Good news and update!!

Good news first.......Well on the scrap front......I made it through to the next round of the DT competition at Scrap Therapy! My next task is to run an online I have my thinking cap on BIG TIME now!!! The competition is getting much tougher and there are only 6 of us left with this I am pretty sure being the last challenge.

Now life things.......hmm.......not much. On holidays, absolutely adoring the sleep ins and just being able to bum around the house! Getting some scrapping done too which I am loving.

Started a healthy eating kick last Sunday and have been doing really well. Havent let myself down yet! And I have even cut out the caffeine and are drinking decaf too! Hopefully I can keep it up and lose a couple of kg's before going overseas.

Some pages to share:

This page was done for the 123 Cybercrop challenge 3 and also its the Forever Always Sketch. Its a piccie of myself and a top girl from uni. The 123 challenge was to use the sketch, green and bling.

Products used: Fancy Pants 'True' patterned papers, My Minds Eye patterned papers, Hambly screen prints borders, Petaloo flower, Daisy D's cardstock stickers and buttons, Heidi Chipboard alpha, Scenic route journalling diecut, Ki Memories patterned paper quote, Ribbon, lace, Making Memories rub ons, Heidi Swapp Bling, My Minds Eye Bohemia Bling

This page was completed as part of the Fireside Crafts Monthly Sketch, its of my brother and his golf clubs that he got for his 2nd birthday, I had an unfortunate (But deserved) encounter with them.

Products used: Scenic Route patterned paper, American Crafts Patterned Paper, Fancy Pants patterned paper, Heidi chipboard letters, plastic letters and Bling, Buzz and Bloom Arrow, American Crafts Stars, Scenic Route stickers, DeJa Views Rub on, 7 Gypsies journal card, doodlebug frills.

This page was done for the Scrap Therapy Monthly Manufacturer Challenge - KI MEMORIES

It's a piccie of my mum and dad when they were younger. Although they are not together anymore they are still good friends.

Products used: KI - love elsie pp, love elsie rub ons, love elsie alpha, love elsie trinket stickers. EXTRAS - sequin ribbon, hambly transparency and rub on, queen and co heart and swirl, SR sticker, petaloo flower, doodlebug trim, mm letter stickers

And this page I did Just for FUN!! It is a piccie of my cousins absolutely gorgeous daughter!

Products used: Kraft cardstock, Bazzill - scalloped, Basic Grey patterned paper, lil davis letters, heidi clock and chip * and cherry bling, MM heart, lace, My minds Eye rub on, Kaiser craft bling.

Last night I went to a crop at my LSS, Chandon Craft. Had a nice time and was able to get a few things done.

Its Grandfinal Day today, and although it is a big deal with most people I wouldnt be fussed if I watched it or not........bad I know, especially when I live in Geelong, which is crazy at the moment with navy and white everywhere you look!

Plans for the rest of the holidays.....................

* Hoping to get started on my Scrap Therapy online class, its free of course so I will post a link when I am done for you all to see!!!!! Think 'Off the Page' and Christmas..........I am hoping it will turn out nice!

*Couple of cybercrops on that I am hoping to join in with one is BonsScraps and the other next week at Scrap Therapy.

*Working next Mon, Tues and Fri at School Holiday Program.

* Going to the Scrap and Chat next Saturday with Carmen in Belgrave....this day is run by Bons Scraps and KitiQ. Its from 12-5pm so it should be a nice day and a great excuse to gain some inspiration and scrap!!

And then the holidays will be over and it will be back to school before I can blink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope everyone is having a lovely holidays!!
Thanks for the lovely comments, its nice to know someone is actually reading this.

Take care xoxoxo

* Bon, my thoughts are with you and you're family.

Yuck.....right now! *warning* BIG Post!!

Well here I am posting a blog update at nearly 2pm from home on a Tuesday.....why am I not at school you may be thinking?!?! Because I feel like poo! haha. This is my first sickie from teaching in nearly two years, what a record! I woke up this morning with a heavy, heavy head and major blockage in my nose! Yucky!! Worst I've felt in a long time. After calling work I had a nice sleep in and feel a little better. My nose is caining though, from blowing it so much, it's as red as a beetroot!!!

Oh well, enough of the 'sick' talk....not much has been happening here really.

