Thursday, December 31, 2009

Project Life Starts Today!

My Project Life kit still has a far bit left to travel before it gets to me so I have to start without it. I'm really looking forward to be doing it with a kit this year. I think it is going to be a lot easier for me to keep up with it. I still haven't decided on what to take a picture of for the first day of the year but there is still plenty of hours left in the day. I can't wait to get started on Project Life!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Prom Layout

This layout was done for my sister as a gift. Her prom was a couple of years ago. I wanted the photos to stand out which is why I did a very basic page on black cardstock. The accent is from the Home Accents Cricut cartridge and the title from the Storybook cartridge which were all covered in glitter. Like I said previously, I love glitter.

Love Note

This is a little note card that I also made to send to my fiance last year. The heart pog was cut with my Cricut using the Fabulous Finds cartridge and then coverd in glitter. Studio G stamp for the 'XOXO' and the MS edge punch Doily Lace for along the bottom edge.

Box of Lollies

I made this box to send to my fiance while he was living away from home for work. I filled it with lots of his favourite lollies. The box was made with a template and I used my Cricut to cut the frame and hearts which are then covered in glitter. I love glitter! The border around the edge of the lid is my threading water punch.

Older Projects

Just been looking through some old photos and found some more projects I have done over the last year or so. I will post them all soon.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Cupcake Holder

Last week I got the new Cricut cartridge Sweet Treats and I have been so busy working that I have only just gotten a chance to play with it. I whipped up this cupcake holder really quick and also used my Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge. I think I am really going to like this cartridge. What do you think of my cupcake holder? Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Books For Teachers

I made these simple books with my Bind It All for a friend at work to give to her daughters teachers for Christmas. She plans on adding some school photos to the pages. I used the same process as I did for the baby book from an earlier post.

Products used: DCWV paper, Sassafras Lass paper, Bazzil cardstock, American Crafts Thickers, Zutter chipboard covers, pages & owires, Walk In My Garden cricut cartridge, Hello Kitty Greetings cricut cartridge, Mod Podge

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Congratulations Baby Card

I made this card to go with the baby book I posted earlier. I got the idea for it along time ago from someone on the cricut messageboard. For the background I used the Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder and my scorpal for the lines. I used the Mini Monograms cartridge to cut the scallop and circle. The stamp is from House Mouse and the flowers are a punch. Let me know what you think.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Project Life - Becky Higgins

It has been awhile since I last posted and I have made a few things since which I will get round to posting one day but for now I just wanted to come here quickly and post about the new Project Life kit by Becky Higgins. I have previously posted pictures of my Project 365 album that I have been doing this year and this new kit can also be used in the same way to scrapbook a photo everyday for a year.. I missed out on getting that kit so when I heard about this new kit I knew I just had to get it. So it has been ordered as my xmas present and I should hopefully get it early next year. I'm really excited about this kit because even though at times it has been difficult to find a photo for everyday, it has been alot of fun and it has been great to look back through it. You can find more info about Project Life on these sites &

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Baby Book

One of my managers at work is leaving soon to have a baby so I made her this 8 x 8 book with blank pages for her to add photos. As she doesn't know whether she is having a girl or boy I had to make it suitable for either. I covered chipboard with my favourite Sassafrass Lass paper and added extra images. I then covered it completely in Mod Podge for durability and then used my Bind It All to bind it all together. I hope she likes it. Thanks for looking.

Products Used: Zutter Chipboard Covers, Pages & O'Wire, Sassafrass Lass paper & chipboard label holder, Mod Podge & Kaiserkraft pearls.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happiness Layout

So with all the party planning that had been going on I still managed to get a layout done. This one is of my two gorgeous nieces. I loosely based it on a sketch that I found in a magazine.

Products used: DCWV paper, paper doily, Glimmer Mist, Grace Taylor journal tag & stickers, Thickers, Dymo labeller, badge & other scrap pieces of paper.

Engagement Party

It's been a busy past few weeks getting ready for our enagement party. It turned out to be a great night with family and friends. We had a beautiful mud cake that was so yummy. Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate with us and thanks for all the wonderful presents. And a great big thankyou to everyone that helped out in some way.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Glass Etching With Cricut

I just got in the mail today the glass etching cream that I had ordered from scrappy go lucky. I couldn't wait to play with it so this was just a quick project that I did with it to see how it worked. I don't have any vinyl so I used some book contact instead to make a stencil with my Cricut. The cut is from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. So I cut the shape out of contact, stuck it on a glass, covered it in etching cream, left it for 10 mins, rinsed the cream off, removed the contact and it was all done! So easy! Let me know what you think.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

My Project 365

At the start of the year when the Project 365 was such a big hit I decided it seemed easy enough and that I would give it a go. Well what a year it has been so far. It hasn't been easy taking a photo every day. I have missed quite a few days and still have some journalling to catch up on but at the end of the year I am going to be so glad I gave it a go. So much has happened this year that it will be nice to look through my album years down the track and remember all the good times of 2009. These are just some of the pages of my album so far. I used the free digital images that Becky Higgins supplied on her blog and did all the editing in Photoshop.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Living Your Dream Layout

Last week we finally got in the mail Josh's professional photos that were taken when he was at the academy. I just wanted to do a simple layout so that the photo stood out.

Products used: 3bugsinarug paper, Ki Memories lace cardstock, Plantin Schoolbook cricut cartridge, George and Basic Shapes cricut cartridge, Martha Stewart glitter, Stickles, Studio G glitter glue, Dymo labeller, letter stickers, staples, ink.

Precious Moments Photo Tin

I altered this tin for a friend for her baby shower. I also made a little fold out album that goes in it for her to stick photos in.
Products used: DCWV paper, Opposites Attract cricut cartridge, Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch, Martha Stewart glitter, Mod Podge, pearls, ribbon, flower punch.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

First Post


I have just started my blog so this is my very first post ever.

I plan to share with you scrapbook layouts, cards and occasionaly some off the page projects as well as anything else crafty. I also hope to share other bits of my life with you all.

I hope you all enjoy it !!