Saturday, December 24, 2011

52 Week Catch Up - All Caught Up!

FINALLY! The last of the 52 week pages I've done so far. Hopefully I'll have some more to show you in the next week or so, as I do them before New Year...reckon I can get them done before the end of 2011?

Week 38 - Savvy Delights Retreat, a little out of order as I was waiting to get my WOW chipboard logo from San at Scrapbooking Delights...I lost my first one, thank goodness she had extras!

Week 43 - New Hairdo, gotta love a visit to the hairdressers.

Week 44 - SFS Scrapbooking Retreat, a big collage of all my scrappy SFS friends, love this page!

And thats it, for now!

Thanks for visiting!

52 Week Catch Up - Part 3

Promised you there was more!!! Can't believe I haven't shared all of these yet...

Week 37 - Wests, my first landscape orientation 8.5x11 layout. I must do more of these as I LOVE how this turned out. This is a photo that was in our local newspaper when the Wests team won the grand final, and somehow Cooper ended up in the photo, cheeky boy!!

Week 39 - Annika is 5, a Litle Red Riding Party for Georgie's friend from dancing, a great day for the girls!

Week 40 - Eisteddfod Success of the three little VLDA girls when they won 1st (Annika), 2nd (Georgia) & 3rd (Indigo) in the Jazz at Nowra Stage Dance Festival. This was the same day Georgie won 1st in Ballet in her first time ever at at eisteddfod. I have shown this layout previous on the Purple Pumpkin blog.

Week 41 - One Crazy Weekend which included a fun run, day at the races, night out with Dan's work, eisteddfod & birthday parties!

Week 42 - Drunk Fun, a night out with the girls for Tina's birthday, using the leftover bits & pieces from Sandie's class at Peta's Retreat.

You know what, there is still MORE!!! Another post for another day... :)

Friday, December 23, 2011

52 Week Catch Up - Part 2

Second instalment...more of my 52 week pages before 2011 officially comes to an end next week!

Week 31 - Happy Birthday Dear Poppy, a page of my FIL celebrating his birthday at our house with his grandkids, using a He's Savvy Kit from earlier this year.

Week 32 - We Fight, another page with the Random Kit from SFS, a journalling page about the awesome relationship I have with my hubby :)

Week 34 - 12wbt Transformation...a page that I am NOT showing on my blog as its a tad revealing, but I promise its a cool layout... ;)

Week 35 - He's 7, another page from a He's Savvy Kit, this one being my sample for the November 15th Stuck Sketch.

Week 36 - Fathers Day, another He's Savvy Kit page, this one of my hubby on the morning of Fathers Day 2012 with all his kids plus his best mate's kids who had a sleepover with us that weekend!

But wait, there's more...coming in another blog post soon!! Thanks for visiting!

52 Week Catch Up - Part 1

It is my aim over the course of my holidays from work to catch up on my 52 week album. I think I'm about 7-8 weeks behind from memory.

I WILL be doing this challenge again come 2012, its so great to be able to look back on this album and remember just how my year went.

I did manage to get lots of these pages done at Peta's Retreat last month though and will share these over the next few posts...too many to put them all in one!

Week 22 - C2S about Dan & I completing the City to Surf 14km run together in August, such a big goal for me to have accomplished!

Week 27 - Women In League about the girls day out to raise money for Breast Cancer.

Week 28 - A Day Out With Thomas, which was a family day out with our friends Jason, Debby & kids. SO cold at the Zig Zag Railway, but an awesome day for everyone.

Week 29 - Dragons @ Kogarah, my first time going to a footy game at WIN Jubilee Stadium in Kogarah, taking Cooper and his friend Clay.

Week 30 - Mojo, about my weekend away at Camp Mojo earlier this year.

I'll be back with more soon!

Thursday, December 22, 2011


One of my fave ranges of 2011 - Crate Paper Random.

We did feature some of this range in the Special Retreat She's Savvy Kit, and I had so much fun with these papers that I HAD to buy the range again when I was at the SFS Retreat from the SFS store in the Random Collection Kit.

I came up with these four layouts while scrapping at Peta's of my fave weekends of the whole year with some of the most beautiful friends a girl could have!

Younga Yoga - a great yoga sesssion bright & early on a Sunday morning with the local 12wbt girls.

Attempting The Pose - Bronte trying to do a model pose just like Georgie does in front of the camera, but not quite pulling it off...

Special Kind of Friendship - Georgia & her beautiful friend Indigo from dancing :)

A closeup of the journalling about Indi...

Katty Cakes - the little girls enjoying morning tea while in Dalby visiting Donna & the girls, they had a ball!

Still some of these kits left in the SFS store here if you NEED one, I know I did!

December 15th Stuck Sketch

Who has time to scrap at the moment?! If you do, I'm SO jealous!!! Still only at one page scrapped for December...but I promise to do something to remedy this come the 19 days off work I have for Xmas & New Year, starting this afternoon!

If you're one of the lucky ones that will have time to scrap before the end of the month, here is something to get your mojo flowing...another awesome sketch from Stuck!

December 15th Sketch

And my take called Lil' Nipper of my Bronte girl on one of our Sunday mornings on the sand while Cooper is at Nippers, using the Bella Blvd Making The Team Kit from SFS combined with some Purple Pumpkin & A Lil Somethin embellies.

Make sure you upload your take over on the Stuck Blog before the end of December for your chance to win!

