Licorice Allsort Layout

This layout, of our grandson, Xavier, reminds me of licorice allsort lollies.  It think it’s the black coupled with the bright lolly colors that does it for me.  Whatever, I loved these three little photos of Xavier, playing happily with his ‘windmill’.  Just a happy little boy content in his sand pit on a blustery winter’s afternoon.  Precious moments captured.  I love what I do.


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Lots of colors used here.  But don’t they look fabulous teamed with the black?  Love it.  Colours are Cucumber Crush, Pacific Point, Delightful Daffodil, Melon Mambo,   The little hearts are made with the heart border punch and then lots and lots of color co ordinating buttons.

I spotted this layout on Pinterest and have been wanting to give this a go for sometime.  When i completed it I was only half-happy.  So I added some more buttons and I think that’s brought it together well.

Until next time,  stay happy,



My kids are so bad at sending me photos of themselves and their children.  I have to almost plead for them.  Sometimes I even ‘nick’ them off their Facebook pages.  Such was the case with this photo.  I just love it, taking them from FB means they are not great quality or clarity but at least I have them.  Right?

This gorgeous girl is our grand daughter, Tannikah.  I love the young woman that she’s becoming, and I think that this photo epitomizes all that she is.  Beautiful on the outside and inside.  Who would believe that she could have a full blown tantrum, foot stamping etc.  Certainly not a Grandmother!!!

This is such a simple lay out, but I just love it.  The colors are so her.


The recipe for success with this one is:

DSP – Sweet L’il Things and Typeset

Stamp Set – Trust God

Cardstock – Basic Grey, Watermelon Wonder, Delightful Dijon, Pool Party

Punches – Several circles and the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Thanks for stopping by.  I’m working on a layout at the moment that I purchased the tutorial from my downline Vicki McBride.  What an amazing scrapper Vicki is.  So if you wish to see it, come on back and I’ll post the completed article for you.

Until next time, stay happy!



I love teaching a great group of ladies card making once day per month.  On Tuesday this is one of the cards they made in class.  It features the stamp set ‘Hey Girl’ from Stampin’ Up!.  We attempted the technique ‘Paper piecing” and nailed it I reckon!!!  Lots of fun, glue and cutting tiny pieces of D.S.P.


Plenty of laughs later the ladies went home with five fabulous cards.

Recipe for Success:

Stamp Set – Hey Girl

Cardstock – Marina Mist, Basic Black and Whisper White

Colouring done with S.U. stampin’ write markers

See easy!

Until next time, stay happy.



Our beautiful grand daughter, Tannikah, has a Valentine.  So last Valentine’s Day she posed for a pic with him.  Her gorgeous boy, Uno.  Tannikah and her mum rescue pooches for South Queensland Dog Rescue and take such good care of them until they find a ‘forever home’.

I loved this pic when I first spotted it and was waiting for a layout and DSP that did it justice.  I wanted to use hearts on the layout,  to match the heart that Tannikah had painted on her cheek, to mark Valentine’s Day.  I found and was inspired by a layout that appeared on Pinterest.


I also created a wee pocket and journalling tag so that Tannikah can write down her thoughts for her and Uno on such a special Valentine’s day.  The pocket has been embossed with the Happy Heart Embossing Folder and the card topped with some beautiful Venetian Lace.  The hearts were punched from S.U.’s Sweetheart punch.  I really hope you love my heart layout of our precious grand daughter and her ‘valentine’ Uno.

Until next time,

Stay happy,



Last December/January our son Tony and Grandson Xavier came to stay for a week or so.  The boys had a totally fabulous time doing ‘mens work’ (as Xavier calls it) playing in Poppy’s shed and fixing cars and tyres and digging in Nan’s garden.  He was so exhausted one day from all this activity that when I popped him on the couch for a spot of quiet time with a movie, the little darling fell asleep sitting up.  What a hoot!


The products I’ve used primarily here are the Designer Series Paper stacks from Stampin’Up! in the Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy colors.  I’ve backed that with some Old Olive Cardstock and Voila!  The perfect little boy lay out.   The layout template is from Pinterest. (with some tweaking and personal touches added)

Thanks for stopping by, I’ll be back soon with some cards.

Until then stay happy,


I have been suffering from ‘lack of good pics to scrap’ lately, when I received this wee photograph of my hubby and I at a wedding recently, in Ballina.  Our younger son’s best mate Chris. decided to whisk his beautiful fiancee, Pao into a beautiful fairytale wedding.  It was a truly romantic day filled with love and warmth.  Thank you so much Chris and Pao or inviting us and letting us share in such a lovely day.  Pao sent us this pic taken at the reception.  I love it.IMG_0878

I spotted this layout designed and constructed by my downline, Vicki McBride.  I knew this pic was just right for the huge heart.   Stampin’ Up! new DSP Timeless Elegance was perfect for this layout.   Oh my goshness that is one beautiful pack of paper.

Thanks for stopping by.  I’ve just downloaded more pics from the wedding so I’ll be scrapping those over the next few weeks.  Until then……..

Stay happy,



Well two subjects for your viewing pleasure today.

Firstly our brand new annual Ideas Book and Catalogue goes live today.  So from today you can order from this fantastic issue.  If you haven’t got your own copy by now, contact me and I’ll deliver or post one off to you FREE OF CHARGE!!!


The second thing I have to show you is a Project Life layout that I did for the display boards at my demonstrator booth at the Annual S.U. convention held recently at the Convention Centre on the Gold Coast.  This particular DLO is of our grand daughter Tannikah, and shows an afternoon we spent with her at the Chinese Gardens at Darling Harbour in Sydney.  What  a fantastic way to record some precious memories.  Both quickly and easily.  Love this girl and love project life!


Want to learn more about Project Life?  Contact me to find out how.

Until next time,

Stay happy,



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