Thursday, October 28, 2010

Just because....

I felt like scrapping and because I really need to scrap these birthday photos...!!! Don't know why but I always find it hard to scrap birthday photos!!!! is it because I am always trying to find that "perfect"paper or embellies to go with it.... I don't know but I know that I wanted to scrap to "no criteria"or sketch...just my own way.

Here is Finlay's 1st Birthday...used up heaps of scrappy stuff I have had for ages (man that feels good). Again I used black cardstock *shock* but I felt it needed it to make it pop!! Left my little chippie raw...cause I love raw chipboard. There is a Purple Pumpkin felt flower in there too!

Riley's 3rd birthday...I really wanted to use the new October Afternoon seaside collection for this as the colours matched in perfectly. The little denim heart is from a swap and there is a Purple Pumpkin button in there too! So cute!!

I have a few more birthday photos I would like to scrap so hopefully I will get them done soon too....but in the mean time my housework is calling me....groan...

Best be going! Have a great day :)
Min xo

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Just a little....

excited about my super duper exciting news!!!!

Go check this announcement out....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy to be on such an exciting challenge blog working along side some amazing talented scrappers. More to be revealed over the next few days!

Here is my LO's I did for my application.

Red & White with rubbons....

Turquoise & White with stamping...

Hope you come and play along next month...:)

Have a great day :)
Love Min xo

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Don't forget....

you have only a few more days to do the
KRAFT IT UP challenge.

See here for all the details.

There has been lots of awesome enteries so far, but as always would love to see more!!!

I am thankful...

for this challenge blog....GET PICKY! I was browsing thru my LO's the other week and found out that I am such a 1 photo scrapper. Get Picky is a new challenge blog that is designed for multi photo LO's...something I want to do more I decided to have a go.

Here is the sketch.....

Here is my LO.....

Can't wait for the next one.!!

Had an enjoyable morning with my big sis! She scrapped a page and so did I!! That is great considering I still had the boys to entertain!!!

Right...need to get a bit of work done now.... thanks for stopping by and your wonderful comments.

Min xo

Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday again....!!!

Hello everyone,

Well where did that weekend go???!!! Well all I know was that Friday afternoon I was looking forward to a quiet weekend, thinking of all the jobs that I was going to get Brad to do...hehe...but bam out of nowhere, it became a jam packed weekend full of socialising!!! A good one those unplanned weekends, they end up being the best weekends!!

Anyway on the some scrappy stuff. I decided to sit down last week and play with the POTM at Bons. The chosen paper is this one....Basic Grey Jovial - Blizzard! Loved it!

Here is my LO...

Just using up some bits and pieces...some spotty fabric, echo park, basic grey doiley, Sass Lass, oh and my love for Prima flowers...see that cute little loin...that is a sticker from one of the boys sticker books! Love raiding them every now and then!

Its super HOT here today... but we are powering thru the heat! I am having a scrapping morning with my sister tomorrow...oh so much fun...I have always wanted to be able to do that!! Can't WAIT!!!! She is coming to raid my stash, but I do not mind one bit!!!

Back soon :)
Luv Min xo

Saturday, October 23, 2010

How cute....

is this room, perfect if you had a little bubby boy to scrap about....!!!! It was the chosen room of the month at Bons.

I took inspiration in the colours of course and the striped wall paper. Here it is..

Well its starting out to be a beautiful sunny day, no doubt going to get hot......just the usual Saturday here, although we have a send off dinner tonight for some friends of ours leaving town.
Enjoy your weekend :)
Min xo

Friday, October 22, 2010

Just two

layouts to share with you today....Both being for STB challenges.

First challenge for the month was "trick or treat". Riley thinks its always such a treat when he is allowed to "read" daddy's car magazines!!! Don't usually scrap with black cardstock so it looks weird seeing me use it...its funny I did this one at the start of the month and now I don't even like it...oh well....

So much fun....

Second challenge was "fabric". The black and white dot is my fabric.

A big squeezy hug...

Both of these layouts are using up a lot of scraps (don't you love that!!!)...

We have visitors tonight so I must move right along and get things organised!!

Make sure you pop around next week...I have some super duper exciting scrappy news to share!!! :) :) :)

Have a fantastic weekend :)
Min xo

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

This is...

really a 'nothing' post but I want to record a little something Riley said to me yesterday. I was lying down on the chair, just doing some thinking and he came up to me and said "Don't worry mummy...I will be your friend!" I must have looked really lonely or something hehe!!...but it was so cute I wanted to remember it. He really does come out with some funny little things like the other day he was playing outside and he came in and said...."Mummy I miss you so much"!!!

