Sunday, November 27, 2011

Breaking Dawn..............

WOW!
Last week Bridge and I went to see the second last Twilight Movie

Breaking Dawn Part 1!


I cant even begin to tell you the improvement on the acting!
It was no comparison to the previous movies!
We even saw some semblance of emotion on Bella! Huge Shock!
As you all know, I am totally for the DOG!
But Edward blew me away this movie!
This was his movie I think.
Plus after seeing Water For Elephants staring  Reece Witherspoon and Robert Patterson,
I am a bit of a Robert Patterson fan now...
It seams that he is finally growing into his Acting Career!
In Water for Elephants he even outshone Reece!
Anyway the wedding scene was devine!
I so have to work out how to recreate this look!
It was perfect!
Loved the twisted timber seating and arch!
But i dont have super strength to do that! Bummer! :(


Even if you arent a Twilight fan, you would be hard not to love this movie!
Bridge and I sat on the edge of our seats the whole time
it was so stressful wondering what was going to happen
and we knew cause we had read the book!
It was brilliant!
Highly recommend watching it!



Gunnedah Floods..... again.....

It seams to be a running habit...
Floods at the start of Wheat Harvest!
For a farming town, this can make or break so many families!
And this is the third year in a row, and this year was going to be a good year!
My hubby is a grain broker, so he connects ends users and producers.
If there is no grain, there is no money!
Same old story it seams....

So here are this years photos..
You can see previous flood posts from 2008 here
Fires in Nov 2009 here
and 2010 here

Its funny, there are the same boys in some of these photos from years before!!!
These are the streets down near the river..
This Chandos street.
The other end to where my shop is located!


The road is only closed to 4 wheeled creatures, not four legged creatures!!! Haha


You will notice these same boys in one of those other posts too!!
So Funny!


This is the view from Porky...
There is lots of local water laying around.


Overlooking the Mooki River..


Heading out on the Tamowrth Road which is cut!
Brenda lives out there!


This is the water we were looking at in earlier photos...


Its interesting looking back over the years on my blog!
What a wonderful way to preserve history!
Typical Australian Climate....
Floods and Fires all in the same months....

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Hellooooo Out there.....................

Hey there bloggers......
I'm so sorry that its been ages since I have blogged!
Its been so HUGELY busy with the new shop and getting my Kaisercraft commitments done prior to Christmas shut down!
So I thought Id better just hop on and do a quick post to let you know I'm still alive!
Let me share a link with you too...
Here is a link to my new
Enchanted Events and Balloons Blog here
Please jump on and become a follower
as the more followers I have to more internet exposure I get and the more people will come through my doors!

With Christmas just around the corner, last week I sent the very "easy going" Molly
out dressed as Miss Santa to drum up some shop front displays over Christmas...


Here we all are... Laura wasnt in this day so she isnt in this piccie.
But I have three gorgeous girls helping me out now.
Meg on the right will be my first "trainee" as soon as she is old enough!
Meg comes in twice a week and helps me out with absolutely anything that needs to be done!
She is such an angel!
I say to her "What do you feel like doing today Meggy?" and she says "I think I will iron!"
As you might imagine, I do get stacks of ironing!!
With chair covers and sashes and things.....

So that's about it for now...
I will have some more Kaisercraft peaks soon..

Also, my new Scrapbook Shop
The Scrapbook Nook is up and running and has done my first class!! 
I am taking numbers for my next class now commencing 28th Nov. This will be a Card Swap Plaque done in Vintage Styling...
This one actually!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Kaisercraft November Releases

This month saw another three fabulous releases from
Kaisercraft!
I tell you, they just keep getting better and better!
And there are some awesome new matching embellies this time round too!!

Madam Boutique Range....
There are a packet of awesome Die Cuts in this collection which makes putting pages together so easy!
There are a few on this page..
And also the new acrylic flowers! Yummy!

"Together for a Moment"


This was my Off the Page....
I have had this tree painted for a while
but just couldn't come up with the right colours to complement
what i painted it!
The colours in the Madam Boutique fitted perfectly
so I cut some flowers using my new Cricut Expressions machine
and layered them with a pearl center.
and hung the little bird cage......

"Blossom Tree"



The new Cookadoodledoo Range is totally CUTE!
I love the 3D chipboard farm animals in this range....

"Coockadoodledoo Album"





And this is my layout...

"Together"


And another Christmas Range Release
is 
Merry Melody!
Here i have made the NOEL and also decorated a glass ball.



Sunday, November 6, 2011

October GingerScrapStreet Magazine Article - Moo Moo Here




Moo Moo Here
Jodi Dolbel
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And A Moo Moo There
Life on the farm, is there a more peaceful way to spend your days?
As children, there is an endless supply of fun to be had on the farm. An outback Adventure Playground!! “Old MacDonald” has been telling us for years about all the animals that can be found down on the farm. What an amazing place for a child to spend some time! In this story I wanted to feature fun farm layouts and the activities that can be found on the farm featuring our children.
I particularly love Cathy’s Layout “Grandma’s Cows”, the digi kit she used for this layout is perfect and features so many elements that you would find on a farm. The fencing wire background, the burlap that sits behind the photos and those wonderful looking animals sticking their heads through the fence! The photos really blend in well in this layout too featuring the lovely grassy pastures and Grandma’s Cows.
Lauren’s Layout “Down on the Farm”, is a hybrid layout but done on a corrugated cardboard base. The photo which has been coloured using Photoshop to suit the vintage theme really pops against the card base and the “real” wire background!



