Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Well I hope you all had an awesome christmas!!! I was eally spoilt by my hubby...he bought me a 50mm lense and a flash for camera!!!!! SO spoilt!!!! Now to have a play with them!!!! The kids were spoilt rotten...I havent edited any photos yet (not that I took that many!!!!:(  Too busy!!!!) but will share when I do!!

I can now reveal that I am staying on as a Storyboard Kit Design team member!!!! YAH!!!!
I cant wait to get stuck intothe first kit for the year!!! Congrats to the new girls, Crystal, wendy and Leanne who are joining us!!! So talented!!!
I got a chance to scrap a couple of nights ago while hubby was away so I tackled the new colour pallette at The Color room! I was so excited as my last entry was featured last week!!!!

I love how it turned out!
Well Imhoping to get some more scrappin done soon while hubby has some timeoff!!! We are spending these holidays at homethis year, going swimming etc as much as we can!
Thanks for popping by, Eb xx

Sunday, December 19, 2010

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Friday, December 17, 2010

The color room....

 I got a chance to scrap last night and I have been meaning to get back to The color room and do someof their beautiful color pallette challenges so thats what I did last night,,,,
It took me ages to get it how I wanted and its still not what I imagined but I think Im happy with the results!!! I pulled out SO much stuff while doing this I kept changing my mind on the style I wanted to do!!!
I also did this one for the DEC sketch at BONS but I have only just registered over there and I cant upload until they activate my account, but thought I would have a go anyway!!

And also I tried to take a better picture of my Get Picky LO but because of the misting its curled and it keeps leaving a shadow so here it is anyway,.......
I have used two of the allocated photo  squares for some journalling strips. It is called Random facts and its just a few answers to some basic favourite questions I asked the kids on the day I was creating. Thought it would be fun to do this occasionally to see how their interests change as they get older.
Anyway thanks for stopping by,
Eb xx

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Non Traditional......

This months challenge at Kraft it up is to use non traditional colors on a christmas layout and also add in some knots!
Here is my entry.....
I have added knots in my fabric and between each of my banners....also in my twine! It turned out to be busier than I had imagined but I was having so much fun I just kept adding! Once again raided my scrap box!!! Used up some sticker alphas too!!
I have also done this months challenge for Get Picky but am not happy with the photo so much try again tomorrow.
Dont forget to head over to Show us your stuff...theres two great challenges this month with some AWESOME prizes including Nellie G buttons and Mums flowers. Mum went nuts creating HEAPS of flowers for the winners honestly want to win it I promise!!!!! I know I would!!!!
Thanks for popping by, Eb xx

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Im Back.....

Ok I can also show you my first LO for "show us your stuff"
The next challenge for this month is to scrap about a milestone, or about a goal in your life. You can check it out here. You also need to use a handmad eembellie. Can you spot mine??? Yep Mums cool crochet flowers  and Nellie G buttons!!! So here is my take on the challenge. It is about the lack of photos of myself. I hate photos of me including the ones on this LO but whilelooking back through this years photos these are a couple from a SMALL handful of myself! Its terrible I from now year you will see more pics of me!
Thanks again.Eb xx

Tad Excited!!!!!

You may remember how excited I was earlier this year when I was selected to create samples for Bella Blvd for their CHA summer releases???!!!! WELL I have been asked again to create samples for the up the next CHA winter using theirnext releases!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! VERY excited!!!!!! Its such a privilege as only a few of the past and present artistas are selected and I LOVE Stephs products!!! Yippeee!!!! Sorry.....just had to do it!!!!
Ok on the scrappy front. I have been scrapping a little bit not huge amounts. I feel a littlelost actually as my DT commitmnets are very small at the moment. Though its nice scrapping for myself. I will search after christmasI think for some more DT gigs but for now am happy creating LOs like these.......
This is a photo of Will on his 7th birthday!
And this one was fun...just using up some scraps and bits and pieces which I am doing a lot of lately! I am discovering some cool scraps in my scrap box!It feels good to use up some stuff!!!

