Sunday, 4 February 2018

Surprising Dad at the Airport

Hi, today I haven't a different kind of video to share.
My Dad lives in the US and visits us each year. This time I decided to video our adventures.
My family always comes and stays with us and we just laugh the whole time.

This video we surprise Dad at the airport.
You can watch the video here.

Have a great day xx

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Do You Love Happy Mail?

My February 2018 Lollipop Box Club Kit has gone on sale today.
There's just something about a little box of joy arriving and brightening up your day.
And there's a private chat group here for all things crafty and planning related too.
Come and join us. 
Lisa xx

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Traditional Scrapbooking with a Twist

I love scrapbooking and I love making mini books. Today I am combining the two.

Using my January Cocoa Daisy kit, I've created this traditional 12x12 page and added little mini books so I could add extra photos and journaling.

I have a video here for you so you can watch how this was made.
I hope you enjoy.

Lisa x

Monday, 29 January 2018

Remember When.... Mini Book


I have a video and a Mini Book for you today.
I do love making Mini Books. I have created goodness knows how many over the years.

This Mini Book has been made using the January Lollipop Box Club Kit for my Son's 16th Birthday.

I was printing off photos and thinking in my head ....Remember when you first went to Disney and Remember when you met a Power Ranger etc... which is why it was named 'Remember When'.
It's really easy to make and can hold as many photos as you would like.
If you would like to see this book being made, please see my video here.
Thanks so much,
Have a great Monday
Lisa xx


Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Getting Creative & Doodly with Stamps

I hope your year has gotten of to a great start.

I wanted to share with you a 12x12 scrapbooking page that I created with this month's Cocoa Daisy kit.

As the title of this blog post says. I got all 'creative and doodly' with one of the stamps from this month's kit.
Sometimes you love a stamp, but then an idea strikes you. This is what happened to me this month.

The stamp was this sweet cloud with rain coming down ending with heart shaped droplets coming off. CUTE!! Well it was cute until I got my scissors to it and cut it in half **insert evil wicked stepmother laugh**. I saw the cloud and instantly wanted to use it as a border, so this meant cutting off the rain part.
I prepared my area that I wanted to stamp the border around.
And once the paint was dry, I stamped over and over creating that border that you can see. It wasn't quite as bold as I would have liked, so I went over with a black pen, repeating it a couple of times to give it that doodled look which I'm a big fan of.
I wrote in the 'US' bit and used the 'I Love...' stamp from the same set. Again going over with pen.
And I continued all the way around. The 'Documented' is also from the stamp set.
I'm really pleased with how this came out. I do love to doodle!!
And don't feel sad for the stamp, it can always be pieced together again on my acrylic stamp block if ever I feel the need to use it as it was intended.
Sometimes it's fun though to take something and do you own thing as I did here.
I hope you enjoyed these tips.
Have a doodilicious day.
Lisa xx   


Thursday, 4 January 2018

A Girl's Shopping Road Trip to Boston

oooohhhhh look at me!! 3 days blogging in a row!!!

I took a girls trip to the US in November. We had such a great time!!
Our friend Debi moved to New Boston in New Hampshire last year from the UK and she's living the dream!!
Myself, Lisa and Cheryl went out to visit her.
There was shopping, there were cocktails, a little more shopping, lots of food, more shopping, some sightseeing and even more shopping.    

Can you see why now that I named this trip a 'Girl's Shopping Roadtrip'?

I did video the whole trip...the shopping of course, the eating, the giggles and the sight seeing.
You can see our adventures here on my YouTube channel
I lost my voice part way through the trip though. I always seem to get sick when I take a break from work!!
Anyway, I've just posted the final video of the trip, so if you fancy grabbing a cuppa, you can sit back and watch. Just click the link above.

I hope you enjoy xxx

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Time to Simplify - with video link

Today I am scrapbooking with my December Cocoa Daisy Kit.
I showed you my journal page yesterday with my word of the year 'simplify'.
Today I am documenting this for my 12x12 scrapbook album.

I have a video that you can watch here of this page being made along with tips using a stencil and how I created this easy title here.

I've gone photo free so that the emphasis really is on the word.
And here is the finished page.
I hope you enjoy the video.
See you soon xxx

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

My 2018 'WORD'

Happy 2018 to you!!

I know I failed miserably at keeping up this blog last year, but I would really like to give it another go.
I have my business blog here for Lollipop Box Club and I blog for Cocoa Daisy and Simple Stories and there's my YouTube channel too.
So I figured my personal blog would be a kind of place to link it all up together.
Plus I feel like this is 'my' space and I can be less formal and just me if that makes sense?
That's the plan anyway. I'm going to try and discipline myself to do this space.

I do hope you've had a good Christmas and New Year. It's always over so fast isn't it?!
I feel ready for normality though. The kids saying that are home for another week so I may just have to hold fire on gaining any normality just yet.

So, my word for 2018.
I like to pick a word each year to reflect upon and help my life to improve by.
I don't do resolutions, these just go out the window for me, but I do find having that word does actually make a different to me and it does stay with me.

Here's this year's.



A word I really need to focus on.
I have more details about this, why I picked it and how I want it to work for me on the Lollipop blog today along with how I created this journal page here

And if anyone still reads this blog or has just found it, 'Hi'!!  Please stop and say 'Hi'.
It would be lovely to know that I'm not just chatting along to myself : )

Thank you and have a fab Tuesday.

Lisa xxx 

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Misting, Masking, Sewing on Faith

I do have a video of me making this page here if you would like to watch.

I really want to stress that although themed this is such a beautiful collection and can be enjoyed by everyone.

I've misted and painted over a sunshine mask to create my sunrays.

I've layered up my papers and sewn on them too.

I've added some of the bits and pieces from the collection. I do love adding these bits.

And I've printed my journaling on to scrap card and cut in to thin strips and stuck in place.

I hope you like this page and enjoy the video too.

Thanks so much.
Lisa x

Monday, 3 April 2017

Monday Madness...


Well, it's been the most busiest of weeks.
I'm one of these...I'm all or nothing. There's no in between. Once I get an idea in my head, that's it!

The week before I needed to clear under my desk.  I asked my lovely friend Cheryl for some YouTuber recommendations. cleaning, organising...that kind of thing...and fast forward less than 2 weeks.....My wardrobe has been cupboards, larder, utility area and I'm in the midst of totally redoing my studio.
I have given bags and bags away of paper and craft items, I've sold boxes and boxes of ribbon I had sitting under my desk (£60 in my Florida pot, thank you very much!)
I've given furniture that was in my studio to the local preschool my kids went to.
Yep!! I've been full on...all this and still working long hours. I've been getting up at 5.30am and closing off to work between 11pm-midnight daily.
Another thing with me....when I get an idea I get a huge surge of energy. I'm like a little duracel bunny!

Friday we headed to Ikea to buy my new furniture.
I have written up a blog post over on my Lollipop Box Club site here today.      
There's lots of behind the scenes photos including a mini tour of my studio.

I've been having so much fun!!
Still lots to do but I'm getting there.

You can see the start of all this on this video here when I received a Wilko delivery of lovely storage goodies.

Talking of videos.
I have a couple of new scrapbooking process videos up on YouTube.

This one from Simple Stories here, using the Faith collection.
I'm so happy with how this turned out.

Where I chat about using masks and inks.

I hope you enjoy these.
I have more fun projects planned for this even more organising.

Have a happy Monday.

Lisa x