Thursday, November 20, 2008

Book lover

Put this together using some yummy fun kits from We Are Story Tellers - used both emerritt 'truly madly deeply' and Holly Designs 'retroquirk' kits. She's definitely the book lover of the three...but has had a day at home today with a tummy bug :-( watching the princess bride and nothing further has come up since mid morning...hopefully back to school tomorrow.
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Big Sale

Just saw this on the SBO forum & you know how I like to enable:


Next weekend we are bringing too our online customers the BIGGEST online sale ever!! Starting Friday 28th November and running through too midnight Sunday November 30th we will offer you between 30% - 60% (maybe more) off selected stock.

A new category will be set up in the online shop for the sale, there will be items never seen before in the SBO store. Heaps of stamps, storage systems, paper packs and more.

Due to the discount being offered freight per order will be $5 regardless of whether the min of $50 is reached or not and orders will ship within 10 days of the order being received (sorry but due to the demand we expect to receive we cannot guarantee a 24 hour turn around.)

Spread the word now ... we hope to see you there. :wink:


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Eidou Week Two

The ballet photos were perfect for the week two challenge and the lovely papers and elements provided for the competition participants.
Created this layout using the white elements and papers by SG Artworx from Eidou as part of a Week 2 Challenge...also used a clipping mask from Rowena F, button by digifingers in bed of roses kit, white frame by Emily Powers (WST) first hour english kit & creamy lace by Audrey Neal (WST) in history kit. Was a steep learning curve working out how to create .png from .jpg files (making the elements transparent rather than with a white border) and to use the clipping masks in gimp but really like the result despite wanting to give up more than once!

Have just uploaded my layout for this weeks challenge which was to use a Vintage Wedding Kit by Digifingers...and nothing else from any other kits...very interesting...I decided from the outset that my layout wouldn't really be a vintage wedding one though so used the kit to create something NOT vintage :-) had fun. Check out what everyone is doing in the gallery.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

blog Analysis

ok, so I visited Penny's blog and once again she had something interesting...all about blog analysis! I had a play and here's some results (& the links so you can test yourself too):

blog readability test

TV Reviews

gender neutral (a slight preference for female).

ESTP - The Doers
The active and play-ful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities.

The Doers are happiest with action-filled work which craves their full attention and focus. They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following it through. They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for any period of time.

the big one got away


My layout for the first round at Eidou - can finally share here as the winner for the week was announced...have been on a steep learning curve for the week 2 challenge and have just uploaded that into the gallery, getting heaps out of this comp in the way of learning new stuff with gimp and digital stuff.
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Friday, November 07, 2008


another addiction? less messy than paper, not so sure on how time consuming it is in comparison though... The first one uses some of a free kit at Eidou by Wendymadeit. I love that the papers aren't all about Santa!

Main part of this layout is from the Eidou freebie - Wendymade it -Christmas Carol
I also used: Emily Powers 1st hour english and Audrey Neal 'WST History. Staple from Audrey Neal's 'apple' and a little TBrady home economics paper.

This is one I created with the Week 1 sketch challenge at Eidou...I created another which I've entered in the cropstar competition...& I can't share it here yet...but you can check it out in the Eidou gallery.... only people registered in the forum can vote for their faves...and there are some totally gorgeous digital and hybrid layouts in there so make your vote more ways than one this Saturday!

Digital FingersSplash mini kit white washed paper & doodling journaling block (Eidou) Marie Stone Messy Edge Alpha lower case Digital Fingers Bed of Roses paper-1 (Eidou) T Brady Home Economics elements (WST) Audrey Neal Apple of My Eye green label (WST)