Monday, October 02, 2017

hello lovely people...

hey hey guys and gals,

sorry i've been somewhat MIA but life has been rather busy of late. i just wanted to let you all know i'm still alive, well, healthy and happy.

thank you all for your patience these days as i feel i don't blog enough and nor do i send out a newsletter often enough.

i started back at gym and this is my 6th week in. gym is generally from 10/10.30am and 2.5 to 3 hours each session, 5 days a week.

then home before heading back to help look after my beautiful grand baby as needed which of late has been most days as mumma started back at work and daddy needs help from time to time.

then it's home and time for other things like housework and shopping...the normal boring things that need to be done regardless.

after all that and dinner i get to sit down and design.

so what's new in the world of geekgirl designs....loads and loads to be honest but i'll just post my latest.

It's A Musky Kinda Grey is now available and such a beautiful and easy collection to work with.






check out these gorgeous CT crew member pages created with It's A Musky Kinda Grey



by Catherine - Dentelle Scrap








 and Whispering Spring is such a gorgeous collection as well







 my page created with Whispering Spring :)


oh and this week there is a new male orientated collection coming out and I absolutely love it.

No Limits will be in store at the end of this week over at Scrap Girls but for now I'll leave you with this awesome layout created by Katherine Hansen one of my Creative Team crew Members.



and before i forget i have some awesome news to share so keep the date free and make sure you check us out here at The Digital Scrapbook Shop :)




until next time, ciao and stay well ♥

Saturday, September 02, 2017

where for art thou spring...

it's officially spring here in australia...the 2nd day in fact and it has been so disappointing because it is cold, wet and miserable and this winter has hung on for far too long.

But..................

i have been designing a bunch of new goodies and the latest geekgirl designs are now live and on sale (30%) off over at Scrap Girls. new designs always make me feel warm and fuzzy inside as i have such a strong and supportive customer base.

what's new over in my store?

all this and all you need to do is click on each image to take you directly to the goodies.
please note that the Tattered Blooms Alpha does not sell separately and the image is just here so you get to see it a little better then on the main collections marketing file.

btw...i have a little competition going for the next couple of days. if you want in, it's super simple

geekgirl designs has a fan and follower group on facebook and i would like you all to join. Freebies, comps, give aways, up to date info...all that stuff that comes with being a fan/follower.

here's how it works. stop by my fans/followers fb group and join. then invite one friend to join. once you have both joined, pop your tags in the comment section under the competition post so i know who you are and can easily access names to go in to the draw.

on monday i will draw 2 winners and you get to win my gorgeous Tattered Bloom Collection below.

links to my group:

Fans and Followers of geekgirl designs group





















Friday, August 25, 2017

lots of new goodies this week and a fan page...

hey hey hey lovely people, i hope everyone is happy. i have some new goodies now available over in my store at scrap girls.

i'm working on more and more Commercial Use products so that other designers are able to create personal collections and kits with geekgirl designs. i have quite a small collection happening now.

what's new?

all the below and that's just for this week...

you can find all of them here at Scrap Girls and they are all on sale for the next 24 hrs which means you can head on over and fill up your digi stash some more.















 and there's a whole lot more next week which includes a gorgeous collection called Tattered Blooms (PU) and Rustic Doors and Windows, Leaves and Flowers (CU).

i also have a fan and followers page over on facebook, i noticed a lot of folk either commenting or checking on and thought a fan page would allow folks who enjoy my designs to enjoy them even more.

so here it is...facebook fan page

pop on over and join, you'll also receive freebies from time to time too

well that's all folks, enjoy your weekend and stay safe :)



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

turning corners, setting goals, believing in yourself...

i turned 50 this year, hard to believe but ever so true and until you turn 50 you think nothing of that age, what you might look like, what you might feel like, how life impacts on you and kinda like what's next!

50 for me seemed so far away, obviously when you're younger you think 50 is fairly old, life slows down, you function less and all those things that come with aging.

so when i turned 50 this May, i kinda went whoa...slow down girl, life is moving by far too fast and in a blink 50 years have gone and i won't have another 50 years left. how the heck did that happen????!

my kids are all grown up, i have a beautiful grand bubba i adore, i've been married, separated, divorced, single, in a relationship and forever swimming in a sea of uncertainties. and as much as turning 50 felt old when I was younger, now that i am here, it's pretty dam awesome to be honest.

i am one of those fortunate women that genetics have been kind to me regarding the quality of my skin, lack of wrinkles and most people are shocked to find out my age as they always place me in my late 30's, which i must say is pretty cool too.

what has the last 50 years taught me...the ones i remember, the ones i grew up in, the ones i lived a life in...firstly and for certain...once we hit this age we're pretty sure we're not going to live another 50...well at least not like we've lived the last.

the aging process has well and truly kicked in and as much as it's a scary place, it's also pretty cool.

i choose not to dress for my age, i still consider myself as quite attractive and easy on the eye (those genetics), my children have all grown up, i've lived through terrible moments, bad moments, hideous moments and survived...do i call myself a surviver? no...not anymore. i choose to live here...in the now ready to take on all that i can, ready to live life to its fullest because i can, because i didn't get to 50 to live life on a downer, negatively or feeling like crap.

i've already been there, lived those moments and now even through the tough times, i need to remember that i have managed to get to 50, i have survived the trauma's, i have survived the gossip, the stories, the bullying, a sudden unexpected marriage breakdown of 28 years, the loss of who and where i belong. i've been there and i don't wish to stay there.