And this one cos it depicts Maya at the moment. She LOVES singing and dancing!!! I caught her with her microphone singing to PiNKs "So what"!!!!
Very funny!!!!!Again just scraps of paper from my scrap box!
Thanks for popping by, Eb xx

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Wow! I love this time of year but boy there is always so much to do!!!!! Throw in the mix applying for a job and trying to write a resume after 7 years out of the work force!!!!!!SCARY after solong but its what I want to get back into when the kids are both at school.I have applied for a kindergarten assistants job...its only 11 hours per week which is just perfect at the moment so fingers crossed!!!
Anyway I have been scrapping........
These two were just because Layouts. Most of my DT commitments are finished now and I havent applied for anything else at the moment which is giving me much more time to scrap for me!!!

And this one is for the December challenge over at Scrap the girls. There were three different color combos to choose from
Well seeing as my favourite color is RED I created this layout......

And a closeup.....

I also created this layout and joinedin at White with one.
The criteria for December was to use white (obviously) and Grey with some masking.
Here is my layout.I found this really challenging because as you can probably tell I love to use bright, contrasting colors ......LOL!!! But I challenged myself and this is the result!
And a closeup....

I have also been making felt christmas trees for myself and Will's teachers which I learnt to do on Kim Archers christmas workshop. I will take some piccies and share next time.
Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Hello and thanks for visiting.....

Hello to those visiting my blog as part of  Bons cyber crop and blog hop!!! I have never signed up over at Bons but there seems to be so many friendly people there I just might have to !!! Thanks to everyone for your kind comments and thanks for visiting!!!! It means a lot!
Dont forget to leave me a comment so I know you were here!!!
Eb xx

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Want a challenge....

Well at Paulas scrapbooking place you can enter the challenge each month and have the chance to win a $20.00 voucher to Paula's studio........
This month the challenge is to create a layout using lace. Upload it here before the end of the month and the voucher could be yours!!! Easy hey!???? Off you go.......
Eb xxx

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Get Picky....

Well after three attempts at this sketch I finally have this layout to enter for this months challenge at Get picky!!!
I ended up using two smaller photos ,mounting one on patterned paper as I just couldnt get my other layouts with a larger photo to work. I loved the sketch but nothing was working!!!!!I have had these photos for ages to scrap and although not the best photos I wanted to record the memory for Will. He had his tonsils out late last year and  all his classmates gave him this envelope full of get well wishes! Once again I used up some more rub on alphabets!!!
This layout was intended for this sketch and I love this layout better but I ended up moving too many elements around for it to qualify. But now I have another layout i love! The photo is another one of Maya and her friend Gemma.
 I have also been doing some just because scrappin.........and loving it!!!! Heres a couple to share....
Once again Maya and Gemma......and some older dear Lizzy papers (I told you I was trying to use my stash!!)
And this one using some Cosmo Cricket. These are my nieces and Will and Maya one day  a few months ago when I took them down to port Fairy for a play and ice cream. I really wanted them all to have lollipops for the photo but Miss Maya (being Miss Maya had to have ice cream...and NO she wasnt having both!!!!!)
And you might have noticed I photographed this Layout before I wrote in the date on my journalling strip....oops!!! Its on there now!!!
I am also SO excited.....I got a spot to go Camp Mojo in July next year!!! i am so excited that I will finally get to meet some of my bestie scrappin, online buddies and some very talented people who I admire!!!!Thanks so much to Debbie Lawrence and Bridge Hatton for sharing their tables with me!!! I seriously cant wait! I have even booked my flights!!!!!
Til next time,  happy scrappin'! Eb xxx

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Im back.....

Wowsers!!! two posts in one day!!! I forgot to show you this layout that I completed a couple of days ago. These are older photos of Maya and its about her little "ritual" . Whenever she is tired, grumpy, sad or unwell she goes and gets her teddies, pillow and dummy. Although she now only has dummy for night time (a real issue at the moment to get her to give it up!!! have tried dummy fairies....everything!!!!).
They are just cute little quirky memories she might like to know about when she grows older!!!

Thanks again!!! I promise I wont be back again today!!! Eb xx

Finding new uses......

