“Love You Five” Scrapbook Layout

by Lesley Oman on 3 June, 2014

Hi everyone,

This page is a little outside of my comfort zone as I wanted to use a busier pattern for the background, but I love the finished piece. Above all, i am in love with the fact that i have scrapped one of the stories in our lives. It started with a simple family exchange of “I love you” – “I love you too”, but then it grew into a fun story of how Piper has translated this now she recognises counting.

For this layout I have used jellybean soup products and this page was ideal because of those numbers. I found it was a fun way to incorporate the theme of numbers into the page and still look great!

 To make the number 5 stand out i cut out some thin circles using punches and circle dies, and i also used a ‘love you’ script sticker. On the left I used a ‘love you’ stamp to stamp five lines of greeting, but then used individual letter stamps to add the words ‘one, two, three, four and five’. At first this was stamped on a rectangle, but it was a bit dull so i cut the paper to make it look like these were little flags.

Here’s the journaling:

“It started as a quirky conversation but quickly escalated into one of your playful characteristics. Right now you can’t say ‘i love you’ without ending up with ‘i love you five’. In fact I’ve noticed recently that you skip right there, and i just LOVE it! “

Thanks for visiting,


Shaker Cards: The Easy Way – Video Tutorial

by Lesley Oman on 20 April, 2014

Whilst tidying, I accidentally stumbled upon a new technique for making shaker cards – so easy that you won’t believe your eyes! I am definitely going to be using this again and again and again. Check it out!


Washi Tape & Die Cuts – Technique Video Tutorial

by Lesley Oman on 1 February, 2014

Hello everyone,

I am sharing a video today and yes, I am very aware that this is a Christmas card, but guess what, thats just the way I roll sometimes!


This was my first video with my new camcorder and microphone, so hopefully I can make some adjustments over time to make sure the videos look their best! Any feedback is appreciated in the comments below.

This video may be to showcase a Christmas card, but the technique can be used for any kind of card, or even integrated into a scrapbook page. I hope you enjoy it.


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A Birthday (H)Air Balloon Card

by Lesley Oman on 26 January, 2014

You may be wondering about the random ‘H’ in the title of the post… :-) Its a bit of a running joke in our household. When Piper was smaller she would get a little confused when we said Hot Air Balloon. She would slur together the first two words to make Hair balloon. No matter how many times we tried to explain it, she would insist in calling them Hair Balloons! It was so cute that we just decided to roll with it!

This card is a bright a funky card using pattern paper and a free silhouette cut file from 2ps as the focal feature. The hot air balloon is adorable – you can find it right here. I cut it out in white cardstock then inked it with some Distress Ink. I covered the basket with a post it note before inking and then once the pink bit was done, I used a woodgrain stamp in brown ink to decorate the basket. LOVE IT!

The clouds are a MFT die, ran through the cuttlebug with a little bit of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on the edges, and the sunshine was yellow pattern paper cut with a punch and inked with yellow Distress Ink. I just love getting inky, and I adore the way it can add more dimension to your finished piece.

The blue panel looked a little stark on the background, so I lay down a few strips of pink and white washi tape and added a little line of stitching, just to bring some darker colours into the design.

At this stage the card looks almost there, but not quite! So i added a stamped greeting and folded the panel to create a banner shape. It reminds me of banner flags flying behind retro airplanes! A few gems and pearl dots and I call that done.