Monthly Planner Covers for Scrapper’s Delights

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Hello crafty friends, I wanted to show you a couple of the monthly Planner covers I had created using the Scrapper’s Delights A5 Planner basic kit. All the details about this kit can be seen online at  The monthly covers come as part of this kit and I have used the Fish Bowl digital image on a Brusho background for this one. This fantastic digital image as outlined below can be purchased instore at

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As you can see, the monthly covers have a square look or a circular one as seen below.  The basics planner kit really does give you so much flexibility to design a planner just for you!

For the June cover, as seen below, the background has been coloured using Gelatos and the gorgeous bee image is from the upcoming horizontal planner kit….so stay tuned for that! The edges were highlighted using some black Dylusions paint.

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Hope you enjoyed these and it gives you some inspiration to get designing your own planner….so much fun! Until next time….

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Petticoats & Pinstripes for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking

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Hello crafty friends, I am here for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking, with two layouts using the fabulous Echo Park Paper Co Petticoats & Pinstripes Collection. With the majority of my layouts with my two sons in them, I found this collection to be so versatile – perfect for boy layouts, great for adventures but would also be fantastic for travel photos. The Collection can be purchased in store at

For this first layout ‘You are my star”, I used a sketch as the foundation for my design. I often enjoy googling ‘scrapbook layout sketches’ and see what design ideas may inspire my next layout. Whilst my layout never ends up the same as the sketch, I find they are a good starting point to get my creative juices flowing and are great if I am stuck on getting started.

For this layout, I like how the four triangles come together to centre on the page and the photo and paper clusters to the side of it. I added the embellishments in the top right hand corner to balance the layout. You may notice that the ‘You are my star’ title forms the third point in a visual triangle on this layout – a design element I usually aim for. Lets take a closer look at this title using the Petticoats & Pinstripes sticker sheet.

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The second layout ‘Love my boy’ as pictured below was completed on cardstock from my statsh, again using papers from the Petticoat & Pinstripe collection. I layered a number of the off cuts from the first layout (I dont like to waste anything!) and again used the sticker sheet for the words ‘My Boy’. The word ‘LOVE” is from the We R Memory Keepers High Five collection.

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The border at the left of the layout is also from the Petticoats & Pinstripes sticker sheet, as is the rocket that I have mounted on some cardboard to give some dimension. I used a little tag from my stash to add some journalling – I dont often add journalling to my layouts, but I am trying to be more mindful of doing so to capture those stories for the future.

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Thankyou for joining me….until next time!


Sea-Sational Ocean Critters for Sunsational Stamps

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Hello friends, Sarah here with a card from the ocean! This is my last design team project for Sunsational Stamps – a big thank you to Lisa for having me on the team – I will keep an eager eye on the future of this fast upcoming and dynamic company!  It’s been a pleasure!

This card uses the gorgeous whale from the Critters digital stamp set. This can be purchased instore at the Sunsational Stamps store by clicking As you see below, this has many options for all of your beach, swimming or ocean themed projects.

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The background of this card was created using Zig clean colour brush markers. As pictured below, I scribbled various shades of blue on to my craft mat, then spritzed with water. I then took my piece of cardstock through this and ended up with this beautiful mix of colours.

I then used an embossing folder “Bubble” in my collection to give the impression for the card background. I love the look of this with the blue colours. The whale was coloured using the Zig clean colour brush markers with a water brush pen. I have layered the whale to give a raised effect amongst the waves. The sentiment is from Jess Crafts Digitals. Let’s take a closer look at him.

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I hope you have enjoyed this post and background ideas for your cards, please don’t forget about our monthly challenge ( the theme is Swim, Beach, Ocean) you still have time to enter. The challenge post can be found at

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Sea Scene Planner Layout for Scrapper’s Delights

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Hello there, I am here again for Scrapper’s Delights using their amazing digital image ‘Sea Scene 4’ for this planner layout.  For the layouts I am showcasing for May, I have decided to use Brushos for the background. This will show a number of the different effects of Brushos (a watercolour ink crystal) and different ways they can be used.

The Turquiose and Sea Green Brusho colours were used to create this planner background, with the sea theme in mind.

The Sea Scene 4 digi stamps can be purchased online at I noticed that it is 50% off at the moment too, so get in quick!!

The image was coloured using Touch Five markers and it did test my limited colouring skills – I do need to expand in to using coloured pencils I think to get a sharper, finer line.  What pencils do you use to colour with? Lets take a closer look at that beautiful mermaid…

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To add some finishing touches to the layout, I used a few stamps from the Heidi Swapp memory planner range, stamped in black ink.

