Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A New Year

This time last year I had been looking back through my gallery from 2009 and there were so many pages that meant absolutely nothing to me. They were just quick CT pages that I'd stuck a photo on but there was no memory attached. And so my scrapping resolution for 2010 was to make all of my pages meaningful.

Looking back now I am so happy with my attempt! I didn't completely succeed...there are pages in there that needed to be made quickly or with kits that I didn't really connect with, but overall I think I did really well!

This year, things are changing. I no longer feel the need to be on CTs and so I have quit all of them but ViVa Artistry and Holliewood Studios. I am also freelancing for Donna Duncombe still and I owe Clementine a few pages! I am hoping that this will free me up to be able to create more pages just for me. It will be nice to go back to starting with a photo or story, rather than finding something to fit the kit.
I honestly don't know how I'll go. Can I scrap without CT kits anymore? Or I will I stare at a blank page until I switch to mindless games?! I don't know but I am hoping that my mind will start working again, and it will become filled with journalling and ideas. I hope this also bumps me out of my photo rut so I have a heap of new pics to inspire me.
So here's to a new year of scrapping. Let's see how I go!

And to anyone who made it through this post, I recommend going through your own gallery from 2010. See what you could do this year to improve it. Whether it be to journal more, ct less, make it more meaningful, work on a technique, change up your style etc etc. I'm sure you will gain something from it, even if it's just the smiles from the memories as you look through.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Wow! I made the GSO Blog on the 17th and 20th!
Thank you to Crystal and Tangie!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Caits' Template Freebie!

My buddy Caits has made a template for Scrap Orchard this month!
It's awesome and original and although I had no SO goodies to use, I just had to play with it anyway! lol

Grab it HERE!

Monday, November 15, 2010

New From Deviant Scrap!!

Check out these gorgeous new kits at Deviant Scrap today!
First there is this amazing collab by Holliewood Studios and Finecrafted Designs!
An Ode To A Muse is inspired by the stunning works of Maggie Taylor..and these girls nailed it!
I had so much fun playing with this style!

Kick The Bucket

A Little Farm

And new from Totally Wild Dezinez is this beautiful 'Just Japanese' kit and ATC Add-on!
There is also a brush set and Heather has a gorgeous freebie on her blog as well!

My Monkey


wow so excited!! Thank you so much Kate!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

New from Viva!!

ViVa Artistry just released this gorgeous new kit Jultid:A Scandinavian Christmas at The DigiChick!
This is so pretty! And even if you don't need the scandinavian elements (like me) it is well worth having this kit for the gorgeous Christmas elements!

And from last week, here is Misfits! This kit was inspired by the ViVa CT! We have so much fun and would do anything for each other! Love these girls!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

GSO Blog!!

I made this page for a white space challenge at MScraps!
Thank you Tangie!

GSO Blog.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New CT's !

I was trying to reduce my CTs so I would have more time to scrap for me, but I keep messing up and joining more teams! oops!
So anyway... I have joined Clementine Designs as a guest! Not sure how long for yet! woot!

Here is my page using her latest kit "Cowboy Song".

also I am guesting for Matrioski for the month of
November! I love this store! So excited!
And just released today is the new store collab 'Mountain View'.
Free with a $7 purchase before the 7th of November! Sweet!

And also Hollie has a gorgeous new kit out too! Christmas Morning is just gorgeous!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tupperware Labels!

So my nan bought some tupperware without lids (she works in a second hand store) and gave them to my mum, who ordered lids and then gave the whole lot to me! woot!
I now have tupperware!
So I thought I' d be all domestic and stuff and make little labels so DH doesn't have to ask me what's in everything! lol
I couldn't be bothered cutting out circlar tops to match the containers...square is so much easier.
And despite thinking that longer ones would be better for the taller containers, I really couldn't be bothered!
But I'm so happy with how they turned out!

In case anybody is wondering, I just printed them on photo paper, stuck them onto contact (the clear book covering stuff), and also added some double sided tape in the middle as my 'contact' is a cheap brand and is not very sticky.

credits: CD Muckosky bird, Jacque Larsen paper, Amy Wolff border...all from The LilyPad.
Font is Tesla
tfl :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Holliewood Studios CT!!!

I am so excited that Hollie asked me to join her team after I applied to her FB post!
I am anxiously awaiting a new kit to play with, but in the meantime I made this.
Just a little representation of my mindset over the last week as Mathew has been looking for a job. And woot today he found out that he now has a great job! So excited about that too! TFL!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Altered Hearts now available!

The new Altered Hearts zine is finally out!
And it is huge!!!
132 pages of goodness...and guess who has a featured LO?? woot! me!!
My page Tea For Two is part of Patty Anne Henderson's symbolgy article...
if you want to know the story and symbology behind this page then you know where to look! lol

Thursday, October 14, 2010

ViVa's new kit plus a FREEBIE QP!!

ViVa Artistry has another gorgeous new kit out today and I made another QP!
I hope you like it! :)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

New Kit + Freebies!!

ViVa Artistry have a stunning new kit out today!
Renaissance is just gorgeous and I loved it so much that I made 2 pages and turned them into QPs!
feel free to grab them!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Scrap Your Freaking Heart Out!!!

OMG you all HAVE to join in this comp at The LilyPad!!
$1000 in prizes!!!
No evictions!!
Lots of love and support!!
It is going to be soooo much fun!!

See you there!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010


Wow I've been a bad blogger! I have so much new to blog about and athough it all deserves seperate posts, I'm going to have to lump it all together otherwise it will never get done!

okay so firstly I want to shout a huge thank you to my lovely, wonderful buddy caits!!
She surprised me with this gorgeous page and I was so happy!I still can't believe you made this caits! Thank you!!! mwah!!

Next up....I am guesting for Donna Duncombe Designs this month!!
Donna was my ADSR partner this year so when I saw her call I immediately jumped at the chance!! Donna is selling at Funky Playground Desings and is also participating in Designers Apprentice 2010!
Click the kits to go have a look!

okay just a little more!
ViVa Artistry has awesome new zodiac kits out!
I'm not into horoscopes at all, but while researching to dicvoer my kids signs(nope didn't know! lol) I discovered that they actually fit quite well!
Half of the zodiac is out this week and the other 6 kits will be out next week plus a bundle with everything in it!

I'm pretty sure I had more to blog about but as I can't remember what it was, I'll wrap it up! lol
Have a great day!