Friday, February 26, 2016
Rory's first day of school was a great highlight for Brian and I as we had gone over for his 5th birthday and being there to actually take part in the excitement of getting ready for school in the morning and seeing actually heading into school was very emotional.
1st Day Of School
1st Day Of School – off the Internet
Pretty In Pink byKaren Bellamy
Day to Remeber
Off to School
Paper Kit #16
Country Theme -Ribbons
Class Act – Paper
Graph Overlay - #3
Welcome Kit - Scroll
Great Excitement 2012
Digi Designers -Kpertiet:
Class act – Cluster
This year there are a few of us who have taken on the challange of taking a Photo A Day. I decided I am going to do this and also thought it would be great to add each photo into a template for the month. At the end of the year I hope to have a nice collection of pages with the photos all in place as per day. I have a template that suits this project just perfect. This is my January page. I add the photos through the month so they are almost virtually added by the end of the month.
These first two pages were tutorials from my digi course: The use of Gradients, making a title from a photo so the photo shows on the title - (love this idea) that fountain is the "Peacock Fountain" in Christchurch it is a very pretty fountain, I also learnt how to make my own buttons and added a sheen - pretty cool eh.
This one below was playing with layers and Opacity - there is 26layers in this one, love the effect it gives to a page.
Make Every Moment Count
Sunshine Coast, Dec 2011
Happy Times > Quick Page
Where Are You > Overlay
Happy Easter Scene Papers
Kpertiet ColorInspiration Papers
Pack #16> 031712 > papers #1 & 2, Stripe & Solid Green
Pack #50> 82811> paper #1,Yellow Green Cogs
Kpertiet AdInspirataion Doodle
Arrow > Movie Night
April Morning >Mini Easter Eggs
Bootiful Night > Alphas
Let It Snow
Paper kit 11 – papers #5 & 6
Winter White – Snowman & Let It Snow word art
MZIMM –Icy & Frosty - Snowflakes
Icicles across the top of the page was an image off the internet, that I altered to a PNG format.For this page I combined two papers and created the curve be using theshape tool.
I was really very spoilt at Christmas time by Noriel Sirca and Ann Lavin - thank you girls I just love these gifts so special and treasured.
Below photos are the Mixed Media doll that Ann gave me, I am so lucky to now have two pieces of very treasured work from you
And Noriel made me these gorgeous table runners - for the caravan however we use them at our house sits, such brilliant fabric - thank you special lady.
This page is a fun page, photo is my Air NZ friends at one of the pre Christmas get together's, they had gone to a winery and yep there was a theme - think they had to dress as a famous person. I love it - it is just a fun thing.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Papers, Wine Glass
By this stage we were at our Christmas/New Year house sit at Capalaba. We had decided to go out for Christmas Day lunch at the local sports club - walking distance, no dishes to do, we could have a drink and not have to worry about driving home again. Even had our photo taken. Had a wonderful buffet lunch everything you could imagine. The owners of this property we having Christmas/New Year with their family in the UK so we sent some photos of their loved pooch to them for Christmas I did a page and sent to them which they loved.
Below photo was taken at our Christmas lunch at the Capalaba Sports Club
Once again while at Holland Park I was lucky enough to get a bonus visit from Noriel who had just finished a cruise and was staying in Brisbane - approx 15mins from us so on their way north to the Sunshine Coast both Lou and Noriel popped over for a chat and morning tea. I contacted Ann Lavin another amazing lady and very good friend to advise Noriel was coming and would she and Mick like to come over also to catch up. We had a fabulous couple of hours - thank you both for making the effort it was amazing.
While at one of our house sits at Holland Park (just around the corner from Laraine) I was kindly taken to meet with the gorgeous Kym for her little craft groups end of year Christmas lunch. Laraine and her hubby kindly collected me and brought me home again. It was just wonderful to see Kym and we even got to do a hands on lumpy bumpy Christmas scrappy page. We had a nice lunch and natter before cleaning up and headed home . I actually used the Christmas photo of Brian and I on the page that was created at Kyms. A page for my album.
Friday February 26th:
I've been real slack no excuse - except I just don't seem to have enough time to do what I want to do. However one big achievement is that I have completed my Digital Scrapbooking Course all tutorials complete - what a brilliant course it was and I learnt so much and can now do things that I never imagined when I first started out - actually I surprised myself. We are still house sitting, have had some beautiful house sits, met some amazing people, stayed in some gorgeous homes and met some beautiful animals. We have decided to do it for another year and when we rejoin in April it will take us through to next April when we won't renew it time to settle down for these Nomads, actually I cann't wait - I see all our belongings in our storage shed and it will be like Christmas when we unpack it all again. No sure where we will settle - however it will have to be within an hour of the Selangor Private Hospital Nambour, Brian's surgeon and our Dr's. The reason being with Brian's health and his 3mthly admissions to hospital for surgery and or Chemo treatments we have to be close by. Therefore we will be somewhere between and hours drive from the Sunshine Coast to the north and south. Anyway enough of that lets get on with updating this blog.