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Monday, August 31, 2009

blog header.

Just trying a new blog header for size. I found a beautiful big jonquill patch yesterday so of course I had to take advantage of that.

had a go with a different lens too.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Miss C and Mr A

I had a visit from these three late last week. I have finished processing your shoot at last and will pop your disc in the mail on Monday morning.

Enjoy your sneak peek

This one really captures Mr A's personality.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

I gotta be me

I have been a very lucky ducky.

I went to my normal Thursday scrapnite in Lincoln. On Friday night I went up to Lock to their scrap nite. Amy from Lincoln met me here in town and we travelled up together. Scrapping with the girls up there is so much fun, and you never know who may pop in the door. (waves to Gary!!). Each LSS has their own atmosphere and ambiance. Different faces, ideas, products, help and advice. Just a big melting pot of creativity really.

I had been in a bit of a rut scrapping wise in the last couple of weeks as the Photography side of things has really been steaming along. This week is a bit the same with 4 sessions booked, 2 of them outside for rural themed shoots. So this has sapped my time to scrap. LOL. I do have to sleep now and then.

So on those couple of nights I was able to take a deep breath and jump into the scrap stash again. Gosh it felt good.

Anyway I digress. Amy stayed here last night as it was just far too late for her to drive home. We got back here from Lock at 4am. *insert roll eyes* Top night by the way. Many thanks Brigette and Karen.

Amy had car issues this morning so we ended up finding a car trailer and I took her and her car back home to Lincoln. I had nothing else on my plate today and it was a bit on the chilly side to go to footy for my taste. It will certainly make this weekend stick in my mind for a while. Amy's too I bet!! I hope its easily and cheaply fixed chick (fingers crossed)

This is one of 3 and a half LO's that came together during the scrap nites. Louise Nelson had me really looking at her LO's when I met her in Adelaide a few weekends ago. *Hi Lou!!* Her style is so liberating and free. So with a twig in hand and no idea how it would all end up, this happened. The next 2 posts below are the other LOs.

these are the times to remember.

how do I fit 4 6x4 pics on a page and not to make it look crowded??

embellish very little. 2 hand made floral blooms with leaves, 3 pins, a bit of corrugated card, sewing and rubons for a title. And some very noice PP - Afternoon Tea collection by Scrap Within Reach. And a bit of Kraft card to tone it all down a bit.

Works for me.


This is a bit of a posed shot from a couple of years ago. Sean just loved gnawing on bones. In fact he still does. When this bone from a leg roast was finished with, we popped it in front of him and asked him to look at is as if he was really really hungry. I missed the shot of him smacking his lips, but managed this deeply thoughtful one instead.

The journaling is a list of proverbs that all fit in with the photo.
'If a job is worth doing, its worth doing right.'
'The proof of the pudding is in the eating.'
'Don't bite off more than you can chew.'
'Your eyes are too big for your stomach.'
'Man cannot live by bread alone.'
First come, first serve.'
'Seeing is believing.'

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

wild oats

At last I found a patch of wild oats. With farming use of chemicals to keep the crops clean, finding a patch of wild oats on our farm was impossible. So I have been scouting the last couple of days. And I found the perfect, thick and accessible patch this arvo.

So as soon as Annie was home off the bus, we got changed and off we went. With the promise of a milkshake from the bakery as a reward.

I am chuffed. These turned out so well. And the extra bonus patch of sour sobs were closing up for the night so I didn't get these at their brilliant best, but you get the idea.

And just as we finished up the local spray plane flew overhead. Couldn't miss that chance now could I!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

canola photo shoot

I had the most marvellous day today.

3 friends from Lincoln met me in Cummins and we headed up to Lock to Shabby Chic Shack for some retail therapy. Sean fell asleep in the car just as we got there and woke up just as we were about to leave. Perfect timing.

Annie had a bit of a ruggard night last night feeling fluey, hot and then cold. I gave her a tepid bath @ 3am as she was 39.c. She had a sleep in this morning and I took her to school just in time for her school photos. Her class was assembled for the group shot and she slipped in. 30 seconds later and we would have been too late.

Anyway she perked up and wanted to stay at school. Not expecting this at all, as I thought we would be coming back home again after the photos, I had to whiz home to make lunchboxes, grab her school bag and my tote bag.

As Annie was feeling so yuck, I had rung the Lincoln girls to cancel my going with them to Lock. When Annie said she was staying at school, that gave me the chance to head up to Lock after all. Fortunately Ronnie, Irene and Denise were still in Cummins and waited patiently for me to met them to all head up together. Thanks girls. I loved your company and time went so quick in the car.

I asked Kym to come home one night last week a bit earlier than usual so I could take some family photos of us together in the canola crop. Kym set up the park bench on sleepers to raise it a bit higher for me, so I could get the ranges in the background, I set up the tripod, made sure the remote was working and off we went.

