Saturday, June 13, 2009

Cherie Hearts

Ok, my piglets are gonna start school, or playgroup rather, at Cherie Hearts on Monday. DH and I have been looking at so so many nurseries and kindergartens for them. Chiltern House, a few Montessori schools, Kinderland, Pat's Schoolhouse, you name it, we've probably seen it. We couldn't quite agree on a couple of choices, either location or costs, so we'll put them in Cherie Hearts which is within walking distance for the meantime. I'm actually looking forward to the Mindchamps presentation next Saturday...I think it should be quite different from the rest of the schools we've seen so far. Enough about schools. Below is a layout of my piglets with their little cousin, Gideon, taken one Sunday after lunch at TMCC. They're simply adorable! 
My m-i-l said Gideon looked like a cute little owl which kinda coincided with Label Tulip's May kit so I decided to use the feltie owl in the kit and call my LO "Owl (our) 3 Darlings". 

I used October Afternoon's Katie paper, Crate Paper's Willow Die-Cut Paper, and Bazzil Cardstock, Prima's Flirty Felt Branch, Sassafras Chipboard First Place Stickers, and Perchers Felties, Petaloo's Mini Delphiniums in Mulberry, Jillibean Soup's Bean Brown Alpha Stickers, & Jenni Bowlin's Old School Alpha Minis Red. Last but not least, Label Tulip's Splat clear stamp - it's my favourite!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Yoyo Me Up!

I had great fun with Clover's yoyo maker yesterday! I used the extra small round yoyo maker and made 4 baby hair clips covered in pink ribbon and a tiny pink pearl to top it off. I'm looking forward to try the heart  and flower shapes next!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Fine Day

Woohoo! PageMaps has a BasicGrey giveaway in their latest contest based on the sketch below. The Lemonade and June Bug collections look so totally yummy...I would love some of that!

Here's my take on the sketch. 

I used Kraft Kuts Pink Forest, American Crafts Humpty Dumpty, and Pink Paislee's Adorable patterned papers, American Thickers, Maya Road trinkets, Pink Paislee's Fetching chipboard, Hambly kraft cardstock stickers, and the colourful stripe at the bottom is actually part of the packaging from a KI Memories scrapbook gift tin. Another recycled product I used was the back of the label of the Kraft Kuts pp and I layered the ribbon on top of it. TFL!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Lucky Me!

I did this a while back. It's a scraplift by Andrea Friebus featured in Memory Makers Nov/Dec 2008 magazine. Her journalling was so heartwarming that I used it on my layout as well. It reads: Luck is unpredictable, uncertain, unknown. But everyday I look at you and I think to myself how wonderful, incredible, and amazing it is be your mommy. And I say to myself, lucky me! Sarah and Joshua were about 6 months old in the pic getting ready to go for their swim.

Red Rose

This is a little something I made for a relative who has a collection of ribbons. It's a ribbon holder from Kaiser. I painted it using Camouflage Chalkboard Paint, and added Black River's patterned papers, some lace, and flowers from Prima. I absolutely love the red rose from Prima!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Arab Street

What a hot day! Just got back from wandering around Arab Street and checking out the fabric and beads shops there.

I didn't buy any fabric but I did buy ribbons (lots!) and little flower and butterfly embellishments. 

Hoping to make some really cute hair clips using looked real easy on You Tube. 
Guess we'll see!

Monday, May 25, 2009

IB Submission

I'm so excited! This is my first designer call submission! I've been following all their lovely sketches for the past 4 months and I've been inspired by their wonderful LOs. Crossing my fingers...and here's my take based on the sketch given.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Maya Road Giveaway

Don't miss the Maya Road giveaway! All you have to do is just say hello here by 26 May, as simple as that!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Away from home

I miss my 2 little piglets! I'm in Melbourne with my DH whilst they are in Phuket with the grandparents. Josh couldn't sleep the first night they were there, hope he was better last night! Anyway, here's one of them taken last Nov in Tahoe...they look so cute in their winter outfits, and those rosy cheeks!