Sunday, 7 December 2008

Blog Awards

Well I was nominated by the delightful Hetty for this award -

The Rules are : 1. The winner may put the logo on their blog. 2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award. 3. Nominate 5 blogs. 4. Put links to their blogs. 5. Leave a message for your nominees. So I would like to nominate Kat from the scrappin kats, Kellie, Kylie (good to have you home buddy now you need to update your blog), Ames, and Kerrie and and to say thanks for your ongoing support and friendship

and I would also Love to add that I love Nicole, Anthea, Alyssa, Julie and Lorries blogs as well (and I know they have already been nominated).

Friday, 5 December 2008

Ribbon and Rub On Challenge

Week 2 of Sharons Build It Up challenge over at Scrapbook Capital is to use Ribbon from week 1 and Rub Ons.

Here is my layout using the gorgeous Kaiser Waterberry patterned papers, a RW chipboard title, and some rub ons.

This one is Jules Christmas week 3 challenge over at Scrapping Outback. She reintroduced me to the wonderful Tim Holtz embossing resist technique and we had to make a self standing layout. It was heaps of fun.

These two layouts feature my gorgeous girl and her 'best friend' (my gorgeous girlfriends DD).

Also don't forget the Scrap Cap Cybercrop starting tonight. All things Christmas.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Christmas Card photos

On the weekend I took the annual Christmas Card photos. Em was in her element but Zoe didnt want to play the game. Here are some photos from the day.

Monday, 1 December 2008

1st Day of December

Well its the first of December - the first day of summer and more importantly the first day of the countdown to Christmas. And even more importantly the day when you get to see the new Kreative Kits and the New Kreative Team Kit from The ScrappinKats. This month the Kits are so gorgeous you just have to get them
click here to see the beautiful 'I {heart} you' kit

the devine 'Peaches and Plums' kit

and the scrumptious 'Magic of Christmas' Kit

Remember they are fantastic value for just $6.00. Check out the gallery to see what the Kreative Team has come up with using these kits.

Here are a couple of mine
My gorgeous girl turned 12 last week and the 'Peaches and Plums' kit was perfect for this photo.

I love this fun photo of Zo and I taken when she was 10 months old. I used the 'I {heart} you' kit.

While you are at the store be sure to check out the New Kreative Team Kit for December. Retail Value of Kit in excess of $25.00. Kit contains: Step-by-Step Instructions to complete 4 projects, 1 x Basic Grey Wassail Element Stickers, 5 x Basic Grey Wassail Patterned Papers (French Hens, Winterberry, Cranberry Sauce, Greetings, Brandy Butter), 3 x Bazzill Cardstock (2 x Red, 1 x Green), 1 x Packet Kaiser Wish upon Rubons, 1 x Kaiser Red Rhinestones, 1 x Sheet of Transparency, 1 x Diecut Transparency Album (6 pages) plus diecut transparency shapes (stars, present, Merry Christmas word), .5m each of Ayres Red and Ivory 10mm Sheer Ribbon and Vandoros Stephanie Olive Ribbon, 3 x Cream 4cm Flowers, 3 x Olive Green 5cm Flowers, 5 x Red 6cm Flowers and 2 x Cream 7cm Flowers and 5cm Monogram letter "B" by House of Scrapbooking - FANTASTIC VALUE FOR ONLY $20.00. See it here

Project 1 for December Kreative Team Kit - Layout inspired by the fabulously talented Carole Janson. Go and check out the gallery to see some other projects using this awesome kit.
Make sure you also check out the fabulous sketches and the great Christmas Card Challenge (with a prize for the most Chrissy cards uploaded to the gallery before December 12th).So much to keep you busy over this festive season.

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Scrapbook Capital Christmas Cyber Crop

Well next weekend is the Scrapbook Capital Christmas Cybercrop. Can't wait to chat to all the girls and do the fantastic challenges. Make sure you check it out starting Next Friday December 5th- we also get to open out Secret Santa pressies yayyyyy!!!

Check out Julie's photo challenge to the Scrap cap members here -
its a blast. She has set a dare to us to take some 'fun' chrissy photos. Will have a go over the weekend if the cherrubs behave.

Also check out Sharons awesome 'Build It Up' competition.
The requirements/rules are
1. You must include the element for the current week in your layout or card AND the previous week's elements- i.e. week 1 - there will be 1 element, week 2 - there will be 2 elements and so on.2. You must create a greeting card or a 12 x 12 layout for each week3. entries need to be uploaded by the following Sunday at midnight.

