Tuesday, 4 April 2017

She Scraps: water colour hearts and die cut tags

So I have decided to join in on the 200 day project! I heard about it last year but was too late to jump on the bandwagon so when it rolled around this year I figured that I had to jump on board. Basically for the next hundred days I will be sharing a photo over on instagram of something crafty. My aim is to be over on instagram more- I haven't been posting as much as I would like to and I want to change that! You can follow along here! So this is my day 2 photo!
 This was such a fun one to make! I started with just painting hearts with watercolours on the back ground. I love how fun and colourful they are! 
 I also used my die cutting machine to create a bunch of tags to use on this layout. I love making my own stuff to use on my lay outs. Also its a great way to use up the stash!
Also added some cute little embellishments that I had made with my gorgeous scrappy friend Elise!
It always feels good to create doesn't it!

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

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!

Monday, 20 February 2017

Kellie Stamps and my Travellers Notebook #2

Today I am sharing another page in my travellers notebook. I shared this page on Instagram a little while ago but Kellie had sold out of these stamps, but they are back in stock now so I thought I would pop this page up here!
If you would like to grab a set of these stamps to use with all of your summer memories you can find them here!
I'm having so much fun playing with this notebook, I love the size of it, I love how you can create whatever you like in it- this book could be a bullet journal, a notebook, a planner really just about anything but I'm using it as a kind of pocket size scrapbook and that is so much fun!
I love that it is a perfect size to scrapbook my instax photos
I kept this page pretty simple with a little bit of water colour pencils and paint, I love that the stamps make it easy to not do too much more to the page.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

She Scraps- Valentines Day

Since Valentines day has just been and gone I have been in the mood to scrap some lovey things. Of course I am probably always in that mood but hey it is a good excuse to put 'I love you' on a page!
I had this idea to create a page with something that looks like those candies that you get for valentines day. So I ended up using my silhouette to create these love hearts. I simply found a heart shape and then added some text to the middle of them and cut them. Once cut I coloured them with my water colour paints. Originally I put some matching paper behind the heart for the text but I didn't love it so I went back in a coloured them with my water colour paints in just a bit darker shade.
The black/grey background paper is a close to my heart paper and then I just matted the photo with a bunch of scraps from my scrap box. There are some coco vanilla embellishments and some freckled fawn ones mixed in there too.
Only one problem: I only recently scrapped this one but the photo is from October last year, so do I add it to this years album or lasts? Eeeek!

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Project Life: Week Two

So far I am really enjoying doing my project life in the app and it is definitely so much easier to keep up with memory keeping! Getting up here on the blog is another issue all together lol!
 My biggest issue is remembering to take photos during the week, some weeks have ben severely lacking since the start of the year. I was taking so many pictures towards the end of the year I guess that I have fallen off of the bandwagon! 
My journalling isn't perfect but I'm not so worried about it- don't let perfect be the enemy of good, right?! I have been thinking about weather to just get these printed as seperate pages, I feel like they are a little lacking as far as i would normally embellish- I was kind of thinking I could add embellishments to printed pages but probably couldn't if I get them printed in a book. I'm still undecided!

She Scraps!

I've been playing with paper again. This time adding in some handmade embellishments that I created with watercolour paints and coloured pencils.
I love creating my own embellishments, I love that you can make them whatever size and colour that fits your layout. To make these flowers and leaves I just drew them on a seperate piece of paper, I drew lots of them and then coloured them, once they were dry I simply cut them out added a bit of extra coloured pencil and then arranged them how I wanted them.
 I also hand stitched the green circle to create a wreath design. I added papers from coco vanilla and those little butterflies were also from there.
Ahhh paper and paint, I love playing with you!

