Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Last post for the year!!

Firstly, I just wanted to show you the scrapbook layout I did using the Season of Joy stamp set. I told you I had the perfect picture! We were at my in-laws recently and the boys were playing in the dress-up box. They decided to put this santa hat onto Caden and I thought it would make a cute picture.

Products used:
Stamp set: Season of Joy
Cardstock: River Rock, Old Olive, Certain Celery, Real Red, Whisper White & Dashing DP
Ink: Real Red, Certain Celery, River Rock
Accessories: Tag, Circle Punches, Grosgain ribbon, Rhinestones (non SU)
All images © Stampin'Up 1990-2008
You may have noticed a little 'blinkie' on the side of my blog from Scrapbook Hub. I'm excited to share with you that I will be their 'Stamper in the Limelight' for the month of January. When I received the invitation, I was very suprised, but thrilled to know that my little humble blog and the work I share, was worthy of recognition. So be sure to have a look.
As I mentioned before, this will be my last post for the year. I'm going on a camping holiday with my family for two weeks, and I can't wait. Lots of relaxation and spending quality with the kids.
I want to thank all the many readers of my blog, whether they read this for personal updates or inspiration. I've appreciated your comments and from some of you, lovely emails introducing themselves. I hope to continue inspiring you with my creativity and share with you the wonderful products from Stampin'Up ® and of course, pictures of my beautiful family.
May you all have a wonderful Christmas time and be very blessed in the new year 2009.
Til next time....

Friday, 12 December 2008

Season of Joy

My first Christmas card!! I'm not doing the big Christmas card send out this year, but I still wanted to put some ink on my Season of Joy stamp set which was from the Spring mini. I'm sure this set will make it into the new catalogue next year, as it is just beautiful.
Not only is the a great set for cards, but also for scrapbooking. I have the perfect photo to use, so keep a look out for a new scrapbook page soon.

Card Recipe:
Stamp set: Season of Joy, Party Punch (hostess set)
Cardstock: Certain Celery, Ruby Red, Whisper White & Dashing DP
Ink: Ruby Red, Certain Celery, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Wide grosgrain ribbon, Style Silver hardware, half pearls (non SU), Circle punch
All images © Stampin'Up 1990-2008

Thursday, 11 December 2008


This would be one of the first pictures I've captured with a smiling Caden. Clicked just at the right moment, as someone was talking to him.
And then here he is, looking all serious.... but still cute!

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Flower Fusion and Ribbon Share

Do you ever wish you could have a little bit of everything to add to your stash? The new summer mini has lots of new and gorgeous products, so I'm doing a ribbon and flower fusion share; giving you the opportunity to have some new goodies to add to your collection.

Double Stitched Ribbon Share
Grosgrain ribbon features a double-stitch pattern in three colours - Rose Red, Bashful Blue & Choc Chip
(3 people required for each share)
You will receive approx. 3m of each colour
Cost: $21.00 per share including postage

Flower Fusion Share
Custom coloured felt flowers in three gorgeous colours - Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red & Old Olive.
(3 people required for each share)
You will receive 1/3 of the tin - approx. 43 flowers in the three colours
Cost: $10.50 including postage (tin not included)

If you wish to join in with both shares, total cost: $30.00 including postage.

If you would love to join in the fun, please send me an email to add your name to the list. (
Once I have enough people for a share, I will order the ribbon and flowers, split them and mail the products out to you.

Friday, 5 December 2008

"Little" scrapbook fan

I just wanted to share with you, a project I've been working on for a little scrapbooking fan of mine. My nephew Adam, told his mum, he loved my scrapbooking so much, that he would love for me to do some of his photo's (seeing as I've done so many of Amber). Of course I said, yes. But Adam doesn't know, so it's going to be a surprise for him!
Anyway, here are just three of the pages I've done in 8x8 size.

I found this clipboard from a discount store and thought it would be the perfect way to display the pages. So I've covered it in some DP, added some ribbon and a rub-on 'memories'. That way, it can be hung up on the wall and you can change the pictures around.

I can't wait to see his reaction when I give this to him! Should be very cute.

All images © Stampin'Up 1990-2008

Embrace Life

My favourite stamp set at the moment: Embrace Life. I just love the line images in the set and the word 'embrace life'. This is a set from the new Summer mini catalogue and is just one of the many lovely sets available NOW. To view the mini catalogue, click on the image to the left. If you would like a copy, simply email me with your details and I can send you one FREE.

Card Recipe:
Stamp set: Embrace Life
Cardstock: Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, Whisper White, DP Ginger Blossom
Ink: Groovy Guava, River Rock, Ruby Red
Accessories: Scallop edge punch, Tafetta ribbon, paper piercer, Window punch, Rhinestones (non-SU), Aqua painter & ink pads to colour flower image, dimensionals.
All images © Stampin'Up 1990-2008

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Thought bubbles!!

Just having some fun. Thought these little thought bubbles were cute. Could have lots of fun with these...... if I had a tonne of time.

Now I have to do some work!!!

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Photo update!

It's been a little while since I last posted photo's of my boys, so thought I'd share some cute ones.

Here are the four of them together. It's always hard to get Caden to smile outside, as it takes a while for him to get used to the bright light.

Caden has found his thumb again. Quite often, I will catch him sucking away. None of the other boys did this, so it's really cute to see.

Caden loves attention from his dad. They always have lots of special cuddles.

Caden having a quiet snooze in his rocker.

Tummy time!! Caden loves his play gym - either looking up at the toys or on his tummy, looking at the bright colours on the mat. He's starting to roll from side to side now, so won't be too long before he's rolling over.
So there you have it. He's a happy little man and much loved by us all.