Sunday, 29 August 2010


I have been contemplating doing 8 x 11 layouts instead of the customary 12 x 12 and this weekend I took the plunge and got started.

With the smaller page size I decided it was best to keep the design simple, thank you to Nicole S., Fran Tynan and Leanne Stamatellos for giving me the inspiration to create simply.

I'm looking forward to continuing my relationship with this size!

So, till next time ...

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Vintage Cards

I love the old vintage photos and they make such a wonderful 'embellishment'.  I have spent alot of time searching for images that I love and have been busy making some cards.  It's fun to gather all the different bits and pieces - and the paper, it's absolutely gorgeous!  I found some Grace taylor paper the other day and was amazed when i paid for it that it was only half the price I thought it was!!

Here are a some cards I have completed.

So, till next time ...

Saturday, 21 August 2010

A Reminder ...

While blog surfing, I found this and thought it a good idea to post here ...
I have an automatic backup with my Apple Time Capsule.  Someone suggested that I should also have an offsite back up.  With so many precious files on my computer (including a few thousand photos) this is a major consideration for me!

So if you haven't done this for a while ...
So till next time ...

Friday, 20 August 2010

Micro Sculpture

Here are some amazing images of some equally amazing sculptures ... imagine the precise movements, the care needed and the eyesight required to work with something this tiny!  I thought they needed to be shared!

So, till next time ...

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Getting ready to sell

Well, having been busy making some altered albums, I am now ready to upload them to both and Etsy (just need to work out shipping costs!!).  If anyone knows how it works, especially for Etsy, please let me know!

I love albums/notebooks and it is inspiring to write in one that I totally love.  I am also in love with the vintage/shabby chic look so I am trying to create albums that represent this style.

I am also making some vintage cards to sell.

Here are a few of my albums ...

These are the first I have completed.  More coming!

So, till next time ...

Sunday, 15 August 2010

A couple of layouts

It's a very wet and cold day in Melbourne today so it's been a great day to stay inside! I have the house to myself and my plan was to get heaps of creative things done ... alas I have done less than I wanted to in that area.

But I did spend a couple of hours re-organising Rob's office, creating more space for him. It certainly heated me up - even took my jumper off!

Here are a couple of layouts I have completed recently.

This layout was for a challenge for Sketch Inspiration using a very old photo.

Hopefully I'll get the photos for the other things in the next couple of days.

So, till next time ..

Friday, 13 August 2010

Fitting everything in ...

Life is one constant source of activity ... work, wife, mother, friend, creator, planner ... there is always something to do!  I muse over people who say they are bored, there is so much to do and see and discover.  I love the busyness and I also appreciate the need to be still and reflect and be grateful.

I am also amazed at the productiveness of others, especially those with young children.  There are so many amazing women who look so organised and who constantly share the creative pursuits they follow - and they do so much of it!  I don't get to bed till midnight most night and I still don't get as much completed!

So to all those wonderful women who produce abundant creations, I salute you!!

I have been not only working hard (who loves to do bookkeeping? Arrrgh!) but have had some time to do some of my favourite things - scrapping, card making and creating altered journals and photo albums.  My christmas card making is ahead of schedule - yay!

Once I retrieve my camera from my teenage daughter, I will take some photos to share what I have done.  Hopefully tomorrow.

So, till next time ...