Friday, September 30, 2005

Mmmmmmmm sunshine

I lay in the sun for about an hour this afternoon - yum - reading my new mag 'Notebook'. How cool is this magazine.

Don't veges look so yummy when they have just been cooking for a minute and their colours are so vibrant and crispy looking. My photo of the day - yummy just cooking veges.

Favourite things about spring

2peas blog challenge

Summer's on it's way
Longer days
Beautiful flowers
Warmer nights
Baby things everywhere (lambs, calves, pukekos, swans, ducks etc)
Swimming soon
Fresh air
Clearer skies
Lovely gardens

Thursday, September 29, 2005

5 minute wall art

One Heidi Swapp mask, some BG letter stickers, a 12 x 12 canvas and some paint. Voila, a nice piece for Emma's wall. And all it took was 5 minutes. Quite pleased with that.

By the way it wasn't a virus that hurt my computer it was my mouse. I needed a new one. Now it's going like a dream.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Computers - OMG

Yes OMG I was nearly crying last night. I thought I was done for. My stupid computer (just joking - darling computer:))) spat the dummy last night and was acting all jammed up and slow and the mouse wouldn't move and I was stressing and stressing and panicking cause I thought I'd lose everything and nothing worked and OMG I was nearly crying. So I turned it off and went to bed and thought OK I'll try again in the morning and if I have to take it to the computer shop, so be it. So anyway I started it up this morning and slowly after turning it on and off a couple of times I managed to do a virus scan and it was very infected, very infected. Don't know why my virus software didn't sort this out itself but I did a manual scan and now I've fixed it and I'm happy again.
Wow how can we get so strssed over a computer and how can we become so dependent on it. Anyway I need to back up all my files. Isn't there a way of doing this other than saving on a CD?

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Monday's update

Was supposed to post this yesterday but had trouble uploading to my blog, so gave up and came back this morning.

So you can see I've been playing around adding silly Blogthings to my blog - bit of a laugh really. And a Flickr badge - pretty cool.

I did this layout on Sunday - Follow your heart - quite pleased with how it turned out.

Photo of some cute shoes I bought for $18 from The Warehouse a couple of weeks ago.

Thanks for looking and please please leave a comment. I love comments and I don't get many.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Sunday walk

We went for a Sunday walk down to the beach with the dogs this morning. It was a lovely warm day but the beach was wild and windy with a strong onshore wind - no good for surfing as you can see. Anyway my random photo for the day is this photo of these people walking all these poodles - Rob and I figured it must be a poodle club. The other photos are our dogs Otis - black dog, and Rio the ratbag tan one, who loves to run and run and run.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

2 weeks Holiday

Saturday morning. First day of the holidays, yeehaa. Had my shower, doing the washing, painting a canvas, music on, nobody home except me. I decided to french plait my hair. Pretty good don't you think for no looking. I know it's probably a bit old fashioned but I don't care, I'm not going anywhere today. It'll make my hair curly for tomorrow. Not that I'm doing anything tomorrow either so it's all probably a waste of time but hey it'll keep my hair out of my face cause I plan on doing a bit today - scrapping that is. When I was in my early 20's I used to french plait my hair every second day for work so I became an expert and just whipped it up perfectly in no time. And I hadn't forgotten. I expected it to be messy as but not too bad I don't think for the first time in ages.
So here's my random photo of the day - my hair french plaited.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

I love the look of the new MM felt ribbon so I made my own and some felt flowers.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

If you were a dog ...

What would you do if you were a dog & you'd been sharing a kennel with another dog much bigger than yourself & your owners bought you a nice new kennel of your own?
Wouldn't you be thankful and run straight in there & really look like you loved it or would you hop back in the other kennel you snugly share with your mate and not have a bar of the new one.
Yes well, we bought our dog Rio a new kennel because our big dog Otis gets stuck in the end with his nose poking out and Rio is all snug in the back. Hoping that Rio would like his new kennel and leave the other one for Otis so he would be snug too. But noooo. Rio likes being all snug at the back against the nice warm Otis and Otis obviously doesn't mind having his nose poking out in rain, hail or wind. He can fit in the new kennel too. I think they keep each other warm. So we have a new empty kennel. Well here's hoping when summer eventually comes they use it cause it'll be too hot in the other one.
What's with this weather anyway. So flippin freezing. Feels like it should be snowing here.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Today is my Mum's birthday. We celebrated it yesterday at my sister's place with a yummy dinner. I made Banofee pie. Here's the recipe if you don't already know it.

