Saturday, February 28, 2009

Girl Friends Layout

Girl friends layout completed using our new ribbons and charms. It is for the February Sketch of the Month Challenge over at Ready, Set, Scrap. The pattern paper is from Kaisercraft Sweets range. Cardstock is core dinations, the only cardstock I use as it is much cheaper.

Upclose encounter of our ribbons with our silver ribbon slide (as seen in previous post). These slides have real stones in them unlike some other brands.

I used my cuttlebug to create the letters and highlighted them using crystalina Kindyglitz. I am not sure where the little heart beads came from but the button and butterfly charm is available at our website. In our bling section you will find our silver photo corners.

Here is our white ric rac ribbon and embellished with our pink rhinestones . (Please note I take no responsibility for the girl on the right!) Thats our silver glitter brads on each end of the date tab.


And finally, our pink flower from our bulk pack (the flowers in these packs are gorgeous and some quite unique). The rhinestone scroll, very popular item, is in our bling section.

I love this layout and it was nice to complete a girly page for a chance - been doing so many boys layouts lately. I have a half completed page of my son using the Jades Garden paper range from Kaisercraft so I must go and finish it.

Glitter Graphics

Friday, February 27, 2009

Friends Charms have arrived

The Friends Charms have finally arrived. I am total rapped with them and can't believe how perfect they are for the girlfriend ribbons. You would have thought I designed the ribbons to match the charms but I didn't know about them till a week or so back.


If you are a friendly religious pirate who is addicted to lollipops then I have the perfect charms for you. These also arrived today.

School is nearly out so I will pop back later to upload my page using the friends charms and ribbons.

Myspace Comments

Create your own fonts

Create your own fonts oh yeah did I have fun with this website! Basically you print out their template, write your alphabet and numbers (be careful to write in between the lines), scan it then upload it and save into your font directory easy peasy. You even get to name it and copyright it. So we now officially have the Tracy font. This is a very quick example I did at 12.05am this morning.

Just pop on over to and IT'S FREE. I did see someone mention they should ask for donations and I have to agree, it would save some people loads of money, having this available at no cost.

So there you have it people some things in life are free :)

Have fun everyone I am off to bed

PS I have to acknowledge this information was received via the Scrap Gossip Newsletter from Aussie Scrapbooking">

Thursday, February 26, 2009

My role as a mother has prepared her

Yes I am still waiting patiently for my new charms to arrive, so to post something today (and to ignore my washing machine beeping at me telling me the load is washed and get off my butt and hang it out) I am posting a personal item today. As a mother we are always so proud of our children's achievements, as these are also our achievements and our thanks for raising them. So on Tuesday morning I went to the school assembly because my baby was voted in as a student councillor. The local councillor was there to give out their badges and interesting enough acknowledged, in her role, she has to work with a very difficult bunch of people and issues (hell don't we know it - I reckon it is the most reported item on A Current Affair). And it was then I realised, as her mother, I have prepared her well in this new role of hers


Debating - This is practiced on a daily basis mainly when told to got to bed
Negotiation - Daily. Negotiations usually involve playing first then a promise of doing her homework after dinner
Compromise - If she buys a McDonalds Happy Meal will she have enough for something from the pretty hair ties and jewellery shop which is temptingly located next to maccas!
Leadership - While mum is out of the room she will tell her brother what to do! This usually leads to MANY other skills her brother teaches her
Patience - To listen to one of my daily "lectures"
Time Management - Pack charms and watch TV (this is still a difficult one for her brother to undertake)
Preparation - Ensure bedroom is tidy before she asks to go and play
Understanding - To understand the pain and lengthly process of giving birth to her at 10 pounds and 5 ounces. This is at times told to remind her when many of the above examples is put into practice

Whilst there are too many more skills to list that I have taught her, I must also acknowledge her brother in the preparation of this new role. His support in her debating, negotiation, self defense, patience and criticism skills have been outstanding.

I can't ignore that damm washing machine any longer Myspace Quotes
Till next time

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sneak Peak of Girl Friends Layout

I am unable to finish my layout using our girl friends ribbons, as I want to use our new friends charms which are yet to arrive. So I wait in anticipation (and not very patiently I might add) for the delivery. Hopefully by the end of the week as it is for the February sketch competition over at Ready, Set, Scrap!

I tied a piece of our ribbon onto one of our round bling ribbon slides. The large flowers, I highlighted with kindyglitz, were brought from Crazy Clarks, and I pulled them apart so for $1 you are getting around 5-6 flowers. The butterfly charm tied with organza ribbon is available in our charm section

Fingers crossed I will be back in a day or two with the finish layout

Hiliarious Joke of the Week

I just have to share this with you all and now that I have clean up from face from all bodly fluids that came out of it while reading this story and the fact that I can now seen my screen as previously the tears of laughter were blurring all vision I can send you this Warning:


Take a moment and read this even if you have seen it before........ if
you don't laugh you do not have a pulse.

