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Friday, November 30, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

6 x 6 paper pads

At the Savvy Delights retreat in August this year I bought some My Minds Eye 6 x 6 Paper Pads. I haven't used them before, but they looked perfect for layering.  I also like the fact that the pattern was on scale to the size of the paper. I would definately buy that size again.

MME 'The Sweetest Thing - Honey', Bazzil cardstock, chipboard bracket (?), Smash clips, Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mists, Brads assorted, Greatest View button, Bakers Twine, Prima alphas, AC Thickers. 

MME 'The Sweetest Thing - Honey', Bazzil cardstock, JBS journalling spot, Ormolu buttons, Bakers Twine, Mr Hueys mist, D'lish Washi tape, Chipboard template (?), AC Thickers.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

when they were little

I am often asked if I have ever run out of photos to scrap.... nope! I go through stages where I pull out the girls photos from when they were little (And I have shoe boxes full of them!) They are usually not perfect photos to scrap. I didn't have a good camera back then, and definately not a scrapbooker. Have you noticed that your photography has stepped it up a notch since you started scrapping?

Echo Park 'For the Record 2 Documented' Collection Kit, EK success punch, Words or Whatever  altaMATZ, Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist.

Fancy Pants 'Summer Soul' Collection Kit, unknown chipboard,  Mr Huey's Mask,  Mr Huey's Mist.

Thanks for dropping by and welcome to my new followers, it's great to have you here

Monday, November 19, 2012

some shares

I was looking through my album of layouts on my laptop and realised that I have a lot that I haven't shared with you yet. (and some that I haven't photographed too) So I thought I would do a quick share with you this morning.

Amy Tangerine 'sketch book', Charms Creations 'super star', hand made zipper flower with button, gauze, dyno gun, CW mask, Mr Huey's Mist, AC thickers, Lily Bean Design 'ABC stickers', Bazzil Cardstock, stapler.

OA 'Woodland Park' collection kit, Greatest view button, Prima Alphas,Charms Creations Super Star, doiley, Washi tape from D'lish Scraps, CW Template, Mr Hueys Mist. 

Don't forget the Free Shipping offer if you spend over $50 at Scrapbooking From Scratch. Offer ends on Friday 23 rd November

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

free post friday

"Free Freight Friday"

Spend over $50 and pay NO Freight. 

From now till Friday 23rd.

Make sure you tick "Pick up" option so 

freight is not added to your order.

Don't forget to check out the 'What's 


Friday, November 16, 2012

some sfs challenges

The girls have got some awesome challenges for you this month at Scrapbooking From Scratch. I have done 2 out of the 3 already this month and I am planning on doing the third one today (after the dreaded housework of course)

Kel's November quote challenge this month is to use this quote on your layout:

"Family means putting your arms around each other and being there"
EP For the Record 2, AC Thickers, CW Mask, Mr Huey's Mist, D'lish Chevron Bottle Top, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type, Kaiser Mini Alpha Stickers, Bakers Twine, Charms From Scapbooking Delights.

I love Deb's colour challenge this month

OA 'Woodland Park' Collection Kit, CW template, Mr Huey's Mists, Washi Tape from D'lish Scraps, Greatest View Button,

Looking forward to seeing your layouts in the Gallery.
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Thursday, November 15, 2012


I often get asked if I ever run out of photos to scrap, ummmmm nope! If I don't have any recent ones printed I got to my photo box and grab some of the girls when they were younger, or even some of my photos of me when I was a child. 

On a recent trip to Yamba with all of my in-laws I made sure I took heaps of photos of my neices and nephews to scrap for their albums. I don't get to scrap many boy photos so I take what I can get LOL

OA 'Midway' Collection, OA mini market Stickers, AC Thickers, CW template, Dylusions.

OA 'Woodland Park' collection. Kaiser Stamps, Dyno Gun, CW template, Dylusions,  Greatest View button,  JBS Alpha Stickers.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

some dylusions and crafters workshop love

I was determined that I wasn't going to buy the newly released 'Dylusions' Mists. BUT after using some at a retreat, I fell in love instantly.   I know, I am a sucker for something new lol. So over the last couple of months I have added a few more colours to my stash. And we won't talk about my smallish collection of Crafters Workshop Templates hee hee.

After being ill over the last couple of days I thought I would have a quiet day and have a play in my scrap room.

For this layout I have used the Amy Tangerine Ready, Set Go collection KitPaint Lid CW template and some Dylusions Ink Spray all available from Scrapbooking from Scratch.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

woot woot!

Today I became a Guest Design Team Member and Social Media Editor of Scrapbooking From Scratch while Peta recovers from surgery over the next month or so. 

I am looking forward to working with the awesome team of  Peta, Kellie, Deb and Charm.

