Just Nick Studio | September 2016

Hi everyone,

Today, I am sharing two layouts I have done for Just Nick Studio in September.  Gosh I love love love love the Just Nick Cut files.  They are just AMAZING.  Anyway.  My first layout is a collaboration with Stuck Sketches.  If you want to play along with the sketch then you might just win a $25 voucher to the Just Nick store!!   This is the sketch:


And this is my take on the sketch:


 I had been eyeing up the fabulous Summer Fun and Summer Lovin’ cut files and enjoyed using the icons from the Summer Fun set as embellishments on my page – there are lots of elements that are perfect for beachy photos in this set.  I then created my title   ‘Make A Splash’ from the Summer Lovin’ cut file set.   Don’t be afraid to split up the cut files to make them work on your layouts as I have done on my title here to frame my bottom photo.

And some close ups:


My second layout is also a photo from Fiji of Gary and myself.  I also used the Summer Fun set on this layout.  This is such a fun set to use with lots of cute icons for summer.   I ungrouped and enlarged the ‘anchor’ and cut it out on patterned paper and placed it under my photo to ‘anchor’ my photo so to speak!  I also used the play on the word anchor in my title ‘You Anchor Me’ which is a fun way of linking my photo to the cut file as well.   I also cut out the pineapple and the watermelon shape from the cut files and added them as embellishments


Some close ups:


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Jillibean Soup

Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a layout and a couple of cards that I created for the Jillibean Soup  DT call.  I didn’t make the team but I sure had lots of fun creating them – they are such fun products to work with and perfect for both layouts and cards.

For my layout and also on the two cards I used Jillibean Soup Alphabet Soup II collection with a few bits and bobs from stash.  This collection is great for school layouts and I also did a thank you card for Aimee’s kindy teachers when she recently moved kindy.


Thanks for stopping by my blog today ! I have some more to share with you tomorrow so hope to see you soon. xx M

Just Nick Studio | Jillibean Soup Collaboration

Hi everyone,

This month I was lucky enough to be part of the Just Nick Studio and Jillibean Soup collaboration!!  How wicked is that.   I was lucky enough to receive the fabulous Alphabet Soup II collection to create with.  Wow … I just love the colours in this collection.  I decided that I really wanted to create a layout using the new ‘Quilted Background’ cut file using the ‘Mixed Veges‘ patterned paper and then team it up with lots of pops of colour from this collection to create this vibrant layout of my daughter.  At school, when they have been good listeners they get to bring the Listening Bear home with them for some adventures before they head back to school the next day.    Taylor gets to bring home Listening Bear quite a lot – she must be a very good listener!!

Listening bear banner smallerSome details:Listening bear bannerdetail 1Listening bear bannerdetail 2Listening bear bannerdetail 3

Thanks for stopping by my blog today – don’t you just love the bright fun colours in this collection!  I have created another layout and some cards with it that I will be able to share with you soon xx M

Yay party time | Make a Wish | Cocoa Vanilla Studio


Today I have a layout to share for Cocoa Vanilla Studio featuring the brand new ‘Make a Wish’ collection. I always find scrapbooking birthday photos so tricky to do as the photos are usually quite busy and usually there are lots of colours going on.  Well, I can tell you this collection is just amazing,  you are going to want to have it to scrap your birthday pics too – This layout shows a few shots of some of the party guests – to include a few different snaps I have created a collage of four photos and printed them out on square photo.  Then I set out to start embellishing and adding lots of little details with the chipboard, the stickers, the veneers and the vellum you are really spoiled for choice when it comes to embellishments in this collection.

Yay Birthday

Some close ups:

Yay Birthday detail 1Yay Birthday detail 2Yay Birthday detail

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have enjoyed my first layout with this new collection!  Til next time. Mxx

XO | Love Always | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi everyone!

Today, I have a layout to share using the absolutely stunning new collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio called Love Always!  As you might expect this collection is all about LOVE!  So I decided to do a layout of my hubby and I on our wedding day.

Our Wedding album mostly sits in the cupboard as it is so big and large that we don’t really get it out very often so it is really nice to grab some of my favs from the album and create a layout with them.  We don’t really have access to our photos electronically that easily so lucky in this day and age I was able to take a few photos (of the photos) with my trusty iPhone and change them from sepia to black and white!  I use an app called PicFrame to create a college and then edit them in PicTapGo and print on my Canon Selphy all from the comfort of my own home!


Gosh where do I start, this collection is just amazingly beautiful.. all about LOVE and full of goodies!  I loved the striped patterned paper so I was drawn to that first and love using stripes on my layouts and of course I couldn’t resist some fringing for added texture as well.  I jut love the different types of embellishments in the collection from chipboard, ephemera, vellum, stickers and more – there is just something for everyone.  I love how this layout came together and for me the colours are so pretty and happy how can you not enjoy scrapping with them!

