Tuesday, July 31, 2007

I'm on a roll!

Yes I have done another layout! You can only see a sneak of this one though as it's for the Buzz DT blog. So you can see more of it here, and if it isn't there, it will be in the next 24 hours or so :)

To celebrate hubby's birthday, we spent the night at a lovely B&B just outside of Murrumbateman. Mary went to Nanny's and learnt how to knit. The other two went to Nanna's and cooked cupcakes. We went to a few wineries, I got extra tipsy, we had a gorgeous spa room, lovely three course meal, asleep by 9.30pm, then up to a cooked breakfast. Nice!

I also have my own gallery at justjohanna's! Too cool! Check out the little icon that Johanna allocated to me :) How appropriate.

Oh and I also got a little blurb on the ScrapScene blog which is very cool too! Scroll down to More Altered Dress Forms.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Yet another layout!

It's hubby's 40th birthday tomorrow and I made this layout, complete with love letters from myself and the kids. I thought it would keep better than cards.

I've used the August Half Tart which is so cool, and will be on sale August 1st, lol. The only things I added were the Hambly journaling rubon, the American Crafts rubons that spell out 'of love', and some Making Memories bookbinding tape.

The houses all lift up to reveal our letters.

I also made this ATC for a one on one swap today. The theme is Winter and I used all justjohanna stamps, and again I was completely inspired by Julie's work. I love stamping on bookpages now! So simple but so cool :)

Monday, July 23, 2007

...and again.

I did another layout on Saturday night. This is about Peggy's obsession with pink. I scratched out the background from the photo with a paper piercer. It would have been nicer done in photoshop, but I'm a photoshop wannabe. I also tried to used up scraps and bits of old stash for the this layout.

We got the new Harry Potter book on Saturday morning. Billy went to a fancy dress thing and got a copy of the book included. I only got to read about 12 chapters on Saturday and then finished it off on Sunday, so I owe the kids some quality time when they get home today, lol.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

I scrapped!

Using bits from the July Full Tart and justjohanna stamps.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Mixed media art class in Canberra!

Fantastic mixed media art class in Canberra!

When: Saturday 8th September 9am - 4pm
Where: The Mount Rogers Community School, Alfred Hill Drive, Melba
With: Linda Baldock
Cost: $75 which includes materials, morning and afternoon snacks, tea & coffee, water too ;)
Please BYO lunch.
Limited spaces available.

Spend a day completing a stunning project and learning some fabulous techniques. Looks can be deceiving, and with this beautiful and fun art housie, you will soon learn that the complicated is not so hard to master. Art is fun and beautiful, so come and sit, learn, and play the day away.

Linda is a "stay and play" at home mum with a 3 year old son under her feet and a 10 year old son at school, she makes the most of her time by creating art. She considers herself an "altered mixed media collage paper artist", and loves playing with products that are flexible and fun such as rust and fusible film. Linda has been published several times in APC and S&P, and even in Canada's "ATC Quarterly". Never one to follow rules she likes to explore and learn from her mistakes. Linda is the newest art teacher at Fred the Needle in Penrith. Her other credits include designing stamps for Artistree Stamps (Paperforest Designs) and Scrappin' Bug Stamps. She is also a member of the PaperArtsy (UK) Design Team and is in the middle of designing stamps under her own label "MADJAK".

Please email Philippa on philippa @ limetart.com to book your place.
Deposit is $30 with full payment due by the 25th August.
Upon booking you will be given a list of tools to bring along for the day.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Sneaks and Sydney

A couple of quick sneaks of new justjohanna stamps that will be released very soon...

On Monday we went to Sydney to visit the new Wildlife place and the Aquarium. The kids said the highlight of the day trip was the monorail ride!

All I can say, is thank goodness for Nintendos for the car trip!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Quick ATC post

I made 8 of these for a Stitching ATC swap. The background stamp is by justjohanna and the collage piece is by Artchix. The Artchix piece has been coated with dimensional magic which you can't see in the scan. I'm not sure if it's noticeable but the stitching is suspending the middle piece of the ATC and the white 'space' is space!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Is it sad...

to be relieved to stay at home all day?! Gosh we have had a full on week. The kids are on school holidays and we have been out every day this week! From groceries, to doctors appointments, the museum to ultrasounds, lol. Mary is having constant tummy aches so we are undergoing lots and lots of tests to find out what the problem may be...

We bought a few board games this week and have been having fun with them. We even got Junior Pictionary and I'm pleased to say that Peggy aged 5.5 is having a ball! We also got Uno and Tipayatung.

Yesterday after more blood tests, we went to the National Museum which the kids always enjoy. Because of the blood tests, we all had chocolate cake for breakfast at the museum cafe! We had to replenish Mary's sugar levels ;)

Today has been lazy, oh so lazy.... Well not so much for me as I'm catching up on webwork, but I was able to do most of that in pjs ;)

I also downloaded pics from my camera and came across this one of the canvas that I made for our lounge a few weeks ago. It matches our new furniture perfectly and I've used orange bags for the background texture and Buzz & Bloom chipboard flowers. The canvas measures about 1 metre tall by about 75cm wide. It's sitting on the floor in this pic as it took a week or so to buy hooks!

Friday, July 06, 2007

Stamp camp...

I'm off to stamp camp this afternoon and last weekend I found out I had to make 50 ATCs, lol. This year's theme was Four Seasons.

Well here they are, one of them anyway. Each of them have a different phrase, all cut from a book of Robert Browning poetry.

All stamps by justjohanna. Artwork completely and utterly inspired by Julie!

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