Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tyler LO

Here is a Tyler LO. I haven't been doing a lot of scrapbooking lately so thought I would show another that I have created recently. The photo was taken a while ago but I just love it. It has been so long ago since I actually did it that I have forgotten most of what went into making it except the Kaiser stamps, MM Slice to cut the stars and bazzill card. Sorry for the lack of info but I am sure you will forgive me.

I have sent out my forms. I will be a demonstrator very soon. Wish I could get a sneak peek at the new catalogue but not until tomorrow - hopefully it will be online first thing in the morning until I receive my one thru the mail from Angela. It is such an exciting time for me and can't wait to get started and host my first workshop - Lauren set a date and see who can come. LOL.

I downloaded the cutest free digi stamps from http://dustinpike.blogspot.com/. Will try and colour them and make a card tonight. Check out his blog - he has the most amazing illustrations. He is very talented.

Okay I am off. What will we have for dinner....???? Vegies and sausages again - at Tyler's request. Hmmmm I think not I am sick of sausages. LOL

Monday, March 30, 2009

Celebrate your day

I love this card. I made it for Mick's good friend for her birthday. Hoping she got it alright today as her birthday was on friday. Again I used the Magnolia tilda with cake stamp. Love it. Just got it on thursday and couldn't wait to use it on a special card.
Products used:
Stamp: Magnolia; Stampin' Up Celebrate Everything (hope it is in the new Oz Catalogue).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Purely Pomegranate; So saffron
Card/paper: SU so saffron & whisper White card; Basic Grey.
Other: Markers; Wild Wasabi grosgrain striped ribbon; don't know who the flowers are from as I got them free with an online order I did - as well as the brad but the colors fit perfectly.

We had a great weekend with my folks. They really loved having the kids there and the kids really loved being there also. I must admit that I do get very bored when I am away as I have nothing to do i.e. stamping or scrapbooking but it is always nice to spend quality time with family.

Have a good night.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Morning and goodbye for a couple of days

Gosh I haven't posted in a few days but thought I would just post a pic of my LO of the boys. Love these pics. Such a spring photo I know but just love it and I just recently finished the LO.
Lots going on at the moment. Getting ourselves organised to visit my folks so won't be on for a few days. The boys are really looking forward to it. They just love Poppy.

Items used on layout:
Stamps: SU Polka Dots and Paisley (so spewing this is being retired), Mark the Date.
Ink: So Saffron; Rose Red.
Paper: MME; so saffron card and Bazzill.
Other: Making Memories Slice (for title); Flowers (I think they are Prima); Bella brads; 1.5" circle punch; Zig writer.

Hope you all have a great weekend. I am excited as when I come back I will be able to send in my forms to become a SU demonstrator. Bring it on.
Bye for a few days.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #4

  • BLING it On!

We want sparkles, gems, rhinestones, dazzling diamonds……Anything that “blings.”

Here it is - my first challenge. Bling. Easy...!!!! Kindy glitz, rhinestones and glitter embossing powder. Done. The standard of these challenges is amazing and I hope that I can compete.

It is really hard to see the glitter embossing in the words and the bottom strip but it is there. Her heart (on jeans), her wings, flower in her hat and the edges of the flower have kindy glitz on them. Square rhinstones are from Kaiser and the blue on flower is from My Minds Eye. Love Elsie ribbon. Have had that ribbon for so long but had never found a project to use it on and thought this was perfect colours. Card is purely pomegranate from SU. Hope you like.

Have a good night.

Tyler's day

Tyler had a great day. He loved his dinosaur cake and loved that my besties girls were here.
I am too fussy and didn't like the way the cake turned out. LOL. Good thing I am better at the crafts. Here is just a couple of photos of Tyler - his cake and the kids all together.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Magnolia blog candy - Pretty Pressings

Gosh what great blog candy supplied by Magnolia stamps provided to Claudia Rosa at http://rosaswelt.blogspot.com/ . Drop in and see Claudia's beautiful cards and the great blog candy.

