Tuesday, 28 March 2017

You Rock - Video Tutorial using Shimmerz Paints

Hi There,

I thought I would take advantage of 
having power, while we are in the middle of a
cyclone here in Far North Queensland, Australia.

What a massive storm Cyclone Debbie is!!
But we are safe for now, that is the main thing.

With that said I wanted to share with you a layout
I created for Shimmerz Paints.
I have used loads of yummy colors
and the Fancy Pants Designs - True Friend Collection.


In the video tutorial, I show you how I created
layers using different Shimmerz Paints products:

Shimmerz Coloringz - Oh Say Can You Sea, Peachy Keen 
& Night Moves.
Shimmerz Inklingz - Tarnished Treasure.
Shimmerz Vibez - Sunset Strip & Snow Storm.
Shimmerz Paste-eez - Lava Flow
Shimmerz AcriTonez - Shimmerz Tar, Tar.

Here are some close-ups:


In the Fancy Pants Designs - True Friends Collection,
there was a multi colored triangle page.
I cut the triangles out, then cut the centres of them out.
That was you can still see the layered background through them.


Some stitching for some fun!


Add some splatters.


In the video I show you how I created the Ombre look
Chipboard.  It was super easy.

Here is the video tutorial on the Shimmerz You Tube Channel.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

And don't forget!



Friday, 3 March 2017

Case File 225 - Little Moments

Hi There,

It's time for another Case File

This time it's Case File 225.


It's all about the extra moments, when they get along!

My Evidence is:  Stars, Triangles and Wood.

My Testimony is:  Starting my journaling with an idiom.
My idiom was "Get Along Like a House on Fire"

Here are some close-ups:


That acrylic title is from Elle's Studio.


Some very cool Dusty Attic Chipboard was used in the 
making of this layout.


For the background I used 

Here is what the Case File looks like:


I used the Nifty Pixel sketch as well.
All the inspiration you need right there!

Thanks so much for stopping by! xx


Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Cute as a Button

Hi There,

So excited to share this layout with you
using Shimmerz Paints and one of my
favourite Simple Stories Collections
Summer Fresh.


How cute is this!!  
And my little man Lucas!

The Shimmerz Products I used are:

Shimmerz AcriTonez - In The Navy
Shimmerz Creameez - Witches Blue
Shimmerz Aqua Huez - 1 Brick Short & Pot-O-Gold

Here are some close-ups:


I made the background look like clouds.


In the video tutorial, I show you how you can 
stamp using the new Shimmerz AcriTonez paints.

The results were amazing and really defined.

Here is the video tutorial:


Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, 26 February 2017

Sweet Boy - Clique Kits - February 2017 Kit - BEE You

Hi There,

Today I am sharing my last layout as a
guest designer for Clique Kits.
I have had a ball!!

I received my February Kit - BEE You 
on Friday and I just had to make something
with it straight away.

I know it is full of butterflies (my favourite)
but I wanted to show you it can be used
for little boys too!



I just love that arrow paper by 
American Crafts - One Canoe Two - Hazelwood Collection.

Here are some close-ups:


I used the Gold Thickers and I die cut
the word "BOY" out of the corrugated paper.


I incorporated the cork embellishments.

Here is what the kit looks like:


The kit is still available HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Saturday, 25 February 2017

Guitar Man

Hey There,

I hope your weekend is treating you well.

I'm here to share another layout I created
just for me, and no other reason.
Oh, I do love this collection from


It was the perfect collection for this photo of
my youngest boy Lucas.

Here are some close-ups:


I used a stencil and the 


I cut strips to create my own funky background.


I added some paint by using 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

And remember if you put in a Shimmerz
order, don't forget to mention my name in the comments!




Monday, 20 February 2017

Dream Big!

Hi There,

This weekend I had the opportunity to hang
out with some like minded creatives and
just scrapbook for fun.

This is one of the layouts I created
using the American Crafts,
Shimelle - Star Shine Collection.


I love this range!!
I did loads of fussy cutting on this layout.


I cut the clouds out of the patterned paper,
then I stuck it on some pink paper from the range 
and fussy cut again to get this layered look.

