Posted by: tanjawestwood | March 18, 2010

I’m moving….

In two ways…We are slowly moving house after 3 years of building!! Such a relief…I nearly bring myself to tears over the thought


I’m moving blogs also, all my older posts below and more will be at

So please keep in touch, as I will be bringing more creations all the time


Posted by: tanjawestwood | March 4, 2010

A very happy birthday to me

I awoke on my birthday (Sunday, just gone) to a clue being handed to me. I kinda wanted a sleep in but with two bouncing kids wanting to help me find the others clues, it kinda was impossible. So I go up and down and all around our house.. following the clues……….which actually rhymed…which impressed me…to come to the end of it and get my very generous present of $100. Is it hard to think what I might buy with this $100 🙂

I asked for a smile…Ash looks like he is going to pop…hmmmm…anyhow

I am ever so fortunate to have so many lovely stamping friends that sent me cards, I thought I would share them with you.

First card is from Ros and you can checkout her work right HERE

This stunner is from Christine, Please go and  see her creations HERE

Elaine from Tasmania sent me this stunning card, she currently does not have a blog

Genna my very talented downline sent me this card. Gen doesn’t have a blog just yet but is running some awesome classes, so if you are in the Narre Warren area please email Genna at

Lucky aren’t I?!

You truly made getting older that much more bearable

Thanks girls


Posted by: tanjawestwood | March 3, 2010

Challenge Update

After much thought I have decided to not run my monthly sketch challenge anymore.

If you are still after a challenge with awesome prizes, please check out

Sue has a get challenge set at the moment….CHECK IT OUT HERE

Your layouts have been so inspiring to me. I thank you all deeply for your participation.  I really do hope to see your work at our Stampamemory site.



Posted by: tanjawestwood | March 1, 2010

S.A.M Creative Challenge #5

It is fun when another challenge comes around don’t you think??. It really gets me to think outside my normal scrapping routine (yes I do it so often I have a routine haha)

The challenge this fortnight to use a quote in your layout.

Please check HERE for entry details.

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“Icecream and Jelly and a punch in the belly”  lol Strange I know, but we like to rhyme in our house and it is chanted everytime the icecream comes out.

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Ingredients Used:

Stamps: Wild West Alphabet

Cardstock: Basic Grey, Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Raspberry Tart

Ink: Versamark, Kiwi Kiss

Punch: Corner

Tools: Paper Snips, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy

Accessories: Satin Ribbon (Kiwi Kiss), 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon (Whisper White), On Board Timeless Type (Chipboard), White Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Write Marker (Basic Grey), Uniball Signo Gel Pen (White), Clear Rhinestone Brads,

Adhesive: Tombo Mono Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

Don’t you love the Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper with Basic Grey?!

We would love for you to play along….

Tanja Westwood

Posted by: tanjawestwood | February 28, 2010

Art with Heart – Easter blog hop

Welcome to the Art With Heart Team Blog Hop! Who are the Art with Heart team? Lead by Claire Daly there are over 80 demonstrators across Australia … if you want to be come part of this great team just email me for more details. We have a great team forum, Business Building Club and heaps of support from like minded demonstrators.

This will be a monthly event happening on the last day of every month. You may have just come from Kathryn Mangelsdorf’s blog, but if you are starting here, don’t worry … you can make the complete journey just by following the links at the end of each post. There are 14 stops along the way and we hope you will visit each one to see the wonderful creations we have to show you! If you leave a comment on each and every blog and then email Nikki at , your name will be put into the hat to win some beautiful blog candy. There is a deadline of 72 hours to leave your comments and only non SU demos are eligible to win the candy – although we’d love all visitors to leave some comments please.

So for our second tour we decided upon the theme of Easter. At the end of each post there will be a link to take you to the next stop on the tour. It would be fantastic if you could leave a comment on each blog! So grab a cuppa, and set off on what we are hoping will be an inspirational journey!

I adored this Chocolate Bunny single stamp from the Summer Mini and had these exact photos in mind when I bought it

Close up of that gorgoues bunny

I made it a very simple layout as I wanted the photos to be the focus…I can’t remember my son being this little!!

