Saturday, December 15, 2007

Merry Christmas...

to all my scrapping friends and families! I hope you have a safe holiday and get really spoiled!! I would just like a whole day to sleep and do nothing, but I can't see that happening anytime soon :)

Our January Kit is up on the
  • Designing Memories website
  • now and it is packed full of great products! We have also got 3 AddOn Kits this month and some funky new products in the Shopping section. Go check it out the awesome
  • Gallery
  • as well!

    Wednesday, December 12, 2007

    Here is another Peek at the
  • January Kit
  • ...

    I have also started uploading some fun new things in the
  • Shopping
  • section!

    Saturday, December 08, 2007

    January Teasers

    It's time for some teasing...the January Kit will be available December 15th and I can tell you it will totally full of beautiful things! Beginning with the January Kit we will also have some different bits and pieces available in smaller Kits that may or may not coordinate with the monthly Kit but that are cool and hip products. Stay tuned!

    Thursday, November 15, 2007

    Saturday, November 10, 2007

    December Sneaks

    This month we will see the new DT's work for the first time and I'm so excited to share a little sneak peek with you. The girls have created some really cool projects, so be sure to check out the Kit and Gallery on the 15th!! The Mini Kit will be Christmas themed but our Main and AddOn Kits will be bright and summery :) Have a great weekend!

    Friday, October 26, 2007


    It's time to grab a bargain!! I've just put up some spare kits from March, May, July and August for sale on the website. I only have very limited quantities left so once they're gone they will not be available again. The Kits are discounted between 35% and 40%. Great for a xmas present for your friends or just to spoil yourself :)
  • here
  • to get yourself a bargain!

    Wednesday, October 17, 2007

    Designing Memories DT News!

    Congratulations to the new
  • Designing Memories
  • DT...
  • Kathie Link,
  • Yvette Adams,
  • Kristine Collins,
  • Kim Arnold,
  • and
  • Lusi Austin
  • !! I look forward to working with you all :)
    Thank you to everyone that applied! The entries were all of very high standard and that made the selection process very difficult. In the end I chose more girls then originally planned but for everyone that missed out this time...I will regularly give new girls the chance to be part of the DT team.

    The November Kit is now available on the site and we've had some wonderful work created by Loretta Grayson and Susan Johannes. Here is a link to the
  • Gallery.

  • There is also a Mini Kit available this month which is a cute Maya Road Box and scalloped Book!

    If you were reading my last post you know about our passport troubles at the airport. Well, after spending most of Tuesday at the Passport office and having to get copies of several other documents (like birth certificates) we had 2 brand new Passports in our hands at 5.30pm. The flight was at 9pm, it was touch and go all day whether we would get there. And I'm glad we made it, it was a fantastic trip! We are now back to reality, like cooking, cleaning and washing :(( If you ever happen to plan a trip check out this resort
  • Bundarika.
  • Monday, October 01, 2007

    Catching up...

    I can't believe my last post was a month ago! It is amazing how quick time flies and just how busy we are at the moment. Last month we were heading off to the snow and I must say it was fantastic! I was really worried the kids wouldn't like it and chuck a wobbly after the first day but it really was a great family holiday. Romy and Max were skiing all over the mountain with us after 4 days. It just shows how quickly kids learn new skills. Coming back from the snow I had about 5 days to catch up on work and then I was off again to Germany, this time on my own. Catching up with family is so important to me and I try to fly home once a year. Saying goodbye wasn't so bad this time either since I knew mum and dad are coming to Australia in January. Not long to go:) While I was in Germany Steve took the kids to Ayers Rock and Alice Springs to visit his sister. What an adventure for the kids!!
    On his way back Steve missed his flight and had to pay a fortune to get him and the kids home on another flight. And this is where our misfortune in terms of travelling started! On Wednesday I got back from Germany and Steve said "Guess what...? We are going to Thailand on Monday!" Right, not exactly what I want to hear when I just got of a plane travelling for the last 24 hours! But today we were on our way to the Airport again. And guess what...Romy's passport had expired! So home we went again since there was nothing we could do on a Public Holiday. Tomorrow we are off to get her passport renewed and hopefully we will then catch our re-booked flight at 9pm. Wish us luck!
    Last but not least...I have put up a new
  • Limited Edition Kit
  • on the website. Well worth checking out:) Here is a little sneak peek at the
  • Gallery

  • I think this is the longest blog entry I ever wrote. Well done if you are still reading:)

    Saturday, September 01, 2007

    Off to the snow...

    ...we are off to the snow in a couple of hours! The kids are totally excited to see snow for the first time. I really hope they like it! I have nightmares thinking about..."Mum, I'm cold! Mum I'm wet! Mum I'm tired!"... all of this in a whining voice. I have to be positive and think about all the great photos I will be taking :))

    Before we head off I thought I post some sneak peeks for the
  • October Kit
  • , available September 15. There are products from a lot of different manufacturers in this Kit.

    I hope you all have a great weekend!

    Tuesday, August 14, 2007

    It's this time of the month again...

    ...that a new Kit is available at
  • Designing Memories.

