Sunday, 22 October 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 creative pursuits.

This month we introduce ...

Australia


How would you describe your personal scrapbooking style?

I like to use a lot of white space in my designs and I would describe my style as clean and simple. I have never been drawn to having lots of product on my pages and prefer the "less is more" approach to scrapbooking. I scrap both traditionally with paper and also digitally using Photoshop and love both formats.  I find  playing with paper soothes the soul and I get a great deal of enjoyment from a few hours at my craft table but I also love the creativity and crispness of digital scrapbooking and am particularly proud of some of the work I have created in this medium.



Is there anyone in the scrapbooking industry you particularly admire?


There are a few industry names I have followed for a very long time who inspire me with their enthusiasm and love of this craft.  Shimelle Laine, May Flaum, Ali Edwards and Cathy Zielski immediately spring to mind and I have done a very many online classes with all these amazing ladies over the years (and enjoyed every one of them!)

Typically how many photos do you put on your layout? 

I tend to scrap one or two photos, with an occasional break out to three or more.  I will often have a single photo as a 12x12 page and then add additional photos to a pocket page to sit along side this.  I find this is a really good way of showcasing those extra photos without having to do a double page spread. 




Which style of scrapbooking makes you want to create?

I love working with black and white photographs and in particular heritage /vintage ones.  There is just something really special about these older images - I like to feel I am not only creating something beautiful but preserving a tiny piece of history along the way.



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

At the moment I am very much into enamel dots (and/or puffy stickers) but in the past it has been brads, buttons, rhinestones, pearls and sequins .... basically anything small and round :)



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

You don't need to purchase everything - truly you don't.  Getting caught up in having the latest and greatest product or tool or buying every new collection each season is simply foolhardy. Believe me your children will not know (or even care) what year your paper was from when they look at their albums in the future - it will be all about the photos on the pages and the stories they tell.

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

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

Sunday, 15 October 2017

September winners ...

Oh my goodness !!  Your Soul Pea layouts were simply gorgeous and our design team had the hardest time trying to pinpoint winners.  Simply amazing everyone.

We'd also like to offer our sincere thanks to our wonderful sponsors this year.

The winner of this stunning kit from The Resin Rainbow is #22 Melinda F

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Our International winner of the set of flair is #2 Joanne Charron


Designs will vary

The random draw winner of the flower pack from Scrappers Garden is #16 Jodie Digney

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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 PINK WHISPER 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.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Welcome to October ...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month here in Australia which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.  I am sure there are few of us who have not been touched by breast cancer in some way from amongst our families, friends, neighbours or work colleagues.  So this month we are using PINK WHISPER in honour of this cause. I urge each and every one of you to be vigilant in your self awareness and care - early detection saves lives so ladies please, please check your breasts.  For those in Australia here is a link to the National Breast Cancer Foundation where there is vital information and an opportunity to make a donation if you wish. 


We hope you like our inclusion of a sketch courtesy of PageMaps 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)

Tracey Campbell (Australia)

Tanya Heritage (Australia)

Julie Schinkel (Australia)

Sandra Brimelow (Australia)

Julie Pearce (Australia)

Michelle Van Oudtshoorn (New Zealand)

Louise Turner (Australia)

Carol Deal (Australia)

Jane Howden (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.  Owner Janet Bott will be putting aside one of these amazing kits for one lucky Australian / New Zealand entrant who will be chosen by creative team vote.


Janet Bott (Australia)

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 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, 29 September 2017

September highlights ...

I think you must have liked our SOUL PEA colour this month because all your amazing layouts are simply gorgeous.

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

Mazz
... using pieces from this months delightful kit from The Resin Rainbow 

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Lisa-Marie

Carolyn


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.

Friday, 22 September 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 creative pursuits.

This month we introduce ...

Australia


How would you describe your personal scrapbooking style?

My style if I had to describe it, would be a mix of shabby chic with mixed media. I love using lots of embellishments on my layouts too. I also love creating off the page projects with lots of mixed media too. Everything has to compliment the photo and each other. I'm not a fan of layouts where there's too much going on or you can barely see the photo. I like balance.



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

I first started scrapbooking in 2011 as a hobby. It became good therapy for my anxiety and depression. Since then I've gained accreditation with both Spectrum Noir and Copic and have been on a few stamping/colouring design teams. As well as White.. With 1, I am also on the Design Team for Couture Creations and Ultimate Crafts (Artdeco Creations). 



Which colour are you drawn to the most and do you know why?

Purple. My birthstone is Amethyst so I'm always drawn to purples. Blues and Teals too, probably because I'm a Pisces. Those three colours together are a gorgeous combination.



What part of creating do you enjoy the most?

Seeing projects come to life and playing with new products/collections. It's really good therapy and I love spending hours creating different projects. Having a creative outlet such as scrapbooking has really been a game changer for me.



Typically how many photos do you put on your layout?

Recently I've mostly been using one photo but no more than three. For me anything more gets too busy for a single page layout.



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

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

Friday, 8 September 2017

August winners ...

We were simply delighted by all your creative entries for our SILVER LIGHT challenge -  really amazing work ladies !!

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

The winner of this stunning kit from The Resin Rainbow is #10 Jessica T (NZ)



Our International winner of the set of flair is #15 Nadjane


Designs will vary

The random draw winner of the flower pack from Scrappers Garden is #14 Bridget


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 SOUL PEA 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.