This week the element was ribbon - here is my layout.

I am also working on an awesome Kaiser Sakora Kit that Lorrie sent me during the week - more soon.

Just 2 short weeks until I get to go and visit my family and friends in Melbourne. Can't wait. We haven't been 'home' for over 12 months so it should be fantastic. I get to shop with my mum, spend Chrissy with my family, spend time with my fabulous in laws (yes they truly are fabulous), spend New Years at Port Fairy, visit my bestie Liz, see my fav cousin Ness and her family and catch up with lots of friends I went to school with. I am also going to have a fantastic time meeting my cyber buddies from Scrapbook Capital when we go out for Chrissy drinkies. CANT WAIT!!! Bring It on.

Friday, 28 November 2008

Christmas Card Challenge

Head on over to Scrappin Kats and check out the Christmas Card Challenge they are having. The person to upload the most Christmas Cards by 12th December will receive a prize. Here are a few that I have done.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Sneek Peaks

Ok as promised here are the sneek peaks of the December Kreative Design Team Kit which I had the pleasure to design. It goes on sale on 1st December for the incredible price of just $20.00 ($25 worth of fantastic products). Check out The Scrappin Kats web site and also the new blog.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Ems Birthday

So it was the Devine Miss Ems 12th birthday on Friday (I can't believe it either) and we took 5 girls to Movie World on Saturday. We were all stressing during the week with all the storms we were having and the forecast for more storms and rain on Saturday. All turned out well and we had a gorgeous warm day at Movieworld.

The sleep over also went very well with me up until 1am painting French nails and putting on mud face masks (and then getting up at 6 to go to work and leave Chris with 5 girls and a mess). Happy Birthday baby.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Ok December is my turn to design the Kreative team Kit over at The Kit will feature some fantastic products, over $25.00 worth for just $20.00 and instructions to make at least 3 projects.
Check back soon for some Sneak Peaks and be sure to head over to 'the kats' website for fantastic products, awesome work by some gorgeous ladies, and some great scrappin chat.

think Christmas
its perfectly clear
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This weekend is the November Cybercrop over at Scrapbook Capital. The theme this month is Summer and here is my OTP project. For the instructions (and to see what the talented ladies at SC are up to) head on over to

Friday, 14 November 2008

I have just started submitting to mags again after overloading the stamping mags when I was ' a stamper'. So far I have had 2 layouts accepted for publication so I will see how it goes. Hopefully they will be in Scrapbooking Memories in the new year sometime.

Last weekend was the Scrapping Outback All things Sweet cybercrop which was great. 3 challenges - and one by one of my favourite scrappers (and a lovely person to boot) - Carole Janson.

Here is my take on her card challenge using various scraps.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

I have been busy creating for my first Design Team duties at The Scrappin Kats.

Here are a couple of layouts that I did using the gorgeous Kits from Kats for November.

Theres No Place Like home Kit using the gorgeous Basic Grey papers and A2Z sweet little chippie houses.
Heres the 'Beautiful' Kit using fancy Pants papers.

And the lovely 'Remember When' Kit. Which includes the Basic Grey papers. And A2Z Beautiful title.

If you love these kits like I do go on over to The Scrappin Kats website and get these kits for only $6.00. Upload the layout you create with the kit and you could win a $15.00 store voucher - how good is that.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

New Design Team Position

Woo Hoo - I just found out that I am on the Design Team for The Scrappin' Kats. These gals are just so lovely and I can't wait to start my 'Kat' DT duties. Here is my turquoise and yellow cardstock challenge for the Kats team. You could not use any patterned paper, just cardstock in those colors (very tricky for me), had to use 3 photos, only 2 types of embellishment and stitching.


Well its going to be a busy weekend. Not only do I have to attend a 3rd birthday (for a gorgoeus boy I might add) and work on sunday afternoon, 2 of my favourite sites are holding cybercrops.
Scrapbook Capital are holding there monthy cybercrop with the theme being Holidays/celebrations. Head on over on the weekend and check it out.

