Monthly Archives: May 2011

technique tuesday … colorizing an image

This is my little weekly post called technique tuesday, where I share some scrapping tips that help me in my workflow. You might find them helpful too … [I use Photoshop CS5] Did you know that there is an easy way to recolour an image, using the Hue/Saturation palette? If you know what colour you […]

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Autumn photos …

[Credits: Simple Sets #66, paper from [crackleberry] paper pack, notepaper from Collections Stationery 1, by [ksharonkdesigns]. Font: The Bear … ] Tonight, it is pouring with rain outside … at 5.15 pm as I was driving home, the conditions were just about the worst I’ve driven in. It was pitch black, the rain was cascading […]

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Treasure Box 37

This is my little weekly post called Treasure Box, where I share photos and links to interesting finds I have come across as I surf, just bits and pieces that catch my attention. You might find them fun too … Find 1 … this is an elegant and simple way to make sure you are […]

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sharing books … Mercy, by Rebecca Lim

Here’s a new series for you, by Australian author Rebecca Lim. Aren’t the covers gorgeous? Mercy and Exile is available, Muse due out in 2011. Moving on from vampires and the like, how do you feel about angels? Mercy ‘wakes’ on a school bus bound for Paradise, a small town where everyone knows everyone else’s […]

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It’s raining …

This week seems to be dragging, or is it just me? How can it be only Wednesday? It doesn’t help that I have picked up a cold from somewhere, and my head feels as though it is stuffed with cotton wool. I’m just hoping that the kids don’t catch it too, as exam time is […]

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technique tuesday … adding a new layer

This is my little weekly post called technique tuesday, where I share some scrapping tips that help me in my workflow. You might find them helpful too … [I use PS CS5] Here’s something I discovered this week … I know that pressing the New Layer icon on the bottom of the Layers palette adds […]

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Retro sunnies …

It is a strange thing, coming back to work where I obtained my degree, many many years ago. It is ironical that when I attended College, I really wanted to work in the library, but was too nervous to take it any further. Now, so many years later, I work in the library, and it […]

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Treasure Box 36

This is my little weekly post called Treasure Box, where I share photos and links to interesting finds I have come across as I surf, just bits and pieces that catch my attention. You might find them fun too … Find 1 … I found this clever idea on decor8 this week … a way […]

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Thursday + root canal therapy = ?

Retail therapy, of course! I had half a day off today to visit the dentist to continue my root canal therapy, and on the way back to work I found myself unaccountably for no real reason that I could think of at my local shopping centre. This lovely scarf (called Wisteria, what a pretty name) […]

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sharing books … Touch Not the Cat, by Mary Stewart

I was excited to discover recently that Mary Stewart’s books are now appearing as ebooks, which you can find here … Mary Stewart’s books are on my list of books that I read regularly. Mary Stewart was born in 1916. She started writing and drawing at an early age, and taught as an English professor […]

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Treasure Box 35

This is my little weekly post called Treasure Box, where I share photos and links to interesting finds I have come across as I surf, just bits and pieces that catch my attention. You might find them fun too … Find 1 … my kids are a little old for a birthday cake like this, […]

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technique tuesday … changing palette font size

This is my little weekly post called technique tuesday, where I share some scrapping tips that help me in my workflow. You might find them helpful too … [I use PS CS5] Did you know that you can change the size of the text in Photoshop’s palettes and panels? This is what my font size […]

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Autumn colour …

I had a little time to scrap yesterday afternoon, in between morning tea with my oldest childhood friend who flew in from Adelaide for a surprise 50th birthday for one of my Year 12 classmates, five loads of washing, two hours of ironing, dropping off/picking up the girl from a jazz performance in the city […]

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There’s a chill in the air …

As much as I try to ignore it, winter is just around the corner. Some of you might remember when I blogged last year about the change of seasons … after living up ‘north’ in the tropics for many years where autumn sliding into winter wasn’t all that noticeable, it is a novelty to see […]

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sharing books … Dead Reckoning, by Charlaine Harris

There’s a reckoning on the way … and Sookie has a knack for being in trouble’s way, not least when she witnesses the firebombing of Merlott’es, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is known to be two-natured, the suspicion immediately falls on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but before she […]

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technique tuesday … dual view editing

This is my little weekly post called technique tuesday, where I share some scrapping tips that help me in my workflow. You might find them helpful too … [I use Photoshop CS5] Here’s a handy little technique you might like to use. In this tip, I’ll share how to have two views of your photo […]

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scrapping challenge – have you been shopping? :)

Oh yes, I’ve been shopping!!! iNSD is such fun, when you have shopping in mind. I didn’t get carried away and buy up too much, but I did manage just enough to make me want to scrap. This week, I’m going to post a few layouts that I’m creating using the new products I’ve bought […]

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Treasure Box 34

This is my little weekly post called Treasure Box, where I share photos and links to interesting finds I have come across as I surf, just bits and pieces that catch my attention. You might find them fun too … Find 1 … the weekend has arrived, and it’s time to relax, and can you […]

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the boys …

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sharing books … Linger, by Maggie Stiefvater

LOVE this series … I’ve just finished Linger, and have pre-ordered Forever on Amazon, which means it will magically pop onto my iPad on July 12 without me even thinking about it again. This book is probably not for the under 12s … the concepts are more adult and disturbing in this second book. I […]

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