Thursday, January 21, 2010


You can't rush these things... yes, it only took me tree days, but I scrapped! This layout was for the sketch challenge on the Scrapbooking Memories site. I don't do challenges often, but I had a bit of an idea for this one and just had to scrap it. Just before I go, I would like to thank everyone who stopped by my blog and especially to those who took time out of their day to comment on my last post. A heartfelt thankyou.

Friday, January 15, 2010


Yes, my SM Master's 2009 projects to share. I am not sure if it was my achievement or my shaped layout that received a HM so I won't share either of them until I find out.

ETA: Thanks Michelle for letting me know it was my achievement layout. Wow, a bit surprised as I thought the journalling wouldn't read well when shrunk to fit in the magazine. Interesting.

So then, here is my shaped layout. It took me ages and I agonised over this layout the most.

I beaded the flowers down the bottom, it was the first time I had done anything like that and I quite like the way it turned out too.

Here is the double. I find this layout tremendously boring but I wanted to create a balanced layout using big photos, I think they are about 5.5"x3.5". Just click on it to see the full layout.

My mystery poject which is an altered book I did for Steve. I will tell you now, individually gluing together 246 pages of a book is not fun. Also cutting out about 200 of these pages to create the recesses was equally not fun. A not fun project, but I love it to bits because it is Steve all over.

I have some more 365 photos to share, but the post is already image heavy enough as it is. I can't believe I am still keeping up with it also, it's as if I am enjoying looking for stuff to photograph. Who'd have thought?!

Friday, January 8, 2010


So far I have had two days of not making a mistake when writing the date.

Yay me.

Not related to my Project365, but here's a photo of Amy taken the other day. She has really wanted to have a turn on the Wii since the kids got it for Christmas. Why not? You know, this girl out performed Luke, he was a gracious loser too, and myself, although I didn't compete against her, the sheer number of aces she pulled out of the hat amazed me. I still haven't managed one!

And now the continuance of my Project365 photos:

5. At the park. Not a great photo, but Amy loves to go on the swings and as long as you are in front of her pushing, she has no fear!

6. Sad but true, my Christmas tree is still up. It's pretty. 2009 we went with pink, purple, blue and silver decorations. I wonder what combo we will use for 2010.

7. A guy at work lent me a book on photography. The first exercise was to go and change the aperture and ISO in order to set shutter speed. Yes, my camera has now been taken off the AUTO button and put on the MANUAL button. I know, it's a hose and a brick wall, but I like the natural colours just the same.

8. Amy was playing in the backyard with some empty bottles. It looks like she was having fun? Now Luke and Amy are having sword fights with them. Oh to be a child again...

I also got a new toy for Christmas, I have no idea what to do with it or how to use it, but it's all good.

Hopefully I will have a layout to share tomorrow. I have an idea rolling around in my noggin. :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Does anyone else keep writing October 2001 (as in 10.01)? Or is it just me?

Another post? So soon. Yep, a layout to share.

Based on this sketch for the challenge over at The Scrapbook Establishment.

I decided to have another crack at Project 365.

Last year I didn't even get to day 19. Let's see if I can beat that this year. *sigh* I am such a gunna.

So far here are the photos I have taken:

1. Kate watching Steve make a concoction of sparklers ans party poppers. Not a good photo, but at the time I wasn't even thinking about doing P365!

2. Amy sitting with me in the gutter while I tried to get a decent photo of our cat. I didn't get one. He likes to come and check the camera out.

3.  The Harbour Bridge and Luna Park taken from the boardwalk at the Opera House during out Family Funday Sunday trip to the city.

4. Some of our mini agapanthas flowering in the back garden. I was trying to get a good depth of field. Yeah right! Maybe if I don't try and use auto!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Day to Day: Funday Sunday

Happy New Year to anyone and everyone who happens to drop by! It's kind of weird typing '10' but I am sure I will get used to it in no time.

Between Steve and the kids, I haven't had much of a chance to use the computer in the last 2 weeks. I had to tell the kids that I *had* to use the computer and they can wait until I have finished. There will be a fight on my hands when it becomes free. Sigh.

Yesterday we spent the day here:

We went on a ferry ride around the harbour.

Followed by a walk to this place:

Don't recognise it? Maybe this will help:

Then we walked around to this place:

The Museum of Contemporary Art. Although we didn't stay long because well, we just didn't "get" it. You know?

Then of course a trip to Hobbyco in the QVB. Toy bliss.

And you know, it didn't cost us much. Let me tell you a secret, Sydneysiders, you can buy a Family Funday Sunday ticket that gives you unlimited train, bus and ferry rides for only $2.50 per person. I know. Awesome. Click here to go to the link on the CityRail website.