Friday, December 31, 2010

Scrap the girls

Ok ok ok... i know- where have I been before now???? All of a sudden these awesome challenge websites and forums are just fun and I am embracing it and don't even talk about my blog hopping!!  Must be because I am on holidays.....

So here is my layout for Scrap the girls december challenge..
red and green colour combo! DONE!


Thursday, December 30, 2010


Halloween long gone now, but thought I would share my layouts of the 3 girls, who dressed up on the night.

Hey Jessie... such a cute witch!!!

This one I did for the Sketched class at Scrapbooks Etc. - Olivia the zombie!

And Abby, my seven year old, being a very scary vampire...

But check out this cute smile see pulled in the middle of all the scary faces - different child!!! HA! This photo didn't quite make it onto the scary layout, but so cute!

Not that we really celebrated Halloween here, but gives the girls an excuse to dress up and gives me great photos to scrapbook!

See you around....


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Back from holidays

Hi there,

Back from holidays today and happy to report that during my resort break away with husband and three kids, I still managed to complete 2 double layouts and 4 singles.  My trick? I packed page kits - with papers and embellishments needed to complete the pages quickly and easily.  For those that know me, they would know I usually take every bag I own to a crop... SO for me to take just one bag, my tool tote, plus my inks, ribbons/threads and a box of mixed embellishments - this was somewhat of an amzing feat for me.  And it worked so well! I'll post pics soon.

In the meantime, here are some DOUBLE layouts, Showing off my love and need to do double photos! Just too many photos to stick to singles all the time... Enjoy!

Dear Jessie - This one was for the Sketch I created for our bi-annual Create-a-weekend at Scrapbooks ETC.

Family shots

With my great friend Moira


Old one of Jessie, who is now 3!


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Creative things today...

Hi again,

Today I have created...

A noticeboard for my sister as a Xmas gift... I think she liked it!


Jessie's 3rd birthday cake... that's pink icing with maltesers, lindt balls, flake and sprinkles - everyone loved this.  Thanks to my friend Louise for the inspiration!


And money boxes and treasure chests, made by the kids for their cousins... we were trying to do the creative make something (ie. no money) kinda gift.  Money box made from a pringle chip tube and then a decorated little white box filled with fake money (chipboard circles and circles punched from paper) and chocolates and rings... the girls loved making them and their cousins were happy too.  In return they got a Beach for their barbies, made from a cereal box... love it! Will have post a photo!

See you soon!

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Just testing adding photos to my blog....

And yes a gorgeous layout to start with... of dear Jessie and her mama!


HELLO out there......

I'm Amanda.
You start these things and you are not sure if anyone will even read them..!
However, because I have so much spare time on my hands (Ha! NOT!) I thought I would start.... and stop making excuses to NOT have a blog...

See you around,