Friday, July 29, 2011

Kraft It Up!

Been a long time since I've done any blog challenges just because...but with Mojo I decided to print some out and do my best to get some done.

I thought I was SO clever when I did my first attempt at the KIU challenge...until I realised that I didn't use any Kraft! Idiot!! Bahahahahaha!!! Here it is, I am still happy with the layout even if it doesn't qualify...

Beautiful Fairy - my littlest girl all dressed up after her birthday party in May.

And a closeup...

And now my ACTUAL entry for the KIU challenge!!

Doll House - Bronte on the morning of her birthday, so very excited to get a doll house all of her own, god love her.

Thanks for visiting!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

6 x 12 Holiday Share

So I finally pulled some more of my 'little pages' out to scrap of our holiday pre-Bronte.

There was some 'dispute' at Mojo during the Sar vs Peta scrap session as to whether these were actually counted seeing as they were only really half a page...but the lovely Peta decided that seeing as I was SO FAR BEHIND she would let it roll...thanks PJ, mwah! ;)

Kenny The Koala - Dan & his sis Kaz with all the kids, having a photo with Kenny The Koala at Dreamworld, just like they did when they were little.

Its A Shark - its a bit dark, but there is Coop looking at the shark, and just loving how close he is!

Jaws of Death - blowing out at how little Cooper was in this one!

Relax - my absolute FAVE photo from this holiday, of the polar bear at Seaworld just chilling out, god love him.

Thanks for visiting, back with more tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

52 Week Share...

The first on the list while away on the weekend was to catch up on my 52 Weeks album once again! I'm all caught up to the week before Long Point, so less than a month to do now (and I'll have to get those pages sorted soon!).

Week 16 - Roadtrip, me & Dan in front of the 3 Sisters in the Blue Mountains on our way to QLD for our family holiday.

Week 17 - Crop Day, in my hotel room while holidaying on the Gold Coast, scrapping with the gorgeous QLD girls Renee, Crystal, Anne & Sara.

Week 19 - The Scrapboom, the week I moved the Savvy store back into my scraproom and gave my family their space back :)

Week 20 - Georgia's First Eisteddfod, my girl all made up and looking WAY too grown up, ready for her first eisteddfod with the Entertainment Troupe for her 'sugar cube dance' (as she calls it).

Week 22 - Fun Run, the first time ever I ran 5km non stop thanks to the encouragement of my bestie Linda.

Week 22 (but should be Week 23, doh!!!) - Baby Jack, my friend Amy's new baby boy, so cute.

Thats the share for today, still orders to pack and nearly my bedtime, catch ya soon!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mojo Debrief...

All I can say is...o.m.g! What a weekend!!

Can't remember the last time I had so much fun. From the winery & chocolate shop visit on Thursday to the five minute photo session on Sunday...everything in between and more. Best.time.ever.

Highlights for me in point form...

- Scrapping with Loz on Wednesday night, the first time in two years she has played with paper and glue.
- Close to $100 spend at the Smelly Cheese Shop with Peta & San, totally worth it!
- Being held accountable by San's team of army men all weekend.
- Seeing Anne-Marie Cox flash her tits...and having the photos to prove it!!!!
- Meeting the gorgeous and totally lovely Lou Nelson, talk about one amazing woman.
- Laughing with and teasing our mushy Lisa Oxley all weekend, so good to scrap with her again after all this time, and having her put a layout together just for me.
- Cheese & wine picnic on the floor of the sewing room with Peta at 12:13pm on Saturday.
- Cracking up with the Tassie girls, god love 'em.
- Watching Marelle grab her crotch on the Glee stage, nothing better!!
- Witnessing Jo Kinder create a handmade chook for Sherry and bring down the house with the 'knock knock motherf***er' blog reference.
- Escorting our drag queen Shazza from her dressing room to the stage in the dark.
- Watching Anne-Marie impersonate her son running at 2am totally pissed, never laughed so much in my life!
- Keeping Peta awake from 2-4am two out of three nights (nah, that wasn't really a highlight but just had to rub it in again!).
- Having taken by Loz on Sunday when she stopped in for a visit.
- Competing in the scrap session comp of the century with Peta and getting a total of 31 layouts scrapped, what its all about!
- Driving home and rehashing it all with San, bit by bit.

