Thursday, November 29, 2007

weird sounds

Since my dentist visit my good ear is playing up. I've had tinnitus since the drill and I've noticed some extra sensitivity to noise but some extra deafness. Bit worried but will see how it goes. Not a lot can be done if there's permanent damage though - just gonna have to get used to it, I guess.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tooth whinge & a bit of positive stuff

Well, I'm a grumpy old soul this evening. Had a wisdom tooth out yesterday morning. Spent quite a bit of the time while being drilled into tensed up and fighting - talked myself through saying "Breathe through it" and "relax and let it go". Once I did this, it was all over. I've got lingering numbness today through jaw on the left side. Hoping this will go away soon - face feels a bit... droopy.

I'm now quite happy with our life. Still room for improvement on the cleaning house front. But I'm getting past the depression and thinking of coming off the medication - maybe next year. I've fallen in love with our house and I would dearly love to buy in the area if I manage to return to full-time work. I love that I can walk the kids to school, love that I can walk up the street and buy fresh fruit & vegies, and love that I can walk to work and get paid just enough to support my scrapping habit. I feel embedded in my local community and have a deep sense of belonging and helping in the work I'm doing in the Uniform Shop and for the school.

Meantime, I've been doing a bit more work at Ryan's school and everyone has been most kind in giving me loads of positive feedback which is a lovely boost to the old self esteem.

Almost time to set some goals - more scrapping goals will be great. Now I've had a layout published and a second accepted in Scrapbooking Memories, I want to be published in For Keeps. Will keep plugging away!

Oh, and another bit of celebratory news - I'm the Photoshop "guru" at 3 Angels Scrapping forums!

Friday, November 23, 2007


Well, after hunting through the magazine a few times, convincing myself my layout had been "bumped", and an embarassing email to the technical editor, my layout has turned up in Scrapbooking Memories on page 37.
And I've scrapped a digital page as well - the Pink October 2Peas free kit and a Rhonna Farrer free kit...

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

*happy dance*

very happy to say I had another layout accepted for Scrapbooking Memories magazine!!! That's 2 now! YAY! Happy dance! Had to pull it down of course - its the Dr Suess quote with my new shoes on it...

And I finally finished my entry for the EB Scrappy Awards Best hybrid layout...
Happy Happy Joy Joy!

Monday, November 12, 2007

a baby hybrid page

A hybrid layout I did using Rhonna Farrer's 2peas "Colour my world" free kit and MME Lime Twirl papers. Love the combo and am really pleased with the layout. Lyrics of the song are from the Dumbo movie.In case you don't recognise - its Toby at 2 months.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Scrappin' and canvases

Well, even though I haven't been posting here, I have done some stuff... Altered canvas of Anne Geddes babies from a little "fairies" book just $3.99 at QBD bookstore. And the pages are thick enough to gently peel apart so you can use the images on both sides!Book of Me to do a "Behind the Camera" layout.
And did this for the Scrapniques design team application but didn't get finished in time... Still love it! :)