Saturday, December 30, 2017

Day Ten 30th December

Fairie Dust BillBoard

 Todays project is a billboard. This is a chipboard off the page piece that I designed and John did for me a few years ago. I have made lots of different themed billboards over time. 
The new Fairie Dust Collection from Graphic 45 is so perfect for this project and I just love al the soft colours and images. I have used a photo of Anna, but really want to do one for my granddaughter Isla's second Birthday day. I will make another one just for her.

I brought this little china stand from Bed, Bath and Table and have just been waiting for the perfect project to display on it.


I will keep it on display under a class dome so the dust doesn't get to it.

I have a whole box of mini mushrooms in three different sizes. I have bagged up some and put on the Seriously Scrapbooking website. They are under Embellishments - Bits and Pieces.
You get 11 pieces for $3.
The is kit for the billboard is online at Seriously Scrapbooking's website, just click on the title of the project and the top of this post and it will take you to the website.
So that's it for today, another project tomorrow hopefully - not sure what it will be.
thanks for looking


Friday, December 29, 2017

Day Nine 29th of December.

So my January Collection kit layouts are finally now done, I still need to write the instructions which will take a few days. I just love this range of papers from echo Park. It is just perfect for little people or a day at the zoo with the family or even a themed birthday party. There are lots of stickers so you can customise this kit to better suit your little person. I am going to do two sets of this kit. One will be for my two nieces - we spent a day at the Adelaide Zoo when they visited us from Perth a few years ago.  The other kit will be for my granddaughter and her day at the Sydney Zoo - still to happen.

Best Day Ever Single Layout.

Our "Adelaide" Zoo Adventure Double Layout ( I have to add the word Adelaide myself).

Don't feed fingers to the Animals Double Layout..

Stay Wild Double Layout.

Just Be You Single Layout
The colours are so bright and lovely and would look great with any photos. This kit will go online at Seriously Scrapbooking on the 10th of January. Kit includes, paper pack + extra papers + cardstock + ephemera pack + ribbons + brads + Imaginarium Designs Chipboard. You will need double sided tape, foam tape and a brown ink pad.
So a project for today - Think I might do a card set for something different.
Please enjoy and thanks for looking

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Day Seven 28th December

So my early start hasn't happened due to me suddenly remembering at 6pm last night, that I had a 6kg piece of pork needing to be used and dealt with right away. So pulled pork it was, I had to use my
13 litre stock pot as it was too big to put in my crock pot. So slow cooking in the oven +  6 kg of meat = pulling pork at 2.30 am!!!!!!!!!

I did do one page for my collection kit, this is my foundation for a single layout. I still need to add some extra bits and pieces. I love chipboard chevrons and arrows so I will add some of them + a photo and journaling.

I am just going to do a post on Seriously Scrapbookings Blog for the sale then back to work on the set of layouts. May do a double next. Will post the finished layouts tonight.
Pull Pork Buns with chunky coleslaw for tea tonight.
thanks for looking
PS no progress on my table - still piled up high.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Day Eight 27th December

So it's nearly 5pm and I am just starting my project for the day. Thought I would share a photo of my work table. I have spent most of today unpacking 12 boxes full of odds and ends and bits and pieces.

Seriously Scrapbooking is having a huge sale on the 5th and 6th of January and I am needing to sort out about another 25 boxes of stock and stuff to organize for the sale. I have 40 boxes already sorted and ready to go. So my work table is a huge mess, with the too hard to deal with items. So I think I will just do some "I love my Junk" packs. Kate and I did about 100 of them for the Brisbane expo in June this year and they were a huge hit. I will have them ready for the sale. I plan to take photos of all the beautiful products I have for the sale and do a whole post on it. Also need to get my time table done and emailed out tomorrow or Friday at the latest.
So with  a project planned for tomorrow and everything else I need to do for the sale and newsletter. I will have to put my head down and make an early start. Should be a "Fun" day.

