Monday, 30 December 2013

A weekend with " Layout Catchups"

Well hello there...

Seems that Christmas well and truly consumed all areas of my life and I am just coming out the other side of it now :) ha ha ..

 I had a wonderful festive season and even managed a trip to the Gold Coast to catch up with a friend that I have not seen for a very long 4 years.. I am sure I also ate my way through a small countries worth of food also, as most of us seem to do at this time of the year! 

Well on Christmas eve , one of my BoBunny Christmas layouts were featured on the blog HERE . I used the Gold & Silver collection to scrap this adorable picture of my daughter Abigail who was obsessed at the time with lining items up all the time. This one particular day I came down stairs and notices that Abigail was VERY busy lining up the presents under the tree!! It makes me giggle every time I see this picture , so of course I had to scrapbook it. 

I thought I would share with you first a little of my step by step of how I ended up with final layout...

I always love stitching my pages together, on top of the adhesive that I use.

I find that sewing the burlap directly onto the paper works the best for me. It is so easy to do with a sewing machine, but if not you could always use a few hand stitches to hold into place. 

I found some of this tape measure ribbon in my sewing stash and I though it would make a great accent to tie in the burlap and the flowers. The easiest way that I held it together was simply a staple. And then I stapled it directly to the page. 

 This is when the paper pushing starts..ha ha .. Originally I was going to use two photos, but then that would mean I would not have a place to journal, and I am a scrapper that loves to journal on the page . So I decided to get rid of the tree and use a journalling card instead. 

Then this was the completed layout that I had completed, but I really felt that since taking away the Christmas Tree picture it was lacking " something" and there seemed to be an area of not much happening. So I added in a BoBunny Doily and love how it effortlessly filled in the area. 

In the end this was the final layout below. 

I clustered lots of BoBunny flowers with the BoBunny Burlap underneath to add some dimension and  cohesiveness to both sides of the layout. 

As you can see the page is very lumpy and bumpy which I love.. I just adore a page with texture of any kind..  

Well thank you so much for taking a look and I hope that you had a safe and festive Christmas with loved ones. 

Till next time

Much love
Bernii xx

Tuesday, 24 December 2013



Well I am FINALLY able to share with you the awesome news that is that I have been selected with 9 other super talented ladies to be a Scrapbooking Memories Master for 2014 ... Yup  I too am still in shock ha ha ..

My entry was very last minute. As in, I have always wanted to apply , but never did as I never had the confidence. And then when I was narrowed down to the last 20 for the JOT magazine Design Team, that was enough to give me the boost to try out as there was some scrapbooking heavy weights that I was always in awe of. 

So it was over the weekend that I got my supplies together and created to my hearts content.. It was then on that Monday that it HAD to be posted out! Nothing like working under pressure. So to say I was gob-smacked that I received a call for my first go , absolutely blew me away!! This is a 10 year dream come true! 

Here is a peek at my entry. You will have to wait to get the Masters copy of the Magazine to have a look at all the works from all the masters and all the amazing honourable mentions too! 

Much Love 
Till next time
Bernii xx

Friday, 20 December 2013

A weekend with " Trim the Tree" BoBunnt DT layout.

Hellloooo there :)

Have I ever told you that I work for the most AWESOME Scrapbooking manufacturer around :) Well I do and I LOOOOOOVVVVVVEEEEEE the gorgeous collections that I get to play with as much as I like. The best thing that I love about BoBunny  is that they are still a family run and orientated company that has stood the test of time and always been at the forefront of scrapbooking trends! Their ranges are always versatile and appeal to so many scrappers.

Any who I am not here to gush all about them ( although I could go on forever) , in fact I just wanted to share a Christmas layout I made using the Gold & Silver collection that was just published in the latest Scrapbooking Memories mag . This was for the Bostik glue challange where everything had to be glued down using just the glue stick.. Here is my layout ....

I added in some sewing to also help adhere the papers. 

