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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

It has happened again!

my last post was of flood photos... well it has happened again but 10 times worse!

This photo was taken 3 blocks back from the creek, and it is the main road through town... no-one knew what was happening on the other side :(

looking up Orpen street, our first house is 3 blocks up from here.. I wonder how it went?

Who would ever think that we would have a sunset over the water in Dalby??? We have been drought stricken for the last 10 years... we wont run out of water now will we???

my parents house.... we now call it their house boat....

sitting in the car in the car park of Dalby Shopping World
who knows what they were thinking building it so close to the creek... especially with an underground car park... A man must have designed it lol

flood sale on brand new Toyota's???

I have taken many many more photos.. but thought I would just share a few with you
We are hoping to leave on holidays today, we tried yesterday but couldnt get out of town... fingers crossed we can today
Thanks for dropping in
Donna xxx

Monday, December 20, 2010


wow, we have had so much rain here in the last week that poor ole Dalby town is not isolated.. all roads leading out are now closed :(
I thought I would share some photos that I took today when we went into town to see what was happening with the Creek

This one is of our road just up from our house

the same road but some people cant read the 'road closed signs'

  near the Edward Street Weir
 the Edward Street Weir
my in-laws front gate

You can just see the top of the light post on the bike way along the creek
 At my friend Merideth's house

Hopefully it will peak soon and our town can get back to normal... there were lots of people sight seeing  like me lol.. but traffic is chaos with only one bridge from one side of town to the other open!
I think I might just stay home for a few days now and wait it out :)

Thanks for looking xxxx

Friday, December 17, 2010

Last Days of Scrapbook Savvy's Christmas Sale!!

To celebrate Xmas with my online customers and to get ready for our Savvy girls night out this weekend....I've just put up a sale!!!!
(excludes Savvy Kits, Albums, Scrapbook Trends Mag & any new stock released after sale start. No free post during sale & no coupons.)

Head on over and grab yourselves some bargains, or get that xmas pressie for your scrappy friends at a great price!

*Don't forget customers with loyalty discount get an EXTRA percentage off in the checkout!*

I have been and shopped... are you suprised?????
Enjoy the Sale
Donna xx

My Minds Eye 'I Believe'

I received a lovely parcel fromt the courier yesterday afternoon from Scrapbook Savvy, it would be the smallest parcel that I have had for a while hee hee. I had ordered the New My Minds Eye 'I Believe', I told myself that I wasnt going to order any Christmas ranges this year as I havent touched any of the ones that I have bought over the years.... BUT... when I saw this range I knew exactly what photo that I wanted to scrap with it.. It is a photo of my dad when he was 7 with Santa...I am going to add this Layout to the album that I have been doing for a while now for mum and dad using all their old photos..... I will have to have a look and see how many layouts that I have in there already???? That might be a good Christmas present for them???? (and if it isnt enough, I can do some more for it, a great excuse to scrap lol)

Thanks for dropping by
Donna xxx

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sara's Savvy Colour challenge for December

I knew straight away what photo I was going to scrap when I seen the colour theme that Sara chose for this months Colour Challenge at Scrapbook Savvy this month

It is a photo of little Bronte at Sandra's Halloween Party, colours were perfect!

I found this quote at The Quote Garden

I use this site often if I am stuck for a title of quote for a layout

ok, time for me to turn the computer off and go to bed.. I will be back in the morning to share a Layout that I did tonight

Thanks for visiting
Donna xxx

Anthea's December Sketch Challenge At Scrapbook Savvy

Good morning girls!
An early start for me :0 I went to bed last night with a layout not quite finished and I kept waking up and thinking about it so I got up early to finish it.
It is for Anthea's sketch over at Scrapbook Savvy... my favourite scrappy place to hang out!. I have used a bit more paper on here than I normally do, but I have soooo much of it I might as well used some of it hey? lol

And in my usual style, I changed the number of photos from the sketch lol
I did have a bit of a mishap with the glimmermist and the photos while I was chatting to Sar on MSN, but I just reprinted them hee hee

Thanks for stopping by mwah!
Donna xx

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Second stuck?! Sketch for December

The second stuck?! sketch was released on their blog this morning will lovely examples from the design team.... I couldnt wait to get into this one! I had the perfect photo of my godson Tyler that Kirsten took on his 1st birthday in the cubby house. And I used some of last months Kit of the Month from Scrapbooking from Scratch that I picked up on Peta's retreat.

Stuck?! is also having a Creative Team Call for the next six months... I am seriouly thinking about having a go... what do you think?

First Stuck?! sketch for December

One of my favourite sketch sites is run by my beautiful friend Sara over at Stuck?!
This is this months sketch, and my version of it :)

This Photo of Alicia and I makes me laugh sooo hard.. it is of us singing "achy breaky heart" at Sar's 30th birthday party.... the Karaoke machine was a hit! (especially after a few bubbles lol)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Scrapbook Savvy Random Kit Challenge

Every month over at Scrapbook Savvy Sar sets a random kit challenge where one lucky scrapper gets to be the guest designer for the next month with a massive discount in the shop and also they receive the We're Savvy kit for free!!!!

