My PL wish list (May 2014)

May 29th, 2014

This list could get really, really long but I’ll keep it to what I really want this month. Things I would actually use in current projects not just buy & leave sitting around ;)
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  • The Daily Stamps (digital) at Peppermint Creative. All 5 versions (so far). This is the May set
  • Peppermint Creative LIP: Hello Let’s Go 3×4″ Journal & Filler Cards (digital) for my BYS album
  • Personal Yearbook Mini Kit for Miss K’s yearbook I plan on starting this year cause she started pre-kindy this week!
  • Cats Theme Pack for a mini album I want to finish on our cats. Started way back when I started scrapping in 2005!
  • School Theme Pack for Miss K’s yearbook.
  • List cards from Becky. Not sure what project I might use them in but I do want them LOL

What’s on your wish list right now?


{inter}National Scrapbook Day 2014

May 3rd, 2014

So this weekend is {inter}national Scrapbook Day (or iNSD) and there is heaps going on. Actually it’s the 3rd in the US so the 4th here in Oz.

Some of the things going on include……

Blisty are holding a giveaway for a HUGE scrap stash and some challenges so I’m entering that & checking out the challenges when they go up (when I get up tomorrow as most will go up while I’m asleep lol)

Big Picture Scrapbooking are holding a free event – National Scrapbook Day 10K. So expect a few pages from me over on Instagram with the hashtag #NSD10k.

Scrapbook Update are doing giveaways.

For the Project Life fans Becky is doing 30% of Digital & physical products for 24 hours. has some challenges up too with some great prizes

I’m hoping to get some scrapping done tonight, tomorrow morning & tomorrow evening. Off to the Devil of a Cookbook thermo class with Fiona Hoskins tomorrow afternoon. Those in Launceston may remember her from Fee & Me, she’s now the Tasmanian state manager of Thermomix.  Looking forward to meeting her.

So what are your plans for iNSD? Know of any great freebies? Link me up to your favourite iNSD goings on.


Project Life (Jan–Mar 2014)

April 13th, 2014

Finally got my 2014 pages up to date *yay* and I’ve got some more Life in Details projects to share.

First up January spread (no LiD project as I had the month off)

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February LiD project was red or pink. I created some digital cards but didn’t end up using them in a spread yet. Here’s one of the cards. Leave me a comment if you would like a copy of the cards.


March LiD was a sketch challenge & I used the sketch to create my month title card (for February)


My February pages

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I used the current April challenge (pastels) to create 3 cards and used them for Miss K’s birthday spread

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and the spread

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finally my March spread

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love being up to date with my PL pages. Now I just need to get back up to date with my pregnancy mini album & Before Your Story album.


Scrap Teal You Drop 2014

March 20th, 2014

Ovarian Cancer Australia invites groups and individuals around Australia host an Afternoon Teal® – a summer tea party for a great cause! Raising awareness of the symptoms, risks and impact of ovarian cancer, as well as raise vital funds to support their work in awareness, support, advocacy and research .

For the last two years mum & I have organised an Afternoon Teal® event called Scrap Teal You Drop. This year we organised a full day event and spent a couple of months planning and organising, sourcing donations for our raffles and supplies for our scrapbooking challenges.

We received some AMAZING donations from private individuals meaning those who have no scrapping ‘stash’ to raid had  an wonderful selection of papers & embellishments to use. Mum bought some gorgeous teal products from Sawyer’s Place to help create our Teal challenge pack but I’ll get to that in a moment.

Saturday night we set up our space, organised tables and packs for our attendees – a teal ribbon and information about Ovarian Cancer plus a symptom diary.

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Sunday morning, the day of our event. Our all dayers and the morning crowd arrived and were welcomed and given a run down of our morning schedule. We had a couple of quick quizzes to warm up the brains and just for a little bit of fun. Then the ladies were shown a demo of some gorgeous handmade cards and an idea for using calico and stamping to make some lovely, individual gift ribbon.

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We then had our first challenge of the day – a blind scrap. The ladies were given a list of products and after about 10 minutes sat down so I could read them their steps. Some followed along pretty close, others added their own spin and a few did their own thing.

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Lunchtime and a wonderful spread provided by mum and a few others. A group photo was taken once the afternoon group arrived and before our morning group had left

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Mum shared with us that the day marked 3 years since she had her surgery and was given 18 months to 3 years. In Australia, the overall five year survival rate for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer is approximately 43% so fingers crossed we make it past the 5 years and beyond. This set me off – thanks pregnancy hormones so I had to have a quick teary break before struggling to read the first part of my afternoon speech discussing Ovarian Cancer and the symptoms. So after that slightly teary start to the afternoon our group got stuck into our Teal Challenge. It’s amazing to see how everyone created such a wide variety of pages were created using the same supplies (some seasoned scrappers who joined us added their own supplies) and the majority used the same photo.

Our pack consisted of a white cardstock base, some Sawyer’s Place sticky paper (I love this stuff), flair and washi tape plus some other pattern paper, teal ribbons and a teal ribbon sticker.

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We finished of the day with afternoon tea. Lots of yummy goodies including a fruitcake made by mum, a delish mars bar slice and my Teal Ribbon cake, teal ribbon biscuits and teal cupcakes.

