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here & now

There seems to be a cloud hanging over almost everyone I know. A frustration, disappointment and restlessness as to what is to come. What can we do except trust that this too shall pass away and that there is a brighter day ahead. In the meantime, we carry on, even though the plans we had are somewhat... Read More

so loving how things are coming along at the studio

almost

The first of the furniture was moved into the studio on Saturday, Read More

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new things

Things are coming together at the new studio and I’ve had so much fun choosing and coordinating everything. Even though it doesn’t look like it, I’ve been told that the contractors are handing over the lot to me at the end of this week, after which it will take me a little while... Read More

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make something today!

This used to be by mantra and somehow it slipped away. People get into something then things shift and something new becomes the focus. Since I’ve been back from sending Sarah off, one of my major goals is to reassess and reorganize all the space that is around me. I now have no chance to procrastinate... Read More

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pretty in pink

Since I started scrapping upstairs, I can’t seem to stop! As promised here’s a ‘real’ layout. I used Bazzill’s swiss dotted cardstock and layered with lots of yummy Crate paper goodies.

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scrapping again

Finally, finally getting back in the groove. The air con in my scrap room died a couple of weeks ago preventing me from catching up on my projects. It really is like a sauna in there! So a couple of days ago I threw some stuff into a box, carted a table from Sarah’s room and set up a scrapping... Read More

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The Adelaide story | Part 1 : the ocean

I know I haven’t gotten around to doing the London story but this is still fresh in my head, so I’ll share these first.

A city affects people in different ways. Over dinner last Saturday, a friend was telling us how he didn’t enjoy Paris but really liked Madrid. I didn’t want to get... Read More

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more uses for washi tape

Washi tape is gaining universal appeal not just because it’s pretty! Here’s an idea, courtesy of Sarah.Use two bits of washi tape (this pale pink one’s from mt) to tack up a piece of twine. Hang earrings. voila! Practical wall decor. note: I’ve been told that too many earrings... Read More

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open

My word for 2013 is ‘open’ and one of the ways I’m using the word in my life is by being open to learning new things. I had the opportunity to have a couple of one on one photoshop lessons (thanks ming!) and I’m beaming with joy at the results.

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2013 | a late start

I began the New Year yesterday. Planning, reflecting, setting goals. I have a yearly ritual, tearing off the first page of my desk calendar on the very first day of the year, you know the old fashioned kind, except mine isn’t old fashioned. After I did that it felt like the year had begun.

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december daily & project life {hand in hand}

This December I’m finding that it’s easier to do Project Life in tandem with December Daily. Every evening I print out one main photo which is the story of the day in my 4×6 December album. At the same time I’m doing that, I print 2 or 3 other photos for the week’s spread... Read More

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I love Murobond paints

I love the supersized colour chart!

I’ve been a fan of Murobond for some time now and have had the pleasure of working with their paints, which are indeed superior, on a number of projects including our previous smidapaper store at Straits Quay. Last month I went to their new showroom... Read More

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the story of the guest room

just a peek at some elements without showing too much =) the guest room started off as being my scrap space. then we had a big disaster of a leak and had it fixed. later it became sarah’s room while she was in high school. now it is my ‘free space’ and i decided it would be the guest... Read More

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Tis the season

December has set in. In full swing, and everyone here is starting to feel the anticipation of the holiday season and the coming of another fresh new year.Late night scrapping has been a regular feature lately and my son has been shaking his head, suggesting (quite strongly) that I should get more... Read More

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December Daily begins

I was eager to get all my supplies together and embark on this much loved project for the 4th year running. This year I went with the Studio Calico kit which included a 4×6 exclusive album. i figured that since I had Project Life going on at the same time, that would cover all the little stories... Read More

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Hello December

SO happy to welcome you! Looks like a lot of crafting ahead, December Daily and finishing up Project Life. Lots of decorating. Already making plans to see loved ones and friends. Celebrating! SO happy to have the time to listen, to see , to be in every moment of this season that you bring.