Digital Scrapbooking en-us Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:14:53 +0000 PhotoPost Pro 8.0 60 LIGHTHOUSE SPATHI <a href=";title=lighthouse-spathi&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="LIGHTHOUSE-SPATHI_Blendable.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="LIGHTHOUSE-SPATHI_Blendable.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: The lighthouse Spathi (sword) in Serifos island! Products [u][b][url=]Blendables Layered template No. 38[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Artsy Seaside VALUE Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]On the Island Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Everyday Hand Drawn Brushes[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />8 comments Sat, 05 Jul 2014 20:43:43 +0000 SERIFOS <a href=";title=serifos&amp;cat=1218"><img class="imgborder" title="SERIFOS_PANAGIA.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="SERIFOS_PANAGIA.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: The little church of Panagia (Madona) in Serifos island where took place the wedding of my niece. PRODUCTS [u][b][url=]Tidewater Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] paint [u][b][url=]Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Colbie Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Brad, stitching, staples by Katie Pertiet Title lines by JEdwards Font Myriad Pro<br /><br />9 comments Sun, 29 Jun 2014 05:07:00 +0000 COME WITH ME <a href=";title=come-with-me&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="COME-WITH-MEt_BlendableLTNo.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="COME-WITH-MEt_BlendableLTNo.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: Going to Serifos island for my niece's wedding! PRODUCTS [u][b][url=]Blendables Layered Template No. 29[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Painted Sealife Clusters[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Painted Sealife Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bold Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 07[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />7 comments Sat, 28 Jun 2014 16:15:49 +0000 MY FATHER <a href=";title=my-father&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="my-father.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="my-father.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: Happy father's day. In honor of my father and his profession. Products and journaling tomorrow.<br /><br />5 comments Sun, 15 Jun 2014 21:58:10 +0000 Happy Mother's Day! <a href=";title=happy-mother-27s-day-21&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="MOTHER-lynng-scrap-express-.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="MOTHER-lynng-scrap-express-.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: I wish you a Happy Mother's Day. Lift of an old layout, photos and of a favorite poem.Translation of the poem by me and sorry for the possible mistakes. It's a poem by Marina Tsvetaeva. Poems to my daughter Alya Time will come, my beautiful being, a remembrance to become for you, a distant and faded image in your mind. And you will forget my roman profile, my forehead, - wreathed from my cigarette’s smoke-, my loud laughter, -this laughter of mine that fools others. My silver rings in my hardworking hands, and my precious writings scattered here and there. And the old attic without bread, I was young then, and you still a child. Products Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Scrap Express No. 161[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Mai Mini Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]June Kit[/url][/b][/u] (heart) Font: An Unfortunate event<br /><br />7 comments Sun, 11 May 2014 07:46:37 +0000 SPRING WALK <a href=";title=spring-walk&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="SPRING-WALK--fade-out-2-2.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="SPRING-WALK--fade-out-2-2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: Spring is already here and today’s temperature was 24 C°. So with my younger son’s MIL, Anna and my cousin Litsa went for a walk around the rock of Acropolis and we ended to the café “Dionysus” for coffee and talk. It was the first time after my husband’s death that I went out of the house for enjoyment. Poppies, chamomiles and other wild flowers were in full bloom and I found the opportunity to take some photos. It was time to leave Facebook and go for a walk. PRODUCTS [u][b][url=]Fade Out Template Album No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Artfully White Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:11:15 +0000 TEN THINGS <a href=";title=ten-things&amp;cat=1766"><img class="imgborder" title="TEN-THINGS-ABOUT-ME.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="TEN-THINGS-ABOUT-ME.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: PRODUCTS Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Touches of Paint Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Basic Journal Spots[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Yonder Kit[/url][/b][/u] Cathy zielske [u][b][url=]Ten Things I Love About My Life Template[/url][/b][/u] Authentic story chat freebie Studio DD [u][b][url=]Readymade Banners: For Mom[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]DoubleD Doodles: Summer[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />16 comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:38:23 +0000 LISBON <a href=";title=lisbon&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="lynng-adventure-boxed-5.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="lynng-adventure-boxed-5.