Anyway, I have heaps to share, but not today :( have so much going on personally at the moment that computer time is at the bottom of my list. Tomorrow I will have something I promise!!

Till then...
Min xo

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Creative Scrappers....

is celebrating there 125th Sketch this month!!!!!

Last month I was super excited to be asked to be part of their week long celebrations!!!!! Thank you so much Kristine.!!

Here is the sketch.

And here is my LO!

Go and check out all the awesome prizes up for grabs. For your chance to win all you have to do is complete a layout with SKETCH 125 - post it on your blog - Link it with Mr Linky at the bottom of our 125th reveal --> That's it!!! Deadline to enter October 16th at 11pm.

Can't wait to see your creations!

Min xo

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


As you all are aware October is PINK month to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Felicity Wilson & myself are joining together this month to help raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

We are all women who have mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, nieces, daughters, girlfriends, some which have had this disease, some have fought it and survived, some have lost it...I think as women, its always in the back of our minds. Felicity and I both have lost grandmothers to Breast Cancer. Back then there wasn’t the awareness of Breast Cancer that there is now, so this month Felicity and I have put together SIX very GORGEOUS PINK RAK’S to help support this cause!!!!!

All you have to do is leave a comment here (one comment per blog please)....for every comment Felicity and I will donate $1 to the Breast Cancer Foundation (we will show proof) and then at the end of the month we will randomly draw out 6 lucky people who will receive these RAK’s.

So all you blog lurkers (lol!!) please leave a comment, please tell your never know who will be touched with Breast Cancer next.
Thanks so much in advance.
Love and Hugs
Min and Flis xo

Friday, October 8, 2010

Something different...

This month I decided I wanted to broaden my horizons and try some different after a little blog hopping I remembered a while ago I had signed up to the challenge site "Out of the Hat" but never had a chance to complete on of their challenges. Yesterday I sat down and did my first challenge and LOVE it!!

Criteria this month is:
Book page
Handmade embellishment (mine is one from the STB denim swap, plus a Purple Pumkin Button)

Here it boys love to play chasies!!!

Have a great weekend!

Min xo

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Its been a while...

since I have done a Stuck?! Sketch! this month I was determined that it was one of the first challenges I did. Here is my take on the fantastic sketch!

My little boy is not normally shy but on this particular day he just got all shy and wouldn't look when I was taking the photo!!! Love the photo tho!

Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it!

Min xo

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Hello everyone,

A big thank you to you all for being so kind in leaving lovely birthday wishes to Finlay. He sure did have a good day and many more good days ahead...birthday party this weekend!! I will pop up some pics soon but in the mean time I couldn't resist scrapping this photo of Finlay just taken a few weeks after he turned 1 for the October's 123 Challenge.

Use the word: GO
Colour: GREEN

This was a moment when all Finlay could do was drive the ride on aeroplane backwards...and boy could he zoom around!!! He thought it was sooo funny!!!

Its HOT HOT HOT here today....air-con going most of the day....boy its going to be a long hot summer!

Min xo

Monday, October 4, 2010


to my little baby boy!!!! Where has the last 2 years gone!!??

This time 2 years ago I was patiently waiting for you, wondering what you would look like, wondered if you were a boy or girl, dying to hold you in my arms. I didn't imagine that in 4hrs time I would know all this but still unable to hold you. You came so quickly that you weren't breathing and because of this, and you were born with lots of fluid on the chest, you spent the next 24hrs in special care. That was one of the hardest moments for us all..we had doctors taking you away for xrays, tests etc etc and then you were sent down to special care to spend the night so your breathing could be monitored. Oh how I longed to hold you in my arms just for one little moment. It was such a relief to know that nothing was wrong and soon you were back in my arms.
You have been a fantastic little boy! You were very content and happy always wanting to play outside and read books, you were and still are a great night sleeper...which was a relief to me!

Here are a few photos of Finlay from over the last 2yrs.

We are having a little party for him this coming weekend but today he has a little friend coming over for a play. The sun is out, he is happy...the day should be good!
Min xo

Friday, October 1, 2010

Just love...

October's KRAFT IT UP challenge!!!. Use this sketch to create a layout using KRAFT of course, feel free to flip/rotate and make sure you have fun, everything else is totally up to you!!!

Here is what I did with the sketch.

Make sure you check out the stunning pages from the Creative Team. Great prizes up for grabs too!

Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

Min xo