Saturday 26 January 2013

Angie Delarie Design Team

As you know I have had a few announcements over the start of the New Year..... and now they continue.... I am very happy to announce that I will be on Angie Delarie's Design team....

Who's Angie Delarie? well a very talented lady that makes the cutest digi stamps for a start so I want to share with you a quick layout using her wonderful creation. I am loving the digi stamps they are so versatile and I am loving that I can get creative with my copic markers. So I hope to inspire you with my creations.

And with it being Australia Day I thought I would share the perfect "Aussie"icon..... Ned Kelly.

Hope everyone has a great Australia Day!!!!


Angie Delaire Ned Kelly Digital Stamp, Copic Ciao,
Kaisercraft transparency, Stazon ink, Tim Holtz Distress ink,
Bo Bunny Double Dots pp, Sawyer's Place Washi tape,
Heidi Swapp word, MME sticker.


Thursday 24 January 2013

Iphone and Made with Memories????

I am new to the iPhone world.... I can hear people gasp.... I know shocking I was one of those people for years that said I don't need an iPhone.... whats the big deal about it?  Well I stand here in front of you converted and ashamed of my above comments..... I love my iPhone I don't know how I ever lived without it especially with Hipstamtic and Instagram..... 

It has been great to play with these apps and even more fun to scrapping the photos.

October Afternoon pp & die cuts,
Sawyer's Place Bianca range washi tapes and Rourke's Rounds,
Heidi Swapp Alphas.

Love this range by October Afternoon why don't you pop into Made with Memories and see what surprises they have down there?

Thursday 17 January 2013

First post for Stix2 Anything....

Hi, there and I am excited as this is my first post for Stix2 Anything and my first tutorial I have ever done so why don't you pop over to Stix2 Anything blog and see how it was done.

With the heat over here in the West seeming like it will never end I thought that it would be great to do a layout about Summer, I knew what I wanted to do and hoped that it wouldn't get lost in translation (and you will be pleased to know it didn't). I hope this helps inspire you to get creating with all your summer photos.

Stix2 Anything, masking sheets, foam mount, Crafting sheet,
Texture paste, Tim Holtz Distress ink,
Lime Tree Creation doily, Purple Pumpkin button,
Studio Calico wood veneers,Echo Park stickers,
Paper Doily, Dylusion mists MME stickers and Buttons.

Tuesday 15 January 2013

Formal introduction.....

Today I thought I would share with you the Inspired Blueprints reveal. Each day there will be two introductions of the new DT members so why don't you pop over to the Inspired Blueprints blog and get to know all the talented ladies that will be inspiring you.
This is my profile and I thought I would share so you can get to know me a little bit better. Also first sketch gets revealed the 1st February 2013........

Rikki Graziani

Located | Australia

Blog | Just Too Obsessed

Preferred scrapping medium

12x12 paper and glue with the occasional hybrid photo editing

What inspired you to begin your creative journey?

I have been madly obsessed by scrapbooking for almost half of my life. I never thought that a hobby that I took up as a teenager would still be fulfilling as an adult, but I continue to be inspired day after day. My children Tristan (10), Ethan (7) and Amelia (2) feature often on my pages and I treasure every layout. I also scrapbook because I love photography and like the idea that future generations will get to know me through my pages.

If you were to describe your scrapbooking style in five words, what would they be?

Creative, layered, graphic, stylish and arty.

What type of camera do you use?

Canon 500D saving for a 5D

Where do you do most of your scrapbooking?

At home is where I scrap the most I have a custom area for my scrapping and sewing supplies.

What time of day are you most creative, and what inspires you to create?

Usually when my youngest is having a nap and on Sundays when my usual inspiration hits me.

Why do you love sketches?

I love sketches because they give you a great start point that allows you to put your own interpretation on them and even though the sketch is the same every one's layouts look completely different.


Check out this gorgeous layout Rikki created based on Sketch no. 1!

Saturday 12 January 2013

First layout for the New Year for Made with Memories

My first post in the New Year for Made With Memories, and I must say I was a little bit excited about playing with the new range that they had brought into the shop and when you see it you will feel the same.

I have had this photo in my stash for awhile, and have been a bit afraid to do anything with it because I love the photo and I do mean LOVE, I worried if I every would have the right paper? , what embellishments do you put with it? these where questions that would go unanswered for under 2 years.

 Am I alone out there with this dilemma or have you had this trouble? and have you gotten past it? or is it still in a box waiting to find the perfect scrapping supplies?

October Afternoon Farm girl pp & labels,
charm, Heidi Swapp word, kindy glitz.

See perfect for the photo, so why don't you pop into Made with Memories and grab some this October Afternoon paper....

Thursday 10 January 2013

Sassy Scrapper's Design Team announcement

Another day and another design team announcement...... I am very excited and honoured to be joining the Sassy Scrappers DT and this marks something very new for me in my scrapping career..... I cant wait to start inspiring you with the beautiful products that Sassy Scrappers stock in there store......

And there arehaving a Huge SALE on today with 100's of items discounted ...Kaisercraft, Carta Bella, Pink Paislee, Prima, Echo Park, ...Glitz Designs, Authetique, We R Memory Keepers and so many more...Pop over to the website and grab a bargain....
Whilst Stocks

Wednesday 9 January 2013

Sawyer's Place Sticky Paper

So its been a busy couple of weeks and I am a little bit sad that is nearly 2 weeks in the New Year and that means the kids will be going back to school soon ( I know what your thinking I am not one of those mummies love the school holidays, I love spending time with my kids and especially love the fact that I don't have to do school runs). So now that it has simmered down after the Christmas/ New Year rush I have some things to share with you from Sawyer's Place....

Sawyer's Place has been in creative overdrive over this holiday break, with alot of new editions.... starting with 2 new washi tapes, Rourke's Rounds and Sawyer's Place Sticky Paper.

I wanted to share how easy it is to create invitations with these new products, especially the sticky paper, just measure peel off the backing and stick it down and it is that easy....

Sawyers Place; Sticky paper Ophelia and Insanity Script,
Ophelia and insantity script washi taope, cardstock,
ribbon belt buckles and Dolies.

Sawyer's Place; Sticky paper; Opheila,
Cardstock, Ribbon and ribbon buckles.

Sawyer's Place Ophelia Damask sticky paper, Ribbon,
cardstock and ribbon belt buckles.

Inspired Blueprints..... Design Team

So with a New Year brings new challenges and new goals......  And some big announcements.

Today I thought I would share one of the announcements. I have been very lucky to be chosen for the new Inspired Blueprint Design Team!!!

Its a great honour and I throughout my scrapping journey always go back to their sketches for inspiration and I am excited to be apart of the team and hope that I can inspire you all.... and cant wait to get to know you all and to see what you all create....

Thursday 3 January 2013

Christmas Traditions .... whats yours?

I hope that the New Year has been treating you well and for those who have made resolution's you haven fallen of the bandwagon just yet.....

For those who have decided to be organised in there scrapping lives and are wanting to start their Christmas photos, I have another Christmas layout to share with you.

This layout was made for  my guest dt position for Scrap Everything ! and I wanted to focus on a Christmas tradition, and to really journal why we do it and why it was important. So do you have any Christmas traditions? if you would like to share please do, I would love to see how other people spend them......

"Eve Traditions"
Kasiercraft Merry & Bright pp, diecuts and Holly,
A Lit somethin bottlce cap and rosette
I should explain what our Tradition is shouldnt I? Making reindeer food with the kids, glitter and all.

Wednesday 2 January 2013

Guest Design Team position.....

I was lucky enough for December to have a Guest Design position for Scraps Everything and I was lucky enough to receive Kaisercraft Bright and Merry, so pop over to the store and grab some today. Its not a usual a range that I would go for when doing my Christmas photos so it was a challenge and I am so very happy with the results and now that Christmas is over I hope to inspire you and get you creating with your Christmas photos....

"Merry & Bright"
Kaisercraft pp, diecuts, stickers,
 Bazill Cardstock, MTF die.
Kaisercraft pp, stickers and dies,
Blingology Ribbon and pearls, and Prima Holly.

Tuesday 1 January 2013

Welcome to 2013

Well its here the New Year.... 2013.

A time to set goals and try to achieve them, so my goals this year is to; be more organised, to stop the procrastination, also I am going to do the photo 365 challenge this year (rather than photographing of layouts with photos in it) and to grow my blog followers and to participate in more online challenges.

So the with my New Years resolutions in place I would like to share my first challenge for the year. Inspired Blueprint has decided to start up again after a very long break and with that they are challenging people to rediscover there 1st sketch ever, I must say I love this company it is one of those challenges that gets you to do at least one layout a month.


Crate Paper pp, MME stickers, Purple Pumpkin button,
Pebbles and Blingology Pearls and Rhinestones.