Friday, December 31, 2010

A Very HAPPY New Year....

So this is the last day for did this year go quick or what!!!  In the past 3 months I haven't been around here as much as I would of liked and definately haven't scrapped as much as I would of liked either....I have all these gorgeous new products but haven't had the motivation or time to create for myself.  Anyway I have a good reason for this and here it is......................................

Bump #3
We will be expecting our 3rd little precious in June 2011!!!  I am coming up 17 weeks this weekend and yes, I really am this big in mind I am onto #3 and I am only 156cm tall so it really doesn't have anywhere to go but out!!  I have been extremely tired, weak and sicker this time round and even now I still feel "off" every now and then.  Most mornings I feel faint and can't do too much for the first few hours.....making the boys breakky is a struggle without having to sit down.  So, in 3 weeks time we get to find out babies sex....I am convinced it is another boy, I just can't imagine them saying anything different.....I already have 2 perfect boys so why not another!!  I am sure this will be our last baby, I have been so stressed this time round and we also had a scare at the start...but all seems well and we are all so excited:)

I just wanted to wish everyone a wonderful, happy and safe 2011.  My heart is going out to all those families in the region who are effected by all the flooding.  It is so devastating watching the news and seeing all this footage and seeing towns isolated and being evacuated.  Mother Nature can be cruel sometimes......

Thank you so much to all of you who have left me special comments throughout the year, every single one of them mean the world to me and they make me want to come back and share more with you:)  Thank you also to those of you who just come for a visit, I hope I do inspire you in one way or another.  So here's to's going to be fun creating for a new little subject.
Love to you all and enjoy your celebrations tonight.....I dare say I will be asleep well before!!!

ps - I will be back soon with a post of my fave layouts for 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas xo

Just wanted to a quick post before Santa arrives tonight!!!  I made this mini album for mum of some of the Christmas photos I took of the family.  I also had to create a project using Such Sweet Tierney they are scattered through out the album:)  I have also come to the conclusion that I am NOT and off the page type of!!!  If you get lost in this album don't stress, so do I.....I think my style is not made for making such mini things!!!  Anyway, I got it done and Mum loves it all the same.

Palette #38 at the Color Room.  I almost didn't do this one but then thought I may not be able to get the next 2 done with being so busy.  I love the way this turned out and I would never in a million years have used these colours:):)

I have also used Purple Onion Design stamps again....the numbers (up to 8 as we have been married 8 years this February) and the mask.

I will leave you with another pic of my Cooper.  We are all so excited for tomorrow, hopefully the rain might steer clear and we can have a fun day hanging by the pool:)

I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope that Santa finds you tonight xo

Friday, December 17, 2010

Scrappiness to share......

My first 2 layouts for the My Little Bit Of Whimsy DT are now up over on the blog....but I thought I would share them here aswell:)
Using Clouds, Cupcake pin, flower button and a mushroom button....

"Sweet Cheeks"

 Second one of my boys, a very happy, cute and fun layout to make with Whimsy cuties.......Birdie pin, Froggy pin and lady bug.

"Chilling Out"

 This is my layout for this weeks palette in The Color Room.  #37 very pretty, very feminine, very pastel (very different to the last 2 hey?)

"Giggly Bubble Fun"

The Color Room was sponsored this month by Purple Onion Stamps.  I have used the Butterflies out of the Brocante set on here, painted and stamped onto transperency then cut out and bent the wings up.


So what is everyone up to this weekend??  We have a busy one catching up with friends before Christmas.  I am sure there will be loads of swimming as it is sooo hot here atm.  I am hoping to get the last of the Christmas shopping done in the morning.....Cooper has asked Santa for a fishing rod so we have to go find a wee little one of them for him.....that shall be cute!  It's my birthday next week and our friends have just had a little baby and my bestie is coming over on boxing day with her family for 2 very busy here the next couple of weeks.  I am sure I will be back with more shares soon though.

Have a great weekend and thankyou so much for visiting me here, I really appreciate all of your beautiful comments......xo

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

12 Days of Christmas.....

Well it's actually a little less than that now but over on London's Blog she is giving away a gift for every day until cool is that!!  Check it out here and be sure to leave a comment to win some of her cute creations:)  Here is layout I have created using Such Sweet Tierney buttons and also Websters pages and Prima:)  Also spot the MLBOW button.....

