Monday, July 25, 2011

Past, Present & Future....

Firstly, apologies for not having posted for such a long time.
The present is proving a rather difficult time which has taken my attention away from creative pursuits. The future holds unknown wonders though so I am looking forward with hope & happiness.

I am very thrilled to have a card published in the current issue of Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft. It is a part of the Father's Day cards feature. This issue is full of so many gorgeous cards by some very talented ladies. Grab yourself a copy & get ready to be inspired.

I don't have any new cards to show at the moment. I have been working on several projects this week but they are for submission so will need to stay under wraps for now.

I thought I would take this opportunity to show some cards that were removed for publication in the past.

This was my very first set of cards that were published.

These were a set of cards made with Basic Grey "Lime Rickey"

With these cards I used Rouge de Garance papers. I love these papers, they are so vibrant.

These are a set of little gift cards on which I used October Afternoon papers & cute American Crafts stickers & rub ons.

I have a few more but this post is getting a bit long so I'll save them for next time.

Take care & thanks for stopping by:)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Tomorrow's Memories 7th Birthday.....

2011..... And Tomorrow’s Memories turns 7!! Our kids are getting older, they are moving from being babies in primary school to teenagers in high school and Georgia is even in her last year!!! There have been many more wedding anniversaries (yes our marriages have survived!!) and many celebrations along the way! The friendship between the three of us has continued to grow and we can honestly say we know each other inside and out now! (Who says you can’t go into business with friends) Our friendship continues to be our strength.

All in all – life is good and we continue to value the relationships and fun times that we share with all of you… Thank you for your loyalty and support over the past 7 years. xxx

So it’s that time of the year again – time to celebrate with you all. We have exciting events planned for the month of May: 12 hour birthday scrap, Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea, prizes and wonderful ‘Super Specials’!!

This email has an overview of highlights in May. We will email you at the end of each week to summarise the following week.... We promise they won’t be a long email like this one!! So go and make yourself a cuppa or grab a glass of wine (cause this is a long one), get your diary out and mark down our celebration dates for this month! Xxx


We are extremely excited to announce that this year our major prize for May is a…


(Approx. rrp $399.00)

For every $70.00 that you spend in one transaction, you will receive an entry into the draw for this amazing prize!

This competition runs from Saturday 7th May to Sunday 29th May. The winner will be drawn on Monday 30th May at 9am.


For every $20.00 you spend in the store in one transaction, you will receive one ticket to be in the running for the weekly prize. This prize will be drawn at the end of each week and the winner will be notified by phone. Tickets do not carry over from week to week.

The prize for the 1st week, from Saturday 7th May to Saturday 14th May is....

Tim Holtz Prize Pack rrp $62.60! (Selection of Crackle Paint, Distress Stains & Inks)


Every week we will be having a sale on a selected range of items in the store. Our first week’s special is....

From Saturday 7th May to Friday 13th May


Check your emails each weekend to find out the next weekly special – You won’t want to miss them!!


From Saturday 7th May, we will be offering a super special deal on a wonderful selection of American Crafts Albums. We have stunning albums in all colours, shapes and sizes. These amazing prices are available from Saturday 7th May to Sunday 29th May and stocks are limited.

Be sure to come and check these albums out as we are sure the price would be hard to beat!


Our birthday party and Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea will be held on Saturday 14th May from 10am-10pm.

The 12 Hour Scrap has a super fun “Willy Wonka” theme!!

The cost is $20.00 and the price includes a yummy home-made dinner, prizes and lots of fun!

Those wishing to attend the Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea will need to make a donation of $10.00 which goes directly to the Cancer Council. Your $10.00 donation includes your morning tea, a ticket into the door prize and an auction “Paddle” so you can join in the Cancer Council Auction.


On SATURDAY 14th MAY we are hosting a morning tea as part of “Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea” to raise funds for the Cancer Council.

Saturday 14th May

11am – 12.30pm

Cost: $10.00 (Includes a ticket into the door prize and a paddle for the auction)

15% discount on store purchases.

Last year was a huge success and we have some truly amazing auction pieces again this year! (Stay tuned for details of our participating artists!!)

Auctions – No reserves!! All proceeds go to the Cancer Council.

We hope you enjoy our celebrations this month and we look forward to seeing you!

Jo, Vicki & Clori xxx

For more details go to: or phone us on 92792183.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Winner Is.....

Ooops, sorry I forgot to draw the winner of my giveaway the other day.

The winner is.......


Random numbers generated May 3 2011 at 19:11

Congratulations SUSAN!!!

I will be in touch to get your details :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

CARDS Magazine Giveaway.....

I have some exciting news to share plus a giveaway.

A card which I submitted to CARDS Magazine was published in the January 2011 issue. I was very chuffed as it was my first time being published in an overseas magazine.
My card was for the Style Challenge which had the criteria of using navy blue, pink, white & snowmen.

This is my card as it appeared in the magazine.

The lovely people at CARDS sent me two copies of the magazine & I would like to give you the opportunity to win one of them.
Entering is easy. Just leave a comment below this post by the 30th April. I will draw the winner on the 1st May.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Easter Bunny Is Coming.....

I've been having fun with a few Easter activities lately.
There are so many great free printables available & I've been printing out loads of cute Easter mazes, puzzles, activities, crosswords etc which I've made into an Easter Activity Book for Molly.
It will give her hours of fun in the lead up to Easter.

I've also made her this Easter card which I used Kaiser's "Bubblegum Hills" on.

I was in Big W recently & bought these super cute Easter lollipops. They were like $2.00 for about 20 lollipops.

Then I thought I'd make these little covers to jazz them up a bit. I bought the funny little images from an Etsy store called kpmdoodles. Kirsten has lots of gorgeous digital images available.
These adorable little Easter Monsters really cracked me up.

