Friday, December 5, 2008

Hay there everyone is there anyone out there that still visit here?

I have been busy with the buzz and bloom dt and engagement parties and work and chris working lat and well just life in general and now with christmas just around the will get busyier and busyier (sp?).

I created this page for the october buzz and bloom product release i used the acrylic fat albert alpha, the acrylic fruit salad and the chipboard lava lamp strip. All new release products.

Acrylic fruit salad

White acrylic Fat alber alpha

Chipboard Lava lamp strip

Im going to share my pages from the last few months then do a catch up post. I really wanted to add more to this page but not sure what thought i would shatre it anyway

My pandora.....................Pretty much full and i love it.

Im trying to catch up on scrapping the very frew photos i have takn this year especially cobys school pics.

to admit i did enyjoy it. Love the Basic grey alpha

Ill be back soon with lots of pics and a better catch up post :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

have you seen the new buzz and bloom products . . . . .

They are fantastic. Helene and Divorah have out done themselves this time with a new release of products for spring. They were released at paperiffic on Friday and the response was fantastic. We all love the chipboard creations Buzz and Bloom have designed well now they have released a whole range of coloured acrylic embellishments, alphas and book covers. Here are a few sneek peeks of some of the products that i have used.

I was very excited to have some of my own designs accepted for the spring release.
Here they are.

Skip to my Lou journeling block

Journeling block apples

I turned them into a mini book for the launch.

Acrylic Fruit Salad

Skip to my lou man and woman available in a wide range of coloured acrylics

I'm having such a wonderful time on the Buzz and Bloom DT they are currently calling for 2009 DT members I'm trying out again hope i make it a second year in a row.

WOW it was so amazing being Sarah's support person for the birth of little Caitlyn Melissa Heron. Sarah was so brave and it all went so quick she ended up having a Caesar after 90 minutes of contractions and the baby's head not engaging properly...her first labor was 36 hours and she ended up having a Caesar anyway there was no way i was going to let that happen to her again so i got in the nurses ear as soon as they thought she might need a Caesar and within half an hour Baby Caitlyn was delivered.

It was amazing and i was so grateful to be there for Sarah. We have been friends for 16 years and she was there for Coby's birth and it was so wonderful sharing the experience with her.

Does anyone still visit my neglected blog?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I HAVE NEWS..........................

Sorry it has been so long in between posts!
Life is just flat out at the monent but i do have some awesome news to share.................

Chris and i had the most romantic weekend for our 5 year anniversary. We stayed in stkilda at the Urban hotel where we have stayed for our first date and also for our 3 year anniversary. It has a king size bed and a double spa at the end of the bed. the Hotel is amazing it is about 6 years old and so modern.

We got there at 4 and went for a walk up Fitzroy st then sat and had a yummy dinner. Then we headed off on a tram for the footy to see hawthorn. It was great game. then we walked back to flinders street and Chris insisted we go on a ride on a horse and carriage. CHRIS NEVER INSISTS ON ANYTHING!!!!!! So off we go in the back of a horse and carriage. Then Chris and i start chatting about how much we love each other and he pulls out this


It was sooo sweet and so romantic without being too cheesy. We then caught a tram back to the hotel and had a spa and well................................ :)

The next morning we got up had another spa and had breaky at out hotel and the had a walk around the city.

It was a perfect weekend and i just feel like the luckiest person i know.....I'm so excited.

One thing that has surprised me is that we are planning a wedding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was happy to have a long engagement but Chris is happy to get married on out 6 year anniversary next year. I'm happy to go along with that. We think we have already decided on a venue for the engagement party and the wedding and it is only Tuesday!

It is so awesome to be moving onto this new stage in Chris and my relationship and Chris is really excited and I'm not used to seeing him like that so it is wonderful i just can't wipe the smile off of my face.

Ill leave this post here and ill be back this week with some lo's and some cards.

thanks for stopping by

christie :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I just had to share this............

I was looking on eBay for dog collars and came across the cutest Dog jumpers from the UK i ordered 2 and ended up paying $33.80 Australian dollars. What great value have a look at the petitude online store here
Chuck isn't the biggest fan of his new jumper but he will get used to it. Great photos to scrap!

