Friday, February 25, 2011

Great News for FALLEN Fans......

Recently I found these books...
by Thomas E Sneigoski

They center around a Character called Aaron a Nephlim
and he is the Chosen one 
to bring Redemption to all fallen angels after the great battle in heaven.
And i love his dog Gabriel...

Anyway today i found that the books were made into a television series
about 4 years ago
and were featured on ABC American Television.
I cant find them on itunes or in stores
but i did find them on UTUBE!!!!

And Paul Wesley who plays Stephen Salvator in the 
Vampire Diaries plays Aaron....
A Much younger version, but still a cutie!!

Im a bit excited about this!!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Custom Made Decorations for your Functions

Ive shared photos from time to time of the Functions that i have decorated....
And I have found the perfect solutions for my themed centerpieces....
Do you know what the secret is?

Today I have done a blog post over at 
and i am sharing my secret with you!!!

If you are helping to decorate a themed function in the future
Is Blog post is a MUST READ!

Monday, February 21, 2011

HYbrid Love - My first Gingerscrapstreet Article

I just thought i would share this with everyone now i can.
Its my first article for

Hybrid Scrapbooking by Jodi Dolbel

Just the name of this style of scrapbooking has us raising our eyebrows. “What is hybrid scrapbooking”, we ask shaking our heads. The truth is, a lot of seasoned scrapbookers are already using hybrid scrapbooking techniques every day.
If you have ever printed items out like your journaling, song lyrics or poems and used them on a layout, this is hybrid scrapbooking. If you have added a title or journaling to your photo before printing it out, this is also hybrid scrapbooking. Anything that you have printed out and added to a traditional layout is classed as hybrid scrapbooking, so most of us have probably been doing this all along.
There is so much to love about Hybrid Scrapbooking. We can add awesome shaped journaling to our layouts that would be difficult, messy or impossible with traditional scrapbooking. You can see samples of this in Bridgette’s layout where she has printed out lines of text onto cardstock, and also in Louise’s layout where she has the text following a curved line and has printed it onto transparency. Heather's layout has the text following the round shape of the swing. So rather than just having a handwritten journal card tucked somewhere on the page, the journaling has now become a feature of these hybrid layouts.

Eleven Things about you by Bridgette Hatton

Supplies: Paper: BoBunny Press, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Alphabet: American Crafts, Prima Marketing, Carolee’s Creations, Pearls: Flourish with a Bling, Brads: Bella Blvd, Specialty Ink: Maya Road, Font: Kristen ITC, Other: clothing label, doily, ribbon, buttons. Tools: Sewing machine. Digital Supplies: Software: Microsoft Word 2007.
Design Notes: To make the strip journaling, text into a blank document and print it out onto your cardstock. Cut into trips and ink the edges. To give your page a little definition cut out circles that match the circle paper and mount them up over the top of the other, place them randomly on your page. Use the same picture and print in different sizes for more detailed look. Gather ribbon into a circle and place a brad in the middle to make flowers.
Journaling: You weigh 21.0 kg you are super smart in school you have the biggest purest heart imaginable, you have a beauty spot on your cheek, you squeal whenever you get Tickled, you are 120cm high you make sure your baby sister is doing what she is told, your best friends are Lilly Halle and Angelina You are a DS addict your favourite game is animal crossing wild word, when you grow up you want to be a veterinarian, you are on level 24 25 reader your fave book is Pony Pals.

Nap Envy by Louise Williams

Supplies: Paper: BasicGrey, Scenic Route, Grungeboard: Tim Holtz, Alphabet: Heidi Swapp, American Crafts, Flowers: Heidi Swapp, Brads: Karen Foster, Ink: Tim Holtz,  Specialty Ink: Maya Road, Fonts: Trixie, Other: transparency, vellum, thread.  Tools: Other: sewing machine. Digital Supplies:Software: Photoshop 5, Other: clouds brush.
Design Notes: I placed the photos together in a photoshop file and used a cloud brush to add some dream wisps at the bottom. I created a vintage frame around each and then printed them out, trimmed them to size and overlaid them, tearing one corner off to add to the aged effect and to soften the edge between the two photos. When creating the swirly text, I drew the lines first so I could get the shapes right before adding the text.
Journaling: September 2009

Swing High by Heather Robertson

Supplies: Paper: Bella Blvd, Cardstock: Core'dinations, Alphabet: Cosmo Cricket, Alphabet Stickers: Making Memories. Digital Supplies: Flowers: Rhonna Farrer Magic Rainbows Kit.
Design Notes: I highlighted the flowers and used the bevel mode to make them look 3-D, then printed onto cardstock. Then I added the photo and patterned paper and little bird sticker.
Journaling: Lauren tried to swing as high as possible on this bucket swing. Caution - no way - no hands.

