Friday, November 30, 2007

You know that feeling...

Sometimes when I'm creating a layout and things are just flowing, the design is working, and I'm having a ball playing with products, photos and words, I just get this feeling of complete enjoyment and happiness, and it reminds me of the reason I scrapbook....yes, for the memories, but also for this feeling of 'me' time and having a creative outlet. I'm sure you know this feeling, and there is this layout in the latest For Keeps called "Got You" in the Spotty feature, which gives me a warm feeling whenever I look at it because I love the photos (and nope, they aren't perfect!..and yep, I took them...I'm definitely not a photographer :-P) of my son Jude and also I remember how much fun I had creating it. And spots are a current favourite of mine, so mixing it all up was just fun!

The next layout is called "High Hopes for 2008" and was for a competition over at Scrap Therapy. Love Nat's site and this competition is loads of fun. It's called "Scrapbooking With The Stars" and each week a challenge is issued by a scrapbooking "celeb" such as Steph Caskey-Devlin, Shirley Chai, and Charmane Koch...I think we are up to week 6, but each week a $25 voucher is up for grabs, and I was lucky enough to win the Rhonna Farrer challenge with this layout. Thanks Nat!

And this layout is for this week's challenge which was issued by Shirley Chai - to use a new photo and new product, so I had a play with the KI Memories Lace cardstock and this photo I LOVE - Dan took it last month of my two little monkeys. So cheeky!

Have a fab weekend!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Photo Play

Just a few weeks ago, my little sis and her son Caden were here, and while we were all doing things as a family (me, Roh & kids, Dan, Ben & kids and Hayley and Caden) we figured it would be a good time to do a little photo shoot...the only pain being that Hayley's partner Alan didn't make it over for the visit, so they are minus him. But Dan got our her tripod and camera, and we had the boys transfer an antique couch (thanks Dannii!) into Dan & Ben's wild backyard and off we went. The one of all the kiddlies was actually printed on a canvas for my parents 30th wedding anniversary which was last week. Happy (belated :-P) Anniversary Mum & Dad! xx Love these photos :-)

Monday, November 26, 2007

A Busy, Busy Weekend

Wow...I'm so glad this weekend is over. Do you ever feel like that? We had so much happening, that it was just a relief to have it finished with. Don't get me wrong, it was still a good weekend, just so busy.

My hubby, his brother and some mates had organised a night of comedy on Saturday night, which took a lot of preparation, organisation and costume antics, on their part, and on Teresa too, and other last minute ring-ins :-P. But my hubby was the MC for the evening, as well as having acts too, but here he is in all his glory dressed up as a pirate....and yes, that is a banana in place of a hook...LOL...we just ran out of time and forgot about that small detail - it did make everyone laugh though.

Poor Alannah, in her innocence, asked me if Daddy would put his leg back on before he came home (he's got it strapped up behind him) LOL...such a sweet question.

Yesterday we headed down to Mornington to visit our new niece, and she is just the most cutest thing ever. So tiny and perfect. Alannah couldn't stop looking at her. Then after our visit we headed off to the beach for a bit of a play. Here are a few beach shots...

I just finished uploading some new Thickers to Kiti Q...if anyone is interested ;-P.

Ok, I'm off to do some housework.

Monday, November 19, 2007

KI Memories Lace Cardstock - In Store NOW!

