Monday, December 31, 2012

his moustache

I was tickled pink to be asked to be Guest Designer over at Stuck Sketches this month. The first reveal has gone live today.
Love this photo of my eldest with his bubbachino moustache.

                              I have used some favourite buttons and a baggie from Greatest View.

                                                            Some Elle's Studio tags.

My journalling is hidden in the baggie.


Friday, December 28, 2012

Instagram 2012....

Do you use instagram? I love it and I wanted to record me favourite memories from 2012, I decided to use a couple of Heidi Swapp Memory Files, a regular size and 2 minis.
I started by covering a plain clipboard with Sugar Chix pattern paper.
I then began with a sugar chic file folder and a mini vintage chic file folder.
My very good friend Chantalle designed my "2012 recorded on instagram" banner, thanks so much Chantalle.

 The mini Memory File opens up to reveal the first couple of months.
I used Heidi's digi month words, cut them on my Cameo and spritzed them in Mustard ColorShine.

  Inside the large Memory file, another banner created by my friend Chantalle.

A flair and baggie from Greatest View.

  Inside the baggie  more photos

Another Mini Memory File.

My most favourite and exciting Memory from 2012.

 I used PicMonkey a free online photo editing site to make my collage. I created several liftable flaps using pattern paper.

These photos sit on an acetate banner.
 My last page includes one of Heidi's  downloadable Christmas freebies.

Thanks for visiting, I'm excited to be sharing that later this week I am  flying out to  LA to attend my very first CHA, along with the other Media Team girls and Heidi, what an incredible experience. Im just sooooo honoured, I can't wait to share my memories with you all.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

gift wrap...

These  gift wrapping ideas were up on the BasicGrey blog recently!

I also made these cards a couple of months ago using BasicGrey's Aspen Frost collection. Super simple and quick

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas , my family and I did...


Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Aussie Christmas trees....

 AS most of you would know it's Summer here in Australia and the traditional scenes of Winter and snow and a White Christmas just do not apply. I had seen these little bottle brush trees popping up on pinterest every where but I wanted to give mine a bit of a Summery flavour. What better way  to get some vibrant colours than to use Heidi Swapp  Color Shine to mist them.
I created this fun little scene combining the traditional snow ( which by the way is rock salt !)  with my bright fun trees and a few of my son's toy cars! I have a simple tutorial at the end of my post if any one is interested in making these your self!
Nothing screams Summer more than yellow, here I have used the Mustard Color Shine to really bring this tree to life. I tied a smaller tree to my son's tractor using some thin natural twine.

One of the colours in my Christmas decor is purple so I chose Amethyst next, I love how bold it is. I used a mini glass cake stand to hold this little feature, that reindeer I found at Spotlight!

Here I have combined a store bought tree and two bottle brush trees, the Mint Green Color Shine coordinated nicely with the other colours. I had to mound the 'snow' up around the base of that store bought tree to cover the plastic, so I added my youngest son's snow digger for a bit of fun!

Finally, I used this glass biscuit jar to hold my last scene, the Sweet Cherry Color shine was a perfect shade for the bright Summery feeling I was looking for, you can see I glued one of the quotes to the tree using clear glue gel.

My six year old was watching me with baited breath and couldnt keep his fingers still so he decided to create his own 'display'. He grabbed the plastic tray, the left over rock salt and set about making his scene, adding object after object until he was happy!
I started with a couple of packets of Tim Holtz bottle brush trees, my chosen Color Shine mists and some washi tape.

I wrapped the wooden base of the trees with washi tape so they would not get mist on them.

I then used sticky tape and blu tack to stand the trees up in my misting box and misted each tree until the desired color was achieved.

While I was waiting for them to dry I typed out some Christmas quotes, printed them out and cut them into strips. I then snipped the ends to create banners and inked the edges to add definition.

I added coordinating beads to some of the trees using a clear gel glue. I then poured the rock salt onto my glass tray and arranged each piece until I was happy!


Sunday, December 16, 2012


This layout was recently up on the Pebbles blog. It uses the yummy Family Ties collection.The photo was taken of my best friend and I a couple of months ago and it's a fav!