Friday, November 30, 2007
So my resolution for next year is to learn to speak French!! Even if I can't hold a whole conversation, I would still like to be able to read it and understand.
So here's a look at one of the fab layouts I found... I just love how the closer you look at it, the more you see.
You can check out more of her work here.
Well, must get back to work. We have our monthly crop tomorrow night so am hoping to get a few of my half finished art journal pages done. So hopefully I'll have a lot more to share by the end of the weekend. See ya!!
Monday, November 26, 2007
I did finally finish my layout for Friday Night Live this week! I made the mistake of wanting to sew on it.... I am totally sewing machine challenged! Because I broke mine... kinda... Noel's Mum thought she'd pull out her brand new one that she hadn't used yet. Well, there was no instruction manual in the box so after about an hour of trying to get it to work we gave up - i think a button was a bit stuck so once that popped out we were right.
Here's a look... the challenge this week was to do a layout using a song title or lyrics. There's no journalling on this one, just a reminder to myself to not worry about things so much.
If you haven't had a go at this weeks challenge, you still have time! Entries don't close until this Friday so give it a go and you caould win a set of Autumn Leaves stamps! Check out all the details here.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
We've had it blown up in the lounge room ever since and have been laying on it watching TV. Well, we had to test it out! LOL
Ali bought a huge pack of oil pastels that I have been playing with on the page I am doing now... so much more colour choice! I'm like a kid in a candy shop! (I promise I will give them back to you tomorrow Al!!)
The 16th of November was the 6 month anniversary of Embellished the retail store!! The shop has changed so much in that time it is unbelievable. It has almost gone better than I could have imagined.... and the best part is that Ali and I are still the best of friends and haven't killed each other.... yet...LOL!!
So here's a look at how much the shop has changed from when we first had access to the shop to now. Notice all the footprints on the tiles.... they had to grind back the concrete to lay the carpet. There was so much dust all over the place it was like you were walking on the moon in there... little clouds of dust would puff up whenever you took a step. Not good when you have asthma!! I think you'll agree that it looks a lot better now!!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Here's my layout I did for Friday Night Live using Sares' techniques. I had so much fun playing with the tissues and glue! We run challenges every Friday Night, so if you're bored pop in and have a look!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Last night I went to Leesa's (my netball coach) place for my netball teams break-up party, so ok, the netball season finished months ago, but we tried to get a date that we could all be there. Unfortunately Rachael's kids were sick so she didn't make it but everyone else was there.... Megan, Lynda, Belinda, Aidan, Sarah and Jolene... We'll all be with the Runaways again next year so it's nice to socialise out of the netball season.
I love the second one, even though it has no photos it has a journalling underneath the layers. This was inspired by SuziBlu's "Mandala" challenge.
Finished my book the other night so went and got another.... I love it! It's funny and I totally get it... Dan Matthews is the Senior Vice-President of PETA and is involved in their campaigns. I totally understand he's empathy towards animals.... I always feel sorry for the cows I see crammed onto cattle trucks.... I know I wouldn't want to be transported around that way! That's part of the reason I became vegetarian, don't like to think that an animal suffered just so it could be my food.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Had heaps of fun house hunting on Monday, I SO want to buy a house up here so I can stop renting but have to wait... at least I can live through Noel's parents for a while! They are buying a house which needs a lot of work so there is paint colours to choose, flooring to be decided on and decisions made on which walls to knock down... I love it! Lots of excuses to go shopping!!
Monday afternoon we had a huge storm come through Rocky, luckily we live up on a hill so we had no water damage, the shop wasn't so lucky. We had water coming through the doors and even leaking from the roof - good thing Jo was working and was able to mop it all up... so no stock was harmed! Thanks Jo, you're the best!!
Have been doing a little bit in my art journal the last week. One page didn't turn out like I wanted and the other isn't finished... will share here but am just waiting for a sunny day to take some pics. Will also share a layout done on our crop night on Saturday... Dee and Kirsty hosted a "progressive page" challenge. We had 12 people take part and we all had 10 minutes to work on each other's layouts. The results were amazing, all the layouts looked fantastic.