Digital Scrapbooking en-us Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:26:55 +0000 PhotoPost Pro 8.0 60 funny face <a href=";title=funny-face&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="funny_face.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="funny_face.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: This photo made me LOL when I first saw it when I was downloading the photos :) Credits : [u][b][url=]Diamond Date Stamps No. 01 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet - Krafty Love kit Katie Pertiet - Sentiment Spots No12<br /><br />12 comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:17:28 +0000 ITUNES JAN 20TH <a href=";title=itunes-jan-20th&amp;cat=1218"><img class="imgborder" title="itunes_inspiration_jan_20.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="itunes_inspiration_jan_20.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: This is the littlest one in our lives and she is really really a sweet little one. LOVE her amazing eyes. Her hair is definitely getting blonder by the day ( all the dark hair has fallen out) but she has dark dark eyelashes.... nice .... ( for those photography officiandas the right eye is is off focus cos of a very small DOF. Still love the image though) credits : [u][b][url=]Messy Stamped Chevrons Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Dating 2015 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />11 comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:02:34 +0000 freckles <a href=";title=freckles&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="freckles_.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="freckles_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: journaling: Gosh yes. The story of my life. Freckles. I hated them. With a passion. Especially the freckles on my face. Wow a hatred like no other. As a 13 year old I went from pharmacy to pharmacy to find someone that would sell me skin lightning cream. I didn’t realise that it would make my skin go lighter too, so the freckles would still stand out. But luckily the chemists staff were wiser than me and said NO. The freckles on my face have all but disappeared and whilst I know moms &amp; grannies think they are cute, I definitely didn’t. My arms and chest and legs are still covered and especially now straight after our summer holiday where I spent a lot of time in the sun, {protected with factor 50 and all that} they really do stand out a lot. I always say IF they just joined up I would have a great tan! So through the years I have forgiven my body and inheritance for its unfairness. I always wanted to have smooth olive skin like other girls. You know the type .....The blonde hair and blue eyes with dark skin kind of girl. Dammit how lucky were they? Well I had no choice but to pass it on to Leigh-Anne and Dustin and whilst I do feel a little sorry for them, it is the source of one of my most vivid conversations with Leigh-Anne as a little girl. “Where did you get those freckles” - her sweet rehearsed answer “Pip n Pay”. They were totally cute with a few freckles scattered across their noses. It wasn’t ugly at all. Hold on when did I become a mom or a granny? Or both. credits : [u][b][url=]Dating 2015 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Striping Graphic Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bead Scatterings No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 04[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />6 comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:55:10 +0000 CHRISTMAS LEGO <a href=";title=christmas-lego&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="christmas_lego.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="christmas_lego.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: I really spend my time trying to get the things people in my life want for birthdays and Christmas. I LOVE it when its a great reaction like this :) Credits : Katie Pertiet - Krafty Love [u][b][url=]Striping Geo Clusters Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bursting Words Brushes and Stamps No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Hamilton Mini Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Assorted Patterned Tapes: December No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />3 comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 09:48:06 +0000 sleeping together <a href=";title=sleeping-together&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="sleeping_together.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="sleeping_together.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: I just loved this when I went to check why there was NO noise coming from the back TV room. Alas both asleep! Journaling: Up early. Beach. Golf Cart. Boat. Sandcastles. Running. Splashing. Moaning. Finding fish. Throwing stones. Watching jetskis. Walking. Riding bikes. All before the sun is barely up. This makes me tired just thinking about it. You guys do everything at breakneck speed. With a few snacks thrown in between. So no wonder when mommy said “shhhh quiet time” I walked through and found you both fast asleep. Hugging your shared dubbie. Oh man I love you to bits. Especially when you are both quiet. It’s a rare occassion. credits : [u][b][url=]Triangular Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Typed and Scripted Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Flourished Clusters Brushes and Stamps No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Scripted Story Love Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Chimayo Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Scribbled Overlays No. 02[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />9 comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 08:40:53 +0000 Cape Town happiness <a href=";title=cape-town-happiness&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="CURRENTLY_HAPPENING_.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="CURRENTLY_HAPPENING_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: Love these off centre everything photos Journaling : You know Jamie you LOVE Cape Town. I mean LOVE it. Your whole body vibrates with excitement just at the mention of the word Cape Town. Hey kiddo I think Nannie and Pa feel the same way. I love how your hair goes SUPER white there. When I look at this photo it excudes your happiness and simply makes me smile and takes me back to our happy place. credits : [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 519[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />4 comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:44:37 +0000 news years eve <a href=";title=news-years-eve&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="new_years_eve_2014.