Wednesday, 25 May 2011

a {BIG} Lil' Somethin'

They're at it again... these chicks are rockin' it hey?

Next Sale is this Saturday... check it out at A Lil' Somethin'!  PLUS there are prizes to be won. ;)

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

I keep forgetting...

what LOs I have and haven't posted... so forgive me if any are ones you have seen before.   

Apart from my Project Life / 365Project I haven't been scrapping much of late... life seems to have gotten very busy in the last few months.  I guess it is no coincidence and having 5 kids... including two, two year olds... in the house will do that! ;)

I am loving the cooler weather... but it looks like the snot train has arrived at my house this week. :(  After the crap we went through last year I was hoping this year we might have built up a bit of immunity but alas no... and last night poor Aus was up half the night vomiting... delightful.  Everything crossed the rest of us don't get it... but I won't hold my breath.  Looks like poor Alb is not himself today and has taken himself off for a nap in my bed... that very rarely happens unless I put them into their own beds.  So we will see I suppose.

Other than that life is pretty much same old, same old around here.  Which is a good thing... I need some time to slow down and smell the roses! ;)  The girls have started netball though so that will be our main weekend activity for the coming months... followed by just good, old lazin' about, chillin' out and enjoying each other's company with the odd family outing thrown in for good measure.

We went the The Maze a few weeks back which was great fun... the girls loved it and the little boys were so funny (and surprisingly capable) on the mini golf (you can click on the collage to make it bigger).  Next time we will get there earlier and make a whole day of it.

Check this out... the colours of the rope maze, Tayla's Tangle, were an exact match to the clothes I put on Aus & Alb... complete coincidence I swear! LOL ;)

My smart arsed husband! ;)

Anyway, these are the latest LOs I have done...  this one is using a Bo Bunny kit which is available at Tomorrow's Memories.  Still loving everything Steampunk from Twiddleybitz and I can't get enough of these new Itty Bitty alphas from Twiddleybitz too.

These two are from ages ago... and I am pretty sure I have never posted them here before... they were also kits you could buy at Tomorrow's Memories...  not sure if any are still available but they do have heaps of other great page kits available for purchase here if you are looking for some quick and easy, no-brainer projects to get those photos scrapped.  They also have the gorgeous new Create @ Home kits too if you were after something extra to sink your creative talent into.

Here is a shop sample I did for Tomorrow's Memories...  this one is using the Pink Paislee House of Three Parisian Anthology Darling Doilies paper and just a few pretties.

These were just for fun... and something a little different.  I have laminated (hot sealed) the photo and some scraps of patterned paper inside the pouch then added some assorted embellies such as flowers, buttons, stickers, alphas and rubons to the outside.  See the Twiddleybitz butterflies? They are DELISH! I have split one into three layers... Mr TBZ thinks I am a cheap skate. He's right! ;) LOL ;)

They are a bit difficult to photograph (excuse all the finger smudges!) but I really love how this turned out.  Dylan was (still is) such a little bit of a thing most of her pants (and the hand-me-downs from her sister) would always be too big around the waist and she'd be forever running around like this.  The title is something my mother always said when we were little...actually I think she stills says it.  It was a turn of phrase that meant't you'd stuffed something up, not lived up to expectations or let the side down.  If you'd done something wrong... you were a "bum show"... or if something not so great had happened that was a "bum show"... or "what a bum show".  Somehow it just fitted this photo... I guess running around with your bum crack showing is the ultimate "bum show" and by doing it you are being a "bum show" LITERALLY! LOL ;)

The title  for this one is cut out of a Baker's Delight plastic bread bag and attatched with good old Sellotape...  and here are the other three butterflies.  See I AM a cheap skate! LOL ;)  I just adore this photo of my darling girl... 9 years old already... and going on 19!  Little hag... love you baby girl. ;)

The boys wrestle and cuddle all the time and I finally got some cute photos of them in action... 15 minutes after I took these of them playing in the rain a mini tornado hit our back yard and tore our back fence down!  Eeeekk! 

I am STILL in love with the Twiddleybitz cogs and sprockets and I have used the Bo Bunny Cambridge paper again here plus some Ali Edwards word art and Tim Holtz; 7 Gypsies; Stampin' Up and Baisc Grey embellishments to finish it off.

Here's a couple more from eons ago... I can't see them posted anywhere previously so I thought I'd just add them here too.  This one is with the My Mind's Eye Jack & Jill range.  My Mind's Eye was from the beginning and still is one of my all-time, favourite ever manufacturers.

This is an old photo of my husband and his little brother... no, they are not twins... born 14 months apart... but they look even more like twins now they are grown! ;)

Well I had best get to school to pick up the little darlings.  Thanks for stopping by... much happiness to you and yours.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Yeah, I know long time, no blog...