"Lil' Puddin' Pie"

Just some close ups.....I love these buttons:)

I have been scrapping a little bit lately......all projects though, but will be able to share them with you in the next few days:)

I think we might be off for a swim now!!
Thanks for visiting xo

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The color room + Xmas shoot

The Color Room #35.......I nearly didn't do this one once again but that is the amazing thing about these palettes, they really get you out of your comfort zone.  I think my main struggle with them all is that I always like to use alot of different colours (not just 4).......anyway I do love the way this one turned out.  I was actually going to take photos of it as I went to show the process but I just couldn't picture it in the end and opted not to.....I wish I had!  Oh well, hopefully do another step by step soon:)


Loads of Chip Chop Shop in here (Boat, button and Chippie beach hut negative)  aswell as a MLBOW bee....cute:)  I also used up the Sass Submarine feltie I have had for ages!!

I also used KI Memories transperency which I think I have had for about 3 or so years......

Now, some of my fave Chrissy shots from the little shoot I did the other day of the boys.  Now, I just don't know what it is about this beautiful boy but he just takes the most perfect photos......he has got this pose down pat and we are now trying to teach his brother to be photogenic!!!! Oh yeah, Cooper still thinks he's a reindeer not an Elf!!

My sweet little pixie faced Elf.....

And just a few of the 2 of them together:)

Not much happening here this weekend, it's rainy again!  The boys cubby house is finished and poppy has even decorated it for them in Christmas decorations.....they just love it!!  I will post some pics of it soon, it's pretty cool, I wish I had one when I was a kid!!  I am hoping to get some scrapping done this afternoon, I am hoping the mojo is coming back, I just can't get motivated....aargggh!!

Have a fantastic rest of the weekend.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Still time to come over and play.......

The Color Room palette #34.....sorry, so totally slack with posting this, but you still have until Friday to have a go at this super cool combo:):)  My baby and his cake from last weekend.  These colours were just perfect for these pics:)

"Time 2 Party"

The balloons and banners I made with felt and scrap bits of paper:)  Really easy and adds heaps of texture to your layout.

I also used some Sass Felties (I just love these)  I hope they bring out new ones soon:):) 

That's it for now, sorry it's short and sweet but off to beddo now, I'm knackered.  Have a fantastic week.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

My baby turned 2 + some scrappiness:)

So my little boy, Kobi, turned 2 yesterday.  I just wanted to share a couple of piccies and a few little details about him at this super cute milestone:)

- Just a wee little guy and weighs 9.7kg (I weighed him today and thought for sure he would of hit the 10kg mark.....)
- Wears size 0 clothes (but also 00 pants and 1 shirts)
- He just graduated out of crawler nappies
- His excema is much much better than this time last year
- Likes to copy his brother and does the occasional wee on the toilet (with no help mind you "no Mummy, I do it myself".....Mr Independent)
- Can count to 13
- Has a good little temper on him
- Loves meat and biscuits but is a picker and picks all day at foods
- Is still in his cot (and I ain't moving him yet as he sleeps ALL night for me)
- Loves dancing and singing songs
- Loves Iggle Piggle (In the Night Garden)
- Loves his brother to bits (infact he is very loving to all of us)
- Still not a lover of swimming but getting better
- Loves reading and can tell you everything in his word books

So this pic was taken yesterday on his actual birthday.....he has the cheekiest grin and will giggle at anything:)

These 2 were taken Sunday at the little party we had for him.  He just loved the Iggle Piggle party hat I made him.  It was a horrible, rainy day so the pics aren't the greatest but he had a ball anyway:):)  He sang Happy Birthday to was the cutest, we had been practising for a few days prior.

My 2 boys, how very lucky we are to have them:)

So just a couple of scrappy layouts to share that I made using Such Sweet Tierney Buttons.  London is having a sale in her shop too this weekend.  So pop over here to get 15% off your order:)

I just loved the colours in these buttons, I had to make the layout in the same tones.  Of course I used some Prima, The Chip Chop Shop and MLBOW. 