Today's project is a collection box kit. I am using Echo Parks Safari Adventure. The kit will include a pack of paper, 2 sticker sheets, cardstock and a pack of ephemera. I am thinking of two single layouts and three double layouts should be about right. I will also include some chipboard titles from Imaginarium Designs as well. The collection kit will be perfect for a day at the Zoo or a child's themed birthday party, or a collection of layouts just perfect for a small person. At $50 a box for the kit,  it is great value.
Can't wait to start- will post later tonight and share what I have got done.
see you later

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Day Seven 26th December

Love and Beloved


This is a layout I did a few years ago but never got around to kitting it up or doing the instructions.
I have remade it and change it a bit, added some extra bits and pieces - ribbons and metal charms. It is one of my favourite layouts and the photos of my eldest daughter and her husband on their wedding day are the perfect colours for Graphic 45's Mon Amore paper collection.

You will need to do some fussy cutting and wire bending, there are step by step instructions are include in the kit along with photos.
Tomorrow I hope to do one our collection box kits. This will take all day as I normally do .4-5 layouts per box kit. So I will have to see how far I get in a day.
thanks for looking

Day Seven 26th December

May Love be the Heart of this Home

I started this layout yesterday, but didn't quite get it finished.  I have done this page for my daughter Kate and her husband. They have just brought their first home and I have wanted to do a layout celebrating it. I just need to visit them and get the photo to finish the layout.
So now I can start todays layout. It is using Graphic 45's Mon Amore collection. I do love their papers and I have 1000's of sheets of papers stashed away. So if you ever need a paper or two then contact me and I will see if I can help. Also I have chosen a couple of Imaginarium Designs heart to add to my layout.
Well back to work.

Will post the finished layout later today.
Happy Boxing Day.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Day Six 25th December

Well Day Six is nearly over and I am only just getting to share something with you all now.
I hope everyone had a wonderful day with family and friends. Celebrating your own family traditions and making special memories to last a life time.
Christmas time is not always the wonderful day we hope it will be. For some, it is a reminder of Loved Ones no longer with us. Family members who are unable to join in due to all kinds of reasons.
Special thoughts for those her are feeling lonely today, remembering someone who is no longer with them or unable to share the day.
My day didn't quite go as I expected. I did end up creating a huge mess as my Mother and I sorted out 100's of rolls of ribbon. She misses my Dad very much and was a bit lost today. Sorting out cupboards and boxes is one of her favourite past times. So I now have two trestles tables piled up with rolls of ribbons to deal with. Seriously Scrapbooking is having a huge sale early January, (the 5th and 6th) and the ribbons will be heavy discounted. I also plan to put a lot more online on Seriously Scrapbooking's Website.

I did sorted out a selection of papers to work with for today. I decided to do a layout to celebrate one of my daughters and son-in-law's first home. Just need to take a photo of them on their door step.

Again this kit has Graphic 45 papers from a few different collections. Halloween in Wonderland, World Fair and Artisan Style just to name a few. Also I have used some chipboard from Imaginarium Designs.
So I have done lots of fussy cutting for this layout. I still need to do quite a bit of work on it. So I will get up early tomorrow morning and get stuck in and finish it. I will post it tomorrow (without the photo of Kate and Johnny) and share what project I will be working on for day 7.
I should share some photos of the mess I did create.
Again I hope everyone had a special day today.
See you tomorrow


Sunday, December 24, 2017

DAY Five 24th December
Hello everyone
Today did not go according to plan, my 2 year old grandson kept them busy all day. I had hoped to spend some time doing my Patchwork Kits.

I have been creating Patchwork squares for over 9 years and have made at least 6 of the above frames. I just love this form of scrapbooking. The above frame holds 40 1 1/2 inch x 1 1/2 inch square photos. I call it my "Where's Wally" scrapbooking frame as each time you look, you find something else. To make a big frame like this, you need 9 kits and a 50xm x 50cm shadow box frame from Ikea.
 I did find time to sort out the next 4 sets of Patchwork pieces and started kit them up. I need to cut papers, sort out the charms, ribbons, flowers and more for each and every  kit. It all takes time. I plan to spend part of tomorrow finishing them as Christmas Day for me will be spent quietly with just Anna and me.
I should have these kits + a couple of others online by the end of the week.

