Monthly Archives: July 2012

this is hard work!

[Credits: Free template by Cathy Zielske. Fonts: Arial and Abadi MT Condensed Light.] Don’t you love it when you are just about to press Post on your blog entry when you notice a typo on your layout? I had just that happen here; so back I go into Photoshop, edit the text, resave, delete and […]

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project 365 – july, week 4 layout …

[Credits: template from Everyday Life 365, by Weeds & Wildflowers. Font: Adobe Caslon Pro.] Journaling – i have almost finished sewing all the flowers together in my ‘grandma’s garden’ hexagon quilt. i then plan to add a border of cream hexagons around the quilt. and then it’s time to do the quilting … this week, […]

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an ‘artist’ at play …

[hello, sunshine …] [more sunshine, hello there … ] One of the things that I really love about my job is the daily wander I make most days from one side of the College campus to the other side. There are things I need to pick up/drop off, and it is always a lovely change […]

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moments like this …

[Credits: journaling card by Jessica Sprague. Paper and elements from Still Life kit, by One Little Bird. Font: The Teachers Pet.] Still wandering through my photo stash … I found this photo of my dad on a tractor, and had to scrap the moment! My mum says she never saw my dad move quite so […]

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sharing movies – the best exotic marigold hotel

On my recent trip to Melbourne, I think that I mentioned we girls enjoyed a movie on Saturday night, but I don’t think I said much else about it. We watched the movie in a lovely theatre called The Palace Cosmo Theatre which is  ‘centrally located in the heart of chic South Yarra, the glamorous […]

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project 365 – july, week 3 layout …

[Credits: template from Everyday Life 365, by Weeds & Wildflowers. Font: Adobe Caslon Pro.] Journaling – after what seems like weeks of rain, it was so nice to have a couple of days of sunshine this week. as i went on a wander, i photographed a couple of sunny spots at work. i would have […]

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morning …

 [Credits: Love is template by Paislee Press. Paper from Enlightened kit, by One Little Bird. Font: Arial, The Teachers Pet.] We have been entertained at our house today by these supercute photos of chubby kids, a motor bike and a young dad … it’s good every now and then to dig into a pile of […]

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treasure box 78

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 first link is to a really great article called 10 simple […]

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in the bag …

[image from JuJuBaju] A few months back, I was enchanted by some beautiful make-up bags I came across while wandering the virtual aisles on Etsy. They were being marketed as gifts for bridesmaids; the idea is to fill them up with make-up goodies for your bridesmaids for the special day, and not only were they […]

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the lake …

[Credits: paper from Beautiful Moments freebie, by Sugarplum Paperie. Scatter from Splatterific 6, by Karah Fredricks. Fonts: Acoustic Light, Arial Black.] Oh my goodness, I remember these kids … chubby-cheeked, full of energy, always needing something to do … and oh so photogenic, or maybe that’s just their biased mum!!! Beautiful Splatterifics by Karah Fredricks […]

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don’t smile …

[Credits: Press Plate #35, Up and Away kit, by Paislee Press. Fonts: Helvetica, Acoustic Light.] We have played this game since he was very young … I would say, ‘Don’t smile! Don’t smile!’ with increasing intensity, and of course, he would break out in a smile at the absurdity of it all. And you know […]

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insta-magic!

From left to right, top to bottom – Finally, she is licensed to drive … tree at work, driving to Sydney for work, super fast work chair, bridge, top of my dresser, morning tea, roller shutter at work, sunset. [instagrams taken this week] From left to right, top to bottom – mushies in the car […]

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licensed to drive …

[Credits: Press Plate No. 30 template, by Paislee Press. Paper from Bon Voyage by Kristin Cronin Barrow. Fonts: Courier New, DJB A Bit of Flaire.] Yes, she’s mobile now, folks! She has her P’s, she has a car, and the first thing she did was add reindeer antlers to the car, as her mother won’t […]

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project 365 – july, week 2 layout …

[Credits: template from Everyday Life 365, by Weeds & Wildflowers. Font: Adobe Caslon Pro.] Journaling – so this is what happens when i say, ‘don’t smile! don’t smile! of course, the boy cannot help but smile at his mother. this is very much my boy … early morning mist as we arrive at work. so […]

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treasure box 77

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 thought I would start off with a gorgeous quilt and tutorial […]

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‘flipboard’ your way through life …

Do you use Flipboard? [screenshots of Flipboard on my iPhone] It’s a little app that I really enjoy using. Wikipedia describes it as ‘a social-network aggregation, magazine-format application software for Android and iOS. It collects the content of social media and other websites and presents it in magazine format and allows users to “flip” through […]

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gardening the super easy way …

This is probably the closest I am going to get to gardening in the very near future!!! I don’t get my hands dirty, I don’t end up with sore knees and blisters, and I don’t have large cane toads jump on me (it has happened … look here to see how ugly cane toads are! […]

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looking for traffic …

[Credits: Metro kit, by One Little Bird. Kraft paper from Enlightened kit, by One Little Bird. Font: CK Journaling, Arial.] It’s something we didn’t think about when we moved to the ‘country’, that our kids would learn to drive ‘out of the city’. It’s a good thing when you are starting out behind the wheel, […]

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sharing recipes – oat and prune slice

I adapted a recipe I found in a magazine this week, substituting dextrose for sugar and leaving out another sweetener, and over the weekend, my family fought over the last piece of the slice, so I am guessing this can go down as a success! Personally, I found the prune layer a little heavy (and […]

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today was a good day …

[Credits: Meadowlark kit and WA, by One Little Bird. Font: CK Journaling.] It seems like just yesterday, but apparently it isn’t … this photo is ten years old! In the grips of a very cold winter, it is doing my heart good to revisit these photos from yesteryear and imagine the heat of a Brisbane […]

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