Monday, June 29

Happy School Holidays!

Hello and Happy School Holidays to some of you! Today was the first day of holidays here in Queensland and it was a beautiful start. We have a busy holiday ahead of us with plans to catch with friends at the Museum, off to see Hannah Montanna, visiting Dad at work in the city and some cooking and craft. What have you got planned for your holidays?

On to some craft. I have been busy making some cards, some craft and a bit of scrapbooking. Don't be to critical of my scrapbooking, I'm definitely not expert. The other week I went to my weekly stamping class and we did a layout using some guides and a Stampin Up scrapping kit. When I saw the colours I thought of my god daughter and her birthday and decided to make it for her

Her Mum also said she was keen to have a lockable diary and I thought I can make one of those. After visiting Mel's blog and seeing the art book that she made for her daughter Bella I thought with some alteration that I can make a chipboard cover into a lockable diary and so I did. With some pretty paper, a hole punch, some paper, eyelets and some rings I was off. My advice is to make sure that when you choose eyelets they are definitely jumbo to go through the layer of paper and chipboard also when you chose to put the eyelets in make sure they aren't too far into the cover otherwise the lock won't be able to fit around the cover and around to the other side. And to keep with the bright and happy theme I made this card for her.
It doesn't stop there, my Little Miss 5 had a birthday party to go to today so I made this card with the request by her that it had a car on it. (very cute!)

Well that's it for me today. Thank you again for stopping by and I hope to see you all again soon.

Smiles Catherinex
Materials (Card 1)
Stamps: SU Sincere Salutations, SU Cause for Celebration, SU Polka Dots
Cardstock: SU Whisper White, Real Red
Ink: SU Basic Black, SU Real Red, Black Stazon
Accessories: SU Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Flower Soft, Glue, Kindy Glitz, Dimensionals, Decorative Scissors
(Card 2)
Stamps: SU By Land , SU Mixed Salutations (Unknown exact name)
Cardstock: SU Whisper White, SU Basic Gray, SU Not Quite Navy, SU Wild Wasabi
Ink: Versamark, SU Basic Gray
Accessories: Silver Brads, White Embossing Powder, Star Punch, MM Glitter Letters, Dimensionals


  1. Yes!! I think we too will make some lockable diary's for the girls these holidays. We have 4 weeks up here. They look great! As does you layout! Well done xox

  2. Hi Catherine - wow have you been busy your page, diary and cards - you are on a roll!! I am fairly new to scrapping too and it is such an achievement to get a page done! Well done!! Your God-daughter will love all this, makes it so personal!

    Thank you too for your comments on my DT spot for Flourishes...I really appreciate it! It was nice to see you had visited! God bless you!

  3. AnonymousJune 30, 2009

    Happy Holidays! Your work is beautiful. I like the design which has a ring binder style to it with silver loops. Really funky.


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