Monday, April 30, 2012

2 wheels...

My third installment for  Elle's Studio April gallery . Recently my eldest learnt to ride his bike without training wheels, my husband and I were pleasantly surprised that he didnt give up even after falling off his bike several time.... I stamped that Elle's Studio tag  with some new Technique Tuesday stamps!

Another fun chevron button from Greatest View.

Thursday, April 26, 2012


I would like to share my second layout for Elle's Studio's  April gallery today. This past Christmas we started a few new traditions so I wanted to create a layout to remember them.
 I have used a combination of October Afternoon and Hambly screen prints as well as the fun Christmas tags from Elle's Studio.

Dont you love that vintage button from Greatest View.
I typed up and trimmed the traditions then popped them into a glassine bag.


Sunday, April 22, 2012


The newest gallery has gone live over at Elle's Studio, April's inspiration is incredible, I hope you can pop over to see the rest of the girls projects. My first layout I want to share combines not only Elle's fabulous tags but a bit of Core'dinations cardstock as well. My newest fav at the moment whitewash, it  creates a really subtle effect when sanded.
I also took the chance to work on a project for my online workshop with Heidi Swapp at
 Big Picture classes we had to create a project around the word BEAUTIFUL.
My youngest son's feet during an ultra sound!

 We had to create an intertactive part , so I created this vellum flap with the photo underneath! Oh and I love my precious baby definition button from Greatest View.


Thursday, April 19, 2012


As I started on this project about my youngest son, thinking of the title and journalling.. I had a flash back to a page I had made about two years ago about my eldest son when he was three also. The candid photo I took last weekend at out trip to the beach was almost the same as a photo I took two years ago also on a trip to the beach.... and so I couldn't resist creating a similar themed layout about the freedom of three.

 I have based my layout  on this new sketch over at Elle's Studio.
I have used some yummy Elle's Studio tags and buttons from Greatest View.

and speaking of Elle's Studio there are two fabulous new kits on sale from today including exclusive stamps, tags and buttons that are only available in the kits, I hope you can pop by and check them out!

Monday, April 16, 2012

It seems...

.... I have not shared a few cards that I have made recently for Core'dinations and Elle's Studio. The more cards I make the more I enjoy creating them and even better still giving them away and seeing friends and families reaction to a handmade card.
This first one for a friends MIL 70th birthday so soft and feminine. I embossed the vintage cardstock from Core'dinations and then added some Elle's Studio birthday tags,  Oh and I have added a sweet chevron  button from Greatest View.

This second one for my son's friend who recently turned 6. Cute and bright and boyish. Here I have used a new embossing folder from Darice, totally fun!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

he jumps...

This month at Core'dinations they have an incredible inspiration colour pallette  based on this delish combo...
I loved the reds and yellows so  I focused mainly on those colours and accentuated my layout with touches of the other colours.
I am totally in love with these new 12 inch cut and emboss strips from Core'dinations they can be embossed and then cut into any length you want...perfect for a banner dont you think...Oh and how about that 12 inch embossing folder from Darice, you so need to ask your LSS to get those in for you!

Do you spy another chevron button from my fav shop Greatest View!

Dont forget about the incredible giveaway happening over at Coredinations
                                                                   To enter visit HERE

Oh and before I go I am totally excited to be sharing some photos of my scrapbooking room over at
The Craft Storage ideas blog I was thrilled when I received the invite last week. I hope you can pop on over and check out my studio.


Sunday, April 8, 2012


I recently started an online class at Big Picture Classes with Heidi Swapp called the Art Of Observation. Our first task was to make an observation journal and I came up with this. I have used the  new PB&J collection pattern papers and embellishmenst from Basic Grey, I love the  fabulous fun designs and muted primary colours.

 I have also added a new Sunburst button available  from Greatest View.

and have you seen this incredible give away happening over at Core'dinations.....


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

she is so brave...

Today I wanted to share a very special layout that I created for my best friend. Her daughter has some health issues that continue to baffle the drs... Kate my friend's daughter has already been through so much at just 4 but her continuing strength sees her overcome each challenge with a zest for life only a 4 year old I watch Kate blossom and grow I continue to be amazed at my friend and her husbands strength and capability to remain so postitive and brave.... I know I have gained strength from I wanted to create this layout just for her to let her know how I felt and to celebrate her strength.


Monday, April 2, 2012

Easter treats.....

With Easter approaching I wanted to make a couple of Easter gifts for Addison's teachers. So I came up with these Easter treat bags, I filled them each with a chocolate  bunny and eggs and he gave them to them last week before school finished, they loved them!

 The glassine bags and Easter bunny buttons both available  at Greatest Views newest release!


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Greatest View

It's time for the NEW release over at Greatest View, Gail has created some beautiful new buttons and embellishments including....
                                                                   Starburst buttons
                                           Minikits with Elle's Studio tags, silk flowers and vintage buttons

                                                       chevron and sunsburst buttons

                                                                   Elle's Studio tags
          mini kits including  Elle's Studio tag, yoyos and 2012 button (available in a variety of colour sets)

                                                                Easter Buttons(boys)

                                                              Easter buttons (girls)

                                                      calico yoyos and rolled flowers

                                                              Easter definition buttons

Mothers Day buttons

chevron paper bags

                                                          kraft patterned paper bags

                                                                 school paper bags

                                                                         glassine bags

                                                                 Elle's Studio tags
Sale starts 7pm April 1st Brisbane time...