• Sunday, January 28, 2007

    { Chance Meetings }

    ~ LAYOUTS ~
    First a couple of layouts, the first one is my baby, Bronte and I used a song by Van Morrison in this one, which I love, called, Into The Mystic. Love the dreamy look on her face in this pic.
    Credits: Textured Overlay from Scrap Artist. I also grunged it up a bit more with standard PS brushes.

    Next one is my bigger baby Quinn, this is the pic I posted last time, which I just love. The frame is by C Borgfield, but I am not sure where it is from, sorry, also the brushes are just free downloads from somewhere, but I can't remember where. I wish people would name their brushes so I can give due credit. The background and word art are by me.

    ~ BREAK ~
    Hope you all had a great Australia Day and long weekend. We came back a day early as the weather wasn’t great and was going to get worse. But it was nice while it lasted! Got to finish my audible book and got lots of relaxing in, and a lovely walk along the beach and we also got to sit on the beach, all snuggled up with the girls and watch the comet which was pretty spesh, so we did fit a lot in for the short time we were there!

    Also met these lovely people that were camping behind our friends, I was in the van and heard Brian chatting to them, and came out and had a short chat, I thought they mentioned something about lambs and that they were from Thorpdale, so I assumed they were Sheep Farmers, then they went off to cook dinner and we ate ours. During dinner Brian mentioned that they were actually potato farmers, I said that Shez’s parents were from Thorpdale and they probably knew Shez’s family, later on we started chatting again.
    I said “I have a friend whose parents are potato farmers in Thorpdale, you might know her family. I can’t remember her maiden name but her married name is Sherryll Ray, do you know them?”
    The lady (Joan), said “Sherryll Ray…hmmmm….OH!!!! Sherryll Ray, that’s our daughter!!!!!!!”
    Then they asked my name, which I said, and before I had a chance to explain how I knew Shez, they both exclaimed “You're Lee!!! You’re to blame for our daughters’ obsession!”
    “That’s me”, I say sheepishly! LOL. What a small, small world we live in! They are just the loveliest people, not that I am surprised, their daughter is very special and a great, true and loyal friend to boot!

    We are busy today doing more stuff around the house, painting old pots and clearing a few more boxes from the garage, we are also clearing a spot for one of those slimline sheds in the backyard, mainly to house the lawn mower and maybe the bikes, if they fit. I would dearly love to be able to move in our garage, but it is chock full of CRAP! LOL Then we are going to do a bit of plant shopping tomorrow, severely restrained by our budget, we are also in desperate need of a doorbell, all our friends have taken to ignoring the front door and coming straight round the back as we never hear it!! LOL

    Shez, Tenille (a friend from Brian's work), and I all went off to the Coal Country Camera Club meeting on Tuesday night. It was a great night and I look forward to more meetings. They have field trips and weekends away and best of all, families are welcome on the trips! The level of skill there is amazing and more than a little intimidating, but I just know I will learn heaps and best of all the people were lovely!

    Well, at least I was interested LOL. First this blog had me in hysterics http://www.thingsmyboyfriendsays.com/ it could be my sense of humour but I hope you get a giggle too, I should mention that there is some 'colourful' language going on here, so beware.
    Also thought this was pretty groovy too, some interesting effects...http://www.typorganism.com/asciiomatic/ . This is a blog I stumbled across, I have no idea how, but I did http://dooce.com/, the interesting thing I liked on this blog was this series of pics here http://www.3situations.com/BillSullivanWorks/MT4.html loved the candid looks on all the faces, wish I had the courage to set up and take pics of random people like this. I found myself wondering about each persons life and where they are going and where they are now...like I said, interesting, at least to me... ;-)

    Have a great day and go spread some happiness ;-)

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    Blogger Lis said...

    LOL! What a small world!! Fancy camping right there with Shez's mum!!!

    Love the layouts as always!!

    You trying to take over my role as master 'fun link' finder????? Dooce is an oldy but goody :)

    Glad you had a good weekend away...

    January 28, 2007 8:02 pm  
    Blogger Angela said...

    OMG Lee!! What a laugh that was! What are the odds of you meeting Shez's parents there! Too funny :)
    Glad that you had a good time. We were in inverloch and the weather was pretty bad, but it's just nice to get away... really wish we had of made it too seaspray though lol.

    LOVE the layouts, especially that one of Bronte... LOVE the blending. The camera club sounds great Lee, and I'm still thinking about it roflol... will check out the link tomorrow.... too late now, and need to go night night ;).

    January 28, 2007 10:04 pm  
    Anonymous fazzbech said...

    I love the look on Bronte's face in that layout, and the way you've scrapped it is fab! The photo and layout of Quinn is just beautiful!

    How funny that you met your friend's parents?! I mean, what are the chances?! LOL

    Oooh, camera club, that sounds so much fun! But like you need any help, your photos are already brilliant!

    January 29, 2007 2:26 pm  
    Blogger Sharon said...

    Sounds like you had a great time camping..especially meeting Shez's parents, I am finding the world is getting smaller and smaller these days...

    Love the links, especially the boyfriend one...very funny!

    January 29, 2007 8:53 pm  
    Anonymous Nic Dacy said...

    Hello from England I tried to email you at Australis but I have gotten a failure email back so I am not sure if you have any of my emails. My address is crispie182@hotmail.com (old email address from Year 10) I hope the girls first day back was fun.

    January 30, 2007 12:08 am  
    Anonymous miyon said...

    LOL @ meeting her parents!! How neat is that, though??

    February 08, 2007 4:42 am  
    Blogger Chris said...

    Wow lots to catch up on Lee. Gorgeous photos and LO's and so glad you have your camera back. I myself can't wait till the day I get a DSLR but it wont be anytime soon.

    ROFL about meeting your friends parents.....how incredible.

    Great news with the camera club and as if you need any help....lol your stuff is so amazing Lee.

    Take care ciao for now.

    February 09, 2007 11:58 am  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    thanks for the kind words about my parents, yes they are nice but I'm biased !
    this dreams layout is outstanding, the quote is so touching.
    love the pics from the swimming pool, gorgeous as ever.
    great links, thanks.
    that perfume poster is awesome, I await your version !

    March 31, 2007 2:29 pm  
    Blogger jane said...

    lee those layouts are gorgeous! And everytime i see one of your photos i get jealous and want to grab my camera manual and learn something new, lol!! Im looking forward to see what you come up with from that poster! that is a really interesting effect!!

    April 05, 2007 3:08 pm  

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