Monday, January 15, 2018

Some Summer Inspiration

Good Afternoon my friends, 

We all get busy in our lives and get consumed with the going ons of others: in saying that, over the last 5 years of juggling full time shift work (Nursing), 4 children, a husband and a household I have realised that no matter how hectic life gets its always important to make time for yourself and to do what you love...even if it is for only a small time of that day. Keeping yourself happy means you are better at keeping others happy.

This is where we come in at SHOP AND CROP to help you manage your time and make the most of your day....... A CROPAHOLIC KIT I hear you say....OMG what a fantastic idea !!!!

Cropaholic Kits are our 'deluxe' monthly kit containing approx $79.00 worth of co-ordinating products and instruction sheets for two to three layout designs (or sometimes BTP projects/cards etc.) for just $73.95 per month (for subscribers). A perfect way to get those memories created without having to take precious time away from other things in your life.




Today I am sharing one of the layouts from the NOVEMBER CROPAHOLIC KIT that is still available featuring products from 49 & Market Sea, Sand and Sun Collection that was designed by MOI.....This kit includes:

  • 1 49 & Market Sea Sand and Sun Collection 12 x 12 Paper Pad Collection
  • 1 49 & Market Sea , Sand and Sun Embellishment Sheet
  • 1 set of Scrapmatts Chipboard
  • 1 Colourblast Shimmer Spray
  • Specialty Mix Media Texture.
  • exclusive embellishment pack 
  • Cardstock
  • 1 Bubble stamp

Check out the individual pages and some of the products I have used that are included in the kit:



And a Close Up of some one of the embellishments:


This is just one of 3 layouts that come in this pack - all with instructions - and let's face it, sometime's we just don't want to think about what we are creating......agreed???

Have a think about it....I'm sure you will agree...and remember...


Belinda xx

Monday, January 1, 2018

Time to Scrap the Christmas Cheer

Good Afternoon,

I have some more festive inspiration from the Shop and Crop Kaisercraft Kit that can be purchased HERE ...this is the 3rd and 4th layouts that I have been able to create from this kit packed with awesome goodies and guess what.......I still have leftovers that I could have created more.


Hot Tip: It's OK to turn a pattern paper around the wrong way.......it can still work nicely :)

The only thing I added here that was not provided in the kit were the chipboard stars and the string of pearls. Here are some close ups.......



Here is my second layout for you all...


Hot Tip: I have used both sides of the patterned paper and the title strip - nothing pretty goes to waste here

The only thing I added here that was not provided in the kit were the pearls and the Idea-ology Label Letters but you can buy them in the shop HERE. Here are some close ups....




That's it from me today.......just some inspiration to help you wit your 2017 Christmas Photos

Till next time

Happy Scrapping
Bee xx

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Can You Believe It's Already Christmas

Good Morning Everyone,

This is my first post for you all so I'm really excited to show you what I have been busy working on for you all.

I was given the SEPTEMBER KAISERCRAFT KIT to showcase alternative uses for the amazing range of papers and embellishments. 
The Kaisercraft Kits are a monthly kit containing approximately $30 worth of co-ordinating products and instruction sheets for two layout designs for just $29.95 per month (for subscribers).
The September Kaisercraft Kit was designed by Sandra Scott and contains products from The Letters to Santa Collection. You can still buy this as a one of purchase for just $36.95.



The first page I created was a double layout - 


Here are some close ups for you all - 

Left Hand Side

Right Hand Side
And a few little intricate details (because photos never do layouts justice) - 




The second page I created was a single layout - 



With a few more little intricate details - 




I had so much fun with this and face it - we never can have too many christmas photos to scrap

That's it from me for today, happy scrapping and if you would like a discount from ANY products in the STORE don't forget to put the code BL5 in the checkout

Don't Forget to be Awesome 

Bee xx

Monday, October 9, 2017

Exciting News........

Good Morning,

I know I haven't been here for a while but I have some news that I am really excited about .......
After many years of well basically doing nothing i'm happy to say.....I'm Back 

How you ask......well after my little trip to Melbourne to attend the Scrap and Chat Retreat where I met lot's of lovely ladies one lovely lady in particular (Kylie) asked me if I would like to be on the design team for her online shop SHOP AND CROP SCRAPBOOKING and of course just like any good proposal I said YES.......



Drop by the BLOG 
Shop and Crop Scrapbooking sells all the latest supplies you could ever need with an added bonus......Kit Subscriptions

Who doesn't love a good kit? You get lots of beautiful product for a fantastic price without  the fuss of having to put your thinking cap on......perfect for today's lifestyle cause lets face it, life is busy.


Check it out on FACEBOOK
Shop and crop Scrapbooking Inspiration Kit Subscriptions are more than just a box of scrappy goodness, they are filled with loads of inspiration - follow the instructions to complete your projects... or use the products to develop your own creative style.

