Monday, December 08, 2008

Creative Paper

The December issue of For Keeps Creative Paper Magazine is now available. I have a digital LO in there and you should be able to download the matching layered template from their website to create your own page. If you're having problems with the downloading of the template just send me an e-mail ( and I will be happy to send you the zip file. Enjoy your week!

Sneak Peeks

Just a quick update with some sneak peeks for the next Kit (available December 15th)!

Friday, November 14, 2008

And another one...

...also from the December Kit!

December Kit

Once again a long time between posts! Same story, different time:) There is a lot happening at the moment at our house. Our beautiful dog 'Cooper' was hit by a car a few days ago and just came home today. I'm being a nurse at the moment with open wounds that have drainage in them etc. I don't want to get into detail but it really is not a pretty sight! His tail will possibly have to be amputated and the Vet is not sure if they have to take part of the skin on his leg off as it seems to be dying (it is actually black). On to better news...tomorrow my parents will arrive from Germany to stay with us for 3 weeks. I look forward to spending some time with mum and dad. The kids have been counting down the days too.
The December Kit is up now on the
  • website
  • and I hope you like all the fun bits this month! Here are a couple of samples created with the Kit and you can also find some more inspiration in the
  • Gallery.

  • Wednesday, September 17, 2008

    October Kit

    I always find myself behind with things I like to do and one of them is maintaining my blog. There always seems to something else that has to be done first. But I have a couple of LO's to share this time from the new
  • October Kit.

  • The Kit is perfect for Spring with it's soft colours. I hope you are all enjoying the warmer weather :)

    Monday, August 18, 2008

    The new September Kit is now up @
  • Designing Memories.

  • There are some very subtle blues and greens and a splash of brown in the Kit.
    I've had a chance this month to play with the Mini kit that is great for all of you with little boys...
    Blogger is not playing along tonight and will not let me upload the image so you will have to go the website and have a look in the Gallery :)
    Hope to see some of you at the Stitches and Craft Show this week in Sydney!

    Wednesday, August 06, 2008

    I am doing a course at the moment that I've been meaning to do for a long time. Digi in Deep is an advanced Digital Scrapbooking Course by
  • Jessica Sprague.
  • It is very time consuming but I'm learning so much at the moment and all the course contents will be accessible for ever which is great when I need to refresh my memory on some techniques. This is the LO from the first lesson of the course and the second LO is a practice of some the techniques learned...

    What products did you get excited about from CHA Summer? For me there were quite a few favourites...

    Giant Roller Doodles

    Digi Templates (yes occasionally I go over to the dark side :)

    If you like the look of these go to
  • Memories2Remember
  • and watch out for some more great things to come like Pink Paislee, Fancy Pants and Prima.

    Have a good week!

    Tuesday, July 22, 2008

    School holidays are over and once again we are rushing around in the mornings, some things don't change :)
    Steve went on a trail bike ride during the holidays somewhere up in the desert and managed to fracture his ankle and tear some ligaments in his knee as well as get a 10 cm long blood clot in his calf. He had to ride his bike with a broken ankle for 300km's to the next medical station. Ouch!! The last few days were spent at doctors and hospitals getting xRays and MRI's done. Tomorrow he will get operated on to put some screws in his ankle. I'm almost a qualified nurse by now :)
    To cheer myself up I have booked myself into a
  • digital course by Jessica Sprague
  • that I wanted to do for a long time. Think I will get the time? I will take the time! Looking really forward to learning some new stuff.
    Also the new
  • August Kit
  • is up on the site now.
    And if you like the look of these new Chatterbox products go
  • here

  • Tuesday, July 08, 2008

    Another share...

    I thought I would share another LO that I did for a 'For Keeps' assignment a little while back. I'm not sure which issue it was in.
    The kids are on school holidays at the moment and we are enjoying the sleep ins and not rushing around. I've been scrapping quite a bit in the last couple of weeks but nothing that I can share just yet :)
    I hope you're all enjoy the school holidays!

    Tuesday, June 24, 2008


    It's getting too cold for me at this time of year. Anything under 20 Degrees is too cold in my opinion. And Winter has only just started. Everything seems a littler harder in winter...getting out of bed in the mornings, more clothes to put on the kids, the flu going around at school. One thing seems to be more fun though...locking myself into my scrapbooking room and creating. And I have been doing quite a bit of that lately :)
    Here are some images from some classes I have been teaching recently at the Newcastle Craft & Quilt Fair and at the Melbourne and Brisbane Stitches and Craft Shows.

    And the last one was in a recent publication of 'For Keeps'. Have a good week!!

    Saturday, June 14, 2008

    Computer trouble

    Well...I was trying to upload the July Kit tonight without much luck. I'm not sure where exactly the problem is but it seems I can't log into the program that allows me to change the site over. I will now have to wait until Monday to contact the people that host my site. I will still show you what the Kit looks like though :)
    Main Kit
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    Add-On Kit

    Mini Kit

    The Kit will be available Monday as soon as I've sorted out the site issues. If you would like to order in the meantime you can e-mail me at or go...
  • here.

  • I hope you all have a good weekend!

    Sunday, May 25, 2008

    Would you like some Prima goodness?

    If you like the look of these beautiful flowers then you should head over to
  • Memories2Remember
  • and enter their competition. All you need to do is answer a few questions! Good luck!

