Monday, April 25, 2011

lest we forget!

on this day i want to say THANK YOU...the words seem so little but they are said with all my our servicemen past and present and to their families whose sacrifice is often forgotten.....

i read a book by Lora Leigh recently and she wrote this inside the front rang true in my heart and i thought today was a good day to share it.

"In memory of those who can never come home.

The Warriors, the men and women whose courage and determination, whose loyalty and dedication to their country demanded the ultimate sacrifice.

My prayers for your loved ones, your wives, parents, children, and friends are whispered nightly. My dream that your sacrifice was not in vain is an ever-present thought.

Your blood was precious, your laughter is missed, and your dreams, though not realized, will never be forgotten.

You are the ultimate heroes, and your precious light will shine forever in the minds, the hearts, and the lives of freedom you have provided for us.

May heaven hold you in its embrace, as we shall always hold you in our hearts."


well said lora....xxxx

oh what a kit!

i am loving this little girl kit by Echo park....i have added just a couple of more things to the kit ( a prima butterfly and some gingham ribbon) but as a bonus i have kept the price them same....i have only 2 left so be quick girls......these are the pages i have done so far with the kit and i still have plenty of goodies left to keep on creating! some are class pages and some made using Wicked Princess Sketches created by the very very talented Krissy Christie! i have to apologise for the awful photos....i am having fun with the 8.5 x 11 size when it comes to getting the photos page is of the gorgeous penny at my retreat Last year.....i love you my friend!

i am really happy with this one of ebony's pre-school photo....I LOVE those prima butterflies.....

Ebony's first day at BIG

My brother Graeme getting a big birthday smooch from his gorgeous wife Michelle...i will probably be in big trouble for this one making the blog...LOL!!!

i Adore this photo of my grandma and me at stuarts point a very very long time one is using week one of the april sketches at WP. miss ebony striking a pose and taking her own loves to do that god love her!...this was also a WP sketch...week two.

for the week three sketch i went back to 12x12 ....i just love the colours in this kit....oh i think i already said i love this kit didn't i??? PMSL.....

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Easter Hats!

on Friday the kids finished term one of school with their Easter hat parade....they had a great time and i even won a small prize in the easter raffle...shock horror!...LOL...knowing my chances of getting photos at the actual parade were not good i took a couple before we left for school. the quick give mum a nice photo then ......
we get to be silly and make faces photo
i did manage to get ebony and
ethan during the parade but chantelle was too quick for

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

little girls class and kit!

this month i am using a gorgeous kit put together by Peta from scrapbookingfromscratch for my is the "Little girls" range by Echo Park and i am totally in LOVE.....i am having so much fun with it...the papers are just so yummy!!! i am creating pages that are 8.5 x 11...i am loving this size at the moment for something a little different..... how cute are these stickers and alpha......
and OMG this dragon fly pin ...i can't wait to use it!!!
there are 12 papers in this absolutely gorgeous kit....this is the front view
and this one the you can see there is lots to play with and i am lovin it!!!...LOL....

i have 2 kits or class spots left so if you would like a kit (with or without my page instructions...that is up to you) or would like to attend the class on sunday the 17th of april just drop me an email and we'll get you fixed up!! will love this kits girls so grab one

Monday, April 4, 2011

family time!

ok when putting this post together i forgot to load the photos first then the blurb explaining what all these layouts are about is below the layouts....sorry for the very long i said below some of these i am happy with and some i will be adding to or changing completely.....anyway i hope you enjoy checking out some of my family pages!

last weekend we travelled to Stuarts Point for the White family reunion....we had a was so great to catch up with some family i haven't seen in ages and meet some i had never meet before....the kids had a great time too which did my soppy old heart good! was a lovely place and we are looking forward to going back time we will definately go for longer! i will share some pics with you from the weekend once my aunty sends them through for me...

mum asked me a long time ago to scrap some photos for her....of course the day before we left she found some more...14 pages needed to be added before leaving the next day....OMG!!!! then we realised we should have layouts of some of our family that weren't able to make it in there as well...lucky for me i had already done some layouts of them so just had to grab them out of my class albums....i went to bed at 1am on the friday morning then was up and scrapping again at as you can imagine simply because of time some of the layouts ended up being very simple but some i LOVE how they turned out....some i will finish off more or even totally re do but i thought i would share all my mad rush layouts with you anyway....hope you like some....

thanks for stopping by...xxxx

2011 retreat!

well i have been offline due to a virus in my computer for so long i nearly forgot how to do this...LOL....yeah right! our 2011 retreat was awesome...great company with loads of mojo flowing...the one sad thing about the weekend was that the gorgeous Kate had to go home ill on friday night...we missed you honey and thought about you lots!.... i sincerely hope you are all better now and that we can catch up for a scrap again soon...xxxx sandy put this little collage together for you all to check out...i think a great weekend was had by all...i didn't get as many pages done as i had hoped but i am really happy with what i did make especially the 8.5 x 11 pages....the first 3 pages here i did in 12 x 12 cause i needed them for my family album...after that i stuck to the 8.5 x 11 challenge of the weekend.....
this page started out as a great idea then drove me nuts!!!!!! the 6 lines of hand stitching proved very time consuming...LOL....but i got there in the end...this photo is my mum and her older sister doris in stanthorpe many many years
i LOVE this one and it is a complete scraplift from michelle...THANKS SO MUCH for allowing me to copy michelle and for the gorgeous key charm....i just LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!! this is my mum and her great-grandmother emma hicks.
this gorgeous photo is of my mum's uncle and his wife on their wedding gorgeous is Esme's dress...i LOVE it!!! all that lace is stunning!
miss ebony's 3rd birthday party....i love the prima butterflies!!
OMG i painted!!!!!! inspired by Kate and the painting she does so beautifully on her layouts i just had to give it another previous attempts with paint were total messes...yuck! but this i LOVE...i managed to get great coverage with the glitter paints which i think went really well with the photo of ebony and loopy the clown at ebony's 5th birthday party.
this quicky is of chantelle playing with her bubbles at maitland park when we had a family picnic for christmas back in of all ages just seem to love bubbles don't they???....thanks for the pearls sandy....they totally finished the page off...xxxxx
some more dance concert photos of ebony....i love my new martha stewart butterfly punch!!!

ok i am off to do some shopping but i will be back with reunion pages and the class kits details for my april class later make sure you come back and check things out.....see you soon ...xxxxxxxx