Saturday, November 25, 2006
Commisioned work and some thoughts
Commissioned work for magazines can be difficult, I have never turned an offer down though, I still get that little thrill when I get asked to do something.

That thrill can fade very fast when you get your product. I finished a project last night and when the pack arrived I only felt dread, so I stuck it back in the box out of sight. Then I got to thinking well the reason you were offered this was to promote the companies product, my job is to use and display their product to the best of my ability, the fact that it may not be my style/colours/gender selection is irrelevant, I agreed to a set of conditions knowing full well what was expected of me.

I'm happy with what I made in fact I like it a lot, at the start as I shuffled the paper I realised that this is where I have to put that little bit of extra effort in, not for the $20 fee because lets face it after postage and your own product that comes to about $3 so I'm not doing it for the money, but for my own sense of achievement.

Would I like to be published more? yes I would but I don't have the drive right now to submit so if all I have published is commissioned pieces that is good for me.


There has been a lot of bad feeling about the aussie scrapbook critic blog that has closed again, I don't know how anything like that can't escalate into a slinging match if the veil of anonymity isn't lifted, I think it would work a lot better but for whatever reason people feel if they are unidentifiable it gives them a license to plunder and pillage, unfortunately in this instance it is peoples feelings and that is sad, sad for us as a community that such ill feeling against others exists, I don't know why some are singled out over others as targets, not everyone in the world thrills me but I am happy to keep those thoughts to myself. Critiquing work and magazines is one thing but pulling down people is over stepping the line... end sermon
Monday, November 20, 2006
The printer.. expanded
like my printer??? it is very cool! I printed the whole of the little sample pack of paper upside down so it just goes to show you should read instructions.

I was 1/2 through installing my printer and somehow I was displaced by Michael!! 1/2 the joy was installing it you know, I had moved everything and dusted and prepapred the surface and he took over!! ruined it for me it did, just ruined it!

I did get even though, I took the printer out of the box and when Michael was reading the book he asked where the cassette to print on disc's was, well I hadn't seen it so after much much badgering I made him call the store to ask.. and what do you know it was there in the box all the time!

The printer is lovely and quiet and the photos are fantastic, now I just have to get in the mood to scrap. I've been asked to do an album class so I need to get to and make a sample. Alec is home from kindy today, he had a temp of 38.5 but seems to have bounced back, I'm hoping Riley's test comes back negative for measels now his rash has gone so we wont be house bound any longer!
Saturday, November 18, 2006
The printer!
My new pride and joy! the Canon Pixma iP 5200!
Friday, November 17, 2006
Just beause
I liked this photo, so I scrapped it!
sweet treatsWe are getting a new printer tomorrow, the heads blown on mine, we are getting a Canon PIXMA 5200, they don't have the WiFi model in stock and while I would really like that feature it is an extra $150
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
here honey incase you forgot...
I want one of these for Christmas... email Donna NOW!!!!

I want the My favourite Outfit one please!!!
Sunday, November 12, 2006
The Beach!
yes a double blog post.. we went back to the beach today and I took the camera, just Alec and I went.

My printer!
is spewing out ugly ugly photos, I am terribly distressed, I am all out of photos and wanted to have a nice scrapping weekend. I'm so desperate I put in an order with bigphoto it was really simple, I loved they software. It took an hour to select 39 photos and maybe 10 minutes to load them, select the print size for each individual photo (you can select the same for all) and to upload them. I will let you know how they turn out!

Atleast I got lots of washing done.. yippee goody goody you hear, no not from me, I stood at the clothes line grumbling.. wash it hang it out take it down fold it up wash it hang it out take it down fold it up wash it hang it out take it down fold it up . Some days some things seem more pointless than others I suppose, I also had my now I'm just a maid speech that I delivered to Michael, atleast when I worked one day a week I could pretend I had a life and I was a grown up!
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
My other superhero

oh look it all comes from the same line!! this is very unusual for me, but I really liked all these papers and even the little sticker thingies.. I wanted something quick.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Another single photo layout!
This started as a page shuffler, moved bits on and off and then it just worked. I like it, and I like single photo layouts.


Friday, November 03, 2006
Gizmo Cat
Last night we found Gizmo sleeping with Alec. Giz is our adopted cat from next door.

Mark and Lucy bought him home from marks sisters but Marks cats were a bit mean and Giz had bad inside manners. For about 4 weeks Giz slept on our outside chairs and one day I fed him and after that we had ourselves a cat.

He is so so friendly and sleeps inside now, we have only had one accident in the house and think it may have been because he was left inside when we went out. Anyway here is Alec's new best friend Gizmo
gizmo and Alec
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Toilet Rolls Rule!
OK.. so I am excited!!!! I am really really excited.

Donna Downey has used my toilet roll album as one of the examples of what people made for her challenge.


3 columns!!
I was way too lazy to fix my own code today and I found the solution at RANDOM BYTES.

I love trolling through code but today I just wanted it done.