Friday, December 25, 2009

Celebrations QP

Have you all been following Jewel's blog and collecting her freebies? I have made a quick page using this super cool kit, plus what Shel Belle has on her blog.

Check it out:

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Celebration Freebie

Hi all - just a quickie as I madly get myself organised for the mad dash up the the coast tomorrow!

Mad Genious Designs is offering up a freebie over the next few days on her Blog.

Here is what is up on offer:

Friday, December 18, 2009

A special Christmas treat


and a page by me ....

Monday, November 23, 2009

By Sandy is 25% off this week!

Only at DSDI!

Click here to go to Sandy's store!

Here's a page I made using Holly Jolly Christmas By Sandy!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Get With It (Nov 13 - Dec14) Desk Top CHallenge @ DSDI

Hello all and welcome to the fifth "Get With It Challenge"!

This challenge runs from Nov 14 to Dec 13.

Simply download the template from HERE! Password is: getwithit

Create your desktop and post it in the "Get With It" gallery. Remember to post back here so we can leave you some love and if you use DSDI product let us know and you will score some bonus points.

I have made a Christmas themed desk top this time - I hope you all enjoy it!

Here's a squizzy of the templates:

I even pulled my finger out and made one up already:

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Oh dear {sigh}

I still am battling with my lack of exercise and weight gain. :(

I was supposed to go to a cocktail party last week for work - NONE of my dresses fitted me and I did not want to go and buy a dress to cover it up.

I am going to Adelaide next weekend with darling beloved and I need a dress for the dinner out. I know I will not loose enough to get into anything so I bought one of those "slimming" undergraments - kinda like being squeezed into a sausage skin. I managed to look kinda OK in ONE dress. It is too high in the back for my favourite Diana Ferari cocktail dress and it also makes my chest look abnormal in it.

I have started slowly getting back into the fitness thing - for the last three weeks I have cycled to and from school on Wednesday afternoons, towing the bike trailer with Will on the way and Will and Tim on the way back. I also have started doing sit ups again too.

I stacked my bike big time yesterday. I took a turn too sharp and caught the trailer on a febce which of course stopped me in my tracks, having my feet in their straps I couldn't bail out quickly, so just fell off. I now have quite an impressive bruise on my upper left thigh!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Going hybrid!

I've been playing around with some hybrid Christmas decorations over the last week.

I found some really cool templates around on the net. The kaisercraft web site has some really great ideas that are adaptable for didi hybrid.

I've used Christie Lemmon Designs Christmas Shimmer for the papers, plus one element and a word art from the kit.

A couple of gift tags printed on 100gsm white, I fipped the images for back and front of the tags.

Close up of the red tag.

This is using a template form kaiser kraft - I love these!

An easy 3D star. Just add glitter!

I have one more hybrid project up my sleeve for Christmas.

Toot Toot {i}NDSD DSDI Blog Train

We've made up a fun set of QP's to match up with the Scavenger Hunt prize "Naturally Yours", so don't forget to play along and find all the leaves hidden in the DSDI forum. If you can't make the Scavenger Hunt the "Naturally Yours" will be available in store from the 14th of November.

These links will be only up for the weekend, so you had better hop on aboard.

Here is mine:


Here is the blog train list, don't forget to leave some loving to these talented ladies!

Gail's Blog
Lindsey's Blog
Heather's Blog
Tess's Blog
Carol's Blog
Brenda's Blog
Sarah's Blog
Hazel's Blog
Jaime's Blog

Happy {i}NDSD!

Friday, November 06, 2009

Scavenger Hunt This Weekend @ DSDI

Here is a preview of the kit you can collect for free this weekend. If you find all 10 pieces of the kit, plus do the final layout challenge - you will have this beautiful kit! (Be sure to check in on the speed scraps too for addons!)

Designer Call @ DSDI

{i}NDSD @ The Drive In

Friday, October 09, 2009

Oktoberfest @ Inspiration Lane

This month's Daily Download at Inspiration Lane is Oktoberfest. Christie Lemmon Designs and Steel City Scraps have created two minis that are part of this really cool kit.

Here is what I have done with JUST their portions. Both LO's feature my Timothy.

Why don't you check out their deisgns you can click on their design names:
Christie Lemmon Designs or Steel City Scraps to go directly to their stores.

Christie and Rachel often combine together as LemmonCity Productions you can find them at Inspiration Lane.

Speed Scrap @ DSDI

Check it out!

