Thursday, September 29, 2011

My Quote of the day

Tim Holtz re inkers

So apart from reinkers being used to refil your distress ink pads there are a few other uses for them:
You can make your own Glimmer Mist as mentioned last year on our blog (thanks to our Guest DT at the time ... Sandra Wilkinson)
To make your own glimmer Mist you will need
1 mini mister (or small spray bottle)
Drop a WHOLE dropper fill of reinker into your spray bottle
Add small scoop of Perfect Pearls (small amount on the end of a paddle pop stick)
then fill your mister with water BUT not to the top as you need a small gap to be able to shake and mix it.
Easy peasy you now have glimmer Mist (after of course you have shaken it up)
Or make multi coloured stamps
You will need a make up pad or baby wipe, reinkers of your choice and a stamp
Starting with your DARKEST ink first
(Vintage Photo)
Then filling in the gaps with your lighter ink (Broken China)
Then stamp onto the ink and apply to your layout, tag, card or whatever you are stamping
Or you can try more than 2 colours
Here I used Vintage Photo, Broken China then finishing off with Antique Linen reinkers
(I tried it on a serviette which worked BUT it doesn't stay wet for long so a make up pad or wet ones are the best to use)
And once I started I couldn't stop trying out colour combinations.
So go on... go and have a play and see what you come up with.
Don't forget to upload it to the my2angels Gallery so we can all have a Bo Peep.

Adorable and sweet

I have had a lovely quiet week this week after getting home from our week away at the beach.  It has been nice to be at home and rearrange the house, clean out clothes and even get some of my own scrapping done.
Today I had a play withe one of my favorite designers "Crate Paper"...mmmmm this Random Collection is super duper cute.  I have only used 3 pieces of paper and the cute Chipboard Accents which contains about 50 or so chippies.. they are so yummy too.
I have used a Martha Stewart punch, Making Memories felt leaves, a button and scrappers floss.  Oh and a gorgeous Doily from Gail Lindners Etsy store .
Pretty much the rest is all Crate Paper.

I would love to see your creations with this lovely range.  Be sure to drop it past me.
Thats all for now luvs...

Off for a nice hearty dinner with my boys.
Moonie x x

Saturday, September 24, 2011

My new Wheels

Well after not being able to jam all my scrapbooking supplies in my car every Friday night, Ken decided to buy me a new car.  It is a groovy car with loads of space, boot space to stand up my trolley and tote in it, easy cruise control, comfy plus seats, has lots of get up and go and is more quiet and luxurious than I imagined.  Ken was very happy with my choice as he did not see that car til I bought it home.
One more full day here in our beach world.. loving it so much.  We have played scrabble every night since being here.  Lots of fun with Corey.
Take care and you will see some layouts next week.  I'm busting to get my hands on my stash.
Take care and til then... Moonie x


Feel like a bargain to add to your scrapbooking stash...?? Well come on over to my2angels and check out the sale items Tracy has up for this month.. time is running out but if you click here you will be able to see what is up for grabs. Truly.... Tracy is quite radical when she has a sale so get in and don't miss out. ATM she has up to 50% off.
This month it is all about the boys... so the DT have put together some quite cool masculine layouts for you to check out. Great ideas using different elements and textures. Dont forget to go and check out all the cool charms that Tracy has in. She is indeed the CHARM QUEEN xx

Thats all from me folks... just come back from a hard 2 hours down on the beach which is named Dreamtime Beach here at Fingal Heads. It is absolutely to die for.. so protected, can sit on the beach and watch the whales and dolphins playing in the water, the sand is white as snow, the water is safe and it is not crowded.. very family friendly. If you can you should get here one of these days. Takes 5 minutes from Tweed Heads off the M1

Friday, September 23, 2011

Another day in paradise

We did pretty well not much today..... had a sleep in, lay on the beach and swam in the water for about 1 and a half hrs, back to the van to play on my laptop, then went for a walk to the light house and this is what we saw.... truly a magnificent place to be staying at.
These rocks were like they were built like this... truly amazing.

The sand here is so white and clean.. Reminds me of the Whitsunday Islands. Just beautiful. It is so nice to be away from shops and business. The thing I love here is that everyone is so friendly, the caravan park basically has no rules for kids like other van parks do.. they can ride bikes and scooters etc in the park. I love seeing kids be kids. Nice to see them all out playing on bikes together instead of computers and any screens as such. There is nothing like old traditional fun.. you just can't beat it.