"Kooky Coop"

I have had this Hambly owl screenprint forever and finally was able to use it:)  I am really loving Hambly at the moment but I am finding it really hard to source, can anyone help me out and let me know where I can get some more screenprints from?

Now for the Christmas buttons.....awwww, it's getting to my favourite time of year.  This is a pic of Kobi from last year.  I can't believe that he wasn't even walking last Christmas!!  Hope fully in the next couple of weeks I will have some new Xmas pics of my 2 little elfs to share:)

"My Joy"

 Just a few more closeups....hope you don't mind:)  How cute and colourful are these buttons??

So that is about it for now, a new palette tomorrow at The Color Room and I will share my layout then:)

A couple of you lovely ladies asked me about the coral I used on the last layout.......unfortunately if I knew where I could get it from I would get loads more (and let you all know too), it's just so effective.  I actually had a really old hanging piece (which I got at the markets years ago) and it had shells and this coral stuff on it.  I pulled it all apart and made use of it in my layouts but now it is all gone and would love to find some more too:)

I hope you all have had a lovely week.....nearly the weekend!

Thankyou so much for visiting and your super sweet comments, I really appreciate it.

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Color Room #32

The next palette is up and its a combination of brown, red and very hard for me especially with brown.  But soon as I saw this palette I had a beachy type layout in mind.  I used my new Tim Holtz ColorWash on this in Butterscotch and Red Pepper.  I found some shells and added loads of distressing to them.  A few Prima flowers and The Chip Chop Shop beach hut...too cute:)  I just love this pic of the boys at the beach, they were more than likely digging for treasure:)

"Cherish Always"

Sorry about the closeup overload but there is a fair bit of detail in this:)

So this bit of plastic mesh stuff is the same thing I have used in all of my beachy layouts.  It is the plastic stuff you find around a gas bottle.  It is really easy and stringy to rip apart and then I just rub some paint over it with my finger. It is a little hard to stick down to your page but a good adhesive should work.

I have also used more bandage wrap and just sprayed randomly with my ColorWash.  The coral I have just sprayed aswell.  I am all out of this now so may have to source some more, I think it looks great of a beachy page:)

Lastly the little beach hut from The Chip Chop Shop .  I also made the little starfishy's myself.  Just cut the shape and distressed....easy as that:)

Okay, that is about it for today, hope you all have a wonderful weekend:)
Thanks for popping by.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My Little Bit Of Whimsy DT Announcement:):)

Check out the announcement here. I am totally thrilled to be apart of this team with Steph.  I would be one of her biggest fans of her cute little whimsy's:):)  Not many pages go by where I don't use one (or 3) of her creations!

That's it for today......I have actually managed to scrap a page today.  It is all sitting there ready to be glued down tonight when the boys go to bed:)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Just catching up.....

I have been a very naughty blogger and need to catch up on a few layouts that I have uploaded onto sites.  Just been a few things going on here atm.  Not too much scrapping happening, just getting my projects done.  There are just not enough hours in the day some days.  So my first layout here is for Scrap The Boys . The challenge is what Super Hero would your boy be......Cooper would love to be any super hero but I had these pics of him with his Buzz wings on and he does love to pretend to fly off the!!!!

"To Infinity & Beyond"

This next one is for The Color Room #30.  Just some older pics of Coop I had never scrapped yet and a cute button from Lil Red Rocket:)


I love my Prima brick stamp.

The Color Room #31.  Very pretty palette this week.  I just had to do a Gracie layout.  I took this pic of her a couple of weeks ago, so cute:)  Of course loads of Prima and some more new Hollywood Vouge by Websters.


Just some more closeups:

The Basic Grey chippie is a bit cute isn't it!

Lastly a card I made a while back and have since given to my bff.  The colours were really pretty in this.

"Just For You" 

I'll just leave you with an updated pic of the boys (poor little Kobi looks freezing).  They love this little pool out in the backyard to muck about in.  But they do prefer to swim in our big pool (esp Cooper).  Kobi's swimming lessons are getting much better now and he doesn't cry anymore because I am not in the pool with him....yay!!!

Okay, Tim's just walked in the door.
Thanks again for all your sweet comments on my last layout.....yeah, I love doing girly ones every once in a while:):)