Friday, 7 April 2017

April Scrapbook Kit

We have done all of the hard work for you by coordinating papers and embellishments to make scrapping seamless and easy.   And if that wasn't enough our Design Team have created some gorgeous designs to inspire you. 

The kit includes 
1 sheet Fancy Pants Joy Parade Happy To Be Free Paper
1 sheet Fancy Pants Joy Parade Life is A Party Paper
1 sheet Fancy Pants Joy Parade Wrap It Up Paper
1 sheet Simple Stories Whatever #Nailed it Paper
1 sheet Simple Stories Faith Shine Paper 
1 sheet Simple Stories Charity Paper
1 sheet Simple Stories Inspire Paper 
2 sheets Bazzill Basics Marshmallow Paper 
1 Pack Simple Stories Posh 4x6 Clear Stickers (contains 3 sheets with 96 stickers)
1 Pack Cocoa Vanilla Free Spirit Ephemera
1 Pack Millie & June Thickers
1 Pack Fancy Pants Joy Parade Sentiment Stickers
4 Wood Veneer Feathers
Enamel Dots

You can purchase the kit HERE on our website.
You can purchase the Paper Only Kit HERE

Created by Helen Munro 


Created by Julie Best


Created by Michelle Henderson


Created By Natalia Palmer


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Magical Moments with Julie Best

I have two new projects that I am starting this year, this tends to happen every year but one of my projects is more important than any other, so I have to commit to it and get it done. You can join me on the journey if you like.
My Aunty has been diagnosed with late stage alzheimers and I am not being mean to say that it has turned her into a pleasant, happy elderly woman (who loves to dance A LOT), but with a terribly bad memory.
She enjoys living in the past, but this means that she can sometimes (or a lot) forget who her now family is. So this year I am making her a family tree album. I will start with my Aunty and Uncle  and add all the children, grandchildren and if I can get it done, the great grandchildren, I will name them and put current occupations and where they now live, like an indepth phone book. Unluckily for me, my family are great at children making. This is a labour of love my Aunty will love it and will be able to remind herself when confusion sets in who she is talking to, the challenge will be in getting her to remember where the book is.
Joanna has ordered me in Simple Stories Snap 6 x 8 album so she can keep it by her phone for a quick reference.
Even without alzheimers I figure this is a great xmas idea for family far away, or for those getting older, we all like those nostalgic moments, damn it I think I may have talked myself into a few more projects..
Magical Moments
The second project, is to order the same size albums as a miniature project life. I am terrible at project life and ended up feeling pressured to complete it even though I was only doing monthly. However the great thing about project life, is you record things of interest and not have to do it in a 12 x 12, which was time consuming and also people would wonder why there was a 12 x 12 of concrete kerbing in your album. So I am doing an album for each of the boys labelled Magical Moments, I have the feeling a family one may also appear. I will not put any pressure on myself to have them all be works of art they may just be a page of journaling to record that particular moment, nothing may happen for a few months but then three things may happen in one month. The great thing about doing it is that it will record the boys special moments throughout the year in order. I am super excited about this as I often put off scrapping photos for their 12 x 12 because the photo may not be good quality or I haven’t quite caught the moment, in these albums it will not matter it is the moment that counts.

If anyone is interested I am happy to post progress on these albums as I go and you may want to join in, I would love to have some company in what is project life but not, full page scrapping but not. Come and be a rebel with me..

Monday, 9 January 2017

School Photo

The Paper Teapot runs monthly challenges and this months challenge is a sketch one.  Here is the sketch which is one from Sketchabilities.

I wanted to use my son's school photo with Crate Paper Cool Kid which is totally not what I imagine most people would decide on when looking at this sketch!  At first I planned on turning the sketch on the side but then I went with it, just mirroring the main design.  I like what I did but it didn't really stay true to the sketch so maybe I'll have another go and make a pretty page.