Art With Heart Team Blog Hop: Memory Keeping

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Welcome to my Art With Heart Team Blog Hop for November. This month some of the girls are focusing on Memory Keeping (Scrapbooking/Project Life). We all take photos right? Well, capturing every day moments is so special and we need to document these to cherish. We are all passionate about memory keeping and we want to continue to inspire each other, and you, as we move forward in 2016!

First up I have a traditional scrapbook page of a favourite photo from last Christmas. I have used the Words of Truth stamp set on this page, along with the Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper

Stampin Up Scrapbook Page 2015 Claire Daly Australia. Using Words of Truth stamp set and Everyday Chic DSP.


I have white embossed the title (be sure to use the embossing buddy when embossing white on black). Then I stamped the other phrases from the set and used them as journalling. For some additional journalling I downloaded a free typewriter font, and used that on a spare journalling card. I've also added an antique brad and a spare wooden heart I had leftover from a card kit.

Stampin Up Scrapbook Page 2015 Claire Daly Australia. Using Words of Truth stamp set and Everyday Chic DSP.


You will LOVE the Words of Truth stamp set by Stampin' Up!. Just use the title or item number 139397 in the search box in  my online store (red button top right column).

Words of Truth Stamp Set by Stampin Up


I also have another page to show you form the Project Life New York album I am working on. The Project Life by Stampin' Up! Let's Get Away Card Collection is awesome for travel pages!

Project Life by Stampin Up Let's Get Away Travel page New York by Claire Daly

I love how easy it is to tell your story as you go with Project Life. Just pop in the journalling cards and write away. I also use punches to cut out bits of other cards to add additional bits and pieces to the cards sometimes (such as the punched out world shape centre top.

Here is a closer look at the Project Life by Stampin' Up! Card Collection, Accessory Pack and coordinating stamp set. All of these can be purchased in my online store (red button top right) under the Project Life section.

Stampin Up Project Life Travel Lets get away cards

Stampin Up Project Life Travel Lets Get Away Accessory Kit

Stampin Up Project Life Travel Lets Get Away stamp set


Now it's time to see what the other girls in the blog hop are up to. Next in line we have Alisha Watson.

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If you get lost at any stage, here are the list of today's participants:

  1. Claire Daly
  2. Alisha Watson
  3. Ros Davidson
  4. Tina Gillespie
  5. Kathryn Ruddick
  6. Kate Morgan


Have a great day and see you back here soon.



Scrapbooking and Mini Album Using Thinlits Card Dies

The Stampin' Up! Thinits Card Dies were released in Australia this week. We all know they make snazzy cards, but did you know you can make mini albums and scrapbook page elements with these too? Here's some projects I did for Stampin' Up! and the Scrapbooking Memories blog with a travel theme. 

First up a 12x12 page with hidden journalling and photos:

scrapbooking thinlits card dies

SM layout 1

and here it is open, showing the hidden sections (the bit clipped down, and the pull tab on the right hand side):

SM layout 4

Next up, a photo mini album. Just love how this turned out! 

SM mini album 1a

All the extra little bits and pieces that go with the Thinlits dies are perfect for inside the album too.

Thinlits Card Dies mini album
Thinlits Card Dies Mini Album
I got the dimension in the custom alphabet, by cutting the letters out (using the Typeset Alphabet Die in my Bigshot) in chipboard first, and then in the coordinating cardstock and adhering them together. That way you can have custom chipboard letters in all the Stampin' Up! colours.

make your own thickers
Finally, a matching card! 

Thinlits card dies stampin up
If you would like to recreate these projects, here are the Stampin' Up! Supplies I have used. You can purchase them by email, or in my online store. If you are making your first purchase in my online store, make sure you tick 'allow demonstrator to contact me' when you set up your profile. That way I can pass on all my cool customer only benefits!

Thinlits Card Dies

  Thinlits pic

I Am Me Designer Series Paper Pack (12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double sided 12x12 designs)

I am me DSP

Around The World Stamp Set  (images coordinate with the images in the Designer Series Paper)

Around The World

Typeset Alpha Die for your BigShot or other die cutting machine

Typeset Bigz Die

Hope you have lots of fun with these projects. See you back bere again soon,


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Hamilton Island Australian Incentive Trip scrapbooking and some autumn gardening ...

Hello lovelies,

It's been a fabulous day in Melbourne day, one of those gorgeous autumn days. As I type this (at 6.55pm) my boys are still outside the window playing dodgeball and laughing their heads off. Makes me happy.

I have some pages from my Hamilton Island Incentive Trip scrapbook album to share today. I'm sorry for the awful photos. but I used divided page protectors on lots of these pages so even in natural light they were a little hard to photograph. All up I did 24 pages, but still have some a couple of last photos to add in to some of the pages, sp will just share a few here. I loved doing this album. I think Hamilton island has been my favourite destination of the three Incentive Trips I have earnt, and this is a nice reminder of the beautiful scenery and my lovely friends I shared the trip with. Sadly I won't be going on this years incentive trip. Last year was a busy year for us as a family and I had a much quieter year with Stampin' Up! so I could cope with all of Josh's IT appointments and planning my dietitian business. I know I will miss the chance to catch up with some of my lovely friends, so thank goodness for convention coming up! Anyway, here's a few pages from my album. Don't you love that Stampin' Up! sign Miriam drew in the sand on Chalkies beach?





and woops to the title section falling out while I was photographing this page!


As you can see I have used the Stampin' Up! Island Oasis DSP on these pages. The colours really suit photos with the ocean in them so were perfect for these pictures. My titles were done using Rose Red cardstock and my Bigshot (Typeset alpha dies). I have also used the Saleabration set Blissas an accent stamp and behind the journalling pages. I love this set! If you would like to buy this DSP and/or earn the Bliss set for free with a $100 order, you only have until the end of March so get in quick. Just email me  if you have any questions.

In other news around the Daly household, can't believe we are into our 5th week of the school term! Sam has his last Wednesday at home this week and then it's school full time. I am really going to miss our "mummy and Sam days" and know next week is going to worse than school starting for me! Luckily I have managed to get a class reading spot, so I get to sneak in on Mondays, lol.

We have been planting a few pots this week too, as autumn starts. Autumn is my favourite gardening season. In April I will be heading off to the International Flower and Garden Show. I love wandering the Carlton gardens and looking at all the floral and garden displays and checking out the newly released plants. I also love picking up my bulbs from Tesselaars to plant in pots on the balcony. My favourite potting bulbs are tulips and hyacinth and grape hyacinth.

This week the boys and I planted some herbs and pansies in balcony pots and lifted up the shades on the side of the deck to let the sunshine in. We need to keep our potting behind our temporary fencing at the moment while Oscar is still in his ratbag puppy stage! So far no damage (touch wood!). Here's some pics of our new plantings (nothing like gardening in your school uniform - woops!).

Sam gardening 

Josh garden 

Plants 1 

and here's a picture of my Mona Lavender which is flowering. This is a lovely plant for a pot and a find from the garden show years ago when I went with my Mum (I think Josh was only 1 at the time, so 7 years ago). The foliage is a gorgeous deep green with lovely pale lavender flowers in late summer early autumn. It's super easy to strike from cuttings too so if you live close by and want to grab a piece let me know. I love sharing my plants.

Mona lavender 

Time for dinner and then I hope to get up to date with my OLW album tonight. Promise to share my pages when I'm done :) Hope you are having a fabulous weekend,