly payments to help people pay off the retreat.. Monthly payments are due on the 1st of each month. These payments can be made via the shopping cart using paypal.

Please email us at monique@scrappingaround.net.au to book your spot.
Cost for each class you wish to attend needs to be paid within 14 days of adding your name to the list of each class.

There is a discount for paying for the whole weekend in full before the 19th of August 2008.

Deposit to be paid with in 14 days of booking your spot otherwise I will have to give it to the next person. Sorry about that but placing is limited.
Final payment to be received no later then 19th of August 2008.
Monthly payments are to be made on the 1st of each month. I will put a post up at the end of each month to remind everyone that payment is due and wont name names
It is your responsibility to email me to let me know deposit and monthly payments have been made so that I can keep track of payments. So I don't miss any payments please email me with details for each payment to payments@scrappingaround.net.au
$50 deposit is non-refundable for the remaining balance a refund will be given in full with 21 days notice prior to the 1st of August. All cancellations must be submitted in writing to monique@scrappingaround.net.au

Way more information will be up shortly in regard to children attending, classes, activities what you will need to bring etc.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask in a separate post in this part of our forums.

Reward Points on offer at Scrapping Around

Earn Reward Points for being a member of our site.

From July 1st we would like to reward you all for participating in our challenges in the forum.
We feel that the reward system we are implementing is a fair one and obtainable.
As you all can understand we can't give out vouchers or product prize packs for all our challenges, and felt that this was a fairer system for everyone.

Points for challenges.

1 point for weekly challenge = 4 points per month
1 point for what about me challenges
2 points for FNGNI = 8 points per month
2 points for Cyber Crop Step by Step
2 points for completion and upload of bi-monthly card sketch challenge
3 points for completion and upload of bi-monthly sketch challenge
3 points for completion and upload of bi-monthly inspiration challenge
4 points for monthly page kit challenge (purchase and upload)
4 points for monthly card kit challenge (purchase and upload)
Once you have earned some reward points here are their values Scrappy dollar wise

20 points = $1.00

50 points = $2.50

100 points = $5.00

200 points = $10.00

300 points = $15.00

You can then use your scrappy $$$ to purchase items from our store.

Reward points can be accumulated and are valid for 12 months.

You will find more information in our forum regarding our reward point system. You will need to be a member of our forum to access this information.

Cyber Crop

July 11th is Cyber Crop Time at Scrapping Around

so come on over and have lots of fun with all the ladies and DT

click on the links on the right hand side they will take you to each section of Scrapping Around

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

photo time

boy I haven't been here for a longer time but
I know have new photos to share with you all will find them tomorrow night after work and post
Do you know what this is ?and no it's not a UFO. I was walking home from the footy ground where I had taken profile photos of 2 players with my camera in hand I set it to the candle setting and aimed at the light.
It is actually the street light outside my place that guided me home in the dark it was only 6pm
There is a certain glow that the camera picked up and now I want to take more photos with my candle setting to see what I can achieve with my photos. I didn't go to any fire works this year but if you did and have photos to share send them to me and I'll post them up on this blog for you to share .

School Holidays

My son has laid around the house and not getting up till 10am or later
ohh to be on Holidays and no school is great when it's all wintery outside

He has done so much over the holidays that time has flown and it's almost back to school for him . It's been a nice spell not having to do lunches and make sure homework is done on time.

