Monday, September 25, 2006


Was inspired to take photos including an umbrella as a prop from a photography website. The kids have been playing with this one for a while so I took my chance! I used the manual mode of my camera focussing on the girls faces in an attempt to remove depth of field (after the fabulous Vicky Gibsons online classes at the Scrapbook Outlet NZ) and moved to below the girls (they are actually on the trampoline) but to keep out as many background distractions as possible I had to take them with my side to the sun! the girls & I had fun any way. Might try again at dusk!

Can't believe how many comments a cheeky pic of my son inspired LOL. Yesterday he tripped and cut his forehead on a wooden traction engine - an ambulance ride, a couple of stitches and a lollipop later he's making mischief again -including cleaning my windows with mud - as if they weren't dirty enough. This is going to be an interesting term break, I can feel it now! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

only Ethan

So what would you make of this picture?

It's a bath, he told me!

Why are you putting your pants on Ethan, why did you take them off?

It's a bath!

I looked @ the other end of the box & a tell tale wet patch indicates mischief!

Why did you do a wee in a box ethan?

It's a bath!

Now I know what Ethan does in the bath (his poor sisters). Maybe we will give him showers from now on! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, September 10, 2006

The Honest Scrapper

Found a challenge on the honest scrapper blog (well I made it into a challenge for me) that I took on for the Wakatipu Scrap 'n' Chat last night. The other four layouts are in the next post down!

The challenge was to put the following in a box & do your next five layouts from it only (made for light travelling to a crop too - apart from taking my sewing machine):
* 15 pieces of cardstock
*20 pieces of patterned paper
*a few alphas
*a dozen embellishments (paint, buttons, thread & pre-fab ones)

Had fun doing this & I think it will be my 'crop thing' from now on in - no more getting annoyed that i didn't bring this one thing that I desperately needed....

any way thanks for visiting!

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some layouts

Here's the first 4 of 5 I did last night. Will post the last one (picassa wouldn't let me send all 5 in one post).

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Friday, September 08, 2006


is looking for an Elite Team!

a layout about somone or something you love
a double page layout that showcases something you excell in &
an OTP item!

check out the website!

Had my first online class last night - had some busy stitchers wanting their mum to remind them how - looking forward to seeing your layouts in the gallery at Scrapbook Outlet.

The very talented Rach has put together this weeks No. 8 Wired dare. Check it out & give it a go. Congrats to Gwen - I loved your layout that won the last dare - those flowers are awesome & yeah Monique - you lucky thing you!

Have you checked out the 'Get Real' comp at Scrapbook Outlet - go explore the forum to find out more - there's a 'Cricut' as the main prize & some other stunning prizes as well as monthly ones.

It's all go in the NZ scraping world - get in and support what's happening & give some of these things a go - you never know you might really enjoy it & you could even win something - who wouldn't want that???

Thursday, September 07, 2006

NZ Dare Layout

7 pieces of patterned paper was the dare - here's what I did. Reallly simple - but I like it a lot! Loving space - especially with nothing on it! Check out No. 8 WiredPosted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

a little more spring

as well as spring - i love the flowers! There's something nice about walking in the door and seeing a refreshing bunch of flowers on the table or bench.

Love seeing the bulbs sprout little stems that grow taller & taller, buds then appearing on the ends and they yellow and eventually the daffodil appears. I think the last photo is of a fresia - love the smell of these - fresias & christmas lily's have to be my favourite scents - like jasmine & hyacinth too though! Soft & subtle rose scents are beautiful too! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


has sprung!

These are blossoms from trees in the Playcentre carpark, as you walk pas them you even get a whiff of their gentle scent!

I like Spring! Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 04, 2006

just for those who wanted more boy sneaks...

here's one!

Karen - yep I love teasing! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, September 02, 2006

more sneaks

ok, mostly done! Here's some final sneak peeks! Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 01, 2006

class peeks

Have been playing with the class kit, just a few more bits to come, then it will be ready to go. Going to get the boy kit sussed tomorrow to the same stage, again some more bits to come....

Have fun @ SENZ those who are there :-) Posted by Picasa