I had a FANTASTIC weekend away with Scraptacular, oh my goodness, those girls are absolute pissers!! I'm hoping to catch up and go to a Sensational Weekend crop soon.....Mandy and I are in the process of organising dates. Silly me did not take any piccies of the weekend (well I did but on Mandys camera) so I will pinch one off Kim's blog. Here is a group shot from our 'Bling' dress up night. The costumes were hilarious!!

Mandy and I really enjoyed everyones company, we even had a burl on 'Singstar' so not a 'me' thing to do! The shop was fantastic and Mandy and I had a nice little spree, I was actually naughtier than her! Though I have been madly saving so I was bound to have a little hiccup somewhere!

In no particular order, here are the names of the lovely ladies we met : Kim, Julie, Deb, Cara, Mardi, Didi, Shazza, Robbie, Elle, Kelly, Ange, Wendy, Robyn, Rosemary, Hayley, Lisa, Caroline, Kylie, Allie, Kate, Linda, Kerry, Kim, Rachael & Jodie - Thanks Kim, I copy and pasted again!! :o) And the quote of the trip.......just to end my recount.....lovin' ya's all sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

O.k .......what else to update??? wise.....nearly the end of term!! Yeah!! Very excited about that.....I'm hankering for a good break! Only working School Holiday Program 4 days over hols and the TAFE teaching looks like its fallen through (not enough numbers) so I'll be resting a lot more.

Loving my kids at school at the moment, they have changed dramatically from the start of the year. I was leaving school at the start of the year so exhausted and they were so naughty! I have a good routine and clear expectations in my class so thankfully they have responded well, other teachers have commented on their improvement too, which is lovely!

Ummm......general life news???? Went to the travel agent to get some is all so overwhelming, and I am having trouble believing that we are actually gonna do this! I'm currently waiting for my full birth certificate to arrive, then I will have to apply for my passport and working visas and ofcourse finalise everything with booking tickets!!

Scrappy Chat..............I spent last weekend cleaning my scrap stuff out of the dining room and moving it into the study (where it should be). I wanted to organise my stuff so I knew exactly where to find things and so it is all easily accessible....I moved all the books from the bookshelf to the cupboard and have taken over the bookshelp with my scrap stuff. My 'pink' room finally now looks pink, with pretty storage boxes and a rug......beautiful.....will post piccies in my next post.

Other things.......I will be teaching a class at Chandon's 'Lend a Hand for Leukaemia - Scrapbooking Fundraiser Day' are some details, its for a great cause and one that has great importance to me, after losing someone special to this illness.

When: Sunday 4th November
Where: Geelong Football Club. Skilled Stadium. Fred Flannigan rooms.
Why: To raise money for the Leukaemia foundation.
Time: 10am-4pm

For more info visit Chandon Craft's Blog

Seats for the All Day Crop are on sale, so get in soon and book. You wont want to miss this event.

In conjunction with the All Day Crop they are also running six individual classes. There will be 2 classrooms and each class will be 2hrs duration.

Classroom One-
9.30-11.30 Puzzle Class
12.00- 2.00 Mini Album Class
2.30-4.30 Large Letter Class
Classroom Two-
9.30-11.30 Basic Grey Lily Kate (MY CLASS!!)
12.00- 2.00 Christmas Card Making
2.30-4.30 Wooden Christmas Tree

Other news......I made it to round three of the Scrap Therapy Design Team call challenge - The first round was just to add any pages which showed your style to the gallery, here are a few that I posted.

Products used: Scenic route pp, creative Imaginations pp, felt, thread, Heidi Ribbon, Urban Lily and Making memories rub on, 3 bugs in a rug sticker, Daisy d bookplate, scenic route chipboard, queen and co sequin shapes, american craft thickers, cherry arte chipboard, machine stitching

Products used: Collage Press Patterned PAper, Autumn Leaves Patterned Paper, Basic Grey rub ons, Urban Lily Rub ons, Heidi Swapp Bling, Heidi Grace buckle and pin, Ribbon, Scenic Route Chipboard circle, Queen and Co Sequin,Heidi Swapp clock, brad

Products used: SEI patterned paper, KI Memories patterned paper, bazzill,American Crafts rub ons, American Crafts thickers, Doddlebug letterstickers, EK success letter stickers, felt, machine stitching

The second round challenge was to use embossing, buttons, and 3 or more photos, heres mine:

Products used: LUXE patterned paper, Collage Press patterned paper, Lil Davis letters, American Crafts thickers, Heidi Swapp Damask Sticker, Heidi Grace ribbon slide, American Crafts foam flower, Making Memories rub on, ribbon, buttons, Kaiser Jewels.

