Monday, May 30, 2011

Can’t go out….kids are sick

which means I am scrapping while they are lying on the couch. BAD MOTHER AWARD candidate for sure, but they are happy-ISH, and I get to scrap…win-win all round I reakon.


PLEASE EXCUSE THE QUALITY OF THE PICTURES..I am having to play around with a new photo editing program, and haven’t figured out how to resize without loosing quality

Playing with the A2Z Scraplets sketch and some of the winter range from ECHO PARK


The I decided to play at the Scrappiest and did there sketch 121 with the Bo Bunny space range


I also managed to do a layout for my 52 week album


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Catching up with my 52 weeks album

It has been an awkward week with my laptop dying, and trying to figure out how I am going to upload my images to the various sites when I don’t have a photo editing profile….well i have figure out I can still load to my blog, if nothing else

So here goes..the last 2 layouts for my 52 week album


This layout I have used some of our A Lil’ Somethin’ products…cute hey?


check out the super cute banner and cog and ticket!


For this layout, I have made a flag pole with a scewer, and kaiser paper


This mother’s day layout, I have made some cute little crushed flowers and layered them on a covered cog, and also put some of the demin and polka dot hearts in a collections 1” envelope..CUTE!


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Haven’t been scrapping much

…I have been too darned busy trying to reorganise my life. It is amazing how much we rely on technology to just ‘work’ and when it all goes pear shaped, everything falls apart.

My Laptop died on Tuesday, and I was frantic as I was meant to be posting my layouts and tute on Storyboard kits, but I couldn’t, so had to get the gorgeous Crystal to do hers ahead of me.

Then I was trying to retrieve all my lost data on the laptop and discovered that I already had most of my photos and important stuff already saved on my external HD..YAY (backed up to 27th only a few weeks lost)

DH went out and bought me a new little mini is so cute, and I love it. It is white and aqua…preeeetttty!

Well, I guess i do have one layout to share. it is an example page for my embellie site that I have with my sister Susan A Lil’ Somethin’, and it is also a layout for my 52 week album

with a few close ups of the actual products we make, like banners(this is custom made using left overs)

Cord cogs and kraft tickets

and a kraft tag, polkadot heart, and denim button

Don’t forget out SALE at A Lil’ Somethin’ on Saturday night at 7.30pm AEST…first in best dressed!

Monday, May 23, 2011

A few to share

I have bee really busy creating embellishments for A Lil’ Somethin’, and haven’t really had a lot of spare time to scrap, that cant be right, can’t have that happen too often.

But I have got a few to share. I created this layout for Out Of The Hat, the criteria being 3 different brands of paper (I used Crate, Jenni Bowlin and Fancy Pants), Bow and no alpha stickers.




I also posted my technique to Storyboard Kits, and loaded this layout using the Jarvis kit from last month


Stay tuned, my creations using the Kelsey Kit will be revealed very soon!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

WINNER of my little RAK

I wanted to get one of those RANDOM Draw widget thingos, but I am totally computer illiterate I just had to get my lovely husband to choose a number between 1-17…


SO this winner is Maree…please email me your address and I will send the little pack out to you!


Getting my Kraft on!

love using Kraft, and of course when you play along with Kraft It Up you have to use kraft cardstock. I love playing with different effect with glimmermist on the back ground.

This month at Kraft It Up, you cannot use patterned paper, so I chose to use lots of stickers, chipboard, and glimmermist to great my layout with.




I also used Kraft cardstock as my base for this challenge at Savvy this month to use MME papers, with a bit of Stella  and Ruby thrown in with Fine and Dandy



And some cute little covered buttons from Purple Pumpkin too!



So there you go, my love affair with Kraft cardstock has been revealed to the public….ROFL.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

This and That

Loving the NEW ‘This and That’ range for Lilybee from Anna’s Craft Cupboard. I have done a couple more layouts with this range.


Unfortunately, my little Monster Angus is blurred in this picture, cos he is wriggling (hence the title of the layout)




This picture was take at Bicheno, were our beach house it. I have tried to accentuate the wavy ocean by creating paper waves on the layout


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If you are in love with ‘This and That’ as much as me…head to Anna’s and buy some!

My new Venture!

A lot of my scrappy friends already know that my Sister Susan and I have gone a little adventure and decided to make and sell ‘boy’ inspired embellishments. We have always thought that there has been a desperate lack in the market for BOY SPECIFIC scrapping goods.

Our first sale is on Saturday Night at 7.30pm…check our blog for more details

A Lil’Somethin’ 



We are also having a little promotion on our Facebook page, Like our page to go into a random draw to win an embellishment pack

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Some of my ‘Secret Squirrel’ scrapping can be revealed now. I have been playing with the NEW Kaisercraft ‘Party Animal’ paper range and elements from Anna’s Craft Cupboard.

It is such a cutesy range and perfect for fun, baby, and party pages…LOVE IT…must admit it is probably one of my favourite Kaisercraft ranges so far..CUTE!!!

There is a gorgeous die-cut circle paper as a part of the range which I fell in love with, couples with some misted Collection Chipboard pieces, and some hessian…LOVE IT

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I also adore the gorgeous little animals on so many of the papers and the divine chipboard pieces….SO CUTE

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And for this layout, I just love how the colours look with WHITE cardstock…just so vibrant and FUN

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As Part of one of the papers, there are a heaps of cute little sayings that are perfect for card making

PA cards


I absolutely LOVED working with this range…terrific…head to Anna’s Craft Cupboard…she has the full range!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Storyboard Kit ----JARVIS

Absolutely loved working with the Jarvis Kit at Storyboard Kits. It had a perfect combination of Vintage, Girly and Boyish papers/colours and embellishments

Here are my layouts

Always together

fairy exchange

new look

I have one more layout to share, but it is for my Technique Tip, so I will post that one once I have my layout  and tip up on the Storyboard Kits blog

Monday, May 9, 2011


I am celebrating my new look blog… thanks to my sister Susan …I now have a wider blog and new background… I can load my photos larger for your viewing pleasure…lol.

I am having a giveaway in the same colours as my blog …so you can win this …leave me some love to be in the running.


Check back on the weekend to find out if you have won!

New sketch at IB #73

Love the weekly sketches at IB, and this multi-photo is no exception…

Here is what I did with using some pictures of the kids at Charlie’s 6th Birthday



so follow this link to Inspired Blueprints and have a go at this gorgeous sketch

Sunday, May 8, 2011

National Scrapbooking Day!

Was yesterday…what did you get up to?Manage to get any layouts done? Manage to tidy your space? Buy some new Products?   surely you did something scrappy related…I want to know!

I played with some new Lilybee products from Anna’s Craft Cupboard….This and That



I also played along with the festivities at Savvy for NSD…I managed to get Anthea’s challenge done

Black, White and one other colour – using scraps only



I also have been scrapping some SECRET stuff that I cannot share…so keep you eye out for upcoming posts!