Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Magic Happens

Well I think I have cleaned the shelves out at work LOL.. I have bought a good stash of Amy Tangerines gorgeous products.  I am loving putting them together.. So colourful and fresh.  I can't wait to get a heap of cards made.  Also I got my hands on two of Amy's cute as journals.  I will do them up for my Mum and Daughter.  I have lots of small photos that are great fun and would be great in these journals.
I have had these three fun photos that I have been wanting to scrap and the colour of the background paper of Amy's was a perfect match.  The good thing about this paper is that no matter what you put together with what... it all has an amazing funky look.

Products I have used
Amy Tans Sketchbook Collection:
Harper's Hue
Hello Kate Fabric Printed Thickers (which are dead gorgeous)
Sketchbook Fabric Brad
Bits Die Cut Shapes
Paper Flower
Kaiser Rhinestones
Delish Washi Tape
my2angels camera charm
Scrappers Floss
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Black Cherry

Anyway best I be off now.. Off to work for a few hours.  Hoping to get a start of the journal tonight.

Moonie x 
2 days away from the weekend.. yahhoooooo

Countdown is on!! Amy Tan !!!!!!

I couldn't resist yesterday at work.... I had to buy another wee stash of Amy Tans lovely collection.  
Thanks for adding so much colour to my addiction.
My layout is coming up.. Keep watching for it.. I will photograph it today and post it 
Have a great middle of the week Wednesday....
Moons x

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Studio Challenges

I found this lovely sketch by Valerie Mangan along at The Studio Challenges blog.... and thought it was perfect for me... There are lots of ways to interpret this sketch.. rotate it is what I have done.
 I was inspired by the lovely Kim Price and her work I have just discovered.. What a very talented lady she is..  Go over and check out her work.. I love it.
So here is my take on the Studio Sketch

It is pretty simple and I have used the lovely new collection by Teresa Collins.
This photo was taken when I was 8 months pregnant.  Sitting on the beach at Noosa with the brownest belly ever.  I loved being pregnant as it was 12 years between my girl and my boy.  So blessed to have one of each.

My product list:
Teresa Collins Vintage Finds Collection
My Minds Eye - Nostalgia
Findingnana cute as badge
7 Gypsies Lille paper
Kaiser Craft Rubon butterfly
American Craft Thickers - Pantry
My Minds Eye - The Sweetest Thing Wood & Chip buttons

So why not pop along to The Studio Challenge website and have a go at this cool challenge yourself.

That's it for me today.. Off to training, then lunch with a beautiful girl (one of my BFF) and then work...
Chow for now
Moonie x

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Amy Tangerine !!! Wooohoooo!!!

I cannot wait to get to meet the gorgeous Amy Tan on Thursday.  She will be making an appearance at Spotlight at Morayfield which is closest to me.  It will be pretty amazing to meet her and see what tricks she has up her sleeve.  The last super duper scrapper/designer I saw down that was was the Miss Heidi Swapp.  I love to meet these amazing people in the flesh.  She has come all the way from LA and started her journey in Melbourne.  Amy is also going to my home town.. NZ.. yes girls.. Hamilton and Auckland.. sooooo look out!!

 And just for your knowledge.... step on in to your nearest Spotlight store and get your STASH of Amy Tanerines Collection.. It is oooh laa laa and all on sale.  I can't wait to get one of her journals.  They are so cool.
Well that is all for me tonight.. Home alone while my DH and DS have gone camping in the new BIG tent they bought for me.... so I would enjoy camping with them.. But I had to work today so I told them to go without me.  We have an awesome caravan but DS wants to do some real camping he said.. But Daddy we have to get a nice comfy tent for Mummy so she can be happy too.. Bless his wee cotton socks x
Moonie x

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Kraft it up!!!

What a cool challenge I come across this week while scanning through some of my favorite challenge blogs..
I love this because I never really do layouts with white space.... and I know there is not THAT much white space on this but believe me.... there is for me.
But in saying that... I love the end result.  Here is the sketch challenge below created by Page Maps.  So pop over to Kraft it up and have a sneak peek.

Here is my take on the challenge.

 A better view of my journalling.

