Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New layout

Wow it's been a long time since I've added anything to my blog, I've been suffering with my back and just haven't been doing alot of scrapping.

Anyway not much to tell, hope you are all well and thank you for dropping by my blog. Hope you like the layout.
take care

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Crop Royale

Hello all, I know it's been a full week since Crop Royale, and it's taken me that long to recover from it!!!!

What can I say The Queen of the Crop herself - Lorraine Bate organised the fabuolus Crop Royale, it was amazing from the Royal greeting to the delicious cupcakes adorned with hand made crowns and butterflies, just beautiful. We were all treated like royalty. I still haven't finished all my projects (can't decide what photos to use) but as soon as I do I will post them. My favourite classes were all of them, but I have to say Sarah's class ROCKED (and not just because she's my bestie) Sarah taught a few cool techniques and used the wonderful MAYA ROAD products that I can't get enough of.

Lorretta Grayson taught a fantastic paper piecing class, something I haven't done in a long time and she has inspired me to get back into it, Lorretta is an amazing scrapbooker and an even better teacher. Lorretta if I were in QLD I'd be a regular at your classes. Well I could go on and on about the wonderful teachers, the girls from Bella were great, along with Jen Hall - amazing as always, along with Leanne Hand and Ree Roffey.

Some photos are above.

hope you are all well,

take care



Monday, September 29, 2008

Year 12 Formal - Friday 26th Sept

First we have the Hair

Jessica's best friend Tiarne

Jessica and Michael

outside the Crown Plaza, Bella Vista

(no wonder they won Cutest Couple)

Check out the shoes

No braces MUM!!!!!

I really don't know how to describe this day to you all, other than happy, sad and bursting with pride. My beautiful girl was transformed into a beautiful princess. The year 12 formal had finally arrived, we searched and searched for the perfect dress, shoes, handbag, jewellery, and all the other little things that go with events such as this, and when it all came together it was (to me) perfection.

I won't go on and on, BUT I will let you know that Jessica and her partner Michael won the cutest couple (this was awarded on the night) and well what can I say "That's my Baby" LOL. Ok enough of the puffed out chest, hope you see these Rena'e and Karen, don't worry I will send you copies of all the photos all 223 of them - LOL

take care all



Jessica Graduates Year 12

Hi everyone, just a quick post letting you know Jessica has graduated year 12 - yay. We went to her graduation ceremony and then out to lunch, it was an emotional day for me, I can clearly remember her first day of Kindergarten, she squealed with delight and took off and I sat and cried. I can't believe 13 years of school is over for her (except for her HSC exams) which are from the middle of October until the 31st.
Last week was so so busy, with pedicures, manicures, waxing, tanning, braces being removed, plates being fitted, Hair, make-up and finally her formal on Friday the 26th September, I'll post about that later. We bought Jess a Pandora bracelet with a Aquarius charm and a graduation cap charm for her graduation present (no - No car) LOL. So I guess we are onto a new chapter in her life, something I'm just not ready for so wish me luck.
Hope you are all well, take care.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Princess Carriage

This was so much fun to make, I just LOVE the whole concept of this Off The Page Item. It is a class sample that I have to add photos to, I just can't find the right ones. Hope you are all having a lovely day.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Spring is here

Spring is my favourite season, the colours, smells and warm days with cool breezes are just the best. But the blossoms in full bloom are always what I look forward to the most. The above photo is of the blossoms in my front garden, sadly the blossoms fade and the leaves take hold.

Maddy and Bec let me take a "posed" photo of them in front of the blossoms, I think I'll go for a walk and see if I can find some pink blossom trees.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Some of my favourites

Hi there, just thought I'd add a few of my favourite layouts I've done recently. Maybe by putting them here I will get motivated to do more.

I have some spare time on my hands finally! what a day. My youngest daughter Maddy played her first baseball game for the season and whacked the ball right past third base, which was just wonderful. She plays for Kellyville Kolts U14'3 and they won 17 - 13 against Carlingford. I am also now their manager (wish me luck) I know how to manager a netball team so really baseball can't be that much of a difference - can it???

I went shopping and picked up Jessica's dress for her year 12 formal (stunning) I'll post a photo soon the formal is on the 26th Sept.

Son number 1 is sick poor babe he's been in bed for two days and eldest daughter is out on a date, son number 2 is at a Airforce cadet camp all weekend, thank god it's not too cold out there tonight. Daughters 2 and 3 are bathed and watching a movie. And Hubbie is away for the weekend as well. So it's whine time a nice glass of chardonnay and working out how to post photos - LOL

thanks for checking out my blog, take care : )


Friday, September 12, 2008

The start of something new

Well, I have finally worked out how to do the whole blog thing. Hello and welcome to anyone who drops by my blog.
A quick introduction to those who don't know me;
Hi my name is Rachelle and I currently live in Sydney with my husband Cameron and five children Ben, Jessica, Chris, Rebecca and Maddy.
I have an online Scrapbooking Store where I specialize in kits, Off the Page items, classes and scrapping other peoples photographs.
I have been scrapping and teaching for 7 years and have been published in various magazines as well as being a DT member for Scrapboxx.
I love teaching what I call "freestyle" classes. In these classes my class gets to choose the papers and embellishments that MATCH THEIR photos instead of trying to match their photos to the papers on offer.
So check out my website if you are interested the link is below.
Feel free to post any comments I'd love to hear from fellow scrapbookers.

take care