Friday, 31 December 2010
Over at Gotta Pixel the designers have gotten together to bring the New Year in in style. They have all contributed to a new kit called Bring It On!. Here is my layout using elements and wordart from Jen at WordArt World. The kit will be released on the 1st January, 2011 - so head on over and check it out.
BTW - this lovely photo was taken by the talented Juanita at Broderick Photography.
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Jen is going to release a fantastic WordArt pack on 3/1/11 ... make sure you keep your eye out for it. Here is one of my layouts using a WordArt from the pack. I have used a template to create this layout - something unusual for me, hope you like it :)
On December 12th, 2010 - ten days shy of his 92nd birthday my father - Felix Attard- passed away. Luckily I did get to see him before he died; Glynn, Lachlan and I flew to Sydney the week before when he was taken to hospital with pneumonia and we knew as we left his bedside on the Saturday that we were saying goodbye for good.
Who could complain after 92 years of living a full life? My dad had been through a war, immigrated to a new country, brought up a family of six children and achieved his dream of living on the Central coast of NSW in a house that he built. He was survived by 6 children, 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grand children.
Here is a layout that I created in memory of my dad - Felix Attard.
Saturday, 18 December 2010
Well I certainly don't want to go through a week like that again! I've had two rush flights to Sydney - which culminated in attending my father's funeral. I am trying to think of this as a celebration of his 92 years of living. It was a very emotional time.
While sitting vigil in the hospital, waiting in airports and riding in trains/planes/auto-mobiles I did get time to do a couple of layouts. Here they be .....
Friday, 3 December 2010
Just a quick post as it is after midnight and I can feel my pumpkin starting to turn!! Really, I am pretty tired so I will upload the details of these layouts at a more reasonable hour, but I wanted to share them with you. More beautiful Word Art from Jen and some great papers from 'The Greatest Gift' Blog train that is running atm.
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Monday, 29 November 2010
Friday, 26 November 2010
Here is another layout using the wonderful WordArt created by Jen over at WordArt World. This text is from her soon to be released 'Always' pack. I have to admit my great nephew was the perfect candidate for this quote ... he is simply adorable!!
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Woo Hoo!!! I've been chosen to be on the Creative Team at WordArt World !! I am so happy to be able to share these fantastic resources with you. Jen, the owner, creates gorgeous wordart which you can use for titles on your digi-layouts, or print them out and use them on cards and hybrid layouts.
Saturday, 20 November 2010
Let's just say that I am going to have the opportunity to work with some absolutely marvellous digi products in the near future .... and I just can't wait to share them with you :)
Stay tuned ... you know I am terrible at keeping secrets ...lol
Saturday, 13 November 2010
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
I had an absolute ball on Sunday at the Brisbane Zombie Walk. It was amazing just how much effort people went to on their make-up and costumes. Some of the Zombies who joined in the walk were the Where’s Wally gang, Zombie Smurfs, Santa, clowns, brides, prisoners, the Navi from Avatar and countless others. Here are just a couple of pics from the day ….
Saturday, 16 October 2010
One student came to me today, Friday, feeling a bit blue and wanted to know if she could spend some time scrapbooking because 'it makes her feel better'. Of course I willingly grabbed my stash and sat her down at a table and let her create to her hearts content. Would you believe she whipped up 4 pages in about 2 hours!! And she was smiling while she was doing them.
I just love the way that our creativity works. It's like our own anti-depressant sometimes.
I'll post some pics of the kids layouts as soon as I can,
Sunday, 3 October 2010
Monday, 20 September 2010
Here are a couple of layouts I made while relaxing on the lounge today - gotta love school holidays :)
Friday, 10 September 2010
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
I'm so proud of my DS1 who has followed his dream to be a writer, and is succeeding beautifully. Here is the link to his Blog - Critical Damage. (Critical Damage is a blog about videogames—particularly about the stories we put into them and the stories we get out of them. I try to update with a new article roughly once a week varying from creative retellings of specific gaming moments to pseudo-academic musings on videogames in general.)
He has also had a number of articles published in e-zines and print media.
Check out the links to his published articles on his site.
Monday, 9 August 2010
The lovely and talented Tracey Lau is hosting a fantastic giveaway at her Heart & Soul blog today. You have the chance to win an absolutely brilliant prize, and while you are there you just have to check out Tracey's work. She is inspirational.
Sunday, 8 August 2010
How lucky am I to have another gorgeous great-nephew to scrap about! These lovely photos were taken by his mum, he is so photogenic. I used a template for this layout, something I dont usually do, but I am very happy with how it all turned out.
Saturday, 31 July 2010
Here are a couple of my recent digi-layouts. My late-night creative creations. I wish I could spend more time with my laptop and PhotoShop, I really love creating and 'playing' with different techniques. How dare life interrupt me!!
Work has been so busy lately, I've been having fun moving into the new library at school. It's lovely and so open-plan. It's like having a clean canvas to paint on.
Saturday, 19 June 2010
I saw some absolutely amazing photos that had been edited to look very 'fanciful' and thought I would give it a go. Here is a pic of my gorgeous great niece in her fairy dress. I've used PhotoShop Elements and imported photos of the forest and the mushrooms, then layered them and added a couple of filters.
While I've got a long way to go, I'm pretty happy with the result.
Saturday, 5 June 2010
Thursday, 3 June 2010
Or maybe I should look at something with an educational resource lean to i, since I've worked in schools for for so long
I would love to hear from people who have tried and succeeded (or failed) to 'make some money on the side' through a crafty sort of interest. Is it even possible??
Monday, 17 May 2010
Monday, 3 May 2010
Thursday, 29 April 2010
Sunday, 25 April 2010
I'm going to make some more and put them up here to share,
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Hope you like my updated slideshow, I've included my latest digi-scrapping creations as well.
Time to go play .......
Monday, 29 March 2010
Well I couldn't, so yesterday I went out and purchased my new toy - a Compaq Presario CQ61. I know it's not up there with the 'essential' items I need to set up my new place - but it is definetly an essential item as far as my sanity is concerned.
Digi scrapbooking here I come.....
I am so chuffed that this great mag chose one of my layouts to print in their Newbies gallery this month. I had to race out and buy a copy as soon as it hit the news stand. Thanks so much to my gorgeous niece and her adorable little son Ollie, for giving me such beautiful raw material to start with.
Here is a sneak peak of my layout ... You'll have to go and get ASM Vol 12 No3 to see the full layout and heaps of other amazing work!!
Monday, 8 March 2010
As a teacher I have heaps of ideas on how to make lessons interesting for kids and stress free for teachers. I love giving teachers ideas on resources and strategies to use in their classrooms. Most of my lessons are based on real-life context for students. I am a firm believer that students need to be able to place their learning in a known context. I also think that students need to be made aware of the 'big world' out there beyond the school ground and their own personal lives. Giving lessons a social context which in turn supports learners in their global citizenship is part of our duty as teachers. We have so many resources at our fingertips - be it the internet, print or recorded materials, we have no excuse not to open their eyes.
So stay tuned, and see where this new road takes me,