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What makes me…..Creative

January 2, 2011

A new year and new beginnings..

Last year I tried project 365 and it just didnt work for me..

This year I am single, while I am a mother, my children have grown up and have been out flapping their wings for sometime now…

This year is going to be about finding out who I really am, and what really makes me feel the things I feel…

I love the concept of Project 52, and I looked around… But I have to do it my way, because to join a group or site project 52 means I have to follow the stipulations of the person who set it up..

If your part of the digi scrap world, well then they have thought out what they want and designed their kits, that you need to use with their concepts…

And I have always been one to see the same things others see, but see something else as well, or want and need to make it my own…

So that is what this blog is about..

My journey through the year, and each week  I am going to choose  “What makes me…” feel that..

Dont always expect to see my photos, because it may be someone elses, that I have used to create my page….

I am actually the worlds worst photographer, sometimes I really fluke it and get a good shot, but often other people inspire me a great deal…

While this isnt  what I have chosen as my first page, I have the photos, I just have to chose which one and create a page with it..

I wanted to share something that makes me happy, inspires me and I am a total fan of…

Yes I am a Twilight Fan…

This layout combines my love of Venice the masks that originate from their and a digital scrap artist whose kits I adore, and of course my love of Twighlight..

Twilight AngelTwilight Angel

Her lullaby by Irene Alexeeva

Masks and mats by Helena Jole

Stock Photo ©missiaja

 

Now Stayed tuned, for the very first post of my Project 52..

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What makes me…… Happy

February 21, 2011

Well seeing as I am playing catch up, this is last weeks, for Valentines..

I got the best present for Valentines, to spend about 5 hours with my grandkids..

That tops, chocolates, flowers, romantic dinners or even jewellery..

Young Patrick wasnt really interested in much, but Jazz and I had a ball..

We made biscuits, she helped big time, rolling them and adding the jam..

And when it came up to the clean up part, she was there helping again, half the sink was hers

to pretend to do the dishes, and the other half was mine to actually wash them lol..

Of course Patrick was happy to be tester, they passed lol…

So my page is a grandkid valetnines one..

Credits:

Word Art Masks by Studio Brigit Kerr

Dream Lover by Designs by Willma

Journal reads:
We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other.
To meet, to love, to share.
It is a precious moment, but it is transient.
It is a little parentheses in eternity.
If we share with caring, lightheartedness, and love,
we will create abundance and joy for each other,
and this moment will have been worthwhile.”

Deepak Chopra

 

Photo taken 14th February~ My Kitchen

What makes me……Sore

February 21, 2011

Woooo I’m late I’m Late.. Getting a little behind in this already 😦

Time to play catch up lol…

So I got on a bike for the first time in over 20 years again, no I havnt forgotten how to ride..

But I did forget about muscles that I havnt used in so long, ouch lol..

I rode at a steady pace to my destination, hopped off the bike, and OMG, my legs felt like jelly,

I had to hold onto something cos I honestly thought I was just going to topple over…

But man it felt good lol….

Peda; Power

Credits:

How girls roll by Colies Corner

Top Paper is by myself from that as yet unfinished kit..

Date stamp:Remember the Date by Dunia Designs

Journal reads:

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention

of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body,

but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke,

thoroughly used up, totally worn out,

and loudly proclaiming

‘Wow! What a Ride!’

~Hunter S. Thompson~

 

Photo Taken 10th Febuary 2011 ~ My back yard…

 

What Makes Me…. Hungry

February 3, 2011

There is nothing more lovely than the smell of something baking..

So I impatiently waited with watering mouth for my damper to bake and go golden..

Straight out of the oven, cut off a slice and watch the butter melt..

How was it, Yummy..

The recipe I used.

Bush Tucker

Credits:

Sunny Moments Template (altered) by dido designs

Autumn Days kit and Border Clusters by Lindsay Jane

Red Paw Media filters used on Photos

 

Photo taken 2nd February 2011~ My Kitchen

 

What Makes Me… Relaxed

January 27, 2011

A nice deep hot sweetly scented bubble bath, in a room aglow with soft candlelight,

with their sweet scent filling the room and my senses..