My other son spent his 1st week donw at Tafe we live about 4 hours away so he caught the bus Sunday and got a ride back with a friend. Which saved us petrol and money in the long run

He goes for 2 weeks on Sunday and hopes to stay with family on the central coast which will save him lots of travelling and us as well

It was interesting when he went we all missed him and I got used to the quiet and sleep ins because normally he needs to be taken to work which is 5;30am start for us all .So it's really nice when he goes to away for a bit I get to sleep in longer

As soon as he was home the noise level picked up and we knew he was back don't you just love the noise's boys all make together

It's mine no it's mine , I brought that no mum did

makes you wonder why they do this and yes there is a reason for it all

1 they are both different
2 helps them to have conflict that they learn to sort by themselves
3 it's there way of showing love to each other
4 what esle is a younger brother for

well I'll leave you to ponder on these points

Amazing Scrap Race

Amazing Scrap Race is in full swing at Scrapping Around and the ladies are creating some great layouts to be judge. Must say teh judging is very hard and it's great to see so many having a go and stepping out of their comfort zone

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Art Weekend

long weekend in Tassie for the Queens birthday

I enetred some photos in the a photo competition and my son won $250.00 he is over the moon

I also spent the day in church hall showing my skills as a scrapper and it was interesting to see how many people came through the doors who where scrappers or card makers

Every person had there own way of doing things and it was great to share with these people

Thankyou to all teh people who commented on my ablum and my work it was a pleasure to show you all what I do as a scrapper .

I do hope to go next year and maybe I'll have lots more to show and teach every one

One of the things that people where interested in today was Chipboard, paint and kidy Glitz and what you can achieve with them all

For me on a personal level it was great to share with others who enjoy paper crafts know that I can learn from them and they can learn from me

I also made some scrapping friends who would love to get together for a lesson or just to scrap on a weekly thing . Which I'm looking forward to as I don't belong to any group in my local area

Anyway I had a great day out scrapping and sharing my skill and would encourage anyone to do teh same if they get the chance to display there work go for it because so many new doors open for you as I have found out today

I have a new site which I have started this last week for people to join Scrappy Time

Monday, May 26, 2008

competitions ~ working display

Our local town has a art weekend coming up and I have been asked to do a display on scrapbooking and enter some of my photos into a competition

1st prize money is $400 so it's worth entering the photos have to be of local area and I have a few good ones that I can enter no harm in trying

I may come out with a dollar or two but time will tell


I'm a scrapbooker and part of a design team well 2 months ago I was asked to submitt some work andthey wanted to published it in there magazine

They have done that and it came out last Monday I'm so proud to have my work displayed in a magazine for everyone to see

was truely amazing to be asked and I have been asked to submitt more of my work to the magazine so it's a start of a new adventure for me on my scrapping journey

Flu Hurray up and go

over the last month or so I have had a cough and it turned into the flu last week I haven't eaten much and lost some weight which isn't a bad thing my family where great and left me to be sitting and doing nothing at all

even my youngest helped with meals and doing things for me which made me feel special as a mum who was sick .I did however work and had to cancel a training day and only worked for a few hours on Saturday .

feeling uinder the weather still and lived on soup for most of the week soup has became my best friend as everything taste's the same and it's awful. I really do like food and it's not good when everything taste the same as I don't enjoy it one little bit


Yay it's out and looks great

I brought my magazine last week and I have 2 pages for my layout

Marcus wasn't over impressed with me but I thought the magazine did a great job in displaying my layout

Being a step by step was a bonus as well

took me four years to get there with the help of some great friends

It's great to be published at last

Creative cardmaking and papercraft issue 12 page 98

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Autumn Season and it wont be long winter will be here it's starting to pop it's face around the corner with the cooler nights and days.
At the start of Autumn I did a cc at Scrapping Around and this is one of my layouts I did it was my ch and you had to use 9 small pieces of pattern paper which I did mine are added down the bottom of my page
Photo was taken by me and it's my garden I got nice and close and used macro setting on my camera which gave a nicer and clear photo in the long run with the colour cystal clear
I'm enjoying the last few days of Autumn before winter hits us very hard and fast but I wont mind as it's great for scrapping by the fire
The layout also has my own hand writing on it as I love using my own handwriting because when I'm gone it will be something to treasure forever

Friday Night Girls In Layout

This was a Friday Night Girls In Ch Monique set it and we had no photos to go by it was all typed up the way she wanted us to create our layout
she also did a card but I didn't get time to make the card on Friday.

