28 October 2013

Scrapbook Creations/APOCD blog hop


Welcome to the Scrapbook Creations and A Piece of Cake Designs blog hop! Join us today as we take an online tour around the internet to show you some of the amazing creative people using flairs out there.

Here is the full hop list:

And guess what? There's something in it for you for following along! All you need to do is leave a comment on all of the hop blog posts or you can post a flair project to your own blog and link to our blog hop, you go into the draw to win!

ONE Major winner: $25 gift voucher to APOCD and a one-year subscription (six issues) to Scrapbook Creations 

TWO Minor winners: Variety of flairs from APOCD and a six-month subscription (three issues) to Scrapbook Creations
Now here are some of my latest creations using flares. Not APOCD as I am waiting on my order to arrive and had none on hand, however still gives you an idea of how fabulous creating with flares can be.

Thanks for hopping by and enjoy the rest of the fabulous shares along the way. Holly x

22 October 2013

Digital Baby Album Part 1


As I mentioned in an earlier post, with my daughters first birthday just around the corner, I need to have her digital baby album ready to roll so I can have it printed and back by Christmas so it has been a productive week of catch up on PL pages for the album this week so far.

Here are the first 10 weeks:


The pages are completed using a bit of a mix of collections including Becky Higgins Baby neutral, Midnight, Blush and Seafoam core kits with BH templates and some other random digital elements.

Thanks for visiting.

Holly x

15 October 2013

Digital Baby Album Weeks 44 & 45


I cannot believe my little miss is nearing 12 months already. This year has flown by, it feels like it was only yesterday she was born. But at the same time, it feels like she has been apart of my life forever.

There are lots of things I need to get done before her 1st birthday... like planning her party, doing a few crafty related projects such as invites and decorations and creating some digital fun for her birthday, such as a video with snippets of her first year. And of course finishing her baby album so I can get it printed before Christmas. Ahhhh.... lol

At least here are 2 more completed pages for the album.

Both pages are using a mixture of Becky Higgins project life Blush, midnight and baby neutral kits, with Becky Higgins and Lori Whitlock page templates.
Thanks for popping by. I am off to start working on all those tasks I just listed lol
Holly x

12 October 2013

September layouts with Polly! Scrap PL Kit


Holly here to share a couple of my recent PL pages using the last Polly! kit. There are so many awesome die cut pocket fillers in this kit. I just love them to give the page something pretty and visual in a place where you might not have enough photos or in case your page is photo heavy like mine usually are, and you want to add something to break it up a little.

I still have to add in my weekly review on week 39 but am being a bit of a slacker this week so I will do that later, hence the white card. I keep track daily of what happens in the Day One journal app on my iPad. It's fabulous!

Thanks for looking.
Holly x

Scrapmatts September DT creations

Hello everyone,

One of this months DT challenges at Scrapmatts was something bright and colourful... perfect! I would once have cringed at the thought of doing something like that as I used to prefer darker/neutral colours and a shabby chic style but how things have changed. These days colourful is my favourite way to scrapbook :)

Materials: Echo park papers; Jillibean soup polaroid; Dymo labeller, Scrapmatts chipboard; FF dots; mini stapler; WRMK Stitcher; twine.

And some Christmas ATC. I can admit even now I don't really understand the purpose of an ATC but I created some anyway lol Not sure if I got it right but at least there are lots of cute little scrapmatts just perfect for these little ATC chipboards.

Scrapmatts chipboard; Kaisercraft mini pad

Thanks for visiting.

Holly x

07 October 2013

Starting to Catch Up

Since I discovered project in January, I have wanted to go back and Project Life style record everything. Unfortunately there are not enough hours in the day to do every album I want to do, but I have made a start on quite a few, including 2012 yearly album.

Unfortunately 2012 started with an extreme high before turning into an extreme low with some personal tragedy. October is the month of pregnancy and infant loss, so I suppose it is fitting I start to share these pages in October as that is the tragedy that we faced in February 2012. However in April 2012 we were back on a tentative high with news of expecting again.

Although I am creating this album well aware of what happened, I wanted to record it as if it were happening rather than in retrospect so I have documented the first pregnancy step by step like I would if it were happening now instead. The sad stuff is something I have started but put on hold again for a bit but I will tackle those pages too.

Here are a few of the pages so far:

I did not take nearly as many photographs back in 2012 and before compared to now. That's what PL does to you. Suddenly you photograph everything in site.... just in case! So instead of doing a weekly 2012 album, it is more event based.

 I am pretty amazed in such a short time how much more advanced my digital skills are compared to these pages. Actually, its probably more my improved photography skills. Things have gone a long way... since that photography lesson and just in general.

Materials: Becky Higgins project life templates, Jade digital edition; other: free elements.

Thanks for popping by!

Holly x

Our Honeymoon


I have been doing a few digital page catch ups this long weekend and realised I have not shared so many of my digital pages and Project life. Oops! I recently started my honeymoon album (only 3 years later) and realised I have not shared any of them.

We went to Fiji for our honeymoon which was great. I can't wait to go back there again one day for that ultimate relaxing holiday.

Some of these album pages I totally love. Some need some more tweaking. I also modified some of the digital PL templates to suit my needs :)

Materials: Becky Higgins Project Life kits: Midnight, Seafoam, Cinnamon; BH Digital templates.

Thanks for visiting and keep an eye out for more digital shares over coming days :)

Holly x

05 October 2013

Recent digital pages

How are you all on this lovely Saturday? Mine has been spent so far with a sleeping baby on my lap for the past 2 hours although she just woke up and bit me with her new tooth.
I thought I had better share some of my recent publications. Most of my digital pages have been accepted for publication almost immediately so not much time to share however here are 2 that I can now share as they have featured in Scrapbooking Memories earlier this year.
I am still amazed how much I love digital scrapbooking after so many years of thinking it was not for me. I love the clean look of it and how much easier it can be to do with a bub compared to traditional messy scrapbooking lol
The first page was made using Becky Higgins project life papers and some freebie elements.

This one was done with a freebie digital kit and took less than half an hour to put together. Crazy fast ... for me anyway as I can be slow with my traditional scrapping.

And how time flies. My little miss is now 10 months old. Time to start planning that 1st birthday party.
Enjoy the weekend.
Holly x