Thursday, February 26, 2009

prizes and giveaways....

A bit of therapy - scrap style - I did this LO above for LSBS cybercrop - Cath set the challenge of cutting through your paper, using a song as inspiration and using foam tape to make it dimensional - cool challenge hey? Well I won - so excited....

How great is this stash above - now would I love to get my hands on that - yes please! and you can too see here for details - crossed and good luck to all that enter - thanks for the heads up Tash :)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

long few days...

This week seems to have dragged - even though I have had a few days to get my stuff together I just haven't been able too...the days seems to have been drawn out and I have got no where -maybe it's cause I am heading off for a scrap weekend soon and looking forward to that - I hope the week coming goes fast :)

Tuesday Night I went to see He's Just not that into was very funny and well worth seeing...struck a raw nerve in a few places but I really enjoyed it.

Have completed my Pick Up 52 challenge 6 - You had to use Journalling strips on your LO

and 7 - you had to make a diray for the Pick up 52 challenges and use papers that were at least 2 years old and ribbon

Here's a LO I did for a bingo challenge I posted at LSBS - it's still on so pop over to the general scrapbook chat thread on the forum and join in the fun - goes til sunday midnight :)

Well off to bed - hoepfully the boys will sleep through, Sweet dreams

Monday, February 16, 2009

CAn you feel the love - every little bit helps :)

Happy Birthday to my big sister for yesterday - love ya :)

Had an awesome weekend - my scrap buddies came over and we cropped our little hearts out, laughed our butt's off, had some yummy chicken burgers and even managed to scrap a bit:) it was so much fun gals can't wait til next time!

I also did all of the challenges at little scrap book shops feb cyber crop - once again a fab effort by the DT and Cath for organising a great CC - the site also held a silent auction to help raise funds for the victorian bush fire victims - check out the image below - over $900 bucks was raed how awsome is that. I donted a few items - a couple of kits and a mini alum like in the happy birthday post below - congrats to all who picked up a creative bargain, all who donated and to Nic for her awesome gavel skills :)

Here are a few of my entries in the cyber crop...

Tash's step by step

The sketch Challenge - sketch by Kerryn

Inspiration challenge by Tracy

Congrats to Leyla and Ricardo for welcoming their first bubba into the world on the 12th of February - Stefania Angelica - what a super sweet name :) - Mum, Dad and Bub all doing well

Big hugs Melxxx

Thursday, February 12, 2009

This is a long one...been a while :)

First and foremost - my heart goes out to all my scrapping friends and all the people in Victoria affected by the fires - I am thinking of you all and hoping everyone stays safe and takes care of each other - I have donated to the cause as many Australian's have and I know it's not much but every little bit helps.

I have ordered a kit from the lovely Naomi Cox - who has generously decided to donate all money from the sale of the kits to the red cross bush fire appeal - just awesome!

Also, Janine Kaye my lovely scrapping friend and awesome photographer has a special offer on her blog see here for details - Janine is offering to take shots of families affected by the fires whilst in Melbourne in May - check out the blog for more details - she also has a wonderful mini session idea on the same link if you live locally - check it out the proceeds will go to the Red Cross and you get a photo session - how cool is that - check the blog for availability :) The LO below includes some lovely photos Janine took recently of the boys and I said awesome work :)

Don't forget tomorrow is Cybercrop night at little scrapbookshop - the theme is "All you need is LOVE" -are you singing the song like I am....;) Come over and join in the fun from about 7pm Friday :)

We had a fantastic weekend away last weekend with my Mum and the boys down at Bateman's Bay - it was gorgeous, the weather was hot hot hot and the boys just loved the pool - should have seen the smiles on their faces -priceless.

We went to birdland animal park ( wasn't to fussed with this place) the boys liked getting up close to the kangaroo's and feeding them and we also went to Mogo Zoo - LOVED it - so many cool animals and up close for the kids to check out - it was 40 degrees this day so we got there early and then went back the the caravan park for a dip in the pool.

We also hit the beach (Corey wasn't to fussed on the cold water),Jayden had a ball, played on the jumping pillow, fed the ducks - it was awesome - can't wait to go again!

Will scrap some pics soon and upload - my Mum couldn't believe how many photo's I took - only a scrapper could understand:)

The LO above and the one below I have been working on for Scrapperie's Fantastic February challenges - check out the forum for more details - lots of love themes going on at the moment - never used so many hearts :)

Well stay safe, hug your kids or loved ones and cya 'round

Thursday, February 5, 2009

My Blindfolded Scrapping LO

I ran the blindfolded scrapping challenge at LSBS on tuesday night - lots of fun chit chat with the gals and this is what I came up with.

To challenge myself I used this ad below from Better Homes and Gardens and used elements of the design to create my LO.

I followed thestructure of the ad and also the colour of the number 30 for my title which also had a number theme - you can find inspiration anywhere to help kick your mojo into top gear - using ad's from mags is just one way :)

thanks to all who took part - hope you all enjoyed the process and the finished product :)

Just a quick post....

Well it's almost the weekend again and we are hitting the road - taking the boys on a coastal adventure to Bateman's Bay and we are going to Mogo Zoo...
can't wait and I hope the boys love it :)
A huge thanks to my bestie Kath, her hubby Paul and the kids for such a generous Christmas gift that has allowed us to be able to enjoy some time away together- I love you all :) and so do the boys :) xxxooo

Corey has his one year corrected development check at RPA on Monday so looking forward to catching up with all his surrogate Aunties and uncles(aka the nursing staff) in the NICU :)

Jayden my big boy has decided he no longer wants to wear his nappy - yippppeeeee :) he went to bed last night with his undies on and no accidents this morning - so proud of him :)

Last but not least - next weekend the little scrapbook shop is having their Cybercrop - them theme is LOVE see the pic (thanks to the lovely Kerryn) below for all the details - hoep you can pop buy and join in the love fest and have some fun...

Ciao for now Melxxx

Sunday, February 1, 2009

So I can spill - some super exciting news :)

I have been chosen to do a guest design stint for Scrapperie - it's an American kit site and I am super excited as this is the first official design spot I have ever been asked to do.

The forum is full of fun tidbits, the gallery is chock full of awesome inspiration and I can wait to see what goodies Sandi comes up with to challenge my mojo.Thanks for the offer Sandi:)

If you want to join in the fun go to

While I'm at it - if you want to join in some great fun why not join me for blindfolded scrapping at on tuesday feb 3rd @ 8pm - there is a product list in the blindfolded scrapping forum so you can get started on picking your goodies to create and I will hopefully see ya there at 8pm tuesday :)

Thanks to Cath(and Nic) for setting up a little section to keep this going monthly
and giving me a go...

Off to checkout the latest 52 pick up challenge at LSBS.

Nite Melxxx

Scrappy Days....

I have had fun creating this weekend :) while the boys are at their Dad's it leaves me time to escape into my creative world (after doing the housework, shopping etc)...this is what I ahve come up with so far this weekend.

Idid this one for the week 4 challenge at little scrapbook shop - you had to use punches.So got out my square punch and scraps and this is what I came up with...this photo was taken by Janine Kaye.

This was just for fun and to record the moment - Jayden was so excited to get his 1st pet and the pics are just too darn cute not to scrap!

This was a January week 4 product challenge for scrappeire - you were only allowed to use product from 2 companies - this one was difficult for me as I usually use anything and everything mixed together but I love how it turned out :)

Another one just for fun - my Mum and kids had so much fun on Australia Day at my sister's for a BBQ - I love seeing their interaction and special relationship unfold - it makes me so happy :)

Thats it for now....maybe more later :)