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January 20, 2015

APOCD: Strathdale


This layout was originally created for APOCD. I know it seems like it has no meaning and it’s just about a new supermarket, but to me it’s a lot more than that. My grandparents have lived in the same house since before I was born. My Nana has been gone from this earth just over 10 years, but my Pa keeps the house exactly as it was while she was still alive. When I was very young I remember the area being considered the outskirts of town. Now, however, it’s really desirable because it is only 10 minutes from the city centre. In August this year, one of Australia’s biggest supermarkets opened a store at the end of Pa’s street. He was SO thrilled! His excitement was compounded even further by the fact that Anna’s boyfriend is a manager there and managed to get Pa in to the exclusive opening gala, where he got to speak to the Mayor. Sadly, I missed the whole shebang, but Pa took me to see it the following day. I don’t often get to see Pa that excited, so it seemed to me that that alone deserves a page.

Strathdale by Aimee Dow

Strathdale by Aimee Dow Detail 1

Strathdale by Aimee Dow Detail 2


I’ll be back tomorrow with a peek inside my studio.

Aimee xx

January 19, 2015

APOCD: Love Love Love


Hi! Happy Monday! I am super excited to be kicking it off with a new layout that looks nothing like anything I have ever created before. I’ve been a little creatively stuck lately. I feel like I’ve been falling back on the same designs over and over again, so I decided to try something new – actually I tried a lot of new things. If you would like to know what it was that shook me loose, head on over the the APOCD to see the full post. If not, just sit back and enjoy the pretty pictures.

Love Love Love by Aimee Dow Love-Love-Love-by-Aimee-Dow-Detail-1 Love-Love-Love-by-Aimee-Dow-Detail-2 Love-Love-Love-by-Aimee-Dow-Detail-3

I hope you all had a good weekend and as always, leave any Q’s in the comments 🙂

Aimee xx

December 23, 2014

Yes Chickens


I have this friend Emma, she is one of my favorite people in the world. She gets the scrap side of me like no one else I have ever met. I love scrapping with her because she always pushes me to get a ton done, but she will tell you I am not the easiest person to scrap with – Not only do I raid her stash at scrap camp, I have even been known to do it while she is at my house scrapping.  And then there is the matter of desk space. You see, Emma is a “work clean” scrapper. It’s a quality that I really admire, but I on the other hand, rain holy hell down upon my work space until it looks like a scene from Apocalypse Now. Poor Emma lives in fear of her craft mat being annexed by a new regime, and as well she should.

So what is the point of this story? Well, I want to introduce you to a new game I have created. I am a big believer in clearing off your desk at the end of the day, but some days the piles are just so big, I’m not sure where to start. Over the weekend, I was staring at one such pile that contained the left-overs from Love Everyday, the scant remains of my November A Piece of Cake Designs Kit, some off-cuts of woodgrain paper my husband had used for something or other and I thought to myself… I bet I can make a layout out of this. And so the Procrastination Layout Game was born!

Yes Chrickens by Aimee Dow



The rules are pretty simple – you can only use what is on you desk. I will make a small exception for a cardstock base and your tools, but everything else must come from the piles on your desk. My supplies looked something like this: the star paper, the black and white striped paper, the tag, the sequins and the “hello” are all from Heidi Swapp’s September Skies collection. I know this because they are recent inhabitants of my studio by way of the cupcake APOCD kit. The woodgrain is Pebbles Inc, but you are on your own for the thickers, cork circle and heart wood veneer. The wood veneer I found under my lamp so it should probably be carbon-dated. If you are at all like me, I encourage you to give the game a go the next time you feel despair at the state of your desk. It certainly helped lighten my mood, it reduced the pile and it stretched my creativity. Oh and Emma, if you’re reading this, please know – I’ll come make a mess for you ANY TIME you want to play.

Aimee xx

December 22, 2014

APOCD: Love Everyday


Hi! Happy Monday! Who’s ready for this week? Right, who wants to come and get me organised? In typical fashion I have left everything to the last minute again. I would make that my new years resolution, but chances are I wouldn’t get around to it until this time next year. That was a joke. Sorta.

Speaking of being late, I am over on the A Piece of Cake Design blog today with a page I created for November’s cupcake kit. I have to admit I am a little nervous about posting this. It’s my first attempt at anything remotely “Mixed Media”. I learned a few lessons and there are some things I would change if I attempted it again, but you’ll have to check out the full blog post for that. Instead, here are some pretty pictures of the layout and our big fat bed hog who laughs in the face of daylight savings.

Love Everyday by Aimee Dow

Everyday Love by Aimee Dow Detail 4

Love Everyday by Aimee Dow Detail 2

Love Everyday by Aimee Dow Detail 1

Stay tuned for later in the week there WILL be a Project Life post. Until then, go out and make merry or better yet stay in and do it. Family is everything in times like these.

Aimee xx

November 7, 2014

APOCD: Partners in Crime



How many layouts can you create about your cat before you are considered a crazy cat lady? Five? Ten? I’m guess 20 is really stretching it, right? This is only my second – (The first being Sunshine, Books and Cat), but I feel like this is something I should probably keep in mine for the future. Some days I think we should just hurry up and expand our little family, so I will FINALLY have someone else to photograph… and then I remember how much I like my free time.

Oh speaking of free time I am over on the A Piece of Cake Designs Blog again today. I am hosting Friday Favourites, along with Felicity Wilson who has put together a really spectacular Mini Album. It’s well worth checking out. You can find all the details of my page over there too. I am SO proud of myself! The only thing I used on this layout, that is NOT in the main kit is the black paint.


I hope you all have a really great weekend.

Aimee xx


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