Sunday, August 25, 2013

Scrap Your Stash Recipe Challenge - Winners

Hi all,

just popping in tonight regarding our most recent Dizzy Izzy Challenge - 'Scrap Your Stash Recipe Challenge'.

We had two gorgeous entries in this months competition;

This first entry is from Gillian Hume

This second entry is from Kerrie Hartin

It was too hard for us to choose just one winner so we have decided to send both Kerrie and Gillian a prize for their efforts this month. Well done to both of you on great layouts and for taking up the challenge! We are sending both Gillian and Kerrie an embellishment pack of approximately $25 retail value!!

Stay tuned for another competition being announced in the coming weeks.

Enjoy this last week of winter - Spring is just around the corner :-)


Thursday, August 22, 2013

De-constructing Project Life!

Its been hard not to miss all of the hype surrounding project life especially in the lead-up to its release for general retailers in Oz. For the past little while it was mainly a phenomenon in the USA and for those of you who follow some of the celebrity scrapbookers such as Amy Tangerine or Ali Edwards I am sure that you have seen some stellar examples of their take on Project Life.

So what is Project Life? - Lets go through the concept just to make sure we are all clear!!!!

Project Life has been designed by Becky Higgins as a way to simplify the scrapbooking process. Becky's view is that she has taken the hard work out of scrapbooking by designing all the ""bits" (including the layout of your page).  It is meant to be a back to basics approach for the complete novice or scrapbook guru where you can display your photos with as little or as much detail. The way that you may see many scrappers using the system is via a week at a time approach, however it is pretty easy to adapt this system in any way you see fit.

Ok - so I've been hanging out to try this system simply because I've had a project in mind. I want to record the journey of our house as it changes through the years. I've been taking photos as we do various bits and pieces around the place. So here comes the challenge for me. Simplifying things is not my forte and I'm a more is less kinda gal but I'll see how I go. I'm also not so great with ongoing projects but hopefully I can stick with this and make it work with my hectic schedule.

For my Project Life I am using the Becky Higgins Kraft  core kit, the big variety pack #1 of page protectors and a D ring album.

Ok so with a glass of red in reaching distance - I'm all set to go!!!! Let's crack the kraft kit!!!

Ok - inside the core kit you have 616 cards in a combination of 4 x 6, 3 x 4 sizes. Some cards have been specifically designed to be first page or last page cards while others show suggested layout placement.

Inside the page protectors box you get 60 page protectors in 6 different styles so 10 of each.

So now the assembly begins! Let's see how easy this really is!!!

So with the assistance of a kind helper (a.k.a hubby dearest) it appears that this process may work in terms of my poor time management. My downfall will be keeping up with the journalling - but perhaps that's a good on the train job?

So here is my first completed page - with some embellishment.  I just couldn't help myself!! I made the disclaimer earlier I am a more is less kinda girl!

Tracey has recently added all our our Project Life products to our webstore .

I'm interested to hear your project life journey's - how are you using it to suit your lifestyle? Please comment in the links below, tag us in pics via facebook (dizzy izzy scrapbooking) or send photos to

Happy Project Lifing!

Fleur x

Thursday, August 8, 2013

NEWS: Webstore Sale!

It's our first web sale!


From 10am Friday 9th August until midnight Sunday 11th August you will be able to pick up patterned paper at cardstock prices! 

Thats right - all patterned paper on our webstore will be 80c per piece! Bargain!

While you browse our beautiful new webstore, don't forget about the 'Click & Pick' pickup option for postage - awesome if you are local to the Shire or Wollongong.

NOTE: the webstore will be offline from approx 10pm Thursday night until the sale begins at 10am Friday morning so that we can prepare for the sale. 

Happy shopping!