Monday, February 28, 2011


Absolutely adore getting the new kits each month from Storyboard Kits…they are always intriguing and filled with gorgeous papers and embellies.

Here is what I did with the kit this month.


This is my Mother in Law, and her name is Coral, I was so excited to see all the ‘coral’ coloured papers, I knew I had to do a layout of her with them




This is my Niece Evie..isn’t she jus Sweet AS! Love the cute little key and keyhole in the kit




For this layout, I used the gorgeous stitched paper as a frame and used a slight colour-blocked effect with the mini journal blocks


This layout, I used the PAGEMAPS sketch on the A2Z Scraplets challenge site, and left the journaling blank so that my friend can fill it in of her daughter

at 3yr


CU at 3

And my final layout was done using the scraps in the kit, and I added a piece of black cardstock for the backing, love this picture of my Mum and Sister

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close-up of the curly curls

CU more than words

So as you can see, the kits are great value for money, you can create so many layouts from just one kit!

Friday, February 25, 2011


..I didn’t even know about this, and was totally surprised when I just popped into the Aussie Scrap Source blog and saw my page featured… awesome

YAY….what a great start to my weekend….

Thursday, February 24, 2011


The period of commitment is from April 2011 through September 2011, with the possibility of extension.

We are looking for:

  • Five 12x12 layout designers
  • Two 8.5x11 layout designers
  • Two digital layout designers

The Responsibilities:

  • Create one layout every two weeks based on the sketch provided. On average, we have two new sketches every month.
  • Meet deadlines for submitting layouts.
  • Participate ACTIVELY and REGULARLY in our online community by giving positive comments on layouts and welcoming new members.
  • You will also have the opportunity to provide prototype layouts for new sketches, however this is not an essential requirement.

The Perks:

  • The opportunity to be part of our inspiring and growing sketch blog and community.
  • There is no designer remuneration but you may get to work with sponsor products from time to time. 

Please note:

  • If successful, we ask that you will not design for, or apply to be on, any other sketch blog during your term with Inspired Blueprints.

How to apply

Create a new layout based on this sketch...

Please also include in your application

  • Your Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • The position you are applying for
  • Link to your Blog or Online Gallery
  • List of current design teams

International applicants welcome.  The Inspired Blueprints design team covers all four corners of the world.

Send your application to no later than 15 March 2011. Please put "DESIGNER CALL" as your email subject. New designers will be notified by email on 20 March 2011.

GO on…..Give it a go, I guarantee you will have a blast!

Good luck!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

dress ups

…Angus loves them. I have scrapped many a layout with him in dress ups and face paint. The newest favourite is BEN 10. His cousin gave him 3 Ben 10 outfits that he no longer used, and Angus just adores them! This layout I have done using the sketch at ‘Show us your stuff’..cute as!


and just a little close-up


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Getting back into it..

I was inspired when I saw the criteria and examples from “WHITE WITH 1’ this month…gotta love vintage and brown together!

here is my layout with my cute little Maxie as the subject


a close up of the clustering


And then I also managed to get a layout done for the Savvy Cybercrop. Kerryn set us a journaling challenge with 100 words and a poem…love the result


and a reveal of the hidden journaling


I also managed to do another layout for my 52 album! Week 6


and a little close up of the duckies!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Been a while

Sorry to my regular stalkers out there, I havent blogged for nearly a week.

Last week was first day of school and a major adjustment for young Charlie who finds change hard due to his ASD. He has been better than expected actually, and has enjoyed last week at school, although is very tired all the time. Let’s see how Angus goes this week…should be interesting.

Well enough about me, lets look at some scrapping hey!

First off I have a layout that I have done using the STUCK sketch….check it out


cute little cluster of flowers too


And then this one if for Anthea’s challenge at Savvy for their Cybercrop. Using ribbon/twine, pearls,layering,cutwork, dimensional tape, stickers


and another close-up


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

First Day of Prep..

..for my big boy Charlie, and he was so excited. Check out his face in this picture, he couldn’t wait to get there.



When I picked him up from school, the first thing he said was “ I can’t wait to go back to school tomorrow'…made my heart melt..gorgeous boy!

And a little bit of scrapping too

Another layout from Anna’s Craft Cupboard using a mixture of the papers in my DT kit..both 3 Bugs in a Rug DAWSON range and the Cosmo Cricket GARDEN VARIETY papers


and a close up of the little tag and prima flower


I also managed to get stuck into my 52 Week album and managed to get week 4 and week 5 done





And..last but not least…I managed to get my “T” layout done for the ABC challenges at Savvy…love these challenges

T criteria- Transparency (handmade with stazon ink on overhead projector film), and thickers(some old foam ones)


close up of those cute pleated flowers Anthea showed us how to make


Saturday, February 12, 2011

My Guest DT spot at Savvy

..I got given the gorgeous ‘We’re Savvy’ kit, available through the shop at Savvy….Yummo…great mix of papers and embellies

This layout I created this cute little ruffle with a glimmermisted doily that I just trimmed and ruffled



check out the cute little American Craft flowers


Then for this layout I replicated the American craft flowers that came in the kit (that Anthea also showed us how to make on the site), and created this layout


arent they just too cute


And finally, I create my own little heart and butterfly banner for this on with some punches


super cute effect..I live them


So if you want to get your hands on these papers or a kit, head on over to Savvy and have a look in the shop

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I love Yellow..

…and both ranges I got sent this time from Anna’s Craft Cupboard has YELLOW!

Studio Calico with a little bit of Basic Grey Pyrus, and some yellow glimmer glaze to colour my chipboard


close-up of the glimmer glaze and dimensional magic stars


And then the Cosmo Cricket ‘Garden Variety’ papers also have a gorgeous Yellow paper as a feature


close-up of the glimmer glaze over the Collection Butterfly


And then this layout is done with machine stitching as a feature and some cute little covered buttons I bought of etsy


Monday, February 7, 2011

Studio Calico…candles and lambs

Playing with some Studio Calico papers from Anna’s Craft Cupboard…yummy


close-up of the flowers and layering


And this layout is of my MIL on her birthday this year!


Close-up of the distressed flowers


Think I might have a new favourite line…so versatile and great colours!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Showcase and feature..

…at Anna’s Craft Cupboard this month using the new Kaisercraft range ‘Class of 87’, I managed to get 4 layouts done and a step by step in creating a Pocket page to store memorabilia

here is the POCKET PAGE with a variety of papers

pocket page.jpg

Layout 1

last day.jpg

Layout 2

model father.jpg

clsoe-up of the paper rosettes

model CU.jpg

Layout 3


close-up of the embellishments with the report card pocket, and chippie and rubons

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Layout 4


close-up of one of the banner flags on the papers


And then these 2 layouts I created out of the new ‘Dawson’ range from 3 Bugs in a Rug


close-up of the prima flowers and bling


Another layout with the 3 bubs papers


close-up of the glimmerglaze on the chipboard and grungeboard


Heaps on new papers and tutorials over at Anna’s craft…head over and check them out