BoBunny always have fabulous embellishments to match each of their collections so layering an clustering was so easy to do . 

Lately too I find that I love to journal directly onto the paper and ALWAYS underline.. Not sure why , but I love the look!! 

Thanks for talking the time to look.

Till next time. 

Much Love 
Bernii xx

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

A weekend with " Flutterby Designs" layout


A while back I was approached by the lovely Anita, to see if I would like to guest design with some of her gorgeous new products, of course I JUMPED at the chance to do so ...

 I have worked with Flutterby Designs products before and love them.. Anita has a HUGE range of flairs, photo cut outs and fussy cut digital files. Even though I have recently purchased a Portrait , I still seem to be diving back into my stash of Anita's goodies as it just saves me so much time.. If you want to take a peek at her shop just follow THIS LINK.

So for this layout I used bits and pieces from her store, including flair, photo cuts out and fussy cut files :) I actually heat embossed the fussy cut file with some American Crafts embossing powder and I love the effect of the gold frame.

I am totally obsessed with gold at the moment so I even added gold glitter to the centre of all the flowers .

I love the 6 x 4 photo cuts that Anita makes as it means I am not losing pieces all over the place and forgetting what I have . Below I just layered all the different cut outs. 

Thanks so much for being here..

Till next time

Much Love
Bernii xx

Monday, 16 December 2013

A weekend with "Polly December Daily" album cover

Well hello there..

Well this year I am taking the leap and doing my very first December Daily, although I am taking my own twist on things and making my album one that will include all things Christmas. So all the Christmas work parties, baking, decorating, kids craft and all the empherma that tends to accumulate over the silly season. 

I am so very lucky this year to be playing along with the Polly! Scrap Kits December Daily Kit . Ruth has put together a kit packed to the brim with exclusive goodies not available any where else, and so many gorgeous matching papers and embellishments!! There is still a few kits left if you would like to play along.. it really isn't to late..

Along with the kit, I have just used bits and pieces that I have around, but have not had to use much as the kit really as so many choices!!

So today I wanted to share with you the cover to my album. I am using the Sn@p , red bound album that I bought from the Polly! store. 
I decided to use the Heidi Swapp music paper ( found in the kit) as the main background paper and worked my way up from the there. With lots of layering and glitter thrown in for good measure. The flowers were fussy cut and then I simply added some WOW! gold glitter to the centres. 

Then for the HELLO word I used a cut file I purchased from Kerri Bradford studio, then once the lettering was cut I embossed the shape with some American Crafts gold embossing powder. I just LOVE how it turned out and you will see more gold embossed goodies through out my album. 

I then had laying around in my scrap pile some American Crafts glitter card stock. So I  used the off cuts with my Martha Stewart butterfly punch and adhered it with a touch of Glossy Accents just down the spine of the butterfly. 

How darn cute as these little bells that are found in the kit ????

I have attached all of the bells from the kit to the front of the album , so it jingles every time you pick it up and turn a page. I love it and it feels so festive. 

Lastly I adhered this little butterfly and a Elle's studio tag just on the inside of the album cover. 

Thanks so much for dropping by and checking out the start of my album, and I an not wait to share more with you ...

Till next time

Much Love 
Bernii xx

Monday, 9 December 2013

A weekend with " Sew Cute Misc Me album"

Hi there , 

I wanted to share with you a new little mini album I have started to make for the BoBunny design team. 
When I first saw all the new Pincushion collection, my heart skipped a beat and I fell in love instantly!! I LOVE anything hand-made and anything that represent this.. I have been holding onto some pictures that I have taken of the clothing I made for my hand-made business Shnuckylove and have just had them sitting in a pile collection dust!!

So when then BoBunny assignment came up I knew exactly what to create with this new collection and that the photos I had sitting collecting dust would be perfect in a Misc Me album to show off what I have made. 

This album will be a work in progress as I ad more pictures and fabric samples of the new clothing that I will make along the way.. 

