Sunday, December 31, 2006

Some New Layouts...

Here are the two layouts I did in SA with my friend Cass.

Sorry about the image of the second one - I photographed it crooked - oops!

First one is of my son Jude. The journalling reads "I see wonder and delight in your eyes...with the little things that make life so wonderful."

The other one is of my sister Hayley giving Jude big smoochy kisses. Just loved this photo - had it printed straight off of my camera, no editing or anything. Love this paper - it's from one of the My Minds Eye Magnolia ranges - can't wait to get these papers for Kiti Q. They are coming - just not until late February :-(.

Hope everyone has a fantastic night, and I'll be back in 2007!

Take care,

Home Again..

Wow - it's been a little while since I last posted. We just got back from South Australia last night after a huge 10 days away, which was just fantastic. A great break, catching up with friends and family, taking lots of photos and I did manage to sneak in a little scrapbooking too. Here are a few photos, but I had to limit myself really, which was hard cos I have some really cute and cool ones :-).

Ok, so the photos are *Me & my little sister Hayley, *My Dad with Alannah on his shoulders, *Jude at the playground, *Alannah at the movies and *My Mum and Caden, my nephew.

Alannah went to the movies for the first time ever on Boxing Day, with my mum and me, and we obviously saw "Happy Feet", and what a cute little movie!

I got to spend a couple of days with my dear friend Cass, where we tried to scrap although with three children to keep under control, it did prove a little difficult at times :-P. But we did manage to get a couple of pages done (which I will upload later).

We also had a huge family day at Noarlunga Beach on Friday, and the weather was just perfect and Alannah loved it, but Jude not so much. It was still a fantastic day out though. Love the beach!

I managed to get my hands on a copy of the For Keeps #50, and I was so excited to see one of my layouts right next to one of Charmane's. How cool! Congrats on your award Charm! And Congrats to my sis Teresa too - she won an Award in Creativity for her page of Jude entitled "Red Nose Day" - fab layout babe :-)

Well, I have stacks of new photos to scrap, so all I need now is the time to scrap them!

Also, while I was away, the Kiti Q Class Kits were launched. So far, there are only two kits, but more are on the way.

Will leave it at that, as this post is quite long as it is :-). Today might warrant another post with my layouts, but we'll see.

It's good to be home.

Big hugs,

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Time to Share

Yay - we made it. The drive from Melbourne to SA wasn't too traumatic for either us or the kids. Now we have a lovely nine days to spend with family and friends. It's going to be fab!

Well, I think I can share my exciting news now....I won two awards in the For Keeps Awards for Excellence!! One for Creativity and one for Design. The latest issue, #50, was due out yesterday, so I wanted to wait until then to share. I can't wait to get my hands on an issue!

Anyway, am making this just a quick post, hope everyone is well. Happy holidays and stay safe.

Take care,
Kelly xx

Sunday, December 17, 2006

More Mini Layouts..

Only 2 left to do!

A Persistent Thought

I have constantly had this thought in my head, since launching Kiti Q in Feb 06, about how much I would LOVE to open up my own bricks & mortar retail store. And now this shop in Upwey is becoming available in January, and it would be perfect for it. Just perfect. Shop at the front, big room at the back for classes, centrally located on the main street, big window, etc. And I have so many ideas that would be arty and funky and fun.....and then the practical, real life stuff enters my head - money, set-up costs, insurance, time and of course, my family. I guess, for now, I will just have to keep dreaming...

Oh, and here are a couple more of my mini layouts for the calendar project.

Take care,
Kelly xx

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

My Little Project

In a week's time my family and I are heading over to S.A to visit my family. So, I thought I'd make a little pressie for my Nan & Grandad. The page entitled "Precious Family" is the title page for a 6"x6" Calendar that I've decided to do. I'm going to feature all of my immediate family in it - which is why this page of Ash is here too. Ash is Master March :-)

Had a quiet day today, doing house-wifey stuff - running errands, paying bills, food shopping and of course, the dreaded cleaning. And of course, doing these two mini pages.

The new Scrapbook Creations came out today, and in it my sister Danielle had a page in the Quick Grabs gallery entitled "Your Song". It's her first page published in Scrap Creations, so that's quite exciting. Keep an eye out for Dan though - Scrap Creations have got quite a few of her pages coming up. She's a very talented girl, my sister :-)

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Something Exciting....

Happened today. But I'm not ready to share it just yet...not long now though and it will all be out in the open. Can't wait!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Just a Quick Post...

