Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

It seems ages since Christmas already, but I hope everyone had a great one!
We had a wonderful day with family and had perfect weather for sitting outside and swimming in the afternoon.
For those in the northern hemisphere who don't know, it is a tradition here Down Under that between Christmas and New Year most businesses shut down and (nearly) everyone leaves town. The coastal and riverland towns overflow with holiday makers. It is always good to be near a lake, river or beach because of the scorching hot days we get. Today, New Year's Eve is supposed to be 41C (105F).
We just returned from a few days away, where we slept in and relaxed (with no internet). We walked the dog and paddled on the lake. My boys enjoyed some games of backyard cricket and a few donut rides on the lake. Here's a few photos from our week.

Christmas Day


Boxing Day


A pelican posing!


Waiting for the fun to begin


Some of the fun!


One more day until I start P365 again and I can't wait to see if I can make it all the way through until the end of 2011. I have already started working on some new designs for my project.

Happy New Year everyone.....enjoy my fireworks!


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Friday, December 24, 2010

Day 12 - Holly Days - SALE and More Holly Days



It's the evening of Christmas Eve here down under, and Christmas is just around the corner. So from my family to yours, I hope everyone has a fabulous Christmas.

If you have collected the pieces every day, then this is what you should have at the end.

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When I designed this mini kit, I couldn't stop! In the end I made a second mini kit - More Holly Days, which even includes an alpha and glitter styles. Use them together to make a full kit!
You can get Holly Days at Pickleberrypop and Gotta Pixel...
and More Holly Days at Pickleberrypop and Gotta Pixel.



If you are looking for some bargains, both my stores are now on SALE for 30% off until Dec 31.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Day 11 - Holly Days

Congratulations to anyone who has been doing P365 and have made it nearly through the whole year! I tried last year and only made it to August!
I am going to try again in 2011, and am planning to design some templates and extras to make it easy for anyone else doing it too. That's the plan anyway!

Now there's only one day left until I reveal the full preview of Holly Days....and here's day 11.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Day 10 - Holly Days

We are nearly there - only 3 sleeps to go!

I thought I would do my grocery shopping early today to guarantee a car park, beat the rush, and have plenty of time to get the house organised for visitors.
What should have been a quick 40 minute trip, ended up being 2 1/4 hours!!! That's what happens when you run into people and stop to chat!
The good thing was that my 15 year old son vacuumed the house while I was out. It could have been because his girlfriend was coming over...but still, he did it without being asked!
Now I need to go finalise tea preparations for MIL and FIL who are coming over for MIL's birthday.

Here's day 10 of Holly Days.


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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day 9 - Holly Days

With 4 more sleeps left it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas everywhere I go!

Today I took advantage of a cooler day and trekked all over town to buy some last minute gifts and supplies. I am nearly as organised as I can be.

Here's the next instalment you have all been waiting for - day 9 of Holly Days.

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Day 8 - Holly Days

With only 5 sleeps to go until Christmas, it's time to get really organised. Today I just played in Photoshop while I rested the sore muscles from painting yesterday!

For anyone who missed the first few days, it will be available for purchase in my stores by December 24th.

Here's day 8. The day is getting closer to show the final preview.

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Day 7 - Holly Days

Today our house was in total chaos as we painted 3 rooms in one day. We did the kitchen, family/dine and study....and now I can hardly move. It's days like this that I really miss my spa to soak the sore muscles. The weather was perfect for painting, as we had our coldest December day for 22 years! Now I can prepare the house for Christmas.

Here's day 7 of Holly Days.

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Day 6 - Holly Days

Wow it's day 6 already and we are halfway to building the Holly Days mini kit.

It's well after midnight and I nearly forgot to post because I have been out celebrating my niece's 21st birthday. Luckily I remembered just before heading off to bed!


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Friday, December 17, 2010

Day 5 - Holly Days

Over at Gotta Pixel there is a special Best of 2010 SALE going on. All the designers have chosen 4 best sellers. I chose Perfect Day, Pink Champagne, My Little Cupcake and Flower Shoppe.

40% off Dec 16 to 31.


My Celebrate the Season collection is now available at Pickleberrypop.



And for those who have been patiently waiting, here is day 5 of Holly Days.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Day 4 - Holly Days

Due to the popularity of my Holly Days, I seem to sometimes run out of bandwidth. I try to watch out for that, but sometimes while I sleep (and the Northern Hemisphere is awake) it gets away from me.
I have sorted out day 2 and that link has been fixed and is available for a few more hours.
Each link will only be up for 24 hours if there are no download problems, so you need to check back here each day.

Hopefully Day 4 will make it through without exceeding bandwidth!


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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day 3 - Holly Days

Only 10 days 'til Christmas, and hardly a hot day in sight! It just doesn't feel like Christmas unless it's hot.
Tomorrow, I am going to tackle the shops again in the hope that I can finally finish my Christmas shopping.

Now here's part 3 of Holly Days.

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Due to some not being able to download day 2 due to lack of bandwidth, it is now available for a few hours on the new link in yesterdays post.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Day 2 - Holly Days - New link

11 days until Christmas....are you all organised? I'm not!

I'm sure most of you have realised that if you collect all 12 days of downloads......you will have a mini kit when finished.

Here's day 2


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Monday, December 13, 2010

12 Days of Holly Days!

It's only 12 days to Christmas....so for all my loyal readers and customers, I have something special to give away.

But first, I have a few pages to show using my newest collection - Celebrate the Season. (Available at Gotta Pixel for Gotta Grab It promotion until Dec 14)



Now for my special gift....

Here's Day 1.....make sure you come back each day and collect all 12 parts. Each part will be up for at least 24 hours. Have fun....and come back tomorrow for day 2. The final preview will be revealed on day 12 (Christmas Eve).

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

New GGI - Celebrate the Season

It's Gotta Grab It time at Gotta Pixel....
and there are lots of Christmas goodies in the store right now!

I have 4 new GGI packs - papers, elements, special bulbs and alpha/glitter styles for only $1 each from Dec 11 to 14.








And there's also matching embossed papers, frames and borders which are on sale for 30% off.







Here's an extra frame I made to share.....have a great weekend!

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Monday, December 6, 2010

New Things, Template 119 and a Sneak Peek

The weather is such a funny thing! The very day we get very hot conditions, it snows heaps in the Northern Hemisphere. It's like there has to be a temperature balance around the world!

I have put some more new products into my stores including the contents from my last grab bag.


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@ Pickleberrypop and Gotta Pixel

Here's what was in my grab bag.

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Now for a little peek at what's coming on Saturday Dec 11th....

Here's a new template for you all.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Rectangle Borders Re-Released

Summer has officially arrived here in Oz...but it's a pity no one told the sun! It's been cold and a bit drizzly. Schools are winding up for summer break, and the shops are chaotic as people attempt to do their Christmas shopping. Eventually the weather will heat up, and there will be many lazy days spent by the pool....I can't wait!

Here's a few more layouts using my new Magic of Christmas kit.



Pickleberrypop have a special promotion running at the moment - spend $10 in the store during December in one transaction, and receive Candyland free!!!!
Have a look how yummy this huge collab is!!



My 2 rectangle page border packs have been re-released due to customer requests, and are 30% off for a short time.

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@ Pickleberrypop and Gotta Pixel

Here's the last stamp for the year.

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And if you missed any of my stamps, here's the second set from July to December.

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