My Product List:
Amy Tan Strips and Borders
Amy Tan Fabric Stickers
Amy Tan Paper Flower
Amy Tan Die Cut Shapes
Amy Tan Fabric Brad
Kraft Cardstock
Jo Sonja White and Yellow Deep paint
Collected & Co Clear Stickers
Collected & Co Felt Clouds
Basic Grey Pin
Findingnana GO Badge

So Im off to training now then to lunch with my awesome husband.. Life is great... the sun is shining.. Couldn't ask for much more.  Til next time.. See ya x
Moonie girl


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fun times

Just a few pics of my and my long lost mate.... like I have always said.. never give up on someone you think of every day.
Life is short.... don't take it for granted.. and be happy with what you have.. You never know when it will be taken away from you.

Drinkies at my place...

Us enjoying the beach ... our favorite place with the boys.

I am loving the climate atm... so awesome to pack a picnic, take my boys and a great mate and just hand out and laugh all day long.

Hope you all are enjoying the spring weather too.  Look out...... summer is on its way

See ya 
Moonie x

Yumminess in our hearts

Greatest View Giveaway

***The giveaway details will remain at the top of the blog, please scroll down for more posts!***
I'm really excited about this next release of goodies. And I want you all to be excited to so it's time for a BIG sneak peek and giveaway!
Would you like to win a $25 voucher to spend at the release? I'm going to give one away and to be in the running, I need your help to spread the word - here's how:
  1. Post the details of the giveaway on your blog,
  2. Share this post on facebook. 
  3. Pin the photo above to Pinterest 

Or all three for three entries :) Be sure to include the picture above and link back to the Greatest View blog. Leave a comment on this post to let me know!
Entries will close 9am (AEST) on Monday August 27th and I'll announce the winners shortly after, in time for the release on Monday night! 
Good luck!

Monday, August 20, 2012


Well I decided to join in with the cute as sketch from Stuck Sketches tonight.  I really liked the look of the sketch and it is great to get out of your comfort zone... or just basically have a great sketch to get you going.. so .... go over to Stuck and take a look.. you may even get inspired to give it a go yourself.
Here is the sketch for the month

And this is my take on the sketch

Product List:
Crate Paper Random Chipboard
Simple Stories Paper
My Minds Eye - Indi Chic
My Minds Eye - Nostalgia
American Craft Thickers - Typo
Craft Cardstock
Bee Stamp
Maya Road Clear Stamps
October Afternoon Mini Market letters
Francheville Vintage Button

Thanks for stopping by.. Hope your Monday was as good as mine... I have Mondays off so I have a great meeeee day 

By for now 
Moonie x

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Teresa Collins - Tell your story

I know I am a paper addict but when I see a new collection from Teresa Collins... well that is definately an excuse to get pretty excited.  I got a few hot flushes when I handed Barbi over the money for this gorgeous paper.  I started on my layout right away when I got home.  Such lovely thick paper and the colours are so beautiful and mellow.  I have kept it pretty simple but the photo and title say it all.
I love my son so much and we have the most amazing bond.  I treasure every single day with him as I know how fast my daughter grew up and left home.  We had a beautiful connection too and still have but knowing that Corey is my last to be at home... I am not taking one day for granted.
Anyway this is a challenge I did over at Handmade by Suzanne.. I love the sketch that is put out by Nadia Cannizzo.  So inspiring.  This is my take on the sketch.. Perfect for my papers and photo I have been wanting to scrap. Go over and take a look at her challenge.

Product List
Teresa Collins Tell Your Story - Ledger
Teresa Collins Tell Your Story - Butterfly
Teresa Collins Tell Your Story - Scalloped Border
Francheville Crocheted Flower
Findingnana Capture Badge
Prima Flower
Kaiser Resin Flower
Thickers Letters
October Afternoon Mini Market Letters
Ranger Crackle Paint - Clear Rock Candy
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Tiger Lily
Paper Doily

Thanks for looking.. Off for a bush walk with my two fav boys.  Beautiful day for it and I have the day off which is a bonus.
Have a great weekend 
Moonie x

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

All ready for a new mess !!

