Friday, November 19, 2010

Scary Stuff...

Hi everyone. As many of you know, I've been M.I.A. due to Jack being unwell. On Tuesday, I had a call from school, saying he was in the sick bay with a pain in his head. By the time I got him to the doctors, he was unable to speak, although he was trying to, and had gone all floppy. The doctors called an ambulance, and he was rushed to hospital, as it was suspected he was having a stroke. (since when do 9 year olds have strokes??) After some time he was kind of able to speak again, but couldn't answer simple questions, and didn't know who I was. We had a very scary hospital stay, (where I had to sleep on the most uncomfortable fold out bed!) but luckily tests and an MRI ruled out stroke, or any other nasties in his brain. The doctors are not quite sure what happened, but think it might be some form of migraine that has neurological symptoms, or maybe some type of seizure. He is home again now, can talk and seems fine, although his memory of the whole thing is quite hazy. He is having more tests next week, but I'm hoping this was just one of those weird, one off things that will never happen again. It was without doubt, one of the most frightening things I have ever been through, and I'm just so grateful my little man is back to his usual self.

Well, I have a tonne of things to catch up on today. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Imaginisce Enchanted Layout...

Have you seen the new Enchanted range from Imaginisce? It is absolutely adorable, one of my very favourites from them EVER!! At the moment Imaginisce is having a Launch Party all week long, and the Imaginisce Blog will be full of loads of ideas for using this range, as well as heaps of giveaways!!!

Now, the papers are sooo cute, that I couldn't decide what to use on this I just used them all!!

The border around the page is made from little bits of old book paper glued onto strips of chipboard. And for the title I used the "Magic" chipboard word from A2Z Scraplets.

Well, I'm off to soak up the peace and do a bit of scrapping while the kidlets are at school. I can't believe there are only 2 weeks and 2 days left until they finish for the year!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010


Ok, so it's Monday, and I'm just drawing the Friday Mini Prize winner now. Better late than never!

Congrats to Darlene S, who left comment no. 92!! Just email me your address so I can get your prize out to you Darlene :)

If you havent entered yet, you've still got time! Go HERE for all the details :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Show Us Your Stuff

A few weeks ago I was invited to be on the design team for a new challenge blog called Show Us Your Stuff. It's all about using handmade embellishments on your layouts, so of course I said YES!!! The first challenge will be up in December, so make sure you head on over there and check it out :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Do You Like Handmade Embellishments?

Then make sure you head on over to PURPLE PUMPKIN to check these out!!! There will be a design team call over there soon, so if you like using handmade embellies on your layouts, keep your eye out for it!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Want to Win Some Chipboard???

Then make sure you have a go at the A2Z Scraplets November Sketch!!!

You could win one of 3 fabulous chipboard prize packs, just by giving it a go. So what are you waiting for? Head on over to the A2Z Scraplets Blog for all the details :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Imaginisce Does It AGAIN!!!

Imaginisce has brought out another 2 tools for scrapbooking that you will just have to have!!

First up is the I-bond cordless glue gun, which is perfect for putting together the Roly Rosies...

And next is my fave, the d-stress creative paper edger!! It's a hand held, battery operated sanding tool!!!!

To hear more about these fabulous new tools, and better still, for your chance to WIN ONE, head on over to the Imaginisce Blog :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Big Catch Up...

Well, helloooo there!! I've been M.I.A. for a while because my computer decided to play up, but it's now back to being its good old self again. Yay! Gosh, it's amazing how much I miss it when it doesn't work!! My house sure is clean at the moment though, so I guess it wasn't such a bad thing, lol. I have sooo many of your blogs to catch up on, so I'm planning on having a big blog surf tonight once the kids go to bed. Got a tonne of emails to read too!

So, what else have I been up to in the last week or so, other than cleaning my house? Well, we went to the Jacaranda Festival...

Em loves her scary rides, so she was in heaven...

Then lots of fun trick or treating...

Poor Jack, he dove into the shallow end of the pool and came up screaming. Omg, my heart stopped when it happened, but it could have been a lot worse. There go those photos I was planning to get done before Christmas though...

He cheered up when I let him make caramel truffles for a school project...

We have been going here every day after school...

And of course, I hear about Christmas constantly. Emily is planning to cover the tree with toilet roll decorations. Nice.

And here is last Friday's mini prize winner, picked by random...

Congrats to Sandy Davis, lucky comment number 35!! Email me your address and I'll get your mini prize out to you!

Dont forget, if you haven't entered my giveaway yet, you still have time. Go HERE to enter :)

Be back tomorrow with some scrappy shares. See you then!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Echo Park and Imaginisce

These two brands go together sooo well! Echo Park has only been around for a little while, but already it's one of my favourites. Team it with some fabulous Imaginisce tools, and you've got a match made in heaven! And you could win an Imaginisce I-Rock, I-Top and some yummy Echo Park products, just by heading over to the Imaginisce Blog to see what the design team have created by combining these two awesome brands. Here's my layout...

I used the Life Is Good range to scrap this cute photo of my niece Natasha. The I-Top brads made perfect flower centres. I just love that tool!

And did you notice that I used the I-Rock to bling up the centre of this flower...?

And some more I-Top goodness. I covered the brads with some glossy accents to give them a nice "finished off" look...

Now don't forget to pop on over to the Imaginisce Blog to see how you can win some awesome Imaginisce and Echo Park goodies. Good Luck!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Imaginisce November Sketch

Oh my goodness. I just scraped in with this one! I was planning to be back from our weekend away last night, but I didn't end up coming home until a couple of hours ago. Just enough time to finish this layout for the Imaginisce November sketch (by Melinda Spinks!)

I just had to use the new Enchanted range, it is soooo cute. I have lots more projects on the go at the moment, using this range, so keep your eye out for those soon :)

Make sure you head over to the Imaginisce Blog, where you'll find links to the other dt girls layouts, and don't forget that if you give the sketch a go, and link it up to the Imaginisce blog, you could win a fabulous prize.

And speaking of prizes...

Have you got your entry in yet for MY BIGGEST GIVEAWAY EVER??? Go HERE for more details on how you can win a huge stash of Imaginisce goodies :)
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