Tuesday, October 26, 2010

oh what fun...

i am having slowly building up the shopping cart from hell for our retreat!! ....there is so much wonderful scrapping goodies out there to choose from that the decisions are some times very hard just because i'd like to give you everything...LOL...

i am trying to come up with a good mix of items as well as some new tools for us to play with that will challenge us at the same time.....it is after all a challenge weekend...my gorgeous mum has also started crocheting us doileys and flowers for our kits!

i have also started thinking about the actual challenges themselves and i have decided i am going to throw you a little curve ball that i think you will like should you choose to accept the challenge....i say it that way because even though i set the retreat up as a challenge weekend should you choose to simply do your own thing you can....it's not like i am going to beat you over the head with my baseball bat should you not want to use the challenges....well i don't think i will..mmmmmmm thinking thinking thinking.....nah i won't ...i promise...you can trust me....PMSL!!!!

while i am still at the looking stage you can still suggest items you'd love in the kits...so have a look around and if there is anything that you are totally in love with and would like included if possible please don't hesitate to ask me...asking doesn't hurt afterall.....also there are just three places left so if yu have a friend who may be interested in joining us please let me know asap.....

happy scrapping girls and i'll be back soon with some preview pics ....hehehehe!!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

And the shopping begins!

i have to tell you girls i am having so much fun checking out all the new CHA stuff and in some cases placing pre-orders for our retreat! ( so now is the time to speak up if you'd like anything in particular in the kits and i'll see what i can do)there is so many goodies out there to choose from that i am drooling on a regular basis!

i am trying to choose fairly neutral items that can be used for just about anything with a few new ...umm how to describe them maybe tool type goodies would say it best.....this retreats kit is going to be totally awesome!!!! if i do say so myself PMSL!!!!!!!!!

having said that could i ask a huge favour ...if anyone who has booked in is in the position to pay either their deposit or another instalment it would be EXTREMELY HELPFUL.....or if you haven't booked in yet but would like too (there are only 3 positions left)....please don't hesitate to email me here and we'll get you all organised for the most fun scrapping you'll ever have!!! hehehehe.....

i might eeven put some teasers up soon if your really nice to me...insert evil laugh here.....hahahaha!!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

bookings begin!

wow the bookings are coming in quickly which is so awesome!!! but girls please if you are thinking about coming along....i know it is a long time until march... but if you are at all thinking about coming then PLEASE let me know and book in....i hate having to say No to people and spots are filling quickly!!!

so far we have : Me (hehehehe of course!)
Krissy (dep paid)
Kate Mc (dep paid)
Penny ( paid in full)
Julie (dep paid)
Kristy (paid in full)
Kat ( paid in full)
Michelle L

i am also taking any suggestions you might have for the weekend on board at the moment so put your thinking caps on and let me know if you have any ideas for scrap goodies you'd like to see in the kits or something you'd like to see done differently??? i have had a couple of suggestions...flowers, more ribbons, pins, clips but let me know if you have more ideas and i'll see what i can do...

Monday, June 7, 2010

the date is set!

ok girls the date is offically set for my scrap frenzy challenge retreat for 2011...the first weekend in march ...march 4th- 6th...will be our weekend to scrap and chat madly.....i am working on a few finer details now and will post it all very soon...please be quick to book your place should you wish to attend as places are very limited....

watch this space for more real soon!!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

what a weekend!!

hey there girls....well i don't know about you but i had an AWESOME weekend scrapping away while chatting with the best bunch of girls EVER!!!!!! it was so great to meet my online friends and get to know them all so much better while getting to spend more time with my gorgeous scrappy friends.........everyone has re-booked for next year so i guess i didn't scare anyone off!!! PMSL......i will post some pics and share a bit more about our weekend once i grab the pics off sandy.....

i have done up some little pressies for all those gorgeous ladies who gifted me with their company for the weekend...so stalk the postie next week girls as i am posting them soon...lol..i want to send out a HUGE thank you to you all for an awesome weekend....

i will be posting some details about next year for you soon too!! i know some of you are very keen to know the date and get it into your diary so i promise i'll get it all organised for you...i will be keeping the weekend as a challenge weekend with a scrap kit included in the weekend package...more details soon!!!