Happy Scrapping & Merry Christmas (just in case I don't check in again beforehand, only three sleeps to go!!!)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Peta Challenged Me... her retreat by giving me one of her awesome VALUE PRICED retreat kits while I was there at the end of October, to see how much I could get out of it. Thanks Peta, I had so much fun with this and got a massive FOUR LAYOUTS out of this kit (which from memory was priced at the $15-$20 mark).

Youth Group...

and a closeup...

Week 43 - New Hairdo

and a closeup...

Lets Go Sumo (which I did show on the Purple Pumpkin blog a little while ago)...

Dressing Room...

and a closeup...

LOVE seeing how much I can get out of a kit! This one works out at less than $5 a layout, how good is that!


Friday, December 16, 2011

Sweet Girl

Sweet is the perfect word to describe this beautiful little girl. My bestie's daughter. A joy, a blessing, a little girl that I love like my own. So beautiful and this photo completely shows that, taken on the day of her little brother's christening last year. I wish this girl nothing but joy and happiness, and will do whatever I need to do to make that happen.

Love you Charlotte!

Sweet Girl using the November We're Savvy Kit (only two left in the store) along with a big Anthea inspired bow!

Thanks for visiting xx

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

1st December Stuck Sketch...

Seeing as tomorrow is the 15th and will be the reveal of December's second sketch for Stuck, I thought I better show the one from the 1st!

I won't lie, things are just HECTIC right now and I have hardly had time to scratch myself! Excuses aside, here is the sketch...

And my take - Flags, using the Bella Blvd Making The Team Kit from SFS.

And a closeup...loving the black paint in this one!

You've got till the end of the month to upload your take to the Stuck blog, lots of chances to win!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

*WARNING* Girly post ahead!

Well our big concert weekend went off without a hitch. The girls had a fab time, the Wonderland show was absolutely AMAZING and Georgie even walked away with her own special trophy for 'Most Consistent in Junior Stretch' which I think is such an awesome achievement for a little girl of just 4! So stoked that her talent is being noticed, and that she is given recognition for her hard work at such a young age. This girl was born to dance and since starting at Vanessa Lee Dance Academy this year she has just blossomed. Bronte is quick to follow in her footsteps and can't wait to do more dancing next year as well.

Here's a couple of pics of my gorgeous dancing girls...

At Interval, both dressed and ready to go!

Ready to go home, trophies in hand and so very proud!

Thanks Vanessa, Chantelle and everyone else at VLDA - so glad we found you and can't imagine the girls dancing anywhere else now!

And for more girliness, I thought I'd share with you my layouts from the latest She's Savvy Kit for November from the Scrapbook Savvy store. There are still some available in the store here.

Model Pose, which was actually for Tara's November CC Challenge...

And a closeup...

Haircuts, some super cute photos of my super cute girls getting their last haircut, its been over a year now cause I haven't wanted to cut it with their dancing and having to get it up in buns!

And a closeup...

And finally, New Ballet School of my Georgia girl on the day she started at VLDA this year, super proud to be wearing her brand new purple ballet leotard!

And a closeup, featuring some gorgeous Words Or Whatever chipboard given to me by the lovely Suzanne from WOW.

Anyway, think thats enough girliness for one day, don't forget to head over and grab yourself a November She's Savvy Kit before they're all gone! At the super cheap price of only $35 this time, you can't go wrong.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December Sketch @ Purple Pumpkin

The first of December, OMG!

I am happy to say that the chrismas shopping has finally begun this week, although still a lot to do.

Festivities have started with just about every day until Xmas booked with this, that or the other!!!

We are also very busy preparing for the big Concert Day this Saturday with Vanessa Lee Dance Academy! All photo shoots & rehearsal are now done, and Georgie has been counting the sleeps till concert....only two sleeps to go now! I can't wait to see my beautiful big (little) 4yo girl in five dances, and my baby girl in just one this year (but more next year I'm assured!). I'm so grateful that my wonderful hubby has agreed to go backstage with the girls for their second show, so proud Mummy can actually sit in the audience and watch....I CAN'T WAIT!!!

And now as the 1st of the month is here, so are a set of new challenges for this month. I have the new Purple Pumpkin sketch to show you, as well as my page which is appropriately Christmas themed to get you all in the spirit!

I have to admit, I was a little sad scrapping this page last night (yep, last night, totally last minute!!!). This photo was taken on Christmas Eve 2009, and I just can't get over how little my babies were.....and just how big they are now!

And of course, some closeups...

My cluster, featuring a gorgeous bow with some Purple Pumpkin buttons, tickets, twine & a doiley.

And my title, a mix of kraft Thickers which I've painted silver, red Bella alpha and some more Thickers.

I hope you'll play along at Purple Pumpkin this month, always a great chance to get another layout scrapped as well as be in the running for some awesome PP prizes!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

CC Weekend at Savvy!

This weekend we are cybercropping at Scrapbook Savvy! Still plenty of time to join in with deadline not until midnight Thursday 1st December.

So far I have managed to get Sara & Kerryn's challenges done, and hope to get some more done today when I head out for a scrappy afternoon with my besties and the kids.

Sara's Challenge is a colour challenge with the colour scheme looking like this...

And my take using the new November He's Savvy Kit, called Cannons.

And a closeup...

Next up is Kerryn's CC Sketch...

My take called Little Climber, using the new We're Savvy Kit for November (only two left in the store so be quick!)

And the token closeup, of nice are these Prima flowers! You get the full pack in the kit, you know... ;)

I'd love to see you playing along, the challenges are super easy and will get your mojo a-flowing for sure...with the chance to win some Savvy spendings, why wouldn't you play along!!!