Ingredients Used

Stamps: Chocolate Bunny (Summer Mini, ABC Alphabet Lower

Cardstock: Basic Grey, Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Pink Flamingo

Ink: Basic Grey

Tools: Stamp-ma-jig, Ruler, Cutter Kit (De-stressing)

Accessories: Stampin’ Write Marker, Brads, Crystal Effects, Fine Supanova Stampin’ Glitter

Adhesive: Stampin Dimensionals, Tombo Mono Glue

Well, that’s all from me. Now you’re off to enjoy the beautiful creations of Tina Gillespie.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂


Posted by: tanjawestwood | February 25, 2010

So Shelli Spring Challenge

The Ceo and Co Founder of Stampin’ Up!, Shelli Gardner has her own blog HERE . So I thought I would give her challenge a go this month, in creating something Spring (as it is coming up to that over in the USA)

So here is my layout.

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I will be back soon with the ingredients.

I hope you are having a great day.

Off to pick up some Take out for dinner

Tanja 🙂

Posted by: tanjawestwood | February 23, 2010

Two new stamped layouts

Just a couple of layouts I have made in the last week or so…

Ingredients used:

Stamps: Trendy Trees, Short Order Alphabet

Stampin’ Around Wheels: See You Around

Cardstock: Whisper White Taken With Tea

Ink: Basic Black, Taken With Teal

Accessories: Stampin’ Write Markers, Crystal Effects,  Rhinestone Brads, Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Kiwi Kiss)

Tools: Stampin’ Around Jumbo Handle, Stamp-ma-jig, Stampin’ Around Wheel Guide, Ruler

If you don’t know already, the second lady from the right is Shelli Gardner, Co Founder and CEO of Stampin’ Up!.  Ros, Genna and I “ambushed” her for a photo at last years Stampin’ Up! Convention in Canberra. She is such a radiant person and just brings warmth and passion to any room.I was so happy we got a photo and I think it’s a pretty good one myself.  I am  hanging to got to Sydney in May, with these girls again!

Ingredients Used:

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, ABC Alphabet Upper and Lower

Cardstock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black

Ink: Taken With Teal, Chocolate Chip

Punches: Crop-o-dile, Scallop Edge, Photo Corners

Accessories: Stampin’ Write Markers, Rhinestone Brads, Crystal Effects, 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon

Tools: Stamp-ma-jig, Ruler

Journalling Reads: If it wasn’t for Shelli Gardner… I would not have these awesome friends. I would not have such a passion for stamping. I would not be so happy. Thank you Shelli.

Well that’s all for today. I hope YOU get a chance to scrap.

If you need a challenge yourself pop on to our STAMPAMEMORY site. We are always coming up with something new for you all to see.

Bye for now


Posted by: tanjawestwood | February 18, 2010

Another Colour Challenge

I am really into the challenges this week for some reason. I guess it’s helping my mojo. Some weeks I can just stare at a page and feel blank for inspiration, but others I just scrap and scrap until I run dry. Makeesha Byl has a great challenge HERE that I thought I would have a crack at. Another boy layout, loving these at the moment….

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Ingredients Used:

Stamps: Crazy For Cupcakes, Jumbo Outline Alphabet

Stampin’ Arounds: Happy, Happy Birthday, Cupcakes

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Mellow Moss, Ruby Red, Brocade Blue

Ink: Mellow Moss, Ruby Red, Brocade Blue

Punches: Corner

Accessories: Stampin Write Markers, Hodgepodge Hardware, Silver Brads, Linen Thread, 1/4 Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I’m off to watch my son at school swimming……very fun!!

Thanks for stopping by

Take Care,


Posted by: tanjawestwood | February 17, 2010

Stampin’ Up! Boys Layout

It has been awhile. I apoligize! I have been busily working at . There are alot of new and wonderful creations over there, so  be sure to pop on over.

I do have a new layout for you all. I was over at Just Add Ink and found an awesome Stampin’ Up! Colour Combo I just had to try.

You are allowed a neutral but I thought I would try without it. Here is what I have come up with…

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I had fun with this. If your looking for another challenge. Claire Daly has set another awesome challenge at Stampamemory…HERE are the details, we would love for you to join in.

Till next time,

Keep Scrappin


Posted by: tanjawestwood | January 27, 2010

Layouts for January Sketch Challenge

Hey again,

Here are the layouts that have been sent to me so far. Sorry for the delay…





Just need ONE more so get your hands a scrappin or tell your friends. I would love to give this prize away.


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