Friday, 28 April 2017

April highlights ...

Some totally amazing pages this month featuring our Helium Blue colour.  Just delightful everyone!

  Here are just a few that have taken our eye over the past month but they are all equally lovely.

Lady- Libellule

Gideoni Segura

Jessica T

Jacqui McCully

Thanks also to our sponsors this year ..




There is still time! We'd love to see how you use our White ... with 1 colour combination this month.  Please come and join in with us!  You have until 11.55pm on the last day of the month to get your entry in.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Getting to know ...

Each month one of our team will either introduce themselves and their lovely work to you with a few questions and answers or alternatively inspire you with a little tutorial, tip or trick to help you in your scrapbooking pursuits.


This month we introduce  ...

Australia



HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SCRAPPING AND WHAT FIRST GOT YOU STARTED?

I have been scrapbooking for a very long time. My daughter is nearly 19 and I did decorate the pages of her first album by cutting her photos into stars!!!!! Oh my goodness whatever was I thinking.
Thankfully I stopped for several years until a scrapbook shop opened next door to the indoor children’s play centre that we occasionally visited. I attended a few classes but still only scrapped occasionally.

It was probably about 7 or 8 years ago that I really made time for myself as the kids were getting older and I began scrapbooking more frequently.

WHAT COLOURS YOU ARE DRAWN TO –

I’m certainly more attracted to neutral colours and tones. I don’t think my layouts are very busy, I do like to keep them simple with usually only a couple of colours on a layout at the most. I’m not really a bright/colourful out there type of person and my layouts are very similar to my personality. I do love seeing bright busy layouts that other people do and but I just cant scrap like that. To some degree I think your layouts do match your personality, you should scrap what you like not what you think other people will like.




WHO INSPIRES YOU –

Call me crazy but I am more inspired by how people organise their scrap spaces than the layouts they do.

I love to see new ideas of organisation that I think will work well with my scrapping space. I will confess I do spend way too much time organising and rearranging my scrap space to make everything work better for me. I scrapbook better in a tidy organized space, and I always pack away all my embellishments and things I’ve used after I complete a layout so I can start a new layout in a clean workspace!!


Some of my chipboard pieces hanging for easy access.

My collection of flowers in containers and jars. The are sorted in style/type.

My Ikea trolley that goes everywhere with me. Sits perfectly on the backseat of my car (with seatbelt on) when I go to crops and retreats. I store most of my mixed media type stuff in it. Best purchase so far!!!!

 Another purchase well worth it. $10 containers from Bunnings. Each container is colour coded. I store washi tape, some flowers, brads, buttons, tags, ribbons, ephemera etc in theses containers. I also have some thinner containers that have ink pads, metal embellishments and flairs in them.


All my cottons for hand stitching on layouts.

The black folders on this shelf each contain stamps, bling, die cuts, stencils, and sticker letters. 

and inside.

WHAT CRAFTING TOOL CANT YOU LIVE WITHOUT? –

I love to hand stitch on my layouts, I find it therapeutic to stitch at night while watching television. My Tim Holtz idea-ology ruler with the holes in it is perfect to have the right hole spacing and I love my pokey tool for putting the holes in my paper to stitch.




IF YOU COULD GO ON A RETREAT LOCATION ANYWHERE, WHERE WOULD YOU GO? –

Oh scrapbooking retreats are just the best. I don’t care where I go; it’s the company that makes retreats so much fun. I don’t get much sleep at retreats, I love to achieve as much as I can while I’m there. One thing I do love about retreats is that you don’t have to think about what you have to cook for each meal, you just scrap until the next meal is ready… can it get any better than that??

You still have time until the end of the month to upload your take on our HELIUM BLUE challenge.

All details are on the blog sidebar. We'd love to see what you can do with our wonderful colour this month.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

March winners ...

My apologies for putting this up late this month - I keep forgetting we switched from the 15th to the 8th this year.  Don't worry - it's just my age lol.

 Thank you so very much to everyone who entered our March ORANGE PEEL challenge.  We were totally amazed at all your stunning layouts - simply wonderful work ladies!!

We'd also like to thank our wonderful sponsors this year.

The winner of the delightful kit from The Resin Rainbow is #22 Janice Nicholls


Our International winner of the set of flair is #23 Torsa (USA)
Designs will vary

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The random draw winner of the flower pack from Scrappers Garden is #12 Joanna Ford
Chosen from amongst these

Congratulations to all the winners. Can you all please contact me via email (www1scrapblog@gmail.com) to claim your prize.

Remember you still have lots of time left to enter our HELIUM BLUE challenge this month.  We'd love to see what you can do with this colour combination.  A gentle reminder -  to be eligible for our prizes you may combine our challenge with a sketch challenge only - no other combining will be accepted.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Welcome to April ...