Monday, 30 January 2017

Project life: Week One

Since deciding to do my project life album this year digitally through the app I am already feeling much better about keeping up with it, it is so super fast. The only downside to using the app is that you can't embellish! But I think that it will work out ok because I will be able to use up my stash and crafty stuff in different ways in my scrapbooking and travellers notebooks
 I love that I can do it any where any time on my phone. I feel like this is going to make it a project that is so doable to complete!
I am yet to complete my 2016 album, I think I abandoned it somewhere between July and September but I was creating an album that had a combination of project life and scrap pages and I continued to scrap longer than that, I think. I guess that I need to go back and complete what ever I haven't done!
I have decided that I am going to get my project life printed in book form this year, I'm not sure weather it is better to get it printed at the halfway mark or weather to just wait till the end to get it printed, Im not exactly sure how many pages will fit in a book!?
Have you started your project life for 2017 or are you still completing last years. If you are starting or have started this years, do you have a plan?

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Kellie Stamps and my Travellers Notebook

This year I have decided to create in a travellers notebook and make it all about me and the things I love so that I can use all the fun products (girly stuff) that I love. And this month I was a guest for Kellie Stamps and I had so much fun with these Summer stamps!
I ended up using three on this page in my travellers notebook. I'm really loving how the white one turned out on the beautiful blue sky, I just used some moonlight white brilliance, these stamps always seem to work well when I use them on top of photos.
I believe that these stamps are already sold out but Kellie does have a digital set of these and I could totally see them being use on top of photos that way, they would be awesome!
I also stamped this summer one on a bamboo sticker that I got from Kmart with some StazOn, I will be doing that again because I really like how it turned out!
She also has some other summerish stamps as well at the moment- Love your body  great for getting fit in the summer time and awesome for planners and a really fun set called Beer which would be great if you are a beer lover or live with one!

One Little Word 2017

Hey there! Im like a month behind with this blog thing but thats ok I'm going to catch up! 
So Hello 2017!
My One Little Word for 2017 is Flow!
If you have never heard about One Little Word you can find out about it here!
I had had another word that was calling my name but then I was listening to this podcast and I was taking down one of the trees and this word just hit me. Instantly it felt so good.
Every time I think of it, it makes me take a breath, it instantly calms me and it just feels right.
Even just looking at this photo I feel calmer and less stressed.
So I've ditched the word that was striving and pushing for things to happen and have decided to just go with the flow and be in my flow this year.

Christmas Challenge #50: Party Favour Boxes

I am finishing up my Christmas Challenge with this final #50 post. My original goal was to make 100 things this Christmas and I definitely achieved that! Although I didn't share everything here on my blog I am happy enough that I made it to fifty posts!
Realistically I made three advent calendars and many ornaments, cards and gifts. I ended up making a lot of ornaments that I didn't get to share here, making them so close to giving them was tricky and also made a pile of ornaments that my mum bought off of me and gave to her friends, they went before I had a chance to photograph them but I wasn't going to say no to a little extra money ;) 
I ended up making these little gift boxes with my silhouette and then adding a little stamp from Ali Edwards, a star, a flower and some sequins which I added a few little choccies to. I also had a bunch of these Maggie Beer sparkling Chardonnay which I added a few things to  the top to make it a little more special.

Christmas Challenge#49: Advent Calendar

Our Third Advent Calendar was such a fun treat to have over Advent. I loved taking a carob bear out everyday and some tea and sitting down to enjoy it was the best. The calendar was hangging on our bedroom door which gave a fun jingly sound everytime the door was opened and closed because I had quite a few bells on the bags. 
I simply tied some tinsel to the door and then used fun pegs to attach each bag to the tinsel, this worked really well, none of them fell of!
Many nights we had our advent treat whilst putting together a Christmas Puzzle which was the best!
So I will leave you this time with a few close ups :)

Christmas Challenge #48: Snow Globes

These snow globes were a super last minute gift that we made for my mum a couple of days before Christmas. My boys had a ball making them!
I picked up the snow globes at spotlight for just a few dollars and they worked out perfectly. I love that these don't have any water in them so they are super dooper easy to make. 
We just took photos of the boys, printed them out, cut around them, laminated them and then hot glued them to the base of the globe. The boys made trees to go in the background then they filled the globe with a bunch of glitter and  stars.
I ended up making another one that had both the boys in one snow globe that I am going to keep. They were definitely well received and my mum hasn't put them away yet!