I'm Taking a Class!

I am so busy I usually don’t have time to do all the things I love, like taking online classes! But browsing through the web a few days ago I happened across ‘The Big Picture’ site and saw they had the ‘Design Your Life’ online class starting at the end of this month! I couldn’t resist and just had to sign up. Before the class actually starts, we have a few ‘pre-class’ assignments to do. One of them was this layout! What fun!

Design Your Life


Capture the Moment kit by Designs by Lil and Kate Hadfield
Tiny marker alpha (family), camera element, brown ribbon and dark brown paper

Merry Jingle kit by Designs by Lil and Gina Miller
Lighter brown paper, cream paper and green floral paper

This Thing Called Love by Designs by Lil
Dotted red paper, red frame, heart doodles, floral doodle, staple and paper alpha (HK and 09).

My Own Creations
Brad, red plain paper, green plain paper

Such a fun day!

Such a fun day! We got caught in the rain at the beach!

Rain Day

CREDITS: ‘Happily Wet’ full kit by Dani Alencar from Scrap Orchard.

FONT: Gill Sans

A Quick Layout

I bought a new kit yesterday and love it! It’s a kit by Designs by Lili called, “This Thing Called Love”. I planned on doing a page about a day we got caught in the rain at the beach, but I pulled the wrong photo onto my layout and it turned into a layout about my 11 month old whippet called Harry. Enjoy!

Harry at the Beach


CREDITS: In addition to “This Thing Called Love” kit, I also used the font “Jasmine” from Font Garden.

A Few New Layouts

I bought a new kit from Designs by Lili called “Capture the Magic”. It’s great! I did a couple of layouts using this kit. For the first page I focused on my favourite photo and in the second layout I tried to include as many photos as possible.

Rachel's 30th Birthday - Page 1

Rachel's 30th Birthday - Page 2

Hope you enjoyed today’s layouts!


My New Online Gallery…

I have always resisted the urge to put my layouts in an online gallery – but I have finally given in. I visit so many stores I decided I would go for joining the DST community and I love it so far.

So, click HERE to be whisked away to my new tiny layout gallery! And just incase you don’t make it, here is my latest layout!

Christmas 2007

CREDITS: “Merry Jingle Kit” by Designs by Lili available at The Lilipad. Love this kit!

CLICK HERE if you’d like to check it out at The Lilipad!


Old Layouts

When I first started to do digital scrapbooking, I used ACDSee. It was cheap, highly recommended, and has a great organisation system. I personally felt I made the wrong decision and should have gone for Adobe Elements – and I finally did! 3 months later I changed, again, to Photoshop CS3 and haven’t looked back since!

But anyway – because I used ACDSee, ALL of my layouts from back then are unavailable to me now. I didn’t save them as JPEGs and I now work on a MacBookPro and, as ACDSee isn’t MAC compatible, I have lost all my layouts until I find a PC, with ACDSee, and save them all as JPEGs.

This has always upset me and I feel like kicking myself for not re-saving them before I switched to my Mac – BUT… this week I found a handful of my old layouts that I could open in Photoshop!!! Yay!!! They are old and so aren’t the best – but I remember even back then trying to design my own items because I could never find the perfect paper or the perfect element! It just seemed so much easier to make it all myself =)

Anyway, I thought I would post them here so I never lose them again! And of course they bring back good memories!

Outside Bella Napoli

Bella Napoli: The Italian Restaurant

CREDITS: No clue! I can’t remember! If you recognise any of this kit, please let me know so I can give it proper credit!

Thank you!