Sunday, May 27, 2012

Life lessons and goodies..

Today I am excited to share a new layout I created for my online class with Heidi Swapp over at Big Picture Scrapping, this week we had to create a project about life lessons, it was very thought provoking. I decided to make a layout for my eldest using the quote LIVE LOVE LAUGH. I have used one of Heidi's new file folders and attached it to my layout with adhesive. I had my friend who is a graphic designer create the label for my CD which I down loaded some videos from my Iphone onto.
The folder opens to reveal my journalling...
You may notice a few new things- the chevron ribbon, new sunflair button and small kraft baggie, these will be available in the NEW RELEASE this coming Friday at Greatest View.

 the kraft and chevron baggies hold my journalling.

 I am thinking of creating a tutorial in the coming weeks for a similar project if anyone would be interested!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

first teeth

The May gallery is live over at the new Elle's Studio website. Have you checked it out yet? All this week there are tons of projects, challenges and prizes to celebrate the Grand Opening -I hope you can pop over and join in the fun. Here is one of my layouts I made using Elle's fabulous tags.
 Oh my do you spy that stunning sunburst button from Greatest View? The newest release is out in just over a week and boy you do not want to miss it, Gail has created some stunning new goodies!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Little friends

Last week at Core'dinations we had a swap with Authentique and we got to play with their new Carefree line. I teamed that with some yummy whitewash cardstock and these cute photos of my son and his little friend playing with his little red wagon.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

7 years...

Recently my husband and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary.....Basic Grey's Kissing Booth collection was just perfect for my layout, so soft and sweet.

I have some more exciting news to share, if you are headed to the Scrapbook and Papercraft Convention in Brisbane in June I am excited to share that I will be teaching there. My class is sponsored by Core'dinations cardstock and Scrapbook Supplies Online. In my class you will learn lots of cool techniques to distress the Coredinations cardstock, I will also teach you how to coordinate the cardstock with some yummy Jillibean Soup papers and elements. We will complete two layouts in the class. I hope to see you there!

Before I go I would like to announce the winner from the Basic Grey blog hop below

Chantalle said
Absolutely fabulous! I would LOVE to be able to create something beautiful with this line!! Thanks for the opportunity :D

Congratulations Chantalle If you could email me your name address email and phone number to the email in my side bar and I will pass it on to Basic Grey!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Basic Grey Clippings + Paper Cottage BLOG HOP

                                                                  Give away CLOSED

Basic Grey has two gorgeous new collections this summer-Clippings & Paper Cottage!

Secrets, drama, intrigue—BasicGrey’s Clippings line reads like a mystery novel you can’t put down. Filled to the brim with ransom notes, typewriter keys, wool herringbone suit, a blue floral dress pattern, and deep red lipstick, you’ll want to read every note and memorize every detail.

Available late June 2012.

So of course my favourite is the new Clippings line....... would you like to win a  6 x 6 pad and my favourite embellishments the chipboard shapes and alphas set, all you need to do is leave me a comment  and I will randomly choose a winner, be sure to head back here to find out if you won.

Please head on over to KristinaWerner s blog for the next step along the way!

Monday, May 14, 2012


Over at Elle's Studio we are so thrilled to have her new website, gallery and forum up and running. I hope you can pop in and join in , there's scrapping chat, Galleries filled with lots of Elle's Studio inspiration, contests and prizes to be won..... come and join in the fun here.


....then come back next week for the launch party where Elle's new releases will be unveiled and lots of prizes will be won!

I will leave you with a card I made recently using some yummy Elle's Studio tags.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

She casts a spell....

I have shared before the special relationship my son has with his little friend Kate. It's like she casts this magic spell over him, he is devoted to her and does things for her (like sharing pencils and writing her silly little stories) that he does for no one else. I created this layout as part of my Art of Observation  online class with Heidi Swapp, we had to create a project for something that AMAZED us and this sweet photo sure fitted it perfectly.

 Do you see that gorgeous sunburst button from Greatest View!

  I created a little booklet  and added my journaling and extra photos layerd with tags and secured it with  a brad!


Sunday, May 6, 2012


Although it's Autumn here in Australia, we recently went on a family outing to the beach where the boys went searching amongst the rockpools and sand because the tide was low. HOW I wish every Sunday could be like this. I have used the yummy UP and AWAY collection from Basic Grey for my layout, it is to die for.

BTW have you checked out  the Basic Grey Blog, there are some fabulous challenges going on over there set on NSD, I have a sneak peak of my layout and challenge ...
YOU may guess what my challenge is-using my favourite products, be sure to head over to the Basic Grey blog for all the details.
Before I go I want to announce the winner from the Scrapkitchen blog hop-

Debby- love your blog ... very inspirational ... Happy National Scrapbooking Day! Thanks for the chance to win.    Debby please email me at the address on my side bar and I will get those goodies off to you asap.

Friday, May 4, 2012

National Scrapbooking Day

How exciting to be involved in several events for National scrapbooking Day. Over at Coredinations we are celebrating with a swap with Basic Grey. Here is a card I made for that.

Tomorrow (since we are a day ahead here in Australia) I will be sharing a sneak peak of a challenge I have created for Basic Grey.
 Today I am excited to be involved in a Blog Hop here in Australia with The Scrap Kitchen , there are  50 girls involved in the blog hop and each one is giving away a special box of goodies. Here is what I am giving away!

This is the EASIEST BLOG HOP EVER! All you have to do to win a prize is to PLEASE LEAVE a comment under my post.
On Monday May 7th I will choose someone randomly for the prize winner!
The winners details will be posted on here so make sure you check back to see if you have won!

 The next step along the way is the FABULOUS Gina Rogers 

 WE would also love for you to come join us over at The Scrap Kitchen on facebook.
Thanks and Happy Scrapping!