Archive for August, 2007

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texture

August 24, 2007

is the theme at blue bazaar this week. it was the perfect opportunity to experiment with texture paste (my 1st time). & on wednesday, as i watched bear making tracks in the playdough with thomas, i knew just what to do with the paste & he could even help me!

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the texture shot

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supplies: DCWV cardstock, heidi swap plastic lettering & journalling spot, texture paste, making memories paint (red wagon & cranberry)

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colour your world

August 18, 2007

i’ve been doing carol wingert‘s colour your world class at BPS. carol taught my 1st ever scrapbook class & she’s brilliant! if you ever have an opportunity to take one of her classes – do it! as we explored each colour, she provided wonderfully detailed notes, gave us a great insight into her creative process & shared lots of cool techniques. whilst carol created individual layouts for the class, we were free to do our own thing, so i decided to use a creative imaginations bare library. my cover design was inspired by the fabulous banner on ngaire’s beautiful blog

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i kept the design of each colour book nice & simple – with patterned paper & journalling on the LHS & a photo on the RHS. here’s a peek at the yellow book

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there are 11 other albums in the set – here’s a sample of their covers:

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i’ll post some interior shots when they’re finished.

i’d love to hear about any online classes you’ve done & your thoughts about them.

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shoe-therapy

August 15, 2007

on my recent trip to sydney, my SIL took me to her favourite shoe shop & they had a fabulous sale on … so i couldn’t help but indulge in some shoe-therapy … a lovely pair of josef seibel boots & these slides for summer (how could i resisit what was clearly a perfect match!) 

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is it just me?? or do other women get pleasure from something as simple as a new pair of shoes??

totally loving this shade of green atm!

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this fabulous funky farm mug was just $3 in a QVB basement sale. gotta love that!

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the blue shirt

August 13, 2007

that’s become his new favourite! it’s a minature version of michael’s & i swear he’d wear it every day – if it didn’t end up so dirty & need washing.

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i found it & a great pair of matching jeans in the DFO thomas cook outlet. gotta love that place!

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just for fun

August 12, 2007

after seeing this layout by jennifer harrison at 2peas, i was intrigued by the idea of simpson-izing our family. so i googled, found this cool website and here we are:

Simpsonizeus

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her gappy smile

August 11, 2007

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she’s lost another 2 teeth since her birthday!

today we went up into bladensburg national park – its a beautiful, rugged spot with waterholes the kids can’t resist

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frequent encounters with wildlife

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i love this one where both the emu’s feet are off the ground!

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the bigma was perfect for shooting these slithery critters

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checking out the view at the escarpment (love the body language here)

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the view from the lookout (towards winton)

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we’ve been fortunate to have marg & bill with us for 6 weeks this term. marg is a vise tutor & bill is an angel – literally! vise volunteers give their time & expertise to support the education of isolated children & their families (you can read more about vise here & here). they arrived at a time when i was worn down & exhausted from a long struggle with health issues & the stress associated with educating your own kids. because of them, i had the time to go to sydney, see a variety of specialists & find some alternate treatments that worked! because of them, i’ve returned feeling energised & hopeful about the future (rather than stressed about having to "catch up" 2 weeks of schoolwork). because of them, i can enjoy just being mama for awhile. i’m so grateful for the time we’ve had with them … their support has been such a blessing!

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new banner

August 9, 2007

after my 1st kiwiscraps event (august 2005), i had a fun morning with my BIL & twin nieces wandering around the north sydney foreshores & taking lots of photos. most have sat in a folder on the computer … until today. i had a chance to play & discovered the harbour shots looked fabulous when cropped panorama style (making them perfect for blog banners!)

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i also liked these shots of J & C

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on my most recent trip (july 2007), i captured these shots while they were playing netball (which they both love!):

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