Have you been visiting the Buzz and Bloom Blog? I have a new post that will be uploaded on Wednesday just a few cards i have made here is a peek.
I am thoroughly enjoying being on the buzz and bloom DT the products are fantastic and I'm waiting on some new release products. Let me give you a hint.......they aren't all chipboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chuck was sitting having a rest on my desk last night he was so cute well that was until i started painting and he started barking at my paintbrush....well his version of a bark anyway :) And now as i try to type he is up on my desk with me again barking and attacking my hands. Gotta Love playful Puppy's.

That's all for now from Chuck and I
Bye :)

Sunday, July 20, 2008


Well we finally have Chuck at home with us.
I picked him up on thursday and he has been so good, toilet training is challenging we are ontop of it making sure we take him to his training absorbant pads when he needs to 'go'. He has had only 2 #1 accidents on the carpet and that is just because we havn't gotten to him in time. It is just too cold and wet to be toilet training him for outside being that he is soo timy.
Night times are a bit of a pain he was in with chris and i for the first 2 nights then in his dog carrier on my bedside table last night. I had to keep putting my hand in through the zip of the carrier so he could feel me then when he was settled moving it out. I am up with him 2 or 3 times a night for the toilet. Yes hard work but so worth it.
I can imagine you all thinking . . .harder than a newborn baby i can imagine you all thinking but it really isnt.

We decided not to make him sleep in the laundry bacause we are spending so much time hugging him all day it's not fair to just dump him in the laundry of a night......that's not fair on him. His little bark is so cute sounds like a squeeky toy and he has been having fun chewing chris' arm and hand and he seems to like snuggling riht up in my neck......he really likes hair.
My house feels like a home again no longer empty. Yes i still think about Pip every day and i have to admit when i had Chuck in my arms after i pucked him up i did shed a few tears. I know he will never be the Dog pip was and that is ok he is CHUCK a sweet cuddly boy puppy with a very timid personality.

OK here are some Photos...i cant wait to scrap them.

until next time

:) christie

ps does anyone still read my blog????????????? be sure to leave a comment.....please i wanna know whos visiting from all over the world?



Sunday, July 13, 2008

Guess who is 28...................


It was my birthday last friday and yes im 28 it sounds so young to be honest i don't wanna be in my 20's anymore. No im not wishing my life away i just don't like being in my 20's i being in my 30's sounds more exciting to me...i know the exact opposite to the NORM people usually fear being 30 but i can't wait!

I had my hair was well overdue and i am so happy i did. It's darker than usual which is a nice change.
I have been checking out alot of CHA sneek peeks and i thought i would share some of my favorites.
The new october afternoon line
new AC thickers CHIT CHAT
Maya Rd chip Album
New Cosmo Cricket

New Glitz Designs
I just wanna get my hands on them all.

Ok i have been scrapping i was inspired to tidy my scrap room then inspired to create something for my wall. I have been finding my scrap room very uninspiring so i created this.....

I just love it. I clip my fave photos and other inspiring things here i have to admit it worked i have actually started scrapping again and i have so many ideas i just need more time.

I also moved my wooden ikea draws infront of where i work this has created a small shelf and also closes in the annoying gap between my desk and the wall. My work space is an L shape and it is soooo heavy chris mates tried to move it flush with the wall but it just wouldn't happen....this has worked out ok because now i need more draws and this means a trip to ikea.....can't wait for that spending spree all i need now is $ :) Here is a photo of my frame peg board that also hands in my scarp room i sorted this out too and im pleased with the result......i have loads of stuff to sell on ebay now....just need to get that setup.

With all of the tidying up i created this page. I love the october afternoon paper ranges and craft cardstock backgrounds.

The Page is based on cobys line 'what you said' he says this instead of saying what did you say. I used to correct him for saying it and now it has turned in to a private joke between us. He does have the best sense of humor

I think that's enough sharing for today thanks for dropping in.

:) Christie

Stay tuned for a serious card share i have been madly creating cards......which i have never really been interested in up until the past 3 weeks. I just have to photograph them.

Friday, July 4, 2008

LOVE IS..............and school holiday update!

I was sent this email today and thought i would share some of my favorite ones..............

What Love means to a 4-8 year old . . ?Slow down for three minutes to read this. It is so worth it. Touching words from the mouth of babes. A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, 'What does love mean?' The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined See what you think:

'When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.' Rebecca- age 8

'When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.' Billy - age 4

'Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.' Karl - age 5

'Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.' Danny - age 7

'Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.' Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)

'If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,' Nikka - age 6

'Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.' Noelle - age 7

'Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.' Elaine-age 5

'Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.' Mary Ann - age 4

'I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.' Lauren - age 4

'When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.' Karen - age 7

'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross.' Mark - age 6

How sweet!

