Friday, 25 December 2009
Friday, 11 December 2009
Saturday, 28 November 2009
Monday, 23 November 2009
Sunday, 22 November 2009
Monday, 16 November 2009
Here are my layouts for the November Sketches at Scrapability Sketches. Bec loves to really stretch our talents with her funky, hand drawn sketches and she came up with two great challenges for November. I didn't conciously create 'non-people' layouts this month. But dust storms, bushfires and exceptional architecture made some great focal points to base my layouts on.
I hope you like them,
Friday, 6 November 2009
Friday, 16 October 2009
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
I was having a play on PhotoShop Elements the other night and this was the result. Thought I would show it off for all to see. The original photo was very dark, and had shadows around his eyes, I edited the pic by adjusting the lighting and colour, and then applied some great grungy brushes.
Hope you like it
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
This is a pic of my youngest son taken on our road trip to Victoria last year. The title really comes from the fact that I want him to be 'in control' of his life. I have always taught my boys to be very self reliant and I love to see them 'drive' their own life.
On this layout I have used a variety of Basic Grey paper, old book pages, some hand stitching, ribbon and rub ons.
Hope you like it,
Thursday, 27 August 2009
This is a lovely bright layout that I completed for the Scrapability Sketches August sketch. I just love these photos of my beautiful niece and her darling son. The pic was taken on Mother's Day and as you can see she is so in love with her little man. The full title is "You make my life so very happy" .I've got the old song in my head and I dont have a clue who sang it :)
Thanks for looking,
Monday, 17 August 2009
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
The lovely Shazz at ScrapLounge- The blog has 'spotted' this layout of mine in the 'What caught my eye" section. I am so chuffed to have one of my layouts feature on this fantastic blog. Shazz has written up a wonderfully flattering bio about me, and also has revealed some of my scrapping secrets and late night tendencies! Why not pop over and have a look @ ScrapLounge - The Blog
Monday, 10 August 2009
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
It's going to be messy - both physically and mentally, but I feel it is where I need to be atm. I see collage, altered books, stamps, masking tape. Indispersed with some of my poems, writings, quotes and basic ramblings of the mind.
I cant wait to start this journey and share it with you. Who knows where I will end up ?
But I do know it is going to be fun.
Onwards and upwards I say.
Friday, 31 July 2009
'Just me' is for the Aussie Pub Calls / Roadmaps August sketch. This is the second layout I have created about myself in the last couple of weeks, which is really unusual for me. I am sure that getting my tattoo done earlier this month my sense of self worth has increased - I cant explain why, but it's just a feeling I have.
The next two layouts are based on the July and August sketches over at Scrapability Sketches. You really should go and check these sites out ladies, they have some great competions for scrappers of all skills.
Thursday, 23 July 2009
Sunday, 12 July 2009
Thursday, 9 July 2009
Monday, 6 July 2009
Friday, 3 July 2009
Monday, 29 June 2009
Saturday, 27 June 2009
Thursday, 25 June 2009
I suppose that means that I've opened one of the doors I spoke about in a previous post. I actually had time to spend on me for a change, and I think I might get used to it.
Walking out was difficult, but I am going back for my farewell lunch tomorrow ...and my farewell morning tea next Tuesday .... so I guess I'll have a couple of times to really feel bad about leaving some great friendships behind me.
I just hope that like the special friendships I have been blessed with through scrapping, that distance doesn't prevent the real friendships from continuing.
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Saturday, 20 June 2009
I have a friend at work who is crazy about her little red mini. The mini's name is Kate. For my friends birthday recently I bought one of these lovely little Kaisercraft mini albums (so appropiately named) and decorated it in Kate's true colours. I left spaces for my friend to place her photos, and included some quotes that she often says about her little girl. I am thrilled with how it turned out!! and so was she...
Thursday, 18 June 2009
But like he says, when one door closes and others open ..... I see myself going for walks, I see myself keeping the house more organised, I see myself ironing in front of the TV so DH doesnt have to do it on a Sunday night, I see myself writing articles to submit to mags ...
So yes i have to leave my comfort zone and shut one door, but I am going to choose a couple of doors to open for myself!
Monday, 8 June 2009
Hi there, today I had the pleasure of attending a basic photography workshop by the lovely ladies at Point, Shoot, Play. It was great to have time to play with my camera, and learn how to use another setting besides AUTO!! The girls had great ideas for getting those perfect shots - some really easy hints on how to set up the composition of photos (like checking out the background!) right through to some great hints on aperature and shutter speed - which i have always found pretty confusing. While I was at the Expo I did do the rounds of the shops; maybe I wasnt in the right frame of mind tho cause I didnt find anything that really grabbed my attention. Seems to be the same ol' same ol'. I did see lots of lovely stamps, which i am getting more 'into' but I still didnt feel I could justify some of the prices - considering I have heaps I dont use enough already. Don'g get me wrong, I'm not losing my inspiration-I just think that I want to be different from the norm and not follow the flock. I think i will find my own way of doing things with what I've got.
Might head back into town tomorrow, as the Lifeline bookfeast is on and I could really go some old book pages and music sheets to rip up and use for background papers.
Friday, 5 June 2009
Jump over to the Create for a Cause site to check out the details on the crop, and see just how much $$$ was raised for the Premmie babies.
Thursday, 9 April 2009
Its happening on Saturday 30 May 2009 from 11am to 10pm at Old Bay Road Community Arts Hall, Burpengary, Brisbane.
Go and check out their blog at http://create-4acause.blogspot.com/ for details on how you can join in the fun, and help raise money for a great cause at the same time.
I hope to see you there,
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
Thursday, 19 March 2009
Other news on the front is that work delivered me a pretty yucky blow this week. My secondment isnt going to be renewed after June ...... major downer!!! I am NOT going back to the classroom! so I really need to get something organised over the next couple of months ...all suggestions welcome :)
I guess that's about it at the moment. I apologise for my repetitive slideshow, I really need to upload some more layouts in the near future. That's a great rainy day job , scan...resize...upload...add to slideshow .... you know how it goes. Pity we dont have many rainy days though.
Friday, 27 February 2009
Scrapping took a bit of a rest over Christmas as my right arm has some nerve damage that makes it difficult to use for long periods of time, and it really needed a rest. I actually went to a crop and made coffee and read magazines all night !!! It was that bad :( Hopefully a visit to the neurosurgeon this week will see some improvement soon.
Work is busy, the boys love yr 3, DS2 is now 2IC at the bakery, DS1 is writing the last chapter of his novel and DH is still flying around the state - so yeah life is pretty normal as it ever will be.
I will try and upload some new LO's soon. I havent put any of my 2009 efforts up here as yet.