Saturday, July 12, 2008

My Scrapping slump is no longer....well so far!  I did two today....finished one from yesterday and started and finished another.   This is not usually me.  Usually they can sit on my desk amid a nasty mess (as you can not put stuff away mid project!) for days!


I printed these photos ages ago, and had done nothing with them.  They were of nothing in particular, just a time when the camera was clicking away.....Then I actually looked at the photos taken when DS was about 3 and I realised they told so much more than just the drawing event.....I noticed the bangage on his arm and that grin he used to do when ever you asked him to smile for a photo!  So I journalled on these things most....amazing what a simple photo, of nothing in particular, can remind you of. 

I wrapped wire around my supatack blue bottle ,then wrapped the coil with feally fine wire to hold it together.  I mounted that on some paper, cut out felt hearts and 'buttons' then blanket stitched around each.


The next one is something Mazzie said a couple of days ago.  We thought it was funny!  She is doing this a lot lately....makes us laugh at the things she says, that she thinks is 'exactly-how-you-say-it'!!


This one uses some damask paper Janine found somewhere in her travels (and she gave me a bit!!!......It is flocked mmmm!) I am not one for digital scrapping...(more so for the fact I have no idea how!!!) but I do use photoshop a I manipulated the photos of this particular 'mudpie' and printed them out as one.  Almost digital scrapping...(baby steps!)  I like Layouts that record something I know will be forgotten if not written down, and this certainly qualifies.

Oh well I created today...that does me good!

Now I should go and clean!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

It's school holidays here...third day in and it has rained or been too wet and cold for the kids to go outdoors at all so far.  Blah!  They have been pretty good, but, the weather forecast tonight said to expect a whole week of the same.....It may wear thin by then!

I have not been shopping for a little while, and look at my recent purchases....all at once too...mmm (sigh) bliss!Sale

I got several mini albums (should stop buying these....I will never finish all the ones I have in my cupboard!- I just like 'em so much) stickers, lots of alphas, as these are a consumable that always need replacing.  As if I did not have enough product in the cupboards already....I STILL NEED MORE....Oh but it's nice!

I do actually use some of the things I compulsively purchase......(come to think of it...not too much on this particular LO....he he he)Noidoit

This is a photo from a couple of years ago, just when the little miss was beginning her 'strive for independance' stage.  We heard these words VERY often, complete with indignant attitude.

I figured I should use at least one piece of the hundreds in my stash I no longer 'love'  so I painted over it, edged it with decorative scissors, and inked it.  I then drew vines and flowers to resemble rubons and painted them with watercolour paint (making sure to use a permanent felt tip pen so it didn't run when watercoloured) I added a couple of felt hearts just hand cut and stitched together, and mounted a few stickers and added them to the hearts with a button.  I did a little more drawing with the swirly bits off to the side, added a rubon journal element underneath and stitched a border around the edge.  I cut some triangles from CS stamped them with my text stamp, trimmed with decorative scissors, and topped with dimensional fluid....Voila a LO in a few hours!

Yesterday the kids and I made 'The balls'.....they enjoyed it anyway,  and they are not too hideous. (The balls not the kids!!!)                      

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We added dates to them to make them a bit more exotic than having sultanas...( not my favourite ingredient!)  They are very proud of their creation....Maybe I should get them making vegetable balls that, like 'The balls', they want to consume at every opportunity.  Might work!

That's all for today I think....Might go watch Regenesis with DH.... Bye                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Friday, July 4, 2008


What's your names hidden meaning?

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in.
You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.
You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.

You are balanced, orderly, and organized. You like your ducks in a row.
You are powerful and competent, especially in the workplace.
People can see you as stubborn and headstrong. You definitely have a dominant personality.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.......

There is some that is definately not even close to me....but some is spot on!   But last I looked there are not too many other Lydell's in the world!  I saw a black guy on the credits of a movie I saw once that had my name....and there is a power Station in NSW named after me ( he he he!) but other than that, I have never seen it in a baby name book yet!


A layout I did for the next BB Mixed Media challenge....'Using Metal'

Preciousjewel I finally used some of the milo/coffee tin sealers I have been saving forever....Who can throw out such a lovely piece of metal foil every time you open a tin of milo....It's so flat and shiny, and some are even embossed with a dotty pattern!  Until now...never used....maybe I will challenge myself to comeup with some ideas on uses for them now I have started with one layoutPreciousjeweldetail !!!

I realised I have not posted the first one yet either.....

This one was for "Pens and markers"

Loveisinthedetails This one was right up my alley....Fun to do.

The next thing I have been putting off is a little album for a family we know who have just lost their 18 month old little girl to a tumour they found out about just 12 weeks before they buried her....pretty awful, and an album I am not actually looking forward to.  A card just seems so empty when I can only imagine what they are dealing with.  The Dad was in our wedding, but we have not seen them in years.  The mum may not be able to use it for a long time, but it maybe useful for her down the track, and for the two other little ones, to remember their little sister.

Better go and get on with my day.....