Saturday, February 16, 2008

Babyjo is GO!

Hi again -

One other thing I've been working on lately, and so has Nick, is helping my sister-in-law get her online store up and running.

My niece has suffered with eczema and so Jo did some investigating and found that bamboo fibre clothing is GREAT for babies with eczema and other such skin conditions, and decided to create her own babywear and try and spread the good word of bamboo fibre. It has helped Mia's eczema so much - Jo wants everyone to know about it :D

And, bamboo fibre has many benefits over cotton (eg. thermo-regulating, more absorbent, hypoallergenic and naturally antibacterial) - so it's good for babies of all varieties :D

She's got some cute little things available now, and there are more items and sizes on the way, and she's also selling gift packs as well.

Check it out at - and recommend it to your friends!

Talk to you soon,

I've been accepted :D

Hi all -

My main piece of news from the past few weeks is that I had a layout accepted for publication by Scrapbooking Memories :D

I was so thrilled! I sent off an email with my layout attached - it didn't match an advertised theme, but I liked it, so I thought they might! And, I had a return email within minutes, asking me to send the original in. They want it for the Travel theme, but I'm not sure when this is planned for as yet. I've only ever sent in 4 or 5 layouts in the past, so I was quite chuffed to have been accepted.

Of course, it might still get the boot if there's not enough room for it, but here's hoping it makes the cut! I've had to amend my blog too, and remove that particular layout from public view until it's published ... but I'll put it back once it hits the mag :D

I've been fairly busy of late too with my DT commitments - there was another cybercrop at Allcraftz on the 8th of Feb, and I had to do an example for the sketch challenge.

Here's what I came up with:

Being February, it was of course a Lurve themed CC - and I managed to do a Valentine's LO without even a hint of pink. :)

I've also got a new favourite photo of my boys, and have done this LO just for my collection ...

I did another Christmas LO of the boys too ... nice and simple :) (sorry about the crooked pic!)

I also had the opportunity to meet up with Gypsyangel from the Scrapchat forum last weekend as she came down to Melbourne for a little weekend getaway. I met up with her and her mum and sister out at Puffing Billy, and took them for a little sightseeing trip up to Skyhigh on Mt Dandenong, and then dropped them back to their hotel in the city. It was great to actually meet her after chatting to her online for 9 months or so now. I'm looking forward to heading up to the Scrapchat retreat in May so we can catch up in real life again :D

And, my first online class at Allcraftz is rapidly approaching. I received my goodies for the class a couple of days ago, so now I've got to sit down and plan the class. There was a slight hiccup with the product though - unfortunately, the wrong paper range was sent by the manufacturer, so it's not exactly what I thought I would be working with, but I'm sure I'll be able to come up with something! Wish me luck ...

Oh, one more thing - I had a totally crap day at work last week, and unfortunately, this was just the last straw. Things have been pretty average there for a while now, for many various reasons, and now I've just had it. So, I have written my resignation letter :D It's all ready to go, and I'm planning on handing it in some time this week hopefully, when the time is right :D Feels very satisfying knowing I will be out of there soon.

Well, that's all the ramblings from me for the moment - thanks for reading!

Talk to you soon,