Monday, December 8, 2008


I LOVE CHRISTMAS!! I love everything about it! So do my children. We have been colouring in christmas pictures, watching christmas movies......such a great time of year, don't you think? Hectic and expensive but so worth it!

We bought a new christmas tree this year and new decs and I must say it looks fantastic........












I have just finished making these christmas presents for Will's kinder teachers.I made these calendars and diaries. I am really happy with the way they have turned out....

These were quick and great fun to do.I will have to make myself one I think. The great thing is that they can adhere their own photo onto it and if they use blu tac or repositional adhesive they can changetheir photos reguarly.I hope they like them.
I am off to pack some stuff now as this weekend I am off on a weekend retreat with some of my girlfriends.....I cant wait.I plan to work on 12x12 layouts this weekend as last weekend away I worked on mini albums. It is hard working out everything I need when doing layouts.I can't make up little kits for myself as I am always changing my mind. I have to everything with me just in case I need it!! But this weekend should be great fun and hopefully productive!! I'll post my creations when I return.
I also have exciting news to share but Iwill have to findout more details before I let you in on It, but I am very excited about it!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

MORE LAYOUTS TO SHARE....

I thought that While I am on a roll with my blog that I would share somemore layouts with you.

This one I completed on the weekend at the retreat for the Sketch challenge. I was the lucky winner! It is a layout about Will and Maya's love/ hate relationship......one minute they are happily playing the next.....it's on. This happened in these photos.They were taking it in turns on the slide so I thought Iwould grab my camera.By the time I got back they fighting over whose turn it was !!! I love their facial expressions!! Will loved stirring her....(checkout his face)!



This one is a challenge I have been doing with my good friend and neighbour Di. I had to create a layout based on a sketch using blue, green and yellow. I love these challenges, we have done a few now. I'll post them all tomorrow.







I love this photo of Maya. She is such a GIGGLY GIRL!






This one is of Maya's first time at the beach Photo was taken on our holiday in Hamilton Island.This is just a gorgeous photo of Will....he's growing up so fast!!! He will always be my special boy!







These photo were taken when we took the kids to the Melbourne zoo. After Will had posed for a photo forme sittingon these seal statues Maya was determined she was gong to as well. It was hillarious watching here trying to sit on these seals. She fell off over the head. She slipped off the tail.....and all the while wouldn't let us help her. Eventually she "DID IT HER WAY".....



This layout I completed simply because I loved this range of Kaiser papers and wanted to work with them.....

This photo I love of my kids with their great, great grandmother. It was her birthday and I took them to visit her. It really brightens her day when we visit as she is in a nursing home now. It certainly is a photo to treasure.

Anyway, while my children are resting I might try to finish Maya's book and scan some of my challenge pages to upload tomorrow.TFL

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Some new projects....

Well its official I am the worst blogger ever!!! I have every intention of getting on here reguarly but some how it doesn't happen! So Iam really going to try harder from now on!!

First I thought I would share with you my latest project. I just got back last night from attending a retreat in Melbourne.It was the best fun and I met some wonderful people.It is amazing to be around fellow scrappers and see what wonderful creations they come up withand watching the joy on their faces as they do it. I was amazed by the effect that this craft can have on peoples lives and how it can help people overcome difficult times in their lives. I cant wait until the next one and I hope that I can keep in touch with all the wonderful people that i met.So if you were one of those people.....keepin touch!!! Congratulations Michele,Paula and Eunice on a great weekend!!

So here is one of the projects that I completed on the weekend. It is a kaiser book and I dedicated tomy DS. It is title.."HAVE I TOLD YOU...?". It is about all the things that I love about him...........


THIS IS THE FRONT COVER......

I LOVE YOU.......................

I LOVE YOUR CREATIVITY AND IMAGINATION........


I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE MAYA
& SPUNKY MAN............

CLOSE UP OF FRONT COVER............

I loved making this album. I also started making Maya an album also titled the same. Here is what I have done so far.............


YOUR SMILE...... THE WAY YOU LOVE WILL...............

YOUR TAILS...................