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: Page from my son's travel album to Lisbon. PRODUCTS Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Lots of Shots Template Set[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]La Cremerie: Fraise Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Going Away Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Thick Travel Words Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Anna Aspnes Travel word transfers<br /><br />12 comments Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:16:21 +0000 LISBON <a href=";title=lisbon&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="lynng-lots-of-shots-2.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="lynng-lots-of-shots-2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: Page from my son's travel album in Lisbon. PRODUCTS Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Lots of Shots Template Set[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]La Cremerie: Fraise Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Going Away Collection[/url][/b][/u] Ali Edwards [u][b][url=]Remember Outline Word Overlays 12x12[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]International Cities Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />7 comments Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:14:49 +0000 KILL BILL <a href=";title=kill-bill&amp;cat=1758"><img class="imgborder" title="KILL-BILL.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="KILL-BILL.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: Hi, This is my first layout after a long time. After many efforts and trials I ended in the above layout. My mojo isn't to its best. I made it for the 2nd Art Journal challenge. It is about my feelings concerning my husband’s loss. Death is a hard fact and very difficult to accept it. We are so weak in front of it. The loss left me feeling hurt and torn in many pieces. It also left me feeling very angry, angry against death. Tarantino’s movie “Kill Bill” inspired me for this layout. I feel angry like Beatrix; I wish I was like her and with a Hattori Hanzo sword to Kill Bill, to kill Death. PRODUCTS [u][b][url=]Blendables Layered Template No. 30[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Star Glows Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Aki Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sweet St. Nicholas Kit[/url][/b][/u] solid red paper Other products Anna Aspnes: Asian art paper and Asian script brushes Pictures from the web<br /><br />13 comments Sat, 08 Mar 2014 11:55:08 +0000 Throwdown 102413 <a href=";title=throwdown-102413&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="Throwdown-102413-life-in-pi.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="Throwdown-102413-life-in-pi.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: PRODUCTS [u][b][url=]Life In Pictures Album[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Folia Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] Ad Inspiration 101213 Type Inspiration 101213 Throwdown Freebies<br /><br />9 comments Fri, 25 Oct 2013 08:33:38 +0000 PURPLE &amp; LIME <a href=";title=purple-26amp-3b-lime&amp;cat=1236"><img class="imgborder" title="PURPLE_LIME.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="PURPLE_LIME.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: PRODUCTS Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Scrap Pack Layered Templates No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Black White and Plum Black White and Lime [u][b][url=]Spring Fields Blendables[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Second Hand Memories Kit[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Misty Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />6 comments Thu, 24 Oct 2013 09:31:13 +0000 PUMKINS <a href=";title=pumkins&amp;cat=756"><img class="imgborder" title="PUMKINS.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="PUMKINS.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: PRODUCTS Katie Pertiet Folia Scrapbooking Collection [u][b][url=]Folia Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] Blendable Layered Template No. 23 [u][b][url=]Blendable Layered Template No. 23[/url][/b][/u] Freebies from the challenge My own painted pumkin<br /><br />12 comments Fri, 18 Oct 2013 06:43:34 +0000 ART TIME <a href=";title=art-time&amp;cat=2482"><img class="imgborder" title="ART-TIME_CirclesofSunshineL.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="ART-TIME_CirclesofSunshineL.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: PRODUCTS Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Circles of Sunshine Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] (modified) [u][b][url=]Art Time Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Folia Scrapbooking Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Graphic Pop Grunge Cluster and Frames Brushes[/url][/b][/u] Freebie paper from the challenge clipped on the paint)<br /><br />6 comments Fri, 18 Oct 2013 05:51:01 +0000 PLAY TIME <a href=";title=play-time&amp;cat=2486"><img class="imgborder" title="PLAY-TIME_StampednFramedTem.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="PLAY-TIME_StampednFramedTem.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: PRODUCTS Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Stamped and Framed Layered Template No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Parked Mini Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Swimmies Scrapbook Collection[/url][/b][/u] (solid green paper clipped to the lower paint of the mask) Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Anyway Kit[/url][/b][/u] Lazy Days stitched border Freebie paper and mask from the challenge<br /><br />3 comments Fri, 18 Oct 2013 05:31:37 +0000 COLORS AND SCENTS <a href=";title=colors-and-scents&amp;cat=1236"><img class="imgborder" title="COLORS-SCENTS-fade-out-torn.