Tuesday, December 19, 2006

{School Presentation Night}

Tonight the children had their School Presentation night, lots of speeches awards and singing.

Each year the Teachers award two book awards usually a Boy and  girl - The Tout's did very very well indeed Chelsea was awarded the Year 1/2 book award for Outstanding Attitude and Application I was so very proud of her and Master Royce won the Monster Maths medal.

The Children from Year 3 through to year 6 compete every year for the Monster Maths Medal this is a test of speed and accuracy using multiplication, division,subtraction and addition.

Royce won the class 3 Monster Maths needless to say we were very proud of him.

So for a treat we had McDonald's for tea and headed around town to look at the Christmas lights.

Well done Royce and Chelsea X X X X X X X X X love you both

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Firstly I want to say a HUGE THNKYOU to eveyone who send through there well wishes and congratulations to me in reagrds tomy success with Masters it really means a lot so trult thank you.

I am so pleased I can share this with you guys as most of you would know unless your scrapper - Masters probally does not mean a thing :0), to the everyday person.

Well finally my Special Edition Scrapbooking Masters Magazine arrived, actually I got it in the mail laset week and spent the good part of the morning I received going through it.

Must say that I am very honoured to be a part of the magazine it looks great!! Especially love the page of my monogram the photograph is unreal!!! Every single piece of art work in this magazine is to die and there sure are some very very talented ladies out there!

I really wanted to share a few of my favourites so I picked 3 from each section so here goes:


Lauren Dennis -  How good soes this girls Monogram look!!!!

Natalie Taylor -  such a cute little pocket I would never of thought of this  :0)

Jen Hall - Now this Girl CAN and will use ribbon and Fabric - love love love it!!!

Layout including the word "JOURNEY"

Rachel Scholz - How fabulous is this photo, just love this layout and the earthy tones used.

Jen Hall - Again great photo's and thatis why Jen has one the Use of Colour all looks great!

Jo Carey - Destination Unknown

Beyond the Page

Jen Hall - Create Mini Desk - Chelsea would just love love this!!!

Libby Morris - Light of my Life

Sandra Gerdes - Family Window Box

Honourable Mentions - Layouts/BTP/Monograms/

Amanda Hall - Discover

Loretta Clein - Clock

Robyn Robb - When I was a girl

Well again thanks to everyone - it is all very exciting!!!!!

So here is my MOnogram Entry in case you have receivd the book yet!!! I need to photograph the rest of my entries! ENJOY..................


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Saturday, December 9, 2006

{So Now I can Tell}

Now this was really hard keeping such excitement to myself - thankgoodness I can finally tell.......................................................................................................................................

Scrapbooking Memories Masters book is out! (still waiting on my copy :0()...

And yes I still can't beileve it but I AM A 2006 MASTER!

I am so busting to get the Magazine to check it all in print - 15 Talented Scrapbooking gals can't wait o see what everyone has done. OOh and how good is $500 worth of prizes for being a master.

There is also an opportunity for 5 of the Masters to to win an additonal prize that acknowledges special achievement in one of the judging criteria - valued at $1500 and I still can't get my head around it but I have won the Photography Criteria! W O W Kodak products are coming my way lol!!!

So I am really excited to finally be able to share my news in case you can't tell lol

So the book will be in the newsagencies around the 22nd December  will be great Xmas gifts for my family he he he.....

A HUGE Congrats to all the other ladies who were also named Masters - and to all those with Honourable Mention's this is all great!!

So this year was my year and I am so damn proud of myself - I have a grin from ear to ear :0)

Thanks for checking in! I promise next time you stop by I will be normal again!

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Tuesday, December 5, 2006


Chelsea had her very first gym judging on Saturday. Every Tuesday Chelsea just loves going to gymnastics so she could not wait for evryone to go and see what she had been up to.

Chels was judged on the Beam, Bar, Floor routine and the Vault.

She did fabulous in all areas and came home with first place in both the Vault and for her Floor routine she was very excited. After the judging she was involved in some gym routines with the bigger girls she loves to get thrown around.

