Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Good morning scrappers...

Hi Everyone...

Hayley here again with my last page share for February.

I wanted to share with you this page I did using Lori Whitlock's Love Story Collection. This is quite a simple page but is one of my favourite's. I really liked the My love paper and I knew as soon as I saw it that I would use it for a background. I used a few more cut out pieces from the Snapshots paper, that paper really does go a long way. The title and the little girl shape were both cut on my Cameo. The little tabs are from the Pink Paislee Portfolio collection.

I had really been wanting to do this photo for a long time but with the darker background I had been having a bit of a hard time with it. This whole collection lightened it up considerably and I'm so happy that it is done. I actually have a huge page of information I need to include too, so once I get another piece of the background paper I will turn this into a spread and just use up all little bits and pieces to embellish it because it will mostly be journalling.

Speaking of bits and pieces...

I had a few bits left over from my school pages so I thought I could add them into my project life.
These are the two little pockets I made, they feature in different weeks as kindergarten went back before school.

This first one is in a 4x4 pocket and I didn't have a photo to go with it so I used the October Afternoon Rubons to create that school book line and I asked Sophia to write her name. I love how she does her S backwards. All of the rubons are from that same sheet, the measuring tape, the apples and the stars on the one below.

This one was done in a 4x6 pocket and I did have a photo but I still used similar products.

Thanks for stopping by, I've had a lot of fun this month creating valentines and school pages.
Thanks Adrienne!

Have a lovely day everyone....


Thursday, 14 February 2013

My Girl & Boy Crazy

Hi from Scrappin' Patch!

Today I'm super excited to tell you a bit about this fantastic new range from [my mind's eye] that's just come in: My Girl and Boy Crazy.

These newest additions to our stock include super cute papers to capture your child's first day at school, bring back memories of the latest holidays (who wouldn't wish to be able to hold on to them a bit longer...) or to simply record all the exciting adventures the little ones have been busy experiencing.

The paper kit includes 12 sheets of 12x12 double-sided cardstock paper and a coordinating sticker accessories sheet.

Have a look at these gorgeous examples:

(My girl papers)

(Boy crazy papers)

Additionally, there are heaps of accessories like brads, stamps, buttons that go perfectly with this new and exciting range:

Need more inspiration? Have a look at this example by Stephanie Howell of [my mind's eyes] design team:

Stephanie Howell for MME

Supplies used by Stephanie - 
My Girl: Flutterby patterned paper,Fancy Free patterned paper,Genuine patterned paper,Playful patterned paper,designer tape,felt stickers, layered stickers,enamel dots,decorative buttons,chipboard accents; 
Collectable-Unforgettable:'You Are' tiny word stickers,'First' decorative stickers; 
Collectable-Memorable:enamel dots; 
Collectable-Notable:'Love This' tiny word stickers;
Misc:doilies,Simple Stories letter stickers,Dear Lizzy Thickers,American Crafts precision pen,adhesives

Happy Scrappin' everyone!!!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Chug, Toot, and Scoot!!!!

Hello Ladies!

This new range from Echo Park Paper is so gorgeous, I'm getting all inspired looking at it!
The colours are a really lovely blend of happy, but not over-powering, tones which make them perfect for those candid photos that 'just won't go'!

There's lots of cute wee designs of helicopters, aeroplanes and 'things that go' for the boys, and some lovely patterns for spring/summer photos of the girls! Along with stripes, diamonds, spots and even quirky stars and numbers!

 Another thing I noticed (and I'm quite pleased about this!) is that the papers that are just solid colours (red, green and blue) are double-sided with other solid colours (navy, brown and yellow), meaning you're not cutting up the cute patterns just for things like tags, journalling cards, matting photos etc. If you're anything like me, and shed a wee tear everytime you paste glue over cool pictures just because you need the colour on the other side, this is really scrap-smart design! In saying that, all the other designs are combined with more simple patterns, keeping wastage of the best bits to a minimum..I like this a lot! :)

This layout by Rachael Sheedy - design team member for Echo Park.. showcases many of the patterns on these papers.

And a really awesome aeroplane designed by Linda Auclair, also a design team member for Echo Park.

I love the travel elements to these papers but they're also not over-themed or designed making them very versatile. 

With so much to love about them, they're the perfect addition to your scrapping collection..hoping they make their way into mine soon! ;)

Tuesday, 12 February 2013


You would think having three daughters I would use a huge amount of pink supplies but I actually use very few, so when Adrienne sent me some of Lori Whitlock's Love Story collection I was really happy to try something different.

My first thought went to the photos I used on this page, these are probably the only true Valentine's Day photos I had to scrap. I had pulled them out several times before and I had real trouble getting anything to go with them. Everything seems to clash with the school uniform. I really wanted to record the memory though because I thought it was hilarious and a little strange that my five year old received a Valentine, and that I had to go home and explain to her what it was!

