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I was asked if I would like to participate in a challenge at Stamp-A-Memory as I am the guest designer for this month… still very excited about that!! The challenge was to create a layout on the topic/theme of being grateful or I am grateful for. I am so blessed to have so many things that I am grateful for but I guess one of the things that I am so grateful for is my family and that is just what I chose to scrapbook.

Now before you go and look at the photos of my layout I have to first apologise as the first photo was taken at night and the lighting is terrible. I did take some more today, but I was rushed and as a results the picture quality is worse than the one I took the other night. When I get a second tomorrow I will update this post with much better photos.

Here is my grateful layout…. I had no idea where I was going with this to start with but I am so pleased with how it came together. I had so much fun making those cute flowers and the little picket fence (the fence idea came from Tania’s blog…I have been storing that idea away for a while!)


Well I hope you had a lovely weekend, we had a little party for Ivy’s birthday today with very close friends and family. It was a lovely afternoon but I am exhausted!! Early night for me.

I have set this post up to go live at 6am EST… fingers crossed it worked 😉

  • Paper: Barely Banana, Really Rust textured, Very Vanilla Textured, Walk in the Park DSP (retired), Petal Party Simply Scrappin’ Kit
  • Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, So Many Sayings (retired)
  • Ink: Old Olive, Black StazOn
  • Accessories: Petal Party Simply Scrappin’ Kit, Flower Fusion, Circle Scallop Punch, Linen Thread, Word Window Punch, Playground Buttons, On Board Loads of Letters

I’m am so excited to let you know that I have been selected as the Guest Designer at Stamp-A-Memory for the month of March. I could hardly contain my excitement when I got an email from Tanja a few weeks back telling me this very exciting news

Here is a sneak peek of my page … you will have to pop over to Stamp-A-Memory to see it in full… make sure you do because it is a great blog for those who love to Scrapbook SU! style.

Well now that I have shared my exciting news I had best go and get some jobs done like tidy up my craft desk so I can actually create something. Hope to be back soon with more show n tell.

I so did not want to have to start this blog post with yet another apology for getting behind with my blogging but unfortunately I do… Sorry 😦  I was sick for a couple of days last week which threw out my week and I been trying to catch up since.

Anyway here I am… I want to show you a LO I did a little while ago using one of my favourite packs of DSP Sweet Always and the gorgeous and coordinating stamp set Always. I love the colour combination of Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose and Apricot Appeal.  I also had a go at using the Scallop Edge Punch to make ric rac… love when things have multiple uses!!

here are a few close ups…

I’m not sure if you can see the detail in the title. I stamped the Jumbo Outline Alphabet in Regal Rose and then used one of the little flowers from the Always stamp set and randomly stamped it over the letters in Pink Pirouette.

The little bird below has been stamped in Apricot Appeal and I added some pastels over the flowers on his belly so they weren’t so white.

I also embossed the heart with white Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

So there you have it! I was really pleased with this LO and I had loads of fun putting it together.

I have a stack of cards to show featuring another one of my favourite stamp sets Wild About You.  So stay tuned because I am working on putting together a parade of  Wild About You cards.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for dropping by

Adorable LO

  • Stamps: Always, Jumbo Outline Alphabet
  • Paper: Sweet Always DSP, Pink Pirouette (textured), Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal, Regal Rose, Whisper White
  • Inks: Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Pumpkin Pie, Versamark,
  • Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, 1 1/2 ” punch, 1 3/8″ punch, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Stampin’ Pastels, Felt Flowers (Flower Fusion), Silver Brad

Here is  the full layout and list of ingredients as promised!

I  sent this layout to my secret sister in New Zealand (* waving Nadine*)… (minus the photo of Miss Ruby of course!) and have since been meaning to recreate it for my album – I might have a go at turning it into a 12×12.

I want to say that it is quite a simple layout, but it does involve a fair bit of cutting out. However once all the cutting is over and done with… easy peasy! It’s just a matter of cutting strips of DSP, rounding corners, punching a boarder, adding some ribbon and a Life Definitions definition. And then the fun part of layering the flowers.

I had lots of fun putting this layout together with all these bright happy colours and I thought the little bird from Cheap Talk just added to the fun. I think he looks quite cute there with his little head just poking out don’t you think?

Petal Pizzazz Layout

  • Stamps: Petal Pizzazz, Cheep Talk, Life Definitions,
  • Inks: Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Gable Green, Ballet Blue, Rose Red, Summer Sun,
  • Paper: Naturals Ivory, Pixie Pink, Sweet Always DSP
  • Accessories: Eyelet Boarder Punch, Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Round Tab Punch, Corner Rounder Punch

Just a quick post today. I have been so busy the past week and I have so much to catch up on as well as a stack of things to cross off my ‘To Do” list. So whilst the small one is having a nap I thought I had best get started…. First on my list… post something!

