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Oh my goodness I am so behind with getting these 2 sneek peeks up on my blog. I have been under the weather for the past couple of weeks and so drained of energy that I have had to let a lot of things slide.

These two layouts were the last two featured at Stamp-A-Memory. The first is a close up of a double layout I did of  Daddy & his girls.

This is a sneak peek of a christmas LO – Xmas Joy.

I was so honoured to be selected as the Guest Designer for March and I want to say a huge thank-you to Tanja and all the amazing and talented girls over at Stamp-A-Memory

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter.

I have finally returned with some better photos of the ‘Grateful’ Layout I did for the Stamp-A-Memory Challenge. I have to say this was a had LO to take a good photo of… maybe it was the Really Rust that was causing the problem. Anyway after many attempts throughout the day I now have some better pics and some closeups too

I think it is fair to say that we all have so many things in our lives that we are grateful for… so take some time to scrapbook them and then submit it for the Stamp-A-Memory creative challenge! I would love to see what you are grateful for and the layout that goes with it.

Its our sweet little girl Ivy Amelia’s 2nd birthday today.  And  true to form I have left making her card to the last minute!!  I hadn’t planned on entering this challenge, however I had seen the sketch on many a blog and when I pulled out Big Bold Birthday the sketch popped into my head.  So with the help of Inkspiration Sketch challenge #19 I put Ivy’s birthday card together.

Now all I have to do is write in it!!

  • Paper: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Sweet Always DSP, Patterns Pack II DSP (level 1 hostess set), Whisper White
  • Stamps: Big Bold Birthday
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Versamark
  • Accessories: 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Double stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, brads (nonSU), Heat n Stick powder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Scallop Edge Punch

I had so much fun entering my first ever challenge at Just Add Ink a few weeks back and ever since I have been wanting to have another go. When I saw this weeks colour challenge at Just Add Ink I really wanted to play along.

At first I didn’t really see it as much of a challenge seeing I love using pink and greens together… that was until I actually got the cardstock out and realised just how green Green Galore is!!! Add some Pink Passion and Tempting Turquoise and I suddenly understood just why this was a colour challenge!! And to add to this challenge I was down to bare minimum scraps of So Saffron… the colour I was going to use to tone the rest down!!

Aaaaaanyway after a few false starts and almost giving up (I packed everything up, sat at my craft desk and looked out the window for a minute and then pulled it all back out again determined not to give up!!)… this is what I came up with.

Another 6×6 page of the girls for their doting grandparents Days to Remember Calendar. I was pleased with how it all came together in the end… but I must admit I was well and truly challenged!!!!

Delightful Girls 6×6 Layout

  • Paper: Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, So Saffron, Walk in the Park DSP (retired)
  • Stamps: Petal Pizzazz, Cheep Talk, Life Definitions, Hello Again
  • Ink: Green Galore Marker, Tempting Turquoise Marker, Pink Passion Marker, So Saffron Marker
  • Accessories: Flower Fusion Felt Flowers, Button Latte, White Gel Pen

I have always enjoyed checking out challenges and quite often use them as a source of inspiration but I have never actually participated in a challenge. Its been something I have wanted to do and when I found out about the  Just Add Ink blog I knew I would have to have a go seeing so many of the talented girls from our team are a part of this fantastic blog.

As soon as I saw the challenge for this week I thought to myself that if I was going to have a go at a challenge this should be it. I love this sketch and it lends itself to a scrapbook page so well.

So with that in mind I created this 6×6 scrapbook page. I had so much fun putting this little page together because I got the chance to use my Circle Scissors Plus, make one of those cute Circle Scallop flowers that I have seen on many a blog and use a paper Crimper to make the paper lace/doily.

This LO is going towards the Days-to Remember Calendar Sarah and I made for our parents in law… I’ll bring you up to date on that as well as some more 6×6 pages another time as I really need to get on with submitting this challenge!

Thanks for dropping by

Klass Cousins 6×6 Layout

  • Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Loves Me DSP
  • Accessories: Circle Scissor Plus, Circle Scallop Punch, Scallop Boarder Punch, Eyelet Boarder Punch, Crimper, Button Latte, Linen Thread, Corner Rounder Punch

I’m back home… back to reality and a whole pile of washing! We had a lovely 2 weeks on the farm and the girls had lots of fun doing all the things that they only get to do at the farm. Ruby learned to ride the PW50 motorbike my brothers got her for Christmas all by herself!!