Patchwork Pieces Kit 7

This is a travel theme set of patchwork pieces. I do have this one nearly finished with the kits as least all done. A little bit of work on the instructions still to do. The papers used in this set are from a heap of different collections. I have missed placed one square so I will have to make another.

Patchwork Pieces Kit 8

I have made this kit using quotes to suit males or boys. I love all the quotes especially the one about the power tools. The Graphic 45 papers are from Good Old Sport.

The embellishment packs for Kit 8.

Patchwork Pieces Kit 9

I seem to have missed placed one of the squares for this set, will have to make an extra one. The papers used for this set are Graphic 45's Botanical Tea Time.

Patchwork Pieces Kit 10

   I have used Graphic 45's New Collection Fairie Dust for this set. The colours are beautiful and the photos don't really show how pretty it really is.

Each kit is $25 each, papers come pre-cut, chipboard pre-inked. Step by step instructions with photos are included.
 Thanks for looking
Hope everyone of you have a wonderful Christmas spent with Family and Friends tomorrow and you all get spoil!
See you tomorrow.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

DAY Four Saturday 23rd December

Artist in Training

So it's morning tea time and I have my layout finished. I used a photo of me take in New Zealand when I was about 5. I think it may have been taken before I went to school. The colours are amazing and I love the whimsical images of the little men from the wizard of Oz. I am not sure what they are called but if you look carefully you can see them in the background. Still have to do the instructions but the kit is online at Seriously Scrapbooking and is $30.
My Grandson is coming over for the day and staying the night. He is only 2 years and quite full on. So I will be kept on my toes for the rest of the day. Tomorrows project will be a patchwork pieces project or two. I have about 4 made but haven't done instructions or kitted them up. I have a Sunday Service to attend in the morning so the day is half taken up already. Patchwork pieces will be a nice way to spend the rest of the day. Although it feels a bit like cheating to not have to do a project from scratch.
Will post again tomorrow
thanks for looking

Friday, December 22, 2017

DAY Three: Friday 22nd December.

 You are my Everything Everyday.

So day three is nearly over and here is my layout for today.
I have the instructions all done and the kit is online at Seriously Scrapbooking. Just click on the title and it will take you to the website. The kit is $22
Day Four tomorrow, I will be having my grandson for the afternoon so I will have to start early tomorrow. I have chosen a selection of papers from lots of different Graphic 45 collections.
Wonder what the layout will look like when it is finished!
For anyone who knows their Graphic 45 collections, then you should recognise them.
For those of you interested - from left to the right the collections are
1st - Nicolas, 2nd -Typography, 3rd - The Magic of Oz, 4th - Come away with Me and the last one is from Midnight Masquerade.
Chipboard from Imaginarium Designs. I have sorted out a photo of me to use for this layout.
Will post again tomorrow and show you how I am going.
thanks for looking

DAY Three: Friday 22nd December.
So its lunch time and I am sharing were I am at. It doesn't look like I have done much, but I have had to do a few other jobs as well.
So all the fussy cutting is done, now I need to start putting it all together. 

I have my foundation page done and the layout is going to be a male one. I have chosen a photo of my son-law Jonny, taken on his wedding day. His smile is huge and perfect for the whimsical nature of this paper collection.
So time to get back to work. Will share the finished layout here later tonight. Kit will go up on the Seriously Scrapbooking website tomorrow morning.
thanks for looking

My 12 Days of Creativity:

I have set myself the challenge of creating 12 new kits in 12 days. The deadline is the end of this year. I started Wednesday but am only getting around to sharing it with you all today. I was just going to do this and keep it to myself, but thought some of you might be up for the challenge of keeping up with me!
I will post each day, in the morning showing what I have chosen to work with. Then share images as the day goes by. The project will then go online at Seriously Scrapbooking's website the next day. To make it a bit easier for me, on some of the days I will be using layouts I have already taught but not got the instructions done or not got around to putting online. First up I am going to share some photos of my stash of papers and piles of potential layouts.

