Monday, 5 October 2015

October Wallpaper and Positive Posters

We’ve hit October. Once again, I can go to work when the sun’s up and leave work with the sun up. Going to and from work in the dark always makes things seem so much harder especially in Term 3.

October Wallpaper

I purchased a range of resources from Creative Market and Design Cuts and was having a play around in Photoshop to create some positive posters for my office and to share with my staff. I’ve incorporated one into this month’s wallpaper so that I can continue to be inspired and reminded everyday.

Positive Poster 1

Positive Poster 2

Positive Poster 3

Positive Poster 4
All images can be downloaded from my Flickr site by clicking on the links above.
This month’s wallpaper and posters have been created using the font Manhattan Darling. The images of the animals are part of Lisa Glanz’s Magical Watercolour Animals and Flowers Volume 1 and Magical Watercolour Animals and Flowers Volume 2 and the watercolour texture is part of Nicky Laatz’s Give Me Some Watercolour Textures Quick. All resources have been purchased with a commercial licence.


I seem to keep having the same conversation with my students about drafting. Writing something and handing things in at the last minute doesn’t mean that they are handing in a draft.

A draft needs to be something that is carefully crafted and designed. It needs to be almost as good as a final copy and be created so that the teacher can provide feedback to help students to improve.

The message we need to get out is that a draft isn’t the first attempt at something; it needs to be editing, rewritten and edited again. The draft needs to be the fourth or fifth attempt at something. Students who want to do well are students who rework their drafts until they can’t do anything else to improve them. Then they hand them in to the teacher.

So this term, whenever I’m speaking with my students about their drafts I’m going to be using this image - on slides, as posters and on task sheets.

This Drafting Poster was created in Stamping Up’s My Digital Studios and a copy can be accessed through my Flickr account by clicking on the link above.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

September Wallpaper

This wallpaper has been designed using StampsBanner Blast/Banner Blast - triangle flag and Punches1.25 Square Punch. The font is Charcuterie - Flared.
Monday, 3 August 2015

August Wallpaper

A new wallpaper for August. 

Trying something new this time as I'm slowly working out how to get things to operate in Photoshop. 

The Roses have been purchased through Kelly Jane Creative and the Watercolour Patterns are part of the Watercolour Branding Kit by MakeMediaCo.

The font used is Manhattan Darling by MakeMediaCo.
Wednesday, 1 July 2015

July Wallpaper

Holidays are here...

Recharging the batteries and trying to catch up furiously on my own professional learning and projects for Term 3.

Hope everyone has a chance to relax.

The font used is Cookies and Cream by Nicky Laatz. The wallpaper has been created in Stampin Ups My Digital Studio using Stamps: Month by Month - July hand written, and Designer Series Paper - Storytime - 2.
Monday, 1 June 2015

June Wallpaper 2015

This wallpaper has been created using Stampin Up's My Digital Studios: Embellishments - Playground Project Life 4x6 -22; and fonts KG Grace of God and Catalina Anacaps.

Friday, 15 May 2015

May Wallpaper

New wallpaper..bit late...but on the bright side...NAPLAN is over.

This wallpaper has been created using Stampin Up's MDS using Designer Series Paper/_Designer Kits/Birthday Bash - designer series paper/Birthday Bash - 5; Designer Kits/Walk in the Park II - embellishments/Walk in the Park II - circle flowers (re-colored) Color = NIGHT OF NAVY 33,64,95; Stamps: Month by Month/Month by Month - may curls, Color = 0,0,0; Fantabulous You/Fantabulous You - i keep hitting escape, Color = 0,0,0; and Punch - Scallop Square Punch, Fill Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255