Monday, May 30, 2011

On the cover!

This is the current issue of Australian Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft magazine (Vol 17 No 4).  Do you see that little baby pram card in the bottom right corner?

It's mine!!!  Oh my gosh what a fantastic surprise so see another one of my cards on the cover! :)))))  Thankyou CS&P mag!!!  Oh and they've photographed my card set SO beautifully too on the inside of the magazine...I should've taken a pic of that page to show you also.  Oh well...at least I can share my own pics of the full card set ...


All three cards feature paper pieced shapes and lots of stitching...




Thanks so much for dropping by!

Sheree xx

Monday, May 23, 2011

A Fantastic New Online Magazine!!!

Kim has just made the exciting announcement over on her blog about her gorgeous new online bi-monthly magazine.  It will launch 1 July 2011...and I can't wait!!!  Here's some of what Kim had to say about it on her blog...

I would like to introduce to you all,

Etzcetera Magazine

....An online bi-monthly crafty lifestyle magazine.JULYAUGUST1COVERsmall

Visit our website here. Sign up for our newsletter so you can keep up with our happenings as well as be one of the first to know when we have launched.

Tomorrow the media kit will be ready for potential advertisers and our Facebook page will be set up.

Ahhhh.

It's good to get the secret out there..

I hope you will help me spread the news.
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Oh my...isn't that cover gorgeous?!!! So what are you waiting for?   Head on over and sign up HERE!!! This magazine is going to be amazing and an inspiring breath of fresh air!  :) 

Sheree xx

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

One about us...

Since the theme this week over at Scrap.Biz is 'How I Met Your Father', I finally got around to scrapping this pic of Paul and I celebrating 20 years together last year.  (This page is my sample for the What's Cooking challenge that I've set this week...details can be found HERE.)


We met at high school all those years ago and have been together ever since.  Without getting too soppy...I still feel incredibly lucky that he's all mine. :)  He really is the best!

I've used mainly Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe goodies on this one, with a splash of October Afternoon, MME and some AC Thickers.  I LOVE these colours together...

If you feel like joining in on a challenge or two why not pop over and see what the other DT girls have created this week too?  Just take a look HERE. ;)  You could win one of the weekly prizes on offer!

Sheree xx

Monday, May 16, 2011

Mmmmm...cinnamon scrolls!

I baked!  (Don't fall off your chair Mum! LOL)  Those of you who know me know that baking or any kind of cooking is really not my 'thing'.  Don't get me wrong...I do cook...but only because I have to. ;)  I'd much prefer to be doing other things... but when I saw this recipe over on Mel Goodsell's blog (in this post HERE) it looked so easy and delicious I couldn't resist! 

Here's the cinnamon scrolls that Madi and I whipped up this morning....YUM!!!


Madi had the first taste...


A big thumbs up!!! Once Paul and the boys got home they all disappeared pretty quickly...now I've got requests for more! ;) 

Sheree xx

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mothers' Day and some scrappin'...

Mothers Day was a little different for my Mum this year.  It was the first year ever that Dad wasn't home for Mothers Day.  He was in hospital for a week getting a hand injury seen to...so we headed up there on Saturday afternoon, visited Dad in hospital and then spent the night with Mum at her place.  It was lovely to be there with Mum for breakfast on Mothers' Day!  Paul made pancakes (yum!) and the kids gave me the sweetest little handmade cards, a handmade necklace by Riley, some fluffy warm slippers, a photo tree, a Bruno Mars CD and a gorgeous ceramic owl.  I felt so spoiled!  Paul did lunch for us all and it was nice hanging out together!  We did take the camera with us but none of us thought to take any photos!  Silly...oh well...it was still a great day. :)

Ok...time for a couple of scrappy shares!  Remember that sneak from my last post?  Here it is...my sample for last week's Scrap It Blind challenge over at Scrapz.Biz.

Poor Ayden.  This is how he spent his 8th birthday...sick on the couch!  :(  We're hoping to make up for it this year.


This week I've set the colour combo (Paint a Rainbow) challenge.  (Details can be found HERE.)



Our theme for this week is 'Desperate Housewives'. LOL  I decided to scrap a day...to make a record of the sort of things I get up to on a typical day.


The photos I chose are a just a sampling of the day but I also made a pocket behind my page to hold a more detailed list too.


Ok...I'm outta here.  Got a nice hot cuppa calling my name!  Hope you're having a great week so far.  See you again soon!  :)

Sheree xx

Friday, May 6, 2011

Pickin' Oranges...

On one of our visits to Mallacoota last year the kids had a chance to pick oranges off of Nanna V's big orange tree.  They've never had the opportunity to pick their own fruit before and they got a real kick out of it! LOL  They ended up with a lovely big pile of oranges which we later made into deliciously fresh juice...SO good!

I've had these photos and papers sitting on my desk for a few months now waiting to be scrapped...and I finally sat down and put it together...




I love those happy little faces! :)

My other scrappy share today is only a sneaky peek I'm afraid!  I've set the Scrap It Blind challenge over at Scrapz.Biz this week so can't share the full page just yet...

I have to say these Scrap It Blind challenges have become a favourite with the girls and I really love seeing the different entries coming in each week...so fun!

I hope you've got a lovely Mothers' Day weekend planned!  I'm looking forward to spending the day with Paul and the kids...and I'll be up to visit my Mum too.  :)  Happy Mothers' Day!!

Sheree xx

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Our long weekend mini-break...

We made the most of the long weekend and headed off on a mini-break to the Sunshine Coast.  So beautiful to be greeted by this view each morning...


We had the most gorgeous weather while we were there...so lucky after all the rain we've had lately!  We took long walks, the kids had a ball in the pool, we relaxed on the balcony overlooking the ocean, and took the kids to Underwater World and then Australia Zoo. 

We'd never been to Australia Zoo!  Pretty sad really when it's only a couple of hours away.   We were so impressed by how beautiful and clean the grounds and the enclosures were...it really is a fantastic place to spend the day.  Madi loved feeding the goats and sheep in the kids zoo and then patting the koalas and kangaroos.  The boys loved the tigers and elephants...and of course the crocodiles!  We took loads of photos...too many to share here...but here are just a couple of my faves...




It was so nice just to get away for a few days together.  We're going to have to plan another little mini-break soon!

Sheree xx