Saturday, April 28, 2012

Festival Parade Today

Well it is Tumut's Festival all weekend and the girls are all parading down our main street. Bridget will be going on her power wing with Franklin School and Em and Kayley will be with the town band. Mum and dad can stand and watch and take pics...But first i have to go to work. Hoping to get in and out as quick as possible..LOL! I loved the sketch inspiration at Lime Tree Creations this month. I thought i wouldn't get around to completing it at one stage - so busy! But i managed to quickly do the sketch last night. Its great that sketches are so quick and easy.
Look at all those yummy embellishments - they were just perfectly matched for my layout.
Well i better scoot off and get girls organised before i go to work. Thanks for stopping by and having a look see.xxxx

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

We will Remeber them.....

Well ..... We are just about getting ready to go to our local Anzac March here in Tumut. This year will be very special. Kayley and Emma will be marching while playing in the town band. They are very nervous...especially Kayley....she's frightened of tripping and falling flat on her face. Hubby had to unfortunately work, so i have to video for him so he won't feel left out. Bird is the Word We have a new word today (well, two words)! This challenge is an either or challenge and the words are LOOK / SEE. When you work on your layout for this challenge you have the option of using Look, See or both words on your project. I decided to add "look" to my layout in my journaling.
My layout is based on the current monthly sketch at Anna's Craft Cupboard Did you spot all the Yummy Purple Pumpkin embellishments ????? Well here they are close up...
And i love adding Scrapmatts to my layouts too...they compliment each other nicely.....
So i hope you were inspired by my creation. If you would love to have a go or looking for other words for inspiration, then you should take a visit to BITW The latest sketch went up at STUCK too.
My page is currently being looked at by Memories, so i can only show you a sneak peak....
You can find this amazing sketch by sara here

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Close to My Heart

This month we are celebrating women/girls who bring that 'special something' to our lives at Scrapmatts. Well i think my mum has been so inspirational and taught me to value those around me and life itself...

And secondly, as a parent, my girls have been a HUGE part of my life...the growing, learning and teaching during day to day experiences. Whether or not they listen now, they will in turn be a mother one day themselves and know all the happenings that go along with being a mum as i have with my beautiful mother.

CB6052 Dress Forms 03

CB1114 Words 25 Mother

CB1003 Flourishes 04

This is not normally my style of scrapping, but i thought it worthy of scrapping my mum to match the era of the photo taken...

Now this is more my style....bright and fun...This layout is based on the April sketch over at Anna's Craft Cupboard. CAN you spot the Purple Pumpkin

MC1028 Micro Chips 20

CB5093 Antique Stands 01

SW006 Love 01

CB1111 Topiaries 02

I actually cut the topiaries because i loved the design of the hearts but didn't need the bases.

The new micro chippies are to die for and the stands for them are just soooo perfect.

I thought i would be a bit creative with my last layout.

CB1151 Leaves 03

CB5010 Ornate Frame 10

This frame was perfect and a great shape for my photo of Kayley. I wanted to make it look like she is leaning over the frame - i think i achieved i left it raw to match the kraft background.

i hope i have inspired you to go and explore the many Scrapmatts which are available and are easy to use on all types of projects whether it be OTP, cards, ATC or a layout.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Well sort of.......i wish it could stay that kind of weather all the time. My three girls love summertime, especially Bridget who cannot stay away from water !!

My layout is based on the Sketches with a Twist this month.

Pink spotted buttons....i find great use for them and it helps having a daughter who loves PINK! You can find these at Purple Pumpkin along with all kinds of buttons and twine.

And how adorable are the new heart buttons....

Thankyou for stopping by my blog. I do love reading all the feedback. And i do try to stop by and return the favour.

Friday, April 13, 2012

You & Me

Kraft It Up

* Please note...

This months challenge will go until 11th May still a full month, May's challenge will still be loaded on the 1st...

Our sponsors for this month are....


This month KIU wants you to use Kraft CS or PP as your base and we want to see another THREE kraft items on your layout, these can be anything as long as they are KRAFT, everything is else is up to you!!!

some close ups of the Scrapmatts on my layout:

and did you also spot the Purple Pumpkin embellishments too:

Please load your KIU APRIL 2012 entries here, make sure you link direct to the post on your blog that your LO is in.
You can also link to an online gallery, photobucket or facebook.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

All Fattened Up on Chocolate........

How was your Easter????

Our easter was very quiet and different. This year i had to find easter eggs which did not contain sugar for Emma. Her eyes lit up when she could see that she wasn't restricted to eating how many she wanted to eat. The girls got spoilt too off all the grandparents and uncles and aunties. It was our first easter with Alexa, my little niece too. Can't wait until next year when she can eat chocolate and have it all over her face and hands!

Bridget celebrated Easter at school on their last day with games and hunts. This year was her last as she will be older next year and its only the yr k-2.

So i finally have had time today to blog some challenges. Work has been really busy over the Easter break and kids home too from school has meant i haven't had alot of "me" time...

Bird Is the Word

Our new word for the next two weeks is FUTURE. This could be a bit of a challenging word to use for some but my layout was based on my new little niece. New borns are our future i feel, so it was easy for me to scrap this word.

Here is my layout:

and a close up of the new Scrapmatts available in their shop here.

CB1153 Leaf Spray 08

I decided to just doodle around the edges of the raw chipboard. Worked best with my pp and kraft background.

You may like to use this sketch by Mary Thomas
(Sketch use for inspiration only)

So why not pop over and check out the challenge and all the DT Inspiration too at the same time. You can do so here.


Check out our sponsors for this month:

And there is a 3rd prize this month with a RAK donated by Naomi Cox. Thanks Naomi!!!
(Picture coming soon)

Here is my layout for this months Jack.

and a close up cluster of embellishments:

Aren't they all just the best!!!

Do you want to know where you can get these?????
Purple Pumpkin is the best...forget about the rest....
There is lots of great embellishments in my cluster...probably too many you could say but i don't know when to stop sometimes! LOL

Thanks for stopping by....and i hope you all enjoy the school holidays like we will....

Monday, April 2, 2012

Hopping into April....

Well in our house, the girls are getting egg-sighted!!!
This year i had to go out and look for non-sugar easter eggs for Emma...i grabbed early so i wouldn't miss out.

last Friday night we attended the Tumut Swim Club Presentation Night. It was great to see so many talented swimmers in our club this year and most of the awards were spread around all ages. Emma and Kayley did very well...

I finally went to tarcutta to scrap yesterday. I had some "ME" time...
I loved catching up with everyone finally but loved that i got to scrap which i haven't been able to do alot of lately with work and running around with the girls...

Well..its the beginning of the month which means reveal time for some of my layouts for various challenges....


Loved working with Sara's sketch. I created mine to suit a 12x12 layout.

a close up:

Entries are to be linked up here over in the sidebar no later than 11.59pm Monday April 30th 2012 to be in the running for one of this month's sponsor vouchers.

When linking your entries, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog as a whole as it can be hard later in the month to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr.

Entries are to be created solely for this challenge and not to be used in any other competition or challenge.


This month's sketch has been designed by the lovely Chantal Vandenberg, thanks Chantal!

I decide to go really bright and different!

and a few close ups of the gorgeous buttons available at PP:

and my big flower which really "pops" out from the page:

You have until the end of the month to complete this sketch and link it up in our sidebar here by midnight 30 April 2012. There will be two fabulous Purple Pumpkin prize packs to give away - one winner will be chosen by the design team, and the second will be a random prize draw.

Go on, start digging in your Purple Pumpkin stash and get scrapping!!

Well i hope you enjoyed stopping by and i love when people leave a nice makes my day!



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