Monday, 19 December 2011

Oh What Do I See Here!!

Oh look what I see.....I see me as the guest dt for Ah Scraps!! Yippee!!

I received a wonderful batch of goodies to play with today in the mail, and  I'm so glad my hubby came home at lunch and retrieved them from the mailbox as we had one truly soggy day.
So over the next few months I shall be scrapping some layouts and various items to share with fellow Ah Scrap fellow scrappers.

So some and check out their blog and their Facebook page :)

Sunday, 4 December 2011


Ok here are a couple of layouts I squeezed in last week, the sad thing is they might be the last ones for the year too. As we a so busy at this time of the year, I see my chances of myself scrapping dwindling away. :(

Beep, Beep, Beep

Red Lipstick

Woooohhooooo Me!!

This afternoon I decided to log onto Facebook via my hubbies iPhone to see that I had two messages, one I was expecting, but the other one not.

To my surprise I got a message from a fellow scrapper that's my friend via FB (Facebook) and she was asking me if I was interested in becoming the new guest designer for Ah Scraps....WOW what a great way to finish a weekend getting a message like this has just lifted my sprits so much more, and only on Friday a purchased a copy of Scrapbooking Memories Vol 14 issue 2

to see one of my double paged layouts published and now to be asked to be a guest designer for a pretty cool Internet site that make awesome and cute embellishments, which I get to play with is great... actually better then great its awesome.....Wooooohhhhoooooo Me!!

Monday, 21 November 2011


Here is a quick post to show off my latest layout, which really isn't that new to me as it has been sitting on the easel on my scrap desk for at least two weeks. Or new to the web hence being posted on in my gallery,  but it sure is new to the blogging world  :)

Soccer Trophy Day

Products : Dynmo Labeller, Kaiser craft Pattern Paper, Ribbon, Assorted Buttons. Corrugated Card, Wooden Soccer Balls, Zig Writer, White and Purple Bazzill Cardstock. 

Thanks for taking the time to check it out

Cheers Kylie xxx

Jam Packed Calendar

WOW..its November already...well its almost the end of November to state and obvious fact. :(

The next two months leading up to Christmas and with school finishing the week of Christmas, we are going to one busy busy busy family.  We have a Grade 6 leaver, and a Grade 10 leaver which have our calendar pretty much booked out with events. I also have a grade 1 that has more then one end of year excursions which of course mummy will have to attend, and we have our grade 7'er that is committed to the grade 7/8 combined school band and he has performance coming up on the calendar. 

WOW I really feel that the family calendar will be jammed pack and with next month 6 family birthdays included, its going to be one roller coaster ride.

Um is this why they call it the silly season.....I think so!

Sunday, 20 November 2011

17 Years

Yesterday the 19th of November, I married this amazing young man. :)

Now today 17 years later I am still married to that amazing man, but we aren't that young any more.
But I'm not sad about the age of us, I am proud to say that I am still married to my one and only soul mate. Our lives together has been a roller-coaster for the past 17 years with massive pumps and wee little ones. But what a fantastic ride it has been and I could not wish to spend time on this ride then with no other then my best, best friend and husband Lance.

I love you xxxx

Thank you for loving and cherishing me for that last 17 years and thank you for these beautiful flowers. xxx

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Efforts For An Afternoon

Here is a layout I made this afternoon to share.

Products : Kaisercraft 13th Hour Collection, Technique Tuesday Stamps, Kaiser paint, Buttons, Dymo Labeller, Inkadinkado Stamps, Tread, Vera Inks Black and Purple, Metal Photo Corners. 

Thanks for stopping on by.  Cheers Kylie

Saturday, 29 October 2011


Just share with you this evening the Halloween ATC's I made this afternoon.

Gosh they where such fun to make, I really enjoyed the whole stamping, cutting and inking process to these atc's.

Here are the products I used to create this atc's : Kaisercraft Grunge Alpha Stamps, Kelly Panacci Twit Twoo Stamp, Versafine Black Ink, Ezcut Paper Dies, See d's Stamp, 7/8 Circle Punch. Astorted Cardstock

Thanks for dropping by to check these out ;)

Cheers Kylie xxx

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Shaping It Up For Summer.

In the last two months I have been putting my body through a massive work out for the up and coming summer.

I really want to look good in my bathers this year. I looked ok last year as I had lost 9 kg, but I still looked out of shape and there was a lot of toning to be done. Well that's what this month has been all about toning. 80 crunches, 2 minute planking, lats work out from hell, and a cardio work out to make you sweat, that your sopping wet to boot!
And Yay I can see the results!

I can sure tell to that I'm much stronger, oh and now when I suck my tummy in it actually sucks cool it that. LOL

me not sucking my tummy in...LOL

Well this was just a entry to basically say YAY! me, I'm really pleased with my progress...look out summer the new me is on the way!!

Cheers Kylie

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Finished And Time To Share

The layout I just posted a photo of in my last post is finished, and I'm quite pleased with it. So here it is for show and tell.