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="COLORS-SCENTS-fade-out-torn.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: PRODUCTS Lynn Grieveson [u][b][url=]Fade Out and Torn Template Album[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Feeling like Fall Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fall Festival Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pen and Wash Fronds[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Autumnal Artistry Kit[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />12 comments Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:09:11 +0000 CRAZY DAYS OF SUMMER <a href=";title=crazy-days-of-summer&amp;cat=1098"><img class="imgborder" title="CRAZY-DAYS-OF-SUMMERt_Adore.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="CRAZY-DAYS-OF-SUMMERt_Adore.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: PRODUCTS Katie Pertiet Adore you Layered Template Type Inspiration 6-15-13 Lynn Grieveson Scrap Express 156 (stitching, paint border, overlay) Iko Mini kit Parisien date stamps<br /><br />12 comments Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:22:56 +0000 CHALK TALK CHALLENGE _ FALL <a href=";title=chalk-talk-challenge-fall&amp;cat=2549"><img class="imgborder" title="FALL22.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="FALL22.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: PRODUCTS Katie Pertiet Chalk it up: Basics No 02 paper pack Autumnal artistry Chalk talk freebie Editorial inspiration 8\17\13 Lynn Grieveson Scrap Express 161 Maplebrook Studios Laurent kit (paper recolored) paper on the side strips Font: Rayando<br /><br />6 comments Sun, 22 Sep 2013 04:27:49 +0000 CAVO DOUKATO LIGHTHOUSE <a href=";title=cavo-doukato-lighthouse&amp;cat=2486"><img class="imgborder" title="LIGHTHOUSE-DOUKATOt_Blendab.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="LIGHTHOUSE-DOUKATOt_Blendab.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: Cavo Doukato, the lighthouse on the island Lefkas from my Son and DIL's summer vacation. PRODUCTS Katie Pertiet Blendable Layered Template No 18 Tidewater Kit Thin classic frames No 01 Freebie mask from the challenge<br /><br />10 comments Sun, 08 Sep 2013 03:51:11 +0000 THE BIG BLUE <a href=";title=the-big-blue&amp;cat=2486"><img class="imgborder" title="THE-BIG-BLUE.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="THE-BIG-BLUE.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: PRODUCTS [u][b][url=]Painted Book Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] blended into [u][b][url=]Simple Classics: Traveler Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Painted Shells No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Swimmies Scrapbook Collection[/url][/b][/u] splash cluster [u][b][url=]Blendables Layered Template No. 04[/url][/b][/u] defined block, glitter scatterings [u][b][url=]Messy Stamped Alphabet No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Mask appeal freebies Photo from the blog Wonderful Greece from my Facebook page<br /><br />9 comments Thu, 04 Jul 2013 08:03:35 +0000 ROSEBAY <a href=";title=rosebay&amp;cat=2482"><img class="imgborder" title="ARTSY-CHALLENGE-21-13.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="ARTSY-CHALLENGE-21-13.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: Thanks Anke and creative team for the inspiration and the challenge PRODUCTS Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Spot Dots No. 12 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Photo Frames Large Curled and Flat[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sweet Rose Bay Kit[/url][/b][/u] (flower, bow) [u][b][url=]Done with Doilies Photo Clusters No. 01[/url][/b][/u] (doilie) [u][b][url=]Go Outside Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stamped Blocks No. 21 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Challenge freebies: paper, splatter<br /><br />7 comments Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:37:30 +0000 GREY HOUSE Color challenge <a href=";title=grey-house-color-challenge&amp;cat=1236"><img class="imgborder" title="GREY-HOUSE_KPertiet_HomeLay.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="GREY-HOUSE_KPertiet_HomeLay.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: A newly restored house in the old section of Athens. The plate on the balcony reads the year it was built, 1843 and the initials of the owner. PRODUCTS Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Home Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Alandia Meadow Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Botanical Stickers No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Art Class Layered Template No. 02[/url][/b][/u] (dried brush edge overlay) [u][b][url=]Chandra Kit[/url][/b][/u] stitching Pattie Knox [u][b][url=]Fanciful Felt Ribbons and Trim: Cityscapes[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Sun, 23 Jun 2013 03:58:08 +0000 BIRTHDAY PARTY <a href=";title=birthday-party&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="lynng-scrapexpress-102-2.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="lynng-scrapexpress-102-2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: My son and daughter-in-law carried out a wonderful Mickey Mouse theme birthday party for Konstantinos. The party took place in the garden, decorated with banners and ribbons on the fence. There were also many colorful balloons. The children played many games under the guidance of the pirate girl entertainer. In the end they danced to the rhythm of «Gangnam Style&quot; very popular in kids this time. Konstantinos followed the pace and was hopping up and down like a little teddy bear. The birthday cake was a three-story tray with cupcakes, instead of the traditional birthday cake, which I prefer. 