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="new_years_eve_2014.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: 2015 is going to be a lot of new adventures for us as Ians companies contract ended, so on into other things.. And here we are on the verandah on the last sunset of 2014 credits : Katie Pertiet - Krafty Love Kit Katie Pertiet - Bold Sentiment strips no.1 [u][b][url=]Starburst Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Scripted Story Love Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />5 comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:27:50 +0000 lifeguards <a href=";title=lifeguards&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="lifeguards_.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="lifeguards_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: The boys got these swimming costumes and tops for Christmas. I couldn't resist them :) credits : [u][b][url=]Swimmies Scrapbook Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Summer Memories Words Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Words Brushes and Colored Transfers No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Wed, 07 Jan 2015 07:48:48 +0000 our lighthouse <a href=";title=our-lighthouse&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="lighthouse8.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="lighthouse8.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: It makes our day each day to look at OUR lighthouse. JOURNALING : Our beautiful lighthouse. Man we love it. It’s our beacon that we are here. Here in the happy place. Here on Sams beach. Having fun. Relaxing. Feeling calm and in love with life. May the lure and love of this white structure never diminish credits : Katie Pertiet - Letter Box Brushes and Stamps No. 07 Katie Pertiet - Typed and Scripted No1 Kate Pertiet - Vintage Textures Paper Pack No. 02<br /><br />11 comments Tue, 06 Jan 2015 12:52:50 +0000 sew sew <a href=";title=sew-sew&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="sew_sew_.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="sew_sew_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: A little story about how I came to make them Jarmies. A first attempt after many years. It all started out as an idea for Christmas Eve. I wanted to put together a box for each child. Jarmies and some reindeer food and and and. But nope there were NO Christmas jarmies anywhere. So I thought maybe I can make them. I haven’t sewn anything in years. Like 30 years. But let me try. I decided to get a new sewing machine, you know as you do :) (early Christmas present I told Ian) and I also booked myself onto a childrens sewing course for next year, which I had been looking at for the whole year. I think, despite having not sewn for so long, they came out well. Thanks retail outlets for not having Jarmies in the first place, I need a new hobby....NOT. Credits : [u][b][url=]Good Memories Layered Template[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />4 comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:38:29 +0000 PJ stories <a href=";title=pj-stories&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="PJ_story.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="PJ_story.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: So I made the kids some jarmies .... and I wanted a photo of them all together. Ya, right..... Seeing as it was you guys and me I can make this story go whereever I want. So here goes. Kenzie is flabbergasted and simply says not again. Why doesnt she mind where she sits? Cos she’s a girl. Dan simply listens and smiles to himself as Jamie gets a little tongue twisted about why he needs to sit next to Brody. Brody just doesnt want to be left out on the end and anyway nannie says the end of a wide angle shot always makes you look fat. So. Hey guys SMILE......... credits : [u][b][url=]Striping Graphic Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fine Lines Border Lines Brushes and Stamps No. 11[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bold and Scripted Brushes and Stamps No. 11[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />9 comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:21:26 +0000 LOVE NEVER ENDS <a href=";title=love-never-ends&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="LOVE_NEVER_ENDS.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="LOVE_NEVER_ENDS.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: A little layout about the big little boy in my life. He is GORGEOUS ! Credits : [u][b][url=]Always Layered Template No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Quote Lines Family Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sans Plus Scripts No. 02 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />8 comments Sun, 14 Dec 2014 18:49:30 +0000 aura <a href=";title=aura&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="aura1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="aura1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: This little girl (and she is little) is getting bigger and like her brothers causes havoc everywhere she goes. It's really weird ! credits : [u][b][url=]Sans Plus Scripts No. 02 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Chimayo Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />5 comments Sun, 14 Dec 2014 18:24:10 +0000 wedding album <a href=";title=wedding-album&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="1028.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1028.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: A few more pages. This album of 38 pages was done in 3 nights so there isn't a lot of the AWESOME DD stuff on the pages but thought I would share anyways. xxx<br /><br />11 comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:13:15 +0000 wedding album <a href=";title=wedding-album&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="10251.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="10251.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: A few more pages. This album of 38 pages was done in 3 nights so there isn't a lot of the AWESOME DD stuff on the pages but thought I would share anyways. xxx<br /><br />2 comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:12:52 +0000 wedding album <a href=";title=wedding-album&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="10191.