Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Birds with Distress Crayons and moss paint

Coming to a scrapbook class is a great way to try out a new product without having to buy it first! So let's dive in. 

The new Ranger Distress Crayons make colouring-in super easy. If you think you can handle some rough colouring and smudging, then this is your chance to have a go. It's actually much easier than other techniques we've done before. 

 Over the next few classes we will explore a few fun ways to use the Distress Crayons. They come in 25 different colours, which of course means that you can choose whatever suits your photo. I know these birds aren't naturally purple, but that's what matched my photo! 

 If you have enjoyed the concrete paint last class, then you will also love the moss paint! And tiny mushrooms... Yes, we're making those from scratch too.

All you need is a 4x6" or 5x7" photo in either direction. Preferably something with a bit of nature in it. You choose your bird and photo mat colours, but we're all starting with a green background. Please also bring some stickers for a title or cut your own in class with my dies.
Classes are as usual:
Monday 9:30am
Tuesday 10am and 6pm
Cost is $25 incl everything you need for your happiness (materials, aircon and scrap buddies)
at Scrappin' With Style, 21 Mayes Ave, Logan Central

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Next class will be one for the boys again. 

It features some super cool graffiti paper, a bit of stamping and stenciling in the background...

...a couple of cacti (why not?!) 

and you get a chance to play with the awesome new concrete paint! Yes, we will make up our own word (choose something no longer than 4 or 5 letters) and paint it to look like a rough concrete wall. It's super easy! 

Add a touch of glitter paper and a few chippies (lots of designs to choose from), some chain (not real) and you've got your own man-friendly layout!
All you need is a 5x7 landscape photo that has a bit of empty space on the sides so we can cut it into strips. Empty space can mean some nature, a city landscape, grass, sea etc. Anything but people! In other words, this is not the time to scrap the family portrait.

Join me for class at Scrappin' With Style,
as always on Monday at 9:30am or
Tuesday at 10am and 6pm
Cost is $25 with all you'll need 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Is this your holiday face?

Last Sunday I accidentally invented a technique and I kinda like it. Would you like to try it out?

It involves a stencil, inks, multimedium and wipes. We're starting with a white and a black cardstock (everyone will need to use a black background), then you choose colours to match your photo and the rest is a bit of messy fun. I promise it's not hard! This time I mean it...

If you own the 12x12" stencil I used (Cobblestone by Kaisercraft), please bring it along to class. This would cut the waiting time dramatically, as we all have to share it. And if you're the proud owner of Distress inks (aren't we all?!) and/or matching ink sponges, bring those too! 

You know what - Hairclips aren't only for hair and Christmas decorations aren't only for the tree. Let's think outside the season!

You will get to pick a chipboard word, so don't feel that you need to have a holiday photo. It can be anything you want. as long as it's landscape and 4x6".

If you're itching to give this a try,
come along on Monday (10/10/16) at 9:30am or
Tuesday (11/10/16) at 10am and 6pm
at Scrappin' With Style, 21 Mayes Ave, Logan Central
For the mere cost of $25 you will get all you need, some laughs, good friends and go home with a unique scrapbook layout. Win win!!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


Scrap lots of photos in class next week! It was inspired by a layout at the link here, so I can't take credit for the photo wheel idea.
However, we're also adding a hessian / twine flower and some stamping, to make it appropriate for any occasion. Think wedding, outback, holidays....anything goes! Choose colours to suit your photos.
You will need eight 3x4" photos (3 portrait + 5 landscape) and three landscape 4x6". All of these will be trimmed to fit, so bring a few spares! You can also fit a 6x8" in the bigger circle centre instead of 2 photos. Please bring a darning needle, sharp pointy scissors, craft knife and alphabet stickers.
Classes will be on Monday (yes, it's a public holiday, but we'll be there!) at 9:30am and Tuesday at 10am & 6pm.
Cost is $25
See you there!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Let's scrap the men in our lives

Last Sunday was Father's Day, so let's do a manly layout in class! I used a photo of my Dad. 

The new Barbershop collection from Kaisercraft is really beautiful with soft colours in blues, green, grey and charcoal black. It's nice and manly without being overly dark and dull. You'll see a bit more of it in the following weeks, as both Janet and I loved it!

There are so many nice details to fussy cut (bring some good scissors) and you will have a choice in which words or pictures you pick. 

I went to town with lots of layers of these beautiful pastel shades, paired with some soft silver highlights. 

 Choose a 4x6" landscape photo that doesn't have very bright colours in it (or convert it to black & white) for the best results. You can also use vintage photos or anything handyman-related. 

Class times are as always:
Monday (12/09) at 9:30am
Tuesday (13/09) at 10am & 6pm
at Scrappin' With Style @ TJ's
Cost is $25 and includes all materials

Kits will be available if you can't make it, but only if there's leftovers.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Longreach - Australiana style

It's time for another Australiana layout! 

Wattle flowers, gumleaves and gumnuts are the focus of the page and yes, we'll be making them all from scratch! 

You have space for two 4x6" landscape photos or a combination of minis or maybe even a 5x7" portrait. So dig out some travel photos --- or will it be old Australian family photos, rodeo, camping or building? As long as it's happening in Australia, you're good! Why? Because there is a camel charm!!! 

You will love these pipe dies, they add a little mechanical touch.