scrap layout overload!!

we had an awesome scrappy weekend...well i now i did...my body even went into shock on monday from all the layouts i did (LOL...well that's the excuse i am using for the migraine i had )...i am really happy with the 11 layouts i got completed over the weekend especially considering that i didn't scrap at all on the sunday....so technically i got 11 done in a day and a half...very happy girl here!!! ok so here they are....sorry for the pics quality...still not great photo weather around here.... "stripies" was the first layout of the weekend for me...nothing to technical just a quickie to get me started....i just used some felt as a photo mat and mounted the pics for extra height.....
oh my god!!! yes that's me girls......my mum is so happy i finally scrapped a photo of myself god love her...lol.....this was for the challenge "one sketch 4 ways"...this was the first view for the sketch....i still have to add some journalling but i need to have a chat to mum to check a few things first.....

this layout of chantelle after she lost her first tooth is for the stitching challenge and used a pagemaps sketch.....i am really happy with this one....i loved using krissy's doileys and some jenny bowlin butterflies!
just a little close up of the doileys etc.......look real stitching too!!! it's a miracle!! pmsl......
this challenge was for everything you did to be done in two's....so i used...2 photos, 2 stickers, 2 patterned papers, 2 different edges (distressed edges on the large square and a torn edge on the strip) and a 2 word title...
this page of the gorgeous miss maddie...a friend of ethie's from school on their trip to dubbo last september....was for a sketch and tag/sticker challenge......i LOVE the "paper doll" range from crate paper...it is sooooo yummy!!!!
ethie's turn.....more pics from the dubbo trip.....for this challenge we had to pick a shape and stick to it...so in my case everything had to be square!

this typically cheeky layout of ebony was for the fussy cutting challenge using another pagemaps gorgeous sketch...
i am totally in LOVE with Krissy's doileys and flowers...if you haven't already checked them out then you really, really need to get on over to wicked princesses and check them out cause they are just awesome!!!!
another quick layout here for the paint dauber challenge....i used it to edge the CS and colour the chippy hearts.....of course i have added some of krissy's flowers again...LOL...i just can't help myself.....i LOVE this pic of sandy...it was taken at last years retreat so it was fitting that i should finally scrap it at this years!!!
i LOVE this layout....this was for Peta's blind challenge and we all had a ball doing it!! THANKS SO MUCH FOR DOING THIS WITH US HONEY....everyone really enjoyed it and loves their pages.....i love this pic of ethan and had been dying to scrap it so i love that it turned out so great! i am SO IN LOVE with the "animal stackers" range from 3 bugs...i will be using it heaps more yet i am sure!!!
this layout was done for the "one sketch 4 ways" challenge using the gorgeous "Brook" papers and some vintage goodies from krissy of my mum and dad on their honeymoon at the gold coast in june 1958........don't you just LOVE krissy's puffies flowers!!! this photo of merv and chantelle is another one i have been dying to scrap...i think i did an ok job of it in the end....i am really happy with it....this challenge was to alter a heidi swapp playing card and make it a feature of your layout....so i added a cluster of fussy cut flowers and a doiley then i also used it to start off my title....i love the alpha i used on this one as well...the black is some fabric thickers and the pink is the new Lush alphas...both are available from Peta at scrapbooking from scratch....
well that's my stash from the weekend.....i have SO much still left over from my kit to scrap with that there will be loads more to share with you all very very soon i am sure!!!
have a great day girls
jules xx

Monday, March 22, 2010

OMG 4 Sleeps to go!!!!