DARE To Be DIFFERENT.......Be INSPIRED.....Get Creative Shop and Crop Scrapbooking Inspiration Kits
Some of the kits available are - Cropaholic Kit. Crop kit, Kaisercraft kit and a Mixed Media Kit....

Some of the things I am working on at the moment are from the Kaisercraft Kit and the Cropaholic Kit, I can't wait to share  with you all what I can do.

There are also .... other amazing ladies on the DT as well, check out their blogs in the links below


Tania Ridgewell - https://taniaridgwell.blogspot.com.au
Eliza Ablett - http://2crazycrafters.blogspot.com.au
Donna Lewis - https://donnaisplayingpaper.wordpress.com
Deena Otway - http://deezignerpapercraft.blogspot.com.au
Kylie Powell - Follow the shop link 
Kylie Symons - http://kylie-kyliesplace.blogspot.com.au
Tania Froud - http://itsacreativemess.blogspot.com.au/
Tamara Buckler - https://sheplayswithprettypaper.wordpress.com
Rikki Graziani -http://justtoobsessed-rikki.blogspot.com.au

Lots of talent and lots to look at

Don't forget to check out the shop and get your kits TODAY

Bee xx

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

52 Weeks of Gratitude - Week 9

52 WEEKS OF GRATITUDE

WEEK 9 - HOW DID YOU DO AND FEEL?

I'm not really understanding what is being asked in reference to "How did you do and feel" so i'm just going to go with what makes me  feel good......... 
I can't really narrow things down too much because there are a lot of things that I rely on to boost my spirits however I think there is nothing funnier than reading something on social media that is truthful and relates to oneself. Let's go with .......


1. The Everyday Life Of A Mother





2. On Being "The Mother"


3. On being "ME"


4. 1st World Problems

However: If I ever got to park in my garage we may not have this problem :)
And one last one for good luck - 

5. On Adulthood


There is nothing like your "truth" smacking you in the face, the best thing about it is that you can have a good laugh at the way you are, the way you act and what life throws at you.

Sunshine, Happiness and Love Always

Bee Bee xx

Friday, November 4, 2016

52 Weeks of Gratitude - Week 8

52 WEEKS OF GRATITUDE

WEEK 8 - EXPRESS GRATITUDE TO 3 PPL

There are lots of people that I have come across in my life that I could express gratitude towards but if we are referring to the here then it would have to be my husband - he has so much love and patience and really doesn't deserve to put up with me well ..... being 'this' person that I have been for a while now, Partner's sometimes really do put up with a lot of crap don't they? Why do we push away our partners?

I can honestly say that it is the loneliest I have ever felt in my life when it comes to friendships - life is so busy that the quality time to spend with people other than my husband and kids does not exist. I do not feel like the sort of person that anyone would like to just hang out with anyway, I always feel like the "forgotten" friend, the one who holds a friendship on a higher pedestal than the other, the one who never gets invited anywhere and wouldn't see anyone if I didn't organise things. Mate-ship seems to evolve around me, I can't even pick up the phone anymore to talk to anyone with the fear of them not answering because they don't want to talk to me and I take offence when a text gets sent and not replied too even though I know phone companies are sometimes to blame. 

I know things go both ways and possibly it is my fault but i'm exhausted - running a household and working full-time is tough, the only thing I do for myself on a day to day basis is goto the gym (sad I know)but it gives me the energy to keep going and I spend my days off catching up on all the housework and cleaning up, for some reason I get the attack of the guilts if I go anywhere and neglect the house duties that no one else does - is this normal? I never used to be like this and i don't know how things have changed so much - is it just getting older that sucks? 

I don't know - how do you find the perfect balance in life between Family, Work and Life without something getting neglected?

Maybe everyone else is in the same position and feeling exactly the same - who knows

Adulting is so complicated sometimes but I am truly thankful for every single person who has come into my life in some way or another




Wednesday, October 12, 2016

52 Weeks of Gratitude - Week 7

52 WEEKS OF GRATITUDE

WEEK 7 - A FRIEND



2014 - With our teenage selves
I have been lucky enough to have had a friend since 1990 ( Yes, 26 years ), we have had good times, never any bad times, lost contact, found each other again and picked up like we only spoke to each other yesterday. She was my go - to, my fun bag, someone who was just as idiotic as ME. There was never any judgment between us and our friendship is just as good now as it was then.


1990
1991
1992 - At my 16th Birthday Party
1998 - At the Trevi fountain in Italy - love you too Wendy
1999 - Godmother to my first born Lachlan with my brothers and another great friend Susan
2001 - Man we had style
2004
2008
2011
2013 - At our 20yr School reunion with our equally just as gorgeous friend Kayleen who we
have know for nearly just as long


And lucky last - in 2015 I went to visit her after the birth of her 7th child little Leah Michelle




"GOOD FRIENDS ARE LIKE STARS - YOU DON'T ALWAYS SEE THEM BUT YOU KNOW THEY'RE ALWAYS THERE"

Love your guts Kirralea and I am a better person for knowing you 

Bee xx


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