After rain, rain and a bit more rain on the east coast of Australia during March, a tropical cyclone up north, widespread flooding and generally plain awful weather I think it might be time for some blue skies and sunshine. Blues skies like this in April would be nice ....



In fact layouts featuring this gorgeous HELIUM BLUE would be very welcome indeed - so come and join in with us on White ...with 1 this month.



We hope you like our inclusion of a sketch to help inspire you further.  You don't have to use this to put in an entry but we'd love it if you do :)




and some totally amazing inspiration from our team ...
(in no particular order)

Tanya Heritage (Australia)

Carol Deal (Australia)

Julie Pearce (Australia)

Valerie Ouellet (Canada)

Julie Schinkel (Australia)

Michelle Van Oudtshoorn (New Zealand)

Sandra Brimelow (Australia)

Tania Ridgwell (Australia)

Tracey Campbell (Australia)


This year we have two amazing sponsors ..

The first sponsor is ...

You have a chance to win an EXCLUSIVE Mystery kit from THE RESIN RAINBOW based each month on our own monthly colour here at White..with 1.  One of these amazing kits will be put aside for one lucky Australian / New Zealand entrant who will be chosen by creative team vote.


Janet Bott (Australia) has used some of these goodies on her page this month ...


Don't forget to pop past her ETSY STORE for more wonderful embellishments available in a rainbow of colours - you are sure to find something that catches your eye.  You can see more gorgeous creations on INSTAGRAM.

and our second sponsor is ...

 
Our random draw winner up each month will receive a delightful selection of handmade embellishments, flairs and flowers (chosen from amongst these) from SCRAPPERS GARDEN.  Some beautiful creations here and available from her STORE.


Our INTERNATIONAL voted winner will receive an EXCLUSIVE set of six (6) flair from White..with 1.

Designs will vary

For your chance to win a prize from these great sponsors please link the photo of your layout to the Inlinkz gallery on the left and use your own name and country in the area that says 'Name/Description" eg. Sally Smith (AUS). 

All entries must be new for this challenge and the original work of the entrant. You may combine our challenge with a sketch challenge only - no other combining will be accepted and please remember we only accept paper or digital scrapbook page entries - cards, OTP, pocket pages etc are not eligible for prizes. International entries are welcome. Please see our full list of rules HERE.

We'd love to see how you use our White ... with 1 colour combination this month. Please come and join in with us! You have until 11.55pm on the last day of the month to get your entry in.


Tuesday, 28 March 2017

March highlights ...

Oh my orange goodness!  So many gorgeous layouts this month featuring our ORANGE PEEL colour - WOW ladies you have outdone yourselves!

  Here are just a few that have taken our eye over the past month but honestly they are all just sensational.

Guylaine

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Tracey B

Badbarbie

Janice Nicholls

and one more (just because I can :))
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Torsa


Thanks also to our sponsors this year ..




There is still time! We'd love to see how you use our White ... with 1 colour combination this month.  Please come and join in with us!  You have until 11.55pm on the last day of the month to get your entry in.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Getting to know ...

Each month one of our team will either introduce themselves and their lovely work to you with a few questions and answers or alternatively inspire you with a little tutorial, tip or trick to help you in your scrapbooking pursuits.


This month we introduce  ...

Australia

How would you describe your personal scrapbooking style?

I don't have just one style I create for my photos, my materials and my mood. I like to call it Eclectic Style.  :)  


How long have you been scrapbooking and what first got you started?

It must be close to 13 years now that I have been scrapping. I have always been one of those people who jump from craft and hobby to the next, then a friend dragged me to a beginners class for scrapbooking.... with me saying no I didn't really need a new hobby. :) I am glad she did because now all my hobbies revolve around my love of scrapbooking.


What three words best describe your personality?

Loyal, Loving and Strong.


What part of creating do you enjoy the most?

Can I say everything??? I love sitting at my desk going thought my supplies, finding the perfect paper, embellishment, I love getting messy creating my own backgrounds, I love the feeling of the paper and the smell of it. I love having time to me to get buried in what I am doing. I love the process and I love how my layouts look after I have finished.



If you could go to a retreat location anywhere (real or not) where would you go?

I have always wanted to go on a scrapbooking cruise!! What fun floating around the ocean locked in a room with a bunch of like-minded people, then have a few drinks and party the night away and ducking ashore when I feel like it to explore a new destination.


What is your best piece of advice for someone just starting out in this craft?

Work out what you use on your layouts and what your style is before you do what we all do....horde supplies. :)  


Please see more of my work on ...
http://3obsessions.blogspot.com.au/


You still have time until the end of the month to upload your take on our ORANGE PEEL challenge.
All details are on the blog sidebar. We'd love to see what you can do with our wonderful colour this month.