Saturday, December 29, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Posted by SundayL at 8:20 pm
Saturday, December 22, 2007
I have to say that I am not a religious person... however, I am a "live and let live" person (as long as others are not harming anyone.
But I celebrate Christmas as I was brought up with it all, but that was mainly the Father Christmas stuff, etc. Something which I now do with my daughter (hubby not too sure about the whole thing as he didn't have it all as a child, so I take control... no change there then!!!)
But one day I do like to pay special attention to is 21st December - the Winter Solstice... the shortest day. Means we are now on the upturn and the days are getting longer again! Woo hoo. Of course there is no immediate change but it does have a psychological effect on me anyway.
However, this year I am trying to appreciate everything that I already have around me, even down to the smallest little thing, like having hot and cold running water on demand for instance. Stuff we take for granted. Believe me, when you have lived on a motorhome for a year (as I did) you really appreciate a normal flushing toilet and having an unending supply of water at the flick of a wrist! I think everyone should have to do the same, cos it makes you appreciate all that we have... even those on the bread line.
When we appreciate things, especially those around us, we attract more things to appreciate, in other words, more things that we want.
And this time of year is a great time to highlight such things. So take a moment, in between breaths (whilst arguing with the family again! LOL) to appreciate that you HAVE a family... and if you don't... maybe appreciate that!!!
I think my favourite thing about the festive season... is that I love to give presents. I wish I could buy lots more for everyone, and one day I will be able to. But I love to give.
Now then... the picture above is the 12x12 page layout I am giving to my mum as a Christmas gift... I think I am fairly safe in that I don't think she will have time to check out my blog before the big day, so I thought I would share it with you.
And the little picture... well that's little ole me and my homage to tinsel time!!!
Posted by SundayL at 10:49 pm
Friday, December 21, 2007
Well I think our puppy, Inde, has basically settled into his new home... don't you think? These some recent pictures taken of him with our other 2 dogs, Toffee the Jack Russell and Harley the old (11 yrs) Labrador. We are now at the stage of taking his cage down, something I plan to do this weekend.
Posted by SundayL at 11:32 pm
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Then there are all the "bits" you can collect, such as little pieces (!) of wrapping paper and cracker bits, wrapping ribbons, product labels (Christmas pud labels/cooking instructions) to use on your backgrounds. Or even make up a background paper by colour photocopying a collage of all these things.
Posted by SundayL at 12:10 am
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Posted by SundayL at 11:32 pm
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Posted by SundayL at 11:41 pm
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
It's a race against time now isn't it?! Is every Scrapbooker going mad rushing to make Scrapbooking gifts for friends and family... or is it just me?
I know you're all at it!
I've had some 12x12 frames made up especially so I HAVE to do mine - I've got 3 to do. Well actually I have finished one this evening.
Can you see it...? well unforunately no, just in case the recipient is taking a look at this blog! So that will be another item I will be posting a picture of in January LOL!
I am planning on making one for my sister and I will post that one here because the chances of my sister taking a look at my blog are very remote, so I think I'm pretty safe!
Posted by SundayL at 11:39 pm
Sunday, December 09, 2007
It was my daughter's birthday today... she's now 4! And her party was at an Adventure Island Play Park which has a theme of Pirates. It's an indoor play area. Anyway, my daughter Honey loves it! So I made an iron-on transfer for a T-shirt with Captain Honey on it and ordered Captain Sparrows accessories kit and hey presto - A pirate was born!
Then I made a Pirate Galleon Birthday Cake and she has a good day with her friends and loads of pressies!
Of course, now I have to scrap the photos!! The question is... do I do the "Pirate Themed" papers and embellishments... or do I just keep it tasteful.. ha ha!
Posted by SundayL at 9:16 pm
Thursday, December 06, 2007
This is an article I found on the Families.com website. I reproduce it here ... just love the idea!!
How a Kitchen Product Can Become Ribbon Storage
by Nicole Humphrey More from this Blogger
If you know me, then you know there is nothing I love more than figuring out how I can reuse items in new and different ways. I am constantly writing articles for the frugal blog on finding new uses for everyday items. Well, I have found a new use for a standard kitchen item that very quickly can be turned into ribbon storage.
When we became a blended family, we wound up with two of a lot of things. Those are the items I tend to play around with first. Well, we wound up with two colanders for our kitchen.
Even if we had not had two in our possession, you can typically find a kitchen colander that will work great at a discount department store for under $4. So regardless it is a very inexpensive storage alternative. You have plenty of options as well. They come in steel and plastic and you could even paint or alter them in some way to decorate them and make them coordinate. I have not done this yet.
So how does a colander become a scrapbooking storage or organization tool for ribbon? Simple.
Take your strands of ribbon and poke them through the holes in your colander. You can place them by colors or patterns or brands or however you want. I sort of did a cluster of various colors and brands to give you a general idea of what I am talking about.
The best part of this storage idea, or organizational method, is that colander's come with handles. You can tie pretty ribbon or even use chain to hang the colander from the ceiling of your scrap area to utilize that vertical space. You could also just place it on a counter top, table top or bookshelf.
Nicole Humphrey writes articles for the Scrapbooking Blog, for the Frugal Blog, and for the Photography Blog all on Families.com. She also guest blogs on a variety of topics. You can read more of her articles by clicking here.
Posted by SundayL at 3:07 pm
Monday, December 03, 2007
The template is for an 8x8 page which, unfortunately for here has a white background, so I doctored the jpg for this post by drawing a black line around the edge to define the edges!
I used a layout - SimplySarah_LayeredTemplate16 from simplysarahdesigns.blogspot.com(freebie)
Paper - When I can remember I will note it!! LOL
Posted by SundayL at 7:39 pm
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Here are some sites that do a lot of hard work. The authors spend their time searching lots of sites and posting links to all those that have a freebie that day.
Now obviously I am talking about digital freebies, but you can download these and print out a lot of the stuff, ie, some embellishments.
Some digital items can also be taken into programs like "Word" so that you can print them with/on/around or over your photographs.
For instance you can place a frame over a photograph in Word, print it and then cut out the whole lot and place that on your layout!!
Anyway... Well done to these ladies for all their hard work!
Amy W's Scrap-A-Lot
And here is a blog giving away free Christmassy stuff! Digitreats
Posted by SundayL at 8:53 pm