Also there is lots happening over at Scrapping Outback. Scrapping Outback is holding a 'cybercrop' this weekend to celebrate the graduation of the chipboard school students. Theme for the weekend is 'BEACH". There will be free projects, challenges, childrens projects, games, prizes and giveaways. PLUS you will be able to grab a bargain the Grab Some Chipboard Madness Sale. There will be spot specials on chipboard products including the cybercrop new release chipboard designs by Rachelle Minett. The spot specials will only be available for up to one hour at a time. If you submit more then one order over the weekend you will also receive free postage. Some products will be 50% OFF. Everyone is welcome. prizes available all weekend from Rusty Pickle, Fiskars and HEAPS more Anyone for a game of BINGO.????
You do have to sign up for it as the lessons will be sent out to all participants in a PDF format so you can keep them for future reference.If you don't want to sign up you can still pop in and chat in the forum.So pop on over and put you name on the list and join us from 7.30pm tomorrow night (Friday 10th October)
There are some sneak peaks at Scrappingoutback, here....

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Last week of Chippie school

Ok so I have thoroughly enjoyed the Scrapping Outback Chipboard school. This week Ingvild Bolme taught us about Vintage Paper Edges and more crackle paint on chippie. I really loved doing this weeks class. This is the last class and 'graduation' is next week.

It is a picture of my mums Nana and Pop.

Saturday, 20 September 2008

So I have discovered a new lovely bunch of ladies to chat to. The Scrappin' Kats is a lovely place to chat (and of course shop) with some like minded scrap addicts. They have great monthly sketch challenges with prizes and Kathryn (owner) is lovely and so on the ball and willing to answer questions quickly and so friendly. Anyway go check it out. And below is a layout I conpleted for their sketch challenge. It features the beautiful, new, addition to our playgroup - Sweet baby Riley.

Thursday, 11 September 2008

My gorgeous, gorgeous friend Sharleen had her new, simply divine, little girl the other day and I was so thrilled, delighted, and overjoyed to help her to bring this little bundle into the world. Welcome Little Riley Grace into the world and congratulations to Sharls and Conan and my sweet little Elliott Rose (who is now a proud big sister). Thank you for letting me be a part of this fantastic moment. Here is the Canvas hanging that I made for the new arrival.

Monday, 8 September 2008

Lorrie your a Sweetheart

I just went blog hopping and found that Lorrie tagged me for this award - how sweet.

She had this to say

TRACY- My newest DT member and a lady full of talent that bursting at the seems....

The rules for the award are - (1) The winner can put the logo on their blog. (2) Link the person you received your award from. (3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs. (4) Put links of those on yours. (5) Leave a message on the blogs of the girls or boys you’ve nominated.
Here are my 7:

Kylie - An amazing, gorgeous friend whose work just gets better and better - (this might give you the kick to get you blogging more often)
Nicole - Love this girls work - what she does with 'found' stuff and paint is awesome. This chick ROCKS.
Julie Hill - Super sweet scrapper who has so much to share and so much talent.
Sara - This lady has an amazing knack of making photography terms easy to understand.
Hetty Hall - An incredible scrapper who inspires many. Always happy to share and help.
Rachelle Minnett - WOW what can I see my idol!!!
Carole Janson - Love checking out this blog to see what Carole has been creating - Mind blowing. And her classes are incredible!!!

Lorrie - back at ya babe!!! check out her blog here

Friday, 5 September 2008

Chippie School at Scrapping Outback

So I have starting chipboard School at Scrap Outback. It is an 8 week course on how to use different techniques and chipboard. We have some awesome tutors including Rachelle Minnett, Sandra Gerdes and Nicole Pomeroy. This week Nic got us being Messy with painted backgrounds, aluminium tape more paint and sanding. It was heaps of fun. Check out more pics here.

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Botanical Gardens

So I took Zo and the new camera to the Botanical Gardens today to have a play. Here are some pics. I LOVE this camera. So vibrant and clear. I love the Av priority mode, particularly love the way it copes with depth of field. No need to tweek anything in editing either.

Monday, 25 August 2008

New Camera

So I went and got a new camera (thanks mum) - yep I know I love my Panasonic Lumix but its just well - not an SLR. I did want a Pentax K10 but found out they have been superseded so I (sorry WE) got a brand spanking new Pentax K20D. 14.6MP. YAYYYY It is soo cool!!!
Here are some pics I took today with it before the sun went down. By the way Em is looking after next doors animals!!!!

