Monthly Archives: July 2011

technique tuesday … creating a photo zoom

This is my little weekly post called technique tuesday, where I share some scrapping tips that help me in my work flow. You might find them helpful too … [I use Photoshop CS5] This is a fun photo effect that you might like to try … creating a photo zoom effect. Grab a photo, and […]

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Do you remember when … July 25, 2004?

I bought my first DSLR in 2003, and I thought it would be a fun thing to dip back into my photo collection every now and then to see what we were doing a few years back. I didn’t take a photo on July 25, 2003, so I checked to see what I was photographing […]

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Good friends …

Charli loves having his head scratched … can you see that his eyes are closed in the first image; he is obviously enjoying the attention. And apparently this is the latest hair-style for the serious student … The funny thing is, I have to secure the pencil in her hair … she just can’t get […]

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Clowning around tonight …

Someone is heading off for a night of ‘playing clown’ at the local community centre … this girl of mine has a wild social life, as she had a vegan lunch date with some friends, and then they arranged to play clowns tonight. I guess it could be worse, huh? And all I had to […]

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Treasure Box 45

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 love cupcakes! There, I’ve said it! I like photographing them, and […]

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sharing recipes … Cuppa Cuppa Cake

Comfort food. We all need it, don’t we? And in my part of the world at the moment, it is just the thing for a choice of dessert, as it has been raining for a week now and is bitterly cold. There’s nothing like coming home at the end of a long day at work, […]

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sharing books … WordPress for Dummies, by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

There’s a rumour going around that I might be investing in a WordPress blog in the very near future! 😉 I love new technology, so I thought I had better read up on the whole process, and some idea of what I am getting myself into. I’ve blogged with Blogger, and I’ve blogged with Typepad […]

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Stories from my childhood 1 …

For the record, I don’t have the world’s best memory … I always blame my dad for this, and say that I inherited his ‘bad memory’ gene. Whatever the cause, I don’t remember a lot of my childhood despite it being a very happy affair, and I tend to remember isolated incidents, rather than the […]

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technique tuesday … show/hide in a hurry!

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 quick and easy way to browse ‘open’ and ‘close’ layers in a (vertical) row in the Layers palette … Let’s say […]

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Treasure Box 44

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 … this week I am sharing five new [to me] websites that I have visited recently. […]

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YAY for yellow flowers … and for weekends!

It’s been one of those weeks … a horrible cold, a DH away on a business trip, a girl back at school again, night duty during the week, and today, it’s very cold and raining. I’m kinda glad that the weekend is finally here. Tonight, my girl whipped up a stir fry for dinner, and […]

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sharing books … hush, hush, by Becca Fitzpatrick

This morning I’m going to share this series which begins with hush, hush by Rebecca Firzpatrick. You can buy a paper copy of hush, hush here … and crescendo  here, and silence is due out on October 4, 2010. Let’s start with hush hush … Reviews are mixed about this book, and although I can […]

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technique tuesday … browsing your font list

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 quick and easy way to browse your font list ‘in real time’ … Type a title or some journaling on a […]

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Holiday quilting project … :)

In my pre-scrapbooking life, I was a quilter! And yesterday, the girl and I started her first quilt together. She has had a couple of sewing lessons with her Granny, but this will be the first big project that she has tackled. We have chosen to make a quilt called Confetti, by Cheryl Malkowski, using […]

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Treasure Box 43

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 a gorgeous little gift idea, a candle and glass storage […]

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How to keep iTunes movies floating on top …

This has been something on my ‘find out how to do’ list for quite a while now, as I love to have a movie running while working on my computer. Yes, I know how to make the Miniplayer come to the front of my open screens, Window > Bring all to front, but once a […]

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sharing recipes … Sweet Wholemeal Biscuits

We are enjoying holidays at the moment, so the girl and I whipped up a batch of these yummy bickies! They are really easy to make, so perfect if you have kids wanting to cook … here’s the recipe. Oh yes, you can add interesting stuff like chocolate chips, chopped apricots, cranberries, whatever your heart […]

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technique tuesday … creating more canvas

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] Have you ever found yourself half-way through a Photoshop creation and suddenly realized that you needed more canvas area to play in? This […]

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Holiday happenings …

[Credits: Hello Love kit by paislee press. Stitching by [ksharonkdesigns]. Font: TheBear.] Aren’t holidays a wonderful [and necessary] invention? I have a few days off to spend with my kids while they are on holidays too. Tomorrow, I am going ‘formal dress’ shopping with my girl [kill me now!] who has very clear ideas about […]

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Back on my bike!!!

Oooh look, did you see that? It was the first half of 2011 whizzing past at a great rate of knots … did you see it? Did you? Did you? Yes, somehow we have ended up in July!!! Here’s a little puzzle … can you guess what the significance of this photo is? Today my […]

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