Tuesday, 13 October 2015

I've Been Absent! - Our Beautiful World - Cat Lover's Hop!

Yes, I've been absent for a week or so, and thoroughly busy with the school holidays finishing up this past weekend, and have been away at 'scrappy camp from last Thursday to Sunday (got a heap of Project Life pages finished and almost up to date!
On a side note:- I don't tend to show my Project Life pages on my blog anymore... I had an epiphany after a friend visited and looked through my pages, she asked lots of questions, mainly about the photos. Why?  Because I've limited the journaling and even some of the photos (important photos) because of privacy for the  blog.   I had to ask myself who I was doing this for?  And so it was decided. And I've got to admit, its so nice getting through those pages without a filter :)
Anyway, here's
the theme is 'Weather'
 Go visit to see the fabulous dt interpretations too...
I had a lot of costumes to wash and then hang on the line to blow in the wind... I wasn't sure if the rain would hold.   Had to take a few of the costumes off so I could see through to the sky while photographing.
LOL, it was fun laying on the grass looking up  with the camera! Goodness knows what anyone would have thought if they saw me!  It would be like:  'I'm trying to take photos of the weather' LOL!
Yeah.... a bit bizarre!
You can find the photos stories
Hope to see yours too!
AND, I thought this would be fun!!
(especially since cats feature at times in my scrapping!)

October 29th is National Cat Day!! 
 So.... Janis going to host a
 on her blog Oct. 26-30. 

There are some awesome sponsors lined up who are donating cat-themed prizes  So far, Graphic 45, Waffle Flower, Newton's Nook, Paper Smooches, and Art Impressions have prizes for some lucky random cat lovers.  There will be prizes who link up cat-themed cards or projects....and prizes for those who comment too.  

Here's what Janis has to say....... The projects do not have to be Halloween-themed.  In fact, I hope that many of them will not be!  Let's try to have cats as the main theme of the card or project, though, and not just an incidental part.  However, I'm not going to be picky on that point, because I love seeing cats anywhere! Any projects are fine, so be creative and get working on something awesome to link up at the end of the month.  But no back-linking, so don't post it on your blog until my linky tool goes live!!!  :)
Feel free to snag the blog badge, too, to let others know about this fun event!!!

 Yep, definitely will be joining in on this one!!!

Don't forget to join in

Small dots or spots and distinct outline
Love to see you there!

And on a scary note....
Paige's University has been put on high alert today with a big police presence due to threats made online about an impending attack...
I'm sure the validity of the people responsible is being checked, and in the meantime, Paige only needed to be in there for 20 minutes to do a German speaking exam and she was out of there...
Even so, it does make us feel on edge.
I hope they get those responsible!



Janis said...

Mandy....Thank you so much for the shout-out!!! I am so happy that others are interested in the Cat Lovers Hop, too. Looking forward to seeing what everyone has been making.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

CAT LOVERS HOP coming Oct. 26-30 at HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com!!!

Lizzyc said...

Wet washing hanging on the line, drying very quickly when the weathers fine.... Sorry still remember this song from play school days!!!hehe.. Fabulous idea about the cats! And yes a bit unreal something like that happening at an Aussie uni... Let's hope it doesn't happen again...have a great week!

Lizzy Hill said...

I always love the variety in your posts! Firstly, LOVING the 'sky' shot through the washing.....brilliant. Should be a washing powder ad photo!! Agree with PL....I often just show one or two, but not often.......CAT LOVERS? ummmm....sozzy. Nope. Dog house here;) And I'm on the NO CHALLENGES month. Still. And DOING it!!! Lucky I had some DT work to keep me busy;)!!!!! Still thinking about a December Daily. Thinking.....!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving the photo!!! I have laid in the grass before for the perfect shot ... so I totally get it! LOL!! And how scar for Paige!!!! Hopefully they catch the person who is responsible for the threats!!!

Jeanneke said...

Beautiful weather photo...the weather...and the photo :>)
I love the smell of laundry line-dried in the wind.
How did you get your laundry so perfectly white?


Ros Crawford said...

Oh I love your photo!! The angle is just Brilliant! And I often thought the same about project life ... You never know who is looking in.
I'm glad your daughter is safe ... What horrible people are out there which again makes me think about project life!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thats a really goo idea for a photo for the theme weather :)

Manuela said...

super photo from from the costumes on the line in combination with the weather :-)) cool perspective!
Have a great time!

Audrey Pettit said...

I completely understand about privacy issues with your PL pages, my friend... and I'm so glad you are now scrapping those pages without sensor, just for yourself and your family. And I adore your "weather" photo! Such a fantastic perspective looking up from underneath the clothesline. I can so picture the scene, without even being there. And I'm so sorry about the scare at Paige's university! The police just arrested a student at our high school here who had a hit list... so so scary, and the boy's father simply said that he "doesn't think his son has the code to his gun cabinet".... good grief

Wen Sylvestre said...

Oh my goodness how terrifying that must have been for you and your family! I'm happy to hear she's safe. I love your weather photo, but I had to admit at first I was a bit lost as to what it was, I thought it were snowy mountains hahaha! But on closer look, ya I know haha... I think it says more about my eye sight than your photography talent :) Wonderful shot Mandy!

Lorraine said...

I love the smell of fresh air in laundry that's been hung outside to dry. And that is certainly a wonderful view up through your clothesline with the white against the blue sky. Nicely done!