OMG only 4 sleeps to go until it's time to scrap our butts off...PMSL....and i can't wait....i am so looking forward to meeting the gorgeous Krissy on thursday night then packing up friday morning and heading off to Sandy's for a full weekend of scrapping madness...i mean non stop scrapping and shopping what more could a girl ask for!!!!!..don't forget girls our target is 20 pages ...so no procrastinating (sp?) allowed!! we will be armed with our awesome kits plus a full to bursting shop just in case there is something else you just have to have (and knowing peta there will be plenty of yummies to tempt us!!), tonnes of challenges, loads of food and most importantly absolutely awesome company.....it will be scrappers heaven i think ...LOL....

so just a couple of things that will help us out with the weekend....can you bring with you a brown ink if you have one....we will be using it for krissy's class...if you don't have one don't stress i have a few we can share but the more that are there the better....also can the local girls (Be and Krissy we have you covered) please bring your pillow with you.....easy peasy stuff really......

i emailed everyone attending from friday night the menu from the braddie...if you haven't already chosen something can you please make sure you do let me know what you'd like by lunch time on friday .....

a few of our scrappy friends are joining us for lunch on friday at sandy's...if you would like to join us you are more than welcome too....head on over we are having gourmet pizzas from an awesome place in rutherford...yummo!!!!

what else to tell you???? i just don't know...i am SO excited i can't think straight ...LOL....so i am sure i will be back with more news....
have a great night and i'll see you all soon!!!!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

pizza box of fun!!!

so who wants to know what's in our little pizza box of fun.......here it is girls!!!
the new 3 bugs caboodle pack in "Animal stackers" ...there is 9 papers,a tag sheet, an alpha and a sticker sheet.....then....
the 3 bugs caboodle pack in the new"Savannha" range.. containing 9 papers,a tag sheet, an alpha and a glitter sticker sheet
we also have four gorgeous paper from crate paper's new "paper doll" range to play with....
this is the reverse side of those papers......then we have....
4 gorgeous papers from crate paper's new "Brook" range......
this is the reverse side of those papers.........then next we have....
3 pieces of fabric, bingo cards, beads, bon bon brads, frames, buttons, 2 ribbons, 6 bling brads and some flower jewels but still there is more........
now we have in the paper doll range ..... stickers and journal stickers as well as stickers and journal stickers in the Brook range.......and yes there is still more...hehehehehe.....
2 thickers...one black fabric, one white vinyl and some chippy numbers and hearts......
oh and don't forget the 20 cardstock to go with all that plus a gorgeous printblocks album and 10 love you more page protectors for the album....
oh and i almost forgot there is a little shoe box mini alpha to add to that plus a HS large playing card, a stampin up circle shaker box plus a kaszazz bling "princess" word and all the bits for krissy's blossom class....i think that is everything but who knows what else you will find in your pizza box at the retreat!! hehehehe you just never know what i have in store!!!! LOL!!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

12 sleeps to go!!!

wow i can't believe it ...there are only 12 sleeps to go until our scrappy weekend begins! woohoo i can't wait!! i have all the challenges designed and you will be happy to know that i have NOT included particular photo sizes in any of the challenges so that you can use whatever photos you have in your stash.....i have included some awesome pagemap sketches on a few of them to get you into the groove and a few little tricky bits here and there that will have you looking outside the box...just a little...hehehehehe....

our technique/embellishment classes will be as follows:
*Krissy will be showing us how to make one of her beautiful blossom branches
*Sandy will be showing us how to do resist embossing
* i will be showing you how to emboss with distress inks and powders and hopefully showing you how to make some really cool flowers using transparencies and paint! ( i am saying hopefully cause i am still playing with this one...hehehehe)
all the goodies to have a play at these will be there for you to use so don't worry about a thing chickies!

if there is something else you would love to see a demo of please don't hesitate to ask and i'll see what we can do for you....

On Saturday night after dinner Peta will be running a blind challenge for us ....i LOVE Peta's blind challenges...she is a total Queen at them and i just know you'll have a ball with it!!

oh and don't forget to save up some pennies girls cause even though our scrap kit for the weekend is absolutely huge i just know you will want to go shopping in Peta's shop...i have seen some of the gorgeous goodies she has in store for us...and i am drooling already!!!!!!!!

ok i am off to sort through some of my stash...deciding what to take and what not to take is proving very interesting!! hahahaha...i'm be back soon chickies!!

jules xx

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


hey there girls...how is your countdown til retreat going...we only have 16 sleeps to go til our scrapaholics delight begins....LOL....so today penny (our awesome retreat chef) and I got together to decide on a menu ...well let me tell you girls...it is just YUMMO!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh and i also did a little taste test for you as well.....i just had to make sure that i thought you'd like penny's homemade chocolate, choc chip muffins....hehehehe.....oh and for the record you will DEFINATELY love them!!!!...i'll list what we decided on below for you to check out...if there is anything on it that you can''t have PLEASE let me know a.s.a.p so we can adjust things accordingly....so check it out and let me know what you think.....oh no i'm drooling again!!!LOL...