And lots more as well, which I'll pop up as I remember much buzzing around my head after four days with such amazing, creative, like-minded women!

Now only eight weeks to the Savvy Delights Retreat - be quick if you haven't booked in yet, guaranteed to be another howler of a weekend!

Here's a few pages of the 31 pages I got done, these ones being for some of the Mojo Challenges over the weekend. Don't ask me exactly what the challenges were, I have no idea now...

Big Girl Bed - little Bronte becoming a big girl when we took the sides off her cot, using the Paper Doll range from Bella available at Scrapbooking Delights.

And a closeup of my journalling.

Aunty Leesh's Girl - Georgie with my bestie & her godmother Alicia.

Down On The Farm - Georgie, so little, at the i98fm Convoy For Kids day out enjoying the farm animals.

Lots more to come, I promise! I think about another 10 blog posts to be exact!

Thanks for visiting. xx

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I'm going... Camp Mojo!!

See you on the flipside!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Not quite...

...the 'Queen of Doubles' like my bestie, but I can manage to pull one off when I try!

Ok, I admit to needing the help of Pagemap...but shooosh, its a double done & dusted from the Scrapbooking Delights retreat photos taken nearly two years ago!!!

And obligatory closeups of my clusters, which I was super happy with!!

Do you scrap double layouts? I personally HATE them but sometimes they just can't be avoided. TFL!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

52 Week Catch-up

It had to happen...I'm behind on my 52 Weeks album again!! But thats ok, I'll be caught up by the end of next weekend... :)

I have however ended up doing a few this weekend, one I can't show just yet and one I will only show you the sneak of ... but a couple I can show (and even one I'd forgotten to show from months ago!!).

Week 14 - Cross Country Dash about me going to watch Cooper's cross country in my lunchbreak, only to miss his race by about three minutes! He came third (but I've accidentally said he came second, I've just been corrected)...Mummy cried cause she missed it. :(

Week 18 - Donna's 40th of me & Donna all dressed up at her big birthday bash.

Week 21 - 12wbt which is about me starting the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation but I'm not showing you the full layout, as its my before photo and is a tad revealing! You'll have to just check out the sneaks.

Week 25 - Cooper Plays Rugby about Cooper now playing Rugby as well as League, this boy loves his footy so much.

Are you doing a 52 week album this year, and if so how is it going?? Would love to hear about yours, link me in the comments so I can come check it out on your blog.

Thanks for visiting!

Do you want to be a Guest Designer?

I don't know anyone that wouldn't want to be a Guest Designer over at Purple Pumpkin! The opportunity to play with some of the yummy embellishments on'd be crazy NOT to give it a go!!

Head over to this post here to find out all the info!

More She's Savvy!

I managed another three layouts from the June She's Savvy Kit which now makes a total of SEVEN layouts from the kit! For the price of $45, that is a bargain...and all I've really had to add is an extra piece of cardstock and some Purple Pumpkin embellishments.

Here are the new ones I managed yesterday while scrapping with my friend Deslie. :)

She Is A Joey! about the day my baby girl left the nursery and went into the big room at preschool. She was so happy to be able to play outside in the yard with her big sister.

Day Spa With My Besties of Linda when we had the day out for her birthday - day spa, dinner & movies = bliss!

Playing Purple Pumpkin of my girls when we were on holidays, playing with my Purple Pumpkin goodies. They just love them, they look & feel & sort & match...just yesterday we had a Purple Pumpkin trail through my loungeroom as they sorted them all again. Its very cute.

And a closeup :)

Only THREE of these gorgeous kits left now so if you want one, head over the store and get one before they're all gone!

