Sunday, September 28, 2008

Wicked Kits!!!!!!!!!!

I was asked to have a play with a gorgeous kit from the girls at Wicked Princess Kits...check them out here....

I had a ball with lots of Heidi Swapp Papers, Hambly and a dash of Jenni Bowlin! Being a "cluster" freak I simply added some bits and bobs from my own stash..great way of using up all those little embellishments.I really love the papers and the colour soft and sweet yet still funky!
Here are the LOs I created!

After quite a stressful week, it felt great to create with such fun papers....go and check them out!!!


Sunday, September 21, 2008


Bit behind on this post....but all is going good although last week was a stressful one for us as our beautiful Oma(Dh's Grandmother) got very sick and had a heart attack in an ambulance on the way to hospital. We were terrified.... She is now still in hospital in the Cardio Unit and in very good care. She seems to be improving everyday and they are talking about when she goes home so that sounds very positive to me!!! My biggest problem is that I saw her the first morning but she had a very bad vomitting virus and vomitted for two days straight.(Not good for anyone let alone an 86 year old!) So now the staff think it is not a good idea for myself or Poppy to visit incase we get it. I understand and don't want to put us at risk but it is soooooo frustrating! I never had grandparents growing up so she is so special to me....she treats me as if I have always been her grandchild, we love chatting, I love her stories, we love having a coffee together!

Please say a prayer or send some healing vibes....I want her to see this new life I am carrying....we all need more time together!

And ironically - we had a scan yesterday of our newest family member...just to check if my placenta had moved - nope still low...but shouldn't be a problem as I am definately having a C-section. The utlrasound lady who is often very 'cold' but excellent in her field was really positive...saying how healthy bub looked! So that was nice.Bub was very active, all organs look great, already head down, quite big - in the 75+ percentile, and has long legs... the last one cracked me up - with Dh's height, 6ft5" suprises there! Got an awesome 3d pic of her/his face....chubby cheeks like Poppy. And NO we still don't know the gender! We'll find out in FIVE weeks!!!

It is my last week of work this week!!! Yay! Although I gotta say I absolutely LOVE my job this year but with my expanding belly, puffy feet and afternoon fatigue I'll be happy to stay home! I will have 6 months off then will hopefully return to my one and a half days a week at work!

Poppy has been an absolute delight and is back to a normal sleep pattern - waking around 6.30am which is fabulous compared to the 5am starts we were having! eeeekkkk - HATED it!

Now she is happier and so are we! She is such a little chatterbox and at the moment is fixated on singing the ABC song ALL day long...and also into names - wants to know everyone's names ie at the shops, the doctors....she will chat to anyone! Precious girl!

And don't fall off your chair but I have been scrapping aswell!! I am also have a HUGE clean out so stay tuned for some RAKS.... I gave away about 100 pieces of PP last week - didn't even make a dent in the stash! eeekkkkkkk!

Here is a LO for SCRAPTIVATE.....I hear new stock has arrived so either get online or Perth girls get to the shop.... Getting into the cuttlebug and metalic tap. They have loads of new dies and folders instore!

Lastly how HOT HOT HOT is the top 50 List for SM masters this year!!! Congrats to ALL the really is an exciting time! I wouldn't like to try and pick out of those talented ladies...all Master quality I think! Special TOOT for my Perth girls Binxy and Mel god their talent is OUTSTANDING!

I'll be back later - I have about 6 LOs to scan!


Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Hmmmm... what happens when you can't really fit into any clothes you like because your belly is HUGE?? You shop for a new handbag, new wallet and this week I'm going to be picking out a silver Pandora for myself...not to mention Miss P's summer wardrobe is filling up pretty quickly - lots of "gymboree" brand from the US - cute cherry, strawberry and flamingo prints and images!! Loving my new large silver guess will actually be my new nappy bag....

I don't think I'll be going near the shops in Nov and I'm getting my goodies now! LOL!
Any excuse!!!
We found out Poppy was accepted for "Pre Kindy" at a great little school this week. So she will go one day a week next year. It will good for me to have a day with the new bub and I know Poppy will LOVE it but it makes me realise she is growing up sooo quickly!She has only ever been looked after by family so it will do her some good to mix it up with other kids and maybe realise the world doesn't completely revolve around her - PMSL!
Butter wouldn't melt....
Working on some mag work and DT work for Scraploot.....

Monday, September 8, 2008


Hope everyone had a lovely Father's Day! We had a great time at my inlaw's - my MIL is such a great cook! Poppy entertained the troops...we even watched some of the video of Poppy from when she was first born...she was very interested in "that baby" - it made me all emotional. I can't wait!
Last week we went to the Playschool Concert...I loved it!Alex Papps was one of the presenters - god I remember him on Home and Away when I was a teenager! He has hardly changed!Poppy liked it but I think she enjoyed Justine more - all that crazy dancing!

Here are some pics of my ever expanding girth....god how much bigger can it get???eeeeek!!Poppy kissing the baby - looks like she is blowing up an enormous balloon - LOL!

And some scrapping of a VERY PRECIOUS GIRL - SHELBY..... she's the daughter of Mel and saddly no longer with us....Mel needed some help to create Shelby's memory album and asked me to do the cover. I was honoured and I hope Mel likes it! Makes you appreciate what you have...count your blessings and give your kids that extra cuddle tonight....

Front cover...still might have more of a play...

Back cover.....vintage buttons


Monday, September 1, 2008


Yes I'm on the count down now...only EIGHT weeks until we meet our precious bub!!!
Soooooooooo excited! Still soaking, sorting and washing lots of Poppy's baby items, sheesh....I bought SO much when she was little. Bucket loads of PINK - if it's all girl we have EVERYTHING...if it's a boy, well, we'll hit the shops for some blue!LOL.
I'm feeling good - just rather heavy and still have joint problems. I have complete "pregnancy brain" and forget things all the time, lose my car keys daily and forget what I am talking about mid sentence....
Poppy is getting rather excited and wants to hold and wash the baby apparently! She talks to my tummy daily and kisses it goodnight.
Recent conversation -
Me - What's in mumma's tummy Poppy?
P - a baby!!!
Me - is it a boy or girl?
P - (excitedly) a boy!(this changes daily!)
Me - Poppy, what will we call the baby?
P - (Yelling at my belly) WAKE UP BABY- (see she is "calling" it - LOL)
Me - no hun, what will we name the baby
P - Charlie...
Me - what the?
I have no idea where Charlie has come from( we don't even know a Charlie) but she is convinced that's the baby's name - sorry Poppy, it's not even on our short list! We actually have both our boy's and girl's name picked out so it really is just the waiting game now.

The very gorgeous Chelle J nominated me for this bit of LOVE...thanks I feel my blog has been a bit light on with scrapping images lately! I have more to share soon!

Lots of girls I would like to nominate would have been already nominated and there are so many inspirational bloggers out there.... I *heart*...

LISA - scrapwitch, paint queeen

DONNA - kebab, mixin' it up

AM - love ya work

MALIN - always precious work

MEL HEATHER - photos and LOs that are eye candy

JULIE HEARD - pure eye candy!

I'll be back with some LOs after work today!!