Archive for May, 2006

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pushing the envelope

May 26, 2006

… is this week’s theme at blue bazaar & i must admit that when i 1st saw it i was worried. my scrapping is clean & simple – the idea pushing the envelope is more for arty people like emily & rett. anyhoo … i do love how these themes challenge me to get out of my comfort zone!

so i went with the envelope idea & used an old sonnets template (you know one of those things that you had to have but haven’t actually used!) to create a mini-accordian album for madi (i’ve since made one for bear too). the idea is for madi & bear to have their own special albums with photos of their cousins (who they don’t get to see very often). & i have to say they’ve been a huge hit!

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materials: wild asparagus paper, CBX cardstock & photo corner, junkitz ring, heidi swapp letter, tape & ribbon, sonnets template.

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another CJ

May 24, 2006

… this one is for jan’s xmas CJ. when i sat down to do this, i realised that i had heaps of photos from last xmas that i hadn’t done anything with – so thank you jan for giving me a reason to work on them at last! totally love how this entry came together!

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the double page spread – plus the individual pages so you can see the details:

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materials: deja views "home for the holidays" collection, sanded & inked edges of paper; photos printed on epson archival matte paper & edges sanded; font: 2peas tasklist.

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the scene outside …

May 22, 2006

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rain!!! we woke this morning to the delightful sound of rain on a tin roof & its been cool & cloudy all day. then this afternoon, there was the rumbling of thunder, then this!! there’s nothing like seeing the landscape white-out as the rain come towards the house. we’ve had over an inch of rain today. it was totally unexpected (the weather bureau predicted 20% chance of less than 1mm – ha!) & one of the best falls we’ve had all year! definately a happy day!

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another CJ

May 21, 2006

completed my entry in michelle’s "things my parents taught me" CJ last nite:

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materials: the gorgeous crate paper (love it!), designers library tinted tags, k&co rubons & stickers, nick bantok ink, heidi swapp ribbon & PSX alpha stamps. for those who are interested, the tags read:

1. family first! be interested & involved in kids activities. enjoy holidays at the beach together. show how much you care. keep in touch.

2. attention to detail & a love of organising. my dad & i have both made detailed trip diaries.

3. any job worth doing is worth doing well.

4. the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!

5. credit cards are only useful if you pay them off every month.

6. be involved in your community. help others.

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chai tea

May 20, 2006

when i was in brissie last week for tests on my back, a friend introduced me to bondi chai "a seriously delicious creamy-smooth blend of milk, black tea, honey, vanilla & exotic comfort spices" trust me it is a taste sensation!! there are two varieties to choose from – vanilla honey & club cinnamon – the cinnamon flavour is stronger, but both are delicious! i’ve been drinking far too much coffee lately – more as a companionable thing to do than anything – so i’ve been wanting to find a nice low caffeine alternative. i think i’ve found it!

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BTW. i’ve tried lipton’s chai latte too & trust me it doesn’t come close!

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two-wheeling

May 19, 2006

just a quick post to celebrate madi’s 1st spin two wheeling!! in truth, she hasn’t needed training wheels for a long time – having them on has been a confidence thing. but today, she was encouraged to give it a try & there’s no stopping her now!! we’re so proud of her! note the tiara she’s wearing – our little princess has taken to wearing it all day every day lately! LOL! i’m glad that i managed to get our new puppy in the photo too. i’ve been meaning to get some photos of her – she’s growing so fast! michael hasn’t decided on a name for her yet. madi likes princess annaliese (which is highly unlikely! LOL!) so i’m calling her cleo (short for cleopatra) until he can think of anything better.

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rainbow CJ

May 16, 2006

tania sent me three CJ’s last week – what fun! they’re such a great way to get back into scrapping! i decided to start with sharon’s rainbow CJ … lots of gorgeous entires in there already! i love so many colours ATM, but pink has been an enduring favourite. it goes so beautifully with black, chocolate, green etc! i love using it on my layouts & its finding its way into my wardrobe. my new favourite jammies are pink with pink & chocolate spots & i’ve got a lovely hot pink sequined shirt to wear when i lose a few kilos! anyhoo … here’s my entry:

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materials: patterned paper – making memories, basic grey, carolee’s creations, 7gypsies; making memories velvet stickers, lil davis camo rubons, fancy pants flowers.