Friday, 4 January 2013

Happy New Year!

A big Happy New Year to you all! I hope you all had a fun New Year's Eve and have a wonderful 2013.

My brother and his family are visiting us for a week so I thought I'd quickly get a few layouts up on this blog while they're out. These have been published in Scrapbooking Memories. Please forgive me if I don't visit your blog this week as I'll be fairly busy here!

Here's a lovely one of my gorgeous nephew Archie. He so adores his dad.

The background is the packaging from a pack of Prima letters. There's a lot of Prima product on this layout. I had to keep these pics small as they were slightly out of focus. I fixed them a bit in photoshop but not enough to enable me to enlarge the photos any more than this.

Here's another favourite of mine. I love getting messy with paints and my daughter's clothes allow me to do this on pages about her!

I think the cut-out picture works really well here. I was actually forced into this by the fact that the mess in her bedroom was visible in the photo! I also enjoyed showing the details of what she was wearing, from the fake ear stretcher to the ripped stockings. I can certainly say that my daughter has very distinctive tastes in clothes!

These two layouts were both published in Scrapbooking Memories Vol 14, no 12.

This layout was published in Volume 15, No 1. This is one of the few layouts I've done about my husband. I'm not sure why I scrap many more layouts about the kids than my hubby. I know this is something we're all guilty of. I guess I'll only have the kids around for a few more years and perhaps I'm trying to make the most of them!

Here's the layout:

This layout is created entirely from office supplies. I had a bit of fun raiding Officeworks and my desk drawers for supplies! The background behind the photo is coloured sticky tape. Unfortunately, the colour's not very strong and I had to use many layers to make it show.

I hope you're all enjoying the school hols. It's about 42 degrees here today so we're not going anywhere....



  1. These are all fabulous, I think the first one is just so gorgeously layered, and the second is so funky/fun with the paint, love it!!! Thanks for your sweet comments, by the way :)

  2. Hi Heather, I hope you are enjoying time with your family... I remember seeing these.. I had to laugh about your daughters room.. I have one of those too!! a 21 year old who does not know what a hanger for clothes is.. she says she can find things when they are on the floor.... but I cringe every time I walk past her door!! Fabulous layouts!!

  3. I love these layouts so much! The one using office supplies is absolutely genius. I remember seeing in the mag and I just loved it! I just only noticed the coloured clear tape after you mentioned it. Such a great layout and how about that paperclip banner!!! Soooooo cool. Love them all though, hey!! And thank you sooo much for your lovely kind words on my blog - I am so flattered and honoured too! Have a great day!!! :D

  4. I love these and I especially remember the one about hubby because I thought it was a great idea to use things other than specialised scrapbook items. I love your daughter's page and the cut-out photo looks amazing. Thanks again for stopping by my blog.

  5. I remember these! And the punk chicky one is still as AMAZING as when I saw it before -boy, you guys must be MELTING down too hot for the beach even...enjoy your family - seeya back here when things are normal-er, eh???!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Fabulous work, Happy New Year, looking forward to what you create in the magazine next :)

  7. Happy New Year to you too!! and congrats on the pubs!
    Love your layouts and love the different styles! The first one is really adorable! I use Prima's packaging often too. And the page about your dd is amazing!! Love her outfit!

  8. Wow Heather, I'm loving all your new projects, they are a real inspiration!! Happy 2013 to you and family!!

  9. love your layouts. I like the idea of using packageing on the layout as some are to nice to discard. x

  10. Love the layouts of your husband and someone needs to do one of you! Also love the layout of your his Dad loves this! Happy new year Heather!

  11. Fabulous work Heather! Such a variety of style too!

  12. Wow, what amazing pages. Love how you switch up styles!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


  13. Wow ..
    Love all here!
    Artistic and fun, loved it.
    Inspirational expression :)

  14. Congrats on all the pubs! Lots of amazing pages & I particularly love the one of your daughter in her punky clothes - how cool - I love it when people have their own unique sense of style!