28 December 2010

The last post

This is just a quick posting to say that I'm no longer going to update this ol' blog anymore, but will continue to post all my scrapbooking and crafting pics with my regular photo-a-day posts over at Scrap Happy Valley. Please update your link if you have it saved somewhere, I'd love to see you over there! Happy scrapping :-)

16 December 2010

more on the pregnancy theme

I realised that I'd kept the pregnancy test from when my pregnancy with Angus was confirmed. Weird, I know, but I'm definitely not the only scrapper who's done this. What's not to keep? So, since I had some of those pregnancy-question-journalling strips left, I flipped them over to the blank side and wrote the story of discovering the pregnancy on my birthday. This is back in 2008 but luckily I'd written this story down in the journal otherwise I definitely would have forgotten.

P.S. I've worked out my "Word" for next year, which has partly to do with telling stories when they happen, not two years later! coming soon...

11 December 2010

Project 365

The now-enormous album that holds my Project 365 photos (a-photo-a-day-for-a-year) is looking amazing. It's almost finished! I can hardly believe it's been almost a year since I started. Here are some of the photos I've been playing with since the 1st December:

I'm adding a number to each photo that represents another day in December:

Digital scrapbook template (Katie Pertiet) cropped to fit a 6x4 photo:

10 December 2010

breakfast party

We had our little work Christmas party at the Hilton Hotel - a breakfast! Such a novel idea. I found an image on the internet since I didn't have my camera with me.

03 December 2010

This is Art

Adding a bit of digital colour before printing for Project365 album.

02 December 2010

mini book peek

Here is the mini book I've been working on since Sunday. I'm going to finish the insides with some coloured stitching, especially on the edges of the punched holes to avoid the paper ripping. It's an altered student exercise book so the pages are very thin, and I've stuck two pages together to make it stronger. I made it a year ago as a notebook/journal but as it was still sitting on my shelf, unused, I decided to use it for this mini book about our trip to Melbourne exactly a year ago to farewell Dad. The papers, word and letter stickers are from K&C Company, and my new dymo labeller has been used on the front cover. The only other embellishments used are paper doilies and lots of ribbon. Overall I'm very pleased with it. The trim on the front is Webster's bloomer trim - so lovely! I think I will have to get more. I LOVE it.

I journalled with my sister's old fountain pen - I finally tracked down some ink refill at Office Works. Each day is marked with a cut-down page about 5cm wide. All the pages are binded with my bind-it-all. At 36 pages it is so thick I had to use rings to hold it together.

Everything has gone into the book - travel brochures, food shopping receipts, journalling from notes I kept at the time, even a copy of my eulogy.

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