Saturday, June 20, 2015

A needed break..

Hello Blogland! 

Well I'm back.Who has found themselves needing a break from their blog? 
This happens for me from time to time.

Here tonight, sitting on the couch in my pj's and ugg boots the sparkle returned. 
I thought to myself I wonder what's happening with all the beautiful blogs I follow. 
The laptop got opened and here I am. 
After having my fill of beautiful blogs I found the inspiration to blog again.. 

Here I am sharing with you some projects I created for the latest issue of  Jot Magazine

Click HERE to check out Issue 10. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Some Pink Paislee love..

Pink Paislee has just announced their 2015 powerhouse of amazing designers. 

Each of them has a unique style that I am sure over the next twelve months will inspire me with their beautiful projects

I applied for the team and unfortunately was not unsuccessful but I thought I would share the two layouts I created for the submission. 

Isn't my little dolly and her friend Misty May the cutest!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Jot Magazine - All I can say is Love Love Love

February has arrived, the month of Love and to celebrate this Jot Magazine has put together a mood board that makes us think about the people we love. 

This does not necessarily mean our partner or husband it can mean any people in your life that you adore and that makes you feel blessed to have them in your life.

Isn't it divine!!
For me one of those people is my Mother. Each day I feel so lucky to call her my mum. She provides me with support, advice, unconditional love and encouragement. 

She makes me feel special and treasured and my prayer is that everyone in the world has some to love them like my mother loves me.

Here is the layout I created inspired by the Mood Board. 
Visit Jot Magazine and share what you have created inspired by LOVE

Products used: Teresa Collins, Crate Paper, Flutterby Designs, Project Life, Indian Ink, 
Faber Castel, Ranger and Heidi Swapp. 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Scrapbooking with Flutterby Designs

My beautiful sister asked me to scrapbook this photo of her and her daughter. 
When I sat a my desk all things Flutterby came to mind. 

This layout was created using some of Flutterby Designs essential products. 
These include stencils, flares, chipboard and tabs. 

I loved creating this background and enjoyed experimenting with different stencils, colors and textures.

I hope you love this layout as much as my sister did and grab those essential Flutterby items today.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Jot Kids - Introducing the Jot Kids 2015 Planner

Jot Kids is back and I am so excited to share this with you! 
Kim over at Jot Magazine is just amazing. When I come up with these ideas she gets on board and supports me to create fun challenges for creative kids. This year I threw a big one at her. With the Planner craze in full swing I thought it important to let the kids enjoy some planner fun also. 
She here we are introducing the 
2015 Jot Kids Holiday Planner!! 
My little Katie Jane could not wait to get on board and begin creating, and I will let you in on a little secret even my fifteen year old son got creative but no photos were allowed lol. 

If you are wanting your children to join in the creative fun then get on over to Jot Magazine and download your FREE planner pages. Oh and don't forget to share what you have created to have a chance at winning a great prize pack from Flutterby Designs. 

 Oh Mum! Please stop taking my picture. I am trying to work on my planner!!!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Art Journal - Experience Passion Love & Joy

Sharing my latest art journal project. 
I loved stamping with white ink and blending with black gelato. I had no idea how this would come together. I just kept adding new layers and different textures and I am pleased with the result. 
I hope everyone out there experiences PASSION JOY and LOVE in all aspects of life. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Scrapbooking with Flutterby Designs

Gotta love a good selfie. 

With the right light and the right angle I can take 10kgs off without having to lift a muscle.  
Ok.. Im just being silly. lol 
What I love most about the selfie movement is that women are scrapbooking themselves more than ever before. 
If a selfie is what it takes for women,mothers, aunts, sisters, grandmothers to capture and document themselves then I am all for it. 

Here is a little selfie fun that I have had using fabulous Flutterby Designs products.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Art Journal - Explore

I'm sharing tonight my third art journal project. When creating this page I dreamed of all the wonderful adventures I hope to find myself on in the future. To explore this beautiful world, to challenge myself to do things I think I cannot and capture these moments. 

This layout celebrates that dream and I pray that it comes true. 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Art Journal - Capture Life

Very excited to share with you the second page of my art journal. When creating this page I reflected on my love of photography and I have a challenged myself this year to take more photos.

Yesterday my sister invited me to her house for dinner. While I was there I picked up her camera and just had fun taking random photos of our kids. At one point I was lying on the grass in my work clothes getting all dirty but I thought 'who cares I am having a great time'.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Art Journalling - This could be important...

At retreats, in shops, in friends lounge rooms and on social media I have been sitting looking at all these people creating               art journals
I would be truly amazed when watching the process and seeing the results. 
Mixed media is taking the scrapbooking world to a whole exciting new level and to be honest any time I tried to incorporate any techniques into my traditional style of scrapbooking I was a little freaked out. I also wondered about the purpose to the art journal as they were not using any photos? That was until recently when I was sitting in a doctors surgery supporting a friend. I looked over and saw a woman sitting quietly in the corner of the room with art journal and pen in hand. I looked at her face. She appeared calm, content and completely mesmerized by her journal and what she was creating. She was beautiful.
There it was, right in front of me. The reason for me to begin my art journal journey. 
My art journal now has a purpose. 
I want it resonate messages that are personal to me. 
I want it to send messages to inspire and wisdom to support family, friends and other creative people. 
I have not participated in 'the word for the year' this year but I think I have found something better. 

Over the next twelve months I want to create, be calm and content just as that woman in the doctors surgery demonstrated to me. 
Here is my first page, the beginning of my art journal journey.