It’s not Friday, it’s actually Saturday, and it’s definitely not the beginning of the month – September is actually almost over.
August was quite busy. I finished chemo (yay!) and went off for surgery (a little yay, a little nay). Surgery went well and I’m recovering nicely. It’s a bit weird having temporary fake boobs, but it’s better than having a cancerous lump hanging out in my body. I’ve had a couple of hiccups from the pathology results (I actually have another surgery next week) but I’m so close to the end of active treatment – late November if everything goes according to plan.
I’m here briefly popping my head in with a blog train contribution. This will probably be the last one for the year – but probably not the final freebie. I have a couple of things planned but, seeing as I’m entering the next phase of my treatment (6 weeks of radiotherapy, 5 days a week), I’m trying not to set any designing goals that I might not be able to complete. My only plan so far is to take it easy for now and prepare myself to prepare for Christmas. It’s been an absolute crap-fest of a year so I’m really looking forward to going crazy at Christmas!
There’s not enough Aussie content around, so I decided throw a few things together. Now I’m looking at the preview and thinking I should have included a koala with my road signs? Maybe next time!
Click on the image to download the free mini kit.
The website has also had a bit of a makeover. That includes a change of hosting, so if you find broken links or downloads, please send me a message. I’m also (slowly) working on getting my online shop set up, so look for that in the future.
I spent ages figuring out what theme to pick for this month. I even put together a collection of resources to make an entirely different kit before I scrapped the whole thing (erm, no pun intended) and went with something else.
I have a tendency to go overboard in – well, pretty much everything, and I’ve been making an effort to keep things simple. Time is a commodity that I don’t really have at the moment. Sure, I’m stuck at home most of the time, but I also have a darling little boy who seems to have hit the tantrum phase of life a little early and is also permanently attached to me. It’s incredibly difficult to use a computer with a todder in your lap trying to ‘help’ or lurking behind you and pulling all the books off the shelves.
Then there’s chemo but I’m totally knocking that out of the park. Only two more weeks to go and then I’m done with the chemical poisoning – WOO!
Anyway, click on the image to download the sugary sweet mini kit of mine.
If you think this colour scheme is pretty, you should definitely check out the other blog train creations this month. The full colour palette is an absolute dream and I’ll probably use a variation of it in future because I just love it that much.
It’s July. It’s been a whirlwind 6 months. Every time I think I’ve got a handle on things, life whacks me in the face with a banana. Not that I’m alone in that this year, right?
But we’re halfway through 2020! (Thank bloody goodness.)
I’ve always wanted to create a nautical kit. It’s one of those things that I put on the back burner until the time was right. Honestly, I’m not sure the time was right, and occasionally I find myself second guessing my design choices – but I had the time, I’ve been feeling pretty good lately, and it’s a decent enough alternative to actually heading off to the seaside considering it’s winter and, you know, being immunocompromised in the middle of a worldwide pandemic.
As usual I got a bit carried away and ended up with a bit of a collection.
You can buy the kit by itself, or grab the bundle with a few extras (a marble alpha, journal cards, and some cute nautical scatters).
Well, I’m glad that the year of March 2020 is over. (What do you mean it was only 31 days long?)
As we fling ourselves headfirst into another month of almost world-wide quarantine – along with all the fun bonuses of cancer treatment for me, and being at home with my children all day long – I bring you my contribution to this month’s Pixel Scrapper blog train, titled, ironically enough, Around the World.
Although none of us will be jetsetting anywhere anytime soon, there’s always time to reminisce on adventures you’ve already had – or you could document your trip to collect the mail tomorrow morning. Adventure awaits you at the bottom of your driveway!
As an Aussie living in the southern hemisphere, it always amuses me when Pixel Scrapper has seasonal blog train challenges because we’re usually experiencing the exact opposite of what I’m designing for. Barely a month into an increasingly hot and humid summer, with half the state on fire, and I’m here seriously craving hot cocoa with marshmallows.
As we say goodbye to 2019 and usher in the new 20s, now’s the time to make all those well-meaning resolutions for the new year – that will probably fly right out the window halfway through January, lets be real.
Or is that just me?
In an effort to start digital year on the right foot, I have a fun and sparkly NYE mini kit for all your celebratory digi-page needs. As usual, click on the image to download.
While you’re doing that, I’ll be over here wondering where 2019 went in such a hurry.
The silly season is upon us and it’s time for family, food and presents.
Short and sweet, today I’ll leave you with some previous Christmas freebies. If you’ve been following the blog for long enough, you may have them already. If you’re a new follower (HI THERE!), they’re fresh and exciting!
Click on the links to be taken to the preview and download page. I’ve checked them all and they’re working, but please do leave me a comment if you have any problems.
I really enjoyed working with this colour scheme. I like the beautiful muted browns and orange autumn colours (yes, autumn, not fall, you heathens) but I don’t get to work with them often enough. I’m more of a blue, pink and purple kinda gal.
I had a lot of fun making the bunting and the cute little fabric hearts. Aren’t they cute?! And the flowery papers are lovely, although I find making aesthetically pleasing patterned papers with realistic flowers quite difficult. Do it wrong, and they just feel cluttered and weird. You’ve got to find the right mix of flowers, set them out in a way that doesn’t look cluttered or blergh, and then, if you’re me, you have to change the colours to match your palette because you forgot to do that in the first place.
(Dear Santa, for Christmas, I’d appreciate the return of my brain, kthx.)