Happy Birthday Tyler

Hard to believe it has been 4yrs since my little man was born. He has opened all his presents and is loving them all. He is very excited about the dinosaur cake I am going to make him too. Nanna and Grandma are going to visit this arvo.

The card above I made for him for his birthday. I used a printout from the net and coloured it in myself. I used my Stampin' Up star struck stamps and MM Slice machine to cut out the '4'. He loved it which I am so glad about.

Happy Birthday my big boy.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Scrapbooking LO's

I haven't posted any of my scrapbooking LO's so I thought I would do a couple. Will do some more over the coming days.
First one is of Mick and Ashley when she was about 4mths old. Love the photo. Love the happiness in their faces.

Hop on Pop. Not much I can say about this one - the pictures tell the story. My dad 'Poppy' being squished by the boys. So cute. Dad was laughing but wasn't too happy about being jumped on. LOL.

A day to Remember

Gosh I just love the Tilda stamps so here is another card that I made and a sneak peek at the one I made for my friend ;)

I am not too sure about the Tilda card with swing. I like it but it just didn't come out the way I wanted it. Nevermind I can live with it. Again I used --- Magnolia Stamp, SU Sweet Celebrations. Ink: SU purely pomegranate; versacolor black. Markers, Basic Grey paper, general card; flowers; dimensional magic; Making memories brads; eyelets.

On a different note. It is my big boys fourth birthday tomorrow. Woo hoo. He certainly is getting to be a big responsible little man. Wish I could turn back the time so I could live it all again. I miss my baby boys. LOL. Have a good sunday night.

Sold to Bec

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Tilda card

Okay Katie as promised here is the Tilda card that I finished. This is actually the second one I have done but I am keeping that for someone special so don't want to post just yet. Hope you like. I really enjoyed making it. It turned out really well.
Stamps: Magnolia stamps Overall Tilda; SU Sweet Shapes.
Ink: SU Purely Pom; Versacolor black.
Card: SU river rock & Purely Pomegranate card; My Minds Eye; Making memories
Embellies: SU purely pom ribbon; Flower; MME button; embroidary thread; markers; Cuttlebug swiss dots plate (don't have the machine); Making Memories slice machine & design card 1; corner rounder.

This is the middle of the card.

Let me know what you think. Leave a comment.

Okay so apart from the card making we aren't doing much for the weekend as Mick has 3 weeks off anyway so we are taking it easy. Will get an opportunity to get lots of card making down I am hoping.

Have a great weekend.
Sold to Bec

Friday, March 20, 2009

Finally my cards

Okay finally I was shown how to put photos onto my laptop. So excited as it means that I can now upload straight into here whenever I like. Woo Hoo.

Stamps: Wow flowers.
Rose red, So saffron, Wild Wasabi card; Rose Red ink; scallop circle punch. Kaiser diamante.

Stamps: In the spotlight.
Purely Pom, Sky blue card; So saffron, PP, Sky blue ink; PP grosgrain ribbons; staples.

Stamps: In the stars; Polka dot background stamp.
Other: Sky blue, rose red card; sky blue, rose red, Versamark ink; clear embossing powder; choc chip ribbon; corner rounder

Stamps: Season of Joy
Other: Wild Wasabi, Real red card; Wild wasabi, Versamark, white ink; clear embossing powder; red button.

Stamps: Big bold birthday, On the spot background stamp, Birthday Best
other: Choc chip & so saffron SU card; Blue card; Rose red, so saffron SU ink; blue & orange Versacolor ink; foam tape.

All of these cards were made with Stampin' Up stamps.

Having a ball putting all these together however will need to get rid of those that are retiring. Currently selling most of them on ebay. Katie - promise I will take photos of the Tilda stamps tomorrow and put up as well.

Thanks for looking.

