Sunday, March 31, 2013


I have fallen behind posting my Project life pages.
Today I am posting my title page for 2013 using my favourite photo from our trip to Disneyland earlier in the year. I had the photo printed at Camera House to 12 x 12, then trimmed it to fit inside the pockets of the page protector. I use the WRMK page protectors because I like the square pockets in the centre.
I'm also sharing my week 8 spread.

 The left side.

I love this flair from Greatest View!
and the right side.

 That sweetheart card is a digital download from Heidi Swapp.

I created a little pocket to add some journaling and extra photos!


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

the magic of Easter...

Being Easter soon I created a couple of Easter cards  for the Heidi Swapp blog. I decided to use Color Magic paper and Color Shine mist on all my cards as well as some papers from the new release Serendipity collection.

Here I've done some hand stitching on the  Color Magic note!

The yummy Easter flair is of course from Greatest View!

 ...and used my cameo to cut out the egg shape on the next two cards.

Another flair from Greatest View.

                                                               Happy Easter to you all!


Sunday, March 24, 2013

he graduates and a Winner!!

Last year my eldest graduated from Prep, he had an incredible first year at school. They had a little graduation ceremony on the last day of school with the students walking out onto the star lined red carpet with a certificate and hat. The Bella Blvd All American line was a perfect choice for my photos.

Before I go the WINNER from the BasicGrey Blog Hop is....
Blogger Jackie said...
The Knee Highs collection is gorgeous! I love the bright colors. Your layout is awesome!
March 20, 2013 at 8:25 AM

Please contact me at the email on my side bar so I can organise your prize!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Kneehighs & Bowties Blog Hop

                                                        * GIVE AWAY CLOSED *

Welcome to the BasicGrey Knee Highs and Bow Ties Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the  BasicGrey blog.

Awe, those playground days—a time full of wonderment and imagination. BasicGrey has captured that energy and excitement in these two coordinating lines. The rough and tumble look of Bow Ties will liven up your crafty toy box, with its vibrant shades of leap-frog green, red-rover red, freeze-tag teal, and more. And the playful motifs in this line, which include tools, cars, creepy-crawlies and rocket ships, will rev your creative engine and as your project ideas soar to new heights.
Looking for a bit more sugar and spice? Knee Highs will put a smile on your face with its rainbow brights and fanciful florals.

I totally loved using the rocket ship  pattern paper on my layout. When I opened my box of goodies and saw this pattern paper I knew exactly which photos I would use, my boys spent one afternoon playing outside on our fort pretending to be astronauts and the rocket ship pattern was perfect!
Want a chance to win your choice of a Knee Highs or Bow Ties Collection Pack OR 6x6 Paper Pads of both collections?
Simply leave me a message in the comment section below and Ill choose a winner randomly!

If the chance to win a collection pack is exciting, what about the chance to win one of each product in the Knee Highs or Bow Ties collection?  Your choice!  We thought you might be interested!  Simply head over to the BasicGrey Facebook Page and let us know your favorite product in the this collection!  A winner will be selected at random from all comments received today.

Next, it's time to hop over to Shannon Tidwell's blog.   Remember, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back to the BasicGrey blog  for a list of direct links to all of the blogs in the hop.


Monday, March 18, 2013

Hey Girl!

I'm really enjoying using BasicGrey's newest collections. For these  three layouts I have used the
Hey Girl collection. The patterns are bright, bold and fun which I just love using!

Nothing better than a Summer splash in the pool!

For this one I did a bit of hand stitching using back stitch on my layout!

Another celebrating my son's sweet friendship with his best friend!

...and finally this one. I just had to use that bold chocolate text pattern paper with these photos, they were a perfect match!


Friday, March 15, 2013

The wall Hanging

It was recently our anniversay and I wanted to create something special for my husband using our wedding photos.
I pulled apart a wooden album from the Heidi Swapp Michaels collection and created a wall hanging.

 I spritzed the album in one coat of mustard Color Shine and then added in some Sugar Chic papers and embellishments and a new Clear Pop banner delight ! I used some brown ink and a makeup sponge to ink the edges of the album and papers.To finish I tied the pieces together with some seam binding and hung it in our loungeroom on a decorative hook!

                                                                        He loved it! 


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

the lego table...

I'm keeping up with my Poject Life so far. My week 9 spread was up on the Heidi Swapp blog recently showcasing her new releases Clear Pop and Serendipity. I had so many photos I had to add in an extra insert. The first photo shows the spread with the insert.

This photo shows the spread without the insert.

That favorite journalling card was one of Heidi's Valentine downloadables.

My husband went over seas that week and I wanted to keep an email he sent me. I overlayed one of the Clear Pop tags and then a Flair button from Greatest View for fun!

I think my favourite thing about Project Life is, I get to permantly have records of the drawings my boys do each week.

Love this felt fuzzy embellishment from Scrap This!

The right side

I have used one of the Clear Pop pockets to hold a fav memory from that week.


  Another Clear Pop tag  embellished with a Greatest View flair.

My boys went to a lego Party and they got some name badges I wanted to keep them in a safe place. I used a yellow baggie from Greatest View!

The extra insert tells the story of the lego table my dad built for my boys. I filmed them playing on it for the first time and used my QR reader to create a barcode for the video which I had uploaded to You Tube, now I can scan it and watch it at any time.