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Monday, November 29, 2010

martha stewart large circle cutter review

These circle cutters have arrived and they use the same blades as the Martha Stewart Trimmer

Friday, November 26, 2010

Are you planning a December Daily Album this year?

I can't believe how fast this year has flown by!!  But nevertheless, I was determined to do a December Daily album this year and, to make it easier I wanted to have it complete - sans photos - before December 1.

For those of you who are not familiar with the concept - check out Ali Edwards blog here at
As for me, I am so excited - not only is my first  December Daily album finished and ready for photos, I 've made the album itself as well and it has been ready for over a week!!!!!
Inside Cover


Day One Transparency

Day One Page

Inside Pages

Inside Pages

Day 2 - Transparency with Wreath

More Inside

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Classes Coming to Scrappers Delite

I just wanted to share these sneak peeks with you - these will be classes at Scrappers 
Delite - check with Sharon for details

So I thought I would take part in a challenge

I just love the Color Room - it is a fantastic place to get ideas and to stretch your creative mojo.
Here is what I submitted this week

Time is flying by!!

Well I did clean up my desk - but it didn't stay very clean for very long 

I have been busy in a more creative way so I thought I would share some pics with you 
I've finally made a new christmas wreath for our front door - it needs a bit more bling but I haven't made up my mind about that yet.  This will be offered as a private class - just drop a comment to let me know you are interested.  The paper depicted is from Basic Grey's Fruitcake range (sorry Sally, I couldn't get Wassail)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Paper Quilt Project

Hi All - while I've been cleaning up my desk I found the "startings" of a project I was inspired to do by Christine Middlecamp at
I've managed to get hold of some of the paper doilys that were used by Christine - so I was wondering if anyone wanted to join me in completing their own Embellished Doily project?
Leave me a comment so I know to put some doilys away for you

What a Mess!!!

Ya know it is a wonder my husband doesn't divorce me - especially when you realise that this mess is in our lounge room!!!

So I thought this might help  - one of the new desktop organiser's from Kaiser

Of course - I'll have to decorate it first !! LOL

Classes, Classes and More Classes - Scrapper's Delite - Gladstone Park

Hi All, these are a peak at my next classes at Scrapper's Delite, Gladsdtone Park - call Sharon for details and to book on 9335 1100

Too Sweet

Christmas Time


This little mini book is also a class - it will probably be a workshop on a Saturday - so call Sharon to put your name on the waiting list

Classes, Classes and More Classes - All About Scrapbooking - Airport West

Hi All
just wanted to give you a sneak peek at the classes that I'll be hosting soon at All about Scrapbooking in Airport West -contact Kathy on 9338 1002 for details
 A little bit Lush

 Whoooo loves ya Baby?
 Butterflies are free
You need to bring your own little bits for this one - like ribbon and flowers - and Kathy will have a good range to choose from - but they may not be exactly this same as in the picture

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Perth Based Photographer

Hi All - I came across this website yesterday,   wouldn't you just love to have these photos in your scrapbook?
Perth Based Photographer

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Class News

Hi All
more classes to come at Gladstone Park - Scrappers Delite.  These are held most Friday nights - so check out Scrapper's Delite for details.

In addition to Scrapper's Delite I will also be conducting  classes on Monday's at All About Scrapbooking in
Airport West - you can give Kathy a call on 9338 1002 for details.  

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Crop-a-lot Day - cancelled this Friday

Hi All
just wanted to let you know that I have had to cancel the Crop-a-lot day this Friday - I've come to realise that it is way too hard during school holidays.

The next Crop-a-lot day will be as scheduled on Friday 5th November 2010 ....sooooo close to Christmas....and btw I'll extend the Followers promotion until the end of October

for now

Friday, September 24, 2010

Spellbinders border dies

Hi All, I just wanted to let you know that I have a couple of  of Spellbinders dies let that I would like to move to make way for their new range.

The Big Scalloped Border Grand is a true 12" Borderabilities® die template. It features 7 large scallops embellished with embossed and die cut circles. Aligning with the scallops are 7 die cut slots, perfect for adding ribbon to the border. This big bold Borderabilities® will be beautiful on scrapbook layouts!
Approximate Die Template Size:
12 x 1 1/8"
Perfect for Cardmakers, Scrapbookers & Papercrafters.
These are available for $30 (pick up only) or $34.95 (including postage)
Make your selection from the options below:

Delivery type


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My Little Sis and little Graphic 45.....and a giveaway

Hi All, I know this paper has been around for a while, but I didn't have the heart to cut it until I was reading a blog recently that quoted the Allen's adv - "Chop it, Chop it" so I sort of did.

Layout itself was inspired by a layout on that used Bo Bunny papers - amazing how two layouts that are essentially alike are also completely different.

BTW:  I also have a little parcel of Tim Holtz goodies to give away - catch is you have to be a follower and get another person to sign up as a follower.
- Don't forget to let me know who you referred  - one qualifying follower will be selected at random at the end of  the month - evening of the 30th.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Orchid Inspiration Layout

Well I finally got this finished!  Once I started with the Kindy Glitz, things slowed down from there LOL.
I am happy with the result, let me know what you think.   And yes the top part is unashamedly inspired by the header on Rhonna Farrer's lovely blog.
A little close up of the orchid and flowers

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Orchid Inspiration

I was sitting having a latte this morning, enjoying some people watching when I spied these orchids in a shop window.

I thought I could do something with them on a layout, given that I am enjoying whitework lately I am inspired by these to do a bit more.......stay tuned to see what I come up with

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Albums available

Hi All
just thought I would let you know I have a limited number of Ring Binder Albums available.  These are bundelled together with  20 page protectors (side loading) for $40
Although the photo below shows red, I only have the following colours left:
Purple with Black flocking
Silver with Black flocking
Black with Purple and Silver printed butterflies.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Calling all Cuttlebugging Card Makers!!!!

And other die cutting machine users  of course - I just wanted to let you know I have sourced some new dies from a company called Marianne Design and they are just gorgeous.  Very detailed (similiar to Spellbinders)
and at reasonable price points.

I had a play with the Butterfly last night - couldn't resist and I was very impressed with how well it cut - especially considering how fine the detail is. These dies all cut and emboss - instructions regarding which plates to use are included in the packaging.
This particular plate only embosses and the packaging contains some reallty clear instructions regarding use.

All are sized with cardmakers in mind, but could be used for scrapbooking and other paper crafts as well.

I only have limited numbers of these so let me know if you would like some more info - all are priced under $20.00
cheers for now - I am off to play some more

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Kid in a Candy Shop!!

Martha Stewart has arrived!!!!.....well her punches have anyway........drool

This deep edge Daisy Fan has to be one of my favourites

Hydrangea is another cute one

Is it too early to start thinking about christmas cards? This ornament edge punch would be just perfect!!

Another deep edge punch - Garden Trellis is over the top and gorgeous!

I've also received stocks from  Tim Holtz and Spellbinders:

Bits and Pieces from Tim Holtz's Idealogy range

These border dies from Spellbinders are simply gorgeous - alll are 12" and are very detailed so you can cut, emboss and stencil all with the one die.

I have limited numbers of these - so be quick!! Let me know if you want me to put these aside for the next Crop-a-lot day - Friday 6th August - starting at 2.00pm
Bye for now - I'm off to do some punching...cutllebugging.....grungey stuff?????