Hi there special friends..a massive welcome to my blog space :) I really hope you enjoy and are inspired by some of the layouts I have done. Like many of you out there I really enjoy scrapbooking and the satisfaction it gives me in seeing peoples reactions by something beautiful and memorable for many generations to come!

love Belynda-Lee AKA Lyn xo

P.S I hope the Creative Butterfly lands on your shoulder and inspires you!! :)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Hi Bloggers :D
I've been told I need to update more lol, so here goes....I actually do have alot of scrappin goodness to show you, but that'll have to wait for now, I am awaiting the glorious sunshine to make my photos brilliant :), its been raining here for the past couple of days.
Hope ya'all had a great weekend doing whatever it was that you were all doing. My weekend was terrific..Jamie calls me miss social butterfly now, poor thing I haven't spent the past 3 Saturday's with him as Ive always had something come up and sadly its really his only day off we can actually do anything together. Oh well i'll make it up to him, dinner date I think in 2 weeks, cant this Saturday as he's got work on. Anyhoos on Saturday night I did head of to my good friend Angie's house for a much needed scrap night with the girlies :( My poor mum's always wanted to come along to a scrap night, so I thought I would take her along with me to see what the fuss is about hehe. So along with mum and savylicious and a car full of scrap we made our way to Angie's. Usually when I go to a scrap night, I never actually scrap but gasbag the whole time, this time however I was actually productive and completed one layout...Wahooo, this has been a first for me lol. We had such a great night, with fabulous food thanks to ang and some scrumptious dessert courtesy of em and lots of goooooddd conversation and laughter :D Thanks Ang for being a great host and organising a wicked night, cant wait till June now for Dalena's Scrap night :D The layout I created I will hopefully be able to show you soon, it was actually a layout for a guest DT spot I was offered :D I'm really happy with the way it turned out, I got to play with Fancy Pants Roadshow collection :D
I also have a few ATC's to show you...and also need to get my ATC freak on, I have sooo many to catch up on.
Oh oh I do have this bit of excitement to show you, Its one of my Layouts I did last year while I was pregnant and its in this months Scrapbooking Memories mag...
This was actually my 2nd time published in the mag, not the first, so that's a little mistake plus the spelling of my name, but oh well, still really excited to see it in print.
On the family front we have all been really well. Alex had a great week.. On Thursday at his kindy the children were given the opportunity to bring their grandparents to kindy to show them around and to share morning tea with them. Was such a great day, he got to show nana around his kindy room, got to play many activities with nan and also got to paint with nan, and to everyones surprise we actually had 3 birthday parties on. So he got to stay and have a party as well. We were very full by the time we left and poor Alex didn't wanna leave. Savannah-Rose actually had alot of fun aswell, playing and eating and got to paint with nana also. Here are just some pics of nana with the kids.   

Also I cant believe how quickly time is going...Savannah-Rose is almost 9 Months already!!! She is finally starting to get some wispy bits of hair, much to my delight :D She has begun to try and stand on her own and is constantly saying mum, bub and finally said dad for the first time last week...Still no teeth yet, but honestly I am not complaining as I'm still breastfeeding and I remember the first time Alexander bit me, OUCHIE MAMMA I tell ya!! I just wish time would slow down, we have already started to plan her very 1st Birthday party along with Alex's as well. Tis going to be a huge week, 2 birthday parties, a hens night which I am organising and a wedding with a heck of alot of visitors. WOW, please months go slow....hehe.
Well pop back tomorrow, hopefully the weather is great and I can show what I've been up to. Happy Minda.
Belynda-Lee AKA lyn xx

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Layout Share.

Just a quick post today...kidlets are waiting for a bath and breakfast. LOL I definately have my priorities right...sorry babes. Yesterday I finally got some time to myself to finish of this layout, I'm really really proud of it, but let me tell you it wasnt always going to look this way, originally I was going with sassfrass papers, but it just wasnt working for me, it was too bright and colourful and I wanted this layout to have some sophistication to it. So instead bo bunny did the trick for me, but do not worry sassfrass I have plans for you.
This beautiful photos of my kidlets were taken by my best bud Alyssa Vollman Photography.
You prehaps can't see, but I glimmermisted the doiley, the journal tag, a flower and slightly the background.
 You could say I went crazy with the misting.
How gorgeous are these flowers!!! The main middle gold one was handmade by Lisa K, all the other 5 flowers were handmade by me :D Alos the chipboard underneath the flowers were gesso'd, then painted gold then I used a crackle medium.
This butterfly has been laying around my house for about 5 years, It was just getting wrecked, so what better way to utilise it...scrap it. Looks much better on this layout then hanging from my candles on my dining room table.
For this Layout I used, Bo Bunny papers, Doiley, Fancy pants Stamp, Lisa K flower, Handmade flowers by me, mesh, ribbon, buttons, string, versa, white pan, journal tag and kaiser pearls and lastly glimmer mist (tattered angles).
Thanks for stopping by. See you all soon, I am currently creating some more ATC's and also have another layout almost finished :D
Belynda-Lee AKA Lyn

Monday, May 10, 2010

A big belated Happy Mothers day to all you yummy mummies out there!!! I hope you all had an awesome day with your kidlets and your mums. My day was great, starting bright and early, I'm sure the kids would of let me sleep in if they had a choice, but nope mummy dragged them out of bed for the monthly car boot sale :D I did pick myself up some vintage goodies, a really gorgeous vintage frame that opens up to reveal another frame and also a really nice jewelery cabinet in which I plan to alter :D After that the kids and daddy took me to maccas for breakfast then we had a relaxing day lounging around at home watching dvd's and sleeping with a bit of scrap thrown into the day. I haven't finished the layout yet but I will leave you with this ATC card I made last week, it was for a closed private swap and the theme was something sweet. I used and printed out a stamping up stamp, I coloured the stamp in photoshop then printed the required amount. Once assembled I used beads to represent the candy then I used dimensional magic over the top of the beads a few times to make it appear as though the candy was in a glass bowl. I'm really pleased with the way this atc turned out.

On the scrappy front hopefully I'll be back with a layout tomorrow :D
Hugs Belynda AKA Lyn.xx

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Happy 50th to My Uncle Greg.

Hi guys,
Currently I'm in Rockhampton visting family and celebrating my uncle's 50th. Its a quick trip in and out :( wishing we could stay longer, but unfortunately the long weekends are just not long enough :(. So Just a quick post to say hi and a massive HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY AWESOME UNCLE!! Thanks for all the awesome steaks on your new beaut bbq, courtesy of your kids.
Hope your long weekend was great like mine. Talk soon
luv Belynda.