Scrapbooking for Stampin’ Up!

Well remember my lovely pile of photos and papers??

I finished creating with them today, but sadly this is all I can show you (I think).  The very funny ladies at Stampin’ Up! office thought it would be an idea to ask me to create a page for the Heartfelt Stampin’ Events (Training Day) that are being held in some states of Australia and New Zealand.  bwahahahaha, silly me said yes!

Anyhoo!  When all these events have been held, I’ll show you the whole thing.

Scrapbook Inspiration

As I venture into the land of Scrapbook, I wonder where you go for inspiration??

This lovely pile of photo’s, designer paper and cardstock will become a layout from page maps (I hope!).

To save me hours of trawling the net, I’d love for you to tell me your favourite sites.

Flynnster… the exterminator

So, if you wander through my blog, you’ll discover that I don’t Scrapbook very often.  For some reason I just can’t.. it takes me forever to get one simple page done.  This one is really basic, but has been sitting on my desk for about 2 weeks!!  What is wrong with me??

Very difficult to photograph too!!

I think my main problem is that I can’t ‘think’ boys when scrapbooking.  You know with girls you have flowers and hearts and pretty things, but boys???

So I do a Rosette, which is a girl thing, but I’ve tried to make it boysish!!  I started off with a zig zag piece of paper instead of a scalloped or lacy piece.

So…… if you have any advice on scrapping for boys, please feel free to leave your comments so I can try them out!

Scrap Recipe:

All Supplies by Stampin’ Up!

  • Card: Basic Black Textured, Whisper White Textured, Old Olive, Cajan Craze, Frightful Sight Designer Paper
  • Tools: Big Shot, Labels Framelits, Alphabet Die, Simply Scored, Scallop Border Punch, Stripes Embossing Folder, Circle #2 Die, 1″ Circle Punch

This page was also for our last month Team Scrap Challenge, where Kay challenged us to use our Big Shots in our layouts.  I think I’ve succeed here :)

May is Scrapbooking Month!

And apparently the 1st of May is National Scrapbooking Day!

Well I haven’t done any scrapbooking since Erica Martin’s Journalling 101 (which I loved), so here is one of the pages I did that I really liked.

I can’t believe these photos where taken about 4 years ago, my does time fly!

UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge

And a scary one at that.  Well the sketch wasn’t scary, just the challenge that went along with it.

USE OUR LEAST FAVOURITE COLOURS  eeeeeeeekkkkkkkk!!!!!!

GULP!!  so I probably don’t use Really Rust alot, infact almost never, so you could say that it’s a least favourite of mine.  I pulled some colours from the wheel to go with it and got Bordering Blue (another colour I don’t use), Mellow Moss and Vanilla.

So then I pulled out the photo from the other, and the colours seemed to work well with the photo.  But I’m thinking I should have used the Bordering Blue as the base of the layout instead of the Really Rust.

And of course I’m not really happy with it as I really don’t use these colours.


Layout Recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Enjoy every moment
  • Card: Really Rust, Bordering Blue, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Really Rust, Bordering Blue, Always Artichoke
  • Other: Filagree Brads, Always Artichoke Ribbon, Sponge Daubers, Markers

hmmmm, I don’t think I’ve done my photo justice.

The Next Photo I’m Going to Scrapbook

Yes, that’s right Scrapbook!!

I love this photo of my youngest son, he just looks so carefree and like nothing in the world is getting him down (and really at the age of 6 what is there to get him down?)

So stay tuned to whatever becomes of this photo, I’m thinking I might even get away with flowers!!


The SoulologyProject

Erika Martin is back with a brand new scrapbooking course.

Unfortunately I couldn’t make the design team this round due to time restraints on my behalf, but I enjoyed the Journalling 101 course so much, that I though I’d give Erika a plug on her new course.

Simply click the logo to get all the information you need.

Journaling 101 Online Course Starts Soon


Don’t forget that Erika Martin’s 12 Week online Journaling 101 Course starts this week!

If you haven’t joined up yet, you’ll want to do so, just click on the picture above for all the details, and don’t forget to tell Erika I sent you :)

Journaling 101 Online Scrapbooking Course with Erika Martin

Imagine my surprise when Erika Martin asked me to be on her SCRAPBOOKING design team for her new Journaling 101 Online Course!

Of course I like a challenge so took up her offer :)

I have to say I’m enjoying it very much.  Being on the DT means I get to see the course material in advance, and I have to say my head has been buzzing and all I can think about is what I’m going to journal on my next layout.  I’m feeling very motivated and wanting to scrap, and not just scrap because I have deadlines.

So if you are a fairly new scrapbooker like me, or an old hand at it but feel like you’ve lost the art of story telling, then this online course will be for you.  You will not be disappointed!

You can find out more about the course here.


When you sign up, don’t forget to mention my name (it adds to my perks!)

So Shelli Christmas Challenge

Every month or so Shelli Gardner has a challenge on her site, this month it is to create a Christmas item.

Holiday Harmony is the perfect papers for Christmas (and I get to use pinks on a layout with my boys :) ) I love how all the decorations are on the bottom of the tree, later to be moved to the top where little fingers cant steal them.

Now I’m not a confident scrapbooker so I did use a sketch from Got Sketch, they have great sketches. So with a bit of textured cardstock, Holiday Harmony Designer Paper, Satin Ribbon and Rub Ons, I’m quite happy with my finished layout.

I cant go past my favourite card either.  I still cant believe this was whipped up in 10 minutes!

Holiday Harmony Designer Paper is also ending tomorrow, so add it to your order.  I really doubt that you’ll see this paper again, as last year, all the Designer Papers were retired, so I’m GUESSING this will be the case too.