Today I got an exciting email. The New Zealand scrapbooking magazine - Up2Scrap - has accepted my layout "Summer Silliness" for their February 2007 issue. This was the first and only layout I have ever submitted to them and they picked it up - yay!! I was so excited that I had to get on the phone to Roh straight away. I know he doesn't quite get it - get why I get so over-the-top happy about my layouts getting picked up for publication - but he does try and share the joy a little. I know he supports and loves me, and that's the main thing.

Countdown to S.A trip - only 10 days to go!!

Saturday, December 9, 2006

A Smoky Haze

With bushfires raging throughout Victoria, a smoky haze has now descended on Upwey. It seems very overcast, and a bit deceiving, as it is so hot outside today (up around the 38 degree mark).

As it is so hot, the kids and I have had a quiet day at home. Hubby had to work, so after housework, I scrapped - yay!

Here are two pages that I've completed over the last 24 hours... The first one is called "Just Falling Asleep" and it is of Jude sucking his thumb, when he was about 5 months old. I actually have scrapped this photo before, but have never been completely happy with it, so I decided to do it again. I'm happy now :-)

Then the next one is entitled "Photo Shoot", and I've played with the Basic Grey new Blush range, which is just divine.

Had a lovely day yesterday, with a trip out to Aspendale to visit Charmane and her two littlies, and of course to drop off one of the prizes for the 1,2,3 Challenge. Charmane and I talked scrapbooking while the kids played and actually got along which was fantastic! Good fun :-)

Anyway, must head off to get dinner sorted, and try and get one of Jolene's cybercrop challenges done - oops - was suppose to do that today but got carried away with the "Photo Shoot" layout. Oh well, we've still got til midnight tomorrow.

Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Aarrgghhh - An Evaluation

For those of you who don't know, my hubby and I are renovating a hills cottage in The Dandenong Ranges, in Victoria. Well, things are moving very slowly due to engineers, incorrect soil test reports and just other fun council stuff. Finally, it seems, after a year of having the renovation plans drawn up, things seem to be moving.
So today, we have our house evaluation. Fingers are crossed - hoping that they value it high enough to get the money we need without Lenders Mortgage Insurance - I'm actually a bit pessimistic that we'll get the value we want, but oh well. We'll see. But anyway, I've been madly cleaning inside while hubby tidied up outside. No matter what we do, it does look like a bit of a building site in our drive, but we are renovating - what can you do?

So that's at 10am.

At least the house is spotless, so today I can scrap - always got to look on the bright side :-)

Monday, December 4, 2006

1,2,3 Challenge

Just a quick post to share my layout for the 1,2,3 Challenge on Charmane's blog. Must use stars, ribbons and black & white photo/s - this is my take on it.

Still plenty of time for more entries, so why not check it out. Some great prizes are up for grabs too! (including 10 papers from the new Basic Grey range 'Blush')

Take care, Kell

It's a Cyber Life

This weekend has been great - I've been able to spend time with scrapbooking buddies, both online and in real life. I love the fact that I can chat to someone in another state, who has the same passion as me for scrapbooking, but also spend a few hours sharing some laughs and having a glass of wine with 'real life' scrapping friends. Such a great community, is this scrapbooking world!

Anyway, here are my two entries for the Scrapbooking Top 50 cyber-crop that was on this weekend. Of course, I had to do something with this adorable photo of Caden, but there is actually something I want to fix on this page, so might do that today. And the other is Alannah having fun at Tawonga, our annual family holiday. I just think she looks sooo cute in her little bathing outfit :-)

And just a small little note to one of my cyber friends who I've chatted with over the weekend - I'll be thinking of you and your family today and I hope all goes well. And thankyou for quoting me - that is a really sweet gesture and I'm completely touched. Take care.

Ok, off to do the usual Monday chores. Have a great week!

Saturday, December 2, 2006

A Photo to Share

Isn't he adorable? This is my darling new nephew Caden, and I just wanted to share a photo. Danielle took this one when she was over visiting. Such a talented photographer.

Only a couple of weeks now and I'll get to give little Caden a cuddle - yay! Can't wait.

Friday, December 1, 2006

Kiti Q Garage Sale

I'm so excited. I have just finished discounting all this stock for the Kiti Q Garage Sale and I've also just uploaded the brand new Basic Grey range Blush. Yay!
If you are looking for some bargains, please head over to Kiti Q, cos there are plenty to be had! Although, you might have to be quick because just a moment ago, I sold out of about 5 items already. Just gotta love sales :-)