the middle child!  you hear real horror stories of "the middle child" always fighting for attention and they are "different"  Running my business, I have had the opportunity to observe lots of "middle" children lol!  I read a fabulous book by Michael Grose "Why First borns want to rule the world and Last borns want to change it! I know really long title!!! But it was the best book and I thoroughly could relate to it.  I have four children and the book goes through each child's place in the family and totally accurate (for me and my kiddies it is).

Lachlan is the 3rd of four children so technically he is the middle child! but that is where the similarity ends. 

I have used the Basic Grey Hello Luscious from Scrapbook Boutique I don't think there is a paper from that pack I DON'T like! lol 
Go to the site to see a tutorial on the LO and have a look at our fabulous card challenge!!!


dymo label maker


give me another hour a day please!!!

So very sorry for not posting this earlier :( need to get my head around US central time LOL!!
Life is super busy and not helped by my daughter stealing everything of mine!!!!
my clothes, shoes, scarfs make up!!! and just recently she "borrowed" my SD reader!!.
Now I know I shouldn't have left things till the last minute but if you know me.... that is how I am! (frustrates the hell out of my husband!)  A while ago my camera and computer had words and they are no longer speaking! So I had to buy an SD reader to get the photos on the computer from the camera.  Well DD "borrowed" the reader and I had a deadline to meet and through some (even if I do say so myself) ingenious thinking......... I sorted it out through my ipad!!! yay me!

Anyway Frosted Designs challenge this week is clocks/time.
Love love love this photo of my Patrick just days old. Even though he was my 4th child.  I love just watching him sleep (even though I should have been sleeping!)
Go and have a look and join in the challenge!

TFL :)



at Frosted Designs and there is some pretty snazzy talented girls there!! congratulations to them all! We have some awesome challenges planned and I cannot wait to get started!!  I am now on the Sketch Along Tuesday Card Team and am so excited!! It means I am going to give my copics a workout!!!
Here are the girls also on the team....go check out their blogs and leave a little congratulatory love!!!

Ok off to get started!!!


2 cards with one sheet of kraft

I love nothing better than value for money AND increasing my stash at the same time.
I love embossing folders too and have quite a few in my stash. These two cards are from one sheet of kraft and the step by step on how to make them can be found at Scrapbook Boutique

I have made these using the QuicKutz circles folder and I loved it soooo much I bought the retro squares too!!!  I have become obsessed with Spellbinders Nestabilities and I am working my way towards owning EVERY ONE!!! hehehehehe!

Really easy card and you can you can put any sentiment you want......could even be for a new bubba!!!



A new challenge has started at Scrapbook Boutique,

The 10th of each month will see a new challenge starting, with the Design Team showing how their take on inspiration photo and/or the theme of the month!

If you want more details on this challenge jump over to Scrapbook boutique blog for all the details, including the prize.

The theme for this challenge is 'Ribbons and Bows' , make a creation based on this delicious little plate of cupcakes and include a ribbon or a bow,
It is THAT easy!!!

 mmmmmm! noice!!!

Here is my take on the challenge...... Yes as hard as it is to believe..... I have found my copics and COLOURED!!!!! lol  a friend had told me practice practice practice!!! and so I shall!

Love having a play with my new nesties and HELLO! love this card shape! I saw it in this months S & PC and loved it! I will definitely be doing another one LOVE IT!

Make sure you check out Sue, Narelle and Therese's blogs, they will have a fabulous creation to get you inspired!

You have until 12midnight Wednesday 31th August to enter and be elegible for the
$30 Gift voucher!!

cannot wait to see your creations!



Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge....

Frosted Designs challenge this week is awesome..... Gel pens or markers!!!!! I was going to give my copics a whirl but I love doodling borders and I haven't done a LO in a while.......

I have had pets all my life and when we started our family, my hubby and I knew we wanted our children to have a pet too.  We decided on a kitten to start with as we knew (I Knew!!) that I would be the primary care giver!!!!
Having a pet teaches the kiddies responsiblities when they have to feed, groom and exercise their pet.  I did all this BTW!!

We got Bonnie for Christie's 4th birthday and she just love her and the poor kitten was deathly afraid of Aden who was two at the time (who wouldn't be!).
Never a bother for the 16 years we had her.  It was her one year anniversary last month and we miss her terribly still!

Anyway loved my doodle border and heart. Hope you can play along.




GO here FOR all the details


there is something wrong with me......

I seriously cannot go anywhere and just get there without getting lost at least twice!!! I go to Jeff's Shed (Melbourne Exhibition Centre) at least three times a year and you would think I could get there unscathed......... NOPE! I did at least 3 circuits of the city and finally came to the underground car park and in sheer frustration and relief I turned in and parked there!! I got there about 10 to 1 I think and after a quick go around and a look at the quilts I left there at 2.15ish and was charged $24!!!! what a rip off!!! that is just about as bad as the airport parking (don't get me started on that rort!)
anyway I bought a few goodies and really resisted the gorgeous fabric which was
OH SO GORGEOUS....... I am so proud of myself!!  I need to finish the projects I have started and then I will allow myself to buy.......

This quilt was Best In Show and I haven't done it justice with the photo (taken on my iphone) cant believe I went somewhere without my camera......
This is absolutely stunning and took my breath away! It won a heap of awards and rightly so! The work in it was amazing.....

This log cabin was brilliant.  I am scared of log cabin..... nah I don't really have the patience and the current quilt I am working on requires LC for my border but noooooo I have  modified and just having two large borders. 
You cannot believe how SMALL this is! I was suitably impressed!

 A close up and just to let you know the red square in the middle is smaller than a 5c piece!

This quilt was equally stunning and so very unusual in that it wasn't a conventional quilt shape!  I just loved it.  Again my photography doesn't do it justice but the dress just keeps on going and the work involved would have taken simply ages to complete.
a close up

and another one that caught my eye! My next quilt...(after I finish all my UFO's) will be something with circles. I know that doesn't look like circles but if you look closely it has a rounded shape.

I thoroughly enjoyed looking and dreaming...
then I had to go home and yes...you guessed it GOT LOST! I was doing so well and then in the wrong lane and ended up doing the city circuit and going home along the Westgate!!!!  what a loser!!!

thanks for visiting! x


Lovin' Basic Grey....

 I am having a little love affair with Basic Grey again....  I loved every range when I first started scrapbooking and after a while I "evolved" lol and sort of outgrew their, I think, repetitive ranges with different names.
I have a problem though using 'older' BG ranges and can only scrap with their new stuff!  Is that scrapbook snobbery.?  well there is always some worthy recipient of my incredibly large stash that I have started regularly started to purge......

I fall in love regularly and instantly with ranges and HAVE to have IT ALL!!! I am a shop owners dream customer!!  I have learnt to curb my addictions and shop responsibly....... I talk on a forum and one friend has in her signature "My husband lets me have as much scrapbooking supplies that I can hide!"  well I just can't hide anymore and have to start using it!

Anyway back to topic..... I received this gorgeous 6x6 pack of Basic Grey Out of Print and some gorgeous BG Pop out stickers from Scrapbook Boutique  and I love love love the PP.  I am such a fan of distressed and messy ( you should see my scraproom!) I have kept the theme of the 210mm x 150mm and they are all so very easy to make.....go HERE to see a step by step tutorial.