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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Bunny Bags!

This year bunny bags are back! Whoot Whoot!
You can see last years here!
 This year I have two different designs, a blue diamond patterned one and a pink florally bunny. The blue one would suit my boys so much and the pink one is just all me!
They are selling again this year for $10 a bag plus postage. If you'd like one you can email me at amiejoelle@gmail.com

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Ballerina Birthday Gift

Over the weekend I whipped up this ballerina for a little girl who had a ballerina birthday party.
Felt is one of my favourite things work with and I love being able to snuggle up and sew away, its something you cant really do with scrapbooking. Its got such a nice feel to it, you just need somewhere nice to snuggle and a nice cup of tea!
I love sewing things up like this! It was just too much fun to be able to make something super girly and pink! I added a flower crown and a ballerina t-shirt that I had made with my silhouette to this gift but I think the ballerina went down the best with the birthday girl!
I was pretty excited that one of my goals for this year has started out nicely, to mostly give handmade gifts. It also mad my week knowing that my gift was enjoyed!
I'll hopefully be back soon sharing the flower crown that I made for her too :)

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Project Life: Week Four

This weeks project life spread happened to be the last week of school holidays and included the Australia day public holiday.
Can you believe we are almost already in March! It goes by so so quickly! The project life app is really really keeping me going. Though I am still undecided about how I am going to print them mostly because I could see myself adding embellishments to these pages, they are a little bare for my liking but if I print them as individual pages I could totally embellish them. If I print them as a book I think I would want to leave them as they are.
Seriously, those two boys jumping in the rain, I must remind myself to do something playful and fun today!

Saturday, 25 February 2017

She Scraps-Best Nine 2016

I thought It would be cool to create a scrapbook layout of my best nine to pop into the end of my 2016 Album, it will be a nice way to finish off the album with some of the things that I loved to make this year! I'm still yet to go through my 2016 album and decide what still needs to be completed and what is already completed. I've kind of just moved on to 2017 and forgotten all about 2016 lol!
I really loved all of the photos that made it into my best nine, I love how colourful they are and apart from the tea they were also some of my favourite projects that I completed in 2016.
With so many pictures I kept the design fairly simple and just matted each photo with some pretty paper and then embellished with a few bits and bobs. I think this will make a great last page for my album!

In My Travellers Notebook

Hello again I'm popping in with a page from my travellers notebook today.
I've been playing with this one in front of the tv and I am really really enjoying it. I'm keeping it simple and I think this would be such a great way to use up all those little bits of leftover papers and things in your stash.
I used acrylic paints on the left side of the page and ended up painting some flowers then adding the text later with the sharpie. I am wishing that I had laid out the text differently but oh well, it is what it is now ;)
I think all of the papers here are from cocoa vanilla, the gold tiny word stickers are from american crafts and that little flower I think is from one of Paige Evans collections.
And this photo is here just because it is pretty!

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

She Scraps- Acrylic and Die Cutting

So I dont know but I think I may be addicted to scrapbooking selfies of my hubby and me. Even more now that he has that beard, I mean come on that is one SERIOUS beard! This beard has totally a life of its own and is talked about almost wherever it goes, what makes my hubby happy makes me happy! 
I have been putting my die cutter to use to create some fun colourful flowers. I started by mixing some acrylics and then just painting the colours onto some white card stock, once they were dry I popped them through the die cutter and created a bunch of them that could be layered on my page. 
  I hand cut the leaves and added some enamel dots to the flowers to finish them off. I am loving how colourful this layout ended up being!
The black and white flower paper is cocoa vanilla, the tiny words are freckled fawn and I have just done some hand lettering for the title. I am always happy when there are lots of handmade elements to a page!

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Project Life: Week Three

I'm Back with week three of my project life using the app.
Oh this week was so much fun! Blake, my eldest son turned 11 (gasp!!) and all he wanted to do was see the latest Star Wars movie and play in my brothers pool with his cousins. My gorgeous nieces were doing lots of amazing tricks into the pool and I managed to capture some of them on video!
 I am loving that I can just add some photos and some simple journalling and filler cards in the app to finish a page so quickly! I'm not feeling like I am missing the paper aspect of it yet because I am still scrapbooking and playing in my travellers notebook. I definitely don't have that horrible 'I'm behind' feeling that I used to always have. And the few times that I have had that feeling it is remedied in five minutes, because that is how long it takes to catch up. If I wasn't scrapbooking I would probably want to stay doing project life in physical form because I just love paper but that really is not bothering me at all. This is purely about keeping our memories.
So far this is turning out to be an awesome solution for me!