Friday, February 16, 2018

So How Far Have I got in 2 Days

Hello Everyone
So my Wednesday started out so well.
To refresh - blank page, high hopes, great expectations.

I Went from This!

To this,  quite quickly.

Then to this, when I remembered I had to make 300 Sausage Rolls. Then tea, the dishes and Bed
So that was my Wednesday done and dusted!
Day Two - Thursday.
 Spent the morning holding Violet  while her Mum did some house work and made cheesecakes.

Played with trains with Harry and watched a bit of Toy Story 2. Harry doesn't like sitting for too long so we didn't get to see the end. 

Then home to work. Visitors for tea, then back to play. By bed time I had this much done.
Very happy with my foundation page for my junk to sit on.

 Detail of the stamping and colouring on my bottom right page.
Please let me know what you think.
Day 3 - Friday
 Anna's birthday today - so off to Marion for the day shopping, then having the rest of the kids for tea. Have a pile of so called "Junk" sorted to add to my layout, will post some photos of the finished page and when I am teaching it tomorrow.
thanks for looking


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Junk Journal Page 1

Hello Everyone
Today I am starting my new Junk Journal. There is something exciting about a fresh empty page, the posabities are endless, where do I start?

Some of the "Junk" I found today, I think it is a Japanese book and the tiniest jigsaw puzzle I have ever seen.
The page is for my first class on the 24th February at the Cumberland Park Community centre.

Will post some more images as the page comes together.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, February 08, 2018

What I have been working on today!

Hello Everyone
I am teaching tomorrow Friday 9th of February at Cumberland Park Community centre and I still have some room in my classes for anyone in Adelaide wanting to join me.

First up I have a Graphic 45 Layout Class. You can bring a 4x6 inch photo for the layout out if you like or add it to your page later on. I have used some papers from Penny's Paper Doll Family and a couple of papers from two other Graphic 45 collections. The chipboard is from Imaginarium Designs. I had the perfect photo for this layout, its one taken of my four daughters mucking around and is a favourite of mine. I will put the layout into a kit once I have taught it. Cost of the class is $16 + $20 Kit. The class is at 10am till 12.30pm. Please ring me on 0416053688 or 8277 1298 to book in.
Second class is my Graphic 45 Project Life Style Double layout. I have designed these layouts to use all the those small photos you get when you buy a school photo bundle. There is room for 13 photos over two pages.  This should be enough to display your child's entire school life, showing how he/she has changed over the years. I really enjoyed designing these pages, they came together beautifully.
The class is at 1pm-4pm and is $16 + $22.  Please ring me on 0416053688 or 8277 1298 to book in.
Not sure if this will end up in a kit, please let me know if any of you want one.
Still have another three projects to do for classes on Saturday and Monday, so back to work.
Thanks for looking

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Day Ten 30th December

Fairie Dust BillBoard

 Todays project is a billboard. This is a chipboard off the page piece that I designed and John did for me a few years ago. I have made lots of different themed billboards over time. 
The new Fairie Dust Collection from Graphic 45 is so perfect for this project and I just love al the soft colours and images. I have used a photo of Anna, but really want to do one for my granddaughter Isla's second Birthday day. I will make another one just for her.

I brought this little china stand from Bed, Bath and Table and have just been waiting for the perfect project to display on it.


I will keep it on display under a class dome so the dust doesn't get to it.

I have a whole box of mini mushrooms in three different sizes. I have bagged up some and put on the Seriously Scrapbooking website. They are under Embellishments - Bits and Pieces.
You get 11 pieces for $3.
The is kit for the billboard is online at Seriously Scrapbooking's website, just click on the title of the project and the top of this post and it will take you to the website.
So that's it for today, another project tomorrow hopefully - not sure what it will be.
thanks for looking


Friday, December 29, 2017

Day Nine 29th of December.

So my January Collection kit layouts are finally now done, I still need to write the instructions which will take a few days. I just love this range of papers from echo Park. It is just perfect for little people or a day at the zoo with the family or even a themed birthday party. There are lots of stickers so you can customise this kit to better suit your little person. I am going to do two sets of this kit. One will be for my two nieces - we spent a day at the Adelaide Zoo when they visited us from Perth a few years ago.  The other kit will be for my granddaughter and her day at the Sydney Zoo - still to happen.

