Month: February 2013

“Snippets of Happiness”

Let me introduce you to the March kit; “Snippets of Happiness”!

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Main Kit Contents

1 x American Crafts white cardstock

1 x American Crafts grey cardstock

3 x ILS “Why not?” double sided patterned pp

1 x Studio Calico “Snippets” – “wow” double sided patterned p

1 x Studio Calico “Snippets” – “me oh my” double sided patterned pp

1 x Crate Paper “Party Day” – “celebrate” double sided patterned pp

1 x Crate Paper “Party Day”- “happy” double sided patterned pp

1 x Freckled Fawn washi tape

15 x Freckled Fawn wooden arrows & word bubbles (random designs)

15 x Studio Calico polaroid frames

2 x Whisker Graphics tags

5 x Basic Grey buttons (random colours & sizes)

2 x “A Flair for Buttons” Flairs

2m of The Twinery twine “Carribean”

1 x American Crafts thickers “Sketchbook” aqua



Add on kit contents

1 x Studio Calico 12×12 Speech bubbles mask

1 x ILS stickers sheet

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Trina goes out with a BANG!

Trina sent me this amazing mini album that she made with the February kit. Thank you Trina, for all your inspiration! This last project is a true treasure!

In Trina’s own words:

I have one more project to show you. And here it is.


A cute little mini album made from one sheet of paper.

I’ve made a similar album before, but the pages were smaller. This is the same premise, but the pages are bigger.

Let’s take a look at how you can cut the page to create a teeny album….


Ok, take a piece of 12×12″ paper and cut 4″ off one side.


Then fold the page in half (and unfold), then into quarters.

Now that your page has score marks where the pages are, you can cut along the ‘half fold’. Not all the way, but just 3/4 of the paper (as above).


Now fold the paper in half again, and pull up the ‘pages’ ready to glue together.


Once they are glued, you can use the piece you cut off earlier to form a cover to the album.

Wrap it around the front cover, crease along the spine and continue wrapping around the back cover. Cut off any excess. Adhere it down.

If you wish to add ribbon, ensure this is done by placing and adhering it to the mini album before the cover is put on.

Now you are ready to decorate the album.


I used mine to commemorate my kids first day at school this year.


There were no numbers in the alphabet packet included in the kit, so I hand cut mine. The perfect solution that allowed me to custom make them to fit the area needed.


There wasn’t much I needed to say for each page, so I just kept it really simple and added something to let them know how much I care for them.


I had fun using some punches and Spellbinders dies to get some cool shapes onto the pages.


The ledger paper in the kit works perfectly for the theme of the album, plus gives me a spot to write if I want to add in journaling later.


I wanted to keep the inside of the album relatively flat, but could embellish as much as I wanted on the cover.


There is a particularly large flower in the kit, and I pulled it apart giving me a few more petals to play with, and a lovely shiny bead to place wherever I wanted.

Thanks again Annelie for having me play with the gorgeous February kit.

First look at the March kit

I’m very excited about the March kit. In fact, it’s my fav kit to date. Hmmm. I might have said that before, but it’s a REALLY cool kit and I have already managed to create a LO with it. Unheard of 🙂 I hope you enjoy this little peek, that shows you TWO brands that I don’t think you can find anywhere else in NZ at the moment.

March 13 sneak 1


The February kit is our 6th kit, so thought it was fitting to create a LO of my daughter on her 6th birthday in September!

Again, a style I don’t feel very confident in, but my daughter is happy and that’s the main thing! The cirle is from 2Crafty, and I have covered it with my seambinding. I think it gives a great effect on the page!



6 detail


6 detail 2

“Love” from Trina McClune

Trina has created another masterpiece with the February kit “Hopelessly Devoted”. A LO in trur Trina style with loads of flowers. In Trina’s own words:


A LO about my daughters love for chickens; it’s not a traditional valentine layout, but about love all the same. 

All product is from the kit (except the doily is my own) although I’ve used some dies/punches to create the extra flowers. I’ve also used some glimmermist to give some added colour of pink/blue. 

I’ve also created my own flowers. This was done by hand cutting a circle, then cutting around the circle to make a spiral. Once I had a spiral of paper, I rolled it up starting at the outside until I was happy with the size of the flower. Then I glued together and adhered to my layout. 

I’ve created a ton of layering to give more dimension to the layout also. From the xoxoxo sticker, to the hearts, to the ‘sweet as can be label’. A lot of the layout has been put onto foam tape to give it some height.