Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Over a year ago, I purchased these adorable rub-ons from Kaszazz. I little hint - I rubbed the images onto a sheet of plastic (you know like those we used in the 'old days' for presentations on the overhead projector) and then cut around the images. Thank you Danielle for this hint. Look at the little monkey, you will see that I was able to put him hanging from the ribbon. For the faux grass I stamped images onto green card and then snipped away very close.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Built in the early 1970's as a surprise anniversary gift for a wife who collected whale figurines. The Blue Whale and its pond became a favoured swimming hole for both locals and travellers along Route 66 alike. For several days our tour guide had promised us a something unique and as he said you could just picture kids pleading with their parents to stop for a rest and swim along their way. It was closed to the public in 1988 and had fallen into disrepair. It has been restored by the people of Catoosa and is a popular stop again. But be aware do not stop for a swim the pond is full of algae!
I have hand drawn my blue whale - sorry about the glare on the photo but yesterday was a 'scorcher' here in Sydney and I just could not could not stop the sun to take a photo - and this was without the flash!!! And I just realised we were all wearing blue!! A fun stop.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
We were unable to stop to get a better picture of the plaque marking the end, as there was no parking for our bus, so this photo was taken from the bus. One day I hope to go back and actually read it.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
My abovementioned neighbour went to Bendigo, Victoria and so I put together a bag of nibblies and drinks she could take along on her road-trip and I put them all in this bag with gift card I made for her.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Thank you to Karen for your continued organisation of this event and for the photos- for more photos go to Karen's blog here
Thursday, September 29, 2011
The Badlands were named by French trappers who explored the west in the early 1800's and they called the area a "bad land to cross". The Dakota Indians labeled it "mako sica" meaning "land bad". Remember back then they did not paved highways or visitors centre that makes for travelling these days. This is no bad land it was a joy to discover.
Monday, September 26, 2011
And, I have been also making cards to sell as a fundraiser as my sister's church. They raise funds for ongoing mission work. Here is just one of the cards I am currently making.I have stamped the image with Stazon onto Very Vanilla cardstock, the photo comes out quite white and then coloured with my very limited collection of Copic pens. There is a message inside. I like it and I hope you do as well. Have a happy day.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Thank you for looking and thank you Rachel for the inspiration.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
At this years Sydney Royal Easter Show, my sister and I volunteered at the New South Wales CWA tea rooms. Here we are in our aprons ready for the day. Heather's, front of house job, was to put hot water into teapots. My back of house jobs were cutting fruit and making fruit salad, making special request sandwiches (aka Vegemite and cheese) and relief scone maker. It was a very exhausting, as the CWA tea rooms are for many the highlight of their visit and it was very busy for both of us but fun at the same time. The journalling is on the small tag slipped in behind a photo and I have used some Dimensional Magic (DM) to highlight the chipboard letters. The DM needs to take over 3 hours to dry completely, longer in cooler weather. So this is not a fast finished layout - I needed to wait!!!!
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Want the recipe? Into a mixing bowl put the contents of packet cake mix, add ingredients as per package (I left out the butter as it was going to be moist enough), add 1 cup coconut and about 2/3 cup of crushed pineapple. Mix all ingredients until combined, if mixture is too dry add more pineapple. Put into oven until golden brown and a skewer, when inserted into mixture, comes out dry. When cool ice - I used the icing that came with the packet cake and added a small amount soft butter, coconut and crushed pineapple to this. A sprinkle of coconut and a couple of cocktail umbrellas - ready to eat and enjoy. Scrumptious.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Well, knowing I was going to be in San Francisco in June this year, I found Scrapbook Territory located in Berkeley. On Monday 13th June, I started out - take the Bart to Berkeley Station, change to a bus and get off at Fourth Street, walk to store. The store was in a beautiful area, lovely stores and such. Find scrapbook store - WHAT it was closed, oops obviously did not see that on the internet!!Oh well, look around the area, have a cuppa and cake, and a free facial offered by one of the stores and check out Castle in the Air that I had read about in Victoria magazine. If you are ever in the area check out Fourth Street, Berkeley - you will not be disappointed.
I did go back to Scrapbook Territory on Wednesday 15th (following same route) and was not disappointed.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
We had a fabulous day at Australian Walkabout Wildlife Park, Calga NSW - if you have not been there and you live in or are planning to visit Sydney, go there in the school holidays when they have a fantastic holiday programme. Aboriginal Face Painting was a hit.
At the end of their holiday I asked each of them to write down their individual memories of their holiday. I have kept this page simple as the memories are the most important element of the pages.Today, I went out and got the remainer of my USA holiday photos developed - a bargain at .12c per photograph as I had so many!!!!
I hope to get more pages created in the coming week.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Checking out scrapbook stores in America. After spending time with Carol and David, I headed up state to my friends Laura (Carol and David's daughter), Jason and their fantabulous boys - Casey and Cole. Whilst there Laura had to go to Kansas City for work and I went with her - and of course she had to twist my arm to visit the scrapbook stores on the way!!!! As we passed into Kansas state - she said we had to go to the best scrapbook store ever. As there were many colours in these photos and the title I picked up in the store - I decided to go with the purple to match Laura's top and the title.
Thank you for stopping by - more pages to come. Enjoy.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
This one is when the Bax family arrived in Australia from Missouri in December, 2010. It was great to welcome them to my country. The first place we stopped was at Kirribilli, on the north side of Sydney Harbour Bridge to view the Bridge, Opera House and the harbour.
In October, 2010 I was invited to the naming ceremony for the granddaughter of my long term friends - Robyn and Colin. After the ceremony we all headed to Sutton Beach, Qld for a barbeque.
I love the sayings on this page - they seemed just right - especially "Open your arms and Welcome the JOY of today!"
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
I have been cleaning up and clearing out a lot of my craft supplies. I rediscovered these painted images and I picked up a needle and thread to complete some simple embroidery to finish them off. I used a candlewicking knot as I find this to be a very tactile knot.I have turned them into lavender sachets - again using fabric and wadding from my stash. The finished items are heading to Grafton to assist in raising funds for a missionary in Kiev, Ukraine.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Tomorrow I am off to a friends 60th birthday celebration and here is a different kind of birthday card I have created for her. I followed instructions found the pixie cottage
I have used a sheet of vellum for the envelope and created a card from some embossed paper left over from a previous card. Some lace and a flower from my stash finish the envelope wallet.
Thank you for reading, have a great weekend everyone - celebrate everyday.