Bee Mine

Today I am taking part in ‘Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop’ for the first time. Joining in with some amazingly talented Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world. We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can Inspire you to make creations of your own. You will find the Links to the others participating below…..I hope you enjoy!

For my page I decided to use the Bee Mine Suite from the Jan – April 2024 Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalogue.

The inspiration for this layout I found on Page Maps, but I did change it up a bit to make it mine.

How I created my page…

I found 4 photo’s of Joe taken at though out the years we have been together…From 1993 to now, he hasn’t changed much!

For this layout I have used layers of the Bee Mine 12 x 12″ Designer Series Paper, tearing the bottom too layers for some texture. The title I used the Alphabet A La Mode, cut from Basic Black and adhered to a Deckled Circle cut from Designer Series Paper using the Deckled Circle Dies.

The journaling box was die cut using the Nested Essential Dies and tucked under the matted photos. Behind the journaling I also added two die cut tags also cut from the Bee Mine Designer Series Paper using the Tailor Made Tag Dies.

I then added some Bee’s fussy cut from the paper.

I’m really please with the way this layout came together, as it was a last minute decision to participate.

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

You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there is a list below to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas.

If you’re in Australia and need help with your crafting needs and don’t have a Demonstrator, I’d love to assist you. Feel free to reach out to me at 0408868771 or Cheers!

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Brightest Beauty Simple Scrapbook Page

Last week on ‘Live with Michele’ I created a stamped scrapbook page using Stampin’ Up! ® Brightest Beauty Bundle, Pretty medallion stamp and Crane of Fortune (Discontinued from Jan-Jun 2022 Mini)

This week I used my created sheet of DSP and completed a scrapbook page for my Wedding Album. This is a simple layout, with lots of layers in mats surrounding the photo’s. I wanted to keep it simple as there is a lot going on the stamped page.

A layer of vellum was added under the photo’s to give a little separation between the photo’s and printed cardstock. The back ground is busy and I wanted to tone it down slightly but still see the images coming through.

Both photo’s are the same size and I wanted to give the impression that one was larger than the other. To do this I did larger mats and decorated one so it stood out from the page more.The second photo i extended the bottom mat in depth to allow area for jornalling.

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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Hand- Penned – Pre-order Reveal

Hi and welcome today to my Blog.

Today’s cards I made using the Hand-penned Memories & More Card Pack from the New Stampin’ Up! ® Annual Catalogue.

These cards have been designed to be used as card fronts along with the Hand-Penned Memories & More Cards & Envelopes or with the 6 8″ Album and Variety Pack Photo pocket Pages

Hand-Penned Memories and More Cards, Cards and Envelopes by Stampin' Up!

Card 1

  • Using a 10.2 x 15.2cm (6 x 4″) Hand-penned Memories & More Card, cut down to 5cm (2″) x 15.2cm,
  • Stamp the ‘Thanks’ sentiment onto the Memories & More Card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Mat the Memories & More Card with a piece of Fresh Freesia Cardstock from the 2021-22 In-Colours.The scalloped edge was cut with die from the Hand-Penned Petals Bundle.
  • Crumb Cake Bakers Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Packed wrapped around twice and tied off with a bow.
  • Adhere the matted card front to the Hand-penned Memories & More Card using dimensionals.
  • Three Fresh Freesia In-Colour Jewels placed around the sentiment.
Hand-Penned Memories and More Cards, Cards and Envelopes by Stampin' Up!

Card 2

  • Hand-penned Memories& More Card is matted with a piece of Fresh Freesia cardstock.
  • The matted card front is then attached to the card base using Seal.
  • Stamp the sentiment onto one of the stickers from the Memories & more pack. Using an Embossing Buddy dust the back of the sticker to remove the adhesive. Attach dimensionals to the back of the sticker and attach to the card front.
  • Tie a double bow using the Basic White Bakers Twine, add a glue dot to bow and tuck under the sentiment
  • Add 3 Mint Macaron gems from the Genial Gems
Hand-Penned Memories and More Cards, Cards and Envelopes by Stampin' Up!

Card 3

  • Hand-penned Memories& More Card is matted with a piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock.
  • Adhere to card base using Seal.
  • Using a sentiment from the Many Messages Bundle found in the current Mini Catalogue attach to card from with Mini Dimensionals.
  • Add 3 Evening Evergreen Jewels to the card front
Hand-Penned Memories and More Cards, Cards and Envelopes by Stampin' Up!

