so my first elite team article came out in for keeps last month. it was about using sketches, about using multiple photos on double page layouts. because i love love love stunning single head shot photos surrounded by delicious embellishments and a couple of keywords as much as the next scrapper, but i really believe this is the grass roots of scrapbooking - the stories, the details we want to remember that can't always be condensed into that artful single photo layout.
i haven't actually seen this mag properly yet so i hope it turned out ok :)
the same issue also contained a bit of fun in the form of having to create a page in the form of a magazine cover. this was fun. i'm not sure a playdough mr potato head often makes it onto the cover of a magazine, but it's so right for this house.
so. i've just discovered this windows live writer which means i can type up posts in a program pretty much like word, and then it just sends it to my blog. i may be well behind the times just discovering such an invention, but i tell ya, i'm a bit peeved i spent all of last night uploading a months worth of images to typepad individually for the aussie scrap source blog. i swore then there must be an easier way, and of course today once the job is done, i find it. but do check it out for regular updates of amazing inspiration. it is one of the main reasons i've neglected this one, because i spend so much time on the computer it's just not been inviting to spend even more time here, but this darling program should make my life easier. its easier just to type when it's not inside that bloggy little window.
here's a couple of recent layouts i've done for the aussie blog. there's so much talent on that design team now it blows me away every time i receive a layout.
alex is still loving school - he had a little meltdown in the first week of the holidays where he told me through tears that he missed going to school. i guess it's all a bit bewildering. you just get used to going and being stimulated all day and then someone says it's holidays and it's all over. and as much as you explain that it's only temporary, for a little boy with just a budding perception of time, it must be a little hard to comprehend.
phoebe's changed kinder rooms because she really just loves the teachers alex had last year - and importantly actually, they love her. the reason i didn't put her in there to begin with was that i quite fancied the two blocks of five hours that she was there and alex was at school and that i could get some work done. and now she has three blocks of three hours instead, which is made worse by the fact that they overlap with alex's school times, so i dont actually get a block of even three hours - e.g. she goes 12.45 to 4pm but i have to get alex at 3.15. so my days are further broken, but she's happy. and i keep telling myself through gritted teeth that next year when i've lost them both to school i will look back on these days and miss them, therefore i should appreciate them now. right.
may tarisota sneaks. doesn't actually do this collection justice. really scrummy it's called story time and has THE cutest album and bits in it that i really really can't wait to get my hands on. a couple of other deadlines before i can but my mind keeps drifting back to it, with ideas and thoughts. just hope i dont forget it all by the time i get to it.
see how long this post is!? i never waffle this long in the little typepad window. i'm so chuffed. maybe it's not a good thing..!
my daughter seriously has an eye for colour. check out this. one would be forgiven for thinking i had staged managed this whole set up, but actually i was down the other end of the house shooting tarisota sneaks at the time. we were talking about eyes today. she has sinking pools of gorgeous grey-green, an elusive colour i've never yet managed to completely capture in a photo - might have to take her down to raylene some time. my eyes are generally dismissed as being brown, though there are green flecks and i like to think of them as hazel. she examined them this morning and announced greeny brown. that's my girl. she knows her colours.
where was i going with this? oh yeah. so the above her um. stage. she was dancing on the stool when my back was turned but i put a stop to that.
and that eye for colour thing? sometimes not so much.
sending this to my blog now not really believing it will appear in there with just a click of a button and no images to resize and upload individually....
enjoy your weekend