Monday, January 22, 2007

Essentials Challenge

Ali challenged us to write a list of our "essential" scrapbook supplies.
Here is mine

CARDSTOCK - Bazzill - I love all colours but it must be textured.

PATTERNED PAPER - I am loving paisleys at the moment and I am a sucker for stripes.

OLFA ROLLER CUTTER, PERSPEX RULERS AND SELF HEALING MAT - I came to scrapbooking from patchwork and quilting, and I find my old supplies quite useful.

WORDS - stickers, handwriting, journalling, quotes, lyrics. It doesn't matter where I get them, my layouts are not finished with meaningful words.

CAMERA - Fugi Finepix 5600 Digital Camera - I love it. I always have it with me.

STAPLER and MAKING MEMORIES(MM) COLOURED STAPLES - I use these to attach ribbon, paper, card and simply to decorate.

MM MAGNETIC STAMPS - rummage and evolution fonts and embellishments. I recieved these for Christmas and already they have become an essential.

Friday, January 19, 2007

My word - ORGANISE

I have been searching for quotes that reinforce my word.

Here are a few dealing with organising my wants and things.

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. ~William Morris

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need. ~Vernon Howard

Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves. ~Edwin Way Teale

The scultptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination. ~ Elbert Hubbard

I feel that I have too many possessions and no homes for these things to live. As Part of my "organise" challenge, I wish to contain my "need"/"want" for things and organise my home to be able to easily use the things I have. Even just putting this down in words is liberating.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

New Year, New Focus

I have decided to ressurrect this blog for two reasons.

One is the challenges set by Ali Edwards through her Life Artist Newsletter at

One Word Challenge

My 2007 word is ORGANISE.

I would like to organise my study, thinking, reading, chores, home and family ( just kidding). I wish to bring peace and calm to my world in what is going to be a very busy year - I'm studying, Rach in year 3, jay in Year 1 and Miles starts preschool.

The second is to record my reading for 2007. I have joined the 2007 TBR Challenge at

My 12 TBR books for 2007 are:-

Life of Pi - Yann Martel
House Corrino - Brian Herbert & Kevin Andersen
The Vinter's Luck - Elizabeth Knox
The Shipping News - Annie Proulx
Tully - Paullina Simons
The Known World - Edward P Jones
The Secret River - Kate Grenville
The World According to Garp - John Irving
Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood
Year of Wonders - Geraldine Brooks
The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
The Lady and the Unicorn - Tracy Chevalier

Extra Credit List

True History of the Kelly Gang - Peter Carey
The Well of Lost Plots - Jasper Fforde
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
Over sea Under Stone - Susan Cooper
The Tale of Murasaki - Liz Dalby
Charlotee's Web - EB White