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The children played many games under the guidance of the pirate girl entertainer. In the end they danced to the rhythm of «Gangnam Style&quot; very popular in kids this time. Konstantinos followed the pace and was hopping up and down like a little teddy bear. The birthday cake was a three-story tray with cupcakes, instead of the traditional birthday cake, which I prefer. 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It was Carnival period and an aunt with her husband invited me to a formal dance. I went to the hair salon and asked the stylist to comb my hair in a bun, a modern hairstyle then. On Monday, going back to school, I ought to have my hair combed in the usual way. However, it was difficult for me to undo that magnificent a la Bompantour bun. Therefore, the Principal called me to his office in order to tell me off and he asked why I hadn’t conformed to the rule. I explained the reason adding that it wasn’t easy for me to undo this nice hairstyle. He replied that, if I had my hair in the same style the following day, he would have to apply the usual punishment, which was the undoing of my hair in the sight of the other students in the schoolyard. And he ended like this: &quot;Look, only once in your lifetime you will be eighteen years old. Fifty and sixty years old you will be the rest of your life. This bun matches to women of this age. You have a long time ahead of you until then. Why are you in a hurry to get old? Meanwhile do your hair in a style that matches to your own age&quot;. His explanation touched my mind and it was a lesson as well. As parents, sometimes it is difficult to convince our children to follow some rules. However it’s much easier when we explain them the reason. PS From that day on, I have never combed my hair in a bun. Even now that I'm middle-aged woman, I do my hair like an eighteen- years old girl. PRODUCTS [u][b][url=]Scrap Express No. 040[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Maybe Not Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Cool School Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Chalk it Up: Basics No. 02 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Challenge freebies<br /><br />23 comments Fri, 07 Jun 2013 10:26:18 +0000 YOU AND ME <a href=";title=you-and-me&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="YOU-AND-ME8.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="YOU-AND-ME8.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: When my grandson sees the camera runs away. No exception here. The photo is from his birthday. PRODUCTS [u][b][url=]Terra Botanica Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Scrap Express No. 119[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Rustica Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Yonder Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Little Darling Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Love You Boy Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Birthday Hand Drawn Words Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />16 comments Mon, 03 Jun 2013 19:30:01 +0000 MNESIKLES STREET <a href=";title=mnesikles-street&amp;cat=2447"><img class="imgborder" title="927_916_927_931_-_924_925_919_931_921_922_923_917_927_933_931_.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="927_916_927_931_-_924_925_919_931_921_922_923_917_927_933_931_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: Thanks for the challenge Anke. There aren't many gardens in Athens, but the balconies are an eye's delight. PRODUCTS Challenge freebies [u][b][url=]Fade Out and Torn Template Album[/url][/b][/u] changed [u][b][url=]Banner Labels No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Artfully White Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />13 comments Sun, 26 May 2013 13:56:40 +0000 ARTICHOKES A LA POLITA <a href=";title=artichokes-a-la-polita&amp;cat=2486"><img class="imgborder" title="ARTICHOKES.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="ARTICHOKES.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: Thank you Janna for the wonderful challenge and Katie for the freebies Spring is the season of fresh vegetables. Eggplants, carrots, green, red and yellow peppers, zucchini, artichokes and others, on the farmers' market stalls, have the color of the rainbow. It's time for artichoke a la polita. Artichokes, carrots, fresh pea and potatos with egg lemon sause PRODUCTS Challenge freebies [u][b][url=]Stamped and Framed Layered Template No. 04[/url][/b][/u] (Changed) [u][b][url=]Awanui Kit[/url][/b][/u] (two papers blended) [u][b][url=]Letter Box Garden Song Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Spring Fields Scrapbooking Kit[/url][/b][/u] (tape) [u][b][url=]Vintage Photo Frames No. 04 Curled and Flat[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Spring Fields Blendables[/url][/b][/u] vintage artichoke illustration from the web<br /><br />10 comments Mon, 20 May 2013 13:49:04 +0000 MAMA <a href=";title=mama&amp;cat=756"><img class="imgborder" title="MAMA5.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="MAMA5.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: Photos from my early childhood. Not very good quality but they are the only I have. Left photo in my hometown Exo Gonia , Santorini. Love it because my mom and I wear the same dress.In the right photo early years in Athens. PRODUCTS [u][b][url=]Tiny Treasures Template Set[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Pamela Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Mom Word Art[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />23 comments Wed, 15 May 2013 21:06:01 +0000 Playing with paper ROMAN HOLIDAYS <a href=";title=playing-with-paper-roman-holidays&amp;cat=1574"><img class="imgborder" title="ROMAN-HOLIDAY.