Ahh the peace and blissful quiet, is just so so relaxing..

I even have the poor quality picture to prove it lol…

Relaxed

Now of course for the credits and there are a few lol…

Template: Creative Outlet Vol 3 by Sarah Barber Designs

Kit: Fresh as Spring + Bonus Cluster Word Art by Mc Designs

Styles: A pocket full of Posies by SnickerdoodleDesigns by Karen

Fonts used: Duality_Angel Tears_Impact_Myriad Pro

Photo edited using: Red Paw Media

Journaling reads:

I will greet this day with love in my heart. And how will I do this?
Henceforth will I look on all things with love and be born again.
I will love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit.
I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars.
I will welcome happiness as it enlarges my heart; yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul.
I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due; yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.

~Og Mandino~

 

Photo Taken: 23rd January2011 – My Bathtub

 

 

What makes me…bookwormy

January 20, 2011

lol Books of course…

When I was a small child, I would get sent to  my room as a punishment..

Grab a book up on the bed, open the page and step into another world, full

of adventures.. When my time was up, I didnt want to come out…

My grandparents thought they were punishing me, lol, little did they know 🙂

I am eternally grateful, that they encouraged this by providing me with all sorts of

wonderful material to read..

As an adult, I can still lose myself easily in them…

nibbles skribbles Everyday memories

What makes me template#5 by Designs by Mozz
Kit used: Everyday Memories Add on
Mini for challenge…

Font:Kingsthings Petrock Light

Photo matrix and Night Fates actions were used on the photo..

Journaling:
Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better,
To paint a picture or write a letter,
Bake a cake or plant a seed,
Ponder the difference between want and need?
Dust if you must, but there’s not much time,
With rivers to swim and mountains to climb,
Music to hear and books to read,
Friends to cherish and life to lead.
Dust if you must, but the world’s out there
With the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair,
This day will not come ’round again.
Dust if you must, but bear in mind,
Old age will come and it’s not always kind.
And when you go and go you must,
You, yourself, will make more dust.

Author Unknown

Photo taken 29th January ~ My Bookcase

What makes me…Content

January 15, 2011

Buddha spoke many many wise words..

I find his path and teachings very enlightening and uplifting..

Buddha

Template: What makes me Templates by Designs by Mozz

What makes me Kit by Designs by Mozz ( this is a work in progress)

Date stamp:Remember the Date by Dunia Designs

Font: Kingthings Petrock

Photo was edited using: Photomatrix

Quote reads:

The thought manifests as the word;

the word manifests as the deed;

the deed develops into habit;

and habit hardens into character.

So watch the thought and its ways with care,

and let it spring from love born out of concern for all beings.

~Buddha~

Photo taken 15th January~Gift from my daughter~my desk

What makes me… happy with myself

January 12, 2011

Strange title huh? Not really, you see I am the worlds worst photographer.

I have a very basic camera, point and shoot, you can zoom ect, but its not a you beaut one..

So when I see something I think will make a good photo and it actually comes out good,

I am really happy with myself…

We have lots of trees around our property and they are forever dropping leaves and I am forever raking and sweeping them..

But these blew in onto the back patio area, and I thought it would be a great shot…

What do you think.. And hey if your a professional photographer, be nice lol..

NOVICE here ok 😛

Leaves

Template: What makes me Templates by Designs by Mozz ( thats me lol)

What makes me Kit by Designs by Mozz ( this is a work in progress)

Date stamp:Remember the Date by Dunia Designs

Font: Kingthings Petrock

Photo was edited using: Red Paw Media

Quote reads

Love all of God‘s creation, the whole of it and every grain of sand.

Love every leaf, every ray of God’s light! Love the animals, love the plants, love everything.

If you love everything, you will soon perceive the divine mystery in things.

Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day.

And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

 

Photo taken 9th January 2011 my back patio..