Monday, November 22, 2010


Yesterday my Uncle lost his battle with Brain Cancer..... He kleaves behind a loving wife, 3 beautiful grown daughters and 4 precious grandchildren.
I not only grieve for the lose of my uncle but for the beloved husband, precious father and loved grandfather. This morning at school was asked if I was OK, and that is when it hit me....and I have been blubbering ever since. I hope my Aunt and Cousins know that if they need anything that I weill be there if they need me.
My Dearest Uncle Merv may you rest in peace.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Miss Tayla has recently had one of her scrapbooking LOs sent to Scrapbook Memories for photography purposes and they may publish her in one of ther issues in the young scrappers gallery... The other day we recieved the LO back in the mail with no note or explaination etc...
So you can imagine that my budding scrapper was very dissapointed... SO I decided that I would build her a little blog so she can publish her work herself..... she chose the name and the background and has recently set a challenge fo kids on the website I frequent. I am so proud of her, she is such a little perfectionist and I love her!!!!
her blog address is

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Well I have finally done a couple of challenge Layouts in amongst running about to pick up plastic candy canes and fairy costumes for Ballet, and doing BAS statements etc, so I thought I might put them up.

This is the Mystery Challenge at The Scrappers Outlet it was a Recipe Challenge set by Sarah Lou

And this one is for the Book Of Me Club at The Scrappers Outlet, this months Topic was Television set by BOM Club Member Jaki Fleg

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


This months Chocoholics challenge at The Scrappers Outlet was chocloate Pink and white and after a scrap with the girls on tuesday this is what I came up with!!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010


Four days ago I started Champix to give up smoking..... after 3 days of feeling absolutely horrible (dry reaching, nausea, headaches, sweats) after taking it, I am slowly getting used to it and not feeling as sick, and am down to about 3 ciggarettes a day!!!
So I am thinking that this stuff may actaully work!! I am doing this for my children as I want to be around to enjoy my grandchildren and I won't be if I continue to smoke. Hopefully I will pass the test of stress next time I have a bad day with the kids!!!!!! Wish me luck

Thursday, October 7, 2010


I have had a hectic week this much so that I fell so far behind with my washing that I ended up taking it all to the laundromat and doing it all at once, now I just have to fold it all :(

I did however get to scrap on tuesday but only because I got visitors that wanted to scrap so...we did. I did the Sketch challenge at The Scrappers Outlet and this is what I cam up with...

Monday, September 27, 2010


I worked on Thurs and Frid last week and again today and will do so again tomorrow and wednesday...... I've gotta tell ya after having a couple of years off, I am very tired..... I cannot believe that a couple of days work can knock me around so much but I do try and work as hard as possible while I am there. I must admit though I miss my babies and feel like I am not there for them even though its only a few days. Do not know if I could do fulltime work again as I would miss my girlz far too much :)

Monday, September 20, 2010


On the weekend the 3 Cooley girlz visited Grandma in Toowoomba and enjoyed the Carnival of Flowers, luckily the weather held for most of the weekend and we had a wonderful time taking in all the wonderful gardens in Toowoomba. Thanks Mum for having us we had a great time.

Monday, September 13, 2010


This months Mystery Challenge at The Scrappers Outlet was to scrap a Layout as you would if you were going to submit it to a magazine and then submit it, so I combined the Book of Me title page challenge (also at the scrappers outlet) with this one and this is what I came up with, now I have to submit it so wish me luck!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Have been playing with Photoshop, I like the look of these how about you?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


My Darling Tayla has been off school for the last couple of days with tonsilitis so we had a bit of a scrap today and this is what she did, now remember she is only 5.


A Big Thank you to my BFF Alia who invited us to Riverfire last saturday night, unfortunately Phil was too tired to attend but the girls and I had a lovely time. The fireworks were great as usual and we got to see three F111 dump and burns, they said last year it was there last run but they turned up again this year. Here is a pic I got holding the camera with one hand and Jordyn in the other.


This months Chocoholics Anonymous Challenge at The Scrappers Outlet was orange, white and chocolate, this has been the easiest one yet it probably helps that I had a plan before I started, here is what I came up with.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Tayla is off at a Fathers Day night at school with Daddy and Poppy so I got the camera out as Jordy was being all cute, here is what I caught.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


I had real trouble with the sketch challeng at The Scrappers Outlet this month, but with a little bit of inspiration from Wendy and Alia I finally got it done.
Nothing exciting happening in my life ATM, worked a couple of days last week, nice bit of pocket money. Phil is still working hard on the Airport Link we are hoping this job will last until at least Christmas. Tayla has another loose tooth and is patiently waiting for it to fall out so she can try and see the Tooth Fairy. Jordyn is getting into more things everyday.....Talking lots more, her favourite thing is to stand and shout at the top of her lungs MUM!!! I am soooo going to change my name.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Check out my race car driver!!! Super cute :)


The mystery Challeng at The Scrappers Outlet this month was to scrap a document and use a Zva Bling. This is the first time I had made these flowers I didn't like the LO at 1st but the more I look at it....


This months Chocoholics Anonymous Challenge at The Scrappers Outlet was lime, white and choc. Had great fun with this one.