Let me show you some of the album so far....

I created the album cover using the Pincushion 12 x 12 papers then just adding some small pieces from the chipboard pack. I tend not to add too much detail and embellishments on the front of albums as I know from how much children handle the albums they would likely be pulled off..

I then used a sticker from the card stock stickers to create the label for the spine. 

 I also decided to use the card stock pages that are included in the Pincushion Misc Me Journal packs. Each page is different and most them have gorgeous decorate edges that I really wanted to show off! 

To add some interest and interactive elements through out the album I have added in some tags and paper spines into the album. 

Lots of cut out butterflies and Seam Binding ribbon have been added. 

I have also decided to add elements from my haberdashery stash , and realise that the album will become very thick and chunky and I LOVE that!! With this page I added a little bow, that I had sewn onto my Bambi ruffle sets,.. Here is a close up....

So I have loads more pages that I have added into the album, with oodles of photos!! I love that the BoBunny Misc Me plastic sleeves are in a few different combinations so that I have the chance to fit in as many photos as possible. 

I am hoping over the Christmas break, that I will be able to play some more with this album, so I will be back here to share some more photos with you all..

Till next time

Much Love
Bernii xx

Monday, 2 December 2013

A weekend with " Week 20 Project Life "

Well hello there... 

Well we are now in the last month of the year and I am so incredibly far behind in my PL.. but it is OK.. ha ha .. I know I will catch up and I am hoping that I can get onto this very soon.. 

Sometimes life takes a turn that no one sees and sometimes it can take months to get through it,like in my case it did, but I am out of that storm on the other end and luckily for me I kept taking photos and making notes etc so catch up with PL should be easy enough.. 

So on that note here is my PL spread for week 20 using the gorgeous October kit from the Polly! Scrap Kits club... I LOVE this kits and love how they pull together so easily.. 

I managed this week again to create a layout with an extra insert ( I am always very photo heavy and can not bring myself to cull anything) . 

Here is a closer look at both sides of my insert.

A close up of the left hand-side using the gorgeous letter press card that I just journalled directly onto. I also used a full 6x4 photo in the bottom left hand side and just added some journal spots directly onto the picture as I did not have the heart to cull the picture.

Till next time
Bernii xx

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

A weekend with "Polly! Scrap Kits" catch up.

Holey Moley..

Talk about a long absence from my blog.. a month to the day (almost).

I have had a ton of personal going ons in my life which has kept me from my favourite craft, and even at one stage had me not wanting to look at a single scrapbooking item.. YIKES.. luckily for me .. and with lots of kicks up my own butt , I am now out of that dark period of my life and I have a new vigour and happiness which is being reflected in me creeping back into my scrap room. Too make it easier too I have a heap of gorgeous Polly! Scrap Kit main and project life kits sitting here waiting for me to play with . I tell you what Ruth makes it super easy and fun to pull together a layout with the gorgeous goodies she puts into each and every kit.. So I played with the November kit which is still available right now in the store HERE

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new Maggie Holmes Flea market range so I dipped right into those papers to start off with , and decided to scrap an older photo of my husband and I from a couple of years back and I love how it turned out overall.. 

It was a darker than normal black and white photo, so I have been holding off for a while to scrap it till I found the right papers to go with it, and these papers were perfect. 

Lots of paper piecing and fussy cutting which I just love. 

I love adding the little details such as these hearts in amongst the droplets.. If you look close enough 99% of my layouts always have these little hearts. 

I have loads more papers still left over from the pack so watch this space ..

Till next time

Much love
Bernii xx

Saturday, 26 October 2013

A weekend with "BoBunny blog Hop"

Why hello there and welcome to my little corner of the world , and and EXTRA special hello to everyone on the BoBunny blog hop. 


