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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Emotional Day

Wow today sure has been a hard one for this ole mumma.

Emma had an emotional breakdown when we got to the hospital and refused to let any of the nurses go near her.  She needed to have her port needled up and bloods taken but that wasn't going to happen was it.  She was so distressed and very upset.  Broke my heart when she said that she had had enough and just couldn't do this any more.  She had me in tears in the end but luckily there was an awesome nurse there that has this way with children.  Thank goodness she finally got it done and the chemo was able to go ahead.  Her echo results were good too.  The Oncologist is not sure if he will do the fifth cycle and we won't find out until next month when she has her next echo.  I cannot wait for all of this to be over as it is so hard, especially on my sweet little munchkin.

Sorry for the morbid post but I just had to rant.

Leanne xxx

Monday, May 30, 2011

Changed again

Yep,  once again I have changed the look of my blog.  Is it just me or do other bloggers get bored with their templates easily?  I must say though that I kinda like this one so it will probably stick around for a while.

Did a class on Friday night with the wonderful Lynette Caroll.  I haven't completed it yet but when I do I will be sure to show you.  We used all Kaisercraft products and it looks fabulous.

Emma and I are off to Brisbane tomorrow for the rest of the week.  She has her fourth round of chemotherapy.  If all goes well this will be the second last treatment.  I will know more after I have spoken to the Oncologist tomorrow and then I can fill everyone in.  Emma sleeps most of the day after her chemo so I think that this time I will take my crocheting up with me.  At least I will have something to do while she snoozes. 

Anyway, must go and get packed as we have an early start.

Hope this finds you all well

Leanne xxx

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Movie World TV Commercial

Emma has to be up bright and early tomorrow as she is taking part in the filming of the new TV ads for Movie World and Wet and Wild.  We have to be at Movie World by 6.30am which means a very early start for the Love family.  She is terribly excited as she gets to go on the thrill rides........First time she has been allowed since she had her big surgery in September last year.

She also had her districts today and did a great job in the long jump but you could see that she had absolutely no energy from the way she ran.  She came about 6th which was a fantastic effort.  Her jump was 3.33 metres.  Next year when she is well she will be back to kick butt.  As they say, third times a charm.

Only 16 more sleeps until they announce the new Kaisercraft Design Team (not that I am counting or anything lol)  I will be on my way up to the papercraft convention in Brisbane on the day of the announcement so will not be able to check their website every five minutes.  Probably a good thing.

Any way I hope my post finds you all well on this cold night. 

Oh one final thing before I go


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mod Molly Blythe, Seaworld, scrapping and a birthday

This adorable little girl is jetting her way to my house right as I type.  She is Mod Molly and I haven't yet decided what her name will be.  She is so beautiful and I love the richness of her hair. Hopefully she should be in my hands tomorrow......

The beautiful Mod Molly

I scrapped again last night too.  I grabbed some of the new Kaisercraft paper and threw together a layout of Emma with her bald head.  She complained to me yesterday that I had not scrapped any "bald" photos of her so I rectified that problem last night.

"strong" using Kaisercraft Chapter One range of papers

Today was my little man's birthday. He is 14 so I guess I shouldn't call him "little man" anymore, considering he is way taller than me now....

the slightly lopsided gluten free sponge cake

He dared her to scoff her piece of cake - grrrrr
Well that is it from the Love shack.   Not a lot happening as usual.  Emma has her districts Athletics tomorrow and will be representing Hillcrest Christian College in the 11yr girls long jump, good luck little chicken legs.  Thursday will be busy for her too as she is going to be in the new Sea World TV ad with her cousin Brittany and a few other people.  She thinks it is going to be heaps of fun but I in reality she will probably be bored to tears.  I will post a video of the ad up on my blog when I can get a hold of a copy.

Good night
God Bless
and see you tomorrow or the next day or even the day after the next lol

Love Leanne xxx

Monday, May 23, 2011

Scrapping and New Online Magazine

Yes I scrapped!!!!  I seem to have been so busy lately yet don't appear to have anything to show for it.  I guess sometimes life is just busy at times.

