Thursday, March 29, 2007

Week 12 - I Believe....

"I believe"....that was this week's prompt at Emily's mini art journal project...and here is what I did. I believe in the power of the smile, the sheer happiness it can bring someone who might not be having the best day, the way it can make you feel loved and just how beautiful a smiling face is.

I've used a Lil Davis Journaling stamp, some American Craft rub-ons, a Doodlebug paper frill and a Making Memories rub-on alphabet.

Hope you are having a fab week! Thanks for visiting :-)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

A Scrap Day - Just for Fun

Up for a fun afternoon of scrapping?

Well, Kiti Q Scrap 'n' Chat returns for an Autumn afternoon, in partnership with the 123 Challenge Blog and Bon's Scraps.

Scrap 'n' Chat provides you with a chance to try new techniques, relax, chat and scrap. Get to know the team, spend time with friends (old and new) and be inspired by new ideas.

  • Time: 12 - 5pm
  • Date: Saturday 14th April 2007
  • Cost: $8 per person
  • Location: Belgrave South Community House
    Gilmore Court, Belgrave South

We will provide:

  • A special challenge to be announced on the day, with fantastic prizes up for grabs!
  • Space for each attendee to spread out their supplies and projects
  • Coffee, tea and light refreshments

Places are limited, so register early to avoid disappointment. Simply email me at to book your spot.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

This photo..

makes me smile. These are the times to remember when days are hard - that the smile and laughter of your children can melt your heart, and make your day.

Love you both, you cheeky monkeys :-)

Friday, March 23, 2007

An interesting idea...

I'm planning on doing an album, just of layouts about my hubby Rohan, and recently I've come up with this plan to do a layout about two of the things he collects - Star Wars & Transformers figurines. And for those who know Roh and his collection - they know just how crazy he is about it all :-). But I've not known a time when Roh hasn't collected toys, so to me, it's just the norm now. Just thought I'd share a few images that I found today, which may or may not end up on the layout.

Oh well, it's something different, at least...

Now I just have to scrap it!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Week 11 - My Initial - K

Well, here are my cards for this week's prompt - your initial. I put this together at Danielle's place..and got to play with some beautiful fabric and some more felt which was great. I must admit that I haven't always been happy with my name...after having gone to school with 3 other Kelly's I tried to spell it differently just to stand out - gotta love being a teenager - now that just seems funny (I tried spelling it "Kelleigh") and funnily enough it just didn't catch on - LOL.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Good News & Bad News

Well, I'll start with the bad's really not that serious BUT Jude broke my glasses about 3 weeks ago, and I've just found out that they were a limited release, and they can't be fixed :-( so that makes me sad cos I LOVED my glasses and they were only about 6 months old. C'est la vie. Now I get to pick out a new pair! :-)

Some good news - today I won one of the cybercrop challenges over at Crafting In Style and with my prize voucher, I bought some Lil Davis Journalling Stamps - yay! They should be fun and useful. Also, Natalie from Scrap Therapy has asked me if she can use one of my layouts for an advertorial she is doing for one of the scrap magazines, which was really quite a flattering request. The layout in question does reflect very similar qualities to her website logo so it also makes sense.

Today I managed to get this layout done - it's for the 1,2,3 Challenge Blog for March. I had so much FUN using the Autumn Leaves Rhonna Farrer Swirls stamps - I fell in love with these when I saw them on one of Jane Fitchett's layouts and they were a must have. Funny thing is, I've had them since early January and this is the first time I've played with them - he he. But I'm still so happy that I got them.

Tomorrow should be a busy day. From about midday I have Sienna and Ash as well as my two, until about 8pm, while Danielle shoots a wedding. So I'm pretty much writing the day off. Oh, and tomorrow night is the launch of the 1,2,3 Blog's monthly Cybercrop - the great thing with this being that you get until the end of the month to get the challenges finished - yep - about 2 weeks to do the challenges - pretty cool hey! Oh, and I've donated one of the prizes this month - a Bam Pop pack - so definitely worth having a go! :-)

Have a great Friday!


Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Week 10 - Note to Self

Finally, I've done the current week to Emily's Mini Art Journal project. This week's prompt was "Note to Self", so I told myself to enjoy my life, my kids, my family, my creativity, and to be grateful for happiness, food, shelter and a passion for life. Sometimes, I think, we need to remind ourselves of all the good things, and not focus on the daily stresses of life. There are so many things in life to appreciate.

I decided to make a little red felt flower (yes - it is actually red but felt doesn't seem to scan too well) and I used some left over MME's patterned paper, which is one of my fav colour combos - red & aqua - just LOVE it!

Had work today, but was so glad to come home and do a little creating. Thanks for visiting :-)

K xx

Sunday, March 11, 2007

A Day at the Farm

Yesterday, we had a family fun-filled day at Myuna Farm in Doveton, Vic. The kids had been invited there by our neighbours for a party, so as you can imagine, lots of sugar-filled treats and running around. We tried to be good parents, so we took water and juice for our kids, so they wouldn't ask for fizzy drink and we let them have treats but only after having eaten something substantial (in this case, party sausage rolls, nutella sandwiches LOL - not really ideally healthy but better than just chips and cake). But they had a ball. Lana and Jude both enjoyed their very first pony ride. Here are just a few photos.