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="10191.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: A few more pages. This album of 38 pages was done in 3 nights so there isn't a lot of the AWESOME DD stuff on the pages but thought I would share anyways. xxx<br /><br />5 comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:12:20 +0000 wedding album <a href=";title=wedding-album&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="10171.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="10171.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: A few more pages. This album of 38 pages was done in 3 nights so there isn't a lot of the AWESOME DD stuff on the pages but thought I would share anyways. xxx<br /><br />5 comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:11:57 +0000 wedding album <a href=";title=wedding-album&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="10161.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="10161.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: A few more pages. This album of 38 pages was done in 3 nights so there isn't a lot of the AWESOME DD stuff on the pages but thought I would share anyways. xxx<br /><br />4 comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:10:39 +0000 wedding album <a href=";title=wedding-album&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="10151.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="10151.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: A few more pages. This album of 38 pages was done in 3 nights so there isn't a lot of the AWESOME DD stuff on the pages but thought I would share anyways. xxx<br /><br />7 comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:10:07 +0000 Wedding album <a href=";title=wedding-album&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="1009.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1009.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: A few more pages. This album of 38 pages was done in 3 nights so there isn't a lot of the AWESOME DD stuff on the pages but thought I would share anyways. xxx<br /><br />3 comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:09:14 +0000 Saturday Scraplift <a href=";title=saturday-scraplift&amp;cat=702"><img class="imgborder" title="SSL_NOV_30_1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="SSL_NOV_30_1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: This week we have an extra special person to Lift. Sarah AKA Steurkeurs. She has an amazing array of styles to choose from in her gallery. I loved this graphic looking layout - cos I am always attracted to that clean style. here is the layout i lifted. Credits : lynn g-glad-tidings paper (coming soon) [u][b][url=]Notable Blues[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sans Plus Scripts No. 02 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Postage Stamp Frames[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />2 comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 08:18:11 +0000 Another page <a href=";title=another-page&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="page_144.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="page_144.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: Just selecting a few pages to show u cos don't want to flood the gallery and bore you all :) Credits : see page 1<br /><br />5 comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:15:00 +0000 Page 13 <a href=";title=page-13&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="page_133.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="page_133.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: Another page for my wedding album. Its been quite fun doing this. Credits to come<br /><br />10 comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:13:12 +0000 Being there <a href=";title=being-there&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="page_1110.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="page_1110.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: I think its the glue to our relationship. Being there for each other for 20 years. Credits : [u][b][url=]Chalkboard Alphabet No. 07[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blue Bird Little Enamel Charms[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sweet Rose Bay Element Pack[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:59:13 +0000 Page 12 <a href=";title=page-12&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="page_123.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="page_123.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: Thinking of different stuff i would précis our 20 years together and not making it too long :) Hope this is going to work. Credits : To follow<br /><br />9 comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:47:21 +0000 20years - page 2 <a href=";title=20years-page-2&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="page_210.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="page_210.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: And here we are . So the first 2 pages are done ! :) CREDITS : [u][b][url=]Worth Repeating Brushes and Stamps No. 21[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Watery Hearts Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />5 comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:03:28 +0000 front cover <a href=";title=front-cover&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="20_years_front_cover_.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="20_years_front_cover_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: So here we go. The front cover for this album. Hold thumbs that I can complete this and get it printed in time...... Credits : [u][b][url=]Worth Repeating Brushes and Stamps No. 21[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blue Bird Little Enamel Charms[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Washi Tapes: Lovely No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />9 comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:46:43 +0000 Page 1 <a href=";title=page-1&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="20years_page_1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="20years_page_1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: So this is an album I am rushing to make for Ian as its our 20 year anniversary this year. Hoping i have time to finish it..... I decided to do a LOVE STORY with a difference. As I advent done our weddignalbum and I won't have time to get all old photos out I decided to do it this way with our wedding photos :) :) Credits : [u][b][url=]Taped Word Strips No. 05[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />16 comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:41:21 +0000 Proteas <a href=";title=proteas&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="proteas.