Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Bella Blvd | Crafty Love...

Hello Friends!  Today I am sharing a LO created for Bella Blvd and the design team's Monday Challenge.  This week we had to incorporate 6 photos onto our layouts.  :)

"Crafty Love"

products used: cs - Kaiercraft; pp - Bella Blvd (max, lucky starz, family forever); alphas - Bella Blvd; other - Bella Blvd: feathers, stickers, Max paper pieces; Heidi Swapp colorshine (navy).

Sure.  At first glance I didn't meet the requirements of this challenge, right?!  Here's a closer look... *grin*


Scrapping in the smaller size often only allows me to use one or two photos per layout.. that and the fact that I do like to have a little white space on my layout somewhere! LOL!  So my simple solution was to create a mini file folder/flap/hidden space to add extra elements.  In this case it was my photos.  So instead o 6 photos on my layout I actually have 9.  phew! This challenge had me stepping outside the box somewhat!

If you would like to see how I created this LO, with a basic step by step guide to hide your own photos on a layout, please head on over to Bella Blvd.  Thanks so much for visiting...x


Monday, February 24, 2014

Sassy Scrappers | Project Life Week Four...

Hi Everyone!  I'm up on the Sassy Scrappers blog today with another PL spread.
This week I'm sharing a few tips on how I archive my children's artwork!  You know the stuff that they create and you just can't throw away?! *grin*

If you get the chance please come by and visit..x


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Jillibean Soup | Wonderful News...

Hello Friends!!  Today I have wonderful news to share!!!
I am so very thrilled and honoured to be returning to this amazing and talented group of scrappers!  Congratulations to all who made the list...x

Friday, February 21, 2014

Jillibean Soup | Everyday Adventure...

Hi Everyone!  I'm back again today with another Jillibean Soup share.  And guess what?!  There is even a photo with me in it!  *grin*  It is a bit of a crazy day in my household today so I'll leave you with my layout and some detail photos.

 "Everyday Adventure"

products used: cs - kraft; pp - JillibeanSoup; alphas - Jillibean Soup; other - Jillibean Soup: wooden sprinklers, wood grain mini bag, label stickers; paper clip, Heidi Swapp colorshine; tools - machine stitching, white gel pen.


Thanks so much for visiting..x

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Jillibean Soup | Oh Darling!

Hello Friends!  I have just realized that I haven't shared my projects that travelled to CHA in January.  :)  My lovely friend Kim Jeffress, was kind enough to hand deliver my projects to the team setting up the Jillibean Soup booth, because I feared if I sent them via snail mail, they'd still be on route right now! *grin*  I am very grateful that she was able to do this for me, so thanks heaps Kim..x
Today I want to share a Valentine's Day card that was on the Jillibean blog earlier this week and a project that was sent to CHA.  I had so much fun playing with the new kraft-style collection | Healthy Heart Red Bean Soup.

products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Jillibean Soup; other - Jillibean Soup: paper doily, peapod parts, twine, stickers; embroidery thread, ink; tools - hand stitching, hole punch, foam tape.
Just a simple slide out card but the layers on it make it fun!  The hand stitching got a little wobbly at the bottom of the card too, but I like that it just adds to the charm of home made.
Thanks so much for visiting today and to anyone who applied for a dt position at Jillibean Soup - Good luck!!!! ...x

Monday, February 17, 2014

Sassy Scrappers | Week Three...

Hi Everyone!!  Up on the Sassy Scrappers blog today is my Project Life | Week Three spread.

I've been playing with shape repetition to link the elements and subjects of my photos where normally there would be no connection. 

Head on over to the Sassy Scrappers blog for more details and (hopefully) helpful tips on how I put this spread together.  Thanks so much for visiting...x

Friday, February 14, 2014

Bella Blvd | Coffee Date...

Hello Friends!!  Happy Valentine's Day!!  I hope this wonderful Friday puts you in the mood to grab someone close to you and give them a great big hug!  Today I have a 'love' inspired layout to share with you.  Over at Bella Blvd we have been challenged with a new Pinterest image to glean inspiration from...

"Coffee Date"
products used: pp - Bella Blvd (Love and Marriage/Freestyle Sophisticates); alphas - Bella Blvd; other - Bella Blvd: crochet hearts, stickers, designer tape; Kaisercraft pearls, Mister Huey's mist, vellum; tools - typewriter, hand stitching, silhouette portrait.

At first glance my layout doesn't really resemble the Pinterest image but I have taken inspiration from a number areas!  *grin*  The colour of the back ground, the heart banners, the hearts(!), the 'love' arrangement and even a little bit of the ombre, have all been used.  :)

I knew, after seeing this Pinterest image for the first time, that I wanted to use the crochet hearts.  They add such a lovely texture to the page.  I've teamed them up with some silhouette cut hearts and hand stitched them to the layout.
If you would like to see what the other designers have created with this image, please head on over to the Bella blog.  And while you are there, don't forget to sign up for the Bella Buzz newsletter - due out later today!

And as an update for everyone who just. can't. wait. to get their hands on the new CHA collections.....

Thanks so much for visiting...x

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sassy Scrappers | Project Life Week Two...

Hello Friends!! Up on the Sassy Scrappers blog today is my Project Life | Week Two spread. 

I hope you will head on over to the blog and check out what I do when I have extra photos I want to include but there's just no room. *grin*  There's 21 photos included in Week Two.  Can you find them all? :)Thanks for visiting..x


Monday, February 3, 2014

Sassy Scrappers | Project Life Week One...

Hello Friends.  *grin* or maybe that should be a *bashful grin* because I know how terrible I've been at blogging over the school holidays. But hopefully now that my three older children are back at school (for the second week), I can finally find my routine again.  May I repeat...Hopefully.

I have some wonderful news to share today.  Recently I was asked if I'd like to join the team over at Sassy Scrappers.  My role would be to play with Project Life products, create gorgeous pocket pages and record my family's journey along the way.  How could I refuse! LOL.  And now, I no longer have an excuse not to finish that spread from week... whatever... *grin*  I'm excited and very honoured that Olga has faith in me to pull this off.  I can't wait to share my PL spreads with you (and so far five weeks into the year, I. Am. Up. To. Date!!!)
Up on the Sassy Scrappers blog today I am sharing my first post and Week One spread.  I'd be ever so pleased if you could take the time to visit and check it out.
There are more details and close ups shared, along with my thought process and weekly tips. I really can't wait to share this journey with you.  My excitement is close to bubbling over!  (Or is that because I'm back at the keyboard blogging again?) Either way, I'm glad you've popped in to say hi today.  Thanks so much for visiting...x