Sunday, September 30, 2012

September Challenge Layouts To Share...

Here are more wonderful September challenge layouts to share with you...

Amanda - Sketch Challenge - Happiness Is...

Gillian Hume - Sketch Challenge - A Purrfect Day

Karen McLaughlin - Inspiration Challenge - Imagine

Kerry Pace - Sketch Challenge - Dining

Rita Russello - Inspiration Challenge - Pretty

Gillian Hume - Inspiration Challenge - Yummo

Amanda - Inspiration Challenge - A 70's Memory

Thank-you to everyone for sharing your fabulous creations with us. Stay tuned, and the September Challenge winners will be announced in just a few days...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Scrap Goodies For Sale!

Since Scrapbook Kits is now only a "KIT" store, I have a lot of left over excess scrap goodies from the former Scrap With V store. If you would like to purchase any of these products at a discounted price, you can find them at Aussie Scrappers Garage Sale on Facebook.

All you need to do is click on the link above and message Tamara Goulden, and ask her (nicely please!) to make you a member. And then you can shop to your heart's content!!! Lots and lots of scrap goodies at very, very cheap prices. So, will I see you over there? :-) Happy shopping!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Ready, Set, Go for September!!!

The first of our September Challenge entries have arrived...

Eve Shepperd - Sketch Challenge 

Katrina McKinlay - Sketch Challenge - Daddy's Little Girl

Shauna Arnold - Inspiration Challenge - My Baby Born!

Thank-you ladies for getting the party started! Now, who's next? :-)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Doily flower centre

Huge hello to everyone. Spring has finally arrived here in Australia, thank goodness. And we have had some lovely sunshine so far. I can't wait for summer though. I though I would show you how to do something a little different with a paper doily. I have created this doily flower centre when I was working on my September Kit.

It is super easy to make, and I really love the 3D effect it gives a plain paper flower.

First cut out the solid circle centre of a paper doily. Then cut through the scallop piece so that it has two ends.

At small intervals pleat the doily starting at one and end and go all the way to the other end. It should naturally keep a circle shape.

Glue the doily flower centre in the centre of a larger flower, and just reposition the doily shape so it keeps a circular shape. How easy is that.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

August Challenge Winners...

Yes, I'm a little more organised this month. I am announcing the challenge winners on time (for a change, lol)...and our August Challenge Winners are:

Kerry Pace - September Inspiration Challenge Winner
(I love that Kerry chose to be inspired by the wedding theme, as an alternative to the colours).

Tone Jensen - August Sketch Challenge Winner

Ladies, thank-you for all your outstanding entries. You out-do yourselves each month. 
And don't forget to get your entries in for the September challenges.
Could the winners please email your name and address details to me? Send to (and I will get a prize kit into the mail for you shortly). 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

September Designer Kit And Guiseppa Gubler...

To celebrate the arrival of Spring, I have created the September Designer Kit using the the "Time For Spring" range of papers from Fancy Pants. And I hope you are ready for some serious inspiration, because this month's designer is about to "knock your socks off" with her awesome layouts and cards. 

There are very limited numbers available in the store. Just click here to purchase. 

Firstly, let's get to know our September Designer a little better. 
Introducing the amazingly talented, international designer, Guiseppa Gubler. I took this opportunity to ask Guiseppa some questions about her life and scrapping addicition, and here are her answers. 

1. Husband? Children? Pets?
I have been married to my sweet husband Sam for 15 years.  We have 3 children; Braden 16, Janica 14 and our Angel Sterling who passed away seven years ago from "The Bubble Boy Disease".

2. Do you have your own scraproom?  Describe where you scrap or supply a photo.
I currently share a space with my husband because he works from home.  He would tell you he has a tiny shelf in the closet and I have the rest. Yes, I take up most of the space in the office/scrapbook room, but a girl needs her space for all her scrappy goodies. 

3. How long have you been scrapping?
I started scrapbooking in 1996 when I was pregnant with my oldest son.  So, I guess that would be 16 years.  Wow...the industry has changed a lot since then.

4. Favorite color or color combination?  Least favorite color to scrap with?
I love blues and greens.  When buying or just picking out the papers and embellishments I want to use on a project...I tend to gravitate towards the blues and greens.  I am not a huge fan of purple.  Rarely and I mean rarely have I ever scrapped with it.  It would be hard for you to find a purple piece of patterned paper in my stash.