Photos are taken of my middle teen enjoying summer 10 ten minutes away from our place set in the wild bush of Tassie is a small pinic spot with a swimming hole

We all had a great time and thank you for taking time to look at my layout

This layout took me 30 mins all up very simple and quick but I'm happy with it

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Shopping Cart full of new items

Check out all the new items at Scrapping Around's store


it's great shopping form home with a cuppa

I love looking around the shop to see whats in store

new supplies can be found here
New Products

I like the Kasier brand and Bella brand at the moment but theer are lots of supplies in teh cart that are on my scrapping table
Everyone loves Easter in my household and they really liked me this year because I had to create some DT work forSCRAPPING AROUND
Once again I used a big photo and zoomed in crpping bits out to make the eggs centre of attention when you look at the layout.
U sed Bella chipboard,Kasier paper ,flowers and bling with some red ink .Once I inked teh letters I mad podge then with sparkling which gives a nice layout over all
We had a great easter and everyone relly enjoyed them self and I wasn't teh only easter bunnie in our home this year which was nice to think we where special enough o get eggs from another bunny full of love

cyber crop layout share

we where asked to make our own pattern paper with a leaf design .
I went out side and found some leaves and inked them up in 3 different colours and inked on a piece of white paper
I used Kasier paper , chipboard,flowers ,bling and rubons all brought from scrapping around
The photo was taken that day in my garden and printed on an express machince for a small cost
I'm starting to use bigger photos on my layouts and love the results I'm achieveing

Sneak Peaks

do you like sneak peaks
here are 2 you may like a peak at
it's a off the page item I have done from Scrapping Around
it's also part of my DT work over there I have been on the site for over 12 months now and have been made admin .I love being involved and helping other scrappers .
Scrapping Around is a great site and it has changed owners Moni has sold to Rob so now we have a male scrapper called BR which is short for Big Rob

Friday, May 02, 2008

Aussie Mateship

you hear people say their mates its great living in Australia because of the mateships you make

we didn't realize until our son was hurt how many friends and mates he had made along the way and since moving away from home he has met lots of other people and feels so much part of the town we live in

He said no one likes the girl for what she did to him and he had lots of people ask him if he was okay

I still have people ask about him

they say to me , I know your son is he okay

yep he is but I want to thank his mates for believing in him , helping him when the need was required of them all and for caring

Teens don't get a lot of credit due to that they are teens and they do silly things

yep they do silly things but you know what you gotta love them because every teen has some good inside somewhere

not over yet

We are waiting on a court case date for my son

he went back to the dentist and he needs to go back in 3 months time

I hope it's all sorted quickly but it will be a long term event because of his dentist trips we usually pay for him and teh last time he went it was $195.00 for 30 minutes while they removed tooth glue from his teeth

He now looks normal still has to be very careful in the way he eats but is improving so thats all we can hope for and that osts will be given back to us soon

it has made our family stronger and it was and still is amazing to seehow my sons have got through this together

Workshops for me

I have been aske to be part of our arts festival weekend coming up in June

It was an honour to be asked and I said yes I'll do that for you

they want to showcase scrapbooking and photo's so I can do both

can't wait just need to work out what to take and do for the weekend


Whooo I'm so excited I'm going to be a PUBLISHED Scrapbooker

I had tried lots of times submitting and gave up and never thought much more about it but then
I sent in 2 letters to a mag with layouts attached and my letters WON STAR LETTER of the month .

