Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Tuesdays Class

Tonight I will be teaching "This Girl" Layout. Hope to see you at the Creative Craft Shack.

Remember that the next few weeks my layouts will be taught by Leanne while I am home recovering from Surgery!
Now just to finish organising the house and pack my bags for hospital! See you all in a few days!
Love Lisxx

Monday, 28 September 2009

Sneaky Peak

Heres a sneak peak of tomorrow nights class....

Don't forget to book in. Hope to see you there!!


Sunday, 27 September 2009

Happy 60th Dad

Today is my Dads 60th Birthday! Happy Birthday ole fella! Love you to death!! We had a beautiful lunch at scratchleys in on Newcastle Harbour, very leisurely, a few drinks, a beautiful lunch, even mum and I squeezed in a yummy dessert! Mmmmm! Great great day, Happy Birthday, hope you have enjoyed your day dad!!


Love you!


Saturday, 26 September 2009

Its a good day for.....

a little scrapping... That awful wind is blowing again with dust in it, so while the kids are housebound once again, I got on the creative bandwagon, and made some cards and a canvas out of Kaisers Flutterby range. I really do love this range and don't really have a chance to use it seeing that I have a houseful of boys. This is one of my husbands friends daughters, who just loves coming to visit me so we can scrapbook together.. She is truly a gorgeous little girl... Going to give this to her for Christmas along with another one when I get around to completing that too.
Princess Dakota
Close Up of 3D Butterflies

Then with all the scraps I had left over, I decided to make 4 cards. Don't you just love Flutterby!!

What creativity do you create this weekend??


Thursday, 24 September 2009

"There is no place like home"

Well I woke yesterday morning, not quite sure if I had woke on Mars or whether I had been thrown straight into the Wizard of Oz. "Toto, where are you". I made sure I wore my bright red sparkly shoes all day so I could click my heels together and say "There is no place like home". No just kidding!!! Though wasn't that red dust storm just terrible.....

I have spent all day, apart from doing the bookwork, cleaning, dusting, washing cars, hosing the whole house down, gardens, garage, etc. My kids had the day off school, as I just wasn't going to tempt fate and have them come home full of sinus, allergies or asthma.... So we just veged out all day inside, watching movies and playing XBox with all the doors loaded up with towels so the dust wouldn't get underneath. Here I thought I was being so smart, but no that red dust just came right on in, through our tiled roof and down through our downlights. You couldn't pay me enough to live out in the outback. Yuk!!!

Here is a pic I took yesterday of the dust storm, then again this morning just to show the difference. This old shed is in the 200 acres behind us... Looks very rustic in the red dust don't you think...

Red Dust Storm

How did you fare in the dust storm? Have you got pics? Send me a link and I'll check them out! You tube has some great vidoes that people have took too! Amazing..
Stay clean

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Tuesdays Class

That time of the week has come around again. I had a few requests on how to teach paper weaving, so I pulled out an old layout to teach for tonights class! Kaisercraft of course..

I created this album quite a while back in a cybercrop. The theme was something that you love about winter and you had to have paper weaving somewhere on your layout. No it may look easy, but let me tell you it can really test your patience. Good luck girls...

Hot Chocolate Paper Weaving.

See you all at Medowie tonight!!


Monday, 21 September 2009

Sneaky Peak

of tomorrows nights class! Paper Weaving on a layout!!

Don't forget to book in with the Creative Craft Shack at Medowie. Would love to see you there!!!

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Its a scrap happy day today...

Seeing that my class was postponed today, guess what!! I still scrapped! LOL! I decided to make my dad a 60th Birthday card.

Close up
Then I decided to make a Gratitude Journal. I don't know if any of you have read "The Secret" but it is very inspiring for positive thinking. I wanted a journal to capture little daily affirmations, write down things I am grateful for etc...

Gratitude Journal
Close Up
Then I was on a roll, so decided to make myself a Diary for my classes, so that I had somewhere to keep all my contacts, ideas that I come up with, techniques to cover, and a weekly place to put what layout I am doing each week, with a materials list, things I need to take with me, etc. Feel more organised now and feel like I have accomplished alot today.

Classes Diary
Close Up Also went to spotlight and bought the new Bella Sarah Jane Papers, and on the way home, hubby and boys and I went to the Hunter River Hotel and had lunch! Was a lovely Sunday, and the weather was fantastic. The boys bought some water balloons at spotlight, so the afternoon was full of water fights! LOL!

Cooper not very impressed at getting hit! LOL

Travis being hit!!!

