Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Our Beautiful World

the theme is
The poppy fields near our lighthouse where my
great grandfather was the keeper in the 1890's
Share your 'Summer' photography stories

Monday, 15 August 2016

Our Beautiful World....

No scrapping here.... this is the first day I've felt more like myself now that the flu is starting to subside.  Just left now with a very nasty cough.  I don't ever want to go through this again in a hurry, its been pretty cruel.  And I want to say thanks for your lovely well-wishes.  Thank-you (mwah)
the theme is
 Paige and Hannah follow me over a local jetty bridge
Share your 'BRIDGE' photography stories

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Our Beautiful World

 This is a tad late going up, but been knocked off my feet by the flu this week
a nasty nasty thing!
the theme is
Outdoor Activity
Dh and Hannah and Paige having a blast!
Share your 'Outdoor Activity' photography stories

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Travel pages and Our Beautiful World

Just another simple page for my travel album, it is project life style, but every now and then I enjoy doing full pages and packing in the photos :) 
Nothing too complicated - cos I reallywant to get it finished and not be put off  or bogged down by more layered work.  Its good for me right now.  Mojo has been missing for most part of this year :(
the theme is
This is my kitchen window in my previous house. I loved it very much.
.  It's lovely to have photos and memories to keep.
Share your 'Window' photography stories

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Summer LO and Our Beautiful World.....

Just trying to get some pages completed of our family holiday in January.
It's so nice scrapping 'Summer' in the middle of a bitter winter here in Tasmania.
Oh take me back to this time!!!
Isnt it great how scrapping photos transport us back  and complete memories....
The joys! 
It's a pretty simple double (oh gosh its been such a long time since I did that!!)
I really didn't want to complicate it with too much embellishing.
 It didn't seem to need it.
I've let that go a lot. 
  I think project life style does that.
 Changes things.
Less bogged down. 
 About a lot of things.
the theme is
This is an old photo from 2008,  but its so cute!
Paige in her school 'cooking' uniform setting about baking a desert for after dinner 
in our previous house.   Again, the photo sparks so many memories! 
Share your 'Baking' photography stories


Monday, 18 July 2016

Our Beautiful World....

the theme is
We saw this big fellow on our holiday in January at the Gold Coast sunning itself in the warm sun!
Or maybe waiting for its next meal!!!
Share your 'Green' photography stories

I've just gotten through an incredibly busy couple of weeks with state wide eisteddfod... we won all but one performance which was a second.  I'm very proud of my students! 
Life might get back to some normalcy for a little while :)

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Travel Album LO and Our Beautiful World.....

It was great to actually do a full layout again for my travel album.
Its been so long since being caught up with Project Life.
Might do a few more!  I've been managing to collect older Basic Grey papers, especially Phresh and Phunky and Sublime....  with a few favourites like Modica and Infuse....  Basic Grey lost the recipe after they created those!  And I'm about to loose my camera for not taking clear photos! Grr!

the theme is
Paige had some fun with these two Koala characters from her childhood memories.
Thrill to bits seeing them at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Paige waited in line with all the little kids to have her photo taken too!
Share your 'Play' photography stories


Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Our Beautiful World... and a PL page

the theme is
I gathered the little charms from all kinds of places to make up this pin for Paige as a good luck gift when she was in the Disney's production Beauty and the Beast
with Belle

Share your 'Bits n Pieces' photography stories

I've had a moment or two to do some scrapping in the background.
Here's a page from our trip to the Gold Coast at the beginning of the year..

Monday, 27 June 2016

Sketches in Thyme and Our Beautiful World

Sketches in Thyme
I was so pleased to get hold of a dvd taken of Paige when she was six years old dancing
in a concert full of adults performing and had very little in the way of photos to
 remember  it by from back in 2003.
 HOWEVER, I took some photos of the screen when the dvd was placed on 'pause'. AND even though the photos are pretty ordinary - weeeell awful quality really - it doesn't matter!!  These photos are a precious memory worthy of being scrapped.  So into my PL album this week it goes!  The dancer Paige is performing with went onto a place with the Victorian College of the Arts . Out of 500 applicants Australia wide, only 30 are selected. and she graduated as their best 3rd year student.

The sketch is really open for scope and prompted to journal over the photo:

Sketch #32

It was also lovely to get this feature last week :)

for this little card :)

thanks so much

the theme is
Our Beautiful World is celebrating our 3rd anniversary
So come join in the fun!

Here are three little buds
in a cluster:

And I managed to catch these little three in my back garden
a couple of days ago......all fighting over a bit of  bread

Hope you can share your 'Three' photography story

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style and Our Beautiful World

Reversed it a little
Here's a top half of 12x12 PL page
When doing a couple of subjects on a page, I usually colour code it.
The other part of the page had a grey background which worked well with the orange.
LOL, and no this isn't where she got her job :)

the theme is
This little cupid statue sits in our garden,
Its beautiful and weather-worn.  
Decades ago, it was given to us as a wedding present :)
Share your 'OLD' photography story

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Our Beautiful World

the theme is
Left over from flooding.....
There's also a DT CALL...
check it out

Monday, 6 June 2016

Our Beautiful World and oh boy... what a horrible weekend!

First up we'll start with the lovely
where the theme is
Paige and her French friend Margot
Share your 'REFLECTION' photography stories
You may have heard that the east coast of Australia has been lashed with rain and high winds.
Houses, possessions and lives lost.

And Tasmania is having its fair share.
 Towns here have been  and are being evacuated due to flooding. The Army moved in to help

 One body found and two people are missing presumed drowned.

My husbands truck this morning......
It's looking rather 'jack-knifed pressed hard up against the others and
into the tanks.   Lost is two B-doubles and 3or 4 other semis. The office - computers -everything have gone. It will probably 3 weeks before the office is up and running again and new trucks sourced.
Some of the other businesses in the same road lost dozens of trucks - and forklifts, containers full of products.
This is our local jetty yesterday -
I've never seen it like this before - ever!
The wind shook our house.
King tides.

We (personally) are fine, we are up on higher ground.
Though, absentees where high in my classes today - not surprising.
Probably will be for a little while.
My prayers are with the families who have lost their loved ones,
 to those who have had to leave their houses, lost possessions, to the farmers already battling loses with animals and livestock swept away or trying hard to save them...

We can only imagine .....

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

White With 1 and Our Beautiful World

I cant believe I've actually completed a LO!
I haven't played with WW1 for soooo long!
Great inspiration and a chance to get another page for my travel album done!
This month White with One's colour is Tangerine...
Oh boy... I kept feeling I was reverting to red all the time...
tangerine is tricky to keep more 'orange'!
Then to get the photography colour right in cloudy ole Tasmania...
Anyways... here it is.....
Cut the photo out and made more of a 'book-like' feel for the LO.  The tangerine paint underneath keep 'bleeding through the gesso... but I think its still 'white' enough :)
Yay!!  so nice to play again!
This weeks theme...

This happens.... as soon as everyone my dh and Hannah leave the house to go to work
of a morning. There always seems to be a flurry to get out the door and then
silence.............. aaaaaaah.......
Share your 'Cup' photography stories
AND we were away visiting family this past weekend,
It was my Dad's 80th birthday...

 made a surprise visit home even though she had only
started a new job in Bundaberg, Queensland the week before!!

 Only dh, Hannah and I knew...
so here are a few very surprised faces!

First up ......Paige....

the tears....start...
 then my sister.....

My mum...

My Dad....


Aaaah, happy families!!!