One of the first things I do is sort out my papers and work out what will go together. I very rarely use just one collection of  Graphic 45 but rather mix them up a bit.
The photo above shows 5 stacks of papers which I have sorted out for 5 layouts. I don't have any idea of the theme for each layout. I will just choose one then work it out as I go along.

I have already sorted out my bazzill's and topped them all up.

 This is my cupboard of papers for my Graphic 45 Books. Each shelf is for one book.
After doing my 12 days of Creativity, I will be doing a couple of weeks working on my books. Again I will be posting every few days and show you how I am getting on.
So back to my challenge.

DAY ONE : Wednesday 20th December.

It's the Little Things That Make Life Big.


This is a layout I had decided to do a while ago. The papers and everything for it has been stashed in a box just waiting for me to get to it. I love Graphic 45 but every now and then I work with other paper companies, just for a change. This one has papers from Simple Stories, Bo Bunny and prima. I also used bits and pieces from a Kaisers Collectables - Time Machine pack, along with some charms from Seriously Scrapbooking. The Kit is already online at Seriously Scrapbooking. Just click on the title and it will take you to the website. The Kit is $27 - there is more information on the website.

DAY TWO : Thursday 21st December.

I'm Really a Mermaid

Yesterday I had my Grandson for some of the day, so I didn't have a lot of time. This layout is one I have taught a number of times but never got around to doing the instructions for. It is one of my favourite layouts. The colours are beautiful and the images are whimsical. I didn't have a photo for quite a while so I haven't done anything in regards selling it as a kit. My granddaughter's photo of  her in her sandpit with a sea shell head band is the perfect photo, so here it is at last in a kit for $27. There is more information on the website.
I also found time to put another kit on line as well.

Wishing You Happy Days.



This is the layout I taught at Swan hill, again I  just haven't had time to make more kits and get it online, but it is online now for those who were interested in getting a kit.  Its $28 and includes everything you need - but you will need a green ink pad, double sided tape and foam tape. There is more information on the website. Just click on the title and it will take you there.
So now we get to

DAY Three: Friday 22nd December.

So here is todays challenge, I have sorted out a selection of papers from Graphic 45's Halloween collections. You should recognises them. One is Rare Oddities and the other is Halloween in Wonderland. Two of my favourite Halloween Collections.
Not sure what theme the layout will be but it won't be Halloween. I am thinking it will be perfect for a photo I have of my girls. Will need to see what the day brings.
I will share some photos here as I go along.
Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know if you are up to joining me.
thanks for looking

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

More New Kits in Time for Christmas


Hi Everyone.
Well it was hot in Adelaide today, so I spent the day catching up on my kits. This one is my September's multi pocket kit so I am not too far behind!!!!!!!!!

World Fair Multi Pocket StyleScrapbooking: Kit $33

Graphic 45’s World Fair is proving to be one of my favourite collections. I had done so many layouts with this collection. I love the bright colours and all the wonderful images just begging to be cut out. It is the perfect collection for a group of photos of have of Josh and I, at a Penn and Teller show in Vegas. It’s a wonderful collection for those of us lucky enough to have travelled. Although most of my single layouts using this collection have not been travel themed.
I used nearly every piece of paper from this collection for my cards. I just started by cutting out all my favourite images, tags, and borders. I used some wood veneer chevrons and words from Imaginarium Designs.  I added some photo corners, brads, ribbons and charms to add extra details to my cards.  I still need to add my personal journaling to finish my cards which I will do when I put my layouts into my album.
The Kit includes everything you need to make these pages. You need to supply your own tapes, glues and ink pad and have a basic scrapbooking kt. Step by step instructions  with photos are included.

 Do Not Open 'till December 25th Mini Book. - Kit $35

This little mini is perfect for a special Christmas keepsake for gift. The cover has a beautiful metal Vintage Christmas Tree. There are three pages, including pocket, tags and a flap.