Friday, 22 August 2008

New Brushes

I won some great Rhonna Farrer brushes at the ACP retreat from the Point, Shoot and Play gals (thanks heaps). Here is a photo I took of Zo at Olivias Fairy Party in August. I love this photo - she looks so free. I have used the brushes around the edge and some (aragwen) fairy wings downloaded from a link on the PSP website.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

DT stuff

Here is a recent layout I completed with the great Kaiser range of papers (Military and Grunge). It is for Scrapbook Capital. I have also used some gutter guard for a masculine touch!!!

Scrappin up a storm

I scrapped on the weekend - YAY. I took part in Julie Hills scrapbook weekend at Scrapping Outback. She had three challenges - here is one of the ones I did

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

SC August cybercrop

Here is a layout I did for Scrapbook Capitals august cybercrop - all about dad for upcoming Fathers Day. It is a sketch challenge by Julie Heard and you had to include 3 patterned papers, brads and 3 pics. I did a layout for Chris' album featuring him and his dad over the years. I like the layout.

ACP Retreat

Last weekend we went to the ACP retreat at Maleny. It was awesome. The food was fantastic the views suburb and the friends and laughs just the best. I learnt so much in the Photograph course which was such great value for money for 3 sections. Basic photography, outdoor shoot and indoor/portrait shoot. We went out into the bush for some pics and Sara from Point Shoot and Play was so informative and friendly. Mel was also fantastic and took this great portrait for me. I don't usually like pics of myself but this ones not too bad. I used the Rhonna Farrer brushes that I won in the class (thanks gals). ACP now has a great Photographic Club on site so go check it out.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Kaiser car book for Scrap Cap

Here is a gorgeous little Kaiser car book that I did for Scrapbook Capital. It is for my nephews 1st birthday in September (shhhhh don't tell)!! I have used Kaiser skull boi range of patterned paper.
The other is a cute Kaiser train book I did for a friends baby.

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Christmas Layout

Here is a layout I did for Scrapbook Capitals July Cyber Crop. Thanks Hetty for the challenge about scrapping a past Christmas photo. This is the earliest Christmas photo I have of myself, my brother and mum. I have made the large chrissy flower by cutting out several flowers from different PP (Basic Grey and Peppermint Twist ?Making Memories) and layering them using other flowers in between the layers.

Monday, 21 July 2008

Design Team for Scrapbook Capital

Guess what? I have been selected to be on the Scrapbook Capital Design Team for OTP - YAYYYY. Here is the first DT creation for the cyber crop. Thanks for the opportunity Lorrie XXX

Thursday, 17 July 2008

I tried Grunge

So I had a go at Nics paint challenge on Scrapping Capitol. I used paint and a credit card for the background paper adding dots here and there and then used spray gold webbing paint over the top. I used coredinations paper to cover the heart and wings and then sanded and added spots of gold and purple Opals. The crown is also done with gold opals.

Daughters Layout

Here is a layout I did of my gorgeous girls at Jens wedding a couple of years ago (gosh time flies). I have covered the chipboard flourish and hearts with double sided jac paper and then I lay lace over the top and sprinkled with pink ultra fine glitter. I removed the lace and sprinkled clear (white) ultra fine glitter over the top. It left a lace effect on the chipboard that I love.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Making Memories 5th Avenue Star Book

Here is a star book that I completed for A Creative Place. I have used the Making Memories 5th Avenue range. It is The Story of My Life.

Sad News

We lost our gorgeous little dog Po yesterday to a mammory tumour at 10 years old. She died peacefully out in the sun. Em is finding it hard to come to terms with it. We will miss you sweetie.

Monday, 14 July 2008

New Braces

Em got her new braces a couple of weeks ago. She gets to choose the colors she wants on her posts every 4 weeks. This month she has hot pink and green. They look really good. I did this layout for Scrapbook Capital page maps competition.

Friday, 11 July 2008

Fancy Pants Chipboard book

Here is a little Fancy Pants Chipboard book I have recently completed. It also has acetate pages, heaps of chipboard, rub ons, stickers and plenty of bling. I have used the Wild Saffron range to decorate. There are 18 pages so here are just a few. It is about Zoe 2nd year.

Hi There

Ok so this is my first post to my blog. Just wanted to brag a little - I won the Professional Wedding layouts section for the RNA show (Our Brisbane Royal show) Scrapbooking fine arts competition. I also won the scrapbooking overall exhibitor award - how's that. I only entered one double page layout and that won - YAYYYY!!!

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