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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

shoe tree

I was a bit stumped with this one (haha yes pun intended) until I again drew inspo from Wilna. Then it all just came together so easy. I've used a Kaisercraft Polaroid frame and the Silhouette to create the text in the frame.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

australia day 2010 - hers

Her version of Australia day 2010. I had done this one first before doing Sean's using baking paper cut with the Cameo for the title. I still prefer this one tho. Same on same. Cleaner. Simpler.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

tiddly pomp

We had a tea out on the water last night. I've always wanted to drop the boat in and go for a tiddly pomp around the Lincoln Marina and have a leisurely tea there too. With it being fairly warm here yesterday, the late afternoon was the perfect time to do it. Fish and chips was the order for tea, and off we went.

It was glorious. As it was all about family time, I left the canon home. Thankfully the iPhone came with us (wink)

The sky was awesome too.

Lovely to do something different.

australia day 2010 -his

Silhouette Cameo and Baking Paper.... who knew???

and a 12x12 to boot lol

Saturday, February 23, 2013

joy ride

His version of the Tunarama Helicopter ride 2010. I often scrap a his and her version of a LO if the photos or the event dictate it. The kids have their own separate albums so when they eventually have them to keep, they have their own record of the same event.

I do like the paint splats behind the helicopter motif.  Looks like its popping out fart air bubbles lol

Journaling says - Despite the ear muffs constantly slipping off, you loved your joy ride on the chopper at Tunarma. 23.1.2010


a HER version of a LO of the kids and the helicopter ride at Tunarama 2010.

Journaling says - You were at the Co-Pilot during our chopper joy ride at Tunarama. I did have to remind you to shhhhhhhhh as the pilot needed to concentrate on his job. We all could hear your chatter via the ear muffs lol. 23.1.2010

Friday, February 22, 2013

camp firth

I dreamed of this LO. It had BW chevron washi so that's what I did. I love it.

Have a great weekend. Stay cool

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

only 8?

 I struggled with this one until I came across some inspo from Wilna Furstenberg's blog. I love what she can do with the silhouette, her layering and her whimsy eclectic style.

Journaling says 'this is the first glimpse that I've noticed as to how you may look as a teenager. Can't believe you are only 8 in this shot. 12.1.10'

Sunday, February 17, 2013


I have to say that I've been quietly impressed with KaiserCraft lately. Their latest releases are awesome. The one I've used here (Tropicana - Horizon  is a release or two old now, but doesn't it fit perfectly with the photo. 

I've done a his and hers with this photo and they are both pretty much the same, so I'll just pop one up, not both.

stay cool in this hot weather.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

I've been into my scrapping lately. And it feels good. Its a bit like catching up with an old friend that I haven't seen for a while, and we have picked up right where we left off.

I've used the same journaling on this one as Sean's as I feel the message for Annie is just as important to her as it is to him. There's a bit of detail that is tricky to see in the one pic so I've included a few close ups below.

Friday, February 15, 2013

be you

I wanted to have a bit of a profound message for Sean on this LO. I do find scrapping is a wonderful way to get it across to him. This message is as relevant now in his life as it would have been back when I took the shot in 2010.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Project Koppio

I've been asked to compile a portfolio of images of the Koppio Hills area to showcase the region at its glorious best in Spring before the possibility of the mining companies take over. 

You can find all images on the "Project Koppio" album on Facebook.***Please share this album and images far and wide so we can educate the public on this pristine area that we do not want to lose to the mines.***

Thank you.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

he's 7

Today he turned 7.

This morning was lots of paper ripping and excited chatter about his gifts.

Today was a cake that I delivered to his classroom. One of the boys said it was 'cake-a-licious'!!!! Thanks 5 Loaves Bakery (I can't cook a cake to save myself)   :-/

Tonight was his annual snip of hair to add to this page I started when he was newborn. It will take 9 years before this page is finished. That must it a record lol.  Annie has the same idea in her book and it's now full. I should start a new one for her as no doubt as she gets older she starts mucking around with her hair colour and style.

He's had an awesome day with lots of "happy birthday's" from friends and other students at school. Life should that simple to be pleased so easily hey!!!!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


I believe in the incentive/reward system. It works for our family. 

If I'd like a few photos of the kids for a specific reason its usually a banana paddle pop reward.

When we are in Tumby on our summer holidays, if they do well for   their daily VacSwim, they get a scoop ice cream  And there's not much more summery than a kid hopping into the melting ice cream :-)

Thanks Gina for the vellum cutting tips with the Cameo.

Monday, February 11, 2013

anytime, anywhere....

.....you never know when he'll bust his next gym move

at the SA Tourism 2012 Silver Award winning Modra Apartments during our summer holidays.

summer fun

Love the colour combo for this one. The icecream embelly just happen to coincidentally fit the colour scheme perfectly. wahoooo.

Use of washi inspired by Janice.

Have a great Monday.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

summer 2010

Sometimes when a photo warrants it, I do a his and her LO for their albums. This is one such image. I just love it. 

These two and other LO's were done last night at Shabby Chic Shack scrap day/night. We started at 2pm and before we knew it, it was 2am. I have no idea where that time went but phewwww........What. a. blast.

