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,


No foolin’ around.  SU have released some sensational offers but only for 15 days.  So be quick!  Scoop up one (or several) of these bundled goodies.

Just click on this link to find your bargains!  But be quick they are only around for a very short period.


But wait!  There’s more!  don’t forget each and every Wednesday click here for the weekly specials http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryID=955&dbwsdemoid=4000480

When I saw these pics of Aedita and Tannikah doing the color run, I knew they would end up on my scrapping table.  Such a colorful, fun event deserved colorful fun trimmings.

First page


Second page


Double page together


Thanks for stopping by.   Until next time stay happy.



We Stamp for Lara

I’ve been blessed in being able to contribute a tutorial to this very worthy cause.As have a few members of my team, The Bent INKlinations. This really is a win/win situation. You get to purchase a plethora of tutorials put together by some of Australia’s most talented paper crafters AND you support Lara’s devoted family in supporting her.

Take advantage of the Early Bird Registration.

Lara flyer

More Scrapping!

When things are tough, I scrap.  When I’m sad, I scrap.  When I’m happy, I scrap.  You could say that I just love to scrap photos of those that are precious to me.  I love that I’m leaving a photo trail for my children to follow when I leave this earth.

This is a double layout of our #2 son, Tony.  This is taken over breakfast, at Cafe Omega,  some time ago whilst he was living in Moree.  I love the ‘relaxed tone’ of this LO.  Tony is a fairly relaxed character and fairly photogenic, so makes scraping his layouts such fun.

This L.O. was pretty much inspired by my friend and downline Vicki McBride.  It’s not a CASE of Vicki’s work but it’s her genre and I just love her style.   It perfectly fits for Tony’s layback personality.  Go visit Vicki’s blog by clicking on her name on the right hand side of this page under Blogroll.


This is the first page of the double layout.


Second page of the double layout


Both pages together (like they should be).  You can see how relaxed a person he is so I really wanted the layout to reflect his mood and use soft subtle colors,

I’m look to begin scrapping lessons this year so if you want to try traditional scrapping or the new ‘style’ of scrapping – Project Life.  Give me a call.  I can tailor lessons to suit your needs.  Feel a bit daunted by being a group class (I know I did when I first started) I can do one-to-one class at no additional cost.

Don’t forget that we are still in Sale-a-bration so for each and every $90 you spend you get to choose your free stamp set or DSP or ribbons and buttons.  Don’t miss this once a year special.  When they are gone…….they’re gone.

Until next time,

Stay happy


It’s a well known fact that i’m a DSP addict.  I love the stuff.  What this house needs is more paper – mutters my poor long-suffering husband each time a large brown box arrives that houses more paper!!!!

Each year I purchase the beautiful Christmas paper that Stampin’ Up! have and use it.  But there’s always that bit left over and it’s Christmas designs so what do you do with it?  Save it for next year when you know perfectly well that next year’s designs will be so ‘next year’ and you are not going to want to use these pieces.

I’ve found the solution!!!  Turn them over!  On the reverse side of S.U.’s Christmas designer paper are amazing designs that you can use every day.  MOTH and I received a spectacular photo of our grandson for Christmas.  I couldn’t wait to scrap it.  It was so beautiful and his eyes are so adorable. (well actually all of him is adorable).


Recipe for success: (Stampin’ Up! of course!)

DSP – Santa and Co

Cardstock -Old Oive, Real Red, Soft Suede and Marina Mist

Accessories – Various Buttons, Bird Builder punch, Curvy Label punch, Butcher’s twine

Thanks for visiting.  Don’t forget that it’s Sale-a-bration time.  Spend $90 and receive a free gift you can choose from a whole variety of goodies.  Want to see the new All Occasions and/or SAB catalogue?  Call/email me and I’ll post it to you free of charge.

Until next time

Stay happy and stay stamping



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