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.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


What happens when you forget to take paper home for class? You improvise with what you have. So, how about a neutral colour palette with some tiny splashes of red and the colour of your choice?

 I brought back an old book from Switzerland, because I adore the beautiful old German font. We will cut it up and make some butterflies. Rolled roses are easy to make and look good enough to eat with some junky glitter.

The background paper will get some slashes, with a bit of the red from the back of the paper peeking out. Mat it with any colour you want to complement your photo. 

Do you want to scrap more than one photo? This layout can handle a few more! Place 2 or 3 photos in a row or add a vertical strip of minis on the right hand side.

Bring your photo(s) 4x6" (or several smaller ones)
Join me at Scrappin' With Style at TJ's
Monday, 18/07, at 9:30am
Tuesday, 19/07, at 10am & 6pm
Cost is $25
See you there! 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Friends forever

How about something for your sweet girly photos, weddings, vintage or anything romantic? 

There'll be rolled roses and we will make our own pearl swirls.

 If you haven't made those before, you'll be surprised how easy it is! Maybe you'll never pay for another pearl swirl again. 

For good measure we'll add a bit of glass glitter and some frills.

If you feel inspired to scrap something pretty, join me at 
Scrappin' With Style
Monday 27/06 at 9:30am
Tuesday 28/06 at 10am and 6pm
Cost is $25 incl materials

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Fingers crossed

Fingers crossed that you will be inspired to scrap some groovy photos with me next week! Graffiti and a city skyline make this the perfect project for any urban or teen boy theme!

There is a lot of cool detail in here from the good old bottle cap (Still don't know how to squish one perfectly? You need this!)

Layer like a pro... 

...and add some grit and texture with Colourblast texture paste and plaster's tape...

...use micro beads and glass glitter.

Then we'll add just a tiny bit of prettiness with Kelly-Ann's (from A Mother's Art & KAO) new butterfly stickers - they come in 10 different colours!

Classes are at Scrappin' With Style
Monday 9:30am
Tuesday 10am (6pm only by appointment)
Cost is $25 and includes everything you'll need

Just bring a mix of photos. 3-4 mini prints to go across the page should do the trick or two 4x6" in landscape (photos should be no taller than 4") 
See you in class!