  • It's playful, it's pink, it's frilly and fun! Our Guest Designers Linda Barber, Mel Diener and Yvette Adams have produced some stunning work with the September Kit! I hope you like it :)

    Wednesday, August 08, 2007

    It's time

    ...for some Sneak Peeks for the
  • Designing Memories
  • September Kit :) The Kit will be available 15th August. xo

    Saturday, July 28, 2007

    It is not often that I come across music that I really want to play over and over again, but this one certainly has that effect. I shamelessy copied it from
  • Kim Arnold's blog
  • Thanks Kim:)


    Saturday, July 21, 2007


    I'm loving all the challenges that are around at the moment and had a go at the current
  • Pencillines
  • sketch. Loved using multiple photos and a bold title. It is also a sneak peek at next months Kit :) This is it for today...short and sweet. Hope everyone has a good weekend!

    Tuesday, July 17, 2007


    I have certainly not been showing this blog much love lately. Life has just been too busy, trade shows, school holidays, kids birthdays...the list goes on. BUT last night I scrapped a LO just for fun and it felt really good. The
  • One Little Word
  • Blog is about the power of words and at the moment the word is 'simplicity'. So I took the challenge using the
  • Designing Memories
  • August Kit. I really like this Blog because you get so many different interpretations of just the one word.

    On to other news... the August Kit is up now at
  • Designing Memories
  • and it would be my favourite colour combo so far:) There are some amazing designs in the
  • Gallery
  • by this months Guest Designers Alli Paterson, Jane Fitchett and Charity Hassel!

    Friday, June 15, 2007


    We are back from Brisbane where my husband and I had a stand at the Scrapbook Expo over the long weekend. Yes, I made him work selling scrapbooking 'stuff' :) He didn't mind it too much though. It really was an experience. Never would I have thought how many hours of preparing and setting up go into a show like this. And there will not be much recovery time either with the Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair starting soon. But it is fun too meeting so many people. When we got home yesterday I went straight to the computer changing the site over for the
  • July Kit.
  • Here it is...Fancy Pants, Melissa Frances and Sweetwater paper, Bling cardstock and a Hambly Border overlay. And let's not forget the Embossed Chipboard from My Minds Eye.

    Have a look at the
  • Gallery
  • too. We have some fantastic work in there this month from Mardi Winen, Kathie Link and Sara McMartin. I have also for the first time included some Bling cardstock for a double LO in the Kit. You will find some inspiration from Mardi and Kathie in the Gallery for double LO's.
    This Lo is from the July Kit.
    I hope you all have a great weekend.

    Wednesday, May 23, 2007


    Yes I have early sneaks this month:) One of the reasons is that I will be away from the 8th - 14th in Brisbane. Please come and say hello if you are going to the Brisbane Scrapbooking Expo on the June long weekend. I will be at Stand 32.

    We are going a little purple with some Fancy Pants, Queen &Co and the new Bohemia embossed chipboard from MME. The rest will have to be a surprise!

    Monday, May 14, 2007

    June Kits are up...

    ...and they are 'delicious' :))

    Head over to the
  • website
  • and have a look at the wonderful work Michelle Vass and Clair Bremner have created with the June Kit. I will also get some images from Stephanie Howell, our other Guest Designer for this month. She is just busy moving house at the moment. I suppose that is slightly more important :)
    Drop me a line and let me know if you like the Kit.
    PS: The 'Enlarge' link on the homepage should work tomorrow morning. It shows the May Kit at the moment, I'm hoping my web guys will change it first thing tomorrow.

    Sunday, May 13, 2007

    June Sneaks :)

    I've been MIA the past week treating myself to a break at the Golden Door Health Retreat in the Hunter Valley. I've been sleeping, eating and exercising for a whole week with no one to look after but myself. I could get used to this :))
    Here are some late Sneak Peeks for the June Kit that will go up on the
  • website
  • tomorrow night.

    I hope you all had a great Mother's Day!

    Tuesday, May 01, 2007

    First Limited Edition Kit is up!

    Here it is...
    You can read all about the contents of the Kit on the
  • Designing Memories website!

  • This is one of the LO's done from the Kit.
    Andrea Senn is our Guest Designer for the Limited Edition and has done a fabulous job with the Kit. You can see all of her work
  • here.

  • On to other things...Kiwiscraps was so much fun last weekend. I can truly say that I enjoyed every single class! I will post some pics soon when I get a chance to take some photos of the projects. The fun continued well into the night for some people and I'm still deliberating what an appropriate amount would be to offer to have some pictures disappear. Fee, can you help :) ??

    Have a good week.

    Saturday, April 21, 2007

    First Limited Edition Kit!

    The First Limited Edition Kit is complete and has been sent to our Guest Designer,
  • Andrea Senn
  • . I can't wait what she will do with it. There is a sneak peek up on the
  • website
  • now!

    Here is another LO from the May Kit...

    I can't wait until next weekend! Kiwiscraps here I come :)) I hope to catch up with some of you there!
    Have a good weekend!

    Saturday, April 14, 2007

    May Kit

    I've just put up the May Kit on the
  • website.