5. Do you have a dream team you would like to be on?
There are several manufacturers I love, but I think along with many scrappers out there...Prima would be my pick.  I love all of the gorgeous flowers, pearls, crystals and embellishments.

6. Do you use paper or cardstock for you layout base?
I used to use a lot of cardstock, but recently I have been using more patterned paper.

7. Black, white or craft?
I would have to say white.  I love matting my photos in white and using it for journaling.  It works for me because it stands out.

8. Favorite scrapper?  Who inspires you?
Wow...there are so many.  You should see my blog list.  Right now, I am really in love with Jaime Warren.  I love how she uses her embellishments, whole page and how she layers.  Her layouts always have appeal to me and I love how they flow.

9. Favorite technique? Least favorite?
If using foam adhesive to add dimension to my projects is a technique...than that's it!  I love layers and dimension. I don't create without foam adhesive.  In fact, I should have taken out stock in it!  I really don't have a least favorite.  I love to dip into all kinds of things...go exploring.

10. Favorite manufacturer?  Favorite product?
 Besides the manufacturers that I design for, (GCD Studios, Imaginisce, Authentique and Simple Stories and dream team to be on one day) I would have to say My Minds Eye.  I love the quality of the paper and the designs are always something I know I would use.  I love the fact that their collections are all so different.

Now for the exciting bit. I gave Guiseppa one of the September Kits and said "have fun and play!". Do you want to see what she created with this kit? Not only did Guiseppa create two layouts to inspire you, but she also created two gorgeous, fun cards as well. 
Lets' have a look at Guiseppa's projects, and a few close-ups photographs...

Dirty Camping FaceEven though Kenzie's cute little face is so dirty...I wanted to make this layout girly.  I framed one of her pictures using some ribbon.  Since this ribbon has ruffles,  it gave the this framed look dimension.

Live For TodayI love creating clusters of embellishments.  I do this using foam adhesive to create layers and dimension.  As you can see on this layout I have a cluster near the title and one on the bottom by the journaling.

I Love You Card:I love cards that surprise me and are different.  This one is a pocket card with a sweet sentiment inside.

Friend CardHere is another card that is unique.  It is called a nesting card and it opens up one door at a time to reveal the sentiment inside.

So who's ready to jump into Spring with all this amazing inspiration? I don't know about you, but I can't wait to try my hand at recreating Guiseppa's cards. 
(I'm not a card maker so this will be my challenge for the month, lol!)
A big thank-you to Guiseppa for sharing her truly inspirational projects with us. 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

September Sketch Challenge...

I love sketches that have circles, and I love tags. So it seemed an obvious choice to combine the two. I hope you are ready for something a little different?

September Sketch Challenge - Designed by Jules The Bling Princess (yes, me!)

Kirsten Casey - Live Life

Petra Offrell - Trots En Tappad Sko

Erin Reed - Precious

Michelle Wallace - Roam

So are you up for the challenge? I hope so, because I'd love to see what you can do with circles and tags. 
Please send your completed entries to
Don't forget, this competition will close at midnight on the 30th September. A winner will be announced shortly afterwards, and will receive a lovely class kit to play with.
Happy scrapping everyone!

September Inspiration Challenge...

Since today is the first day of Spring, I thought it was only fitting that we went with beautiful bright colours to celebrate. Are you ready?

September Inspiration Challenge - lime green, fuschia pink, and mandarin orange - or alternatively, you could be inspired by the door, the brick pattern, or the beautiful border edge. 

Erin Reed - Morgan In Kindergarten

Kirsten Casey - Gold Coast Retreat

Kim Kendall - Live Laugh Inspire

Petra Offrell - Cute

Doris Widder - Every Wall Is a Door
Doris has decided to inspire us with an off-the-page project (I don't know about you, but I LOVE the bright pink wall background). 

Now, it is your turn. :-)
Please send your completed entries to
This competition will close at midnight on the 30th September, and the winner will be announced shortly afterwards. They will receive a class kit to enjoy and play with. 
Off you go - my inbox is waiting, lol!