We can also customize colors and objects to suit a particular layout. If we are missing an element that is really going to make our page pop, we can customize digital designs and print them out! Emma’s layout “Where is Speedy” is a perfect example of this. Emma has taken the van picture from the Font Dingbats, printed it and then colored with Markers.
Anita’s layout features lots of images found online printed out such as the cogs, clock, tickets and the Title is actually from the Album Cover from the band.
Delving deeper into the many virtues of hybrid scrapbooking, there are lots of really cool changes we can make to our photos which can make our layout standout in online galleries. We can shape our photo into an object before printing it out like Emma has with the magnifying glass. We can add a frame to the photo such as Anna has in her layout Cute. We can crop our photos to any size allowing us no end of scope when it comes to layout design, Bridgette has done this in her layout using a photo booth effect.
The scope with hybrid scrapbooking is endless, only limited to our imaginations. Its now wonder that its become one of the most widely used forms of scrapbooking, even though crafters may not be aware of it!!

Where’s Speedy? By Emma Trout

 Supplies: Paper: October Afternoon, Teresa Collins Designs,  Scenic Route Paper, Die Cuts With a View, Jillibean Soup, Creative Imaginations, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Tape: Pink Paislee, Alphabet: Dymo, Rub Ons: BasicGrey, Die Cuts: October Afternoon, Stickers: Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon, Border: Doodlebug Designs, Specialty Paint: Watercolours, Markers: Sharpie, Pens: Staedtler, Signo Uni-Ball, Thread: Bakers string, Ticket: Jenni Bowlin Studios, Sketch: The Color Room Palette #35, Fonts: 1942 report by Johan Holmdahl , Kingthings Extortion by Kingthings (Dafont), Dingabat: Old Car(Dafont). Tools: Scissors: Tim Holtz. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.
Design Notes: Print your journaling directly onto your layout. Print onto scrap paper first, then fix your layout on top of this paper (making sure to align perfectly) and run through the printer again. This ensures you have your journaling exactly where you want it. The main photo was digitally altered using Photoshop Elements. Use the magic wand to select the subject, layer via cut then flood fill the background with your chosen color. I changed the hair color using the same method. Remember to save original images before altering and use duplicate layers to work on as you create you image. Don’t be afraid to print out digital images and use them on your layout. The VW van is a dingbat printed onto white card, colored with a Sharpie pen and cut out.
Journaling: This tale began when you were about 5 years old. You found a ladybird and wanted to look after it. When I asked you its name you replied it was ‘Speedy’. Speedy re-appeared many times over the years. You would run in the house excitedly holding a ladybird, shouting that Speedy was here. You made a house for Speedy from the Monopoly box but he kept escaping (I wonder how that happened???). Speedy once hitched a ride home from school on the window screen and survived the 60 mph drive. Now you are 14 years old and the legend of Speedy lives on. Only you could be walking on a beach in Wales and find Speedy there sunbathing. I think the legend of Speedy will live on forever.

Cute by Anna Björklund

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Chipboard: Crate Paper,  Alphabet Stickers: Cosmo Cricket, Chipboard, Ribbon: My Mind’s Eye, Ink: Tattered Angels, Pens: ZIG Memory System (Kuretake), Other: buttons, thread. Tools: Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Other: sewing machine. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2, Frame: Stacked Vintage Photo Frame by Katie Pertiet (Designer Digitals).
Design Notes: I used the same digital frame for all three photos, printed them and cut them out. Before adding the framed photos to the background I sprayed my cardstock with glimmer mist. After adding the photos I used my sewing machine to attach some tangled white threads to the layout, for added texture. On top of the threads I added a piece of ribbon/trim, using the Tiny Attacher. Finally I added my chipboard title and the yellow chipboard piece and vintage button. Journaling: 3 okt 2010

