Just a few days after I finally got around to creating a layout about the way Joshua says his name, does he actually start getting it right. Although it does sound a little like Shorsh-shua. For ages, he used to call himself 'dadada' - we knew what he meant though - at just a few months over 2 years old, he's a real sweetpea!
Mainly Making Memories products here and Hambly Rubons.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Posted by Leanne Stamatellos at Monday, June 30, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I needed a model today to take some photos so I could practice shooting Manually. I'm so fortunate to have such a willing subject in Ethan - just had to get him home from school, let him watch some cartoons and then give him a double scoop of icecream in a mini cone - one flavour mango and the other choc mint swirl. He loves to make me happy and he certainly did with these photos.
Posted by Leanne Stamatellos at Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I've been asked a bit about the woodgrain paper I used in the Bush walking layout. This one is by ELSIE and I bought it from Scrapbooks Etc. at Underwood in Brisbane. It has gorgeous little acorns on the reverse side. Also, HAMBLY do one too but I've yet to find that. Hope that helps.
Posted by Leanne Stamatellos at Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
A little while ago I posted a few photos from our first day of Bushwalking as a family. When I finally got my hands on some woodgrain paper (which is nearly impossible here), I knew I had the paper to scrap the photos from our outdoor adventure. I always love seeing the very talented Australian scrapper, Loretta Grayson, use woodgrain paper. Her work is superb and is even better in real life. Take a look at her blog if you get a chance.
Posted by Leanne Stamatellos at Monday, June 23, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Both my boys have always love Thomas the Tank and Joshua is just obsessed with all of the trains and the numbers they are. We ask him 'who's number 15 ?' and he quickly replies 'MAX ... he's naughty!' - that's a new number that he's learnt since this layout was made.
Posted by Leanne Stamatellos at Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I was asked what outline stickers I used on my 'go go go' layout - I love using the heidi swapp centre of attention outline rubons but these are actually not stickers or rubons. In fact, they are a font - one of my favourites - called Steelfish outline.
Hope that helps Nicole !
Oh,I've had a request for a new recipe without coconut - I'll be putting my thinking cap on for this one - I have a mean chocolate slice recipe ... how does that sound?
Also, Katherine B. can you email me your blogsite address please ?
Posted by Leanne Stamatellos at Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
I've had a few friends ask me for the recipe for my cupcakes - they are really delicious and easy to make - I'd love to hear how you go with them if you make them.
Coconut Buttermilk Cupcakes
250 gram Self Raising Flour
45 gram Desicated coconut
220 gram caster sugar
60 gram ground almonds
250 ml buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
150 ml melted butter
Mix the flour, coconut, caster sugar and almonds together. Add the melted butter and mix. Add the buttermilk and stir well. Add the 2 eggs and mix. Then add the vanilla.
Cook in a pre heated oven for about 10-15 minutes depending on the size of your cupcakes in a 180 degree celcius oven.
Allow to cool and then decorate with icing.
Icing - Mix 125 gram butter with 1.5 cups of sifted icing sugar. Add 2 tablespoons of milk if you like to soften the icing. Then add colour if you like and lollies.
mmm ... yum .... just thinking about them makes me hungry.
Posted by Leanne Stamatellos at Monday, June 16, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Scrapbook Creations have asked me, Helen Karanfilovski and Belinda Venables to write a combined article every second month called Keeping It Simple . I'm excited to be part of this to say the least and also for making 2 new friends that are so talented and really nice girls.
Posted by Leanne Stamatellos at Thursday, June 12, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
I created this layout to mark Joshua's 2nd birthday in late February. I can't recall posting it here and it's one of my favourites. I think it's the photos of him doing his thing and climbing and running everywhere. The red spotted paper is American crafts and has a textured finish to it - really nice close up. I also used Hambly transparency and a black bazzill strip that I was given when I swapped some of my white strips with Marnie Sanford a while ago - she's one talented scrapper and fast too.
Thanks for visiting!
Posted by Leanne Stamatellos at Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Posted by Leanne Stamatellos at Monday, June 09, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
I had a lovely afternoon at the Scrapbook and Papercraft Show today. There were huge crowds everywhere and so my purchases were small but I managed to bump into quite a few wonderful friends, some who I have met before and some who I had just chatted on the phone or the net. I even met some friends who knew me from my blog (and were too shy to comment) and one who even recognised me from where I work - it's a small place isn't it!
Anyway, I had a great day and it was finished off enjoying a class by the talented Rachel Richter and helping her students print off some photographs ... hello Katherine B :))
So, please don't be shy and if you are visiting my blog today and you have some time, I'd love for you to say hello and where you're from. Post a link to your blog if you have one - I'd love to visit too.
Off to finish a layout !
Posted by Leanne Stamatellos at Saturday, June 07, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Posted by Leanne Stamatellos at Friday, June 06, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
Posted by Leanne Stamatellos at Monday, June 02, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Anyone who knows me, knows that I can't resist looking at new photos so I had to share some from Ethan's SCARY PARTY .
This photo is taken on his actual birthday which was 31st May - love him shaking the parcel to check what's inside.
My handsome boy !!!
Those scary cupcakes !!!
The scary lolly bags !!
Posted by Leanne Stamatellos at Sunday, June 01, 2008
Posted by Leanne Stamatellos at Sunday, June 01, 2008