15 December 2010

the reluctant cowboy

Recently we went to a party where they had pony rides, Addison would not go near them until the very end where he braved a quick but "bumpy" ride LOL. I have used one of Little red Rockets cowboy bottle tops... I think it gives a great rustic feel to my layout !

05 December 2010

leannes catch up..

hello everyone.. so sorry i've been quite slack of late.. so here are a couple of Lil Red Rocket goodies...
"all in the family"

close up of the button from the rainbow mix...

oh also there is a layered butterfly up the top on the photo.. i love how easy these are to use and to layer up for that extra pizzaz...and next..
"my shining Light..."

thanks for visiting.. hope everyone is well...

15 November 2010

the friendly alien...

For halloween this year Addison wanted to make some alien eyes just like Mr Maker, what a cutie he was. For this layout I have used one of lilred rockets blue spotty buttons, available in the boys pack.

look out for some gorgeous new designs from Shell early in the new year.


10 November 2010

a layout from Leanne

"Heart Love"

Lil red rocket button feature in as a centre for a flower...

wooot wooot... just a little one for today..
happiness is golden..
SUgar BAby

03 November 2010

so not the teacher........

While trying to teach my son how to correctly form his letters, he promptly told me "your not the teacher" Yikes that hurt. I have used one of LRR's witch bottle top buttons on my layout...hope he doesnt think that s me LOL!

02 November 2010


First of all please let me say that everyone here at the Lil' Red Rocket team would like to say a BIG thanks to all the participants in the sketch challenge last month.
We really appreciate the time and effort that went into creating such beautiful LOs and I can tell you, we really had a very difficult time picking the winners.
Every single entry was amazing!!!!
But, unfortunately we had to narrow it down to just 3 so here they are.

The winner of our $25.oo prize plus a goodies bag is.......................................................

FAMILY by RACHAEL.. Yay Rachael!

The 2 runners up who will receive a button pack of their choice, vintage milk tops and goodies bags are...................



Congratulations Ladies your LOs are truly beautiful.
If you could each email me by clicking on the link at the top of the page with your choice of goodies from the shop and your postal addresses I will organise to get your prizes out to you.

Thanks again to every one who played along it was great fun and we really enjoyed checking out all your pages.
We may make this a semi regular thing next year so If you'd like to play along next time we would love to see your creations.
TFL. Shell x

01 November 2010

Sweet NOvember...

well its Happy 1st of NOvember everyone.. {{eek i hear you all say.. yep its getting closer that time of year..eek}}
"Sweet Sound of Laughter"
Big Stop Button.. how cute is it..

and a Cluster finished off with the little froggie buttons.. they are so fun and totally suited this page.

i have also included some Lil Red Rocket butterflies in several spots just to add that little bit extra to the page.. how colourful is it..?? lol... super fun layout i must say.
hope you are all well...
and the winner will be announced very soon for the happy birthday october sketch.
thanks for visiting.
SUgar BAby

30 October 2010

opening hours and some facts.

Hello every one. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that the shop is open but, if you'd like to make a purchase you will need to be quick. I will be closing the doors later next week and I may not reopen til the new year.
We are in the process of moving house and I cant guarantee when Ill be back on line and with Christmas just around the corner I think its time to take a little break.
The good news is that it also allows me some time to find some more yummy fabrics for buttons and to come up with some new bottle top designs.
While we are on the subject of when the shop is or isn't open I thought Id let you know about my plans for next year.
In 2011 the shop will only be open for 2 weeks each month. I have alot of new and exciting scrapbooking commitments and unfortunately as much as I love Lil' Red Rocket it does at times, have a habit of getting in the way of some 'Me' time.
So as of January the shop will open from the 7th through til the 21st of each month and the rest of the time it will be closed.
Of course I will still answer any emails or convos while the shop is shut so if you have an enquiry please feel free to drop me a line any time you like.

Now on the button front or back should I say.
I have been investigating changing over to flat back buttons ( I use shank backs and remove the shanks) and I have come to the conclusion that shank backs with the shank removed is still the best option for the following reasons.