Em had bloods done today and her Neutrophills are at rock bottom which means she cannot go to school until they go up again. 

I sat in my room and scrapped last night.  Loved it.  It is the Kaisercraft 2011 Diary.  Yeah I know this should have been done before the year started but I am a bit behind........

Now the next bit of news is that an amazingly talented woman I know is starting an online bi-monthly crafty lifestyle magazine.  see post below:

I would like to introduce to you all,

....An online bi-monthly crafty lifestyle magazine.
Visit our website here. Sign up for our newsletter so you can keep up with our happenings as well as be one of the first to know when we have launched.
Tomorrow the media kit will be ready for potential advertisers and our Facebook page will be set up.


It's good to get the secret out there..

I hope you will help me spread the news.

Wow guys how awesome does this mag look. Do yourself a favour and sign up for the newsletter.  Kim is fantastic so I can promise you that you will not be disappointed with what you see.

More scrapping to come - soon

Thursday, May 19, 2011


I have added a cute little ticker on my blog regarding the Kaisercraft DT Announcement.  22 days and counting.  Don't know if I can wait that long.  I have my fingers, toes and eyes crossed that I will be one of the golden 12 to make it through. 

Emma is doing really well again this week.  She had her athletics carnival Tuesday and Wednesday and made it through to districts for her long jump.  Was totally exhausted when it came to the running events but still made it into the finals for her 100 and 200 metre sprints.  She is such a tough little cookie.  She will have districts next week and I am hoping that her bloods pick up a bit by then so she can perform at her best.

Stuart and I took the children to the school musical last night which was Fiddler on the Roof.  It was amazing and the whole production was so well put together.  A credit to Hillcrest Christian College. Emma was one of the main dancers but seeing as she was not able to commit 100% to rehersals we thought it best for her to pull out.  Besides there is always next years musical.

Have been pretty slack with my camera of late.  Cannot remember the last time I pulled it out to take photos of the kids.  Not good really considering how fast they grow up.

Stuart's mother is having the kids for the night on Saturday and we are going out for dinner, then Sunday morning we are going on an MX-5 club run out to Sirromet wines for lunch.  Hopefully it will be a lovely day as there is no point having a convertible if you cannot drive it around with the roof off.  I will definately take the camera for that. 

Well I don't believe that I have much more to say, going to a crocheting class tomorrow night. I can't believe that I have forgotten how to crochet!!!!!!  I will be back into it in no time.

Anyway I hope this post finds you all happy and healthy and enjoying life
Love Leanne xxx

Sunday, May 15, 2011

These are a few of my favourite things

Ok this fortnights challenge over at Fav things is to scrap your favourite photo.  That was an easy one for me as I love this photo of my babies.

Now its YOUR turn!! Make a layout, an altered project, a mini-album, anything you want to showcase your fave photo! :):):):):):)  by May 28th, 2011 and the winner will be announced on May 29th, 011! :):):):):):):):):)

And now for our sponsor! So excited that our very own Michelle B and her company EverydayScrapbook is sponsoring FAVE THINGS with one of their FABULOUS Everyday Magnet Frames! :) What better way to showcase your fave photo, but in one of these beauties?? :) Thanks Michelle for sponsoring FAVE THINGS! :):):):):):):):)

Ok people, find that one fantabulous photo and scrap it......then  go to the Fave Things blog and link your layout.  Do it, go on!!!!!!!!
Cannot wait to see what you come up with
Leanne xxx


Cannot believe that my little girl (aged 23) and her girlfriend have jetted of on a 5 week European trip.  I just received a text from her and she said that it is very very very cold in London.  It is 9.30am and they are just heading out for a day of exploring and sight seeing.  I am so happy that she is doing all of this while she is young enough to enjoy it. 

Have been busy this weekend scrapping my bum off for the 2nd round of the Kaisercraft DT.  I have made three layouts and 1 off the page item.  The amount of stuff that Kaisercraft sent was amazing and it was so fun to play with the new ranges.  I don't know what my chances are up against some of the other talented ladies but I am really praying that I will be one of the 12 to make the final cut.

