Oh So Lovely


I'm still trying to Use It Up. And I've realised the best way to avoid the hoard and use things is to use them all in one go! You can see more detailed photos here. Here is the process video of how this layout came together...

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Around here


It happens at this time of year, every year I become obsessed with light. All light, lack of light, rays of light, twinkling light. It is slowly getting lighter around here, just not as fast as I would like it to be!

Non-weekly Project Life :: Office Life


Here is another pocket page layout I put together for my non-weekly Project Life album. This was another page that was part of my Use It Up project. I kept it simple and easy and embellished the design with some wood veneer letters and my favourite puffy stickers that I've been hoarding! You can see more detailed photos here. Here is the process video of how this layout came together...

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Use It Up and Rub My Tummy


A while ago I had a tidy up of my studio and realised there was a very large number of unsed or barely used kit sitting on my couch. SO many in fact, that I could no longer sit down. That same day I got an email from Caroline Kelso with the subject line "Use it up". Which is exactly what I've been trying to do. I'm a long way from done but this is one more layout to add to the growing pile.

Non-weekly Project Life :: Sweet Little Dog


Here is a quick pocket page layout I put together for my non-weekly Project Life album using the July Pocket Life kit from Citrus Twist Kits. I love adding Instax photos to 3x4 pockets! And I love being able to get the most from my alphas by cutting and rearranging the parts to create letters I've run out of.


Here is the process video of how this layout came together...

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Project Life :: Week 22

This is the last of my Citrus Twist Kits layouts for July. I used the main Pocket Life kit as well as the Embellishment kit. I am obsessed with those tiny word stickers. Perfect. I also used some larger alpha stamps from my stash to create the title card with some Hero Arts Ombre ink. I love the effect. The colour scheme for this week pretty much came straight from the donut photo. Those little donuts WERE delish!

Non-weekly Project Life :: Nom Nom


Here is a quick pocket page layout I put together for my non-weekly Project Life album. Love using these photo enlargements cut up into squares! And I had to resist the urge to hoard that Nom Nom and actually use it! You can see more detailed photos here. Here is the process video of how this layout came together...

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Project Life :: Week 19

I'm obsessed with those copper stars so I them on a few cards to tie everything together. I used the stamps on vellum which was a little tricky but looks really effective. I find repeating the same elements on multiple cards really helps to create some cohesiveness. You can see more detailed photos here. Here is the process video of how this layout came together...

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A to Z minibook


Last weekend I needed a bit of a creative boost so I picked a new class from Big Picture Classes to try – All About Me | From A to Z, taught by Stephanie Baxter.


I love this little book so much. It is pretty much as full as it can be, in fact I've had to put a large rubber band around it so it will stay closed on my shelf!

I didn't have the same alpha set from the class so I just cut a large alpha on my Silhouette, and then being a sucker for punishment, I sat down for about 7 hours and hand stitched every. single. one. Whew!


Some of the pages I used my Fuse Tool to create a 3x4 pocket with a small 1x4 pocket for journalling. Others I have used the 4 2x2 grid pockets, most use a full 4x4 photo but some of those have a photo collage. For some of the things I didn't have photos for, I used some of the pins from my Pinterest boards to fill the gaps.


I loved this class because it gave me a simple and easy way to finish a minibook, and I finished it in one weekend! You can see a quick video flip through here of the finished book.

Project Life :: Week 20


This layout was for my birthday week but I was also making a birthday album so I didn't focus on my birthday too much. I used a few pieces of ephemera too, a couple of pieces of packaging and a part of a calendar (check out this video for more tips). You can see more detailed photos here. Here is the process video of how this layout came together...

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I'm over on the Citrust Twist Kits Blog...


I'm over on the Citrus Twist Kits blog today sharing this Project Life spread and a few sketches to help get your creative juices flowing! I hope you hop over there a check it out...

A new obsession :: The Fuse

I never intended to get a We R Memory Keeps Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool (I didn't even know a New Zealand version was available yet!) but a couple of weeks ago I had stopped by Spotlight to pick up a new corner punch and I saw one lonely little Fuse sitting on the shelf, for 50% off. So I had to get it. And now I am obsessed.

It took a little bit of practice to work out it's quirks (press firmly but move quickly, let it warm up for 10-15 minutes first, works best with its own little ruler rather than my own metal ruler etc) but now I can't stop using it!

One little thing is it is best to plan both a front and back layout at the same time, as one it's sealed – it's sealed! I love being able to customize the page protectors and quickly make confetti pockets.

So much fun!

Project Life :: Week 13


Still chugging through the unfinished Project Life spreads, but I'm getting there. I made the title card for this week with a new background die. I love the texture it created. And those pink and copper hearts, I die! You can see more detailed photos here. Here is the process video of how this layout came together...

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Around Here

Around here we are celebrating the winter solstice by cozying up round the fire, hunting out moments of light and dreaming of warmer months to come.

Meh :: a sympathy card


This is a quick sympathy card I put together a while back, with the intention of using a Project Life journaling card on it (a challenge from Studio Calico for National Scrapbook Day). I had to use one of their foil cards, they are gorgeous in person. I had run out of letter veneer so I used some little pieces to create the T and the S. You can see more detailed photos here. Here is the process video of how this card came together...

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Love So Good


Here is a quick layout I put together during NSD15 using a challenge over at Studio Calico to use three or more photos. I used the Lisse Street Scrapbook kit for this one and it was the perfect opportunity to scrap some of our wedding photos. You can see more detailed photos here. Here is the process video of how this layout came together...

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