Saturday: breakfast...pancakes with maple syrup and/or fruit
lunch....homemade mini pizzas on pita with a choice of toppings
dinner....Beef stroganoff with rice, salad and crusty bread
Dessert...midnight homemade waffles and ice cream....
(it's a tradition and we can't break a tradition!! pmsl)

Sunday: breakfast....bacon and egg rolls or crossiants
lunch....chicken teriyaki and salad wraps

Morning and Afternoon teas: tea, coffee and milo...a selection of muffins, anzacs bickies etc etc that you will be able to help yourself to at anytime...one of the days penny is going to cook fresh scones which of course we will have to have with loads of jam and cream!!!hehehehe.....

i will also have a selection of lollies (and yes that means red frogs krissy and licorice allsorts penny...LOL) on each table plus there will be plenty of soft drink available...the only thing you will need to bring is any alcohol you might like to have a little drinky of......

so how does all that sound girls?????? oh bugger all this talk about food has made me hungry again!!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Krissy's gorgeous flowers!!

hi girls...just wanted to let you know that if you would like to purchase any of krissy's gorgeous hand made flowers in time for the retreat then now is the time to do it!!! head on over to wicked princesses and check them out....place your order and if you want them for the retreat then let krissy know in the order comments section that you are coming to my retreat and would like her to bring them with her please.....it's that simple girls....they are just gorgeous ...i know you are going to want to play with some...so head on over and check them out!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

final getting to know you!

ok girls here we go with the last three gorgeous ladies for our getting to know questions.....here's your chance to get to know a little more about Penny, Julie and Be!!!....... Name: Penelope jane wilks

Star sign: Pisces

fave band or music: jon English

nudge nudge, wink wink person: val kilmer LOL....

Book or movie: book ...the green mile

most embrassing thing you've ever done: can't think of a specific one, except the usual foot in mouth stuff....

stranded on an island your 3 things would be: Tony, chocolate and a never ending supply of good books!

fave scrap product: stamps

first real kiss: gary something...can't remember his last name

dream holiday destination: Canada/Alaska

favourite body part: eyes..they express everything

fave scrap technique: layering

something that makes you angry: ???????

stamps or rubons: stamps...rubons are to unreliable

fave alcoholic drink: Illusions!!!

name: Julie Lee-anne Munro (congratulations newly-wed..."mwah")

star sign: capricorn

fave band or music: rod stewart

nudge, nudge, wink wink person: jules didnt answer this one so it must be her new hubby!!!

book or movie: movie ...i love Beaches

most embrassing thing you've ever done: had sex on a motorbike in the bush (OMG!!!!)

stranded on an island your 3 things would be: lots of chocolate, my computer and Richard

fave scrap product: my tape runner

first real kiss: Ian Morgan

dream holiday destination: Canada

fave body part: Hairy chests

fave scrap technique: stamping

something that makes you angry: when i don't get my own way

stamps or rubons: stamps

fave alcoholic drink: black russian

name: Belinda Waters

star sign: Leo

fave band or music: I love all sorts of music but i love Pink, alecia keyes, AC/DC, Melissa etheridge, dolly pardon (LOL) and lots more

nudge nudge wink wink person: ok this is going to sound lame but i am going to say my hubby, he meets all my fantasies in reality

book or movie: definately books but i like a good movie

most embrassing thing you've ever done: i was travelling to Brisbane for the paper and craft show with my sister, she pulled into a servo and there was a line up so she jumps out and tells me to move the car while she goes to the loo, when she comes back i ask her where it was and walk to the loo, i went in and was just about to go when a guy was standing in the next cubicle going, i quickly pulled up my pants and ran out to the car...i was so embrassed!! after a while i told my sister what i did and she told me they were uni sexed toilets!!

stranded on an island your 3 things would be: My Ipod with endless battery, a huge supply of books and my hubby

fave scrap product: flowers, kindy klitz and bling..ok more than 1 fave LOL....

