Sunday, 17 February 2008

Family Get Together Photos

Here are some photos that I have been meaning to get up for a while. They are from a BBQ in January with Andrew's family (on his Mum's side).

Saturday, 16 February 2008

So much to do...

Well, I have managed to get on again and not so long since the last post! Life as usual has been pretty busy, especially where Scrapbook City was concerned. This was due to Leisa and Kerri both being over in the USA for Winter 2008 CHA. This kept all the girls of the shop nice and busy while they were away!

They both arrived back yesterday and I think you can safely say they are "bursting" with new ideas and exciting concepts and products, and I can't wait to hear all about it.

Aside from that, I finally managed to post up to Lauren the layouts from her holiday that I did. They were in A4 size (approx) and this was a size that I haven't done before as I normally scrap in 12x12inch. But I have to say I loved the experience! I have all the materials for doing an album for Andrew from his Japan trip from 2004 in this size and now I am even more excited to get started! I know that Lauren has received the layouts now so I think I can share them with you here!

It was a great experience playing with someone else's photos too! Thanks Lauren for the opportunity and I would love to see the complete album when it is all done!

Life otherwise is pretty much the same ol' same ol'. Kids going to school, lunches to be made that kind of thing. I guess February brings lots of celebrations for us though with Andrew and my anniversary (13 years this year!), Niamh turned 9 (can you believe it?!) and Erin will be 7 next plenty to keep us busy! Here are a couple of more photos....

So now you can see the toothless grin and the first birthday for the year!

Thanks for popping by and catch you soon!

Thursday, 7 February 2008

Why oh Why??!!

Do the days and then the weeks keep flying by so quickly??!! I am trying to get more organised and I am starting to succeed, it just may take a little more time before this filters down to my blogging!

Well, school has started, and Liam was accepted for a two day spot at the local Kindy. We are very excited about this and it also means I don't have to take the car out when I drop kids off!! It is all within walking distance! Yay!! Everyone is settling into the new year which is good and Niamh is absolutely beside herself with excitement as she has just bought home her cello. She will be learning this over the year through the school and she couldn't be happier. Let's just hope this enthusiasm stays for the rest of the year and beyond!

Little Erin has just lost her first tooth so she is pretty excited too. The tooth fairy bought a very reasonable $3 for this special first tooth, and as you can imagine that money was burning a hole in that little girl's pocket! So off to Smiggle we went. To her credit she bought three pencisl with cute little animal toppers, one of which she gave to her best friend so they could be matching at school!

A couple of weeks ago I helped someone from a forum I read and join in on now and then with a photoshop "clean-up" and I have to say I was very impressed with myself! I had to remove lens flare from some wedding photos (I ended up helping with four photos in all) and I asked if it were ok to add a before and after shot to my blog to "show off" my skill! Lucky for me I was told yes! So here are the before and after shots:

This is the "before" shot with the lens flare.

And this is the "after" photo after I removed said lens flare.

Not too bad a job hey??? What I was so happy with, besides the result I achieved, was how I was able to just "do" things in photoshop already basically knowing what I needed to do to fix the problem! Maybe there is a photoshop expert in me yet!! I know I still have a lot to learn (there is soooooo much this program can do after all) but I also am confident on alot of basic and not so basic editing now! Yay me!!!

In fact I will be teaching photoshop through Scrapbook City this month and since it appears to be a popular class, will be running them regularly! The on-line versions will be up and running hopefully later this month or early next month too!

Anyway, I have to scoot, got a school meeting to get to...until next time.....thanks for stopping by....