Saturday, March 20, 2010

Gingerbread House Yum

Last November my nephew, partner and children came down from Queensland for a holiday. We all headed to the beach for a picnic lunch.
My sister had decorated a gingerbread house (see above) and she brought it along. It was a 'winner' with the kids.
These are bright and fun scrapbook pages. I was inspired to make freehand scallop borders to represent the kids eating their way through the lollies (I am sure that they were not all that impressed with the gingerbread).
Enjoy - oops sorry you can't as it all went rather quickly.

Friday, March 12, 2010

You've got mailboxes!

One of the first things I noticed on my very first visit, many years ago, to the United States was the mailbox system. Householders work out how much the postage is going to be. No going to the post office or a post box to post your mail, simply put it into your mailbox, raise the flag to let the mail collector know you have mail to be collected. If they have mail for you they will put the flag back up - that way you know you have mail.

I first saw the mailbox template in a scrapbook magazine sometime ago, cut it out planning to use it - sorry I do not remember the magazine. It was supposed to be enlarged another 50% but I like it as a smaller version. I cut a small piece of paper and using my scissors created a little bit of grass at the bottom of the mailbox. Are you like me - do you have loads of paper in your stash - so when looking for cardstock to use I came across this great cardstock that has been hiding for a few years - loved the numbers and it just seemed right.

These are the letter boxes (sorry mailboxes) at my friends homes in Kentucky, Missouri (2) and Denver.

Off to check my mailbox - sorry letter box!!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bondi Beach

I am a casual TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) teacher and in February I taught a study tour of students from Nanjing in China. We did several excursions together and one was to Bondi Beach. It was great watching the students enjoying the waves. I stayed back, watching them like a hawk, as I did not want us to end up as an episode of 'Bondi Rescue'. Oh, and I also collected all their jackets, watches, bags etc as they made it further into the water.
I have been doing more scrapbooking and will post more pages shortly.

Friday, March 5, 2010

My birthday cupcakes

For several months now I have been attempting to get over to Memories2Remember in Dural, they are only open on a Friday (mail order all the time) but something always came up. But today I made it.
In December I had a significant birthday (okay I was 60) and I wanted to get some paper that had cupcakes - my sister made my birthday cupcakes (Angel Food cake - yummy). I have used my crimper and crimped the paper I bought today - after all the cupcakes had crimped wrappers on them. I contined with the crimping and punched out a couple of the images and put them onto crimped scalloped circles and made a belly band for the journalling boxes - see detail on the bottom image.
The larger picture on the right was taken by my nephew, Joshua (thanks Josh if you are reading this) on his mobile phone and is the only one taken of the both of us together on the day of my party that I organised.
Now off to scrap more photos - many more to go. Stay tuned for more.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Texas Longhorns

Location: Cowtown, Fort Worth, Texas. Date 6 June, 09. Longhorn stampede.
I have kept this scrapbook page really simple, as those Longhorns are the stars. I had taken a photo of a notice in the shop telling everyone about the drive down the street, so I cut up this photo and used in in the journalling. A little bit of twine, a few brads, torn edges and daubing of ink around edges completes the journalling box. Yeh ha!!!


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