first real kiss:LOL it is that long ago i can't remember or maybe is was unmemorable LOL

dream holiday destination: to travel the rest of australia

fave body part: i would have to say eyes, they tell you alot, i love the way they light up when someone is happy

fave scrap technique: at the moment distressing paper

something that makes you angry: when someone says they are tired of the drama but they are the ones putting themselves in the middle of it!

stamps or rubons: rubons

fave alcoholic drink: bourbon and coke....yummy!!!!!!!!!

i would like to thank you all for sharing a little more about yourselves over the last few weeks....it has been fun reading the little bits and pieces as i put them up.....ok so everyone is now on the blog...have fun checking out the details...and let's see what you remember about each other by the retreat!!!

hey girls are you enjoying the little teasers too??? the last of the product has arrived and i just have to pick it up and pack it....oh i can't wait...just 19 days to go girls!!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

another tease!!

here's another little look at another part of our kit....yes that's right just another part ...there is still more to come!!!!! i hope you are liking the look of things so far......????

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

a little tease!

ok girls here is a little teaser of our absolutely awesome scrap kit...this is only the start of our kit...i'll post more teasers for you later...can't show you it all at once after all ...that would just be to easy...PMSL!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, February 28, 2010


well girls the kit is finalized and let me tell you it is absolutely AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! i can't believe just how much we have managed to pack into it for you all....Peta is an absolute scrap goddess...she really worked her magic on this one...hehehehe...i just know your all going to love it!

does anyone want to know what's in it?????? come on ladies if you want to know then i have to hear it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

i'm excited are you????????

WOOHOO we have 31 days to go and i just can't wait!!! i picked up our papers today from the gorgeous Chels and let me tell you they are so so cute!...i am really happy with them...oh just in case i hadn't told you we are using the two new 3 bugs in a rug ranges "animal stackers" and "savannah"...i am sure you will love them as much as i do...we will all have so much fun with them.....

i am off to the gorgeous peta's tommorrow for a class and while i am there we are going to go over the last of the retreat kit details...you know finish matching things up to the papers....it is so much fun putting things together for you all ...i am like a kid in a candy shop when i am there...hehehehehe...i mean what a better way to spend the day then scrapping and buying scrap goodies...it just can't be beat!!! hahahahaha....

on sunday i will be posting the final three getting to know you details so make sure you come on back over and check them out...have you been enjoying reading about everyone we will be spending the weekend with...i have that's for sure! are you remembering any of it???hehehehe

i will also post a rough menu on sunday so please let me know if there is anything on it that you can't eat or just plain can't stand!! hehehe....i am more than happy to change things for you where i can.....

closer to the weekend itself i will post a list of anything you will definately need to pack...there will be a few little items that you'll need for our technique classes...oh that reminds me.....thank you to those of you who responded to my emails about how the weekend would be run...class or not etc etc......after tallying everyone's thoughts together and chatting to a couple of the girls in person......i have decided that i won't be doing up class pages...myself, krissy and peta will be running a couple of quick classes over the weekend that will be more technique/embellishment based than actual pages....i will be doing up challenges ( if they include anything special i will let you know before hand) based around the kits etc and of course there will be time limits to them so that we get our 20 pages done as promised....so in other words i will be giving you direction but the pages creations will be yours!
over the weekend there will also be some games with prizes to be won.....we will have an absolute ball i promise you!!!

OH AND don't forget to save some pennies to bring with you as Peta will have her awesome shop set up for us and believe me we will want to shop!!! hehehehehe...i am sure we'll find lots that we will just NEED to have...hehehehehe...

oh i can't wait....can't we go now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

getting to know Trish and Mel....

ok girls i have some getting to know you info for you all on our sisters..Trish and Mel...no photos though the cheeky camera shy toads wouldn't let me take one...but we'll get them back at the retreat won't we girls!!!hehehehehe.... first let's meet Trish.....

