Friday, 21 November 2014

Papercut Labs Project Life - Add Seasons to your Pockets

Hi Everyone, and Happy Friday to you!

We've celebrated Brent's (our youngest's) graduation from high school this morning so we're all feeling elated and a little emotional from all the festivities!

I have a post up today on the Papercut Labs blog with my Week 38 Project Life spread, talking a little about how I like to incorporate seasons into my Project Life.  

I also have a little tip on how to get the painted background you can see on this pocket card. If you get a chance I'd love for you to pop by!

Have you seen Papercut Labs Twelve Days of Christmas Crop Party happening on Facebook right now?  There are plenty of challenges to get you creating and prizes to be won!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, 14 November 2014

Papercut Labs - Project Life Post

Hi there and Happy Friyay!

I'm super excited to be able to share that I'm now a part of the Papercut Labs blogging team.  Papercut Labs is an online classroom for those who love papercraft, and in 2015 aims to have two classes each month, with a smattering of one-off workshops available across the year.  You can check out the Papercut Labs shop here with all the latest classes available.

I have my my first post up on the blog today, sharing my Week 18 Project Life spread and a tip on using your typewriter.

If you get a chance I'd love for you to head over to the Papercut Labs blog here to see my full post.

Thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

My First Teaching Gig!

I've had such a blessed time this year in this hobby that is my passion, meeting lovely new scrappy friends, designing lots of kits for Daisy Chain Scrapbooks, joining the amazing Creative Team for Your Creative Wings, and lots of other exciting scrappy things.  I've really already had my fair share of good fortune.

So you can imagine my surprise (and delight!) when Barbi at Daisy Chain Scrapbooks asked me if I'd be interested in teaching a class in store!  Of course I said yes!

And so, this post is to let you know about my very first teaching class.  

This is the layout I'll be teaching.  It's the first layout I created for Your Creative Wings as a Creative Team Member, and has lots and lots of little details, flowers, stitching, fussy cutting, and chipboard treatments.  If you'd like to see more closeups and details, you can find my original post here.

The class will be at Daisy Chain Scrapbooks in Nambour, next Monday 17 November, and will run from 9.30am to 2.00pm.

If you have any questions or if you'd like to book in there are still a couple of spots available, just contact Barbi or any of the girls at Daisy Chain Scrapbooks on 5441 7697.  

I'm really so excited and thankful to have this opportunity to teach, can't wait for Monday!

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

A Family is Always & Forever - New Kit

Sometimes you'll see a paper collection and you'll know immediately which photo you want to scrap with it.  This totally happened for me when I saw the Webster's Pages Strawberry Fields collection.

My sister posted this photo of her with our Aunty on Facebook, and I loved it so much I had already saved it to my computer, knowing it was a special photo and I would scrap it one day.  And then the Strawberry Fields collection came along and it was meant to be!

This layout is my latest kit for Daisy Chain Scrapbooks and is now in stock.    It has lots of gorgeous fussy cut flowers, some stitching, some beautiful hand dyed lace and some pretty pearl flourishes to add that feminine touch.

I love love the timber panel background paper, so rustic!

The lace has been hand dyed a beautiful deep green so that it fits with the green foliage in the rest of the layout.

The chipboard word has been painted with a creamy lemon paint, with dabs of gesso applied randomly over that for a mottled effect.

And the pearls, they really do add a feminine touch to a layout don't they?  I've tucked them in amongst  the fussy cut flowers.  

As with all my kits for Daisychain, I use my leftovers to include a bonus card.  I don't like wasting any of the bits and pieces ha!

When making a card, if you find that you don't have a stamp that fits the sentiment you'd like, try printing it off on your home printer.  I used one of my favourite vintage typewriter fonts called Typical Writer (it's even a free font available at, printed it on white cardstock, trimmed down and drew a border with a black pen and ruler - easy peasy!

If you'd like one of these kits you can contact the lovely Barbi at Daisy Chain Scrapbooks.  Daisy's are more than happy to send kits by mail if you can't make it in store (postage costs apply).

Thanks so much for dropping by today.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Project Life - Week 16

I'm back again today with another Project Life week from earlier in the year I haven't shared on my blog yet.

This spread was published in issue 7 of Jot Magazine, an online magazine published by Kim Archer in Australia.  It's a beautiful magazine with lots of inspiration, for both layouts and Project Life, and it's totally free!  If you haven't yet had a look through issue 7 of Jot magazine, grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy it here.

This is the full double page spread for week 16.

I've used mostly Crate Paper products from the Oh Darling and Maggie Holmes Styleboard collection, along with a few Project Life cards.

The left side.

This spread dates back to Easter, and I've included some memorabilia in the form of some Easter Egg foil wrapping in some of my layers on a journalling card.  I took a few closeup photos of our Easter Eggs and added some journalling as a photo overlay.

The right side.

I love it when Kayci messages me selfies.  She took this one as she was getting ready for an afternoon at the football with Greg and Brent.  

For my beach photo I've layered a Project Life card with some ephemera cut from a 12x12" patterned paper, a frame and some chipboard embellishments.

I've used three separate Crate Paper frames on this spread again this week, they really are one of my go-to's and are great for layering, framing journalling or framing part or all of a photo.

Thanks for dropping by today!

Thanks so much for your lovely comments I really enjoy reading them, and I'd love to answer any questions you might have xx

Monday, 3 November 2014

Project Life - Week 15

Hi everyone!  Yes you read right, Week 15! This is one of those spreads that I did a few months ago but haven't shared on my blog.  So, better late than never right?

Here's the full double page spread.

I've used a few Project Life cards in this spread but still made some from scratch as well.

This was a big week for us with Brent getting his Provisional licence.  I've taken a screen shot of Brent's Instagram post about getting his log book approved (we were sweating on getting it back in time).  

I had a photo of a pretty sunset and added an overlay in my iPhone before printing.  I added some glitter and sequins to one of the pockets and then stitched it closed for a shaker pocket.

I've used two of these photos of Kayci and I at Mt Ngungun (one of the Glasshouse Mountains) on layouts already but I had to include them in my PL album as well.  Such a fun morning with a coffee stop first and yeh okay a little bit of work to get to the top of Mt Ngungun, but the stunning views were so worth it.

Thanks for dropping by!