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="ROMAN-HOLIDAY.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: PRODUCTS [u][b][url=]Scrap Express No. 101[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Hint at it Monumental Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Parisien Date Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Challenge Freebies Andrea Victoria Goodness and light paper<br /><br />6 comments Wed, 15 May 2013 17:23:59 +0000 BLOWING BUBBLES <a href=";title=blowing-bubbles&amp;cat=1236"><img class="imgborder" title="BLOWING-BUBBLES2.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="BLOWING-BUBBLES2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: Man blowing huge bubbles outside the little church of St. George, at Philopappos Hill. Athens. 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In the photo the pharmacy of my neighborhood. PRODUCTS [u][b][url=]Scrap Express No. 119[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sunshine Ahead Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Anyway Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Summer Breeze Kit[/url][/b][/u] Challenge freebies<br /><br />8 comments Sun, 12 May 2013 07:33:44 +0000 Heart-this-photo-challenge <a href=";title=heart-this-photo-challenge&amp;cat=2501"><img class="imgborder" title="OLD_PORT.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="OLD_PORT.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: I love this photo because it reminds me the decade (1982 – 1992) that we lived in Chania, a city of the island Crete. Chania is also my husband's hometown and it became my heart place. A kind of happiness was, and still is, to drink my coffee in one of the cafes at the Angels Street, as it is called the promenade of the old port, looking at the sea and the beautiful lighthouse. Products Ali's word art<br /><br />11 comments Fri, 10 May 2013 22:50:27 +0000 TWO-SIDES <a href=";title=two-sides&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="TWO-SIDES.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="TWO-SIDES.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: PRODUCTS [u][b][url=]Two Sides Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Duncan Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Crumpled Paper Flowers No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Hinge Pack[/url][/b][/u] Anna Aspnes 12 x 12 Fotoblendz Clipping Masks<br /><br />8 comments Fri, 10 May 2013 09:21:37 +0000 POPPIES <a href=";title=poppies&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="POPPIES3.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="POPPIES3.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: PRODUCTS [u][b][url=]Scrap Express No. 061[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Poppies Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Summer Bright Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vellum Alphabet[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Basic Twills: Springtime[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sun Porch Kit[/url][/b][/u] plastic flower recolored [u][b][url=]Bead Scatterings No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />8 comments Fri, 10 May 2013 04:43:39 +0000 MAY FLOWERS <a href=";title=may-flowers&amp;cat=1236"><img class="imgborder" title="MAY-FLOWERS.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="MAY-FLOWERS.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: PRODUCTS [u][b][url=]In the Sunshine Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Carissa Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Border Templates No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Hint at it No. 08 Brushes[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bisbee Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Lily Solids Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Spring Hand Drawn Brushes[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />6 comments Wed, 08 May 2013 12:17:04 +0000 ADORE YOU <a href=";title=adore-you&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="ADORE-YOU1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="ADORE-YOU1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: PRODUCTS [u][b][url=]Adore You Layered Template[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Anyway Kit[/url][/b][/u] _Paper recolored [u][b][url=]Date Labels No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Strong Man Word Art Brushes[/url][/b][/u] Other products Anna Aspnes: Warm Glows Terry Maruca: Sweet pea kit_edge overlay<br /><br />7 comments Tue, 07 May 2013 10:24:47 +0000 ATRIUM <a href=";title=atrium&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="ATRIUM.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="ATRIUM.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: &quot;The Umbrellas&quot; by George Zongolopoulos Athens Metro at Syntagma Sq. 