Saturday, 5 October 2019


Hi Everyone,
It’s been a wee while since my last post here at the Nifty Blog. It’s been a hectic few months. I’m at the pointy end of my Breast Cancer treatment, nearing the final few rounds of Herceptin and the final surgery to get myself some new tata’s! Wooho getting excited for 2020 to roll around, for me its going to be significant, a new year, no nasty’s and nothing but blue skies!

To say the last 12 months has been quite a journey would be an understatement but its also had plenty of blessings, I’m here and happy so thats gotta be a good thing right?! hehe October 4th 2018 was my first round of Chemo and so its really timely that October has rolled around again! This month is BREAST CANCER AWARENESS and with DSD here what a perfect opportunity to raise some money on behalf of Breast Cancer Research.

So to kick start the fundraiser Lynn and I have collaborated again on a new template pack for the SPECIAL SATURDAY SALE. This time I designed 4 new 12x12 designs using Lynn’s stunning product. It’s such a buzz to be able to bring you this new set called Life Recorded. Each template focuses on positive moments in life. No matter how tricky life gets you can always find a positive in the little moments & the everyday magic. They are the stuff that ultimately matter at the end of the day. So lets scrap the everyday joys of life and immortalise those precious yet fleeting moments.

So here is how the fundraiser is going to work!
For every LIFE RECORDED TEMPLATE PACK sold during the month of October, I will donate my share of the pack sales to the NATIONAL BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION!  Yep its that simple, if you like it, then by all means buy it and I will donate the money but that is not the only exciting opportunity to help out, see below for another fundraiser!

I’m also hosting the OCTOBER INSPIRATION CHALLENGE over at The Lilypad. This month as a cheeky nod to Breast Cancer Awareness, the challenge criteria is to add either/all a Pink Ribbon, Pink Bow or a strip of Pink paper to your designs. If you want to go all out and create a Pink page then go for it.

Heres the cool part!
For every page that is subbed in this months Inspiration challenge I will donate $1 and Laura the lovely boss lady at TLP will match my amount! How amazing and how good would it be to have the same turn out as we do for the MOC challenges!? So tell your digi scrapping friends all about these two fundraisers, I can’t wait to see what the total amount is at the end of the month and will be sure to keep you posted on the final tally!

And since its DSD I wanted to give you all a gift!
Here is LIFE RECORDED Mini Kit for you to download! Hope you enjoy this lil' pretty!

Don’t forget to check those Tata’s ladies and gents. 
Happy scrapping!
Em x

Sunday, 7 July 2019


It’s holiday time and that means we have a few challenges up our sleeve over at SIMPLE PLEASURE DESIGNS FANS & FRIENDS Facebook group!  I’m hosting a PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE called ‘Add a Touch of Vintage’.
Create a page with at least one (1) Vintage or Heritage Photo in it.
If you don’t have a vintage photo to scrap you can use a current photo and change it from colour to BLACK & WHITE or alternatively follow the simple recolouring technique to create a SEPIA toned photo. 
Note: The technique tutorial is done using Photoshop Elements and is posted in the comments of the pinned post in the FANS & FRIENDS fb group.

1- Make a layout following the criteria outlined above.
2- Use SPD Kits only. 
For this challenge I’ve used the Featured Kit  ‘HELLO YESTERDAY’ that Jennifer and I collaborated on. It is the perfect vintage inspired collection to help create your masterpiece! And can be found on sale by clicking on the preview below.
3- Everyone that participates and fulfills the challenge criteria will receive a gift pack of clusters made by Barbara, Rachael and myself.
4- Challenge runs from July 7th- July14th.

Here is my challenge sample.
Once you post your page in the FANS & FRIENDS Facebook page, I'll private message you a link to download this fun gift pack created by the Simple Pleasure Designs CT. 
We can't wait to see all the awesome and creative pages you'll be posting!
So have lots of fun getting your vintage vibe on!

Saturday, 25 May 2019


OH MY WORD! This is such an exciting post to share. For years I have been admiring the creative genius that is of Jennifer Fehr the designer behind Simple Pleasure Designs. So when Jenn asked me to collaborate on a collection I jumped at the chance... who would turn down an opportunity like that, no-one ever!

So here is our beautiful collection called HELLO YESTERDAY. This one is a nod to those precious memories of days gone by, the wonder and joy of today and the promise of what tomorrow brings. It is bursting with blooms, ephemera and just enough grunge to appease everyones taste. We hope you have fun creating lots of beautiful vintage/retro and modern inspired pages for future generations to enjoy and cherish.

You can grab this collection at 25% off this weekend over at The Simple Pleasure Designs by Jennifer Fehr Shop and is also on sale over at Sweet Shoppe Designs.