And that was our Friday 23 September 2011
Thanks for stopping by.. I hope you have a great weekend. We are here for another 2 days. Home Monday x
Night night

Movie World

Ken woke us up yesterday morning and said.. let's get up ... we are going to Movie World for the day.. Corey did not shut up the whole time til we got there.. Ohhh to be a kid again and be so excited about something like that.. I remember clearly the feeling of such excitement. He was so impressed with it all there. I love the feeling of the adrenalin pumping and when Danielle and I are together we have a blast on all the big scary rides. Ken's tops for adrenalin is the bumper cars or the carousal. We decided to go on the Scooby Doo Ghost train ride... the 3 of us that was.. Well I'm so glad we didn't check the sign as there would be no way Ken would have got on it. It was totally spooky and awesome. It was like a not so high but just as fast roller coaster.. Fast as corners and all black inside. Poor Ken.... his heart was pumping so hard and the look on his face was priceless... especially when it decided to go just as fast backwards and down hill....OMG!!!!!!
Corey was scared too but wanted to do it all over again when we were out.

The parade they had was fantastic. All the characters have such a cool job.. although I wouldn't like to be dressed like them in the summer. Austin Powers was such a laugh.. He kept driving this thing fast and then stalling it and slamming on his breaks when he saw a hot chicki... nearly crashing into the Bat Mobile in front..

Looove this painted wall. They boys were having fun... and so typical.... look at them pretending to do a wee... LOL

Ken and I cannot believe the length of Corey's legs... he loved it in the dodgem cars.

These guys were cool. Scooby Doo is so much fun.. I still love watching his show.

Classic photo.. I have one of Danielle and I in this same pose when I took her when she was 4. Was a great day full of entertainment. Ken decided to buy us all year passes for the 3 of us so we will be making more trips down here to go to Sea World and White Water World... I think this is the other one we get to go to. So now it will only cost us a tank of fuel for the day. Great deal. $120 each and it expires June 2012.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Our Fingal Heads retreat on the beach

We have packed up the caravan, push bikes, sunscreen, hats, magazines, laptop, no hair dryer, no make up, a bucket for clothes washing and some music for one bliss week of fun in the sun and time out from our busy every day life. It is just so awesome to get back to basics and turn everything off and also switch off from the busy lives we all lead. It is crazy and stupid how we all just are constantly rushing in today's world. I am doing a daily walk in bare feet along the beach which I clocked today using my cool imap app on my iPhone. It clocks your distance, calories burnt and time it takes you. It also stores every work out you do so you can compare and try and beat your last train. While this is clicking over I was listening to my music and also taking these amazing photos. Gooo the iPhone!!! Later when it is not so warm and full on sun I am going to ride my bike into Kingscliffe which I am not sure what the distance is. Ken rode in this morning while I was still getting my much needed beauty sleep. It is about 8km I am gathering. I will clock this too. Such a great caravan park.
Right on the beach, all the kids are playing together.. havent seen Corey since this morning, it is a park where kids can actually ride their bikes, scooters and roller blades without being told off. There is nothing but a corner store and fish and chip shop here and the beach.
Everyone gets to the beach about 4 or 5 to sit on the beach as it is HAPPY HOUR :-) Anyway, I am off as we are going to go and explore the beach, the boys are going fishing and the rest of the day...ummm... not much. Take care and I hope you are all enjoying the school holidays too.
Moonie x

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My Family Layout

This is the thing I love about scrapping. I have found these photos in my stash.. I love to spend moments by myself remembering these days and moments. The top photo of Corey was our first week at Nambour when we moved down.. We took Corey to the Big Pineapple and looked at all the farm animals. The bottom one of Corey and I was when we were evacuated from our home in Port Hinchinbrook in Cardwell when Cyclone Larry hit the town. The kids and I took off to Townsville and waiting for the storm to pass. It was one of the most terrifying nights of my life. Not sure what the morning news was going to be.. no home... no pub... people injured? Our pub got thrashed but our home was perfect.

Ken and I on my 40th birthday out for dinner, my baby girl and I, my big blista Tan and I at Rainbow beach on a motorbike weekend away and of course my two boys at the beach.

In this layout I have used Kaiser Craft Timeless paper, Cosmo Cricket - Deck the Hollies, Sassafras - Serendipidty Apple paper, Collection Elements Butterfly, jenni Bowlin Butterfly Stamp, Ranger Crackle Paint, Martha Stewart Punch, Jenni Bowlin Bingo Card, Prima Flower, Teresa Collins Chipboard Flower, Basic Grey Brad and some thread.

