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Another Quick Hi and A Layout ...

Hello again,

I've been enjoying some chill out time with the kids over the Victorian school holidays, plus getting stuck into some spring cleaning & junk sorting and my inks haven't gotten much of a look in - and neither has this blog! 

Managed to direct some of my spring cleaning energies to my craft room/study!  It's not perfect but MUUUUUCH better than its previous state of messiness!



Looked so inviting I sat straight down and whipped up a quick layout using some photos taken of Jack a year ago.


Some Black textured 12 x 12 and Kraft A4 cardstock, plus Urban Oasis patterned paper and a couple of my circle punches and a corner rounder.  Jotted some thoughts with my Stampin' Write journaller and voila.  About 10 minutes and all done.  This style of scrapbooking works well for me at present.  I can only seem to find short bursts of scrapping time and like to have completed layouts, so quick = super for me just now. 

The journalling reads:

July 2008:  You love puzzles Jack.  I tipped all the pieces from four of your jigsaws out on this particular day.  You're a picture of concentration as you complete the challenge. You have quite an attention span for someone almost two.  I wonder what challenge you'll tackle next!

My DSP (patterned paper) display book made it easy to choose the papers.  I just grabbed out my photos and flicked through the pages until I found some colouring that worked with the tones in the pics.


Note:  Email me if you'd like the template for the book (free), andcheck the bottom of this page here if you'd like to purchase the 3" x 3" squares of DSP (patterned paper) to make up the display book.

Now what else have the family and I been up to over the last week or so??

Hmmmmm, baking our favourite banana bread ....


Feeding kangaroos at Ballarat Wildlife Park .....


Here's one with a joey in its pouch ...


An emu too for my overseas blog visitors ....


OK and a koala  .....


Panning for gold at Sovereign Hill (Hannah looked VERY hard and Jack had a ball playing with gravel and water but we didn't find any specks)


A horse and carriage ride ...



Checking out some real estate (from the gold rush days) ...



All cosy in our motel room with books, books, books ......


Setting up the quarantine tank ready for some new fish ....


Some plasticine craft time (We're not quite done but Jack's doing one, Hannah another and I joined in for the third - and I think I'm having the most fun!)


.... and lots, lots more.

A heap more school holiday activities planned for the next week so this might be the last instalment for another week or so.  I'll be having card making withdrawal symptoms by then so no doubt will have lots of creations to share again.

In the meantime, there'll be lots of scrapbooking inspiration over at StampAMemory so don't forget to check what the girls and I have been creating over there. 

Here's a sneak peek of a couple of my contributions to date.



Hoppy kit 2 by sue madex

Before I Head Off ...

*** The September Ribbon special ends soon.  Phone or email me to place your order if you'd like your bonus 18 metres of gorgeous ribbon.  Details here.

*** Don't forget to book your place for an October class if you'd like to try Stained Glass with vellum and markers, plus some other colouring techniques.  Details, dates and available spots here

*** Get in touch if you'd like to join my next Marker Club - starting in October.  A great way to build up a collection of markers in all the Stampin' Up colours over 8 months, plus get 8 marker technique tutorials, a little gift each month from me and some hostess goodies.  Details here.

Catch you again soon.

Cheers, Sue



Sue Bayliss

Isn't great when it is all tidy and you know where everything is. Unfortunately I clean mine all up and it only stays like that for a couple of days!!!!!


Looks like you guys have been having great fun in the hols. What a great mum you are! Hasn't Jack changed a lot in the last 12 months!


Glad you had some "family" time, great photos. Love your scrapbook page too, very cool. I wish I could be as organized as you, hmmm, wanna come clean my MESS up in my craft room now Sue! LOL. TFS

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