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,


I just love this photograph that I snapped of our grand daughter, Tannikah, on a recent trip to Sydney’s Luna Park.  But, I couldn’t find a designer series paper that suited the ‘brightness’ of this pic.  So I decided to design and create my own. I had seen Vicki McBride do this technique and loved it, I’d been wanting to give it a go for some time.

Using the stamp set from the Calendar Kit from S.U. I stamped strips of card stock and teamed them with corresponding colored printed papers.  So easy to do and so effective.


What really sets off this page is the title stamped in the matching ink to the color underneath each letter.  Sounds like a crazy idea, but it actually works.  I CASED this idea again from Vicki and I believe this is what really makes this LO work.

So next time you aren’t sure you can find the ‘just right’ DSP for your photo, have a go at creating your own.


Stamp Set – Perpetual Calendar Birthday stamp set, Larger Than Life Alpha, P.L. Moments Like These

Inks – Pacific Point, Real Red, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight

Cardstock – 12 x 12 Whisper White, Pacfic Point, Real Red, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight

So call back again soon, until then

Stay happy


I’m home from my annual pilgrimage to Stampin’ Up!s convention.  I was so blessed this year to be asked to man a demonstration booth.  What fun!!!  What a hoot.  I got to meet and liase with the other three ladies who were also manning booths and we had such a great time critiquing each others work before hand.  I’ve found three brand new friends that love SU just as much as I do.  My booth was to cover Memory Keeping.  Just what I love to do the best.  So over the next few weeks I’ll share a little about what I had on display.


This single layout features a new DSP from S.U. Called Bohemian Rhapsody.  I’ve teamed it with Blackberry Bliss card stock and stamped hexagons on white card stock from the Six Sided Sampler stamp set along with Gorgeous Grunge and layers these onto Very Vanilla base.  I really loved out this LO turned out.  The colors in this DSP were ‘just right’ for this gorgeous photo.  This LO template and instructions (and more) are available to purchase from Vicki McBride.  Vicki’s instructions are really easy to follow and very concise.  I just love her style.

Come on back and catch up on all the Convention goss that I have to share with you.  And!  of course the new catty has been released.  If you want your free copy just drop me a message and I’ll ensure that one is in the mail to you as soon as I receive them.IMG_0726

I know you are wanting to get one in your hot hands as soon as you can.

Until then, stay happy,



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