December 12, 2008

In the Basic Grey Gallery………..

Yup!, one of my layout is accepted and is posted on the Basic Grey Online Gallery.

Here is the link
It was such a surprise and I am honoured. I love Basic Grey papers. Every collection is unique.
I am trying to get hold of the Bitter Sweet Collection…… Will do pretty soon….
The gallery also has ChrisW’s LO (from Debs’s forum)
and previously had LisaK and Nat’s LOs too.

Yesterday was a nice day here at Kal. Was raining and completely cloudy.
Just loved it. Not often we get this kind of weather here.
This year summer is predicted to be wet. How lovely! I love warm rainy days.

Including today, 5 days more for school holidays.
And 2 days of weekend included in this 5 days. Actually only 3 days.
I am so happy because I am off work as well!!
I can get more things done.
No vaccswim until 29th dec.
So I can organse my house a bit. Schedule kid’s routine.
And scrap a lot. Lol!!!

Sad news is my bestest friend is leaving town. She is moving to Mackey!!!
I will miss her a lot. Her DD is in my DD’s class. They are best friends.
My friend is my DS’s teacher too.
She has 4 girls aged 7 and under and she is one of the happiest woman I have ever seen.
No grumpy face, no shouting at kids, she works full time and manages 30 kids in the class!!, takes all 4 girls to grocery shopping and comes out smiling!!
She even built her new house. I am amazed.
My jaw always drops when she does all the work at school without lagging behind.
Her house is sparkling clean, She makes birthday cakes for all her kid’s birthday party.
Gosh! I wish I can do all of these and still look pleasant and cheerful!!!
She is my inspiration. I am all praises for her.
When I struggle with my work, home and 2 kids, I look upto her and get motivated.
Now she is leaving. I am very sad.
We cried today. I am saying no more. I eyes are filled.

Will post more later.

December 11, 2008

2 good news!!

Yes………, I have two good news.
2 of my layouts are getting published.
One in creative Keepsakes Australia and the other in Scrapbook Creations.
More details on the issues later.
The layouts are “U R absolutely fabulous” and “Afretto”.
These are my first publications. Cool hun!!

December 10, 2008

My Man…..

I have been using Basic Grey papers often now. I love the Scralett Letter range just for its lovely collage effect on white background. That little red and green highlights and the black flourishes and scribbles. Fantastic.
Anyway, this layout I made for a challenge at Debs. Chiquita’s challenge it is..
Her challenge says:
Black Cardstock Backround…..
One 5×7 Black and White Photo….
Your LO must include at least 2 pieces of Jewelery.
Any bits of Chain, broken watch, hair clip, earring, beads, bangle just to name a few ideas.
So with the black cardstock as the base, I used BG Scarlett Letter Love Letter paper only. I cut a semi circle, a medium square, a medium rectange, a small long rectangle and the leftover paper from the semi circle. All of them are distressed using scissors distressing technique.
All of them are also inked with Versa Color red ink.
I used red lace to dress the semi circle and the same lace and a brown lace under the photo.
The photo is altered into B/W and warmified! Printed 5×7 and distressed on the edges and inked with Versa red Ink as well.
I found a jute rope next to me and just thought I will use it.I frayed the edges for a natural look.
The crochet flower was given to me by my friend Tracey. Actually I swapped for transperancy sheets. I inked the inside with Red Versa Color Ink and edges in Brilliance Dew Drop Pearl Green Ink. Then layered with a Green Tara Flower and a brown paper flower(don’t know which brand!)
The centre is dressed with a earring and an old chain.
I have used a chipboard corner from A-Z Scraplet, which is inked with Brilliance Dew Drop Pearl Purple under the flower.
Another earring is used at the end of the photo for added interest. I have used a silver pendent in the semi circle. The flowers on the semicircle are from SEI, dressed with black brads. The button cluster on the right top corner is from Kmart.
The tree branch stickers and bird and owl stickers are from Hambly Screen Prints – Multicolour Kraft Stickers: Owls & Birds. The bird has a red bling from Kaiser for its eye.
The alphas are from BG Recess Nanoset Alphabet stickers.
Hope you enjoyed reading.
Here are some closeups

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