Thursday, October 23, 2008


The holiday countdown has begun! We are heading away this weekend so I'll be off the air for the next little while. 
The lovely and super talented Elisa came over during the week for a StudioCalico crop. It was great fun and I even got to see some of her gorgeous work IRL!! I did this LO about Oisin who has really amazed me with how well he's doing with his reading and writing in school. These papers were perfect for it. In fact, I think they probably gave me the idea for the page. Have a great day:)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Shades of Autumn

After the other day, I had a look through my sent mail to see if I had submitted anything to Creating Keepsakes and found that I had back in June (I knew I was planning to but didn't remember if I had actually done it!). I wonder if they choose the SR names from their online gallery or from people who submitted LO's (and were rejected!! :) ??  
I finally got my StudioCalico kit on Wednesday and all I can say is YUM!  I sat looking through everything for ages! Isn't it fantastic that a grown woman can get so giddy simply being in close proximity to scrappy goodness. Well everything was soooo pretty! 
The colours are gorgeous autumnal shades which are a particular favourite of mine and I really liked the Tim Holtz Sprocket Gears and Game spinners. There were lots of Sassafras pages, which I don't normally go for, but after this, I'm a fan!
This LO is about my wonderful little man who is just full of attitude at the moment. The journaling reads :" 'That's so annoying' is just one of the wonderful little phrases that Oisin has picked up in school. Other favourites include: 'You're not my friend', 'I'm telling on you', and 'I don't like you anymore' "

Thursday, October 16, 2008

CK (just a mention!)

I got my November issue of Creating Keepsakes in the post this morning and had a quick flick through before I headed out. At the end of the reader gallery they have a list of names they call 'more standout readers' and I noticed Davinie Fiero's name (she's a fab designer on the StudioCalico site) but as I read further down the list I noticed another name I knew... mine!! It's been quite a while since I uploaded anything to the CK online gallery (the last time was August when I uploaded the 'Cheeky' LO) so I thought that maybe it wasn't me! So I mailed CK to check... and it was me!! I know it's not quite the same as having a LO published but it's not too bad!
If you click on the image below you can see my name (if you look really hard!!) on the bottom left:)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Less is more??

I have to say that I absolutely loved the last kit from StudioCalico. I got more LO's done with this one than with any of the others and it was the first time I got no add-ons. And I still have lots of bits left for a few more pages. Maybe I get more done when I have fewer bits 'n pieces in front of me! (Though hopefully thats not the reason as I got 3 add-ons with this months kit which is due any day!) Or maybe I was just having a good creative spell! I even got a couple of LO's done this week with some of my older kits. Anyway, I'm off to watch X-Factor so I'll leave you with another LO from last months kit. Have a great weekend :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

On a serious note...

... just kidding! After the last 'serious' LO, I thought I better do something a bit more cheery. So the next day I did a page about my lipgloss addiction! I don't normally scrap photo's like this but thought it might make for a fun page. Also did a page today about my one and only stint as a flower girl. Realized when I was done that I had written 'sixteen years'  instead of 'seventeen years' in the journaling. I hate when that happens. Also made a bit of a mistake in the lipgloss LO, writing bad instead of bag! Any one have any hints on how to erase pen? 

Thursday, October 2, 2008


I love to write journaling on my scrapbook pages but I have never really done a LO with 'serious' journaling. The challenge on the StudioCalico blog this week was to do a LO with some journaling from the heart. While it didn't have to be serious, I took the opportunity to write some thoughts about my MS.   Disclaimer: I try to be a happy, optimistic person who knows she's blessed in so many ways, but it felt quite good to write down some of the things I wouldn't usually tell people and told myself that it's ok to be a little sad sometimes about the things I can't do!  

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

just not happening!

Well it hasn't been a very scrappy week. I have only managed to complete one LO since my last post. That's only one in a whole week! And it's not like I didn't try... I sat in front of the same photo and papers, moving stuff around for the last few days. But it just wasn't happening! I often sit down to start a new LO and think... where will I start... what will I do... have I had all my good ideas... will I ever do another LO I like? And then other times (though very rarely) I look at a photo or some stash and think... I know exactly what I'd like to do with this. 
On another note, last weekend was the reveal for the next StudioCalico kit and OH MY GOODNESS, it's gorgeous. I managed to get no add-ons last month as I'm trying to put some money by for my upcoming hols (ok, for stash shopping on my upcoming hols :) but this month I got all three add-ons. There was no point even trying to resist. All I can say is...  Yum!

The journaling reads : " Oisin really 'got into' the art in the Botanic Gardens! September 2008"