Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

A month of scrapbooking – day 29

The second last day of my 30 day challenge to scrapbook every day (and either finish off a page or complete a new one).  I am so happy with what I have achieved and I have absolutely loved doing it.  I am so inspired to keep going now…more about that soon!

Today’s page was already something like this….

I did like it as it was, it was plain but that was ok.  It was missing a date and I though the red was a bit off.

Here is how I changed it (the photo is clearly different, I did update both layouts), the red colour was changed to Cherry Cobbler.  I added a date to the journalling and I added some extra accents and took the bracket off.

See you tomorrow for the last day of this challenge!

A month of scrapbooking – day 13

Today I’m sharing a page that is more about the photos than the layout.  I also made some mistakes recreating the layout and had to add some extra photos to one of the pages to even out the design.

Most of the pages have 8 photos (which is a lot for a 8×8 page) but it was important to me to add them all to tell the story.  Depending on the album the photo layout changes slightly to be sure that each child has a larger feature photo in their own album (bottom right).

It is amazing what you think you will remember forever but you don’t.  In going back to these albums several years later I have forgotten dates and details that I have had to research elsewhere.  This has been a great reminder to me on how important it is to add as much detail to the pages now.

So as you can see the pages are really just a collage of photos.  I have the journalling printed out on vellum and laid over some Cherry Cobbler card stock.  I added a mosaic of designer series paper that has been cut with a retired postage stamp punch.

See you tomorrow!

A month of scrapbooking – day 9

Here we are at day 9 of my own scrapbooking challenge…“to complete an unfinished layout or create a new one from scratch every day for the next 30 days”.  Check out this first post here to get some more information on my children’s scrapbooks *day one* 

This photo was included in my Christmas cards that year, I loved the photo so much and I knew it had to be included in each child’s album.

The only thing I needed to do was to add the date.

This paper was all from Stampin’ Up! and is sadly now retired.

See you tomorrow!

Christmas Inspiration!

For a card maker September is the perfect time to start making your Christmas cards.  The brand new Stampin’ Up! catalogue is now here and it is full of Christmas inspiration, just like this card that I have copied here (you’ll find one very similar in the catalogue). This was one of the cards we made at our launch…

This is a very easy card to make.  Use Shimmer White yardstick (it is more tolerant when watercolouring than Whisper White.

Start by patting the card stock with your Embossing Buddy (to reduce static on your paper) then stamp the “Merry Christmas” sentiment with Versamark and add White Embossing Powder and heat set. On scrap paper stamp the “from our family to yours” part of the stamp with Calypso Coral and trim it down (this will be added to your card front, I popped mine up on dimensionals, the mini dimensionals are perfect for this).

Do a wash of Calypso Coral with your Aquapainter, allow to dry and then stamp the snowflake image with Calypso Coral.  Add diecuts from the new framelit set, the fine tip glue pen is perfect.  Add some rhinestones. Done!
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Choose your own class!

Yikes it has certainly been a while since I posted here.  Please follow me on Facebook or sign up for my mailing list for more consistent updates.


I’m offering a fun class that you get to design for yourself. Choose 4 cards that you would like to make and you can come along and make 3 copies of each.  You may even choose to limit the variety and make more of your favourite cards, it is up to you.  What ever you decide you will leave with 12 cards.  Look out for the little number on each photo to describe your choices to me.



$30 per person

These classes will run

Saturday October 22 10am

Tuesday 25 October 10am or

Friday 28 October 7pm.
Light refreshments included!


Christmas Class!

I’m excited to share my projects for my next class, either Friday 2nd October at 7pm or Thursday 8th October at 10am at my studio in Albany Creek.  The class is $30 and light refreshments are included.

Please RSVP to to reserve your place.


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