I even got a reprieve from cooking tonight. Grant decided that he was going to try out the new BBQ and cook a roast in it! Well, I have to say that is the last time I cook a roast, Grant now has the job! What a top job he did too! And no mess on the BBQ! Even better! Thanks Granto!

Well thats the end of my weekend! Great fantastic family weekend with perfect beautiful weather... Bring on next week!!!

What did you get up to over the weekend???

Chat soon


Saturday, 19 September 2009

Crusty Demons in the making...

Oh I am terrified, I have my heart in my throat. Cooper just totally freaks me out and he is 3!!! Stunts!! This is his favourite past time at the moment, the scarier the better. And he is so proud of himself when he completes them!!!

The latest ones are getting his little mongoose up onto the trampoline, then riding around and around in circles on the mat! He looks like he belongs in the circus. LOL!

Then the next trick is to push the slippery dip right up close to the tramp, ride the bike from the tramp to the slippery dip, then ride the bike down the slippery dip! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it, I think my heart fell out of my mouth! OMG!!! True dare devil in the making I am sure.

Then when he is on the Peewee, his newest trick is to do donuts, the bigger the tyre spin and rocks flying the better, he even leans into the bike to make it spin around faster! If this isn't a Crusty Demon in the making at 3 years old, or its definately time to buy shares in Emergency!!

Heres some pics from Saturdays escapades...

Then I have sweet Trav who is still scared to ride the Peewee by himself at 6! He just loves to get on with DAD and look gorgeous!!! I think this one is going to be in the movies... LOL!

Well this was Saturdays antics. Lots of fun to be had.

Unfortunately my Christmas Gift Album I was supposed to be teaching tomorrow has just been postponed due to only 4 people booked in. So we will aim for November. Don't forget to book in...

Have a great weekend, enjoy the sunshine...


Wednesday, 16 September 2009


Firstly I wanted to say a big thankyou to all the wonderful girls I taught last night. 13! WOW! Was super excited to teach 13 on my first class with Creative Craft Shack. All these girls were so lovely, made me feel very welcoming. And Leanne is such a lovely and helpful owner of the CCS, she even joined in and did the class too! Very exciting stuff.

Next Tuesday night I am teaching, by request, a layout with paper weaving. So if you are interested, don't forget to give CCS a call and book in.

Would love to see you there..


Tuesday, 15 September 2009


Last night I went to our monthly scrapclass with the girls from the salon at Kaszazz. Love these nights. A night off, a night to just scrap without thinking, a night hanging with my girls... I love these girls, the best bunch of girls to work with. So lucky!!
Tonight I have my first teaching class at Medowies Creative Craft Shack. I am teaching a Heritage layout seeing there were many requests for one. I gave you a sneak peak the other day so here is the actual layout. Looking forward to it.
Family - Heritage (this is my great grandmother/father)

Hope I will see you there...


Monday, 14 September 2009

RIP Leroy

OMG Today has been one of the saddest days! My parents dog "Leroy" had to be put down today. He has been diagnosed with Bowel Cancer for the past 2 months, he was given a week to live and has lasted this long. He was the most gentlest, softest, biggest heartbreaker in the world. So well mannered, so loyal, the best dog to clone. If only we could have...

He woke Sunday morning a little off colour, mum and dad went out for their Sunday drive in the Vette, and had lunch at Hinton Pub, when they got home Leroy hadn't even gotten out of bed. Sunday afternoon we went around to give him cuddles and pay him attention, and he didn't even move. Just layed there and blinked his eyes at us. Ohhh so sad!

Monday morning mum rang the vets to come and put him down at home. Mum and I both had a paw each, and showering him with kisses, cuddles and tears, while they put him to sleep. So going to miss you big fella!!! The angels can take care of you now...

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
Love you "Leroy"

Saturday, 12 September 2009

A Birthday Party..

What a lovely weekend... Such a beautiful day today, the sun was shining the weather was warm and I had to take Travis to Blackbutt for a Sausage Sizzle Birthday Party. I stopped on the way to grab some bread for the ducks....

SO lovely just sitting around watching all the kids from Travs calls play together for Kaitlyns 7th Birthday! They played pass the parcel, we fed the ducks, they played red rover cross over, and hit the pinyata! Heaps of fun, heaps of food, lollies and cake.

Tonight we are having a BBQ at home with Grants mates from work. Better get a move on, heaps more to do yet... Hope your having a lovely weekend...


Friday, 11 September 2009

Travs First School Concert

Here I was thinking that I was having Friday off to rest and realised it was Trav's first school concert. So I spent the morning resting before heading off to Travs school concert in the afternoon.

