Showing posts from March, 2017


Hi everyone,

This is my single page layout of my two eldest grandkids and their achievements, using Ivytree Studio elements (papers). Most of the time when doing scrapbooking layouts I have to look for embellishments to add to a page. This time, it was so easy just to use the 'mini inspirations' on the Ivytree Studio papers from the Seize The Day Collection.

An extra bonus is that one of the papers has mini Afrikaans cards on it, and as my grandchildren speak this language at home, it was perfect for this layout to showcase their scholastic achievements. I mixed the mini inspiration cards with the same size cards cut out of the patterned papers, added a few tags and a small apple, and the layout is done! Oh, I also raised all the mini cards on mirror tape.
Some close-ups of the mini inspiration cards and tags.

Ivytree Studio Elements used
CodeNameCollection 171/4Seize the Day Elements/Switched OnSeize The Day171/6Wordy Delights (Afrikaans)/Keep TryingSeize The Day171/9Mini Inspi…

You Light Up My Life

Hi everyone,

How many of you have used scrapbooking papers with SVG cutting files and either a cutting machine, or by hand?

I have been wanting to cut out and make up this little lamp for ages, but somehow either just plain forget, or am never happy with the papers I have on hand to make it with. Well, now that I am on the Design Team for Ivytree Studio, I have access to some absolutely beautiful papers. These papers are manufactured in my own country South Africa, which makes them even more special to me. Fabulous quality and designs, cut easily on my Cricut machine, and fold easily as well.
Enough chatter! This is a 3D project as a member of the Ivytree Studio DT, and I decided to go ahead and make up the little lamp.  I have included a little tutorial below so you can see how I did it.
Materials Cutting file for the lamp : SVG Cuts - one of the files in their “Maison de Madeline” set. Ivytree Studio Papers: Lampshade: Hadeda Gardenia from the “Hadeda GardenCollection” Lamp Base: Sha…

My Namib desert project life pages

Hi everyone,

This is the story of a one-day outing into the Namib desert, as part of my MSC Cruise to Namibia in May 2016. 

This is my very FIRST "Project Life" layout, and while I really did not enjoy making up this 2-page project, I have to say that if it was not for the fabulous Ivytree Studio pocket cards from their Hadeda Collection, I would probably have given up!!! Just too much planning and synchronisation, and it felt like I had used a few meters of double-sided tape - my table looked an absolute mess! I suppose it IS a good method of journalling, but only if you have a lot of relevant, matching sayings you can add. Fortunately the creators of this paper range thought of that!

All the papers and pocket cards come from the fabulous Ivytree Studio Hadeda Garden Collection.

And now for some close ups. The Tour Guide took us to a specific spot, searched the bushes, and found this little chap. Seems he was already well trained as he climbed on the hand and fed on worms provid…