Sorry for the lack of photos. My 2 followers must be spewing.....LOL....!!!!!
I definately have a new obsession. Stamps. I can't get enough of them. I am now in the process of selling some of my SU stamps that I purchased just recently and will be retiring --- Grrrrr.....!!!! Need to make more room for all the new stamps that I want to buy from SU and the stamps I keep buying from Magnolia stamps. Just love them and if I don't control myself I would buy everything on their site. LOL.

Promising to get some photos on here over the weekend when I can figure out how to upload photos from the camera onto the laptop instead of putting on the main computer. Hoping it works so I can show off some of the cards I have been making and the scrapbooking LO's I have created lately.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Gosh how excited am I. I got my Magnolia stamps from Heaven Scent yesterday and the ones directly from Magnolia (Sweden) today - I only ordered on friday. So very happy with them and can't wait to make cards with them. Have to now get myself some decent card (thanks SU) and will have to add to my markers - I bought some alcohol based ones at Riot today (which are supposed to be exactly like Copic) and they work really well. So excited about it all. Another obsession. LOL. Okay I am off.

I would upload some photos but unfortunately with Mick's computer still playing up I can't even put them onto the computer.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Hello hello. Well disappointed that I didn't get my Tilda stamps today :( Nevermind. Hopefully tomorrow. I purchased the Summer stamps from the Magnolia Stamp club today so I guess they will arrive after the start of May....!!!!??? I don't know how it works. They look like you have to mount them yourself which is not a problem. I bought some Ez mound today off ebay so I should be able to mount myself when they come out. As for colouring them in - been researching markers. The Copic markers are just too much as the moment so I am looking into the Promarkers or I can get the Stampin Up markers. I think that is probably the way to go. Will see. I will probably purchase them when I become a Demonstrator. So excited.

I am going to sign up with Angela Sargeant. Thanks Angela for all you help so far. Can't wait to get to know you a bit better with my SU experience. Okay so that is all for now.

Kids are all good.
take care

Sunday, March 15, 2009

It seems that we have an issue with our new computer. We think it may be Kodak Easyshare. Grrrr....!!!! The computer just s*%t itself and we were unable to get Windows onto the computer. Of course without windows you can't access anything. Double grrrrr....!!!! So Mick has spent most of last night and all of today trying to fix it. He is finally getting somewhere but unfortunately the computer is more important than us at the moment so it is the main priority.

I have come to a decision about being a Demonstrator. LOL. As much as I want to do ASAP I am going to wait for the new catalogue to come out and then I will sign up. Only a couple weeks to go. Wish I could get a sneak peek at the new catalogue. Oh well. No long.

Weekend has gone. Gosh so quickly. Been adding a lot of Tilda stamps to my wish list on their international website. Gosh I want everything. Can't wait to get the ones I have already ordered so I can have a play. Hopefully tomorrow I will receive them. Woo hoo. Crossing my fingers. Hmmm what else. Nothing. Absolutely positively nothing.
Hopefully the week is a good one. LOL. Mick goes on holidays for 3wks at the end of this week. So happy that we may be able to have some family time. Might even visit my folks for a few days. Will see.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I did it

Well I did it. I got my ABN. Woot woot. LOL. It didn't take very long and now I have a hard decision to make. Do I become a demonstrator under the current catalogue or do I wait and see what is on offer in the new catalogue.....????? I only have a couple of weeks until the end of the month but so want to do it now. Gosh decisions decisions. Hmmmm lots of thinking to do.

