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more Maya Road projects and some new CHA products

Just thought I'd share a few more Maya Road projects with some of the new products being released at CHA.

Following is a birthday/anniversary reminder book created with a Maya Road Scalloped Chipboard book. I've used a combination of stamps from the Make A Date Clear Stamp set and the Sealed with a Kiss Clear Stamp set both from Maya Road. The cover of this book has three Textured Cord Blossoms from the new Trinkets Collection. All these products can be seen in the Maya Road CHA-W 2008 catalog.


Close ups of those gorgeous new Textured Cord Blossoms....



An inside page of the book...



Next book uses the Maya Road Rectangle Chipboard Banner Book as its base. Its covered with felt and decorated with Velvet Blossoms and gathered Ric Rac. The title is created with the Noah Alphabet Clear Stamps.


New Trinkets Ribbon, from, you guessed it, the Maya Road Trinkets Collection (can you tell I love this new collection).


This book documents my soft toy making. Starting with Bunny which I made sometime during my primary school days, there is a little story of some of my favourite toys I've created.


And finally, the Maya Road Design Team girls created a canvas to display at the MR Booth. Mine follows. All the DT girls canvases can be seen at the MR DT Blog.


Some new Sheer Ribbon:


Maya Road Microchip Foundations Buttons:


And looking around at some new things being released at CHA, these are some of the things I'm loving...

That's about all to share today. Hope you have a great week. Thanks for visiting.



Maya Road CHA-W 2008 sneak peek {part 2}

Time for another Maya Road project....

This is one of my favourite little mini books from Maya Road, the Vintage Purse Album.


The outside is covered with Luxe Designs paper {Snow Board paper from the Ski Parka collection}.

To cover the 'clasp' part of the purse, I've used a new Maya Road VELVET PLEAT BLOSSOM. These are so divine. These velvet flowers are part of the TRINKETS Collection being released at CHA-W.


Hanging from the handle {cause all girls need dangle-ey things from their purses} is a MR Chipboard 'e' and a little person from the Maya Road People Chipboard Key Chains. Both have been coloured with ink and heat embossed. The small star on the little person is also from Maya Road part of their MICROCHIP range.

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Inside the book: The lettering is from the Maya Road Jonathon Rub-on set and the date stamp is from the MR MAKE A DATE Clear Stamp set. Both these products were released at the last CHA and can be seen in the latest catalog. And another Velvet Pleated Blossom to finish.


The rest of the pages hold photos from Emily's graduation dinner.


Thanks for visiting and for your comments. I do appreciate hearing from you.

Hope you're having a great day.

Until next sneak peek....



Maya Road CHA-W 2008 sneak peek

There are lots of sneak peeks from some of my favourite companies around with CHA just around the corner.

Maya Road have so many new fantastic products being released and it has been very exciting to work with a few of them. The new Maya Road CHA-W 08 catalog can be seen HERE.

Here's the first of some projects that have been sent to Maya Road for display at their booth.

This is an EASTER banner created from pages of the Round Scallop Sheer Book...

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That's all for now, but I'll be back with more!

Thanks for visiting. Hope you have a great week.



Maya Road 5-ring round tab book

Just wanted to share one of the new Maya Road albums I worked on for Memory Trends which was displayed at the Piggy Tales stand.


This Maya Road 5-ring round tab book was released at CHA-S in July, and I've decorated the album with papers from the Piggy Tales Ba Ba Black Sheep collection.




The whole album can be seen HERE on my website.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!


Fiona x

Maya Road Journey Album kit

This month's design team challenge over at the Maya Road DT blog was to use the Journey Album Kit. We all created very different albums and you can view them all on the Maya Road DT blog.

The Journey Album kit comes complete with the binder album, plastic sleeves, card stock, pattern paper, ribbon, chipboard shapes, letter and flower/shape stickers.

I used the album to hold my scrapbooking layouts about my Chicago trip. I really enjoyed working with the smaller format (8"x8") and have had a lot of fun working with my photos. I have actually researched some of the places I had visited to add extra information to my journaling.

On the cover of the album is a map of Chicago. I scanned the map which I used for my sightseeing, printed it on photo paper and glued it to the cover. The cover has then been finished with a sealer.


These chipboard letters were the only think not included in the kit, which I used. The are some Maya Road chipboard letters painted with some new Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint by Ranger.


Here's some of the pages from the album (and yes, I do like my maps, when I'm visiting new places, if I have a map in my hands I'm a happy traveler).





In other Maya Road DT news, six new "Roadies" have joined the Design Team for 2008, read all about them on the DT blog. And I was thrilled to be asked to stay on the MR Design Team for another year, Caroline and Deb are so lovely to work for, and the DT girls are great to work with... all very exciting!

