Thursday, 28 February 2013

Spring Of Things

This is the store collab from Artisan Scrap Designers for March 2013. I absolutely loved working with this kit. As you will see from my LO’s the color purple definitely grabbed me.


The kit is free with a purchase of $9.50 in the store.

marchcolabspring  marchcolabspring2

Looking for the appearance of the daffs!


Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Learning New Tricks–Brushes


With most of my assignments done for CT’s I am now waiting to post about new releases. With most of them coming in March I now have time for learning new tricks. Jessica Sprague’s Photo Shop Friday is great for learning new techniques with limited time to spare. Besides getting a video you also get a few goodies.

With this page I learned how to use the brush palette. I love it! I have been admiring great journaling pages but lacked this little piece of knowledge to add those creative artsy touches. I have a tutorial on adding shadows coming next week. I am pushing it to the 3rd so that I can upload my CT LO’s before hand.   After the shadow tutorial  I will do a little tutorial on brushes. If any one knows how to have tutorials load into another page but still show up in Google reader please let me know. This is all new to me.

Learning with you!


Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Project Life Week 7 Candy Hearts.

Project Life Tuesday again. I used a kit this week by Template Dreams in honor of Valentines Day. The Kit is called Candy Hearts.

I am enjoying my new found skills of shadowing embellishments for depth so you will spot this addition on the LO. (Tutorial later this week). I am also enjoying linking up with PL Tuesday and have had quite a few lovely visitors. If you are one of them, welcome to The view.



I enjoyed using a kit. Particularly this one as it had matching journal cards and embellishments. It took a lot of work out of creating this week. I think I might do this again.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Hey There! Re-Living The Memories

Having great fun going back over my old photos and converting them to digi LO’s.  I am re-living the moment all over again.

This LO is done with Hey There:-

By Template Dreams

and Template is Circle Fun Template also by Template Dreams.

And here’s my LO


Loved working with these products. The colors of the kit and lay out of the template are great.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Feet at Play–2 More LO’s

Another LO using Jellebelleke’s Designs Mini Kit Wonderful Day on sale for $1 here. These feet belonged to dear friends who we shared a house with 10 years ago. Precious memories.


Another LO using kit Hope IN The Rain by A Little Giggle Designs. You can get it on sale here.


These photos were taken when DS visited a friend who had loads of animals. James loved wearing that cowboy hat.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Solitude – Art Journal Digi

I fancied doing a little art journaling today.  There are some very lovely kits available for art Journaling by some very creative designers. I thought I would take a kit by the very creative NBK Designer Nicole and have a go myself.


The yellow flowers are a picture of a bit of Hybrid journaling I did last summer in the UK. The flowers are an overlay made with glass paints on acetate.

Kit is from Heart and I by NBK Designs with products from addit 1 and Word Snippets.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Wonderful Day, A Kit by Jellebelleke’s Designs

Jellebelleke’s Designs first Kit called Wonderful Day
Here’s the link
Template is What A Trip link
Here’s my page:-
Me and Mum in the 1960”s

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Creating for a Designer, What’s It All About?


Kit Hope In The Rain by A Little Giggle Designs and the template is Forever Love Clusters by Jellebelleke’s Designs.
It hasn’t been a month since I decided to join a Creative Team and do some creating for a Designer. I am now on four creative teams. Before I signed up I had no clue what to expect so it has been a learning curve. I think I am finally in the swing of things.
My Designers are all a little different and so that keeps it fresh. Some are a little more work than others. So, what does it involve you may ask. Spill the beans!
First you sign an agreement so that both designer and creator know exactly what is expected. You join a private forum, usually a closed facebook page, and communications and updates can happen between you and the team. Designers produce their kit links and if you want to work with the kit or Template you download the link and work your magic. Once you are finished you post the LO to several designated sites with links that advertise the product. You then feed back the ad links to the designer.
What do I get out of it? Well I get to be one of the first to try their new kits AND they are free to me. Secondly, I am learning more and more about digital scrapping as I go. Worth the experience I would say.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Project Life 13, Week 7


It’s fun playing with these templates because she has lots of creative things going on and you don’t quite know what effect you are going to get until you get in there with all the different elements and have a play. You can find the template here and the Heart and I Kit here


Monday, 18 February 2013

Sweet One LO


I’ve always loved this set of photos and wanted to do something special with them. This LO was done for Template Dreams as I have joined her CT. I have to say I loved this kit and especially loved the template.

Kit is Sweet Bella and Template is from the Circle Fun Template Pack.

These pictures were taken at a cafĂ© in Switzerland. We were hanging out and passing time. Glad we had our camera handy. 

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Project Life Week 6

This was the fastest ever Project Life LO and I am so pleased. I did only do one page but then there is not much going on. AND I also did not push myself to do any designer work on this one. I might even attempt to catch up that extra week!


