Thursday, September 30, 2010

Living the moments

“Live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment” Henry David Thoreau

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Sky Watch Friday has given me a whole other appreciation for our view of the sky, commuter trips and random afternoon moments at any time a fantastic Sky Watch might just sneak up on you. Or click the link to see what hundreds of other bloggers from all over the world have found to share with us this week.
Fabulous weekend on the north coast, drove through Alstonville to catch up with the lovely Tanyah and girls at Scrap n Craft, gosh they have some fun things going on there, including a great display of glimmer mist, glam and glaze.  Looking forward to seeing what they have planned for their next big event on Nov 6th. 

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Night Skies

"I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day." Vincent Van Gogh
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Happy Sky Watch Friday, join 100’s of bloggers from all over the world clicking away on skies in all kinds of different moods.

Posting lots of new projects over on the Tattered Angels site this week with a night time and Halloween theme.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Extraordinary Pleasures

The only difference between an extraordinary life and an ordinary one is the extraordinary pleasures you find in ordinary things.  Veronique Vienne
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Thanks to my friends in Sky Watch Friday who have introduced me to what could be an ordinary pleasure of watching the show that nature puts on in our skies and all the fabulous views they share with us from all over the globe.
Another pleasure this week was finding Scrapbook Ideas Magazine at the newsagents and liking the way our submissions came up.
“Winging It” on a hectic weekend full of responsibilities, squeezed in a little creative break....images from Heart Warming Vintage and House of 3, stamps from Tattered Angels  

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Reflecting light

"There are two ways of spreading light, be the candle or mirror that reflects light." Edith Wharton

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Thought Sky Watchers would like this image an early morning commute around the port city of Townsville and a cute little light house in an unexpected location.  Click the Sky Watch link to see what 100s of bloggers from all over have found in their sky to share this week. Posting a batch of good things over on the Tattered Angels blog this week full of all kinds of glimmering colour.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Pasted Violets

Blogging for Natasha's Revamp It party in shades of pretty violets pressed in books and revamped in the good old fashioned way.

Have you tried pressing flowers before? Violets are lovely fresh in salad but you can press and preserve them very easily in a phone book if you change the paper regularly. Have been lucky see vintage scrapbooks up close in museums where folks have pressed flowers from special occasions and inspired me to create an altered book on a similar theme.
The nicest way I have ever heard Altered Books explained was “take an old, unloved, discarded book and ‘alter’ with embellishments or additions to return it to that state of being special and unreplaceable.”

That really captures what it is all about, recycling bits & pieces with our own personality to create something uniquely ‘you’.

A lot of my images are courtesy of Jackie’s Altered Pages and the stamps and glimmer mists are from Tattered Angels. Jackie has a special deal going for friends who follow my link to her space and sign up for the newsletter you get one free digital sheet collage to get you started on creative projects.

Links to where you can find out more about Altered Books include A Yahoo group has 7,500 members around the world who contribute to a huge reference section and gallery. Note It is rated as an adult content site.

Even my blogspace got a little revamping lately, going for a cleaner template to let the creative pieces shine and setting up tabs for all the other details. Suggestions and ideas are always welcomed.

Hope you enjoyed pressed violets and feel inspired to create something special, share a link when you do so we can visit your creations too.

Thursday, September 02, 2010


In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light. Mahatma Ghandi

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A snap from a recent trip to the tropics, where I found a quiet moment but not for long, locals use the beach for commuting and after the sun comes up it was as busy as any main street. Click the link for Sky Watch Friday and see what views hundreds of bloggers from all over have found to share with us this week.