Needless to say that the kids took over the remote and they took the pics. They felt so good about being in control of the button lol. If you have a good look in the pic of all of us you'll see the remote in Sean's hand. That's why he's looking so intently at the camera.

I'm hoping the Kindy does their calender fundraising drive this year and this will be the pic to go on it for 2010. I usually order 12, one for each family member on both sides of our families. Christmas shopping done!! No stress. It's got to the stage where the families expect the calender each year with a nice pic of the kids on it, and woe betide, if I don't produce one. lol. So I guess if the Kindy doesn't do them this year, I'll have to order them from elsewhere.

Thought these pics might brighten your day, it being so windy and grey outside.

I've been attempting to get pics of me and the kids together about once a month or so. I am certain that I will look back and be ever so grateful that I did make the effort.



Monday, August 24, 2009

our angel

A crappy windy day outside equals a scrappy day inside!!

This is a lift from Rhonda Harvey in the latest For Keeps Creative Paper. Leonie at Scrapworkz issued Gina and I a challenge. Have a LO done with this as our basis by this coming Thursday. So with some very very noice PP from Paper Loft - Back Country range - I got it done.

Tim Holtz Grungeboard hinges, bronze Glimmermist, rose leaves from an artificial bunch of roses, assorted blooms, sewing, cross stitch with twine in eyelets, Fiskars lace border punch, buttons, pearls, Thickers and other assortment of embellies

Sunday, August 23, 2009


yahoo buckaroo.

I found some time to scrap. Nothing very inspiring but felt great all the same.

A bit of glimmermist (Scrapworkz in Lincoln have a whole bunch of gorgeous new colours just come in!!!!!), a bit of sewing, a brad or two, ribbon and a few pins.


And blast it all, Annie and I have turned the house upside down to find that medallion, but alas, all is lost. (well, for the moment). But on the upside we did find her 2008 gym and 2008 netball medals. Safe to say that they are now in a safe spot to be scrapped later!!

bat's in da house!!

Anyone know where Sean went?? We have Batboy visiting him and Sean has disappeared for a bit.

I 'm venturing into the dark world of RAW photography (at least its very murky to me) But will learn as I go!! I do have a good mate holding my hand and showing me the way. Thanks L!!

the adorable Miss L

She is adorable. This little poppet was always ready with a smile. She is such a happy, content little lady. Thanks guys, enjoy your sneak peek

Friday, August 21, 2009

Blog Couture

Is your blog page ho hum?

Is it just plain white or black, and well, let's be honest, boring??

Need a face lift

Have a look at this www that I came across via Nat's blog.


Lots of very vintage, shabby designs.

tress chic

I like mine the way it is for the moment, but there are lots of eye candy on this site.

The H Family

I would like to thank the H Family for fitting me into their very busy lives. You see, they went to Adelaide the next day for Mum to have a tiny bit of R and R before having their next addition to their family. And with one thing and another, there was a bit of rescheduling a couple of times before we finally did hook up. That's ok. I'm flexible!!

Thanks guys and enjoy your sneak peeks.

Rabbit Photos.

For those of you who may have vouchers or that $100 deal with a new camera!!!!!

Rabbit in Port Lincoln will be closing in 2 months. And its just not the Lincoln shop that will be shutting its doors. Other stores are too.

I really feel for the girls that work in there. They have been fantastic and ever so helpful. What will they do now!!

This has been sprung on them too.

It really sux!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Miss N.

Miss N has been an ongoing project for the last 10 days or so. She is a very special lady who I helped care for before I starting having my own family. So catching up with N warmed the cockles of my heart.

Huge thanks to Sandra for suggesting the idea, organising behind the scenes and being the crinkly wrapper rubber (lol, Sandra will know what I mean.)
With thanks to N's parents who allowed me to post a few select shots.

I had one shot in mind that I truly wanted to catch. I could see it so clearly. So with a little bit of patience on N's behalf, I got it.

For those of you who don't know N, she is a fighter with grace, and I feel enriched to have had her touch my life. Through N I learnt empathy and patience. Skills for life.

Thanks to N and her parents for letting me 'take a few snaps' for you. Enjoy your sneak peek.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

stranger danger

I had a play with some wired leaves that I bought at the $2 shop and made my own floral vine. A bit like the Prima's expensive ones. I used KaiserCraft Blooms that I ran thru the Cuttlebug to emboss before I made them. Instructions for bloom construction, visit Nic Nac's blog. I sprayed it all with gold Glimmermist for a shimmer and it ran into the veins on the leaves.

It looks frigging fabo if I may say so.

Monday, August 17, 2009

quality time

A melting pot of inspirations on this one.

1. LO based on one that Gina has done (currently hanging on the wall in Scrapworkz). Lifted with her kind permission. Thanks chick.

2. Cluster flowers from Nic Nac's blog.

3. Tim Holtz inspired tag.

A different colour themed Christmas LO. Very feminine.