So my old standby for difficult coloured photos is kraft, then I added a small frame of the wild about you paper and a larger frame in the b-side of this leopard paper. I am a big fan of any papers filled with elements you can cut up and this collection has a few great papers for that. I used this one called snapshots, for the little  polaroids behind and the little row of hearts and also the little sweet fun flags.  The title is a combination of Lilybee alpha stickers, I love these things and some glittery thickers. If you can't use glitter on a Valentine's page then when can you use it. The little happy arrow I cut on my Silhouette and then backed it with some scraps from the collection.

With some of the other papers I made a card and also a little treat bag for my girls for Valentines Day. I loved this 'you rock.' polaroid and I knew it would make a great card.

 I cut this treat bag on my Silhouette also, it is one of Lori Whitlock designs and I think it turned out really cute. I really like how these bags look with the double sided paper.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, I hope you have a Happy Valentines Day.


Saturday, 9 February 2013


I must say this week I am in love with school! I love the feeling of a new year and a fresh start and my daughter's excitement has rubbed off on me. I'm also a bit of a stationery fanatic, so that makes the before school shopping a whole lot more bearable. Anyways that is enough of me rambling on like it's my own blog!

Even though I am one of "those Mum's" that always has her camera, I don't have a whole lot of photos of actual 'at school' activities. However, our lovely teacher last year gave each of the children a personal  newsletter on the last day of school. It was full of photos of our daughter and all that she did during the year. I didn't want to cut it up as I wanted to keep it, so I scanned it into my computer and printed them off. The quality isn't fabulous but it's a lot better than not having them. Many classrooms have blogs and this can also be a great resource.

I made this page using those photos and I wanted to highlight and remember all the wonderful hands on work they did.  I used the faithful kraft for my background but framed it with some blue and stitched a border to add a little detail. For some continuity I inked all the edges lightly with my walnut stain distress ink.

 I cut the title and polaroids on my silhouette and made the little file folder by tracing one that I already had. I love  papers that have a ton of borders of elements printed on them like this one, they are an economical way of getting a lot of different patterns and other bits and pieces. I used these borders as strips of paper and then added some rub ons continuing the strips of paper idea. The cute back to school flag came from this sticker sheet. This page came together really quick.

A lot of our themed school products do come in the primary colours, so just for something different I thought i'd do a pink, green and grey page.

This was inspired by the pink and grey elements on this sticker sheet. I saw the cute banner and faux washi and knew I wanted to use them. The grey star paper worked well with this and I brought the green ticket paper in from the dear lizzy 6x6 pad. The snap letter stickers are a great match also. To get the grey painted streaks I used my Mr Huey's and just painted it on instead of spraying. The smile I love you delicate diecut was cut on my silhouette. I journalled her story of the day on the card that I popped in behind.

I have been so enjoying all this school focused scrapbooking... next we switch over to Valentine's Day!

Have a wonderful day, hope the sun is shining wherever you are.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

January Sketch challenge winner...

Thanks for the ladies who entered the January sketch challenge.  We have drawn a winner.  Congratulations, RachelD...a RAK will be on it's way this week!!!! Check out the submissions here.  Be sure to enter the February challenge to be in to win.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Hello February....

Hello, Hayley here!

I'll be around for the month of February sharing some pages and bits and pieces with you.
Adrienne sent me out a mixture of school and valentines related items, so that is what I will be focusing on.

Only one of my children is school age, yet when I was collating ideas I seemed to have all this school related "stuff" that I had kept because it was "important". Well, the memories are important, not so much the stuff, so I wanted to find a way to add in what I really wanted, so I felt free to get rid of the rest.

I started with this photo from the first day of school for 2012, I used this page as an overview of how my daughters year went generally. I loved the red handwriting paper by Bella, I really like a lot of school papers with kind of  'just off ' primary colours. This grey stars paper is awesome and is super great for boys. I just added some silhouette cuts for my title and abc tab and it was pretty much done. I use a lot of kraft when it comes to school pages I find it works great with these colours. The little apple came from this sticker sheet here, I just popped it up on a foam dot.

This next page was made independent of the one above, but I do think I will put them together when I put them in an album.
Remember all that stuff I was talking about.... well this is my answer to that.

With that leftover portion of the red handwriting paper and some strips of the grey stars I whipped up this pocket page. This has been a great answer to my memorabilia keeping issues. I made the left hand side for certificates and special newsletters and the right hand side for the school reports. Sewing is by far the easiest way to secure the pocket, but if this isn't an option for you, you can just adhere with regular adhesive or perhaps staple it. I made this school diecut on my silhouette but a school title in letter stickers would work just as well. I added this awesome school rubon that came from October Afternoon, and these stickers came from this same sticker sheet as above. The stickers did come with a woodgrain border on them, but I trimmed this off so they would match the grey and black tones better and then popped them up with foam too.

I am going to make another of these pocket pages in the next week or so and maybe even one ready for my daughter that starts school in May, that way I will be ready to go and can pop things in as they come home. Genius!
That is my share for today, I'll be back in a few days with another school related page.
Have a fab day!

Friday, 1 February 2013

Sketch Challenge - February 2013

Page Maps have a wide range of sketches - most of then using multiple photos......check out this one for the Feb sketch.  Upload your take by 28 February 2013 to be in to win a RAK from our store.


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