Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Layout using free basic borders

This is another layout for my Thailand album. The woven borders are created using the smaller zig-zag from the free basic borders that I created. The idea for these borders came from a lady called Donna Bobbie who unfortunately passed away several years ago. Thankfully for all of us her incredible talent has been preserved in a whole heap of .pdf's and handouts.

If you want to see and be inspired by Donna's work follow the LINK

Saturday, December 27, 2008

flowers and swirls bundle : layout

One of the free activities that our hotel organised while we were in Thailand was to dress the children in traditional Thai costume. I love these photos of my daughter and thought the "Flowers and Swirls Bundle" provided the perfect accents for these pages.




Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Its Christmas morning here. My son is awake but my daughter is still asleep because she was up way to late waiting for Santa.

I wish everyone who visits this blog a joyous and safe Christmas. I hope you've all been good and get everything you wanted.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

HOME away from HOME : layout

This is the layout I created the "HOME away from HOME" file for. The file obviously has alot more uses but this is what I did.

Monday, December 22, 2008

HOME away from HOME

I made this file to go on a page all about our hotel room whilst on holiday. I've included the word "sweet" as well in case anyone wants to make a HOME sweet HOME page :-). This file could also be used for photo's of your caravan, lake cabin, holiday house etc. I think the little cabin would also be a nice addition to photos of you new home, the kids cubby house or simply children playing house.

This will be the last file before Christmas but I will share my layout that I made before Christmas for those who like looking at my layouts.

HOME away from HOME = $2.99

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

3D flower ball / ornament

I made this gorgeous ball as a fun paper crafting project. I got the original instructions off the kaiser craft web site but seeing as I can't link to them from here I've written a .pdf with photos that you can all download if you want to give it a try.

The ball is made up of 12 origami flowers. You could make the flowers as a separate project and just add a stem to make a vase full or they would be great as a present topper or as an addition to an altered project. What a great way to use up your scrap bits of paper or to entertain the tween girls over the holidays.

Download instructions HERE

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas is coming

Hi all, Christmas is fast approaching and although I'm not going anywhere I thought I should let you all know that I won't be posting as much over the next few weeks. There is simply too much to do and not enough time to do it all. I will still post but it will probably be only once or twice a week.

Sliding into Fun : Layout

This is the layout that I created using the "Sliding into Fun" title. The photos are of my children sliding down the water slide into the kids club pool when we were on holiday. If anyone bothers to read the journalling you will see that I accidentally left out my sons name. I have corrected that now but can't be bothered taking another photo. I hope you like :-)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Sliding into Fun

I made this file to go with some photos of my kids sliding into the pool on a slippery slide. It could basically be used for any page featuring water and sliding :-). I've also included the paper piecing separate from the title for those that want to use different wording.

Sliding into Fun = $2.99

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Free: Basic Borders files

OK here is another free file for all you avid cutters out there. These are basic 12 inch borders which can be used to add a little bit of embellishment to any scrap book page. These free borders are available in AI, GSD, KNK, SVG & WPC cutter file formats. Enjoy :-)

If you want these borders download them HERE

Monday, December 8, 2008

Pool Side : layout

Here is the layout that I've created with elements from the "Pool Side Bundle". The layout is of the pools that were at our hotel when we were in Thailand earlier this year. I've flipped / mirrored the lemonade file so that it would sit well under the cocktail glass.




Friday, December 5, 2008

Pool Side Bundle

OK here are all the files bundles together. In this bundle you get the 2 titles and the 2 drinks as well as the sun as a separate element. These files should appear on That's Scrap Inc soon.

Pool Side Bundle = $6.99

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Pool Side Title

This is the last file that I've made to be included in the "Pool Side Bundle". This titles comes with the sun welded into it, the sun is also included as a separate element. You can also choose to use the sun with either the sunglasses for a fun look or with the swirl for a more classic look. I will post the complete bundle and combined price within the next couple of days.

Pool Side Title = $2.99

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Lazin' by the Pool

This is the first title I've made for my "Pool Side Bundle" This title would be perfect for photo's of anyone having some relaxation time by the pool.

Lazin' by the Pool = $2.49

Monday, December 1, 2008


The sale is over and I hope all those who wanted a bargain got one. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support, I'm still a little amazed when anyone wants to buy my files because honestly I make them for myself and my own albums. I've been selling my files for over a year now and although sometimes I feel pressured to create something new, most of the time its just pure fun :-)

With one year down I've got some plans for the next year.

I've had a lady (Karon) approach me about being part of a creative team. I had a look at Karon's work and she creates lovely pages with my files. Her style is quite different to mine so I thought her pages will show everyone a completely different way of using the same files, which should be inspirational to all. If this goes well I will definitely consider having a few more people as part of the team. If this is the way I decide to go you will read it here first.

I plan on sharing some more free basic files. I have some basic borders made which will appear in the next couple of weeks. I strongly believe that no one should ever have to pay for basic files. If you have some ideas of what basic files you would like to see available let me know by either posting a comment or emailing me. Some of these free files will be posted here and some will be attached to the That's Scrap newsletter so if you haven't signed up for the newsletter make sure you do.

Once again thanyou for your support and hopefully we can have another year full of files and other creative ideas.

Regards Joanne