Best Day Ever Single Layout.

Our "Adelaide" Zoo Adventure Double Layout ( I have to add the word Adelaide myself).

Don't feed fingers to the Animals Double Layout..

Stay Wild Double Layout.

Just Be You Single Layout
The colours are so bright and lovely and would look great with any photos. This kit will go online at Seriously Scrapbooking on the 10th of January. Kit includes, paper pack + extra papers + cardstock + ephemera pack + ribbons + brads + Imaginarium Designs Chipboard. You will need double sided tape, foam tape and a brown ink pad.
So a project for today - Think I might do a card set for something different.
Please enjoy and thanks for looking

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Day Seven 28th December

So my early start hasn't happened due to me suddenly remembering at 6pm last night, that I had a 6kg piece of pork needing to be used and dealt with right away. So pulled pork it was, I had to use my
13 litre stock pot as it was too big to put in my crock pot. So slow cooking in the oven +  6 kg of meat = pulling pork at 2.30 am!!!!!!!!!

I did do one page for my collection kit, this is my foundation for a single layout. I still need to add some extra bits and pieces. I love chipboard chevrons and arrows so I will add some of them + a photo and journaling.

I am just going to do a post on Seriously Scrapbookings Blog for the sale then back to work on the set of layouts. May do a double next. Will post the finished layouts tonight.
Pull Pork Buns with chunky coleslaw for tea tonight.
thanks for looking
PS no progress on my table - still piled up high.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Day Eight 27th December

So it's nearly 5pm and I am just starting my project for the day. Thought I would share a photo of my work table. I have spent most of today unpacking 12 boxes full of odds and ends and bits and pieces.

Seriously Scrapbooking is having a huge sale on the 5th and 6th of January and I am needing to sort out about another 25 boxes of stock and stuff to organize for the sale. I have 40 boxes already sorted and ready to go. So my work table is a huge mess, with the too hard to deal with items. So I think I will just do some "I love my Junk" packs. Kate and I did about 100 of them for the Brisbane expo in June this year and they were a huge hit. I will have them ready for the sale. I plan to take photos of all the beautiful products I have for the sale and do a whole post on it. Also need to get my time table done and emailed out tomorrow or Friday at the latest.
So with  a project planned for tomorrow and everything else I need to do for the sale and newsletter. I will have to put my head down and make an early start. Should be a "Fun" day.

Today's project is a collection box kit. I am using Echo Parks Safari Adventure. The kit will include a pack of paper, 2 sticker sheets, cardstock and a pack of ephemera. I am thinking of two single layouts and three double layouts should be about right. I will also include some chipboard titles from Imaginarium Designs as well. The collection kit will be perfect for a day at the Zoo or a child's themed birthday party, or a collection of layouts just perfect for a small person. At $50 a box for the kit,  it is great value.
Can't wait to start- will post later tonight and share what I have got done.
see you later

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Day Seven 26th December

Love and Beloved


This is a layout I did a few years ago but never got around to kitting it up or doing the instructions.
I have remade it and change it a bit, added some extra bits and pieces - ribbons and metal charms. It is one of my favourite layouts and the photos of my eldest daughter and her husband on their wedding day are the perfect colours for Graphic 45's Mon Amore paper collection.

You will need to do some fussy cutting and wire bending, there are step by step instructions are include in the kit along with photos.
Tomorrow I hope to do one our collection box kits. This will take all day as I normally do .4-5 layouts per box kit. So I will have to see how far I get in a day.
thanks for looking

Day Seven 26th December

May Love be the Heart of this Home

I started this layout yesterday, but didn't quite get it finished.  I have done this page for my daughter Kate and her husband. They have just brought their first home and I have wanted to do a layout celebrating it. I just need to visit them and get the photo to finish the layout.
So now I can start todays layout. It is using Graphic 45's Mon Amore collection. I do love their papers and I have 1000's of sheets of papers stashed away. So if you ever need a paper or two then contact me and I will see if I can help. Also I have chosen a couple of Imaginarium Designs heart to add to my layout.
Well back to work.