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="proteas.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: Journaling: Funny thing is its a new love affair for me. I always felt Proteas were old peoples flowers. In the past 5 years they have been used so well and often on modern South african weddings. It really made me step up and notice them and take back all the feelings and emotions about them. Cut They last a long time, even in our heat of summer. So they make the perfect cut flower for our homes. So Miss King Protea I have changed and I like you now. I hope I didnt make you feel unwanted for all those years. You can be a part of my home any day. Credits : [u][b][url=]Striping Geo Clusters Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Striping Graphic Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Outlined and Scripted Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] altered slightly<br /><br />8 comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:58:55 +0000 KISS ME QUICK <a href=";title=kiss-me-quick&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="kiss_me_quick_.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="kiss_me_quick_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: Journaling : Kenzie. This is Warning #1873 Many frogs will want you to befriend them and you may even have to kiss a few to find your prince. It’s okay to do that. The wait will be worth it. Your prince better be nice to you else he will have your daddy to deal with. (Oh yes and me...) credits : [u][b][url=]Bold and Scripted Brushes and Stamps No. 10[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Assorted Messy Stitches: White No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fresh Vintage: Clare Washi Tapes[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Messy Stamped Textures No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Antibes Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />12 comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:54:35 +0000 PONY TAIL ! <a href=";title=pony-tail-21&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="ponytail3.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="ponytail3.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: Kenzie's hair is amazing ! And i love the sweet little pony. JOURNALING : Kenzie your hair colour is out of this world. Its the kind of colour we all go to the hairdresser for. The blonde streaks mixed with the strawberry blonde streaks with a few dark streaks thrown in for good measure. I simply can't wait til you climb up onto my knee and I can french plait it. It reminds me of many many years ago when I used plait Aunty Leigh-anne's hair every day. CREDITS: [u][b][url=]Inked Arrows Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Worth Repeating Brushes and Stamps No. 07[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Saying Thank You Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bold and Scripted Brushes and Stamps No. 09[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Scribbled Overlays No. 02[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />13 comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:47:22 +0000 so loved ... <a href=";title=so-loved&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="LOVE_YOU_.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="LOVE_YOU_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: Sweet little girl child that she is. I love all her expressions! credits : [u][b][url=]Layer Works No. 491[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />10 comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:27:26 +0000 5 favorites <a href=";title=5-favorites&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="5_FAVORITES.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="5_FAVORITES.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: This is the FIRST photo I have of all 5 of the grandchildren. First of many many photos I would guess. credits : Lynn g- All White Now Paper Pack No. 04 [u][b][url=]Word Strip Labels Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Quote Lines: Thankful Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Monochromatics Overlays No. 05[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />11 comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:11:25 +0000 kenzie <a href=";title=kenzie&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="CAPTURED_KENZIE.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="CAPTURED_KENZIE.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: This little one is a real personality !!! STUDIO DD - Layer Works No. 485 [u][b][url=]Trier Worn and Torn Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet - Outlined and Scripted Sentiments No1<br /><br />5 comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:44:07 +0000 forever and always <a href=";title=forever-and-always&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="forever_and_always_.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="forever_and_always_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: Sweet little one ! journaling : Here we are - the oldest and youngest females in our family. I “set the rules” you keep them - kapish? Lets just make this pact now. So... lets start. Birthdays. We always see each other for birthdays. We don’t just call or sms. We go to the person whose birthday it is and have dinner, or drinks. Lots of unwrapping happens at these visits. Christmas. Another biggy just in case you don’t notice. We go big. We love the paper and the decorations and the f un and the sharing and the eating and the love and fun. Loud is the word I keep thinking. Hospitals. We visit each other. Everyday. Holidays. If someone is going away on holiday we see them before they go. Just so they remember us when they are in the gift shop looking for gifts. Nah. Not true. The truth is just so we have had a last visit . The real rules are : We care. We share. We don’t hold back. We are honest with each other. We have loads of fun. We are family. Its what always counts. Always and forever, credits : [/url][/b][/u][u][b][url=; Outlined and Scripted Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 01 [/url][/b][/u][u][b][url=]Week-at-a-Glance Brads[/url][/b][/u][u][b][url=]Stamped Stitched Hearts Brushes and Stamps No. 02[/url][/b][/u][u][b] [url=]Stamped Stitches No. 10 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />23 comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:40:09 +0000 cousins together <a href=";title=cousins-together&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="COUSINS_TOGETHER.