Quick and simple cards in no time!

We all love to make quick and simple cards in no time at all. For all those times when you have that last minute gift to give or you just want to send a quick note to someone to say you care. For what ever reason having something that you just need to put together quickly can be a life saver..

Memories and More is just what you need…

Memories & More are a range of products that can be used on scrapbook pages, Pocket Pages or make cards from. They are pre-cut cards that can be slipped into pockets to enhance your photos, no need for trimming then down. Includes 50 total double-sided cards (2 each of 25 designs) in 3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) and 4″ x 6″ (10.2 x 15.2 cm) sizes; 4 sticker sheets, 2 each of 2 designs.

I have used the Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Card Pack along with the coordinating Memories & More Cards & Envelopes. With just a few extra elements like a die cut from the Fabulous Florals Dies, some extra cardstock, stamping of a sentiment, a little bit of ribbon and some ‘Bling’. I have made 5 cards and still have enough left to make another 5 card as well as put a few into my photo album.


So easy and quick, great to have on hand…

Why not get some…they are so easy to use even the kids will enjoy making cards with these…a Great School Holiday Project.

Below you will find a link for these products for my On-Line Store for your easy shopping experience.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. I hope you have enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

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Memories and More from Stampin’ Up!

What is Memories and More?

Memories and More from Stampin’ Up! is a way of putting your photo’s into albums, that’s simple, fast and most of all FUN! 

Get your photos of your phone and computers and into albums to share with family and friends.

The pages are pocket pages so you just slip your photos into pockets and add cards to decorate and journal.

What do you require to get started….


 Stampin’ Up! offer 3 different ring binder albums in 2 sizes.

Black Faux Leather 30.5 x 30.5cm (12 x 12″) Album 144202.

Basic Black 15.2 x 20.3cm (6 x 8″) Album 144203, heavy weight kraft cover with black fabric spine.

Kraft 15.32 x 20.3cm (6 x 8″) Album 144764, Customisable heavyweight Kraft cover


 Photo Pocket Page

Pocket pages comes Variety Packs, they are made from  polypropylene and are photo safe.

30.5 x 30.5 cm pack contains 12 pages, 3 each of 4 designs. 144204

15.2 x 20.3cm pack contains 12 pages , 5 different designs.144205


Page Protectors

Wonderful for your traditional scrapbook pages.

30.5 x 30.5cm polypropylene, photo safe one pocket page.144206 


Journaling Pens

Used to write the story about your photos. the Why, Where and When.

2 black ink pens. 1 each of 2 different widths (.01 & .05) 145480



Coordinating packs of cards makes it easy to put projects together easily. Card packs are perfect for card making, memory keeping, or any other project you can dream up. This simple, affordable system makes it easy to get started with just a few basic products.

Perfect Days Card Pack 144209

Petal Garden Card Pack 144208

Bundle of Love 144207

Colour Theory Card Pack 144210

Petal Passion Card Pack 145592 ( Occasions Catalogue)

As with all of Stampin’ Up! products everything coordinates..with coloured Cardstock, Designer Series Paper and embellishments.

Stampin’ Up! have also coordinated stamp sets with a couple of these card packs.


This is just a basic list to get you started…you may also need a Paper Trimmer and adhesives


On the last Friday of each month I will be running a Memories and More class. This is a great way of getting your photo’s out of boxes and into albums..fast and simply.
Work at your own pace with some help from me to guide you. I will guide you through out the course of time, showing you different ideas and techniques you can use on your pages.
So book and come and enjoy the fun!

All products mentioned above are linked to My Store so if you live in Australia you can easily purchase through me….any questions please contact me.

Catching Up and Family Traditions

This week has been about playing catch up with my scrapbooks using retired products from Stampin’ Up!.

The pages for 2008 were finished a while back but need to go back and finish the journalling. Do you know how hard it is to remember 10 years ago to what we were doing..

It really does pay off to scrap as you go through out the year…have to remember that if I go back in time this is what I would change..

Family Traditions..

When my boys were younger every Christmas I would drag them (Yes…drag..usually complaining all the way) to the local shopping center to have the “Photo with Santa”..

This photo was taken  in 2009 and I’m not sure if there are many more after this. Out of my 4 boys only 2 would make me happy and  have this done…

 and how special are these moments.

Don’t leave your memories too long to get them into albums and jot down what its all about…Because before for you know it the years have gone and the memories start to fade.

All products used are retired from Stampin’ Up!

