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Sunday, July 8, 2018

crappy carp

I seem to be leaning more towards templates for my scrapbooking. I guess its because I have a selection of photos for that story/occasion and I can't just settle on one to tell the story.  This LO is the perfect example.

I do love printing directly onto linen texture white card to get that canvas look. Lots of white space on this one and that little fish I've had for a looooong time waiting for a fishing LO.


Monday, July 2, 2018

cool kid

2011 was so long ago. Large photos make for easy and quick documenting a moment in time.


Sunday, June 24, 2018

adventure

A big adventure was to fly to Adelaide without Mum and Dad. And to have a weekend with the cousins.







Sunday, June 17, 2018

9

Somebody had an amazing birthday party with her friends when she turned 9. Nothing quite like a poolside cake :)




Monday, May 14, 2018

smashing goals

This girl is on such a great ride atm. Moved out of home to college, working out that boarding life is pretty good stuff, smashing her scholastic targets and just loving life.

Man oh man. Are we so proud of this college girl. All we have asked is that she tries her best. And she was rewarded for her efforts in front of her peers at the school assembly when she was awarded 'Outstanding attitude to Study'.

Her school report came home during the holidays, and she could see for herself the rewards for her efforts. She is flourishing into the young adult she is meant to be.

I managed to coordinate a few things together to make it worth coming over to the big smoke on Saturday to catch her first game of school netty and spend Mother's Day with her (as I had MD the week before with the boys by an accidental date mixup).

You keep on trying your best honey. That's all we ask and we are so gosh darn proud of you.


Friday, April 27, 2018

Sunday, April 22, 2018

colour tumby street art festival

Colour Tumby have just wound up their Colour Tumby Street Art Festival weekend April 20-22nd.
If you didn't get there over the weekend then get your butts there while the weather is still warm and lovely.  You'll be in for a treat.


Mural artist Andrew J. Bourke about to put the teeth detail into his shark mural on the side of Bendigo Bank


 Mural Artist Kitt Bennett used a paint by the numbers mural so the public could also have their personal input in the artwork. Front wall along the lawn area near Ritz Cafe & Takeaway


 mural artist Lisa King has an exquisite eye and deft touch of the spray can for the detail. Western wall of the SeaBreeze Hotel


 mural artist Smug with his snapper on the Blue Basin southern wall. The detail in the scales is beautiful.



 mural artist Adnate had the prime real estate spot right inside The Hub during the Wall to Wall art weekend in Tumby. His attention to detail is second to none. Eastern Wall of the Tumby Bay Old Library. 


 James Pedler, local mural artist, had a lot of attention from the sightseers, watching to see what he created. He more than held is own with his creation on the western wall of the Tumby Bay Old Library. 


mural artist James Pedler kindly helped me out with an idea for a photo. Fortunately I had the gentle puff of breeze blowing away from the camera which meant James got a faceful of spray. You're a legend. 


mural artist George Rose is the most colourful with beautifully blended background colours to base the Sturt Desert Peas (South Australia's floral emblem) on. George was very ably assisted by Rosii Pedler and the artwork is on the Rec Centre at the Tumby Bay oval. 



mural artist Dvate showcasing pelicans on his wall on the eastern side of Neindorf IGA in Tumby Bay. I only shot a small portion has there was a shade shelter erected for the artist covering the rest. I'll come back to this one and reshoot it in its entirety.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

milk it

Our neighbour had a milking cow that the kids were invited over to milk. What a grounding experience for the kids.  Everyone should milk a cow to learn where milk comes from and that its not magically from a carton at the supermarket.


Sunday, April 15, 2018

true story

Every now and then I scraplift myself.  I just loved the circles idea and wanted to do it again. So I did. 


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

the horseman from snowy river

I just love printing directly onto linen cardstock for that canvas look to the photos.  This is pretty much a digi layout with just a flair button, a wooden veneer and some washi tape to embellish and call it a hybrid. 


Saturday, April 7, 2018

tumby summer holidays 2012

Summer Holidays are spent in Tumby Bay. Summer at The Bay is swimming, sand, sun and unwinding from life at home. Its our Nirvana.   I document our family time with lots of photos and I love to collage them for scrapping to use as many as I can.

I've made a his and hers page with 16 photos each. Like I said, I love to collage.











Tuesday, February 20, 2018

let your light shine

Finding the silver star on a straw, the silver banners and the silver mesh in Kmart prior to Christmas made this one so easy to pull together.   Nearly finished scrapping 2011 :)


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

radio adelaide goodness and The Wind in Your Hair project

The Right to Wind in Your Hair project had some air time on 101.5 FM Radio Adelaide Goodness segment. Aislinn Rossi rang last week and requested a radio interview on their show "Goodness". She wanted to know about the concept of the Trishaw bike, the process of winning the Fund My Neighbourhood Grant and how Tania Hammond and I intend to run the rides for the elderly and not so able bodied. I've trimmed the show to the point where there is a little Ted Talk segment from the guy who launched Riding without Age in Copenhagen and then it leads into the interview about the Trishaw bike project. Takes about 7-8 mins I think. If the trimming didn’t work, skip forward to after Whams song Wake Me Up. About a quarter the way into the loading bar
click on the Audio Player link and sit back.


http://radioadelaide.org.au/audio-player/?title=On+Demand&ondemand&type=audio%2Fm4a&src=http%3A%2F%2Fmedia.emit.com%2F5uv%2Fgoodness%2F201802061500%2Faac_mid.m4a&time=1421



Saturday, January 27, 2018

cousins

Found this perfect chip embellie at my local Cheap as Chips not long ago which was the jump off point for this LO to come together.  



Wednesday, January 10, 2018

love love love

I've always love the contrast with white over Kraft.  Whipped spackle through a stencil, a Wilna Furstenburg cut file and a few embellies. Job's done.


Saturday, December 23, 2017

cousins

I'd be lost if I didn't know how to use templates in Photoshop. My goto ones usually come from Katie Pertiet from Designer Digitals.  Quality plus. And I'm forever thankful for taking part in a Jessica Sprague Frame Ups online class eons ago that started me on the path to learning about masks, clipping and templates. Multiple photo layouts are a snap while preserving a lot of white space.

We are having Christmas with these guys at their home and will probably spend the majority of the day in their lovely pool. Bring it on. 



Thursday, December 21, 2017

happy father's day

X and O's cut out on the Cameo, add a touch of sewing, a sprinkle of wood veneer and typed the journalling. Layout done.






Tuesday, December 12, 2017

love

Every year I do a calendar for all the family members for Christmas. Its always a winner with them and the one year I didn't do it I was reminded how much the family expects them. It does make Christmas shopping a stress free breeze. 

I usually do a quick photoshoot with the kids in October of the year before (2015 in this case) so there is a very recent and fresh photo for the family members to see how much the kids have grown from year to year.

This LO was the top of the 2016 calendar and the Coco Vanilla embellishments for it were perfect.


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

father's day

Sometimes a large photo is all you need, and a little journalling to explain the occasion.