Will post the finished layout later today.
Happy Boxing Day.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Day Six 25th December

Well Day Six is nearly over and I am only just getting to share something with you all now.
I hope everyone had a wonderful day with family and friends. Celebrating your own family traditions and making special memories to last a life time.
Christmas time is not always the wonderful day we hope it will be. For some, it is a reminder of Loved Ones no longer with us. Family members who are unable to join in due to all kinds of reasons.
Special thoughts for those her are feeling lonely today, remembering someone who is no longer with them or unable to share the day.
My day didn't quite go as I expected. I did end up creating a huge mess as my Mother and I sorted out 100's of rolls of ribbon. She misses my Dad very much and was a bit lost today. Sorting out cupboards and boxes is one of her favourite past times. So I now have two trestles tables piled up with rolls of ribbons to deal with. Seriously Scrapbooking is having a huge sale early January, (the 5th and 6th) and the ribbons will be heavy discounted. I also plan to put a lot more online on Seriously Scrapbooking's Website.

I did sorted out a selection of papers to work with for today. I decided to do a layout to celebrate one of my daughters and son-in-law's first home. Just need to take a photo of them on their door step.

Again this kit has Graphic 45 papers from a few different collections. Halloween in Wonderland, World Fair and Artisan Style just to name a few. Also I have used some chipboard from Imaginarium Designs.
So I have done lots of fussy cutting for this layout. I still need to do quite a bit of work on it. So I will get up early tomorrow morning and get stuck in and finish it. I will post it tomorrow (without the photo of Kate and Johnny) and share what project I will be working on for day 7.
I should share some photos of the mess I did create.
Again I hope everyone had a special day today.
See you tomorrow


Sunday, December 24, 2017

DAY Five 24th December
Hello everyone
Today did not go according to plan, my 2 year old grandson kept them busy all day. I had hoped to spend some time doing my Patchwork Kits.

I have been creating Patchwork squares for over 9 years and have made at least 6 of the above frames. I just love this form of scrapbooking. The above frame holds 40 1 1/2 inch x 1 1/2 inch square photos. I call it my "Where's Wally" scrapbooking frame as each time you look, you find something else. To make a big frame like this, you need 9 kits and a 50xm x 50cm shadow box frame from Ikea.
 I did find time to sort out the next 4 sets of Patchwork pieces and started kit them up. I need to cut papers, sort out the charms, ribbons, flowers and more for each and every  kit. It all takes time. I plan to spend part of tomorrow finishing them as Christmas Day for me will be spent quietly with just Anna and me.
I should have these kits + a couple of others online by the end of the week.

Patchwork Pieces Kit 7

This is a travel theme set of patchwork pieces. I do have this one nearly finished with the kits as least all done. A little bit of work on the instructions still to do. The papers used in this set are from a heap of different collections. I have missed placed one square so I will have to make another.

Patchwork Pieces Kit 8

I have made this kit using quotes to suit males or boys. I love all the quotes especially the one about the power tools. The Graphic 45 papers are from Good Old Sport.

The embellishment packs for Kit 8.

Patchwork Pieces Kit 9

I seem to have missed placed one of the squares for this set, will have to make an extra one. The papers used for this set are Graphic 45's Botanical Tea Time.

Patchwork Pieces Kit 10

   I have used Graphic 45's New Collection Fairie Dust for this set. The colours are beautiful and the photos don't really show how pretty it really is.

Each kit is $25 each, papers come pre-cut, chipboard pre-inked. Step by step instructions with photos are included.
 Thanks for looking
Hope everyone of you have a wonderful Christmas spent with Family and Friends tomorrow and you all get spoil!
See you tomorrow.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

DAY Four Saturday 23rd December

Artist in Training

So it's morning tea time and I have my layout finished. I used a photo of me take in New Zealand when I was about 5. I think it may have been taken before I went to school. The colours are amazing and I love the whimsical images of the little men from the wizard of Oz. I am not sure what they are called but if you look carefully you can see them in the background. Still have to do the instructions but the kit is online at Seriously Scrapbooking and is $30.
My Grandson is coming over for the day and staying the night. He is only 2 years and quite full on. So I will be kept on my toes for the rest of the day. Tomorrows project will be a patchwork pieces project or two. I have about 4 made but haven't done instructions or kitted them up. I have a Sunday Service to attend in the morning so the day is half taken up already. Patchwork pieces will be a nice way to spend the rest of the day. Although it feels a bit like cheating to not have to do a project from scratch.
Will post again tomorrow
thanks for looking