Hope you're all having a great weekend, thanks for visiting my blog.





Tarisota's September Collection : Spring Sojourn

This post is long overdue...

I was thrilled when Tamar asked me to be the September guest designer for Tarisota a little while back. Just in time for my favourite season, the SPRING SOJOURN collection was full of colour with Urban Lily and Tinkering Ink papers mixed with the textures of matching fabrics and ribbons. The Tarisota designers created beautiful projects which can be seen in the Tarisota gallery. And the latest Tarisota Talk can be viewed HERE.

Here's my projects created from the kit, more details can be seen in the Tarisota gallery.

This layout below was a one of those "spur of the moment" ones. Emily plays the drums and percussion, and lately she walks around the house stamping her feet, tapping her fingers or clapping her hands... in perfect beat... very loudly, (and she's usually singing as well). And it drives me crazy. I'm reluctant to tell her stop (trying to be the good encouraging mother, etc, etc) but sometimes I just have to tell her to give is a break (particularly when she's stomping in her school shoes on the wooden floor boards standing right next to me). Anyway, that's what this layout is about.


Next layout just documents our front garden in spring. I seem to take the same photos every September of our freesias which carpet our front garden. They are self sewn, starting out a few years back with just a few little bulbs. They are the old fashioned freesias which smell so sweet. On a warm spring day, the scent is beautiful.


This little blank book is included in the kit. It is very cute, a small chipboard book with plastic sleeves.



And some cards. I used StazOn in to stamp on the acrylic flower and heart.


Thanks for visiting.

Have a great week.


Fiona x

online scrapbooking class q&a's

Thank you to the ladies who have registered for the Same Path mini album on-class.


I have received some emails with enquiries regarding my latest online class. Here's some questions and answers. Let me know if there are any other questions.

Do you know where I can find the Maya Road binder book used in the class?  I did a quick Google search for the book, and found the Maya Road 6"x 6" binder books stocked at the following online stores in Australia:

There were several other on-line scrapbooking stores that stocked the books, but were showing them to be 'out of stock' at the time of my search.

If I can't find the Maya Road binder book, can I use another album? Yes. The Maya Road binder book is a blank book for you to build your album. Any mini album will work, for example a plastic sleeved mini album can be used, you just use a cardstock base instead of the chipboard page.

What forms of payment do you accept? Payment can be made through PayPal. You will be directed to the PayPal site during the checkout stage of class registration. You can pay with your Credit Card using this method. For people wishing to take the class within Australia, I also offer Direct Credit, and our bank account details are shown during the checkout stage of class registration.

Thanks for visiting, hope you have a great week.



my latest online class is now open

I'm pleased to announce my lastest online class is now open. In this class you can create a mini album using a Maya Road Chipboard Binder Book. Please click here to read more about the class and register.


Just a reminder, my classes are available on demand. The classroom has been designed so you will be able to work through the class steps whenever you have the time, rather than at a specific time slot. Look forward to your visit soon.

Have a great weekend.




National Trust, Science week and daffodils

While I was away recently, Phoebe and friends went to the National Trust office here in Sydney for the presentation morning for the National Trust Schools Competition.


They were thrilled to be placed second (and received a highly commended award) in the competition. This is what the judges said about their project: "A beautifully presented description of the Suspension Bridge. The three students have clearly and simply described the history, heritage and significance of the bridge in an engaging way."


The original post about the scrapbook can be found HERE. And the competition press release from the National Trust can be found HERE. I was so proud of them.


This week is Science week at the girls school. The senior kids were given a project to create a mobile from objects found around the home. Emily worked with two friends to create this:


Yep, the classic combination of coat hangers, vegetables and ribbon, all strung together to balance perfectly.

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Then it started raining here this morning, and the mobile was meant to be water proof. Sooo, Emily decided to make the mobile an umbrella. (I'm not sure how much glad wrap we have left in the cupboard... note... add glad wrap to shopping list)


And while I was out this morning with the camera I took some photos of our daffodils. Three months back the girls and I planted our bulbs into some pots.


Well, here's what we've been enjoying over the last couple of weeks. They are so bright and happy.


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That's about all for now! Thanks for visiting. Hope you're having a great day :-)


Fiona x

...and another CHA-S sneak peek for Maya Road

Last one, I promise!

This one is very cute. It's being released at CHA-S by Maya Road. It's the Flower Petal Tab album. Each round page has a petal section on it. When assembled, all the petals sit around the album.

There are two other new Maya Road products on this album. The pink gathered rick rack is new, so is the little chipboard arrow shape which is included in a Microchip arrow-shape set.




Again, the full album is over on my website.

Also check the Maya Road blog for lots of sneak peeks in the photo albums.