I have been looking around my scrap room lately almost cringeing thinking about all the product I have that I no longer use. A little while ago I did have a huge clean up and gave a lot of stuff away. But for those who don't know I use to own my own scrap store about 4 years ago. While having my own store I accumulated a LOT of stuff most of which still sits in containers or drawers in my room. I almost feel sick to think of how much money I have spent over the years on these supplies. These days I am much better with my purchases in the way that when I buy something I use it straight away. I dont feel guilty then we I purchase more!!!! However I still have all these things like rubons that I havent used so last night I pulled out a book of "transfers on the go" by K and Co which I have had for 4 years and decided to revamp them. One of these books had quotes and phrases in it...all with great different fonts so I cut out individual letters to create this funky background. What do you think????
They werent the easiest rubons to use but I love the effect. I have a huge bucket of old Making Memories rubons to get through now!!! It feels great to use old product and still be happy with the result!!!
Thanks for popping by and for your encouraging comments! Eb xx

Oops!!!! forgot to point you in this direction. Check this out!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A proud layout....

Willis just loving school. He seems to excel in everything he does which makes us so proud. However he is competitive.......he HATES getting anything wrong!!!He will screw up a drawing if its not "perfect"......he'll crack a wammie if he spells a word wrong!!! It can be so hard sometimes teaching him that its more than ok to get things wrong!!! So I did this layout to show him how proud we are of him all the time.

I used the outter part from some cool scrapware corrugated letters.I love how it has turned out. used some Crate Paper school spirit papers....
Thanks for popping by and for all your kind comments!!! I really love reading them all!
Eb xx

Sunday, November 7, 2010

New month= new challenges......

I have said it before but I love the start of a new month.I love doing all the new challenges on all my favourite challenge sites!!! The dilemma is which one to do first!So i have done these two over the weekend!

This one was for the challenge at Scrap the girls.It was a puzzle piece challenge.For those thinking of doing it my tip would be to print out the puzzle pieces and tick them off as you have used them so you dont use them more than once!!Thats what I did anyway!!! (sorry about this looks so washed out. Its much more vibrant IRL!!!)
And this is for the challenge at Kraft it up! The challenge is to use decorative edges!! I have used Die cut paper, punches, paper frills and pink paislee artisian elements! I think thats got decorative edges taken care of!!!!!

Anyway, thanks for popping by! Dont forget to check out the challenges at scrap the boys this month. they are awesome!!!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Just a quickie....

Just wanted to pop in and tell all the local girls that i will be teaching classes from home if anyone is interested. There is no LSS here anymore so thought it might be fun!!! You can email me at if interested!!
Thanks, Eb xx

Introducing Evanthe.....

Just popped in to share my latest layouts created with the newest kit in the Storyboard range "Evanthe".

This kit was awesome as usual and had so many bits and pieces to it! The papers are a a mixture of crate paper and sass and lots of beautifultrims, journalling spots and even some stamps!!! so head over here to get yourself a kit, but be quick they sell out very fast!!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The words out....

Theres a new challenge blog!!!! I love a challenge and this one has been set up a good friend of mine Kerry Snell! The idea behind it is to use handmade goodies, either ones you make yourself or purchase from those very clever peeps on etsy!! Each month there will be two challenges each with different criteria. So head over to "show us your stuff" and sign up. The first challenge is in December!!There is a prize over there at the moment just for becoming a what are you waiting for!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Wet weather = scrappy day!!!

Today is such a contrast in weather from yesterday!! Today is wet, windy and cold so while the kids are happilty watching movies (yah!) I wanted to scrap a layout using the sketch over at Anna's craft cupboard this month! I always do their sketches and today was my last day to get it done so heres what I created! Mind you....crappy weather means not so good photo but as it needed to uploaded I just had to do my best!!
I mixed up a bit of basic grey and of course some Bella blvd!!! It was fun!!!
I was also very excited when I saw that I had won thismonths challenge at Get picky!!!!!!!!
I won a voucher to Annas!!!!!! YAHOO!!!!!! Thanks girls for picking my layout!!!!And thanks to everyone for your kind comments. Im off to do their next challenge!!!! You should check it out too!!!
Thanks for popping by, Eb xxx

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

You still have time.... get your entries in for this months challenges at scrap the boys!!!!There are two great challenges plus an awesome sketch so get busy and enter your layouts for a chance to win some awesome prizes.....