When the editor asked for my address to send out my book prize she asked would I like to submitt to there MAGAZINE ~ Creative Cardmaking and papermaking

I said I would like to as she really liked one of my layouts so in the next couple of months a magazine should hit the shelves with a 2 page step by step in it for beginners and it will be my layout

I will let everyone know when the Magazine is out in stores

I can't wait

Biggest Morning Tea

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Scrapping Around are holding an online crop event to support the Cancer Council and raise as much as we can for them.
Date:- Friday May 30th 2008
Time:- 8PM VIC
Place:- Scrapping Around Forum.
Cost:- $5.00 donation to the Cancer Council.
Even if you are unable to attend in our forum on the evening please make a donation via the link above for this wonderful cause.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Amazing Scrap Race

The Amazing Scrap Race is on at Scrapping Around so go on over join up and be in teh race to win some awersome prizes

will add more later as it's time to knock off work

getting over something

It's really hard to get over things when your family isn't in the wrong
where moving forward and slowly moving on to the biggest step for me today is getting my hair cut where the person who hurt my son works but it's important to show our local community things happen you learn to move on and it takes a great deal of strength to move forwards

Sunday, March 09, 2008

how do you feel ?

My son was hurt by someone esle this week they left him with a mouth which he couldn't use

Made me wonder how you feel when people or other things hurt things that you care about

Our children grow up but they are always our kids , you never stop loving them or caring about them , they come home when they want and sometimes just turn up for a few min's but it's still nice they come home

I brought my kids and still am to feel that home is a place they belong no matter what they do or if they need help . It's really important in todays world they have a safe haven they can still call home

One of my sons as moved out I miss him heaps , message him lots but have found thats all part of growing up and him being modeled into a young man of his own and not what his parents want him to be

He has lots of freedom , knows we love him heaps , knows he can come home any time but most of all is growing into a lovely young man through everything we have taught him

so don't give up on your kids tehy will make it through to a lovely person

Scrapping Around

This weekend at Scrapping Around is CC time

So if you need something to do tomorrow pop on over and have a look around

There is a new race starting soon

The retreat is going ahead and I'm flying from Tassie to join all my friends my son and DH will be going with us it's all really exciting as we don't fly much and go to the mainland

Exciting News

I have some exciting news and a couple of friends know

I can't say too much until it happens but it's something that I have hoped for ages

Feels really good as well

Star Letter

My Letter was a star

In Creative Cardmaking and papermaking

The editor gave me 1/2 a page with a layout along side

I won a really nice book

The editor also made mention of me in her column which was great

Wednesday, February 06, 2008


My son went for his P's yesterday and failed I was so pleased with his attuide on how he handle it and said book me in again

It made me wonder as a parent how do you react when your child fails something or when you fail yourself because if your children see you reaction is that teaching them that failing isn't accepted into todays world

I'll be 1st to say I fial all the time and if I stopped to think about it every day but I don't think about it because I accept I'm good at some things and terribale at other things

wouldn't the world be boring if we where all the same and didn't fail

I think it's cool to fail and try again because you learn so much more the second time around and I think it's okay to help your child to accept the things they do well and also accept the things they don't do well

it'll make them a better person in the long run


This is my youngest teen enjoying his lunch at the park as he placed his head downwards I couldn't help but snap a photo.It was a lovely clear day and he had a lovely grin on his face as I clicked the camera

time flies

We have had a good holiday doing all sorts of things from going to the pool to staying away for a few nights

For the long weekend we headed off to St Helens and had a fabo time

Boys loved the water and wave ski but it was so relaxing not having to do anything at all if we didn't want to on the way home we called into a Bric a Brac shop.Boy they had some really old things on display which I hadn't seen in years

I also learn to have a fun time you don't have to buy everything we did picnic lunches and went to teh beaches which are open for everybody to enjoy

Boys loved the swimming pool where we stay as well and that was really good when it was evening or the weather was bad for the day

Take the test

Take the test below and find out what flower you are

I'm a lilly which is nice

I also like lillies

I'm a Lilly

***You Are A Lily***
You are a nurturer and all around natural therapist.People see you as their rock. And they are able to depend on you.You are a soothing influence. You can make people feel better with a few words.Your caring has more of an impact than even you realize.
What Flower Are You?http://www.blogthings.com/whatflowerareyouquiz/

Monday, February 04, 2008

Cyber Crop

This weekend at Scrapping Around

So come on other join up and become a member for some great prizes


scrapping around retreat

Scrapping Around Retreat September 2008
Are you ready for our 1st ever retreat??
We have accommodation for 36 so book your spot early.We are also able to take booking for day visitors. More information on this option will follow soon.

