Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I'm feeling incredibly patriotic tonight on the eve of Australia Day 2011. How fortunate are we...to live in a country so free. I will not down play the devastation Australia has experienced lately with floods in WA, QLD and Victoria, and fires that have devastated many...but what I LOVE is the Australian spirit that prevails when Aussies pick up the pieces, band together and clean-up, fix-up and most of all cheer-up. We are so resilient and strong as a nation, the Great South land of the Holy Spirit. I was not always patriotic but as I grow older and see strong hard working and resilient aussies rise up I become incredibly proud but more importantly, grateful at how fortunate we are. HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY everyone! Love you all!
I can see some Australia Day layouts coming on as we celebrate tomorrow...we are in Albany WA and hope to make the most of it here with the locals. Have a BONZA day!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New in store...

Back already with an update on some new stock that arrived. October Afternoon has become a favourite for some and their new ranges Campfire and Schoolhouse are too cute! Here is a pic of each. We have a selection of papers and accessories in store, plus tonnes of new rhinestones and flourishes, Tim Holtz dies and texture plates and much much more. I cant wait to CREATE!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Another post already...

I haven't been scrapbooking but I have been creating the memories. The kids and I spent day at a glorious beach near Esperance on the 30th and soaked up the sun. While the kids were playing in the surf we spotted a pod of Dolphins in the waves behind them. The beach was packed with people but this did not deter the pod - it spurred them on to put on a show for us and that they did. Fortunately I had my SLR close by and captured some photos of them wave jumping and even at a large distance managed to get this shot - something I will treasure...

I'm down with the flu but its a great chance to get on the Internet and surf for all the latest products and ideas. Gets the creative juices going!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season...

I would like to wish you all a special time over the coming month as you all recover from Christmas and New Year and enjoy the good old Aussie lifestyle of holidays and rest.
May you all be safe and content.

We took a few photos at home before leaving for Bremmer Bay for Christmas where we camped with my family. It was a relaxing time and although it was sad in some ways we also got excited about Christmas because the kids were so excited and we just enjoyed being together. We then relaxed for a few more days before coming to Esperance for fun/sand/surf and time with family.

I'm back at the shop this Thursday and I'm looking forward to working on some ideas that are forming in my head. I plan to be well prepared for classes beginning in February. Then of course there is retreat preparation to do for March...it's coming around quite quickly!

Be back soon with more to share hopefully.