Monday, November 30, 2009


Congrats Amanda!!! Your We're Savvy Kit will be heading out to you soon!! Thanks for reading my blog. xoxo


All month long in the leadup to Christmas...Scrapbook Savvy will be having a sale each and every day. We'll be counting down the 'Sleeps Till Xmas' so on the 1st of December, there is 24 sleeps to go...and you guessed it, this means 24% off all day long! The next day will be 23% off, etc etc, and we'll count down all the way to Christmas Day!

The sooner you shop, the more you save!!!

Don't miss it - the sale is on everything EXCEPT Savvy Kits & Gift Vouchers.

Free postage over $65 will NOT apply during the sale period.


Thursday, November 26, 2009

We're Savvy Sneak

See, I told you I'd be back today with a sneak! ;p

Here's a little look at what's coming up in next month's We're Savvy Kit over at Scrapbook Savvy:

As you can see, just a little bit festive for the xmas season...BUT, these papers could be used for anything and really aren't limited to christmas at all!

Head over to purchase your sub now if you don't want to miss out, or be in the store on the 1st to grab one before they sell out!

Oh, and don't forget to leave me some love HERE for your chance to WIN one of these gorgeous kits! Gotta be in it to win it! And all you blog takes only a second to create a blogger account so you CAN leave a comment, so get to it! LOL!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Savvy CC Challenges

Don't forget, you've still got one whole day to submit your challenge layouts to the Savvy Gallery from last weekend's Scrapbook Savvy cybercrop!!! I have done a couple of the challenges, the first one being Kerryn's Challenge for which we had to use song lyrics from a song before 1990. This was perfect of a story I've been wanting to scrap about Cooper:-

And then this one is Sara's challenge, we had to use the word 'Remember' and at least three colours. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this photo of me & hubby, we were going to our friends Anth & Linda's wedding, I was THIN and felt fab...those were the days....*sigh*...

My week was going ok until today, had an argument with someone I love and feel crappy about it all, so hard to please everyone all the time. :(

I lost 0.8kgs at Weight Watchers yesterday which surprised me, looks like all that exercising is paying off, I was at it again this morning with a 'lift' session which is kinda like Pump. I went to one of the sessions where you can take your kids, and it was great! They played with the other kids the whole time and the hour flew, will have to do that more often, I think.

Don't forget to leave me some love on my '300 Posts' post to be in the running for that We're Savvy kit for December....I PROMISE I will have a sneak for you tomorrow. :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

300 POSTS!!!

To celebrate reaching more than 300 posts on my little ol' blog...I am giving one lucky blog reader the chance to win one of the AWESOME We're Savvy Kits for December!! This is a neutral themed kit, and being December you may be able to guess what theme we've gone with for this month... ;)

I don't have a sneak yet but I'll be back with one soon, in the meantime leave me some love to be in the running for this random draw prize of a WE'RE SAVVY KIT for December!!!

Here's what it looked like this month, it was an awesome first release that sold out on the first day, don't miss it this month.

Leave your comment before 29th November, and I will draw the winner on the if you don't win you can still head over to the Scrapbook Savvy Store on the 1st of December to grab one of our gorgeous December kits. :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Inspired Blueprints Sketch #36

Yep, more inspiration coming to you straight from Inspired Blueprints!! Sketch #36 is awesome, you HAVE to give it a go!

And my take, an attempt to get a photo of all my babies, no such luck!

Make sure you load it to our gallery for a chance to win some awesome prizes from our sponsors.

Friday, November 20, 2009

My best friend's baby boy!

I've been in trouble for not updating the blog this week, and also for not putting up some photos here of the new baby in my life.

My best friend Alicia had a baby boy on Tuesday morning, Oliver Benjamin. He weighed 2.7kgs and was 45cm long. I was lucky enough to meet him on the day he was born, he's just so tiny and gorgeous and precious and, and, and...oh, he's just amazing!

I'm just so happy for Ben, Alicia & Charlotte....and can't wait for more cuddles!!

Some scrapping...mmmm, what have I got to show you, let me see....

This is a photo of my old boss Michael, who passed away last year. I've been putting off doing this layout as it was a hard one for me, but its done now. I still miss him. :(

And baby Bronte having a good old chuckle at her big brother Cooper, pretty crappy photos but a precious moment to have captured.

