Wednesday, 29 January 2014


Hello - the school holidays and birthdays have keep me busy and away from here - we just have a few more days left and it's back to school, so we are making the most of it and enjoying ourselves ☺
I've still been working with my DT kit from The Scrapbook Store.  Today I'm sharing a page using Simple Stories - the Daily Grind collection. It's one of those great collections that you can use for the 'everyday' happenings in your life.  It really is quite versatile!!

 I've used this lovely woodgrain look paper as my background - it already had some elements printed on the page.  I've used a new stencil by Memory Box called Worn Alphabet.  I've also used a couple of other embellishments which I will list later in the post.  Here are some close-up's:
 Texture paste always looks great on a dark background - here I've used the stencil with white texture paste and then just lightly stamped with a script stamp.  I love making use of the packaging - here I've matted the photo with some Prima packaging!
I've also created some faux flair by punching out some 1" circles from the pattern paper and then adding an epoxy dot. 
 This collection comes with some fun pockets in different shapes and sizes - I've used this smaller one and added in a shipping tag, creating a cluster of embellishments.  There is also another faux flair and I've added some mist to a canvas white flower to add some colour.
I am loving these WOW speech bubble - just the cutest embellishment.  My title is from some Jillibean Soup stickers.

Product used:
12x12 pattern paper - Simple Stories - Hello New Day
Shipping Tag
Script Stamp
Texture paste
Jillibean Soup - Wise words stickers
cotton thread
canvas flower

I will have another share from this fabulous collection soon - there is still some product available from this collection - please check the online store. 

Thanks for coming by ♥  

Monday, 20 January 2014


Hey everyone and happy Monday - hope it's a good one for you.  Still enjoying the school holidays here but I'm just popping in to share this page that I've created using my DT kit from The Scrapbook Store.  This month I'm working with My Minds Eye - Lost & Found - Record It collection.
 We took this photo of us on the second day of this year at the beach while we were camping - love the self-timer!!  So I wanted to record this moment and this collection worked perfectly for it!!
I've layered some of the gorgeous pattern papers and used some of the stickers - then I've added in flowers from Manor House Creations and added touches of texture paste and stamps.  Here are some close-up's:
 The layered stickers are just wonderful!!  They really make it easy to add dimension to your pages.  And I'm just LOVING these beautiful paper blooms by Manor House Creations - so pretty!!
You can see some texture paste under all the flowers - I've added that with a 'dot' stencil and texture paste - adding some colour using gelatos.
 I love repetition and have used it here with the word LOVE.  I've used a sticker from the accessory sticker sheet of this collection, also a wooden veneer frame by Prima and a little speech bubble from WOW.
 A gorgeous layered sticker from the collection - with touches of glitter - beautiful!!
Here are some more stickers and also a "Say it with Crystals" - smile by Prima.  I've added some colour with one of my crochet hearts.

Products used:
script stamp
texture paste
crochet heart
espresso ink
paper doily
typewriter journal work

I hope you will check out this collection in the store.  It's beautiful and I have loved the gorgeous papers and vintage feel to it ☺
Thanks for coming by ♥

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

create memories

 Hey again!!  I'm back to share my take on the sketch for The Scrapbook Store for this month.  Here is the lovely sketch by Page Maps.

 I've actually flipped the sketch over to the side as I had vertical photo's.
Here is my page ☺

 I'm using some very recent pics of hubby and me from our camping holidays.  We got the boys the take some pictures of us on the salt lake ♥♥
For this layout, I've used the lovely collection: Lost & Found - record it by My Minds Eye.  It lends itself towards a vintage style with the colours and tones of the papers, but the pattern designs are quite modern, even some with glitter which I just fell in love with. My kit was full of lovely embellishments which I also used on this page.  Here are some close-up's:

 This collection includes some gorgeous layered stickers - these stickers make it so easy to add depth to your page.  My title is cut out from some Prima packaging - I love to recycle!  I've also added in some Manor House paper blooms and a flair badge.
 Here I've clustered a little layered sticker tag and some more flowers - Manor House and Tara Green.
 This gorgeous embellishment is by Prima - Say it in Crystals.  I love to overlay items over the photo.
 Here is some of the different pattern papers of the collection - I love the shine of the chevrons ☺  I've also used some stickers here from the 12x12 sticker accessory sheet.

Products used:
espresso ink
script stamp
paper doily

We hope you can play along this month - there is a lovely $40.00 voucher for the randomly selected winner!!  Please check the gallery for more inspiration ☺

Monday, 13 January 2014

First post for 2014

 Hello and Happy New Year to you all!!!  WOW, it's been a little while since I've been here, so it feels a little strange coming back and writing my first post for 2014.  It was also good to be away for a little while and enjoy some holiday time with my family.  Now we are back and I'm feeling ready and (hopefully) inspired to create again ☺
This year, I'm happy and excited to be continuing on with The Scrapbook Store - sharing their fabulous products and working on the DT. 
As well as sharing my DT work, I have a few other things in mind to share too .......
But first I want to share this layout that I created late last year and didn't get around to sharing as yet.  

 I took this picture at the beginning of Summer on a perfect calm day when we went boating and snorkelling.  Living by the sea - we would have to say that coming into Summer is our favourite time!!
So I've used some assorted papers and embellishments that I had in my stash.  I've added in stamping and some texture paste. 
I really wanted to share with you the cute stamps that I've used on this page - they are by Lawn Fawn and available at The Scrapbook Store. This set is called Blue Skies!!
Here are some close-up's:

 I always like to include a decent amount of journal work in my pages - this year I hope to focus on that even more and really tell the story for my boys ☺
I've got some texture work and lots of fun embellishments, including some WOW wood veneers - Word Speech Bubbles. Super cute!!
 'blue skies are ahead' stamp is part of the Lawn Fawn stamp set - I love that cursive font.
 Here I've done some paper piecing with the cloud and balloon stamp - such a fun way to add some interest to the page - and these stamps are great for this technique because they have easy lines to fussy cut.
The title 'nothings better' is by Fancy Pants - Artists Edition - I've coloured in using my Molotow Marker pen - Lagoon Blue Pastel.  Then I've inked and stamped to add more interest.  The paint marker covers the wood nicely and gives a nice matt finish.
And lastly I've added in one of my own crochet hearts ☺

I hope you have enjoyed this page.
This month I'm working with two collections for The Scrapbook Store: My Minds Eye - Lost and Found - Record It and Simple Stories - Daily Grind.  I can't wait to share some inspiration using these fantastic collections.
Hope to be back soon ♥