Merry Christmas...



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We've had a lovely Christmas so far, and after spending the past two days with our families, filled with joy and loads of yummy food :) I am now enjoying a quiet moment while the boys are out at the movies with their cousins.

Here are some before and after pics of the scene under our tree yesterday morning :)


I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas
and wish you all a safe and happy New Year
xx

Christmas creating...



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In between last minute Christmas shopping, cleaning and trying to put my pregnant swollen feet up, I finally managed to do some creating.

Firstly I've used a Kaiser birdhouse to make a door hanging, I was going to hang it on our front door but considering last year's wreath kind of melted in the sun I think I'll have to find another spot for this one ;) it's a bit hard to see in the photo, but the whole thing is very glittery and sparkly and although I'm not exactly sure what birds have to do with Christmas, that's what's been inspiring me lately ;)
and while shopping the other day I came across these adorable love birds at Bed, Bath and Table and added a couple of branches and berries to make it more festive for a simple centrepiece.
Our tree is up but I need some better light to get some pics, oh and we have half our outdoor lights up too.... so will get onto Matt to get the rest up this weekend!
I've also started making some Chrissy cards, but might have to end up using store bought ones at the rate I'm going lol, as I still have a load of things to get done, and am on my final weekend of doing the Christmas baubles (Yay) and I think I have already written every name possible over the past few weeks and am starting to feel slightly over it now!

That's it for now, but I'll be back over the next few days.

Aga xx

It's that time of year again...



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I can hardly believe that it's already December and Christmas is just weeks away, and while I don't really feel prepared this year I am starting to feel a bit more festive now that I'm back to writing on these gorgeous hand painted Christmas baubles again
so if you happen to be heading out to Penrith Plaza on the weekend, I hope you'll stop by to say hello... just look for the pregnant lady covered in glitter lol
I also got a bit of a production line happening last week when making these cards for the Christmas card drive held by Monk at Blue Bazaar. I had wanted to use music notes on my design but because I didn't have any paper like that I decided to make my own by printing a music sheet from the net onto some brown paper bags - too easy and very cost effective.Have a great weekend
Aga xx

Still here...



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I know it's been like a long time between posts, but yes I'm still here :) and thank you to the lovely people who have emailed me to ask how the pregnancy is going... and I'm happy to report that I'm already 25 weeks and everything appears to be going well, although I have really been feeling the heat lately.

I was pretty shocked to realise that I haven't scrapped a single layout since October!!! which is so unlike me but it's been a combination of things that have kept my creativity at bay and I guess most of it has come from my need to head to bed early rather than my usual late nights which is when I got most of my scrapping done.
Also our landlord has put our house onto the market and I have been trying to keep things clean and clutter free as people come to view the house, which doesn't help when your scrap space is located in the dinning room for all to see.... and I guess we all know just how messy things can get once you get started lol, so I thought it would just be easier to just pack it all up for a while.

I have manged to get a couple of little things done though, firstly these little toadstool tags for the Scrap the Girls embellishment swap held a while ago
and also a couple more pages for my quote journal using the mixed media prompts over at Blue Bazaar

I guess that's it for now - thanks for stopping by :)

Aga xx

20 weeks...



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All is going well as we reach the halfway mark in my pregnancy, baby is growing at a steady rate and after another ultrasound we have discovered that inside my growing belly is another boy :) it did come as a bit of a shock, as I was pretty sure we were having a girl this time because the pregnacny has been so different but it appears that I am destined to have boys and just have to go with it ;) and as you can imagine my boys are thrilled that they have another brother on the way.
Here is a little peek of our baby boy :) from the ultrasound
I'm loving my growing belly which is getting nice and big and I've even started to feel lots of steady kicking inside
and I just had to share a pic of these adorable and very tiny shoes we bought the other day that make me smile every time I look at them because they are just sooooo cute :)
Aga xx

A bit of everything...