Kit is Jessica Sprague freebies from Project Life Digi Class

The chicken scratch belongs to yours truly. Yes, my very own font called Lorraine. Very elementary but it’s mine and I love it. I got it through Jessica Sprague. You fill out a grid with the handwritten alpha and send it in. Two weeks later and Voila your own font. I’ve always hated my handwriting but in some ways this is more uniform.

I’ve also signed up for Oh-Life. Every day I get an email reminding me to journal my day. I briefly add 4-5 sentences and it records the days happenings for PL.  Great as a memory jogger.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Sweet Memories, Project Life from NBK

Introducing NBK Project Life 2013. If you have ever looked at Becky Higgins Project Life and thought, ‘that’s a great idea but a little OTT for me” then this may be for you. Project Life 13 by NBK Designs comprises of weekly templates and a matching kit all themed for the month. (each sold separately). This type of PL design allows for a little more flexibility if you are used to the more traditional style of Digi Scrapping.     


Week 6 found here.

I designed two 12 x 12 pages with the template and combined them for this picture. This is the view I will have when making up my book. 


I used Heart and I Feb Bundle for the papers and embellishments found here. AND it’s on sale right now!

Sweet Memories!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Monday, 11 February 2013



Couldn’t resist sharing this Siggy with you. It’s from Jellebelleke’s Designs Forever Love Siggy Template Bundle. AND on sale for $1 per bundle, with her other forever Love Bundles, until the 12th Feb.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Project Life Week 5, Waiting For Spring.


Credit NBK Designs Project life 13:-

Paper, Feb Heart and I bundle

365 relax wordsnippets

365  addit 1 embellishments

365  simple journaling cards

The seven days sandwiched between January and February were pretty typical of this time of year. A sort of breathing space between Christmas and the energetic living we call life. Not much happened for us. I thought it a good time to think about my One Little Word, “Live”.

For the last four months of our family life we have been experiencing  ‘wintertime’ with the death of a vision and waiting for a new one to dawn. The short pause has made us nervous but it has been so necessary. We rest, renew, re-energize, and hopefully will spring forth with energy and renewed vision. 

Saturday, 9 February 2013

PA and Me…Yesterday

I have discovered the delights of using templates. As much as I enjoy making pages they take time and they don’t always come together well. Using a template as a base co-ordinated with a great kit and the result is beautiful. When somebody else does the work and you get the results I would say that’s a definite bonus. If you need great pages in a jiffy that’s the way to go.
Furthermore I am very excited about being invited to join Jellebelleke Design’s Creative Team. She produces great templates. Here’s my first LO
The Kit was a member reward at Daily Digi called Everyday Moments
This template comes from the Forever Love Template Bundle By Jellebelleke Designs and look at this super deal.
These are included in the fab sale at Gotta Pixel over the weekend.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

I Love Every Moment With You–Digital LO


This photo is from 1999. Yes, can you imagine. We didn’t even have a digital camera back then. I was going through my photo albums today and enjoying all the paper scrapbooks that I have. I could already see signs of wear and tear and they didn’t quite look as effective as I had remembered. I think if I have time I will gradually get them into digi LO’s or at least scanned into my computer. As Much as I like the old paper and scissors I prefer digital.

What about you. Do you prefer paper or digital scrapping?

Kit ‘Heart and I’ by NBK Design. There are some beautiful and easy to use clusters in this Kit.

feb kit

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Project Life Week 4


JS Template. JS elements. Clementine kit.

Take a close look at the two journaling cards. I used ‘Clear Acrylic pockets’ and ‘Simply Journaling Cards’ both from NBK.  They make the LO look Hybrid and it was all completely digi!

Found here, and here.

They are on sale at the moment.

And it’s:-

sale Tuesday

At Artisan Scrap.

Monday, 4 February 2013

NBK Project Life 13, Heart and I.

feb kit

Now for something a little different. Project Life 13 by NBK Designs.

This kit above is the February Kit ‘Heart and I’. It is just one of the beautiful creations in the series of Project Life 13. The series also includes matching templates for each week of the month and a fabulous monthly template for a month at a glance. (both sold separately). Each month Nicole designs a new kit and elements that co-ordinate.


This is my next CT opportunity and I’m excited about the product.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Experiencing Virginia, USA – January Entry MMS Cover To Cover 2013

This year I am doing a photo book project with My Memories called Cover to Cover and I posted the cover page here. Here’s my entry for January.



I put these together in the My Memories suite 4 and used the template set called Quilted Memories.  It’s perfect for the theme of my album and completely versatile. Love It!

Being 14

Template is by Galactic Monkey, kit is get happy by Cosmo Cricket.
January 9th
Being 14:-
Xbox, Mine-Craft, Bow-hunting, knife collecting, art, Facebook, Skype, friends, spicy food and God.