Thursday, May 10, 2018

Postcard Perfect Memories (Australasian Blog Hop)

Well, for many of us this is the biggest month of the scrapbooking year. I hope you are able to join your consultant for National Scrapbooking Day celebrations this month? Did you arrive here from Kara's Blog?
Please be sure to follow along with the Blog hop by clicking on the link at the end of this post (and don't forget to leave us a comment!)

The Postcard Perfect Paper was "perfect" for a "postcard perfect" holiday we recently took to Fiji.  My husband and I honeymooned in Fiji, and 15 years to the day we took our children back to celebrate our anniversary.  It was a wonderful week of gorgeous family memories and this paper pack was made for us!  I have used a mix of the paper, the Cut Above layouts and the accompanying stamp for this album.  I do not tend to embellish heavily in my pages so I found that I had lots of leftovers after completing the Cut Above pages.  These worked perfectly as embellishments on other pages. I have also mixed in one of the stamp sets from the "Wish You Were Here" cricut cartridge.  As with any travel album, flip flaps were a great way of getting extra photos on the page without sacrificing the layout.  You will notice that I haven't yet journalled on my pages as this is a work in progress and I am trying to decide what stories I was to tell on my pages.  I can totally recommend buying the bundle (CC5191) for $81.95AUD/$93.95 NZD as that stamp set and coordinating cardstock will allow you to get extra mileage out of your paper and cut above kit.

My title page (using the bit leftover from punching out the circle shape in the Cut Above Kit - waste not want not!)

I hope you enjoy using Postcard Perfect too!
Now hop on over to Doreen's Blog to see her interpretation of Postcard Perfect;
and where ever you are, who ever you are, happy scrapping this month!
Keep smiling,

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Classic Summer Bash Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our Australasian Blog Hop for May!  Did you arrive here from the lovely Doris?
May already! How did that happen?  If you are anything like me you are still scrapping Summer photos so this stamp will work perfectly for those occasions.  As is usual with Stamp of the Month this stamp can be yours for just $7.50 with a $75 purchase this month (and what a month to spend money with all of the glorious new products available in our Seasonal Expressions Catalogue!)  See your consultant for more details or if you don't have a consultant feel free to shop with me at

I think my favourite part of this stamp is that cute little banner.  I also think the jar will come in super handy to put floral stamps in as an informal vase.  

This super simple little card is just one of our bulk white daisy cards cut into a square and corner rounded.  I used a background texture stamp like the one from our "Colourful Texture"set (D1784) with glacier ink and then stamped an M sized sentiment on with memento black ink.  The little banners were in Twilight, Cranberry and Canary ink.
This card uses one of the PML cards from our new "Documented" Paper and then a scrap of blue behind it and black ink to stamp the jug and lemons and banner.  Then I just cut tiny triangles from scrap paper.  

This page is just waiting for some photos of my funny friends.  I am very lucky to be part of a "secret" Pimms group of like-minded, fun loving school mums who come and drink Pimms and eat cheese on my deck on nice afternoons.  It is a tradition that I love and we always laugh so hard that my stomach muscles hurt so I thought it was worth documenting these beautiful friends in my album.  Our albums should be a celebration of our relationships! Of course now I need to organise another Pimms afternoon to get some photos - the things we do for our scrapbooking!!!
I used Willow cardstock and ink, with the same Twilight, Cranberry and Canary combo for the lettering.  I know that the "Location", "Date" and "Time" stamp will be great for future birthday invites/social gatherings but it also works beautifully as a journalling prompt.

So that is it from me this month.  Hop on over to Wendy's Blog to keep sharing the great ideas!
Happy Scrapping,