Thursday, July 23, 2009 - A trip down memory lane???

SCRAPZ.BIZ will officially open on August 1. To kick off the celebrations, will be running this competition.

You can come and register as a member now. The forum is unofficially open, so come and say Hi, while you are at it.

Don't forget to enter the Basic Grey Comp while you are there - you could win a $20 voucher.

Weekly challenges will begin August 6.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Piggy Tales Challenge

All the design team were set a challenge to work with different Piggy Tales papers and embellishments. We were told to think 'outside the box'. I received The Mulan Range - it was perfect for some recent photos of Kloe, learning to use her chopsticks. Check out the Addicted to Craft BLOG for all the other gorgeous creations.

Card and Bag

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Want to win???

Sure you do................ has their first shopping voucher up for grabs.

All you have to do is

Guess the New BasicGrey Collection Names, by using the hints revealed in the banner in the forum. The first correct answer will receive a $20 SCRAPZ.BIZ shopping voucher! Post your answers in the forum

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Crazy Cropping Samples

Sadly these are my last DT Samples for Divas. I have resigned my position on the design team, to allow me, some more time to work on other projects. Michelle gave me my first DT position and I will be forever grateful for that. I will really miss working with my wonderful friend Rach and all the team.

Our theme this CC is Christmas in July
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Mini Pizza boxes - you can find the instructions in the Divas forum :)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Spilling the beans

I can finally spill the beans. I have been keeping a big secret and I can now finally tell you.

My lovely online friend Heike, has opened her very own online store and I will be joining her design team. I am so thrilled and excited to be part of this new site. Heike has huge plans. She has starting filling the shop with loads of yummy goodies. There will be lots of challenges and competitions.

The shop officially opens tomorrow. The rest of the site will be live from August 1.

Come and have a look

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Crazy Cropping this week at Divas

Starting Monday 13th is our next Crazy Crop Week over at Divas. Head over there now to sign up and then check out the challenges, 1 each day from Monday to Friday.

On Friday night there'll be lots of fun and chat and games in the chat room.

You have until Midnight Monday 20th July to get your entries in the gallery - shopping vouchers and RAK's up for grabs, plus of course the Queen of the Crop title and a 2 month guest designer spot with Divas.

Hope to see you there

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Creating from last week

My July Sample Card for Divas

July Sample Page for Divas

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Second week of school holidays

We are already into our second week of school holidays. Gosh the time goes quick. Chris is also on leave from work. Not by choice, all employees were asked to take leave. It's a long story and fingers crossed, things will be ok shortly. We have been making the most of our time, our resources and supplies on hand.

While the weather has allowed, we have been busy outside planning new gardens, planning tree planting along the driveway, preparing a path from the drive to the house and spreading those big bales of straw. The boys are busy outside, making a new chook shed today from all the old fencing materials.

When the weather was bad, we did things inside. Jarred and Kloe have always shared a room and I had a 'study'. We knew there would come a time when we would have to move things around. Nothing like a cold and very wet day to rearrange the house. Jarred now has his own room. He wanted a green bedroom, because 'green' is his colour at the moment. He has a alien green feature wall in his new room. Think Ben 10 - green :)

Kloe is very happy, she now has a room to herself. Of course she wants her room painted also. My desk and things are all in the TV room now.

I think I need to get the camera out and take some photos.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Hail Storm

Just after lunch we had a huge hail storm blow through. The kids thought is was so cool. Everything turned white.

The funny big round things are bails of straw, waiting to be spread on our new garden beds. We are just waiting for the weather to co-operate.

Of course, the kids had to go and play in it and eat it!!!

Typical Victorian weather - the sun was out not long after. It's now raining again!!!