Monday, 21 November 2011

Well well well....

Another Handmade Expo has been and gone - it was a fabulous day! Thank you to all of you who managed to stop by and say hello...Oh and wasn't my view terrible (hehehe) poor Mum and I had to look at Wayne the fireman all morning...

So...What how are your scrappy plans coming along? Did you know that over on ScrapLounge, we are running a Christmas Comp? It only started a couple of days ago, so you still have time to catch up! Pop over for a look see! Oh and don't forget about the Monthly Challenges too!

And over at Fancy That Scrapbooking (on the blog), there is a little challenge there you could do too!

So - who would like a giveaway??? Just email me at , and your name will go into a random draw for the chance to win a scrappy pack just from Stick 'n' Giggle! How does that sound??? Nice and easy hey!!! So get to it!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Guess what is on this Saturday!!!

Hi Everyone!

Guess what is on this Saturday???


And it's going to be a BIG one! Over 135 stalls of handmade loveliness, Wayne the fireman selling 2012 calenders, Christmas Carollers and so much more!

Hope to see you there!
8am - 2pm at the Ipswich Turf Club
Brisbane Road Bundamba
FREE entry and FREE parking!

Drop by and say hello!!!!

Monday, 31 October 2011

My "little" Dude!

Just thought I would share a layout I have done for the Purple Pumpkin October Challenge using the Puppy Button kit and the sketch....I fell in love with this kit as soon as I saw it and just had to do the challenge using a pic of Dude posing for the camera!

I was so creative that I even used the packet the buttons came in as the plastic bow under the puppy button LOL!

Monday, 17 October 2011


Hi everyone!

Just a friendly reminder that if you are coming to classes - whether it be Monday evenings from 5:30pm - 7:30pm or the classes at Mimmi's as scheduled - you MUST book in!!!!!!

Speaking of classes - this Friday 21 October at 10:00am I will be teaching a class at Mimmi's - the layout is a little shabby, a little fun and a whole lot cute! Suitable for any type of photo - but specifically - a party, a glamour shot, actually really anything!!!!! The class is $25 and includes your class kit with all papers and embellies! If you would like to come, please book in....there are still spaces available!!!! Either book in here, shoot me an email, or contact Miriam at Mimmi's.... Hope to see you....Photos available on FaceBook (and here) soon!!!!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011


I am sorry I have been such a stranger.....There is no excuse for my lack of blogging.....Just pure time loss! Please forgive me.....

I am sitting here with my eyes popping out of my head after a long and very very testing 10 and a half hour day at work.....and thought to myself, I MUST update my blog....after a conversation with Tracey and Crece' from Fancy That Scrapbooking, I realised even more that this is something that I need to do and do often.....I can assure you all, I will try!

Sooooo - what is going on in the world of you crafty, scrappy, lovely people????? Leave a comment and on the weekend I will read them all and do a random draw for a small prize from me!

Saturday is the Handmade Expo at the Ipswich Turf Club Brisbane Road Bundamba! I hope the weather stays fine!!!! Do you think it will be? There is a very special lady attending this month - Gigi from GiSt Creative will be there with some of her gorgeous canvas creations! I can't wait to see them all! I would love another "girl" to come and live with Miss Billy.....and even though I make my own, they are just not the same!!!!!!

Well I think that is enough babbling for me for one night....and I also think I really need to go to bed!

I PROMISE I will chat again real soon!

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Has it really been that long????

Well I have had a few big much going on....My Nana fell really ill and is in hospital and has been for weeks and weeks, I fell over at derby training and haven't been able to skate for weeks and weeks - have another doctors appointment tomorrow and then of course - retreat organising!!!!

It is going to be a big one - and I for one can't wait!!!! A little birdie tells me that there are only 16 (I think) more sleeps!! Whoo hoo!!

And then on this day - 22 years ago - I gave birth to my first born....Happy Birthday to Dacynta!

So there you have it - a wrap up of my busy life in just a few sentences!

And on top of all of that in my scrapping life there has been the regular Monday night classes, The Handmade Expo, I am teaching a class up at Mimmi's at Forest Hill on Friday (there are still 2 places available if you are interested) and all the goings on at ScrapLounge!!!

Busy Busy Busy!!!! Hopefully things will settle down again soon and I can get busy blogging again!

Would you like to see some recent layouts???? I will share some tomorrow with you hey!

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Stick 'n' Giggle Retreat

There are just 8 places available at this stage - BUT - these 8 spaces have to be confirmed before the end of the month or they will be gone forever! If you are thinking about coming along, you will need to make sure you contact me before the end of the month and also pay a deposit!

Hope to hear from you soon!

Guess what is on this Saturday!!!!!

That's right....The Handmade Expo - from 8am - 2pm at the Ipswich Turf Club - Brisbane Road Bundamba there will be lots and lots of handmadies all together in the one place - you can shop til your heart is content!

