Monday, September 25, 2006

Yes! yes! Yes!

Yay for F-play ......I got a few good 'O' layouts..... ;P

My O layouts were my FK Awards layouts relieved that they are done and sent in. I am a tad annoyed with myself for deciding to enter the comp so late and then with mojo deserting me, and my printer playing up big time, I had a week to do 5 great layouts....they were very varied and overall I am happy with the way they turned out. I've had so many people tell me that I should enter and that I should at least 'try' i tried. I don't expect to win as it is my first big comp. Ok...let's move on....

I finished Jeromel's ABC album....and even decorated the little window in his 8x8 ki memories completed project. The little man is just over the moon that it is finished. Now what am I going to do for my F-play layouts??? I don't think the two teenagers will like to have ABC albums!!! Any ideas???

Yesterday, we went to pick up our new printer ....a Canon Pixma it heaps!!! While researching for a new printer...I discovered that while most of us will print on good paper...we don't give a second thought about the inks.....we will stick with original inks but don't really know how long it lasts. There is a difference gals...check it out. I ended up with a Canon as it suits our budget and needs....and even across their huge range of printers....only SOME are able to use the ichroma inks which will last 100 years. So scrapers....keep inks in you research before you splurge on a printer. We scrap to preserve those memories and will easily spend at least $5 on a layout.....we surely want those photos to last more than 20 years. Oh and how much was my printer? $'m not kidding...brand new!!!

Once I printed off my small photos... I sat down and tackled my Arty Pants DT Product challenge.......we got given Urban Lily sugar cube kits which were just sooo much fun to work with and very fast to do. I think they're great as pressies or even as Christmas tree decorations. Let your imagination run wild!!!

LOL......I'm still on a tackled my EDM layouts....I hadn't done any....a few more days till the end of the month...panic....I have a confession....I am not a huge fan of sassafras lass. OK....maybe that was exaggerating it a bit....I'm NOT a fan of Sassafras Lass at all.....AT ALL. But the two layouts were ok....just more to do and I will be done with my EDM September gotta be thankful for that.

Scrappers....Arty Pants have a fabulous challenge on every month to win a $20 voucher. This month's challenge is just a sketch challenge...nice and easy. Come on and enter.....coz you know what you could buy with your win? Arty Pants have the Fancy Pants biggest chipboards in stock!!! And they have Foofala buttons....and they have albums...they have heaps of stuff and they have free shipping for orders over $50...........with the new shop opening.....Jodie hasn't updated their online shop.....but you can always call them and ask for something if you are after something in particular.

Ok...that's it....toodles and take care!!

Sunday, September 17, 2006


Foreplay I hear you all say? Scroll down all you like...there are no rudey nudey layouts!!! Let me explain...when mojo takes off on a holiday.....I take a few days off from scrapping and when it's time to get scrapping again...I do a few 'foreplay' get me into the groove and hope that after these foreplay layouts...what will follow will be GREAT mind blowing layouts. LOL My foreplay layouts are Jeromel's ABC album here are a few ....

I have only U and Z left to do in his ABC Album which is due at the end of the will have to figure something else out for my 'foreplay' layouts next month!!!

Ok....those layouts were all done Thursday night...and then Friday night there was a cyber crop at Scrap-pile. 3 layout challenges were set through the course of the night and I managed to do 2 layouts the same night...i think I was the only one scrapping while the others played games and chat!!! I managed to win an impromptu quiz prize and I won a pack of HS bling borders....wooohooo!!! Thanks Cass!

First layout is titled Berember. Berember???? Well that is how Jeromel says Remember. This challenge was set by Katie Toland.....and we had to use only one piece of CS, one piece of PP (only one side)...and one pen. Wicked challenge and it was challenging. So, I did a berember layout and journalled in the circles with words the he mis pronounces. Becase (Incase), I look hungry (I'm hungry), I'm a magenius (I'm a genius), Naybe (maybe) and have since added a few more.

My Soul Mate layout was done for the challenge that Mich set (layout of a man, at least 3 lines of journalling and 5 facts).....totally love this these A2Z papers.......totally no regrets about buying them from America.........I think I did well for this layout considering I did it very quickly. And I used blooms on a bloke layout!!! LOL....welcome home Mojo!!!!

Thursday, September 14, 2006


It has been a quiet week on the scrap mojo has gone awol. This is just not ON!!!
I think Mojo may be sleeping though.....ok...last darling DH made plans for us to go out with first it was just to our friend's house...but last min, they let's go out to Crown instead. They came and picked us up and to cut a long story short...we didn't come home till 5am!! I grabbed 3 hours of sleep and had to be up because I was having Mich and Jane over for a crop session. I just made it because Mich arrived just as I got out of the shower...and I was very thankful that I had made our lunch the day before....beautiful Beef Rendang. We had a great time chatting while scrapping and over about 6 hours.....I got one 8x8 layout 8x8 layout!!! Tee hee....that'll teach me never to do this ever again!!!