Very excited...I received a fun package this morning..the KI Lace Cardstock. Here's a couple of images :
So die-cut cardstock designs - a first from KI, I think. Pretty cool, hey? :-)

Friday, November 16, 2007


Crazy thought right? Well, last night I tottled off to Alannah's kindy's AGM, like the good parent I am, positive that I was just going to pay the fees, pick her sessions and possibly put my hand up to help with some fundraising. Hmmm.....yes, well, that was the plan. LOL. But at the end of the meeting when nearly all committee places had been filled, there were still the three main ones that no-one really wanted to volunteer for - President, Treasurer and Secretary. As all (or most) kindys are run by the committee, no commitee equals no kindy, so it was very important that these positions were filled. My brave, lovely sister DQ put her hand up for Treasurer, and so I thought, why not add to my crazy busy life with something else, so there you have it.....I am now the new President at my daughter's kindy for 2008. It's going to be a huge learning curve, but after a night's sleep, I don't think it's going to be too bad. And Jude will be going there for the following two years after Alannah, so I think it's going to be a wonderful opportunity to be involved in the development of the kindy, to make it a fabulous learning environment for both Jude and Ash.

Sooo....definitely an interesting turnaround...LOL :-P

Anyone else done this before? Please tell me it's not too crazy?

I know, I'm dreaming, aren't I? he he

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

New Stamps in Store - Designed by Lusi Austin - Yay!

They are here...finally! I feel like I've been waiting for these stamps for months but it's only been 4 weeks LOL BUT they are so funky.....wanna look see?

What do you think? :-)

Buzz & Bloom are manufacturing Lusi's designs, and I have 7 of the different designs IN STORE NOW! Ok, I'm off to play :-P

ETA - You can find them at Kiti Q - :-)

Monday, November 12, 2007

A New Life

Just a quick post to congratulate my hubby's brother Derek and his wife Michelle, on the birth of their first child, a beautiful baby girl - Alexandra Ivy, who arrived in this world only an hour ago. A new niece for us to love and cuddle. Can't wait to meet her :-)

Friday, November 9, 2007

Thank You and a Kiti Q Sale :-)

First up, I just want to say a HUGE thank you for all the lovely emails and comments I've received over the last few days. They are so encouraging and heartwarming - thank you all!

And next up, the Kiti Q Sale - For two weeks only, I have reduced ALL Love, Elsie stock by 25% - and yes, I mean ALL Love, Elsie products - so that includes ribbon, chipboard frames & buttons, fabric papers, chipboard albums and epoxy gel stickers and everything else!

Take care,

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

It's Out....

This secret that I've been holding onto since early September, that is.

I am super excited to be able say this now - I am, along with the talented Nikala O'Brien, Janine Kaye and Kim Ogden, on the 2008 For Keeps Elite Team. I was completely taken aback when I got the call from Julia, and I feel so excited to be part of this years team, and the projects that we will be assigned. It's all a little surreal actually, that the secret is no longer secret ...LOL.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

FK's Issue 60

This month I have 3 layouts in For Keeps. Here are two of them :

The "WWW...and then there was YOU" layout was so much fun to do, completely tongue-in-cheek and I loved playing with all the hot pink and orange.

The "What I Am" layout actually seems to have been photographed with my centre transparency all skewif (is that even a word..LOL), and so here it is all straight, as it should be, with the fab little ceramic flower made by Crafty Matters as a centre focal point, next to the photo.

This issue is packed full of some fantastic layouts this month, and especially cool is that Dan has two layouts in there too :-). I so love that Dan and I share this hobby.

The countdown is on now until my little sis Hayley and adorable nephew Caden arrive in Melbourne for a few days - 4 more sleeps to be exact. I am hanging out for my Caden cuddles and kisses cos he is just soooo adorable (hmm, yep, definitely a doting auntie!).

Thanks for visiting. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

K xx

Thursday, November 1, 2007

New Shop Stuff :-)

New Queen & Co Felt Fusion Ribbons arrived last week, and look absolutely gorgeous. I had a play this weekend with one of the black scroll 1.6" ribbon, and it is very nice. And at Kiti Q I have priced them at $1 less than the RRP - so bargains are available all round!

Here's some peeks - these are all available now at Kiti Q :

Also on their way are 3 new Bam Pop Stamps - "N is for Ninja", "M is for Monster" and "Double Bubble" - all very cool. There is limited stock arriving for the first shipment, and personally, I'm in love with the little Monster - so cute :-P