Saturday, December 31, 2011

Holiday photos

I have a few more pics of my Canadian/USA holiday that I'm going to share at last!! The first three are of the area around Lake Waterton.
Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump.
The Indians used to kill the buffalo by making them jump over these precipices and they would all land on top of one another and die.

A cute little squirrel.

Black Eagle Falls


Yellowstone National Park

Old Faithful Geyser
 We had to wait quite a long time for this geyser to erupt as we got there just after it erupted. It only erupts about every 1.15 hours. We had no trouble filling in the time as there were quite a few touristy shops.
Look at him...isn't he beautiful?? He walked out on the road in front of the coach and we had to wait for him to get out of the way. I fell in love with these gorgeous animals.
 The Norris Geyser Basin.
The Three we were nicknamed!
This is Mammoth Springs which is at the northern end of the park.

Think that's enough for this post. There are so many photos that I had to pick and choose a few.

Scrapboutique Retreat

In November after Ingvild's class a friend and I headed down to Darlington Park for this retreat. Love going down there and catching up with all the fabulous girls from the forum. We
ll be going again next year too hopefully, but am planning on going for a week.
With all the talking and laughing I only managed to get a few layouts done. They were all challenges.

Ingvild's Class

Wonders will never cease!! I've actually made time to update this blog! In fact I started to do it yesterday, to put up some more photos of my Canada/USA holiday. Had about three more photos to upload and lost the I lost the plot!! Decided to try again today.

This is a class I did with Ingvild Bolme (from Prima) when she was in Australia in November. This particular class was held at Scrappidoo at Currimundi.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

October Prima BAP

Loved using these new Prima papers for this sketch. I love this photo of my DIL Kylie.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cup Party

I went to a fabulous Melbourne Cup party today. Soooo much delicious food!! And the desserts were to die for!  There were about twenty of us. We did the usual sweeps win here!! This is a photo of my friend Gayl and myself.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

August Prima Feature

Three posts in one day...are you kidding me??? Have a lot to catch up on. When I was away I happened to be featured on the Prima blog with my layout of the August sketch. Aren't these tigers just beautiful?

Scrapboutique Cyber Crop

Last weekend we had a CC over at's the first one I have been able to join in for months! On the Friday night we a speed scrapping challenge...oh my!!! Had only an hour to do it and I'm not known for my speed at this craft! Oh damn it's out on the other computer!! I'll upload at a later time.

Next we had an Inspiration challenge and to use this picture.

Finally there was the Pink challenge. Had to use at least 5 different elements such as P/P, C/S, stickers,alphas, paint/misting, ribbon, fabric, flowers and embroidery thread. I think I managed to use 10 on my layout which I actually won. Don't you love the little dresses? I think they are so cute!

Monthly Challenges...

at Scrapboutique. This one is to use products form our stash, use at least 3 P/Ps and this sketch. I think I used 5 or 6 papers and oops!! I forgot to mention which ones I used when I uploaded!!

For the next one we had to use a "holiday" photo.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

A Few More...

photos. The first one is the view from our hotel in Vancouver.

Wooden carvings up on Grouse Mountain and a gorgeous bear.

The next few were taken in the stunningly, beautiful Butchart Gardens.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Some Photos of my Trip.....

to Canada, Alaska and US. Have finally uploaded these onto my computer and thought I'd share a few each day to give an overview of my fantastic trip.

This is the Cruise Ship Terminal in Vancouver.
The Celebrity Century

Our cabin with a balcony. Was very cold any time we decided to go out there!!
Gayl and I on the sled dog wagon. Poor dogs were filthy dirty and smelly!
This is me cuddling one of the husky puppies. Was so cute and whimpered the whole time I was holding it.
Me at dinner one night on the ship. 500 to a sitting and there were two sittings so a lot of mouths to feed. Lighting wasn't very good in this.
An Alaskan King Crab. We had some of one of these for lunch one day. Hot dipped in melted butter, very yummy and delicious!!!
An Alaskan Snow crab.
I went out on this boat that was in the first episode of The Deadliest Catch. The owner decided to turn it into a tourist venture and it was a great tour.
Willadd some more photos tomorrow. I took over 2000 so have to pick just a few.