Some close ups:

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Today, I have used a cut file called XO 2 from Just Nick Studio white on white cardstock to create some interesting textural and the XOXO works really well with the theme of my layout.

Have you got your hands on this new collection yet?


More layouts!

Having done lots of creating but not too much sharing on my blog – here is a wrap up of some of the layouts I have created recently!  Most of these I have created solely using products from recent Hip Kit Club kits and cut files from Just Nick Studio.

Let Your Dreams Soar

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She Loves To Dance!She loves to danceShe loves to dance detail 1She loves to dance detail 2She loves to dance detail 3She loves to dance detailSuch Great TimesBlack and White with oneBlack and White with one detailBlack and White with one detail2

Capture TodayPaper TeapotPaper Teapot detail 1Paper Teapot detail 2Paper Teapot detail 3Paper Teapot detail

I hope you’ve enjoyed my latest scrapbooking layouts!

Til next time xx

Just Nick Studio | DT Layouts


Just a quick round up of layouts I have done recently but haven’t had time to share them on my blog, first up Just Nick Studio design team

Zoo | Background Cut File | Funky Rectangles

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This moment | Creative Scrappers Collaboration | Cut File: Chopsticks BackgroundCreative Scrappers LayoutCreative Scrappers Layout detail2Creative Scrappers Layout detail1Creative Scrappers Layout detail

Thanks for stopping by today !!


Before Braces | Cocoa Vanilla Studio | Made of Awesome

Hi everyone (is anyone still out there?)

Seriously though, my blog is always seems to be neglected these days.  Instagram and Facebook have taken over my social media sharing but sometimes just sometimes I manage to get some layouts actually here on my blog.  Today I have had to go to grab coffee and work on my laptop in order to actually sit down and sort out blogging!  It really feels like I have been doing lots of creating lately but mostly for DT stuff in the future so I can’t really share it yet which probably makes me feel like I am not sharing my stuff enough but in reality I haven’t actually been able to yet.

Right so today, I have a layout I  have created for Cocoa Vanilla Studio!  Unfortunately, some new goodies have gotten a wee bit lost in transit on the way to me in NZ so I haven’t been able to play with any new goodies just yet.  In the meantime, here is a layout with Made of Awesome.

before braces

This turned out to be a super fast layout.  Probably about 20 minutes in total – I say that is a testament to such a great collection that is so easy to work with.  There embellishments are perfect and fit well with boys of all ages and the patterned papers work really well together as well.  Liam got his bottom braces put on his teeth on the 14th June so I wanted to take a before photo of him with his teeth so we could compare later.  It has been a long time coming with many orthodontist appointments before Liam had finally lost enough teeth and we were ready to go.  The weird thing is the same orthodontist that did my braces is now doing Liam’s braces!

Here are some close ups:

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Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest blog post !


Just Nick Studio DT Announcement & Layout

Hi everyone,

Oh wow… it has been so long since I posted on my blog!  I’ve been so lucky to be included in the 2016 Design Team for Just Nick Studio with lots of talented ladies.  Just Nick Studio is an online store which has amazing cut files designed by the gorgeous Nicole Nowosad.

13522733_10157037875235720_3002112434699455142_oI shared my first layout on the Just Nick Blog yesterday which was a layout All About Me.  I used the Let it Shine Background cut file as my background and cut this out on patterned paper and then added a white cardstock circle with Right Now on it as it fitted the selfies I took of myself a couple of weeks ago and I liked how it created a centre piece on my layout.

All About me with BannerCut Files used: Let It Shine Background and Right Now

Some close ups:All About Me Layout detail 1All About Me Layout detail 2All About Me Layout detail

Thanks for stopping by my very neglected blog!!  I have quite a bit of scrapbooking to share so will scheduled some more posts over the next few days.

Take care xx

Hello Santa | Hip Kit Club

My second layout share of the day!!  I haven’t felt that well this holidays so my creative mojo had definitely left the building!!  So what do you do when you don’t feel like being creative but actually miss it.  You start organising your scrap room which if I had my way would be well kitted out with custom furniture but budget constraints right now means more of a temporary measure!  My room is teeny.  1.8m x 1.8m square with no windows = essentially a giant cupboard but it is a space to be creative and to store everything in our smallish house (218sqm).

This is my first layout I have actually created in there – usually I head out to the dining room table and of course – spread out over most of the table, and the island bench and the buffet table – well you get the drift.  I have used an older Hip Kit – not sure which one.  I love creating Christmas layouts in a non-traditional way using just general products.

I hope you like!!

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