A Very Special Scrapbook Album

Well our wee Jilly is consuming lots of my time.    Her cruciate ligament became infected and the whole operation had to be done again !!  The prothesis needed to be removed and the knee joint irrigated.

So what to share with you?  Well then I remembered that I had been on a bit of a secret mission. Our #2 son, Tony has had a best buddy since Kindergarten (and they are now 30!) Chris proposed to his lovely partner, Paola recently, and they are engaged to be married next year.  Pao and I had colluded that she would send me some photos of herself and Chris together and I would create a scrap album of their time spent falling in love.

This is just one of the pages I did for them.  On most of the pages I left lots of room for Pao and Chris to journal their thoughts and memories of the photo times etc.  Pao surprised Chris with the album and it was greatly appreciated, apparently.  We love our Chris like a third son so it was a labour of love to do this album for them.

(just click on the photo to enlarge)

These photos were so bright and happy looking I wanted to create a layout that screamed FUN!  I think I nailed it.  What do you think?

Until next time



Hi stamping buddies. Our dear little Tenterfield Terrier, Gillian, has ‘done’ her crutiate ligament and required surgery. That was performed yesterday and she came home today. Oh dear! I didn’t realize how much attention she was going to require (and demand!). The boys, Monty and Pickles are really put out that she is taking all the cuddles and hugs from them, but hey a girl in need is a girl in need.

I guess being inside on cold and wet days I hopefully will be able to play with some new goodies. So here’s a photo of our poor little girl. The vet took advantage of having her ‘under’ and also removed a nasty growth off her tummy. So she’s fairly uncomfortable at the moment, but she managed a photographic moment for me.IMG_0467

Until next time, stay happy!


When I was approached by a friend to help her compile a framed memento of several decades of her family, I jumped at the opportunity. I love working with old photos, especially wedding pics. However, my excitement was soon cooled somewhat when I realized that there were several generations to be featured and the photos didn’t really ‘go well together’. They were a mis-match of styles and colors and Shreikkkkk!

But Stampin’Up! products are so versatile and so user friendly it really came together quite well. I was pleased with the result and my friend was delighted. She can hang her family history in the Bolivia Hall now ver proudly and for all to see.


Lots of products were used here.

Stamps – Flowering Florishes, Postcard.
Punches – Pansy and Petite Petal
Cardstock – Crisp Cantalope, Pistachio Pudding, Crumb Cake (of course!) Very Vanilla.

It really was like doing a very large scrap page. Now that it’s finished I just love it!



With my classes I just love showing my ladies how to turn everyday stamp sets in Christmas themed cards. As son as I saw the new SU catalogue this stamp set took my eye immediately. It’s called An Open Heart. Primarily it’s a stamp set for Sympathy and/or Thank You cards. I saw the potential to turn it into a Chrissy card and today I got to fiddle with it. I’ll probably tweak this a bit more but basically this is what I had in mind.

The branch really is an Olive branch, but if you stand on one foot and squint, tilt your head, it could really pass for a Mistletoe branch.

Until next time

Keep stampin’


My mojo has been missing in action lately. So decided to give myself a kick start and took a packet of Stampin’ Up’s new Lullaby Designer Paper. It’s a quirky little pattern in the most delightful colors. I loved fiddling with this lay out and quite happy with the end result.


The colors that feature strongly in this series of papers are Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Hello Honey and Pistachio Pudding.

I know you will love this DSP as much as I do. It’s such fun to use.

Until next time,

Stay happy


It’s Wednesday again!  This weeks specials have been posted by SU.  Just click on the link below to take you to my online store.  You can place your order right there or if you prefer email me or call and I’ll place it for you with delivery to your door.




The lovely Becky Higgins has teamed with Stampin’ Up! to bring you the amazing scrapbooking system that is Project Life teamed with the fantastic co ordinated products that is Stampin’ Up! Want to know more about Project Life? Contact me now to organize to have a private demonstration or gather some friends and have a Project Life party.


Follow the link above to see and read about this exciting new product.

Until then keep crafting.




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