Tuesday, June 21, 2011

After thinking I could manage two blogs it's become apparent that is NOT going to happen. So if you want blog updates please find me here

Read more... CD printing article

Sunday, March 6, 2011

My latest article for is available online and is all about printing on CD/DVDs. I have a new printer I blogged about recently and the printer also prints on CD/DVDs so I put it to the test recently and wrote an article/how-to.

Whilst this function has been great in the past for Scrapbooking it's also been good for my fitness career too! I usually download the mp3 version of CDs I purchase online and burn them at home. Now I can make them look a little more professional too! Bonus!

You can find my full article at as well as more articles, competitions and great crafting information. Be sure to check it out!



Scrapstreet Feb Published work

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I finally got around to submitting some projects for publication at the end of 2010. One of the projects was a card I made for Prima Hybrid back in the day when I was design team leader. Anyway this card was featured in Scrapstreet Ezine February issue.

Supplies: Traditional Supplies: Patterned Paper: Iron Orchid Designs (Prima); Ribbon: Prima; Chipboard: Heidi Swapp; Ink: Around the Block; Digital Supplies: Kit: one sweet day by Corinna Neilsen (Retired)

Back soon with more projects!



Saturday Sketch - February

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Today I thought I'd share another card I made with the February Sketch :) Maybe this will be a weekly thing? Who knows? Remember the template download for the sketch is available for a limited time so grab it while you can!

Here is my second card with this sketch! I've been slowly trying to use up a lot of older supplies and this EK success paper is one I have had in my stash for many years! I should call myself a craft supply hoarder rather than a crafter as sometimes I can't bear to cut into papers or use supplies. I tend to want to save them for a special project.

Supplies: Papers: EK Success; Flower: Prima

Remember I do a card sketches and other freebies every month so check by often!



Sketch of the month - February card

Monday, January 31, 2011

I mentioned last month that I'd be doing a sketch a month and I figured I'd alternate layouts and cards so as January was a layout sketch here is this months card sketch! A digital template of the sketch is available for a limited time so grab it while you can!

I again decided to go with Boxer products and LOVE this paper by Boxer, Princess Paisley is just delicious! I really dig the pink and green color scheme. I used the sentiments words from a previous free printable blog download of mine and this card just came together so easily! All supplies except cardstock are by Boxer.

I really LOVE this paper! Check it your local scrapbook store to snag some for yourself! It's just so fun and 'springy'. Anyway February is nearly here so just posting this a few days early to give you the heads up for February's sketch!




Workout Wednesday

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Time for another edition of

As I mentioned last week it's a weekly round-up of my posts from my fitness blog, so here is this weeks recap:

Fitblog - healthy hodgepodge
low energy linked to magnesium deficiency
fitblog - workout wonder
instructors get tired too
5 minute fitness
6 things to know for your first exercise class
fitblog chat

Remember to stop by the fitness blog for health & fitness updates, articles, workout tips and more! I have LOTS planned in the New Year including video's, reviews and so much more!



Crafty Inspiration

Monday, January 17, 2011

Time for another round-up of crafty inspiration from around the web

Loved this tutorial on making your own DS/DSi case. I had to showcase this purely because I LOVE the material design. So cute! Love the colors too. Full tutorial can be found on "from an igloo" blog.

Ashley Ann Photography featured this awesome printable recently which you can download from her blog. Super simple idea but so fun! Simply write down the bit of your day for the whole year! Great kids project. 

There is a tutorial on making this button headband on crafted, check it out! Super easy, super fun!

Etsy Corner
Each week I'll profile an Etsy seller, just as a heads up. Usually this is something that just caught my eye on Etsy. If you'd like to have your Etsy store featured just drop me a line either via email or link me up in the comments below.

I love bulky things like belts, definitely not the kind of person to shy away from anything with some metal on it, and this belt buckle on Etsy caught my eye recently! Steel Toe Studios (fun name!) has a great Etsy store filled with fun belt buckles like this and more. They are a little pricey but they are custom designs! Check out their Etsy store!

More inspiration from the web every Monday!