So this month I thought I would throw my hat in the ring and have a go! I used the He's Savvy kit for this Layout

I always find the kit so versatile, I hardly used it for just boy Layouts
The criteria for this challenge was to have a flag banner, staples, brads and an outlined title

I am not really a fan of the flag banner, so for something different I thought that I would use the chipboard clouds for my banner... I had fun playing with my texture paints and 'slate' Tattered Angels glimmermist.. that I got from Savvy of course lol

I love how they turned out !

thanks for dropping by
Donna xxxxxxxx

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Wow! what a week! I never want to have to go through anything like that again .

We are both home now, and Craig will be off work until Christmas and then we have three weeks holidays as we close the business at that time every year. We are still not sure what we are going to be doing.. Craig seems to think that he will be ok to go away in the van like we planned but I am just taking one day at a time

On another note, before all of this happened I had decided to try out for some DT's and one of them was Kraft It up. The applications were due in yesterday, I had one LO done and I just had to do another...
I had received my monthly kits from Scrapbook Savvy and I hadnt had a chance to open them... and the first one that I did open was the We're Savvy.. OMG I love this range of papers!  Now I am going to tease you as these are all sold out this month, AGAIN!

but Sar does have some of the Circa 1938 HERE in the store!
This range goes really great with the Kraft... dont you think?

and here is the other LO that I did with some 'random' bits and peices lol

ok.. I am off now to break open my other kits! do you want to see them.???.. I think there are some left in the store 
Thanks for looking!
Donna xxx

Friday, November 26, 2010

Another Wicked Princesses Sketch Challenge Layout

I have just finished Krissy's 2nd November Sketch Challenge over at Wicked Princesses Forum. I have used the Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 range.... and oh boy, I am loving this range! I seem to be heading towards more muted colours lately, not so much brights at all.... Must have something to do with old age hee hee
The layout is of a gorgeous girl called Katie, who is one of our good friends from Withcott that we go water skiing with every summer.
So here it is!

I used a Fiskars 'postage stamp' border punch on the photo for something different, I really like the effect that it gave.

We are heading away on the motorbike this afternoon and I havent packed a thing, so I had best finish up and do that before I have to pick the girls up from school this afternoon!

Thanks for dropping by and have a scrappy weekend
Donna xxxxx

A Christmas Cyber Crop @ Scrapbook Savvy


Tell the truth...have you scrapped ALL your christmas photos from last year?! I bet you haven't.

So this month at Scrapbook Savvy we are cybercropping CHRISTMAS with the aim to have those Xmas 2009 photos scrapped and in albums before Xmas 2010 rolls around in four weeks time.

We'll be playing from Friday 26 November with nearly a week till deadline at midnight Thursday 2 December.


Find out more in the forum here

Thursday, November 25, 2010

wow... what a day!

My day started at 5am with the alarm blaring telling me to get out of bed and go and do my first PT session, I was a bit scared really at what he was going to do to me lol... But it was GREAT! we did some warm ups on the bike, rowing machine, treadmill and the step.  And then I got really scared as he have us some boxing gloves and pointed us to the direction of the punching bags..... That was awesome, poor Vicki was worried I was going to miss the bag and get her lol. And then we did some push ups (Omg didnt he realise that I am TOP heavy???lol) and then some sit ups. By then it was nearly time to go home... a few stretches and we were out of there! We are going to do it twice a week, roll on Tuesday, I cant wait! (and i say that now, i might feel differntly when I wake up in the morning hee hee)

And then off to work I went, we were quite busy so my work day didnt end until 4 instead of 2... and then I came home to a couple of happy parcels... One was from Peta at Scrapbooking From Scratch with a kit and some Alphas (cause I dont have anywhere near enough bahahahahahah) And the second one had these in it

I got these from Scrap Boutique
They go really well with this tshirt that my gorgeous Cousin Sar sent up to me <3 <3
it sums me up pretty well dont you think???? hee hee

ok, now some real scrapping!
Yesterday I played along with one of Krissy's sketches over at Wicked Princesses, she has a new one every week, here is the Layout I did for the first sketch for November

I really loved how this one turned out, that punch that I got from Scrapbooking from Scratch Retreat is getting a huge workout lately

ok, I had best get off here and think about getting dinner ready ;)

Thanks for dropping by
Donna xxx

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Stuck?! November Challenges

I am loving not having to work everyday now.... I am getting heaps of scrapping done!
I managed to get both the Stuck?! sketches done this month

so if you are looking for a great challenge to do before the end of the month there is still time to pop over and play with this months sketches!

Thanks for visiting
Donna xx

Sunday, November 21, 2010

another share for today :)

now, dont fall over... but this is my 3rd blog post for today! I have been scrapping up a storm! the weather is rainy and cold, so a good excuse to scrap lol ohhh and that Craig has been out watching car racing with his mates!

this one is for the Sar's Savvy Random Kit Challenge the criteria is:
 you must include the following on your page:

- Fussy cutting
- Glimmer mist
- White space

so here's mine :)

sorry... had to take that one our for publication.. Yahoooooo!

and the last one is for the Scrap the Girls Blog, this month it was a puzzle sketch

you had to use every peice of the puzzle only once.... I usually dont use this much paper on my LO's but it is one way to get through my stash so I can buy some more hee hee

Thanks for looking
Donna xxx

MME Fine and Dandy Tickled Pink

I love the bright colours that are in MME Fine and Dandy TICKLED PINK... truly girly... I am sure that I am not going to have too much trouble using it all up :) You can find this range plus the                   TRUE BLUE  range over at Scrapbook Savvy
thanks for looking
Donna xxx

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