A Bit Like You are the Queen

Hi everyone,

I am back with a layout created for Get It Scrapped for the blog article about ‘capturing voice’ on your layout.  I tend to be the organiser in my family.  One day, my daughter made this comment when we were outside eating a BBQ dinner.  She said “Sometimes Mummy it is a bit like you are the Queen and Daddy is your servant.”  We all laughed and it has become a bit of a running joke in our family and comes up from time to time.  Lucky my husband has a good sense of humour and is well able to stand up for himself if I got too bossy!

To keep the focus on my daughter’s comment and her ‘voice’ I created a long title using different fonts and substituted a stamped image instead of a photo.  The image was coloured by painting with distress paints.

If you want more ideas for capturing other people’s voices on your pages, check out the Get It Scrapped article here.

Thanks for stopping by,



Supplies: Paper: Crate Paper; Alphas: October Afternoon, American Crafts; Stamps: Prima, Elle’s Studio; Paint: Ranger Adirondack; Flowers: Petaloo, Prima, Kaisercraft, Making Memories; Buttons: Making Memories, Portacraft; Flower Pin: Crate Paper; Gem pin: Maya Road, Sticker: Simple Stories; Paper Clip: Tim Holz; Washi Tape: Crate Paper, Glitz Designs, My Minds Eye; Thread: We R Memory Keepers

Scrapbook layout using Copic Markers for Get It Scrapped

Hi Everyone,

Well time has got away from me a little in the last week or so but I had a great time teaching at Stef’s Papercrafts Weekend Workshop.  Loads of washing and tidying to do this week.  Now onto more fun topics – being creative! If you have been reading my blog for a while you will know that I love my copic markers.  My layout shows some examples of using Copic Markers on Scrapbook pages and was created for the Get It Scrapped article on the blog today.  There are some great ideas for scrapbooking layouts using copic markers in different ways on your pages.

I love the Gorjuss stamp of the girl with the paper dolls and it just reminds me of my daughter and her love of creating things out of paper so I created this layout and coloured the stamp to match my other supplies plus made it look a little like her.  It was the perfect embellishment for my page.  I also used my copic markers to colour some Heidi Swapp Banners in colours that coordinated with the Simple Stories Papers and added a little colour to my wood veneer camera.

The elements are arranged like they are hanging because it reminds me of displaying kids artwork.  I chose the chalkboard background as it fitted really well with my subject and also allowed the colours, photo and embellishments to stand out.  The stitching just framed it all and adds just a little more texture to the page.

If you have any questions just leave me a comment.  If you want more information about how I colour with copic markers you could check out the Copic Marker Cards Category on the sidebar.  I have a posts on Getting Started with Copic Markers and the First 10 markers I would buy, as well as some favourite colour combinations and lots of cards using Copic markers.  Michelle Houghton who is a certified copic instructor has lots of great tips on using copic markers on her blog.

Thanks for stopping by,



Supplies: Paper: Simple Stories – Vintage Bliss and I heart Summer; Stickers: Simple Stories – Vintage Bliss; Stamp: Gorjuss – I found my family in a book; Pens: Copic Markers – E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, E15, E18, R20, R22, RV21, YR23, BG70,  BG10, BG72, Atyou Spica – Clear, Pilot – White Gel Pen ; Twine: Maya Road; Flower: Prima; Alphas: Simple Stories; Pearls: Prima; Wood Veneer: Studio Calico; Butterfly: Prima

Ninja turtles – Inspired by Comics

Hi everyone,

Today’s layout was created for Get It Scrapped for the topic ‘Inspired by Superheroes and Comics’.  This was a really fun assignment and ended up being a different and interesting way to scrapbook about my five year old’s love of ninja turtles as well as my kid’s interest in playing ‘storytelling’ games.  Check out the rest of the Creative Team’s layouts here.

My kids had fun acting out a story complete with some hand crafted costumes by my daughter in addition to the store bought ninja turtle outfit.  I made sure I captured a bunch of photos as they played and then arranged them into a sequence.  To figure out the placement of my photos I added them into a Word Document and adjusted the photo sizes til I was happy with the look.  Then I printed them onto A4 photo paper and trimmed them apart.

I created a grungy, messy style background onto my black card and used distress paints to colour some black AC thickers.  I took inspiration from the ninja turtle books that my son has for my title work and to choose the colours in my background.  There is purple, blue, red and orange splatters for each of the colours of ninja turtle and of course some green paint used with stencils too.

I added in some speech bubbles to add to the comic book look and kept my other embellishments really simple.

Thanks for stopping by,




Supplies: Card: Bazzill; Alphas: Simple Stories, American Crafts; Stamps: Hero Arts, Kaisercraft; Template: Kasiercraft; Paints: Jenni Bowlin, Ranger Distress Paint, Ranger Adirondack; Sticker: Echo Park; Tape: My Minds Eye, Unknown; Wood Veneer: Studio Calico; Pen: Ranger; Gems: Mark Richards

A messy desk and too many projects at once

Hi everyone,

I always like to see how others organise their craft supplies, whether they have a whole room or just a bunch of containers that they pull out of a cupboard somewhere when they want to scrap.  Most of the time people show their stuff well organised and nice tidy desks.  Well that isn’t me at the moment!  I do have things basically organised but at the moment I have had 7 different projects on the go (one of them is my half made card!) so I have quite a bit of chaos.  Anyways I thought I would stop by to share my messy desk and a sneak peak for the Weekend Workshop coming up in September.    September also marks the beginning of spring here too, so hopefully  less winter colds and coughs in my little family. Sick kids = less sleep + less crafting time too.

I will be back soon with a layout for Get It Scrapped and then I am sure I will have finished my card!  My aim is to get back to more regular blog posts with more cards too.

Thanks for stopping by.



messy desk

Becoming a Mum

Hi Everyone,

I created this layout about a year ago and submitted it for publication in the Australian Scrapbooking Memories Magazine and was very excited when they accepted it.  It was published in the May Issue so I have had to wait a few months before I could share it on my blog.

The layout documents some of my thoughts about becoming a mum, including feeling like we had no idea what we were doing.  Over eight years on and every now and again I still have that thought!

Becoming-a-MumI created the background for the layout using the ‘cling wrap’ technique, which involves spraying mist (I used glimmer mist) and then placing glad wrap the paper over the top and leaving it to dry.  You scrunch the glad wrap up first and then when you lay it flat over the paper leaving some of the creases for the glimmer to pool in.  The effect give a shimmery crease textureI had seen a few different youtube videos using this technique so I decided to give it a try.  Some videos showed using shaving cream but I just used the glimmer mist and made sure the card was wet enough.  One of the youtube videos I watched was this one from Erin Bassett.

I made some of the flowers myself and also used some Prima and Dusty Attic flowers that were coloured with mists or left plain.  The patterned paper is from Glitz Design and the Chipboard is Dusty Attic coloured with Brushed Pewter Distress Stain.  The butterfly punch is Martha Stewart and the alphas are Prima.

I’ll be back later in the week with a card to share.  Thanks for stopping by,