Incredible Machine by Anita Rodway

Supplies: Paper: Graphic 45, Cardstock:Bazzill Basics Paper, Grungeboard: Tim Holtz, Stickers: Flutterby Designs, Die Cuts: Maya Road, Charms: Spotlight, Bling: Copper Jewellery, Ink: Tim Holtz (Ranger Industries), Other: buttons, screws.  Tools: Other: sewing machine, sandpaper, tape, foam tape. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3, Elements: Clocks, Old Tickets, Cog from Google images.
Design Notes: Everything can be turned into an embellishment. There’s no such thing as scraps! When sticking layers down with double sided tape, always bring you tape say, an inch in from the edge. That way as you build you page design up, it is easy to tuck things in & under already adhered layers. There’s no such thing as mistakes in scrapbooking – if you do ‘own it’ & make it work like you meant to do it.
Journaling: This band inspires me in so many ways & they’re tour at the moment is a ‘Steampunk’ theme, which intrigues me. So this page was inspired by their music.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

New Kit from The Polka Dot Place........ Verity Court

If your looking for a totally versatile kit to play with
check out this months kit from

Its totally awesome and full of yummy goodness from
Cosmo Cricket
Basic Grey
Chip Chop Shop Buttons (Yummo)
And lots of other adorable bits and bobs that all co-ordinate beautifully

These two layouts feature a couple of extra things
(Ive had to use them for DT Layouts..)
But the majority is in this kit.....

"Photos of You"
Title from Words or Whatever"

and this one was a DT layout for Punky Scraps

Better be quick though, as once word gets out these will walk out the door.....

Layout for Angels r Scrappin

Just wanted to share a recent layout with you.....
All lovely products availble from 
Angels r Scrappin...

We have
Creative Imaginations Papers
Creative Imaginations Stickers
Hand Made flowers from Flutterbys
and a very unique metal flower (Dont know who makes these)
And flourish from Flourish with a bling..


All horsey competitions are about dressing up!!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Color Room #46

I loved this weeks Colour Room
Perfect for Stus birthday photo

Here is my layout
Using lots of Words or Whatever
in this layout.....

Here is the palette.

Stu turns 45...................

February the 18th sees Stu hit mid life!
It was just a normal Friday though, Stu wasn't feeling well enough to go out to lunch or anything.
So i endevioured to cook roast lamb for him and the stupid oven
smoked the place up as usual!
so I packed the shits and we had a microwaved roast lamb instead!
It was ok.....

Here he is blowing out his candles.  He had a cheesecake cake...

I dont know where the time has gone....
It seamed like only lat year we celebrated Stus 40th!!
So much has happened in the last 5 years!!!

Look at me, i look totally different in the face... 
Had a fringe back then!!!
Stu's hair is getting shorter!!

Marnee was still with us, as was Stus big brother Trevor

Stu and his sister got along ok...

The side yard was bare.....
There are no trees at all!
This is all forest now!

 Josh loved his Xbox as did his mates....
All in Year 10 

Emelia & Courtney are still best mates
and both still total exhibitionists...
Some things have to remain the same!!! lol


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See ya there... I might leave something for you.....

If your lucky!!! lol

Challenge 8 from Punky Scraps

This weeks challenge at  Punky Scraps is
To complete a layout
using this quote as inspiration
Its a jounalling challenge!
Something i struggle with!!

But i was so inspired by this quote
that it is the feature of my layout....

I made this layout using the FAB new kit from
The Polka Dot Place  (Get in quick)
I just some extra alphas though.....

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sharing some photos from AACC Emerald

 Emelia uploaded some facebook photos last night
so i would thought i would do a blog post and you can all share my tears......
I was being so brave...
All I wanted to see what what she was getting upto at College
and now that i see how much fun she is having
for some reason it makes me cry.....
She is having a ball though!!!

I have no idea about the green eyebrows, but she is wearing her bikini, so maybe its something to do with the pool and maybe zink..... as a guess!!!!
Maybe there is a problem with burnt eyebrows???
Who knows!! lol

I love the smile in this photo!
Emelia is the one in pink!!!
Even working in dirt all day, a girl has to wear pink!