I remove the shanks by hand and then add foam adhesive dots to the back because................

a) fabric is NOT acid free and if it comes in contact with your photo over time it will damage the surface of the photo.
The foam dots I use are made specifically for scrapbooking so, they are acid free and will raise the button just high enough so that the fabric will not come in contact with your page.
b) I am a perfectionist and will NEVER send you a button unless the image on the fabric is perfectly centered. I pride myself in the over all finish of my buttons and I want you to be excited when you unwrap your package, not disappointed.
Using shank backed buttons gives me the option of removing the back and remaking the button if it isn't perfect. Unfortunately with flat backed buttons there is no way of doing this and as the button components are expensive I cant afford to throw away inferior products.
c) Using shank back buttons means that if you are looking for a button for your sewing needs I can easily leave the shank of for you. Just need to leave me a message in 'notes to seller' at check out.
They also make beautiful hair elastics when threaded onto a snag free elastic and so If you ever have a custom order and just want 2 of this and 2 of that please let me know because I am happy to help where possible.
So YES shank backed buttons are more work than flat backed buttons but I think it is still the best option.

OK thats it for my facts and I will be back next week to announce the winner and runners up for the sketch comp and boy, do you ladies makes it difficult to choose a winner!
The entries are all so beautiful and we are so happy and grateful that you took the time to join in.
Ive decided to extend the closing date until midnight est 31 October so that means 30th US time because a few people weren't able to get their pages up loaded in time and of course we don't want to miss any of your gorgeous entries.
If for some reason you have trouble uploading to the link it please send me an email and Im happy to do it for you.
you will find the sketch challenge post HERE.
So good luck every one and We will be back with the winners when all the DT has had a chance to vote. TFL
Shell x

28 October 2010

his hero

A little boy needs a hero and for my son Addison it is his definitely his daddy.
Here I have used one of lil Red Rocket's spotty teal buttons and tucked it under a hand made flower to add some contrast and texture to my layout.

Have you entered the sketch competition yet? You have until the end of October to enter for your chance to win some yummy yummy yummy goodies from LRR. See the details here

26 October 2010

2 for you....

hello Everyone..how you all been??
i'm just visiting to show another couple of my layouts...
"Walk in the Park"

here i've used one the Apple buttons... fun hey.

"Ivy Paints"

Lil Miss Whoops bottle cap.. there are also a pink gingham button that you get with the apple buttons as well...

thanks for visiting..
and DONT forget that it is the most awesome button maker in THE WORLDs birthday tomorrow .... the 27th... so dont forget to wish the wonderful SHell a HUGe happy birthday...
Sugar BAby

22 October 2010


I know we don't really celebrate halloween down under, but when Shell showed me these halloween bottle tops I couldn't resist. When ever my son Addison is scared he covers his ears, not his eyes... tee hee. I thought the the ghost bottle top was perfect to layer over the chipboard.

have a fab weekend...


18 October 2010

Two.. and Quick before Kim gets in again...

so just a quick couple before Kim beats me into putting some layouts up..LOL..


Using a yellow spotty button from the rainbow mix just to add alitle touch of yum to the layout..

and I had this one done for a little while, i just hadnt had a chance to put it up..

on this one i've used 2 of the Seaside bottlecaps.. how cute are they????!!!!! Team it up with a little stamped half circle helps to draw your eye right through the page.
and can you see this one.... added to the middle of the chippy framed circle of photos as a centring focal point.. coolio...
thanks for stopping by and having a looksee here at Lil Red Rocket...

dont forget the sketch is still open and keep up the fantastic work ladies... Also thanks to everyone who left birthday wishes and Shell for posting it on here.. thanks you are Wonderful..

SUgar BAby..........

17 October 2010

He loves to walk...

My son Addison an early walker, never really liked the pram so we compromised and bought him this bear backpack... both mummy and Addison were now happy!!!
I have used one of Little Red Rockets spotty lime buttons from the boy pack, tucked under the flower and layered over some vellum for a different look.

Happy happy Sunday to you all


15 October 2010


OK Ive been MIA for a while so Thanks to my AWESOME DT girls for helping to keep the Lil' Red Rocket show on the road.
The reason Im here today is to say a super duper HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our very own wonderful and talented LEANNE. YAY!!
We hope you have a fantastic day and get lots of Sugar xx.

14 October 2010


Howdy partners, today I have a little share using one of LRR's cowboy bottle tops, they come in a pack of three so when the shop opens up again be sure to snap up a pack for all your little boy layouts. I thought the colours were a perfect match with the colours in my layout.