Going out in style : Graphic 45 patterned papers, Times Nouveau Collection, Fashionista Collection and Curtain Call Collection, Jenni Bowlin paper, assorted flowers, paper dollies, BG chipboard Alpha, Heidi Swapp chipboard alpha and ghost clock, ink, Delish metal embellishment and Bella distressing tool. 

Distressing on this layout was done with the Bella distressing tool, purchased from spotlight for only $5 bargain!! and something cool to add to my caddy of tools. :)

Here I used the insides of the g's and o's in the title to create a dotted swirl.

The cute little Delish metal embellishment .....perfect!

Thanks for looking and cheers Kylie xxxx

Time to Complete

Well after a busy week and two weekends, I'm now going to try and complete a couple of projects.

One of these has been sitting on my desk since last weekend, when my awesome friend Allison and her beautiful family from Burnie came and stayed with us last weekend. Also with a week of organising Shannon's Grade 10 leavers dinner outfit, Zach spending extra time with high school commitments, organising and coaching a basketball team for Grace's Grade 5/6 Basketball team and making sure Sarah doesn't miss her first ever Trophy presentation day. I think it time for me sit back and relax.

Shannon's Leavers (check)
Zachary Performance night (check)
Basketball Tournament   (check)
Soccer Trophy Presentation (check)
its time to complete some other things a bit of me time is in order.

Here is a layout that I'm working on and I'm hoping to complete this, this afternoon,and then I'm going to make some Halloween ATC's .

As I look out my study window and see the rain pouring down I see this as a perfect day to slip on my slippers and get tucked into some great scrapping.

Jammed Pack Weekend!

Cheers to another jammed packed weekend with my children....ok it was only really two of them and Grace was the main one for three of the days.

We survived a basketball tournament all weekend, and one very soggy and wet soccer trophy presentation today.

This weekend I had the pleasure of coaching 6 really cool and always motivated girls. These girls represented their school with great honour this weekend, and even in the defeat of 4 games they still held their heads high. This is what makes me enjoy being a part of my children and other children's memories and goals. They showed true sportsmanship and great honour in their school sports uniform. I was one very proud parent/coach/manager.
I would also like to say thanks to our school P.E teacher for turning up on the weekend to score for our team, its awesome to see that he was will to give up his free time to come and support the girls. And the parents that came to support their daughters, they should all be very proud.
WOW what a great school we do have, and its with events like this that make me proud to me a Bowen Road Primary School mum.

I'm always so proud of my children, and both Lance and I always support and encourage our children  to participate in a team sport, and this winter just passed we encourage Sarah to participate in the Under 7 school soccer team. Today was her soccer trophy presentation day, so of coursed armed with the camera in hand to catch this moment, we turned up to a cold and rainy presentation. I'm so proud of her for proving to both myself and her father that she has the sportsmanship and courage to get up on incredible cold and freezing mornings to run around a soccer field and have a blast with her fellow team mates. So this afternoon in prime position on the mantel piece we have Sarah first ever trophy and hopefully not the last.

Congrats, Sarah for giving your best in your first every sport, we will support you with many more years of fun! That what parents are for ;) 

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Clear Mini Album

This afternoon I thought I would share with you this little playing card sized clear mini album I made last weekend.

Products used : Scrapping Clearly Playing Card Clear Album, Cherry Arte patterned paper - His Legacy, Kaisercraft - Flowers, gems, small letters and alpha stickers, Playing cards, Sliver ring, Ribbon and fabric.

I would also like to say thanks to Nat from Scrappers Heaven for giving me this little album to make for my family. THanks :) xxx

Cheers Kylie xxx

Creations For Last Month.

New layout for last month!

I have scrapped some of these photo's before, but while messing around with my printing program for my Canon PIXMA iP3000 printer, I printed these cute little index photo and though they would look great on a layout and wal-la I came up with this layout.

Products used on this layout are : Kaisercraft paint, Kaisercraft timeless paper, wooden lady birds, sheer leaves (brought from Kmart) Assorted chipboard letters, SFX chipboard tree, playing card 8 x 8 scalloped Cardstock, mini wooden pegs and chipboard bird. 

Also to share with you is my ATC for last month. The theme last month for the local swap I'm in was lace, so here is my take on it.

Thanks for dropping by to check out some of my work ;)

Cheers Kylie xxx

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Ya another layout!

I did it! I sort of ignored the kids and scrapped today. YA!!

Its not often I get the chance to sit in my scraproom of late and scrap specially during the day with all the kids home.

So here it is :

123 Unwrap - Kaisercraft paint, assorted scrap paper from my scrap draw, Bella Paper clip, Ribbon and Bella Chipboard alphabet.

TLF xxx


I would like with this post to thank Sharmaine Kruijver for the wonderful inspiration she has been posting on her blog ( and Facebook of late.
I think that its the little bits and pieces that make Sharmaine's layout pop, and I love the simplicity that really brings out the elements to the photo she uses.  

They really inspired me to create this layout I am sharing with you all today. 

