Saturday, December 20, 2008

It's beginning to look alot like......

CHRISTMAS!!! Whoo hoo! I'm really excited this year! For once I am actually organised and I can relax and look forward to it for a change. Usually I am out there with every man and his dog doing the last minute Christmas shopping. UGH. That's just not fun! I made the decision this year to be done by Dec 1st, well, I didn't quite make it, but I was done with 2 weeks to spare! YAY me! LOL. I'm also trying to think about our camping trip to Valla resort. We are camping for two whole weeks, but al least this time we will have power and running water! It's a nine hour drive for us, so we are planning on leaving in the wee hours so that the kids will *hopefully* sleep most of the way. Nine hours in the car with 5 kids, could be interesting to say the least.

Bunny had a little photography challenge for us today on her blog. The challenge was to take 5 photo's on the first things that jumped out at you. Well, my photography skills need a little work, but here are my 5 pics....

The wreath on the front door

The mess of colouring textas left lying around (ignore the dirty kitchen bench underneath them LOL)

Charlie, our 5 yo Cavaleir. Man, he really does need a haircut doesn't he?

The rope lights that we HAD to have, that are still sitting behind the front door waiting to see the light of day.

Basket of washing that has been sitting on the coffee table waiting to be put away for about 4 days now, hahahahaha.

Thanks for challenge Bunny, that was fun! Aside from anything else, it really does remind me how much there is to do around here! LOL

Well, I finally got my Christmas kit finished.


All I Want for Christmas is a cute Christmas kit in traditional colours, with lots of fun and funky elements. It has 10 patterened papers, 3 plain papers and 50 elements, perfect for scrapping your Chrissy pages. It's onsale for 20% off until Christmas eve.

Usually I have trouble scrapping with my own kits, but I had a play with this one and came up with this page..


Isn't he gorgeous?!?!?! This little munchkin belongs to friends of ours and he is such a delight to be around. Always happy and smiles with his whole face!
Here's a little freebie for you. The cluster framae I made for the LO.

You can DL it by clicking on the image. As always please no sharing of or hotlinking to my files. That would be a violation of my TOU, and wouldn't be very nice :(. Send your friends here to my blog where thay can download it for themselves.

Well that's it from me for today, I'd better go get something done around here.


Thursday, December 04, 2008

Layout and hybrid Call... {DEC - Wintery}

DSO is starting an EZINE and we're looking for layouts featuring DSO Product. The Dec call will end Dec 20th, we are looking for WINTER themed layouts or Hybrid projects.

Email submissions to with "DEC LAYOUT CALL - WINTER THEME" in the subject.
Layouts must include a complete supply list, and must contain primarily DSO product.

Deadline for Dec Winter submissions is DEC 20th, 2008.
Layouts chosen will be featured in the Jan edition,
and compensated with a $5 GC to the DSO store.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

My Products are now EXCLUSIVE to DSO.....

.....and to celebrate, I'm having a sale! Visit my section of the store, where you can save 40% OFF my entire stock, PU and CU included. But only until Friday!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

1st of Decmber

Holey cow! Does that really say DECEMBER up there? Where DOES the time go? Well, if your house is anything like ours, you will be starting to gear up for Christmas!! We put up our Christmas tree today and some decorations around the house! The kids were all dancing around to the Christmas CD's we traditionally have playing in the background. They pretty much did it all by themsleves too. All except the bead strands (didn't want them to get all tangled up LOL) and the star on the top. That's Daddy's job. They did a pretty good job don't you think?.....


Well, the start of a new month, means a whole new month of challenges at DSO! I took a break last month from the shape challenge, but this month, the shape challenge is back, ready and raring to go! You can check out the shape challenge HERE. For those of you that choose to join me in this challenge, I have this little posting bonus for you.....


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Save 50% on selected products and LOTW at DSO!

I have just moved a bunch of products into the retiring category at DSO to make way for more new products!
Save 50% on these items, but hurry before they are gone for good!

A Zesty Summer Now $2.38
A Zesty Summer Quick Page Now $0.50
Bonny Bows - CheckeredNow $1.50
Bonny Bows - Plain Now $1.50
Fancy Flowers Now $1.50
Giant Gerbera's - Designer's pack Now $2.50
Giant Gerbera's - Set 1 Now $1.75
Glitter Stickers - Flowers Now $1.75
Super Satin Bows - Designer's pack Now $2.50

Click here to see these bargains in store!