50 to me has also brought about great things. i have lived a life of experiences....the bad, the good and the inbetween. i have finally come to a sense of belonging in my own skin and i don't need negative or insecure people in my life. i have been known to be intimidating and at 50 i will no longer apologise or feel guilty for that like i have for the past 40 odd years. i have grown into me, my life, my character, my personality and my soul and for those that brought me down over the years because they were jealous...i have got to 50 and i'm really okay with my life. and if you didn't like me because i was bold, confident, creative, smart, lovable, empathetic, brave, articulate and educated before i turned 50 because your pettiness, immaturity and your character...yes you got in the way...you won't like me now because i am even more of all those things and i am okay with that too.

i have turned corners, set goals and for once believed in myself and all that i am...i have that right!

a few weeks back i wanted to start exercising again and all that goes hand in hand with that. i have a dicky back and a dicky hip but i really try not to allow for those 2 body parts to bring me down. so i've started walking again, i have bought a good skipping rope and i've decided i'm going back to gym.

these are my goals and i am going to embrace them with everything i have. you see i don't want to be that 50 year old or that 55 or 60 year old that looks older and way beyond her means, i want to live an active life, enjoy life, enjoy the clothing i wear, the makeup i wear, the shoes i wear, the jewellery i wear for as long as i can. i want to enjoy everything i can in life because one day...i will be too old to do those things! and i am not going to like living those years as much as i love living them now.

so from an older person to a younger person...if i can offer a few words of wisdom...stop living your life for everyone else. it will never be in your best interest, remove the negative garbage from your life and live because we only have one shot at this life, we don't get a do over, once we're here we have a few shorts years to make the most of that time so make every bit of it count and don't let those that love to live in a world full of their own misery and hate lead the way!

oh and one of the other awesome things since turning 50....my creative mojo has grown in leaps and bounds and i get to do what i love...being creative. so here's a few of those creative mojo moments below :)






some of the above goodies are already in my Scrap Girls Store but the rest will go live this Friday and they're always on sale for that time.

until next time, be happy and stay safe :)


Thursday, August 10, 2017

new goodies and my latest campaign...


Hey hey hey lovely people out there and those of you who have stopped by to check up on things. Life has been busy in a creative non chaotic way and look at all those gorgeous goodies now in store. I have been busy.

Firstly there is a need on our family and it has taken all my courage to ask for help, help from friends, family and the community big or small.

My son lance, his partner Tiahana and their gorgeous 6 month old daughter are carless. They have gone through 2 cars in the past 6 months. The first car was written off from the result of a car accident and thankful no one was injured in that but the car. So the family all helped out to purchase a car that had all the paperwork done in regards to the fact it passed a roadworthy, had a few new bits fixed on it etc etc and a little registration left. So we all helped out so they could be independant once more and back on the road without having to rely on anyone else.

That car has now gone through 3 engines, other parts and lasted a whole 55k's on the clock before it broke down for good. First up not only were we so upset that the guy that sold it to us did so on the sly...in other words the roadworthy was false and everything that was meant to be fixed on it as part of the roadworthy was a lie.

So once more they rely on family to get them to all the normal places folk need to go....grocery shopping, doctors, maternal health nurse etc etc....you get my gist.

We have exhausted our resources and I have set up a gofundme campaign with the hope that we can reach a $6000 target and buy a reliable and stable car that will help them get back on the road and give them back the independence they need.

If you, your family, your friends, co-workers or place of employment can help in any small way, our family would be ever so grateful and thankful for it.

To donate please go here and from me to you, thank you with all my heart xxx

Next up there are brand new goodies in store over at Scrap Girls and they are all Commercial Use products.

You can find them all here at Scrap Girls. So I've kinda been a tad busy. And then come this Friday there's a few more to add to the collection and help grow your digi stash :)













okay next up is something near and dear to my heart and although I had difficulty emotionally do start a fund up, it's kinda been the last resort.

My son lance, his partner Tiahana and their gorgeous 6 month old daughter are carless. They have gone through 2 cars in the past 6 months. The first car was written off from the result of a car accident and thankful no one was injured in that but the car. So the family all helped out to purchase a car that had all the paperwork done in regards to the fact it passed a roadworthy, had a few new bits fixed on it etc etc and a little registration left. So we all helped out so they could be independant once more and back on the road without having to rely on anyone else.

That car has now gone through 3 engines, other parts and lasted a whole 55k's on the clock before it broke down for good. First up not only were we so upset that the guy that sold it to us did so on the sly...in other words the roadworthy was false and everything that was meant to be fixed on it as part of the roadworthy was a lie.

So once more they rely on family to get them to all the normal places folk need to go....grocery shopping, doctors, maternal health nurse etc etc....you get my gist.

We have exhausted our resources and I have set up a gofundme campaign with the hope that we can reach a $6000 target and buy a reliable and stable car that will help them get back on the road and give them back the independence they need.

If you, your family, your friends, co-workers or place of employment can help in any small way, our family would be ever so grateful and thankful for it.

To donate please go here and from me to you, thankyou with all my heart x