name: Trish Fitzgibbon
star sign : cancer
fav singer/band: Keith Urban
nudge nudge wink wink man: get real i'm pregnant that's the last thing on my mind...LOL...
book or movie: book they are always better
most embrassing thing you've ever done: too many to count!
if stranded on an island your 3 things would be: water. food and a nice big bath
favourite scrap product: don't have a fav ...i like to use anything...
first real kiss: no idea so it was obviously totally forgettable...lol
dream holiday destination: Canada
favourite body part: Eyes
favourite scrap technique: most things that don't include cutting!
something that makes you angry: Unemployed people
stamps or rub-ons: stamps
favourite alcoholic drink: pink champagne.

ok now it's Mel's turn......
name: Melanie Joanne White
star sign: cancer
fav singer /band: any music at all really....i will listen to anything!
nudge nudge, wink wink man: my hubby!
book or movie: book
most embrassing thing you've ever done: lots and lots of things really..hehe
if stranded on an island your 3 things would be: family, food and magazines.
fav scrap product: everything!!
first real kiss: no way..not saying....top secret!!
dream holiday destination: Hawaii
fav body part: none
fav scrap technique: Distressing
something that makes you angry: people who can't accept blame
stamps or rub-ons: stamps...
favourite drink: i don't drink so i guess it would be coke.

thanks for sharing a little bit more about yourselves with us girls......oh ad i will get a pic at the retreat!!!hehehehehehehe.....

Monday, February 15, 2010

it's Krissy time!!!!

hehehehe ok girls it's time to get to know krissy a little bit better......
1:name: Kristine Julie Christie

2: Star Sign...Aquarius

3: Fav band / singer..Ohh thats a hard one i love songs you can sing along with and have acousitc guitar so my favs are John Butler Trio and Jack Johnson

4: Who can you know nudge nugde, wink wink... Matthew McConaughey..it's the smile, the accent the toosh...he is spunky as!!!

5: Book or Movie...Book they are always way better

6: most embrassing thing you've ever done....LOL Just one??? probably when i fell up the stairs on my first day at work when i was fourteen, ...it was a full stack in front of all my new work mates psml.........did i mention that i am clumsy??? LOL

7: stranded on an island your 3 things would be....family, food and some thing crafty to keep me busy...

8: fav scrap product...papers i can fussy cut and make 3D

9: your first real kiss....hehehehe...a guy named Phillip, he was a lip biter and it was awful..LOL

10: Dream holiday....i have always wanted to go to Mauritius....tropicial beaches and french accents oohh lala yes please!!!!

11: your favourite body part....i am a face person...i like faces that show expression and have personality...i think you can tell alot about a person by their face...well you can on mine anyway LOL....

12: Fav scrap technique...layering and 3D work

13: something that makes you angry....people who are bullies....it makes me so mad i don't know why people have to pick on others to make themselves feel better..it's horrible

14: stamps or rub-ons....stamps cause i always manage to stuff up rub-ons so i never us them any more

15: favourite drink.... i've got 2....can i have 2???....i love jim beam and coke or vodka and orange....but if i am feeling fancy i will never say no to a strawberry dacquiri..whoops that's 3...oh well LOL....

thanks for sharing some more about yourself krissy......there will be more to come soon girls...so keep checking back....

Saturday, January 30, 2010

two more for you!!

ok girls it's time to meet 2 more gorgeous ladies who will be scrapping away the weekend with us!! First up the gorgeous SANDY who is our host for the weekend...it is Sandy's house we are invading...hehehehehe.... 1. name: Sandy Lousie Tynan

2. star sign: Aires

3. Favourite band/singer or music type: Jimmy Barnes/Cold chisel

4. the one person who could you know Nudge nudge wink wink..hehehe: Jon Bon Jovi

5. book or movie: both!

6 most embrassing thing: opened an 18th birthday present in front of my brother that was a vibrator!!!!!

7. stranded on an island, your three things would be: Mark, chocolate and magazines...

