Why I haven't been blogging...

Yesterday was filled with Wonderland characters, treasure hunts, pot painting, crafts, food, decorations and general insanity. Our little Flamingo, Alice, Cheshire Cat, and White Rabbit had a ball (it was really a joint party between 4 cousins - 5 if you count the sleeping Dormouse!) We also had the Mad Hatter, Ace of Spades, March Hare, talking Daisy, Walrus and yours truly, the Queen of Hearts. Anyone could be be Tweedledee and Tweedledum - my friend Karina and her son Kai pose in the photo above.

I've been sewing, painting and planning for weeks. Everyone loved it :)

And Ash's latest injury - this afternoon he fell over face first on the gravel driveway. Typical ;)

(Yes, as usual, he's fine now!)

Inspire Me

I have made a fun online class making a mini album of inspiration - both reminders and thoughts, as well as gathering magazine clippings that prompt inspiration. Techniques include collage, painting and doodling, and the class will be available for purchase at ScrapBoutique prior to the class at the end of March.

I think the class and kit will be between $35 and $40, but am not sure yet. Keep an eye on ScrapBoutique (or email Chelsea) if you want to know more. I'm looking forward to it!

I will show the Paris calendar pages from SC in the next few days. I missed a few when I was photographing them, oops.


So Ash is in the wars at the moment. He has a scab on his knee - healing quite nicely though - but the funny thing is that neither Ben nor I know when he fell over. It had all dried blood and stuff on it, but he must have just kept on going and we didn't notice until the next day! Yesterday he had a burst infected bite / pimple on one side of his face, and a bump on his forehead. Today he woke up with a very very swollen eye. Looks awful. This pic is early this morning, later he couldn't even open that eye at all, poor little guy. Took him to the doc and it seems he has had an allergic reaction to a bite of some kind. He is pretty chirpy regardless, I have to say.
Lately Sienna has been all whinge and cry over the tiniest scratch so it is a funny contrast! Mind you she woke me up at 5am yesterday by vomiting profusely all over me in my bed, so she was a bit of a sickie for at least, oh, five hours or so. She missed kinder yesterday as a result, but she got to begin on Monday as planned, and also attended this morning. It is 3 hours per session for the first two weeks, but Sienna doesn't want to leave at the end of the sessions. But I think it does tire her out a bit, she is crabby all afternoon as she refuses to nap. She has a funky backpack though, so it's all worthwhile ;)

I had a very cool 'mail' morning yesterday, receiving a fabulously fun RAK from Em and also my order from Scrap In Style, which includes these: I don't usually use much glitter but I couldn't resist all the tiny jars of colour :)

The theme on Overlooked this round (two) is 'collections', so I took this photo yesterday to represent my collection of old and vintage cameras. I have too many to display - our house isn't that big, really - so now I just buy funky-looking cameras if they are different to the shapes and styles I already have. Yep, it's all about looks, nothing about how collectable they are at all!

Kell is away camping for 5 days so I am looking after Kiti Q. So, um, order lots. Or not ;) Depending on how hard you want me to work. LOL. The last thing Kell did before heading off, though, was uploading some new chipboard birds - all flourishy and gorgeous - from Scrap FX, and a Queen and Co order which includes the cutest compacts of clear stamps. Fun stuff.

Finally, here is a layout from the latest (until the next few days, anyway) Scrapbook Creations. I just got these back, couldn't share earlier as I hadn't photographed 'Time to Play' before I sent it. Well, actually I had, but then I changed it. Anyway, here 'tis. A bit of bright Bam Pop lovin'. There were also 6 calendar pages that weren't shared in my article (and the other 6 were shown twice). So I'll share them tomorrow, along with the sneak peek of a new online class I am doing at the end of March!


Our emotional girl - her happy face today, regularly interspersed with dramatic tears and tantrums! Funny little miss.

On another topic, check out the Aussie Scrap Source blog for Hambly inspiration - it features a layout and a mini album of mine (though the rub-ons on the mini are actually Jenni Bowlin, but the overlay is Hambly).