Grayson’s Geared Up Garage 2nd Birthday Scrapbook Page

My beautiful boy turns 2 today and I can hardly believe it. Just where has the time gone?! He is such a ball of energy and fun, it’s hard to remember what life was like before he arrived.

I wanted to create a scrapbook page to mark this birthday. Once I had decided on the photograph (which I cut out using a stitched rectangle die), I decided to frame the photo in words using various die sets and a mixture of fonts.

I used the Geared up Garage Bundle to add some color to the page. I must admit, I bought that set mainly for that gorgeous engine cog die, but I absolutely love all the dies and that stunning oil spill stamp too!!

I wanted the words to really pop against the white cardstock, so I used black foil. I am so happy that that stunning foil will be in the next catalogue!!! So lovely to work with.

Happy 2nd Birthday pumpkin 😘 xxx

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Our 10 Year Wedding Anniversary Scrapbook Page using the Frosted Floral Suite

I hope you are all enjoying the festivities of the season and the final countdown to Christmas – can you believe it is just 1 week away??! I feel totally unprepared but somehow the tree is up, the presents are wrapped and the cards have all been sent! I’ve no idea how it all got done but I’m so glad everything appears to be on schedule for now.

Today is a very special day for my husband Ben and I as we are celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary. Christmas has always been my favourite time of year so it seemed fitting to have a wedding to match. Some people say their wedding day is a bit of a blur, but I remember every detail of my wedding as though it happened yesterday. In fact, I can’t understand where the last 10 years have gone!

I wanted to make a 10 year anniversary scrapbook page to mark this milestone in our lives – the photos are of us then and now. And the Frosted Floral suite was the perfect way to adorn the page. I have loved using every part of this gorgeous suite.

The great news is the First Frost stamp and die set will carry over to the next catalogue, but I will miss this beautiful Frosted Floral DSP so much. The colours of our wedding were red and gold for Christmas, so I used merry merlot for the mat layers and champagne foil as my chosen metallic foil paper. Gray Granite is prominent in the DSP and with the black and white photos, I thought champagne would be perfect with its warmer grey tones.

Of course, no scrapbook page (or any page for that matter) would be complete without a little Joyous Noel tranquil tide glimmer paper. I rarely buy products when they are retiring. but I must admit to stocking up on another pack of this stunning paper!

A lot has changed for us over the past 10 years – people have come into and gone out of our lives. The most important newcomer has been our gorgeous little boy Grayson who is now 20 months old. We feel so blessed to have him. Times have been testing, but our love for one another remains just the same.

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Tropical Chic Never Ending Card

There’s something so magical and fun about a never ending card. It doesn’t matter how old you are, the excitement of wondering what’s coming next never goes away!

They are also a lot of fun to make and really quite addictive – once I started, I couldn’t seem to stop!

The first one (top left) was made using the very pretty Country Home Stamp Set and Country Lane DSP in an 8″ x 8″ size. My second card (top right) was made using the Tropical Chic Suite. And my final (bottom) card used the gorgeous Animal Outing Stamp Set and Animal Expedition DSP.

The matting and layering takes a bit more effort with so many layers, but the finish made it totally worthwhile. Once I got into into, it became a labor of love!

So pleased with the way they all turned out, and making these cards is a lot easier than you might think. Click on the link below to see my video tutorial for how I did it, and thanks so much for visiting today 😘 xx

Measurements for making 5″ x 5″ Never Ending Card

Cardstock – 10″ x 5″

Score on the SHORT side at 1 1/4″, 3 3/4″

Cut on the LONG side into quarters (at 2.5″ increments)

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Lemon Lime Twist A4 Cardstock
Melon Mambo A4 Card Stock
Whisper White A4 Card Stock
Pool Party A4 Card Stock
Call Me Clover A4 Cardstock
Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
Animal Outing Clear-Mount Bundle
2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
In Color 2018–2020 Stampin' Write Markers
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

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40th Birthday with Magical Mermaid

I hummed and hawed for ages over what kind of card to make for my friend Jackie’s 40th, but in the end I went with an underwater theme as that is the theme of her party.

I decided to use the Magical Mermaid stamp set in a copper, black and white colourway.

I copper heat embossed the gorgeous mermaid onto vellum and fussy cut her out, and used the scattered sequins embossing folder on my card front to mimic the bubbles of the water.

I adore the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies. I was lucky enough to earn them during sale-a-bration, and I can’t believe how much use they’ve already had! They are so versatile and I use them for scrapbooking as well as card making. I chose ‘Amazing You’ as Jackie really is – an amazing friend and person.

I just love how my card turned out. The metallics sequin assortment and metallic pearls coordinated perfectly and pulled it all together.

Happy 40th Jacks, hope you have a special day 😘 xx

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