Monthly Archives: June 2011

Colour Shotz: family, Prompt #29 – my ‘other’ life …

I know, I know … it’s sad that a work desk should be this tidy! Believe me, it doesn’t look like this at the moment!!! But it was a special occasion, photographing my desk for posterity, so I must confess to tidying it a little. When we think about it, we spend a lot of […]

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technique tuesday … scaling layer styles

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] Sometimes, a shadowing style on an element needs scaling, so that the shadow on the element is in proportion to the other elements […]

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Colour Shotz: family, Prompt #28 – seasonal flavour …

So what’s happening, seasonal-wise, outside your front door? We are enjoying autumn colour and the onset of winter, so this is what we discovered on a recent wander in our suburb. Share an image of something that says ‘this is my season’ …

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Colour Shotz: family, Prompt #27 – the finer details …

Today’s challenge is to get in close; rather than looking at the big picture, let’s look at the ‘little picture’ instead! What can you see that you might not notice if you were standing back a little? I love the stitching detail on this iPad case … so pretty, and easy to miss if you […]

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Colour Shotz: family, Prompt #26 – vista view …

Step back … step waaaaaaay way back, and look through your lens. What do you see? Sometimes it’s a good thing to capture the ‘big picture’. Today, I want you to share a ‘vista view’ … tomorrow, we will come in verrrrry close, to see what we can see …

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Colour Shotz: family, Prompt #25 – photography excursion …

Take your camera out on a field trip … see what you can discover in the big outdoors! I love photographing flowers, and you can nearly always find images like this on my camera’s memory card. Share something you have ‘shot’ while wandering outside …

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Colour Shotz: family, Prompt #24 – ‘behind the scenes’ …

Don’t forget to check out a ‘behind the scenes’ angle when you are capturing memories with your camera! Sometimes you can discover something quite unexpected … I love the image of my kids that I have captured above. It allows them a little anonymity which is important when you’re a teenager, while at the same […]

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sharing books … The Black Magician trilogy, by Trudy Carnavan

I’m standing in front of my white bookcases, wandering along the shelves, deciding  what to share with you next … I have a lot to choose from, you see! And today, I have chosen The Black Magician trilogy by Trudy Carnavan, an Australian fantasy writer. I’ve read that she is Harry Potter for adults … […]

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Colour Shotz: family, Prompt #23 – yearly tradition …

Can you think of something you do every year, as a family? I’ve chosen a dessert tradition … we enjoy a warm Christmas where I live, and my family celebrates the day with lashings of fruit, whipped cream and meringue! My mouth is watering, just thinking about it. Photograph a tradition …

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Colour Shotz: family, Prompt #22 – a place we visit …

Share a family adventure with me, somewhere your family loves to visit!

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technique tuesday … selecting all text layers

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] This is such a little thing, but oh so helpful! Often, there are text layers scattered all over the place, as you create […]

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Colour Shotz: family, Prompt #21 – favourite sport …

We love our sport, in our family … and often our holidays are spent climbing mountains, skiing down cliffs, looking for surf … no chance of sitting quietly by a pool!!! Do you have a ‘sportsperson’ in your family? Catch their passion, and share with me …

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It’s all about the study …

Just thought I would share a quick photo this morning … some of yesterday we spent in study, as we are right in the middle of exam week. I was sitting on a lounge on the other side of the room, looked up and saw this pretty picture in front of me. My girl thinks […]

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Colour Shotz: family, Prompt #20 – morning routine …

The prompt for today is pretty self-explanatory … I love the quiet time each morning between DH leaving for work, and the kids beginning their day. It’s me, the news on TV, my first coffee of the day, and my blogs … the perfect start to the day! How do you begin your day? …

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Colour Shotz: family, Prompt #19 – practice …

Someone left a comment on my blog asking if anyone plays our heirloom piano … and the answer is yes! My girl has practiced the piano for ten years now, and music is a big part of her life. Last night, at a pretour concert, she sang a solo backed by the choir, played her […]

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Colour Shotz: family, Prompt #18 – favourite chore …

It must be the weekend, right? I’m starting to think of chores … 🙂 I know that ironing is probably at the bottom of many lists of chores, but I really don’t mind it … it means catching up on my TV series, and I have a steam iron, which does a fabulous job of […]

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Treasure Box 40

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 … something pretty to try the next time you mail some party invites; […]

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Colour Shotz: family, Prompt #17 – cooking …

My family, of necessity, has to spend time in the kitchen cooking … as I don’t! Both my DH and girl like to cook (and my niece), so I figure, why should I take away their fun by monopolizing the kitchen? 😉 Catch some ‘family time’ in the kitchen with your camera …

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sharing books … Lament, by Maggie Stiefvater

Sixteen-year-old Deirdre Monaghan, a gifted harpist who regularly plays for weddings and other events, has the kind of stage fright that makes her physically ill before a performance, which is an inauspicious way to start a romance; but while vomiting before a competition she meets a gorgeous boy who comes into the restroom to hold […]

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Colour Shotz: family, Prompt #16 – kitchen tradition …

Do you have a ‘kitchen’ tradition … something your family enjoys doing together in the kitchen? Ours is making pizza; Dad makes the dough, and we cover the bases with toppings of our choice. I guess this way we can’t complain if we don’t like what is on our pizza, lol! What memories does your […]

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