Monthly Archives: April 2012

just a house?

[Credits: Metro kit, by One Little Bird. Fonts: The Teenage Dream, The Sunshine, Arial.] I have lived in 20 homes to date … I know this because I just counted them on my fingers! The home I have spent the most time is the eleven years I spent in the white house above, and this […]

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project 365 – april, week 4 layout …

[Credits: template from Everyday Life 365, by Weeds & Wildflowers. Font: Adobe Caslon Pro.] Journaling – beautiful autumn flowers in nana and poppa’s garden. it was like old times wandering around the neighbourhood with poppa, photographing the flowers … we had a fun retal therapy session on this week’s public holiday. at last we found […]

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treasure box 67 …

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 … now that the reality of autumn/winter rolling around this year is beginning […]

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a quick trip …

[Credits: Enlightened kit by One Little Bird. Font: The Teachers Pet.]

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megan’s quilt …

The colours are a little strong here, imagine them a little more pastel and vintage, and you’ll be on the right track …

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loving instagram …

So why am I loving Instagram? Here’s why … It’s instantaneous … I see, I snap, I share … and it’s there for later [at print quality] if I want to print. It’s very convenient … I always carry my phone with me, and it takes great photos. I take the photo with my phone […]

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weekend fun …

1st row … 1. quick drive-by past my house, to make sure it is ok, 2. catching up with Megan, 3. coffee with a marshmallow. 2nd row … 1. new wallet, 2. mum and iPhone, 3. dad and iPhone [we all love our iPhones!]. 3rd row … 1. pear and banana bread, 2. sharing phone […]

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sharing recipes … banana muffins

[banana muffin recipe] Doesn’t this look yummy? There were some (slightly) over-ripe bananas on the kitchen bench this morning, just begging to be made into banana muffins, so that’s just what I did! I’ve shared the recipe here if you are interested; I can tell you that they are super easy to make, perfect if […]

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project 365 – april, week 3 layout …

[Credits: template from Everyday Life 365, by Weeds & Wildflowers. Font: Adobe Caslon Pro.] Journaling – this was the beautiful sunset at the end of our street as i drove off to work on monday night … can’t tell you how exciting it was to fly home for the weekend, just me, by myself, along! […]

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sharing books … game of thrones, by george r. r. martin

I’ve been hearing a little internet chatter about the TV series Game of Thrones for a little while now. I did my research and found out that it is based on a series of five books called A Song of Fire and Ice; this series has already been put up on the ‘classics shelf’, so […]

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34 years?

[Credits: Key to My Heart kit by Sahlin Studio. Font: The Cutie Patootie.] Here’s a super pretty kit by Sahlin Studio, called Key to My Heart, which you can pick up from The Lily Pad … [Key to My Heart elements] [Key to My Heart papers] After being a digi-designer for many years and faithfully […]

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my blurb experience …

Recently, I really enjoyed listening to Wendy from Studio Wendyzines, Steph, Katie, and Peppermint discussing printing photos and layouts on The Digi Show podcast. (Episode 27: Printing Questions Answered) Part of the discussion revolved around printing photo books, so I thought I would blog about my experience with Blurb. When I began scrapping in 2003, […]

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pad thai anyone?

[Credits: Tuttifruiti kit, by Paislee Press. My staple. Font: The Future Freaks Me Out.] This layout was for the Color Challenge at Oscraps, which you can find here … the colours are ‘color me happy’ colors, perfect if you want to scrap a happy page. Pad Thai always makes my family happy, and what makes […]

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be ready … here comes life!

[Credits: papers and balloons from Hello Love by Paislee Press, arrows from Effervescent by Three Paper Peonies. Font: The Teenage Dream, The Valorie.] I love this photo of my girl … I took it (obviously) through the windscreen of the car with my ‘point and shoot’ at the end of her first week of College. […]

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treasure box 66 …

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’s finds have an autumnal feel to them, as overnight the temperature plummeted, and […]

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project 365 – april, week 2 layout …

[Credits: template from Everyday Life 365, by Weeds & Wildflowers. Font: Adobe Caslon Pro.] Journaling – i read ‘the help’ this week, and totally enjoyed the book; that said, it is an incredibly sad book … i spy with my little eye someone using their new quilt on a very cool autumn morning. it makes […]

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sharing books … blood red road, by moira young

I saw someone mention Blood Red Road by Moira Young the other day on Facebook, and within three minutes I had it downloaded on my Kindle, and I was off and running. Great debut novel … sort of like Hunger Games but darker, with a strong female character. There is a sequel coming out towards […]

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quilting …

[Credits: Reminise kit by Leora Sanford. Fonts: Perpetua Titling MT, The Teenage Dream, The Teachers Pet.] Here’s another layout I’ve created for an Oscraps challenge, this time the Copycat Challenge. You can find a freebie template here, which I have used, kind of, in the layout above. It’s a long time since I have participated […]

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little moments of wonderful …

[Credits: Paper and title from Retrospect kit by One Little Bird. Brushwork created using a paper from Retrospect kit by One Little Bird and a splatter from Magical Splatters 1, by Kitty Designs.] I’ve been having some fun over the weekend playing with some Oscraps challenges … this one is called Creative Techniques Challenge, and […]

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25 series to read if you LOVE the hunger games!

I found this interesting blog post while catching up on my blogs this morning, and thought I would share. It is on a blog called two busy brunettes (love the blog name!) which you can find here. The post goes on to share a little about each book and compare/contrast similar elements in the books. […]

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