Sunday, September 27, 2009

Another kit release from Nutkin Tailz Designs

My friend Lesley from Nutkin Tailz Designs has been a very busy puddy cat this week. She released her gorgeous Ostara Odyssey kit during the week and this weekend to create balance she has releaed her stunning Mabon Magic Kit, perfect for all our Northern Hemisphere friends who have just celebrated that turning of the wheel. It is available at Aussie Scrap Designs.

Friday, September 25, 2009

New kit release from Nutkin Tailz Designs - Ostara Odyssey

Lesley from Nutkin Tailz Designs new kit Ostara Odyssey is finally in store at Digital Craft Cottage. It is perfect for pages for many different occasions ranging from Ostara to Easter and new life. Here are a few pages I created with this gorgeous new kit.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Our Zoo Trip

On the weekend we took the kids to the zoo. What a wonderful day we had, except for one thing. My son Tristan just loves Orangutans, thats all he wanted to see. When we got to where their exhibit was it was empty, they had taken them off display to re-arrange enclosures or something. Of all the animals that could have not been on display it had to be the one that one of the kids really wanted to see. Evening seeing the new baby elephant they have there wasn't enough to brighten him up from the lack of "rangas". Overall between myself and my eldest son we took some 900 photos. So I think I will be scrapping zoo pics for months lol. Here are a few layouts I have made so far.

Kits: Natural Breeze - Digi Design Resort
By the Seaside - Nutkin Tailz Designs
On the Beach - Waterlo

Kit: Flutterby - Kiki Halbert Designs

Kit: Versailles - Irene Alexeeva

Kit: First Kiss of Spring - Flergs

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Rain Down on Me 2

Rain Down on Me 2 is a gorgeous collection of water-coloured papers from Kiki Halbert available at Here are 2 pages I created using these gorgeous papers. All elements used are from Harmony and Flutterby also by Kiki Halbert.

Nutkin Tailz Designs now on sale at Aussie Scrap Designs

Lesley over at Nutkin Tailz Designs has just starting selling at her 2nd shop. Way to go Lesley! She has opened up at Aussie Scrap Designs and as an opening special her kits there are half price! Talk about a bargain. Sunburnt Country is a huge kit and perfect for all us Aussies. Oh and stay tuned, she is releasing a new kit Ostara Odyssey any day now, and let me tell you, it is divine.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Peace One Day

Today, September 21 is set aside as "Peace One Day" Day. This wonderful organisation is globally trying to promote World Peace. Visit their website to find out more My friend Sassy has been hosting a challenge at DCC this month based on their ideals and here are a few pages I created to promote this worthwhile ideal.

Kit: Glorious Spring - Mystique Designs

Kit: My Blue Heaven - Rebel Without a Pause

Kit: Strawberry Fields - Mystique Designs

Friday, September 18, 2009

Don't You Just Love Friends

I think its totally wonderful and amazing that you can make such wonderful friends with people who live on the other side of the world and who you have never met. All through the internet and a common interest. Since starting scrapbooking a few years ago I have made friends with some amazing women and renewed a friendship with a wonderful friend with whom I had a falling out years ago. Some of these friends helped me out when I lost everything on my scrapping HD, one has invited me to be part of her CT, one even invited me to her wedding last year. All have been extremely supportive when myself and a few other of my friends got removed from a scrapbooking site earlier this year because we stood up for what we believed in, which differed from what they were trying to enforce. A few of these friends recently made scrap pages at this site saying they missed our presence there and I love their creations that they are posted below.

Created by my wonderful friend Jezzy (Jezebel-Ro)

Created by my wonderful friend Brenda (Ron's Monkey)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Daniel's Karate Grading

Last weekend Daniel went away for the spring grading camp for karate. Twice a year, the higher grades have a weekend of intensive training followed on Sunday after by a 4 hour grading. Daniel did this one pretty hard. He was stuck in a room with someone who has harassed him mentally for 3 years then to top it off was attacked by mozzies, with his feet swelling up, and it turns out he is allergic. So he had to stand on swollen, itchy feet all afternoon, but it was worth it as he passed his grade to become 1st Kyu (senior brown belt). Here are some of the pics I took.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Some Good News

I am happy to announce I have been selected to be a guest CT for Kiki Halbert for the next 3 months. She has some wonderful kits located at Scrapbook I recently got my first kit from her called Symphony. Here are a few pages I created using this gorgeous kit.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Birthdays are special

We have a tradition in our house, for each of the kids birthday's at cake time, I make them all stand together and get a family photo. Some of the time they grumble and complain, but I hope in years to come, the appreciate this small tradition and its importance. Here is the latest forced brotherly love photo lol, from Jordan's birthday last week. Kit: Whispers - Irene Alexeeva.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Welcome Spring

Spring is certainly here. I have the allergies and hayfever to prove it LOL. With all the blossoming of flowers in my garden and the fact I haven't done a Goddess affirmation page in so long, I decided to create one for spring and the Goddess Cordelia was the obvious choice. I created this page with Nutkin Tailz Designs kit Imbolc Inspiration available at Digital Craft Cottage

Friday, September 4, 2009

Jordan's 10th Birthday

My 2nd eldest son Jordan had his 10th birthday yesterday, that's 3 birthdays for us in 4 weeks, not good timing lol. The poor boy had to have a shop brought cake, as the one I made didn't turn out quite right and I didn't have enough time or ingredients to start over. Here are a few pics from yesterday.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Young Love

This year my eldest son Daniel reached many milestones. Started high school, became a teenager and got his first real girlfriend Kim (you know other than type when you are in primary school where you say you are going out, but you don't go anywhere just to school lol). They are so well suited and share many common interest, most especially karate.

This was taken Saturday night

Sharing their other love - karate.