Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Christmas Gifts for Family

I found this idea from Pinterest recently and gave it a go for some Christmas gifts for family. I was really happy with the outcome and how EASY it is. I will be using some different girlie colours for my next ones - for my Granddaughter who is due any time now....can't wait for that first photo!!

My son and I made our 2nd gingerbread house  - this year my daughter helped and it is a much better effort :)

Monday, 5 November 2012

Gift for a Friend - and one for Me!

I loved making this cute post-it notepad from a cheap plastic photo frame. I made a trial one for myself first with My Minds Eye papers - which I LOVE. Then I made one for a friends birthday using Bo Bunny Ambrosia papers..
I placed a mini scrapbook page into the section where the photo would go, mounted the post-it notes on card stock then used Mod Podge glue to adhere to the outside of the frame.

Once dry I then decorated the outside of the frame with some flowers, punched butterfly's  some bling and a mini title. I have some more frames to use so will be definitely making more soon. The frames (6x4 portrait) cost less than $5 for a set of 2!!

Good way to use up scraps too.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Love my Kids - Love My Minds Eye! The calico butterfly was a random find at Scrap It Flaunt it recently that I altered with a Prima stamp...........very happy with how it turned out.

I have been working on an album project for 2012 using Simple Stories papers and We R Memory Keepers album pages. I am up to May at the moment but hoping to fast track to be up to August by the end of October - so only 1 month behind. :) This is on top of a busy month and being behind in my Diploma course work so wish my luck! I will post some pics soon of my work so far.

I recently discovered a fab blog http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com.au/ and it has inspired me to de clutter and organise more. So our trip to Ikea on the weekend was very exciting and I am thrilled with how my son's toy storage solution has turned out. Tonight I started on my bathroom.....I just need more time and $$$$

Saturday, 11 August 2012

My Minds Eye...My future grandchild

I loved making this with the beautiful Miss Caroline papers and some lovely Prima flowers. In the pocket are the 1st ultrasound pictures of Jess's little baby....can't wait to met him or her!

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Ikea Photo Frame - something for ME!

I bought some of these frames at Ikea after seeing a great idea in a magazine. I altered mine slightly from the original concept. I wanted to make something I could keep as usually I give away my off the page projects. The gorgeous photo of my girls was my inspiration and the lovely Bo Bunny Ambrosia papers...love those colours!

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

My Minds Eye....follow your heart....

I love this range from My Minds Eye and the photo of my Mum & Nan from mothers day was perfect for this layout.....I made a few cards as well and another layout of my daughters which I need to re photograph.

I have gone mad with the Collections butterflies at the moment....love them!

Here is one of the cards I made. It needs a phrase still but I haven't decided on it's purpose yet so am waiting.

Off to Scrap it Flaunt it again this weekend for a scrappy & chatty night..... lots of projects - what will I take??? :)

I know I am taking a few variations of a gorgeous photo I took of my girls at our Harbour Town shopping trip last weekend..... Here is the pic.......love them!!!!

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Scrappy nights @ Scrap it Flaunt It

I am looking forward to a scrap n yap this Saturday night at Scrap it Flaunt It with one of my best mates - who is just venturing into this world of scrap book madness!

I am trying to limit what I take as projects - ha!! It is hard....but trying to limit to 2 plus I'll make some cards. Currently I have 2 mini albums half done, Joshua's Kindy album about 1/5 done, a 2012 Year album with  Simple Stories Year-o-Graphy papers started (up to end of Feb) and I should have already started my step son's 18th album. I think I'll take 1 mini album, the Year-o-Graphy project plus random photos for a layout of two...........

If I get one layout, 2 cards and perhaps some of the Year-o-Graphy done I'll be happy :)

I have been working with Bo Bunny Ambrosia papers this week - love them!!! Here are some cards I made. 

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

something different....

I decided to use some of the free papers that come with the scrap booking magazines. This one stood out to me and matched with a great snap from our recent camping trip with my bestie and her family. I don't normally make scenes or use such bright papers so this was a little different for me. I started with using Glimmer Mist and played around with making it run on the page by spraying some in the lid and dripping it on the cardstock. The layout just grew from there..... 
I love the 3D look of these papers and the fact that the most expensive part was probably the American Craft Thickers title!!! I may try more of this type of page in the future....and can already see it working on cards.


I made a gorgeous card for my Mother in Law's birthday this month. I experimented again making my own flower embellishment using seam binding. I usually stay with products from one collection but am starting to be a bit more brave and mix brands etc. This card is an example of that - Stamp it Up paper, Kaiser collectables tag, Collections butterfly (love these), seam binding and Prima letters.

I have quite a few projects on the go at the moment - one of which is a Simple Stories Yearography album. I am almost finished with February so only a month behind. This is also different for me as I am using WRMK sleeves - so the various sized pockets are "different" than my usual 12 x 12 layouts. I am enjoying this project - and looking forward to having the whole year documented once I have finished!!

Saturday, 4 February 2012


I love this photo of my Mum and Aunty with my Nan and Great Nan at the Royal Show circa 1950......it went so well with the Kaiser Sweet Nothings range...............which I must use more of.


 I love these My Minds Eye papers and just had to make a set of cards for my 4 besties............. again they all include butterflys!!!

Friday, 3 February 2012


Pretty much all of my layouts and cards include butterfly's at the moment.......................... I think it may be a bit of an obsession. Looking forward to getting my goodies from Anna's Craft Cupboard next week as my new cutter is in it - so needed - and I ordered some Boy's Life papers from Echo Park - which will help me get stuck into more layouts of my Joshie!
Josh has a good first few days at Pre School - and I am looking forward to a scrappy day at home on Tuesday - my last full day of leave!!

I am going to try to simplify and keep on top of my photos this year by doing month by month collages/LO's - so hoping to work on January 2012 this afternoon.

Off to the park now!

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Our bubble boy....

I loved this photo Pete took of Joshie playing with his bubble machine on the trampoline. The Kaiser papers fitted perfectly............. I need to do more layouts of Josh and his antics.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Another off the page: Photo Frame 

This was made for one of my closest friends...I love it so much i really need to make a similar one for myself. This was using Kaiser Sweet Nothings range, Kaiser bling and a gorgeous Manor House flower. I loved the photos I took of her kids so much and knew she would love it too. Love the Collectibles that come in the Sweet Nothings range...
Kaisercraft storage box for my Mum

I made this for my Mum for her birthday last month. The hardest part is always the painting and prep before hand. I used Stampin Up papers for this and then lots of Kaiser embellishments, doilly, chipboard heart, flowers, rub on and rhinestones. Websters flower, Prima stone and a misc paper doilly as well.

Mum is now using it to store the cards she has made - she makes them ages in advance so has lots!