I am now one of ten people still left. For round 3 we had to do a page using a product pack sent to us by Natalie.....the pack had 4 6x6 pieces of funky autumn leaves paper and two blue bitty blossoms.

Here is mine (I had great fun with it)

Products - love elsie pp, Autumn leaves pp, scenic route journal spots and chip circle, heidi letters, thickers, ki memories letter stickers, queen and co felt, doodlebug frills, hambly rub ons, basic grey rub ons, chloe's closet chip buttons, poppy ink stamp, black pen.

Now for the wait to see who goes through to the next round, I think there are only 3 people going through so I'm not liking my chances.

Other news.....scrappy not much really....on the retreat I completed my page for the September 123 challenge. Here is is - Its the first page I have done using a transparency as the main background. This is a piccie of my lovely brother and his girlfriend.

Products used: Black bazzill, Hambly screen print and rub ons, Love elsie pp rub ons and stickers, felt ribbon, lace, sequins ribbon, buzz and bloom alpha, heidi alpha, queen and co sequins.

Also heres a page of me and my boy just for fun....I was hanging out to use the new BG papers and Hambly birdy rub ons.

Products used: BG patterned paper, MME transparency, Hambly Rub ons, Lil Davis Chipboard letters, American Crafts Thickers, embroidery thread.

And one more page before I go using the new BG mellow range....

Products used: BG pp, Kaiser jewels, MME journal card, colourblock alphas, Kindy glitz.

What scrap stuff I am loving at the moment?
* Hambly anything!! * Thickers - any sort *Doodlebug frills *Lola and Riley Love Eslie stuff (I need to get me some!!!!!!!!!) * My poppy ink kits, just too gorgeous

Alrighty.....what a huge post! Not much coming up for me apart from holidays!

Will post again during the hols.

Take care xoxoxo

Quick post!

Well this is just a quick update. I got a couple of pages I have not posted yet.
First one is for my Chinese Whispers Layout. I was in Group One and I was the last person. Its quite different to the first one, if you want to see the others check out the gallery at Bons. Here it is:

Products used: Autumn Leaves Patterned paper, Hambly Graph paper, Creative Imaginations Patterned Paper, American crafts felt thickers, Autumn leaves journal spots and rub ons, ribbons, letter stickers.

The next is my first double layout in ages. I finished it last night. I had been wanting to do a double with these photos for a while!

Products used: Cherry Arte Patterned Paper, Bazzill Paper, dotty felt, My Minds Eye transparency frame, Making Memories rub ons, thread

Other news......the scrapbooking courses I have designed for a TAFE have been approved and are starting in the September Holidays!! Yea!!!!
I have a scrapping class this weekend with Mandy at Scraptacular in Mentone. I do not normally attend classes however we are making that beautiful 'Castle Album' that I have seen other bloggers make and it is just divine!! Mandy and I also have a retreat with Scraptacular the weekend of the 7th September, which we are REALLY looking forward to! Should be fun.

Last weekend was a quiet one......went shopping with mum to Werribee on Saturday and finally replaced my hagged boots and other work shoes! I'm loving my new boots! Then Saturday night Clint and I went to a engagement party. Sunday I pottered round the house, not doing much at all......visited some family......and procrastinated the day away!

Thats bout it.........but before I go......................

Charm nominated me as a Rockin Girl Blogger!!!
I think I am probably one of the last to get this! I will tag some Bons Girls- Rachael, Narelle and if you have not done it and are reading this I tag YOU!!
All you gotta do is tag three more people you think are Rockin' bloggers!!

Nothing interesting...

Well I do not have anything interesting to say really..... :o)

Last Wednesday was JRock, by the end of the day I swore I did not want to see another hairbrush, makeup or hairspray ever again! What a huge day it was! But fantastic! Our school did quite well and the kiddies had a ball!

The weekend was quiet. Clint and I went on a date to dinner and the movies which was lovely. We saw 'Knocked Up', it was HILARIOUS!!! Sooo funny!

On Sunday I met Carmen in town to catch up for coffee. I bought some PJs and thermals (how exciting!) and also the new Regina Spektor CD, I'm liking it too!
Scrapping wise, I have popped my head into a few new forums the last couple of weeks......its good and I love all the challenges different sites set, however, I find if I put the pressure on myself to scrap a bunch of challenges, it limits my creativity........its basically like I hit a wall! ahhh....I dont like it!

