Friday, January 30, 2009

PhotoHunt:Furry - Tigger

This is Tigger - the wise one, the oldest. She's turning ten and Giancarlo was chosen by her, when we went to the Pound on his 11th birthday, to look for a kitten.

This is my latest entry.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Passport photo

My mother and her oldest daughter, their passport photo. She was about to return to Australia, from Texas to see her relatives and show off the new baby.

Word Art

Do you see the word art on Dude with 'tude - the layout before this post? Well - I made it! Took me over a year of learning digital scrapbooking, a really clear tutorial, and four hours practice.
All the other word arts are from designers. The journal typing is all mine, but word art is a skill to learn. Like blending backgounds, extractions and the use of overlays.
Hey - maybe I'll try to make another one, one day.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Dude with 'tude!

Alessandro and I were having coffee at Floriade last year.

Friday, January 23, 2009

PhotoHunt: Chips - in Italy

These are Venice chips actually, at our Campo San Provolo trattoria, Da Ninos. The picture underneath is one I just happened to have of the day in Florence that we went to Pisa to go up the Leaning Tower. We had chips with our dinner that night too.

This is my latest entry.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Gold Coast

When I was a teenager, I used to go to stay with my dad at the Gold Coast - at his canal front home at Paradise Point Keys. I spent a lot of time in the dinghy, motoring around the canals.
Dad would listen for the sound of the outboard to stop, then would come the few blocks to find me, with the petrol can to get it going again.
His was one of the first few houses, now it's all built on, of course. His house was to the right of the red marker. Now they all have jetties and swimming pools. They didn't back when I used to go, so I guess we were all swimming with the bull sharks. Yikes! Wouldn't put a toe in there now!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My new tool kit

Isn't it pretty? I got it on line - it was from Catch of the Day, actually.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

PhotoHunt: Hats - Graduation

My mother Marcelle and I went to the University of New England and got Batchelor of Education degrees together. I then got a Graduate Diploma in Primary Education and she did a Graduate Diploma in Religious Education.

This is my latest entry.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I made Layout of the Day again!

It's such an honor to make Layout of the Day at The Digital Scrapbook Place, which is the best and most popular digital scrapping website.

This is my latest San Gimignano picture and I made it in a challenge for: Where in the world would you like to be.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

PhotoHunt: Aftermath - Look! It's my car!

At last! The aftermath of the car saga at our house is that Alessandro's gorgeous blue car is back on the road with a new gearbox, and Giancarlo has been given yet another car - this makes it his third.

So everybody can get their cotton pickin' fingers off my precious black car!

This is my latest entry.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Magpie Lark

Right outside my mom's door - this magpie lark raised two babies last November.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Years Resolutions

This year I will...

- drink more Asti Riccadonna
- laugh with my friend Sylvia
- go to Italy
- fly up to see my sisters