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Friday, December 23, 2011

Honorable Mention & Kaisercraft Shares

How excited was I when I received the Scrapbooking Memories magazine in the mail this week.  Opened it and found that one of my layouts for the Masters Competition made an honorable mention.  YAH so stoked.

Cannot believe that there are only two more sleeps until Christmas.  It is getting very exciting.  I loveChristmas Day and this one is going to be fantastic as there will be 22 people at our place for lunch. All family.  We have been busy preparing and getting things ready for the big day.  Lucky our family room is big enough that we can cater for that many people.  Our two tables joined only sat 18 so I ended up having to bring in the camping table for 4 of the children.  This is what our table will look like once I have finished..........................
Place Cards

Children's Table
 Emma came out yesterday dressed up in her clown costume with dark eyes and a penciled in scar down the side of her face.  She was an Evil Clown so being the good mummy that I am (lol) I just had to get some photos.... She is a strange child.......

Yep they are freaky photos but there is something about them that I love...

Have been super busy getting all my Kaisercraft creations done and dusted for the year.  These are my latest creations for you

Mini Albums using "On the Move"
Trinket Box using "Sweet Nothings"
Sweet Nothings card
On the Move layout

Well there you have it, my layouts and all my news.  Oh I forgot to mention also that I got my Christmas pressie last week.  Would you like to see it?????

Cannot believe how totally spoilt I am.  Bless my husband, he is a total darling....

Merry Christmas to everyone who reads my blog.  May your Christmas be filled with loads of love hugs and kisses and remember that Christmas is about the celebration of the birth of Jesus, not about how many pressies you got.

God Bless

Leanne :-)

PS May 2012 bring you health, happiness and peace xxx

Monday, December 12, 2011

A few layouts to share

Hello peeps.......

Just thought I would pop in and share a few of my layouts with you all.

Have loads more to share with you but they are my Kaisercraft DT things and I cannot show you yet......

Not long now until the jolly old man in the red suit comes for a visit.  The children are excited as we get to share the holiday festivities with their cousins... We are all staying at the in laws on Christmas Eve (17 at last count) Should be a fun evening and Christmas Day.

Leanne :-)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Photos of Emma all dressed up and ready to head out to her year 6 celebration dinner.  She is looking a little on the thin side but she has been struggling to eat while she is on the chemo.  Hopefully we can fatten her up a little over the Christmas holidays

Monday, December 5, 2011

"Celebration Dinner"

Emma has her year 6 celebration dinner tonight.  She is very much looking forward to it.  They are allowed to wear nail polish and a tiny amount of make up.  She is so excited.

Photos are coming soon...

I have a class coming up this Saturday.  Gorgeous scallop album using the cute Merry Melody range of papers and loads of bling...

Leanne xxx

Monday, November 28, 2011

If you are on the Gold Coast this Saturday (3rd) then head on down to
Kaisercraft Robina, Shop RC08 Robina Town Centre Drive and Scottsdale Drive
for their inaugural "Crafter's Garage Sale"  You are bound to find yourself a bargain or two as there will be many people selling their unwanted items. 

MAMMOTH garage sale just for us crafters.  

YAH I am going to go down so come on lets go grab ourselves a bargain or two or possible even three or more.....................

See you there
Leanne :-)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

It has finished

Radiation therapy has officially finished - Thank goodness.  Emma has been so very brave and taken each day as it comes.  I am so proud of my little baby girl.   

We had a lovely surprise this week.  A beautiful young girl from Victoria (Kiera) took it upon herself to do some fundraising with the help of her generous school for our little Miss and for that we are forever grateful.  When Emma is well enough we are planning to take off for a weekend at a nice 5 star resort somewhere.  Ahhhhh would love to be a week or two away but that isn't going to be happening for a long while.  We will just have to wait for Emma's Make a Wish holiday next year.

Now onto some scrapping, I don't know how or where I have been finding the time to scrap but I promised myself that I would not let Kaisercraft down so scrapping I have been doing LOL.  There have been some amazing ranges released this year and these two promise not to disappoint.  You are going to LOVE the next ones as well.  I am lucky enough to get sneak peaks heheheheheh.

The above layouts and projects are what have appeared on the Kaisercraft blog, the following project was one of my classes at Kaisercraft Robina.

Make sure if you are on the Coast to book in and come create some cards with me.  I just love the "Silly Season" range, it is so cute, bright and funky.......

Well there you have it, my shares.  Emma and I are heading off to Brisbane tomorrow to begin her chemotherapy again.  We only have to stay the night so that is all good.  The next two are able to be given down here on the Coast which is a bonus.  Basically we only have to stay in hospital once every three weeks when she has her big chemo.  Am so looking forward to the day that we can finally say goodbye to weekly treatments.  I will keep praying for total healing of my little princess....

Leanne :-)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Yah so excited

As of Monday Emma will have completed her radiation.  YAH
She will recommence her chemotherapy on Monday 28th for 35 weeks.  We are both so very happy to be going home.  5 weeks away is not nice although we were home for the odd weekend it was just not the same.

We are heading home tomorrow for the night as she has her year 6 presentation night at school and she does not want to miss it.  She even got permission to have her nasal gastric tube removed so that she will look semi normal. 

Any way I have to go as I am busy packing and cleaning.