Blow -  American Craft, Pebbles & Simple Stories pattern paper
Twine, Brads, Kaisercraft Paint, Stamps & chipboard Alphabets, EK large circle punch,  metal rim tag,  and journaling pen.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Doing it 1920's Style

On the weekend I attended a girlfriends 40th Birthday party at Irish Murphy's and of course it was a fancy dress event.

I decided that I was going to go as a Flapper from the 1920's, and thank to my wardrobe my outfit only cost me $30.  I already had the dress and the shoes, all I had to purchase was a pair of fishnet stockings, some cheap strings of pearls, a feathered boa, and a fancy head band.

And I was set for an amazing evening with great food, great music and fantastic company.
A night to remember!

Thursday, 18 August 2011

The End Of An Affair

Yep its over! this long term affair I have had for many years, is soon to end. The nights where I have snuck out, and the weekends away. The moments where I have been lost in the passion and also the times I have been happy to just sit and chat, is all about to come to an end.

Scrappers Heaven is closing down! ARRRRGGGHHHHH

This little quaint and cute store owned by Natalie, Val and Heather, 3 amazing ladies  is closing on the 27th of this month. :(

If it wasn't for this little store I don't think I would of continued with this amazing craft of scrapbooking I enjoy today. I would also like to thank  these wonderful ladies for giving me the chance to teach and show off my work. I loved every single lesson, from the beginners to school holiday programs with 12 - 15 excited giggling girls and the just the chance to share my ideas with fellow scrappers. Over the years thanks to Scrappers Heaven I have meet some amazing ladies that also enjoy this amazing craft of scrapbooking, and made some wonderful friendships.
I know that these beautiful ladies have put their heart and souls into this wonderful store that sometimes I use to call home.You have given me two wonderful and side cracking retreats to remember.  I'm going to miss driving down the road for a piece of card stock or something more,  you know that missing bit to a layout and also a quick chat. I don't know how many times I would say to them don't print me a receipt otherwise Lance will find out how much money I'd have spend in there!

Girls you have giving me such great memories and helped me so much along the years, you have even help me through the hard times in my own personal life.

Oh and before I  go also like to shout out to Janet, another wonderful lady that worked for the girls. I would like to say that you have one of the most loving and kindest souls I have ever met and it was a pleasure working with you. xxxx

Its an end of an era, a end of a life style that I have wedge well into my heart and life. I will miss this part of my life I will miss our occasional retail affair.

Good Luck Ladies. xxxx

Sunday, 7 August 2011


Yep we have another teenager in the house, so now there is a total of two.....oh boy here we go!!!!

Posing with one of your presents. 
I hope you enjoy reading this and it 
has all the facts you need when looking up and animal.
All the awesome stuff you got for your birthday so far .

Today is Zachary's 13th birthday, wow where has that time gone. I remember bringing home this little bundle of joy from hospital, and now I have this noisy, crazy kid! But I would not trade a single day having you in my life or in all of our lives for a matter of fact. Every day you bring a smile to our faces, with your awesome sence of humour, you also sometimes bring a headache to your mothers head, but hey I take a nurofen and tell you to use your inside voice and we move on...LOL.

WOW today you have reached teenage status how cool is that! I can't wait to start scrapping layouts about you and your teenage drama's and triumphs. I bet most of them will be about you not being able to complete some curtain game on the PlayStation or Wii. I know that your such an easy going kid that the bathroom issues with two girls in the house will not be and issue!

I hope you have had a great day Zac and that you enjoyed your mate Jesse staying last night for a sleep over, and the yummy dinner Dad is cooking for you right now, roast turkey roll, baked potatoes, caramelised sweet potatoes and cauliflower and broccoli bake, and your Banana caramel cake for dessert! WOW make sure you save me some!

Happy Birthday Zachary, I hope you have enjoyed your day! and that you enjoy your teenage hood.
Love Mum xxx

Friday, 5 August 2011

12 going on 21

Yep its Grace's 12th birthday! and this is a belated post for her birthday which was the 21st of last month. She had a great day with opening pressies in the morning before school, so Dad could see them. Then it was off to school armed with two containers  full of cupcakes for her class mates and friends. Then in the evening she had her favourite cooked meal, home-made cataloni, with salad and chips and and ice-ream birthday cake for desert and also a home-made marble cake that Dad made for her.

Opening Presents

Your first camera how cool!

All your cool stuff!

Yummy your marbled chocolate cake!

Feel the warmth from all those candles.
I think Dad is going to have to make a bigger cake 
next year.

We have been so busy here in the Cornish house hold. We have had two school excursions, heaps of band practice for both Zac and Grace. School winters sports with Grace (netball) also netball try outs for Grace. Grace also has had two band concerts, one was a tour to our school and another primary school, and the other was to play in fount of some parliamentary members that came to the girls school to open their new library and other buildings that have just been completed. We have been organising work experience for Shannon and also Shannon got his first job this week. YA! Congrats Shannon!
I have been in the full swing with my Active After School Sport (AASS) afternoons, we have just completed week 6 out of 9, and I'm having a blast and I think the kids are enjoying them too!

Well this is me for now, I hope all you fellow bloggers and blog readers have had a wonderful and fulling life as I have in the last few weeks  ;)


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