Saturday, March 2, 2013

GOING GRUNGE - Finnabair Style

CSI Case File #61 is ready to solve

loving these colors , yummo .
for more information 

here is how I solved the case 

is very much influenced by 
Finnabair of Poland 
I just adore Finn's work and was lucky to attend her classes in Darwin 2012 
and again here in Adelaide week Wednesday 6th March .
cant wait .

fabric,buttons, string. gold accents
From the age of 5 I knew I wanted to be a hairdresser .
 I affirmed each day for years, visualising myself owning my own salon.
Visualisation is a very powerful tool .
At age 22 our wish came true .. we opened our first salon.
This was to be the first of seven salons. we chose the name "SALON GEMINI " 
this next  section is written on the back of my layout 
My twin sister "Laine" and I , had a long and successful career 
with many adventures along our journey.
Meeting a huge number and varied array of people.
I wouldn't change any of it .
 I truly feel blessed to have chosen something I love and 
going to work every day was a pleasure and a joy .
Wonderful memories indeed .

why not pop over to
and be inspired to have a go at solving this case 
have a great weekend and enjoy the journey 
hugz from me xoxoox  


  1. This is so gorgeous! Finn has been such an inspiration to me too. I wish I could take a class with her! Maybe one day... :)

  2. Lovely story Heather and a great job on this layout.

  3. This is so gorgeous Heather! I love love love the colors and the heart!!

  4. Would you believe I did hairdressing too? The best bit of it was running my own mobile business. to mostly older folks or young mums who found it hard to get out of the house....felt good to help peeps at their point of need. But I HATED colouring & would convince peeps they were ruining their hair & the regrowth was a hideous thing to have!!!! And I HATED makeup & 'girly' stuff like upstyles & when my [then] boss put in a beauty section for waxing etc I flatly refused to train!!! Poor Lindy! She was a SAINT to put up with me for my apprencticeship..I wasn't a natural hairdresser like you, that's for sure:)) LOVE your LO...sorry about the Life Story...just brought back memories!!! I'm doing Finn's w/shop here in Sydney soon - never been before - glad you're getting to go again...great to know she's good, too:):):)

  5. This is amazing, love those colors, and your trademark style.. always beautiful.. and so are you!

  6. You Rock grunge, just beautiful, love the colours. Would have liked to do Finnabars class whilst she was here, Jealous much Lizzy Hill :) Love the string around the heart, might have to use this idea at some stage if you don't mind

  7. once again, yur layout speaks to me so much ! the testimony, the colours, the style ! A huge bravo !

  8. Gorgeous layout Heather.... and you have your own business too.... well 7 of them... way to go. Love the story behind this. Awesome :D

  9. Ohhhh..I just love this!!! so warm and grunge!! Lucky you meeting Finn!!


  10. This is just amazing. I love all the creative details. Finding something new and inspiring every time I look at it. Beautiful colors. I just love your work.

  11. What a great grunge look, with the Heather flair added to it! Looks it!

  12. wonderful story , amazing life adventure, Love the colours in the your page, all the earthy tones and layers, all looks fabulous :)

  13. An absolutely stunning layout, Heather. Those colours are amazing, so vibrant and I love how you built up all the elements. Lots of dimension. Totally gorgeous. ox Marg

  14. Gorgeous LO. Love the Fin inspiration!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  15. Being a huge fan of Finnabair, of course I love this LO! Great colours and a beautiful photo of you!!

  16. Wow Heather. Your work is so perfect. I have tried to copy your style on a couple of recent layouts. Not nearly as good as yours but thanks for the inspiration.

  17. WOW! Heather this is just amazing.

  18. Oh I hope you enjoy tomorrow.....well I know you will. I am doing Finn's class on Saturday afternoon. CANNOT wait.
    I just love this page and love your journaling. Always enjoy learning something new about somebody. I wish you lived close to me so you could be my hairdresser....

  19. What a cool layout Heather & such interesting and inspirational journaling!!