***********OK EXCITING PUPPY NEWS*********
I have to share with everyone our newest ALMOST family member.
MEET CHUCK we can pick him up in 2 weeks and i am so excited he is so tiny and so sweet. He looks like a giant in the photo but look at the size of his head compared to the ladies hand.
Knowing that we are going to have a new puppy in the house has helped with the grieving process a lot....we all still miss pip and i think chris has his reservations about a new pup he says because of the $ factor but i think he is also scared of getting attached again when pip got hit by the car and when we lost her it really got to him and it is tough for him because he had pretended for so long that he didn't 'love' her i think because she was a girly pup and not a big tough dog like most guys want. But he knows in the end i really need this and as a family we aren't the same without a puppy.


Does anyone out there that reads my blog know how to knit and follow knitting pattens? I have found some sweet dog jumpers and was wondering if anyone would be interested in making one for chuck if i provide the wool and some $.....not sure what people would charge either. Please let me know if you can help. Here is one of the jumpers. OBVIOUSLY NOT BOY COLOURS ! i would be happy with a solid colour if it was easier.

Coby has been sick for the first week of the school hols he has a pretty good cold but i has started to break now so he is on the mend. Im glad he got sick now when i had organised a week off work. He has been hanging out in my bed watching TV, eating cookies and drinking hot lemon drink. YES LOTS OF CRUMBS IN MY BED!!!!!!!

We have also ben hanging out at mum's house a bit with hailey and baby ella who is growing....well slowly she had bronchitis and was in hospital for a week and is now putting weight back on she is still tiny though.
Coby and bailey had a crafty afternoon on tuesday at mum's house. Kellie gave me an alien craft kit with lots of bits and pieces so the boys sat for over an hour......which is great for them especially with no arguing.

Here are some of their creations....
and Bailey with his glasses on.
We went to see disney on ice on friday it was awesome i had a ball and coby loved it. He was amazed about the story of the little mermaid so when we got home we went and hired it and he has seriously watched it 3 times in less than 24 hours he loves it...i have to admit it is a great kids dvd for a cold morning in bed.

How are your school holidays going?

Thanks for stopping by please remember to leave a comment.
:) christie

Monday, June 30, 2008

Is anyone interested........... either of these games.
They were purchased about 2 months ago and coby is just not into them.

Great games i don't understand why he just likes what he like i guess......
They are in perfect condition each has seriously been played only about 3 times.

I was thinking $30 each with free postage the dora one was bought for $50 and the chipmunks one was Bought for $60. Email me at if you are interested.
How are your school holidays so far? I have the first week off and the first day has been great. We went swimming today, morning t at nic's tomorrow and disney on ice on friday. Im hoping to get a bit of a sleep in on a few of these days too.
Great news on the Puppy front but ill share that next post.
don't forget to email me if your interested in the games

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Hi everyone

The Past few weeks have been pretty busy with the debling weekend away and well just life being life everyone i know seems to be busy and the miserable winter weather is making it so much harder to get motivated!
Chris and I went to My nephew Matty's 50th Footy game the other week. It was a freezing Cold Foggy day.

Matty next to his banner with his Dad his Pa and Baliley...coby is there with his head behind the banner.

Here is matty at 1/2 is his hair!
Coby and Bailey.
i went to the movies on sat. I took coby and bailey to see an advance screening of Kung Foo have to go see it especially if like me you LOVE jack black. It was so funny and there was absolutely NO boring bits. Other than that my weekend has been really laid back...gotta love quiet weekends.

I have been looking very closely at getting one of these bags for my camera you can find them here.

You can purchase different Flaps so you can change the look of your bag and also purchase matching camera straps. They have the most amazing fabrics so you can make the bag really suit your personal style!

Here is what it looks like inside. Enough space for a purse, keys, phone and a spare lens. LOVE IT it will be definitely be put in the NEED category....confused? see previous post!:)

Have a look here i have posted a new LO using my fave Buzz and Bloom chip alpha 'That 70's Alpha' Here are some sneak peeks.

Cobys new are one thing i do splurge on for coby i like him to have skate shoes they are more expensive but they are so cool and they wear so well....if they get dirty i just put them in the washing machine with towels and they come up new. These are so cool i had them ordered in especially from the local surf shop.
That's all for today Ill post some Photos form my drunken singstar night with the girls next time.