Handmade Christmas Cards

Very happy with my most recent Christmas card effort. After a few hours of designing and planning I had precut all the pieces, ready for assembly. I created a little production line at a Scrapbook Cottage (my local scrapbook shop) crop night. Overall it took me about 8 hours to make approximately 50 cards, not … Continue reading Handmade Christmas Cards

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Overview 2014

It's time again to finish the year in photos. Here's a snapshot of my favourite photos and the ones that sum up what my year's been about. This is a long post, but lots of photos and nothing too onerous to get bogged down in. The photos I have used are wonderful in my eyes, … Continue reading Overview 2014

Taste of Sydney – 2014

I've changed to 8.5 x 11 pocket pages scrapping for my 2014 album, with a few full page layouts thrown in when I feel the urge. My studies have kept me occupied for most of the year, so now I'm catching up on my 2014 layouts over the Christmas/New Years holidays. Taste of Sydney is … Continue reading Taste of Sydney – 2014

Ads Worth Spreading: 10 great ads from 2014 that communicate ideas

Amazing ads – some will make you laugh and some will make you cry.

TED Blog

An image we love from one of our Ads Worth Spreading honorees. An image we love from one of our Ads Worth Spreading honorees.

Today’s viewing audiences are far too sophisticated for advertisements full of fake doctors, the word “sale” flashing on repeat, and tight clothing on attractive models. Today, we want ads to actually speak to us—to connect to our hopes and dreams, to flip our thinking in unexpected ways and to reflect the world we’d like to see around us. And we know that advertising can offer this because, every once in a while, we find ourselves cracking up or reaching for a tissue after watching a commercial that connects with us.

For four years running, TED has honored 10 commercials that operate on this higher level, offering up bold ideas, real emotions and inspiring visions. Each year, a panel of TED speakers, staff and advertising industry insiders select 10 Ads Worth Spreading, honoring innovation and smart thinking in advertising…

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Teenage Dreams

The journalling reads: As a teenager I wanted to maximize my sleeping time, but also not be late for work and school so this 'alarm clock' was devised. Each night before I went to bed I'd set the clock to the time I needed to be up, and then I'd sleep like a baby (or … Continue reading Teenage Dreams