Well with having only 3 days to go til the closing date of the Scrapbooking Memories Masters 2012, I got it all packed up and in the overnight bag to Sydney this morning.. Good bye and good luck to mwaaa.

My husband and son will be happy that they will now once again have my full undivided attention.  I have been locking myself in my room as much as possible over the past few weeks so I can put all I have into my projects.  I love the challenge of Masters.  It can be overwhelming but at the end of the day I love to work under pressure and love the challenge.  Now the exciting part is the waiting game.  I cannot wait to see who the new clever girls are going to be.  There are so many talented ladies out there who deserve to get a placing..... and they all do different styles of work.  I love it all.  It is not all for my and my style but it is ART  and I appreciate any form or sort of art.  So Good luck ladies.
I can now get back to knitting my hoodie I started weeks ago, my crochet blanket that has been put on hold, I can make cards again and play with my family a bit more.  Its only a few weeks a year but like I said.. I love the challenge.
I am looking forward to having a family break with my DH and DS down south at the beach in a few weeks.  We go to Fingal Bay which is so special.. It is quiet, and not much to do.  We love it.  Thats what you can call a real break.  We will take our caravan and will be set up for just under two weeks.  Love it.  I will have all the day and night to do just whatever we want.  We take the push bikes, the skate board, scooter and of course the copic pens, macbook, crocheting, and the walking shoes.  I normally do the walk alone the beach each morning which takes about an hour. Its a beautiful sight first thing in the morning.. Burn off some calories so I can squeeze some in at wine o'clock LOL
Anyway that is it for me for now.
Loving life to the fullest at the moment.  Just so blessed to have a great life and I don't take a day for granted.
Love to all my friends who read my blog.  Have a fantastic week x
Moonie girl x

 My most loving boy in the world.. He loves me with all his heart.

My Danielle who I miss every single day of my life.......

 Us girls... best of friends.

My baby and I in Sydney

And of course the best Mum in the world.. you are my most best friend ever Mum 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Clean lines

Hi there all.... I have had an amazing weekend with my hubby and son. I have had 3 days off and the weather has been absolutely perfect!! Crispy mornings with perfectly blue skies.  We went bike riding yesterday and had lunch at a friends place.  Did a bit of shopping then home for a nice family night trust the three of us.  Had a good play in my scrapping room last night.  It is my place and my space.  Love it.  Today we send the day down at the beach.  It was to die for.  The boys got in the water on the boards and I took a picnic for us.  Loving these lovely days but not so looking forward to the full on summer heat which is basically just around the corner from us.

I haven't been scrapping much over the past month as I have been putting my heart and soul into my Masters work.  I am nearly there.  Just the double to go.  I was about to pull out as I just don't have the photos for it.  But then............... after talking to a gorgeous friend.. ....... the penny dropped!!!!!!
So I will print out my photos tomorrow for it and then do a bit of careful choosing of appropriate papers for the layout.

This layout I did Friday night at my favourite spot Daisys......... I had a great night with special girls there.  I have used Basic Grey Clippings range... so awesome for a masculine layout.  And I am in love with the funky letter blocks.. They are totally cool.  I have added in one of my favourite number buttons from Gail @ The Greatest View and some twine.  Oh and a drop of Glimmer Mist.

This one I do love..... I think it is the photo that I am in love with... Yip .. thats my mad kids.. Just look at the face on my Corey Boy!!! He is a classic and has been since he could actually pull faces.... LOL
He was 6 here in this photo and Danielle is 18. Such a classic display of love LOL
I love this new Simple Stories range that Barbi got in.  It is called Summer Fresh.. and that it is.. soo gorgeous.  Love the fresh clean lines in this collection.
I have also used a Maya Road Craft Envelope and doodled it up a bit.  Used some new stamps I bought last week.. he, she and love, washi tape, American Craft Amy Tan Male and Female figures, Hessian from Spotlight , some random bubble beads in our $1 basket at Spotlight, and my cute little pushbike die cut from October Afternoon.

This cute flower die cut is from Amy Tan also.  A great bright range and I have just added my Kaiser resin flower.


Well thats it for me folks... Off to my scrapping room..... put my boys to bed first so then I can sit up and create all night long.. Another day off tomorrow soooo woooohooooo for Moonie x