Scrapbooking with Memories & More

Displaying your treasured photo’s and memories is very simple with the Memories & More Cards and a pack of the Variety Pack 6 x8″ Photo pockets Pages. Your photo’s will be protected in these pages along with your family stories. These pages fit into our Basic Black 6 x 8″ Albums

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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Thank you for visiting my Blog today, I hope you enjoy my memories as much as I have in sharing them with you.

Re-United!…the story behind my page…..

On the 5th of October my husband and I went to Leeton for my ‘Leeton High School 1979 Year 10 Reunion’. It was great seeing everyone again.

There were 2 friends I was waiting to see and one of them was Coral, my best friend since Year 6 Primary School. We had not seen each other since my parents moved away from Leeton, approx. 20 years. It took a little while as we both stood back from each other, maybe a little shy, not sure on what the other thought. But before too long we were in each others arms hugging and crying together. The long awaited moment had come. We look a bit older, she is now a grandmother and my children now all grown up. But standing in our old school yard it felt like all those years had come back and we were together again.

My husband was talking photo’s for me and he captured the moment we hugged…no words were spoken, we didn’t need to say much we were so glad to be together again.

The idea for my page came from a monthly Challenge on Scrapbooking Gobal Stampin’ Up!.

Layout Sketches, Page Maps, Page Templates…

Layout sketches are great if your not sure where to start, they give you an idea to start designing from. You can turn them around, add different elements or just copy just like they are.

To find them search any of the names above on Pinterest. HERE is a link to ones that I have saved to my Pinterest Board – Scrapbook Page Ideas

The circle images were stamped using the Swirly Frames stamps and stamped with Craft Stampin’ Pad -Whisper White. Once dry the circles were coloured using Stampin’ Up!® Watercolour Pencils.


Thank you for taking time to read my Blog, all the products used on my Scrapbook Page are from Stampin’ Up!® , though some have been discontinued.

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My Little Punk Rocker

 Welcome to my Blog and coming with me on another Scrapbooking adventure with Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop.

Last month was the first time that I had taken part in the Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop…It was so much fun I decided to do it again.

September our Guest Designer is Sherry Roth.
She has set her theme as ‘What Little Boys Are Made Of’

My boys are all young men now, so I sifted through all my old photo’s that I haven’t scrapped and found some I really love and have been wanting to do. I think I took about 30 photo’s of my son Patrick all dressed up as a ‘Punk Rocker’ for a Joey Scout Adventure Night. He was such a character hamming it up in front of the camera and of course I have them all on ‘film’….well digital!

I wanted the page to be fun and bright. I used ‘See a Silhouette’ Designer Series Paper as my inspiration for colour. The layout idea was cased by a sketch found on Pinterest, a great resource when looking for ideas. You can then make it your own by changing direction of photos and elements. Here I changed photo size, direction and title placement.

Tips and Tricks…

My title I printed onto a piece of ‘Overhead Transparency Film’ using my computer and Ink Jet Printer. I have had this for years and I believe you can still purchase this product. One side of the sheet has a special coating which allows ink to adhere to the transparency and dries quickly.

On this page I added two rows of stitching in black thread. If you use your sewing machine for sewing fabrics as I do. Make sure you have a sewing needle for just working with paper, as the paper will dull your needle. Your needle size should be around a 60 or 70, as you want the thread to fill the hole your needle has made. Fabric will close over a little but paper once the hole is there that’s it..that’s the size you have.


Thank you for visiting my Blog, I hope you have enjoyed it. Next is Sara Levin’s Blog Page…have fun and enjoy….





It’s back to School

Welcome to my Blog…today I’m taking part in a Blog Hop with Scrapbooking Global. This is the first time I have hopped with them so this will be fun. The theme this month is ‘Back to School”

This theme is so appropriate right now as recently I have been contacted by my Class mates from 1979 in regards to us all getting together later this year. It’s so exciting as a lot of these people I haven’t seen in 40 years…WOW! ….. 40 years since finishing Year 10, that’s a long time. Going through old school photo’s & reliving memories I came across this photo taken the year before in 1978 at a Year 9 School Excursion to the Illawarra region. Posting this on our FB Group everyone one commented on this was one of the best times they remember from school. This photo was taken of our group…there were so many of us. There were approx 130 in our year and about 90 went on the trip.

For this layout I have kept it very simple with the photo being the ‘Hero’.

Thank you for visiting my Blog, I hope you have enjoyed it. Next is Cynthia’s Blog Page…have fun and enjoy….



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..