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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Beautiful Ben

Ben is seriously a nice boy. He is so kind, giving up his toys for others (sometimes reluctantly, especially if it's a Ben 10 thing LOL), sharing his lollies, giving hugs and kisses spontaneously, and loves to spread good news to everyone else, so they get to share in the joy. He's funny, clever, and has the most contagious laugh, it always makes me smile to hear it. That's not to say he doesn't have his moments, but on the whole, he's pretty awesome! I got this photo of him at his cousin's birthday in Geelong at the start of April, and it has captured his kind beautiful face perfectly, so of course I scrapped it!

The kit I have used is a brand new release called "It's a Boy Thing" by Color with Caryn. Check out Caryn's blog here, and this link will take you to her store at Enchanted Studio Scraps.
Here's my beautiful Ben...
Christopher, my other angel, is being extremely "challenging" at the moment! I could call it something else but I try not to swear LOL. Last night he threw the biggest wobbly ever, which resulted in him going to bed at 6.15pm, with him then crying for the next hour - things like "Nobody likes me", "I need to get out of here", "Mummy, I need you" and my personal favourite "My heart is breaking" (where he got that from I'd love to know LOL). I'm not sure what is going on with him, is it a almost 6 thing? A prep thing? Just a general it's time to see what I can get away with? All I can do is be consistant, patient (heaven help me, it's not my best virtue LOL) and loving, so he knows that even when I'm cross I still love him, but I won't put up with behaviour that is not OK. I'm hoping it passes pretty quickly...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

National Scrapbooking Day at Enchanted Studio Scraps!

Well, it's almost that time again, when scrapbookers across the globe becomed frenzied with challenges, activities, freebies and everything scrapping!
Enchanted Studio Scraps is no exception, check out the following timetable of events:

Date: Friday, May 1 thru Monday, May 4
Event: Brag Book Blog Train by the Enchanted Pixies
Start Time: 12:00 pm EDT (Friday)End Time: 11:59 pm EDT (Monday)
Link to event:

Date: Friday, May 1 thru Monday, May 4Event: Scrap-a-thon
Start Time: 9:00 am EDT (Friday)
End Time: 11:59 pm EDT (Monday)
Link to Event:
***Prizes for the winners

Date: Friday, May 1 thru Monday, May 4
Event: NSD Storewide Sale--50% OFF!
Start Time: 12:01 am EDT (Friday)
End Time: 11:59 pm EDT (Monday)
Link to Event:
***Spend $10 in the store and receive a never-before-released Mega by the ESS Designers!

Date: Saturday, May 2 thru Wednesday, May 6
Event: NSD Speed Scraps
Friday the 1st: 1-Mel (A+ Designs) 10pm EST

Saturday the 2nd: 1-Dani (danimoy) 10am EST
2- Christy(christypooh402) 3pm EST
3- krisi (krisi616) 12am (midnight) EST

Sunday the 3rd: 1-Jenn (Jennmurphy) 12 EST (noon)
2- Mari (scrapmami) 10 pm EST

Monday the 4th: 1-Mari (scrapmami) 1 pm EST
2-Christy 9pm EST

Tuesday the 5th: 1- Erin (scrappyweiss) 11am EST
2- Laura (simply.scraps) 2pm EST

Wednesday the 6th:1- Melissa (dolbydawgs) 1pm EST
2- Charlie (Charlie's digiscraps) 11pm EST

Link to Event:

Look at all that scrapping goodness! And I can even make some of the speed scraps! You know, come to think of it, I haven't done one speed scrap this year, that is truely terrible....
Anyway, stay tuned and I'll share any further info that may come!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Random photos

Here are a few photos (unedited!) from over the holidays...
Love this one, came into the lounge from the kitchen to see this, ran and got the camera to catch it before they moved:

Easter egg hunt:

At the zoo:

Now to get scrapping LOL

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It's getting closer.....

The site is progressing in leaps and bounds, many exciting things happening and it's great to be part of it all!
School holidays are over and things are getting back to normal. I love my husband so much, but when he's home on holidays all routine goes out the window!! So getting on top of everything again this week.
I'm off to swimming lessons with Ben and Rachel this morning, I'll be back later to post a few random pics from over the holidays. We didn't go away but had a few outings and some great time at home all lying on beanbags watching DVDs. Best cuddles happen then, especially from Rachel, she's a little smoocher :-). Catch you soon!

Monday, April 6, 2009

New kit by Color with Caryn

Caryn has released a beautiful new kit at Enchanted Studio Scraps called "Happily", based on her wedding colours. It's a lovely kit and you can buy it from her store at ESS here. And be sure to check out Caryn's blog, as there is a great freebie to go with the kit.
I made the following LO using Happily:
Awwww.....10 years next January!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Cheeky face...

I'd been hanging the washing out earlier in the week, and when I came in I found Rachel playing with the playdough table. Now technically, she's not meant to play with it unless I'm here because she still has a tendency to eat the playdough. So I caught her in the act:

When she heard the click of the camera, she turned around with the cheekiest look on her face! I can see a LO coming called "Who, me?"

Seriously, how cute is she?! Now that's the look she gives her brothers and Daddy, melting their hearts in an instant and all is forgiven! She has the boys in this house all sorted out... funny, doesn't work as well on me, but I must admit I have to harden my heart a little not to let it work LOL!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The digital mojo returns and some hybrid projects...

After a month of not doing any digi LO's, this week I have made two in two days! My mojo seems to becoming back!
This morning I made this LO using Caryn's beautiful"Once Upon a Time" kit, available here at the store at Enchanted Studio Scraps.

Onto some hybrid goodies that I haven't posted yet.

Here is a little box in a bag that my lovely friend Yvonne, Stampin'Up Demonstrator extraordonaire, showed us how to make. I'm using mine for Christopher's teacher, fill it up with Easter eggs and away we go! The patterned paper was from the Funky Fresh March Collab at Snap and Scrap (sniff, sniff, they closed yesterday), Pink Passion Cardstock from Stampin’ Up, double sided tape, Bashful Blue Grosgrain ribbon from Stampin’ Up, Chunky Sprinkles glitter from Stampin’ Up, Tombo Liquid Glue, tab punch, cutter. Go here to find the original tutorial by Di Gibbs.

Then I've made this for my friend Michelle, who recently had her second boy Patrick. I saw him in hospital when he was 3 days old, nothing like holding a new born baby... Anyway, I made her this wall hanging using patterned papers from Fantasy Dreams by Charlie's Digiscraps. The chipboard tile frames were from Collections. Other supplies are all Stampin'Up - white embossing powder, chunky blue glitter, blue bayou ink for distressing, Bashful Blue Grosgrain ribbon. The flourish stamp I've embossed is from Baroque Motifs. Eyelets from Sharon's stash (thanks Sharon). The little alpha is Making Memories Tiny Aphabets.

And lastly, I have a pencil holder I made for the boys using Amy Riley's "I Love Art" kit. I love the bright, bold colours in this kit! I'm not sure if this will be available at Enchanted Studio Scraps, I'm waiting to hear from Amy and will link this when I know. I used Amy's patterned paper for the strips and the "I love art" stamp. The box cost about $3 from Spotlight, I used Kaiser Arcylic Paint in Scarlet, double sided tape and coated the whole thing in Mod Podge when finish for extra durability.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Color with Caryn!

Some more exciting news to share - Caryn, formally from Snap and Scrap, has opened a store at Enchanted Studio Scraps! And she has asked me to join her creative team where I'll be doing hybrid and digital.

Here's a LO I did using "There was a little girl".

You can check out Caryn's blog here and see the stunning LO's the other CT members have made.