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A Father’s Day Note

This is just a little note… out to the Ether really… A Special Father’s day thought to my Dad, Chris Norman, who sadly, was taken from me back in January 2005 aged only 55.  I just felt I needed to say it permanently somewhere, as I have no grave to visit, no plaque to gaze [...]

Time for a Change!

Time for a Change… “of what?” you may ask. Well sometimes you just need a change of scenery!  this was my scenery this afternoon, after deciding that I needed to “get out” and clear my head of numbers! I decided it was best I took the dogs for a walk before the rain came down… [...]

What Embellishments?

I received a request for my advice today on the subject of embellishments, and what to use.  I have been asked this question a number of times, different types of photos, but it’s the same answer I give. Of course there are many themed embellishments out there, you know, such as dog bone brads!, but [...]

Simple Scrapbooking Layout – “Snow Angels” by SundayL

Here is my latest scrapbook page layout.  It’s a 12×12 page and I’ve kept it simple.  That’s my order of the day so that I can get some scrapping done in between researching equipment and furniture for the Tearooms! The papers are from the “Wisteria Collection” from Basic Grey and I printed the pictures altogether  [...]

Saying Goodbye to Oscar

Today was a bit of a sad day for me, as I had to bury one of my Koi.  Oscar just didn’t make it through, what with the move from the old house to the holding tank and then into the new pond, coupled with the very cold weather we have just had.  He was [...]

Scrapbooking Sketch and Challenge January 2010

A really multi-photo layout sketch this month!  Please excuse the shading… the scanner was having a funny half hour!  This sketch is based on a layout by Rosemary Merry in the December 2009 (and sadly last ever) issue of Scrapbook Inspirations Magazine. SKETCH CHALLENGE And so to the challenge… Hmmm… let’s try limiting supplies!  As [...]

Close up pictures of the Fairy Birthday Cake

I’ve had a few requests for more pictures of the cake which I iced for Honey’s 6th Birthday last month (posted at THIS post), so here are some close ups of the cake (below). I did use some scrapbooking supplies on this project!  The wings are cut from a sheet of acetate and I used [...]

Scrapbook Page Sketch and Challenge December 09

Another multi-photo layout sketch.  This time we have 2 photos, but the emphasis is on the journaling, the story of the page.  And it’s a pretty simple page too. SKETCH CHALLENGE The challenge this month is to make a page where the emphasis is on the journaling and not the photographs.  Maybe you have something to say, but [...]

A little bit of Cake Decorating

Oh here’s a real quicky! Just a little picture of Honey yesterday with the “fairy” birthday cake I decorated for her Birthday Party! If I get time I will upload more photos shortly. And I will also explain why there is a lack of time later ! LOL  Oh and my Scrapbooking acrylic sheets and [...]

We Weren’t Born To Follow – Bon Jovi

No it’s not scrapbooking, but IT IS UPLIFTING and I’m all for that!  The music video gives extra weight to the message and I hope you enjoy it… This one will be blasting out in my car that’s for sure. Great Rock Tune with a an uplifting message… can’t get much better than that!!  Wooo [...]