Monday, October 24, 2011

My bestie who I miss sooo much x

We only get to see each other about once or maybe twice a year... been soul mates for 13 years... been there for each other through and though and I can honestly say we will be besties for the rest of our lives.  This is when I was up North just about 3 months ago.  We had a ball together and as you can imagine our mouths did not stop.  Soo much to catch up on.
In this layout I have used Lily Bee Design paper, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text words, Lily Bee Design chipboard stickers, Authentique letters, MME - Lost and Found brad, pegs, twine, thread and Bella Paper Doll - tokens paper and a scrapware bodice.
Love the yellow for a change.
Thanks for stoppping in for a squizzy xx
Moonie x

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Vintage trims...mmm

Look what I found online tonight.. ooh sooo scrumptious... I love love the look of these gorgeous Vintage ribbons.. If you click here... you will see the variety they have.  Just thought I would share my find with you.
That's all from me for now... Hope you all had a great day today.. and an even better one tomorrow.. Love my weekends.
Moonie x

Monday, October 17, 2011

Crazy love for life!

I have had the best weekend with my boys.  We had no plans all weekend so we indulged in this gorgeous weather that has been put on for us.   Corey and I went to the part @ Mooloolaba Spit yesterday and had a picnic.  We felt so lazy as the weather was just perfect to lay on the blanket in the shade and chat together.  Daddy was on beach patrol so we met him after that at 5.30 with a packed BBQ and a cold alcoholic beverage.  We are so so blessed for where we get to spend every single day.  I just love it here on the Sunny Coast.  I do miss my best friends from up north but you cant have everything x
I also got to scrap some of my own layouts this weekend.  I have just finished doing up kits for A Craft Affair in Townsville who I design kits for.  So this weekend I just played with older papers that I love but haven't used yet.

I have used the gorgeous funky 7 Gypsies Lille Collection paper, Echo Park - for the Record paper, Scrapware chipboard frame which I have trimmed down,  Jenni Bowlin pearl charm, Making Memories clear button, Tim Holtz ornate plate, Pink Paislee chipboard button, Sizzix Tattered Flowers, Tim Holtz Ideaology Game pieces and a couple of strips of ribbon.
Fun fun.... I love vintage pages.. 
I will be off to check out all my favorite blogs now.  Pupil free day today so yahh.. another day off.
See you for now.
Moonie x

Gorgeous buttons

If you are looking for some new eye candy for your layouts or cards.... pop on over to my2angels and see what Tracy has in store for you.  She is forever getting new exciting stock into her shop for us to play with.  I am in love with these gorgeous new wooden buttons.  They are so vintage looking and so many different colors to blend in with what you are doing.  Dangle a charm off the button for extra cuteness.  And 5 for $2 !!!
And while you are there you will also see the cute
new pins.....
These little beauties are only $2.40 for the set of two.
That's all I have to share right now..

Have a great week everyone.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Prima Paper

 There is something in a Mothers heart that one cannot really explain... but my girl left home 18 months ago and I still have this massive VOID in my heart and life with her gone.  I cant quite explain it.. but it goes something like this.
She was my best friend.. and still is of course
We would dress up together and just be full on crazy and laugh
We finally got to share each others clothes, make up, hair accessories, do each others hair, we were the same size in shoes so say no more
We have the most amazing open relationship any Mum would want with her Daughter
She has the utmost respect for me
We never fought
She never ever gave me any grief.. didn't even go through a bad teenage time
And of course she is my one and only GIRL!!
Since she has gone.. I have kept so busy with work and my scrapping and basically just going full on all the time.. but I do know I have many many moments when I just STOP.. and there it is... The deep, sad, knot in the stomach and throat feeling of her probably never living with me again to do all these things.. I know it is known as the circle of life.. but man it is a hard one.
Just thought I would share.  And next to her is her wee soul mate Bonnie.. She is like a Daughter to me and called me nothing but Mummy x Bless their wee hearts
I have used Prima Paper - Botanical Collection and journal tags, Fancy Pants brad, my2angels decorative pin, Prima Flowers, Pink Paislee butterfly,  Jenni Bowlin chipboard button and scrappers floss, Spellbinder eyelet circle die, Crate Paper Emmas Shoppe border sticker, Daily Junqe paper and Pink Paislee Ephemra Die cuts.

