Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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I ♥ Photoshop

I have spent a bit of time on photoshop this week working on a couple of little projects. It can be a bit love/hate sometimes and it would be super cool to take a course as I am totally self taught when it comes to using it. But I'm generally happy with the results....

This is my Book plate for the books I am going to release as part of Bookcrossing.com. I had Les print a bunch for me which I am going to stick into some books over the weekend. And then I'll work on releasing them next week.

 When I was sorting out the drawers for the baby's clothes this week I found an envelope of photos that I had promised Sylvia some time ago that I would try and restore. I then promptly stashed them out of sight and therefore out of mind- so was a bit alarmed to discover them this week!! This is Sylvia's Dad- I'm not so happy with the nose job I have given him- but it's still an improvement on the original!

 The bridesmaid in this photo is Sylvia's Mum. I could figure a way to get rid of the fading that has happened on parts of the male attire without it looking textureless... despite a good couple of hours of internet searching- Google you failed me! But still an improvement on the rather munted original.


You listen to Classic Hits that's how...

I was trying to brainstorm the other day for a scrapbook LO that would be cool to make:"The Sound Track of My Life" I pretty much drew a blank.

And then this morning I went to the Supermarket and they were playing a Simply Red song. The first ever concert I went to was Roxy Music at the Dunedin Town Hall- I don't really remember it. But I strongly recall going to 3 Simply Red Concerts over the course of a few years in Christchurch with my Dad (and at times others). The first time was definitely my favourite as I just remember it as me and he and he got me the T-shirt.

When I jumped in the car after the supermarket the radio which Les had obviously changed to Classic Hits was playing Lily Allen. Which reminds me very strongly of Kieley- she gave me the CD not long before we stopped being friends and I listened to it heaps. I have amusing memories of the big kids singing the song with the Lyrics that sound a lot like 'THANK-you' except it's not 'thank' it's another word that rhymes with Truck- it took the kids a few renditions to figure that out.

What full Friday at home with a cold is complete with out a Frap? So I headed to Starbucks :-). When I got back in the car they were playing Tubthumping by Chumbawampa. When I was about 34 weeks pregnant with Kieran Les got posted back to Auckland after Senior Course. I hadn't managed to find a home before we got back so was just quietly living in Barracks (yes two of us, one with a big baby belly, in a single bed in a tiny barrack room)- during the day I watched a LOT of TV main Juice- the free music channel back then and the Chumbawampa song was the song of choice back them it probably got played every hour!!

In the space of about 15 minutes I now have 3 songs for the sound track of my life... there were a couple more possibilities during the rest of the drive too... Classic Hits- thanks.

Sun Burnt

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sassa, my love.

My box arrived today! About 20 minutes ago in fact.

 If you have ever wondered if these babies are worth it then I can tell you they are! To get one here is US$75 which at the exchange rate the week before last was NZ$95.

If I was to spend $95 retail on Sassafras here in NZ I would get about this much....

But in my box I also got these..... (37 papers!)

and these.... (15 sheets of stickers!)

and this MOTHER LOAD of embellishments many of which I have never owned despite my absolute adoration for Sassafras... they just haven't been in the budget but now they're all mine! :-)

So in other words.... bring on Kindy! Because I have a great big box of Sassafras goodness and I'm heading for the scrapbook room.

NZMAA's newest member

Monday, May 23, 2011

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