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I must give a few thanks. To the lovely Ruth from Polly Scrap Kits who, apart from letting me share about Ovarian Cancer on the Polly Scrap site, added some teal products to the February kits (& had a teal add-on kit) AND donated 50c from each kit sold to our fundraising tally. To the local George Town businesses who donated prizes for our minor raffle. To Hawthorn Football Club and Phil Kuruvita who donated prizes for our major raffle which is being drawn at the end of April.

After speaking to Mum today so far our fundraising tally is sitting at $1738! Thank you to all who have donated so far. If you’d like to donate, you still can by going to my GoFundraise page


Project Life on Pinterest

March 5th, 2014

One of the things I’ve added to my list of things to do this year is better organise my Pinterest boards & making sure all the links are still valid so I’m starting with one of my most used boards & that’s my Project Life board. Instead of having one board for everything Pinterest I’m separating out my boards into subjects…

Project Life – General. Ideas and inspiration for any type of album. (I’m still sorting this board)


Project Life – Wedding. All the ideas I might want to use in our wedding album. Seriously if you want to get your wedding album done I would recommend doing it Project Life style – it’s so quick & easy (unless you get side tracked by all the cute products lol)


Project Life – House. Ideas & inspiration for when I finally get around to doing our house reno album. It’s pretty empty at the moment


Project Life – Baby & Children. Ideas and inspiration for my children’s albums. Includes ideas for my pregnancy mini albums


Project Life – Sketches. Random sketches for creating my own cards.


Project Life – Wish List. products I want to buy


Project Life – Freebies. All my favourite freebies I’ve downloaded (or pinned to download later)


Project Life – My pages. For sharing my favourite pages of my own albums


Do you use Pinterest for Project life inspiration? I’d love to check out your boards so link me up :)


Project Life

February 25th, 2014

Fallen a bit behind on sharing my Project Life pages. Just thought I’d share the work I’ve been doing for the Life in Details challenge blog. If your  PLer or smashbooker you should check them out. Great inspiration each month :)

November’s challenge was to use some great free printables


December’s challenge was anything goes so I made a card to use in a Christmas spread

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I missed January’s challenge cause I was pretty sick over Christmas. February’s challenge was to use pink & red. You still have time to enter and maybe even nab yourself some free printables made by me :)

Back later with my March Challenge card and some pages from my 2014 album


#30 Lists March 2014

February 20th, 2014


Giving it another go. I bummed out on the December lists – I will go back and finish them though cause one of my aims this year is to finish started projects.

This time round I’ll be blogging my list each day then adding them to my book when I feel like it.

March will see my 4th time listing and I do admit I kinda love it AND it’s creating something my kids can look back at in the future and see what I was like.

You can follow along the fun by checking out the #30Lists hashtag or do yourself a favour and jump on over to the 30 Days of Lists site and sign up for this round.

Not sure what it’s all about?

30 Days of Lists is a semi-annual journaling challenge for Listers, from Kam of Campfire Chic and Amy of Lemon and Raspberry.

Only 5-10 minutes per day are really needed. While you’re waiting for someone, or when you’re the passenger in the car, jot down your list from the journaling prompts. You can even download the list topics ahead of time to get a jump start!

30 Days – 30 Lists. Simple as that. Lots of fun. Check my previous lists for a hint of what you’ll be in for if you join in.


Life in Details team call

January 19th, 2014

The Life in Details challenge blog are looking to expand the team and if you love Project Life or Smashbooking you should check it out. It’s a great friendly team to be part of.

What would be required of you?
- to create one project a month based on our challenge
- to comment on all projects submitted
- to vote on the winner each month
- to post on your blog your creation after the blog post goes live

How do you apply?
- email with three of your creations with the subject line indicating which team you are applying for
- include a link to your blog
- tell us a little about yourself

This call will run from Jan 13-24 at midnight EST.  The term will start on February 1st, 2014.

Good luck if you enter :D


Polly! Scrap Kits blog hop–December 2013

December 9th, 2013


Welcome to the Polly! Scrap Kits blog hop celebrating our stamps! Leave a comment on any of the blogs in the hop to go in the running to win your choice of the 3 stamp sets in the Polly store. The giveaway will close in one week, so make sure you comment before Monday 16th December 2013.

I was super excited to join in on the Polly! Scrap Kits blog hop this month. The stamps in store are amazing and I had a great time playing with the Christmas stamps to make some journaling cards and filler cards for my Project Life pages. A few may even turn up in my Elf book and maybe even my JYC album ;)

I’ve used the cute Aussie Christmas set and the stamps that come in the amazing December Memories kit. The stamps are super versatile and would be great for Project Life, December Daily, Journal your Christmas, cards and so much more.

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We have some extremely talented guest designers joining some of the Polly Design Team. Here is the list in case you get lost along the way.

Start here >> the Polly blog (


Project Life–August, September & October 2013

October 31st, 2013

Another 3 months gone. It’ll be Christmas before we know it.







and as an added bonus this month – my take on the Life in the Details challenge.

These are my take on the September challenge

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and here’s my card for the October challenge

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November’s challenge is great so go check it out over at Life in the Details.