Since we are talking about challenges I just did this one for the first ever challenge at Get Picky. It was an awesome sketch and heres my take on it.

These are photos of Maya enjoying a play at a local playground. Loved the bright yellow slide!!!
Also here are some other layouts I did over the weekend.I loved the Midterm range by Bella Blvd for this picture of Will and his friends at his birthday party!

And the one above is of Maya and Marli. I had forgotten I had this paper range until I was packing to go away on the retreat!!!
Anyway thats all for now, Thanks for your kind comments!!! eb xx

Monday, October 25, 2010


I havent posted in a while.I have been having trouble with my blog. Every time I would try and upload a post or moderate comments it would freeze on me but it seems to have fixed itself at the moment (fingers crossed!)
Well whats been happening you ask........LOTS!!!!
We have a new addition to the family ......Meet Marli!!! Our 7 week old golden retriever puppy!! The kids had no idea we were getting her until we arrived at the breeders home last Sunday!!! We were only meant to just pick her out last week and collect her a few weeks later but she was a big pup who was ready for a home straight away so we were able to bring her home last Sunday which was great BUT we hadnt taken a box or towels or anything so I was covered in dog vomit until we could find a box and some towels at a local shopping centre! Here she is.....

She is very cute but it is like having a little baby in the house although as this week has progressed she is settling in much better!!!
On the scrappy front I have been busy creating with the new Storyboard kit which I know you will all love but as you know I cant share just yet!!!!
I have just returned from an awesome retreat run by the girls at the Imagination factory in ballarat where I taught twolayouts!!! I had a great time.....not very productive but here are a couple I did. Will share a few more tomorrow.

I also have finished my entry for the challenge at Scrap the girls this month.......
the challenge was to be inspired by a quote and to add flowers and buttons to your layout. I did the definition of  Maya's name which is hidden on the tag behind the photo.

And also on some other news my time as a Scrapapple DTer has come to end also. My time was nearlly up and I decided to step down to make some room for some new ventures. A HUGE thanks to the Scrappaple girls for the opportunity I had such a great time!!!!
Thanks, Eb xxx

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Giveaway and a great cause.....

I just thought I would share this with you. Check this out.  It such a sweet thing to do and a cause close to my heart.

Also heres another great giveaway. Check out how to win some cool new gadgets to use with your cuttlebug that make these flowers Don't they look  awesome! Check out the details here.

Thanks, Eb xx

Monday, October 11, 2010

Time for goodbyes.....

Well sadly I have stepped down from my design team position at Scrapability. With the new direction that the site was taking I thought it was the right time for me to resign. A HUGE thanks to Bek for the wonderful opportuniy she gave me and for believing in my abilities such a long time ago. I will still love joining in the sketches each month but felt the time was right.
But onto some scrappy stuff, cos thats why you are here right??
I have been a little quiet on the scrappy front lately but now need to get my butt back into gear to meet some deadlines!!
Here is my entry for Kraft it up this month....I really enjoyed this sketch!
I took these pics when will lost his first tooth not solong ago. He has since lost the other bottom one.
And these two were just becasuse I felt like it layouts!! LOL!

I have also finished my entry for Scrap the Girls this month so will share that soon too. A big thanks to Tanyah Payne for her generous prize on scrap the girls last month.........Yah!!!
Thanks for popping by. Off to start getting organised for the Imagination factory retreat. cant wait!!!
Eb xx

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Dennison Kit.....

  Hi everyone......

This is the latest kit to go on sale over at Storyboard kits.
I am also happy to tell you that I am teaching two layouts using Bella Blvd Sunny Happy Skies at the Imagination Factory in October. Here they are.
If you are going to the retreat and you want to do my class just contact the girls at the shop!
And finally the next challenge is up at Scrap the boys.
Here is my sample. One of Will's all time favourite things is his Lego so it was great to do a layout with him and one of his creations. Its not the best picture but I love these papers!!

I had a scrap night with my friends last night and achieved 3 LOs so willtake somepics in the next few days to share. Will is having his Birthday party tomorrow. I cant believe this time next weekhe will be 7! We are taking him and 4 friends toplay mini golf and a play at the playground so hopefully this beautiful weather will hang around tomorrow!!!
Thanks for popping by, Eb xx