Kathryn, Sal and I stayed the night in the cabin in the Caravan Park. The cabin is brand new to the park and I believe we were the first one's to use it. I can see this being a very well used abode for travelling scrappers on scrapnights. Especially considering the roos on the way home, the distance for some of the scrappers (3 hour round trip for some) and then one can indulge in more than just one glass of wine.

Top night with top company. Will do again. Thanks Shabby Chics!!

Saturday, February 9, 2013


love it when she plays up to the camera


I was supposed to be getting ready to head off for a scrap day/night but I ended up actually scrapping a LO instead lol. Even though there's not much to it, it took me ages to get it done.  

LO inspired by Jody Wenke. She's brilliant.

Friday, February 8, 2013

tumby pics

Have been steadily working my way thru my Tumby Bay images. Nearly all done.

I was really stoked to have 9 images short listed by the Regional Development Australia for their new badging to showcase and promote Eyre Peninsula as a tourism destination.

This one made the final cut.

 It will be showcased amongst a collage of other images on glossy brochures, 5 metre banners and all things to do with Eyre Peninsula Australia's Seafood Frontier and here for those not on Facebook


Thursday, February 7, 2013

tumby bay holidays 2010 - seans.

Yesterday I downed tools (camera and processing images for clients) to scrap. Yes. Shock horror. I scrapped. (Amy you'll be so proud of me.)

To be honest I felt a bit self indulgent, but hey, what the hell. I haven't had a whole day home to scrap since I don't know how long.

So scrap I did. I ended up starting and finishing Sean's double double of our 2010 Tumby Holidays.

I had to rework the typeset for the booklets as I only had A4 Kraft card, not the 12x12 that I had used for Annie's, so that took a little time.

I always take heaps of pics of the kids on our holidays with the idea of scrapping later. And the template for 16 shots per page really works for me.

I love it. So does he.

Monday, February 4, 2013

helicopter 2013

Tunarama 2013. Watching the Barossa Helicopter.

Pretty sure that if I wasn't a paper scrapbooker, I'd be a digital one by now lol. I dare not delve too deeply into digi as I don't have enough hours in my day as it is!!


Sandy is the latest member to the Firth menagerie. It took the kids and I quite a long time to warm Kym to the idea of a cat around the farm. And he's only lukewarm at best ;-). In the end the kids and I just went ahead and organised to pick up this kitten after we got back from our Summer Holidays. By this time she was 4 months old and just so loveable.

For those that know our vehicles, Kym and I both have 'a good cat is a flat cat' sticker on the windscreens. May I say here that this is Kym's belief. Not mine. In fact when we married, Kym married me and a cat (Ernie Dingo). The main reason for me to have the sticker on the windscreen was so I could find my vehicle at the Cleve Field Days carpark (having past experience in losing it before).

I've been wanting to shoot/trap a feral black cat that has been hanging around here for some time. Our neighbours found one on our mutual boundary so I think I might have given enough of a taste of lead to get rid of him. Yay. And last week I spotted a stripy dark grey and white feral. I'm pretty sure I saw it today on the side of the road not far from our gate, quite deceased. Double yay.

We will get Sandy desexed as soon as she's 6 months as kittens would just do Kym's head in. Meanwhile, she's already slotted her way into the kids and my heart.

you are welcome to visit cummins

I've been wanting to do this shot ever since it was constructed.

25 January 2012

tumby bay welcomes you........

......star trail that took me going out at 11pm at night, three nights in a row, to get it right. 

So worth it tho.

Sunday, February 3, 2013


While Kym and the kids are in Adelaide for him to shoot at the State Titles and for the kids to have some time with their Aunts, Cousins and Nan, I am batching.

So I took myself and Denise up to Elliston for a bit of shutter action. I've not really spent any time here and I've always wanted to photograph the area. So this weekend was it. Denise knows the lay of the land and I'm mentoring her via the Camera Club, so it was a win/win weekend.

I left Cummins late Friday morning and I'm now home late Sunday afternoon. Well and truly stuffed. Lots of cracker shots in the bag to work on, lots of hidden nooks explored and a shit load of laughs with a truly wonderful friend.

I even made my peace with Lock's Well. I was there as part of the SES abseil retrieval team to recover a deceased male who fell quite a long time ago. I don't really remember a lot of the day, I think my mind has blanked it out as part of my coping mechanism. So to go back yesterday was truly a revelation. The infrastructure there now was not there then. Denise and I spent nearly 4 hours there. Just enjoying the sights, sounds, smells and a glass or two of wine. And a bit of camera action. (pics to come)

I haven't had a lot of time to work thru many images (we were both far too pooped to do too much when  we got back to the cabin after 9pm at night), but I do have two from a sunrise and sunset at the same place.

and a few snaps from the iPhone and from Denise.

Lock's Well.....

One of the clifftop Sculptures. 

Another one on the way into town.

These ones are from Denise. I love them. Its not often I am in front of the camera and in the action, so I treasure these!!!

Coming home via Sheringa and Lake Lambert.

This weekend will live long in my memories.