Check out these photo's  :0) - Check out the poser!!!

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My Xmas Card Photo

Well here it is this years chrissy card photo - Royce has been a bit off the last few days and just could not be bothered with the whole photo shoot so Chels is the star this year my own  little Santa's helper :0).


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Monday, November 27, 2006

{Sharing Xmas presents}

I decided that I would this year for Xmas make my parents, David's mum and my nan and pop a book which holds 100 questions about their lives, I have altered some blank journals so that they can record the answers and I can't wait to read them once they have finished them.

I think these journals will be fabulous for Royce and chelsea in years to come and I cannot wait myself to read some of the answers.

So 2 down 3 to go!!!!

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{My version of Heidi's Altered Clock}

Well just had a muck around kept it very simple and altered this clock - one of Heidi Swapp's amazing ideas :0) I think it will look great in my Scraproom!

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Sunday, November 26, 2006

{ANYONE would think Chels owns this Cricut :0)}

Here is a shot of Chelsea using the Cricut it so easy to play with, in fact I can't get her off it I wonder if she will let me have a go soon lol!!!!

Already gone through a mat playing around :0).


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Lazy Weekend

Well for the very first time in a long long time I have had the whole weekend at home without anything on and no runnng around for sport - IT HAS BEEN SO GOOD!!! Caught up on all my housework, well most of it :0).

David had to go back to Sydney early this morning so the kids have spent the morning practising the piano, getting ready for lessons in the morning, and of course Royce is glued to the Tele watching the Ashes and all dressed in his cricket attire too helment and everything :0).

Am definelty going to get into my scrap room today have not scrapped forever so that will be good.

The next few weeks are flat out with Ballet Concerts, have been running around organising costumes for her Chelsea 3 Jazz items, 2 Ballet items and 2 tap items Chels will be sick of getting changed lol.  Gym Exams are on Saturday and her little costume is so cute and shiny, Chels really loves her gym, can't waitto get some photo's.

I really must get moving on my Xmas cards and Teachers present's always leave it to last miniute.

Frday night I had an online class at Shop and Crop and we made these cute little Xmas frames, really qucik and easy to do.



Friday, December 01, 2006 7:30 PM

Christmas Time Capsule Workshop!

Instructor: NIC HOWARD 18f59e2e1e8746d0ac2a4cfd3e8e3f95_instruc

Using some festive products from Cosmo Cricket, Heidi Swapp, Collections and Provo Craft, Nic will teach you how to create a time capsule to hold your christmas keepsakes! Fill your time capsule with christmas photos, cards, recipes and any other christmas momentos.
*UPDATE - Product packs are now SOLD OUT, however you may use your own materials and register for 'workshop only'*


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Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Well our weekend just gone was huge!!!!  Here in Gundagai every November we have a Race meeting called the Snake Gully Cup this is two day weekend with the the Cup on Friday and races again Saturday.

Friday is massive with 1000's of people coming from everywhere, ladies get a chance to dress up and well after the races the crowd heads up town and the streets are packed. We have a baby sitter so the day is childless and such a great day!

Must say I woke up Saturday with a very bad red wine headache, but the weekend was great.

Some photo's of our weekend.

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Have heaps of photo's these are just a few of my favourites. This week is busy with sport swimming, gym, ballet touch etc etc and it is very very hot 43 today and really yucky heat.

OTHER NEWS - my Cricut machine came last week so I have been busy checking it out. I actuall yused it today in Chelsea's Class at school for a craft lessons it so unreal for cutting titles, so stay posted for updates on this :0).

Thanks for checking in!!!!

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Friday, November 10, 2006

{It has arrived}

Well today in the mail I received Season 2 of Grey's Anatomy can't wait to watch it all again - keeps good company when I am scrapping by myself at night.

I did fumble may way through downloading some Season 3 Eps on the computer and last night watched Season 3 ep 1, was a mess all over again lol.

Tonight I have class - an easy one tonight !