  • It has underlying masculine tones with a little sparkle :) and some felt and chipboard. I'm not saying anymore, you will have to go and see for yourself :) Okay here is a little looksie...

    I also want to thank
  • Sarah
  • and
  • Dionne,
  • my Guest Designers this month. They have done some amazing work with the Kit. Go check out the
  • Gallery.

  • I'm also busy working on my first Limited Edition Kit (to be released May 1st) and trying to keep the kids entertained! Off to a 4th birthday party tomorrow so I better get some sleep :)

    Have a good weekend!

    This LO is from the May Kit.

    Thursday, April 05, 2007

    Kiwiscraps and Sneak Peeks

    Okay, time for a May Kit Sneak Peek. This is the pic posted on the
  • website...

  • And this is a LO I've done for the aussiedares blog challenge (lift of Rhonna) because I'm going to Kiwiscraps and would love to win a free class (who doesn't :))...but it's also another sneak peek since all the supplies are from the May Kit!

    So who else is going to Kiwiscraps???

    Monday, March 26, 2007

    Thank you!

    Thank you to everyone that applied to be one of the Guest Designers for our upcoming Kits. The response was overwhelming and there was no way I could choose only a couple of Designers. So in the end I decided on the following very talented ladies that are sure to inspire you over the next few months.


    Stephanie Howell, Charity Hassel, Linda Barber, Sara McMartin, Andrea Senn


    Michelle Vass, Claire Bremner, Mardi Winen, Kathie Link, Jane Fitchett, Alli Paterson, Mel Diener, Dionne Molina, Yvette Adams, Jill Geraghty-Groves, Tania Davey!


    Thursday, March 22, 2007

    The AddOn Kit is now sold out! This months Kit was the most popular so far and I encourage everyone that wants a Kit next month to send me an e-mail. I'm only ordering limited quantities at the moment. You can still get the Main Kit or Mini Kits this month.
    On to other news...I'm officially a soccer mum now. Max started playing for the first time last week and is having a great time. Pics will follow soon :) On Sunday you can find me at the Galston Oval watching my son chase a What a way to spend the day:)
    Talk later.

    Saturday, March 17, 2007


    I'm experiencing the first few side effects of having a child at school. Tummy bugs :)) Not nice! Romy slept from 4.30pm yesterday until 7.30am today and has hardly been away from the toilet since.
    Otherwise life has been busy packing kits in the last couple of days. The AddOn Kit is nearly sold out, I've only got a couple left. So if you want one you have to be quick :) Here is an image of the Main Kit and a couple of LO's done with the April Kit. Also go and check out what Shirley Chai has done with this months Kit. You can see her LO's in the
  • Gallery.
  • They are amazing!
    Have a great weekend!

    Thursday, March 15, 2007

    Kit is up!

    Ok, the
  • April Kit
  • is up now. It's got bright colours, stunning big letter stickers from Mustard Moon and some gorgeous papers. Go check it out! Here is a look at the Add On Kit...
    Better go...lots to do today!

    Wednesday, March 14, 2007

    A few problems...

    I'm having a few problems adding the new kits to the shopping cart. I will sort it out first thing in the morning. Sorry :(

    Sunday, March 11, 2007

    April Sneak Peek...

    ...going on sale 15th March, only 4 more sleeps :)) Our Guest designer this month is Shirley Chai and I can tell you she has done an amazing job with the Kit!!

    Have a good week and I will be back in a couple days to post another Sneak Peek.

    Sunday, March 04, 2007

    Guest DT call

    Time for a new post! Life is so busy that sometimes time just flies by and suddenly 2 or 3 weeks just passed without me updating my blog. I've decided to open up the Guest DT spot for the
  • Kits
  • and posted a call on the
  • Pubcalls Blog.

  • Here it is...

    Designing Memories Guest Designer Call for June and July 2007

  • Designing Memories
  • is a new and exciting monthly Australian Kit site looking for Guest Designers! Each month we showcase a Guest Designer on our
  • website
  • and we are now looking for fresh - new or established- talent to be our guest designers for June 2007 and July 2007.

    As a Designing Memories Guest Designer you will receive the Main Kit for the month and an equally fabulous Add-On Kit. We would expect at least a couple of layouts created with the Kits ready to publish in our Gallery or to be used in our continuing promotion. As a bonus for being part of our creative team, if selected you will also be receiving one of our past months Mini-Kits just for you to play with.

    To be considered, please submit 2 current Layouts to by the 25th of March… We will be picking one Australian and one international Artist to be designing and presenting the Kits for either the month of June or July. Your work will be featured in our Gallery and then made available for viewing in our Archive Gallery with previous Guest Designers work.

    Thank you for your interest and Good luck!

    And a couple of LO's from the latest FK...

    Have a good Sunday!

    Monday, February 19, 2007

    Busy weekend

    Birthday parties and packing kits, that was my weekend! But I'm not complaining :) I really loved working with this months Kit. It is very soft. Here are some pics from the party and another LO from the
  • March Kit.
  • Have a great week!