Saturday, September 29, 2007

Quick LO sharies

OK Guys, I am in a HUGE Hurry....Kelly and I are taking his brother, his kids, and ofcourse ours down to Dreamworld for the day....seeing as it's school holiday...Yeah

Anyways thought I would just quickly share a few LO's I have done in the last couple of days

Lu and I went to the papercrafts show in Brissy here yesterday. My littler sister Bec tagged along, and we caught up some absolutely AMAZING people. The lovely Lisa, The Fabo Marnie Telford, and the super cool Ruth well as lots of other ladies that come into the shop, and Know us from the blogsphere. I so LOVE this aspect of the scrapping community, you get to know....and occasionally met some of the lovely people I know!!

Well I'm off...hope you day is stress free...and spare a little thought for me wondering around Dreamworld, with Two men and SEVEN kids.....FUN FUN FUN

Hugs and Kisses

Cass xxxx

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Well Wednesday

I'll start with the simple stuff. This is my 'All About Eve' lo for this fortnight. The inspiration was 'glimpse'. This was one of the photos that got taken at out picnic on the weekend. I was actually just sitting on this rock watching the kids play in the rock pools below. I loved just sitting there, so my glimpse is simply that 20 years from not I hope that I can still be sitting on a rock can all laugh now, it's OK. I am one of these people that really like to just stop and sit sometimes...I hope that's a glimpse into my future too!!!!

We have lots and lots of new paper lines in the shop at the moment...I have been doing up some examples

Well it was Kelly and my 3rd wedding annaversary yesterday, not a hell of a big deal I guess, but he bought me home some lovely flowers before he headed off to indoor cricket...great huh??? I wasn't to impressed, but you get that.
School holidays aren't going too badly, Kelly has his brother and his kids coming on the weekend, so I will be very busy!!!
Everyday Garbage's second challenge is starting next weeks too. I am sooooo loving our little challenge blog, and really touched by the respones we are getting....there are soooooo many talented ladies out there

well I hope you hump day wasn't too bad

Hugs and kisses

Cass xxxx

P.S. oh and if anyone knows and quick and cheap recieps for fedding 5 adults and 7 kids I would really love it....LOL

Monday, September 24, 2007

Other Challenge Blog LO's

So I guess by now you would have to realise I am a bit of a challenge Blog JUNKIE....maybe I should do a LO on that LOL

Anyways, heres my Dares LO . It was on irrational fears. I hATE balcolnies!!! I don't know why, just do. I am not afraid of heights...just balcolnies. I feel like I am slipping or something, and I have this totally irrational fear that the damn things will fall off!!!

One little word 's word for this fortnight is 'perfect'. and to be totally honest with you I think the word was pretty BLAH.....sorry guys no offence, I am sure there are lots of people who LOVE the word, I am just not one of them (maybe I should have done my LO on that....LOL) to me nothing is 'perfect', no realationship, no life, not one single human being. We are all flawed in little ways...some of us have big flaws (thats the sound of my had flapping wildly in the air). I have a real pet distain for the 'perfect life patrol' that scrapbooking can sometimes portray....but that's my little beef and I guess I should keep it to myself....sorry if I have offended.
I really do did a challenge though, and I guess not liking the word is a REALLY big here's my take

And here a LO I did just for fun...on my eldest son Kris's fantasy book addiction...he's such a big geek my boy...I so love him for it!!!!

And that's about it me thinks.

I had a really good sunday. Kel and I took the kids up to a beauitful picnic spot on the sunshine coast. I got lots of great pics....appearing in LO's soon!!!! LOL

Hugs and Kisses

Cass xxxx

Friday, September 21, 2007

Happy Friday

Well my darling Lu is back in the shop and all is well!!!!

Everyday Garbage is going OFF!!!!!! Come and check it out!!!!!!!

and here's a few LO's I did today

this first one I I did simply because my number 2 son looks SOOOOOOO much like his Grandfather in this photo...and he occasionally behaves like him too that I thought a LO was

My 3 year old is turning into a complete BOSSY BOOTS....and will not listen to anyway. Seriously she thinks that she knows EVERTHING, and mummy is just stooopid!!!

Think she best leave home now....while she still knows everything.....LOL

And this LO is sooooo simple for me...uncluttered I mean, but I justed LOVED the pic soooo much I wanted to showcase it

Well thanks for having alookie

Hugs andd Kisses

Cass xxxx

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


OK girls, are you ready to play in the rubbish????!!!!! no seriously. Everyday garbarge has launched into it's first challenge today. You have to use something on your LO that you found in your kitchen, easy peasy!!!!. Here's mine......

I used aluiminum foil to cover the chipboard and mount the journalling. I inked up a peice of an onion bag and ties it up and attached it, and I found a lid off a noodle cup, chopped it up and used that

so come along and Play with up........EVERYDAY GARBAGE
We have a fabo 'Marah Johnson ' RAK to give away too...I used her paper and embellishies on this LO...and plenty

Have fun

Cass xxxx

Monday, September 17, 2007

So it keeps on

I sort of figure if you get on a roll, you may as well go with So here are a few LO's I have done in the last couple of days. Some I am happy with, I dig the 'Wicked grin', and the 'rock on Ronin' the others I think I could take or leave...IYKWIM.

