I’m really enjoying making these ever so cute albums that can house a group of photographs so differently.   So I decided to make one using the fabulous Succulent Garden DSP that is in the Occasions Mini Catalogue.  It’s with us until the 31st May so you’ve time to grab yourself a pack (or five!!!).

I loved making this and now cannot wait to paste my photos on the various pages and tags and then embellish them further with the ‘Oh So Succulent’ stamps and matching dies.  Thank you S.U. for making creating so easy and co ordinated.


Front of the closed album.  The pictures below show a variety of the pages.  Flaps closed and/or open.  Photos will go on any surface that takes my interest really.  Then the embellishments can begin!!!!

Recipe for Success:

Cardstock – Tip Top Taupe, Sweet Sugarplum

DSP – Succulent Garden

Ink – Crumb Cake

Ribbon – Tip Top Taupe striped grosgrain, Sweet Sugarplum from the Succulent Garden combo ribbon pack.

Thanks for visiting me, until next time, stay happy.


It’s been a while since I made a card and put on my blog.  I guess my scrapping pursuits have taken me in a different direction.  However, a couple of my beautiful S.U. team members have formed a card swap group and I thought well…….maybe I should join them it might get me back in the greeting card groove.

So I did join, and here is my first effort.

img_1195I loved this stamp set from the moment I saw it in the Occasion Catalogue.  I guess it reminded me a lot of growing up in the Ballina area ad doing lots of surfing at Ballina’s famous Lighthouse Beach.  I’m also totally in love with the verses from this stamp set they are so versatile and say those things that sometimes we don’t quite know how to pen ourselves.

Recipe for Success:

Stamp Set = High Tide

Inks = Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight

Thick Baker’s Twine – Night of Navy

Cardstock – Whisper White and Night of Navy

Coupled with S.U. sensationally gorgeous Whisper White Envelopes. (so beautiful to stamp on).

Until next time, stay happy!


I like to step out and use papers on men’s layouts that I’d not normally consider.  These photos were taken at Chifley Dam near Bathurst on a cold but beautiful winter’s day.  I didn’t want the layout to look ‘bleak’ so brightened it up with the Speciality Designer Paper from Stampin’ Up!, Affectionately Yours.  It’s beautiful beautiful floral paper with hints of copper through it.  Very ‘on trend’ just now.   It was a wonderful day and I really wanted to record it with something special.

The layout was inspired from one I saw on Digichick and lots of fun to do, but I’m afraid to say I think I’m allergic to cutting very exact triangles.  lol.




Once again this layout features our son, Tony with his wee lad, Xavier  both busy inspecting the huge overflow at the dam.  It was roaring!!!

Recipe for Success:

DSP – Affectionately Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper

Cardstock – Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush and Flirty Flamingo.

Ink – Black Archival

Framelits – Large Letters

Until next time, stay happy,



Christmas is almost here (I know right??).  Stampin’up! don’t rest, on the 5th January a brand-spanking new Occasions Catalogue will be released.  (I think this is my fave ever!)  the release of this catalogue coincides with sale-a-bration.  Which means spend $90 and receive something from the SAB catty for FREE!!! YES FOR FREE!!!!

Want these catalogues in your hot hands?  Contact me now and I’ll post them direct to your door.

To show off some of the new products I’ve completed this sensational single page layout of my adorable grandson, Xavier.  (oh he is a darling!!)


Recipe for Success:

DSP – Sale-a-bration freebie

Framelits:  Balloon framelits and stamp set “Lift me Up” new in the Occasions Catalogue.  Without a doubt one of the nicest stamp/die sets we have had.  Love them!

Card stock:  Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo, Smokey Slate, Night of Navy

Grandson – Xavier Crouch (sorry not for sale!!!)

Until next time,

Stay happy,


Sometimes you just see a photograph and it just strikes a chord with you and you go “Ahhhh……..how lovely is that?”   I saw such a photograph a few months ago of a friend of mine from the Central Coast.  Her name is Dannielle Bernaur and she a Stampin’ Up demonstrator too.  I asked her if she was going to scrap it and she told me that she rarely gets time to scrap these days between working her S.U. demonstratorship and running a busy hairdressing salon as well.  So secretly I decided to have a copy of the photo made and scrap it for her.  I was able to give it to her at Stampin’ Up!s annual On Stage event recently, in Brisbane.img_1545

You may recognize the layout.  It’s the same one as I use below in the Sweet Sixteen layout and I used Moroccan DSP.  In this one I’ve used the totally adorable Paisley and Petals DSP.  I’m such a 70s girl ’cause I’ve always been in love with paisley.  Simple layout using lots of sponging.  couple of circles made by covering card stock with appropriate DSP, more sponging.  Adding a small title.  Same layout.  Different DSP.  Totally different look.  Easily done and brought a smile to the face of my friend.  Mwah. xoxoxo

Until next time stay happy,


It’s here!!! But for such a short time!!! You’ve 24 hours to purchase some of the things on this list at a heavily reduced price.    But whatever you do don’t miss out!  Follow this link to the complete list.



I really do think that I’m falling in love with this DSP.  I cannot stop using it!!!  It’s such a mixture of the earthy and the vibrant. Much like I imagine Morocco to be.


Recipe for Success:

Card stock:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Dapper Denim

DSP:  Moroccan (of course!)

Inks:  Crumb Cake and Basic Black

Stamp sets – Garden in Bloom (title block), Writing Notes (the journalling block)

Washi Tape – Playful Palette

Layout template lifted from Pinterest board of Craftychick.

Until next time,

Stay happy



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