Monday, October 05, 2009

DSDI: Oct 09 Go For Pinks (or blues)

DSDI's October colour challenge has an AWESOME pallete and I just could not wait to create with this. If you want to snag my mini kit you have to go to the DSDI gallery, navigate to the challenges gallery and find the Go For Pinks (or Blues) sub-section.

And speaking of DSDI - are you just craving for a bit of action? Well, they are having a CT challenge call. Check out the ad below.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Call Me Muffin Top

That's me :( I have exploded. My fault no one to blame except my poor eating habits and lack of exercise. Look at that! My jeans are now too tight and EVERYTHING hangs over the top errgghh!

I have started to do something about it. I went for a huge 1 hour walk on Saturday up Mt Oakey and back, its a very steep walk up! I'll do it again on Wednesday morning, and then again on Friday morning. My first goal is to make it to the top without panting. A long way to go yet!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Look what I did!

Must say that if it wasn't for the fabulous tutorial at Kevin and Amanda's Blog on how to create a blog background!!

I used Steel City Scraps In The Wash available at Inspiration Lane.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sprung: big time

I just went looking for our new POS camera - DS #3 said DS #2 had it - which speaks volumes. Found it in the toy-room. So who used it? Well the evidence was on the memory card! Must say I am very impressed with the auto face detection mode!

Trying hard to keep a straight face, we sent him into time out for laying with our stuff while we were looking over the shots he took of him self. Hummmm ... scrap-worthy? Indeedy YES!

Jane Goes Tobogganing

Thought I would share this little gem! I get launched at the end - its a shame you cannot hear the almighty crunch I made when I landed! OUCH!

Happy Birthday Little Lemmon!

Christie's little girl is turning two! Help Christie celebrate ...

Click here to go Christie's store at InspirationLane!

New Grab Bag by Christie Lemmon Designs

BTGT repeat sale!

Train is a comming oh yeah!

I am so EXCITED to be part of the LemmonCity Productions Blog Train! We have made a stunning collection of quick pages using Summer-ific and Ride All Day!

Once you have visited all the blogs you will have an aweseome collection of quick pages, just like you can see below!

This is my set!

Click right => HERE! to down load my set of quick pages! I hope you enjoy using htem as much as I loved creating them!

Wanna know what your getting next?

Aren't they just gorgeous? So now off you go on your little choo choo and stop off at Lori's Blog!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Can you find the lemon?

There are 3 layouts in the "Christie Lemmon Designs" gallery at Inspiration Lane that have a lemon hidden on it. You find it, you post a link in this thread at Inspiration Lane and you win!!

Here is a piccie of what the lemon looks like, though it is not this big on the layout, lol:

The first person to find one will get a $5.00 coupon to the Christie Lemmon Designs store at Inspiration Lane.
The second person to find one will get a $3.00 coupon to the Christie Lemmon Designs store at Inspiration Lane.
The third person to find one will get a $2.00 coupon to the Christie Lemmon Designs storeat Inspiration Lane.

You can only post one layout per participant so make sure yours has this special little lemon on it.


Steel City Scraps - Buy This! Get This! Sale!

Of course Rachel is getting in on the act as well! Also available at Inspiration Lane this weekend only! Click on the images to take you to the store!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Christie Lemmon Designs - Buy This! Get This! Sale!

Christie Lemmon has done it again - two excellent deals for the weekend!

This weekend only at Inspiration Lane ....

Rock with U and matching Scallop Album both available at Inspiration Lane.

and ....

Summer-ific and matching Badge Album also available at Inspiration Lane!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Using Radial Blur (PSE4)

I have had a few questions asking how did I do a particular effect on a photo recently. LO credits here!

After my usual contrast and colour adjustments, I did the following:

Used an oval shape to select what area I wanted to be clear and in focus. I droped the opacity down while I was positioning it over the photo.

I used the magic wand too to select the shape and selected the chose select and feather and 250px for the feathering.

I then chose the original layer and copied using the feathered selection. Remove or make invisible the shape layer.
I then chose the background layer and went to filter and selected Radial blur: amount 22, zoom and best.

Merge visible layers and you are ready to go.

Happy scrappn!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009



Just when I get a good CT gig the forum goes and closes!

Well, one door closes and another one opens.

Lookie lookie at my blinkies: Photobucket

Opening a store very soon at
Inspiration Lane!

Friday, May 08, 2009

Mulit Photo Templates!

Christy Haig has the best multi photo templates! You can check them out here!

Here are two pages I created using this set of templates!

Credits here!

Credits here!