Pocket Pages

This year I’ve decided to change things up a bit and swap my pocket page layouts from 12×12 (like the top image) to 9×12 layouts like the week 11 layout. I’ve been scrapping 12×12 for the last 9 years and wanted to see how I get on with a smaller page. There are so many cool albums out there and this one I purchased from Studio Calico here Studio Calico Album

Let me know what you think and what size pages you prefer to work with.


Beautiful Ella (must stop using this title!)

Such a tiny little cat but so strong and protective. When a large brown bat was in our house recently. It was Ella who was going crazy trying to catch it. She was literally springing four foot up into the air to grab it.  She’s in love with Harry and always chats to him. Her favourite toys are Pom poms and her favourite thing to do is to watch the birds and chat to the chipmunks from the window.
I used Indigo Hills paper and embellishments from Pinkfresh Studios for this layout.

The Cat In The Hat

On 2nd March Alice chose to dress up as the cat in the hat for school on Dr. Seuss birthday. She’s such a hat head and will never miss an opportunity to wear one. So cats + hats + books = happy. 

Hope you like the Indigo Hills paper from Pink Fresh Studio and the vellum pocket I sewed for the hidden journaling. You just pull out the tag that says amazing on it. 

Christmas 2016

Here’s a little photo of Alice taken in her plaid nightie by the fireplace. I decided to make a December Daily album so that’s where my scrappy efforts went over Christmas but I still wanted to give this photo its own 12×12. I was inspired by the grid layout of her nightie to do something similar on the page.

The second photo of the season comes from when I undid a box from Bath and Body Works and Sophie jumped right in and spent the day in it. She loves a good box or bag to snuggle down in. The layout isn’t Christmas themed but I couldn’t go another day without using the new Pink Paisley and Pink Fresh Studio papers.  The metallic type photos are from National Photo lab.


This little Snowshoe/Siamese has our hearts. She guards the kids and lets us hold her like a baby. She is brave and fetches toys like a dog. Even though she’s small, she’s mighty!



Happy Days


This is my all time favourite kit….Happy Days by Suse Fish. Designed by a fellow Brit highlighting some very British things, like cups of tea, gingham checked table cloth paper, strawberries and cupcakes to name a few. I’ve really had my monies worth out of it.

Last week I dug out my old Singer that I purchased for £7 from a car boot sale in England, re-threaded it and sewed on my layouts. It felt good to dig it out of the box and clean it up…it travelled well.

Firstly, let me apologies for the greeny blue tinge of my photos – they don’t look like that in flesh so I’m not sure what’s happened here! The top grid layout was a quick one and I wanted it to look like a picnic blanket/quilt…which I thought was very fitting for a layout with Gran.

The second lower layout was so much fun to make and I love it even though the photo is a little grainy. It captures the first time that Alice held a butterfly at a neighbours BBQ this summer.

Now the kids are back at school I want to get back into my scrappy routine and get my craft on.





Don’t you love this beautiful view of Hopkinton State Park? Kayaking is something that I never contemplated doing, so to make it my sport of choice this summer is a weird thing on reflection. Relocating to America has certainly taken us out of our comfort zone!

I just kept a simple monochromatic feel to the layout, matting the photo on velum with an old wash tape phrase from Studio Calico. The chipboard title is from an old Dear Lizzy collection, hopefully by keeping things simple your eyes are drawn to the view.