WHEN:Friday 19th - Monday 22nd of September 2008

WHERE:Eumarella eco park Anglesea Victoria.The “Emu Environment Centre”Check it out Eumarella Eco Park

COST: Costs are $260 per person - adults
This includes the following:*
Accommodation for 3 nights
All meals from Dinner on Friday night till afternoon tea on Sunday.*
2 to 3 classes including kits and project instructions.*
2 kits for you to play with over the weekend so that's a total of 5 kits for the weekend.*
Games and prizes.*
Use of sizzix machine and dies.*
Stamping area.*
Painting area.

DEPOSIT: $50.00 deposit is required to confirm your booking.This deposit is non-refundable. Store coupons or gift vouchers are not able to be used for the retreat.PAYMENT OPTIONS: Payment plans are available.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Summer Camp

Summer Camp is an online camp for every one

Starts Monday on scrapping around so come on over and read the information and sign up for a great week of fun and games set by the team you will find teh info here http://scrappingaround.net.au/forum/index.php?board=79.0
if you are not a member you may need to go into the home page and sign up for membership which is free home page link is http://scrappingaround.net.au/home/index.html

we also have to swaps happening and the 1st one is a flower ATC and the second is a postcard swap so if your interested in these pop over to the home page and sign up as a member then go to forums where all the info is

Cyber Crop Jan 8th

The ladies at Scrpping Around had a ball with the ch's that where set

We foucused on the word New being a new year and all
Being on the DT is fun and exciting to see what everone creates

Above are 3 of mine layouts which I completed I did 5 out of the 6 ch's thanks to Monique encouraging me after Dh gave me some not so good news but all seems to be working it self out
I love my craft work and scrapping lets me be creative using hands on supplies and my own photos as well here is the link to the gallery http://scrappingaround.net.au/gallery/index.php pop on over to have a look at the other ladies layouts they where all awersome


Friday Night Girls Night In!!
We hope to see you in the forum for a wonderful quick step-by-step project. Time: 7:30 PM Place Scrapping Around Forum

This weeks class will be taken my me and you will hopefully have 2 cards finished by the end of the step by step

here are the supplies you will need
Supplies you will need
card 1

black ink pad
card stock
Daisy stamp or another stamp you have at home
floral paper
a scrap of white paper
colouring tools like pens,chalks,pencils,water pencils

Card 2
black ink pad
card stock
deco-edged scissors if you have some or a piece of ric rac
daisy stamp or another stamp you have at home
stripe paper
colouring tools like pens,chalks,pencils,water pencils

this is your list and hopefully we will get 2 cards made Friday night

go to http://scrappingaround.net.au/forum/index.php?topic=712.0 for details

summer fun

It's summer in Tassie and we are all having a great holiday

I have been out and about taking photos most of the holidays
This is an old fav rose photo which I took a couple of years back as I haven't got any new ones on my computer at the moment due to it being full as but I have a hard drive coming in the next week or so

didn't happen did it

so good for posting everyday well thats what I get when I have a busy life but would be able to post every day so will try very hard from now on

It is dry in Tassie at the moment as I walk over our grass it crunches under my feet

makes you wonder how much drier it can get

was reading in a mag the other day not to water the garden let the plants that can handle the dryer conditions grow on there own and next summer you'll have a nicer garden does make since but I still have to give them a little water .This cute little fellow is black and his my sons cat he was raise up by hand and found near the milking shed Feb last year. He only has 1 lunge and is a bit skinny due to being run over by a car ,still he hasn't given in and has a beautiful nature full of life.Doesn't like to be cuddle to much because he has to live life to the fullest and not waste a minute of playing outside