Friday, August 20, 2010


Well my eldest daughter (miss 5) is a little floozy....she came home from prep today to tell me that she had had the best day EVA!!!! Because one of the boys in her class (Taj) that she has been off again, on again with all year had sat next to her at 1st break and then he sat next to her to watch a movie at 2nd break (it was a rainy day so no outside play) THEN he sat next to her in class. I asked her what about her boyfriend? she said very matter of factly that she dumped him and now she is Taj's girlfreind. OMG!!! what will she be like when she is a teenager....

Miss 1 goes from clean to filthy in 2.3 seconds.... She is so into everything that as soon as I clean my house it is filthy again in no time as she just cannot keep still. What will I do with her?

Friday, August 13, 2010


On Monday the 16th at 2.30pm on TVSN will be the Cricut Cake Launch featuring ME!!!!!!! Yes I am off to Sydney on Monday to be on TVSN live. I will be demonstrating the Cricut Cake on national tv. I am a bit nervous but hopefully the hour long show will go quickly and I will not stuff anything up.
wish me luck

Sunday, August 8, 2010


DH bought the girls a new play gym a few weeks ago and it arrived on Tuesday so he took the day off Saturday to put it together. 11 hours later we had what we are fondly calling the PALACE. This thing is huge, it is 6m long and 3m wide. Luckily we did not have to pay someone to construct it for us (DH being a chippie) but it took both of us from 7.15am to 6.15pm to build it, and we only had a half hour for lunch. But the girls love it and that is money well spent.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Here are some pics I took of the girls today while they played in their new cubby and the sandpit. Jordy is such a cheeky thing and Tayla is so much the super model.


This months Chocoholics Anonymous Challenge at The Scrappers Outlet was Chocolate, white and yellow, once again I really struggled with it, again not completely happy but after 3 weeks of looking at it I am over it.....

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Thank goodness the school holidays are over and life can become a routine again. Tayla did not really want to go back but that's life..... she was extremely hard to wake up in the morning, then I finally got her to school without much problem....Then I picked her UP!!!! She was a little sad when I picked her up, so when we got in the car I asked her what the problem was and she broke down and started sobbing that she had gotten in trouble at school.... So I went back to the classroom and spoke to her teacher and she had been moved that day as she was TALKING TO MUCH. The little social butterfly that she is was to busy talking to her friends instead of doing her school work. Needless to say we have had a serious chat about not listening to her teacher and talking to much to her friends and not doing her school work. I know she is just a preppy but I feel I have to set a precedent for the future, and in the future I want her to be an astute student (I want her to be popular as well but astute too) with good grades and she won't get those if she is not LISTENING in class.


Did some Face painting the other day Tayla wanted a leopard so this is what I found in my face painting book, and of course Jordy had to have hers done but she does not quite understand she has to keep still. So hers is not very good at all then she grabbed one of the brushes and started doing herself.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


This is my interpretation of the Sketch Challenge on The Scrappers Outlet, I am really happy with this layout.


This months Mystery Challenge on The Scrappers Oultet was to do as card with Rolled Roses on it. This is a great technique which I enjoyed, here is what I came up with.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Today Hubby had the day off and decided he would like to take the girls out for the day so I got online an purchased the $69 Dreamworld tickets that are valid for unlimited entry till Xmas Eve. The girls had a great time, seen a sheep shearing show and lots of Aussie animals then had some lunch and RIDES... Tayla loves rides so we took her and Jordyn to Wiggles World and they had a ride and a bit of fun there then headed over to Nickolodeon and had some more rides, Jordy loved it she was so excited by everything it was super cool. Tayla would have liked to go on more and more rides but time got late and unfortunatley the fun had to end. I did not take my camera BUGGER!! so do not have any pics for you but now that we have unlimited entry I will definatley take it next time.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


This is a great new challenge I found on The Scrappers Outlet where you must use chocolate brown with 2 other colours, this month was shades of Choc, Aqua and White. I found this challenge just that a challenge as it made me think of how I could use these colours in different ways, it was really good although I am not completely happy with the finished product I'm sure as I do more of them I will develop new skills.


This is my sketch challenge that I did for The Scrappers Outlet my new forum home. I love the colour of this page and of course because it is about my BFF.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


This is a Layout I did for a Mystery Challenge at The Scrappers Outlet the challenge this month was to scrap a Layout inspired by a song. Mine of course is Your Still the One by Shania Twain as it was my bridal waltz. This is the first LO I have done of my DH other than wedding layouts. And this is the first time I have used birds on a layout....


Saturday, June 26, 2010


Well my school holidays have started with a bang, my Laptop crashed and I lost everything.... Luckily I was able to salvage some of my pics I lost from my BLOG. Now for the next 15days I will have to entertain my 5yr old. I am open to suggestions if anyone has an idea on how to do this.... I thought about the museum, the planetarium etc.

Life has been a bit busy of late, I have had a trip to Sydney to Demonstrate the Cricut cake for Print Blocks, I have started playing netball again and don't I know it.....(bit sore), and lots of things at school, hopefully it will all slow down a bit and I will be able to have a bit of a spring clean over the holidays. Am also thinking a trip to Toowoomba would be nice, oh and some scrapping. We will see how I go.

Friday, June 18, 2010


This is my second attempt at using the Cricut Cake, much better this time as I have figured out a couple of tricks that have worked a treat. The Brisbane Scrapbooking and Papercraft show went well, lots of people interested in the machine and rightly they should be it is great. This Monday I am heading down to Sydney for the day to demonstrate the machine at a food fair at the Sydney Convention and exhibition centre so wish me luck.


Here are the layouts I did at the recent retreat I went to.