Thursday, 22 June 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 long have you been scrapbooking and what first got you started?

I started scrapbooking about 15 years ago when my third child was 2 (so I had a lot of catching up to do) But didn't really get into it fully until my last child was born and she seems to have more pages scrapped of her as her photos were all digital. As I can recall my Mum got me started.


What part of creating do you enjoy the most?

Well just recently we moved house so now I have a massive new room to create in, but I love all parts of scrapping, just sitting there and working on a project is a good way to de-stress and forget about the world.



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

Most of the time I try to match the colour to the photo unless it's a black & white photo, but I would say I tend to stick to Blues, Aquas, Purples, Pinks and sometime Yellow mainly as I have 3 girls and only 1 boy. They seem to be my favourites.



Typically how many photos do you put on your layout?

I mainly only use 1 photo on my layouts, every now and then 2 or 3. If I do use 2 or more they have to be a small photo.



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

It would have to be to the Pacific Islands or Island Hopping on a Cruise ship, have always wanted to go on a cruise and putting the two together would be a dream. But as long as I have my scrapbook retreat buddies with me anywhere would be fine.




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

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



Friday, 9 June 2017

May winners ...

Thank you for all the totally amazing entries for our May DEEP BLACK challenge - wow just fantastic.

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

The winner of the stunning kit from The Resin Rainbow is #5 Carolyn Haswell




Our International winner of the set of flair is #16 Torsa

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Designs will vary

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


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 TEAL SEQUINS 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.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Welcome to June ...

This month we feature TEAL SEQUINS and I think you are going to love working with this colour, it's scrumptious!

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)


Sandra Brimelow (Australia)

Tracey Campbell (Australia)

Joelle Pouliot (Canada)


Tanya Heritage (Australia)

Carol Deal (Australia)
is busy getting ready for her new store opening ...
The Scrapbooker's Confetti Box

Julie Pearce (Australia)

Valerie Ouellet (Canada)

Julie Schinkel (Australia)


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.


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.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

May highlights ...

Some exceptional pages this month featuring our colour DEEP BLACK.  Fantastic work everyone!

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

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Tracey B

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Torsa


Taru


Lisa


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.

Monday, 22 May 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  ...

Canada


Hi everyone!

My name is Valerie Ouellet. I take care of my three little monsters almost full-time while running my business at home­.

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

I've been doing this for about 9 years. I started while I was pregnant of my first son. Since then, I never stopped to progress. I cherish every moment I'm doing scrapbooking since it's not always easy with 3 kids. I'm actually DT for 49 and Market, Cuts2luv, Dusty Attic and More than words.

I've always been an artist. Before scrapbooking, I was painting and drawing a lot. I'm drawing a lot more now and I leveled up my skills to design flairs for the Cuts2luv company.I have created 3 stamp sets for 49andMarket and a lot of flairs for Cuts2luv.


 How would you describe your personal scrapbooking style?

When I think about my style, I can't tell it's specific to something. I'm always trying new ideas, getting out of my comfort zone. I must admit that I like clustering, I like whites and clean areas. I love to switch between lots and few details on my pages, as long as I have an watercolor background.



What crafting tool can’t you live without? 

Clear gesso is a must, along with my archival quality pens and Lindy's sprays.


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

Cuts2luv flairs!!  When it's time for an embellishment, it's the first thing I pick up. I'm kind of wondering what I was using before I found these flairs.



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

 I prefer heavy papers. 49andMarket makes them perfect for me. I also love Lindy's stamp gang products . I love to make watercolor backgrounds with these sprays!
 I wish I could be part of their DT some day.


 See you soon!

You can follow me here :

leblogdevall04.blogspot.ca
https://www.instagram.com/valerieouellet_scrapbooking/
https://www.facebook.com/valerie.ouellet.710

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

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

Monday, 8 May 2017

April winners ...

Thank you for all our gorgeous HELIUM BLUE entries for April - they were all just fabulous.

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

The winner of the delightful kit from The Resin Rainbow is #12 Jacqui McCully



Our International winner of the set of flair is #2 Lady-Libellule

Designs will vary

The random draw winner of the flower pack from Scrappers Garden is #15 Jessica T

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 DEEP BLACK 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.