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Hi I live in a rural town of Hort growers but only 35 mins from Auckland. I have a passion for Interior Design, and grow a few hundred or so of Topiary Buxus. My husband is Mike and we have been married 35 years with two sons, Shane 22 and Ryan 19 who race a midget and Sprintcar. They have both been NZ Champions and we are extremely proud of them. We have Humphrey the cat and my dear wee Bella a Affenpincher (monkey dog). I will now be forever poor in cash as my awsome girlfriend introduced me to scrapbooking and now we are crazy with it. My wish list grows by the day lol. We have stay-overs and each one sets different challenges for LOs. Life is very very busy and all I hope for in time is to have more for this addictive passion. A great outlet for my greative internal build-up of ideas. My motto is LIVE LOVE LAUGH & SCRAP

Thursday, November 17, 2011


This is a lo for SGC Bingo Board useing 3 patterned papers. My son always went to sleep holding Mickey & Minnie's each hand so on his 21st my husband & I dressed as these cartoon stars. His theme was
Come as a 'Star' movie, sports, rock, or comic, it was a fantastic 21st with everyone arriving on the Red Carpet.

Sunday, October 30, 2011


This lo is for SGC Stripes & Poka Dots with only a day to spare Whew its in.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


This LO is for the SGC 'Through the Decades' as Kiwi's my uncle who was in the navy married a scottish lass and she came with a wee kilt for my only brother. This photo was taken in about 1947

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


LO for SGC, Black & White with splash of green colour. My Great Nephew just started rugby so in this LO I have glamor misted with Olive stamped with Tim H, Hand stitched with black embroidery cotton and smooch painted the large R.


This LO is for the SGC on a winter inspired photo when we dared our son to walk over a ice pond, don't worry it was only about a foot deep. I have heat embossed the top of the gate and lamp post to make it look like snow sitting on it and cut out snow flakes with my cricut & embossed. I also hung a row of crystals under the photo and cut out jagged paper to resemble icicle's. I have used clear embossing on the leaf pattern to give it a wet look.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


My 2nd Mini Album, when I meet my husband in France from Italy and we had a holiday touring throughout Provence & then up to Paris


This is a layout I did for Dusty Attic's August Sketch of my eldest son about to turn 1 year

Mini Album 3 'Girlfriend'

This is my 3rd Mini Album that I made for my Girlfriend and it is a Celebration of our Friendship.

Monday, July 18, 2011

All because two people fell in Love

This is a LO of myself with our two son's Shane & Ryan on Ryan's 21st. I have used Bo Bunny Timepiece papers with Dusty Attic music line and photo corners.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

My Time Italy

This is my very first mini album on a trip I did in Italy and am working on the 2nd mini album at the moment that will match this one called Our Time in France which I will be posting very soon and it will be on youtube. Hope you enjoy them I had a ball making them.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


This is for the SGC for the Blue & Green Challenge with my Son and his great cousin Conor came to watch him race.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


This is a lo of my sister & I at the Farmers building seeing Santa which was our annual treat to catch the train or bus into the City of Auckland