Wednesday, 18 November 2009 3 comments
Welcome to a new look!

Needed a spring clean, both in my house and blog. Wish my house looked this sparkly clean :p

Tell me what you think, suggestions to improve it & what topics you'd like me to cover.

If you like it, become a follower so I don't feel silly!

My new shop section is still under construction. It will sell real-life products such as personalised page layouts, memory books (ie graduation, baby, year-in-review, life-in-review, special birthday), baby announcements, brag books, canvases, business cards etc. Basically anything you need a pretty design for. I specialise in personal memory books, which make excellent, heart-felt gifts at Christmas (wink, wink!)

As well as offering printed complete pages/albums, I also sell the digital image so that you can print it yourselves at home or in the photolab of your choice.  If this interests you right now, just email me & we'll get started. You'll need to choose your digital photos, write out some journalling to accompany them (I can help you with this :) and pick a template from my digital layouts album (or we can design a whole new one if that suits).

In the future the shop will feature more templates and quick pages to choose from.

This is it  for now. Time to roll up my sleeves and get house painting.
Sunday, 15 November 2009 0 comments
Spring Sunshine & Colours to Match

Well it's been a crazy, crazy week without a computer! I know I've said it before, but I really, really rely on it to do everything - banking, keeping contact with friends & family, doing photography, keeping a schedule, etc etc.

Good thing is, that after I freakishly deleted 55GB worth of photoshop projects with just ONE click of a button, the computer geeks were able to restore most of them back to my computer from the netherlands of cyberspace. I really don't know what came over me - I decided to spring clean my computer storage and somehow copied one photoshop folder and pasted it onto an EHD, but then went back to my computer and deleted a different folder instead - one that I had NO BACK UP COPIES of. Huh.

Bad thing is they couldn't restore my EHD, so three months worth of photos are lost forever. I do regular back ups, but it has obviously been longer than I thought between burns.

Trying to keep up with my new scrapping commitments was a test - especially without a computer with Photoshop, but it has all turned out ok. Challenging. But ok.

So. BACK UP REGULARLY. Maybe every month. And not just to an EHD - Burn, baby, burn onto DVD.

Here are some layouts completed today.

First Swim Nov09

These first two use the "Little Shores" kit from Designerdigitals. I just love these colours atm. Although I've never been a fan of yellow, I think it goes well here, and you can't really get away from it with those floaties! The kit just shouts Springtime and Fun and Kids and Water, doesn't it!

I've also been happily playing with the newest digital collection from Kaisercraft, called "Hideaway". It's got so many possibilities! Just love the gorgeous bird stamps. I wanted to use so much stuff all on the one layout, but had to restrain myself.

As my layouts have not yet appeared on their blog, I can only show you a glimpse.

If you are new to digi, try downloading their free kit "Tag This" first.


Wednesday, 4 November 2009 5 comments
Oh. My. Gosh. I'm in the Kaisercraft Digital Design Team!

To say I'm extremely excited would be understating it, as I've not stopped jumping up and down and chanting about Kaisercraft to my littlies (who are watching me through bizarre but interested eyes) since I found out this morning.

I peeked into Kaisercraft's blog and saw that the new designers had been unveiled. Breathed a disappointed sigh, as I must not have been accepted. Surely I would have been notified before they announced it publicly. Sigh. Oh well, next time maybe.

Completely ignored the fact that I have not been able to check my emails since yesterday morning because my email computer is being fixed. Webmail's not working either.

Read down the blog and - WHOA! There's my name. MY NAME! I hope it's mine and that it's not a mistake. Perhaps there are two of us that share that name?

Read through the bio's of others who had been accepted and I'm so totally blown away to be working with such interesting ladies - most of which are from overseas, no less, and have totally professional scrapbooking blogs, classes, designs and publications going on. OMG! Check them out here.

This is going to be so much fun. Can't wait to get started. Hope to make a whole new set of cyber buddies. Broaden my photoshop elements skills. Try out all the new digital supplies. Maybe even teach a few tutorials. Chat on cyber crops and inside forums. See what I mean? Scrapping is just such a social outlet, even if you don't go out to crops! AND I'm documenting our family's lives to boot. I so love scrapbooking.

And now I can tell Dear Hubby that I have to scrap - it's my job. Cool Bananas!

I cannot upload any new layouts today, as my own computer with all the storage is under repairs (I accidently deleted 57GB of layouts. Errr, I'm trying not to panic. It's not the end of the world. Yet. )

So I'll check in a bit later in the week. Cheers! (Soooo happy!)


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