For more information about the Basic Planner Kit by Scrapper’s Delights, please go to their online store at

Thankyou for stopping by and until next time….

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Miss Lilly Snap digi for Little Blue Button Stamps

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Hello friends, I am here with you today for Little Blue Button Stamps, showcasing the Miss Lilly Snap digi from the Little Blue Button Stamps online store. The Miss Lilly collection can be viewed and purchased online by clicking This particular stamp resonated with me as a crazy scrapbooker who enjoys taking photographs at every opportunity – I just knew there would be the perfect layout waiting for her! This is a 6×8 layout I created as a front cover for my planner using a family selfie from a walk we took in the forest back on Australia Day.

The base of the page is created by using Dylusions paints, applied with a palette knife and some stamping in black ink with some mixed media stamps from my stash. I layered the photos with patterned paper and some gelli printed cardstock I had made some time ago. The stickers used on the layout are from the We R memory keepers High Five collection. Some enamel dots completed the layout.

Miss Lilly was coloured with Touch Five markers – keeping in mind the colours of the background of the layout. I like how the purple and coral tones work nicely with the background. I added some cardboard behind the stamp to give it some dimension to stand out on the page. Let’s take a closer look at Miss Lilly…

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I hope you enjoyed this project and I challenge you to use your digi images, not only for cards, but in scrapbooking layouts also! Until next time….


Planner fun…my reasons for having a plan (and not just a whole lot of fun!)

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Thanks for stopping by to check out my planner layout….just finished this one off in my lunch break!  Love it!  Thought I would just have a go at a layout that isnt one particular theme…using some stamps from collection (and dreaming about those I will NEED to buy real soon!). I’d also like to share with you some of my reflections about why I am enjoying designing this planner so much…keep on reading!

I just love the Kellie Stamps, Fran Garcia and Heidi Swapp stamps all used on this layout. I am of course using the Basic A5 PLanner Kit from Scrapper’s Delights, as I am on their Planner Design Team. The backgrounds for my planner month of May are using Brusho colour crystals so just love the colour combo of Sunburst Lemon and Orange on this one.  I added some black Dylusions paint around the edges to add more of a grungy look to the page.

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I pulled a few stickers and die cuts from my stash to personalise it a little more.  Take a look at this stamp from Kellie Stamps – un-reel banana peel!  I just love it – I used to say this all the time as a kid and just love the Australian kick that Kellie gives to her stamp collections… dream is defintely to subscribe and build my stash of Kellie Stamps – I can so relate to them!


So, if you have been reading my blog posts, you will know that I was lucky enough to be accepted on to the Scrapper’s Delights Planner team – woo hoo!  As well as terrifying me (would i be god enough….I havent done this before!), I was very excited to get designing and to see where it would lead me.  I LOVE it!

I’ve always been a highly organised person and as I get older, I need to write more and more things down — the shopping list, dinner plans, work events, children’s activities and my design team commitments.  I am using this planner to primarily keep track of all my design team projects and scrapbooking related ideas etc.

Here are my 5 reasons for using a Planner….do any of these resonate with you?

  1. Keep track of my design commitments at any moment
  2. Increases my productivity – gives me focus and allows me to get stuff done
  3. I plan to succeed – its not a suprise that if you take the time to think things through, set goals and establish a path to acheive them, you will eventually have better success
  4. Decision making – helps me prioritise and see what I need to complete first
  5. Provides a sense of accomplishment!
  6. OKay – I cant keep it to just five….it’s fun!  Creatively it’s a different space to completing a scrapbooking layout and the planner gives me the flexibility to do as much or as little as I like to complete it.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about planners… them or loathe them, these are how it’s working for me!  Until next time….


Tic Tac Toe May Challenge for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking

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Hello crafty friends, I am here for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking today, showcasing the Tic Tac Toe challenge for May.  I have completed two layouts for this – one traditional layout and one planner layout.  For full details of how these were made and for more photos, please visit the Shop and Crop blog at

Let’s take a quick peek at the two layouts…here is the first one using a paper bag, pattern paper and cardstock;

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And the second one using Scrapper’s Delights Basic Planner Kit and stamps, embossing powder and cardstock;

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And I cant resist a close up or two of those adorable Honey Bear stamps from The Ton…

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See you over at the Shop and Crop blog for more pics and details of these layouts….until next time!