Sunday, January 23, 2011

some Exciting News and Show & Tell

Lets start with my exciting news.... That would be that I was picked for the 2011 Design Team for the awesome chipboard company Words or Whatever (WOW). When I saw the email and the subject was Design team Application, I though "oh yeah, a thanks but no thanks".... But it was a YES. It will be a bi-monthly thing which I am very happy with. Not as much pressure to get things done on time etc... I received an awesome selection of goodies in the mail from Suzanne and I have been playing with some of them already. Here is a couple I have completed.

Professional "Dance" Poser:

The word DANCE is from WOW. I am usually one for leaving my chipboard raw or simply spraying it with Glimmer Mist, but this time I decided to get all messy and jazz it up a bit.

* First I inked with pink all over
* Then grabbed a deeper pink and inked just the top half trying the get a smooth transition between the colour change
* Then using purple did the same but from the bottom.
* I added purple "frinkles" just to the bottom edge of the word
* Sprayed the whole word with Pearl Glimmer Mist
* And last but not least, the messiest part - used Dimensional Magic all over to give guessed it....some dimension!

I loved how the LO has turned out, and better still, the photos so suited this months (sold out) She's Savvy Kit. I have added a few things, but the majority is from the kit...

M164 - Car Desk Tidy

Very cute little "Chev" which I am sure my little man will love when he is a little bit older. For this I have covered it all in Cardina Ink, followed by Kindy Glitz for the lights and bumper bars. The black outline I have simply used my zig pen and coloured it in.

I again used Pearl Glimmer mist, then once dry gave it a light coat of dimensional magic (my new best friend)

Included is a pen tidy, but I havent used it this time. I actually didnt put these items in the Chev, my daughter Charlotte did. I am wondering if she might just claim this for her own :)

So there you have it...My first DT reveal for WOW. I have used these chipboard products previous to joining the DT which were purchased from my LSS Scrapbooking Delights. This is what I have done recently.

A Mothers Love: This gorgeous scroll/swirl...... simply sprayed with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist

St George Dragons - Inked with Red & Black, outlined with faux stitching around the word DRAGON and then sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist.

All Clean - These beautiful journal blocks - I removed the centre piece, inked the outer and then returned the inner before journalling on.

Lotsa Bubbles at New Year - Again I have inked and used glimmer mist on this stunning butterfly. This LO is actually this months STUCK?! 1st February Sketch, using one of the amazing kits from Peta at Scrapbooking from Scratch.

So there you have a huge post full of Wonderful WOW products. I love how these pieces are original, well thought of and best of all, very reasonably priced. Cant wait to show you some more soon....

Until then, take care

Leesh xx

Thursday, January 20, 2011

January Savvy Cybercrop.....

January 2011 Cybercrop @ Scrapbook Savvy starts today! Join us in true Australia style for our 'Aussie Aussie Aussie' Cybercrop! Starting Friday 21 January and ending midnight Thursday 27 January. Lots of fun to be had with the usual challenges, blind scrapping, bingo & more! Check it all out in the forum, challenges up later today!

I cant wait.... I am sure I have photos from last year to do, with more to come on Wednesday.

Hope you all enjoy your Australia Day. We will be starting early with the commencement of the annual Belmore Basin Aquathon in Wollongong. This year Ben, Anthony, Linda & David are all competing. Should be a good day...I wish them all well....

Until next time

Leesh xx

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Photo-a-Day (Week 2)

Well, we are home....and as promised here is Week 2 of photo-a-day

8th Jan- This is where I found my very cheeky 14 month old Oliver....heading up the stairs. He thought he was very clever!!

9th Jan - Again, part of my "organisation" for 2011, I prepared all the dinner meals for taking away camping. This is one of the stir fry vegetable packs in my awesome cryovac machine....

10th Jan - and again, my very cheeky Oliver talking on his toy phone in the car on the way to Lake Conjola. He is trying hard to say "hello"

11th Jan - This is our camp set up using out new camper trailer.... Including....a KING size bed!!!

