Monday, 29 March 2010

My new toy...

I just can't live without my laptop .... So when my 15 month young HP gave me the 'blue screen of death'' last week I went into serious meltdown!!! How could I survive without my Facebook, Email, internet and most of all my PhotoShop !!
Well I couldn't, so yesterday I went out and purchased my new toy - a Compaq Presario CQ61. I know it's not up there with the 'essential' items I need to set up my new place - but it is definetly an essential item as far as my sanity is concerned.
Digi scrapbooking here I come.....

So HAPPY to be in print .......

How great it is to finally get to see my layout printed in Aust Scrapbooking Memories !!
I am so chuffed that this great mag chose one of my layouts to print in their Newbies gallery this month. I had to race out and buy a copy as soon as it hit the news stand. Thanks so much to my gorgeous niece and her adorable little son Ollie, for giving me such beautiful raw material to start with.

Here is a sneak peak of my layout ... You'll have to go and get ASM Vol 12 No3 to see the full layout and heaps of other amazing work!!

Published on .... Yippee!!

How proud am I ... I received notification that my contibution to has been accepted for publication earlier this week. Check out my layouts and article at

This is a great site that has heaps of information about everything. I particularly love the helpful articles and tutorials about digi-scrapping and graphic design. Go and check it out ....

Monday, 8 March 2010

Some pretty major changes round here....

Well, it's been ages since I have posted and a number of things have changed in my life. I'm not going to bore you with details, but I am hoping that I can now put more time and effort into my blog. . I'm looking at changing the focus of my blog. I still want to show you my scrapping and cards, but I also want to share my educational resources with you.

As a teacher I have heaps of ideas on how to make lessons interesting for kids and stress free for teachers. I love giving teachers ideas on resources and strategies to use in their classrooms. Most of my lessons are based on real-life context for students. I am a firm believer that students need to be able to place their learning in a known context. I also think that students need to be made aware of the 'big world' out there beyond the school ground and their own personal lives. Giving lessons a social context which in turn supports learners in their global citizenship is part of our duty as teachers. We have so many resources at our fingertips - be it the internet, print or recorded materials, we have no excuse not to open their eyes.

So stay tuned, and see where this new road takes me,


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