Friday, 27 May 2011

Sassy Lil sketches May 28th Reveal......

Is it my imagination or is time running away from me??
How can it be the 28th of May already?
The calendar does not lie so after that little rant
here is Cheries sketch for

and here is my take....

This kid is always making faces when he sees me with the camera!!
I do feel sorry for him having a mum who is obsessed with scrap booking
cant be easy having a camera following you around all the time!!

So the weekend is here and you feel creative
why not try Cheries sketch
go and check out what the rest of the talented design team created

Sassy Lil' Sketches Layout May Sponsors:

Paper Sponsor:
Digital Sponsor:
Layouts must be uploaded below by June 5th, 11:59 P.M. EST to be eligible for the May random prize drawing*.

Specific rules for both Sassy Lil' Sketches site can be found on our Sassy Lil' Sketches "Rules" page.

*The paper prize is available to U.S. residents only
The digital prize is open to both U.S. and international residents.

will you play??

Mani.........wish I was there!

It feels good to take part in a challenge again...
it's been too long!!
So here is my entry to the
the challenge is to make a layout
about the place you would most like to visit again
plus add a journalling spot!!
a simple layout...
but I think the pictures tell the story


Monday, 23 May 2011

43 and counting.......

I don't think I can lie about my age any more!!
it shows!!.....
my boyz decided to celebrate my birthday yesterday...
so we had a lovely BBQ
and home made dessert
C3 thought it appropriate I blow out some candles
when asked why 2
the answer was simple
why not??
I agree why not! LOL

so here are the candles I blew out!!

Here are the fabulous gifts I got
No comment needed here!!
This is a brilliant dice
when you throw it tells you what action to take...
I ignore this one!!!!!!.....
obviously the ironing......
this is the cutest little kit
highly recommend it!!
......but the best gift of all was this
Happy Birthday mummy
this is from me
love Christian


Saturday, 21 May 2011

Would You like To Win The May Kit From The Nook?

How would you like to win one of these?

The absolutely gorgeous May kit from My Scrapbook Nook??

Once Upon A ..Sketch is giving one, right now!!

All you need to do is this..

1. Follow the Once Upon A ...Sketch Blog
2. Copy this exact information and post about
this on your blog,
together with the May kit picture
and a link back to Once Upon A Sketch.
3. Make sure you also post the information
about the current offer at the Nook listed below.
3. Link your post using the
Link Tool at the bottom of the post!

That is it!
You have until the end of the current challenge,
which is midnight May 31st,
Australian Eastern Standard Time.

is offering a wonderful offer for a limited time only!
Sign up for 6 months and receive the May kit for free......great deal!
Or Sign up for 12months and get the 13th kit free!!!!!!!!!

Kits value between $31- $34 – Yours for only $29.50.
This way we ensure that you receive a fully loaded kit each month.
We will also offer combined shipping with any add-ons or goodies
from the store you need.

Tell a friend and if they sign up email us at
and give us your friends name
and we will give you a $5.00 store credit.
Good only while supplies last.

Friday, 20 May 2011

May 20th........

May 20th and another challenge up at

The sketch is by Anastasia.....
go and see what the design team have created!!
here is my take...
More cards made from
For the Record
by Echo Park


Tuesday, 17 May 2011

A couple of things!!........

It is time for a sketch on
this is the sketch that the creative team played with.....
it was designed by

Why dont you play too?
You could be in the running for 2 prizes
One from
and the other from Get Creative

and this is my tongue in cheek
It was C3's birthday last Monday and when he came home from school
he received many phone calls from friends and family
in the photos he is talking to his Grandma Mary who is far away in Australia
I love the expressions on his face so I had to scrap them.....
This layout was so much fun...and in my opinion also funny
as I used my Echo Park collection again....
I know you do not see any pattern paper there but
I am sure die hard fans of "For the record" by Echo Park
will recognise all the stickers!!
there is half a sticker (under the telephone),
a little strip of pattern paper peeking out from the tear
that little technique seems to be popping up in all my layouts of late!! LOL
Our layouts do not always have to be serious
Do they???

Sunday was the May 15th reveal for

this fabulous sketch was designed by
will you create something?
here is a pic of the sponsor and prizes
for more information though
head on over to the blog!!
well worth it!!

lots of challenges and prizes out there

Sunday, 15 May 2011

My favourite photo!!!!

My most favourite photograph
is that of my little man at the
tender tender age of 7 months.
This layout is my design team take
on the challenge for the 15th of May
over at

I enjoyed making this layout,
so soft and tender
thanks to Webster's pages
Maya road mists, chipboard butterflies and frames
I also used some Jenni Bowlin butterflies some paper doilies
and bling (do not know who?)

Thursday, 12 May 2011

I have 2 things to share......

1...will make you laugh.....
Picture the scene I have just picked up C3 from the school bus stop,
we are walking back home...
when he innocently asks me
"mummy when will my arm pits smell?"
needless to say I nearly wet my pants
I couldn't stop laughing it was hilarious
his sweet innocent face just looked at me confused
"what is so funny?"

I love these moments...........

2. Please help this organisation stay open.
They are not being funded by the government any more
and they are constantly looking for sponsors to pay the staffs wages
unfortunately the organisations future looks bleak,
the main and only concern of the staff is
what will happen to the handicapped children???
So Athenians....if you can, pass by the bazaar
and show your support!!

Monday, 9 May 2011

May 9th 2003....................

This sweet little babe came into our lives
the fact that I gave birth to him still amazes me!!
It took this precious little babe........
8 years to become
this handsome,
with cool fashion sense
young man

We love you....
daddy, mummy and Josephine

Friday, 6 May 2011 are it!!!!!!!!!!

In celebration of interNational scrapbooking day
is holding challenges this week.
I decided to enter the tag challenge as
it was time to try my hand at these mini creations!
I became addicted I made 4...and if it wasnt for me falling asleep
I would have made more!!
so here they are.....

check out the shop's blog
to see what the other contestants have come up with

Thursday, 5 May 2011

May 5th 2011 card challenge....

If you need a quick creative fix
has a card challenge.......
go and see what my creative team
have come up with !!

I thought I would play along too...
yes red black and white again!!!!...
I am still using the Echo Park
"For the record" kit I got from My Scrapbook Nook
it seems endless LOL.....

There are 2 prizes again this month at
Get Creative
so why dont you come and play along??!!??!!

Monday, 2 May 2011

Get Creative.....May 1st challenge!!!

it's the first of May!
and what a month for our family
it is birthday month
and celebration of saints name days
we will eat cake 8 times this month!!
I promise I will only eat half!!!
Back to
Get Creative
the May 1st challenge is to make a
layout about your last birthday
or how old you are!!
here is my take on the challenge

make sure you check out the blog
the fabulous
is guest designer and she is sponsoring a kit from her