Monday, 16 January 2017

Case File 222 - My Besties Smile

Hi Friends,

Writing this blog in extreme humidity 
here in Far North Queensland.
Not so fun scrapping in the tropics in the middle
of Summer

In saying that, I did enjoy
creating this layout for CSI: Color Stories Inspiration.
Here is my take on Case File 222.


All colors in the palette are included.

My evidence is:  Chevron (stenciling), Jewels,
Stamps and Fabric.

My Testimony is:  Choose a January Prompt.
I chose What am I grateful for?

Here is my journaling which is hidden behind
the photo mat.


Here are some close-ups:


Thanks to my lovely friend Beck Beattie
I got to play with the Tinby Designs - Color Crush.
The red in the background it Pomegranate.
They are amazing!!
You can purchase them here:


The blue in the background is the Shimmerz Vibez
- Cold as Ice.

The paint on the chipboard is a combination of the
new release Shimmerz Acri Tonez - Blue My Top
and 3 Sheets to the Wind.


The stamps I used on the layout are
from Unity Stamp Co - Vibes.

Here is the Case File:


Why not head on over and give it a try yourself?

Thanks so much for stopping by!! xx

Sunday, 15 January 2017

My Sweet Life

Hey Friends,

Today I am sharing another layout
using Cocoa Vanilla Studios
Love Always Collection.

I think this might actually be my 
third layout using this collection.
There are so many things to play with.


This is a pic of myself and my boys.
LOVE this.
I don't usually find myself in pics as
I am usually the one taking the photos!

Here are some close-ups:


I loved these chipboard frames.




Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, 8 January 2017

Perfect Weekend

Hi There,

Here in Australia it is the school holidays and
I have had fun creating just for me.

So today I am sharing with you
a layout I created using Cocoa Vanilla Studio
Love Always Collection.


This layout features a photo of myself and
the lovely Stacey Young.

Our boys both played in the Paul Bowman Cup
in the same Competition Pool!
in the tent beside us!!

It was meant to be.


I love how pretty this collection is.
I created lots of layers.



Thanks so much for stopping by!


So Awesome

Hey Friends,

Today I would love to share with you my 
latest layout video tutorial.

WARNING!!
Loads of fun and inky mess happened 
whilst creating this layout.


Here are the Shimmerz products I used 
to create this boys layout.


Shimmerz Coloringz - Freshly Squeezed (from the Halloween Kit)
Shimmerz Vibez - Velveteen Green (from the Christmas Kit)
Shimmerz Coloringz - Night Moves
Shimmerz Creameez - Refresh Mint
Shimmerz Texturez - Mari-Gold Digger

Here are some close-ups:


Lots of layers and texture.


And to see how I created this layout,
I have made a video tutorial for you to watch.


I hope you enjoy.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

And Happy New Year, from me to you.


Friday, 16 December 2016

Case File 220 - Happy Christmas

Hey Friends,

Time for another Case File from CSI: Color Stories Inspiration
and this one was a little harder for me,
but I loved the outcome.
I think it was because this color palette,
had us trying different Christmas colors
than the traditional palette.


Love these two boys!!
I don't usually use pink for them but I like it!

I have used all colors in the palette.

My Evidence is:  Stars, Ribbon, Tags and Sprinkle Something.

My Testimony is:  Write your journaling in the form
of a recipe.

Here are some close-ups:


My Sprinkle Something - was Michelle Grant Designs

I used texture paste and a stencil, then sprinkled the rocks
before the texture paste dried.
The bonus is that when I used my
it colored the rocks as well.


The Chipboard Words are from The Dusty Attic.


My journaling is on the tag behind the photo.

This is what the Case File 220 looks like:


Thanks so much for stopping by! xx

Friday, 25 November 2016

XOXO - Clique Kits - November KIt - Swan Lake

Hi There Friends,

Today is my 2nd layout using
Clique Kits - November Kit - Swan Lake.


This layout features my youngest boy - Lucas.

I wanted to show how versatile this kit is by creating
boys layout.

Here are some close-ups:


I used the XOXO from the Ephemera pack
and cut it in half to use as my title.


I journaled in white pen to make it pop.
This little man still walks into school holding my hand.


I used the Fancy Pants Designs corrugated paper
to matte my photo.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, 24 November 2016

Strike a Pose - Clique Kit November - Swan Lake

Hi Friends,

Today I am going to share my first layout
using Clique Kits November Kit
Swan Lake.


That's me in that crocheted dress,
striking a pose.

I just love these colors from the kit.

Here are some close-ups:



I just love that ticket and there is some gorgeous
acetate ephemera in the kit.


I will get so much use out of the alphabet
Dear Lizzy Thickers.


More acetate.

Such a beautiful kit.  Cannot wait to get my hands
on the next one.

Thanks so much for stopping by!