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5th June, 2008. 2:05 pm. Steve Irwin(theroadtoelle)

I finally got around to doing a scrapbook page about Steve Irwin. I've been thinking about it for ages, and have had a half-finished paper version lying around for months now. Well, I finally got round to doing it, albeit digitally instead of on paper.
Just thought I'd share.

The journaling says: 'Steve Irwin wasn't your typical celebrity. He was different. Real. Honest. He made a difference. Everything he did was a fight on behalf of those who couldn't speak for themselves. He was brave, courageous and inspiring. Sure, we had a giggle at his 'Crikey, she's a beaut' accent...but we admired the hell out of him. Here's to you, Steve. Long may your legacy live in on in the hearts of all who you inspired.'

The pictures, title and signature are from his website (www.crocodilehunter.com), and no, I didn't have permission to use them. I'm hoping no one will mind, since it's just for my own personal scrapbook.
I started off with a template by Michi (fuchur74.blogspot.com although I made lots of changes to it - still worth acknowledging.
The font is Angelica.
I used Adobe Photoshop.

Cross posted to: nzscrappers, digi_scrap, digiscrappers and digital_crop.

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28th April, 2008. 6:52 pm. New here(rarsberry)

I joined up to an LJ scrapbooking community yesterday so its great to find a New Zealand community.
I am just a beginner, haven't actually done any scrapbooking yet.
I plan to make a scrapbook of our wedding photos and bits and pieces.
Yesterday we found the perfect book, its a colour we both love and pretty much the same colour of my brides maids dress was.
I look forward to seeing your great work. :o)

Current mood: happy.

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11th April, 2008. 8:35 am. A few traditional and a few digital...(theroadtoelle)

I'm not sure when I last uploaded some of my layouts, so here are few...

You can click on any of the images to see them larger.Collapse )

X-posted (sorry for any inconvenience!)

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6th January, 2008. 11:50 am. A wee foray in to digital(theroadtoelle)

I was just in the mood to try something different...that didn't take up my whole kitchen table. lol I'll always be a traditional/paper scrapper, but this was fun to experiment with. I might do it every now and then as the mood takes me.
Here is what I came up with:

And click to see a few more...Collapse )

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6th September, 2007. 6:33 pm. Latest Layouts(theroadtoelle)

Click here to see two of my latest layouts - one of my daughter at Te Arai and one of a kiwi at Kuaotunu on the Coromandel Peninsula...Collapse )

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22nd March, 2007. 9:08 pm.(theroadtoelle)

Some recent stuff I've uploaded to Scrapbook.com.

Click on them to see them full sized.

Six thumbnails underneath, but cut cos I've cross-posted...Collapse )

Cross-posted, sorry for any inconvenience.

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12th January, 2007. 12:11 pm. Kiwi Conservation Club(theroadtoelle)

I did this layout commemorating the things we did when I was a member of the Kiwi Conservation Club. It's a junior division of the Royal NZ Forest & Bird Protection Society.
It looks like it needs something else. I definitely need to redo the title I think. Maybe some journalling? I don't know. It needs something anyway. Suggestions?

PS. Ignore the red letter - I didn't notice it was on the scanner until too late.


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12th January, 2007. 12:10 pm. Tourism NZ(theroadtoelle)

I am participating in a circle journal with a girl in America. We have decided on categories (like sports, holidays/celeberations, food, etc) and I'll do pages about how we do things in New Zealand and she is doing pages about how things are done in the USA. By doing duplicate pages, we should both end up with a book showing all the differences (and similarities) between our two countries.
I saw this article in the NZ Herald and thought it showcased our country quite nicely, so I grabbed two copies of it, then had to figure out how to display it on an 8"x8" page. The article is about international tourism. It rates NZ first for natural beauty and outdoor activities, second for family activities and authenticity of culture and third for safety. If you're interested, Australia was the top 'country brand' (whatever that means) and the USA was second. Egypt had the best architecture, Peru was the most exotic, Canada was the safest and Italy had the best food and nightlife.
The picture is from a Christmas card.
I think if I transferred it to a green card background, instead of the current background, it would look okay. But I'm open to any other suggestions... Let me know if you have any.

Tourism NZ

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12th January, 2007. 12:06 pm. Maori Royalty(theroadtoelle)

These are the layouts I ended up doing about the death of the Maori Queen and the crowning of the Maori King. The right hand page still needs a title (it will be the same as the other page but say 'King Tuheitia').
Comments and feedback welcome.

Dame Te Ata King Tuheitia

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20th November, 2006. 10:24 am. Maori Royalty(theroadtoelle)

I am doing a double layout about the death of the Maori Queen and the crowning of the new Maori King. I am totally stuck for a title. Any ideas? Preferably something short and snappy as I don't have a lot of room. Maybe three or four words per page, two pages.

Some points that might help with title ideas:

The Queen was Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu, known as Te Ata or Dame Te Ata.
The King is Te Arikinui Tuheitia Paki, known as King Tuheitia.
The Queen was the first Maori queen, the King is the sixth Maori king.
The Queen was born in 1931, crowned in 1966 and died in 2006.
Dame Te Ata was the longest serving Maori king/queen.

If you have any questions, please ask. But yeah, title ideas, anyone? I've seperated the layout so the Queen is on one page, the new King on the other page, so could have two short titles, one for each side, or one encompassing title. Any thoughts, let me know!

Also, should I include my own journalling somewhere? All I can think to say is that I had little knowledge of the Maori Queen before her death made her national news, and that the Maori royalty seems to have little to do with the running of the country, much the same as Queen Elizabeth II has little real impact either. I disliked the fact that many of the news articles about the death of Dame Te Ata were biased and almost anti-Paheka (caucasians/non-Maori). And that's really about it. Hmmm...

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