 Doing some rolling in the hay!

The girls just hangin around.
Emelia is in the black hat.

I thought this photo was typical of Emelia.....
She is right in the action, getting her feet muddy!
But there is no shovel or digging implement.
Just in it for the mud i think!!!

And the after effects!

Yesterday they got to meet the foals they are going to break in...
This is wear i cry so much!!!
She has been dying to do this! Its the reason she is there....
She loves horses...
And her baby is in the paddock so lonely!!!
They are a little wary at first...

But food always does the trick
even when they are standing in a paddock full of it...

Having some one else pull it from the ground for you must make all the difference....

I miss her so much!!
I miss her energy! And I miss having another girl around.
That being said though, i think its a little ironic that i haven't had any anti anxiety/depressant medication
since she left..... I'm not saying there is anything to it, just an interesting observation!!!

OK some adjustments to the story from Emelia:

  • And the foals walked up to us haha, food had nuthing to do with it lol. but food did get to the heart of one of the little fullas haha" 
  • That wasnt the after effect that was when we were trying to unbog the troopy!! hAaha" 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Scrap with V Sketch Challenge

Today saw the release of Scrap with V's second sketch for the month..
Here it is....

And here is my layout...
"Just sitting around"
Featuring adorable little Zane...

Come join the challenge here

Just hanging out................

Brenda and I had a trip to Tamworth today to do a couple of jobs....
We were planning to go and have lunch when we just though
"Hey, wonder whats on at the movies"

And it was this....

Well, I screamed and i cried and i screamed!!!!
Talk about a thriller!!!!

We had a wonderful day! Sometimes the best days are the ones that just happen!

Monday, February 14, 2011

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge - Red

I heart Faces is supporting
this week with its photo challenge...
See Photo challenge details here

This is my photo...
Of Course its Emelia and Myself 
when she was making her Debut....

This was a "selfie" too!!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Some Weekend Activities

It was a varied weekend...
Did lots of different things...
First of all, i got a new computer and i am having so much trouble loading all my actions into PSE9.
I think it has something to do with it running the new Windows program on it!
So frustrating!
So at the moment, i am running two computers!!! Grr!!!

Anyway, I did a little sewing and sewed a few more squares for my quilt..
It needs cream im thinking, although there will be cream around the edge...

And i also did two traditional scrap layouts!!
First time in almost a month!!!

This one is Photos of You....
Thats Josh on his 2nd birthday!!
Isn't he the cutest little kid!
(The Photos of you title is from Words or Whatever)

And this one...
Featuring alot of Prima!
Also a WOW Gate and Scollop Edge
"Pride & Joy"

And just for fun, 
I also did this one in Digi
"Darling Ducklings"
Doncha just love the Duckies...

Punky Scraps Challenge 7

Challenge 7 is now loaded and ready to go!!

This week it is based on a sketch..
and here is my layout
"Nature Walk"

This is another Digi layout....I found the cutest line that matched these photos perfectly!!!

Here is the layout it is based on:

Come and join in the fun!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Brand New Addiction

There comes a time when you just want to try something new...
I discovered just before Christmas
when i went to a friends place to check out her chrissy stuff
that i want to learn to quilt!!!

My friend Nicole has some of the most beautiful quilts gracing her house
patchwork and embroidered banners on the walls
and they look adorable!!
The above is one of Nicole's Chrismtas Quilts.

I used to sew all the time...
I thought i could at least stitch a straight line..
Kinda turns out i cant!!! haha

But anyway, that being said
I went to the fabric shop with Brenda on Monday after coffee
and i saw there were some lovely quilt patterns.
And i found the most adorable "Old Lady" flannelette fabric

so i thought ok, im going to make a start!
I decided to go to the class on Thursday!!!

And guess what!
Brenda went too cause she is also making a quilt for her daughter!
So it turned out to be a wonderful day!

Here is a photo of me being industrious.....

Dontcha just love the crooked specticals...
Too busy laughing and not sewing!!!
Haha I just noticed i have the sunnies on my head too!! What a dag i tell ya!
I suppose there always has to be one in the group hey!!!

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