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I am now a planner addict. Coloured pencils and keeping a diary were probably where it all started for me as a 10 year old watching The Snorks on TV. Since then I've been a scrapbooker, a Project Lifer, a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 at It's been one of those days...
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Hey there! If you're looking for new posts, scroll down! If you've come here via the Pinterest pin that went viral (guys, that's crazy!) welcome, there's over 600 posts here, enjoy browsing my arty, crafty, mixed media, jewelry, scrapbookey kinda... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at It's been one of those days...
Creating mixed media tags can be additive, but what to do with the tags? I've used them as stand-alone gifts, on the front of cards and in frames. Some of my favourites have made it to a prime spot on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at It's been one of those days...
This super easy method for creating this impressive tag can be used in so many ways. Originally designed for jewellery making, the trinkets & treasures featured at A Dozen Ideas are used just as commonly in mixed media artwork. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at It's been one of those days...
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There’s life in the old girl yet. I say old girl not because I am, (we’re only as old as we feel, right?), but because that’s what one says when they find renewed energy. Kinda like when I say it’s... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at It's been one of those days...
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"What will you do if you lose your scrapbooking job?" - out of the mouth of babes this morning. "Why is that, Abby?" I ask - avoid the question by answering with another question, great parenting tip, that one. "Because... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at It's been one of those days...
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At this late stage of January if I was a judge in a court of blog-crimes, I think I'd find myself guilty of not posting regularly AND instead taking advantage of the quick-fix that facebook offers. Information lacks on this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at It's been one of those days...
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We built a pool yesterday. The whole process probably took about 20 minutes from start to finish and it was the biggest hit since New Zealand invented Pavlova. I should start from the start. We had 27 degrees, burn-your-feet-even-thinking-about-walking-barefoot kinda... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at It's been one of those days...
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Christmas is cool,I especially love the copious amounts of giving that goes on, the majority of it being treats that we eat with less guilt than usual. I join in on that fun, baking Christmas goodies and giving them away... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2013 at It's been one of those days...
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I’m always in search of the perfect gift, my bestie (poor Lucy, bless her) always ends up with the most naff of gifts because I always have the best of intentions but they never work out. This year she really... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at It's been one of those days...
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I’ll be honest, scrapbooking is a rare thing in my house these days but when it happens there’s a big old “well, that was fun” that happens afterwards. Then I pack it away to do some menial task, like the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2013 at It's been one of those days...
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It’s November – strawberries are in season, the sun is (usually) out, the days are really long and best of all I get a whole day to myself. Many people are shy of celebrating their birthdays. Not me. Bring it,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2013 at It's been one of those days...
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My son could make wicked money as a Ninja. Seriously. We’re not talking about Jacob, we’re talking about Brady. The son you probably don’t even know is there, because seriously, no one ever knows he is there. He has the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2013 at It's been one of those days...
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Disneyland & California Adventure tips. Yep, part 2. It was a LONG holiday with lots of saving & planning. It deserves to be at least a 2-parter, right?. So here we are – part 2 in our personal log of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2013 at It's been one of those days...
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A holiday to the USA is usually something of a once-in-a-lifetime event for many kiwis and Aussies. Our recent trip to Anaheim was one of those for us. We had wicked fun, we did it within budget and took home... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2013 at It's been one of those days...
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I’ll never forget the time someone came along to one of my classes with family photos where she’d had everyone wear teal, because she knew I would use teal products in my class. It’s true I go through phases and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2013 at It's been one of those days...
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They say an event is made by the people that attend and in ArtVenture’s case, it’d be true. Here’s the group of ladies that (minus quite a few, they either flew off home before the photo, were hiding under their... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2013 at It's been one of those days...
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This time last week I was in Taupo. I’ve always loved that place so it’s wonderful to go back twice a year to Wairakei Thermal resort. After 7 retreats this place is super familiar now and that adds to the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2013 at It's been one of those days...
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When my Dad was really young he went on a business trip to the USA. He came home and told my Mum that one day when he had kids he’d take them there. I can still picture the day, as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at It's been one of those days...
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It’s been a few months since I realised how run down Jacob was and sought to figure out why. Visits to a naturopath, blood analysis and a fair bit of talking later and we embarked on getting Jacob on track... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2013 at It's been one of those days...
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If this blog were into the gym, it’d be having a rest day. Things are pretty quiet around here lately which is a fine reflection on the fact that I have an event coming up, a fitness obsession to feed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2013 at It's been one of those days...
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Finnabair has a lot to answer for. It’s her gorgeous vintage products, along with influences from the fabulous Frank Garcia, that has me addicted to this kind of colour scheme. Things have come full circle really. I used to love... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2013 at It's been one of those days...
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I’ve put my creative hat back on, I’ve been busy with other stuff but it’s time to pick up the laptop, place it aside and make room for coloured bits of paper and,well, other coloured bits of paper. Currently I’m... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2013 at It's been one of those days...
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I’m kidding. No chocolate in this home. Well, not since we bought a snack-pack of the Whittakers L&P chocolate because we just had to try it. My verdict? I love chocolate. Would I buy it again? My answer, I love... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2013 at It's been one of those days...
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School holidays are awesome. No pressure to find time to fit a thousand things into each day, no pressure to kick the kids out of the house on a cold winter’s morning and best of all, no notices from school... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2013 at It's been one of those days...