Hair Removal.... This is funny. (I don't have a clue as to who wrote
this, but....WHAT A HOOT!) All hair removal methods have tricked women
with their promises of easy, painless removal - The Epilady, scissors,
razors, Nair and now...the wax.

Read on.........
My night began as any other normal weeknight. Come home, fix dinner,
play with the kids.
I then had the thought that would ring painfully in my mind for the
few hours:
'Maybe should pull the waxing kit out of the medicine cabinet.'

So I headed to the site of my demise: the bathroom. It was one of those
'cold wax' kits. No melting a clump of hot wax, you just rub the strips
together in your hand, they get warm and you peel them apart and press
them to your leg (or wherever else) and you pull the hair right off.

No muss, no fuss. How hard can it be? I mean, I'm not a genius, but I
mechanically inclined enough to figure this out. (YA THINK!?!)

So I pull one of the thin strips out. Its two strips facing each other
stuck together. Instead of rubbing them together, my genius kicks in
I get out the hair dryer and heat it to 1000 degrees. ('Cold wax,'
yeah...right!) I lay the strip across my thigh.
Hold the skin around it tight and pull. It works!

OK, so it wasn't the best feeling, but it wasn't too bad. I can do
Hair removal no longer eludes me!
I am She-rah, fighter of all wayward body hair and maker of smooth skin

With my next wax strip I move north. After checking on the kids, I
sneak back into the bathroom, for the ultimate hair fighting

I drop my panties and place one foot on the toilet.

Using the same procedure, I apply the wax strip across the right side
my bikini line, covering the right half of my hoo-ha and stretching
to the inside of my butt cheek (it was a long strip)

I inhale deeply and brace myself....RRRRRRIIIIPPP!!!!

I'm blind!!!
Blinded from pain!!!!....

OH MY GAWD!!!!!!!!!

Vision returning, I notice that I've only managed to pull off half the
strip. CRAP! Another deep breath and RIPP! Everything is spinning and
I think I may pass out...must stay conscious...must stay conscious. Do
I hear crashing drums???
Breathe, breathe.................. OK, back to normal.

I want to see my trophy - a wax covered strip, the one that has caused
me so much pain, with my hairy pelt sticking to it.
I want to revel in the glory that is my triumph over body hair.

I hold up the strip!

There's no hair on it.

Where is the hair???


Slowly I ease my head down, foot still perched on the toilet.
I see the hair. The hair that should be on the's not!
I touch.
I am touching wax.

I run my fingers over the most sensitive part of my body, which is now
covered in cold wax and matted hair.
Then I make the next BIG mistake...remember my foot is still propped
upon the toilet?
I know I need to do something.
So I put my foot down.

Sealed shut!
My butt is sealed shut.
Sealed shut!

I penguin walk around the bathroom trying to figure out what to do and
think to myself 'Please don't let me get the urge to poop. My head may
pop off!'
What can I do to melt the wax?

Hot water!! Hot water melts wax!!
I'll run the hottest water I can stand into the bathtub, get in,
the wax-covered bits and the wax should melt and I can gently wipe it
off, right???


I get in the tub -
The water is slightly hotter than that used to torture prisoners of war
or sterilize surgical equipment - I sit.
Now, the only thing worse than having your nether regions glued
together, is having them glued together and then glued to the bottom of
the scalding hot water.
Which, by the way, doesn't melt cold wax.

So, now I'm stuck to the bottom of the tub as though I had cemented
myself to the porcelain!!
God bless the man who had convinced me a few months ago to have a phone
put in the bathroom!!!!!
I call my friend, thinking surely she has waxed before and has some
secret of how to get me undone.
It's a very good conversation starter 'So, my butt and hoo-ha are glued
together to the bottom of the tub!'

There is a slight pause. She doesn't know any secret tricks for removal
but she does try to hide her laughter from me.
She wants to know exactly where the wax is located, 'Are we talking
cheeks or hole or hoo-ha?'

She's laughing out loud by now...I can hear her.
I give her the rundown and she suggests I call the number on the side
the box.

YEAH!!!!! Right!!

I should be the joke of someone else's night.
While we go through various solutions. I resort to trying to scrape the
wax off with a razor .
Nothing feels better than to have your girlie goodies covered in hot
wax, glued shut, stuck to the tub in super hot water and then
dry-shaving the sticky wax off!!