I have also used one of the red spotted buttons in the boy pack....

enjoy you day

11 October 2010


Hello Lil Red Rocketeers,
it just me back to share another little layout that i have created using some lil Red rocket awesomeness..

A lil Red Rocket lil girl button.. {the most gorgeous thing isnt it}

and also dont forget that its Lil Red Rockets FIRST biRThDaY this month and to celebrate Shell is offering a $25 gift voucher to the lucky winner.. Check out the sketch and details on how to enter HERE.....
thanks for visiting...
SUgar BAby..
Just a quick and easy milestone layout I created about my son Larsen, I have used one of Lilredocket's spotty buttons from the boys pack, I have layered it over a doily for a fun effect

Don't forget about the One year Celebration LRR sketch competition that is going throughout October , see here for details for your chance to win a $25 voucher for some yummy Lil Red Rocket goodies...
till next time

06 October 2010

hey hey hey.. its Leanne...

Hello Peeps...
well i had alittle weekend of scrapping last weekend.. and created some layouts using the most amazing products.. i'll share the secret.. Lil Red Rocket...

"Ivy STyle"

the Lil Red Dot button..perfect just to add alittle zing and some colour.. woot woot..

and the second..

YUMmmmmmmmm Mr Men Bottle tops.. how sweet are they.. and how super dooper fun...

LOvin lil red rocket.. and dont forget about the birthday sketch.. i know i'd love a $25 voucher to LRR>....
SUgar BAby

Apple of my eye...

Larsen is definitely the apple of my eye, and I have used one of Shell's apple buttons layered over a chipboard piece on my layout. I love the bright red pop of these buttons as well they give great texture to the layout due to the material Shell has used.
Don't forget about the fabulous prizes you can win in LRR's 1st birthday celebration sketch competition, see here for details.

04 October 2010

we have a winner!

First up please let me apologise for the late posting of the last blog candy.
I have been fairly unwell for the last week and a bit.
OK, here we go, better late than never.
Thanks to every one who joined in.
Ill be back on board with more give aways soon so, stay tuned and don't forget about the sketch challenge this month (see post below) if youd like to win some LRR goodies..
Oh and the shop is closed again for a little while. There has been a bit of a mix up with some supplies that I ordered so when thats all worked out we will be back in business. TFL.
Shell x

30 September 2010


October is here and so that means............................its our 1st Birthday YAAAAAYYY!

Im so excited to have reached the 1 year mark with our little shop that I thought we might have a sketch challenge to celebrate.

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love to design sketches so here's a little something I whipped up for our challenge.
I think the best thing about sketches are the different ways that people can interpret them and so Id love to see what you can do with this sketch.

As you will see below all the DT have had a go at this sketch, including our AWESOMLY talented guest DT, the lovely Chloe Nielsen.
So lets take a look at out teams LOs.

First we have this awesome as always LO by KIM.

and this Beautiful creation is by LEANNE.

And cause shes super clever a second, just as fabulous LO by LEANNE.

This ones by yours truly. SHELL.

and last but definitely not least is this gorgeous page by the AMAZINGLY talented CHLOE.
It even fits in with the 1st birthday theme. What could be more perfect.

So here's the deal.
I would love you to play along and create a LO using the above sketch for inspiration.
You can do anything you like with the sketch its completely up to your own interpretation.
There are no other special requirements other than to post your completed LO on your blog and to link it up here using the Simply Linked thingy below.
The closing date for entries will be October 30.
The DT and I will choose a winner and 2 runners up.
The winner will receive a $25.00 voucher to spend in the Lil' Red Rocket store + a little goodies bag
The runners up will get one button pack of their choice, vintage milk tops + little goodie bags.

I hope you will find the time to play along and help us celebrate our first birthday.
We cant wait to see your gorgeous pages. Just add the link to your post by adding it to the
Simply Linked gadget below.

Thanks for joining in and an extra Big THANK YOU to all our loyal customers over the last 12 months. You guys are the best.
Oh and just before I go I just want to say a big CONGRATULATIONS to Kim on being asked to be part of the Scrapbooking Memories Creative team for 2011.
Well done Kim and so totally well deserved.
Shell x.