Monday, June 30, 2014

My honeymoon travel mini album...

Popping in quickly to share a final sneak for my first class over at Big Picture Classes that starts this Thursday 3rd July.
I am co teaching with three other teachers 4 travel themed mini albums in our class called Going Places...My mini album uses the Heidi Swapp Dreamy Collection as I celebrate my husband and my Honeymoon in Canada...I am so very excited!

I would love you to join me... there is still time to sign up, just follow this link here.
I can't wait to see you in the classroom.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Whale of a time...

Today I am sharing the second part of my projects I created using the Sail Kit from Scraptastic. I couldn't go past these photos of our whale watching tour last year, the nautical embellishments and papers were perfect!

I printed my photos small and arranged them in a haphazard grid pattern at the top of the layout.

That adorable Lighthouse completed my layout perfectly!

My second layout celebrates the relationship between my boys.

That clear overlay was just perfect for my photo.

... and the "sandy" thickers suited my layout to a T!



Thursday, June 19, 2014

travel mini ...

Over on the Heidi Swapp blog the latest Make Pretty Stuff ebook was recently released. ( link in my sidebar).  It is full of beautiful projects that Heidi, the team and I created using the new Joann collections. I shared this pre made travel journal that can be prepared in advance and then taken on your next holiday.
I started off with the the Mini Tag album and used the Ephemera pieces, Numbers and Words Stamps to complete my journal.

I used some seam binding to hold  it all together.

I added a plastic pocket to the front  inside cover to hold tickets.

Adding some  Velcro dots for easy closure.

I added one of the large Die Cut tags to add an extra page in the album.

Throughout the journal you can see I added lots of stamping to add an edgy feel.

Here I cut a window in one of the pages and added some clear plastic inside the window to hold photos.

I trimmed a piece of pattern paper and pushed it through the centre of the tag album to form a flap.

Extra tags for journaling.

Here you can see I added a glitter 3x4 card for some interest.

The back side of the extra flap.

A spot to hold all those plastic keys you seem collect.

I used the day stamps to keep track of  spending.

At the end I added in another clear plastic  sleeve for extra storage .

Be sure to check out the other beautiful projects in the Make Pretty Stuff  ebook, you will not be disappointed.


Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Dam builders

This month over at Scraptastic I got to play with the Sail kit and Add-On. Today I am sharing 2 of the 4 layouts I made with the kits.
 They were perfect for a recent beach adventures with my boys. I also took a spin on the nautical theme and turned it into lego page!

From my stash I bundled some teal thread and layered it under that wood veneer crab to make him pop!

The kit had these gorgeous photo overlays which were the perfect finishing touch to my layout!

My second layout- Lego Love tells the story from a few years ago of a family outing to the museum that was holding a lego building exposition.

I snuck in the stamps from the other Scraptastic kit the Best Day Of My life which complemented my photos perfectly!

When I look at these photos I can see my boys have grown so much...but their love for lego is still going strong!


Thursday, June 12, 2014


This fun layout was up on the Pebbles blog recently using their new Birthday Wishes collection.

I layered the happy birthday rubons under the photos for a fun look.

Those mutli coloured Thickers might be a new favourite!

I used a bunch of Heidi Swapp Color Shine to add the colourful splatters to complete my layout!.


Saturday, June 7, 2014

mint and linen....

There is a  beautiful new mood board challenge over at Jot Magazine, this might be my favourite one yet!

 I used the delish papers and embellishments from the Heidi Swapp Hello Today collection to complete my layout.  I have some hidden journaling on the kraft tag behind the photo.

 The mint and natural colours were so easy to work with.

 I hope you get a chance to play along!