I have the best bunch of girls and they are all really keen to learn new things. I have a Maya road 4 x 4 ring binder really cute little min album for them to do for the Dec/Xmas party night they are going to love it.

Well this one is short and sweet I best get ready for class, David is home and has taken the kids to swim training the house is mega quite and I am feeling quite lonely ( yeah right) lol

Thanks for stopping in.......

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Tuesday, November 7, 2006

{Weekend News}

Well I had the best weekend - started on Thursday when I headed off to Canberra to stay with my mum. I roped her into to coming along to Penerith with me for the weekend and she just loved it.

We drove down Friday morning and hit the Paper Arts at around 11.00, ran into some of my scrapping buddies including the talented Alison Shearer who was working @ D'Craft booth had really great kits to buy.

After a few hours we then headed up to the main drag of Penerith to buy Chelsea some school shoes (we won't go there with what happened to her perfectly good school shoes)!!! After searching for any good shops and deciding that were none by pure chance I ran into another scrapping buddy KATHRYN who steered us in the right direction to the biggest mall ever so thanks heaps Kathyrn, I spent way too much !!!!

Friday night mum, Mia and I had a great meal @ the bistro and a yummy cocktail and headed off to bed really ealry which was a little different to normal :0) - woke up bright and early to go to class.

We stopped off at Krispy Kreme's for a coffee to get the day started and ran into Elsie Flannigan herself buying up donuts for her morning class she is such a sweetie!!!

Our first class was with Carrie Utley and we made 3 cute little albums from scratch using Chatterbox products really liked the end result.......


Then of course we headed into the class of the deligtful Elsie I just love what we have made so Elise all very bright and I have even drawn all over my photo'sElsies_class :0)!!!!

All in all had a great weekend and mum is already saving for the next one!!!!

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Thursday, November 2, 2006

{Design Team Members Wanted}

Ok all you scrapping girls out there - who wants to be part of a fantastic DT, with generous perks, AND be surrounded by some terrific girls ... Well Check out this LINK   ...............    can't wait to see who the new members will be!

Shop and Crop Online has positions open for four (4) talented scrapbooker to become part of their Design Team.

This is your chance to work with a team of some of Australia and New Zealand’s most talented scrapbookers!

  • Entries close 5pm EDST 15 November 2006.

  • Applicants are required to submit six projects, four of which must be layouts and two of which must be a scrapbooking project other than a layout.

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{bit of this and that}

Just a little post to share my latest layout for Shop and Crop  a "Motherhood" theme!

I have chosen a photo of my sister and her little boy Wesley - the quote

"a boys best friend is his mother"  too cute!!!


I am madly today getting photo's organised for the weekend one class I need 1 photo for every month of the year!!!!!!

So I have decided to them this on Chels has I have one photo of her for every month.

I am heading across to Canberra tomorrow to go down to Sydney with mum so can't wait!

Chelsea has an audition for the school's talent quest on Friday and Chels and her friend Jade are singing the pony!!!

So busting to see them on stage - how cute will they look in their cowgirl hats.

David has the kids for the weekend so of course this means I will need to have everything out ready for him. Seriously do not know what they would ever do without me.................. here to get them organised.

ALSO if any one is reading this blog and can tell me why my video clip is not fitting in the margin can you please give me some pointers - pretty please :0)

Thanks for stopping bye

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

{Last night of Grey's for a While}

Well I am sitting still in a blubbering mess after watching the last night of my favourite ever show Grey's Anatomy!

Oh I am so sad for Izzy can't believe Danny has died I am devasted he was so cute and I hate that they have taken him out to the show. And ooooh Derek and Meredith thank goodness this is a long long long time coming - I so can't wait for the next season I already have this season coming in the mail can't wait to have it in my hot little hands.

This is the first show in a long long time that I have really not ever wanted to miss, so hence the new video clip :0).

Well this week is a busy week with all the afternoon things with the kids and getting organised to go to Sydney on Friday, can't wait to head to Penerith spending the day shopping on Friday and then Saturday of to Elsie's Class and to Carrie's too - so wish all my buddies were coming with me, this time I am dragging along my mum although she is so keen so it should be great she has never been to anything like this before.