So, grab your photos and head to Scrappin' With Style
on Monday at 9:30am or 
Tuesday at 10am and 6pm


Thursday, August 25, 2016


Everyone has their go-to colours. We recently build a wardrobe in our bedroom and I moved all my clothes. The teeny tiny part of me that is OCD, had to hang and sort them into colours. It was pretty clear that apart from the obligatory black and white I love reds and blues and aquas in all shades. It shows on my layouts too. What's your colour you can't stay away from?
A couple of weeks ago Glennis mentioned she wants to do a purple layout and since I couldn't get my hands on any pretty purple paper, I decided we will make our own! So here it is, in all its purple glory:

Now I realise that just like me you might not steer straight towards purple (and I don't know why, it  really is a gorgeous colour!), so you can pick your own colours, as we will start with (almost) everything in white! We will make the background with stencil and texture paste...

...sprays, salt (yes, salt) and stamps...

 ...then paint a chipboard word (choose one from the shop)...

...and make the lace flower...

Add some charms and knick-knacks...

 and of course, some groovy photos. 
Now the question is: Which colour will YOU choose?

You will need:
- a few photos: I have used my 3x4" die to cut 3. If you want the rounded corners and stitched edge that the die does, bring your photos as 4x6" to cut down. You can do 3 photos in any mix of direction.
OR a 4x6" (landscape) plus a mini
OR two 4x6" (portrait)
OR a 5x7" (landscape)
-  You can pick a chipboard word at the shop. While there are lots of words to choose from, the word sassy will probably not be there (it was in my stash from lightyears ago), so don't get your heart set on something specific. Maybe you already have the perfect word? Bring it!

Class times are:
Monday (29/08) 9:30am
Tuesday (30/08) 10am & 6pm
at Scrappin' With Style @ TJ's, 21 Mayes Ave, Logan Central
Cost is $25 incl everything you need

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A multi photo travel layout

Travel photos - Anyone who's ever been on a trip has a million of them! And they're not always nice enough to dedicate a whole layout to each one. So, let's scrap a whole bunch on this double layout. 

You have space for:
One 4x6" (landscape)
Two 3x4" (landscape)
Four 2x3" (portrait)
Feeling adventurous? Pop mini 1x 1.5" photos into the filmstrips!
You can also scrap vintage photos, if you prefer. They'd go really well, too.

We're using papers from the "Just landed" Kaisercraft collection. I originally planned to make this a single layout, but I liked the old suitcase stacks so much, I didn't want to waste any. And so it had to be a double. I managed to use only 3 papers and a cardstock and I'll show you a few tricks in class how to stretch your papers further. 

You will get a choice of wooden embellishments, they may or may not be the exact same one I used. Janet used the same set in her Friday class and I got inspired by her using them around a circle, so I have gone with a similar design. If you attended her class too, this is a great way to continue the story in your album. 

There's surprisingly little fussy cutting (I know who will appreciate that!) You will only need a black or pine cone ink pad for the edges, a cutter and the above mentioned photos. Do your best to have the photos printed before the class, as it will be tricky to finish the layout without them. 

As usual, class times are:
Monday 9:30am
Tuesday 10am & 6pm
at Scrappin' With Style @ TJ's
Cost is $25 and includes everything you need. Kits will be available if there is leftovers. Let me know by Tuesday morning if you can't attend class but would like a kit. 

Cheers, Geli

Thursday, August 11, 2016

But first, let me take a selfie

First up, let me say that this class project is not strictly for selfies only. But if you have a teenage daughter, you know that a selfie is the best you can hope for when you ask her for a photo to scrap. And since the Boho Dreams paper comes with a "But first, let me take a selfie" tag, I knew this was the perfect photo! You can use a different embellishment there, if you're not game enough to scrap a selfie. I understand.... When I try to take a selfie, I look like Gollum! 

It took a trip to Melbourne to track down this wonderful resist paper, which we'll use for a background. Get ready to apply some mists and watch the magic unfold.

Yes, there is some fussy cutting (I alologise in advance!), but if a paper has such pretty flower clusters, how can I resist? They make this the perfect layout for vintage or wedding photos, by the way. 

 Then we'll make a nice little bottle cap embellishment and paint some chipboard... 

...add a few die cuts and tags and a pull-out tag for journalling.
Why not come along next week and do this class with me?

Class times are:
Monday 9:30am
Tuesday 10am & 6pm
at Scrappin' With Style @ TJ's
Cost is $25 incl all materials.
Just bring a 4x6" photo in either direction.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Music is...

Lights, camera, action!

Do your kids play an instrument? Have you been to a concert or a musical or do you have a favourite singer? Did your grandpa love the bagpipes? All these themes and more can be scrapped in next week's class. In short, it's music themed!

You will have a choice of tickets to use and there are some shaped paperclips from Ikea and a music charm from my2angels.

You will need a black and white photo in two sizes:
Print it as a 5x7" (zoom in a little) and a 4x6". We will layer those two to get a cool effect. Please note it'll look best in black & white.

Classes are as always at Scrappin' With Style at TJ's
Monday, Aug 8 at 9:30am
Tuesday, Aug 9 at 10am & 6pm
Cost is $25 and includes all materials

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Every summer has a story

Do you love the beach? We do!
In next week's class we will scrap not one, not two, but six photos with a beach theme. It will also suit beach weddings, cruises, Hawaii, that island you were shipwrecked on... and anything pool related.

Use the pretty Sea Breeze dies from Couture Creations and the cute butterfly stickers from Kelly-ann Oosterbeek and meet some friendly ladies.


Never scrapped and itching to dip your toes in? This one is great for beginners too! 

Classes are at Scrappin' With Style on Monday at 9:30am and Tuesday at 10am & 6pm. $25 includes everything you need. Just bring a landscape 5x7" and 5 smaller photos to be trimmed. 

Kits will be available if there's leftovers and can be mailed as a large letter. Put your name down for one if you can't make it to class.