8. Favourite scrap product to use: everything i can't choose a fave.

9. first real kiss: Adrian Fyson (at the same 18th birthday as the vibrator, it all happened LOL)

10. dream holiday destination: Europe

11. favourite body part: i like hands and of course a good butt doesn't go astray

12. favourite scrap technique: distressing... sometimes it just happens naturally so why not go with it LOL

13: something that makes you angry: Ex Husbands

14: stamps or rub ons: heading more to stamps i think

15: favourite drink: Midori

now i am glad i did this cause a couple of those answers surprised me so i would have definately got them wrong...hehehehehe....ok now let's go meet KATE!!
1 Name: Katharine McCulloch

2: star sign: Taurus

3. favourite band/singer or type of music: I don't have a favourite band or musician but my favourite type of music is 80's and 90's

4. person who you could you know nudge nudge, wink wink: Edward Cullen

5. book or movie: Both

6.most embrassing thing you've done: When i was in Africa at one of the airports, one of the customs guys was going through my luggage and pulled out some of my feminine items and inspected them as he didn't know what they were ( it was a 3rd world country, white people are a rarity and they obviously don't have anything like that in their culture LOL )

7. Stranded on an island your three things would be: coca-cola, a celebrity ( depends on my mood as to who i'd pick but probably a male so i can take advantage of them at the same time!!!..LOL) and appropriate clothing and footwear as it would make me comfortable to feel comfortable

8. Favourite scrap product to use: flowers LOL and i'm always after different embellishments as i like to cluster...

9. first real kiss: fat matt was his nickname...very appropriate!

10.dream holiday destination: USA and the UK

11. Favourite body part: Arms...nothing like seeing a guy with a bonds singlet on with really toned and muscular arms!

12. favourite technique: i like to scallop everything and outline things in black pen. i also like to cluster

13. what makes you angry: Inequality and people who aren't thankful for what they have

14. Stamps or rub ons: Neither...rub-ons don't work for me properly most the time (some are really dodgy) and stamps are a bit too fiddly for my liking

15 Favourite drink: i don't drink alcohol..in the past when i have drank i liked midori and lemonade, vodka *with anything* or Kaluha and milk with lots of ice

i can just imagine the look on that poor customs guys face...hehehehe...the poor darlin!!

thanks for sharing girls.....more to come soon!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

getting to know Michelle!

check out this absolutely gorgeous pic of the wonderful Michelle and her beautiful daughter Isabella....how gorgeous is it?!! totally scrapable!!! hehehehe...so let's get to know michelle a little bit better shall we?......... 1 name: Michelle Rae Leiper (nee Stevens)

2.star sign: Aries

3.favourite band/singer or music type.... most types except Hip Hop, RAP and country & western...Best ever album...Neil Diamonds Hot August Night!!!

4. who could leave their shoes under your bed anytime.... Colin Firth!!!!!!

5..Book or movie....i love to read, but don't get time to any more. I love to watch movies but i can't really get into one if DH is commenting, critising or humming..i love to go to the cinema alone...

6. most embrassing thing you have done.....Getting my sister-in-law's name wrong during their wedding speech.

7. if you were stranded on an island...your three wishes would be.....1. A laptop with internet and never ending battery 2. Never-ending supply of really good yogurt and 3. never-ending scrap supply..

8. favourite scrap product....lots of patterned papers

9. your first real kiss...some yobbo at a party, can't even remember his name

10. dream holiday destination...Italy and by co-incidence Colin Firth lives there!!!

11. favoutire body part...strong male arms..yummo!!!

12. favourite scrap technique.. scraplifting...is that a technique??? otherwise making embellishments

13. what makes you angry... the corporatization of the health system making the $$$ more important than the patient

14. do you prefer stamps or rub-ons....rub-ons because there are so many pretty ones..

15. favourite drink....Moscato wine!

thanks for letting us get to know you a bit better Michelle.....i hope you get your dream holiday some day honey and of course get to track down Colin Firth while your there!!!hahahahaha....

9 weeks and counting!!!

wow we have 9 weeks to go girls until our scrap frenzy weekend!! woohoo i can't wait...the stock is just starting to slowly come in ...(a little bo bunny anyone???? hehehe)......which means i'll have to get to work soon...hehehe....and plans are starting to come together......i also wanted to give you all a huge hug of thanks for getting your payments to me ,with just a few payments left to be made it really, really helps me out with getting everything organised for you....so "MWAH"....you girls are just amazing!!!

so with the clock ticking girls are you excited yet????? you should be we are going to have an amazing weekend.....i have even talked Krissy into teaching us a little something while she is here...i'll keep what we have planned secret for now but you're going to love it!!!

ok girls i am off to organise another getting to know you post...keep watching this blog!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

getting to know ME!!!!

i thought it only fair that in our "getting to know you" game for the retreat that i go first! so here goes.....sorry about the serious pic girls but it was the only one i could find!!