I have been surfing the net and have found the Tilda stamps by Magnolia. OMG how cute are they. Have ordered a few from Heaven Sent here in Melbourne so am looking forward to getting them in the mail and having a good play with them.
That is all for now.
Lots of luv - ME

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if money wasn't an issue in your life. I often have but do wonder what I would actually do with my time. I certainly would hire myself a cleaner for my NEW house (LOL) and I would like to think that I would do a lot of scrapbooking and craft stuff. But what else would be of substance in my life....??? My kids would be doing lots of activities and I would even consider getting a part time nanny to look after them the days I am doing stuff. What else? What would make my life rewarding....??? I really couldn't answer that.
Lots of luv - ME

Monday, March 9, 2009

Just thought I would show you a couple of recent pics.
First on is all the kids reading with Mick (Daddy). Was so cute to have all of them up on the couch wanting to read with their Daddy. Second picture is Ashley's first pig tails. So cute. Her hair is getting so long now. Won't be long and I will have to put a 'tree' ponytail on her head to keep the hair at the front from getting in her eyes. Enjoy.
Lots of luv - ME

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Long weekend

It's the long weekend. Haven't been doing much. Went thru all my old Scrapbooking Creations magazines and just took out the ideas etc that I really liked and put the rest of them in the recycle bin. Were taking up too much room and just trying to make things a little tidier. Did some scrapbooking last night. I redid a page I did of Ashley. Didn't like the first one and not too sure whether I like the new one either. Oh well I will like it eventually. LOL. Mick has been working on his new computer most of the weekend so far so he is pretty much MIA. Grrrrr...!!!!! Want my hubby back - not that we had planned anything anyway. Just plain boring boring really. Want to pop into Spotlight and get some embroidary thread for my scrapbooking/stamping. Hope Mick gets his A into G and has a shower so I can go down. He kinda stinks seeing he hasn't had a shower all weekend. Stinking bum. LOL. I wish I could handle the tantrums of Lachlan's. He really should have a sleep in the arvo but refuses to and he can get out of bed whenever he likes so it is no point pushing the issue. Gosh I hope he gets out of the terrible 2's/3's soon. Sometimes it is unbearable.
Will try and upload some recent photos of the kids when Mick has transferred all the photos from the old computer to the new one.
Lots of luv - ME

Friday, March 6, 2009

Well the kids are getting better now. Lachlan is pretty much recovered. Tyler still has a bad cough but only at night and first thing in the morning but Ashley is still very snotty. As for myself - well it is the worst cold I have had since just after Lachi was born - thankfully I have finished BF so I can take cold and flu tablets which are helping but still feeling blah.

Don't know what Ashley did to her teeth the other day but haven't had anymore bleeding (touch wood). She has taken to climbing everything. Climbs up onto the couch, dining chairs and then the table {naughty girl} and loves to get up onto the boys beds. I think I am gonna have to ban them from their rooms until Ashley learns to fall properly. LOL. Don't want her having a big crash off the beds.

Still considering being a demonstrator for Stampin Up. Got an information pack from Angela yesterday and it has made me more determined to get it all organized but won't do until the new catalogue is out. Not much else going on here. Mick got himself a new computer yesterday and went over to Cam's and they built it together. They had a few problems so what was supposed to be a couple of hours turned into 5hrs. Poor Cam had to get up and be at work by 6.30am. LOL. Oh well. Mick is gonna buy him something to say thank you. I think he should too. Cam really is a great friend.
Lots of luv - ME

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

What a full on couple days we have had. Ashley had a major crash on saturday. She got up back the front on her little people ride on and leaned forward. Of course the damn thing tipped with her on it and she went face first into the floor. Her top teeth sliced open her bottom lip and I think she did something to ther top middle teeth as they were bleeding again this arvo. Don't know what she did to herself but not nice.

B4 all that Tyler woke up many times during the night friday night with a really bad cough and was unable to breathe properly so Mick stayed up with him for an hour or so until he was sleepy and went back to bed. Tahnkfully Mick was staying up for a little while but didn't want to stay up that long.

Apart from that the kids have all been sick with the flu and mick and I are also sick but not quite as bad as the kids. It has been full on and hopefully by thursday (when Mick has a day off) we will be ableto send the boys to daycare no worries.

Anyway not up to much else except wiping snotty noses and not feeling too well myself.