    Wednesday, May 14, 2008

    Another month here and I'm not sure where the time goes at the moment. Jo, Annette
  • (Memories2Remember)
  • and I have returned from a very successful Stitches & Craft Show in Brisbane and are now preparing for the Australasian Scrapbooking Convention in June in Brisbane. Come and say hello if you get a chance!
    Another month also means another Kit from
  • Designing Memories
  • . We have some exciting new products in this months Kit. You will love the Glitz it Roller Doodles in our Main Kit and all the other new Glitz it products in our Add-On Kit. The Pink Paislee and Sassafras Lass papers make for a beautiful teal and green colour combo.

    I haven't posted any work lately so here is one of my favourites, published in this months For Keeps. Have a great week!

    Friday, April 11, 2008

    Sneak Peeks

    A couple of sneak peeks before I head off to a weekend in the Hunter Valley with my husband and NO kids!! I'm looking forward to a concert on Saturday with K.D Lang. That should be a real treat.
    The new Kit will be available next Tuesday and the images here are from the Mini Kit. I hope you all have a great weekend :)

    Monday, March 31, 2008


    I've had a little time on my hands last week and enjoyed playing with some digital elements and some new Fancy Pants products. I'm combining the digital and physical products a lot these days. It is great to get a LO done in Photoshop and then finish it off with some embellishments. I don't have a large printer either, I'm printing my pages out in 2 parts and then connecting them in the least visible spot. So here are the digi versions and the hybrid version with some physical elements added to it. The LO is based on sketch 77 from the
  • Pencillines Blog.

  • And another LO just for fun with some new
  • Fancy Pants rub-ons
  • and
  • October Afternoon papers.

  • Wednesday, March 26, 2008


    I've just had the worst flu over Easter. Spent most of the time in bed, which would have been good if I had the energy to at least watch a movie and eat chocolate. But most of the time I waited for the cold and flu med to perform some kind of miracle. Anyhow, I'm better now and even have a LO to share that I did just for me using some of the new Fancy Pants papers and a Glitter Cut. Have you seen the new Glitter Cuts? They are absolutely adorable. You can see all of them
  • here.

  • Wednesday, March 19, 2008

    New Kit is up!

    I'm back from a busy week at the Melbourne Stitches and Craft Show. It always takes me a few days to recover:) The new Kit is available now on the
  • website.

  • And if you are a Fancy Pants Fan like me you have to check some of the new products out that are now available
  • here.

  • Sunday, March 09, 2008

    April Kit

    I have an early sneak peak this month...the Add-On Kit. I'll be away at Stitches & Craft all of next week. The April Kit will be available on the website on the 17th Match. I hope to catch up with some of my online friends:)

    Wednesday, March 05, 2008

    Thank you everyone that left me a message after my last post. We will remember little Tom and thanks to my passion for scrapbooking we will always have some pics and LO's to remember him by:) These are the times when I'm especially grateful for this hobby because it makes me document the important things.

    I received some great news the other day. You can read about it...
  • here
  • .
    I would have loved to be in the other group but there is always a next time. I totally adore Prima products and will keep on trying :)

    Last weekend I went to the Newcastle Craft & Quilt Fair and I must say the organizers did a fantastic job advertising the Fair. It was packed all three days. I shared a stand with Jo and Annette from
  • Memories2Remember
  • and we were really pleased with the amount of people that turned up. We are off again on Monday to the Melbourne Stitches and Craft Show. Come and see us if you live in the area...we will be teaching Hands On workshops like this one every day.

    Friday, February 22, 2008

    A sad day...

    ...and I'm not sure how to tell the kids yet. As I was reversing the car in the driveway I could feel rolling over something and the next few minutes are just a blur. I remember things happening almost in slow motion. There was blood everywhere. Our little kitten that was only 3 months old met a very quick end but in my mind it seemed to last forever. To say I was upset would be an understatement. Max had taken a shine to Tiger Tom and I dread having to tell him that he will not be coming back.

    Wednesday, February 06, 2008

    Sneak Peeks for March...

    I have been busy checking out all the new releases, or what has been revealed of them, for CHA. I must say I can't wait to get my hands on some of the new
  • Prima
  • Fancy Pants
  • and
  • Pink Paislee!
  • I'm sure there will be many more during the week but these are my favourites so far, so expect to see some of their products in upcoming Kits:)
    For March we have put together some beautiful colours with October Afternoon and Bohemia Papers. There will be lots of little Goodies in these Kits. Here are a couple of Sneaks from the Design Team...
    Kim's Sneak Peek:

    Kathie's Sneak Peek:

    Get ready for an amazing Gallery again!

    Wednesday, January 16, 2008


    Yes, once again all good intentions of blogging more regularly have fallen by the wayside. There seems to be always something more important to do then keeping this online diary. Life is very fast at the moment. Maybe things will slow down a bit once the kids go back to school. Unfortunately I don't have grandparents nearby to take the kids in school holidays for a day so I can get things done. I remember spending 2 or 3 weeks at a time with my grandparents when I was a child and I have such great memories from this time. My kids seem to miss out on this experience somewhat.

    We have just returned from a wonderful week at One Mile Beach with 7 kids (not all ours...three different families:). They all had a ball!

  • February Kit
  • is up and nearly sold out already even with the amount of Kits increased this month. Don't miss the
  • Gallery,
  • there is so much eye candy from the talented DT again!
    Here are a couple of LO's.