We had the first calf born for the year and the girls loved to help feed her (she was born a few weeks early so needed a little extra help)

We spent lots of time in the vegie patch picking and eating fresh peas.

And to top off all the fun we had a little reminder of just how close to nature you can be on a farm… or really just how close nature likes to get to the house! We had 2 Dugite snakes visit the house within an hour of each other!!!! Thank goodness that on both occasions the girls were inside. The first one made its way towards the house on the front lawn where the girls had been playing only minutes before they were called in for morning tea and the second one was making its way along the drive way just 20m from the house!! Scary stuff!

As I mentioned I packed almost all my craft stuff… 1 bag of clothing for all three of us and 3 big tubs of craft gear!!! I did get a fair bit of craft time and completed quite a few scrapbook LO’s and a couple of cards.

The first card I made was for my wonderful husband. We celebrated 7 years of wedded bliss a few days ago and this is the very special card I made to tell him just how wonderful he is. The inspiration for this card came from this Christmas card made by the very lovely and talented Sarah-Jane Kale`.

I had lots of fun playing with my new Framed with Love stamp set and Hello Again stamp set from the current  Summer Mini. I also used my Life Definitions stamp to stamp the together definition. I must point out that Stampin’Up! is having a super huge Inventory Clearance Sale and this stamp set (one of my absolute favourites) is on a super special so go and check out the bargains to be had.

Well I must admit it is nice to be home but we have been so so busy since getting back that there has been zero crafting done and of course there is the little issue of unpacking all the craft tubs!!!  I am so not looking forward to it!!!

Anniversary Card

  • Stamps: Framed with Love, Hello Again, Life Definitions
  • Paper: Kraft, Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red
  • Inks: Riding Hood Red, Sahara Sand
  • Accessories: 5/8″ Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Designer Buttons – Button Bouquet,  Linen Thread, Scallop Edge Punch

So this post has very little to do with craft… but I just wanted to share cause I am still on the biggest high (all natural I can assure you).

I went to the Green Day concert last night…. OMG it was AWESOME!!… I had the best time. It took me right back to a time when I owned high top converse and short tartan skirts and got away with bright red/pink hair (well least I thought I did :)) and well I could include a couple of other things but I think I have shared more than enough!

But the best thing about the whole night was that I got to hang out with my sister and brothers.  We are all Green Day fans – I think that may have been my influence since I am the oldest 😉  It was great hanging out together, well I thought it was great… they happened to think that it was somewhat embarrassing and weird seeing their big sister ROCKIN’ OUT!!!

Well it is not very often I get a night out like this and it was AWESOME!

Hi Everyone

A huge thanks to everyone that has dropped by the past couple of days… I wish I had more here to show you but it is a work in progress and it is getting there… so please drop by again 🙂

Just while my girls are eating their breakfast I thought I would show a snippet of a layout… I haven’t got much time at the moment but I will be back with the full layout and list of ingredients tonight.

I had two birthday cards to make in September for two little girls who happened to be turning 3.

The first little girl to be turning 3 was my delightful little niece Sophie Violet – you can check out all her cuteness here.

Soph is such a character, she has real spunk  and gets up to some serious mischief on occasions, but one of the things I love soooooooo much about her is her little voice.  When she opens her mouth and talks out come the sweetest most adorable little voice you have ever heard – it melts you heart and you just want to pick her up and squeeze her… she is just edible.

…And here is her birthday card… aren’t these cupcakes just edible too?

The second little girl to turn three was Charlotte (who belongs to one of my kindy mums). I used the same design for this card, just a different colour combination.

Well, would you look at that…. I managed to post twice before Friday! No butt kicking for me this week :) Yay!

Enjoy

Sophie’s 3rd Birthday Card

  • Stamps: Party Hearty
  • Paper: Regal Rose, Rose Red, So Saffron, Whisper White
  • Inks: Regal Rose, Rose Red, So Saffron
  • Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Eyelet Boarder Punch, Rose Red double stitched grosgrain ribbon, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack,  dimensionals

Charlotte’s 3rd Birthday Card

  • Stamps: Party Hearty
  • Paper: Pixie Pink, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
  • Inks: Pixie Pink, Chocolate Chip Marker, Pink Passion Marker, YoYo Yellow Marker
  • Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Eyelet Boarder Punch, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Stampin’ Glitter dazzling diamonds, dimensionals, White Grosgrain Ribbon





Here’s a sneak peek… promise to come back really soon… got an announcement to make and some show n tell!

sneak peek

See you soon

Janice