Monday, July 18, 2011


Hi fellow scrapbookers!

I had my 24th birthday a couple of weeks ago. I recieved so many well wishes, cards and gifts. I appreciate everything everyone did for me. Its nice to have special people in your life =)

I have seen the trend of making a layout marking your birthday - and putting a list - most of the time the nunber of items matches the age you have/will be turning.

I decided to jump on that bandwagon and give it l go. Not a huge fan of doing layouts about myself at the present, l prefer to do layouts on the past - but l bit the bullet and just jumped it and did it.

Sue from Scraploot gave me this challenge: 3 colours, 2 different ribbons, 3 flowers and a chipboard flourish, and this is what l came up with:

I did scraplift the idea and the use of the patterned paper in the background. I'm pretty pleased with it - well l should be l'm the one that will have it in my album hehe.

Until next time!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Birthday Book

Hi fellow scrapbookers!

Because Michael and l have so many friends and family members each its hard to keep track of people's birthdays. He has mentioned a few times he would like a "birthday calendar" which isn't like a normal calendar but one that only shows dates, not days.

I made for him this sweet birthday book, which l bought at a scrapbooking shop at Dural, Addicted to Craft, and it was only $16! Bargain!

There are full instructions and all of the embellishments are included (minus some prima flowers, but these can easily be substituted with some flowers from your stash:

Cover Page
Inside sample - FebruarySample inside - July
Outside (spine)

Michael loves it and is now grateful that he can now see at a glance who's birthdays are coming up, and l no longer have to keep reminding him (l hope!) Now just to fill it up with everyone's birthdays!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Stampin Up!

I went to my very first Stampin Up! get together last night, and wow was it fun! My friend Caitlin and l took the drive up to Lawson for the night, the class lasted for 3 hours. Pauline taught us how to make these two cards:

We made 5 of each, all ready for Christmas! Here is a close up of the purple window card:

The night was really well organised, nice ladies, coffee, tea, cake, lucky door prizes it was fantastic! I can't wait until l go again next month!