Tuesday, January 19, 2010

CHA and finding time

I'm home (start work at the new school tomorrow) and am quickly checking out the new releases before a guest arrives for dinner. Thinking about style, I love some of the examples with prima product especially but I have decided that I'm a 'flat' scrapper. I like my pages to fit comfortably in their protectors and not have to cut the base smaller and such like. However, I like to create canvas or altered projects that utilise the gorgeous dimension that prima and some of the maya road products give, these aren't as commonly completed as the layouts are though either, and I'm scrapping more 8 x 8 pages - good excuse to use only one photo per page and leaves good sized scraps for cards and additions to other layouts. All good.

Linking my faves :-0
Crate Paper - Love Brook & Paper Doll

Sassafras - love all three of these new collections!

Scribble Scrabble - loving 'Nana's trunk'

Cosmo Cricket - oh my!

Studio Calico - yum.

My little shoebox - so cutsey!

Basic Grey - I'm sure there will be some more releases, but loving 'origins'

Ki Memories - nice bold prints & colours

This year is going to be a busy one, stream lined creativity I'm thinking with a smattering of scrapbook weekends and creative time with friends. I have a market day coming up for the New Zealand Golf Open on 30th Jan and am contemplating the Arrowtown Autumn Festival again - do I have the time & energy?
What's your tips for fitting it all in?
How do you make the most of minimal time available for creating stuff?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

More Taieri Beach

Despite the rain & the wind, the tent has stayed up, the air bed didn't deflate and the company was good.
Some of the highlights this visit was seeing both two seastars (star fishes) and a seal on the beach on the same day. We haven't seen them again despite watching out for them all. It seems like the term break is going all to quickly but I'm sure there's still some fun to be had :-)
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Monday, January 04, 2010

Project 12

I have loved peoples dedication to '365' but a photo a day is just too much for me to stick to. However, the idea of a layout a month might be perfect for me - especially in 2010 - and as I return to full time work all year. Love that this project also has a sketch for each month and doubles will be fun for a change. So Project 12 here I come :-).

Summer so far...

Enjoyed time at the beach for Christmas day...unwrapping gifts in the tent, spit roast lamb and Christmas salad and not to mention our new 'Christmas breakfast' of toasted Christmas cake slices with lashings of blue cheese and strawberry jam! Water fights and water slides followed by left overs for tea. Family Camp in Queenstown was another highlight. K went on the biscuit at the back of the boat...A & E preferred to stay on the boat! Cherries by the crate load, games of tennis and soccer. Good times.
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