I gave them out to the beautiful ladies in my class at Tomorrow's Memories yesterday.
That leads me to some sad news. With returning to work, I've been very busy & have had to make the very difficult decision to resign from my teaching posotion at TM. I am going to miss the girls so much & of course Vicki's scones too.
My last class is next month on the 27th.

I still have a few more things that I'd like to get done for Easter. I need to make a little treat for Molly's teacher before school finishes next Tuesday.

Hope you have a lovely weekend. Molly & I are off to the zoo tomorrow for the Easter Treasure Hunt. It sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun....must remember to charge my camera battery too.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Friday, March 25, 2011

My Feet Really Hurt......

Why, you might ask do my feet hurt. Well it's all because I have returned to the workforce after over 20 years at home raising kiddies & running our business. My new job is as a merchandiser & involves lots of walking around stores & being on my feet all day. I am absolutely loving my job it's just that there isn't a single part of my body that agrees with me, lol. I'm sure I will become accustomed to it in time & I'm hoping that the comfy new shoes I bought yesterday will make my feet happier.
On to more creative pursuits now. I bought some of Kaiser's new Bubblegum Hills paper last week as I wanted to make some cute Easter cards with it. After I'd finished that I started playing around with my leftovers & came up with these 4 cards that all have a "Friend" theme.

I'm off for a swim now. I can't believe we've had such a long stretch of hot weather here in Perth. It's 36C again today, I don't remember a day that was under 30C this summer.
Hope you are happy & well in your part of the world :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Productive Weekend.....

Even though I spent half of the weekend feeling rather icky from a tummy bug, it was also a good excuse to spend some quiet time making cards.

I made a load of cards for a Showcase Challenge for an upcoming issue of Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft Magazine but I can't show you those, sorry.

I also finished some cards that I'd had sitting around for quite awhile. They are all made using October Afternoon's "Fly A Kite" range. Just love October Afternoon, they never fail to make me happy.

What did you do this weekend?
Whatever it was I hope you had a great time :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Create @ Home.....

Tomorrow's Memories have introduced an exciting new kit called Create @ Home.
It is a bi - monthly kit filled with the most amazing goodies.
Take a look at the first kit HERE. They are available to buy online or you can pop into the shop to snap up yours.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day.....

Sending sweet wishes to you all.

I like to celebrate Valentine's Day in a non-expensive, fun kind of way. I don't believe it should be a day that you spend loads of money on to express your love for those that are dear to your heart.

For years, I have always tucked a little heart shaped chocolate into the kids' lunch boxes, which they loved, it was the first thing Molly checked for this morning when she was packing her bag for school.

A couple of other little things I've done to add to the celebration day was to make these cute little cupcakes. I bought a White Wings cake mix which included the little heart sprinkles & the cupcake toppers are a free printable that I found at Anna and Blue Paperie, aren't they so cute.

We are going to have these for dessert tonight.

This one is a sugar free bit of fun for Miss Molly. She'll love playing noughts & crosses all night with this. It is also a free printable that I found at It's Always a Party at the Parkers.

Are you doing anything for Valentine's Day?

I think I forgot to show the card that I made for my beautiful boy's 19th birthday last month.
This is it.....

Well it's nearly time to go pick up my sweet valentine from school so I'll say bye.
Thanks for popping by :)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Very Special Day.....

Last Sunday was my beautiful daughter's wedding day & it was a truly magical, amazing, wonderful day. It was held down south in the gorgeous setting of Margaret River with the ceremony on a beautiful part of the beach.
Chloe looked like a princess & I was so very proud of the beautiful young woman she has become. I have to admit I was quite teary as Chloe & James exchanged their vows.
Later that night we enjoyed an amazing reception with the most delicious food & lots of fun.

Here is a photo of the special day & if you drop by Chloe's blog, you can see more gorgeous photos.

I made them this wedding card which incorporates their colours of ivory, yellow & grey.

It was the most perfect day for the most perfect couple & I know they will have the most perfect life together.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy 2011.....

Wishing you all a superly, duperly wonderful new year.
May it be filled with good fortune, good health, good luck & good times.

I'm really relieved to see the end of 2010, it was not a great year for me personally & so many people I know.

How did your Christmas Day go?
Ours was a happy, relaxed, fun day with loads of pressies, way too much food & lots of fun.
We all enjoyed a couple of swims in the pool with the new toys adding lots of craziness & laughs.
I can't tell you how many times I fell of that red sealion, it's a slippery little sucker, lol.

Here's a pic of us having fun.....

We woke up on Boxing Day with no power. A huge tree across the road was bought down by strong winds & had taken the power lines down with it. The thought of spending the day at home with no air con & no coffee was too much for us so we decided to go into Perth & hit the Boxing Day sales. Well actually it was more like the sales hit us. WOW, is all I can say. Being a first timer at it I had no idea how busy it would be, I could hardly move in David Jones & Myer but we had a great time & got some awesome bargains.

I really hope you all enjoyed a happy & safe Christmas too.
Bye for now :)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas To All.....

The excitement is building here in our house as tomorrow is the big day.
The stockings are hung, the presents are wrapped & there are lots of yummy smells lingering in the air.
Yesterday Molly & I had fun with our annual tradition of making gingerbread. This year we made these cute little reindeer.

We had to do a quality control test of course & I can tell you they are scrumptious.
I think these two cheeky fur balls are trying to look sweet & innocent in the hopes of getting to taste a gingerbread too.

Well we are off to go look at all the Christmas lights so I'd better get moving.
I sincerely hope everyone has a happy & magical Christmas. Eat, drink & be merry & please drive safely if you are on the roads.