On Saturday I went to my Primary School 125 year reunion got to catch up with some old teachers - BLAST FROM THE PAST that for sure but it was all good and remembered things I had totally forgot about! Saw some photo's that made me laugh and most of all the kids had a great time running around the school yard that I spent so many years in.

Then on Saturday night David and I and David's sister and her partner went to a Italian and Wine night had a great time the food was beautiful and I can't believe I did not wake up with a wine headache, thank goodness as I played my first game of Touch for the season, it was not too hot thank goodness.

Well believe it or not but I have not scrapped for what seems like forever I just have not had the time and I am so busting to create something so stay tuned and thanks for stopping by to check out what I have been up to!!!

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

{Another year Older}

Well today I turn another year older couldn't wait till I turned 30 now 32 seems a little (people will shout that's not old - when I say it) older but all is good the kids were all excited this morning and David took me out to tea last night as he is back to Sydney later today.

I am off to lunch today with some girlfriends so can't wiat for that always good to catch up and chat witht he girls!!

On other news the worst thing happened on Monday night my 9 year old son royce asked me if Santa Claus was really true - I was devasted totally did not want to tell him that Santa was all make believe I think ever mum wants their children to believe for ever I know I wish he was true... but he is getting older and all the older kids have started at school already telling the littler ones that there is no such thing has Santa little twerps but Royce was really good about it and I told him about the importance of not telling his little sister, so I was really sad for a little while as I just love the surprise look on his face Xmas morning or seeing Santa at the mall or his excitement at leaving out cookies and milk that is gone now so this year will be interesting, I guess.

ON A BRIGHTER NOTE I AM SO HAPPY for my friend Lee who is now a LIMETART GIRL!!!!!!!!!


Check Lee's work and the other Limetart's out here Limetart Designers

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

{Shop and Crop News}

Well have still managed to squeeze in some scrapping for SHOP AND CROP thank goodness and here are some of the Layouts I have created as part of the terrific Design Team @ Shop and Crop!

Recipe Crate_layout_1 Love this Rock cake LO!!!!

Sasha has lots and lots of yummy new products in store now

  • Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps by Rhonna Farrer & Tia Bennett 

  • Autumn Leaves Ephiphany & Rub-ons 

  • Autumn Leaves Designing With Colour 

  • Autumn Leaves Designing with 2007 

  • Cosmo Cricket Wonderland 

  • Heidi Swapp Clear Stamps 

  • Heidi Swapp Bling Words

Go in check out the two New ONLINE WORKSHOPS you won't be dissapointed.......

Have a heap of fun with Evana in a very creative 2 hour online workshop on Friday 10th of November.

You will use a mixture of techniques including stamping, sewing and doodling, and the end result is one very colourful, funky layout! BasicGrey, Heidi Swapp and Queen & Co products are included in the product pack. You will need a single photo (suitable for girls or boys), and a sewing machine is also recommended for this workshop.

So come and have some fun! One session only - register now! HERE


and.............................. on Friday November 24th I will be help ypou create this.


In this workshop I will teach you how to create a very festive door hanger to display this christmas season! BasicGrey, K & Co and Autumn Leaves products are included in the product pack. You also get an 8x8" acrylic page frame to use. You will need a single photo for this workshop.

Come and get festive! One session only - register now!

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Monday, October 23, 2006

{Back in the land of Blogging,Scrapping & Chatting}

Well hi to everyone who checks this blog and got sick of no updates he he he!!!

I have been extra busy for now getting my garden read the Open Garden Scheme. Our garden opened on Saturday and Sunday and we had a huge response with over 250 people coming through the gates so that was fantastic  the weekend raised over $1,286 @ the gate takings and lots more with Devonshire tea on both days being popular. We also had lots of yummy cakes and scones and home made sweets and jams for sale so it all was definetly worth the work.