Don't forget this weekend is the November 'Remember' Cybercrop over at Scrapbook Savvy! Challenges will be launched from 6pm Friday night and are open for nearly a week. Lots of time to play along, with lots of prizes and store credit up for grabs.


Hope to see you there!!

A great week has been and gone here, I've trained each day with Savvy Health & Fitness and am feeling much better about things, its amazing what a bit of exercise and healthy eating can do to one's self esteem. I lost 0.9kgs my first week back at Weight Watchers, I thought it would've been more but I really shouldn't complain!! Apart from that the usual going ons, crop days, swimming lessons, teething babies...its all happening! Will be nice to hand the girls over to my mum tonight and have a relaxing night with the girls at the Savvy Crop, I can't wait! We still have two free spots for anyone local that feels like joining us. :)

I'll be back soon with some sneak peeks for the upcoming December kits...they're amazing!! :)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Weekend Layouts

Well I've kinda sorta been a little bit productive this weekend, doing three layouts at the Scrapbooking Delights crop on Friday night and another last night with my friend Juz here scrapping with me! Gotta be happy with that eh, any page done is one less to do... ;)

This one is Sketch #5 over at 52 Sketches 52 Weeks, loving all their old sketches and have printed them ALL to do at some stage!

And another, Sketch #2 using a glimmer mist splatter that I am just in love with!

Then this one is a just because about my beautiful friend Marijana. Mwah!

And the monthly kit challenge at Scrapbooking Delights, me and my Em, using one of my mum's gorgeous handmade flowers that will soon be available for purchase in the Scrapbook Savvy store, and are already available for local girls.

I have decided this week that we're going on holidays in January, after tossing it around for awhile I've just bit the bullet and started looking. DH had a bright idea that we could just stay at home and relax....but he seems to forget that my work is at home, and if I'm here then I'll be working! So we need to get away, and seeing as he has a month off over xmas and Cooper starts school in February...its the perfect opportunity and we'd be mad to not take advantage of that. The Gold Coast is looking really good to me, just waiting for a few email replies on accommodation. I can't wait! :)

I have just told my friend Linda who is due on 9th Jan that she better go early, I don't want to miss out on meeting her new bub on the day he or she is born! ;)

Thats it from me, am gathering tax papers so we can do a tax return and hopefully be able to PAY for a holiday! Thats always the bad part, eh...

Bye for now,

Friday, November 13, 2009

Layout Share

Here's a few randoms I did while at Peta's retreat!!

I've had a great week, starting with some good old fashioned taking care of myself. Back to Weight Watchers and I have also joined Savvy Health & Fitness who have group training sessions at the beach, an awesome way to start the day at 6am each morning. Loving it so far, but am feeling a tad sore! Good sore but... ;)

Looking forward to crop night at Scrapbooking Delights tonight, Hayley has managed to find a free Friday night to come with me, can't wait! Happy Birthday to Hayles for Wednesday just gone too, hope you had an awesome day! xoxo

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Teresa Collins - Documented

This range isn't a BRAND NEW release, but one that I've had a lot of requests for so have ordered in over at Scrapbook Savvy.

I did a page with this range from a kit I purchased from Scrapbooking Delights, the layout and instructions were created by Lisa Warren.

Here's one of the papers I used and now have in store, along with others:

And here's my layout:

If you'd like to purchase some of this awesome range that helps you to document all those important things we NEED to write down for our children and their children, you'll find them here!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

IB Sketch #35

Don't miss Inspired Blueprints first sketch for November, Sketch #35:

Our sponsor this month is E.A.D. Designs who have the most gorgeous rubons you've ever seen. Mine are featured in this layout, the brackets next to the photo.

The gallery is rockin' at IB as per usual, make sure you head on over and check it out!

52 Sketches...52 Weeks

I found another sketch challenge site called 52 Sketches...52 Weeks when reading Georgia's blog...great to have some more inspiration, I can't get enough of sketches! They're so great when I'm having trouble getting starting, or when I'm feeling slightly lacking in the mojo department! ;)

Here's a couple of pages I created from 52 Sketches...52 Weeks while I was at the retreat:

Sketch #39

Sketch #41

And this one, the only page I managed at Savvy's Friday night crop!
Sketch #42

I'll definitely be heading back to this site again to use some of their old sketches!

