28 February, 2012

Tasmin has Aspergers

This is just a quick note to say "hi, I'm back!" How I've missed blogging regularly.  It's 8.07am, I have 23 minutes to get myself, and two children dressed, plus lunches made and get out the door. I've done it before, I can do it again!

Tas had her diagnosis in January and today we are attending her first one-on-one session with a psychologist.

Yes, that's right. We now have two children on the Autism Spectrum.

This morning to begin my New Schedule for a Better and Calmer Life I got up at 5am to go for a walk. Lovely! Then I came into the study to start my first real blog post at 5.30am. Only, as usual, Tasmin (akas The Red Beast) woke up and joined me.

It's been a rough morning.

Stay tuned.

...and I have some scrapbooking to share later today xox

17 February, 2012

Mail goodies

I love it when little presents arrive in the mail from...myself :-)

The Imaginarium giveaway has closed...winners announced soon. Stay tuned. I have a little exciting announcement coming soon too....

08 February, 2012

Another Imaginarium Designs scrap page

I got to play with some more of this scrummy chipboard.

Remember you can win a $20 prize pack of Imaginarium Designs chipboard if you are a follower of this blog by leaving a comment on this post http://www.scraphappyvalley.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/win-imaginarium-designs-competition.html?m=1.

And there are more prizes up for grabs over at www.imaginariumdesigns.blogspot.com

06 February, 2012

Kraft It Up - February is LOVE

I love February - my DH and I both celebrate our birthdays in February plus the anniversary of our very first date - and this year we celebrate 10 years :-))...more coming on this soon.

The challenge this month at Kraft It Up is to incorporate LOVE into your page. It doesn't have to be romantic love, and you can scrap about friends, family, even loved objects and places! You also need to include the colour PINK there somewhere.

For my page, I have used a photo of my sister and I from Christmas and I don't remember the last time a photo was taken of just the two of us. There is usually someone else in the photo, such as children! We both are wearing red and this really symbolises love I think.

I think this page pefectly sums up our sisterly relationship...giggles and good times, and a connection to our shared childhood. I ripped a page from an old novel - so quirky! - and added some wood grain patterned paper, tickets, my home printed masking tape, some jenni bowlin letter stickers and American crafts thickers (inked to match the red and pink colours in the page), some rub on letters, vintage ticket sign, and Martha Stewart butterfly punch (punched from the photo and added back on the page).

And did you notice my latest favourite thing..?? chevron patterned paper! In red, too.

Head over to the Kraft It Up and give this challenge a red pink hot go! There are prizes on offer from Scrap Therapy, Polly Scrap Kits and Greatest View.

****and don't forget****

My $20 Imaginarium Designs chipboard giveaway - open to Australian and international residents until the 13th February. See the previous post for details. All you need to do is be (or become) a follower of this blog and add a comment to that previous post. It's too easy!

01 February, 2012

WIN!!! Imaginarium Designs competition

I have had the amazing opportunity to be a guest designer this month over at Imaginarium Designs!!! I was given a generous bundle of chipboard to play with and my first project is this colourful - and also useful! - picture book I made for Angus.

Pictures and photos are an amazing learning tool for children with autism and I'm so pleased with how this turned out. I can't wait to make more.

You can see more of my mini book on the Imaginarium Designs blog.

And now..... An exciting competition!

Do you love chipboard as much as I do? It's a must have for scrap bookers and memory keepers. Titles, flourishes, frames and more designs than you can imagine! I love embossing with it but the possibilities are endless.

Thanks to Imaginarium Designs i have $20 worth of Imaginarium Designs chipboard to give away to! I KNOW.... cool!

I'm making it really easy to win. All you have to do is become a follower of this blog (unless you already are!) and leave a comment on this post telling me what you would do with the chipboard if you win! You have until midnight on Monday 13th February 2012 (Adelaide or AEST).

The main prize is open to Australian residents only but I have a smaller pack for one lucky international reader.

Also, to increase your chances of winning some of this fantastic chipboard make sure you visit the ID blog at www.imaginariumdesigns.blogspot.com

Sending you all lots of bloggy love xxx p.s. thanks for all the wonderful comments I've been receiving. If I haven't replied to you yet I will soon I promise ;-))


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