New York - day 3, 30th Dec

Flight from Beijing to New York City Gee, I had certainly forgotten how long a plane flight can feel! The plane itself was a little disappointing as it had no inflight entertainment built into our seats! For a thirteen hour flight, just crazy! The anticipation throughout the flight was building, I was bursting to firstly get out of the plane, but also to get just a glimpse of New York City!!!! Wow is all I can say!! We arrived in new York around 1.30pm and all we wanted to do was have a shower, change and go looking around. However customs and border control had other ideas and it was around three before we got to the buses. We caught a bus from the airport to a stop close to our hotel. The minute that we got onto the airport bus we could see the drivers here love their horns and are just a little crazy! It was very exciting and I managed to snap a quick shot of the first yellow taxi we saw.

Once at our hotel, which seems to be clean and comfortable (just what we needed) we headed into times square which was only two blocks away. Wow! This place is incredible and nothing quite like I expected. It was soo busy but very cool and certainly worth tackling the crowds for. We decided to just wander with no specific destination in are some pics from our day....

This was dinner, two appetizers! Would you believe it!

M and M world - pretty cool but a but sad how much you could get that was M & M branded (everything but the kitchen sink)

Just a selfie ..

This was cool to see- massive billboard

I'll try and share our day three as soon as I can... - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Trip update ... Flight details

Well I have decided to update this blog as a way of documenting our honeymoon to the USA, rather than writing it down in a journal. It saves me doing it twice too :) The beginning.....(written in the plane thanks to Mr IPad and airplane mode and then continued in the airport) So, our bags were packed and set to go after checking them once, twice, three times or more ha. I was able to leave home and feel confident that all necessary documents were packed and that everything was booked that needed to be. Prior to leaving for the airport, for this trip both the hubby and I had not really had a chance to get excited. The last couple of months has been the end to a massive year for the both of this trip, now that it has sunk in that we are going on this exciting adventure - is one that I feel is highly needed and will be very welcomed by both of us. Stepping into that check in line made me realize 'Oh my gosh! We are really doing this!'. Going to the USA has been a place that I have always dreamed of going to, even before any of the places in Europe. I always wanted to go to New York and LA and 'see famous people'. For me the USA has always been the place I have perceived the opportunity to star spot would be high so yea! I better see some while we are away, however big or small of a star they are, haha. So for this trip to become a reality, wow! Words can not even describe how I am feeling! And I am sure the boy is just as excited too. The check in line was pretty long and due to not being sure how the traffic would be we had a bit short of a couple of hours to fill. That's was fine when you're in an airport like Tullamarine as there is always plenty to keep you occupied. I am going to try my hardest to snap as many pictures on my iPhone as I can throughout this trip to help me document what we did, what we saw and how we felt as having these thoughts down always helps me when I am reflecting on a trip later but also when I am scrapbooking trip photos. Anyways, the flight itself was ok, just long and cramped - I think because we have both not been on a big trip for like two years we had forgotten what it was like to fly a long distance. Clint slept most of the way the lucky boy however I just didn't quite have the same luck! Just wasn't going to happen so although I am at the airport now and should now be sleeping, like the boy is, I can't ...too excited, like a kid waiting for Christmas! Plus too hard to sleep sitting up in a smaller space. Anyway the following are our flight in pictures- pretty self explanatory :)

So looking forward to getting to New York and getting the last of this flight over and done with - I had thought the second leg of the flight was only like seven hours but we have worked out we will be in the air for another 11.5 hours! Arggghhh.....will be very worth it in the end though :) Another update tomorrow :) xx Photobucket

Lots and lots to do today!

I have one of these lists

A mile long! So today will be spent ticking everything off the list :) A share from Christmas, just a pic of the hubby (so weird to write that) and I.

Love my boy! Was a nice Chrissy, simple but nice. Santa bypassed our house but apparently in the USA he has left lots of things there for us - like clothes and scrapbooking stuff etc - all things that he picked up for bargain prices - or will be anyway! Next post will be hopefully written from New York :)

Take care, xxx

2 More Sleeps...

Until we go here....

Cannot wait!

Trip Itinerary includes New York (Times Square for NYE and incl. visit to Niagra Falls and an NBA game), Washington, Florida (Disney World), Las Vegas (Incl. visit to Grand Canyon), San Francisco, San Diego (maybe a day trip to Mexico), and LA (including a day or two at CHA for me - scrappers will know what I am talking about! SO EXCITED!)....then home.....

Its going to be so fun and I really cannot wait to just RELAX and enjoy! I'm hoping to update while I'm away with pictures and also my regular CT shares will be posted thanks to Blogger Scheduler :)

Take care, xxx

Photobucket* Need to think about my word for 2012* & New blog design!

December - Show us you Stuff and a Wedding Photo

Well it is that time of the month again!