Ill post the rest when Im finished!

I also made a "COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS BOOK" based onAli Edwards idea. This was so much fun to make.Basically you create the book ready to add your photos and journalling every day leading up to christmas! Check out her blog http://www.aliedwards.typepad.com/

Here are some of the pages..( I won't bore you with all 25!!!)



Well I have bored you enough for now. Check out SCRAPBOOK CREATIONS this month to see 3 of my layouts.........TFL. Eb XXXXX

Friday, June 27, 2008

CREATIVE KIDS.....


I really want to share with you these latest canvases created by Will and my niece Mackenzie.They have done such a fantastic job and they LOVED creating them. They both were so proud of their efforts especially Kenz who took hers to school to show all of her friends and teachers.

I have decided to offer these as childrens workshops which I think would be great for birthday parties. Anyway, have a look see what you think. Kenz wants to scrap the photo of here holding her canvas next....very cute!

WILL'S CANVAS.....

MACKENZIES CANVAS......

Have a great weekend...... TFL,Ebony

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Recent Layouts



Hi, I finally made it back to post some more layouts and to say hi. Thanks to everyone who attended the crop day onSaturday,I hope you enjoyed your day.

I have new stock here at the moment including MME papers, swatch book rubons including the large square ones....(A MUST HAVE I say!!!) mini albums and kits and gorgeous paper frills by doodlebug. You can see them on my "meeting Poppy"layout.Be quick before they sell out.


As of July 6th you can visit my stall at the Warrnambool Sunday Markets to purchase my products, especially ready to go page and mini book kits.

I am excited as today I am awaiting the postie todeliver my BIND IT ALLMACHINE!!! I can't wait. Ihave been in the market to buy one for ages now and DH said tome the other day.."JUST GET ONE.....you deserve it!!!" Isn't he great? Needless to say what I did!!! Hopefully it arrives today.So you can expect lots of mini book classes and kits coming up!!!

Anyway I'll post a heap of layouts to leave you with...GUESS WHAT JUST ARRIVED AS I SIT HERE!? YAH....you guessed it. He must have heard me!!!

RECENT LAYOUTS....


I love this photo of Mya.She loves to copy whatever Will is doing and I was taking photos of Will wearing this hat (YOU ROCK layout) and she went and put it on and starting posing!!! She is so cute.. She looks so much like my grandfather in this photo. I have another photo of this which is slightly different and I am planning a layout called "Little Logie".This is obviously Maya inthe bath.....posing again! I have a layout of Will at the same age wearing this same bucket!
This is one I just finished last night while watching some really silly movie with Steve. I have been sorting through photos and realised that I didnt have any layouts with my Dad so here is one. Thisis when my Dad first met Maya. I LOVE PAPER FRILLS!!!!


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

LATEST NEWS AND LAYOUTS....


Well i finally made it back here to add some new layouts onto my blog. Thanks to those who keep looking. Life is so busy!! Anyway Sally and Iare getting together tomorrow to talk about the business and decided whether it is viable or not. We love creating and teaching but we are finding it difficult tofind the time needed......we'll keep you posted. You will either receive heaps more emails from us or nothing at all!!! We would love to know what you think.
We are currently offering TOTALLY YOU which is a mini book about a special person doing what they do best......being themselves. Our class scheduled for the 31st of May is booked out,however we will be emailing everybody with alternative dates and times. Hope to see you at a class soon.

We are also organising our first retreat likely to be held in July/August in Port Fairy. Book your place today.

Anyway here are a few of my latest layouts.........
This is one of my favourite photosof Will and Maya taken when Maya was only very young.I LOVED the new Heidi Swapp papers and had to use them straight away!! Also used new PINK PAISLEY papers which are gorgeous. (We have these for sale if interested!)


Will recently went with Steve to a CRUSTY DEMONS show and now one of his favourite sayings is "YOU ROCK". I loved the colours in these papers and was really happy with this layout. (We have these papers for sale also, along with many others.....come and have a look!)
Anyway, time to put this rokin'little man to bed.....til next time, Happy Scrappin'.