PL 2016 catch up!

Hello again!

I just thought I would pop in and get a start on sharing our 2016 PL album since we are in week 24 already and I am only up to week 7 so I don’t feel like it’s too late to catch up sharing here!!

I will go chronologically and link to the weeks that I have already shared/blogged πŸ™‚

Ok, so first up, our 2016 cover page you can see here.

On the back of that page I have enlarged a photo of the 4 of us to fill 2/3 of the page protector and along the bottom I have made 4 3×4 journal cards for a little journalling for each of us – as some of this is personal I haven’t photographed but I love how it turned out!


Since week 1 was only a 3 day week (I do like to keep all of the year in the same album/s) I only used 1 page protector in design E. Again I wanted to use up more of the Wild and Free collection by Glitz designs πŸ™‚


I used the Shimelle True Stories collection here – both the 6×6 paper pad and the 12×12 paper pad mixed in with some stickers, some print and cut labels and some Amy Tan vellum alphas. The alphas were mounted on some white paper and fussy cut. I also decided that my pages needed some stitching and added in some using some shiny silver thread in a simple straight stitch πŸ™‚

Β Left hand side

Β Right hand side

Title card

Week Three can be found here. I did this week as a DT page for Scrappingclearly using the fun Life In Color range by Simple Stories πŸ™‚


I have used here Shimelle Laine’s newest collection Starshine. When I started putting this week together I only had the 6×6 paper pad so for the most part I have used only that πŸ™‚ I did add in some pretty glitter foam thickers and some October Afternoon Mini Market alphas.

Left hand side

And some close ups’s of the left hand side

Β A piece cut from the 6×6 paper pad cut apart sheet

The flower was a gift from a friend at the last retreat I went on and it just went perfectly πŸ˜‰ Thanks Angela πŸ˜€

Right hand side

A flip pocket on the right hand side. Love these things, perfect for adding in just one more photo or some extra journalling!

Another flip pocket – this is the “title” card I decided to do as there were some more personal words I wanted recorded here. I don’t mind if someone flipping through the album takes the time to read them but it’s something I feel isn’t necessary to share on the world wide web. I decided that my own more personal feelings/thoughts should be recorded somewhere that is not my diary so my boys as they get older can see the Melinda version of Mum πŸ˜€

Week 4 also has an insert which have used a G design PP for and also the Starshine collection this time paired with not only the cut apart pieces from the 6×6 paper pad but a couple of sticker sheets that were on my desk from a goodie bag recently received at a retreat πŸ™‚

Week 5 can be found here. I used the gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla Hello Lovely range and put this week together for a fun iNSD challenge over at Scrappingclearly.


I went pretty simple with this week – I’m not really sure why I did but I’m calling it done πŸ™‚ I have used the Kiwi PL edition and decided to pull on the orange and tealy/aquay/blue colours in the kit.
Β Left hand side
Β Right hand side

Title card
Filler card – I saw this on my FB feed during the week and it was just too appropriate for me to not use!

So, that is where our album is currently sitting with “completed” weeks. I have an insert to do for week 6 – my big boy started year one and my little boy started Kindy Kids – 3 year old kindy so these things MUST be documented!!

I have photo’s in page protectors up until week 14 and photo’s and cards in page protectors up until week 11 so hope to get some more time to play with our album! I have discovered the more I create the more I WANT to create so yay!!Β 

If you would like to see more of my process or have any questions please let me know in the comments or pop over to my FB page here and ask away!!

As always, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog and extra special thanks to those that leave comments, I love getting feedback πŸ™‚

Happy scrapping!


Change OLW 2016

Hi there!

For those of you that follow along on my FB page and/or Instagram account you will have seen these progress shots.Β 

This was done last night, typed up the word in the Silhouette software and edited to weld it together. Changed the cut lines to print lines, printed and then trimmed around the paper to pierce all the little holes.

45 minutes in this morning….

And 2 hours later….

Well, I’m thrilled to share that it’s DONE! This page has literally taken me about 4 hours to put together!Β 

If you go here you can see my 1st share about using up this collection from Glitz Designs as part of a 27 Day Challenge Mercy Tiara (Tracy Banks) has set and I mentioned I had fussy cut that dream catcher.Β 

I had a lot of fun with this page and the only things that are not a part of the collection are the chippy alphas, the gold glitter enamel arrows and also the gold paper clip. Oh, and the thread and gold Heidi Swapp colour shine if you wish to get technical 😜

Here are a couple of close ups and I will even say here that hubby said this is his fave LO I have done – woo hoo – praise from the hubby like that must mean it worked out!! Haha!Β 

Anyways, my left overs of this collection are shrinking and I’m getting more pages scrapped which is awesome!

And that is it for me for tonight! I am in desperate need of an early night but also need to pack for retreat which is this weekend! Can’t wait, planning on catching up on our 2015 PL album!

Happy scrapping and thanks for stopping by!


Glitz "Wild and Free"

Hi hi!

I’m here today sharing a little something I have been inspired to do by Tracy Banks, aka Mercy Tiara. Use up one of those (many, many!!) older collections sitting in my stash!

I forgot to take a before photo but I decided to use this Glitz collection pack of “Wild and Free”. I had used a few bits and pieces but am hoping to use up most of what is left!

First up I made our title page for our 2016 PL album using this gorgeous paper with that beautiful dream catcher, swoon!Β 

I’ve started work on the back of this page and also planned out week 1 using bits and pieces from this collection.Β 

A friend of mine had one of those pieces of that dream catcher paper and she chopped off the design to just use the rest of the pattern and gave it to me! You wouldn’t believe it but I have actually fussy cut around the dream catcher and am planning a 12×12 LO using that!Β 

So, I hope to use up this whole collection, I love it and honestly, I love using up my supplies! I will be back soon hopefully with some more completed pages using this fun collection!!

Thanks for the inspiration Tracy, just what I needed!

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!!