31 August 2010

New and Improved Scrapbook City Blog

Make sure you pop on over to the Scrapbook City Blog http://www.scrapbookcityblog.blogspot.com/ and check out the new look. We also have a great competition going with the first week's challenge being to do a layout using one of four Kaiser Craft collections - Lush, Secret Bird Society, Hippy Chick and Up Up and Away - 70% of your layout needs to be Kaiser products. There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs so give it a go!

My layout for the challenge sample uses Secret Bird Society which I looove! I dug out some old photos from nearly 16 years ago on our honeymoon - a blast from the past!

Another Travel Layout

I have so many photos from our holiday to get through that I decided to print some smaller photos to get heaps onto a page.

I love this travel range from Making Memories which really matched the photos well and I dug into my stash for some older chipboard letters as well.

I found out this afternoon that 19 boxes of product is being delivered to Scrapbook City on Monday so guess who will be at Scrapbook City on Monday. I may also have to do a trip before then as the new Prima has arrived today!!

29 August 2010

New Basic Grey Wander

I was so excited to be given some of these papers to do a layout with for Scrapbook City. Unfortunately there were only the alphas and die cut shapes to use but they were really nice all the same.

I love the photos of the kids at Hartley's Croc Farm - we had such a great time there. I will also be doing a second page with the WRMK page inserts with photos of the crocs and other animals we saw that day.

Stay tuned as Scrapbook City is starting a series of challenges on the blog. I have done my layout for the first challenge and will post as soon as it is up on the Scrapbook City Blog.

I have also ordered some more things from Etsy and some wonderful storage things for my new scrap area in our office. I will post some pics of my brand new scrap area when it is finished in the next couple of weeks - can't wait!

18 August 2010


Fortunately or you could say unfortunately for my hip pocket, I have found the website http://www.etsy.com/.

It is an online site that sells handmade and other goods. It is a wonderful place to find the bits and pieces that I love to add to my scrapbook pages that you can't always find in the retail stores. These wonderful little "findings" can be just the thing to finish off a page.

Yesterday I found a wonderful seller MKBeads which had these gorgous flowers. I really had to stop myself going CRAZY but these are the ones I bought. Can't wait for them to arrive.

16 August 2010

I saw a layout done by a wonderful scrapper called Carole Janson using Echo Park papers which I had previously just glanced over, and decided they were perfect for my photos of the EKKA. I just love the whimsy and bright colours. I also got inspiration from a layout I saw in the Two Peas in a Bucket gallery by michiyo_nobeno(poki).

I am looking forward to some challenges and exciting things happening with the Scrapbook City Blog shortly. I will keep you posted.

13 August 2010

DT Layout

After saying I had my mojo back, I wasted a whole afternoon mucking around on Wednesday and just couldn't pull a layout together. I decided to just leave it and come back to it yesterday. It made me really cranky because I had the time to do it for once and just nothing was coming to me.

On Thursday, I got a couple of different photos printed, ditched all my old ideas and came up with this layout which I really love! I think it really captures what I loved the most about Port Douglas. That was the view you had when you came out through the rainforest and walked down to the water. It was by far the nicest place I have ever been for a run too!

I think I just need to relax more when I'm scrapping and ENJOY it which is what I did yesterday. I should know by now that putting pressure on myself doesn't help me.

Hopefully I will get some time over the weekend to get some more scrapping done.

10 August 2010

New Blog

I have decided to change my blog! It will now be focused on my scrapping adventures instead of my family as such - this is for a number of reasons which I won't go into.

I have finally got my mojo for scrapping back and I can't find enough hours lately to get into it. I won't be showing many layouts on here that I do because they have people in them who I will not show on the internet. I was finding that I was only doing layouts that I could show and some of the most important ones ie. kids best friends and outings were not getting scrapped. I have turned that around somewhat now and I still hope to show many layouts here that may or may not give someone out there some inspiration.

Here is a layout I have done using the brand new Basic Grey Olivia papers and embellishments. I will have some Scrapbook City DT Layouts in the new few days.

July 2010 Layouts

April 2010 Layouts

March 2010 Layouts

February 2010 Layouts

January 2010 Layouts