Safe Travels


I’m powering through my 2014 pages!  Up to June already.  It’s hard to believe this was the beginning of Kathryn and James 6 month journey to Uganda and Europe.  They’ve been home and gone again since these photos were taken.

Hopscotch Safe travels

March is the final month we can order Hopscotch papers and I just had to open one more pack – I have loved using this collection.  The colours and patterns have just worked with so many different page themes.

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I used the stickers from the collection, called Complements in CTMH speak, which made the page super quick to complete.  The title was a larger sticker but I cut it up to make it less dominant on the page.  Pretty proud of myself blending thick twine with the circular stickers too… what do you think?

Glue dots are the best adhesive for securing the twine when you wrap it over the edge of the paper.  They hold the twine in place and are not messy to use.  Click here to see what they look like.

If you need an extra pack of Hopscotch paper order it today – stocks are selling out quickly.  Click here to go shopping.

Keep smiling,


Feeling Special


When I arrived home from Hawaii this gorgeous page, along with a certificate and a beautiful let, was waiting for me.  I feel very special to be recognised as one of the top sellers in Close To My Heart Australia for 2014.  I love the very personal touch of this recognition – the fact someone in Head office took the time to create this page just for me is lovely.

Sales award

If you would like to copy the layout you will need Hopscotch papers and complements plus Marquee Uppercase and Keyboard Uppercase Stamps.

Close To My Heart really are a company with great heart and thoughtfulness.  Why not join us?  There is nothing to lose in giving it a go.  We have a brand NEW kit and a fabulous special offer for those that join in March.  Contact me for a chat to see if being a consultant will be a good fit for you.

Keep Smiling,


Hopscotch Happy Birthday


This fun layout came from page 36 of the Reflections How To Book.  I love that the layouts in this book have very simple designs you can dress up.

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The Outdoor Denim strips have been scored using the Scoreboard and then sanded to expose a little of the white core.  This adds great texture.  The Hopscotch papers were perfect for my photos and the little concentric circles stamp from the WOTG kit added a nice accent to my Colonial White circles behind the title. How pretty does the NEW Blue Shimmer Trim look – I toned it down with a few strands of twine over it… bit less girlie that way.

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The book described how to turn plain cardstock circles into shiny buttons!  Simply add some holes with the piecing tool, separate some Thick Twine into strands for the thread and then add Liquid Glass.  So simple and so effective.

A Special Offer from me to you to celebrate earning an all expenses paid holiday in Hawaii for my husband and I, courtesy of Close To My Heart.

As a way of thanking my loyal customers for supporting my business as I worked towards achieving this trip, I am offering the following bonus:

  • Place an online order of $50 or more this month and I will refund you $5 to offset postage.
  • If your order exceeds $100, your refund will be $9.50!

Click here to start shopping.

This offer is valid for all my customers ordering through my website between February 1 and February 28, 2015. To claim your reward, forward your order confirmation email to and include your bank details.  Refunds will be transferred by EFT on Mar 2, 2015

Keep Smiling,