Ok well here are some pages!

The first is for the August 123 challenge. The challenge was to use green material, I used felt, sewing and something old. My something old is some MM trims I have in my stash.

Products used: LUXE patterned paper, Cherry Arte patterned paper, Making Memories Blossom and Trims, Kaiser Craft jewels, Scenic Route chipboard circle, Urban Lily rub ons, Autumn Leaves rub on, American Crafts foam thickers, Heidi Swapp plastic letters, felt, thread.

Next two pages are pages for the recent Scrap Therapy Cybercrop

Products used: MME pp, Autumn Leaves pp. Sassafras Lass rub ons, Making memories flower, American crafts red felt thickers and black foam thickers, thread, Frinkles, buzz and bloom chipboard.

Products used: Kaiser pp, Cherry arte pp, MME rub on, big brad, making memories rub on and letter stickers, American Crafts rub ons, Bella flower chipboard, MME frame.

This next page is one I have not posted that I did at the retreat a few weeks ago.

Products used: Jenni Bowlin patterned paper, KI Memories Patterned Paper, Queen and Co felt ribbon, Basic Grey Ribbon, Petaloo Flower, Heidi Swapp Bird sticker, Heidi Swapp plastic letters, lace, doodlebug letter stickers.

Well not much else to say........I'm still behind on a few scrapping things, but at the moment, I am really wanting to scrap for enjoyment, not because I have a challenge I want to enter :o) I still do love challenges though!

Fiona! I am glad to see you are back blogging! :o)

Thats all for me, I'll post again when I have something interesting to say or show!

Take care

FLAT OUT!!!.......

They are 2 words to perfectly describe my life lately!

Everything has been busy busy...... I think to retell whats been happening I'll dot point it! - in no particular order, just as the thoughts come to me :o)
  • A few weekends ago I went to the Scrap 'n' Chat hosted by BonsScraps and KitiQ all the way over in Belgrave. Was a fun day and although I wasnt that productive I did go back to Mandy's completely inspired and whipped up 2 pages that night! It was great to meet people in real life and there were some yummy products there too!
  • 2 weekends ago, Mandy and I went on our Scrapping Retreat. We had a nice time and were very productive. I actually got 4 pages and a set of letters for someone's Bubba done! Thats big for me!
  • Since the retreat and now I'm back at school I have been mega busy with our JRock preparations! Cutting out costumes (Thanks for the help Margie!), making money bags (they look funky), painting sets and attending dance rehersals. I never realised how full on it was! I cant imagine how full on it would be if we were a high school! The primary school version is non-competitive, which in a way takes the pressue off slightly.
  • School is back! full force, haha, paper work is back.......awww......I certainly didnt miss it over the holidays. It is just getting to be more and more!
  • My poor boy Clint, my family (especially my mum and dad) and friends have barely seen me since school started!! Hoping to catch up properly with everyone after JRock.
  • Fiona, a good friend I have had since grade Prep, is coming down from Swan Hill this Thursday. So we have organised to go for dinner with the girls this Thursday night, should be lovely!
  • A new adventure! I am most likely going to be teacher scrapbooking at the Gordon TAFE in Geelong. I have designed 2 courses (Thats been keeping me busy too!) and are hoping there is enough interest in this area for the courses. This will take place on a weeknight and possibly a Saturday. I am so excited to be given the opportunity and it will help me to earn and save some extra money too. Can't wait for it to start!
  • I am sooo behind on my Just for July and Book of ? with BonsScraps at the moment! Luckily I have photos for most of the days, and just need to actually sit and do them.
  • Some Pages!!!! I have lots of pages to share......I am saving a few as I am thinking of applying for a DT position, not sure if that is a wise choice at the moment though.....but I will keep em under my wings until I decide :o)

This page is for the July 123 challenge, we had to use ribbon, felt and paint. The paint is dry brushed round the edges.

Products used: Fancy Pants pp, American Crafts pp, Felt, Hambly Screen Print rub on, Queen and Co alphabet, Cherry Arte Alpha Letters, Fancy Pants flowers, buttons, Heidi Swapp ribbon, White paint

This page is for the Bons Monthly challenge, the theme was Love of my Life, I also used Bons quote of the month on this page too. See close up pic for quote.

