Friday, January 25, 2013

Dress To Impress

I missed last fortnight’s challenge at Dragon’s Dream Tag It On however, this time round its a different story.

Trace has set the recipe this time: A dress or dress form, an embossed impression and some bling.


I stamped the corset with embossing ink and brushed over it with chalks finishing it off with a layer of Dimensional Magic.  I made the skirt from one of those bags that fruit or onions or some such thing come in.  It was the netting that determined the colours really.

I covered the tag in printed tissue using matte medium and when it was dry I ran it through the cuttlebug.  I was a bit concerned that the impression couldn’t be seen but it popped once I added my sparkly ink sprays.

All that was needed now was the addition of some buttons, some bling and the ruler ribbon (from Typo) that I inked when I sprayed the tag.

Cheers, Esther  xoxo

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Digital Scrapping Day

I had the chance to spend a day with 3 friends, playing and learning with photoshop.

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Thanks Shell, Chris & Sheree!!!  I had a great time and just loved your company.

Esther xoxo

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Welcome to 2013!

There were several “events” in 2012 that immediately come to mind.  In no particular order:

  • My husband moved back home after 21 months apart
  • My daughter graduated with a double degree
  • My son started college and received a merit award for Japanese at Junior Prizegiving
  • I took part in nearly every Dragons Dream Tag It On challenge (I think)
  • My son developed seizures which we now have under control
  • Members of my husbands extended family have passed away
  • My daughter completed her first year of work as a Junior Geologist
  • Our family cat sadly passed away too
  • A good friend qualified as a Registered Nurse
  • My best friend of all time celebrated a massive weight loss and fitness achievement (so damn proud of her!)

Interesting that most of these things happened for the other people in my life. What about me?  Same old, same old.  Nothing to report.  My time and energy is taken up with work, caring for family, and doing things for other people.  It’s not that I resent any of those things (very often) but on reflection, it still comes back to the eternal question, What about me?

I refuse to make New Years Resolutions.  What difference does the date make anyway.  In saying that though, the time has come when I need to bump myself up the priority list somewhat.

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I have signed up for my very first online class with Big Picture Classes.  I have chosen to take Cathy Zielske’s class “Move More, Eat Well”.   To add to the challenge I intend to complete it digitally.  Talk about jumping in boots and all! I am finding it a little frustrating that we are 17 hours ahead in time and as I type this Minnesota has not yet ticked over to 2013, while I am about to go and make dinner for the first time this year.  This means that although I have completed 3 pages for the Pre-Class assignment, the 1st of the month info has still not arrived in my Inbox, lol.

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I’m sick to death of trying to loose weight.  I figure I will become 5 dress sizes smaller overnight in the same way I will grow 5 inches taller overnight – It just ain’t gonna happen Esther!!!

But – I can move more and I can eat well.  I figure there will be a bonus of some weight loss, however, this will not be my main focus for 2013. It’s all the way you look at it really.  Statement of Intent copy

Happy New Year!