Friday, April 30, 2010

Happy Fun

.....Woo Hoo!! - I've managed a full week of "blogging" and what HAPPY FUN it has been!!!! and my week has ended with a whole lot more HAPPY FUN 'cos I got to play with a kit created by Macy Goode Designs with the perfect name "Happy Fun". Macy creates kits with beautiful texture and bright cheery colours and this one is no exception!! I have a busy weekend ahead but I did manage 4 layouts today. Three of them feature children other than mine LOL! - borrowed photos just to do these designs!! - some Mothers Day photos from a few years back - best I remember to take one of my girls and I next weekend. Then just 'cos you know I can't help myself and just love doing it.... I created a Heritage layout.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dreaming of Beach Days

Brrrrrrr! - I think the cooler weather is finally making an appearance here - hard to believe we had a 30oC day last week and this morning there was fog and frost to be seen - that is, if you were out of bed before 7am!!
However, I still have a touch of "sunshine" in my life....I've been enjoying a few days at the beach, compliments of a new Digi Kit "The Beach" designed by Janet Carr at "Little Feet Digital Designs" - it is not due for release until May 1st - but be sure to check this one out!! I love the paper colours they are so serene and there are some fabulous embellishments - I love the seagulls, the stitched border and the flowers and that's just for "starters"

.....and I have to say, this is one cleverly designed kit - I "whipped" all these pages up in around 20mins and I even managed to get a signature Heritage Page into the mix -

Monday, April 26, 2010

My Play Day

.....there is nothing quite like a day at home - alone!!! - this morning I was like a crazy woman - did all my housework in record time, so I could spend the rest of the day playing my favourite game on the computer - yep! - you guessed it! - Digi Scrapping for me today. I'm rather pleased with my efforts, worked on a variety of different projects and achieved plenty. Here is a sample of what I got up to.

This page was created with the "Who Loves You" kit by Macy Goode Designs - be sure to check it out - I love the texture of these papers and Woo Hoo! 32 embellishments to choose from - I love embellishments!!! ;)

Then of course, I did another heritage layout. More of that beautiful Creative Memories Vintage Romance Kit - that I just adore!!!!!!

....and just to prove you can do more than heritage pages with this kit - here is a page I did some time ago - my favourite kit with one of my favourite photos!

....then a little catchup on my 2009 family album - I've been dying to do something with the pretty spring kit designed by Janet Carr at Little Feet Digital Designs - it's called "The Bunny Trail" and it is so very precious - just like this baby photo of daughter No. 1.

and lastly - I've been wanting to do something with this photo I took last winter of the sun shining through the fog at the end of our street - not sure I'm happy with this layout - but that is the best thing about Digital I can keep "tweaking" it until I am !

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Anzac Day

On 25 April every year, Australians commemorate ANZAC Day. It commemorates the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. The date, 25 April, was officially named ANZAC Day in 1916. It now more broadly commemorates all those Australian Servicemen who died and served in military operations all over the world.
This morning my father, eldest daughter and I attended our local Dawn Service to honour these men of our defence forces. However,the minute I hear the first note of the bugler playing the Last Post memories of my grandfather come flooding back. When I was a child we marched with Pa every Anzac Day - it was our special moment with him. He never spoke of the war but even back then we knew this day was very important to him. It was in November last year, when my family and I traced my grandfathers footsteps on the World War 1 battlefields of France and Belgium that I really understood the huge sacrifice he, and all the soldiers before & after him have made for our freedom.
Lest We Forget

This is Pa's official war portrait - he is not yet 17 years old - but very handsome!

This page above I created today - my Anzac Day memorial layout to honour Pa & his mates of the 3rd Division AIF.

...and here is a page from the Storybook I did of our trip - laying poppies at the
3rd Division Memorial at Sailly–le–Sec in the Somme France.

and here is Pa and Nana on their Wedding Day - this layout was created with the beautiful Vintage Romance Kit from Creative Memories.

We also have another connection to the WW1 battlefields of the Western great uncle sadly lost his life on these battlefields - his wife was my grandfather's eldest sister and he left behind 2 children including a daughter who was 1 month old. That daughter is just about to celebrate her 94th birthday. It was a special moment for us to visit his resting place - pay our respects and in pictorial form; reunite him with his are a few pages from the same Storybook of this visit.

and below is a page done this afternoon using the Digi Kit - A Little Luck designed by the clever Janet Carr - perfect colours to showcase this special photo.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Under Construction!

Yes! - I am in the process of setting up a blog... somewhere I can share a little of myself with you, share my digital scrapbook layouts and of course have a bit of fun. Please be patient with me - while, I spend hours and hours at my computer I'm not all that techno savvy ;) But if you can hang in there with me, I promise to have lots for you to read and even more to see!!!

I do have some really special news to share with you - I am so excited and equally thrilled!!!!!!!!! - to announce that I am doing some design work as part of the creative team of Macy Goode Designs and Janet Carr's Little Feet Digital Designs. I will be working alongside these gorgeous ladies and 9 other very talented designers, from all over the much fun will this be??!!!

....and while I navigate my way around setting up this blog - here is a preview of some of the layouts I have already created,using the Spring Mini Kit collaboration of Macy & Janet's - enjoy!

...oh and both these layouts feature my youngest daughter - the photos were taken 12 months ago - she loves being my model LOL!!