Grandma’s Cows by Cathy Dippolito
Supplies: Element: Digital Kit: E-I-E-I-O Combo by Chelle's Creations, Digi template Blueprints set 4 by True Blue Studio, Software: Photoshop CS4, Fonts: Travelling Typewriter.
Design Notes: I extracted the pig in order to make it look like it is sticking it's head through the fence.
Journaling: One of the fun parts about going to Grandma Cat’s & Grandad’s is getting to see all the cows and farm animals!


Down on the Farm by Lauren Bell
Supplies: Paper: October Afternoon, Cardstock: Corrugated Cardboard, Alphabet: American Crafts Thickers, Bling: Kaiser Craft, Pens: Uniball Signo, Thread: Bakers Twine, Other: Chicken Wire, Staples, Felt.
Design Notes: Use corrugated cardboard and fencing wire to give a earthy/country feel.


Down on the Farm by Sarah Ward
Supplies: Cardstock: Aussie Scrap Source, Paper: October Afternoon, Teresa Collins , Chipboard: Words or Whatever, Glimmer Mist: Tattered Angels, Ink: Tim Holtz, Alphabets: Jillibean Soup, Button: Sweet Tierney, Purple Pumpkin, Paint: Making Memories, Lace: Prima Marketing.
Design Notes: Secure your alpha by using your sewing machine, this creates a unique touch! Don't be scared to over-ink!!
Journaling: A great family day out @ the i98fm Convoy for Kids. Georgia loved the farm animals. Nov '08.

And A Moo Moo There
Farm life covers all kinds of educational disciplines. We learn about life down on the farm with the birth of spring animals like sheep and little ducklings. We learn about death through our dearly beloved pets passing away! We learn about the value of rain and what happens to the farm when we don’t have it for a while, but mostly we learn about love through the love of our animals. Is there a no greater love than that between a child and their pony?
I love Jo’s Layout “Sweet”. That cow is just totally adorable and the look of pure delight on Evan’s face is priceless. The layout “Hayden Wants a Donkey really makes me smile!! Didn’t we all go through a faze where we wanted a Donkey, because they are so cute!!! There is lots of white space in the layout which directs us to those terribly cute Donkey photos and the story behind it! The Digital “wave” element in the “Ready to Ride” layout by Eveyln gives the layout movement and I can just picture Marky moseying along a country path on Aunt Gay’s Horse.
I think you will agree, there are no end of photo opportunities on the Farm to capture those everyday moments of our children, and there is lots of wonderful Digi Kits on the market to showcase our Farm Photos. Happy Scrapping!


Sweet by Jo Kinder
Supplies: Chipboard: Twiddleybitz, Tags: Donna Downey, Journaling Spots: Lil'Something, Brads: KaiserCraft, Paint: JoSonja, Ink: Rainger Distress Inks, Pens: Sharpie, Other: bingo card, cardstock, corrogated cardboard, ribbon, bubble wrap, staples,  fabric. Tools: Dies: Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Embossing Machine: Cuttlebug, Stamps: Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley.
Journaling: Sweet and so is the valf!! hehehe my all time 'fav' photo of my Evan Monster @ Oakdale Farm.


Hayden Wants A Donkey by Mary Rogers
Supplies: DigiKit: Apple of My Eye (paper and brad) by Vinnie Pearce (twopeasinabucket), Template: Mixin' It Up 12x12 Templates by Chrissy W Designs (twopeasinabucket), Brushes: Coffee Stains by Brusheezy, Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 8, Fonts: You are Loved, CK Journaling.
Design Notes: I love using templates as a starting off point for my designs. The original design of this template by Chrissy W Designs didn’t suite the orientation of my photos, so I rotated it and moved things around just a bit. I then was able to add a few elements and brushes to keep the focus on the photos and the story I was trying to tell. I think it worked perfectly.
Journaling: I wasn’t surprised when you called home from the fair asking for a kitten, or even a dog....but a donkey? I know she has a bit of a crush on you, but seriously Hayden what would we do with a donkey?


Ready to Ride by Evelyn Mauldin
Supplies: Kit: Cowboys and Cowgirls by TrishH. Designs (formerly at Enchanted Studio Scraps), Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 9, Fonts: Pea Jack and Jane, Template: CU "wave" template.
 Design Notes: I used the alpha included in the kit and added a .5px Stroke Outline to it for the title.
Journaling: Marky’s family visited Aunt Gay’s farm last Spring. As soon as he saw Aunt Gay’s Arabian, Sampson, Marky promptly dubbed him “Sammy-Sam-Sam” and was ready to mount up. That made his mom, a horse lover, very happy.


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