Check out this gorgoeus page from Sunny1972. I thought it was so cute, that I picked it for Layout of the Week at DSO!

Click on the image to head to the gallery and leave her some well deserved luvin!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Looking for a fun boys kit?

My To the Moon kit is on sale at the moment for 20% OFF, but only till this Friday.
A fun space themed kit, perfect for your little explorer!
Was$6.00 Now $4.80
Save: 20% off

Kit includes:
11 papers, 7 buttons,3 discs, 1 envelope tie 2 shoelace ribbons2 metal charms1 star eyelet1 17inch ribbon with tie1 12inch roperocket doodlemoon and stars doodle5 stickers1 swirly stitching1 twisted ribbon5 tags

You can get it HERE!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

New templates in my store, and a little freebie!

It's been a while since I added anything new to my store, but I finally found a spare minute to get these added! All my new products are on sale for 25% OFF for one week.

Click on the product title to see it in store.

Was: $2.99 Now $2.24
Was: $2.99 Now $2.24
Save: 25% off

Cut-it-out Templates - Stars

Was: $2.99 Now $2.24
Save: 25% off

Save: 25% off

Was $3.50 Now $2.63
Save: 25% off

And I have a couple of products on sale at the moment too:

Watch the Leaves Turn

Was $4.50 Now $2.70
Save: 40% off

Was $2.50 Now $1.50
Save: 40% off
And here's a little freebie for you all.....
You can download it HERE
This freebie is for PERSONAL use only. Please do not share this file with anyone, if you know someone you think might be interested, send them the link to my blog, where they can download it for themselves.
Thanks, and happy scrapping!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Heaven on Earth!

OMG! What a wonderful place Fiji is! We will definately be going back, and taking the kids this time. Contrary to Bunny's opinion, (LOL) I haven't been on holidays in Fiji all this time...unfortunatley, I'm just a slacker!

Here are some photos from the trip....

the beach at the resort

Ahhhhhhh...... paradise!

relaxing on the catermaran

such a DH

Pina Colada

Look at that water!
Yes, I had seen a little sun that day!
No lobster comments please! LOL

If you have ver heard the saying "I'm on Fiji time" it couldn't be truer!! They are so layed back and definately NOT in a hurry! LOL But the people are so friendly and welcoming, I can't wait to go back there with the kids!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I'm so excited.....

...and I just can't hide it! LOL
Not long to go now and DH and I are off to FIJI!! I can't wait!
The forcast if for rain over the weekend, hopefully we do get to see the sun while we are there!
We are staying at the Sonaisali Island Resort, it looks like heaven on earth!
See you when we get back!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Fall Splendor contribution

After some maintenance issues, the link to my part of the Fall Splendor Mega kit has now been reactivated. Sorry for any confusion or inconvenience. :o) ( Scroll down to see original post below)

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Camping is so much fun!!!

Well, we arrived home from our camping trip yesterday afternoon, dripping wet I might add!! As it turns out, it wasn't the critters I need to look out for, it was the weather! Rained steadily the first night, but everything managed to stay dry, but then poured all morning, 7 of us huddled under our 3m x 3m gazebo with our camp kitchen set up was quite cozy!! Eventually it stopped raining, and the kids went of to play. The wind also decided to make an appearance, so there was dust and leaves and smoke going everywhere!! We did get to toast our marshmallows on the fire, which the kids thought was fantastic, (poor deprived children! LOL)
After that it rained a little on and off but nothing too bad until Monday, pack up day. The day started out beautifully, so we took our time packing up, then the big black clouds rolled in. We managed to get everything packed up except the tent, and that is when the skies opened!! The kids all stayed dry cause we left gazebo up for them to sit under, but DH, DD1 and I got DRENCHED!! And then, wouldn't you know it, almost as soon as we had it in the car, it stopped and the sun came out!!! ARRRGGGHHHH!!
We went on a 6km bush walk on Sunday, and let me just say, my legs are now reliving every step. LOL

It's good to be home, but now I have the dreaded unpack and wash EVERYTHING. With a campfire, it all smells like smoke, so it all has to get washed whether it was actually worn or not!! FUN, FUN, FUN!!! UGH
Here are a few pics we took on our camping trip....