Kit comes with everything you need to complete the book. Step by Step with photos is included.
You need to supply your own tapes, glues and ink pad and have a basic scrapbooking kt. Step by step instructions  with photos are included

 Graphic 45's St Nicholas Double Layout: $29

The Kit includes everything you need to make these pages. You need to supply your own tapes, glues and ink pad and have a basic scrapbooking kit. Step by step instructions  with photos are included

Simple Stories Life is Beautiful: Kit $42

As much as I love Graphic 45, I also love Simple Stories, it's their clean lines and fresh colours that appeal to me as much as Graphic 45's beautiful vintage colours do.

I have designed a mini album, using their Beautiful collection. The kit includes chipboard and a large selection of papers. Some even have gold foil on them. The finished album is about 6 inches wide x 9 inches high and has a pocket, fold out flaps and more. Room for lots of beautiful photos. I am using my as a wedding keepsake for my daughter.

The collection's colours are soft peach pink, mint green and a lovely shade of grey. The white and black elements add a touch of class to the whole project.

The Kit includes everything you need to make this book. You need to supply your own tapes, glues and ink pad and have a basic scrapbooking kt. Step by step instructions  with photos are included.

If you are interested in purchasing these kits, then click on the title of each project and it will take you to our website.
I have a heap of kits to get working on so keep in touch.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Finally Some New Kits

Hi Everyone
Well it has been a busy and hectic few months. I have been working on the Raining Cats and Dogs book kit and hope to have it finished in a week or two.
I have been doing layouts and have 4 new ones online now. Later this week I will be adding a couple of mini books - one using Graphic 45 "St Nicholas collection" and one using Simple Stories "Beautiful" Collection. I have also put online a couple of new card kits.
Hopefully over Christmas I will get everything sorted out and back on track. Then the kits will start coming out every month.  For those waiting on Wishing you Happy Days - I am hoping to get some more kits together by the weekend.  If you are interested in any of the kits, just click on their title and it will take you to the website.


A lovely layout which I have used to celebrate one of my daughters graduating from Uni. It would suit a photo of your child leaving high school, Uni or even starting a new job or career.  
Kit comes with all the papers, chipboard, & embellishments needed to complete the project. Does not include adhesives or inks for inking the edges of papers. Includes a full set of step by step photographed instructions.

 A Beautiful layout which I chosen to use a photo of me for. This would be perfect for a day on the farm or a school trip spent at a farm. Even the children's petting pet at the show.
Kit comes with all the papers, chipboard, & embellishments, there is even a couple of ladybugs.  Everything needed to complete the project. Does not include adhesives or inks for inking the edges of papers. Includes a full set of step by step photographed instructions.
I have used this layout for my beautiful daughter who is my sunshine. Instructions will show you now to create a frame around your layout using paper.
Kit comes with all the papers and chipboard needed to complete the project. Does not include adhesives or inks for inking the edges of papers. Includes a full set of step by step photographed instructions.

I have used this photo for my another of my  beautiful daughters to celebrate her birthday. You can even emboss your own chipboard butterfly. You don't have to include the phrase "Happy Birthday" if you want to use this layout for another reason. 
Kit comes with all the papers, chipboard, & embellishments. Does not include adhesives or inks for inking the edges of papers. Includes a full set of step by step photographed instructions.
  This set of 2 cards and a tag is using Prima's Wild and Free papers. Kit includes some papers with beautiful rose gold foil accents. Kit comes with all the papers, chipboard, & embellishments. Does not include adhesives or inks for inking the edges of papers. Includes a full set of step by step photographed instructions. You will need to have a black archival ink pad.
This set of 2 cards  has special folding technique (same as the Artisan Card Kit). Using papers from Graphic 45's Midnight Masquerade collection these cards will suit a wide range of occasions .
Kit comes with all the papers, chipboard, & embellishments. Does not include adhesives or inks for inking the edges of papers. Includes a full set of step by step photographed instructions.
Well that's it for now, I will be back with some more kits for you as soon as I have them ready.
thanks for looking