Thursday, September 27, 2012

Enjoying the School Holidays....

Nearly a week into the holidays and they are going ok....both kids and parents!!!LOL

Eldest daughter is leaving on a swim camp tomorrow and another may be going with her father to a 4WD experience. So that leaves the midget...nobody wants i guess she will be quiet without her sisters annoying her. So i will be working and scrapping most of the weekend.Hopefully scrapping more..LOL

Today i wanted to share a layout with you that is based on this months White with 1 Challenge.

I think i might sound like a broken record....but its true...spotty buttons from
Purple Pumpkin go with any themed layout.

And i love how you can get all the colours of the rainbow for buttons that are perfectly matched for a layout too.

Thanks for stopping by....

Hope everyone has a safe and fun long weekend...i know i will have a quieter weekend!!!LOL

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Stuck 15th Sketch....

Here is the latest Stuck sketch which was revealed on the 15th Sept:

And here is my take on the sketch designed by Sara:

I have included some D-lish Scraps embellishments on my layout.How cute is my little niece???

And a few close ups:

Entries are to be linked up here no later than 11.59pm Sunday 30th September 2012 to be in the running for one of this month's sponsor vouchers.

When linking your entries, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog as a whole as it can be hard later in the month to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr.

Entries are to be created solely for this challenge and not to be used in any other competition or challenge.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hard Work...

Don't we all think this most of the time!!!

Like we don't stop and are chasing our tails and not getting anywhere. With school holidays around the corner, this may change for i stay home wherever possible!! Love to have a break from outside school activities and sport.

Today i would like to share a layout based on the Scrap the Girls challenge for Sept.

Scrap ACTION or SPORTS pictures

Kayley is up there with some of the Riverina talent for swimming...even though she tells us she "hates"it....LOL But she is just a natural in the water.Unlike her parents whom could sink after 1!!!

I love my spotty buttons from Purple Pumpkin - they are just perfect for any project.

And i love the Rounds. This one was perfect with the star...we think our daughter is a star and always tries to do her best!

I also liked using Scrapmatts chipboard. I thought the clock was the perfect touch as they are always racing against the time to do a personal best.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Purple Pumpkin DT

It's that time again - time for our next DESIGN TEAM CALL! Our current design team have done a fabulous job for the last 6 months, and have created some beautiful projects. We think you'll agree that they have been AMAZING!! We'll be sad to see some of our fabulous designers go, but at the same time we're excited to see who'll apply to be part of our next Design Team!

We are looking for 3 new Design Team Members!

Do you love scrapbooking? Do you love blogging? Do you love PURPLE PUMPKIN EMBELLISHMENTS? If you answered YES, then we'd love to hear from you!

Here's what you need to do...

Email the following to

* A brief paragraph about yourself, including your name and address, details of any design teams you are on (or have previously been on) and a link to your blog.

* 3 of your favourite layouts, cards or off the page projects, which show how you use our products.

**If you haven't had a chance to use Purple Pumpkin embellishments before, you can still apply. Make sure you check out our shop HERE to see what sort of products we offer**

Design team members will be appointed for a period of 6 months, and in that time you will receive PLENTY OF PRODUCT to work with as well as a DT Discount on all purchases during your dt term. As a design team member you will be required to

* Incorporate Purple Pumpkin embellishments on your projects where ever you can, and promote them on your blog.

* You will also be required to write 3-4 blog posts per month on the PP blog to showcase your work.

* Promote sales/giveaways etc.

* Provide a sample layout for our Monthly Sketch Challenge, and visit and comment on linked entries.

This Design Team Call is open to anyone, anywhere - International applicants are welcome to apply.

Applications need to be in by the midnight on 28th of September,and our new design team will be announced on the 1st of October.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Gorgeous Day....

What great bright and sunny days we have been getting in Tumut. Got me in the mood to spring clean yesterday. I know i want to clean other rooms- its just getting motivated!!!LOL

Today i wanted to share the 123 Challenge...

I look at these challenges every month cause they are different and i love that you have to include a technique.

So Sept challenge is:



TECHNIQUE: use something METAL

With the grey, i thought i would do a boy page with some misting.But as always i love bright, so yellow was perfect for my contrasting colour!

I love the Bottle Caps and Journal Spots from D-lish Scraps

I have also include a Scrapmatts Air Balloon which i thought matched perfectly with my photo.


The latest word is up for

Bird is the Word

Our new word will be STORY or STORIES...that works too!

This word is very versitile. I had many photo's which were perfect and could tell a Story on my layouts. But i found a photo of Andrew and i which was taken about 5 yrs ago and i thought i would write the story of how Andrew and i came together.

This layout i have agin included D-lish Scraps embellishments. They have so many embellishments to choose from in their shop. You can check it out here...

You can pop over to the Bird is the Word blog.....the DT samples are much talent.

Glad you could stop again....Thankyou

Friday, September 7, 2012

Man its Cold.....

Its freezing here is Tumut minute its raining and then the sun comes out! We even had small hail this morning while i was at work.

