Sunday, November 30, 2008

All things Pink

A while between posts...a fairly hard personal week for I packed myself off to a friends place down in the Southern Highlands for the whole weekend for alittle T.L.C.....Thank-you "C" and "J" for the most relaxing weekend I have had in a long time.I was completely spoilt (did the girlie things such as Pedicure, Massage and Shopping), fantastic food, enjoyed the serenity of the outdoors as well as vegging out in their amazing outdoor spa...But the Best Part is that I have discovered my new Favourite Choice of Drink "Slushy Margaritas" Yum Yum Yum...

So in saying all of that here are some layouts I can share with you now...They are both layouts that I taught as classes....Pink being the colour of choice..

My Little Niece dressed up as the Cutest Bunny and Me (Of course I had to dress up alittle...Bunny Tail and all)...Just a Soft ,Feminine Girlie Layout, with lots of Flowers, Ribbons and Lace.

This Layout was completed for the White Album that I'm teaching...The cuttlebug was used for the embossed and diecut sections...and all the elements were lifted to give alot of depth....The swirls were painted then finished off with a layer of Silver Kindy Glitz...Its amazing how much my niece has grown since both Photos were taken

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Terra Incognizant

I received many beautiful gifts on my birthday, amongst them a surprise! This was a card with an enclosed note. I read it many times taking in its content. It stirred a Rockpool of Memories, most that I had tried so hard to supress....yet other memories always there........ It made me wonder how many people exist without Living the lives they really want? Or taking the steps to return to where they had previously experienced Joy and Real Happiness…. Now they look back and wonder if they could try again? It’s a hard place to be in… Wanting to know but not knowing, wanting to Reach out, not knowing How or which Path to take. But some times continuing to Break the Ice after that first initial step has been taken is maybe where Strength comes into play and that Strength has to come from Within, to Trust that inner core. It’s a difficult Step. The part of You that’s still Alive needs to Know and Believe, that the next move can be taken, no matter how hard it seems.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Birthday Hugs

Its amazing how fast your Birthday comes around each year...and yes mine has arrived...with it reflection of the year that has past and thoughts of the year yet to be.I normally dont write about the weather but I have to admit between storms,wind and freezing weather I have never experienced such bad weather at this time of the year (You always know what to expect around your Birthday)....So from a Picnic in the a BBQ at home...My whole family helped me celebrate my Day....Lots of Laughs, Playing silly games and a Lovely Fun Filled Day....As for the Photos...My nephew has discovered a new smile...Closed Eyes and a Cheeky this one is the best of the lot...My Nose looks like Rudolf's and Face/Eyes all swollen as I had the Worst Hay Fever/Allegies possible (Blaming the Weather )BUT hey you cant win them all.My Wish for the Year ahead.....Happiness in all areas of My Life.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Kreativ Blogger

The Very Talented Carole Janson has kindly nominated me for this Award.She is always a source of such amazing inspiration....and her creativity unbelievable.

So with receiving this award I have to pass it on with these Rules
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

OK so here goes:

Tracey Jackson
Nat 9248
Vintage Me (Jamie)
Tamara Jensen

All are very extremely Talented and Gifted Artists.Thanks again Carole,don't forget to drop by the Blogs (Links are on the side bar)..I haven't worked out how to add links to my posts yet If someone out there could help me would help Little Blonde Me

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Guest Designer

A while ago I was approached by Kristine from Creative Scrappers if I would like to be a Guest Designer and do a Layout based on a sketch by Julie Bonner.It was a great honour to be asked and I had so much fun working on the project.So if you have a chance pop over to the website and have a look at all the other amazing layouts and sketch ideas.

This is My Youngest Brother and I at a recent Christening. As the Journalling says " My Brother, My Friend"....Hugs to You "M".....I just love all the new lace cardstock hitting the shelves, here I used one from Creative Imaginations. The PP is the latest amazing range from Collage Press.I always love working with Red, and with the black as a background, it lead to a classy layout (well at least I think so LOL)

A Few Close-Up Shots

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Adorable Princess

My Darling Little Niece on her 2nd Birthday...definately an Adorable Princess.She looked so Beautiful in her Birthday dress that once my camera came out she just kept on smiling....a Butterfly Cake,pretty little cupcakes, family and friends all together to celebrate her special day.Love You My Darling.

This Layout was a work in Progress but I must say My Absolute Favourite to Date. The Bird with the swirl was hand cut and painted over with Making Memories Glitter Paint to give it a whimpsical Look, as was the Clear Heart and the torn edges. After cutting the circles out, I used a decorative punch to scallop around the edges, then I sanded all the exposed edges to bring back some more white into the layout.I must say cutting out the flower PP was a gruelling delicate proceess but once placed I loved it.Most of the PP and the embellishments were lifted to add depth to the Layout.(Stash No.35)

A Few Close-Up Shots

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sugar and Spice

Normally my niece will always smile when I have my Camera out....yet this was one of those times that she wasnt in the mood...then she told me that she wanted her photo taken but with a small smile LOL....I just Love her little personality....definately a mixture of Sugar and Spice.My Stash is slowly on the decline this is No. 36....but I recently recieved some awesome papers from an online challenge that I won ...Im so tempted to cut into them...well maybe another day...

I loved these papers from "We R Memory Keepers"..the colours were perfect for these photos (the pics have come out alittle darker on the download)...I did alot of cutting to layer the flowers and make the swirls pop, I choose to ink in black to lift all the vibrant colours of the Printed papers.

A Few Close-up Shots