Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The little mice on the card at the left are padded little critters and really quite cute. As you can see, one of the stamped bauble cards features a 3D design.
Mary also showed us how to make this cute little box....all from paper and not a spit of adhesive to be seen. The design locks together beautifully. This is a great way to 'wrap' a gift in a different and fun way. Although it may look complicated, it was really quite simple.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Flash decided very early in the peace that he was my dog and did all he could to protect me to the extent that if I was holding him, someone else could not pat him...he would bite them. One brother-in-law found that out very quickly! Flash was not a 'snake dog' and if he ever saw one he seemed to turn his back...maybe he did that once too often.
We haven't lost a dog to a snake in over 20 years and now we lose 2 in 24 hours, you just couldn't believe it.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Sami was my dog, my little companion and only 16 months old. He loved to sneak up behind me and then jump up with his skinny little "chicken legs" resting on the back of mine. When I sat down, he'd bound up, make himself comfy on my lap and give me the most adoring looks.
Friday, October 23, 2009
He plans to give the card to his teacher on World Teacher's Day.
And here's his layout. He chose a photo of he and his Dad taken on the CityCat during our last trip to Brisbane. We love going on the CityCat...a little bit of sanity in a ratrace.
So here 'tis:
And the back cover:
As there were only a few photos, I've put the journaling area on the back to Kathryn can write memories from her party or her birthday.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Kylie's Challenge: Create a layout of something you do everyday...a time you enjoy and has a special meaning BUT no photos!
Some of the finer detail:
My journaling says
This year I am back in the schoolroom as a home tutor...after a break of seven years. Living a distance from town, has meant my children have been educated through a
This has taken enormous organization and dedication but that’s okay, it’s my children’s education at stake. We’ve had our good days, our fun days, our challenging days and our really bad days. But I wouldn’t swap it for anything. I love knowing what my children learn, being so intimately involved in their schooling, being part of a wonderful school community and making new friends from such a large area.
This will be my ‘everyday’ for the next seven years and I have absolutely no regrets."
Kim's Challenge: Create a layout that includes, a sepia 5 x 7 photo, stamping, gold, die cut paper and 'moment' in the title.
I love this photo of my little man...a very rare quiet and tranquil moment!
Wendy planned a blind challenge and gave out instructions. Here is my interpretation of them:
My son Craig celebreated his 20th birthday at Dreamworld last year and obviously had a wonderful time.
Brigitte posed a card challenge using something old, something new, something recycled and something blue.
Ness provided a sketch challenge:
I still have one challenge to complete...so stay tuned!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Our son Craig and his girlfriend Kathryn have been home helping which has been of enormous benefit. You can never take the country out of the boy, so for Craig it was an easy transition back into the flow of country life. Kathryn is a city girl, now with a serious touch of country. She is doing so well and has taken to mustering like a duck to water.
Nathan like to walk or run along behind the mob and keep the little lambs moving.
But by this time, he'd had enough and was just exhausted.
We will be so sad to see them leave in a few days. Nathan has thoroughly enjoyed their company and like all brothers he and Craig stir each other.
In the last week, 7 half-grown dingo pups (the size of a large fox) have been found on our country. Their presence has had a huge impact on our lambing. An aerial baiting day is coming up soon, but not soon enough for our liking. Martin managed to get on eof the pups, one down and six to go.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
It's hard to see the finer details and the all the kindy glitz I added, so here's a close-up.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Again here's the sketch:
And here's my layout: