My life through my Scrapbooking Layouts

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Class Layouts.....

I have a couple of class layouts to share, one with a single photo and the other with 3 photos.  I love using my dies and I must say I have a few in my collection from Spellbinders, Memory Box, Sizzix, Sullivans, Cuttlebug to name a few....I would say that my favorite at the moment are Memory Box - their dies are so delicate...just gorgeous and so many beautiful designs to choose from.
Anyway, here are my layouts......

I like to make my own fabric buttons and add them to my layouts....these seem to work perfectly with the papers and theme.

I also like to make by own flowers and love using lace.  I made the frilled lace flower by using the simple running stitch through the seam binding and pulling it together to form a circle - I added a silk flower on top and put kindy glitz in the centre.....perfect.


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Scrappin' layouts a plenty.....

I sneaked off to a retreat last weekend up at Mapelton - it was so good to be able to get some layouts done - 21 in all...I was very pleased. 
I managed to get the kid's primary school class photos done - I cheated a little and did each year's page the same for both of them.  I've still got to add a couple of embellishments to some of them and will do that tomorrow at my crop night and then take some photos and post on the blog .

My new order for Memory Box dies arrived last week and I used a few of them at the retreat - I just love these dies - they are my absolute favourite at the delicate and some beautiful designs.    Check them out at

Here are some of the layouts that I did at the retreat.....

I will post some other layouts when I add those extra embellishments.
TFL, Ann

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Class & Crop dates

Hi there

Just letting you know that the August class dates are as follows:-

Friday 10 August commencing at 10:00am
Sunday 12 August commencing at 1:30pm
The same class is run on both days.
Further details regarding cost and a sneak peek will be posted in a few days.

Also, the August crop night dates are:-

Friday 3 August,
Friday 17 August and
Saturday 25 August.
The start time for the crops is 7:00pm.

Classes and crops are held at my home in Caboolture South.  Please email me on or call me on 0413 21 6096 if you would like to come along.

There are still vacanies for this Saturday (28 July) crop.

TFL, Ann :-)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Class page

Hello again

I have another page to share....this time another one of my son's wedding......a layout that I created for a recent class that I taught to a group of very enthusiastic ladies - I got some great feedback from them and hope to be able to see them all again soon for another class....

Here is the layout that we did....

I used the grey cardstock as the background and dry brushed it with Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium.  This product leaves a gorgeous shimmer to anything that you apply it to - I'm not sure if you are going to be able to see it around the border but I also applied it to the Spellbinders flower and also the lettering on the tag.  A bottle costs about $12 but it lasts forever!!  Even after using it in the class with a dozen ladies, it has hardly made a dent in the bottle.  Try will just love it. 
The two patterned paper are the Kaisercraft After Five range being Waltz & Tuxedo.  I used the "plainer" side of the Waltz paper to make the artisan shape - it has a faint pattern on it but I didn't want to use the busier side as the Tuxedo paper is certainly that.

The pearl flourish is one that we made with the Bazzill Jewel Flourish template - these templates are fantastic - we all have lots of adhesive pearls and rhinestones in our stash and some of the pre-made flourishes, while beautiful, can be a bit expensive to use on our why not purchase yourself a Bazzill template and make your own.  There are two templates in each pack and a few designs available that you can custom create your own flourishes using all or part of the design - there's no struggling with trying to stick a pre-made flourish on to your page (and everything else) and no sticky clear tape shows through either - just pure bling!!  I do have these available for $12.95 a set (plus postage) - if you wish to purchase a set, please email me at and we can arrange it.  This is what they look like:-

The adhesive pearls are from Flourish with a Bling and are great value as they contain 100 pearls/rhinestones per pack. We had a few left over by the time we finished this page so they certainly went a long way.

The layout has some gorgeous cotton lace and some more bling in the way of the Kaisercraft pearl brad and the triple pearl pin at the back of the hearts.  All in all I was quite happy with the layout.  

Thanks for looking, Ann :-)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Scrapbook Kits for Sale.......

Some more layouts to share..... I have managed to do a few more pages as I am now conducting a monthly class from my home, so it forces me to get the layouts done!  It also helps me to get my son's wedding photos scrapped!

 Kilcoy Retreat class

Kit available  $16.50

Class layout

 Kilcoy Retreat class

 My son's wedding

Scrapbook kit available $14.50

 Scrapbook kit available $14.50

Scrapbook kit available $15.50
Scrapbook Kit available $14.95.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these kits, please email me on and we can make the necessary arrangements. Full instructions come with the kits and all embellishments provided are ready to assemble.
I hope to have some more layouts soon.  Take care for now, Ann:-)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Midnight Scrapbooking Crops

Hello again

The next dates for the scrapbooking midnight crops are:-

Friday 6 July,
Friday 20 July, and
Saturday 28 July.

All crops commence at 7:00pm and go through until midnight, held at my home in Caboolture South (north of Brisbane).

If you are interested in coming along to one of the crops, please either call me on 0413 21 6096 or email me via email addess to book or obtain further information.

Take care, Ann :-)

July Scrapbooking Class

Hello again

I'd like to give you the details of the next scrapbooking class being held on:-

Friday 13 July commencing at 10:00am, or
Sunday 15 July commencing at 1:30pm    at my home in Caboolture South.  

Here is a sneak peek of the layout:-

Very feminine and formal…..great for graduations, weddings, glam photos, formal photos and special occasions using 1/6x4 portrait orientation and 2/3x4 landscape orientation prints. 

Black & White photos will look superb with the paper colours however any colours will go with them.  It would be good if you can make sure that you bring your photos as one of the techniques is done over the top of the 6x4 photo. The cost for the class is $14.50 which includes kit and morning/afternoon tea.  If you can let me know when you would like to come along asap, it would be appreciated.  You can either call me on 0413 21 6096, or email me at for more information.

I look forward to seeing you then.

Take care, Ann

Scrapbooking Classes & Midnight Crops

Hi there
I just wanted to let you know that I conduct midnight crops and scrapbooking classes from my home at Caboolture South.  So in you live in the Caboolture, Morayfield, Burpengary, Moreton Bay Region and would like to join me one time, please keep an eye on the blog for dates, class sneak peeks and pricing.
Please contact me on mobile 0413 21 6096 or via email for further information or to book.
Take care, Ann :-)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I've scrapped!!

Finally......I have some more layouts to share.

I went on a retreat on the weekend and did 7 layouts....two of them aren't quite finished as I want to add a couple of extra touches, but here's 5 to show you....

Gorgeous Kaisercraft rosette and paper blooms.

Rosette flowers (made with the Sizzix Rosette die) and finished off with paper roses.

The three large black flowers are hand made - a great technique, dampening the petals,rolling them back slightly on the end of a paintbrush and before removing the brush, you pinch the petal together slightly and stack the 5 petals together.  They look like apple blossoms!  Pierce the flower through the centre and add the paper rose to finish off. Just gorgeous aren't they!

Some more handmade flowers intermingled with paper flowers.  I love this Basic Grey paper.

Rosette flowers mixed with paper roses and silk flowers.

 I just love using flowers and making my pages very dimensional and lumpy bumpy.  There's lots of different flowers here.....rosette flowers, silk flowers, paper flowers, handmade paper flowers that we made in one of the classes by spraying with water and squashing them up into a tight ball, then unraffling them and stacking them on top of each other gathering them up and pinching them to a nice natural flower shape. 

I've just noticed that a couple of these layouts need some journalling....oops.....better fix that.

I have another couple of layouts ready but I won't post them just yet and they are for a couple of classes that I am teaching at my Retreat in May at Kilcoy.   Only 6 weeks to go.

TFL, Ann :-)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

I am still here!!  I have some new layouts to post but I have been a tad busy with life in general and I haven't been doing a lot of scrapping, however, that is going to change!!
I will take some photos in the next day or so and pop them up on the blog.
TFL, Ann :-)