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Guest DT spot up for grabs

Would you like the chance to GUEST DT for Rasberry???? read on…

We are running a challenge here at Rasberry and the grand prize is a GUEST DT spot designing with our fabulous Rasberry products… so how do you win… okay here is what you need to do…

Design a 12 x 12 layout using 95% of ONE manufacturer of your choice, also using that manufacturers papers to create your own embellishments…this creation needs to be newly designed specifically for this challenge. The challenge will close on Sunday May 31, 2009 at Midnight!!!

Please list all products used and email your details and a photo of your creation to:

For your chance to win go to the Rasberry blog here

Just a quickie…

Thought I’d show you what you can do with a quick page!! This is the one for my Remembering Alice kit over in the store, download it for free and then add what you like. You’ll find the angel wordart as a freebie over at and you’ll also get a $2.00 discount off the full kit.
All I did was add the photo, the word art and voila!!

Also, have you seen these?


These are a super cool way to add the date to any layout – the product comes as 5 files that you just copy and paste into layers, then rotate the month, year and date dials until they line up with the date you want under the little indicator. Gorgeous for so many layouts!

And finally…


Check out the Rasberry blog for the full image…


thanks for all the lovely comments re: my feeling guilty for wishing my wee fella was going to be a girl. I’m over it. Totally. Can’t wait to have the little guy running around with Joshie and we’ve even got the name sorted. It came to me last night and just fits. Even Steve agrees!! LOL
Won’t tell you what it is yet as I may have to hold a RAK competition thingy… heheehe

L x

It’s a…


I have to go back for another scan in 2-3 weeks time as it wasn’t an easy one to do as the baby is about a week behind in size (which is to do with me not getting my original dates right – baby is right size for a week behind!!). We’ll be able to confirm it then but she’s pretty confident and I saw what was most definitely a boy…

It was a bit of a surprise as I was so sure it was a girl, I’ve felt that all along (up until the last couple of days when I’ve begun to feel it was a boy). I admit I was a bit deflated as I’d have really liked a girl, but am now getting pretty excited about another little guy running around… just need to think of a name. I’m also feeling terribly guilty for being initially disappointed he was a boy, I mean it’s not his fault!! He just is what he is meant to be and I believe we get what we’re supposed to have… just feeling bad that my initial reaction wasn’t “how wonderful” but more “it’s a boy…” to Steve. I know it’s probably only natural as I’d gotten my hopes up for a girl but I know I’m gonna love him to bits as I already do and he will definitely be the last. I’ve only ever wanted 2 children so am very grateful I’ve got that wish.

Soooo to get myself out of that feeling I visited Pumpkin Patch on the way home and got the cutest wee pj all-in-ones, so the boy-induced cluckiness is well on its way.  I also went through what we had of Joshie’s baby clothes left and am loving the cute boy stuff available so all is happy.

Anyhoo… as a tribute to my friend’s lovely little baby that left them too soon, I created this kit called Remembering Alice. It’s a super-huge mega kit (we’re talking 20 papers, and alphabet and 62 embellishments!!) and is so soft and pretty, I’ve put it in the store too so it’s available for anyone that’s looking for a really pretty but not babyish kit. Just click on the images to go to the items in the store.


There’s also a free quick page available for download that includes a special offer in the terms of use! So easy – just add your photo, title and journalling and you’re done!


Also keep your eye over at Eidou for the announcement of our new Creative Team! PLUS we have some new designers starting shortly in the store – lots of changes happening and all very exciting!

Soooooo, off to look for some boy’s names, had a few girl’s ones in mind but nothing for a boy so it’s back to the drawing board.

L 🙂


Dear Lord,

Every single evening
As I’m lying here in bed,
This tiny little Prayer
Keeps running through my head:

God bless all my family
Wherever they may be,
Keep them warm
and safe from harm
For they’re so close to me.

And God, there is one more thing
I wish that you could do;
Hope you don’t mind me asking,
Please bless my computer too.

Now I know that it’s unusual
To Bless a motherboard,
But listen just a second
While I explain it to you, Lord.

You see, that little metal box
Holds more than odds and ends;
Inside those small compartments
Rest so many of my friends.

I know so much about them
By the kindness that they give,
And this little scrap of metal
Takes me in to where they live.

By faith is how I know them
Much the same as you.
We share in what life brings us
And from that our friendships grew.

Please take an extra minute
From your duties up above,
To bless those in my address book
That’s filled with so much love.

Wherever else this prayer may reach
To each and every friend,
Bless each e-mail inbox
And each person who hits ‘send’.

When you update your Heavenly list
On your own Great CD-ROM,
Bless everyone who says this prayer
Sent up to


My baby is an avocado…

according to the pregnancy updates I get anyway! I feel like it’s more a melon. Or maybe a small compact car. I can’t believe how huge I’m feeling already! if we hadn’t have checked for twins (twice) then I’d be mighty worried. At the last scan baby was the right size though so it’s probably more the chocolate peanuts than the baby. LOL
Have you seen the latest challenge over at the Up2Scrap blog? You could win some gorgeous goodies from 7 Gypsies this month as well as learn a very cool trick from Delys. Gotta try that one myself.
Ok, packing and trying to organise myself for the retreat this weekend, got everything yet to do so better hop…
L x

Lots going on…

I’ve been just crazy busy for about the last month and FINALLY I’m starting to get on top of it all. This week is the Sketchbook Retreat and I can’t wait but have a tonne of things to sort out before then! I’m meant to bring along over 50 photos for the classes that are on but can’t see me managing to print them. I’m thinking I’ll concentrate on a couple of projects I need to work on during the retreat and bring the class kits home to do at a later date…. anyhooooo

My first album for Rasberry is up on the DT blog – check it out! I’ve got some gorgeous papers, rubons and chipboard to play with too so will be taking that to the retreat with me as well… yummo!

Also – the Great Egg Hunt is on!! Over at Eidou we’ve hidden 10 eggs throughout the store, all you have to do is find them and email me with the products they’re located with and you’ll get yourself a free download of this cute kit – appropriately titled Easter Hunt!


What else? well I’ve taken a stand at SENZ this year, hoping to drag a few more traditional scrappers kicking and screaming over to the dark side… LOL. We’ve got some very cool stuff in the pipeline, and if you’re not able to attend the show then check online during SENZ weekend (mid-July – I’ll give you the details closer to the time) for some special show goodies!

Ok.. better get my A into G, got a page to scrap today for an alphabet album for a lovely little boy (also called Joshua and the same age as my wee fella too), who had a near drowning and is struggling with brain function. So sad but he’s lucky to be alive and is a little battler.

As for other stuff I’m into my 16th week of pregnancy (wow – entering my 5th month already next week!!) and in a few weeks time we’ll be finding out the sex. I’m feeling it’s a girl, and so are Steve and Joshie. Fingers crossed but I really won’t mind if it’s a boy… I wanted a girl the first time around and couldn’t love my little man any more if I tried. I believe we get what we’re meant to have, I also believe our children choose us so we’ll just have to wait and see!!

L 🙂