Christmas in July !!!!!

At Scrapbook Boutique we are celebrating Christmas in July.
This photo was taken in 1991 and it was Christie's 2nd Christmas. She was eighteen months old and a little more aware of something special happening and quite excited she would be getting presents from Santa.  Although her maternal grandmother couldn't bear the thought of Santa getting all the credit, and kept telling Christie which presents were from her! (yes mum that is you!!!)
We took her to Highpoint for her Santa photos and she was really looking forward to it until it came time to get on his knee and I moved away! You can't see but in the photo I am kneeling right down next to the chair!  She didn't scream but I could tell she wasn't too sure if this was a good idea and really worth it! Thank goodness it was quick and I got my photo!

The Hero Arts Wreath of Leaves stamp is gorgeous and I love the look the white embossing powder gave it along with the pearls.  If you want to see how this was done....go to the Scrapbook Boutique here
the recipe:


who said we have to act our age?

Over at Wicked Princesses we have having a little game called Scrapping whispers. The first person emails a copy of their LO and they "interpret" as they want and then email to the next person and so on.
Don't know if I am allowed to put up Donna's LO but it was gorgeous and this was my interpretation.....

just another stupid photo taken.  This looks especially bad as Mark's nose was actually broken and bruised at the time too! I am interested to see what the next persons interpretation of my LO is.......

Last weekend I went to Portsea for a quilting retreat and had the best time! I have nearly completed the top of my "Home is where the heart is" quilt which is 7 years in the making........not that it has taken 7 long years of sewing, I have put it away and forgot about it! I have one last bit to blanket stitch and two borders to do and then it is off to the quilters as I will never hand quilt again and besides it is way too big anyway!.  I think it is a little bigger than a queen but I wouldn't call it a king.
I don't think I laughed as much in ages! I thoroughly recommend retreats  (of the craft of your choice) I know there is a lot to organise....especially for the mum with littlies, but call in the favours and you will not regret it!
On the down side my iphone decided (for no apparent reason) decided to die and NO I DIDN'T HAVE IT BACKED UP!!! i didn't know you could do that! Really hard lesson to learn but I have learnt.......
anyway I'll get over it!


just a quicky today.....

A friend of mine turned 50 and I was assigned (well I volunteered) to make the card!
Has all my favourite elements..... that GORGEOUS DOILY!!! that GORGEOUS MFT stamp & Die and I am LOVING the ribbon from Trudi I think I have some in EVERY COLOUR!!! I think I have an addictive personality!! I also used my PTI numbers I wanted the 50 to be subtle so I used the same PP.
Anyway off to do some work!


My beautiful girl...

Here is another LO I did at the Wicked Princess retreat and Krissy did a class on how to make the gorgeous vine at the bottom with paper clips and paper lunchbags!
I know banners are all the range too at the moment and I just cut this from kraft and buzz&bloom chipboard alpha from my stash! Don't you just love using items that have been lying around for ages.......? And those stunning flowers are from Prima and MVB I had a MASSIVE purchase of flowers (don't know why as I don't really use them that much lol) but they are so pretty, I couldn't help myself.
I am in two minds if I want to put this on a canvas or not but at the moment it is in my acrylic frame showing off!



4 quick cards!!

Scrapbook Boutique and I just love all the colours and couldn't wait to "whip" a few cards. 

 How gorgeous is the doily from Cherry Lyn!!!! I borrowed it from Sue and punched out a dozen from my scraps!  I will definitely have to buy myself one as I just love it!! I am also in lurve with this stamp set and matching die from My Favourite things

Aside from a few things, everything is in the pack (which happens to be on sale ATM!)

This Prima flower & twine was a perfect match for this card.

and again.......the doily!!! (heart) Check out the Scrapbook Boutique's blog for some new Cheery Lyn Doily Dies!! and the instructions on how to make the cards.



***FROSTED DESIGNS*** Summer Blog Hop !!

Hello and welcome to Frosted Designs Summer  Ice Cream on the Beach Blog Hop!

Thank you for stopping by, if you came here from Anne's Blog you are in the right place if not please stop by Frosted Design were the Hop starts.

My family and I spend our summer at the beach and when the kids were younger they loved burying each other up to their necks.  Quite often they would be there and the tide would come in and we'd threaten not to dig the out........

Now....... all the particulars you NEED to know.....

What you need to do is complete this week’s challenge at Frosted Design (Recipe Challenge: Ribbon/trim, charm, rhinestones/pearls summer celebration (beach, pool, birthday, picnic, etc.) link it by July 11th at Midnight Central Time.
You need to know this to enter to win the grand prize:
How often do I purge my scrap stash?.

Well I have been scrapping for 8 years and I have only had a HUGE PURGE ONCE!!!!

 Make sure you jot my answer down and email danica4us@yahoo.com once you have all the answers.

Now head off to Eli's blog and see her gorgeous creation.

Thank you for joining in our blog hop!!