By now the brain is not working, dignity has taken a major hike and I'm
pretty sure I'm going to need Post-Traumatic Stress counseling for this

My friend is still talking with me when I finally see my saving
grace....the lotion they give you to remove the excess wax.

What do I really have to lose at this point?
I rub some on and OH MY GOD!!!!!!!

The scream probably woke the kids and scared the dickens out of my
It's sooo painful, but I really don't care.


It works !!' I get a hearty congratulation from my friend and she hangs
I successfully remove the remainder of the wax and then notice to my
grief and despair....


So I recklessly shave it off. Heck, I'm numb by now.
Nothing hurts.

I could have amputated my own leg at this point.

Next week I'm going to try hair color......

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Boys Scrapbooking Layout 12 x 12

Boys layout - One page completed using our new mates ribbons. 12 year old son (thats the tall one in the photo) approves of his page. BUT I did take him away from his playstation so he would have said yes to anything just to get back to it! I like it but my partner is unsure of it, reckons its not my usual type of pages.

Black and white paper from the kaisercraft coordination range, unsure of where the blue/grey paper came from. Circle "Chill Out" rub on from kaisercraft also. I used our black, white and blue metal brads then sandpapered them to give a grunge type of look.

The black frame is a sample from the my2angels felt frames to be released in mid march.

Now to complete a page using our girl friends ribbons.
glitter graphics
Glitter Graphics, Keep In Touch Glitter Graphics

Friday, February 20, 2009

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day

be the change in the world you wish to see - Ghandi

This quote really got me thinking

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Friends Ribbons

Friends Ribbons designed by me, again, (do I sound proud and excited?) have arrived. I just love the boys one, which I might add have been given the seal of approval by 12 year old son angel.

The boys ribbons have a bit of a grunge effect on the edges with the words - chilling out, mates, pals, hanging around and buddies

For the girls we have girlfriend, girls talk, girls just wanna have fun, best friends and friendship with scattered flowers

They are 1.3cm wide by 1 metre and I will never cut through a word, so you may get more than a metre. Each metre is $1.90 from
in our ribbon section

PS Sorry about the photography, will get a better one, later on but I just wanted to quickly get them out for everyone to see.

Have a fantastic day

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Copying your photos and pages

Copying your photos and pages has never been highlighted, more so, with the recent events in Victoria. One of my first thoughts when I saw the distruction of burnt homes and missing loved ones was their photos.

This has prompted me to remind you all how important it is to take copies of all your photos and if possible, scan or photograph your pages. But don't just take the copy, give the disc, usb stick or whatever you used to someone else so it is not on the same premises as your precious photos and albums.

I swap with mum, who lives about 15 minutes drive away. Usually about once a month I will take a new copy on a USB stick to give her, and she will return the older version to me to use next time.

What is 10 minutes out of your time to save the precious and beautiful memories you have created?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Layout of Letter to Santa completed

The layout of Letter to Santa is completed - after 4 days and an unorthodox beginning! I am happy with the results, as I like working with bold colours. I will resist trying to fill in the blank gaps, as I need to remind myself it is okay to have white spaces or black as the case may be on this page. Sorry the pages aren't as clear as they are in person but I find it difficult to get a good shot using black paper in our wonderful Gold Coast sun.

To complete it I did a bit of doodling around the edges of the page & threw on some red rhinestones. I love my Christmas tree using our silver glitter ribbon and silver metal star with the legs being pieces from the white felt ribbon. I used our jet black stazon ink and the bottom piece of the exclamation mark from doodling stamps to decorate the arrow then sealed it with dimensional magic(sorry I have no idea who the supplier is for the arrow, I found it amongst my ridicious amount of chipboard.)

In total this page cost $18.20 minus the stamps and dimensional magic. Whilst $18 may seem alot to some to spend on a page, you will plenty of items left over. For example I only used 1 white tag which leaves you 9 left in the packet, or 1 christmas tree charm leaving you with 4 more. So I think it is an economical page when you look at it like that. Everything used except the arrow can be found at our website

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Letter to Santa Layout - Day 3

Today is a great day to be inside scrapbooking. The rain is still coming down here on the Gold Coast and the angels have gone to their dad's for the night, so hopefully tomorrow I may just have this page completed.

So what have I done in the last 24 hours?

Firstly, I got the photo on the page, always a good start.

More progress with a corner border and journalling. The cardstock by the way is core dinations (only cardstock I use) and I had added one of our black crystal brads to the journalling. Cool stamp ah? These are Kaisercraft clear stamps - doodled frames. I have also hand drawn some doodling on the corner border.

Now the next stage I always find the hardest, finishing pages off.