Here is a little rundown of what the Bundle Includes...
Over 135 Individual Elements.
A mega pack of papers including 37 Patterned + 5 Grungy Solids & 5 Cardstock.
2 Versions of a Gold Foil Alpha.
A pack of Frippery: Fancy and Nifty Clusters.
12+ Journal Cards
52 Individual Word Art for every sentiment.
40+ Mixed Media Paint and Overlays.
Created by Sheri Malcolm
Created by Jennifer Fehr
Created by Em Stafrace
Created by Julie Wells

Created by Em Stafrace
Created by Rachael LaBorde Powell
Created by Em Stafrace
How amazing were those team masterpieces? It is exciting to see so many uber talented ladies and their different scrapping styles creating pages with this collection! It just goes to show how versatile this bundle really is. I hope you find these inspiring along with the collection Jenn and I made. I can truly say it was tonnes of fun to create it and totally makes my vintage loving heart a happy one!

Ooh before you go I couldn’t help but make a freebie pack for you guys too, isn’t this a cute one!
Simply click on the image or the button below to download it.
Enjoy Em

Friday, 10 May 2019


It's FROGGY FRIDAY at The Lilypad and that means lots of great savings on new release goodies for you guys to take advantage of!

This week I thought it was high time we scrapped all about the ’so cool rising star’ in your family! So I put together using Lynn’s awesome product, this brand spanking new SCRAPPABLE STACKABLES No.4 Pack. The pack includes a 12x12 template, photo cluster, title cluster and a border cluster. 

You can easily tailor these templates and stacks to suit your project at hand. So try changing out colours, swap out elements or with a simple Click, Drag, Drop, you can Mix & Match the stacks in the pack to customise your very own design. The possibilities are endless with this pack, how good is that?
Created by EllenT
Ellen used the Border Cluster & the Photo Cluster to customise her page!
Created by Justagirl (Me)
I straight up used the 12X12 Template.
Created by Ona
Ona Used the Border and Photo Cluster.
Created by Iowan
She used the Title Cluster in this awesome page.

Hope you enjoy these latest Templates Lynn and I created.
Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, 4 May 2019


Don’t you just love iNSD! This is one of my fave events in the digi scrap world calendar. I really need a pot of gold to grab all the mountains of fantastic kits out there. I'm also a sucker for a freebie and given its been soooo long since I’ve shared one I thought iNSD is as good a time as any to share  two! If you’re a template fanatic grab the Page Draft freebie below and I even thought a Mini Kit could be just the ticket to have some extra NIFTY iNSD scrapping fun!

I also have this positive-ly cute spring inspired mini for you. It’s been fun to pull a little kit together after so long away from designing. Most of the elements have dimensional shading options too so you don’t have to fuss with shadowing yourself, gotta love that! I hope you enjoy this one too!

I’m also hosting a delicious RECIPE CHALLENGE over at Simple Pleasure Designs FANS & FRIENDS FB PAGE which includes a Free Pack of Clusters I made. For all those details CLICK HERE.

Ooh and don’t forget I’m hosting the MAY INSPIRATION CHALLENGE | GO GREEN FOR MOTHERS DAY over at The Lilypad. For the all important challenge & prize details CLICK HERE.

Enjoy the freebies and have an amazing weekend everyone!
Happy iNSD from The Nifty Pixel
Em x 

Friday, 8 March 2019


Hi everyone, Happy International Women’s Day! Today is the perfect day to be sharing with you an exciting new collaboration with my wonderful creative friend Lynn and hey no better than on FROGGY FRIDAY at The Lilypad too, which means lots of great savings on new release goodies for you guys to take advantage of!

This week I have to confess I’m a bit of a hoarder of sorts. Not in any extreme way (hehe)... no, only when it comes to keeping ticket stubs, invitations and sentiment cards so I thought why not document them in a fun and unique way, hence the inception of the series ARTFUL STARTERS. This will be the first of many travel and document inspired templates that Lynn and I will collaborate on. They are ideal for tucking in mementos, paraphernalia and other little tidbits and ephemera you’ve collected along the way.

The template pack includes the document holder with several pages to fill, a Journal Cluster, Photo Clipping Mask Cluster and an Accent Cluster.

You can easily tailor these templates and stacks to suit your project at hand. So try changing out colours, swap out elements or with a simple Click, Drag, Drop, you can Mix & Matchthe stacks in the pack to customise your very own design. The possibilities are endless with this pack, how good is that?

by Justagirl
by Justagirl
by EllenT
by Sokee
by Lowan
by EllenT

Hope you Enjoy this new template pack, ARTFUL STARTER No.1 by Lynn and I.
Happy scrapping!