Saturday, January 29, 2011

2 Skool 4 Cool

One of the challenges for our Local Scrap Apple group was a colour challenge using Red,White,Green,Black and Blue - when I first read it I thought HOLEY MOLEY five colours - kill me now. When I started doing the LO I thought mmmm maybe this ain't gunna be too bad.....

My Cluster of traditional and some slightly quirky embellishments -

The journalling -

The title { Thanks P!NK you are always an inspiration to me }

The cool apple from Leanne J's Clouds and More -


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Daycare 2008

I did this layout for our local Toowoomba Scrap Apples. I used the PP, Ribbon and Felt Frames out of the secret santa I recieved. I am sort of thinking that it looks a little Lou Nelson/Julie Winks inspired.

Here is the detail around the photo:-

And the journalling:-


Wednesday, January 26, 2011


This page is another one of my Basic Grey pages - woo hoo i've nearly caught up.
They are some pics of the kids that we took while we were in Fiji - I tell you what getting an SLR before we left was just a godsend - I love my camera.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Earrings

Alecia was 18 months old when she had her ears pierced. Holly was the same age when she had hers done also - we figured that they wouldn't remember having it done at that age.
She had no idea what was going on and hardly even flinched when it got done - they did both at once {No time to think}
She was braver than her mother that's for sure

Thanks for lending me your border punch Leanne - it's totally awesome { May just have to invest in one }.

Little bit of layering going on here:-

And the journalling ;-

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

So Thankful For You

This page was another one of the Basic Grey Page of the Month.
I am slowly catching up on them.
These pics were taken at our annual Boxing Day Family BBQ - it was good to have everyone together { It doesn't happen often enough }


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Kindy 2009

Oh school portraits.....I find them so hard to scrap.
For our local scrap apple group we each had a secret santa so I had some paper to use and the bling arrow - perfect to start with, then the boxx put out a fortnightly challenge to scrap a school photo - perfect - inspiration hit me straight away.
The picture was Jett in his year of Kindy.

Here is the journalling -
Oh and what do you reckon of my handmade apple?

Now the story behind his beaten up face........
The day before this pic was taken his grandmother was up visiting. She decided to go for a walk and he said he wanted to go with her on his bike....he well and truly stacked his bike at the park, came off and hit the gravel. I couldn't believe it when they got home, the only thing he cared about was the grazes on his leg { That is until he saw his face in the mirror } and then holy moly you would think that he was being murdered - boys are big wuzz's.

I'm glad he put on his happy face for his pic - secretly I think he was glad to get the attention. When he hit school that day all the kids were asking him what had happened and he just lapped it up like Lord Muck.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Queen of Mischief

What can I say about Miss Alecia?
She gets into absolutely everything - I must be a bad parent and not pay enough attention to her.
If its not spilling cat food it's biting every piece of fruit in the fridge, scratching all the DVD's, turning off the computer, messing up the other kids rooms, escaping outside by pushing out the fly screens, carrying her poo to the toilet......oh should I keep going?

Here is a bit of detail up close - yes, bread ties - FUN { Thanks Candy }

Here is the journalling:


Friday, January 14, 2011

Becoming Mrs Lowe

This page was one that I did last year but I had never completed it because I didn't know what to put as my journalling.

I am not the sucky sucky kiss kiss type.
Consequenty it sat there for nearly 12 months - possibly more.
I ended up putting our wedding vows as my journalling - I suppose that is better than it sitting there for another 12 months unfinished - he he


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

All Things Spring

With all the flood devastation around Toowoomba at the moment I thought that I should focus on something good about our town.

The Carnival of Flowers is what we are famous for, the town looks absolutely amazing every springtime.
Even if you are not a full on flower fan the opportunity to take some gorgeous pics is well worth a trip here.
Here is my journalling:-

Thanks to Leanne J for taking the super sweet pics for us - you know you are a dollface


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Design Team Call at The Polkadot Place

There is a DT Call at The Polkadot Place - a great new kit club run by the fabulous master herself - Bridge.
Check out the criteria below -

Well it's time to start looking for a few design team member's to help compliment The Polkadot Place :) so if you would like to join my team and work with LIL old me in promoting my kit club adventure I would like to see your work
Please email me three pages and one off the page, this could be anything such as a card, a mini album etc its up to you :)
You need to have a blog, be confident in your self to set challenges on the blog, if you have an idea as to how to put a sketch together that would be an added bonus but is not essential, as i may call on you to provide a few sketches.
Your pieces need to showcase your best work, I am looking for techniques, the way you coordinate your colours together and also placement and design of your LO's
Please provide your postage address, your blog address and a bit of information about yourself, such as how long you have been scrapping what got you started, what gets you motivated to scrap, your family life and who else you design for? Please do not apply if you are already a design team member for another kit club
My email address is
Closing date is 20th January
Please advertise this Dt call out on your blogs so that i can spread the word
Thanks for your time
Bridge xx

TFL and good luck to all you talented scrappers who apply


This is the layout I did for the January Sketch Challenge at The Boxx - it is my not so little anymore nephew Harrison

The sketch was created by the talented Miss Jessie Mack - Check out her blog
This was her sketch :-

I've got some dimension going on

Check out the Hot Air Balloon by Leanne J - check out her Etsy Shop here - also thanks to Tracey StJ for the bits of film strip

Here is the Journalling


Saturday, January 8, 2011


I joined the Basic Grey Page of the Month Program last year.
It started in March and up until now I had only done 1 page out of the whole year.
So I thought I should start catching up on the pages while I had a wee bit of time on my hands.
This page was the April pack.
I just love the sweetness of the paper so it only be fitting that I do my gorgeous girls.
These pics were taken by my gorgeous mate Leanne Jago at our christmas photo shoot in 2009.


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Sunshine and Happiness Always - RIP Leonie Kaye Maurer

Sunshine and Happiness Always - RIP Leonie Kaye Maurer
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