My birthday has come and gone this week, another year older and only one more year till the big 30! I had a great week, starting with retreat, then friends over for Melbourne Cup, then crop day Wednesday, then my birthday Thursday. It all went downhill though when Georgie got sick on Thursday afternoon, and we got a phonecall halfway through watching Time Travellers Wife at the movies. I was so disappointed, I've been hanging for this movie to come out since reading the book years ago. Luckily it was only a 24hr tummy bug and Georgia was back to normal on Saturday. Here's a pic of me and the kids (well two of them anyway, Bronte was already in bed) with my gourmet Woolies cake on Thursday night, LOL!

And Friday night crop, the gorgeous Deslie made cupcakes and they made me blow out the candle (about ten times to get the right pic!!) and sang happy birthday. I'm so lucky to have all these girls in my life, we have so much fun together at the Savvy crops.

Time to go, screaming baby calls, bye for now!

Friday, November 6, 2009

One Word Fun!

I've been tagged by the lovely Lisa!

- You can only use ONE word!!!
- Pass this along to 5 of your favorite bloggers!
- Alert them that you have given them this award!

Here goes...
1. Where is your mobile phone? Shelf
2. Your hair? Clip
3. Your mother? Babysitting
4. Your father? Worker
5. Your fave food? Chocolate
6. Your dream last night? Baby
7. Your fave drink? Strongbow
8. Your dream/goal? Happy
9. What room are you in? Scrap
10. Your hobby? Scrapping
11. Your fear? Alone
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Here
13. Where you were last night? Lounge
14. Something that you aren't? Organised
15. Muffins? Light
16. Wish List Item? Car
17. Where did you grow up? Wollongong
18. Last thing you did? Drank
19. What are you wearing? Singlet
20. Your TV? Huge
21. Your Pets? Labradors
22. Friends? Gorgeous
23. Your Life? Busy
24. Your Mood? Happy
25. Missing Someone? DH
26. Vehicle? Family
27. Something your not wearing? Lippy
28. Your fave store? Savvy
29. Your fave colour? Pink
30. Last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Yesterday
32. Your best friend? Leesh
33. One place that I go to over and over? Woolies
34. One person who emails regularly? Des
35. Fave place to eat? Mylan

Ok, now 5 friends.....

1. Kate
2. Sara
3. Nicole
4. Donna
5. Kayla

Can't wait to see your answers! :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Retreat Tally Count

I am still in shock over the amount of layouts I completed at the retreat...a total of 31 layouts!! Not so good now that I have to put them all away in their albums... ;)

I'll upload them in dribs and drabs though...don't want to bore you with that many layouts all at once! And some I can't show just yet...

Here are just the ones we completed in the amazing classes held by Peta:

And this gorgeous class by the lovely Kate:

And some happy snaps of our weekend, I wish I was still there with all the girls! :(

Me with Alicia & Peta

Me & 'my' Emma

Me & the gorgeous Deb from QLD - was awesome to meet you & sit next to you all weekend, Deb!

All of us on the Saturday:

All of us on the Sunday:

Can't wait till the next time...I've talked to Dan, and we're looking good for March, woo hoo!!

And some more good news from me...I got my braces off!!! Only one more step in the process now, a new crown at the front, and my teeth will be done! I can't wait.

Bye for now,

Monday, November 2, 2009


Well I'm home from retreat and TOTALLY exhausted! Had the best time ever and can't wait for the next one. Will post some photos and layouts as soon as I get the chance.

For now, a quick update on the brand new monthly kits released at Scrapbook Savvy on the 1st of November. Can you believe that the He's Savvy and We're Savvy Kits are sold out already, the response has been amazing! And not many of the She's Savvy left, so head on over and grab one before they're gone as well!

Here is a sample of what you can create with the She's Savvy Kit. I've added NOTHING EXTRA, this is ALL kit product! Five layouts that I just love.

Thanks so much to everyone who has supported me in the launch of my kits!

And don't forget about the Monthly Kit Challenge for kit customers - you have the chance to win a FREE We're Savvy kit and to be Scrapbook Savvy's Guest Design Team Member for a month! Check it out here for more information!
See you all soon,