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Friday, June 29, 2012

star of the week award

I love these awards the kids get at School. They are so bright and colourful. And the kids are pretty proud of them too. So its an absolute pleasure to scrap these for the kids to reflect back on later on in their lives (hopefully)   :O)



Thursday, June 28, 2012

karkoo mini retreat

The first of the mini retreats. This one was a 24 hour scrap-a-thon. And there were only 3 of us that managed to scrap all the way thru without a wink of sleep. Onya Zanni and Tracey.  :O) 

I sat with Sandra, Leonie and Kylie. Oodles of room for my stash.

I heard the Karkoo Hall wooden floor was creaked whenever someone tried to tiptoe around. And I won't mention the mice ;O)
But it's all hearsay cause I didn't get in there. I was too busy a'scrapping.

Even had Sandra (who's a very early riser) take the pic of me watching the sun come up.

Lots of fond memories with this LO

:OD


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

harvest

I've been quietly scrapping away during this last week. Some of the LO's for me, some are tucked away for reveal on Scrap Therapy in July.

I love this one. The wheat was fussy cut from a Weetbix box. 


I've been ploughing through my Grand Canyon Trip photos so I can get that 'Smash' album done and out of the way.

I've had a couple of photography projects on the boil that I can't hint too much more at      ;O)

This weekend (Kinlough Cup) there is a Scrap Weekend up at Wudinna for the Wudinna gang. Marilyn and Mel have been busy bees in the background for it to come together.

There are a LOT of scrappers up there with very young family, that just can not get to the E2C retreats, so this is primarily their weekend. The Senior Citizens Room is small so there were only 20 spots to fill and most of them have a Wudinna lady's names on them. Shabby Chic Shack are taking the shop up for the retail therapy. There's a number of Lock ladies, myself and 3 from Lincoln going as well.

As of today there are a couple of seats that have become available. Starts as of 2pm Friday to 2pm Sunday. Beds in Wudinna homes are available. Tea at Pub on Friday night, catered lunches and Tea on Saturday night. If you're keen to come (there's no footy/netty for most of us this weekend) ring, msg email me and I can take your details to forward onto Mel or Marilyn.

Can't. Wait. To. Get. My. Scrap. On.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

good morning

Good morning.

Foggy start to the day.


Taken with my iPhone and PhotoToaster App.

Friday, June 22, 2012

recap

No scrapping for me this week.
:(

I've been digging into my backlog of Grand Canyon images that need processing so I can get that done with, scrapped and move on.

And I had a very very exciting day yesterday. Along with Laura, we presented a range of images to the 'Adopt a Room' committee that's renovating the ward rooms at the Cummins Hospital. They asked us to showcase our local district with images to be hung as canvases in every room. It'll be a project that will take a while as the committee is moving forward room by room.

But both Laura and I are very very flattered to be involved and to be able to leave our mark in the process.

Really justifies what I'm doing behind the lens.
:O)

Monday, June 18, 2012

thomas the tank

When Annie was little I took her to a Wiggles Concert. Sean's request was to see the Thomas the Tank Engine show.

The special things you do for your kids. And memories for a life time.


Sunday, June 17, 2012

my wish

Having a bit of a play with monochromes........ the pp is off white and I spray a bit of Gold Glimmermist with the Crafter's Workshop Chicken Wire Template in two corners just to add a touch more mono to it.


Friday, June 15, 2012

freedom

Scrap Therapy is having a 'Colouring In' month for June. And my product line of choice to colour in is Mists.

I've used Key Lime and Gold Glimmermists to colour the wheat chip shapes.

Example of how to get this effect can be found here.






Thursday, June 14, 2012

show day

I've had this one in my folder ready to upload ages ago and never got round to it. :-)

Very simple and clean.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

icu

To keep photo shoots fun, and so the kids will want to do it again in the future, we play games. All sorts of games.  I didn't have any e's in this Navy set of Thickers    :(    so I had to improvise a new name for the game of 'peek-a-boo'
You could call it artistic license.
;O)


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012

junior masterchef

Sean a couple of years ago getting into mastering the culinary skills of mixing up a brew of hamburger batch.

GG and Loui tinpins were perfect to go with the space theme on his pjs.

Friday, June 8, 2012

the story of today

Mists are my 'colouring in' theme at Scrap Therapy for this month of  June. While I was scrapping this LO last week, I had a thought of misting the kids hands and have them stamped on top of each other for a different way to utilise those mists in the stash.

I lined up the different ones I have and let the kids choose their own colours. Luckily for me, the ones chosen were complimentary.

Full tutorial here.




Thursday, June 7, 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Venus transit across the surface of the Sun

1207Hrs. 6.6.2012. 34.26S 135.73 E
Venus Transit across the surface of the sun.
Canon 50D. 70-300Lmm Lens. Lee Big Stopper. Tripod. Remote Trigger.






What the hardware looks like  :O)

capturing today

The day she mastered tying her shoe laces. To me it's a fundamental step of development, like toilet training or riding a bike without the trainer wheels.

No more velcro 



Tuesday, June 5, 2012

autumn leaves

What better thing to do with autumn leaves than to toss them in the air????????


live the moment.







Monday, June 4, 2012

sun kisses

Scrap Therapy's Man of the Month has taken a twist in June.  All the DT's have taken a product line each and are showcasing 'colouring in' techniques with them. So June is called Mr Squiggle.

My product for this month is Mists.

I've used Tattered Angels Glimmermist Old Lace to recolour the white leaves and the doily on this LO to fit in with the colour scheme.

My tute is here.





Sunday, June 3, 2012

hung out to dry

Drip Dry flat in the shade. Do not tumble dry. Do not iron.





Inspired by an image I saw on Facebook that for the life of me I can't find to acknowledge.