Today i wanted to share a layout that i completed for Sketches with a Twist. I love sketches and loved this sketch created by Jules.

This Months TWIST is to use Heat or Dry Embossing on your LO

and this is my layout:

I have included alot of D-lish Scraps embellishments and Scrapmatts chipboard.
Here are a couple of close ups:


this month of September Sketches with a Twist and Scrapping Outback are teaming together.

What you need to do is pop on over to Scrapping Outback join the site and load your LO you have created into the gallery at Scrapping Outback and make sure you say it is for Sketches with A Twist (SWAT) then also ujpload your LO on to the SWAT site as well and you will have a chance of winning the following;

A $50.00 voucher to spend at Scrapping Outback on anything you would like yes that's right a massive $50.00 on anything you like please note the postage is the winners responsibility as well as winning this awesome prize you are still in the running to win one of out other normal monthly prizes.

Well i'm off to keep warm by the fire...thanks for stopping by and please do so hello- i love reading comments.....makes my day!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

A Colourful Time... could say that when you see our very first Jack on the new blog for Scrapjacked...

The site and rules will generally work the same as they have in the past, but with one little twist. The new format will mean that we will 'Jack' an Australiasian scrapbooker and a specific layout.

so how to play......

1. Tune in on the 5th of every month for our Scrapjack Hijack.....

2. Read about our talented scrapbooker, surf their blog, have a look on our new monthly board on Pinterest which we have collected a little bit more inspiration to help you nail your jack.... really this is an excuse for me to surf a little more....

3. Break out the paper, glue and all the wonderful things in your stash and get to sticking down you memories and stories.

4. Now when you have completed your hijack you can do as you have in the past load them to your blog and then send us a link in the comments section by the last day of the month


you can send them directly to the scrapjack email to which I will display them in our gallery

email address......

5. then at the end of the month a prize or two..... now who doesn't like a prize or two, seriously...

6. PLAY AGAIN.......and again and again, and for twelve months of playing I have a really really big prize.

So our first Jack is the very talented Natalie May

and my Jack:

For my layout, i used D-lish Scraps embellishments which i totally loveeeeee. You can also check out their new look blog too here.....

Here is a few closeup:


I do hope you will come and check out all the blogs and see the amazing talent that we share in Australian Scrapbooking.....

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Kraft It Up

This month your challenge is to create a layout using Kraft Cardstock or Kraft Patterned Paper and use the colours from the below colour swatch.

I loved the colours and thought them to be very earthy and outdoor type colours. I picked these photos of hubby at the BBQ - as this is what he THINKS he does best!

and a few close ups of embellishments from D-lish Scraps

You have until 11.59pm 30th September to link your entries here at KIU.

Monday, September 3, 2012


Where are the month's going this year????

Life is rolling by very quickly....i suppose that happens when you have 3 busy girls doing all sorts of things for and after school.Last week the girls had a Book Fair Parade and they had to dress up as Heroes.This is what the girls decided to wear:

It was getting a bit too much for Bridget as you can see by this photo i took:

Even i haven't had the time to scrap for myself....i have managed all my DT committments but nothing else....:(

So a bit of a long awaited catchup...

Bird is the Word

The new word for this fortnight is SPIRIT.

Now this word caught me unaware. I had no idea of how to scrap this word. So i went to my old faithful quotes to find a meaning which i liked and could use best of all with my chosen photo.

This is what i came up with:

This photo was taken at my nieces Thanksgiving Day with my parents. I thought i captured a loving moment by all. Alexa loves the TV show "Giggle and Hoot" on the ABC. So all my Purple Pumpkin Owl Buttons are soooo perfect for my layouts which feature Alexa.

You can find the buttons and dolieys that i have used on my layout here.

Paper Stories specializes in pre-designed page and scrapbooking kits using the latest release products. With Paper Stories, there is no need to worry about committing to a subscription, being online for release dates or ending up with kits that just aren't your style! Our kits are available to you 24/7 and unlike most kit clubs, we offer a variety of kits to suit every style of scrapper as well an extensive selection of latest release products!

We are giving away to the lucky winner of this challenge word SPIRIT
a $20 Store Voucher. You can check out all the details here. We would love to see all your beautiful creations in our gallery.



I can tell ou that i was selected by Sara to stay on th CT for another term.I just love Sara's sketches and was thrilled to be asked again.Thankyouxxx

This is my layout which i completed to be considered for the CT.

and a few close ups:

If you look closely you can see some D-lish Scraps embellishments.

The first sketch for the month is up:

This sketch looked very unusual with room for a large photo. This is my layout.I have decided to do a bit of misting instead for the large area.

I have used Purple Pumpkin embellishments again on my layout.

Entries are to be linked up over here no later than 11.59pm Sunday 30th September 2012 to be in the running for one of this month's sponsor vouchers which are:

When linking your entries, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog as a whole as it can be hard later in the month to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr.

Entries are to be created solely for this challenge and not to be used in any other competition or challenge.We hope to see all your creations in the gallery.


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