Thursday, April 18
Tuesday, April 2
I have noticed that over the past couple of years, I am more into making albums. Here is a sneak peek of the 2011 December Daily Album and a Mini Baby Album both of which I will share in more detail in the very near future.
Friday, August 17
So I am resigned to sit and surf the net to see what everyone is up to and of cause to enter the odd competition. Today I found out that Basic Grey have released a new Soleil collection. I totally love this collection. And I can see myself making a mini album about my childhood.
Basic Grey are giving this collection away so if you would like a chance to win, head on over to their Facebook page and leave a comment.
Saturday, July 28
Until then, I am surfing the net, reading blogs and to have a little extra fun, entering a few competitions. The latest being Basic Grey. For your chance to win products from their Clippings range visit their blog but be quick because there are only a few minutes left.
Friday, June 1
We managed to raise over $500 which will go towards cancer research. I made these not so little white chocolate mud cake cupcakes with a frosting that is half way between marshmallow and meringue.
Wednesday, May 30
She definitely doesn't get it from me but Stacey has a passion for running, so my creative juices started flowing and I put together this inter-active album.
Stacey opened her present while we were talking on the phone and she totally loved it. She was amazed when she realized it was inter-active with loads of space to document, add photos, make lists etc. While flipping through the pages she said that there was so much more she wanted to include and asked if I would make some more pages. With Heidi's great idea of using binder rings, that is going to be no problem at all.
I also must mention that I tried Heidi's method of making a book (mine is a mini) in her video Magnetic Book Part 2. I need more practice as I did get a little confused but it all worked out in the end.
Tuesday, May 22
With so much focus placed on disasters, tragedy, financial turmoil and politics ( I do not dismiss the importance of these issues) but we rarely here of the Earth Angles who walk among us.
WOW, I didn't mean to get so heavy in my first post in a year. I am really happy to be back and hope to share a couple of projects that I have started working on.
Sunday, May 22
We have been considering moving back down closer to our family and friends and this latest event has made the decission to move ASAP much easier. So we have put our house on the market and now the waiting game starts.
In the meantime, we will be travelling down to Brisbane mainly during the school holidays to help out with the boys and give Craig and his family a break and also to give our precious daughter all the support we can.
Not only that, it will also give us quality time to strengthen our bond with our grandsons. When you live so far away, 9 hours by car, we only get to see these gorgeous, loving boys a couple of times a year.
So I don't know when I will be posting agian. My scrapbooking has been put on hold but I am journaling so there maybe a mini album in the future.
To all my wonderful scrapbook friends who have visited my blog, I say a warm thankyou and I hope that you will all still be around when I come back.
Monday, April 4
Well, thanks to Kayla Lamoreaux of Digiscrap 101 I found a link to muddyboots where I found a link to this awesome site.
There is a SimCam where you can try out different apertures and shutter speeds to see what effects they have on the "sample" image. I found it a lot of fun as well as learning to understand the applications.
All of the links I have given you today are packed full of tutorials to help everyone from digi scrappers to hybrid scrappers to beginner photographers so I highly recommend you go take a look for yourself.
Tuesday, March 29
It is designed for card makers but really, anyone who crafts with paper will be inspired by this board. I can already think of several ways I can use it. So, if you would like to know more about this board, then I suggest that you visit ikki's cuttlebug cupboard where you will find more inspiration and heaps of great tips on how to use your Cuttlebug.
Monday, March 28
Bec took a photo of it and researched it on the web and found it to be a Burtons legless lizard. Their average length is 29cm and this one was a monster at around 60cm. Mind you, I had no intention of getting the excat measurement.
Wednesday, March 23
At the moment I am working on an album that I want to document a trip/holiday we had last year. I am trying to follow Noell's Task Batching to help me finish it in record time. At the moment I am tackling the journaling, next will come the photos and finally the embellishments.
If you are looking for a site that is packed full of video tutorials, examples, techniques and very entertaining podcasts, then I highly recommend that you visit Paperclipping.
Well, that's all from me today - better not go overboard on my first post in eons.
Now back to my Task Batching and to finish my cup of tea before it gets cold.
p.s. It's good to be back.
Find something good in each day and enjoy...........
Thursday, September 16
This is a card that I made for the baby. I looked at all the baby cards that you can buy but I really wanted to make one. I struggle when it comes to making cards so I have kept it simple.
Friday, September 10
I had two wishes while in Tasmania. 1) Was to touch a Koala. DH took several photos but this is the only one that came out. I think it might be time to start researching a new camera.
2) Was to see snow. There were 5 of us in the car including my Best Friend Trish, and as we climbed higher and higher up Mt. Wellington the excitement grew. It was freezing, between -3deg to 3deg, thick with fog and a biting wind but it would take more than that to cool my fun.
Gloves off, I had to feel the snow and even made and threw snowballs. In minutes, my hands were numb but I had the best time EVER !!!!
On our Bus Tour, we visited historical Richmond. It is full of wonderful old buildings. My only regret is that we didn't have much time here. This is the oldest bridge in Australia which was built by the convicts. I couldn't help but notice the contrast of the bitumen road and the hand made sandstone of the bridge.
Our last free day was spent at Port Arthur. We spent most of
the day wandering around. So much to see and feel. This photo
of the Church, is one of hundreds that I took.
Thursday, September 9
A couple of days ago, when I got back from a fantastic holiday in Tasmania, I was catching up on some of my favorite blogs when I came across a great give away. If you would like a chance of winning a Shadow Box, then pop over to Leah's blog where she is giving away a ShadowCase designer kit of your choice. There a so many styles to choose from.
I'd love you all to come back soon because I lots to share.