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A Pinterest CASE


Another great option when you are completely stuck for card ideas is browsing on Pinterest.  Of course you had better make sure you have a couple of spare hours once you start on there 🙂

I needed to make a card/money holder last week for someone heading over to see my favourite mouse.  I found THIS card on Pinterest, and I’ve pretty much cased it exactly.  Here’s my version:

Stamps: Delicate Doilies, Friendly Phrases

Ink: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight

Paper: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White, Patterned Paper (other)

Other: Wide Oval Punch, Elegant Frames Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Circle Punches



March Stamp-a-Memory Challenge


It’s challenge time at Stamp-a-memory, and this month we were challenged to scraplift a layout from the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalogue.  I kept coming back to a card on page 10 of the catalogue, it’s a sample for the Birthday Bakery stamp set and I just love all of the scallop layers on it.  One day I will get around to CASEing the actual card.


I sketched out the layout on scrap paper, and then turned it 90 degrees to the left.  I used the main image section as the position for my photos, the dsp section on the left became my title area.

Surprise, surprise I’ve scrapped more Disneyland photos.  These are from our Breakfast with Minnie and her friends at the Plaza Inn.  It’s an all you can eat meal with yummy foods like Mickey Mouse waffles 🙂  Chloe has a freshly bandaged chin as it’s the day after her Halloween visit to an Anaheim hospital.

Anyway, if you look at the card I cased, and turn your head sideways you’ll see how I arrived at my scrap page layout.

Please go and visit Stamp-a-Memory to see everyone’s March Challenge layouts and leave them some comment love!

Stamps: From the Kitchen Of

Ink: Early Espresso, Melon Mambo

Paper: River Rock, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Melon Mambo Prints.

Other: Buttons, Pennant Die (for the scallop edges), Concord Crush ribbon, various punches, dimensionals, chipboard letters (retired)

Thanks for looking!

Stamp-a-memory February Challenge


It’s challenge time over at Stamp-a-memory, and February’s challenge was to create a layout focusing on the colour red.  I was quite happy to have this as my first challenge because red is my favourite colour.  Shouldn’t be too difficult, right?

I spent probably two hours trying to choose a photo for my page.  Finally I headed back to my Disneyland photo pile (’tis a big pile) and found this pic of my girls with Minnie Mouse 🙂

I’m really happy with how this page turned out.  The Tropical Party stamp set which I used for accents goes beautifully with the Hawaiian themed meal we ate (was yummy!).  With Minnie in her surfwear and my girls wearing leis, everything ties in nicely.

Head on over to Stamp-a-memory and join in our challenge!  You can see everyone else’s sneak peeks, and surf away to see their layouts.

Stamps: Tropical Party, Notes and Details

Ink: Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake

Paper: Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Play Date DSP, Bella Rose DSP (retired), Basic Black

Other: Alphabet Soup Chipboard Letters, Rhinestone Brads, Dimensionals, Island Floral Big Shot Die, Hearts and Brackets Big Shot Die, Sewing Machine

Scrappy Sunday – What’s This?


Nightmare Before Christmas is a favourite movie in our house.  We just love Jack Skellington and all of his friends in Halloweentown.  If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend you check it out.  It’s certainly a little different, but lots of fun.

On our first day at Disneyland we were lucky enough to spot Jack and Sally out and about in New Orleans Square.  And lucky is definitely the word – the line to meet them both was absolutely HUGE within minutes.  Both Jack and Sally were amazing replicas of their movie characters, with both the voice and mannerisms absolutely perfect.

This Scrappy Sunday page features our meeting with Jack and Sally, Jack dressed up as Sandy Claws, and a couple of photos of the Haunted Mansion dressed up for the holidays.

Beginning on Friday the 18th of June, and then the 3rd Friday of each month, I’m going to be holding Scrap Time classes at my home at both 12pm and 7.30pm.  Basically this will be a time to come over and use my collection of tools etc to make your own scrap pages.  Check out my Classes page for more information.

Scrappy Sunday: Trick or Treat


When I learned that there were Halloween Parties held at Disney’s California Adventure during our holiday – I was online to buy tickets as soon as they went on sale 🙂  We were not disappointed – Halloween decorations, costumes, lots of Trick or Treat candy stations (for the grown-ups too!), dance parties with the characters from Monsters Inc, Disney Villians and lots more!  I also had my first ride on the Hollywood Hotel Tower of Terror that night, NEVER again!  The girls loved it, but I was quite sure I was going to die.

I’ve made a double page layout for our party pics, and I still have tons more from the night that I couldn’t fit onto the pages.  This layout is once again from a Got Sketch class.  One of the photos on this page is a favourite, Kim was dressed up as Cinderella and Cinderella’s evil Stepmother and Stepsisters were giving her such a hard time.  They were telling her to clean up this and that, not wanting to be in a photo with her etc.  It was all in good fun, and the characters were great.

Stamps: Full Calendar, Typeset Alphabet Upper

Ink: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip

Paper: Sweet Always DSP, Kraft, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip

Other: The BIG SHOT, Sizzlits Lots of Tags, On Board Lots of Letters, Watercolour Wonder Crayons, Crystal Effects, Chocolate Chip Stitched Ribbon, Playground Buttons, Photo Corner Punch

Scrappy Sunday: Aloha!


