Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Words on Wednesday - All About the Journey

Hi Scrappy Bloggers!
Welcome to Words on Wednesday..... having some fun with quotes, titles and journaling.

My son is currently working on a school assessment about the concept of journey in various texts and this has involved the two of us sitting at the computer researching quotes about journeys that he could use in the opening of his speech. Which led me to, these would make really good scrap layout quotes and titles. So today I'm going to share a few with you. These are great for travel layouts as well as documenting our journeys through life...

"To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping"
Ancient Chinese Proverb

"Not all those who wander are lost"
J.R.R.Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

"Memory is the basis of every journey"
Stephen King, Dreamcatcher

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page"
St Augustine

"There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign"
Robert Louis Stevenson

"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step"
Lao Tzu

"The journey not the arrival matters"

"When you have completed 95 percent of your journey, you are only halfway there"
Japanese Proverb

I could keep going - there are so many great quotes out there on journeys and travel.
We'll have words again next Wednesday!

Happy Scrapping
Aunty Vera :)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sneak Peek Sunday - Easter Baking!

Hi Scrappy Bloggers!

I've just unpacked some really fun Easter themed baking supplies. Are you ready for a sneak peek..???....

Cupcake cases, stencils, even party bags! I had to have some fun with them and try some out. And why do the cupcake cases look a bit floppy on those cupcakes? Hmmm...word of warning - don't use pretty cupcake cases when making mini carrot cakes. The denseness of that type of cake darkens the cases too much. I then had to sit the cooked cupcakes in a second case. Live and

You can find these gorgeous new kitchen 'toys' right HERE in Aunty Vera's Kitchen.

I've got the baking bug now. Off to bake some brownies.....

Have a great Sunday!
Aunty Vera :)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Funny Foto Friday - Beverley Hills High Tea - Bill Style!

Hi Scrappy Bloggers!
Running a bit late with the Funny Foto this Friday. We're actually enjoying a hot summer day in Sydney so I've been getting some 'outside time'!

Well, here's Bill again. Remeber him!? On our recent holiday to LA, Bill joined us for afternoon tea at Simon LA. It was a trip planned many months in advance as we "oohed" over the menu online here in Sydney. Not quite sure what the waiters thought of Bill as he checked out the menu....

And can you believe what he ordered..??!!!!!!!!....

He was going "BING!!" all afternoon after that sugar feast!
But on a serious note - we shared this "Afternoon Tea Platter" between 4 of us and still had leftovers. It was just AMAZING!

Now, that's a good start to the weekend isn't it!

Have a good one!
Aunty Vera :)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sneak Peek Sunday - Ruby Rock It

Welcome to Sneak peek Sunday - where I give you a bit of a peek at what's coming soon.
In this case...VERY soon as this collection will be ready to ship by mid week.
I'm so excited! It's the Vintedge Collection from Ruby Rock It!!

Seven double-sided papers (200 gsm - you could actually call them cardstocks)....

{Check out my pre orders aisle to see them all}

An extremely gorgeous die cut......

Border stickers...

Imprint stickers...I just love love LOVE these embossed and foiled stickers!! ...

And co-ordinating paper twine....

Got the creative bug going yet?
These can all be pre-ordered now and will be ready to ship by Wednesday 22nd Feb.

Happy Sunday!
Aunty Vera :)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Funny Foto Friday - Meet Bill

Hi Scrappy Bloggers!
Well, it's been a while since we had a Funny Foto Friday Bill.
He lives on Bill Hill.

Bill is one of those bears who has a voice and a personality. Though he DOES keep reminding us (whenever he is thrown across the room) "no nerve endings - no pain".
Bill recently went on a trip to Los Angeles. Well, he stowed away in our luggage and then decided to hide in the hotel room through most of the holiday ("I am SHY" he says). But he did enjoy one day out and about in the city. Here he is again waiting for the Tourist Bus to get going...

I have a few pics of Bill on his "Big Day Out"...enough to make him a little holiday album of his own!
And I reckon he'll keep us entertained over a few more Funny Foto Fridays!

Have a great Friday - and a wonderful weekend

Aunty Vera :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Scrappy Style

Ok, so I did have bigger plans for some lovely Valetine's scrapping, but then somebody stole my calendar AND my clock and ...well....where DOES the time go?? lol

So with literally 2 minutes up my sleeve and a Valentine's Day Dinner Table looking a little bit glum - or, truth be told, a heap of Lindt choccies with nowhere to go - I grabbed a champagne glass and scrapped it up a bit.

A strip cut from My Mind's Eye Love Me - Numbers Grid, a heart shape cut from some red cardstock and a bit of kitchen twine. Pretty!

Now I wonder how long those chocolates will last?

Have a LOVEly day!
Aunty Vera :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine's Day Lolly Jar

Hi Scrappy Bloggers!

I've been searching everywhere for pink and white lollies and finally found the movie theatre of all places.....when I went to see The Muppets on the weekend (yeah, yeah, go on and laugh).

Pink and white M&M's! Just what I needed for this little Valentine's lolly jar...

I found this cute little glass jar at my local discount store. I've jazzed it up with some paper from the Echo Park Yours Truly 6x6" paper pad, a 90mm doilie (which I actually cut to pieces and re-made a smaller doilie with!) and some pink and white ribbon.

I just had to use the little 'home made candy" advert from the same 6x6 paper pad. It's also featured on the larger 12x12" Newsprint page.Vintage ads on scrapbooking paper......I love it!

Aunty Vera :)
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