It was so much fun! It was so cute to see the little kindergartens sign and dance on stage to the Lion King, and the older primary's sing and dance to Bob the Builder. The Year 6's pt on a Grease Medley, which was super cool and Trav and his class dressed up as Shrek, sung and danced to "I'm a Believer". So cute! Was very very proud. Think Travvy scrubs up pretty cute as a Shrek! LOL!

Also just a quick condolance for all those affected by the September 11!!! RIP!

Love Lisxx

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Heritage Layout

Well i have finished it. Here's a sneaky peak.....

Next Tuesday 15th September I will be teaching my first layout class at Creative Craft Shack at 6.30pm in Medowie. There was alot of feedback for a Vintage layout, so vintage it was.. If you live in the Newcastle area and want to attend, please give Leanne a call on 49817484 and book yourself in. Would love to see you there...

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

I have a date!

Oncology called today, am now booked in for the 30th September... I was hoping for a date sooner rather than later, but at least now I have three weeks to organise dinners to put into the freezer while I am away, down load my CD's onto my IPOD, and organise some layouts for my classes for Leanne to teach while I am out recovering... I am sure that three weeks will come around soon enough....

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Happy Fathers Day

I definately excelled myself this year.... Grant has been so busy of late pulling down our back fences, to make way for lovely cream 6ft colourbonds, that I thought I would buy him a gorgeous new 6 burner - 3 plate Stainless Steel BBQ, complete with WOK and utensils. OMG he was super excited..... Travis bought him Screwdrivers and Occy Straps from the School Stall, and Coop brought home a No1 Dad mug and socks plus a handmade card from me! Talk about spoilt....

My dad scored a Jump Pack, which is like a Battery that is charged and you can jump a car anytime you like without having to grab another car and jumper leads. He needs one of these as he was always borrowing Grants when his Corvette or Ride on Lawn Mower won't start! He was super happy and surprised too! Got Grant to get me one from Snap On! Now just to get him the mobile Chainsaw Sharpener that attaches to the jump pack so that he can sharpen his chainsaw even while he is out in the bush!

After visiting Netty's special spot, we took the kids down to the Skate Board Park and let them ride around for a little while, of course the big Kid (Grant) had to get in on all the action with the boys. LOL! You are so funny!!! We then had a lovely lunch at Anna Bay Tavern with my parents, Grants Dad, brother, sister in law and kids... Such a gorgeous day in the sun!

So Grateful for my family!

One Year Today

Grants mum passed away! Can't believe how quickly a year has gone, it really only feels like yesterday!

Grant, myself, my parents, Grants dad, Brother and partner, all met at Netty's Special spot where we scattered her ashes. Grant and I threw a bunch of flowers in the water, said a few words and I read out a poem.
Netty at her special place

You never said your leaving

You never said goodbye

You were gone before we knew it

And only your angels know why

a million time we've needed you

A million times we've cried

If love alone could of saved you

You never would of died

In life we loved you dearly

In death we love you still

In our hearts you hold a place

That no one else can fill

It broke our hearts to lose you

But you did not go alone

For part of us went with you

The day your angels took you home.

Netty we have never stopped loving you, forgotten you, you are forever in our thoughts, we miss you dearly....

Friday, 4 September 2009

Another update...

Over the course of the week, I went back to have another cancer marker test. Thursday I got the results back that my cancer markers have increased from 76 to 101. Yes, the stress levels rose a little more... Rang my oncologist again today, and the game plan has changed again. I am now placed on the ASAP list for surgery, not the end of the month, and I will be having a hysterectomy now. So two positives out of it all, it will soon be all over and done with and secondly no more periods! Yeh!! Just have to wait for that magic phonecall to go in! Waiting.. Waiting....

Didn't have the greatest of days at work today either, think all the stress, pain, etc has caught up with me and had a ripper headache. Finally took Jans advice and went home at 3pm. Went home, straight to bed to sleep it off. Lets hope for a brighter weekend and a phonecall real soon!

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

A little scrap time out...

Needed something to keep my mind focused on this week, so managed to find myself some mojo and create some Fathers Day cards just in time for Fathers Day this weekend. Have bought my hubby and my dad the best fathers day pressies. So happy with myself...

Have also been working on my first Teaching Mini album, and am quite happy with the end result. The majority is all Kaisercraft. Love the Gift Album and fell in love with the Pear Tree Papers when they came out last year! Now just to source all the materials to create a kit and set a date....

I really am grateful that I have scrapbooking as a part of my life where I can distract myself, lose myself and focus entirely on creation.. I have really needed this therapy lately!!! What do you like to do when you need to lose yourself and have time out????