So now I am back on deck ready to scrap again :0)!!!! and catch up on blogs feel so left out and feel like I have missed on heaps :0).

Here are some photo's of my garden if you are interested:



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Saturday, October 7, 2006

{One week gone already}

Wow how quick have the School holidays gone practically a week over with already. Must say I do love school holidays know running around, packing lunches, homework etc etc the kids just get to chill out.............

We have been spending lots of time in the garden, the kids have been riding the motorbikes, friends sleeping over so they are having a ball. Yesterday we went to the Oasis Pool centre in Wagga and the kids swam for 3 hours.

I have classes on Sunday and Monday - 20 ladies on Sunday and 26 kids on the Monday so those few days will be busy busy but can't wait. Our horse Just Mambo runs tommorrow in Sydney @ Royal Randwick Race 4 good each way bet :0) I haev decided not to go I have class on Sunday and would be buggered if I went so fingers crossed for MAMBO!!!!

Oooh and finally I got my hands on the season One of Grey's Anatomy so as I type I am watching epiodes.

Last but not least a BIG BIG Congrats to my great friends Nic who has the honour of the latest For Keeps Mag looks great Nic, and I thre are also a few layouts that I have completed of late :0)

Thanks for checking in!



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Friday, September 15, 2006

{Lime Tart Guest Designer}

Here is the LIME TART September Gallery, featuring the work of
Alison Shearer (12x12 kit) & m(e) Kylie Tout (6x6 kit)
Enjoy, and happy creating!

Lime Tart September Gallery

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How funny I still have not worked out to put my photo's up in some sort of order but I am sure you get the idea :0)!!!!

Alison Shearer has also done some amazing work so be sure to check it out!!!

Thanks so much to Philippa from Lime Tart for including me in this months kits they are beautiful!!!

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

{Lee has done it again}

Well Lee has tagged me to finally get me posting again :0) I know I have been a little slack so busy busy!!!

So here goes:

1. If you could build a house anywhere, where would it be?

Besides keeping the house that I have definetley near the beach somewhere I am not fussy

2. What’s your favorite article of clothing?

T- Shirt and Jeans

3. Favorite physical feature of the opposite sex?


4. What’s the last CD that you bought?

I am a little naughty just download these days!!

5. Where’s your favorite place to be?

At home.

6. Where’s your least favorite place to be?

Don't really have one

7. What’s your favorite place to be massaged?


8. Strong in mind or strong in body?

I would say a little of both.

9. What time do you wake up in the morning?

Usually between 6.30 -7.30am

10. What is your favorite Kitchen appliance?

My Sandwich maker

11. What makes you really angry?


12. If you could play an instrument what would it be?

The Piano.

13. Favorite color?


14. Sports car or SUV?

Sports car

15. Do you believe in an afterlife?

Not sure.

16. Favorite children’s book?

I just really love all the old Nyrsery Rymes and stories such as Hansel and Gretel.

17. What’s your favorite season?


18. What is your least favorite household chore?

Cleaning the bathroom HATE IT!!!

19. If you could have one super-power, what would it be?

Speed or what doo you call being able to hear from a long way away!

20. If you have a tattoo what is it?

Dont have one

21. Can you juggle?


22. The one person from your past that you wish you could go back and talk to?

I have few I can not possibly choose just one my great friends Kellie and Matthew and Ted.

24. What’s in the boot of your car?

Have a 4WD and it is full of hockey gear and footy gear umbrella's and chairs.

25. Which do you prefer, sushi or hamburger?


I now tag Jules

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Friday, August 25, 2006

{Shop and Crop Update}

Well here is my latest creations for Sasha at SHOP AND CROP:

  1. The August Crop Kit has been released!

  2. Urban Lily Extreme LO just could not cut up this pp so I used the 12" and added

  3. LO for the new additon to the Willis family - Congrats Evana little Joel is so cute!

  4. New Basic Grey love the colours in this range

  5. My BTP Father's Day tin - pics are pretty crappy but it all turned out cool!!!





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Thanks heaps for looking in have a great day!!!!

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