If you would like to win yourself some to the BoBunny Autumn Song collection then please read further  On the BoBunny Blog, you will find a question for each designer. As you hop along to each of the designers blogs, collect the correct answer to each of the questions.  After you have visited all of the designers blogs, email all of the correct answers One lucky winner will be randomly selected from all of the correct answers to receive this amazing BoBunny prize package from the Autumn Song collection which includes patterned papers, stickers, embellishments and a mini album!!!

Yep this is my little place in the world where I like to share and hope to inspire you all through my love and passion for scrapbooking. 

I am mainly a stay at home mother but started back at work this year for two days a week teaching at my local school here in Toowoomba, Queensland , Australia. I live in a gorgeous part of the world and am surrounded by serene Australian bushland where the odd Kangaroo has been known to hop across the lawn. My daughter Abigail  (5) and son Hunter ( 2) love living here on our farm and sometimes this allows me to capture some amazing photos and memories and of course this is what I love to scrapbook. 

Scrapbooking to me is more about the moments and capturing the details. Hence why you will always see journalling on my layout and why I started the Project Life concept this year. 

I have loved BoBunny products for years and took the plunge to apply for the design team and was blown away and honoured when I was accepted to be apart of this amazing journey. You can see HERE and HERE at the layout I used to apply for the team . Their stunning collections never cease to amaze me and they are always classic and well thought out. 

Below is BoBunny's new Autumn Song collection 

Thanks so much for joining in on the BoBunny blog hop and I hope you have enjoyed getting to know me a little better. Please remember too if you would like to keep up to date with my blog please feel free to "follow" as I would love for you to come and hand out at " weekend at Berniis"

To continue on the blog hope make sure you head on over to Denise Van Deventer's blog and for your chance to win a BoBunny Austum Song collection pack .. In case you missed the first couple of blogs here is the list:

Bernii Miller - YOU ARE HERE

next hop to :  Denise van Deventer

Until next time

Much Love 
Bernii x

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

A weekend with " My very first publication"

Well this month has been full of surprises for me  BUT the best surprise ( as I totally forgot) was flicking through my favourite Scrapbooking  magazine  " Scrapbooking Memories" with coffee cup in hand and came across my I CRAFT layout..

This was one of my scrapbooking goals for this year. To become published in my favourite magazine and I am so over the moon.. I am really looking forward to hopefully getting more published..

I loved making this layout because it showcases all that dearly makes me happy ( beside my family) . My only problem though, my craft criptonite is TIME.. I just never have enough hours in the day to dabble in all the crafts that make me happy.. 

I originally submitted this layout for the masking call out, because of the background I created using the Studio Calico sunburst mask.. 

After I sprayed using the mask , I placed random arrows and mint coloured colour shine as splatters across the page. I LOVE playing like this ..

Then lots of playing and shuffling papers till I was happy..

Till next time

Much love 
Bernii x

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

A weekend with "delayed BoBunny Fright Delight winner"

Evening ..

I know I know I know I am late in announcing the winner for the Fight Delight pack winner..

Ok I placed all the comments and the new followers of the blog to a random draw and the winner is.......


Please contact me at sweet lady and I can post these out to you asap..

Much love 
Bernii x

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

A weekend with " BoBunny Fright Delight" giveaway ♥


Well to run off yesterdays "blessings post" I have decided to to have my very first give away right here on my blog.. With the brand new BoBunny "Fright Delight" just in time for Halloween this month.. 

I have for one lucky winner the entire paper collection.. which is double sided and have some awesome papers that would be perfect for layouts other than Halloween, and there is also a couple of papers perfect for project life.. I also have some matching gems to co ordinate beautifully with this collection and the Fright Delight dimensional stickers also.. 

Side A of paper

Side B of paper. 

Dimensional stickers and matching bling, 

All you need to do is leave a comment under here for you chance to win. For an extra chance to win become a follower of my blog ( you can find it on the right hand side of my blog) . 

I will choose one random winner on the 18th of October at 8 pm to give the goodies plenty of time to arrive for Halloween.. Good luck..

Much Love
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