Stick 'n' Giggle will be there - so if there is something you would like me to bring along, please just leave a comment or email me at!

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Can anyone tell me.......

I am hoping one of you lovely bloggers and friends can help me.....I want to know why I can't see my followers anymore? You know...over there on the side - I used to be able to see all of your photos - and now I can't see anything.... I have checked the settings and there doesn't seem to be anything there that I need to change?

If you can help me - I will send you a little RAK! {mwah!}

Thursday, 9 June 2011

I "am" still here.....

Oh really has been a while hasn't it? I am so sorry for my lack of blogging....I am not going to bore you with what has been happening - but let's just say I have been super busy!

Plans are going well! This retreat is going to be fabulous! Would you like to come? If so, please let me know as soon as possible and I will forward you all the details and everything you will need to know! Caloundra - here we come! September can't come soon enough I tell you!

There has been lots of that happening! I have been in a Circle Journal swap over at Artistic Document - the first one I have ever been has been lots of fun - I have just two more to take the pics for and then I am done! I have also been a part of the ATC Swap over there! I am loving ATC's at the moment!

ScrapLounge has the monthly sketch and technique challenges - this month the technique is Decorative Borders.

And the gorgeous sketch was done by Kym! Here is my layout from the sketch! The photos are of my gorgeous girls and I on Mother's Day. We had such a nice morning out (just before I had to head up the Sunshine Coast for a derby game) at the Nerrima Gardens at Queen's Park in Ipswich. Oh and Macca's for breakfast - YUM!

And of course there is the "Be Inspired" challenge that I put up every month to try and get you thinking outside of the box!

I also decided that I would join in the fun of some blog challenges - I only got one done and guess what??? I won!!!! I was so excited I tell you! This was for Fancy That Scrapbooking! It was a sketch challenge and you all know how much I love sketches! Here is my layout for that one!

And how about that....all three layouts with photos of me! That just never happens!

Well that will do for now! Can't wait to come back and chat some more soon!

Friday, 15 April 2011

Guess what tomorrow is????

The HANDMADE EXPO yay! From 8am til 2pm at the Ipswich Turf Club Brisbane Road Bundamba, The Handmade Expo will showcase some of the finest handmadies around! Come for a look! Stick 'n' Giggle will be there too! All new Prima in stock, Echo Park, Basic Grey and more! Felicity Flower will be there too - you should see what my mum has been making now! So so cute and perfect Easter Presents too! Hope to see you!

Friday, 1 April 2011

I received this award from the lovely Ann over at Thank you Ann - I appreciate it! The rules of the game are I now have to tell you 7 things about me and then I am to send this to 15 of my friends! So here you are - 7 things about me....

  1. I have two gorgeous daughters

  2. I have been married for 21 years this year

  3. I don't really like cats - I have two doggies

  4. I don't really like to cook - I have a wonderful husband who does that for me

  5. I play roller derby

  6. My biggest fear is failure

  7. I teach business administration
I have chosen 7 friends to play along.....gee it's hard to try and find friends who haven't already played....which is why i have only chosen 7

  1. My Mum - Felicity Flower

  2. Liesa - Handmade Heaven

  3. Miriam - Bubba Chennile

  4. Kellie - Kellie Christie

  5. Janie - Handmade at Woolshed Creek

  6. Jodi - QTea and Dream.Create.Inspire

  7. Gigi - She's got Issues

Well well....It's April!

So much has been happening once again.....I just haven't had time to chat - sorry for neglecting you all once again!



Stick 'n' Giggle has all the new Prima Papers in store now! Some of the new flowers and bling have also arrived with more to come!

New Basic Grey and Echo Park will arrive next week and Sassafrass Lass coming soon!


Over at Scraplounge ( are three new challenges for April - the monthly Sketch Challenge was designed by me - here is my sketch and example:

The Technique challenge is Paper Rolling! Make sure you check it out! Here is my example for the technique:

And over at Artistic Document ( I was lucky enough to be asked to be the Guest Deisgner for this month!

My challenge over there is:

Your layout must include:

* must have at least 2 patterned papers

* must have at least 2 forms of distressing

* must have at least 2 pieces of chipboard

* must have at least 2 flowers

* must have at least 2 different alphas

And here is my example for the challenge:

Well....I think that is it for now! Oh! Stick 'n' Giggle is holding a retreat in September at Caloundra! If you would like to come, please let me know and I will email you the info!!!!

Talk to you all again soon!

Jo x

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Retreat Plans!!!

Hello Everyone

Retreat plans are coming along nicely - there have been a couple of ladies who have already paid in full for the retreat in September - THANK YOU LADIES!!!! {you know who you are!}

For those of you who have also paid your deposit - THANK YOU too! Just remember you need to make "at least" monthly payments for the retreat. If you haven't already received your payment plan, please let me know and I will email it through to you!