Products used: Basic Grey PP, Sandylion PP, Buzz and Bloom chipboard alphabet, My MInds Eye journal card, EK Success letter stickers, gold sequins, thread, Urban Lily Rub on

This next page was also from Bons, it Frans Monthly sketch Challenge. I changed it slightly to suit, but are really happy with the outcome.

Products used: Cherry Arte pp, American Crafts Thickers, Chipboard letters, Urban Lily Rub ons, Queen and CO Sequins, brad, machine stitching.
    There are more pages.....just not showing yet!
    Plans for this week????......well I am hoping to scrap tomorrow, I havent scrapped for 9 days!! Dinner Thursday. I have grade 6 confirmation in Melbourne this Friday night, then NO plans for the rest of the weekend. I have promised Clint I will help him paint, I'm hoping Sunday can be a 'ME' day for some scrapping time. Thats it!

  • I have been tagged!! I havent been tagged for AAAGGGEEESSS, thanks Charm!

Here's the deal:

1-post these rules

2-each person tagged must post 8 random(... hopefully interesting) facts about themselves

3-those tagged should write a blog post of these facts

4-at the end of the post, 8 more bloggers are tagged and named

5-go to their blog and leave a comment telling them they're tagged

1 Clint, my boy, is actually my best friends cousin! And I have known him since her and I were younger.

2 I am a complete stress freak! Some of you might not know! haha.......I stress over anything and everything, its just me!

3 Jobs I have had - Wendys, Coles, A Nanny, After School Care assistant, School Holiday Program Leader, Scrap Teacher, Primary school teacher and soon to be Scrapbooking Tafe Teacher!!

4 I NEVER thought I would find that special someone to love me for me, I feel very blessed to have found him!

5 I LOVE reading, but have not had time to do it for AGES!

6 I get very clucky when I see little bubbas, thankfully lots of people around me are having them! So I get to give them back at the end :o)

7 My all time favourite band is the Goo Goo Dolls and over the past 10 years (not so much recently) I have collected a lot of memorabillia, including lots of American Magazines, CDs including singles, jewellery, tour booklets, stickers, the list goes on!! One of my most memorable experiences was watching the Goo's at Rove and being given a signed CD. I bawled my eyes out!

8 I have a sweet tooth, always have had one.....unfortunately its not helping my figure at all :oP

OK 8 people to tag......I think everyone but me had done this.....but if you are reading it and havent, I TAG YOU!!!! :o)

More Just for July pages..........and other stuff.....

Well I am back blogging again cos I have more Just for July pages to upload........Feeling low lately and have/had lost my mojo (and other things!!), but slowly today after getting into a bit of scrapping it seems to slowly be coming back.
Before I post some more of my pages I will give a quick update to whats been happening....
* Mandy came down Sunday, its been great to catch up with her and the girls and scrap too :o) She is heading home tomorrow morning.

* Caught up with my cousin Lauren and her little bubba Maddelyn, you will see some pages featuring this gorgeous girl soon. Because I do not have kiddies of my own I take advantage when I see friends kiddies and take lots of snaps.

* My car is back after a week at the mechanics, they basically cannot work out what is wrong with it, so hopefully it will be ok..............I wasnt charged anything extra - Thankfully!

* My MOJO went somewhere at the start of this week, its slowly coming back.....

Now for some of my Just for July pages:
July 5

Products used: White Bazzill, Love Elsie Roxie pp, Love Elsie Roxy round gels, Love Elsie Roxie Trinket stickers, autumn leaves acrylic stamp, Making memories letter stickers, machine stitching.

July 6

Products Used: White Bazzill , Love Elsie Roxie patterned paper, Love Elsie Roxie trinket stickers, Making Memories letter stickers, American Crafts chipboard stars, Bumble Bee Crafts sequin flower, machine stitching.

July 7

Products Used: White Bazzill , Love Elsie Roxie patterned paper, Carolees Creations rub ons, Love Elsie Roxie rub on alphas, Love Elsie Roxie trinket sticker, Heidi Swapp Letter stickers, Making Memories letter stickers, Sequin ribbon, machine stitching.

July 8

Products used: White Bazzill, Love Elsie Roxie patterned paper, Lil Davis Letter stickers, Heidi Swapp letter stickers, Heidi Swapp arrow sticker, Making Memories Rub ons, machine stitching.

