My Lovely Story

Happy St. Patrick’s day everyone! I’d like to share my March layout class with you which I’ve had a pleasure teaching to the lovely ladies that attended and purchased the kits.   Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart.  You inspire me to brew up more ideas and classes, and you keep me coming back to teach more.  Here’s my layout:

“My Lovely Story”

This layout features Blue Fern Studios’ super gorgeous Memoires collection, which was a big hit in the class.  So what’s the story behind the photos? My daughter is flaunting here rosy teething cheeks, she’s such a trooper the annoying pain littlies usually get doesn’t seem to faze her.

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That’s it for today’s post.  Thanks for stopping by and may the luck of the Irish be with you.  Have a great weekend!


Oh So Lovely

Good day.  Today I’m posting for Artfull Crafts with a layout featuring the Oh So Lovely collection.  The name says it all, as this collection is just oh so lovely! It’s absolutely perfect for scrapping the special girls/women in your lives.  Here’s what I’ve created:

“Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful”

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

I told you it’s a very pretty & oh so feminine collection! The die cut specialty gloss paper is a great base/background for framing your special photo, especially larger sized ones.


It comes with lots of pretty collectable pieces, & you can see the lovely bird, pink dragonfly & bird cage here.  My favourite would have to be the leaves, as they’re so real looking! Some touches of mixed media gave this layout some oomph.


I’ve added some brown & coral ribbon roses, along with some light pink paper blooms & white doilies.  The layered papers behind the photo are gorgeously glossy, & they come from the paper pad.


It’s finished off with some metallic ink splatters.  I really wanted to document this photo of my eldest daughter, as she’ll only be this young for so long.  In a few months she’ll be going to Primary School.  It feels just like yesterday when she was my little baby girl, cradled in my arms, & now look at her.  Forgive me for being a bit sentimental, as they grow up so fast.  Time flies by so quickly which really motivates me to scrap as much photos of my blessings as I can.  Do check out the Oh So Lovely collection here.  You get a 20% discount for purchasing the entire collection.  Thanks heaps for popping in & have a great day!

Ridiculously Wonderful

Good day! A new month means delicious new collections from Kaisercraft, available to purchase at the Artfull Crafts shop.  Today I’m sharing an album for Artfull Crafts which features the Chase Rainbows collection.  It’s a great rainbow (as the name suggests) of colors & prints, with some touches of chalkboard thrown in.  Here’s the front cover of the album:

Ridiculously Wonderful

I’ve used the 4 Window Display Wooden Album (by Kaisercraft) here, & featured one of the arty colorful paper from the collection.  Now grab a cuppa as we look inside:


I’ve had these Heidi Swapp alphas for awhile & have finally used them here.  There’s some Imagine If Arrows & Banner chipboards, & Papervine Bronze Arrow trinket layered under the collectables & stickers as well on the pages.


What I like about these albums are the pockets that you can easily add journaling into.


Throughout the pages you’ll also see a variety of Kaisercraft & Maggie Holmes wooden flourishes/chipboards.


There’s heaps of different quotes/sayings from the sheet of chalkboard paper from the collection that is very handy for scrapping.


Of course I had to add some Sparklets!


What a magic Christmas family ‘do it was at the Hamilton Gardens.  You know how we get so many great photos during special occasions? Why not create an album with it?  There’s a few here & you can request to get some from the shop.


Definitely loved every second of it! There’s 20% special for the full collection of Chase Rainbows, click here to check it out.  Thanks so much for dropping by.  Have a great month ahead!




Curly & Cute

Hi there, how’s it going? Only a few more sleeps to go & we’re onto a new month! Oh how time flies.  Last night I got inspired & made some time to scrap.  I created a layout featuring the gorgeous curly locks of my daughter.  I’m entering it for Sketchabilities Sketch #133:


And the gorgeous February Scrap Around the World mood board by Tatiana Sidorenko :


The main inspiration I took from the board is the beautiful hair.  I was also inspired by the lovely green colors, curls/swirls & the lush fauna.  Here’s my layout:

“Curly & Cute”

Curly & Cute


I’ve die cut a few swirly leaves in green & stone color/print paper for the cluster.  I also stamped some leaves on a couple of corners.


I added some strips of light lime green bling at different angles.


I painted the letter chipboards black, then embossed them gold with a woodgrain stamp (except for the letter “y” which is the left over from the chipboard piece).


I shaped a heart from one of the mini paper bloom’s stem.  Isn’t it so cute? 🙂


I added some seafoam green color to the heart veneers, inked the edges & added some alpha stickers on top.  I’ve die cut some doilies from some light yellow green vellum, then folded them in half.

So there’s my layout.  I hope you like it as much as I do.  I got so inspired by the gorgeous photos, I couldn’t stop creating this page last night (I had to restrain myself at some point, so as not to overdo the layout…lol!).  Again, thanks so much for all the inspirations & I look forward to next month.  Thanks for popping in & have a great day! 🙂


How’s it going? It’s the first day of February which for me means the very first reveal for Scrap the Girls…yay! I’m so thrilled to be part of this fun team!  Here is the February moodboard:


Lots of lovely greens & blues, & some hints of white, gold & yellow.  Here’s my fun take on it:



I was inspired by all the shades of the moodboard, the balloons, the round glass windows, the tutu inspired dress/skirt, & the touch of gold from the string of lights.  This layout documents my youngest daughter’s first ever summer water balloon fun.  This yellow swimsuit looks so gorgeous on her, just check out that yellow tutu with it…too cute! I hope I’ve inspired you to join in, it’s fun & easy.  The rules are very simple, & you can enter here.  The prizes for this month are  Imaginarium chipboard prize pack worth $50 for the winner, & a $25 voucher from Scrappycanary for the runner up.  Yummo!

Thanks so much for dropping by.  Have a great month ahead!


My Girly Girl

Hi there, how are you? Today I’m sharing a girly layout which is inspired by a sketch & a mood board.  The wonderful sketch is from Sketchabilties #124 by Karan Gerber:


The October mood board inspiration is from Scrap Around the World:

SATW October  2014

I was inspired by the mood board’s beautiful butterflies & colorful shades of the top right photo.  Here’s my entry:

“My Girly Girl”

My Girly Girl

Since this month’s Scrap Around the World mood board is created by Rachael Funnel, I thought I’d add some Arty stamp touches on the background.  This stamp reminds me of her a lot.  Thank you for all the wonderful inspirations, sketch & mood board.  Have a great day! 🙂