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.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

February winners ...

Thank you to all those who entered our February BLUE JEANS challenge.  We were just blown away by all of your simply amazing pages - gorgeous work ladies!!

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

The winner of the delightful kit from The Resin Rainbow is #20 Fi Kenward.




Our International winner of the set of flair is #14 France Ringuette (Canada)


Designs will vary

The random draw winner of the flower pack from Scrappers Garden is #15 Carolyn Haswell.


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 ORANGE PEEL 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.



Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Welcome to March ...

We hope you love our colour this month - we all do !!  So very many possibilities using this bright and vibrant shade!!  Introducing ORANGE PEEL.




and just to inspire you a little more - how about this moodboard to grab your attention.


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

Michelle Van Oudtshoorn (New Zealand)

Sandra Brimelow (Australia)

Tania Ridgwell (Australia)

Carol Deal (Australia)

Tracey Campbell (Australia)

Julie Schinkel (Australia)

Joelle Pouliot (Canada)

Tanya Heritage (Australia)

Julie Pearce (Australia)

Valerie Ouellet (Canada)


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.


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.




Sunday, 26 February 2017

February highlights ...

Love all of your amazing BLUE JEANS entries this month.  They are all fantastic.

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


Brenda Caldow

Joanna Ford

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Lisa-Marie

Alicia Redshaw

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 February 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


Hi everyone,

Here's a quick peek into me and my scrapbooking.

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

This was such an easy question for me, my best friend, my scrap sister, Julieanne started me on this fabulous journey.  I retired in 2010 and was moping around my home not doing very much. In 2011 Julieanne asked me to go to a card making class at her home. After that class I decided I was not a fan of card making, I only did one more class, then never went back. Julieanne, not being one to give up, invited me to a scrapbooking class at her home in early 2012. My initial reaction was " what is scrapbooking?"  Well let me just say, after my first class I was hooked. I attended as many classes as I could, absorbing all  the information on all the different products that I could.

Scrapping at home on my little table, I started developing my own style. I started to venture out and did some classes at my local shop with Julieanne. Then I found online challenges, just what I needed at that time, something to challenge my scrapbooking, take me out of my comfort zone. Well then I got brave and with a little nagging from my hubby, I started submitted pages to magazines and much to my surprise they were published. Next came design teams. I still remember that feeling when I was accepted to White With 1, running around my lounge room giggling.  I think I read the email about a dozen times before it actually sank in.

Now, just recently, I have been asked to teach at the same little shop that I took classes at. What a turn around, student to teacher, WOW. My gorgeous hubby is definitely my enabler with my scrapbooking. After outgrowing my spare room, he built me this beautiful room for me to create in.



Typically how many photos do you put on a page?

I never use a single photograph bigger than a 6" x 4" or  5" x 3"  or  depending on the layout I will use several smaller photos.



If  you could only add one embellishment to your page, what would it be?

Anyone that knows my scrapbooking would be able to answer this one, FLOWERS !! I absolutely love my flowers and have a cupboard in my room that my son, Wade built for me, just for all my pretty flowers. 


What part of creating do you enjoy the most?

This was the hardest question to answer. I love adding all the embellishments but then I do love playing with different designs. I also love doing the backgrounds but I am going to say the best part of creating for me, is that very first thought, that starting point of your creation when you go " Yes, that's what I'm going to do on this page"  It all starts with a single thought of a design element, a product, an embellishment or that very special photograph.

I think that when I get the most excited, when I get that first light bulb moment and then the journey starts. I never know where layouts are going but I do know that they never end exactly the same as that first thought but that doesn't matter, it's all about the beauty of the journey for me.

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

Be true to your inner self !!

Don't be scared to try new techniques or processes, you never know you might just like them. I think all of us gravitate to a style that we like and follow those that scrap in a style that we like to do but that can be very restrictive. I like to try new techniques whether that be messy mixed media, pretty flowery shabby chic, clean lines of layers and a few embellishments, Off The Page and the list goes on. I love to follow lots of different scrappers with many different styles and ideas. It gives me more versatility to use in my own scrapbooking.

You need to find YOUR style, what ever that may be. Don't ever believe that your scrapbooking isn't right because it is, it's yours, it comes from the inner you. Always BE TRUE TO YOUR INNER SELF !!

Here are a few more of my different layouts;





  
  
If you would like to take a peek at some of my work please come visit my blog here -http://carolscrapping.blogspot.com.au/


Thanks for stopping by,
Carol Deal



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

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

January winners ...

Thank you to all those who entered our January PRINCESS PINK challenge.  So, so many fabulous layouts, we were overwhelmed by them all.  Each and every one was a winner in our eyes.

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

The winner of the delightful kit from The Resin Rainbow is #3 Tanya Froud


Our International winner of the set of flair is #2 Caroline Parent (Canada)

Designs may vary.

The random draw winner of the flower pack from Scrappers Garden  is #18 Anita Enright

Pack selected 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 BLUE JEANS 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.