July 9

Products Used: White Bazzill , Love Elsie Roxie patterned paper, Lil Davis Letter stickers, Love Elsie Roxie round gel sticker, Love Elsie Roxie Rub on, Heidi Swapp Letter stickers, Making Memories letter stickers, Bazzill Bitty Blossom, machine stitching.

I did do another page today, for the 1,2,3, but I am tossing up whether to keep it to myself to enter into another competition or not, not sure my scrapping is up to the standard of the competition......I will see how I go with the other requirements first I think, then make a decision.

Had an o.k week so far, but have sooo many things for school I NEED to get stuck into.....especially cos I will be in Melbourne for most of the weekend meeting scrappers from both Bons Scraps and KitiQ at the Scrap and Chat in Belgrave with Mandy!!! I sooo can't wait, nervous at the same time though, to be meeting everyone in real life! And Charm is teasing us at Bons by saying there is some very pretty, scrumptious, yummy stock in that I wanna see NOW!!! I hate the suspense and waiting!

Anyways best be off, I probably wont post before the weekend, but you never know ;o)

Take care, xoxoxo

*Thanks to everyone thats leaving comments lately, I appreciate it!

More pages.....Just for July

Well I am back again.......not much to add since my last post though.

I'm 'officially' now on holidays, after finished my last shift at school holiday program at 6pm tonight! I had good fun this program, though I admit I did get annoyed with some of the staff and what they believe 'good supervision' of children is! Terrible, terrible........ Went to the movies with them on Wednesday and saw Shrek 3. Most of the kids had already seen it and I found the younger ones were so unsettled, I thought they would be fixated to the screen. Today we went to the Aquarium! It was just fantastic.......I wanna go back with Clint 'cos I think he would just LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!

I picked up my car tonight, for the weekend, its still playing up, but unfortunately it has only played up once for the mechanics so they have still not been able to get a grasp on what is wrong with it. Its a lemon!!! Makes me sooooo angry!
Clint has been home sick with the flu since Tuesday night, he has been in bed the whole time with the aches and pains and the worst dog bark dry cough! Poor boy, hopefully he will be alright after more rest this weekend!

Anyways....on with happy stuff!!!!!!!!!! haha......scrapping!

Finally Carmen came over yesterday after I finished work to scrap with me! I think we were both having a 'down' scrap day as I only did one page and my Just 4 July (July4) page, and she got one and a half pages done. But it was great to catch up and scrap together, it had been a while since we did it last.

Here is the page I did yesterday with Carmen, I had it in my mind for two days, sorta turned out how I had planned. This page was for Bons cybercrop, the challenge 3. Using four photos, lots of brads and handwriting. Photo is terrible, I took it this morning before work as I knew I was getting home tonight at dark, quite shadowy!

Products used: KI Memories pp, autumn leaves pp, scenic route pp, american crafts pp, mustard moon pp, queen and co brads, queen and co alpha, scrap fx arrows, machine stitching.

Next pages are for my Just 4 July.
July 3

Products used: Love Elsie Roxie pp, jenni bowlin pp, white bazzill, black sequin ribbon, american crafts stars, making memories letter stickers, autumn leaves stamp

July 4

Products used: Elsie roxie pp, white bazzill, making memories letter stickers, Elsie Roxie trinket stickers, aqua sequins, black seed beads, machine stitching

Well thats it really, I am looking forward to a 'proper' break next week for some sleeping in and quality scrapping time!

Take care xoxo

Just 4 July.....its begun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well here I am again, I will be updating more frequently this month because I signed up for a challenge over at Bon's........Just for July!! Here are the piccies of my cover and pages for July the 1st and 2nd........using my new Love Elsie Roxie stuff! I am loving it!!!!!

I had in mind exactly how I wanted the cover to turn out, using my new Love Elsie stuff, I wanted it bright and funky, I'm so happy with how it turned out! The cover is covered in felt and blanket stitched around outside in bright pink thread.

Products used: cardboard, black felt, Love Elsie - roxie pp, Queen+Co blue and red felt, Queen+Co sequin shapes, Love Elsie - roxie round gel, MM letter stickers, Roxie trinket stickers, Roxie alpha stickers, AC thickers, blue felt, Lil davis chipboard shape.

Products used: white bazzill, Love Elsie - roxie pp, sequin ribbon, Queen and Co blue felt, prima black flower, Queen and Co sequin shapes, Love Elsie - roxie round gel, Making Memories letter stickers, sewing machine

Products used: White bazzill, Elsie-Roxie pp, Heidi flower, Elsie-Roxie trinket stickers, heidi photo corners, AL flourish and photo record stamp, black pen, machine stitching.

