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.



Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Welcome to February ...

So, so many gorgeous layouts for January - just fabulous ladies !!


This month we hope to inspire you further and we hope our colour this month will be a little more suited to those scrapping boys but equally as delightful for any subject matter.



And if BLUE JEANS  has grabbed your attention then I 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 :)

From PAGE MAPS (April 2015)

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

Sandra Brimelow (Australia)

Tracey Campbell (Australia)

Julie Schinkel (Australia)

Tania Ridgwell (Australia)

Carol Deal (Australia)

Tanya Heritage (Australia)

Julie Pearce (Australia)

Valerie Ouellet (Canada)

Joelle Pouliot (Canada)

Michelle Van Oudtshoorn (New Zealand)


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.

Friday, 27 January 2017

January highlights ...

Oh WOW - some totally stunning entries featuring PRINCESS PINK this month.
Thank you so much for filling our gallery with such delight !! 

  Here are just a few that have taken our eye over the past month.

Caroline (Canada)

Roulien (South Africa)

Louise (Australia)

Marelle (Australia)

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.

Sunday, 22 January 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  ...

New Zealand


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

As I am answering this question it got me thinking – I have always thought it was 2004, but I think it was actually 2001, as I can remember my daughter still trying to do a page at the age of 5 and she is now 20. My neighbour started her own business and invited a few of us to come over and give it a try – I was hooked. I scrapped at every opportunity – even in the wee hours of the morning when I couldn’t sleep. I used to wake up with these ideas running around in my head – and then had to go and scrap them (perhaps having a note book and writing these down and scrapping them in the more sane hours of the day would have been more advantageous in the sleep department). It was really handy having a scrapbooking business three houses away from my house (not handy on the budget though) ….

Is there anyone in the scrapbooking industry you particularly admire?

There are a number of very talented people in the industry that I admire. Anna Dabrowska aka Finnabair, Frank Garcia, Gabrielle Pollaco and Di Garling - I also had the lovely privilege a few weeks ago of attending 3 classes taught by Natalie May. Each and every one of these scrapbooker’s are incredible – and I draw huge inspiration from them.

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

I would love to go to a remote island where the weather is warm. Set up my craft space, scrap when I want to and then go for a swim or stroll on the beach at sunset. Do a little scrapping, and then have a little fun and then a little more scrapping – and the best part, is not having to pack anything away – just leave it as is. Someone would also be cooking and cleaning …… ideal!

Are you drawn to a particular brand you like to work with?

There are two brands I like to work with – Prima and Graphic 45. I love flowers, the shabby chic look and also the vintage look – and Prima seems to encapsulate this into their ranges. I love working with their papers and love the way they coordinate the embellishments to suit – and the variety of embellishments that Prima produce to compliment all their ranges (and that can be used with other ranges and projects). Their products never seem to tire. Graphic 45 – I love fussy cutting and the graphics and detail that Graphic 45 have with their ranges is just ideal for that. Their ranges are amazing for creating mini albums with.

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

Do not compare yourself to what others create – enjoy what you create, as your creation is a reflection of who you are with a wonderful story to tell.

Here are a few of my recent layouts.  If you would like to see more of my work  please visit me on my  BLOG.




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