Is everyone going away for the holidays here in Qld..? We are heading off down near Byron Bay in our caravan...mmmm sun, books, beach, bike riding, eating out, dwinkee poos, nana naps, magazines and of course some blog reading.. lots to do but miles of time to do it in... and no phones and no work... sounds like the perfect holiday to me. Ohh and don't forget the nail polishes...
Hope you are all well and happily creating more goodies for us to view.
Bye for now.. got some cards to put together after using my copics... awwww.. love them

Moonie x

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Echo Park and my2angels

Have you checked out this gorgeous funky range from Echo Park?

I have used the cool Echo Park Apothecary Emporium Hypnotic Stripes paper and the Stripe Toad paper. These go really cool together and very masculine.

I have even got a bit more adventurous with my Glimmer Mist in the Tiger Lily shade and thrown a bit up in the corners.. I'm normally pretty careful with this stuff but on this page it just goes great.. The grungier the better.

And check out these new Admit One tickets...! I love them. They are so totally vintage and I love anything vintage. These are so cheap and look great on any page. 10... Yes 10 for $1.20.

I have also done a bit of embossing with my favorite embossing color. I have used the Scrapware Chipboard Antique Lowercase Alphas Mini. Love these. Look how great they come up embossed.

I have used Emboss Embossing Ink Pad which is super easy to use. Just dab your letters in the ink pad and then sprinkle your favorite embossing powder all over the letters, shake shake shake, then get out your heat gun and apply heat until you see the embossing powder set or melted.
Its really amazing watching this process take place.

I have added one of my favorite black scroll felt stars to set the scene. These funk up any boy fun page. Above that I have added a wee strip of the Black Velvet ribbon with a silicon swirls. This at the moment is as cheap as chips....

And of course to make the page I have used the cool scrapware cogs that Tracy has got in ATM... I have just left one raw, inked up the edge a bit and the other one I embossed with the silver embossing powder. Just to finish off the page with another addition of texture I have added in the cute as Mandarin Bakers Twine. I love this stuff. So cute.


Look what I come up with using just the smallest amount of Echo Park Apothecary Emporium Skull and Bones paper. I am going to put this away for Corey's birthday in February. Thought it was a good idea instead of a card kids are not really interested in. I know he will think this rocks!!!

I think I will even do up these for his birthday invites.. Pretty cool for boys or girls I think!! Well pretty paper for girls

All I have used is the Skull and Bones paper, a slice of the Graphic 45 ABC Primer paper collection, one of my2angels decorative pins which I have just punched out a piece of the cool Echo Park Apothecary Emporium Spider Webs paper and adhered it to the pin. Used some scraps of lettering for the HAPPY BIRTHDAY and his name and finally glimmer misted up the Scrapware barbed wire flourish (back in stock on Monday).

And waaalaaa... We have a cool birthday card for our boy .

So go ahead and get cracking.. I'm off to make a heap more of these for birthday boys with this cool paper.
Take care and keep up that scrapping
Moons x

How cute tis this.....

Free September 2011 Computer Desktop Calendar

Check this out... click here and download your free Desktop Calendar.... I simply couldn't resist it..
Just thought I would share... xx

Collection Elements

Hi girls... I have got a great wee stash of Collection Elements products which are soo super duper gorgeous. I love grunging these sort of products up and I love the vintage look. Not all the time but when I do a vintage layout, I love putting it all together. The products are so pretty and can look so feminine.
My backing paper is Cosmo Crickets Odds and Ends. It worked perfectly with this layout.
In this layout I have used:
The other products I have used are lace, Kaiser pearls, ribbon, Karen Foster scrappers floss, Jenni Bowlin chipboard banner and sticker and lastly Tim Holtz Film strip.

And of course not to mention the gorgeous Tarrah McLean who was a great online friend who I hadn't met before... after chatting online for so long we were pretty keen to meet each other so she packed her bags, scrapping stash and flew up from Sydney to have a great long weekend with me and 3 other great scrapping friends that I have. These girls are gorgeous genuine friends who are really nice to have in your life. Now a forever friend aye Tarrah xxx
That's it for me.. easy relaxing Saturday night with my boys.. DH is cooking freshly caught fish and home made chips and salad.... mmmmmmm.
Have a great weekend girls
Moons x