I'm back with a share for Show us Your Stuff. This months December 15th Challenge is a colour challenge, use the colours white, blue and a touch of red.

Here is my layout:

Layout title: Wonder

Products used:
Papers: Echo Park, My Minds Eye
Stickers: Echo Park, October Afternoon
Alphabet: Carolee's Creations, Basic Grey
Embellishments: American Crafts tags, My Minds Eye brads, Basic Grey Brad, Hambly Screen Prints Tape, spotted ribbon
Other: Handmade flower, doiley, staples, gesso, dymo labeller

Take a look at the other girls work here....hope more people join in for this one, its a goodie!

Not long now til the honeymoon and USA trip....its not all booked yet but the major parts are! Can't wait!! I don't think its quite sunk in yet for the boy and I that we are actually going......I'm sure it will soon :)

Going to leave with a share of a wedding photo by the talented and gorgeous Sara Taylor....this lady is truly amazing and I feel very blessed to have her photograph our wedding. She is based in Geelong, but travels to Melbourne and I would without a doubt recommend her....for those mummies and scrapbookers  out there, her children's shots are just gorgeous!

Thats all for now:)

Take care, xxx


December 15th Sketch at Stuck....

Welcome to the December 15th share for Stuck Sketches.....I am still coming down from wedding mode so you will need to bare with me for a little while :)

So here is this months sketch.....
And my interpretation.....this layout looks quite different to the sketch....but I think you can sorta see it there....right ?!?! :oP

Layout title: Nine Roses

Products Used:
Paper: Kaisercraft, Crate Paper, Glitz Designs, Fancy Pants, K & Company
Alphabet: Sassafras Lass, October Afternoon, Authentique (word stickers)
Stickers and Rub ons: K & Company, Daisy D's, Basic Grey, 7 Gypsies, Basic Grey
Embellishments: K & Company 'typewritter key' dimensional stickers, My Minds Eye brads, Tim Holtz tickets, Maya Road journal card
Other: Paint

Don't forget to visit Stuck Sketches and have a go at this sketch and the sketch from the start of the month.....check out the other girls samples - they're fabulous!!

Take care, xxx


Awesome giveaway at Lil Red Rocket!

Wow - who wouldn't want to win this?!?

Lil Red Rocket are giving away this awesome girly pack :)

To be in the running to win this little pack of gorgeous girliness.
become a follower of their LIL' RED ROCKET BLOG and re post about this give away on your blog or Facebook it.
Be sure to include the photo and a link back to the original post if you can do both you'll get 2 entries into the draw.

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The big day!

Oh my the day is here!!

Hopefully lots of photos and stories to share soon xx

Stuck Sketches - December the 1st

Well only two more sleeps til the big day, which is exciting....

But another exciting thing is that today is the reveal of the December Sketch at Stuck! Sketches. Both this sketches this month took a bit of thinking to figure out how I was going to create a layout from it.

So here's the sketch....

My interpretation of the sketch.....the bunting in the sketch I thought was a little busy, but once completing the page I love it now!

Layout Title: In 5 Days...

 Some close ups

Products Used:
Papers: 7 gypsies, Graphic 45
Stickers: Basic Grey, Crate Paper, K & Company
Alphabet: Sassafras Lass, October Afternoon
Embellishments: Maya Road 'Doiley' Die Cuts, Prima wooden buttons, Tim Holtz tape, K & Company 'Smash' tape, Kaisercraft Rub ons,. Charms Creations 'Lollipop', My Minds Eye brad
Other: Staples, string, bird charms, Basic Grey file tab.

Thanks for looking, make sure you have a go at the challenge by visiting here, there are always great prizes up for grabs!!

Take care, xxx

Oh my things are crazy here...update and Stuck sneak

Well there are four sleeps until the big day! It has come around so quick I can hardly believe it !

Ive been MIA for a little while now as I have been trying to organise all the last minute wedding details as well as unpacking and writing school scrapping ended up taking the backseat and keeping up with scrappy deadlines has proved hard.

But ... The room is sorta unpacked, not quite all sorted and organised but unpacked nonetheless.

Heres what my new space looks like

So therefore, amongst the chaos that is life, I got to create ...

Sneaks for Stuck- December 1st...

Thanks for looking, check back on the first for full layout share :)

Take care, xxx

Polly Scrap Kits Giveaway

Kayla is offering an awesome prize over on her business page 'Polly Scrap Kits'.

She is offering a whole collection kit and 3 mini Kissing Booth kits, featuring Basic Greys new collection, to 4 winners.

To be in the draw all you need to do is upload a post to your blog or Facebook about the Polly! Scrap Kits Kissing Booth giveaway with a link back to her blog.

Click the image above to visit the post about this giveaway - or click here...

Check you the facebook page too

Thanks for visiting, hoping to have some creative time this weekend !!

Take care xxx