Monday, May 4, 2015

Our Tree

Good Morning,

Happy Monday.....

When we were young we went to Alma Park Zoo in Brisbane, my sister and I affectionately fell in love with the best climbing tree ever and before we knew it it became "Our Tree". Unfortunately in March 2014 Alma Park Zoo closed down so the fate of "Our Tree" is mysteriously unknown.

As a child there are always those few memories and little things that stick with you for a lifetime. What are some of your favourite childhood things?

Here is the layout I created , the photo was taken in I think 1990?

Woodland Theme

Nothing beats the feeling..(i'd probably break the tree now)

The colours of nature

I think I maybe getting a bit sentimental in my old age........

If you drop by please leave me a comment so I know you have been and looked (it would be highly embarrassing to have a blog that no one looks at)

Here is a thought for the day -

Don't suppress your inner child


Till next time Jedi's


Thursday, April 23, 2015


Good Morning,

Well hasn't the cold weather hit all of a sudden and would it be rude of me to say how much I HATE the cold weather.......... I hate layering clothes, i'm already big enough as it is without having to layer an extra 10kg of clothes on.

Today I have an old share for you. It was a Book of You layout from the old Scrapboxx website - now who misses that site???? I know I do that's for sure. The page was created by the always talented Julie Winks who like me has found that life takes over and creativity gets pushed aside. I used my first born in this layout from his 6 month old photo shoot - boy I wish I could go back to those days when he was cute and squishy NOT tall and mouthy :)


Close Up
And just for a laugh "Look at it now" -

Gotta love it when they take selfie's on your phone

I hope you enjoy the rest of your day
If you have dropped by I would love to hear what you think so leave me some love by posting a comment

Thought for the day:-

Happy Thursday


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Mexican Beef Pie

Good Morning,

And what a great morning it is.....sun is shining, birds are chirping but most importantly the kids are still sleeping ( gotta love school holidays). And how are the school holidays going for everyone? Personally I haven't had a lot of time to spend with the kids as i've been at work and of course hubby has been away at work for the whole holidays as well so the kids haven't been doing much at all......makes them appreciate going to school more I say.

Well I have a great kid friendly recipe to share with you today.
What  kid doesn't love mexican? I can honestly say I haven't found one yet.
This recipe is great for the budding little chef in your life to help you out in the kitchen. Super easy and super yummy Mexican Beef Pie


1 tbs Olive OIl
1 Onion, chopped
500g Beef Mince
140g Tomato Paste
40g Taco Seasoning Mix
400g Can Diced Tomatoes
420g Can Kidney Beans
420g Corn Kernels
Grated Cheese
Corn Chips
Sour Cream


1. Preheat Oven to 180c
2. Heat oil, Saute onion until tender, add mince and cook until browned
3. Stir in tomato paste, seasoning mix and cook 1-2 minutes. Add tomatoes, beans and corn. Reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes
4. Heat tortillas in microwave until soft. Arrange in dish to form a shell. Spray with oil. Bake 10-15 minutes, until golden.
5. Spoon mixture into shells. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 4-5 minutes, until cheese melts.
6 Serve topped with corn chips and sour cream

I'd love to hear if you try this out or if you have a great variation that I could try out. And of course let me know if the whipper snappers in your house love it as much as mine do.

Here is a thought for the day:-

Hope you survive the rest of the holidays.......

Till next time


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mixed Media Canvas

Good Morning,

This is my weekend at the moment so I thought I would take the opportunity to do a little I mean post :)

Last year I took a little bit of time out to do a class at the Scrap Cottage (you can do online orders from this little shop of yumminess for those of you not lucky enough to live in Toowoomba) because sometimes you just need a little boost to get the mojo flowing. 

Face it, everyone loves mixed media cause its a good opportunity to get messy and dirty and well colourful......for those who have never delved into mixed media a small explanation on what its all about........

