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2016 – The year of Becky

Calling me Becky was always only for my Nan and my parents, in the last year Pete has really embraced it, now if I don’t get a “Becky” from him I feel like I’m in trouble!  To make the name even better one of my papercrafting gurus is Becky Higgins, it’s pretty cool to share the name!

Spotlight hosted a visit from Becky Higgins last year, I of course was the first one there that morning and acted like a complete moron around her.  I launched into a rambling speech about how we have the same name, who calls me Becky, why I like being called Becky, blah blah blah. Have you ever heard yourself talking and desperately wanted to stop but can not make it happen?  Well that was me this day. You can even see it in our photo…

To complete the entire stalker thing I had going on I didn’t leave until Becky left, I had gifts not only for her but also for her husband, her three children and her employee travelling with her.

I had a magazine for her to sign (she was Creative Editor at Creating Keepsakes for many years, I brought along the issue with her and two of her kids on the cover) and she also signed a canvas for me (which now hangs near my studio). Tragic.

Anyway, I think she’s pretty great, she seems to have her priorities in order and I love using the Project Life App. Can you imagine my delight when I found out that Stampin’ Up! would be carrying her Project Life items, brilliant.   I’m currently working on a blog post that will detail my scrapbooking in more detail so I’ll talk about that more there.

A fun idea for your Wedding dress

Here is another page that I did about 6 years ago when we were celebrating our 10th Wedding Anniversary…

We didn’t have Zane back then, I’m not sure how you could include a son in this type of activity?

The girls were really excited to have a turn of putting on my dress and I love the way the photos turned out.  Sorry once again about the quality of this photo though, I’ll have to get that new light box made I think!

The page is also simple with a bit of machine stitching on it.

I hope you feel inspired to do a page like this with your daughters if you are lucky enough to have one, two, three or more!

Happy Scrapbooking!

Happy Anniversary!

Today my husband and I celebrate 16 years of marriage. I thought it was a fitting time to share this scrapbook page, one of my most favourites.  I did it 6 years ago on our 10th anniversary to finish our Wedding Album that I was working on at that time.  This page was a case but I have no idea where to even start looking to give the original artist credit…

The photo isn’t the best, my new light box isn’t big enough for scrapbook pages, I’ll have to make a bigger one! Hopefully you get the idea.  The wedding photo was scanned in and printed out on textured cardstock to give it that muted look (no I don’t have a 12×12 printer, the ribbon is hiding a join in the paper, the text was printed out “sideways”.  I think it is a simple page but very effective.

This is the journalling, which I also copied the format for but just obviously personalised it for us…

Hope you like it!

I really need to do more scrapbooking!


More scrapbooking….

Here is some more scrapbooking using Nursery Suite Designer Series Paper….

This page features my Grandmother with my eldest child Tegan.  I am grateful that she was able to meet Tegan but of course I wish that she was still here with us.

This paper has a Regal Rose background and also uses some of the Designer Series Paper from the pack “Nursery Suite” which will retire on August 31.  The pennant flags have been punched with a new Punch that is just about to be released in our brand new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue that will start on September 1st.  I have also used butterflies cut with the Big Shot, the “stitching” has just been done with a pen, not sure if you can tell in the photo.  I would love to use my sewing machine more on my cards and scrapbooking, however when designing this page I knew I would be teaching it away from home and felt too lazy to lug my sewing maching along 🙂

The boy version….


Zane loves this page.  Whenever he sees it he copies the way he has his tongue in the photo, and then has a bit of a giggle about seeing his little bare bum.

Happy Scrapbooking!


Scrapbooking is my first love and it is great to have some pages to show you.  I needed to hurry up and get them posted before these supplies retire on August 31, just a couple of days away!


Here is my gorgeous little Zane, on his first Mother’s Day in 2008, he would have only been about 6 weeks old.  The paper is from Nursery Suite, the edging is not a punch, that is how the paper comes – you get two of these sheets per pack.  The colour of the 12×12 piece is Baja Breeze and I have matched it up with other sheets of DSP from the same pack.  The heart stamp is from the set “Always” which is also just about to retire, I’ll really miss being able to use this set in my classes but will not be able to part with it as I love it.  The “heart” has been cut out with the Basic Letters and the big shot. The smaller letters have been stamped with the set “Just perfect alphabet”.  The ribbon is Old Olive Satin Ribbon.

Here is the feminine version…..


These are my beautiful twins Lily and Paige, I just love how they are looking at each other. Paige is on the left in pink, Lily on the right, such a bad mother as I don’t know exactly how old they are in this photo….

The circle paper is also from the Nursery Suite DSP pack, and just as with the Baja Breeze one in Zane’s layout above, you get two sheets already precut.  This pink is Regal Rose and the other DSP used is from the same pack.  I have used Whisper White Satin Ribbon in this version of the layout.

Hope you like them and most importantly I hope you get some time to scrapbook soon!

Christmas Scrapbooking

I loved this layout as soon as I saw it in the Idea Book and Catalogue and couldn’t wait to recreate it.

Now I just have to add the photos!

Happy Stampin’

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