The hot air balloons are fussy cut from another 
piece of patterned paper in the collection.


I used a stencil and texture paste on the white backing
paper, with some Shimmerz for color.

Don't you love the sparkle Thickers!


Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, 17 February 2017

CSI: Case File 224 - Happy

Hey Friends,

Time for another Case File release over at

This time is is Case File 224.
And the colors are gorgeous!


My Evidence for this Case File is: Plain Cardstock, 
The Alphabet as a Design Element, Light Bulb,
Scissors and Triangles.

My Testimony is typed around the outside of the
layout and was the February Prompt -
YOUR FREE TIME
What do you like to do in your Free Time?
When I get free time, I love to relax in a hot bubble bath,
with a good book and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.
I also love to create.  My scrap room is my favourite
room in the house.
How would you feel if you didn't have this time?
I would have a feeling of being overwhelmed.
It is therapy for me to be able to create.
I try my best to make time.......

Here are some close-ups:


I used a triangle stencil to add that element to my evidence.


Using the alphabet was a great way to use up
some of those alpha's.
And yes, all the letters from the alphabet are there.


This is what the Case File looks like:


So head on over and give the challenge a try.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, 9 February 2017

Hugs & Kisses - Clique Kit February Sketch

Hey There Friends,

So excited to be a Guest Contributor 
for Clique Kits for February.
It was a dream of mine to be a Contributor
as I have been a subscriber for quite some time.

So to start my month off,
I am involved in the Sketch Challenge Reveal.

Here is my take on the sketch!


The moment I seen the Simple Stories - Love and Adore Collection
Sealed With a Kiss Patterned Paper,
I knew I wanted to cut out those X's and O's and mount
them to fit the sketch.

Here are some close-ups:


I love the dimension and the clean lines
I got to create using the kit.


The "Hugs and Kisses" title is available
for sale in the Clique Kits, Digital Store.

Here is what the Sketch Looks Like!


So head on over to the Clique Kit Blog
and link your interpretation of the sketch
to WIN a Mommy Lhey Planner Kit!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, 16 January 2017

Case File 222 - My Besties Smile

Hi Friends,

Writing this blog in extreme humidity 
here in Far North Queensland.
Not so fun scrapping in the tropics in the middle
of Summer

In saying that, I did enjoy
creating this layout for CSI: Color Stories Inspiration.
Here is my take on Case File 222.


All colors in the palette are included.

My evidence is:  Chevron (stenciling), Jewels,
Stamps and Fabric.

My Testimony is:  Choose a January Prompt.
I chose What am I grateful for?

Here is my journaling which is hidden behind
the photo mat.


Here are some close-ups:


Thanks to my lovely friend Beck Beattie
I got to play with the Tinby Designs - Color Crush.
The red in the background it Pomegranate.
They are amazing!!
You can purchase them here:


The blue in the background is the Shimmerz Vibez
- Cold as Ice.

The paint on the chipboard is a combination of the
new release Shimmerz Acri Tonez - Blue My Top
and 3 Sheets to the Wind.


The stamps I used on the layout are
from Unity Stamp Co - Vibes.

Here is the Case File:


Why not head on over and give it a try yourself?

Thanks so much for stopping by!! xx

Sunday, 15 January 2017

My Sweet Life

Hey Friends,

Today I am sharing another layout
using Cocoa Vanilla Studios
Love Always Collection.

I think this might actually be my 
third layout using this collection.
There are so many things to play with.


This is a pic of myself and my boys.
LOVE this.
I don't usually find myself in pics as
I am usually the one taking the photos!

Here are some close-ups:


I loved these chipboard frames.




Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, 8 January 2017

Perfect Weekend

Hi There,

Here in Australia it is the school holidays and
I have had fun creating just for me.

So today I am sharing with you
a layout I created using Cocoa Vanilla Studio
Love Always Collection.


This layout features a photo of myself and
the lovely Stacey Young.

Our boys both played in the Paul Bowman Cup
in the same Competition Pool!
in the tent beside us!!

It was meant to be.


I love how pretty this collection is.
I created lots of layers.



Thanks so much for stopping by!