Friday, April 18, 2014


Have you noticed my absence once again? LOL!  You may well have guessed that it once again school holidays here and we are about to celebrate Easter.  I have a number of shares to catch you up on but as you can imagine, I am slightly overwhelmed with everyday life right now.

These school holidays we travelled 15 hours North, in the car, with four children, non-stop. Crazy? Definitely. But worth it? Maybe.. LOL!

While we were visiting my home town, we got caught up in Tropical Cyclone Ita.  A category 4 storm that hit the North Queensland coast.  We were lucky enough to be inland and not in the direct path but of course we still received the rain and winds.

What my kids enjoyed most was spending time with their grandmother and reuniting with their cousins!  Of course I also got to drag them all over the country town I went to high school in and showed them a few of the local haunts!


So while I am wading through the multiple piles of washing and unpacking our suit cases, please head on over to Sassy Scrappers and check out my PL spreads for Week 10....
Thanks so much for visiting...x

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Jillibean Soup | Everyday Superhero...

Just a quick update to share my LO that was on the Jillibean Soup blog the other week.  I had a lot of fun creating this quilt style back ground for my photo mat.  Lots of small squares and small circles!  EeeeeK!!

"Everyday Superhero"

products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Jillibean Soup; alphas - Jillibean Soup; other - Jillibean Soup: stickers; Greatest View badge/flair, embroidery floss, mist; tools - black pen (sharpie), circle punch.

Thanks for visiting..x

Friday, April 4, 2014

Bella Blvd | Pinterest Inspiration...

Hi Everyone!  I am back this week with another Bella Blvd Pinterest Inspired layout and it has everything to do with sequins!

Last week I created a very masculine page.  This week and with these colours, I've gone very feminine.  Besides, surely you can't have sequins in an Inspiration Photo and NOT go girly!  LOL!

"Easter Prayer"

products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Bella Blvd (Molly, Lucky Starz); alpha - Bella Blvd; other - Bella Blvd: stickers; sequins, embroidery floss; tools - hand stitching, foam tape.

The colour palette (minus the purple) and the sequins dominated my thought process when creating this layout.  Even the way the colour strips were added to the Inspiration photo, I pulled into the layout but in a horizontal way rather than vertical.

The fussy cut flowers and stars create a beautiful feature on the layout which balances my square black and white photo.  The sequins are just an added bonus!  I love sequins!! *grin*  And the pink and silver subtly entwined with the fussy cut element s creates a magical trail of sparkle across my page.

If you would like to see what the other designers created with this Inspiration photo, please head on over to the Bella Blvd blog.  Thanks for visiting...x


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Bella Blvd & Page Maps...

Hello lovely friends!! Today I am so excited to share with you, a layout created for the Becky Fleck Page Maps challenge with the Bella Blvd team.
Becky created this 8.5" x 11" sketch for me to base my layout on.  And I absolutely fell in love with it!  *grin* As soon as I stared my creative process, the layout came together so fast!

Using Bella Blvd Family Forever collection, I've pretty much followed along with the sketch, paper placement by paper placement!  I may have changed it up a little by using a square photo rather than the suggested 3.5"x5" photo.

"Before Prep"

products used: pp - Bella Blvd (Family Forever/Molly); Alpha - Bella Blvd Sophisticates: Blue High Five Alphabets; other - Bella Blvd: (Family Forever) Candid Cards, Paper Pieces, Trinkets, Treasures & Text, (Snapshots) Bookplates & Captions,  Designer Tape: Ice Stripe; Embroidery floss, navy ink; tools - typewriter.

Check out what the other DT members have come up with!  You will need to go to PageMaps to see the full reveals! 

Bella Blvd is hosting a giveaway over on the PageMaps blog to go along with the release of the April sketches.  Make sure and stop by their blog to find out how to enter in the giveaway.  Thanks for visiting...x

Monday, March 31, 2014

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life Week Nine...

Hello Friends!  I'm sharing another of my PL spreads over at Sassy Scrapper today... Week Nine | February 24 - March 02.


I hope you will come by and see the details.  Thanks for visiting..x

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Jillibean Soup | Eight Years...

Hello Friends!  I just wanted to share with you my layout created for Jillibean Soup. It seems we are constantly celebrating birthdays through January to May and Ethan's birthday generally kicks off the year on January 4.
I created this layout using the new Birthday Bisque collection from Jillibean Soup.  I fell in love with the orange colours and the fabulous little soda bottles.  *grin*  Perfect for any party scene, right?!
"Eight Years and Worth Every Minute"
products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Jillibean Soup (Birthday Bisque); alpha - Jillibean Soup (Alphabeans); other - Jillibean Soup: placemats, stickers, flashcards, soup labels, wood sprinkles, pea pod parts (die-cuts); mist; tools - typewriter, tab punch.

And I guess it won't surprise you that we are off to another birthday party today.  We are celebrating the kids' Great Grandma's (Mark's Grandma) birthday.  We can't wait to catch up and smother her in hugs and kisses.  Have a great weekend.. and thanks for visiting...x

Friday, March 28, 2014

Bella Blvd | Pinterest Inspiration...

Hello Friends!  Happy Friday!  Today I have a Bella Blvd layout to share with you and it all started with some paperclips!!!

Every now and then the design team are challenged with an image found on Pinterest.  Laura does a fabulous job at sourcing these images and I always have fun with the ones I am assigned to.  This one however, had me scratching my head a little!  LOL!! But I have to admit, with a some thinking outside the box, I have come to really like the finished product.  *grin*

I think it was the paperclips that had me umming and ah-ing.  But I knew I was drawn to the notebook paper and the green polka dots.  The red?... Yeah, I left that in the Inspiration photo! LOL!
"Awesome Trouble"
products used: pp - Bella Blvd (Max, Lucky Starz, Family Forever); other - Bella Blvd: stickers, arrow stickers, die-cuts; paperclips, date stamp; tools - typewriter, hand stitching.

The title was fussy cut from the photo mat paper (Max: That's my Boy) and then hand stitched back on top of it.  I kind of like the camouflage look it creates.

The banner on the paperclip is taken from the Inspiration photo, as are the circles on the page.  These circles are meant to represent the circles on the paperclips from the top part of the Inspiration picture.

I've also created a little pocket under the photo layers to house my journaling.  This photo of my son and his two best mates, is priceless.  Do you know how hard it is to take a photo of just one eleven year old boy, never mind three of them???  *ahem... - I had them pinned up against a wall in the photo!!!*

And of course, no boyish layout created with the Max collection, should ever be without these awesome paper pieces!  That army guy is a fave!!!   LOL!
Head on over to the Bella Blvd blog for more takes on the Pinterest Challenge.  Thanks for visiting..x