Leanne xxx

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Been a long time.....

Wow just realised how long it has been since I updated my blog - sorry.  We have been very busy with Miss Emma.  Her oncologist has put a hold on her chemo while she undergoes radiation as her body is not coping with both treatments at the one time.  We only have three more weeks of radiation which is fantabulous.

I have been trying to squeeze in as much scrapping as possible as that is my escape.  I am totally in love with the November releaes from Kaisercraft.  So very beautiful and great for those vintage style photos you have lying around. 

Ok this is only a very quick update to let you all know how Emma is doing.

Thanks for visiting xxxx

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Kaisercraft Shares

Hi guys
Well after a long 9 days in hospital we are finally home for the weekend.  Emma is still feeling not the best but she sure was glad to be home for a couple of days.  She is now on nasal gastric feeding which is a big pain but it is stopping her from losing weight and that is the main concern. We head back up on Monday for her chemo (which includes a nights stay) and her radiation therapy.  She did not have radiation last week as she was in too much pain.

So now for the kaisercraft shares.  This month saw the release of Bonjour and 13th Hour.  Two awesome ranges with loads of possibilities.  I had fun creating with these.  The Bonjour range is just so beautiful and I am looking forward to creating more with it.

You guys are going to love November's releases.  Just adorable.

Will be back soon to share more and updates on Emma's progress.

God Bless
Leanne :-)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Emma Update

Today is day 6 in hospital due to acute mouth ulcers.  She is finally starting to pick up though so we are hoping that we are able to go home on Thursday. I know how painful it can be with just one small ulcer on my tongue but Emma's had them everywhere and they were huge!!!!  The doctors have put her on an incredibly strong pain killer which keeps her pretty dopey all day and night.   They have stopped her radiation therapy for this week and will resume it again next Monday.  I am so looking forward to getting home in my own bed.  I haven't slept under the same roof as my husband for almost two weeks now :-(  It is ok as in the grand scheme of things 40 weeks is really just a drop in the ocean.

Ok I will be back sometime on the weekend to share my Kaisercraft creations with you all.

God Bless
Leanne :-)

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Hi guys

Just having a quick break from the hospital so thought I would post a long overdue post. 

Emma has been doing ok, she is struggling at the moment with severe mouth ulcers from the chemotherapy and her tongue is that sore and swollen that she cannot talk.  The radiation is going well although that is also making her mouth very sore.  I think we are all going to be so happy when this ordeal is well behind us.  My usual chirpy little munchkin is now so depressed and miserable.  I am hoping that they can fix her soon so that she is semi happy again.

I have been keeping up with my scrapping as much as possible.  Emma wanted me to make her a book about her journey so far but I haven't been able to tackle that one yet.  I just don't want to have to relive it all again.  I guess once things have settled down a bit I will be able to do it.  Luckily I have documented most of it here on my blog.

I have still be teaching classes at Kaisercraft Robina on Saturday mornings.  It is my much needed break and I really enjoy it.  I have included the last two things I taught for you to see.  This Saturday we will be making a 12 x 12 layout and card using velvet ensemble.  The class cost is $20 and includes everything you need to complete your projects. If you wish to come along then give the store a call on (07) 5580 9939.

I wanted to show you the other project we made too but I cannot find a full picture of it.  Above is the letter rack that we made last week.  This girls finished products were fantabulous.
The pictures below are a sneek peak of next weeks class.  Love this frame and I am sure you guys will too.

Anyway I have finished my lunch and sent the emails that I had to do so now I am heading back up to the hospital to sit with my little chickenlegs.  Hope this post finds you all happy, healthy and wise
God Bless
Leanne :-)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Chemo & Radiation Therapy & Classes :-)

Well on Monday Emma started her radiation therapy and so far she is doing a great job.  I would love to say the same thing about her chemo but she is struggling at the moment.  We were meant to stay in overnight on Monday while she had her chemotherapy but we are still there.  She started to get fevers on Monday night and she just didn't pick up.  They decided to put her on IV antibiotics and see how she went with that.  Today she has been fever free (Praise God) so hopefully if all goes well we should be out tomorrow.  She is so miserable and grumpy.  I hope it is not going to be like this for the whole 40 weeks as I think I will be a nervous wreck by the end.

I have been busy trying to get my scrapping done when I get a spare minute or two........(not many of those at the moment)  I have a wonderful class happening on Saturday morning at Kaisercraft Robina.  The cost is $30 with everything supplied.  Sneak peaks below.......

You will be creating this gorgeous Kaisercraft letter rack using the equally gorgeous Blae & Ivy range of papers.  Hope to see you there.
Classes can be booked by phoning Kaisercraft Robina on  07 5580 9939 .
Leanne :-)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Little Toot Class

There is a great class happening at Kaisercraft Robina this Saturday (8th October) from 10am till noon.  We will be creating an adorable little boys layout using the oh so cute Little Toot range of papers and stamps.  The cost for this class will be $20 which includes everything you need.  I will also be showing you a great technique using walnut crystals.  If you would like to book then please phone the girls at Kaisercraft on 07 5580 9939.

I will be looking forward to seeing you there :-)


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

How divine are the new releases from Kaisercraft. I know I say that I love every new release but I really do

13th Hour

Cannot wait to show you what I have created with these ranges.