Line shallow pie or quiche dish with sweet short pastry. I use the pre rolled sheets.
Bake till golden and cooked.
Boil tin of condensed milk for 2 hours till caramel(or use the new caramel one already done)
Pour over cooked pastry.
Chop banana over this when cooled.
Top with whipped cream.
Sprinkle crumbled Flake bar over cream.

Yummo. Easy as pie too. :))

So anyway I gave her two Scrap Canvases I had made and she loved them. One of James and one of Emma. Great idea for a present.
And I made her this very quick card. Nothing fantastic. But cute and she liked it.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

So sad for Ty

OMG that was sad last night when Ty got voted off Rock Star INXS. I had forgotten how well he had actually sung the night before because he was first. He is an awesome awesome singer. Unfortunately not suitable for INXS but I hope he does well on his own, he is certainly capable. He is so cool. So sad what he said about knowing the reason he wouldn't make it with the band. :( I really felt for him.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Bohemian Rhapsody

WOW Suzy. She totally rocked last night singing Bohemian Rhapsody. The best performance of the show they said. Man she was good. And what's with them singing last night. I think they must be eliminating tonight. Some NZers may have missed it last night cause it was on late. I was watching the usual Thursday night show where they pick their songs and then they carried on and sang them. Don't know why. Mig sang 'Live and Let Die' really well and Jordis sang 'Imagine' (John Lennon) really well, but the others didn't impress me that much. Hopefully Suzy will sing the encore tonight. Not to be missed that's for sure.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

I did this layout last night. I did get inspiration from some other sources particularly Kim Archer. Though it was my idea to do the circles with texture paste and a circle template; and punch the flowers with magic mesh. [I think so anyway, I'm sure someone else has done it] Anyway it was a fun layout that was just random and I was trying a few ideas out.

I did my scraplift of Dagmar (germanpeas). Her 'fiddyfeet' layout. Looks better IRL. I loved the machine stitching around the photo. And yes the 'a' is crooked dammit.

Now I need to do this weeks Ad Inspiration which is particularly special cause Jessica has used the Ad I sent her. It's a cool ad. Check it out.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005


This is for my friend Ruth. A new stamp Kiwiscraps has in. It's called Ruth. If you don't believe me check here.

Monday, September 12, 2005

I've finished my For Keeps Awards for Excellence pages and I'm sending them tomorrow. Yay.

And what a nice day it is today - nice and warm, though in saying that we haven't had rain for a bit and our water tank is getting low. Hopefully it will rain before the school holidays in 2 weeks time and then be nice for the holidays.

For ages now I seem to have been doing pages that I can't show anyone cause they're for a competition or magazine, so this week I want to do layouts I can post - that is of course if they are good enough. Hope to do one tonight. And I've been dying to Scraplift this awesome lady. I've never intentionally scraplifted anyone cause I haven't wanted to but I feel the need to scraplift her. I love her pages.

Friday, September 09, 2005


Just watched Rock Star INXS and I must say it just gets better and better. I don't know who was my favourite tonight. I enjoyed Deanna's song that she and Ty wrote. Suzy and Ty were great. They were all good tonight.

Looking forward to my Scrap Canvas class tomorrow and we're going to do some Bleach Stamping at the crop after. And it is safe for scrapbooking. Once it has dried, it evaporates and then it is safe with your photos. And it is safe to use with rubber stamps. Apparently it is a great stamp cleaner.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Better IRL

My first FK DT stuff. It's disappointing though that they never look as good in print as they do in real life. I did the page for a Fun Foam article. I made my own letter stamps and the accents are stamps pressed into heated foam then rubbed with ink.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Mig was awesome

Rock Star INXS once again rocked. How was Mig - so good. I also liked Suzy and Ty. Tell me who your favourite is.

Emma sat a very hard Tap dancing exam on Thursday and she thinks she did OK. She had to make part of it up herself. She's got two more grades to go till she has done them all and it's hard convincing her to keep going. Each grade now takes two years so she has 4 more years. I so want her to finish because she is very good and I love watching her dance.

I was driving home after taking Emma into town yesterday, and this happens quite often, I'll be thinking about a layout and all these ideas for journalling etc come flooding into my head and I can't write them down cause I'm driving and I try so hard to remember them, but I get distracted and forget them and thenI get so p...ed off cause it was a really good idea. The problem is I'm in the car for usually about an hour. I need one of those hand recorder thingees.

Friday, September 02, 2005


Check out these photos on this 2peas thread. They brought tears to my eyes. So sad. It seems so unreal and far away. Those poor people.
Keep scrolling down - there's heaps.