12th Jan - The girls swimming in the lake...they were in there for hours!!!!

13th Jan - I didn't actually take this photo as I had come home to go to work, but I had to use it....just look at her face, she is so proud catching this fish!!

14th Jan - Driving back down the coast after work I was rather bored on my I decided to take a photo from the front window of the car!!!

Well, thats it from to do some more washing!!! Oh the joys!!!!

Leesh xx

Friday, January 14, 2011

Posting from the Lake......

.......Because I am currently on holidays with my family and neighbours at Lake Conjola. We have been here since Monday but i had to go home Wednesday night to attend my 2 days per week of work. It was very quiet at home, but I managed to fit in some ME time which included a walk/run with my friend Jodi on Thursday morning, Kickboxing with my BFF Sarah on Thursday night and then some medicine ball activities on Friday morning....Needless to say I am rather sore this morning, but I got back on the horse (so to speak) and did a short walk/run this morning again. I feel allot better and the awesome swim at the beach helped as well.

Let me show you a few pics from down here, and then I will get into some scrapping news.....Actually, I will do my photo-a-day for week 2 (which includes these photos anyway)

And here is this weeks scrapping update. I have done about 5 or 6 pages for 2011 which is pretty good considering I have been "organising" my house, and been away all of this week. I intend doing some more next week when Ben is away for work. I have photographed them but unfortunately haven't downloaded them as yet. when I get home I will get onto that for you :)!!!


What I do have for you is Jan 15 STUCK?! Sketch. I really loved this one (I know I say that about allot of the STUCK?! Sketches, but they are just up my alley I guess).

And believe it or not, I have used the December He's Savvy Kit for this one. I have done a few different LO's with this same kit as I felt it was very versatile for both male, female and combination LO's.

The photo is of my beautiful friend Linda, photo taken by Lauren Condon from Red Door Photography.

Well, looks like I am lagging in the internet connection here, so will have to call it the end of my post. I will come back when I return home and post the weeks photos... Might head out and see if I cant catch some afternoon rays from the sun before they all disappear on us.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Leesh xx

Friday, January 7, 2011

Photo-a-Day (Week 1)

There was talk of whether people were doing photo-a-day in 2011. I wasnt 100% sure what I would do with it if I were to go through it, but I thought if I were to do a weekly post on here, then I can just include the 7 photos taken during the week. I mean, it was rather easy, especially when I have my iphone on hand at all times, and it takes pretty good photos.

Well, I have managed a photo every day...for the 1st week at least :) Lets see if I can keep it up!!

1/1 Oliver decided he would work out how to pull himself to a standing positon at the lounge
2/1 Charlotte & Oliver after a swim in our pool - was such a gorgeous day, we couldnt waste it

3/1 Charlotte's little friend Taylah and her sister Mikaylah came over for a play. They piled up the cushions and made a snow mountain

4/1 I cleaned up my scrap room and Oliver came to investigate - he found some stickers to play with
5/1 My princess god-daughter Georgia's 4th Birthday. She was on such a high and had a great night.

6/1 The birthdays continued with our precious boy Mason's 1st birthday. He looked like he was having a good afternoon, even though I am sure he had no idea what all the fuss was about
7/1 And this one is of my work station. It was in such a mess so I had to tidy it up and sort some things out. This photo was taken before that.

I managed to do 4 LO's last Tuesday at Savvy Crop so will come back and show them in the next day or so. I am off to my scrap room now to see if I can get anything done...if not at least started.

Thanks for coming by, look forward to sharing some more with you next week.

Leesh xx

Saturday, January 1, 2011

My New Look BLOG!!!!

Thanks to my beautiful bestest friend in the whole wide world Sarah Ward xx.... Love ya babe, thanks heaps for fixing this for me!! Might like to use it more often now :)

Off to clean up kids rooms so I can maybe then do my scraproom and actually use it for some scrapping!!!!!

Wish me luck......

Leesh xx