Monday, November 23, 2015

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life Tutorial...

Hello Friends! As promised yesterday, I am back on the blog over at Sassy Scrapper with another series of Christmastime filler cards.

Follow the link to discover all the details. Thanks for visiting..x

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life Tutorial...

Hey Everyone! Up on the Sassy Scrapper blog last week I shared three fun stamping tutorials for filler cards!

I hope you get the chance to come & visit as I've got more ideas to share tomorrow...x

Monday, November 9, 2015

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life Tutorial..

Hello Friends!  Up on the Sassy blog today I am sharing Part II in a series of PL2015 filler card tutorials in hope that I can help you be inspired to prepare for December documenting!  Here's a little sneak peek...

Come on over and say hi! Thanks for visiting..x

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Jot Magazine | November Mood Board...

Hello Everyone! Up on the new look Jot blog today, November's inspirational mood board has been released!  It has fresh and vibrant colours, chosen by the very lovely Kim Jeffress. Have a little look-see!

These colours are so beautiful together that I immediately pulled out anything that was either yellow or pink, from my stash, and just started layering..!

products used: cs - American Crafts; pp - Bella Blvd, Scraptastic Club, Elle's Studio;  other - Bella Blvd stickers, enamel dots, Stampin' Up clear acetate 3x4 pocket page card; tools - foam tape.

It' s a bit had to tell with this photo, but I've used a clear acetate 3x4" pocket page card from Stampin' Up (it has the stars on it). I mounted the clear layer with foam tape and then added the butterfly (cut from my silhouette) on to it. The shadows enhance the illusion that the butterfly is floating above the actual card.

The Jot Girls really have created amazing projects this month! I hope you will come along and visit the blog for more inspiration and hopefully play along with us too! Thanks for visiting..x

Monday, November 2, 2015

Sassy Scrapper | PL2015 mini tutorial

Hi Everyone! Up on the Sassy Scrapper blog today I'm sharing the first in a series of PL mini tutorials. We are preparing for the craziness of documenting December in hopes that if it gets done now, we will have a head start later! LOL!  That's the plan anyway...!!

I hope you will come on over to the Sassy blog and check out my first filler/title card using October Afternoon | Under The Tree.  Thanks for visiting..x

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Elle's Studio | Guest Designer!

Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I have contributed to the mini course for October, over at Elle's Studio. I got to play alongside fellow Aussies - Natalie Elphinstone & Joy Taylor, who I think are extremely talented!! 


Here's a little sneak peek of what I've created...

You can find more details here. I hope you will go and check it out. Thanks for visiting..x

Friday, October 23, 2015

Bella BLVD | Snap...

This week over at Bella Blvd, the design team are looking beyond at the Campout Collection to create projects that possibly don't match up with the Great Outdoors!  I wanted to document Liam's accident on the hockey field which ruled him out of playing for his team during the State Titles... three days later.


Products Used: cs - American Crafts; pp - Bella Blvd | Campout: Under The Stars, In The Woods, Daily Details, Borders, Go Jump In The Lake, Trail Mix; Alphas - Bella Blvd | Campout Treasures&Text; other - Bella Blvd: Color Chaos Clear Cut | Pickle Juice Confetti; water colour paint; tools - silhouette portrait, typewriter.

When using the Campout collection to help convey the story on my layout, I've looked beyond the normal concepts for putting a page together and refocused on the colors and patterns.  My son had a terrible accident during a sporting event leaving him unable to play for the rest of the season but even worse than that, completely eliminating him from participating in State Titles the very next week end. For a 12 year old, it was the end of the world!

I wanted to share his devastation on the page by adding sharp angles, as seen in the triangle paper sharpening the soft lines of the cut out letter 'S' and broken lines which are layered beneath the photo. The stars and spots were also added to relate the idea of what he saw in front of his eyes, at the time of the break, while the flowers signify the many get well wishes.

Sometimes I wonder if I read too much into patterned paper when I put my layouts together. But ultimately everything on my page supports the story I want to document, regardless of the specific collection I am creating with.

If you would like to see what the others design team members are creating, don't forget to head on over to the Bella blog.  Thanks for visiting..x