Sunday, February 22, 2009

Scrapping Some Old Memories

This page is of Ashleigh way back when she was just 3 and what a gorgeous fairy she made.

here is a close up of the flowers - these are made using circle nestabilities, plain and scalloped, i then wet the circles and scrunched them, when dry just put together and add a brad :)

this one is Ashleigh and Brayden back in 1996 Ashleigh is 3 and Brayden is 2 - how cute were they, such a shame they had to grow up.

for both layouts i have used very old products - yayy to using up the stash and for scraping some old photos.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Give the gift of Memories

Sarah Gladman has started this up
this is from Sares blog
As scrappers, one of the most important things we deal with on a daily basis are memories. Family memories, memories of loved ones, memories of holidays, birthdays, christenings, bbq’s and days at the beach. These families in Victoria have got no tangible evidence of their lives left. No family photos. No happy snaps. You can replace a fridge, but you can’t replace years of momentos.
In order to help out these family begin to put their lives back together I have started a scrapbooking plan - called “MEMORY GIFTS”.

Quite simply, I ask each and every one of you who read this blog to donate a 12 x 12inch almost completed scrapbook LO to the “Memory Gifts” program. Each page will be sent to me. I will collect them and bind them, then hand them over to the head of Pastoral Care for the Victorian Catholic Education Office, Maria Kirkwood in Melbourne. It will not be just Catholic families benefiting, it will be anyone who needs it. The albums will then be distributed to the principals of the 4 schools that burned down, who will know exactly who to give them to.
Each family devastated by fire will be (in time) given album pages to help them begin their memories again. Those families can then approach their own families for copies of photos to put into the albums, or simply start putting in fresh memories.
If you think you can help, please lave me a comment and I will reply with my postal address so that you can send on your page. Any help you can give will be much appreciated.
I plan to have these albums finished by the 20th of March - that gives us a month to get cracking and create as many pages as we can!
If you feel you wish to contribute in some other way, please leave me a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Many thanks on the behalf of the Victorian families who have lost everything.
Sares x

if you would like to help please visit Sares blog for all the details including which stores in your area you can drop pages off at

a couple of pages

This is so not Kanas
I love this photo of Taylah - Ashleigh photshopped it for me, so please do not ask me how to change a photo like this

Products Used
Bazzill Dot Card Stock
Cuttlebug Spots and Dots Embossing Folder
Daisy Chain Ribbon

Here is the beautiful Toby look how cute he is - he looks like he is waving

Products Used
Chatterbox Patterned Papers
Basic Grey Letter Stickers
Kaisercraft Bling
Ribbon, Photo Anchor, Mini Safety Pin
Epoxy T - sorry can't remember the brand
Making Memories Date Stamp
{all of these products are old, yayy for me using the stash}

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Victorian Bushfire Appeal 2009

The 2009 Victorian Bushfire Fund to assist individuals and communities affected by devastating bushfires in Victoria has been launched by the Premier John Brumby in partnership with Red Cross and the Federal Government. A number of corporate organisations including NAB, ANZ, CBA and Wesfarmers have also contributed to the fund.
As at 10am on the 10th February, the Fund had received $15.1 million from over 88,000 website and phone donations, with governments including the Victorian Government and Federal Government and corporates pledging additional sums. Donations are still continuing to flow in.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

new look blog

for those of you with google reader you need to visit my blog!

i have updated it with some blog couture from House of Three which is the new venture of Heidi Swapp, Rhonna Farrer & Janet Hopkins.

they have some fantastic products as well as some freebies, so please pop on over and have a looksee

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

some layouts

Camp Day
this layout documents Taylah's last camp day at school, camp day is a fun day for Prep - Y3 that they have each year at her school where the kids get to do fun activites like face painting, weaving, wood working and my fav decorating biscuits. This was my last also very sad to think after 8 years that was my last camp day.

Products Used
We R Memory Keepers - Hoopla PP
Green Tara - Paer Flowers
Kaisercraft - Bling Brads & Tag

Book Week 08
Here is Taylah as Dorothy for her book week parade last year, The Wizard of Oz is her all time fav movie and i wanted her to go as the wicked witch, but to quote Taylah " no one is making this face ugly" so Dorothy it was. I only made her costume the night before, i had to get her out of bed to check the sizing! As you can see she made a perfect Dorothy, she made me rewatch the movie to get the hair just right :)
Products Used
Bazzill Cardstock
American Crafts - Thickers
Loads of diamontes and a black pen

This is Taylah's tap eisteddfod group, i just love this costume and their dance, they placed 3rd in their group, which we were all so happy with.

Products Used
Making Memories - Vintage Hip PP
Green Tara - Paper Flower
Li'l Davis - Crocheted Flowers
Chipboard Letters, Buttons & Ribbons
Nestabilities - Scalloped and Plain Circles