Non-Weekly Project Life :: Alex

This was such a difficult layout to put together. I was crying the entire time (which did make using a craft knife a much more dangerous proposition). I really wanted to honour my granddad, Alex, with a heartfelt and simple layout. I used an enormous amount of wood veneer and simple neutral tones with touches of copper. I miss him a lot but it was lovely to spend the time remembering him.

DIY Hand-stamped Journal Cards

This video shows four quick ways to create your own DIY journal cards using stamps, ink and embossing powder. Super simple and easy, its a great way to stretch your kits or to create your own from scratch.

The stamps I'm using are from various Citrus Twist Kits ( and Studio Calico kits (

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A gift for you!

It might be my birthday but the gifts are for you. I've been spending my evenings playing with watercolors and instead of leaving them all tucked inside my planner, I've made them into cards for your project life!

I finished off this spread with left over bits and pieces from my stash from Studio Calico, Citrus Twist Kits and I can't get enough of those Kellie Stamps!

A birthday surprise is coming this way...

Tomorrow I'll be enjoying my 34th birthday by doing all my favourite things, which includes eating macarons! But I've been working on a little surprise for you too, so pop back tomorrow for your gift...

Time to get messy...

I am loving the new Big Picture Classes, it is so easy to spend a few spare hours learning and playing. Which is what I did the other weekend when I took Celine Navarro's 5 Ways to Use Gesso class.

I got super messy (which is the point) and made a couple of layouts using some of her techniques.

What classes have you been taking lately?

Project Life :: Week 14

This is my Week 14 layout using the May Pocket Life kit from Citrus Twist Kits. I'm still catching up on Project Life and using kits is a big help, not wasting time looking for supplies and knowing that everything coordinates! You can see more detailed photos here. Here is my Week 14 process video (and once again, sorry for the lighting!)...

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Around Here :: Skies

As it gets darker and darker around here, the only bright spot is the beautiful sunrises and sunsets we've been having. So dramatic and colourful.

Non-Weekly Project Life :: Little Dog

My favourite subject matter plus the challenge to use a colour I wouldn't normally work with equals this layout. I'm not a huge fan of green so incorporating it in small amounts, with my much more loved shade of teal, made for a result which I love. Plus I die for that little wood veneer dog!

Studio Tour

I'm over on the Citrus Twist Kits blog today sharing a tour of my studio space. My room has never been so tidy! Make sure you pop on over and take a look! 

Road Trip :: Central Otago

Last weekend we headed to Central Otago to celebrate my mum's 60th birthday. But the real star of the weekend was the beautiful area. Autumn really is the best time to visit Central, and despite the chill in the air, we had a great time driving around and taking in the scenery.

Blue skies, crystal clear water and a stunning display of Autumn colours. What more could you ask for.
Always happy to head back to my old stomping ground and see how the place has changed, visit all my old haunts and find some new favourites. Can't wait to go back!

Project Life :: Week 11

This is my Week 11 layout using the Lisse Street kit from Studio Calico. I'm SO far behind in PL but I'm not going to worry about it, just work through it, one week at a time. Keeping things simple until I get caught back up again. And, sorry for the terrible lighting in the process video! As the days get shorter here, filming gets harder and harder. The title card I'm using is from my "Three Project Life Title Cards in 10 Minutes" video. You can see some more detailed shots here. Here is my Week 11 process video...

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Around Here

Weekends around here have been consisting of early mornings, delicious treats and the last of my roses.

Exciting News!

I'm super excited to join all the lovely ladies on the Citrus Twist Kits Pocket Life Design Team! I've just spent a few days playing with the May Pocket Life and Embellishment kits and I've got a few sneaks to share with you...
These kits are so full of goodness and I can't wait to share all my layouts with you!

Project Life :: Icecream Time

This is the first layout I've made for my non-weekly Project Life album. It is sort of a hybrid between traditional scrapbooking and Project life. Creating more event/theme based layouts with pocket pages. Especially for things that don't get enough space in my weekly spreads.

You can see more details about this spread here or watch the process video below...

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Details Minibook :: Foundation

I finally found some time to put together the foundation pages for my Details minibook for this amazing class. And apart from watching all the videos and putting together these pages, I haven't gone much further!

But I can't wait to start putting together some pages using the prompts from class and watching this little beauty grow.

I'm hoping to continue this little mini for a few months over winter to try to celebrate the beautiful little details of this most dreaded season that I tend to overlook in my longing for sunshine and summer. I promise next time there will be less empty pages!

Project Life :: Week 10

I'm still a few weeks behind on Project Life but I'm not stressing too much and just enjoying the process of catching up.

This week I incorporated some found papers, some letter-pressed cards and a whole lot of hand stitching. You can see some more detailed shots here. Here is my Week 10 process video...

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Pinboard :: Brights

Happy Easter! Hope you have a lovely, chocolatey filled day.

Credits :: clockwise from top left
quote; poster; bathroom; panna cotta; nails.

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Loving Letterpress

I've been having so much fun playing along with Geralyn Sy's class at Big Picture Classes. I actually took the class the first time it was offered at Studio Calico but it was nice to spend a Sunday afternoon taking a little refresher.

I tried to keep all my cards in a similar colour scheme to last month's Studio Calico kit (which only just arrived) so I'll be able to mix and match all month. So much letterpress fun!