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="COUSINS_TOGETHER.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: I love that these 2 love their own company . credits : [u][b][url=]Fine Line Border Lines Brushes and Stamps No. 13[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Multimedia Dots No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 15[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />7 comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 06:44:11 +0000 yep this! <a href=";title=yep-this-21&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="yep_this.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="yep_this.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: I loved this photo! credits : [u][b][url=]Tiny Templates No. 05[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Toned Paint Masks No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Drawn Journaling Lines Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />9 comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 06:34:04 +0000 TWO <a href=";title=two&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="two10.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="two10.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: Our sweetest little boy. Man he is growing so fast and he is one of those kids that just melts your heart with his little lisp on his yetis. Love him. JOURNALING: Brody Jack. The Broadster. Broadles. I am sure I will think of many more names for you in the years to come. You are a REAL sweet little guy that captures everyones hearts as you meet them. I always smile when we walk into a venue and you wave hello. You never moan when we need to leave either and again you wave bye bye and you make everyones day as you wave your sweet little podgy hand. But don’t get me wrong. You know what you want and if anyone takes something from you will happily cling on for dear life not surrendering. If you do something wrong, like drop your cup on the floor, you very quickly say “sorry Nannie”. I love to hear your voice calling my name when I arrive or you come dashing into the house. My littlest boy. You have stolen this Nannies heart. BIG TIME. Two years ago I saw you take your first breath and I am so, so lucky to watch each day as you grow. CREDITS : [u][b][url=]Cathy Zielske's Layered Template No. 134[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sumi Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Big Chalky Words Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />8 comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:30:42 +0000 There's always one <a href=";title=there-27s-always-one&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="always_one.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="always_one.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: Isn't it weird that there truly is always one. I love the seagulls. I love to watch them and photograph them. This might e the millionth photo I have of seagulls. :) Journaling : You know the type that goes against the grain just to be different. Just to not be like everyone else. The one that wears flaired pants when every one else is wearing skinnys. The one who cuts a fringe when everyone else has a parting. The one who dances to the beat of her own drum. i recognise this different seagull. intimately. Credits : [u][b][url=]Brilliant Life Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sumi Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />7 comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:25:44 +0000 AMAZING MOMENTS <a href=";title=amazing-moments&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="amazing_moments_.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="amazing_moments_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: My heart be still. Saw this as the boys ran off. cousins. friends. family. Journaling : I think this is the sweetest thing EVA! Dan’s 5th birthday Both of you ahd been so excited for weeks and the day had finally arrived. Dan’s Dinasaur party. The 2 of you were together the entire party and I loved to see that you are even close when others are there too. So. Here you were going off to somewhere and you were holding hands. I loved it! No one interfering in your special bond. Yes I know that in a few years time you are gonna say Nannie why did you keep this photo. But its to remind me that you really love being together. walking hand in hand through life. [u][b][url=]Fresh Vintage: Clare Element Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Fine Lines Page Titles No. 19 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Vintage Photo Frames No. 30[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet - Old Ledger Blues<br /><br />4 comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:25:37 +0000 See the beauty <a href=";title=see-the-beauty&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="see_the_beauty_.