Anywhoo...the first Challenge for everyday garbage, is TOMMORROW!!! woo check it out, and come and play with rubbish with us!!!!

Well, I know it's a few LO's but thanks for having a lookie,

Oh I am really stocked ATM, my LO that I did for the 'All About Eve' challenge blog was chosen as one of thier fav's...a bit cool

So best go and do the hunter gatherer thing for dinner

Hugs and kisses
Cass xxxx

Friday, September 14, 2007

Are you Ready!!!?????

For a LO flood!!!!!

I have been busy the last couple of I will put up a few....K?

Now it isn't like I don't do anything eles...I do have 4 kids and a fairly ummmmm (I would love to use the word useless here, but he has some disorganised DH. It's just that I like to scrap...well derrrrr.

Anyhoo, hope you all have a fabo weekend and I am off to crop more LO's !!!!!!!

Hugs and Kisses

Cass xxxx

Thursday, September 13, 2007

All About Eve challenge

Well, as we all know I am a bit of a challenge blog

Here's my 'All about Eve' LO. It was about the everyday. I have a sea of white tiles in my house. I love them, and I LOATHE them. 4 kids and a gubby DH don't keep them clean. I refuse to mop more than 2 times a week, but I do sweep up everyday....sometime 3 times/day. I have always believed that clean floors make the whole house look clean, but this damnable white titles don't make it easy!!! they collect dirt and grass and you can see every drip of milo and milk. So be aware if you every come visiting, please excuse the floors, it's not that I don't try...they are just simply impossible!!!!!!!

Well guys, I have to take DH's ute in to be serviced this morning...I hate that, I won't have a car all day, cos he has mine. Not that I planned on going anywhere, I just like having the option there if I want to..IYKWIM?

So no doublt I will be back Later with some LO's to share. I may even do some scrapping today, after I clean the floors....AGAIN!!!!!!!!!

Keep smilin'

Hugs and Kisses

Cass xxxx

P.S. The lovely Lu has a RAK going on her blog...pop over to Scattered Scrap leave a comment and she will put you in the draw for a Marah Johnson 'Rock Star' as!!!!

PPS. We had a crop on at Cyberscraps this Friday....and the Lovely Lu, as well as Kat, Peta, Julie, and Wendy...will be there, come along and have a laugh....and Kat tells me she is bringing Brownies!!!! WoooHooooooo


I just wanted to write a quick note to so thanks.

Thank-you so much to all those beautiful people who have left me such warm and moving comments in regard to my precious daughter. I am turely touched and although I have always had great faith in the capacity of the human spirit, and always known truely beautiful people are out there, each comment has reminded me of that.

So 'Thank-you' for your understanding and support, it means so much to me

(((((BIG SQISHY HUGS)))))))))
Cass xxxx

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

One little word challenge

This is my 'One Little Word' LO for this fortnight. The word was 'Pure' and I just think this pic of Scotto was perfect

Oh yeah too, my hubby was reading my Blog (men really shoyuld NEVER do that!!!!!) and he wishes me to inform everyone that he has some musical talent...he can play 'god save the queen' on the recorder...bless


Cass xxxx

Monday, September 10, 2007

10th September

I'll start with the good stuff...the nice stuff...K?
I did a couple of LO's in the shop today

This first one is for the Sussie Dares Blog chjallenge 'Garden' and is of my littest two in grandma's garden. I don't have much of a garden ASTM...damnable water ristrictions, and I found this stick out the back of the looked interesting so I stapled it

This is offcourse my DH...he can't sing, he can't play any sort of instrument, in fact he is not mucially talented in ANY way....but I think he would love to live the 'Rock star'

And now the not so nice stuff....

It has been 7 years today since I lost my beautiful daughter Mikayla. Not a day goes by that I don't think of her, what she would be doing, what she would look like...all that stuff. I can hardly believe it has been so long, there have been times when I didn't think I could live 7 minutes, let along 7 years without her. But alothough time doesn't make it easier, or less painful, it does make it easier to cope with. Now days I try to consertrate on how lucky I was that I had her in my life at all, that I did have those precious 2 years 2 months and 2 days. I have memories of my daughter, and I am all too aware that some others in a similar situation to mine, haven't any. I can clearly remember her face, and how she used to stomp around, and cross her little chubby arms, and drop her bottom lips. I see little bits of her in her sibblings, the way Ronin screams 'I do it', how Lily tells her brothers what to do, The way Scott know exactly when Mum needs a cuddle, and the intelligent sparkle in Krissy's eyes, all remind me of her. It's a comfort. A lady came into the shop last week and recognised me from the story (it was all over the newspapers at the time) and asked me weather I did pages on Mik. I thought it a bit of a silly question really, because Offourse I do. "Thats good' she said 'Gone, but not forgotton'. Now this lady was trying to be nice, and I wasn't angry or upset with her in any way...she just didn't understand. You see to me, Mikayla is not gone, and she couldn't possibly be ever forgotton. She is with me and her brothers and sisters everyday...I know it.