Then today I finished my layout for one of the challenges over at Jolene's store - Crafting in Style. Loved playing with the new Bam Pop, and also loved recording these words that I'm sure Jude will love to hear about when he is older. For those of you who haven't met Jude - Bobots = Robots, Melmo = Elmo, "Rora" = Dora the Explorer, and then a few other words he can say are "Hat", "More", "Hair" and then most other things are still just the starting sound like "Aaa" for Ash, and so on. So cute though. Just love listening to his chatter.

Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend! Oh, by the way, Danielle has created a couple of absolutely fantastic Class Kits over at Kiti Q, so if kits are your thing - please go and check it out!

K xx

Friday, March 9, 2007

Slowly catching up

I've finished two more 'Deck of Me' cards today, so far..and it's only just after lunch. The first prompt was finish the statement "I am", so I did "I am busy..", and yes, I know everybody is busy but that is the one thing that kept coming to mind when I tried to finish that statement, so I went with it. Anyway, for those of you who know me, you'll know that this statement is definitely valid! LOL. Had fun using Bam Pop for this little card.

The next prompt was "What do you miss?", and I mostly miss friends and family who are interstate. So, I focussed on friends. The 3 girls, well, now women, have been in my life for years and years, and I miss them all dearly.

Ok, that's all I've got to share at the minute. Might update later, if I'm lucky enough to create some more :-) Happy Friday!

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Another shoe project

This is actually, I think, week 6 of Emily Falconbridge's Deck of Me mini album project - and the prompt was "Shoes". So, because of my weekend photo shoot and in turn, layout, it made sense to have a go at this one. It's quite a simple design, and I love the red and white polka dots - so cute, so funky. I also love this quote - "If the shoe fits, buy it in every colour." - I wish LOL :-)

Sunday, March 4, 2007

2 Layouts to Share

Well, it's been a very scrappy weekend. Danielle came over on Saturday, and we spent all afternoong cyber-cropping along with lots of lovely ladies at Scrap Therapy. They were really cool challenges, and these two layouts are what resulted.

I loved, LOVED, creating the layout about my shoes. The challenge was to use your favourite movie as inspiration, so I chose "In Her Shoes" which is a fantastic movie about sisters, love and relationships. And anyway, I took the title literally and photographed some of my shoes. Yes, only some of my shoes - this is about 1/3 of my shoes. I know, I's an addiction. Although to be honest, I've really only bought maybe 3 pairs in the past 3 years. So they are mostly from that budget-free life of a single girl :-)

The second challenge was to use 4 photos, the colour green and to alter patterned paper somehow, so I altered mine by putting a scalloped edge to it. It turned out so colourful, and I got to play with ribbons, rub-ons, flowers and all sorts. Great fun!

Well, it's almost the start of another week. Got a day of housework tomorrow and then work again. The weekends been relatively relaxing though, so I'm almost ready for the onslaught of everyday again.

Have a great week! Hugs, Kell

Friday, March 2, 2007

In love with my two littlies

Yes, I am, of course. But today I put it down on paper. I've got this gorgeous photo of the two of them that Danielle took in December that I LOVE, and was itching to scrap. I already have the photo framed and on the wall (thanks Dan & Ben!) but now I wanted to have a play with it. I went with softer tones, which is a bit different for me, but it was what the photo was calling for. And I tried not to make it too girly for Jude's sake...well, I tried :-)

I also used this same photo for my Deck of Cards Mini Album - the prompt for this card was 'something that you are proud of' so I thought I'd say my kids - I'm proud that they are happy and pleasant kids. And can I say it again - I just LOVE that photo!

Not much planned for the weekend. There are a couple of cybercrops on this weekend, so I might visit with some of them, and maybe even get a challenge or two done. I really, really, really need to do some more work on the kitchen. And the new 1,2,3 Challenge has been launched for March, so I would love to get a start on that. I already have an I just have to find some photos.

Ok, I'm off to scrap some more :-) Take care.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Fun with Wild Thing

I did it - I got to scrap with my latest products at Kiti Q. I think this is a first in a long time - yay! Anyway, did this layout today using products from KI Memories Wild Thing range, which is just so funky. Just love the zebra print!

Anyway, it's another one of me and Roh. Just loving do our couple photos at the moment, gives me a break from the kiddie shots. The quote reads "Life began after I fell in love with you." by B. Hodge. I thought awwww, isn't that sweet...and so it went on :-)

Other than that, it's been a pretty normal day - kindy for Lana, food shopping, chiropractic appt, running errands. I did pop in for a coffee with my sis, Danielle, and she gave me some new photos to scrap of the kids and of her - just love her for that! Not only does she take heaps of photos of my kids...but she gets them printed for me too - how amazing and cool is that? :-) Anywho, lots of new photos to inspire me now.

Ok, off to feed the family. Oh the joys of being a mum and wife :-P LOL.