The veiw from half way up the mountain walking track

Wildflowers along the way

3 of the girls

A lizard we saw along the way

The morning mist on the mountain

The campfire, obviously LOL

A visitor we had, look closely and you can see the joey in it's pouch

The five kids after the walk, don't they look buggered??? LOL

It was a great weekend, but it's always good to get home.

Have you been over to DSO and checked out my shape challenge yet? Lots of folks are having a blast making layout's using the shape of the month, and this month it's a book. It can be a photo of a book, a book element from a kit, it can be one book or lots! See how creative you can be! For those of you that join in, this posting bonus awaits you....


A sampler of my newest kit To the Moon

available now in my store.
And just 'cause I'm such a nice person hehehehe, here's little freebie for ya....


You can downlod it HERE and remember, please no sharing of or hotlinking to my files, that wouldn't be very nice :o( Enjoy!

Happy Scrapping

Thursday, October 02, 2008

More goodies!! WHOO HOO!

YAY!! It's finally October! So let me tell you why that's such a big deal.......
October, as you know, is Halloween month and we designers at DSO LOVE halloween!
Make sure you visit the DSO blog everyday this month, where you will find new goodies each and every day! 31 Days of Treats, and at the nd of it all, there will be one fantastic Halloween surprise! You won't want to miss it!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Are you ready to party?????

Blog party that is!!
Kristine aka 'Da Wench' has organised an awesome blog party, where YOU get all the goodies!!
The Fall Splendor collaboration has been 70 designers from all over the world coming together to create what is going to be one moster of a mega kit!! These folks come from all different time zones, so if their part isn’t posted yet, please be patient and keep checking back!
Links will be available until Halloween so there is lots of time to download yourselves silly!!
Please leave these amazing people some love for all their hard work! They sure do deserve it!

OK, here is my contribution......

Sorry, no longer availalble

To get back to party central and hop on over to the next blog for more goodies, click on the image below
And don't forget to head on over to see Kristine and leave her some extra special luvin' as a thankyou for all her hard work and organisation!

Happy downloading!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Helping a friend....

Our dear friend Jazzy has been through a bit of a rough trot lately, so to help her out, we are having a 'help a friend in need' sale. All of the designers at DSO have jumped in and alot of the products will be 50% off for one day only, and all proceeds today will be donated to this wonderful lady!
It's our way of helping her out ~ after all that she has been through, it's the least we can do!
We are asking YOU to help US, help a friend in NEED.
And if you make a purchase today - please leave a message on your ORDER for Jazz; it will be copied and sent to her too.
If you would like to donate instead of buy, you can send funds thru paypal to please put FOR JAZZY on the transfer, and your name will be included in the card as well as any message.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Guess what I did?......

I took the time this morning to just scrap for a change, no pressure, just scrappin cause I wanted to...... geeze it was nice!!

This little cherub, is a friends little girl when she was just 4 weeks old, isn't she gorgeous?!?!?

I used Kim's gorgeous kit Softly Sweet

You can see it in her store here, if you hurry, you can snag it whle it's 50% OFF!
And if you head on over to her blog, she might just have an add-on freebie to match!!

Sale extended!!

Due to the store being closed for maintenance because of a few glitches we had, the big 50% OFF sale at DSO has been extended!!


Don't forget to go blog hopping and collect all the pieces to the Scrap Journal kit,

Links in the post below

Have a great day!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

DSO is back.....

bigger and better than ever!! After a crazy few days ( well OK maybe it has been a bit longer than that!) everything is back up in our new look store! You can cheeck it out HERE!

And what better way to celebrate than a sale?!?!?


All products over $1 are 50% OFF, including commercial use products!

Head on over to the store and snag some goodies while they are so cheap!!

Also as part of our Grand re-opening celebrations, get this awesome kit for free!





But hurry it's for a limited time only!!
Here is my part of this fabulous kit!


and before you ask, YES! That is my tribe!! LOL
Now to get the rest of it, you need to go blog hopping and visit all these fine folks!
Happy hopping!!