Sunday, 22 December 2013

A Year in Review

Well, it's the end of another year - and what a year it's been for me! I've had an amazing scrappy journey this year! I've had so much fun being a Master, writing my article for Scrapbooking Memories magazine, working on design teams, teaching and touring. I hope your scrapping has continued to bring you enjoyment.

I thought I'd celebrate the end of the year with a post of my favourite layouts. I like seeing these posts on other people's blogs so I hope you enjoy this one. These layouts were all made and/or published in 2013. I tried to limit myself to ten layouts but I ended up going for an even dozen!

Without further ado, here they are.

In twelfth place:

I made this for my DT work with Scrap Everything. It's a simple page but I really love it. Maybe that's because it's a really nice photo of dad and I. I kept the page reasonably simple to keep the focus on that photo.

In eleventh place:

'Christmas Star' is in the current edition of Scrapbooking Memories magazine in my Workshop Secrets article. I know I'm a little early posting this one but the next mag is almost due.... I love the exuberant photos of my beautiful niece and the recycled Christmas decorations came together so well on this page.

And in tenth position:

This is also a very current layout. It's my entry for the December White With 1 challenge. The story behind it is quite funny - you can read it here. I love these gorgeous pics of my son when he was only two years old.

In ninth place:

This was my first Masters Challenge for the year and I loved how this turned out.

In eighth place:

I made this for my DT work for Manor House Creations.. I love the white on white and the clean look it creates. Pity I photographed it against a not-so-white background!

In seventh place:

I certainly like a mix of styles - this is sooo different from the layout before it! This was made for my Guest DT spot at The Scrapbook Store. I really enjoyed my month of designing for them. This layout was for the sketch challenge.

In sixth position:

This is also in the current edition of Scrapbooking Memories. Sometimes, it's not hip to be square (with regards to layout shapes that is!)

In fifth place:

This is a layout from earlier in the year but I still love it. It was one of my earlier experiments with Dylusions sprays and I'm still addicted to them!

In fourth place:

I made this for Once Upon A ..... Sketch, an online challenge site. I love the way that they put the accent on journalling on this site and the sketches are wonderful to work with.

In third place:

Ok, it's an awful photo of me but I love the layout! This was another play with Dylsuions as well as Manor House Creations flowers. I like the fact that it's a bit different.

And in second spot:

I think I've only ever made two layouts with Leonie in them and they're both in my top 3! I had to use Leonie's pic in this one cos I scraplifted her watercolour technique to make this page. I took the photo at the Manor House retreat a couple of months ago and made the page there as well so this one will always remind me of the fantastic weekend we had!

And, my very favourite, in the number one position:

This is one of my favourite pics of my daughter and I was so glad to use it on a layout I was so happy with. The layout was published recently in Scrapbooking Memories magazine.

So there are my faves for the year! Why not take a look at what you've created and share it on your blog? It's interesting to go back and pore over older layouts and see how much your style has or hasn't changed.




  1. Wow, I loved all of these but especially the ones of your daughter, they're stunning.

  2. A wonderful selection of amazing work here!
    Very BEAUTIFUL, impeccable design!
    I take this opportunity to wish you blessings this Christmas with your loved ones!
    Many good things this coming year and more creativity for us :)

  3. These are all so wonderful.. what a lot of different designs too.. It was a good year for you and I am so happy to have met you at the craft show in brissy in June!! Have a very Merry Christmas Heather and I hope next year is a wonderful scrappy year for you too!!

  4. I loveeeeeeee looking back with you on your faves for the year ... the banana phone one is def. one of my faves of yours!!!!!

  5. Wow...I can honestly say I like everyone of these...your eclectic style suits all types of photos and your use of colour is the idea of having a top 10/12 Thanks for the inspiration :)

  6. Love your work as usual Heather! Lovely layouts - love seeing them again! Looking to more next year!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family x

  7. Wow! These are all stunning Heather! They are all so different but gorgeous! So glad you enjoyed your month with us at The Scrapbook Store. Wishing you a happy and blessed Christmas and a fabulous 2014! xx

  8. Heather, you did such beautiful job on these pages, I just LOVE them!!!!!
    Have a Happy Holidays my friend!!

  9. What a stunning collection, Heather! I love them all, and my favourite is the same as you - love that sunshiny layout!!! :D :D

  10. What a lovely showcase of your talent. Love how these are all quite different but all beautiful in their own way. Thanks for sharing. I love these posts too!!

  11. WOW!!! They are all so beautiful Heather...Love them..
    Wishing you and your Family a Merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year. xx

  12. Ok, I'm gonna stick my neck out, & say my faves are Bananas & P-platers. DOn't ask me why, they just ARE!!!! Mind you, anything with Dylusions on it simply HAS to be up there, too:):) Such a fun thing to do...think I'll take inpsiration offa you & go do the same.....thanks for sharing this - I DOOOO Love how you can switch styles & do it all so beautifully......& Have a WOnderful Chrissy....xo

  13. Oh wow! These are amazing! :)

    Happy holidays! :)

  14. All are very nice! Merry Christmas Heather!

  15. Great range of layouts. One question - how do you photograph them cos they are all so even. Do you please them on the floor or standing up. Do you use a slr camera? - oh and Merry Xmas Heather

  16. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These all look fantastic! LOVE all of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. So many absolutely wonderful creations. I appreciate the mix of styles and still hold a soft spot for the P-Plate one!