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New header

I decided it was time for a new header. One that included Zoe too. So I used a template from Shabby blogs and made up this one…

and then I realised that it wont fit 😦 It’s the wrong shape 😦

Oh well… now I know you can’t use blogger header templates for wordpress. Back to the drawing board.

It is gorgeous though…Don’t you think?



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Being a Mum

Today I just wanted to share this –

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Yep thats right, you read correctly. My mate Dannii is having a great give away to launch her brand spanking new photography blog for Kipindy photography. To be in the draw to win a prize, all you have to do is go and leave a comment on her new blog here. It is open to all residents of Australia and will be open until Saturday 9th May 7pm AEST. Dannii will announce the prize winners in time for Mothers Day! What an awesome opportunity to win yourself some goodies. Be sure to check it out! You can even see some of the awesome pics she took for us last year here and here.

We love your work babe. Good luck with the launch and your ever growing business, we think your photos are amazing !!!!!

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I’m a winner!!! lol

This week I have won 2 prizes. I won the sketch challenge over at the Embellished Blog with this 6 x 12 layout.

I won a package from Tinkering Ink , so I’m looking forward to that arriving so I can see all of the goodies I have to play with. 🙂


I also won 3rd prize over at the Aussie Scrap Music Blog for the July Competition there with this layout.
'A Dream is a wish your heart makes' lo

I got to spend $10 at Scrapping Outback on some of their lovely chipboard products. I look forward to that arriving in the mail too.

I have completed my round 6 entry for Embellished Idol this week with this double layout-

'Who?' Layout


Close up of details-

Owl detail'Who?' layout detail

The challenge was to use only handmade embellishments, so I went to town lol. I had so much fun! We had to include metal, plastic and fabric.

Fabric – Owl & yoyo’s
Plastic – buttons, beads on pin
Metal – Wire music notes, wire arrow, staples, embossing foil, metal heart (also embossed), pin

Everything is handmade. I’ve made button mounds, fabric owl, wire music notes, wire arrow, vintage style pin, foam heart, fabric yo yos, other details cut from pp (owl, heart and Hoo? owl), air hardening clay letters (It’s), & embossed foil through my cuttlebug. Smile


What a great Challenge. I just hope it’s good enough to get me through to the next round. There are only 8 rounds in the whole comp so I am pretty wrapped to have made it this far. It’s been a fun journey and I don’t think I’ve done so many layouts in such a short amount of time for quite a while (Shannon is probably getting sick of the mess on the kitchen table…hehehe).

Ok, catch yas xx

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A birthday…

We had a birthday in our house last week. (Yes i realise I’m behind the times again). Shannon turned 27 last Tuesday. Dannii, Israel & their girls – Chloe, Ascha & Gemma, came over to help us celebrate.


I made Shannon a Tennis cake lol.

Tilly helped me make the cake

and here are a couple of other piccies of Matilda. Here she is at one of her favourite places in the house…watching Rusty through the window…

Watching Rusty through the flyscreen (don’t you just LOVE these cute stripey tights!)


and she is now up and crawling properly

She also pulls herself up and stands on everything now. She is so adventurous and is constantly moving.


In other exciting news Dannii & I have our first ad come out in the new issue of Scrapbooking Memories mag (Vol 9 No 12) for Scrapniques. There is also an article on Dannii in there so be sure to get your hands on a copy.

We have a change over of Tenants happening this week. So we will be busy out at the property getting some final things fixed up. 

Matilda and I are going home to Cobargo tomorrow to visit the family. Uncle John is celebrating his 50th birthday and Oliver is also having a birthday this week (Happy birthday guys!) so we will be home til Sun. Shannon is staying here though. 


Ok, off to get some more things done. J xx

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Cyber Crop tonight!!

Hey all you scrappy ladies (or gents) out there who love to scrap, we are having a Cyber crop over at Scrapniques tonight. You will need to be a member so be sure to register for the forum here. Then join us for some chatting and scrapping.It begins at 7:30pm (Melbourne time) and there will be great challenges, games and prizes to give away. Hope you can make it.Oh and we have our new shop up and running! Please go and check it out Scrapniques. It’s been a busy couple of weeks at our house. With problems with the old shop and setting up the new one, visitors and Christmas shopping (I LOVE Christmas!!!).Here is our life recently at a glance:* Josh has been staying with us this last week doing work experience in the city with Camp Quality.*Matilda is now 4 months old  * Matilda is craining her neck to try and sit up now whenever you put her in the rocker or car seat.* Tilly can almost roll from her back to front…she has been trying hard. See her latest efforts (this is how far she gets)…Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket * I have been scrapping…Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketPhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket I blurred out her bum for the net (it’s not really blurred in real life hehehe). Here are some pics of Matilda at 4 months…Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketPhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket taken yesterday.Well, thats all for now.Don’t forget about the Cyber crop. Hope to chat to you there (oh, just go into the chat room from the forum page …link is above). J xx    

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hehehe. It’s so nice to be able to announce this exciting news that my sister Peta and her boyfriend Matty got engaged the saturday before last. He asked her on the top of ‘Little Brown’ (for all the locals). Here is a pic from the moment…ahhh..

They are planning for a wedding in Febuary (their 4 yr anniversary) so we don’t have long. They have chosen the 16th so thats cool and I have been asked to be a bridesmaid (along with my sisters Tammie & Vicki & Matty’s sister Sally). It’s so  exciting!!!

We don’t have long to choose dresses but we are planning on doing that when we all home around Christmas.

We have had a busy weekend in our house with Tammie & Brett and the boys staying. It was great to have family around and to get out to the shops. I had a little photo shoot with them while they were here. Here are a couple of pics to share…

and a couple of Tilly & Myles (could be slightly blurry as these babies are never still!)


just Myles – (such a cute grin!)

Not much else to report. I finally uploaded the pics from my phone to my computer and here is a pic of Tilly to leave you with from the last school holidays when we were up home…

If you happen to visit my blog…please leave me a comment, it would be nice to know if anyone is still actually reading this. Love to all, J xox


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