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="see_the_beauty_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: A cute moment between brothers. journaling : “Cooey... Brody.... Can I have a bite ? No Jamie. Is mine...... Mine. Cake. Cake” I love that at 2 your chitter chatter is coming on in leaps in bounds. You try every word. The sentences are beginning and I love that you tell me long stories that you really feel passionate about. I wish I could understand but I am good at pretending. “Really. Oh no!” So this ordinary photo shows an ordinary scene of 2 cowboys sitting on an ordinary ledge. One wants to share the other one doesn’t. I see the beauty in this. Do you ? credits : [u][b][url=]Monochromatics Overlays No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Sumi Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Bold Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 11[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />11 comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:15:36 +0000 Decor challenge <a href=";title=decor-challenge&amp;cat=1759"><img class="imgborder" title="decor_challenge_1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="decor_challenge_1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: Please join us on the blog for this months Home Decor Challenge:Sketchy! I took inspiration from the home decor piece in the colours yellows and greys and also the sketchy look of the triangles. Journaling : I am sure you ae going think I am saying at last, a girl. Well I could say that but I won't. What we are fairly pleased about is that at last, maybe you have a touch of mommy in you. The boys are all daddy. So it would be really cool if you could look like mommy. You see the thing is, mommy looks like me. She thinks like me. She acts like me. She works hard like me. She loves you a lot, like me. So. If you are like her, then you will be like me. And that would be very very very nice. credits : [u][b][url=]Stitching Holes No.02 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Arrow Flairs Value Pack No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Flossy Stitches: Orange[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Malene Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Striping Graphic Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Washi Tapes: Whites No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />12 comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:48:18 +0000 AAM sep <a href=";title=aam-sep&amp;cat=1759"><img class="imgborder" title="aam_sep1.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="aam_sep1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: Well this months AAM challenge is awesome cos I think we have ALL stepped out of our comfort zones throughout our lives. somehow. some way. Journaling: I really do push myself out of my comfort zone a lot. I have no idea why I do and I am starting to question myself as I get older but I have always done it. But! This one was a biggy. TV show for photographers. 16 contestants pitted against each other for 16 episodes. I entered. I auditioned. I made it! I hung in there for 14 of those! I was the last 4. Exhausting 6 weeks of filming. 6 weeks of climbing mountains, creating a fashion show shoot, walking through derelect, on fire buildings in the freezing cold were just some of the challenges. I outlasted all the other “oldies” and all the other girls. Swimming and photographing sharks was my downfall! The director told me at the wrap party that they “knew” I was going to bail and had a camera crew on land. But I didn’t. I sucked in all my absolute fears and breathed and somehow controlled the fear and took some shots. However they were deemed not to be good enough and I, on live TV, was evicted. SO. Why did I do it? So my grandchildren can say - “My granny was on a reality show” . I was. It’s true. I was way out of my theoretical comfort zone. But I did it. Credits: [u][b][url=]Minimal Alpha Circles Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet - Bold Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 11 [u][b][url=]Minimal Alpha Circles Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Blendables Layered Template No. 40[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />8 comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:32:54 +0000 Happy Birthday Pam <a href=";title=happy-birthday-pam&amp;cat=810"><img class="imgborder" title="BLKCOW_happy_birthday_.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="BLKCOW_happy_birthday_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: Hey let's celebrate and wish PAM (aka BLKCOW) a very happy birthday.<br /><br />19 comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:14:51 +0000 cape town <a href=";title=cape-town&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="cape_town_.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cape_town_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: Oh Cape Town truly is one of those cites that kind of has to be visited. Took these in the amazing canola fields that are gorgeous at this time of the year. journaling:Cape Town. My heart place. I mean the place that has my heart. It captured it when I was an almost 7 year old lily-white English immigrant. Camps Bay became our home and the very first glimpse up and over the KloofNek rise is when it happened. I remember that moment as if it happened a minute ago. A love affair that has lasted for 45 years. We have been literally blessed to be able to build our dream retirement home a little drive up the coast from that first glimpse. A real beauty of a city. Something every single visitor discovers when they spend time here. It has a knack of that. Heart stealer. Katie Pertiet -Blendables Layered Template No. 46<br /><br />4 comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:57:34 +0000 Dummy throwout <a href=";title=dummy-throwout&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="dummy_throwout.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="dummy_throwout.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: I have no idea how it got to be that he still has a dummy (pacifier) at almost 5 years old. only at night may I add but still ..... its gone.... credits : [u][b][url=]Brilliant Life Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u] Katie Pertiet -Fine Lines Page Titles No. 19 Brushes and Stamps [u][b][url=]Clustering Memories Layered Templates Part No. 01[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />11 comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:27:49 +0000 Smile <a href=";title=smile&amp;cat=502"><img class="imgborder" title="smile71.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="smile71.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sam ellis<br /><br />Description}: Lily is only 3.5 weeks old but when you talk to her she looks like she wants to smile. Ok ....ok ... This is her nannie speaking (but her mom says so toooo) credits : [u][b][url=]Filled With Happy Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Printed and Scripted Baby Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Malene Scrapbook Kit[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Chalkboard Alphabet No. 06[/url][/b][/u]<br /><br />12 comments Wed, 03 Sep 2014 18:53:13 +0000