That's all I have to share with you gorgeous girls out there that read and comment on my blog.  I hope you have a great weekend.  We have nothing planned this weekend so it is going to be a perrfect weekend at home with my two loves.. 
Bye for now
Moonie x

Friday Night @ Daisys

This first layout using the My Minds Eye... Lost and Found collection.. I put together the red paper on top of the backing paper.  Then I was stuck.  I put it away and this was about a year ago.  I have looked and looked at it... but it was just one of those layouts I was just totally stuck on.  Last night I found it in my stash of papers and I pulled it out as I thought my photo suited the paper... and whaalaa... I finally finished it.  I'm pretty happy the finished result. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Arrivals @ my2angels

Go over to my2angles and check out all new eye candy.. OMG there is so much in stock and it all gives me so much inspiration.  I love Tim Holtz and Tracy has got some of his awesome paper pads in.  Not to mention the stunning new handmade pins created by Tracy. These are simply stunning.  So go and pop over and see what Tracy has in store for you.  I'm sure there is lots you will love.. and also check out her prices and compare..!! Amazing!!
That's all from me for right now... Got to go and cook fresh snapper and home made chippies for dinner.. Mmmmm love a fresh piece of home made fish for dinner.
For all the girls that know you are going to be on the new Scrapbooking Memories Masters Team... I can hardly wait to see who you are..  and Well done!!!! I can't wait for the magazine to come out.  One of my layouts I did on the weekend was accepted yesterday for the mag.  Exciting stuff...  the worse part is the long wait to see them in there.  Love all the layouts in this months mag... All you girls I know... Good Stuff!!! Keep submitting.. Nothing better than seeing your work published in there.
Hugs.. Moonie x

Saturday, October 8, 2011

In for a bargain?????

Until 10th October

  my2angels have 10% off all Scrapware Chipboard
and Tim Holtz Reinkers

Check out Tracy's up 50% off section ... she has added more products to this section

Friday, October 7, 2011

Love you to the stars and back

I cannot believe how critical my son is getting... He loves to see my layouts in the morning.. especially when they are of him.. He woke up this morning and said... "Mmmm Mummy that is not one of your better ones is it???"  I was like...."Ummmm why is that?"  " Mmmm just isnt soo technical??? "  
So then I thought, well he is exactly right you know.. I'm glad he takes an interest in what I spend so many hours on.  Im sure he will appreciate them so much more too when he has his own family and children to show.. Look what your old Nana did for me when I was a wee whippa!!!
This is a fun layout that I put together using the cute as Fancy Pants To the Moon Collection.

It's the perfect paper for any boy layouts.  The papers are so wonderfully bright and cheerful and will brighten up any bedroom on a canvas. I am thinking of doing up a birthday present on a canvas for a wee boy for his room.
Just added a few rhinestones, buttons, ribbon, Teresa Collins brad, Bakers Twine, Thickers number and hand drew a cloud and put it through the cuttlebug.

Thanks for popping in... Have a fantastic weekend.  My hubby is home this weekend.  I have had 9 days just Corey and I as he has been in Singapore on business/pleasure.
Moonie x

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Quote for Today x

Creative Scrappers

I have not taken part in a challenge for over 12 months and there are so many inspiring ones out there atm and I especially liked the sketch on this one from Creative Scrappers.
  This is not really a layout that I would do myself... the sketch I mean.. but that is why I love doing sketch challenges.. It gets you out of your comfort zone and waaalaa..... look what I come up with.

So there you go.. go on over to Creative Scrappers and see the lovely DT members they have there and check out their awesome sketches. Great inspiration!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for stopping by
Moonie x

Freebies - Vintage Style Christmas printables DIY

Everyone is looking for some freebies along the way right....??  Well make sure you bookmark this site. Miss Cutiepie Inspiration has a fantastic giveaway right now on Christmas tags.  Go over and check them out.  I have downloaded tags from here before on cardstock and they are truly gorgeous.
Well that is all I have to share today.  Off to do some creating.
Moonie x

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Graphic 45 ABC Prima

When I opened this box of goodies from Tracy my smile was so huge... I just love the new Graphic 45 ABC Prima range. I love the gorgeous colors of it. So vintage yet so clean and neat too.
There are so many things you can do with this range of paper as there are great size tags and pictures on them which you can quite easily put together a very special book for that loved one for a present. I am hoping to put one together for my daughter of her younger years.
I decided to step out of the square and not use this paper for a school layout as most people do. It does also in the hugest way represent CHILDREN...!! So it can be for any children's play photos.
I have only used 3 pieces of this delish Prima range:

I have inked up the edges of the cute wee tags using the Tim Holtz Distress Ink Frayed Burlap. This adds the perfect vintage look to your paper and is the perfect color for these vintage pages. To add more boy flavor to the page I have played with this cog by inking it up with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot and then used a clear Embossing ink pad and dabbed it lightly and unevenly over the cog, got out my Embossing powder and put the heat gun to it. Lastly I have added a smiggin of Ranger Clear Rock Candy to give it another dimension and effect. This process is dead easy but its always a surprise just how it is going to come out. I cant seem to plan what it is going to come out like.... That is the fun with embossing!! For my little embelly in the corner I have added a small piece of Tim Holtz film strip.
Love this stuff...
Don't you just dig my cute as Felt boy... He is the free gift for last month. Corey thinks he rocks!! 
 Lastly I have added 4 of my favorite buggy car charms... I rather like them as they are.. Look like they are going broom broooom around the clog.. Tracy has got a great stash of cute Bakers Twine. A tiny $1.10 for 5 whole metres...Love this stuff.. Its so cute.

