Monday, February 28, 2011


I found this, photo while blog hopping on the weekend. 
I though it was so sweet, it made me smile and I just had to share.

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”
 Mother Theresa


Keep smiling - it makes people wonder what you've been up to.
 ~Author Unknown

 Have a great week my friends

Cricut fun!

I purchased this cartridge from a lady on eBay three weeks ago, 
it finally arrived last Thursday (why did it take so long?). 

I had lots of fun playing, with the different outfits.
Here's what I've made so far. Cute huh!
A pixie, mermaid & a dancer.
I hope you all had a beautiful day.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Happy Sunday everyone!!!

Have a great week...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Garage sale bargains!

Yesterday, my friend Sharon and I
went to my favourite Scrapbook shop for their bi annual garage sale,
where customers can sell their unwanted scrapbooking 
tools, papers, embellishments etc.
The sellers receive a store credit to spend on new products.
It a fantastic way to clear out your old supplies, for some new toys.

 For Buyers it a treasure trove of bargains.

I thought, I would share my score!
Making Memories Slice & 3 design cards
Patterned Papers,Coredinations card stock, Rub- ons, flowers & Ribbons
Stamps, Cuttlebug folders & die

I just love a bargain!!!

 Happy creating

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I'm a stylish & versatile blogger!!!

I'm so excited...
I have been awarded two blog awards from  
Christina the author of The Tattered Tag,
I feel so honoured. Thank you so much!!!

 Here's how the awards works:
- Thank and link back to the person(s) who bestowed the awards
- Share 7 random things about yourself
- Nominate 15 other awesome bloggers
- Contact those bloggers and inform them about the award.

7 random things about me:

1. My husband Sean and I met through a newspaper ad, 
when he was looking for a house mate.
2. I Love the beach! My most fondest childhood memories are of a place called Brooms Head. When I'm there, I never want to leave. It's a little piece of heaven. 
3. My mum taught me to sew when I was young, creativity has always been a part of me.
4.I love Photography, especially taking photos of my girls.
5. I'm the second youngest of four children.
Here we are: Damien, me( I'm about 7mths pregnant) mum, Sharalee and Anthony. The photo was taken in 2008
6. I grew up in Grafton, a small country town in New South Wales, 
now I live in the third largest city in Australia.
The main street in Grafton.
7. My favourite colour is purple. (I know i know, this is pretty pathetic). So I'll go with.  
I'm a worrier, I inherited it from my grandmother

 This was not an easy decision, as there are so many 
wonderful, inspiring blogs out there.
But without further ado(drum roll please),
the moment you have been waiting for

The Awards go to:

Ellie of Craft Sew Create
Kelly of em ay kay ee. - {make}

Congratulations and enjoy ladies...
And thanks again Christina
Happy crafting! 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Sparkles!!!

You're 5 today!!!
How did that happen?

You are such a vibrant, free spirited little girl, 
who loves to sing and dance.

It's such a privilege to be your mother, to watch you
grow and blossom into a beautiful young lady.

We love you so much sweetheart!!!
And hope you had a wonderful Birthday xxx

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Distress Resist scrapbook layouts!

 There's hasn't been a lot of creating/crafting going on here lately, I've been busy doing a huge Spring summer clean out. I didn't seem to get much done while the girls were on their summer holidays either, oh well :( hopefully now the girls are back at school and getting back into a routine, crafting
will be a little easier.

  I thought I would share some layouts, I created a while ago, while attending scrapbooking classes at Stamp and scrapbook madness, taught by the talented Jolene Pienaar. Jolene is the author of a very inspiring blog, My bright and colourful life, give her a  visit, she's a good friend of mine. 

Resist papers, spellbinders nestabilities,perfect petals die cut, cuttlebug die, ribbon,
brads, buttons, alphas, Glimmer mist, smooch spritz, Tim Holtz distress ink.
Tim Holtz distress inks,blending tool, hero arts stamp, glitter embossing powder,
paper doilies, Prima flowers, ribbon, lace, alphas, kaisercraft pearls & stitching.
Have a great week everyone!!!  

linking to these great parties..
Paisley Passions - Thrilling Thursdays...
Someday Crafts - Whatever goes Wednesday.
Sugar and Dots - What I Whipped Up.
Somewhat simple - Strut Your Stuff.
Blue Cricket Design - Show and Tell. 
So Much Ado - We Did It! Wednesday...
The Tattered Tag - K.I.S.S.
Vintage Wanna Bee - Talent Tuesday!
Not JUST A HousewifeShow me what ya got!
Making theWorld Cuter -Making the world cuter monday
It's a Hodgepodge Life - It's a Hodgepodge friday.
Fingerprints on the Fridge - Feature yourself Friday!
Young and Crafty - Free for all.
It's FUN to craft - Look at me party!!!
Tatertots and Jello - Weekend Wrap Up
A little lovely - Saturday soiree
I heart naptime - Sundae scoop.
Under The Table and Dreaming - Sunday showcase.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

I Love finding new and inspiring blogs!!!

So I'm participating in the following blog hops! 

Smart and Trendy Moms

Stalk Hop Friday

Head on over and join...
It's a fantastic way to meet new people, find great 
new blogs and attract more traffic to your site.

  A big thank you, for hosting these great parties!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

nine years!!!

 On the 3rd of February 2002, I married my best friend.
Happy anniversary sweetheart.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Strong winds are seen hitting a section of Townsville's Strand area on February 3. <EM>Photo: Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images</EM>
Townsville's Strand area - photo from
Tropical Cyclone Yasi crossed the Queensland coast at midnight as a Category 5 cyclone making landfall at Mission Beach. Yasi continues to be downgraded, and continues to weaken as it move inlands.

A mailbox lies on the ground next to a destroyed house in Innisfail on February 3. <EM>Photo: REUTERS/Tim Wimborne</EM>
A house damaged at Innisfail - photo from 
  As day breaks, many people are only just beginning to see the destruction that has been caused overnight by the violent wind gusts that swept across North Queensland.
The main street of Ingham on February 3. <EM>Photo: Craig Abraham/The Age</EM>
The main street of Ingham - photo from
A house lies in ruins in Tully. <EM>Photo: Tim Wimborne</EM>
A house lies in ruins in Tully - photo from
The communities of Mission Beach, Tully, Innisfail and Cardwell are reported to be the hardest hit.

Fallen trees lay across power lines in Townsville on February 3. <EM>Photo: Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images</EM>
A fallen tree lay across power lines in Townsville
- photo from
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in North and far North Queensland, as they brace for tropical cyclone Yasi, category 5, it is expected to cross the coast near Innisfail close to midnight.

A satellite image obtained from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory shows Cyclone Yasi making landfall late on February 2. <EM>Photo: REUTERS/U.S. Naval Research Labo</EM>
VERY DESTRUCTIVE winds of over 300 km/h, these winds are expected to exceed those of which destroyed Darwin N.T. in 1974, when cyclone Tracy hit on Christmas eve.
Up to 1 metre of rain, and a storm surge of 9 metres (threatening to flood towns and tourist resorts) are expected during the next few hours as the cyclone approaches the coast.

Due to the large size of the cyclone (500kms wide), people in the path of the VERY DESTRUCTIVE WINDS are likely to experience these conditions for about 3 to 4 hours on each side of the eye of the storm.

The storm is so enormous that it would almost cover the United States or large parts of Europe.
This is the worst storm to ever hit Australia.
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