And this page is for the Cyber Crop challenge #2 at Bons as well........challenge was to use a small space (6x6) and journalling strips.....Lots of white space Carmen, Dont Look down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! By the way, the stitching is straighter in real life.

I am really happy with it.......bit different! Its a piccie of a friends bubba Ryan, when he was at out house.
Products used: Scenic Route pp, heidi swapp chip letters, american crafts thickers, american crafts stars, heidi swapp journal spots, white pen, sewing machine, basic grey rub on. much really.............Had a quiet weekend. Clint and I babysitted Brady Saturday overnight and then Sunday we looked after another friends bubba overnight......they are such cuties and luckily (for us) were very well behaved and slept well.

I'm updating this right before I start my first day back to school holiday program....the kids are cuties and it is a fun way to earn some extra pocket money, especially if I want to go on retreats this year :o)

Some of you might remember me talking about my car troubles here and how I have spent $2500 on getting this computer problem fixed, well guess what?!?!? Its still happening and not fixed, so back it goes to the mechanic today!! Grrrr.......................soooo angry bout that! be off, look out! There will be more updates coming soon! haha.

1 more sleep til holidays!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well I am doing a 'happy dance' today, as I have one more sleep until I can officially 'sleep in'.....HOLIDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well sorta....................

My plans? How am I gonna amuse myself ? You ask??? ......... BY DOING NOTHING!!! I'm working most of the first week at the Council School Holiday Program in Geelong (I'm a sucker for punishment), then the second week I'm having 'ME' time, with no plans made yet, I am loving the thought!!!!!

School wise.......Reports went home with no hassles, Interviews went pretty smoothly - no major issues :o)

Next term we are doing a Unit on 'Weather', I cant wait, experiements and all!!!
Home wise.......I'm finding it hard to balance my time lately......between devoting 'me' time (SCRAPPING) and housework.....and school work....... its just so not working.....You clean freaks out there would cringe at the pile of laundry I have at the moment that needs to be put away......'out of sight, out of mind' doesnt work when its in the bedroom getting bigger and bigger!
I finally received my HUGE Love Elsie order!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I basically ordered all of the Toby line and most of the Roxie range......yummo!

And I have an idea for how I can scrap with my Roxie pp............ Charm is setting a 'Just for July' challenge, to take a photo everyday and scrap it, I thought I mini album using the Roxie papers would be perfect! I am incorporating another challenge into this album. Elsie has set a challenge, which I found out through Pip's blog to take a photo of yourself everyday for a year. Knowing for me that is virtually impossible, I am going to 'TRY' to do it for the month of July......and journal in the mini album, with the photo, something about me - thoughts, feelings, etc - on that day. Phew!! What a challenge, well for me anyway!

Over at Bon's, we are doing a 'Scrapbooking Chinese Whispers', and I was last in group 3. When it came to my turn, I worked on mine right away to get it up just so I could see how everyones elses were.....the idea of the game/challenge.....Is that the person who starts send a photo of their page to one person....then that person interprets the page into their own version and creates a page and passes it on....and so on and so on......til it gets to the very end of the line (me this time) and then all the pages are slowly revealed one by one! It was great fun, check it out at Bons to see the others!
Here is mine:

Products used: Crate paper pp, Petaloo flower, bazzil bitty blossoms flowers, buttons, Hambly Screen Prints rub ons, Making Memories swatch book rub ons, Chipboard Letter

Also my new Poppy Ink kit is due mind July, I think has more Love Elsie in it!! More Toby stuff, which wont hurt at all :oP Entire kit contents is revealed the 6th July....

Next page is one I did around the start of the month but have kept forgetting on June Monthly Challenge page at Bons! It was a Royal theme and bling.

Products used: Bazzill bling pp, basic grey pp, american crafts rub ons, heidi swapp rub ons, chipboard letters, gold paint, kaisercraft jewels.

I recieved my commissioning letter from Scrapbooking Memories today, my 'Mum taught Me' page is going to be published in Vol 9, Issue no 6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Other news.......I am keeping up with the Book of ? Challenge at Bons, which I am very proud of :o)

Nothing else at the moment.......will post again soon, after all I will have a bit more spare time over the next 2 weeks :oP

Take care xoxox