If you need any help in getting started I am happy to help..


Petal Passion Memories & More from Stampin’ Up!

The Best Ever…

The Petal Passion Suite from the Occasions Catalogue includes Memories & More Cards 145592 which are perfect for cards, tags and Scrapbook pages, to preserve your memories.

I have used the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper 145589 in my page design and then used one of the cards as part of the accent of the page.

Other accents used were created with the Petal Passion Stamp Set and Petals & More Thinlits Dies Bundle 145974

To create texture I used all the papers in the collection, with different widths and lengths. The black and white helps to enhance the photo’s and allows the colour to “POP”.

The pocket page I also added a piece of the Designer Series Paper along with a Journal Box sticker and some of the same accents used on the main page. Here I have also added another card from the pack to add the details from the day.

This was a beautiful day…we went to Canberra to visit our son. We meet for lunch and then he took us to the National Arboretum Canberra.

At the Arboretum they had an amazing display of Bonsai from such a verity of trees including Gum Trees.

Hope you have enjoyed my post…I must do more Scrapbook pages to share with you.

If you are interested in learning more about memory keeping I have a Memories and More Class on the last Friday of each month.

If you have any questions please contact me.


Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Whole Lot of Lovely from Stampin’ Up!

The other day I was going through some “STUFF”….you know that stuff that gets put into a pile and does get looked at again for a while.

I have lots of those “STUFF” piles…will this was something I found when my husband and I where emptying some boxes earlier this year. It was an envelope with some photo’s taken about 10 to 11 years ago of me and of one of my sons.

When Robert was a about 5yrs old he loved to act…mind you he can’t dance or sing but loved to act. He tried out and got into “OLIVER”……

Well about 18 months later a local acting group decided to put on “Beauty and the Beast” to raise money for a local charity. They were looking for people of all ages and Robert had the “Acting Bug”. So of we go and again he gets in……So this means I’m the one taking him to rehearsals ….short end of the story….they needed more singers, I was there every night so why not…I’m in!

It was so much fun and Robert and I had a great time……now usually I’m the one behind the camera taking the photo’s. But this time I was in front of the camera and this great photo was taken.

So I’ve been looking at this photo for about 2 weeks now wondering what am I going to do with it….

I had purchased the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper by Stampin’ Up! and its a beautiful range of floral papers.

image showing Whole Lot of Lovely DSP

The layout for this page I found on Pinterest..


I think it worked out really well…

I didn’t use all the element in the sketch, just the main ones. I love how Stampin’ Up! have co-ordinated all of their papers –  Designer Series Paper with the Plain cardstock.And on the packaging of the DSP they have listed all the colour used…this makes it very easy to choose the correct cardstock.

How did I make the Flowers…

The flowers I punched out with the Pansy Punch and a smaller flower punch (discontinued) I rolled the flower up into a ball – this is done to break down the fibers in the cardstock. After a while you can see the cardstock separating into two layers, gently pull them apart. You are then left with a soft felt looking side which was the inside of the cardstock, this becomes the right side of the flower. Then with a small amount of Multi-purpose glue I put a small dot of glue in the center of the flower and place the another flower on top – off setting the petals. The same was done to the small flowers and one of these placed in the center. Again scrunch up all the petals and sponge with some ink to add colour / shading.

I hope you like my page…..Stampin’ Up! isn’t just about making cards. They also have great products for all your memorykeeping needs. Check out the “Memories and More” section of your catalogue.

If you need help just contact me I’d love to help you get started with Stampin’ Up!

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Memories and More – Dad’s 80th

Hi and Welcome back to Butterflys and Bows!

I hope you have had a great weekend…here in Australia it was the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend, so we have had a 3 day weekend.

More time to spend with family and friends, so I hope you had an enjoyable time.

This weekend I spent time having a play with some photo’s and Stampin’ Up! New products “Memories and More”

As of June 1st we have finished our association with Becky Higgins and Project Life.

Stampin’ Up! still have their own range of pocket pages and cards but they have been re-branded as Memories and More as there is so much you can do with them….and the best thing is the card ranges integrate with stamp sets and Designer series Papers. They all mix’n’match together……

On these pages of my Fathers 80th Bithday I have used Product from the Colour Therory Memories and More Card Pack and Colour Theory Designer Series Paper Stack. As I want a masculine pages I have used Guy Greetings stamps.


This was just a simple page to complete with the Memories and More Cards and a few extra elements.


Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.