Okey Dokey!

we are off and running at Frosted Designs !!!!! Every Friday, we will have a
This challenge is to encourage you to use up the supplies you already have in creative ways!! You are going to be seeing more projects from the DT along with the layouts and cards you have become used to! You are also going to be seeing more prizes and more variety with the prizes!! We will slowly move from monthly prizes to biweekly prizes to eventually offering weekly prizes!! WOO HOO!

On Sundays, you are going to learn new tips and techniques from the design team and how to apply them to your cards, layouts and projects!! These tutorials are going to be called SHOW ME SUNDAYS and they start this weekend! Be sure to check back for our first Show Me Sunday!

Now... here is something WE are soooooo excited about!! We are going to be adding a
SKETCH CHALLENGE!! Designers Diana and Debbie have been busy creating some new and fresh sketches that you will only find on Frosted Designs!! Look for the first SKETCH ALONG TUESDAY post in this upcoming week!! These sketches will be biweekly and will have their own prize...
all YOU have to do is participate!!

Hope you are as excited about the new changes as we are!! Finally, it is time to announce this week's challenge....

We are challenging you to use our theme... Holiday Treats! This can be anything that has to do with a Holiday Treat! You can share your favorite recipe, you can show us your favorite food/treat gifts, there is also gift wrap.... or you can even do a LO about your favorite holiday treat!! The possibilities are endless... which our design team has demonstrated this week! go and check it out here
Now.......the challenge!

We are challenging you to use our theme... Holiday Treats! This can be anything that has to do with a Holiday Treat! You can share your favorite recipe, you can show us your favorite food/treat gifts, there is also gift wrap.... or you can even do a LO about your favorite holiday treat!! The possibilities are endless... which the design team has demonstrated this week!
We are being sponsored by Purple Panda Designs! Here is some information straight from the owner!

Hi! I'm Kayla and I'm 16 years old. I have been drawing since I was little. All the stamps you see are hand drawn by me. I draw for fun and sell my stamps for a little money while I am still in school. I just started my store at http://www.shophandmade.com/. All of my stamps can be seen on my blog at http://purplepandad.blogspot.com/ which has a link directly to the store. I hope you enjoy my stamps!

The randomly chosen winner will receive their choice of 3 stamps from Kayla's store!! Go check them out!! You are going to want to win this prize!

anyway... A very dear friend of mine lost a loved one last week and this card is for her!

thanks for stopping by...    :)


Time for a colour challenge....


Little by little I am getting my Phuket album going and getting my challenges done at the same time! WOO HOO!  I love this photo of Christie about to go parasailing in Phuket! You can't tell from the pic but she was TERRIFIED!! I love the bright orange parachute! works really well for this weeks colour challenge. Go and check what the DT have come up with! just gorgeous.

see ya :)


what a massive weekend!

I went on a retreat with my LSS Scraphaven and had a great time.  I managed to complete 3 LO's before I had to race off to my cousins wedding! It was a bit of a military manoeuvre so I could maximise my time there.  I had Christie dropping Mark to me and Aden picking him up. I caught up with cousins and rellos I haven't seen in ages, so it was great. Anyway I had a massive headache on the Sunday, so I didn't get anything done :( I did start a Kaiser advent box (pretty happy about doing a OTP!)
anyway here are two, one will follow (later)
sorry for the dodgy photo of this one........looks a lot brighter IRL!

see ya :)


Time for a colour challenge!


The Pink Elephant sponsor this week is Kathy Martin creator of Digital Doodles! Her doodles are sold exclusively through Two Peas in a bucket. They are gorgeous and so easy to work with! Take it from me I am a "newbie" at digi !!! go and check them out here
A random participant will be chosen to win one of Kathy's digital doodles digital stamp set! either
'Halloween' or 'Thankful'


here is my card! once I sorted out my printer problems!!! I was all set to go!  Many thanks to my friend Sharon who is a digital mastermind! I have learnt SO MUCH from her! thanks Sharon!!

Go and check out what the card DT have created! here

see ya :)


A new challenge & some news!

The Pink Elephant scrapbook challenge this week is dress up !  I knew exactly which photo I was going to use! My Aden loved using Christie's fairy dress outfit when she wasn't wearing it! I knew when I took the picture I will be going on his 21st photo board!

Lori and the girls at The Pink Elephant have asked me to join their card team! So exciting! I love their cards and they are all so talented, hope I can keep up! anyway a new card challenge will be up Monday so come over and check it out!



Officially broke now!

September is our busiest month as all the boys birthdays are 10 days apart! the first was Patrick who turned 13! He celebrated with a party and netted lots of  $$$$!
Lachlan was next and turned 15!  he actually didn't want to do anything or have a party so we had a quiet night with the family and watched the footy!
10 days later Aden turned 18!! the poor kid spent the day in lectures in the city!  He didn't really want to do anything either, so we met him in the city and had dinner with the family and then he went to the casino! He was desperately hoping the security guards would ask him for ID (which they did so it made his night!) he spent quite a while losing his dough, but had such a good time!

We arranged to have a cake at the restaurant and then had another cake when we got home.

In the meantime, Christie flew to Perth to compete in the Australian Uni Games playing basketball.  Her team, which won the gold medal at the Southern Uni games, unfortunately lost the bronze medal game in Perth :(
the team had a ball and partied hard!

Then......one week later and it was MY birthday!! see what I mean! I am soooo broke and then when I was shopping in Coles the other day they had a whole aisle with CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS! I mean seriously!
I had a great day and night (just not cooking constitutes a great day!) lol

Christie and Aden went out to celebrate a friends 21st so I didn't get my full family photo! but as you will see how hard it is for me to get a decent photo! I am lucky I suppose, that they actually don't mind having their photo taken! I have friends that get so frustrated when their children won't smile at all!

Aden competed in his last ever school athletics!

and I actually managed to fit some craft in! well not too much but a few cards for friends birthdays!

I have actually done some scrapping but not able to show just yet!
I am going on a retreat this weekend, so hopefully I shall scrap up a storm!

see ya :)