Thursday, July 30, 2009


OK here is my first layout for EMBELLISHED IDOL over Embellished Scrapbook Shoppe.

We had to look at a picture which was rolled up pieces of red and gold flocked papers in a bucket tied up with tuile. So I created this layout inspired by the colors, the patterns and the textures.

Although at the moment I cant seem to be able to upload it intothe challenge gallery so fingers crossed I have definatly registered the correct way and I can upload it soon!!

I took this photo of Steve and the kids at the botanical gardens looking out over the duck pond from the stone bridge.Love this photo.

Well off toorganise a sketch for Nellie G and I to scrap tonight! TFL Eb xxx

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


God I love shopping!!! I never seem to but clothes for myself,always for the kids. SO I got some birthday money this week so yeasterday and today I went clothes shopping!!!! I forgot how fun and frustrating it is. You don't realise how your body shape changes until you are standing in a fitting room, bright lights and long mirrors!!!!! But I did find some nice clothes, some at argain prices so it was good. Still am a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl though!!!

Would like to buy some more scrappy supplies but REALLY needed some new clothes!
For my birthday I got a CRICUT jukebox machine and new cartridge so I am loving them at the moment. Here is a layout I did for a Sketch blog (thanks Kerry).

Have just started the SCRAPBOOK IDOL over at Embellished.I have done week one'schallenge which I will post as soon as I take a photo.

Well haven't had time o scrap anything else this week.But I will say I am very excited about some changes Paula is making toher business.....stay tuned it is going to be great!!!! Very proud to be asked to be a big part of it.Didyou see the photo that Tanya sent into SM this month of Paula's retreats??? If you are considering attending a retreat I strongly recommend Paula's retreats. Check out her blog for dates here

So I will leave you with these images. Both are in SM this month. TFL Eb xxx

This is a mini album I was invited to do for SM a little while ago...I used all MAMBI products.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Wow! Have you seen these? I love these. Jodi Butler makes and sells them in her own etsy store. Check them out here. Good luck Jodi!

Not much to report. I have finished my Master's entries......YAH! BUT still need a couple of photos and can't take them until Monday as Steve is working!! Will have to print them straight away so I can then send them off!!! Then I'll be very relieved!!!

Anyway, off to make some cards for Will's school fete! TFL. Eb xx

Monday, July 13, 2009


I am sleep deprived.....and not happy about it! Maya is now sick and has been keeping us up the last four nights.She is never a good sleeper when she is sick, so the rest of us suffer as well. Don't get me wrong I feel sorry for her because she is sick, she looks and sounds terrible but the old patience wears thin when you don't get any sleep.It has comeat a terrible time creatively as well as Iam trying to complete my masters entry. I have just finished my mystery project and have done a VERY different style layout for my greatest achievement layout. I still have to take photos of Steve and the kids though.I was plannongto last weekend but Maya was not well enough. Hopefully tomorrow.

Well I have also been working on my kit for scrapapple this month so here it is. You can purchase these papers and goodies here.

I LOVED these paper by My Litte Shoebox. I am hoping that Louisa gets the new ranges in. And I loved this tree. I need more of these! This book I created for Maya about all the fun and crazy things she saysand does. Like when I said to her

"you're as clean as a whistle......and a few minutes later she said,

" I cleaned my whistle...did I?"!! She is such a funny girl!!

Anyway better go and see if my paint is dry on some chipboard. Til next time,

TFL, Ebony xx

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Well in my last post I was telling you how Will had won two tickets to the FUN 4 KIDS festival because he won a coloring competition......well today we found out that he also has won another competition!!! We entered a competition in our local paper where you had to collect puzzle pieces to a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle puzzle every day of the week. We then sent them to be drawn out of a hat so to speak. The prize was a family pass to the Melbourne Aquarium to see the TMNT show which is on there at the moment during school holidays! Well since Will is SO into the turtles I entered and he won a pass!!!! He is so on a lucky streak. Maybe I should let him by me a tattslotto ticket!!! He is so excited!!!

I thought I would post some more Layouts on here. I actually scrapped a layout!!! I think my mojo may be returning...hopefully.Well here it is...

Here are so more layouts which I completed while at Paula's retreat....

Well I'm off to pack my gear as I am having a scrap day at my friend Michelle's house tomorrow. I won't get much scrappin' done over the weekend as we have fun 4 kids on saturday and I am teaching at the LSS on Sunday.

So thanks again for popping by, til next time Happy Scrappin'......Eb xx