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Feb DT layouts & a journal

Anna sent me an OTP Kaiser Journal this month for something a little different, so I wanted to make good use of it.  I find that sometimes I want to tell my kids something special but don’t want to make a layout about it cos its over-kill. So now I have somewhere to put those little messages that they can read themselves when they are older – a keepsake. 

Each tab is the title page that starts a section for each of my girls. (I haven’t finished them quite though – well, I had finished them but someone spilt water on the table & ruined them – not impressed!) I used Kaiser ‘ Made with Love’ range.

Edited: Ok, noooowww I’m finished…. nothing too fancy though.

Idea 10: Use glimmermist as a base for a journalling spot.

Also did some simple layouts also with Kaiser & BG Sugar rush.

Idea 11: title over photos 

Idea 12:  paint on the photo edges to give a soft look.

Idea 13: ink across the foam thickers to give a soft appearance.

Idea 14: paint and stamp on the chipboard french flourish.

Idea 15: Spray glimmermist over the title then move it across like a shadow.

Idea 16: Stitch on the photo and overlap the photos. Add a button to the clouds. Hand-draw a fancy page border.

This one was my step x step page for Annas blog. Its the first time I’ve made the rosettes and they seem to be quite popular atm.

Idea 17: Make flowers from nested circles. Hack the edges.

And here’s the new Sketch competition for February – its a $40 voucher! Wish I could enter (LOL).



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This year I will

try to put something new (by that I mean something I haven’t done before) on every layout. I’m bored with the old stuff (LOL), so here goes…..

These 2 layouts (above & below) using Crate Paper’s Seasons Collection, are for the Scrapbook n bits January competition.

Idea 1: Use different lettering for each word in the title.

Idea 2: Double stitch around the border.

Idea 3: Use numbers instead of words in the title.

This one uses Kaiser pps.

Idea 4: Stitch on the photo.

And this one uses Bo Bunny Princess stickers.

Idea 5: Hand-draw the flowers.

Idea 6: add a mini tag.

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Well we are off on 3 weeks holiday from Friday 5th to beautiful Port Stephens in NSW but before we go…… here’s my step x step for August  that I did for Anna’s craft cupboard plus a few more LOs.

Relax page

This one uses the new MME Bloom & Grow papers & diecuts – just beautiful!


must be love

Features Prima pp and AC thickers.



Some old pps I had stashed but the embellishments are Kaiser rhinestones.

And this one is my entry to the Scrapbookit sketch challenge for August.

you are special

I will have heaps to show when I get back from holidays – I’m taking my scrapbooking with me.  (Gotta do something while baby is asleep) shhh.

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