NEW Release :: One Day at a Time Petite Collection 2

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If you’ve been into the Design Shop over the last couple of weeks you will have noticed that there is a new release out. The One Day at a Time Petite Collection 2 hit the store on a lovely weekend when there was a teensy little bit of sunshine outside and I gotta say that I am pretty chuffed with it. Designed to coordinate with and extend the iconic One Day at a Time :: Petite Collection, this follow-up Collection is in part inspired by the life changing events and experiences of the year 2020 thus far…

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Here we are in July already and it is time to welcome you again to sketchPLATE Saturday! The sketchPLATE for July is based on the idea of a five-up rows of shaped / partial horizontal colour blocking composed of slightly irregular paper pieces with a vertical strip of four photos for visual contrast, drawing the layers of colour blocks together into a cohesive layout (yes that was a…

Some Good Old Fashioned Blogging

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Sometimes it feels as though the world has just gone mad … maybe it’s because it’s 2020, and we all know what madness that means! Then again, maybe it’s because I have started spending a little time on Twitter lately. Maybe a little too much time.
So today I decided to change things up and started doing this…

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After a bit of a break due to imbalance of power issues (aka my batteries are not charging properly) … welcome back to this month’s sketchPLATE Saturday! The sketchPLATE for June is a little more visually complex than the previous one in that the layering is based on four blocks in a grid on the page. When I was pencilling out the draft a couple of months ago I was playing around with the idea of adding…

Maybe … Next Time

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Well … for me the Next Designer 2020 contest is already over before it started. Unfortunately I got slayed because my downloads don’t meet the contest rules. Ah ok, no biggie. To be honest, I’m both sad but also a little bit relieved since the issue with power access has raised itself as a thing ~ time to get some more e-juice flowing in my location independent setup. Just in case you missed it, here’s what I came up with for the contest…

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Happy Saturday morning everyone and welcome back to another instalment of sketchPLATE Saturday! For today’s sketchPLATE I decided to create a birthday themed page in honour of my Logan’s birthday. Logan is my miracle child having been born 15 weeks prematurely, so his birthdays are a very big deal for me every year … every day actually … but especially on his birthday. Here’s what I came up with to celebrate…

wednesdayWISDOM: sweat, determination and hard work

Get some diggiscrapping moxie on during this #SocialDistancing phase of our lives with this week’s wednesdayWISDOM inspirational quote from Colin Powell, who’s long spanning military and political career leaves me a little in awe of his dedication to cause and country. This quote motivates me to work smarter in everything I do. What thoughts are prompted for you by Powell’s words.⁠..

wednesdayWISDOM: find a dream inside your heart

Good morning world, welcome again to wednesdayWISDOM, a series of inspiration pieces to help you get with your scrapping as this SocialDistancing phase of our lives continues. This week’s quote is one from an unknown author … which leaves me in a little bit of a quandary given that I love learning about famous people. Oddly enough, this quote seems to have found its way into the realm of romantic good night text messaging…