Starting in a couple of weeks, there is going to be a bit of a treasure hunt. Every week from when the "hunt" starts you will collect items along the way and put them aside to bring to retreat. There will be a prize available for one lucky person who has collected all items - and then another prize available for another lucky person who completes the challenge! More information coming soon......

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Guess what is on THIS Saturday!!!!!


The Handmade Expo is back! This Saturday 19 February from 8am - 2pm at the Ipswich Turf Club - Brisbane Road Bundamba is the Handmade Expo - all things handmade, all things yummy and STICK 'N' GIGGLE!!!!!

What would you like me to bring along? Basic Grey, Sassafrass Lass, Prima goodness - let me know!!!!

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Here are some more layouts....

Check out ScrapLounge ( for some exciting monthly challenges.

This month the technique challenge is stamping. In the layout below I have stamped with bubble wrap, used Staz on to stamp on the acetate butterflies (which I punced out of some packaging) and I also masked some Tim Holtz leaves....The photo is of Shannon modelling a Pretzel dress.

And the sketch this month was designed by Kym Cowan. I love creating with Kym's sketches and I hope you love what I have created. I have used Prima papers and Zva bling. I also stamped using a mini stamp around the border of circle. This pic is of Cinta and her friend Hayley.

Monday, 31 January 2011

2011 Stick 'n' Giggle Retreat

Stick ‘n’ Giggle is hosting yet another retreat – this time – at the gorgeous Shearwater Resort at Caloundra.

“Located right in the heart of Kings Beach, Shearwater Resort boasts spectacular views of the ocean and the Kings Beach Parklands.

Shearwater Resort is a modern stylishly appointed resort offering 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained apartments (most with spa baths). The apartments have every modern convenience and large balconies with stunning views over the Caloundra waterways to the Pacific Ocean.

Shearwater Resort is just a 10 minute walk via the coastal boardwalk to Bulcock Street shopping precinct with boutiques, cafes, restaurants and the Bulcock Street Markets.

This 4.5 star property features great recreational facilities including a heated swimming pool, spa, sauna, wading pool, gymnasium and games room. Located just a 50 metre stroll to the patrolled surf beach, Shearwater also features six retail shops and restaurants on site.”

Check it out here:

DATE: 9, 10 & 11 September 2011
TIME: From 2 pm Friday until 2 pm Sunday
WHERE: Shearwater Resort, The Esplanade, Kings Beach, Caloundra
COST: $350 per person which includes: all meals, accommodation, scrap bag on arrival and lots of laughs and great company!
SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday night beach luau – fancy dress with games and prizes

Bookings are essential and a deposit will be required by 1 March 2011 and payment in full must be received before 1 August 2011. Payment plans will be available – please contact me for further information. If you start your payment plan now, you will only need to pay $ 60 per month (after you have paid your initial deposit) or just $15 a week…

So…Who is going to join me???

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Some recent layouts...

Just thought I would share some of my recent layouts...The first is a pic of the ute that I shared in the previous post...and the second is of Miss Bella a little while ago now - she is growing up soooo fast. I wish I could see her more often - but I was lucky enough to spend the whole day with her and Trina and my Mum and my Nana even came to visit - last Wednesday. It was such a fantastic day and I really didnt want to go home...
Well I will share some more layouts soon - the first of the month to be precise!!! and I will be blogging more often this year and that is a promise!

Happy Australia Day!!!!

I know I said I would be back last night - but what a day....and then oh so hot last night and I just didnt feel like being on the computer....(I dont now - but I did promise...and as soon as I am done, I am going to go and put my bikinis (sorry to scare you all!) on and jump in the pool!!!!!

So here are some pics of what we experienced here over the last couple of weeks - it wasn't a very nice feeling I have to say...

This is on the corner of Brisbane and East Streets in Ipswich. This is the complex where Suburban Mayhem is (my daughter's clothing shop) and it went under up to thigh high on me. We managed to get all of the stock out - but all the fittings are damaged beyond repair. Dacynta is devastated to say the least....

This was before the peak of the tide. Lots of dirty, smelly, brown water and mud inundated the complex.

This is John (my husband) on his way to work on the Tuesday morning....The current just picked him up and took him out to deeeeeep water....

And this is a pic of Ipswich - The Bremer River - from the main bridge....You could not imagine the amount of water that was really had to see it to believe it...although I saw it and I still don't believe it.

These were photos of my own personal experiences - there were many of my friends, and many strangers who have lost everything. My heart goes out to all those people who lost a little or a lot.....

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

hehehe.....well that didn't last long did it???

I know....I shouldn't make promises about making blog posts should I? In my defence it has been a pretty horrific couple of weeks with the floods and all the devastation that has come with it and of course now....I am back at work....

I have been very busy organising the next Stick 'n' Giggle retreat - and applying some of the finer details there and of course - creating!!!! Getting in as much as I could inbetween everything else that has been going on....

I will be back tonight (this I do promise) with all the details of the retreat and some pics of the floods and of what I have been up to!

See you then! xo