Monthly Archives: September 2011

missing home

[Brisbane River] I miss my home city. And I miss my ‘work-free’ Fridays. There. I’ve said it. The beauty of working four days a week is not to be underestimated … for the first few months of working full-time from the beginning of 2010, I think I went into slight shock. It’s very tricky working […]

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sharing books … the empire trilogy, by raymond feist and janny wurts

This week I thought  I would share an oldie but good fantasy series … the Empire trilogy consisting of Daughter of the Empire, Servant of the Empire,  and Mistress of the Empire, by Raymond Feist and Janny Wurts. This series ‘traces the story of Mara of the Acoma’s rise to power from a convent novitiate […]

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the little things …

[Credits: Pressplate No. 33, a freebie by Paisless Press; paper from Westover kit by One Little Bird. Fonts: TheLittleLeager, TheBoldandtheBeautiful.] I hate it when DH is away on business trips … in his working life to date, he hasn’t had to do too much of it, but just lately he has been out of state […]

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technique tuesday … quick access to the move tool

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] Let’s say you are on a roll, busy using the Text tool, and you need to move your your block of text […]

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clever packaging …

Have you ever heard it said that it’s all in the packaging? I just love the clever ways that companies use to market/present their goodies, and I found some examples I really liked and thought I would share … you can find these images at DESIGN.inc here and here …

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treasure box 51

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 … Aren’t these glass pendants lovely? Fancy making them for yourself, or maybe […]

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sharing freebies … tattered minikit

[Click here or on the image to download the freebie … ]

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sharing books … sunshine, by Robin McKinley

I read Beauty by Robin McKinley many years ago, and was excited to find that she had also written a vampire novel called Sunshine (2003) before vampires were all the rage. You can find a copy here or here … Here’s a little synopsis of Sunshine … Rae Seddon, nicknamed Sunshine, lives a quiet life […]

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stories from my childhood 6 …

Such a lovely vintage birthday scene … this is three quarters of my family, enjoying a birthday party. [The other quarter was busy taking the photo.] It took place in my aunty’s backyard in Perth waaaay back in the sixties! Sigh. Such a long time ago. I remember bits and pieces of the trip from […]

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technique tuesday … where’s the cursor?

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] Have you ever ‘lost’ your cursor, hidden somewhere in the creative chaos on your page? Here’s a little tip to help you […]

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your last year …

[Credit: free template Freeway Map 18, by Roadside Designs; flower from Timecapsule kit, by One Little Bird. Papers from Pear Treekit and Storyteller kit, by One Little Bird. Font: TheAngries.] … tick … tick … tick … Yes, those are the sounds of my girl’s school clock ticking down. She has one more week of […]

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treasure box 50

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 … pretty, and perhaps pretty simple to make? You can find a tutorial […]

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this is us …

[Credits: Check It cards, la belle vie kit by One Little Bird. Font: TheTeachersPet … ] Cute ‘check it’ cards out this week from One Little Bird [and they are on sale at the moment] … I love her stuff; I’m just a fan, not on her creative team or anything like that, but I am […]

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sharing books … The White Dragon, by Anne McCaffrey

I have to be careful not to begin every book review I post here with, ‘this is my favourite book ever’, but this week I think I need to state outright that The White Dragon is my favourite dragon book. It is the third book in a trilogy which includes  Dragonflight, Dragonquest, and The White […]

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technique tuesday … highlight those tiny fields

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] Ever tried to highlight tiny numbers in a field you were trying to change, for example, a font size? Here’s a very […]

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There comes a time …

Well, apparently there comes a time in a girl’s life when her teddies need to move on, and this week, it was time for Tashy’s teddies apparently to do just that, and find a new home. This was all her own idea, and she called me in during the process to document the occasion with […]

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sharing freebies … [summer wishes] paper pack

[Credit: [summer wishes] paper pack, journaling tab from A Moment minikit, by [ksharonkdesigns]. Font: TheAwkwardTeenager … ] I’ve named this week’s little freebie paper pack ‘summer wishes’, as I am so wishing that summer was here to stay … it came and went! Today it is 13’C and there is wicked cold wind whistling around […]

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the magic hour …

[Credits: leaf scatter from Pear Tree kit; elements and paper from Composition kit by One Little Bird.  My staple. Font: TheBear … ] In my very important role as ‘taxi mum’, I often drive past a muddy little creek/river that wanders through the rural countryside I call home for the next couple of years. I […]

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sharing books … a gift upon the shore, by m. k. wren

So what would you do if you woke up one morning and found that the world had changed over night? I guess the librarian in me might  want to save my beloved collection of books (among other things). A Gift Upon the Shore by M. K. Wren tells the tale of two women surviving a […]

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blowin’ in the wind …

Anyone wandering along the path past the backdoor to my office area would have found me in the garden with my head down and bum up photographing bits and pieces … isn’t this a pretty weed close up! I really have no shame, when I start clicking! Fortunately I was finished before my boss drove […]

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