I thought I would show another scrapbook layout I did using the Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin’ kit. I wanted to show its versatility and scrapbook a blokey page for my husband.

I used the Chocolate Chip and Kiwi Kiss cardstock that comes in the Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin’ kit and added some Kraft – Kraft is my ‘go to’ colour when doing anything blokey!. To bloke-ify it even more I distressed and sponged most of the edges, I also sponged the die cut stickers.  For the title I stamped the Schoolbook Serif Alphabet and then went over the top with the Jumbo Outline Alphabet – they don’t match up but it added to the rustic/grungy (trying to use a different word to blokey!!) look of the page.

So now I can cross off   –  post something… Is anyone else a list person?

I love writing out a list of things to do and I love the satisfaction I feel when I can cross things off! I even have my 4 year old trying to write a list of  jobs to do!  To be honest I think she has worked out that the more time she spends asking me to spell out words and trying to write them the less time she actually has to spend doing what is on the list!!

Well I am off to see what else I can cross off 🙂

Thanks Sarah for your feedback 🙂 … I have included a close-up of the title!

 

 

“Mine” layout

  • Stamps: Schoolbook Serif Alphabet, Jumbo Outline Alphabet
  • Paper: Kraft, Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin’ Kit
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories: Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin’ Kit, Photo Corners Punch, Round Tab Punch, Basic Black Marker, Sponges, Distressing tool, Eastern Elegance rub-on (retired)

SORRY…I know I have been a very bad blogger… I have had intentions to get on here but it has always been at the bottom of a very long list of things to do and truth be told I kinda thought that as I had only just started there would hardly be anyone stopping by this blog . As it so happens I was wrong and there are a few people that actually do check out my blog (thanks Karlee for letting me in on this little secret 🙂  So I thought I best get myself on here so there is something new to check out!

So lets get onto some show ‘n’ tell.

This is the A4 layout I created for our team day in August for the girls to make. When I put my hand up to do the scrapbook layout I knew I would be using the Great Friend Stamp Set from the mini catalogue. It’s my favourite SS at the moment.

team day layout 2

I also used one of my favourite colour combos – Baja Breeze, Kraft and/or Sahara Sand, and Pink Pirouette.  I used the inks and the little branch stamp from Great Friend to make my own strip of patterned paper and the  frame stamp as a tab and popped it behind the photo.

I also added a definition from the Life Definitions stamp set – I would have to say that along with the alphabet stamps this is a must have for scrapbooking . You will notice (when I eventually get around to posting them… soon I promise) that I use them on almost all of my layouts.

I then stepped it up and turned it into a 12×12 just by adding a tiny strip of stamped patterned paper at the top and a scallop edge at the bottom and then backed it onto black textured 12×12 and added a couple of extra butterflies. Just to show a really quick and easy way to turn an A4 into a 12×12.

team day layout

I just love the butterfly from Great Friend… my favourite thing to do is cut it out and add linen thread and tie a knot to make antennae …. see?

great friend butterfly

So there we have it… I have finally added another post (I am averaging one a month – at least I’m consistent !) … I ‘ll try and get back here really soon. In the meantime if you do drop by I would love if you left me a comment.

Thanks for dropping by

Janice

Team Day Layout

  • Stamp Set: Great Friend, Life Definitions
  • Paper: Kraft, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Basic Black textured
  • Inks: Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Versa Mark
  • Accessories: Linen Thread, Eyelet border punch, Scallop border punch, Stampin Dimensional

When I ordered my starter kit I also got the stampin’ memories add on…  as an incentive to get some scrapping done (well that’s how I sold it to myself!).  And guess what??  It worked.  I have done more layouts in the past month than I have done in the past year!

And here is the proof… sorry the pictures are not the best quality – I promise I will get better!

lighter

And here’s a few close ups

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craft 017

This layout was completed using the Sweet Nothings scrappin’ kit and I am really pleased with how it turned out. I am loving this kit, it is absolutely gorgeous. I have done 7 layouts so far and while I am getting low on the cardstock I still have heaps of the die cut stickers left.  It has also been fun to challenge myself to use only what is in the kit – and on most layouts I have achieved this.

The best part about it is that I’m having a great time getting pages DONE! I might even be able to start calling myself a scrapbooker again!

I will be back to show just how versatile this kit is.

“Whisper Sweet Nothings 12×12 Layout”
Ink: Chocolate chip ink
Accessories: Whisper Sweet Nothings Scrappin Kit, Chocolate chip wide grosgrain ribbon