Saturday, November 7, 2009


Some sneak peeks of my LO entry for Week 3 in Arty Pants' Scrap Your Pants Off comp. This week you needed to have a shaped Lo, a then and now theme, and use 3 colours(shades of) next to each other on the colour wheel - a big challenge

If you would like to vote for my LO , you can vote here

Once per day as an unregistered member until midnight Wed 11th-tonight- thanks if you do!

Also join Arty Pants for the Cybercrop this Friday night

If you upload a creation for one of their challenges I will be soooooo grateful ;)
They are awesome scrappers on the site and really nice girls so drop in ove rthe weekend for a look">

Friday, November 6, 2009

Ah Report time

Above are a few of the LOs and and cards i have created recently
The last card is for week 2 of THE BUILD IT UP COMPETITION over at SCRAPBOOK CAPITAL. The1st and 2nd cards were for the Scrap Cap October Cybercrop - halloween colours, use a halloween creature on a card or LO. The first 2 LOs are my entries in week 1 and 2 of Scrap Your Pants Off - ARTY PANTS. The 3rd LO is was for the Scrap Cap CC also - scrapping about your fears.

I am well and truly in the midst of the crazy, maddening time of year for teachers - known as report writing. Even as a PE teacher I have over 400 kids' reports to write - 300 characters - so that is about 12,000 characters to type - aaaah. Have nearly finished the Y1s and so then on to 4, 5 and 6s. Three more weeks to get them done so i am on track. But have a super busy week with 3 nights of meetings early in week. After nest w'end i will have 2 busy weekends too.
Hopefully i will stay on track as it can be really stressful if you get behind and have to sit up till all hours doing them. I dont work particularly well under pressure.

Grace , our new puss, contiunues to settle in well and be a real doll!!! Will post some more photos soon.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Scrap Retreat was soooooo much fun!!!

Over the weekend I had an awesome time at the annual Scrapbook Capital Retreat. Arrived on Friday afternoon and from then until Sunday afternoon the time just flew. I met some great girls - Maria for the first time IRL and Tracy for the 2nd time ( yay that she is coming to Vic to live again in December). The theme was Halloween as the photos show and we had a great dress up night on Saturday. Who is that scary looking witch in the red hat????

Amidst all the chatting, i did mange to - have a wonderful massage - thanks Lorrie, scrap a book about my boy Nitro, run a few scrap games - Scrapaggories, ScrapHead ( like Celeb Head) and a Trivia quiz, eat lots and lots and LOTS of very yummy meals , have a few drinks, dress up as a scary witch, laugh, take part in the raffle and auctions, make a great Xmas card - ta for the class Lyynne-make new friends and generally have a blast!!! Roll on next year I say.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Layouts finished lately

Some LOs and cards I have created recently - top 2 were for the last rounds of the SYTYCS? comp at Scrapbook Capital.
Inspiration - for a mini challenge Sammi set one weekend
Last two are the LO and card examples for the NEW round of the Build It Up Competition I am running at Scrap Cap. The first weeks requirement is ric rac - so you need to create a card, layout or both with ric rac on them somewhere. Come in be in it to win a neat prize, go to and check out the competition section of the forum!!


Now dont get too excited .... the new addition is a feline!!
We picked up Grace, our new Bengal, about 3 weeks ago.
She was a breeding queen for the breeder that we got our precious boy Nitro from.
Grace is not Nitro's mother, but we saw lots of her kittens over the last couple of years and she was auper mother!!!
Grace is nearly 5 and has fitted in very well here. She is a little 'pocket rocket' but makes up for her small size with lots of attitude! The other cats have adapted well to another buddy in the house, though Nitty , who is the boss cat, took a fair while longer than the others. But now he and Grace tear around playing and raising mischief!!!
I am pretty sure she is going to enjoy her retirement home here!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Some LOs and cards created recently, mostly for AUG and SEPT CC AUG SEPT sketch Challenges and the SYTYCS comp at SCRABOOK CAPITAL

Holiday time is upon me again, and not a moment too soon. Third term is always a busy one and i am glad it is over. Now i can sleep in, relax, shop, sew and of course scrap.

Lots happening at SCRAPBOOK CAPITAL at the mo. Birthday sale specials going off everywhere so check those out!!! September Cybercrop has just wound up and So You Think You Can Scrap? Comp is down to its last few rounds.
Hopefully i will be kick starting another Build It Up competition once SYTYCS? is all done and dusted.

So far these hols I have been to Picture to Page with my sis, went for a loooooong walk/run at Lysterfield Lake - mainly cos I took a wrong turn !!!, scrapped for the CC and SYTYCS? comps, had SIL and BIL and kids over, took cats to VET for check ups etc, had a yummy lunch out, organised lunch date and scrap afternoon with Ange.
We adopt a new feline in about 10 days so looking forward to that !!!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Well where on earth did the past few months go????

Have recently returned froma fabulous 9 night cruise aboard The Pacific Dawn, around New Caledonia in The South Pacific. If you havent been on a cruise ... I can highly recommend them!!

It's been about 10 years since I last cruised and this has certainly given me the bug again. Soooo relaxing, great weather, no housework, lots of food, beautiful islands, plenty to do and see ...or not if you want to just chill on the ship.... came back really refreshed. Have tons of photos, the above being just a quick random selection. Will scrap some soon. Had an extra week off after the cruise too - just did a few things around home and continued to relax!!

Back at work now of course and its been busy as usual. The school production was on last Friday night and it was a long night but the kids put on a great show.

Hope Lorrie from Scrap Cap is enjoying her break off in QLD and i was sooooooo excited to be given another stint on the Design Team at Srapbook Capital . Looking forward to working with Kylie and maria, the other DT members too. Cant wait for the retreat in Oct and to meet up with Matria IRL ... Tracy too of course- I think they are 2 pocket rockets!!!

Off to scrap now so will post again ... sooner than between posts this time!!