Anyways....I got tagged by the super chickadee Chrissy

1. If you could build a house anywhere, where would it be? Right here where we are living....we love the area but could do with a bigger brand spanking new house.

2. What’s your favorite article of clothing? At tracky daks and tshirt.

3. Favorite physical feature of the opposite sex? Nice butt

4. What’s the last CD that you bought? ooooh.....long long time blanks count?

5. Where’s your favorite place to be? On the Chiro's table

6. Where’s your least favorite place to be? Dentist chair

7. What’s your favorite place to be massaged? Shoulders and neck and back and head and ....can you tell I love massages???

8. Strong in mind or strong in body? Mind

9. What time do you wake up in the morning? 6.45am

10. What is your favorite Kitchen appliance? My dishwasher....don't know how I lived without one for so long

11. What makes you really angry? Suicide bombers and bombs in general....war...bloodshed...hunger

12. If you could play an instrument what would it be? Guitar

13. Favorite color? Red since black isn't officially a colour - so my son tells me.

14. Sports car or SUV? SUV (people mover)

15. Do you believe in an afterlife? Yes

16. Favorite children’s book? Enid Blyton

17. What’s your favorite season? Autumn

18. What is your least favorite household chore? It's all bad bad bad....but the worst would be ironing!

19. If you could have one super-power, what would it be? predict the tattslotto numbers just for one big draw.

20. If you have a tattoo what is it? I'd love a dragonfly...but have a needle phobia...

21. Can you juggle? Nope

22. The one person from your past that you wish you could go back and talk to? My paternal grandfather....he is my only grandparent who I didn't get to know.

23. What food do you hate the most? Oatmeal

24. What’s in the boot of your car? Tarp...jumper leads.....air pump....picnic bag & rug

25. Which do you prefer, sushi or hamburger? SUSHI!!!!

There wasn't a question 23 !!! So I made one

Ok...I am tagging Shirley and Mich

Friday, September 08, 2006


One week into spring and what do you know???? Winter is back in full force...past few days it has been sooo cold.....lots of rain...lots and lots and lots of rain. It was not fun for two days a twork being stuck in the house....we couldn't go to the park...we couldn't go to the shops....we were stuck at home. Orlando and I got cabin fever....we did a lot of dancing and marching up and down the hallway.....the 16 month old little cutie pattotie can spin and groove!!!

I have one more day left with Orlando next week and then I won't be his nanny anymore. I quit because I am needed at home.....with two high school boys (Year 11 and Year 9) and a isn't easy....Joseph and I were finding that we were constantly hurrying them....chasing them to get up....rushing them off in the morning...barking instructions etc.....then after work....I'd be rushing home to either drive one to work, pick one up from work and pick one from Grandma's...and rushing to cook dinner. All they would see was one stressed mother who would destress all over Dad when he finally got home. Enough is enough.....something has got to give and my sanity was worth more than my job. LOL

I've had a fairly stressful have been collapsing into a heap on the couch every evening. DH thinks it's great because we have been snuggling and watching telly together. We watched the 9/11 special ...and we even watched Memoirs of a Geisha....beautiful beautiful movie. scrapping done at all.......nothing much to show except for the canvas which I did last week.

Ok....12x12 canvas for Miss Hannah's 3rd birthday...same photo...but this time teamed it up with Mod Red Gerbera papers. I absolutely adore the Technique Tuesday Petal stamps and petal tiles.
Next is a little explosion album which I made for Kylie's new baby Emma. Love the cover! tell the truth...I did one layout last weekend....but it was snapped up by Scrapbooking Memories....4th one accepted in a fortnight! Very happy!!

Friday, September 01, 2006

1st day of Spring!!

Yay....officially the end of winter ...and what better way to celebrate Spring than with an explosion of flowers!! Layout at the top is of Kylie's gorgeous daughter Hannah. I've also done a canvas of her for her 3rd birthday using the exact same I will post it later.

The Nature's Gifts layout is the most pinkest and flowery layout I have done on my son. Again, another photo of him in our magnolia tree. DH loved this photo so much that he printed off an A4 size copy and gave it to me to scrap with. What a challenge. I do love the outcome...and so does Basic Grey because they accepted it into their gallery!
Dream layout - love the photo of Jeromel daydreaming while looking out the window...and I changed it to b&w so that I could use my new Capetown papers. I've done hand stitching, some beading and stuck 7 gypsies stickers onto chipboard to make them 'pop'...and used my last black petaloo flower!
And then two more small 8x8 layouts for Jeromel's ABC Album....can't believe that there are only 6 more to go before the album is complete....we've just been told by Sri that we have till the end of September to finish it. Yikes since they're the toughest....UVWXYZ!!!

Yah...all in all...I've had a very very productive week scrap wise. Asides from these layouts...I've also done an explosion album and a very pleased!!