I just don't know where the time has gone.  I know I say it every year... but seriously the last few months have flown by in a rush...  
  • Back to school...
  • The little darlings all had birthdays... I am now the mother of a 19 year old, a 9 year old, a 6 year old and the boys are two already...
  • New job for husband dearest... 
  • We have already had one dose of the coughs and snots... 
  • We added a puppy to the equation... now we really are the whole circus catastrophe! ;)   
  • AND the cat is still around.
  • I did The Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation (I only lost 4kg but I am on the right track at least) and I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone wanting to get back in control...
  • Easter was pretty quiet but we had some nice down time together as a family... hence I only lost 4kg! ;) 

Scrap wise I have done stuff all!  Although I DID take part on a auction to help raise money for Relay for Life with Julie Heard... I PROMISE to post photos of that piece VERY soon... ssssssssshhhhh don't tell Heardy but it's not 100% finished yet... eeeeeepppp. :/

Other than that I do have SOME news to share which was a little bit exciting...  now bear in mind that I am just a digi wanna be... 

A few weeks ago I was browsing the upcoming Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo & Convention website and came across the Express Yourself and WIN competition.  Of course it was too late to enter a traditional "real" paper LO... 

So, using mostly the Choc Mint pack, a freebie (from some time back) from the lovely Louise Williams, my own "one little word" stamp in the background and a date stamp from Katie Pertiet, I set about creating a LO with the theme being "scrap yourself".  If you click on the image it will open up big enough for you to read the journaling.

I liked it... so I sent it in... and I got picked in the Top 9.  Visitors to the expo will vote for their favourite layout and, at the end of the event, there will be one winner and one runner-up in each category. If you are going along to the show please stop by and vote for your favourite LO in each category...  hopefully it's mine! ;)

Anyway, I have to go... afore mentioned husband dearest is doing a lamb roast... his NEW family tradition is doing Sunday Roasts when he is home... and it smells gooooooooooood! ;)

Thanks for stopping by my sorely neglected blog.  I will try not to leave it so long between posts from now on... and I will do some scrapping to share soon.

Happiness to you and yours.

Sunday, 8 May 2011




So it’s that time of the year again – time to celebrate with you all.  

We have exciting events planned for the month of May: 12 hour birthday scrap, Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea, prizes and wonderful ‘Super Specials’!!


We are extremely excited to announce that this year our major prize for May is a…
For every $70.00 that you spend in one transaction, you will receive an entry into the draw for this amazing prize!

This competition runs from Saturday 7th May to Sunday 29th May. The winner will be drawn on Monday 30th May at 9am.


For every $20.00 you spend in the store in one transaction, you will receive one ticket to be in the running for the weekly prize. This prize will be drawn at the end of each week and the winner will be notified by phone. Tickets do not carry over from week to week.
The prize for the 1st week, from Saturday 7th May to Saturday 14th May is...  

Tim Holtz Prize Pack rrp $62.60! (Selection of Crackle Paint, Distress Stains & Inks)


Every week we will be having a sale on a selected range of items in the store. Our first week’s special is....

From Saturday 7th May to Friday 13th May

Check your emails each weekend to find out the next weekly special – You won’t want to miss them!
Contact us at if you want to receive out Newsletter and follow us on Facebook here.


From Saturday 7th May, we will be offering a super special deal on a wonderful selection of American Crafts Albums. We have stunning albums in all colours, shapes and sizes. These amazing prices are available from Saturday 7th May to Sunday 29th May and stocks are limited.

Be sure to come and check these albums out as we are sure the price would be hard to beat!


Our birthday party and Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea will be held on Saturday 14th May from 10am-10pm.  

The 12 Hour Scrap has a super fun “Willy Wonka” theme!!
The cost is $20.00 and the price includes a yummy home-made dinner, prizes and lots of fun!

Those wishing to attend the Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea will need to make a donation of $10.00 which goes directly to the Cancer Council. Your $10.00 donation includes your morning tea, a ticket into the door prize and an auction “Paddle” so you can join in the Cancer Council Auction.


On SATURDAY 14th MAY we are hosting a morning tea as part of “Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea” to raise funds for the Cancer Council.

Saturday 14th May, 11am – 12.30pm

Cost: $10.00 (Includes a ticket into the door prize and a paddle for the auction)

15% discount on store purchases.

Last year was a huge success and we have some truly amazing auction pieces again this year! (Stay tuned for details of our participating artists!!)

Auctions – No reserves!! All proceeds go to the Cancer Council.

I am sure Jo, Vicki & Clori would love to see you in the store and thank you in person for your loyalty and support over the past 7 years.  

So please come along and join in the celebrations.  See you there! ;)