So get your kids fun learning photos out.. Any learning is all you need.. See Corey is seriously learning how to cut fellow drivers off in the Dodgem cars.. Hehehehe

Can't wait to put another layout together.
That's all from me for today.

I look forward to seeing your creations up on our GALLERY here at my2angels.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Great Scrapping Space!

Check out this scrapping space...  OMG how clever is this girl.  Her name is Heidi Sonboul and she is a very creative girl. Love checking out her blog.
I don't know about you all but I get so much inspiration looking at so many blogs at night time.  I have a night or two to scrap and then a night or two cuddling up on the couch blogging away.  love it.

A few to share

 Just a simple layout of my girl and her man.  I don't get many photos of her any more and I tell her off because she is beautiful in my eyes and I want to keep scrapping memories of her for her to have later on.  I have used Collection Elements transparent paper, Teresa Collins brackets, doilies and resin flower from The Greatest View and  Jenni Bowlin letter stickers.

And finally "My Angel" layout
Here I have used Cosmo Cricket - Odds and Ends paper
Pink Paiselee - Butterfly Garden
Hambly Screen Print overlay
My Minds Eye - Fine and Dandy
Lost and Found brad
Scrapware fence
7 Gypsies tissue tape
The Greatest View crocheted flower and brad

 Thanks for stopping in ...... have a great week.
Moonie x

Sunday, October 2, 2011


FREE Gift for the month of October

with your first paid purchase during October you will receive FREE a selection of resin flowers
(colours may vary due to stock levels)

Time to stock up on your favourite chipboard
With the recent news of scrapware no longer availabe for wholesale we are offering everyone 10% off our already low prices on scrapware for 10 days only (ending 10th October) ...
get in now before your favourites are all gone(:

We have also added a huge amount of products to our up to 50% section, check it out and get yourself a bargin
also are offering 10% off Tim Holtz reinkers till the 10th October
if I may use the C word! 

Christmas ... yikes!

we have added extra November Embellishment kits
(as a one off offer)
for $20.00
(for current subscribers you will be receiving this pack in November)
IT IS A BUMPER PACK with EXTRA products added ... well ... Christmas is the time for giving, isn't it?)
Hope everyone has a great weekend
Thanks for visiting


Las Vegas

I have many pictures to scrap of our holiday in Nevada a few years ago.   After moving down here from up North I was on my own with the kids and running our newly built motel for 6 months while Ken was still up north running the pub..... we certainly needed some "us" time.  So we went to Nevada and did 14 days over there and went to so many places and traveled many miles in a rented 4WD.  I sure want to go back and we will some day soon.
I have used the new released Boarding Pass collection by October Afternoon.  I love this range.  So cool and I love the bright colors. 
These are the stickers and look how funky they are.  I love them all.  I will surely be getting more than one layout out of this page.
So here is what I come up with.  Scoooze me I have spelt Nevada incorrect so I will have to redo that.  Love the camera.  I have used Teresa Collins On the Edge brad in the camera lense, cuttle bug using swiss dots, bakers twin , Kaiser Craft Flourish Pack - Hanging Plaque, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Fired brick and Ranger clear rock candy. Papers all October Afternoon except a small amount of My Minds Eye Lost and Found 2 - Breeze. A small tear of Tim Holtz Nostalgic Tissue tape.
I had fun putting this together.

That's all from me today.. I have had a great day so far... 8km walk, Nippers training with my boy, a new bikini, then home to clean the pool after our horrific cyclonic wind we had last night.... followed by a well earned swim and sun bake by the pool.
I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready to send the kids back to school tomorrow ... well QLDers that is.
See ya 
Moonie x

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Camera House AGM 2012

Each year Camera House pick a random part of the world to have their 1/2 yearly AGM.  Next year it is..... SHANGHAI, CHINA
I am pretty excited as the three of us will be traveling over there for 10 or so days.  It will be my first visit to China and I have only heard great things about it over here.  Corey is a fantastic traveler and enjoys trying the different foods that are available in other countries.  He eats curries that are too hot for me so he will be right.
Off to Sydney in 4 weeks for the Camera House AGM.  We go here every year at this time of the year and we really look forward to the 5 days in Darling Harbour.  Mind you ... we are always so happy and grateful to get back here to the coast where we live and go swimming in the surf and play with the sand.  I couldn't live in a city.  I would hate it.  Love the freedom being near the beach.
Take care
Moonie x