Thursday, October 29, 2009

My mum told me off ...

Yes she did in a round about way ... at aged 40 ... my mother still tells me off ... whether I listen to her is another story ... but today I am choosing to LOL
Apparently each morning she logs into my blog to see what I have posted ... whoops sorry been neglecting the blog a little ... okay here are a few gifts I have make (OMG I just got it, how blonde am I!!!! Don't answer that ... she wants to copy what I have done LOL ... I suppose I should take it as a compliment though

Okay mum here is what I have completed since you were here on the weekend ...
I have used our tin bags for DD's friends birthday (the friend loves blue)

These are cardstock flowers sprayed with pearl glimmer mist

These are easy to make just tear a thin strip of cardstock, wet under tap then twist and roll into shape. They take a while to dry and if you have no patience like me put them out in the sun (I tried the hairdryer but they went flying everywhere LOL)

Okay next present is for Christmas for my friend who loves purple ...

OMG I love these Gardenias ...

And lastly for BF's work colleague who just had baby Ella

Oh no the photos aren't that good are they ... sorry

But at least it might shut a certain person up, you know who I am talking about the one who I might add and everyone in blogland knows SHE NEVER brought her first born daughter a ... wait for it... BARBIE... I know shocking ah? LOL And we all know she brought her 2nd daughter one ... not 1 but multiple barbies!!!!!!!

Have a great night everyone

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Scrapbooking Memories Vol 11 No 10

Woo hoo I got my latest copy of Scrapbooking Memories in the post today and checkout pages 80-81 yip finally 6 months of waiting and waiting my2angels have a 2 page showcase spread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And I see the lovely Tracey Hunter has 3 ... yip ... 3 layouts in this issue (love the Tree of Life layout Tracey)
That's all for me - have heaps of layouts done while I have been unblogging but only a couple I can share with you at the moment but that's another day
Off to read the mag again :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Buzz and Bloom Tabbed Album Competition

Buzz and Bloom are having a competition

All you have to do is design a project using one of their Tabbed Book Kits and upload pictures of it to their flickr pool. Competition opens October 31st and closes December 31st 2009

Winner will receive a prize pack worth $250 RRP!! – Not quite sure how they are going to pick 1 winner when there are so many talent scrappers out there!

Winner announced on January 15th 2010.

To give you some inspiration, their design team will be uploading projects using all of the Tabbed Book Kits. A search for "Tabbed Book Kits" on their blog will give you some great results! Just use the search feature in the column on the right

And once you have checked their blog get back over here to my2angels as we have 4 of their tabbed albums in stock

Party Time
Hearts Album

Home Sweet Home
Flowers Album
If there is one I don't stock and that you want it, send me an email and I will get it in for you. You can find all of our stocked Buzz and Bloom Products in the chipboard section
Good luck
Have fun

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Monthly Challenges are up at Aussie Girls Gone Scrappin

The first EVER monthly challenges are up over at Aussie Girls Gone Scrappin

My challenges are … (and I have to say the guessing that went on after I put up a snippet of this layout was hiliarious)

Colour Challenges – must use silver, pink and white on your layout – no other criteria just to ONLY USE these 3 colours. You are in to win a $15 voucher from my2angels

My 2nd challenge (also to win a $15 voucher my2angels) is to complete a Friends layout. Must have the word friend/s, stitching, bling and just for Amanda who doesn’t like bows, a bow/s NOT TO BE BROUGHT MUST BE PREMADE ha ha ha evil laugh to follow

There are 4 more challenges up as set by Jo and Amanda so get on over there and check them out

This is my entry to Jo’s nature challenge, using Rouge de Garance pattern papers, our new Brown 2 toned stemmed flowers, scrapware chipboard circle journalling, my2angels silver rhinestone circles, Rusty Pickle Pop Stars Alphabets, skeleton leaves and dead branches from my backyard which I have covered randomly with kindyglitz. I also added our birds on swings which has now been renamed parrots on swings – what a blonde!!!! I am didn’t even realise they were parrots till someone commented on them. Click on the layout if you want a better view of it

The green canna lily are our white ones which I have sprayed with Honeydew Glimmer Mist

Our new brown stemmed flowers

The other side of this Rouge de Garence paper is a beautiful blue with flourishes - am working on a girls layout using it

If anyone is going to the Craft Show at the Brisbance Convention Centre on Friday or Sunday, after 10am, come and see me I am helping out at the Scrapbooking Memories stand … would love to see you

Till next week

Monday, October 19, 2009

Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous

OMG have you ever seen such gorgeous flowers???

A few close ups

They arrived today along with these stunners

I am in denial about a certain event coming up – starts with “C” but if you aren’t how great are these for your C layouts and C cards ….

Oh and if you haven’t got any of our stemmed flowers – silly silly you – these new ones arrived today as well

and lastly a restock of our bulk flower packs

Thanks for looking I am off to have a play with these flowers - hmm which ones to use first???

Sunday, October 18, 2009

And the winner is ...

Woo hoo 1 year of blooging with my 2angels and 50 followers – thank you everyone who visits me regularly and a special BIG thanks to those who leave me comments.

Without further ado the 2 winners of a RAK from my2angels is ….

Sharon Dalton


Jane Smith – who I might add was the first person to ever leave a comment on my blog way back ...

If you two lovely ladies would email me your address I will get your goodies out to you in the post asap

I also want to give away 2 more packs of goodies to Tracey Hunter and Amanda Taylor who regularly visits and leaves me comments MWAH

I have just been going back through my postings and as mentioned Jane was the first person to comment on my blog and with good reason OMG this was the funniest thing I had read in years so I am posting it again to you all to have another read of … enjoy but warning you may be need tissues (not the sad variety)


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......

Thanks for visiting and please come back tomorrow cause I have some unbelieveable gorgeous things to show you:)
Be safe and take care

Friday, October 16, 2009

Decisions Decisions

Decisions … decisions … always the same dilemma when I get new charms in

Which new charm to use first?

I mean, how cute is this fairy girl charm? She is over 5cm tall

How versatile are these Follow your Heart Charms?

These double star charms will be great for Christmas layouts and cards, a sleeping page with our Dream Rhinestone words, superstar layout or …

Well I did get engaged in Paris and it was suppose to be at the top of the eiffel tower but that didn’t happen (another day another story) oh I still got engaged in Paris but just didn't quite go to plan. However I am not likely to scrap those pages maybe my divorce party instead:)

These Silver Scissors Charms would be great on the kids first haircut layout? Or could it go on Sarah's Birthday page where she had a scrapbooking party?

Hmmmm decisions decisions. Mind you I should be sensible and finish the 3 layouts I have sitting on my table half done before I start thinking about new layouts!

Hope your weekend is planned full of scrapbooking with lots of peace & quiet