Heidi Swapp, Wolf Pack, even more, Layouts!

Hello all,

Here are a few more layouts I completed using up the Heidi Swapp ‘Wolf Pack’ paper pad. I am finding this collection to be very versatile, though it is stretching my mind trying to come up with layout ideas using the bear papers. Hopefully, something will spark and I will conquer the bear!

The first layout is of my eldest son. The papers are from Wolf Pack, but I used a range of embellishments which I found in my stash.

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Next up, a layout of my Step-Dad who has been busy renovating the verandah on their 40yr old home (which he also built). A bit of stamping and splashing around some ink on this layout.

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Some simple layouts, a layout of hubbies bonsai plant after pruning and a layout about a pesky rat which moved into our home for the winter!

I have made up another 5 kits (with photos) using the Wolf Pack collection paper pad. I’m not sure when I will have time to scrap them, as I have several projects on the go at the moment, but I will share when I have managed to finish and kill this ‘Wolf Pack’ paper pad.


Happy scrapping everyone 🙂

May 2019 CKC Layout #3 & #4


Just a quick post to share two more layouts that I have scrapped using my May Counterfeit Challenge Kit. While the rest of the scrapping World is taking the weekend off to scrap, I am trying to squeeze in a few scrappy moments. A very busy weekend here with visitors staying over, some grandbaby sitting and today is my youngest son’s birthday! Can’t quite believe that he is now 27. The whole family is getting together this evening to celebrate his birthday, as he is about to fly off to Victoria, Australia, on his never-ending journey to experience more of life and living. Oh, to be young again and have that freedom to travel anywhere you like.

Speaking of travel, did you watch Leslie Smith (from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge group) live on the FB Bash Your Scrapbook Stash(BYSS)? Leslie did an amazing job explaining IMG_7286 - Copywhat and how the Counterfeit Kit Challenge works and how you can all join in. As part of the NSD weekend, Leslie demonstrated how she made her kit for the special NSD BYSS CKC collaboration challenge. The challenge is to construct a past Studio Calico kit called ‘Expedition Scrapbook Kit’. It is a great travel theme kit with lovely patterned papers and wood veneer embellishments, sequins and alphas. Go check out all the information to join the challenge on the CKC website and watch her video on the FB Bash Your Scrapbook Stash page and join in the fun of constructing your own counterfeit kit and layout using the provided sketch.

Now, my May CKC quick layouts. The layout 3. is a simple scrap lift using a PageMaps sketch from 2016. No mixed media at all this time, just some simple layering of paper and embellishments. It is a bright and fun layout of my grandson on one of the summer carnivals rides which are set up on the foreshore in the lovely (small) city of Busselton, Western Australia.


Layout 4. is also about the same location, Busselton foreshore, The Goose restaurant is one of the best locations for sipping cocktails and watching the sun go down over the ocean and the famous Busselton Jetty.

A little bit of paint splatter on this layout and an abundance of embellishments…had to get rid of those pineapples in my kit somehow!


Keep on scrapping and please do share what you are creating during the NSD celebrations around the World. Enjoy NSD 🙂

May 2019 Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Good morning, it’s May! The busy and creative month for scrapbook enthusiasts everywhere and…

Happy National Scrapbook Day (NSD), weekend, week or month!

Hurray, there is so many challenges and fun events happening around the World. The Counterfeit Kit Challenge is off and racing for this month and they have collaborated with the Bash Your Stash FB group to celebrate NSD. Over three days there will be challenges, support videos and lots of fun, from the 3rd-5th of May (for us Aussies that means the 4th-6th). Plus…

IMG_7232I am the May CKC Guest Designer! Please, join in with all the fun and games this month and share all your creativity online.

This month’s inspiration kit has been chosen from the My Creative Scrapbook kit club, using their March 2019 kit. It is a colourful and fun kit made up from the Jen Hadfield “Chasing Adventures” collection. There are so many motifs and themes running through this collection which gives us loads of options when it comes to selecting papers and embellishments to create our own kits. I started by investigating the whole collection to get a good idea of what all the papers looked like on both sides and what motifs were included. You can check out the collection here and this website shows the individual pages.

Here is what I selected for my CKC kit…


I ended up with a very large kit, as I looked for papers and cardstock with similar colours, patterns and motifs to the “Chasing Adventures” collection. I struggled to find the right greens and blues in my stock, and the floral I found has a dark navy background.

Here are my papers…




In the kit, there are some papers which have pocket card print pages. I looked for pages with similar motifs to the collection in general.

With embellishments, I focused on motif and theme. Jen Hadfield’s collection has a range of different stickers with images and text, and some have foil. I searched through all my colour sorted image diecuts, pocket cards and text diecuts, as I don’t usually use/purchase stickers, so I only have a few.

I also included some coloured cardstock in my kit to mount photos and use as backgrounds. I will be using white cardstock and some mixed media products to vamp things up, I love getting messy with ink and paint.

I am very happy with my final kit, there are loads of ideas I have for using this kit. I feel that is is very vibrant and fun and I am looking forward to participating in this month’s CKC challenges.

Don’t forget to check out the May, CKC blog hop to see everyone’s counterfeit kits and layouts.

Counter Kit Challenge Blog

Guest Designer: Leanne Wagner







Happy scrapping everyone 🙂