Mixed media tends to refer to a work of visual art that combines various traditionally distinct visual art media. For example, a work on canvas that combines paint, ink, and collage could properly be called a "mixed media" work. When creating a painted or photographed work using mixed media it is important to choose the layers carefully and allow enough drying time between the layers to ensure the final work will have structural integrity. 

If you haven't tried it you should cause it's a great way to use up excess supplies etc, this is what I created on the day

Little Ole Me

Just adding my own individual touch

Some side goodness
 After the class a while later I got inspired again and decided to do one at home myself of the fam bam.

Manar Park

I used all sorts of elements that I had in my stash - onion bag, chipboard, flowers etc and even the Fox symbol off an old pair of hubby's riding pants - nothing is junk or unusable, just fun

I'd love to see some of the mixed media you have created (or will create) in your comments and i'd love you to leave me a bit of love so I know you have visited.

Happy Hump Day..


Thursday, March 5, 2015

5 Months Later........

Good Morning,

I honestly can't believe it's been 5 months since I blogged, I am either the slackest or the busiest person decide.

Well I am going to share 2 things with you today, I am just as slack with my photo editing as I am with my scrapping.

The first is a Basic Grey POTM that I did a while back. My son (who is now in Year 11) was School Leader in Year 7.......

School Leader Ceremony 2010



His Badge
I actually think his badge was suppose to be returned - whoops!!!!!!! Little did the school know that Mum was a scrapper :)

My other share is a small very basic Mini Mixed Media that was part of the Blue Bazaar Mixed Media Kit Subscription - it was the very first one I did i think back in 2012 - eekkk

Daddy and his Girls

I did try to combine scrapping and mixed the time I was like "Hey this could work" but the way that mix media has evolved all I do now is laugh at it (Which I tend to do at some of my earliest scrap pages as well).

If you have taken the time to look today - my sincere thanks - I love to share
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Here's a thought for the day for you to ponder :-

 Happy Thursday


Sunday, October 26, 2014


Good Morning,

Well it's definitely starting to look like summer is coming now - i'm so excited (we have big things coming in our house). I haven't been around much AGAIN cause as usual my working life takes over the social and scrappy life - but I do have a share for you today.................

Just to prove how far behind I am with things this LO was a kit from the Scrapboxx (Which hasn't been running for a couple of years now) BOY kit done by the amazingly talented Julie Winks. In some ways I am glad I waited because I loved the photo I used ( Or is that just my excuse????).

Here is my LO:

The picture is from when we took the kids to America, even though the beach in San Diego was lame in comparison to the beaches we have here in Australia the kids still had an amazing time.

Where is your favourite beach? I'd love to see you upload a picture for me.

Here are a couple of my other favourite pics from that day and surprisingly enough hubby took all the pics -

Alecia got angry at the Seagull because he picked up a Starfish so she decided to chase it and in the moment lost her pants while she was running

Gorgeous Happy Moment

Over Jett's Shoulder

I just love the clearness of the reflection

Well I hope you enjoyed reading my post, don't forget to leave me a comment so I know you have taken the effort to visit me.

Thought for the Day

Happy Sunday.....


Friday, September 5, 2014

Father's Day

Good Morning,

Happy Thursday!!!!

With Father's Day coming up this weekend I thought it would be appropriate to share a Father's Day layout that I did.

This was Father's Day 2010, usually we all just go out to dinner together as a family, nothing special, just the simple things. on this particular year we went to a Thai restaurant in town here, it was lovely and honestly come to think about it I don't think I have been there since - whoops

I used one of the Basic Grey POTM kits - you can subscribe to them here at Blue Bazaar

Here is my layout -
Father's Day 2010

LHS of the Layout

RHS of the Layout
As you can see I used a whole pile of small pics for the layout rather than just highlighting a few from the day. Even though it was 4 years ago Miss 5 had a big giggle to herself about her hair in the photo of  her and her daddy - it was very cute

I'd love to hear about what you have planned for this weekend and i'd also like to know if you have any family traditions for Father's Day.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to leave me some love

Till next time



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