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July Card Class – Little parcels of Love July 14, 2012

Hello everyone! I hope that this post finds you in good health and happy spirits.

This month’s class is focused on pretty packaging, that makes the recipient feel your love with all the time and effort you have put into their gift.

We’ll be making one of each of the following

First up is this cute little basket.

Can you see some delicious home baked goodies in here? Or maybe some soothing bath products? The possibilites will keep coming to you!

Next is this pint-sized luch pail. Isn’t it just darling?

I must add in here that both the basket and lunch pail ideas came from Nichole’s blog. Unfortunately the templates she used are no longer available for purchase, so I have created my own! I was quite pleased with the outcome 🙂

And last is a whimsical mini album.

A look at the inside.

Undo those pretty green bows to reveal the accordian fold pages just waiting for your personal touch!

This too was inspired by the talented Nichole.

Class will be held on Thursday 26th July at my home, 7.30pm

Cost is $20.

If you would like to come along please email me by Tuesday 24th July (

Thanks for stopping in today, have a great week!

Happy Crafting



Some scrapbooking November 29, 2010

Filed under: family stuff,scrapbooking — aliessa @ 10:05 am

A friend mentioned to me last week a great scrapbooking website 2 Peas in a Bucket, which I’m sure heaps of people know about – just not me! 🙂

Any who, I popped over to have a look and was excited by a challenge they have until this Thursday. It is to create a scrapbook layout and incorporate the lyrics of a song. This was exciting because, about 15 months ago Rob took a photo of me, Harrison and Hyrum sitting all together, nice and snuggly just enjoying the moment. Straight away I knew I wanted to scrap that photo and use the words of Rob Thomas’ song “Little Wonders”. I LOVE this song. I’ve said many times to my kids it’s my theme song. And the chorus descibes the moment captured in the photo so perfectly. So, when I saw the challenge, I decided it was about time I actually scrapped that photo.

First, this is the photo. It’s a bit grainy because it was taken on the iPhone, but I don’t care, the moment was captured, so I must make do!

I wasn’t entirely happy with the finished product – it feels like it’s missing something, but after fighting off the youngest member of our family every time I sat down to do this, I decided it will have to do! In my head all I could see was the photo and the words, so that’s enough right?

Just in case anyone is wondering the lyrics for the chorus (and the words I’ve used) are:

Our lives are made, in these small hours.

These little wonders, these twists and turns of fate

Time falls away, but these small hours,

These small hours, still remain…

I hope you’re having a great Monday, it was quite warm here!




A scrapbook page in a box November 16, 2010

Filed under: 3D projects,scrapbooking — aliessa @ 11:57 pm

I saw a box like this one day when I was just following different links from one blog to another, things that looked interesting. The instructions that I found to make it included a number of layers, but I have only made the one box. (sorry, it’s been so long, I have no idea where I got the instructions from – I think I just googled scrapbook in a box).

Inside are 9 decorated squares. I’ve used 2 sheets of (retired) SU Washington Apple DSP, and SU Cheep Talk stamp set – they go so nicely together! I’ve left space to add photos and a space for journaling. Just something a little bit different from the standard scrapbook page. Now I just have to decide what to do with it – maybe a gift??

Hope you’re having a Super day!!




Deals of the week #2 June 9, 2010

Filed under: Cards,scrapbooking,Specials,Stampin' Up! — aliessa @ 2:01 am

WOW! Deal # 2 is FANTASTIC! 5 sets of Designer Series Paper at super low prices!!! YAY!!

I must confess Raspberry Tart and Haiku are my most favourite of ALL the DSP, so how lucky am I that they are 2 of the selected specials!! Check out the savings…

Item  Page Description Regular Price Sale Price
112470 132 Haiku Designer Series paper $16.95 $10.17
113976 132 Pink Flamingo Designer Series paper $16.95 $11.02
113992 133 Tea Party Designer Series paper $16.95 $10.17
113975 133 Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper $16.95 $11.02
114037 133 Sweet Slumber Specialty Designer Series paper $22.95 $14.92

(remember all prices are before postage and handling of $5.95 or 5% – whichever is greater, so why not put a few items together to save a little more)

Here are some projects I’ve used them on…

The background paper here is Haiku DSP (not just for cards! Hee!)

And this lovely card uses Raspberry Tart!

I am yet to try out the other 3 sets, but at this price I’ll be trying them all!! If you’d like to too send me an email at

Enjoy your week and happy crafting!





A “first” March 5, 2010

Once upon a time, before I was introduced to Stampin’ Up! I scrapbooked. In the last year I think I have created a total of maybe 7 pages. I have an album for each of my children and one for our family. Yesterday I decided I might rekindle the little scrapbooking flame by creating a page for my baby boy (who is not such a baby anymore!)

Scrapping is something I prefer to do on my own – only because when I scrap with my friends I don’t seem to get much done! I’m too busy looking at all their beautiful pages! Unfortunately I’ve never been great at adding a lot of embellishments to my pages (or this could be fortunate from my husband’s point of view, as less money gets spent!) so most of my pages are clean and simple.

I was sooo excited to use these chipboard letters! I wasn”t sure how to cover them, but then I remembered reading in a magazine that they could be inked. So I whipped out my most favourite colour ink – chocolate chip (what else?) and sponged it on. I really like the way they turned out! The little tag is hand cut, then I used my corner punch to round the corners and my crop-a-dile to punch the hole. Of course it’s chocolate chip ink too. The lettering, however is not Stampin’ Up. Would you believe I picked the set up for about $2 from Crazy Clark’s years ago, and this is first time I’ve used them!

The background paper is Haiku DSP and the border around my photos (and the tag) is more mustard cardstock. I’ve printed the journalling on a sheet of translucent paper and fastened it on with 4 gold brads (don’t look too closely though – the ink was still wet and I managed to smudge it, oops!)

It was nice to spend some time scrapping, I think I will do it again this weekend! 🙂



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