Hoping to see you all over at the forum and your challenge layouts in the gallery :)


I love the bright colours in Amy Tangerine's 'Sketchbook' Range. I have got so many layouts out of this collection kit and it is nearly all gone now :( 

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Sunday, November 11, 2012


Why do you scrapbook? Is it to preserve memories for you and your family or is it a creative outlet? For me it is a bit of both. 

I have been scrapbooking for nearly 10 years. Before that I made cards. My sister-in-law invited me to a Crafty Kids party at her home and I was hooked from the word go. After a while I started using patterned paper on my cards too... that started my addiction with pretty things.  When a scrapbook shop opened in town I popped in to check it out and the rest is history... As my SIL says 'I crossed to the dark side' hee hee

And I can't do a blog post without sharing a layout with you. This is a memory that I am sure that I won't be forgetting in a hurry. 

The journalling says:

'We couldn't believe that 5 minutes into our trip that our hire just stopped in the middle of four lanes of traffic'

Luckily the replacement car got us to Tahmoor for the Savvy Delights Retreat! And we managed to get a hefty discount for our trouble :)

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

kraft it up

Are you sitting down?? Yep, I have done another blog challenge! I know, I scare myself lol

This months Kraft It Up Challenge is

MINIMALIST / WHITE SPACE --> That is your challenge this month, your layout needs to be created on Kraft CS or Kraft PP and should show a large large amount of White Space.

I must say that the background was created for me by Sar while we were at the SFS retreat.. ( just added some mists) I thought it was perfect for this page of my girls and their cousins burying my nephew when we were in Yamba earlier this year.

I am loving lots of white space at the moment, so this one was right in my comfort zone ;)

What is your favourite blog challenge to do each month (and you had better say Scrap the Girls  LOL)

Friday, November 9, 2012

show us your stuff

I have been a total slack arse when it comes to entering any blog comps.  But this months SUYS challenge caught my eye.

Use the colour YELLOW + washi tape!!

I have had a bit of a yellow thing happening lately.... which is strange because it is one of my least favourite colours???  And the washi tape element... I may or may not have a few rolls of it here (not counting the gorgeous order I got from D'lish Scraps today  hee hee )

I seem to be having a bit of a love affair with chevron at the moment. What about you? What trend have you been using on nearly every layout??

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

sweet day

I love the soft colours of Echo Park 'Sweet Day'.   This is another collection kit that I had forgotten I had in my stash... there isn't much left now though :)

For this next layout I have added a Charms Creations dyed doily and a Greatest View button. 

And I even dug out the sewing machine too!

Thanks for dropping by, and thank you for your lovely comments on my last posts

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Where is your go to for scrapbooking inspiration? 

Here is mine.

Before I discovered Pinterest I would save sketches and layouts to a file on my laptop. But that only worked if I was at home. Now I pin them to my boards on Pinterest. I always have my Ipad with me to crops and retreats.. so my inspiration is always on hand.  I do have a problem sticking to a sketch or a scrap lift though lol... they are a great starting point for me. 

Do you have a Pinterest account? If you don't and you would like one leave your email address in the comment section below and I can add you (I am not sure why it is done that way??)

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

love me some heidi swapp

I have been a big fan of Heidi Swapp's products for a long time.  Even more so after I did a workshop with her and Wendy from Tattered Angels in Brisbane a few years ago.

So when I saw this kit

at the Scrapbooking From Scratch Retreat I just had to have it. And boy I am glad that I did. I love both the layouts that I have created with it so far.

HS Vintage Chic Papers, Alphas and Embellishments, Artisian Elements Circles, Prima flower,  Bazzil C/S

The first one of my niece, Katie, would have to be my all time favourite layout. Not a bad effort for starting it at 4am after suffering insomnia all night :(

Peta still has a couple of these retreat kits left in the shop if you want to grab one ;)

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Just a quick share of a couple of layouts that I did on our weekend at Lauren's. I love the pastel colours of both these ranges... 

EP 'For the Record 2'

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Monday, November 5, 2012

summer fresh

I love the colours in the Simple Stories 'Summer Fresh range', very aptly named it think.


I have had this collection kit in my stash for a few months unopened (I think I might have too much paper???) I finally cracked it open at Lauren's a few weeks ago and I loved it!

The primary colours in the range makes it super easy to use. I have started digging through  some older photos of the girls that I haven't scrapped yet. A friend asked me recently if I had run out of photos yet, ummm....nope... I have thousands in the cupboard that should keep me going for a while lol


And then I like to 'steal' photos of my nieces and nephews too to add to their albums. 


I love this photo of Nat that I borrowed from her mothers Facebook account lol.

Do you buy collection kits or do you buy your paper by the sheet?

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