Still more from Fi’s “Pieces of Life” project

January 29, 2008





Love tag #13

January 27, 2008

For those of you who are just joining us, this process is a once a fortnight post. I post a word, and a photo of my interpretation of this word on a tag. You don’t have to use a tag – feel free to use what ever you like; a scrap book page, playing cards, a journal, pieces of fabric that could be sewn into a quilt or recipe/index cards.

We would love it if you felt brave enough to share your work with us. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeease – I really want to see.

Here are all my tags on a ring:



“LOVE” is the current word.


And this is Hubby and I (Steph thought this was a really old photo because we look so young, but it was only 2-3 years ago. Nice friend aye)?


Come and join in.

XxX Fi

An ode to Scrapbooking by Kate Tobeck

January 23, 2008

Here’s another clue about our upcoming Feb kit. A little poem I wrote as the first part of the kit description. Lol.

‘An ode to Scrapbooking’

How do I love thee, let me count the ways,
it’s never hard with Scenic Route to brighten up my days,
Making Memories, Sassafrass, Carolee’s Creations,
a stunning and delightful list to further my temptations.
Imaginisce and Heidi Swapp, embellishments galore,
and words enough to say the things you’ve never said before.

What do you think? Future Shakespeare? I think not but it was fun!

More photo’s to come tomorrow.

xx Kate.

They just keep coming

January 21, 2008




The Paper Pesto Team – These Are a Few of our Favourite Things

January 20, 2008

While we wait for the February sneak peeks to be posted on 23 January, here’s a few of the things Fi, Kate and Steph use, peruse and love.

Must-Have Tool

Fi Fiskars micro tipped scissors – when I worked in a scrapbooking shop I sold heaps of these, just love them.

Kate Small tipped scissors – I am addicted to cutting things out.

Steph My computer. Editing photos, journaling, effects….still learning the basics but my kids help me out.

Favourite Adhesive

Fi Photo tabs for photos and Scotch Quick Dry for most of the other jobs.

Kate Scotch Quick Dry adhesive, I use it for everything, photo tabs take too long!

Steph Glue dots – their strength belies their size.

Favourite Photo Paper/Developer

Fi I am still going to my photo lab down the road (can you see who is the least techno out of us all)?

Kate I have used Digital Max in the past with no problems.

Steph DSE (Dick Smith Electronics) Deluxe Glossy Photo Paper, 170 gsm is a great budget option with excellent results. For special occasions I use the 230gsm paper.

Favourite Budget Scrapbooking item

Fi Tags of new clothing, fabric from old clothes.

Kate One piece of double-sided patterned paper can go a long way.

Steph The free cardstock you accumulate put to good use with a Cuttlebug. And I love embossing with the Cuttlebug.

Favourite Scrapbooker

Fi Does it have to be just one or can I have all of our DT? No seriously.

Kate It changes regularly, but right now its French scrapper Celine Navarro.

Steph Cathy Zielske – clean and simple scrapbooking personified.

Favourite Magazine

Fi For Keeps Creative Scrapbooking.

Kate Scrapbook Creations/For keeps.

Steph Simple Scrapbooks – can you tell my preferred style of scrapping?

Favourite Paper Pesto Collection to date

Fi The first one we did ( Free Spirit) because this was the start of Paper Pesto so holds the most memories for me.

Kate Umm it’s hard to say… the December kit Merry and Bright was pure eye candy and I do love Christmas. Can I add the upcoming February kit has to top the lot for me so far, just wait till you see it!

Steph The September Deluxe Spring Boulevard kit featuring Scenic Route Ashville and Sumner papers. Gorgeous colours combined with simple, bold patterns.

I checked it out

January 19, 2008

Kate’s post on “Blogs to check out” lead me to the Magistical Memories blog, and the first sketch of the year. New Zealand’s own Megan Renfree is on the DT and her interpretation looks great. If you haven’t checked it out yet, go have a looksey.

Here is my interpretation. This is the first sketch/layout I have ever done.



One more

January 18, 2008

On this page the only similarity to the class is the quote and a photo. No wonder conforming at school was a struggle for me.