Thursday, December 8, 2016

Happy Christmas - elves, Santas and Snowmen!

Christmas is just around the corner again and it's time we scrap something festive!


Next week, sweet snowmen, little elves and chubby Santas roam across the page.


I have silhouette cut my photo, but you have the option of using a garden-variety 4x6" photo (portrait pls) or a few minis. Or you can scrap the page, then line up your loved ones on Christmas Day and add the photo later! 


We will use the amazing Magicals again, but this time to crackle a chipboard piece. They can be used in quite a few different ways, so here's a new one to experiment with! 


Talking about new, this amazing glitter snow is new too! 



As are these very nice red flowers. Of course we will alter them a little, just because we can! 


Why won't you join me for this festive layout at Scrappin With Style @ TJ's
Monday, Dec 12 at 9:30am
Tuesday, Dec 13 at 10m and 6pm
Cost is $25, with all your materials and mediums included. Just bring a photo or add that later. Mostly, just bring your lovely (s)elf!


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Travel double layout

We all love travelling and next week we're scrapping it! Even if you've only been to the Coast and back, you're bound to have lots of photos. 
So, inspired by the timeless style of Jane Tregenza, we're keeping it clean and simple with 10 photos (or even more hidden under the main one)! 
If you can't find the right photos, bring the lot and we'll trim them to fit! Or add photos later at home.
For $25 you will get a heap of papers, a whole sticker sheet and everything you need to leave with a finished double layout.
So, when is all this happening?
Monday at 9:30am
Tuesday at 10am & 6pm
at Scrappin' With Style

Bookings are essential unless you have already told me or Toni in person, as these kits are limited and I can't get any more. 
See you in class!


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Love Life - rusty cogs and mixed media background


I'm using a few cool techniques learned during our Adelaide adventure (inspired by Natalie May's class). We're turning a super plain background into a mixed media one...


 ...make some rusty cogs and not a flower in sight! 

You know what that means - perfect for scrapping the guys! This also works really well for outback photos.

Choose your colours for the photo mats and paint your cogs in a rusty orange and teal combination. You will need a 4x6" photo (preferably portrait or you can flip the whole layout on its side)
Join me on Monday at 9:30am or Tuesday at 10am and 6pm!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

2 Days in Cairns --- re-purpose old chipboard shapes


Do you have some old chipboard shapes that you no longer want to use because they're so out of style? In next week's class we're turning these yucky old chipboard flowers...


...into nicely layered little beauties.


And while we're re-purposing some old products, let's have some fun with peel-off stickers. They're mostly used by cardmaking grannies, but we can totally rock them too!


A couple of week ago we coloured in birds with Distress Crayons (see it here) and this time we're using the same crayons and a completely different technique to create this tag.


On both the chipboard flowers and the tag you can use whatever colour suits your photo, but we're all starting with a yellow and grey background. Those 2 colours go with almost anything.


So, if you'd like to learn 2 different techniques and get inspired to dig through your old stash again, join me for class next Monday at 9:30am and Tuesday at 10am or 6pm! As always, we're at Scrappin' With Style @ TJ's and cost is $25, which includes everything needed. 


Please bring a landscape 4x6" photo. If you have a heat gun and a heat mat, please bring them to save on waiting time!)



Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Crazy cousins (and cacti)

Recently at the cheap shop I saw these tiny little cacti and they were so cute, I had to make some molds (I can show you how)!


The idea was to have them on a window sill and display photos in a window frame. I won't even make you cut out the holes! 


We will use paper clay and Distress inks to make these little cute succulents and a couple of garden gnomes too. So, if you're ready to get prickly, grab a 4x6" photo and six 2x3" minis (all landscape). They don't even have to be greatest photos, but avoid a line up of people for the main photo, because it will be cut in a semi circle and we don't want to chop off heads! It'll be best if the subject is in the centre of the photo.


A pretty bee charm and cogs will give it just a tiny bit of steampunk spirit, so you can use it for a different spin on a family tree too. 


Did that get your cogs turning? Join me in class on Monday (31/10) at 9:30am or Tuesday (1/11) at 10am and 6pm at Scrappin' With Style
Cost like always is $25 and includes all you need.

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

Chill

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

Snorkelling

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

Geli