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Firstly some wonderful news... in case you haven't heard I am thrilled to announce that I've made the Scrapbooking Memories Masters Shortlist!!!! Thanks so much to all the lovely people who have sent their congrats :) It's such an honour to be chosen among so many talented scrappers - Congratulations to everyone and best of luck for the top 10!
and speaking of SM magazine I have some cards featured in this month's awesome pink issue
although I'm not quite sure how the card in the front ended up being photographed the wrong way around... but you get the idea ;)

I also have some Christmas cards and tags to share featured in Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine
Onto other news I have decided to cut down on some of my scrapping commitments due to my pregnancy, and this will be my final layout for Remember When - I think a layout featuring our first ultrasound pics was an appropriate way to finish up lolI will continue on with the Aussie Dares challenges, although these might not be as regular. Here is my layout for this month's I wish challenge...I am also going to be finishing up with One Little Aussie Word challenges, but will still be doing DT work for Scraptapestry - yay :)

and last but not least, check out the awesome goodies I won over at Vita's blog right in time for Xmas :)
Take care and have a fabulous weekend!!!
Aga xx

Layouts and giveaway winner...



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Sorry to keep you all waiting but I'm finally back to announce the winner of the gorgeous Scraptapestry A Walk in the Park Kit thanks to the lovely and generous Naomi.

Using the Random.org number generator, the winning number chosen was 19!!!! making Carol the lucky winner
- Carol wrote "OH MMYY GOODDDWhat a beautiful looking kit....Your Lo's are fab....oh the things I could do with all that wonderful paper.....MMMmmmCarol" on October 4, 2009 11:26 PM
Congratulations Carol, please email me your details so I can organise for this fantastic prize to be sent out to you :)

I also have a few more layouts of the 10 I have created using the kit, and I still have a great assortment of gorgeous products to get through.
and it wouldn't be a Scraptapestry kit without the details....
Hope your week has been a good one, and thanks for stopping bye!
Aga xx

More layouts...and giveaway reminder



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I hope you've had a fantastic lonnnnng weekend, due to rain, rain and more rain way we had a quiet one although I did end the weekend on a good note after a trip to the shopping centre where I found myself wandering the baby section with a permanent smile on my face, followed by a stroll through the Xmas section - more smiles there :) anyway....
I have few more layouts to share using the gorgeous A Walk in the Park collection from Scraptapestry
and don't forget there is still plenty of time to put your name down for the fabulous kit giveaway here!!!!!

Scraptapestry giveaway...



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Thanks to the lovely and very generous Naomi I have the pleasure of hosting a fabulous Scraptapestry giveaway, giving you the chance to win this month's A Walk In The Park kit.
This awesome kit is jammed packed with a gorgeous assortment of goodies that are bound to get your creativity flowing, and to be in the running to win all you have to do to is leave a comment in this post over the next two weeks - good luck :)

and to give you a better idea of what this wonderful kit includes, I have a few of the layouts to share that I have created using this kit
and if that isn't enough Naomi also has a very fun giveaway over at her blog, so be sure to check it out too!

I'm back...



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It's been a while between posts due to an endless amount of computer and Internet issues - and to cut a long story short... we've had to buy a new computer along with a new modem/router so fingers crossed things will finally be sorted out now!

I wanted to say a huge thanks to everyone who has been leaving me congrats and well wishes both here and on facebook :)
I have been feeling a lot better now that the morning sickness has settled, although I think I may have discovered a whole new past time - napping ;) which is how I seem to fill every afternoon lately.

On the scrapping front, I will be back tonight with some Scraptapestry layouts to share along with a giveaway... so stay tuned! but in the meantime I have a layout to share using these cute RW mushroom lasercuts for the Remember When blog

I've also been making some trees for the Scrap the Boys embellishment swap
and my first attempt at inchies for The Scrapbook Establishment inchies swap with a spring theme

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back tonight with details of the Scraptapestry giveaway
Aga xx
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