Emma decided that she was going to cook dinner last night and it was lovely.  She made a beef soy stir fry - yummo.  She is really enjoying her cooking.  This afternoon she made a cola cake. Yep you guessed it, it has a cup of coke in it.  I will have to tell you how it is in my next post.  I don't really want any but I think as a mum I will have to try a wee little piece.

Anyway must go and get the dinner on.  If I don't feed the crew they get all feral on me...... Especially the big one they call dad....

Love to you
Leanne xxx

(Ok just got back from looking at the other 24 finalists and can I just say, if I get through then you will probably hear me screaming from the other side of Australia!!!!  The calibre of work that the other finalists create is gobsmacking.  I don't even know how on earth I made the top 25........... I will be praying that I make it through)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

More Kaisercraft and Blythe

Why hello there people.  I have been busy scrapping and working and looking after my adorable little family.  It has just started getting cold her this past week.  I think the temp only reached about 15 degrees celcius today which is a tad chilly.

I completed an awesome sized set of Kaisercraft drawers yesterday.  They are going to be so useful and the perfect size to sit on my desk.

One of the layouts that I completed for the Kaisercraft DT application has already been picked up for publication. Yah......... and speaking of Kaisercraft, I received my parcel for round 2 of the DT application and can I just say that I am so excited with what has arrived.  The box was so full of yumminess.  Can't wait to start playing with it.

Emma's new Blythe arrived today.  Her name is Charlotte or Charli for short.  She is so cute.

Well I have some scrapping to do so I am off for now.  Hope this finds you all happy and healthy
loads of love

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Home again

Happy Mothers Day

It has been a long week.....

Emma was due to start her chemo on Tuesday but her oncologist refused to treat her until she went to the Mater Hospital and got a holter monitor on.  The holter monitor records her heart acitivity for a 24 hour period.  The reason she needs this done is because one of the chemo'sshe is on can be damaging to the heart and this needs to be monitored closely.  She aslo had her MRI which came back positive.  It looks as though the tumour has shrunk by about 50% - Thank you God.

We eventually started her chemo on Wednesday and finished today.  She was such a brave little trouper again but it is really starting to get her down.  I can understand that she is totally over it but she just needs to hang in for 2 more cycles.

Her oncologist told her that she could get plans underway for her Make a Wish holiday. We are going to LA for a week.  Excitement plus.  I should start buying some american money seeing as it is good value at the moment.

Anyway I have had a lovely Mother's Day, sleep in the afternoon (much needed) and then we went up the road to the local Thai restaurant.  But now it is time for me to hit the sack and get some shut eye. 


Thursday, May 5, 2011


Oh my goodness, I am floating on cloud nine today as I have just heard that I made the finalists list for the Kaisercraft Design Team. Am so excited and cannot wait to see what the next round entails. Yah I love a good challenge and I love Kaisercraft products.
I have my fingers, legs, toes and eyes crossed that I get through hehehehe.  One can only hope and pray.

Emma and I are still up in Brisbane.  Her chemotherapy was delayed for two days while they checked her heart issues and did an MRO.  All things appear to be ok so the chemo went ahead this morning.  She has it again Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Home for Mothers Day dinner.

Hope this post finds you all happy and healthy.
Leanne xxx

Monday, May 2, 2011

More Scrapping

I am on a bit of a roll at the moment.  Just had the urge to scrap so scrap I did.  Hope you enjoy

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Pen Caddies

I love these wooden pen caddies from Kaisercraft.  These two look so great on the children's desks and are super easy to make

looks great with this range of papers

On the way home from shopping yesterday, Emma and I saw this unusual rainbow.  The colours were so beautiful and vibrant but there was only a tiny bit of rainbow to see.  It did not really appear to have a beginning or and end.  The photo definitely does not do the colours any justice.

Anyway just a quickie today.  Have to get busy cooking and packing tomorrow as we head off to the hospital for our monthly chemo on Tuesday and won't return until Saturday.  I will be taking my computer though so will hopefully get a blog post done while there.

Hope this finds you all happy and healthy
Love Leanne xxx