project life and a little organisaion...

I've made a start on my 2015 project life album and happy to have completed week one using the awesome Hey Girl Daily Diary kit from
  I absolutely love the fun patterns and colours in this kit and have shared close-ups and details about the various elements over on the NoelMigon Blog, so head to the blog if you'd like more details.
Before I began this year's album I spent a bit of time organising all my supplies in my new Ikea, Kallax shelving unit which I shared on this post.
I purchased the drawer and door options for this unit and have used a variety of clear containers and baskets to keep my supplies organised. The black and white fabric cubes are from Target, and the white baskets were found at Woolworths.

My favourite storage solution are these photo storage cases - they come with 12 individual cases designed to hold 4x6" photos but I have used mine to store all my project life cards and co-ordinating pieces as well as one case dedicated to various paper tags and embellishments sorted by colour. 

I purchased mine from Lincraft but have also seen them available online under the name 'Iris Photo Storage'.

 I am also using a few containers with divided compartments to store washi tapes, flairs and paperclips and one just for wood veneers. I found the bottom two in the hardware section of Kmart but also bought the top one from the storage section at Bunnings.

I have filled one of my fabric storage cubes with clear A4 file cases (found in some supermarkets & office supply stores) and am using these to hold various stickers, enamel dots as well as a few for my cutting dies which I have placed onto magnetic sheets.
  I had such a great response to the post and had a lot of questions about what else I have stored in my shelving unit so thought I would share a couple more pics.

I have sorted my pocket page protectors by design in D ring albums and have used another album to store my masks and stencils.

I am using one of my CTMH storage cases to store various inks and mists, and a larger one to hold all my clear stamps and embossing folders (sorted in Avery Elle storage pockets)

It feels great to be a bit more organised and it's really saving me a lot of time when I want to find a particular product.

january @ scrap the boys...

Happy New Year!!! I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and are ready for some scrapping :) We are kicking off the year with a fun new challenge over at Scrap The Boys and I'm very happy to be returning for another term with the team.

My inspiration for this layout came from the colours and images in this month's awesome mood board. 

 I stepped out of my comfort zone using a mix of bold colours that I would not have normally used together, but really liked how they worked on my page.

Be sure to stop by the STB blog to have a look at the fabulous examples created by the other members of the team, and don't forget to get your layouts uploaded by the end of the month for a chance to win this month's awesome prizes!! 

Thanks for stopping by xx

december @ scrap the boys...

Hi there, another month has come around and I've got a layout to share for the December Scrap the Boys challenge. 

It's a sketch challenge this month and as you can see I have flipped things around a bit for my layout.

As always I have mixed a range of products from various brands but the main components are from Pink Paislee Solstice range along with some goodies from Pinkfresh Studio and some gorgeous gold foiled vellum from Maggie Holmes Open Book collection.

Take a look at how the rest of the team have used the sketch and link your entries up on the blog before the end of the month for a chance to win this month's great prizes. 

Thanks for stopping by xx

november @ scrap the boys...

Hi again :) there's a new challenge up at Scrap the Boys! This month's challenge is to show your boy's softer side and I knew that this pic of little Cayden picking some flowers for me would be perfect.

In keeping with the 'softer side' theme I went with a mix of pretty corals, soft blues and lime colours from the gorgeous new Heidi Swapp September Skies collection. 

I have definitely used a lot more flowers than I normally would for a boy's page but I think they go well with the photo and theme.

Check out all the fabulous samples from the rest of the team here and don't forget to get your layouts linked up by the end of the month for a chance to win some of the awesome prizes!!

a couple I prepared earlier...

Hi :) its usually around this time of year when I try and get up to date and go back and find all the layouts and projects I have created but haven't shared yet. 

 First up is a layout that was published in Scrapbooking Memories magazine Vol 16 No1 for the 'out of your comfort zone challenge' where I was asked to give a more ''arty'' style a try.

I had a lot of fun playing with differnet mediums and although the layout is still very much my own style I like that it isnt as ''clean" as I usually do and have since added some of the same techniques to my other projects.

 I also have a couple of layotus to share from a past Scrappy Canary cybercrop. I managed to get two layotus completed and even won one of the challenges with this layout...

I used lots of items from their kits, along with a few of my own {scrAp this!} designs which were part of the embellishment kit for the month :)

there was also this layout...

using one of my favourite colour combos mixed with lots of yummy layers.

I have loads of pages from my project life album to share, so I hope you'll stop by again soon xx

tech savvy @ scrap the boys...

Have you seen the fun Tech Savvy challenge over at Scrap the Boys this month?

I think you'll agree that technology has come a long way since we were kids and it seems like today's generation definitely has it all figured out! 

I used some pics of all my boys with their various devices, which have fast become a part of everyday life.

and a few more close ups :)

You'll find loads of great samples from the STB team over on the blog and don't forget get your entries in by the end of the month to be eligible for some awesome prizes.

Thanks for stopping by xx 

saying goodbye to D-lish scraps...

I'm sad to say that my design team term with D-lish Scraps has already come to an end :( It feels like it has gone by way to fast but it has truly been a great six months and I absolutely loved playing with so many awesome goodies while working with Amanda and the rest of the team.

I shared two final layouts over on the blog starting with a fun pic of my little guy soaking in the bath. 

I used several layers of coloured tulle from the store to create a soft floating background for my photo.

I used heat embossing to help me co-ordinate some wood veneer words and enamel dots to my page...
 you'll find all the details here.

I went with a mix of warm tones paired with some bold patterned paper for this next page.  

I created a journaling pocket out of tags and used pops of black to break up some of the patterns.

again you can find full details over on my original post

Thanks for stopping by xx

cybercrop fun with dlish scraps...

The D-lish Scraps September Cybercrop is in full swing over at The Scrap Suite. There are 5 fun challenges as well as a bonus kids challenge along with lots of fun and games and awesome prizes up for grabs!!

Here's my challenge which is to incorporate tags onto your project.

 I used a few shipping tags from the store to create my design and used one of these as a template to cut out a 6x4" photo into two tag shapes. I really liked that this method gave this simple photo a lot more impact on my page than it would have if it had been left whole. 

I love that tags are so versatile and can be used with so many different scrapping styles. I kept mine pretty simple with just a little bit of washi tape and a few embellishments to dress them up as well as some die-cut chevrons and 'today' word for a bit more depth.   

Head over to The Scrap Suite face book group to check out all the other challenges
 and join in on all the fun :)

Products from the D-lish store...

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