Whew!  I didn’t think I was going to get this page finished today.  I’m still sorting stuff out after two classes yesterday, and packing away lots of cans after Steve took a trip to the SPC/Ardmona factory.  We won’t be needing tomatoes or baked beans for ages…

Anyway, another Disneyland page for you this week.  This one has pics from the Lilo and Stitch Breakfast Luau, which was just tons of fun.  It was a character meal we said that we would definitely go back to again, and not a month after we returned home Disneyland removed this meal 🙂  I’m quite sure I can think of another reason or two to go back though!!

I’ve used the super Kraft 12×12 from the mini catalogue for my page base.  It is just a fantastic neutral for pages/photos with bright colours.  Since my sewing machine had red thread in it, I decided to stitch around the edges of the So Saffron cardstock layer.

This page layout is another Got Sketch layout (and I’ve actually used this exact one before, with the same stamp set! lol!). Again, sorry for the not so great photo – it’s really dark and cloudy here at the moment.

Stamps: It’s a Loop Thing (level 3 hostess set)

Ink: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip

Paper: Kraft, So Saffron, Whisper White

Other: Chipboard Letters, Ruby Red Watercolour Crayon, Aquapainter, Crystal Effects, Ribbon Originals, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder, Tombow Adhesive, Sewing Machine

Scrappy Sunday – Next Stop: ENDOR


I’m starting to think that I should just change the title of this to Scrappy Disney Sunday!  lol!  But I would probably get into all kinds of copyright issues there…

This week’s page features Emma’s favourite Disneyland ride – Star Tours.  To say that she became obsessed with it would be an understatement.  I can honestly say that she rode it at least twice a day, for every day we were at Disneyland.  It was the first ride she went on at the park – barely scraping by the height requirement (thank goodness for new sneakers). The photo of Em and Kim was taken straight after we got off the ride the first time.

This page layout is again based on one from Got Sketch.  I’ve totally changed up the colour scheme from the layout over there though – and I’m managing to make a small dent in my pile of retiring cardstocks. The photo of this page has turned out pretty awful, so I’ll try to get another one taken asap.

Stamps: Circle Circus

Ink: Sahara Sand, Close to Cocoa

Paper: Sahara Sand, Ballet Blue, Kraft, Haiku Designer Series Paper, Whisper White

Other: The BIG SHOT, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlits, Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon, Playground Buttons (Summer Mini), 1″ Circle punch, Dimensionals, Choc Chip Marker, Sewing Machine

Scrappy Sunday – Meeting Mickey


I really didn’t think that I would get this page up today – isn’t that great, week 2 of Scrappy Sunday and I almost flaked already!  To be honest, it’s been a crazy week.  I had planned to work on my scrap page on Thursday, but Em fell off the pole at the school playground on Thursday afternoon and knocked herself out.  That pretty much ruled out all of Thursday afternoon/evening.  Even while she slept I was checking on her every 15 minutes, which doesn’t make for productive scrapping time 🙂  Luckily (actually, very luckily) Em doesn’t have so much as a scratch on her, and while she is still a bit sore – she is okay.

So this weeks Scrappy Sunday page features a pretty famous mouse – Mickey!  We met Mickey on our first day at Disneyland and Emma just walked straight up and sat down next to him.  This is one of the few photos that have our whole family in them, so it’s one of my favourites.  I have used quite a few retired products on this page, though it would be really easy to recreate it with current products.

Stamps: Jumbo Outline Alphabet, Once upon a time, Inspired by Nature, For Everything (from Summer Mini)

Ink: Riding Hood Red, Black Stazon, Not Quite Navy

Paper: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Sweet Slumber Specialty DSP

Other: Circle Scissor, Dimensionals, Red Polka Dot Ribbon (Summer Mini), Baja Corduroy Button (Spring Mini), Linen Thread, Playground Buttons (Summer Mini)

Scrappy Sunday – Cruella de Vil


I thought I would try to share a scrapbook page with you each Sunday.  If I can keep this up, I’ll get a whole lot of photos scrapped which would otherwise be gathering dust.

For my page this week I have used a layout from an old Got Sketch class.  Got Sketch is an online scrapbooking class, you can check out the details here.  The sketches are just great for fitting lots of photos onto a single page.  This fact alone makes the class worthwhile for me.  Hopefully I’ll get a stack more Disneyland photos scrapped.

This page features photos from our 2007 Disneyland holiday.  We encounted Cruella de Vil a couple of times, and she was an absolutely hilarious character.  Chloe was absolutely terrified the first time we met her, and hid behind Steve.  The second time we saw her, Chloe stood next to her long enough for a photo – and then ran!

Sorry the photo isn’t too good, it’s dark and raining here this morning so I can’t take the pic outside.

Stamps: Teacher’s Pet (spotted dog!), Frames with a Flourish, Full Calendar, Trendy Trees

Ink: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black

Paper: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red Patterns, Urban Oasis

Other: THE BIG SHOT, Timeless Type Sizzlit Alphabet, Top Note Die, Tombow Adhesive, Scallop Edge Punch, 1 3/8″ circle, 1 3/4″ circle punch, cutter kit, linen thread, black buttons (retired SU), dimensionals.