1: name: Julie Ellen Herbert

2: star sign: Leo

3: fav band or singer: come girls you should all know this one by know...hehehehehehehe.....I have a lot of favourites but the one true fav that i will love until i take my last breath is of course..BON JOVI!!!!!!!!!!!

4: who could put their shoes under my bed anytime??? well this one took some serious thought...if it was to be a real person then definately Jon Bon Jovi...but if i could choose a fictional character from a book to come to life then i would MOST definately have to say either WRATH or ZSADIST from the black dagger brotherhood books by JR Ward...i LOVE all the brothers but those two are my favs!!!

5: book or movie: definately book...i have become totally addicted to reading again and read for a little while every day..last year i read 139 books!!

6: the most embrassing thing: well i went skinny dipping once with someone and it lead to other things happening...luckily no one came along until we were getting out of the water but that was bad enough for me....hehehehehe

7: 3 wishes if stuck on and island; ...cottage with indoor plumbing...if i was single....a hunky male with no attitude problems and if not then my family of course...hehehehehe...and the third thing....music and books to pass the time....i love my scrapping but reading and music really do help to keep me sane!!! well as sane as i get......

8: fav scrap product: at the moment i am just lovin pattern papers that can be fussy cut....that way you have paper and embellishments all in one!!

9: my first kiss: was with a boy we called Robbo...it was awful and i was so nervous...but you know what they say...practice makes perfect!!! hahahaha....

10: dream holiday: i have always wanted to go to Canada

11: favourite body part: the eyes...it may sound corny but i think you can really tell alot from a persons eyes....a very close second is a really really nice butt!!!! oohlala!!! you just can't beat a nice butt!!! hehehehehehe

12: fav scrap technique:...i am into edges at the moment wether it is torn, distressed, punched or cut out....i am over all the layout having nice straight lines!

13: something that makes me angry : trucks drivers who think that cause they are in a bigger vehicle they can just pull out into traffic whenever they like....my hubby is a truckie so it causes some interesting chat in this house...and i do know they don't all do it but the ones that do i'd love to biff em'.....

14: stamps or rub-ons: definately stamps...i do use rub-ons sometimes but with stamps at least you can pick the colour to suit what you are doing perfectly..and you can use them over and over again!!

15: favourite drink: Jack Daniels and coke followed closely by Cougar bourban and coke!

ok girls there is a little bit more about me...try to remember what you can....it might come in very handy...hehehehehe

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Decisions, decisions!!!

well ladies i have been having a ball checking out lots of different paper ranges and fun goodies for us to play with at our scrap frenzy weekend....oh man there is soooooooo much nice stuff out there...yummy yummy goodies galore...i have made my choices so if stock remains available we will be all set for a scrapolicious weekend for sure!!!

after a discussion with some of the girls yesterday we decided to make our weekend a PYJAMA weekend...i mean why not when we usually end up in them most of the day anyway??? so we will have some fun with it ...i'll keep you posted about that closer to the time but in the mean time girls fish out all those cute PJ's ....hehehehehe....

i will also be sending out an email soon with a few quick questions on it about yourself......please fill it out and send it back with a photo to go on the blog....over the next few weeks i will introduce each of you by adding your pic and answers to the blog....make sure you check out each others answers.....those answers will come in very handy at the retreat...and they are worth some awesome prizes...how well will you get to know your fellows retreaters?????

we are currently working on the menu so if you have any dietary concerns that you think our gorgeous chefs should know about please just drop me an email and let me know....even if it is just that you HATE mushrooms...you can tell us we don't mind!! hahahaha.....

ok a quick re-cap....lots of yummy goodies coming our way...the weekend is now a pj party....don't forget to do your questionaire and send it back with a pic and any diet needs or dislikes let us know....

chat soon lovlies!!! "MWAH"