Friday, July 15, 2011


Have you seen the giveaway over at Sam's blog? Awesome one, definitely worth a try to win some new papers...

You can look at all Sam's yumminess while you're there, love her work.


Thursday, July 14, 2011

June She's Savvy & Stuck!

I have been waiting with bated breath for the release of the 15th July Stuck Sketch so that I could show you all of my June She's Savvy layouts at once!

Our June She's Savvy Kit is such a bright & happy kit, which could be used for any agegroup. I love how it pops off the white cardstock but also works amazingly well with the black! So versatile!

Here's the whole kit, there are still a few left in the store if you would like one. Or if you're going to Camp Mojo, you could WIN one!

My first two layouts from this kit...the first 'Baby Jazz' which was also the sample page for our June Kit Challenge.

Then we have Charlotte's Concert, the kit worked perfectly with the bright & funky colours in these photos!

And finally my Stuck layout, but first the sketch...

My take...'A Sister Is' featuring my two beautiful baby girls on Bronte's birthday in May. My fave pic to date of my gorgeous girls.

Make sure you enter your layout over at the Stuck Blog before the end of the month for your chance to win some awesome prizes from our sponsors.

Thanks for visiting!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

FREE Buttons, B'day Giveaway & A Sketch!

Did you know that just by ENTERING this months sketch over at Purple Pumpkin, you can get free buttons? If you complete the July sketch and link it up on the blog by the sale day - 22 July - you will receive a FREE pack of buttons with your order! You'd be silly NOT to enter!!

Here's the sketch...

And my take using the gorgeous Summer Days kit from Echo Park together with some gorgeous Purple Pumpkin bits & pieces, of course.

Did you know Purple Pumpkin are having a HUGE GIVEAWAY to celebrate their first birthday, with not one, not two, but FOUR PRIZES up for grabs! First prize will be a $50 VOUCHER to spend in the next sale. Second prize will be a $25 voucher, third prize will be a $15 voucher, and fourth prize will be a $10 voucher.

The winners will be drawn on the 22nd of July - just before the next sale!

So how can you enter? It's easy!

1. Be a follower of the Purple Pumpkin blog.

2. Post about this giveaway on your blog with a link back to this post on the PP blog.

3. After you've done that, just leave a comment after this post on the PP blog. For an extra entry, post about this giveaway on facebook, or on any message boards, and then leave an extra comment :)

Lots happening at Purple Pumpkin this month eh, hope you can be a part of it!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

You're Savvy Kit!

July sees the release of our first ever YOU'RE SAVVY KIT over at Scrapbook Savvy. Due to a stock issue we were unable to release the three kits as planned for July, so these kits have been pushed back to August and Sara created this kit to get us all by for the month without having to do without a kit! I know how much we all love that little Savvy parcel on the doorstep each month, so we are very happy to be able to give you at least one kit for the month!

Here's what it looks like...

And my pages created today whilst I was lucky enough to be scrapping with Linda, Nat & my mum.

Bird Watching - my gorgeous little Bronte sitting outside on the driving, just watching the birds go by, god love her.

Introducing Baby Jack - my friend Amy's new baby announcements with the photo on them that I took at the hospital.

All 7 Grandkids - the rare photo with all of Mum & Dad's grandkids together! And my Dad smiling!!!! ;)

If you want one of these scrummy kits, head over the store and grab one. There are only four left at this point, so be quick!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Long Point Sketch...

I forgot to share the layout from the sketch challenge at Long Point Retreat! Thanks to Lisa from Inspired Blueprints for providing this one for Belinda, was great to see all the different takes on the sketch.

I have used a He's Savvy Kit from a couple of months ago, was perfect for this page!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Stuck Sketch 1st July

My take on the first Stuck Sketch for July is now up over on the blog. Here's the sketch, this month a hand-drawn sketch by my friend Crystal.

And my take using the latest We're Savvy Kit which is available here (but only three left so be quick!).

Make sure you join in the fun over at Stuck for your chance to win some awesome prizes from our monthly sponsors.