14 September, 2020

Stick it Down DT Project for September.

Hello Lovelies!

My projects (and DIY kits) will have a slightly special vibe for the next month at least.

NotPinkCraftyHubster and I have a rather special anniversary coming up and I realized I have been putting off scrapbooking our wedding album.  

We had such amazing professional photos that there is some pressure, but I think what has held me back is not having electronic copies of our photos.  We have negatives.

We have a proof album with all our proofs so scanning those is an option, but we no longer have a flatbed scanner, so I thought investing in a gadget which digitizes negatives might be the way to go.

The black and white ones turn out fine, but coloured ones are still a  I thought I'd give the tech obsessed TallCraftyDude the job.  He didn't much care for the novelty factor of playing with what's now probably considered an antique!

Getting back to my layout, the sketch we were given to work with this month reminded me a lot of the

scrapbook pages which have a garland of "stuff" so I ran with that rather than have extra photos.

All the things in the garland have some meaning to us, so I'm more or less happy with it having never made and I used a quote for the titles and continued on in the journaling.




Love is a Journey Not a Destination

Love, and lovey-dovey scrapbooking!

12 September, 2020

September Back to School YouTube Hop

Hello Lovelies!

I'm here with a special project!

This is an annual collaboration started by Sara Scraps.  It's my second time playing along and it;s so much fun - not to mention a great opportunity to add some pages in Max's rather neglected school album.

The theme this year is "What Does School Look Like For You?" and despite that in the southern hemisphere we aren't starting school (in fact my day to post on the hop is also Max's last day of Term 3 for 2020) it's still a very relevant topic.

Since there are so many ladies taking part this year, Sara has divided up into 4 days and I'm on Day 2.  Several girls are having giveaways so I will link the entire line up below and the channels with giveaways are marked.

The videos are scheduled to go live each day at 9am EST (US that is!) or 11pm EST if you're in Aus. 

Naturally dire technical issues strike and Ive been fighting with this all through the night,

Here are the usual close ups of my layout.  I've gone back to working through Shimelle's Start With a Sketch class and this is my version of sketch 13.2
My giveaway is an electronic gift card to the crafty store of your choice to the value of $20USD or equivalent in your currency to the closest denomination the gift card comes in.  To find out what you need to do to enter, go watch my video!

The giveaway is open until 9AM EST (usa) or 11PM EST (aus) on 18 September 2020

I'll do a draw announcing the winner on my channel and post here too!

 YouTube Process Video






Remote Learning 2.0


Video Hop Line Up


Shadnee Breeden- *GIVEAWAY*
Melinda Sweetman-





Love and easy editing!


31 August, 2020

Quilters Vibe August 2020

Hello Lovelies!

It's time for the August edition of Quilters Vibe!

The inspiration quilt this month was a Dresden plate.   I wasn't going to make one out of paper.  Not happening.  Instead I took inspo from the rainbow and the woodgrain backdrop.


I used a cutfile from a fairly new company (Pear Tree Cut Files) and used that as my rainbow element.

I got stuck a little way into the process, so after some searching online, I found this layout by Shimelle (with process video) which was looking similar to what I hat up to that point, I followed her lead, but mine went out of control as it typically does!

Oh well!  It does capture the vibe of my three crazy kiddos, though!  Scroll down for the process video and links to the other QV girls channels.





Cousin Squad

Process Video

Daisie's YouTube Channel

Sara's YouTube Channel 

Christy's YouTube Channel  

Love, and Quilty Vibes!

18 August, 2020

The Paper Girls DT Challenge #206 Emboss Like a Boss

Hello Lovelies!

Challenge #206 over on The Paper Girls Challenge Blog is the "Emboss Like a Boss"!  I Heat embossed Thickers and wood veneers and dry embossed some paper for this layout which also doubles up at my July Quilters Vibe layout.  

There is a process video, (scroll down for that!) otherwise here are some still photos of my project.

The inspiration quilt that Sara chose for us for July was this gorgeous bookcase quilt.  I took a rather literal spin and it's another of of those layouts that didn't quite live up to my expectations, but it's a story told and that's always a win for me.  

I also took inspiration from THIS LAYOUT on Shimelle's Instagram.  She used the same cut file two very different ways!


Title and Embellies







Process Video


For the Love of Jane

Love and quilty vibes!

10 August, 2020

Stick It Down DT August Layout

Hello Lovelies!

It's Stick It Down Single Page Challenge time again! 

This is the sketch we're working with in August:

 The diamonds remind me of several patterned papers with large diamonds.  I picked one from Shimelle's Glitter Girl line and cut out the diamonds.  They were a little bit smaller than the ones in the sketch so I had to jiggle them around to get them to sit nicely and stitched them down.

Stitching on paper means my regular Kokuyo dot roller is unlikely to hold down the elements, so enter my beloved Glue Dots (Thank you, Columbus Trading! 💖💖💖)

There is a process video (scroll down) and some stills where you can read the journaling.





That Was Seriously Tachy

Scrapbook Process Video


Love, and Stick It Down!

04 August, 2020

The Paper Girls Challenge DT Project #205 Summer Dreams

Hello Lovelies

It's time for Challenge #205 over at The Paper Girls.  The theme is "Summer Dreams" so I thought my July "For the Love of Homemade Kits" kit would be perfect since it definitely had a summery vibe to it. 

If you would like to see what my kit looked like, click here to watch the YouTube video.

The next thing that inspired the page design was the return of Shimelle's "Starting Points" in this Facebook Live video.  It was lots of fun and made the page happen faster than it might otherwise have done.

Scroll down for the process video!

Here are the still pics




Embossing Paste

Health Food

The lighting is dreadful due to the afternoon sun.  I tried to adjust in the editor, but it's still not great so I'm sorry and I'll see what I can do about it in the future.

Process Video

Love and happy scrapping