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Fourousia = Balcony console Journaling reads Antefixes, Clay artworks, door knockers, balcony consoles and everything else embellished the homes of people, mostly though antefixes. Spring has sprung here and yesterday afternoon I went for my favorite walk (great exercise) around Acropolis and ancient agora. Here are some of the photos with details from some old neoclassical houses which survived through our days. In Greece, by the construction of the Royal Palace in 1847 up the transition to new architectural styles of the early twentieth century, during a period of about seventy years they were produced innumerable antefixes in a variety that probably exceeds the two thousand designs all over Greece. The clay surface of the antefix was decorated in various forms such as Medousa, Hermes, Zeus or floral motifs like palm leaf (anthemion = palmette), the leaf of acanthus with combinations or variations of these. Afterwards, with the prevalence of concrete as the main building material and modernism as mainstream in architecture, the antefixes gradually began to descend from the roofs and end up as debris in landfills, along with the unique architectural masterpieces which they crowned. The most fortunate of them ended up in knackers’ yard and from there passed into the interior of the houses as decoration and collectibles, samples of an era permanently lost for this country. If the existence of an antefix on a roof or even on the shelf of a bookcase is a matter of chance, then having an antefix and the beauty that emits around, can be considered luck. The left and right photos at the bottom of the page decorate the top of our bookcase. In the past they decorated the roof of the house of one of my husband’s aunt. She gave her house in a construction company to build a 6 floor building. Now she has 3 apartments instead of one house, but she hasn't the jewel she had before. 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The title is from a favorite song. The first Greek entry at the Eurovision Song Contest. PRODUCTS [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 072[/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson: Summer splash background paper not in the store<br /><br />9 comments Tue, 16 Apr 2013 05:17:06 +0000 ARTSY CHALLENGE BLENDING MODES <a href=";title=artsy-challenge-blending-modes&amp;cat=2482"><img class="imgborder" title="ART-CHALLNGE-1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="ART-CHALLNGE-1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: PRODUCTS Freebies by Katie Pertiet for the challenge [u][b][url=]In a Book Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Painted Book Paper Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Photo Masks No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]With You Word Art Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dictionary Blendables: Summer No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Pencil Line Seashore No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Layers Blending modes Notebook edge photo mask _normal Photo_ normal I duplicated them Notebook edge photo mask _soft light Photo_ linear dodge Watery photo mask painted in soft brown color _ multiply mode The painted book paper over in a a book paper in multiply mode<br /><br />17 comments Mon, 15 Apr 2013 03:20:01 +0000 STUFFED EGGPLANTS IN LINE <a href=";title=stuffed-eggplants-in-line&amp;cat=2447"><img class="imgborder" title="924_917_923_921_932_918_913_925_917_931_-_928_913_928_927_933_932_931_913_922_921_913_.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="924_917_923_921_932_918_913_925_917_931_-_928_913_928_927_933_932_931_913_922_921_913_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ExoGonia<br /><br />Description}: Melitzanes Papoutsakia or Stuffed Eggplants Ingredients for 4-5 servings 4-5 medium eggplants 1/2 kilo ground beef 3 green onions, chopped 1 medium onion, grated 1/2 cup chopped parsley 2 cups canned tomatoes or fresh chopped ripe tomatoes salt pepper 1/2 cup oil 1 egg 3 tablespoons cream 1 1/2 cup béchamel sauce and 2 egg yolks 1 cup grated Parmesan 12 thin slices of tomato freshly ground pepper Preparation Wash and dry the eggplants, trim off stems, and cut in half, lengthwise. Sprinkle them with some salt and let them stand for 1 hour. Wash them well and tighten them between your palms, leaving all the excess water. Lightly sauté the eggplant halves in olive oil in a frying pan. Start with a little olive oil (5 tablespoons) but have more at hand since eggplant absorbs a lot of oil and the pan could dry out. This step is simply to soften the eggplant a bit, so sauté quickly on both sides, remove, and place the eggplant halves on the bottom of a baking or roasting pan. You can also fry them in a Deep fryer as I do. In a saucepan, heat the oil and sauté the onions to turn translucent (without browning). Stir in the ground beef and sauté until it starts to brown. Stir in tomatoes, parsley, garlic, pinches of salt and pepper (to taste), and reduce heat. Simmer covered for 20 minutes or until the sauce melds and the liquid is absorbed. Remove from the heat, and set aside to cool slightly. Whisk the egg with the cream. Pour and stir into the ground beef mixture. Press the eggplants lengthwise in the center with a spoon to make a dent and spoon 2-3 tablespoons of filling in each. Smooth the surface with a spatula and spoon over the béchamel sauce (about 1 tablespoon for each piece), and place a slice of tomato on top. When all the eggplants are finished, sprinkle the remaining Parmesan and freshly ground pepper. Cook on the lowest oven rack setting, at 180 Celcious until the béchamel is browned, the cheese on top is browned, and the eggplants are soft, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Remove the eggplants from the pan with a spatula and serve warm. Béchamel sauce 3tablespoons of all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons of butter 1 cup slightly warm whole milk salt pepper grated nutmeg 1 or 2 egg yolks Double the above ingredients for the 1 ˝ cup of béchamel needed for the 6 eggplants of this recipe. *We sprinkle the eggplants with salt, because it takes off the bitterness from them. ** In Greek: Melitzanes Papoutsakia, pronounced meh-leed-ZAH-nes pah-poot-SAHK-yah. 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