I am rambling....I just really wanted to say this.

To My darling Mikayla,

'If tears could build a path,
and memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to heaven,
and bring you home again'

Mummy loves you darling girl, now, forever and always.

I did this LO of her a long while ago, so I thought I would share it

Really sorry guys if I have upset, or totally bummer anyone out. I just figured that this was my little piece of cyber space, and I wanted to put it out there IYKWIM. Not all days are beds of roses...well not for me anyway, so in the spirit of reality, I thought I would share some of the bad, along with the good.

Take care, and thanks for having a read...if you got this far

Hugs and kisses

Cass xxxx

Thursday, September 6, 2007

ROCK STAR!!!!!!!!

Just a quick note.

Marah Jonhson's new collections 'ROCK STAR' 'GALA' AND 'MARQUIS' are now in stock at Cyberscraps

Check it out....AMAZING COOL!!!!!!!!

Cass xxxx
OK Ladies, I have just up-dated my Publication blog. I had a lovely little surprise in the bank que this morning (appart from a quick call from the lovely Lusi) I was flipping through the latest FK and found a LO of mine that I didn't know was going to be published. It had been allocated to issue 55 but didn't appear, so I thought nothing more of it...anyway there it is

Just thought I would let ya's

Cass xxxx

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The BIG reveal!!!!!!!

For a couple of weeks now Lu and I and Lusi have been muttering under our breath about something going on that we're a bit excited about and now I can finally share!

The three of us, along with the supremely talented Jill Geraghty-Groves and the lovely Alana Steadman, have started our own challenge blog called Everyday Garbage. It reflects our love of garbage and tat and not-quite-scrapbooking type things that we use on our layouts and the idea is that hopefully we'll inspire you to try some new stuff on your layouts and in return we know you'll all inspire us with your creativity and ability to push the envelope with our challenges.

The details of how it all works are on the blog as well as links to our individual blogs, the start of a photo album with notes about what we've used in our definition of garbage on some of our layouts and a "I play with garbage" blinkie link so you can grab one of your very own and be an Everyday Garbage Girl too!!!

Please bear with us though as we're all pretty new to running a challenge blog, many times a participant but never the organisers so we'll do our best to keep everything running smoothly for those of you who want to come play with us.

If you have time, go have a look-see, have a read and let us know what you think. There are lots of challenge blogs about at the moment and we don't plan on being competition for any of them. This is purely for fun (although we are giving away a RAK each fortnight for the most innovative take on our challenges and the first RAK is some drop dead gorgeous goodies from the brand new Marah Johnson Rock Star collection!!!!!) and we've added a link to other challenge blogs so you can get even more inspiration.

So I have to ask - do you want to play with garbage?!?!?!?


Anyways I also did a couple of LO's today

This first one I ScrapJacked Ngaire Bartlam....for another challenge I am such a junkie

WARNING- those with sensitive eyes lokk away NOW!!!!!!

Pretty Bright HUH????LOL

I did this one of my eldest son Kris...I just love this pic of him and have been waiting a while to scrap it

Well I guess that's about tell you guys want to come play with Garbarge with me???

Keep Smilin'

Cass xxxx

Monday, September 3, 2007

1st Day in the shop...all by

While Lu is off doing her typing job, I am in the shop by myself for the next few weeks...miss you babe!!
I had an ummmm....interesting...ummmm variety of....ummm....ladies come in the shop today, perhaps I should leave it there. But I will say I am always curious why someone comes into a scrapbooking shop looking for things like packing tape!!!

Anyhoo, I did get some LO's done, so I share

I did this LO of Lusi Austin's kidlets, Stassi, Elijah, and beautiful little Ethan. Let me tell you she has got 3 of the most darling little ones. Even though we had only just met them, Lu and I were both getting lots of hugs, and they are just so sweet. I really do hope one day Lily has the opportunity to play with Stassi...I really think they would get on like a house on fire. But honestly, aren't they just BEAUTIFUL!!??!!!

This is offcourse my bossy boots. For a while now her favourtie word in the whole world is 'What?' and I HATE it!!! Try as I might to instill 'Pardon' or 'Excuse me' or 'Yes mummy' all I get in this really rude 'WHAT'....grrrrrrrr

And this is offcourse a tribute to the Donuts I bought back from Sydney...much to the delight of the whole family. 3 Dozen donuts (minus a couple of testing were all eaten in a matter of 36 hours...UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!

Well guys, I do hope you are all well. Ronin has come down with some cough/cold thingy again, I so can't wait for summer and the kids have a couple of months of being well again, seems like this winter every week or so they have had a runny nose or something.

Hugs and Kisses

Cass xxxx

p.s...... I hope you are all staying tuned for our BIG announcement. Heres a little teaser...Lusi Austin, and Jilly Gearety-Groves are now on board too....VERY EXCITING!!!!