I wasn’t sure whether to show you this card.  I really don’t know what to think about it.  We did this card at our team meeting the other night.  Ness showed us some vintage style cards.  I really liked her cards.  I just took this card a bit further and now I think it is a bit messy, although that’s what shabby is, isn’t it????

 I stamped the Sahara Sand base card with ‘French Script’ that I stamped off on scrap paper first to lighten it a little. The pink strip is a faux suede effect which was fun to do.  I’ll tell you about that another time.  I inked the heart from “always” set with Pink Pirouette and stamped it on the whisper white card.  Then stamped the bird in Regal Rose and the greeting in Melon Mambo.  I tore the edge of the card and distressed it with the bone folder, then inked the edges.  The ‘a’ was stamped in Melon Mambo and punched out with the curly label punch.  I inked the edge of this and layered it with a Melon Mambo piece.   Once I had put it all together,  I punched out some flowers with the Boho Blossoms Punch and distressed them a bit and put some gold brads through them before mounting them with dimensionals.

Ok, so give me your verdict.  I think I need to work on my “shabby” style a bit, or maybe I’m just not a “shabby” girl. 

Anyway, it’s out there now for all cyberspace to see – the good, the bad and the ugly!!!

Have yourself a good weekend.  We’re off to see Disney on Ice on Sunday.  Well Carlie and I, the boys opted out.  Anyway, nice girl time.  It should be fun!

Happy Stamping!!!



I realised I had a few scrap pages that I hadn’t shown you.  So in between projects I thought I would pop some of these on.  These pages are ones I have done at workshops over the last few months (or more!).  I am not a scrapper and I have a lot to learn.  So, they are very simple pages but show how Stampin’ Up! products can be used on your pages.  I won’t go into detail with all these pages.

This one is going back a while ago.  This is a 12×12 page using ‘Always’.

It is a bit hard to see so here is a close up.

This is another old one  using ‘Great Friend’.  (Had to throw that one in Lynda! – It’s been a while since I have used this set).

This is a 6″x6″ page. It’s a bit hard to see but the base is Chocolate Chip.  I just realised this has lost it’s butterfly.  Mmmm, do I dust that set off to stamp another one?????

I have a few more pages to show you but  that will be for another day.  I must run now.  I have new toys to play with!!!!!  Oh, What fun! 

Happy Stamping 🙂



A couple of weeks ago I ran a Scrapbooking 101 class. I talked about
different scrapbooking styles. We looked at 4 styles: Heritage, Classic, Pop and Shabby Chic. I made a 6×6 page for each of the 4 styles. This first one shows the Heritage style. This style generally depicts historical or vintage memorabilia,and uses earthy tones.  Journalling is usually more detailed and personal.  I hadn’t put any journalling on this page because of the size of the page, but I don’t think it needs to say a lot either.

Mum and Dad H

This is my MIL and FIL taken a LITTLE while ago.  My FIL passed away 7 years ago so this is a very special photo.  I have clear embossed the ‘a’, and how can you go wrong with Baroque Motifs?  This set works really well with heritage pages.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Always

Inks: Sage Shadow, Choc Chip.    Markers:  Choc Chip, Creamy Caramel.

Card: Sage Shadow, Choc Chip, Very Vanilla.

Others: Clear EP, Heat Tool, Dimensionals. 1 1/4″ and 1 3/8″ circle Punch.


The next page shows a Classic Style.  This is typically very simple,  pages are uncluttered and generally with square or rectangular shapes.  Journalling is in a simple font and embellishments are used sparingly.

Classic Carlie

This is my DD taken at California Adventures when we went to the US last year.  I have kept it simple.  I have just realised I haven’t put dates on either of these photos, so I will have to amend that.

Stamps:  Simple Serif Mini Alphabet, Art by Design, short and Sweet.

Inks: Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa.

Card: Urban Garden DSP, Close to Cocoa and Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Dimensionals, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds.

In the next couple of days I will show you my 2 other pages showing the other 2 styles – Pop and Shabby Chic.

I am running the Scrapbooking 101 class in June again if you missed out.  For those who came along to the first one or who would like to learn more about layouts and sketches then come along to Part 2 (see my class page for details.

Don’t forget you only have a few days left of the Designer Series Paper special.  See here for details.  Also, why don’t you get a 20% discount on all your Stampin’ Up purchases by joining Stampin’ Up!  The great offer of joining for $150 will end on the 31st May.  Email me for more details.